Revelation 6 & 7 - The Seals Of God!
Many believe that they will be raptured before tribulation. What does the bible say? If you read Rev. Chapter 6 & 7, you will see we go through hell on earth persecuted by the world before Jesus raptures us before the 7th seal is opened and then he sends down his wrath on the world. Many say its the 144,000 but this is false since Rev. 7:9-10 shows after the 144,000 are sealed that there are and I quote: "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands."
We are saved from Wrath:
1 Thes. 5:9, "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ" (KJV)
We are not saved from Tribulation which is persecution from the world:
Acts 14:22, "Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." (KJV)
Rom. 5:3, "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience." (KJV)
Rom. 12:12, "Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer." (KJV)
Eph. 3:13, "Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory." (KJV)
Rev. 1:9, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ." (KJV)
Matt. 5:10, "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (KJV)
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Min. Thomas J. Allen