'Beginning of Sorrows - 4th Seal'
Brethren, these are troublesome times and Christians are zealous to understand the word of God more.
Mat 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
I believe that our Lord Jesus' teachings are given especially to those living in the end times so that they will not be misled or confused. All the signs and events given or taught should be in chronological order and easy to recognize. By setting Mat 24 as the standard basis for the chronological order of end time events we will be able to synchronise all these events up to Rapture. Most of the prophecies in both the OT and NT are not in chronological order. Interpretations without a standard basis lead to many mistakes resulting to Bible Seminaries teaching only the various schools of thoughts, such as Pre-trib, Mid-trib, Post-trib, etc. We need the truth in order to overcome the heresies and distorted doctrines taught by false teachers and false prophets (apostles of the devil).
Mat 24 or Mark 13, the seven Seals, Daniel 11 and 12 are all in chronological order, and are basic structure for end time events.
4th Seal - civil wars and WW3 with natural calamities.
Mat 24:6-7 "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
5th Seal - Mat 24:9-28 (Period of Tribulation or Wrath of Satan for 42 months)
1. Building of temple of Antichrist -
Christians persecuted for exposing and rebelling
2. The Great Tribulation - Signs and wonders by the Antichrist seated in the temple of God will deceive many Christians to worship him.
6th Seal - Rapture with the Great Heavenly Blackout.
Mat 24:29-31 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven... And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Rapture will fulfill the period of grace for the Gentiles but will start the salvation of the remnants of the Israelites.
7th Seal - After Rapture, will be the Wrath of God (also 42 months) for all those left behind including the Israelites.
Our Lord Jesus and His disciples spent so much time teaching in great details end time prophecies so that Christians living in the last days will not be deceived by Satan (Antichrist) masquerading as an angel of light.
But unlearned and worldly pastors acting as the Devil's agents teach the heretic 'Secret Rapture', which prevents Christians from His end time truth.
2Thess 2:1-4 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.