Sequence Of Prophecy


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The Church Will Not Go to Heaven Until After Chapters 2 and 3 Are Fulfilled

Thirdly, you must understand that all the things (events) which take place in Revelation 4: 1 through 22: 21 are basically future tense (unfulfilled prophecies), even in our present day. I believe that John saw himself in a vision being caught up into Heaven in the spirit (Rev. 4: 2) because those things in Revelation chapters 4 and 5 are "...the things which shall be hereafter;" (Rev. 1: 19), and they have not yet taken place according to Jesus. He told us that those things would be hereafter (in the future). I believe that Paul was the one who was caught up into Heaven according to II Corinthians 12: 1 - 7, but chose not to boast about it. He did not know whether he was there, in Heaven, in the body or out of the body. Perhaps John did not know whether he was actually in Heaven, or just simply in the spirit (in the body or out of the body). If those things (events) that John described in Revelation chapters 4 and 5 are things that will happen in the future then those scenes did not yet take place. It is true that the four beasts (Living Creatures), etc..., are there in Heaven, but the settings have not happened yet. I believe that John will, one day soon, in reality, not in spirit, experience himself being caught up into Heaven as he saw himself doing in the past, in the vision, nearly 2000 years ago. Only this time it will be in bodily form. You see, those things in Revelation chapters 4 and 5, and on through to the end of the book of Revelation, have not yet taken place according to Jesus, as He described in His 3 part outline (Rev. 1: 19) that He gave to John who wrote it in his book, the book of Revelation.

So I am saying, Revelation chapters 2 and 3 have to be totally fulfilled (completed) before Revelation 4: 1 can take place and we are still in the Laodicean period (Rev. 3: 14 - 18), for the Church is still on the earth as of the time of writing this website. The New Testament Church, the Bride of Christ (the Body of Christ), will soon enter Heaven in Revelation 4: 1. Then the Church will be recognized as the four and twenty elders (Rev. 4: 4, 5: 8), the heavenly priesthood (Rev. 5: 10). (Read also Rev. 3: 21, 4: 4, I Pet. 5: 4, II Tim. 4: 7 - 8.).


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