Bruce Warner (22 Oct 2011)
"RE: Amy V"

Hi again Amy,

All very good points! I believe that the Book of Revelation is chronological in part , but not entirely. 

The opening of the 5th seal tells us where the martyrs are located under the alter in heaven. They are told to wait there until they are joined by their fellow servants and brothers who are to be killed/martyred in the future during the great tribulation. 

I believe that the rapture of the Church happens during the time of the opening of the 6th seal just before God's wrath: "For the great day of His wrath has come". 

I do agree that the multitude in heaven, who I believe to be the raptured Church, is continualy being added to by those saints who are yet coming out of the great tribulation by means of natural death rather than being martyred. 

Hopefully we won't have to wait much longer to see how it is to be all workrd out.

YBIC, Bruce Warner