Well, that's just one way of looking at it tho. We are also people who hate to admit we can't figure something out. In my opinion the only thing still sealed is the seven thunders(Rev 10:4). The Lamb unsealed the book(scroll) in the hand of the one who sits on the throne(Rev 5). The seven seals were broken and the contents of the scroll as it is unsealed makes up the rest of the revelation. Almost everything in the revelation is symbols out of things spoken by Jesus, the prophets and the apostles.
Daniel was told to seal up his book(scroll),"until the time of the end"(Dan 12:4,9). I believe Daniels sealed scroll was unsealed by the Lamb for John(Rv 5:5).
John was told NOT to seal up the book, "For the time is at hand"(Rev 22:10).
That means THEN, WHEN JOHN RECEIVED IT EVEN UNTIL NOW, in my opinion. What else could it mean?
Sometimes we are so literal till it says something we don't want to hear.
In the same way, if the dead in Christ rise first, first resurrection(Rev 20:1-5), and those who are alive and remaining follow immediately after "to meet the Lord in the air"( 1Thess 4:14-17).....and if the first resurrection is at the second coming(Mt 24:27-21) .......and if the day of the Lord and our gathering together can NOT come until the man of perdition is revealed(2 Thes 2:3,4), which is probably at the mid-point of the tribulation(Daniel 12:11).... how can we meet the Lord in the air before the time of Jacob's trouble?
That math don't work for me.
We are not appointed to wrath, but we are appointed to persecution, where is it written that we are guaranteed a ticket out.
"If we suffer with Him we shall also reign with Him."
"Those who kno their God shall be strong and do exploits".
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death".
I think the deliverance is in the secret place of the most high for those who abide "in Christ", not a pre trib rapture, but again, that is just my opinion.
Just for consideration though,
" Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast."
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
There was the ark for Noah. The land of Goshen for Israel during Egypt's plagues. There was the pillar of smoke and fire. There was Daniel in the lions den and Shadrach, Meshach and Abedneggo, which, in my opinion, is the CLEAREST vision of what the saints will face when the man of lawlessness is revealed, who will exalt himself above God and every so-called god and will walk in all lying wonders and deceiving power and false miracles of the devil- so that if it were possible even the very elect should be deceived.....but how could that be so if they got zapped out before it happens?
I believe God will demonstrate His glory in His people as OVERCOMERS not as ESCAPEES.
The idea that God cannot keep the faithful through times of trouble would be an insult to His grace and the sufferings of saints through a 1000 generations. There are other alternatives to a pre-trib rapture. Not sayin it's so. Just sayin.
10 For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
Wherefore the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.