Bible prophecy is a very controversial subject and not easy to understand.
1 Corinthians 14:22b says that prophecy is intended for us Christian believers.
But the many and
varied discussions, theories and doctrines point up the disturbing fact of how
we Christians often have opposing views of what God has planned for our future.
There is only one track, one Plan that will actually unfold and that could be quite soon. So one view is right and all the rest are wrong.
Basically; we can say that the right way, is the one that conforms to scripture. But as Isaiah 28:13 says about prophecy: Here a little, there a little….. it is difficult to work out a correct sequence.
Revelation does give us that in the Seals, Trumpets and Bowls, then the glorious Return of Jesus and after He has reigned for a 1000 years comes the final Judgement, then Eternity.
Revelation also is the only Book that warns us to not mess around with it. Revelation 22:18-19
What is described in the 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets and 7 Bowls, are things that can and will be literally fulfilled. [Allowing for the few metaphorical descriptions; like locusts in Rev 9:7]
So; with the Seals, we are told that when Jesus ascended to heaven, He was found worthy to open the Seals and He commenced to do so. Revelation 6:1
It should be clear to all that the first five Seals are open. We HAVE had wars, famines, plagues and economic disasters aplenty and the proof is the Fifth Seal, where the souls of all the Christian martyrs since Stephen are kept under the heavenly Altar.
Therefore, the next prophesied event must be the Sixth Seal. Revelation 6:12-17
We have been given plenty of warning and details about this sudden and shocking Day that the Lord will instigate. It will change the world and interestingly, Isaiah 29:23-24 says; then the Lord’s children, the work of His hands, [born again Christians] will praise Him for their protection and only then, will we all fully understand His plans and purposes.