Luke 21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with carousing, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
^^These things that shall come to pass will be a 'snare' for all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
In other words its going to be something bad, and it will affect everybody on the face of this earth. So much for those explanations people use to explain away the escape. They say we will all be 'kept' somewhere here on earth while the snare is in progress but what does the Word say? ALL those on the face of the whole earth...does not leave much room for exclusions does it?
Now for a confirmation Word that is hidden in plain sight:
Prov 3:25Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the ruin from the wicked, when it comes.
26For the LORD shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being snared.
How grand. These things that shall come to pass will mean ruin for the wicked, they shall be a snare for them but what does it say about us? The Lord shall keep our foot from being snared. How, can this happen if the snare will affect "everyone on the face of the whole earth?" Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things.
There is an escape coming from all of these things and we are told to pray for it. If everyone on the face of the whole earth will be snared, where could this escape be to? Perhaps that door open in Rev 4.1 is a clue. Why is the door open? What are doors used for? What is a door? Do we have to be so silly with the questions? Yes, because those who would pervert the Word would tell us that doors don't do what doors do, and all doesn't really mean all, and escape doesn't really mean escape etc etc. Then they will write thousand page e-books and dissertations to tell us what these single, simple words really mean...
Back to where we were at, who are these redeemed and rewarded men in Rev 5 and how did they get there before any of the seals have been opened in Rev 6?
Rev 5:9And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10And have made us unto our God a kingdom and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
These are vexing problems for the deniers of the simple Words written to us by our Lord. We have simple explanations that need no verbal acrobatics to achieve. There is an open door in Rev 3:8 and a promise to be kept from the hour of temptation in Rev 3:10. Where is the open door? In heaven as we see clearly in Rev 4:1. In Rev 5:9 we see redeemed men in heaven from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;.
How much more clear or concise or straightforward could it get?
What do we know for sure that is absolutely not open to debate?
There are redeemed and rewarded (Rev 4.4) men in heaven before anything in Rev 6 takes place.
We know there are doors open in heaven in Rev 3 and 4.
We know there is an escape from all promised in Luke 21 and a promise to be kept from the hour of temptation in Rev 3 and the promise that our foot would not be snared in Prov 3:26 which ties into and confirms the promise in Luke 21:35.
These are absolute rock solid facts from the Word of God that need no interpretation, they stand on their own merit. So what? So hope in the Lord. Rejoice in the Lord. Our foot shall not be caught in the snare that is coming for the wicked. An escape from all is coming from all that is about to happen. Doors will be opened in heaven and redeemed men will be seated around the throne of our God from every nation, tribe and tongue and people BEFORE the events of Rev 6 kick off.
We have much to be thankful for. All glory and honor and power be to our God the Lord Jesus Christ forever and ever. Amen.