Ever stopped to think about what every cult leader has in common, for the past 500 years?
All of them believe that they have 'divine revelation' of when the church ages of Revelation take place, and who the 'church age messengers' are. Then, with one last divine revelation, they magically become the messenger for the last one (Laodicea), and start teaching that the would could end at any minute.
Those of us who thought we understood the book of Revelation, and found out later that the 'divine revelation' was copied from books by Clarence Larkin, are a bit skeptical. Just because we trusted one man for his revelation, why should we trust another? If the first man was wrong, what about the man he copied?
This leads to an interesting question:
Has anybody stopped to think that the book of Revelation describes the church ages for us? It's right there for us to figure out on our own! The Bible is of no private interpretation!
Then, when you realize that God gave you a mind for learning, have you ever stopped to think that the last four church ages did not end until the tribulation?
But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
The more I read the book of Revelation, the more I understand why John wrote:
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
He did not write:
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Prophet saith unto the churches.