The pretrib belief believes that the church isn’t mentioned after Revelation 4:1, therefore when God’s servants and saints are mentioned they do not receive their place in heaven in the same manor as the bride. The bridegroom is gone with the bride and those who remain and get “saved” in the tribulation are different citizens. Saved isn’t the correct term, because the work of the cross no longer applies, as well as grace. They must earn their place in heaven (salvation) by martyrdom. In other words they must work for their position in heaven by paying for it with their very lives.. It is further believed that these are a second rate citizen of heaven, because the position of bride is already taken, therefore they are servants of the bride. Of course, not all pretribbers are in agreement, and there isn’t any documentation because this is all fabricated to make the doctrine of the pretrib rapture a working doctrine. It reminds me of a youngster telling a lie, and having to build a story around it attempting to make it presentable.
The question still remains: does the servants of God or saints that are mentioned in Rev. 12-14 have to experience the wrath of God? After all the “wrath of God” issue is the foundational reason for the existence of the pre-trib view: God will not pour out His wrath on His people. For this reason the “saved” get raptured.
So then do the tribulation believers who believe during this time have to go through the wrath of God? If the view tells us, they all die a martyrs death prior to the wrath of God to escape it, then the wrath of God was never an issue for the believer in the first place. We are assigned to tribulation John 16:33, but not to God’s wrath 1 Thess. 5:9. The foundational reason for this belief falls apart with God’s wrath being a non-issue. However, if they tell us that these believers must endure God’s wrath, they become hypocrites concerning the issue. Pretrib believers escape God’s wrath, but the other saints who must endure the worse tribulation ever, be persecuted, deal with the mark of the beast, and die a martyrs death, must also face God’s wrath. If however, the answer is that they are all martyred and no believer or saint is left alive to experience the wrath of God, then the question remains How can they answer Rev. 16:15. The placement is near the end of God’s wrath being poured out the 6th and 7th bowl. It’s written in red to designate the words of Christ, “Behold I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments lest he walk naked and they see his shame. Obviously there’s some saints watching and waiting for the return of the Lord.
The reason the wrath of God is not an issue, is because He protects, and seals his own so they can experience this Psalm 91 experience by experiencing God’s protection as God keeps His own protected in the clef of the rock while the storm of His wrath passes. The Pretribber needs to understand God’s protection in the time of wrath, and His peace and good cheer in the time of tribulation John 16:33. “These things I tell you that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” The placement and existence of this verse is the most problematic for the pre-trib view. Jesus told us He would come as a thief in the night to return for His bride.