I'm not sure how you can get around it.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Revelation 21:9-14
Almost all aged rely on the efforts of someone else. In America it is by way of Social Security retirement benefits that require continuous new funding by those younger that are working for a wage. If and when Social Security fails to be funded sufficiently to meet the need most of America's aged ones will be quite destitute, many that have personal investments and savings will find their private funds are not sufficient alone to maintain their daily well being.
Rest homes, congregate living spaces, home care can wipe out hundreds of thousands of dollars saving per year. There comes a point in time where sustaining life of a shell that once was a vibrant individual makes little sense, for the worst day of the flesh is the best day for the spirit and soul.
Investment for tomorrow is not found in hoarding today, it may be somewhat secure in gaining passive income, but that generally reuires trusting in someone else to find it to their advantage to work other peoples assets and not just "steal" them away.
Stock markets boom and crash, real estate commercial industrial and residential booms and busts, even gold and silver plus all commodities have their ups and downs. Digital currency threatens government backed coinage and yet is nearly a fiction itself, a mere speculation that there will be a greater fool to come that will pay more for less that one did them self.
Hope that is certain is not found in treasures of this world. It is found only in what is put up in heaven for eternity to come by bond service to God in the name of Jesus. There will be hard times for rich and poor alike as the flesh rots off the bone of each much alike, regardless of one's bank accounts and earthly holdings.
Real enrichment is for the spirit and soul. The flesh and it's pride and joys are a temporary concern. It is prudent to make the best of what each day brings, but not to worry excessively about tomorrow. Tomorrow will indeed bring forth it's own worries for that day amongst the thistles.
Never brag about what is laid up on earth for tomorrow. Doing so just alerts the thieves of what they have so far missed stealing, and encourages them to scheme ever harder to gain what is not theirs. Many of them have high educational degrees, many are investment bankers, investment counselors, stewards of retirement funds, union stewards, company CFO's. Life in this flesh is never so secure that one can brag, least it shouldn't be for then there is no need of God in that person's life. Having a little concern for the day at hand puts a little edge into the day to be honed, keeping the dullness and the rust at bay, giving impetus to doing all that is done this good day for the glory of God.
On the latter part, spiritually there is no distinction within the Body but you most likely would hear an uproar if men started using the same bathroom at the same time as the women at your congregation. Try it out and see if there is neither male or female in the Body.
There are indeed distinctions in the world.... the Hebrews, the Gentiles, and the Body of Messiah.
The things described at the seventh trumpet take place when the seventh trumpet sounds. There is nothing to indicate that they take place later on. The chronology of the seven seals and seven trumpets ends with the seventh trumpet. Chapters 12-19 do not follow chronologically but rather provide additional background and detail for the events of chapters 6-11.
I've read enough of your posts to know that you disagree and that's fine. I'm not really interested in belaboring the issue. Our focus needs to be on what Jesus emphasized, being ready and alert. All of the whithertos and whyfors will come to pass according to the will of God. That's His part to do. Our part is to glorify His name by remaining faithful and holding to the testimony of Jesus to the end, whatever that end is. So, I encourage you and the others here to remain vigilant as our Lord exhorted us to be, especially as we see the day drawing near.