In answering you, this is where we tie in the subject of this thread, the sun and moon darkened in Joel and Acts 2.
If we look at the sixth seal, I see it describing the astronomics of the day of the Lord, “immediately after the tribulation of those days,” Matt. 24:29, closing out the end time great tribulation.
And what precedes the day of the Lord but the great tribulation itself? a time period of three and one half years. Which is what I see described in the martyrdom of the fifth seal.
But before you can have the 3 1/2 year end time great tribulation you must have the central figure of it, the antichrist, which is what I see described in the first four seals - his going forth.
Thus by working backwards from the sixth seal, the day of the Lord (sun darkened moon turned to blood), to the first seal, it, in my view, indicates that the first seal has to be the end time antichrist.
This, of course, is not the way historicists interpret the seals.
You started out OK, but you want to hide John’s commission.
The 70th week begins with the events that bring the world’s economy down, and they have to fill the first 42 months. I’m not ready to say that we are seeing those events now, and I think that the Psalm 83 war and Zechariah’s nuclear attack (the evil fire in an eppah with a lead cover) probably will precipitate them.
As for the martyrdom, it has been ongoing since the temple fell. It intensified in the 7th century. The Abomination doesn’t “go forth,” he stands on the holy seat, and that moment is when Yeshua said that the trib begins. We’re supposed to be watching for the number of his name; are you?