What is the Wrath of God During the Tribulation? That is one of many common questions during these troubling times. There is an approaching time of God’s wrath. The great news is that all who believe in the name of Jesus and become Christians will be saved. Jesus came to redeem all of us. He came to provide hope for the hopeless and to be a friend to the friendless. Isn’t the great news? Not only that, but the Church will be raptured before the Tribulation.
“For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:9).”
The Church Will be Raptured Before the Wrath of God During the Tribulation
In context, Paul had just taught the believers in Thessalonica about the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). The church members were upset because some of their fellow believers had died. They thought those believers had lost out on blessings the living will receive when Jesus comes to rescue the Church (all living believers in Jesus).
One of the benefits of Jesus’ salvation is that He has delivered Church age believers from that future time of wrath.
Seven Year Time of Wrath
That seven-year time of wrath follows the rapture. It is a time of tribulation, also known as the time of Jacob’s trouble and the seventieth week of Daniel. This time is meant for Israel to bring them back to God:
The Tribulation will Bring Unprecedented Horror to Many
“For thus says the LORD, ‘I have heard a sound of terror, Of dread, and there is no peace. Ask now, and see If a male can give birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale? ‘Alas! for that day is great, there is none like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s distress, but he will be saved from it (Jeremiah 30:15-17).”
This time of tribulation will also be for the entire unbelieving world; those who Jesus doesn’t take with Him in the rapture:
“And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand (Revelation 6:16-17)?”
The Opportunity to Repent
God doesn’t always immediately judge wickedness. He is patient, waiting for people to repent:
“The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk (Revelation 9:20).”
“And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters (Revelation 14:6-7).”
“Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God; BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS ON HER (Revelation 19:1-2).”
Jesus’ Righteous Reign Comes After God’s Wrath
After God’s angel announces that God’s wrath is satisfied, Jesus returns to earth to establish His righteous Kingdom.
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