The Wrath of God
However this isn’t where the prophecy of Isaiah ended.
Why did Yeshua stop at proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord? The coming of the Messiah is in several parts, first as the suffering servant to bring salvation to mankind through the redemption of the blood of the Lamb and His second coming with sudden destruction and to gather His bride. This page goes into the study of the wrath of God at His second coming and the beginning of the day of the Lord.
I believe the wrath of God is presented in the seven trumpets and seven bowls of Revelation. When comets strike the earth, water turns to blood, and enormous natural disasters take place, you know the wrath of God is here. It is heralded by signs in the heavens described in the sixth seal and is tied to Christ’s coming and the beginning of the day of the Lord. The Bible also ties it to the same kind of sudden destruction as the days of Noah and Lot, catching the world off-guard.
From the above, we can see that the day and hour of this sudden destruction at Christ’s coming is unknown, but God’s wrath comes just like it did with Noah and Lot. In both cases, there were righteous people who were saved from the wrath of God. In Noah’s day, the wrath was global destruction by flood, but Noah and his family were protected through forewarning and obedience in building the ark to be lifted above the destruction on the surface of the Earth below by the waters.
In Lot’s day, the Lord forewarned Abraham prompting a question of whether or not God would send His wrath if there were any righteous present. Genesis 18:17-33 True to His Word, the Lord removed the only righteous people from the destination of His wrath prior to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham believed and it was counted to him as righteousness just as we believe in Christ and obey His ways of love and we are made righteous by His blood. Both of these cases linked to Yeshua’s coming describe the same sudden destruction that is the wrath of God to come.
Why is the wrath of God coming and who is it for?
There are very wicked people in the world today who have desires to rule over the earth and all therein under the power and authority of Lucifer. For most, there may not be an active knowledge of this spiritual reality, but the attitude of much of the world today is one of denial and ignorance to the spiritual nature of our reality. Many people fail to recognize that there are spiritual powers that have existed since the beginning of time and who have the destruction of mankind in mind. They play on our pride and lusts to influence the direction of religions and politics over generations. Their hallmark is the same regardless of what facade is shown, they are in direct opposition to the God of Love.
Ultimately, whether people realize it or not, the actions in effect today will bring about the coming New World Order that will bring the great tribulation and the war on the saints. We can already see in the world today that hatred, spite, murder, vanity and pride are gaining a stronger grip on much of the world. As faith, family and morals continue to be chipped away at though the various means the world moves deeper into the shadows and darkness. We are told not to be partakers in their sins so we don’t receive the just rewards and to come out of the world system and instead follow God. Revelation 18:2-8
There are also some seen in Matthew 25:1-13 who are waiting for the bridegroom, but truly don’t have a relationship with Christ who are cast into great tribulation. They even call Him Lord, but Yeshua does not know them because they never took the time to know Him.
I believe this is the time of temptation, or putting to proof of Revelation 3:10.
This casting into the time of temptation results from those being cast into the winepress of the wrath of God who do not know God because they do not have a personal relationship with Him and are not led by the Holy Spirit. These look and act like the world around them, even though some profess faith in Christ. It is believed by some -- as has been taught -- that accepting Christ seals ones fate as saved, but many who say Lord, Lord are shut out of the marriage. Escaping God’s wrath to attend the marriage of the Lamb revolves around obedience to God’s Word, a greater understanding from His Word and communication with Him by the Holy Spirit.
God’s wrath is for the children of disobedience. However, if we obey God’s Word, the Bible, then we are the children of obedience. We either obey God or we don’t. If we love God we will obey Him. John 14:15-21 This is the importance of obedience. We are all sinners transgressing God’s laws, the shadows of love. The only salvation from our sins is through Yeshua. He removes the penalty for our sins and we are then not held to the law we broke, but covered by His blood shed for the remission of sins. True repentance changes the heart to please God and align themselves with His ways of love. Those who do not turn from their wicked ways and accept this salvation have no covering for their sins and will be held responsible for the consequences. Therefore it is imperative that we believe and obey while developing a relationship with Him in prayer and reading His Word to learn about who He is. In our search for Truth, we will find Him and the promised Comforter through whom our relationship will grow stronger.
It is through relationship with Christ that we receive the Holy Spirit, enter into your prayer closet and speak with the Most High. Listen, read His Word and He will reveal Himself in a personal way to you and you will receive that promised relationship. But first we must recognize where our walk is apart from God’s ways and repent, turning from our old ways to follow His most perfect ways of Love.
While hell is eternal wrath by separation from God, who is love, the wrath of God I will focus on in this study is coming before eternity as foretold in the Bible through the prophets of old. Those who love God and each other, believing in Yeshua, are not appointed to God’s wrath, any of it. We all have free will and God has never interfered with that. Anyone who is separated from God’s love for eternity chose that path themselves by refusing the only salvation out of it offered by God through His only begotten Son, Yeshua. Many people worship many gods, but only One has any power to save the lost. God is just and so His Word will be fulfilled and the heavens and the earth will shake.
When does God’s Wrath come?
The herald of His coming wrath are the signs in the heavens at the sixth seal...
The day of the Lord is the beginning of His wrath. It is a day of darkness as I believe it follows soon after the sixth seal.
So the sixth seal marks the recognition of those on the earth of the coming wrath and the trumpets are clearly judgments coming upon the earth. To see this, it helps to go over the study of the day of the Lord. The seventh seal is ½ hour of silence in heaven, then the trumpets begin.
It is soon after the harpazo or at the time of the harpazo that the sixth seal takes place. This is also as soon as ½ hour before the wrath of God begins to be poured out in the seven trumpets and is filled up in the seven bowls Revelation 15:1. I would like to take this opportunity to point out a scripture that I believe is often misinterpreted placing the sixth seal at the end of the 3½ year great tribulation. This understanding is key to the timing of the wrath of God following the time of Jacob’s trouble.
There is a separation between Matthew 24:29 and Matthew 24:30,31 that encompasses the wrath of God being poured out. It’s the same thing with Luke 21:26 and Luke 21:27 and with Mark 13:25 and Mark13:26,27. These scriptures need to be looked at in light of an understanding of what the “powers of heaven shall be shaken” means. Fortunately, the Bible is always there to provide the answers we seek. The following scriptures demonstrate the association of shaking with God’s wrath comprising the seven trumpets, thunders and bowls.
Notice in the above scripture that the day of the Lord is tied to this time when the people go into caves and holes in the rocks for fear of the Lord. This is exactly what is described happening at the sixth seal in Revelation 6:15-17 when “the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb...” Moreover, this time is when the Lord arises to “shake terribly the earth.” And as if to make a point of it, this phrase is repeated twice.
Here we see the sun and moon darkened prior to the punishment of the evil, proud and terrible described as God shaking the heavens and the earth. In addition, the shaking of the heavens and earth are tied to the wrath of the Lord and the day of His fierce anger. This shaking and moving of the mountains is seen also in the Psalms.
As we can see, this short sentence in Matthew 24:29 actually encompasses God’s wrath being poured out and the beginning of the day of the Lord = shaking of the heavens = God’s wrath = Sudden destruction from the Almighty. This wrath of God takes place over a 1230 day period immediately after the time of Jacob’s trouble and ends 42 months after the abomination of desolation, Revelation 13:5, when Christ destroys the beast and false prophet in the lake of fire upon His return in glory. Revelation 19:20
The Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls
The antichrist dominates the world while God’s wrath is poured out. He also goes after all those who believe in Christ after the harpazo. They are still saved from hell in their belief in Christ and cleansed of all their sins, but they will not be part of the bride of Christ because the marriage happens before Christ returns in glory. This is why those with no oil in their lamps from the kingdom parable in Matthew 25:1-13 are shut out of the marriage. This is also evidenced by the wife returning with Christ on white horses when He returns in glory. Revelation 19:7-8; 11-14
When does the wrath of God for this time end?
So the 7 bowl judgments, after the 7th trumpet and after the 6th seal fill up, or complete the wrath of God. So the time from just after the 6th seal until “it is done” at the seventh bowl, is the wrath of God. This is just before Christ returns, therefore, it would logically follow that the wrath of God is that whole time just prior to His return in glory. This second half of the 70th week of Daniel, looks something like this. The scriptures are there for your reference.
The antichrist only has power for 1260 days. That power is given to him at the abomination of desolation when the dragon is cast out of heaven and gives him his power. This is also when the dragon uses the beast to kill as many Jews in Judea as possible, the time of Jacob’s trouble. That time-frame is set in stone and God’s wrath isn’t poured out after Christ returns in glory.
This is the point that the antichrist’s power is taken away. That means that Christ MUST return in glory 1260 days after the abomination of desolation. That means that the wrath of God cannot extend past 1260 days. As I mentioned previously, it also cannot start until after the 144,000 are sealed and the bride of Christ is caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Both of those are addressed in Revelation 7.
What’s also interesting is that Revelation 7 is nestled nicely between the sixth seal in Revelation 6 and the seventh seal in Revelation 8:1. Then the trumpets begin to sound and the wrath of God is poured out. I believe the fact that the wrath of God comes suddenly and unexpectedly to the world and we also don’t know the day or hour of the coming of our Lord and our gathering to Him speaks to the placement of the multitudes standing before the throne and before the Lamb in heaven in Revelation 7, after the sixth seal and before the trumpets of God’s wrath. The bowls then finalize the wrath of God at the end just before He returns in glory.
We’ve seen that the church is the bride. If you’re the bride, you really don’t want to stay here for this time of God’s wrath. It is not for us. It is a time of great deceptions, distorted truth, and great darkness in the world. The church of Philadelphia is expressly removed from that time...
This “temptation” or putting to proof is for those who have not already lived their lives in obedience to God’s Word. We who believe now have been living by faith. This passage also answers our next question, all the world. For those who love Christ, remaining behind would mean missing the marriage of the Lamb, something I do not desire to miss. Should we feel guilty for escaping this time that other have to go through? NO!!! They have made their choice, but we must work to ensure people are not making their choices based on lack of knowledge of the Truth as given in the Bible. We are witnesses until our removal in God’s timing. We are not of this world, but we are the salt and light of it. Indeed, we are told to watch and pray that we are counted worthy to escape. So do not feel guilty, rather bring everyone you can with us by sharing the Gospel that saved you, they can escape too!!!
Where Is God’s Wrath Coming To?
This passage clearly states that it comes as a snare on “all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.” That’s pretty all-inclusive. But what day is it that comes as a snare on the whole earth?
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4
This is the beginning of the day of the Lord. If God’s wrath is coming to the whole earth and we aren’t appointed to God’s wrath, where will we be? Not on the earth. We are told we can escape this time and stand before the Son of man. At the same time, we are told that those not in Christ cannot escape. Why? Because God’s wrath is coming on the whole face of the earth. Therefore, the only way it’s possible to escape is to be removed from the whole face of the earth before God’s wrath comes. The only One who can do that is Christ at the pre-wrath harpazo. The Bible says the day of the Lord is the beginning of that wrath of God, and Joel 2:31 says that it is immediately after the sixth seal.
The beginning of the 3½ year great tribulation is the time of Jacob’s trouble, which I believe lasts for 30 days at most. Matthew 24:29 places the sixth seal immediately after it. The time of Jacob’s trouble is for Israel and begins when the dragon begins persecuting her, Revelation 12:13, after the Abomination of desolation. Therefore, it ends when the dragon can no longer get to Israel, which according to Revelation 12:14 is 1260 days before the end of the 70th week. That places the sixth seal and day of the Lord at the mid-point of the 7 years. Further study on Matthew 24:29-31
Time is short and the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. I don’t want to see anyone go through this time, but rather that they would come to repentance and accept the saving blood of Christ, the only pure sacrifice that is worthy to take the sins of the world. Let us turn to Yeshua and walk uprightly in obedience to His Word, which will guide and direct our paths.
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