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(Rev 19:15 KJV) "And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."

In the day of the LORD's fierce anger (Nahum 1:2-7), after the Tribulation (Mat 24:29), the heavens and earth (Joel 2:10-11; 3:15-16) will shake in the wrath of the LORD (Isa 13:13). The seventh (Rev 10:7; 11:14-15) and last (1 Cor 15:51-54) trumpet will sound. The resurrection, (rapture) catching up (1 Th 4:16-17) and gathering together (Mat 24:31) will occur. With the help of Revelation, including other related Bible passages, you will learn about the Wrath of God that comes.

[Saints will be caught up (1 Th 4:13-18) and gathered (Mat 13:30, 39) together (2 Th 2:1-4) in the clouds (Mat 24:30-31 R) with Jesus (Dan 3:25) for a good reason (Isa 26:20-21).]
[Noah and those with him were in the ark (Gen 6:17-18) when the flood came (Gen 7:21-23). And Saints (1 Th 3:13; Jude 1:14) will be in the clouds with Jesus (Dan 3:25) when the wrath of God is revealed (Rom 1:18-32), the vials of the wrath of God are poured out (Rev 16:1-12, 17, 19), and the battle (Rev 19:11-21) at a place called Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16) occurs.]
[The LORD (Num 12:6-8) spoke by the prophets (Heb 1:1-2), gave them many visions (chazown: H2377; "from chazah: H2372; a sight (mentally) i.e. a dream, revelation, or oracle"), and used similitudes (damah: H1819; "a prim. root; to compare; by impl. to resemble, liken, consider," according to Strong's dictionary) by the ministry of the prophets (Hosea 12:10).]
(Isa 13:13 KJV) "Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger."
(Rev 6:13-14, 17 KJV) "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. {14} And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places... {17} For the great day of his [Lamb's] wrath is come; and who shall be able to [abide] stand?"

The wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:15-17) and the Lord God (Rev 14:7-11, 17-20) Almighty (Rev 11:14-18; 19:11-21), and the seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, the seven last plagues (Rev 21:9), for in them complete (Rev 15:1, 6-8) the wrath of God (Rev 16:1-12, 17, 19), come on great Babylon (Rev 17; 18), on those who worship the first beast (Rev 13:12) and his image, and receive his mark (Rev 14:9-11; 16:1-2), on the unrepentant, on the set of the beast (Rev 16:7-11), on the unbelievers (Luke 12:46; John 3:36), sinners (Isa 13:6-13) and wicked (Isa 11:4; Job 21:30). And the battle (Rev 19:11-21) of that great day of God Almighty, at a place called Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16), will occur.

Plagues, Tribulation, Wrath

If there will be seven last plagues (Rev 15:1, 6-8; 21:9), then there must be previous ones. Some will transpire during great tribulation (Mat 24:21; Rev 7:9-17) when the two witnesses will be prophesying, turning waters to blood and smiting the earth with all plagues (Rev 11:3-6), which is in part similar to how it was done in the land of Egypt (Exo 3:20; 7-12) before the Exodus, and when the first six angels sound (Rev 8:7-9:21) their trumpets (Rev 8:2, 6). And after the (Mega) Tribulation (Mat 24:29; Mark 13:24-25), there will be a plague of great hail (Ezek 38:22) to fall out of heaven (Rev 16:18-21).

Pretribbers believe that Christians will not be on the earth during great tribulation (Mat 24:21; Rev 7:9-17), because they believe that the Heavenly Father would not let His children experience such an ordeal, and that it is time for the wrath of God. The plagues during the (Mega) Tribulation may appear to be the wrath of God (to the sinners and wicked it might be, Ezek 5:1-17), but it does not say they are.

They need to understand that "tribulation" does not mean "wrath." In the KJV N.T. the Greek word thlipsis (G2347), from the word thlibo (G2346), was translated "tribulation" in Matthew 24:21, 1 "afflicted" in Matthew 24:9, "affliction" in Mark 4:17, "anguish" in John 16:21, "persecution" in Acts 11:19, "tribulation" and "trouble" in 2 Corinthians 1:4, 2 etc. And the Greek word thlibo was translated "afflicted" in 2 Corinthians 1:6, "narrow" in Matthew 7:14, "suffer tribulation" in 1 Thessalonians 3:4, "trouble" in 2 Corinthians 4:8, etc. Some of the things Christians experience during their journey in the world (John 16:33).

In the KJV N.T. there're several Greek words translated "wrath" and other similar words. The Greek word orge (G3709) was translated "wrath" in Matthew 3:7, 3 "anger" in Mark 3:5, "vengeance" in Romans 3:5, and "indignation" in Revelation 14:10. And the Greek word thumos (G2372) was translated "wrath" in Revelation 12:12, 4 "indignation" in Romans 2:8, "fierceness" in Revelation 16:19, 5 etc. As you see, there are big differences between "tribulation" and "wrath."

One O.T. scripture that could be used by pretribbers is Isaiah 26:20. In that verse and other verses in the KJV, the Hebrew word za'am (H2195) was translated "indignation," except for "angry" in Psalms 38:3 and "rage" in Hosea 7:16.

The LORD's indignation (anger) will be exhibited when He comes to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. In that Day the LORD with His (severe) sore, great and strong sword will punish leviathan the piercing and crooked serpent, and slay the dragon (Rev 12:3-13) that is in the (Rev 13:1-3; 17:3) sea (Isa 26:20-27:1).

It dragon's (Rev 12:9) anger (Rev 12:17) will be exhibited during the (Mega) Tribulation. During the three and a half year (Dan 7:25 6) Tribulation, God's people will either be killed (Rev 11:7; 13:15), be in a (safe) place prepared of God (Rev 12:1-6, 14-16), or be sealed (2 Tim 2:19) in (on) their foreheads (Rev 7:1-8) and protected (Psa 91:1-10) from the plagues (Rev 9:3-5).

If you're concerned about future plagues, the LORD smote with (wonders, Exo 3:20) plagues (Exo 7-12) all the land of Egypt and all the firstborn in the land (Exo 12:29-30), but not the afflicted and oppressed Israelites (Exo 3:7-11), and not those who had the lamb's blood on the two side post and upper door post (lintel) of their houses (Exo 12:5-7, 23).

And He will not hurt with plagues (Psa 91:1-10) those who have the blood of the Lamb (Rev 12:10-11 7) applied when the earth is smitten with plagues (Rev 11:6), during great tribulation (Mat 24:21; Rev 7:9-17).

Note: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were not hurt in the fiery (Isa 43:1-2) furnace (Dan 3:24-30). And the children of God will not be hurt by (plague) pestilence (Psa 91:1-10) during the (Mega) Tribulation, or during judgments (Rev 19:11-21) when with the Lord (1 Th 4:16-17).

The plagues will be meant for those not sealed in (on) their foreheads (Rev 9:3-5), for the unrepentant (Rev 9:20-21), the unbelievers (Luke 12:46; John 3:36), etc.

Wrath Comes (Rev 6:15-17)

(Rev 6:15-17 KJV) "And 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; {16} 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: {17} For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to [abide] stand?"
(Isa 2:19 KJV) "And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth."

The wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:15-17) and the Lord God (Rev 14:7-11, 17-20) Almighty (Rev 11:14-18; 19:11-21), the seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, the seven last plagues (Rev 21:9), for in them complete (Rev 15:1, 6-8) the wrath of God (Rev 16:1-12, 17, 19), and the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath, all are the wrath of God from heaven (Rom 1:18-32) that comes on various deserving (Rev 17; 18) parties after the (Mega) Tribulation and the resurrection.

(Isa 26:20-21 KJV) "Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation [za'am: H2195] be overpast. {21} For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain."

Wrath of God (Rev 15:1, 6-8; 21:9) comes on great Babylon (Rev 16:19; 17; 18), on those who worship the first beast (Rev 13:12) and his image, and receive his mark (Rev 14:9-11; 16:1-2), on the unrepentant, on the set of the beast (Rev 16:7-11), on the unbelievers (Luke 12:46; John 3:36), sinners (Isa 13:6-13) and wicked (Isa 11:4; Job 21:30), in the great day of the wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:12-17); after the Tribulation (Mat 24:29) and the heavens and earth shake (Joel 3:15-16) in the wrath of the LORD, in the day of His fierce anger (Isa 13:13); after the seventh angel sounded (Rev 10:7; 11:14-15) his trumpet (Mat 24:31), first reaping (Rev 14:14-16) and first resurrection (Rev 20:4-6), after Saints are delivered (Dan 12:1-3; Rom 8:16-23).

(1 Th 1:10 KJV) "And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come."

Wrath of God comes on those who have shed the blood of Saints and prophets (Rev 16:6; 17:6; 18:24), on Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth (Rev 17:5).

Wrath of God (Rev 19:11-16) comes on kings, captains, mighty men, horses and those who sat on them, on all men, both free and bond, both small and great (Rev 6:15), and on the remnant (Rev 19:17-21). Wrath of God comes on those who obey unrighteousness (Rom 2:5-9 8) and on the children of disobedience (Eph 5:5-8 9).

In the Day of the Lord (2 Pet 3:8-13), after the reaping the harvest (of Saints) of the earth (Rev 14:14-16), the resurrection of the just (Acts 24:15), and when the harvest (Joel 3:11-14) and grapes (Rev 14:17-20) are ripe, the wrath of the Lamb and the Lord God Almighty come.

(Joel 3:11-14 KJV) "Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. {12} Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. {13} Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the [wine-] press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great. {14} Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision."

Hour of His Judgment Is Come (Rev 14:7-8)

(Rev 14:7-8 KJV) "Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. {8} And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."

When the hour of His (Lord God's) judgment (2 Pet 2:1-22) comes (Mat 10:15), Babylon the great (Rev 18:1-24) divides into three parts, because of a (mighty) great earthquake, falls (Rev 14:7-8) and burns (Rev 17:16-18), and the cities (Jer 4:26) of the nations fall, "and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath" (Rev 16:18-19).

Babylon the great falls and becomes "...the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies" (Rev 18:2-3 KJV).

Tormented with Fire and Brimstone (Rev 14:9-11)

(Psa 11:6 KJV) "Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup."

And a third angel followed them (two angels) and said with a loud voice, "If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name" (Rev 14:9-11 KJV).

Harvest of the Earth Was Reaped (Rev 14:12-16)

(Rev 14:12-13 KJV) "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. {13} And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."
(John 4:35 KJV) "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."

For the harvest of the earth is ripe. The Son of Man who sat on a white cloud, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle, thrust in His sickle on the earth and the harvest (of Saints) of the earth was reaped (Rev 14:14-16); before another angel gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress (Isa 63:1-6) of the wrath of God (Rev 14:17-19).

(Rev 14:14-16 KJV) "And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. {15} And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. {16} And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped."

Great Winepress (Rev 14:17-20)

(Rev 14:17-20 KJV) "And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. {18} And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. {19} And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. {20} And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs."

Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, with a sharp sickle (Joel 3:13), and gathered the clusters of fully ripe grapes of the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress (Isa 63:1-6) of the wrath of God.

And by the Word of God (Rev 19:15-16), the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand and six hundred furlongs (Rev 14:17-20).

Note: 1,600 furlongs x 220 yards (one furlong) = 352,000 yards ÷ 1,760 yards (one mile) = 200 miles.

Seven Last Plagues (Rev 15:1-16:17)

And John "saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up [complete] the wrath of God" (Rev 15:1 KJV).

(Rev 15:2-5 KJV) "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, R having the harps of God. {3} And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. {4} Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. {5} And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:"

And the seven angels, who were clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles, came out of the temple having the seven last plagues (Rev 15:1, 6-8; 21:9).

Temple was filled with Smoke (Rev 15:7-8)

"And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled" (Rev 15:7-8 KJV).

Because of that, I believe Jesus previously left the temple with souls (Rev 6:9-11; 8:3-4) of the Saints (1 Th 3:13; Jude 1:14) to call forth the first resurrection (Rev 20:4-6), (rapture) catching up (1 Th 4:13-18) and gathering together (2 Th 2:1-12), the reaping the harvest (of Saints) of the earth (Rev 14:14-16).

Note: When Jesus our Savior appears, we will be like (Psa 17:15) Him (1 John 3:2-3), our change (1 Cor 15:51-54) will come (Job 14:12-15) quickly, our vile body will be fashioned like unto his glorious body (Phil 3:20-21).

One through Five (Plagues) Vials (Rev 16:1-11)

Six vials (plagues) were explained when they were poured out. For the seventh there's an interesting explanation found elsewhere in the word of God (Zec 14:12, 15). "Fire, blood, plagues" are some key words for understanding the detail when the seven golden vials full of the wrath of God (Rev 14:17-20), the seven last plagues (Rev 15:1, 6-8; 21:9), are poured out (Rev 16:1-12, 17, 19).

(Rev 16:1 KJV) "And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth."

The first angel poured out his vial on the earth, and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men who had (received) the mark of the beast (Rev 13:14-18), and on those who worshipped his image (Rev 16:2).

(Rev 16:2 KJV) "And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image."

The second angel poured out his vial on the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man, and every living soul (life, creature) died in the sea (Rev 16:3).

(Rev 16:3 KJV) "And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea."

The third angel poured out his vial on the rivers and fountains of waters, and they became blood. For they who shed the blood of Saints and prophets, the Lord has given them blood to drink, for they are worthy (Rev 16:4-7).

(Rev 16:4-7 KJV) "And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. {5} And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. {6} For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. {7} And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments."

The fourth angel poured out his vial on the sun, and power was given to him to scorched men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God, who had power over these plagues, and they did not repent to give Him glory (Rev 16:8-9).

(Rev 16:8-9 KJV) "And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. {9} And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory."
(Isa 30:26 KJV) "Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound."

The fifth angel poured out his vial on the seat of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness, and those of his kingdom gnawed their tongues for pain. And they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and they did not repent of their deeds (Rev 16:10-11).

(Rev 16:10-11 KJV) "And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, {11} And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds."

Summary of the first five vials full of the last plagues when they were poured out: There fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men who had (received) the mark of the beast, and on those who worshipped his image. The sea became as the blood of a dead man, and every living soul died in the sea. The rivers and fountains of waters became blood. For they who shed the blood of Saints and prophets, the Lord has given them blood to drink, for they are worthy. Men were scorched with fire and great heat from the sun, and they blasphemed the name of God, who had power over these plagues, and they did not repent to give Him glory. The beast's kingdom became full of darkness, and those of his kingdom gnawed their tongues for pain. And they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and they did not repent of their deeds.

Like during great tribulation, living things will die and mankind will suffer because of the plagues that befall them, and many will not repent.

Note: During the Tribulation, as each trumpet sounds, things increasingly got worse on the earth, more things and life were destroyed, and living became more unbearable.
A third of trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. A third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. A third of the (fresh) waters became wormwood, and many men died of the bitter waters. A third of the sun was smitten, a third of the moon and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened, not leaving much light on the earth for life.
The men who did not have the seal of God in (on) their foreheads were hurt (injured) and tormented for five months by the stings in the tails, like unto scorpions, of peculiar looking locusts.
A third of mankind was killed by fire, smoke and brimstone which issued out of the mouths of peculiar looking horses that had heads as the heads of lions, and riders that had breastplates of fire, jacinth and brimstone. Their power was in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails were like serpents with heads, and with them they did (injure) hurt.
And the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone and wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk. Neither did they repent of their murders, nor their sorceries, nor their fornication, nor their thefts (Rev 8:1-9:21).

Sixth (Plague) Vial (Rev 16:12)

(Rev 16:12 KJV) "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared."

The sixth angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared (Rev 16:12).

I believe the sixth plague was when the great Euphrates river water was dried up, and it does not include the three unclean spirits in Revelation 16:13-14.

Three Unclean Spirits (Rev 16:13-14)

(Rev 16:13-14 KJV) "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. {14} For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."

John saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, beast and false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working (exercising, performing) miracles (signs, wonders), which go forth to the kings of the earth (Rev 19:19) and of the whole world, to gather (Zep 3:8) them together to the battle (Rev 19:11-21) of that great day of God Almighty, to a place called Armageddon (Rev 16:12-14, 16).

(Rev 16:15-16 KJV) "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. {16} And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."

I believe this will begin to happen when the unholy trinity, the dragon (Rev 12:3; 20:2), first beast (Rev 13:1-8) and false prophet (Rev 13:11-18), who possess the spirits of devils (Rev 16:13-14), perform all power, signs and lying wonders (2 Th 2:9), miracles (Rev 19:20) during great tribulation (Mat 24:21; Rev 7:9-17).

If there will be seven last plagues (Rev 15:1, 6-8; 21:9), then there can only be one number six. I believe the gathering (Zep 3:8) together to the battle of that great day of God Almighty is when the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies (Rev 19:19) are gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the white horse, and against his army in Revelation 19:11-21; and not for the time when Satan gathers Gog and Magog (for the second time), and they encircle the camp of the Saints and the beloved City at the end of the Millennium in Revelation 20:4-9.

Note: After the thousand year reign of Christ (Rev 20:4-6), Gog and Magog appears to be unrepentant like some people during the Tribulation (Rev 9:20-21) and judgments (Rev 16:7-11).

After the unclean spirits...the spirits of devils have gathered (Zep 3:8) kings of the earth and of the whole world together to the battle of that great day of God Almighty, I believe that is when the seventh plague (Zec 14:12, 15) comes.

Note: Ezekiel 38 and 39 tells us about Gog, the land of Magog, and the people, nations (Zep 3:8) and armies (Isa 34:1-3; Rev 19:19) that will be gathered, to the battle of that great day of God Almighty (Rev 16:14), against the mountains and land of Israel, His people and Jerusalem (Zec 14:1-2), and more.

Seventh (Plague) Vial (Rev 16:17)

"And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done" (Rev 16:17 KJV).

The Greek word ginomai (G1096) translated "done" in Revelation 16:17, which was translated "became" in Revelation 16:4, "finished" in Hebrews 4:3, "be fulfilled" in Matthew 5:18, etc., is in reference to the completion of the seven vials being poured out. In the verse there's no explanation of the seventh plague, but only that "...the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air" (Rev 16:17 KJV). I believe the seventh plague is explained in Zechariah 14:12 and 15.

It is definitely time for the wrath of God. It comes after Satan's evil kingdom has run its course, and he has mustered up his followers; after the last Saint has given his life for Christ(Rev 6:9-11; 8:3-4), the resurrection, catching up (rapture) and gathering together of the Saints, the reaping the harvest (of Saints) of the earth (Rev 14:14-16).

Wine of the Fierceness of His Wrath (Rev 16:18-19)

"And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath" (Rev 16:18-19 KJV).

Note: Consider when Jesus rose from the grave there was a great earthquake (Mat 28:1-7). When the two witnesses resurrect and ascend up to heaven in a cloud, which I believe will be the time when the body of Christ and Saints arise (Isa 26:19), in which the dead in Christ rise first, and caught up together in the clouds (1 Th 4:16-17), a great earthquake will occur (Rev 11:11-13). Study

Plague of Great Hail (Rev 16:20-21)

(Rev 16:20-21 KJV) "And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. {21} And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."

Revelation 16:21 (scattered piece [1 Cor 13:9-13]) is in reference to, ["when Gog shall come against the land of Israel... that my fury shall come up in my face..."] the LORD God will plead against Gog with pestilence (plague) and with blood, and will rain on him, his troops and many people with him, overflowing rain, great hailstones, fire and brimstone (Ezek 38:18-23), in the Day of the Lord's wrath, when everything is shaken and moved (Rev 6:12-17; 16:18-21).

(Ezek 38:22 KJV) "And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone."

I believe the great earthquake and plague of great (Rev 11:19) hail (last of the first plagues not explained in Revelation 10:7 or 11:14-15) in Revelation 16:18-21, the wrath of the Lord (Zep 1:14-18) God (Ezek 38:14-23) Almighty (Rev 4:8; 11:14-18) and of the Lamb (Rev 6:15-17), and all it consists of (Rev 14:7-19:4), which includes the seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, the seven last plagues (Rev 21:9), the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath, and the battle (Rev 19:11-21) at a place called Armageddon, will be the third woe, which comes (suddenly) quickly (Rev 11:14-15 10), in that Day.

Judgment of the Great Whore (Rev 17-19:4)

(Rev 17:1 KJV) "And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:"

One of the seven angels, who had the seven vials, showed John the judgment of the great whore that sits on many (peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues) waters (Rev 17:1, 15).

(Rev 17:15 KJV) "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."

Some of Revelation 17-19:4 describe her, who carried her, what she had done, what happens to her, tells of her influence, glory, power, pomp, merchandise, etc.

"With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication" (Rev 17:2 KJV). "For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies" (Rev 18:3 KJV).

(Jer 51:7-8 KJV) "Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. {8} Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed."

The woman was drunk with the blood of Saints and martyrs of Jesus (Rev 17:6), in her was found the blood of prophets and Saints and all who were slain on the earth (Rev 18:24).

(Jer 51:49 KJV) "As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth."

Come Out of Her (Rev 18:4-6)

(Rev 18:4 KJV) "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."

Before Mystery Babylon was rewarded (rendered) as she had rewarded, double her two-fold according to her works in the cup which she poured out, pour out to her double, a voice from heaven said, "...Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities..." (Rev 18:4-6 KJV).

(Jer 51:45 KJV) "My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD."

The Lord protects His people. For Lot and his family not to be consumed in the iniquity (sin) of Sodom, the angels brought them outside the city and they escaped. Lot came to a city called Zoar, which he chose, before the LORD rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Him out of heaven (Gen 19:15-25).

(Luke 17:29-30 KJV) "But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. {30} Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."

For in like manner will Saints escape (pestilence) plagues, fire and brimstone (Ezek 38:22) when they are changed (1 Cor 15:51-54), caught up (raptured) and gathered together (Mat 24:31) with them (the dead in Christ who rise first) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air (1 Th 4:16-17).

Ten Horns Hate the Whore (Rev 17:16-17)

(Rev 17:16-17 KJV) "And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. {17} For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled."

The ten horns on the beast (Dan 7:7-8, 19-26) will hate the whore, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God has put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree and give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. "And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth" (Rev 17:16-18 KJV).

Note: The scarlet beast, which carries the woman, having seven heads and ten (kings) horns (Rev 17:3, 7, 12, 16) in Revelation 17; the (first) beast that rises (comes) up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten (kings) horns, and on his horns ten crowns in Revelation 13; the fourth (kingdom) beast, which will be diverse from all kingdoms (four great beasts that came up from (out of) the sea) and will devour the whole earth, tread it down and break it in pieces (Dan 7:23), that had ten horns (kings) in his head (Dan 7:7) and the little horn that came up (Dan 7:8, 19-26) in Daniel 7; Nebuchadnezzarís great imageís (two) legs of iron (Roman), and (two) feet (Dan 2:31-35) and (ten) toes, part of potter' clay and part of iron (Dan 2:40-45) in Daniel 2; the great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads in Revelation 12:3; and the following passages interrelate (correlate) and describe the Roman kingdom (Rev 16:10; 17:9-11) and kings.
(Rev 17:7-13 KJV) "...The beast [having seven heads and ten horns] that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition...the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. {9} And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains [hills], on which the woman sitteth. {10} And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. {11} And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. {12} And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. {13} These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast."
(2 Th 2:3-4 KJV) "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; {4} Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."

In One Day, in One Hour (Rev 18:7-19)

How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her. For she said in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will see no sorrow. Therefore her plagues will come in one day, death, mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her (Rev 18:7-8).

"And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come" (Rev 18:9-10 KJV).

"And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more..." They will "stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought."

"And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate" (Rev 18:11-19 KJV).

Great city Babylon's plagues will come in one day, in one hour is her judgment come, in one hour is great riches come to nought (made desolate), in one hour is she (the whore, Rev 17:16) made desolate. Things will transpire quickly.

The Word and His Army (Rev 19:11-16)

(Rev 19:11-14 KJV) "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. {12} His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. {13} And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. {14} And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean."

And He that sat on a white horse was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire (Isa 66:15-16), and on His head were many crowns.

He (The Word of God) had a name written, that no man knew, but He himself (which is in part similar to, in (on) the over comer's white stone, a new name written, which no man knows except he who receives it in Revelation 2:17).

And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean (Rev 19:11-14).

Note: Some of the things that John saw (eido: G1492), the various similitudes (images, likenesses), were similar to how visions were given in the O.T. The army in Joel 2:1-11 helps us to some extent understand the Lord on a white horse and the armies on white horses in Revelation 19:11-14. The army had as the appearance (vision) of horses, and as horsemen... (Joel 2:4). The Hebrew word mar'eh (H4758), which was translated "appearance" in Joel 2:4, was translated "vision" in Numbers 12:6 and in Ezekiel 43:3.
In view of this finding, the army in Joel 2:1-11 that had as the appearance of horses, and as horsemen... (Joel 2:4) is part of the vision. Therefore, what can be understood is that the two passages (Joel 2:1-11; Rev 19:11-14) are pictures with messages, which show various details of the armies of the Lord (Joel 2:11; Rev 19:14).

The ten kings (Dan 7:7-28), who receive power as kings one hour with the beast, will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will (get the victory) overcome them, for He is Lord of lords (Deu 10:17-21), and King of kings. They that are with Him (Rev 19:14) are called, chosen and faithful (Rev 17:12-14).

The beast and the kings of the earth, and their armies (Rev 19:19), and of the whole world will be gathered (Zep 3:8) together to the battle (Rev 19:11-21) of that great day of God Almighty, to a place called Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16).

The Lord, who has eyes as a flame of fire (Rev 19:12; Isa 66:15-16), will consume (Zep 1:2-3; 14:12) the Wicked with the spirit of his mouth (Isa 11:4), and will destroy (them) with the (manifestation) brightness of His (presence) coming (2 Th 2:8). "For our God is a consuming fire" (Heb 12:29 KJV).

(Isa 34:1-3 KJV) "Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. {2} For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. {3} Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood."

The indignation (Jer 10:10) of the LORD will be upon all nations (Joel 3:1-2, 9-14), and His fury upon all their armies... and the mountains will be melted with their blood (Isa 34:1-3). The sword of the LORD will be bathed in heaven... it is filled with blood... (Isa 34:5-8).

(Isa 34:5-6 KJV) "For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. {6} The sword of the LORD is filled with blood...."

With the sword that proceeds out His mouth (Rev 2:16), He (The Word of God) will smite the nations (Rev 19:15-16) and slay the remnant (Rev 19:17-21).

(Isa 66:15 KJV) "For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire."

"For by fire and his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many" (Isa 66:16 KJV).

"And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth... And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague." (Zec 14:12, 15 KJV), which is the seventh of the seven last plagues (Rev 15:1, 6-8; 21:9) not explained in Revelation 16:17.

Treadeth the Winepress

(Rev 19:15-16 KJV) "And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. {16} And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

He will rule the nations with a rod of iron. He will tread "...the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" (Rev 19:15-16 KJV).

(Psa 2:9 KJV) "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

"And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs" (Rev 14:20 KJV).

Note: In that Day (Isa 24:19-23) the LORD will gather (Zep 3:8) all nations (Zec 14:1-2), and will bring them down into the valley of (Jehovah-judge) Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there... in the Valley of Decision. The indignation (Jer 10:10) of the LORD will be upon all nations (Joel 3:1-2, 9-14), and His fury upon all their armies... and the mountains will be melted with their blood (Isa 34:1-3).
The blood shed will extend (practically the length of Israel) for 200 miles (Rev 14:17-20), from Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16), Mount (Hill of) Megiddon, the Valley of (assemble, gather) Megiddon (Zec 12:1-14), Valley of (God will sow) Jezreel (Hosea 1:1-11) and Valley of (Jehovah-judge) Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:1-2, 9-14) into (Edom) Idumea (Isa 34:5-8; 63:1-6; Joel 3:19; Oba 1:18). Gog and many people and nations with him...will ascend and come like a storm, will be like a cloud to cover the land when they come against the mountains, people and land of Israel (Ezek 38:1-39:23).

Supper of the Great God (Rev 19:17-21)

"...the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests..." (Zep 1:7-8 KJV). All "the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven" will be gathered (assembled) together unto the supper of the great God according to Revelation 19:17, which will include the eagles (aetos: G105) according to Matthew 24:28 and Luke 17:37, and "every feathered fowl" and "every beast of the field" according to Ezekiel 39:17.

(Mat 24:28 KJV) "For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together."

And according to Ezekiel 39:1-5, Gog (Ezek 38:1-6) will be given "unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured."

(Rev 19:17-21 KJV) "And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; {18} That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. {19} And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. {20} And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. {21} And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."
(Ezek 39:17-20 KJV) "And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. {18} Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. {19} And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. {20} Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD."

Each of the previous two accounts (Rev 19:17-21; Ezek 39:17-20) is in part similar and has more or less details of what kinds of people and animals that will be gathered and their flesh eaten and blood drank by (all, every, feathered) fowls that fly and (all, every) beast of the field, which will be kings, captains, mighty men, all men of war, princes, horses and those who sat on them, all men, both free and bond, both small and great, the remnant, animals, etc.

(Rev 17:15 KJV) "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."
(Zep 1:17 KJV) "And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung."

The beast and the kings of the earth, and their armies (Rev 19:19), and of the whole world will be gathered (Zep 3:8) together to the battle of that great day of God Almighty, to a place called Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16), to make war against Him that sat on the white horse and against his army (Rev 19:11-16).

(Dan 7:26-27 KJV) "But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. {27} And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him."

And the beast will be taken, and with him the false prophet who wrought miracles before him, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped his image (Rev 13:11-18).

(Dan 7:11 KJV) "I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame."

The beast and false prophet will be cast into the lake of fire burning with brimstone, and the remnant will be slain with the sword of Him who sat upon the white horse, and all the fowls will be filled with their flesh (Rev 19:17-21).

After Wrath and the battle (Rev 19:11-21) at a placed called Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16), the Marriage of the Lamb will come (Rev 19:5-9), and Saints will continue to reign (Rev 2:26-29) with Christ (Rev 11:15) as kings and priests on the earth (Rev 5:9-10) for a thousand years (Rev 20:4-6), and in the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:1-3) forever and ever (Rev 22:5; Dan 7:18).

"The dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan," will be bound with a chain for a thousand years (Rev 20:1-3).

(Isa 27:1 KJV) "In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea."

When the thousand years are expired, Satan will be loosed out of his prison... to gather together Gog and Magog to (the final) battle... and the devil will be cast (thrown) into the lake of fire and brimstone... (Rev 20:7-10). The heaven and earth will pass away (Luke 21:33), the dead will be judged... (Rev 20:11-15) by the Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:22), and a new heaven and earth will appear (Isa 65:17; Rev 21:1).

Delivered from Wrath (Isa 54:9; 1 Th 1:9-10)

God's people have been saved (Rom 5:8-9) and delivered (Dan 12:1-3) from the wrath (Zep 2:2-3) of God to come (1 Th 1:9-10). There's part of a Revelation vision in heaven (Rev 15:7-8), wherein I demonstrated previously, that helps us understand the timing of the resurrection, which occurs before wrath (Isa 26:20-21), but also the timing of the Marriage and Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev 19:5-9), which occurs after wrath.

"And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled" (Rev 15:7-8 KJV).

Because of that, I believe Jesus previously left the temple with souls (Rev 6:9-11) of the Saints (1 Th 3:13; Jude 1:14), those who sleep (Psa 17:15) in Jesus, those who were slain on the altar (Rev 8:3-4), and with His holy angels (Mat 25:31) to call forth the first resurrection (Rev 20:4-6), (rapture) catching up (1 Th 4:13-18) and gathering together (2 Th 2:1-12), the reaping the harvest (of Saints) of the earth (Rev 14:14-16) occurs.

And after wrath and the battle at a placed called Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16), the Marriage and Marriage Supper of the Lamb comes (Rev 19:5-9).

God knows those who trust in Him (Nahum 1:6-7). Jesus said, we (His sheep) will not perish (John 10:27-29), and in the world we will have (thlipsis: G2347) tribulations (John 16:33). Paul said, ...For whom the Lord loves He chastises (Rev 3:19) and scourges every (child) son whom He receives... (Heb 12:5-7). To the Saints at Corinth Paul said, "We are troubled troubled [thlibo: G2346] on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed..." (2 Cor 4:8-9 KJV).

Some of the things Christians experience might be grievous (Heb 12:5-11; 2 Pet 2:13-25) at times, but they are not necessarily Godís wrath.

Note: How longsuffering is our Lord, from (the earth and) Mount Sinai quaking in Exodus 19:16-21, unto when not only the earth (Isa 2:19-22), but also the heavens will (quake) shake (Heb 12:25-29) in the day of the LORD's (Isa 13:13) fierce anger (Nahum 1:2-7), in the great day of the wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:12-17)?

The greater magnitude of wrath that comes on those who deserve it is prolonged, because God is slow to anger (Neh 9:16-17), gracious, merciful and longsuffering (Exo 34:6-7 11), which is a fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) and a characteristic Christians suppose to exhibit (Eph 4:1-3).

God does not have pleasure in the death (Ezek 18:20-32) of the wicked (Ezek 33:11), because He wants all to come to repentance (2 Pet 3:9) and be saved (1 Tim 2:3-4). God's wrath is His anger, and we should be pleasing (Heb 11:5-6 12) our Heavenly Father and not displeasing the Lord (Prov 24:17-18).

(Rom 5:8-9 KJV) "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. {9} Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."
(1 Th 5:9 KJV) "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,"

Jesus is the way (John 14:5-6), and the one who saved (Rom 5:8-9) and delivered (Dan 12:1-3) us from the wrath (Zep 2:2-3) of God to come (1 Th 1:9-10). It is not our works, our prestige, our physical birth-right, or whatever that saves us. I believe the wrath of God is abiding (John 3:36) on many in our country, because they believe they have the right to murder innocent children. 13

(Gal 5:19-21 KJV) "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, {20} Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, {21} Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Note: People want their rights to do whatever their heart's desire. A lot of blind leaders (Mat 15:7-9, 13-14) do not see what is going on with the promotion and murdering of untold number of babies. Children are sacrificed because of this murderous abortion right, which is really not a right but a wrong. We do not need any more sacrifices (Heb 10:26-27). Because of our wrong choices, He, who is the Lamb of God, became the ultimate perfect sacrifice (John 10:7-18; 15:12-15) and died on the cross (John 19:30-33), and then rose again the third day (1 Cor 15:3-8; Hosea 6:2). Some people might be in denial of wrong doing and believe that their choice (to murder) is right, but the Word of God says that they are wrong and have sinned (Rom 5:12), no matter how they look at it. And they have not repented.
(Rev 9:21 KJV) "Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."

One is not coerced to believe in the way of the Cross, Midi! but it is essential to being saved (Rom 5:8-9) and delivered (Dan 12:1-3) from the wrath (Zep 2:2-3) of God to come (1 Th 1:9-10). Every unbeliever is experiencing the consequences of sin, wrath now (John 3:36) and the fullness of it at the ultimate Judgment (Rev 20:11-15) by the Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:22) after death. God gives ever person a way out and to have their sins forgiven (1 John 2:12).

(Col 3:5-6 KJV) "...fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: {6} For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:"
(Rom 1:29-32 KJV) "Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, {30} Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, {31} Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: {32} Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."

If you are fearful (Rev 21:8) of the Day of Judgment (Mat 10:11-15 14) by the Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:22), you need to check out your salvation by reading God's word (John 5:39-40) and going to God in prayer. It is possibly that you may not have God's Holy Spirit. If a person truly means business at conversion, God the Father seals (John 6:27 15) the believer with His Holy Spirit until the day of redemption (Eph 4:30).

The following are some terrific confirmation scripture that may help assure the hearts, souls, minds and spirits of those who really know the Lord.

(John 6:27 KJV) "Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed."
(Eph 1:13-14 KJV) "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, {14} Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory."
(Eph 4:30 KJV) "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."
(2 Tim 2:19 KJV) "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

Does God know you (Nahum 1:6-7 16) and do you know God (John 8:19)? You can be saved (Rom 5:8-9) and delivered (Dan 12:1-3) from the wrath (Zep 2:2-3) of God to come (1 Th 1:9-10), and "be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger" (Zep 2:2-3 17) by turning to Jesus Christ for your salvation.

If you still believe in a Gentile secret pre-trib rapture after reading this book, you might believe because you do not understand (1 Cor 13:2) the Word (Mark 4:11-20; Luke 8:4-15) or Revelation (Rom 16:25-27), know God (John 8:19) or have His Holy Spirit. Whatever the reasons might be, you need to go to God in prayer and study His word for yourself (2 Tim 2:15). With some help (John 14:26) and guidance from the Spirit of Truth (John 16:12-15), you can know that you are saved and be convinced that the Secret Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory/dogma is a lie.

Note: We have to be very careful when we say the Word does not really mean this or that, diminishing its meaning (Deu 4:2), and add (Prov 30:6) our personal interpretations and ideas [and assumptions] which could contradict [be contrary to] the Word. When some Bible scholars (who have believed non-Biblical and uninspired sources) interpreted the Word, they assumed things not really there, which were never intended by the Author (2 Tim 3:15-17). They read between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, and added a form of evolution to the creation account; twisted the word "day" in the same account to mean eons; twisted the words "falling away" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 to mean the Rapture, and took 2 Thessalonians 2:7 out of context and twisted some of its words to help teach non-Biblical rapture dogma. And then called their interpretations [and assumptions] the Gap, Day-Age and Secret Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theories respectively.
...From the beginning Satan has temped and deceived man, twisted (2 Pet 3:14-18) the words of God and His scriptures and added his lies (at times mixed with truths), and continues to do so today. Satan meeting Adam and Eve in the garden (Gen 3:1-6), and meeting Jesus in the wilderness and on the pinnacle (Mat 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13) are the first conversations that come to mind.
(2 Pet 3:16-17 KJV) "As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest [twist], as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. {17} Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness."
When the words "falling away" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and some words in 2:7 are twisted to help teach a [Gentile] secret pre-trib rapture dogma, and then compared with many other end time Bible passages, confusion and contradictions arise regarding the various Second Advent details....

God at times was angry with His people (Exo 32; Num 25; Psa 78). When the Holy Spirit was with the people of God, they were protected from His wrath. David said in Psalms 51:11, "Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me." Be sealed with the Holy Spirit of God unto the day of redemption (Eph 4:30). Under the new covenant (Heb 12:24), the Comforter will abide forever (John 14:16-20, 23).

References:

1) Mat 24:21; John 16:33; Rom 2:9; 2 Cor 1:4
2) 1 Cor 7:28; 2 Cor 1:4, 8
3) Mat 3:7; Luke 3:7; John 3:36; Rom 1:18-32; 2:5-11; 5:8-9; 9:22-23; Eph 5:5-8; Col 3:5-7; 1 Th 1:9-10; Rev 6:12-17; 11:16-19; 16:19; 19:15-16
4) Rev 12:12; 14:8, 10, 19; 15:1, 7; 16:1; 18:3
5) Rev 16:19; 19:15-16
6) Dan 7:25; 12:7, 11-13; Rev 11:1-3; 12:6, 14; 13:5
7) Rev 1:5-6; 5:8-9; 7:9-17; 12:10-11; 19:11-14
8) Rom 1:18-32; 2:5-9; Job 42:7-8
9) Eph 5:5-8; Col 3:5-7
10) Zep 1:14; Rev 2:5, 16; 3:11; 11:14-15; 22:7, 12, 20
11) Exo 34:6-7; Num 14:18; Neh 9:16-17; Psa 86:15; 103:8-12; 145:8-9; Joel 2:12-13; Jonah 4:2; Nahum 1:2-3; Rom 2:4; 9:22-23; 1 Pet 3:20; 2 Pet 3:9
12) Num 24:1; 1 Ki 3:10-12; Psa 51:18-19; 103:21; 147:11; 149:4-5; Isa 44:28; 53:10; 58:13-14; Hag 1:8: Mat 3:16-4:2; Mark 1:10-13; Luke 3:21-22; 12:32; Mat 12:17-21; 17:5; 2 Pet 1:17-18; Rom 15:1-3; 1 Cor 1:19-21; 10:1-5; 12:18; Eph 1:3-14; Phil 2:12-13; Col 1:18-20; 2 Th 1:11-12; Heb 11:5-6; 13:15-16; Rev 4:9-11
13) "Shedding of Innocent Blood!" message (in Volume One)
14) Mat 10:11-15; 11:20-24; 12:31-37; Mark 6:10-11; 2 Pet 2:1-22; Rev 6:12-17; 11:14-18; 14:7-11, 17-20; 15:1-16:21; 17:1-2; 18:8-10; 19:11-21
15) John 6:27; 2 Cor 1:21-22; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30; 2 Tim 2:19
16) Nahum 1:6-7; Mat 7:22-23; 25:11-12; Luke 13:23-28; 2 Tim 2:19
17) Isa 26:20-21; Zep 2:2-3

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