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Are they the same event?

The Tribulation Period Vs. Wrath of God

As strongly supported by elements of the text, the Tribulation Period is not likely to be the Wrath of God. Rather the Tribulation Period and Wrath of God are two totally separate and distinct components of the Great Consummation. The distinctions are obvious when all scriptures are fully considered within the Word of God. Should the Tribulation Period and the Wrath of God overlap at any point, scriptures would be violated. The primary function for the Tribulation Period is to separate true Christians from pseudo-Christians in order to exclude the faithful followers within the Body of Christ from the Wrath of God and prepare the saints for the Rapture, thereby fulfilling prophecy (Matthew 13:24–30). When considering these truths, it should be obvious true Christians are removed before the Wrath of God comes upon the wicked. By the time of God’s Wrath, the entire Body of Christ will reside at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb with the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Such scriptural truths confirm the Body of Christ’s role during the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation.

In fact, the Body of Christ must remain here on earth during the Tribulation Period which will span just 2 1/2 years.  The Wrath of God portion of the Great Consummation will span just one year as God’s wrath falls like rain of the lost and forsworn in Christ.

And believe me, there will be forsworn…

Those who take “The Mark of the Beast” and foolishly think God will understand they had no choice.  No, no, no believer, the Word is clear…

Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
Don’t be deceived:
Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 soon!
For a more thorough explanation – also check out chapter 14 of
“This Side of the Whirlwind, the Coming Apocalypse.”

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