Is the Great Tribulation God’s Wrath?
Determining whether or not the Tribulation Period and the Wrath of God are different events does not necessarily confirm both events will take place at different times. The two events could reasonably take place over the same or nearly the same periods and still serve completely separate purposes.
Both events could also span parallel time frames if it were not for their divergent attributes and purposes.
We know from the Bible and new revelation found in “This Side of the Whirlwind, the Coming Apocalypse,” that the Tribulation Period will take place during the first two and a half years of the Great Consummation. We know the Rapture of the Saints will follow the Great Tribulation based on Matthew 24:29.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the heavens…
The Great Tribulation separates committed Christians so they can fulfill prophecy.
Remember, a portion of the Covenant of Jesus Christ requires every vision and prophecy related to the End-Times to be completed (Daniel 9:24 to seal up the vision and prophecy). The Crucible of the Tribulation Period requires Christians to endure to the end (Matthew 24:13 to name one of many related scriptures).
Endure what you may ask: Daniel 11:32-35 and Revelation 19:7).
So, the Great Tribulation separates committed Christians from the not so committed Christians. Taking the Mark of the Beast will offer Lukewarm Believers a way out of their troubles or “Tribulation”; at least for the short term.
In truth, by receiving the new identification and financially based technology “The Mark,” Lukewarm Christians will be able to return home and stay in their cities, purchase food for their families, continue working and keep their children in schools. In essence these FORMER Christians will now be just like everyone left behind after the Rapture; they will be damned and receive the full measure of God’s Wrath.
So is the Tribulation and Wrath of God the same?
No, the Tribulation separates True from Pseudo Christians before the Rapture takes place in fulfillment of prophecy.
The Wrath of God finishes the Curses or Judgment portion of Christ’s Covenant with humanity for salvation.
What is the Covenant of Jesus Christ you may ask?
- Jesus committed to fulfill two halves of one contract:
- the Blessing half called, “The Acceptable Year of the Lord”
- And the Curses half of the contract called, “The Day of Vengeance of our God” (Isaiah 61:1-2)
Here is how the covenant is fulfilled:
He (Jesus) confirmed a blood covenant with many (not everyone – Matthew 7:13-14) for one week (seven years) and in the middle of the seven years (3½ years) He (Jesus) caused the sacrifice and offering to cease (stop).
The first half of Daniel 9:27 applies to both halves of the covenant; however, the first half of the verse also depicts the prophecy’s fulfillment by Jesus. Here is what I mean.
He shall confirm a covenant with many for one week, and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and oblation (offering) to cease (1st ½ of Daniel 9:27 emphasis added).
You see, Jesus caused the sacrifice and offering to stop when He died on the cross. In that moment of Christ’s death the veil of the Temple was torn in two – defiling the Most Holy Place and stopping all sacrifices and offerings which were about to take place in the Temple as Jesus was crucified at the beginning of Israel’s Passover (a Jewish feast marking the liberation of the Jews from Egyptian slavery).
There’s more to the Covenant of Jesus Christ, of course there is, BUT we cannot write about everything in one or five-hundred posts.
So, till next time:
Know what is coming!
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