Many people are confusing the period “Great of tribulation” and the “Wrath of God”.
We must ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE: There is a distinct difference between the GREAT TRIBULATION and the WRATH OF GOD.
The GREAT TRIBULATION PERIOD IS BEFORE JESUS RETRUNS ON THE LAST DAY for THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Matthew 24:1-4, 29–30, 31); ONLY GOD KNOWS THE DAY AND THE HOUR (Matthew 24:36).
The FIRST WRATH OF GOD AT THE COMING OF JESUS WILL BE UPON THOSE WITH THE MARK OF THE BEAST (Revelation 11:18, 16:1-2), and then AFTER JESUS DELIVERS UP THE KINGDOM OF GOD AT THE END OF THE DAY OF JUDGMENT (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) (1 Corinthians 15:24), the FINAL WARTH OF GOD will be poured out on the earth (Revelation 16:17–21).
When Jesus returns, John foretold, sating: “And the nations were angry, and thy [WRATH IS COME], and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth” (Revelation 11:18).
Surely, as FAITHFUL BELIEVERS AND FOLLOWERS FLOCK of JESUS CHRIST we pray and hope for our REDEMPTION on the LAST DAY (Daniel 12:2) (Matthew 25:31–34).
“[FOR GOD HATH NOT APPOINTED US TO WRATH], but to [OBTAIN SALVATION BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST]” (1 Thessalonians 5:6-9).
However, our Lord Jesus is very clear when he says: “No man can [COME TO ME], except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will [RAISE HIM UP] at the [LAST DAY]” (John 6:44).
“For [WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST]; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, [WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD]” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
“[WHO WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS]:
To [THEM WHO BY PATIENT CONTINUANCE IN WELL DOING SEEK] for glory and honour and immortality, [ETERNAL LIFE]:
But unto [THEM THAT ARE CONTENTIOUS, AND DO NOT OBEY THE TRUTH], but [OBEY UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, INDIGNATION AND WRATH], Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:6-11).
JESUS also says: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. [IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION]: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
“[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). “I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).