The false teachers say that the tribulation is the wrath of God but scripture tells us otherwise.
God’s wrath through the 7 vials only happens after the tribulation shakings and judgments of Joel 2 and 3.
The trumpet judgments constitutes the TRIBULATION to gather the final harvest, whereas through the 7 vials of wrath God shall cleanse the earth.
See through the trumpet judgments how the Spirit of God calls the nations unto repentance as He sends His army into harvest fields.
1 Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is near at hand;
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread on the mountains: a great people and a strong; there has not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
3 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yes, and nothing shall escape them.
4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall on the sword, they shall not be wounded.
9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run on the wall, they shall climb up on the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
11 #And the LORD shall utter His voice before His army: for His camp is very great: for He is strong that executes His word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
12 Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
13 #And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repents him of the evil.
Nobody can form their own interpretation when the prophetic sequence is clearly portrayed in the scriptures.
Now watch that even Jesus in Matthew 24 confirms the prophecy of Isaiah. He says that #after the tribulation shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, then He gathers His people through the rapture, then the time of wrath.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: (confirmed in Isaiah 13:10)
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Then after He gathered us we read in Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with #wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy its sinners out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and its constellations shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine. (Jesus said in Matthew 24 that this only happens AFTER the tribulation – 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.
The Spirit of God speaks to us through J Leland Earls.
THY WRATH IS COME
“Shall I not show you, says the Lord, that which will take place as the seventh trumpet sounds its final blast?
For the seventh trumpet is the last, and during its sounding that which I have determined for this age will reach its consummation. What is it, says the Lord?
You shall notice that the third woe is connected with the blowing of the seventh trumpet (Rev. 11:14-15). This third woe does not come at the inception of the seventh trumpet but at its close.
The seventh trumpet sounds for 3-1/2 years during which all preceding six trumpets are consummating their sounding. The first and second woes are fulfilled in the events which transpire as a result of the sounding of the fifth and sixth trumpets, but the third woe is reserved until the very end of the age, as the seventh trumpet issues its final blast. Now consider, says the Lord, and I will reveal to you the fulfillment of the third woe .
Is it not written that when the seventh angel sounds his final blast that ‘the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of the Lord, and of his anointed’? (11:15).
This requires two things. First, His anointed ones, those who are to make up His glorified Body to rule with Him over the kingdoms of the earth, will have to be received of Him into the heavenly Kingdom. Secondly, all of the opposition to His rule will have to be completely eliminated from the earth, so that He will be received by people who are crying out for His rule and who will welcome His return to take up the reins of government. Consider now and I will show you how this will take place.
At the close of the tribulation, just before the seven vials of wrath are poured out on the earth, the sounding of the seventh trumpet shall vibrate to the pitch of those who are to be resurrected to glorified life, and the ‘dead in Christ’ shall be raised (I Thess. 4:16′).
Then shall the living saints also respond to the trumpet’s sounding and be translated to meet the Lord in the air (I Thess. 4:17). Immediately following, the seven vials of wrath are poured out, constituting the fulfillment of the third woe. Now there is a difference, says the Lord, between the end-time judgments which take place in the over-all end-time period under the six trumpets, and the final wrath which is poured out in fury and indignation by the seven vials.
The trumpet judgments are designed to bring warning, and incline the hearts of many to righteousness; they are remedial in nature. Coupled with a great outpouring of my Spirit, they shall work to move great numbers to repentance and cause them to be born into the Kingdom. But the final vials of wrath are designed to sweep clean the earth of all final rebellion and wickedness. When they begin to fall it will be too late for repentance.
All who have not cried out to their God in the tribulation period will be destroyed from the earth in the judgments of the seven vials. Speaking of that time the inspired writer exclaims, ‘and the nations were angry, and THY WRATH IS COME.’ (11:18). With reference to the seven angels who have these seven last plagues, it is said, ‘for in them is filled up the wrath of God.’ (15:1) and they are instructed to go and ‘pour out the vials of the wrath of God on the earth.’ (16:1).
It has already been pointed out that the seven vials of wrath come only after the saints have been translated and ‘caught up’ to be with the Lord. This is pictured in the vision which John saw of those who were standing on a ‘sea of glass’ and singing the ‘song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb.’ (15:2-3). The ‘song of Moses’ was sung by the Israelites after they have been completely delivered OUT OFEgypt and from the power of Pharaoh. Egypt is a type of this world. Even so shall I deliver a great host in that day by causing them to be taken out of the world and translated from that which is earthly to that which is heavenly.
They shall then be taken into the highest heaven and introduced to the Father in the temple of heaven. At the same time the seven angels will be pouring out their vials of wrath upon the earth. This is why the temple is seen as being opened in heaven as these things are ready to be fulfilled (11:19, 15:5).
The seven angels with the seven vials are seen coming out of the temple, (15:6) and a voice out of the temple then charges them to begin pouring out their vials of wrath on the earth (16:1). The temple which is opened to emit the final wrath of God is also open to welcome the redeemed of God. But they are allowed to enter only after the seven plagues have seen their initial fulfillment on the earth. (15:8).
Thus there will be two suppers taking place at the same time: the marriage supper of the Lamb in the temple in heaven (19:7-9), and the great supper of human flesh on the earth. (19:17-18).
The entrance of the redeemed saints into the temple in heaven will be the final fulfillment of the GREAT DAY OF ATONEMENT, as those who have been ‘hid with Christ in God’ (Col. 2:3) shall enter into their full liberty in Christ, being made ready to rule and reign with Him. At the same time the great day of atonement will be fulfilled on earth by the greatest blood bath in human history as the blood of all those who have been martyred for truth’s sake is avenged by wrath poured out. (16:6).
Now look with me and behold the fulfillment of the seven vials. First, let me show you a mystery, says the Lord. There are seven vials of wrath, even as there are seven trumpets. The trumpets announce the beginning of the judgments of your God during the over-all end-time period, but the vials of wrath consummate this judgment period and bring the fullness of the wrath of God on the earth. Now hear: the seven trumpets are closely related to the seven vials.
As a matter of fact, the seven vials are a consummating extension of the seven trumpets and actually carry out the final force of their blowing. Thus you will notice a correspondence in symbolism between trumpet one and vial one, trumpet two and vial two, and so on throughout the seven trumpets and seven vials.