Things you will learn in this study:
1. The Book of Genesis is absolute and literal.
2. The Ark and the flood was a model picture of the Pre-tribulation Rapture.
3. The judgment of Sodom and Gomarrah was also a type of the Rapture.
4. The daily tribulation we presently endure and the Great Tribulation are totally different.
5. God’s saints are loved and never made to suffer wrath with the wicked.
6. Jesus came to save and deliver His Church from the final wrath and judgment.
7. How could Jesus take His saints for His Bride after His wrath has bashed the life out of them.
8. The Rapture of the saints before the “HELL ON EARTH” is bedrock truth.

There is no truth more fixed and dependable than God’s faithfulness. His saints, redeemed by the Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, are His delight. We are not just His servants; we are His friends and the future Bride of his Son. We are plainly instructed by the Apostle Paul that we are joint heirs with Jesus Christ. “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:15-17) “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)

Understanding His faithfulness and knowing that we are “heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ are foundational truths for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. The wrath of God has never been directed against His chosen that find grace in His presence. Not one Scripture in the Word of God places the righteous and the unholy together under a display of the Father’s wrath. From the worship of Cain and Abel in Genesis chapter 4, God always makes a distinction between obedience and disobedience. God accepted Abel’s worship and rejected Cain’s bloodless sacrifice and the manifestation of God’s Spirit in accepting Abel’s worship left no doubt. Holy Justice can never condemn the righteous for the deeds of the wicked. This is a principle that underlies every revelation of the Holy Bible.

The Differences Between Tribulation and Wrath! … “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) It is probably unfortunate that we use the same word tribulation for the normal experiences of every Biblical saint with the period the Scripture calls the “Great Tribulation.” There is a total difference between the “much tribulation” that Luke wrote about in Acts and the “Great Tribulation” that Jesus spoke about as recorded in Matthew. Luke stated, “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22) Matthew recorded Jesus’ words as following, “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:19-22) The difference is extremely clear.

The word tribulation embodies the idea of pressure and trouble. There are clearly many different levels of this pressure or trouble throughout the Scriptures. Jesus Christ experienced incredible pressure and sorrows in His crisis of death. The tribulation of His sorrows in behalf of our redemption is the basis of why He said, …“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome” (already defeated) those tribulations. The tribulation that the Son of God experienced for us, but that we still face by faith in Him is not the wrath of God but the wrath of the world. This pressure that Satan and the world under his control brings to bear has no kinship to the pressure of God’s wrath directed toward the wicked and Satan’s crowd.

When you simply translate the word tribulation by its distinctive meaning of pressure and trouble, it clears up the confusion that many people have assigned to this subject. As Luke wrote in Acts, we enter into the Kingdom of God by much pressure and trouble. The world is not a friend to the saints of God. “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.” (II Corinthians 4:8-11) These tribulations or pressures that we bear make mature saints out of us as we trust in Him and die to our own selves.

The “Great Tribulation” is a distinctive time of pressure and trouble directed towards a population that is infested with sin: that has rejected the revelations of Jesus Christ. It is also planned as tribulation or pressure against the hordes of hell or Satan and his fallen angels. While our tribulation or pressure produces redemption of the saints, this future tribulation or pressure produces the redemption of the earth and God’s cosmos. This makes it clear why the same word is used. In both cases, it is redemption that is produced by the pressure of tribulation.

God Never Inflicts His Wrath on His Saints! It is Biblically unthinkable that our God would ever allow His chosen saints to be left in the middle of His judgment of the wicked. He has never done so, nor will He ever do such an unprincipled thing. It is contrary to His nature and to His faithfulness. To leave the saints of God on this earth, while He poured out His redeeming wrath on the Christ-rejecting crowd would strike at the heart of His holiness. It will not happen because it cannot happen. Anything that is contrary to His nature must never be assigned to His actions.

The Days of Noah! The Book of Genesis is an infallible part of the Holy Bible. Every word of this Book is exact and perfectly true. It was Jesus Christ Himself that compared the days of Noah with the coming of the Son of Man. “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” (Matthew 24:36-42) Reasonable scholars that do not have strange theology to defend believe that this is the exact language concerning the Rapture before the Tribulation.

The story concerning Noah is breathtaking. The Father was repenting that He had created man. “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” (Genesis 6:6) He then determined that He would destroy man and beast from the face of this earth and then He stated again, “… for it repenteth me that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:7) Then our faithful God looked in the direction of a godly man named Noah and stated, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” (Genesis 6:8) What a picture of the nature of God’s holiness. He was ready to destroy His own creation, but then one man was not guilty of the filth of the rest and God devised a plan to save that one man and his family from the planned holocaust. This principle sets the tone for the entire Word of God and God’s acts of judgment. He must judge sin, but He will do it by the principles of His own nature.

Noah had to act in obedience to receive the promise of deliverance from the impending wrath. He was instructed to build an ark to the saving of His household and was given the plans for the same. This is the same principle that has never changed. Our salvation is free, but Jesus made it plain that our deliverance from impending wrath is a matter of our faithfulness. Jesus said, “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:43-44) He forever makes a difference between the righteous and the unrighteous.

When Noah had finished the ark, God Himself came to see the project. While He was on the inside, He called to Noah, “And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” (Genesis 7:1) When Noah and his family, plus all the creatures of the earth had finished entering the ark, the Scripture states, “… and the LORD shut him in.” (Genesis 7:16b) It’s beautiful to see the Lord call him from the inside, but shut the door from the outside. God cannot be limited to an ark made by man, but He certainly was responsible for the security of Noah’s family by securing the door Himself. This story is a breathtaking truth. It is a perfect picture of God’s faithfulness in the judgment of the wicked. The protection of the righteous is a personal thing with our Heavenly Father. He did not assign this project to even His most trusted angel.

The Days of Lot! Lot and his removal from Sodom and Gomorrah before its destruction is another prime picture of God’s nature in judgment. He will always and in every case judge sin, but He will never judge the righteous at the same moment or in the same manner. It is impossible for sin to ever go unpunished, but it is just as impossible for sin and righteousness to be treated the same. Sodom and Gomorrah’s population had filled the cup of sin to its max. But, our God determined that He by His nature would do right and the righteous had to be delivered. Listen to the words of Abraham when he was speaking to the Lord, “That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:25)

The Heavenly Father sent His angels right into the throbs of filth to assure the removal of Lot and those in his family that feared God. Our God even said that if He found as few as ten righteous persons in Sodom and Gomorrah, He would not destroy the city. “… And he (God) said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.” (Genesis 18:32b) Settle it in your mind that this is God’s nature and not just a story of how He acted in one circumstance. He is the Lord and He doesn’t change. Lot had family that had become compromised by the evil of their surroundings. They had no fear of God and laughed Lot to scorn. “And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.” (Genesis 19:14) We live in a similar generation where the families of many believers are careless and unconcerned. It is evident that Lot had allowed himself to give up the more separated life of a Bedouin for the comforts of Sodom and Gomorrah. The New Testament writer said that Lot’s righteous soul was “vexed by the unlawful deeds” of these sodomites. “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)” (II Peter 2:6-8)

I believe he lost those family members because he chose worldly comforts over living a separated life with them in a pure environment. How many believers, themselves living holy lives, have taken their families into social settings and compromising churches only to watch their children lose the fear of God. It is sad to consider this Godly man having to leave these cities knowing that part of his family was “left behind.” In fact, Lot was so hesitant to leave that the angels had to remove him. “And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.” (Genesis 19:14-16)

The angels had to take Lot and his wife and two of his daughters by the hands and take them out of the city. This generation seems about as reluctant to escape this filthy world as Lot and his family were. Finally, the angel said, “Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.” (Genesis 19:22) Do not forget those words, “…for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither.” This is the faithfulness of God. They were not saved by their goodness, but by His “grace.” It is easy to understand why Lot’s wife looked back and lost her deliverance. She was leaving daughters, son-in-laws, and probably grandchildren to be consumed in the flames of fire and brimstone. She could not refrain herself from looking back when her own flesh and blood was about to suffer hell on earth. “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.” (Genesis 19:26) Is it possible that this scenario will be repeated when the Son of Man comes for His saints? Will there be saintly people so besieged with passions for their unsaved loved ones that they miss the Rapture? I would not suggest so, but the thought strikes terror to my heart. Remember the Scripture, “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28) Regardless of what is left behind, His saints must look for Him without hesitation.

He Reserves Wrath For His Enemies! This prophetic truth spoken by a prophet named Nahum is breathtaking, “God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.” (Nahum 1:2) What a statement of absolute perfection concerning the nature of God in His judgments. The wrath of God cannot be mixed but is always divinely discerned in the object of its activities. God is a jealous God. He will not allow sin to go unpunished. Never! But, He reserves His wrath for His enemies. As our Heavenly Father, He will chasten us, lay His rod of correction upon us and deal correctingly, but lovingly with us. He may even direct His righteous anger at us because of disobedience, but His wrath is reserved for the wicked that refuse to obey His will. He created this universe for His glory and honor and He is jealous over it with an unfailing love. It will be subject unto Him shortly and all that opposes Him will be consumed by His wrath.

This principle lives even more beautifully in the New Covenant. Jesus filled His message with the promises that He came not to condemn but to save. Jesus said, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:17-21)

His great message of deliverance forever tempers the rigid positions of His commandments. The laws of God bring conviction of sin, but the grace of God cleanses and delivers us from the powers of sin. He is the door by which we escape the coming wrath; therefore, we are no longer under the “fear of judgment.” The coming “seven years of wrath” is not a “New Covenant” message. It is an “Old Covenant” message. Jesus reiterated this fact when He prophesied of its future fulfillment. The wrath of God and the wrath of the Lamb are seen in their coming horror in Revelation chapter six. This earth cannot be a “Garden of Eden” until righteousness is established in judgment. Sin was finished on the cross, but the finality of this finish has to be manifest by an outpouring of wrath on those that refuse the pardon from sin’s prison. Sin is finished in those that are redeemed by His blood, but the enemies of God are yet to be dealt with.

Now, we see why the “wrath of God” must be poured forth, but it is unthinkable and impossible for those redeemed by His blood to be subject to this wrath. He has Himself borne our wrath on His cross at Calvary. If we were subject to that wrath, then Calvary would have been in vain. We must look at this wrath and note those that cry out because of its terror. “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; 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: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:15-17) The saints are already around the throne as this defining moment begins.

Paul’s epistle confirms this truth, “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (II Thessalonians 5:9-11) This Scripture, when viewed in light of the above facts, almost comes off the pages of Holy Writ. The Jewish believers were students of the laws and prophets of God. They trembled under the weight of the coming judgments for sin. Their history is filled with examples of God’s wrath. The story of the Assyrians and Babylonians, who acted as God’s instruments of judgment, were all too familiar. It was “Good News” to hear that Jesus Christ had taken their wrath on the cross and that they no longer had to flee.

As a whole, the Nation of Israel refused this message and rejected the Son of God and they have lived under wrath since that day with more to come. As wounded as my heart feels for the Nation of Israel today, even as I pray for the peace of Jerusalem, that peace cannot be complete until Messiah comes and they are redeemed. We resist the truth of God’s Word when we expect them to have complete peace until they repent for helping crucify the Son of God. Thank God we are at the door of that prophetic moment. Israel, will soon be under the ultimate wrath of the Lamb and will be redeemed when they see Him coming in glory at the conclusion of the Battle of Armageddon. Our present joy is to “wait for the Son from Heaven.” The apostles’ messages were constantly filled with this assurance. They knew that God’s wrath was a future fact, but they had no dread. “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (I Thessalonians 1:10)

Apostle Peter spoke with enthusiasm of the same assurance. Look carefully at the hope of His words. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” (II Peter 3:10-14)

Conclusion! On and on you can search the pages of the New Covenant to find much assurance that we, as His saints, are not “appointed unto wrath.” We have been delivered from that wrath because he took our wrath for us. “Isaiah the prophet said, “It pleased the Lord to bruise Him” that we might be set free. This does not give us liberty to be lovers of this world and to live carelessly. Rather, it calls us unto holiness and soberness of mind. John the Revelator summed it up to the Church of Philadelphia. He stated by the Holy Ghost as given to Jesus by the Father, “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” (Revelation 3:10) For the saints of God, who are watching the incredible events of prophetic fulfillment, the atmosphere is filled with the Blessed Hope.


  1. I guess those 3+ women who endured horrific toruture, gang raping for 10 years in the basement of those 3 vile Pa..are part of “that which we must endure” whilst hear on earth..

    I kind of wonder, what possible message there is in this regarding the youngest one who was kidnapped at age 14.

    I’m just askin.

  2. One of the things I find that challenge my faith the most is to watch bad things happen to good people. When I see little kids get cancer or get killed by evil people like Adam Lanza, this is tough to take. It becomes easy to blame God. Or at the very least, wonder why he didn’t stop it.

    It’s taken me a long time to try to make sense of it, and, to be honest, with you, I still haven’t resolved it completely. So, let me share my thoughts and perhaps others will have other ideas.

    God does NOT harm his own, just as Pastor Joseph said. But because God gave us free will, he often does not prevent people from doing evil things against each other. I think this is the price of free will. What’s forgotten is that Adam and Eve freely invited the author of all evil into our universe and this gave Satan the legal authority to have access to our world. But the devil can only go as far as God allows him – and this only temporarily because his number well soon be up.

    I think it’s important to remember that God himself allowed evil to overtake his only begotten Son and subject him to the worst possible death that one can imagine. And Jesus, who could have called the angels to his rescue, nevertheless allowed himself to go through it all for our sakes. So, if bad things could happen to the sinless Jesus, the rest of us are fair game. But God turned what the devil must have thought was his greatest victory into his worst defeat when Jesus rose to life again and brought eternal salvation to all those who believe in him.

    What we do know for sure is that in the end God wins, his people will be vindicated, Satan and his minions both human and demons will receive the reward in the Lake of Fire they so richly deserve. Every evil deed done by them will condemn them to eternal torment.

    I, too, as does Pastor Joseph, believe we will not have long to wait.

    Comes soon, Lord Jesus!!!

  3. I have comfort in Christ no matter if the rapture is pre-trip, mid-trib,or post trib. 2nd Thess. says that the anti-Christ will be revealed before Christ returns. So, the rapture could still happen before the Great tribultion even though the man of sin has been reaveald.

  4. Sheree D. Price

    What a dynamite Bible Study. All in a nutshell! Again
    Thank you Pastor Chambers for bringing us God’s Truth
    just as pure and plain and simple that even a child can
    read it and understand. The thing that so disturbs me about
    it all, that just literally breaks my heart, is when I think about
    my loved ones, people I know and work with, those claiming
    to be saved, yet walking not with Jesus, but caught up in worldliness
    and living so casually. Most I fear, are not truly saved, but believe
    they are. I know that’s not my call to make, but don’t we know
    them by their fruits?
    Pastor, I love the verse you quoted in Genesis 18:25…shall not the Judge
    of all the earth do right?” I know He will. I also know that sometimes
    when my heart is heavy thinking about some not making the Rapture, I
    think about what Gods Word says, He’s gonna wipe every tear from our eyes.
    What a sobering thought! Someone you love so dearly, not being there in
    heaven with you. But, we won’t even know it…
    Pastor Chambers, could you maybe speak on this, what are your thoughts?
    Thank you so much, love, In Christ, Sheree

  5. Brother James

    Brother Chambers what a wonderful article!!! So encouraging in these days we live.I wish you could post it on any of the forums where you have posted in the past, so many people need to see this!!! GOD bless you and thank you!!!


    Dear Joe Chambers,

    We are indeed in a RE-PLAY OF THE DAYS OF NOAH AND THE DAYS OF LOT. We will soon have to evacuate. Things were really wild inthe DAYS OF NOAH. Evil humans are more dangerous than lions. We are also in the DAYS OF LOT WHEN THE LORD HAD TO BOMB SODOM. Sodom was the first HIROSHIMA. It was even more wiped out thant the 2 nuked Japanese cities. Was it a more POWERFUL EXPLOSION, perhaps even stronger than the biggest H-Bombs. Did Abraham see a mushroom cloud to east? Was it an asteroid? The Dead Sea was a fresh-water lake before the bombing. The area was like Eden. It is now a desert. That is the result of the large bombing of Sodom and surrounding areas. Sodom was dominated by the GAYS. HOMOSEXUALS are the main reason Sodom was bombed. If the US SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN STATE LAWS THA BAN GAY MARRIAGES, GOD WILL HAVE TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY. If the Supreme Court strikes down Federal laws against homosexuals but leaves in place state laws that ban homosexual marriages: It could have a JUDEA AND SAMARIA EFFECT ON AMERICA. Back at the time after Solomon died ISRAEL WAS DIVIDED INTO 2 NATIONS. NORTHER ISRAEL CALLED SAMARIA, AND SOUTHERN ISRAEL CALLED JUDAH. All the SAINTS IN THE NORTH WERE FORCED TO FLEE FROM THE LIBERAL DOMINATED NORTH TO THE CONSERVATIVE SOUTHERN ISRAEL. It would have the same effect on America. The Liberal north is our SAMARIA. The conservative South and Mountain states is our JUDEA. All CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS SHOULD MOVE AWAY FROM LIBERAL STATES SUCH AS CALIFORNIA, AND TO CONSERVATIVE SOUTHERN STATES TO PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN FROM CORRUPTED HOMOSEXUAL DOMINATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Christians move your families away from “SAMARIA” to “JUDEA” TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN. In 2-Peter 3:10-14 The time that the entire Earth and Heaven will be burned up with fervent heat and the ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT wil not be in the Tribulation, but will be AFTER THE MILLENNIUM, when the Gog & Magog Enemies try to take Jerusalem after Satan is released. If you want to know why God will not destroy the entire earth by fire in Tribulation, is because he will have some people such as Israel and the Gentile Tribulation Saints that he has to protect. He needs these peoples physical flesh and blood bodies to repopulate the earth during the Millennium. Yes there will be some fire during Tribulations and ELEMENTS MELTING WITH FERVENT HEAT (NUCLEAR WEAPONS) on a limited scale. So there will be some, but it will not be total. At the end of the Millennium there will be no more childbirths. So when Satan is released, All the saints from all over to the Earth flee to JERUSALEM to escape the comming FIERY JUDGMENT that will hit the unsaved. SATAN INVOLVED IN THE POLITICS OF ENVY GETS THE MOBS OF THE EARTH TO TRY TO TAKE JERUSALEM WHERE THE SAINTS FLED TO. IT THEN THAT JERUSALEM IS LIFTED OFF THE EARTH. AND FIRE BURNS UP THE WICKED. THAT IS WHEN THE ELEMENTS MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT. THE WHOLE EARTH EXPLODES IN A NUCLEAR STYLE BLAST. The GLOBAL WARMING that Liberals have been looking for finally comes.

    What do you think, Joe?


    Keith Black

  7. James Lishman

    Hi Brother Joseph
    Very well presented – and if I may add to the people (and I grant them their point of view) who do not believe in a pre-trib rapture is that they have misinterpreted GOD’s character which is loving in excess for what HE did to save HIS true born again Bride and give thru grace, eternal life.
    A loving GOD will not bash HIS beloved before taking her to HIM – this is a indication that they do not know the Word and misrepresent JESUS character as they do not know HIM.
    The presentation of Daniels 70th week as the tribulation described in Revelation is what started the nit picking on tribulation. If it is correctly named the 70th week, it is easy to see that is describes the purification of the Jewish population to make them see the real Messiah.
    Naming the period as Daniels 70th week will remove all doubt and needless argument as to who stays and who goes.
    Make your election sure – be born again and have a 24/7 relationship with JESUS thru the Holy Spirit and get into the WORD – time is very very short.

  8. People misconstrue tribulation that is why many think we are in it. As believers, we will suffer trials and personal tribulations. And there cannot be a Christian that doesn’t suffer them. Jesus said upon our salvation we will begin to drink from the cup that He has. It stands to reason.

    People need to be made to understand that tribulation of Revelation is something horrible that will affect everyone, not just one or a few. It is not personal, it is global.

  9. Jeannie Dudley

    Therefore, whereas tribulation almost always refers to the persecution of believers, wrath almost always refers to the anger of God against the unrighteous that results in punishment.