The Seven Years of YHWH's Wrath
by Scott Clarke | Published April 15, 2014
I believe scripture is clear that the entire seven years of tribulation is a matter of Elohim's wrath and that true Christians are not appointed to that time frame on earth.
Let us look at this time frame. It has many names and we will cross reference them:
The Great Tribulation Period | The Second Half of the Tribulation
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. - Matthew 24:21Note: The final 3.5 years of the 7 are referred to as the Great Tribulation. However, the entire 7 years is known simply as the Tribulation Period.
But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light ... - Matthew 24:29
And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation (Tribulation Saints); they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." - Revelation 7:14
Daniel's 70th Week
He (Antichrist) will confirm a covenant with many for one week (of years). In the middle of the week he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation. - Daniel 9:27Note: Gabriel told Daniel that the 70 weeks are for his (Daniel's) people, who are the Israelites only, not the Church - see Daniel 9:24
The Time of Jacob's Trouble
Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble. - Jeremiah 30:7Note: Jacob's name was changed to Israel. It is therefore the time of Israel's trouble - see 2 Kings 17:34
The Day of the Lord / The Day of Wrath
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible Day of the Lord comes. - Joel 2:31Note: The abomination that causes desolation (or lays waste) - see Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15
The great Day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty men shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath (BINGO!), a day of trouble (Jacob's Trouble) and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation. - Zephaniah 1:14-15
The Day of the Lord's Wrath
Their silver and their gold will not be able to rescue them on the day of the Lord’s wrath. The whole earth will be consumed by the fire of His jealousy. For He will make a complete, yes, a horrifying end of all the inhabitants of the earth. - Zephaniah 1:18Perfectly cross-referenced in the book of Revelation, twice in the very chapter which begins Daniel's 70th week (Chapter 6), we see the people of Earth hiding in caves from the wrath of the Lamb.
... and before the fierce wrath of the Lord come upon you, and before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you. Seek ye the Lord all the meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment: seek righteousness, seek lowliness, if so be that you may be hidden in the day of the Lord’s wrath. - Zephaniah 2:2-3... and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of His wrath is come; and who is able to stand?" - Revelation 6:16-17Also Isaiah 2:19 prophesies, They shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, from the terror of YHWH, and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.
When does YHWH arise to shake the earth mightily? Isaiah 26:19-21 prophesies that He comes out of his place (Heaven) to do that after the rapture:Your dead shall live;So now you can see why no one can convince me that the entire seven years is not the time of YHWH’s wrath and that somehow His wrath starts somewhere in the middle of the seven years.
Together with my dead body they shall arise.
Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust;
For your dew is like the dew of herbs,
And the earth shall cast out the dead.
Come, my people, enter your chambers,
And shut your doors behind you;
Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment,
Until the indignation is past.
For behold, YHWH is coming out of His place
To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
The earth will also disclose her blood,
And will no more cover her slain.
This final week of seven years which is the Lord's Wrath is not for the church/bride of Christ. We have to be consummating a marriage for those seven years. Jewish wedding tradition holds to the bride and groom hiding away from the public (the world) for a period of seven; one week ... and the Bridegroom is Jewish! It is a Jewish wedding! There is no way around that fact. Mid-tribbers and post-tribbers fail to understand this.
Now The Good News
Of course now that we know that the entire seven years of the Tribulation is YHWH’s wrath, we look at 1 Thessalonians 5:9 where Paul clarifies, God did not intend for us to suffer His wrath (At all. Period. End of discussion.) but rather to possess salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Verse 11 commands us then … Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. Why? Because true and faithful believers are not going through the Tribulation period. Is it any comfort to the church when false teachers teach that the church is going to suffer through even one moment of the Tribulation? Remember ... our Messiah did all of our suffering for us - the church is under grace. HalleluYah!
Romans 5:9 states, Much more then, being now justified by His (Messiah’s) blood, shall we be saved from the wrath of God through him.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 states, Wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Yahshua who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Messiah, in Revelation 3:10, says, Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
That was chapter 3, within the picture of the church age. He said this just before the rapture chapter; chapter 4! Come up here!
Lastly, John 3:36 states, He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
May this truth be an encouragement to you, church! (1 Thessalonians 4:18)