Q. In one way or another, you are asked over and over: How will the earth know that the Wrath of God has begun? Would it be correct to say that the Rapture is the sign that specifically identifies the beginning of the Wrath of God? Am I correct to believe we are now seeing evidence of God’s pre-wrath judgments as they affect our own country and the world? Are His pre-wrath judgments the same as the birth pangs?
A. According to Rev. 6:17 the people of Earth will know the time of wrath has come because of the Seal judgments, but I can imagine the rapture being a huge wake up call for them as well. In Matt. 24:8 Jesus called the various natural and man made disasters we’re experiencing the birth pangs that will lead up to the End Times judgments.