Q. I have a question concerning God’s judgement on nations. Given what Christ has done to redeem believers and that the Holy Spirit is in the world to convict of sin and to draw men to Christ, does God still judge nations in the Church Age as He did in the Old Testament? Or is judgement now reserved for the Tribulation period?
A. According to Jeremiah 30:11 the full force of God’s judgment on the nations will come during the Great Tribulation (called the time of Jacob’s trouble in Jeremiah 30:7) and will result in their total destruction. I believe he is currently beginning to lift his hand of protection as a warning that judgment time is near.