Q. As we strive to be prepared for Christ’s return I often read Revelation. I have a desire to understand prophecy since it was given to us by God. My question concerns the Wrath of the Lamb that is introduced after the opening of the sixth seal. It appears to me that the trumpet judgements occur prior to Satan setting himself up in the temple. Is the Wrath of the Lamb and the Wrath of God the same timing?
A. Rev. 6:15-17 reads,
Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”
This wrath is described as their wrath, referring to both Father and Son. The Trumpet judgments do precede the the Abomination of Desolation that kicks off the Great Tribulation. Some describe the bowl judgments that follow as the Wrath of God. But Rev. 15:1 says that with them God’s wrath will be completed, meaning that they bring about the end of God’s wrath, not its beginning. The phrase “great day of their wrath” means the Wrath of God and the Wrath of the Lamb are the same thing, and include the Seal, Trumpet and Bowl judgments.