When Does The Wrath Of God Begin?

Q. You have mentioned several of your studies and recordings that the Lord’s wrath starts in Rev 6. In light of the Lord declaring that it is He Himself is executing His judgments on the surrounding nations that are hate’n on Israel (pre-req for Eze 38), wouldn’t it be more scriptural to include these judgments as the starting point of His Wrath?

A. God expressed His wrath on numerous occasions in the Old Testament, but the phrase “Wrath of God” is a name given to a specific time of judgment that comes during Daniel’s 70th Week. I use Rev. 6:17 because that’s where John has the leaders of various nations on Earth proclaiming that it has come. I think it’s likely that the leaders of the countries around Israel will be among those making the proclamation.

The word wrath appears 5 times in the Book of Ezekiel. In four of them it was directed toward the Jews for their idolatry prior to the Babylonian captivity, and the fifth one concerns Gog’s attack on Israel in Ezekiel 38:19. None of the judgments of Israel’s neighbors in Ezekiel 28-32 contain the word wrath or the phrase Wrath of God. Although some of the judgments he described may not be complete until the end Times, Ezekiel’s primary focus in these chapters was the destruction caused by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian Armies.

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