Many people are confusing the “great period of tribulation” and the “wrath of God”.
Jesus is coming after the great tribulation when it will be the Last Day: The Day of Judgment (Matthew 24: 29–30, 31); only God knows the day and the hour (Matthew 24:36).
There is a distinct difference between the great tribulation period and the wrath of God which will be poured on this earth after Jesus delivers up the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 15:24) (Revelation 11:18, 16:17–18, 20–21)
When Jesus returns, it is foretold, “And the nations were angry, and thy [WRATH IS COME], and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth” (Revelation 11:18).
Surely, as followers of Jesus Christ we pray and hope for our salvation on the Last Day. However, by the word of God, we have been warned that the time will come when many will not endure sound doctrine and will turn away their ears from the truth, which will be turned into fables (2 Timothy 4:3–4).
Jesus says: “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:5).
“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things” (Mark 13:21-23).
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: [BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH], and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).
Before the End of the world on the Last Day, the Day of Judgment, after Jesus and God’s holy angels extract all God’s elect from this earth (Matthew 25:31–34), the wod of God says: “Then cometh the end, [WHEN HE SHALL HAVE DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD], even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24). It is after this that the wrath of God in poured out on this earth.
“And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, ‘It is done.’” (Revelation 16:17–18, 20–21).