Many people continue to confuse the great period of tribulation (Matthew 24:21) and the wrath of God (Revelation 11:18).
There is a distinct difference between the great tribulation period which comes in the last years before the end of the world and the wrath of God which is on the Last Day on the Day of Judgment.
AFTER Jesus delivers up the kingdom of God then the WRATH OF GOD is poured out on the earth (1 Corinthians 15:24) (Revelation 11:18, 16:17–18, 20–21).
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 comes LAST!
Our Lord Jesus says: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the [LAST DAY]” (John 6:44).
“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).
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the [WRATH OF THE LAMB]:
For [THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME]; and who shall be able to [STAND]?” (Revelation 6:15-17).
“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that [WATCHETH], and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” (Revelation 16:15).
“[WATCH YE THEREFORE, AND PRAY ALWAYS], that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to [STAND] before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and [EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM], and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:8).
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and [THE END], the first and the [LAST]” (Revelation 22:13).
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:16-21).