The big question here still is, Is the tribulation and the wrath of God the same thing or are they two different events . There are a lot of teachings and articles on the internet concerning this issue, a lot of preachers and teachers are joining these two events together, some other will take one and leave the other, some even don't even talk about it at all. but for us here at the Endtime Global Evangelistic Association we believe that the tribulation and the wrath of God are two different events, we saw it this way, the tribulation comes before the rapture and the wrath of God just immediately after the rapture, Now looking the meaning of the tribulation and the wrath of God.

TRIBULATION: Tribulation is a time when satan, his servants and all who works for him will try to take out all who call upon the name of God, they will want to take up every form of control of humanity from God unto themselves, it is going to be a very hard time for every who believes in God, a very harsh time for everyone who will not deny God and take the mark of the beast. Tribulation is a time the enemy of God (Antichrist) will come against everything that is called of God on earth with calculated fury and fiery anger. The antichrist's target is to turn everyone on earth to worship satan and the beast therefore they will kill all who will refuse them that opportunity and that is why God said if those days is not shortened the antichrist will kill everyone and there may not be anyone to be raptured so for the sake of the elect and for the rapture to take place those days will be shortened.

Tribulation is also a time when satan will have his last chance to try to deceive and win the elect over to himself, after the tribulation he will no longer have power over the saint of God, let no one deceive you for the bible told us that power will be given unto the antichrist the beast to make war with the saints and overcome them, he will be allowed by God to fight with the saints or the elect and kill as many as he can, Revelation 13:7; And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations" confirms this, I tell you the blood of the saints shall flow, for the antichrist will kill almost all who fail to come to his side, Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." also confirms this, but Jesus in in Matthew 24:22 told us that except those day shall be shortened no flesh will be saved, "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. " if Jesus did not intervene at the heat of the wrath of satan against the saints and the church no saints will be saved because the antichrist is ready to kill all who identified with Jesus Christ and there might not be anyone left to be raptured anyway but for the elects sake and for the rapture to take place according to the word of the Lord Jesus Christ must intervene at the heat of the tribulation and that is when the saints will be raptured.

I see some preachers doing calculation with the issue of the rapture, calculating years upon years, AD upon AD trying to tell us when Jesus will come or when to expect Jesus Christ, some end up telling us the dates which of course the failed and some others end up telling us how many years left according to their own calculations but wait a minute, are we given to do all this calculations, are we given to all of this intellectual manipulations, no, not at all, but Jesus only told us to prepared for we do not know when the Lord of the house will come, He used lots of parables to emphasize much on this issue, He commanded us all to watch all times, WATCH was all Jesus told us to do and not to try to ge the exact date of His coming. "Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come". When we are told to watch what does that mean, to watch is to be prepared at all time times waiting for the Lord in other words getting prepared every seconds and minutes ready for the rapture. "Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh".

Jesus said in Matthew 24 that there shall be great tribulation such as was not since the begriming of the world to this time and will not be again after it, Matthew 24:21; For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. what does that mean, I hear people say that since the world began,the elects have been going through tribulation and even now the saints are going through tribulation but we need to understand the deep meaning of what jesus said when He said that the world since the beginning have never seen a thing like that, that means it is going to be something special that has never happened since the beginning and what is that thing that makes this tribulation special from other tribulation people or the saints have been going through in the past, that great difference is the technology, listen to what Evangelist Carls W. Sanders Jr. of the Trumpet Ministries USA said in His book, "THE WATCHMAN SPEAKS"

"As we look at the cutting edge of current technology, We begin to see how some Biblical prophecies are likely to be fulfilled. Technology will provide many of the many of the tools which satan and the Antichrist will use in their battle against the church and the spread of Christianity. Satan desires to deceive the elect. our Lord Jesus cautions us not to be deceived (Mat. 24:4) and to be wise as the serpent (Mat. 10:16) Also to prepare for His return. (Mk. 13:32-37)"

Technology is going to make a great difference here and that is why we want to go everywhere and try to make people understand the fact that all that glitters are not gold, technology as we have seen them in this age than in any other age especially since the year 2000. Without technology the antichrist can never have control of the world. Now they have drones with inbuilt surveillance cameras which they will use to monitor everywhere while flying in the air. Satellite Surveillance almost everywhere in the sky, we have 35 of these satellites and in 1993 they added 24 Navstar satellites that are accurate in tracking everywhere on the surface of the earth and believe you me since that time many more would have been added. Jesus said that this tribulation is a tribulation that the earth since it's beginning have never seen and the earth again will never experience it thereafter, what is it that Jesus was talking about about?, Jesus was talking about the sophisticated technology that is going to be available for the antichrist to use against the church and the Christian. Another device in use is what they called Voice Translation, this device is a computer system developed which will translate a language, any language, into 163 other language and dialects and broadcast those translations by satellite around the world. Read Revelation 13:5, Daniel 7:25. with this in place you never talk anyhow or talk against the authorities without being heard. This voice translation devices will be secretly mounted everywhere.

2Thessalonians 2:1-4; Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

This passage simply means that the day of the Lord(the rapture or the gathering of the saints) will not come until two things will happen first (1) the falling away(falling away from true doctrines of the scriptures giving heed to seducing teachings of demons and that we have seen these days). (2) the revelation of son of perdition(this is the time of the reign of the antichrist). so the according to this passage the rapture will not happen until we see the reign of the antichrist.

Revelation 13:7; And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations

The antichrist will be given power to torture and kill the saints who will not worship him nor take the mark of the beast, he will overcome them because he will take over the control of the system of things here on earth which will negatively affect the saints. He will make laws that requires everyone on earth to worship him because he will enter into the temple of God most High and declare himself God and will require everyone to worship him and to kill everyone who will refuse to worship him or take his mark.

The tribulation is not from God, it is not even the wrath of God. Think on this, at the tribulation people can die and for sure the antichrist will kill everyone who refuse to take the mark of the beast but when the wrath of God came people will no longer die, there will no be a hiding place for anyone and this will take to defining the wrath of God.

THE WRATH OF GOD: This a special time prepared by God to punish all who rejected the atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross. all who rejected the warning of the prophets, all who made the death of Jesus on the cross vain. and this will happen at the same time God is comforting and rewarding the saints in the air at the rapture. Jesus and the saints will stay an unspecified amount of time in the air before returning to the earth for the 1000 years millennial reign (consider the word "ever" in the scripture below), like I said earlier, the difference between the tribulation and the wrath here is at the time of the wrath of God people will no longer die but at the tribulation people will die for antichrist will surely kill people who refuse to take the mark of the beast. The antichrist and his agents will all be partaking in the wrath of God, At the time of tribulation there is still going to be in place all forms government but at the time of the wrath of God there will be no form of government because it is a time whereby all men will be running for their lives. No one even the antichrist will be able to stand when the wrath of God comes. so get prepared to meet your God.

1 Thess. 4:16-18; For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we "ever" be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Revelation 21:4; And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

The wrath of God comes as the saints have been taken out of the earth, the angels of God will stand against the earth and it's inhabitant. Matthew in his account in Mathew 24:29 said that after the tribulation the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken and John the beloved gave his own account in Revelation 6:1-17 said that After the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood then the wrath of God starts. if you look at those two accounts well you will discover that the tribulation comes before sun and moon is darkened and after the sun and moon are darkened the wrath of God comes. As we can see the word of God is very clear here and I can say that most christian leader have carnally interpreted the bible and will need to go back to where they started and correct grievous mistakes they have made over the time.

Zephaniah 1:14-18; The great day of the LORD [is] near, [it is] near, and hasteth greatly, [even] the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day [is] a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land

This is the exact situation how the world will be when the wrath of God comes, This particular portion of the scripture tells how awful it is going to be when the saints are removed from the earth, my brother it is not going to be any easy for anyone left behind. Revelation 6:12-17 "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 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?"

Even those who now claim how strong they are will melt when the wrath of God comes. Even satan himself will not be able to stand, the anti-christ also who will pose himself as God and will also seek to be worshipped as God will not be able to stand. Whatever the teachings of your pastor is or are will not matter on that day if the are false, if you are in a church where these things are not preached in it's fullness, if your pastor is not warning you against a day like this that is coming please permit here to say that it is time for you to leave that church and look for somewhere else where they can get you ready for the rapture. if you miss the rapture you will definitely not miss the wrath of God. Some pastor emphasize a lot on the love of God and finished work at calvary thereby giving false eternity hope to the unsuspecting Christians who will never open the bible on their own to read and understand on what Jesus is talking about but rely heavily on the teaching and understanding of their pastor which at sometime might be influenced by something you never know or think about. O ye weak and feeble mortals why don't you repent and run for your dear life by giving your life to our Lord Jesus Christ.