MTH. 24,  REV. 6  And  LEV.23



Jesus’ Olivet Discourse on the “End of the “Age” and on His ‘Coming’:

“And as He (Jesus) sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, tell us, when shall these things be, & what will be the Sign of Your Coming, & the end of the age?   

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.

All These Are The Beginning of Sorrows.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place,

Then shall be Great Tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened..

Immediately after the TRIBULATION of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall Gather Together HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Zechariah prophesied (in Zec. 9:14-16):  And the LORD shall be seen over them … and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, … And the LORD their God shall save them in that day.

Paul writes (in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18):

"For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the shofar (trumpet of God); and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and thus we shall always be with the Lord.”


So likewise, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors

Truly I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, until all these things be fulfilled.

As in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be,

But of that day and hour know no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Yet, Jesus rebuked those who did not anticipate the “Season of His Coming”:

Jesus said to the Pharisees: 

“… Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times” (Mth. 16:3)

and “Jerusalem shall be trodden down, UNTIL the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24)

 Ezekiel prophesied“Israel shall no longer be 2 Nations, but 1 Nation in the latter days”.  (Ezk. 37:21-22)


Jesus said:  “In this world you will have ‘Tribulation’, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” for "He that endures to the end will be saved".           


Tribulation is defined by the Greek words:  

Peirasmos;  meaning trials, testing, temptation tribulations, and  

Thlupsis; meaning  Affliction, Persecution tribulations.

“Tribulation” described by Jesus in Matthew 24:5 – 29, is also concurrently described by John in Revelation chapter 6 as the first 6 of 7 seals o the scroll of ‘God’s Wrath’.

"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation (thlupsis); but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."   John 16:33

(thlupsis; tribulation, affliction, distress, persecution)

“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction(thlupsis).   Isa. 48:10

“For our light affliction (thlupsis), which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory…”  2 Cor. 4:17

“No temptation (peirasmos)  has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”  1 Cor. 10:13

“The Lord knows how to deliver (ruesthai) the godly out of / from (ek) temptations” (peirasmos) …   2 Peter 2: 9

The Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words by W.E. Vine combined commentary on 2 Peter 2:9 and Rev. 3:10-12:

The verb is used of testing as permitted by God, and of the believer as one who should be in the realization of his own helplessness and his dependence upon God.

The noun is used of trials with beneficial purposes and effect, also of trials or temptations Divinely permitted or sent: 

I.e.  2 Peter 2:9 “to prove” or “to try” and in Rev. 3:10 “trial or temptation”.


“Wrath” is defined by the Hebrew and Greek words ‘Ebrah’ and ‘Orges’:  

The “Wrath” of God is described in Revelation Chapters 8 –16 as the 7 Trumpets and 7 Bowls of “God’s Wrath” is then poured out in Judgment upon the unrepentant.

Wrath translated from Hebrew word “Ebrah” (Orges in Greek); Strong’s #5678 connotes the “overflowing fury of God”; and is only used in conjunction with "Day of the Lord" wrath after the 7 th seal is broken, and the scroll of God’s wrath is opened.

“The  DAY  OF  THE  LORD” &  “HIS  WRATH”:

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.   Rom. 5:9

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, (“Ebrah”) but to obtain salvation …. I Thes. 5:9

“For the great day of His wrath (Ebrah / Orges) is come; and who shall be able to stand? Rev. 6:17 

The first use of the word wrath in Revelation is at Rev. 6:17, and is a prelude statement to breaking the 7th seal, which then allows OPENING of the SCROLL, releasing God’s wrath written in the scroll.

Please visualize the scroll with the 7 seals.  The scroll contains the wrath of God, but is not opened until ALL 7 seals are broken; opened by “the Lion of the tribe of Judea”/ Jesus, then the 7 trumpets and 7 bowls of “God’s wrath” in Rev. 8 –16 continues until the Feast of Atonement aka. Judgment Rev.17 & 18. 

Jesus then breaks the 7th seal; thus opening the scroll releasing His “wrath”

Upon Jesus’ return to deliver us fro the wrath to come, He then stays to deliver His ‘Wrath’ upon the unrepentant:

“… I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals… Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals." …. And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood …”  Rev. 5:1,5,9

He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God…. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God…. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS….  Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God  Rev. 19:13, 15-17


Jesus “Comes” (Parousia) only Once: 

AFTER “Tribulation” (seals 1 –6), and BEFORE “wrath” (7th seal) per Rev. 6 and Mth. 24:5-31. 

The first 6 seals of “Tribulation” ‘caused’ by God’s permissive will was allowed by God; to encourage repentance prior to wrath and judgment.

Jesus then gathers Hiselect” / "chosen" prior to wrath; Mth. 24:30-31 (Pre-Wrath Raptured); as Jesus Himself clearly states:

“ Immediately After the Tribulation (trials) of those  days, shall the sun be darkened and the moon give no light, and the stars fall from heaven.   

Then shall the Son of man come…with a great sound of a trumpet of God …  and gather the “elect” / "chosen".   (Pre Wrath Rapture)

“For the great day of His wrath (Ebrah / Orges) is come; and who shall be able to stand? Rev. 6:17 

Jesus then continues to stay and deliver His Wrath; (7th seal), until Judgment has been delivered, and then to rule in His Millennial Kingdom 1,000 years in a "Year of Jubilee".  (No coming and going)

This period completes the “Feasts Of The Lord” Feasts of Trumpets proclaiming the time to repent, unto the “Feast of Atonement” / Judgment, unto the “Year of Jubilee”.


Note: The period of “Tribulation” (Peirasmos & Thlupsis), during the first 6 seals were allowed by God through His permissive will to cause repentance; before His “wrath” and Judgment upon the unrepentant.  I.e.  Typical of warnings given by God in scripture to repent, before God unleashes His “over flowing fury” / wrath. 




Additional  File Links:



"Tribulation to Rapture to Wrath"   file link

PRE WRATH  RAPTURE  Hermeneutics  file link








By Bill Miller email:    Updated  Jan. 29, 2009

Web site:   (Continually updated)   This file is Public Domain

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