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The outpouring of God's wrath is only one of these many events, and all scriptural indications are that it does not commerce right away. A loose example might be awaiting a fierce battle as part of a war. The battle itself does not begin once war is declared. The declaration of war simply paves the way for troops to be readied, battle plans to be drawn, and battles to be executed. Like the other events of the Day of the Lord, God's wrath happens in its proper succession, as part of God's perfect timing.

Thus, the cry, “the great day of God's wrath has come,” does not mean that those making this statement are experiencing God's wrath. Rather, it tells us that the mighty men realize that they have entered this final period of judgement, called the Day of God's Wrath, during which God's wrath will be poured out. Indeed, it is only after the completion of the seven trumpet judgements and prior to the outpouring of the bowl judgements, in Rev. 11:18, that we see the actual arrival of God's wrath: “The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints...”

After this pronouncement is made, the seven angels, indeed, begin to pour out the bowls of God's wrath upon the earth:

“Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever. The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed. Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, `Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth...”(Rev. 15:6-16:1).

Only now, as the 70th Week draws to a close, has God's wrath begun.

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