In the last days, the wrath of God will be poured out during a specific period of time called The Day of the Lord. There are frequent Old Testament and New Testament references to the day of God's judgment upon the wicked. The Old Testament is where the day of God's wrath is first explained.
The prophet Isaiah teaches us that during the Day of The Lord, "the pride of man will be humbled, and the loftiness of men will be abased, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day." Isaiah 2:17
Zephaniah tells us that during the Day of the Lord "all the earth will be devoured in the fire of His jealousy, for He will make a complete end, indeed a terrifying one, of all the inhabitants of the earth." Zephaniah 1:18
The Day of the Lord will come with great severity. Thus, God has made it clear in His Word that signs in the sun, moon and stars will immediately precede the onset of the Day of the Lord.
Much of the book of the prophet Joel is about the end of days, about the Great and Terrible Day of The Lord.
"And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come." Joel 2: 30-31
"The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining." Joel 3:15
These words from Joel are repeated by Peter in Acts 2: 19-20
In Matthew, Mark and Luke these signs in the sun, moon and stars are clearly presented announcing that the Day of the Lord has arrived. And, please notice and take into your heart that the gathering of the elect in these passages refer to the rapture. God referred to the rapture as the removal of The Church in the **series of dreams with messages and confirmations I received.
Matthew 24: 29-31 "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 than shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of 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 the heaven to the other."
Mark 13: 23-27 "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall He send His angels, and shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven."
Luke 21: 24-28 "And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive unto all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (gathering of the elect)
AND now Revelation 6 with the opening of the 6th seal - the onset of the Day of the Lord will come upon the ungodly inhabitants of the earth.
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 kings of the earth, and the great 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?"
As you follow Revelation you see that with the opening of the 7th seal, the 7 trumpets prepare to sound. Then, with the sounding of the 7th trumpet, the 7 bowls (vials) of God's final wrath are prepared to be poured out on the earth. All part of the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.
Also, notice that the great tribulation period occurs before the Day of the Lord. The period of tribulation is not the same as the Day of the Lord, the period when God's wrath is poured out.
Great Tribulation, Great Harvest of Souls, Rapture, Great Day of The Lord
**End of Days Dreams With Messages
Thanks for sharing, "revgenlink." And just as the birth of Christ was the greatest single event in human history, the end of all things will be equally as great! May we always be ready for the final day of Judgement with Jesus at our side!