Do not believe in false Rapture hope which is on the spread among Christians and preachers today of being taken away before the Great Tribulation. The Great Tribulation is not same as the Wrath of GOD. It is a time of being tried: Daniel 12 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ⁹ And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. ¹⁰ Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. ¹¹ And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. ¹² Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. That's why our LORD JESUS CHRIST promised here that: Revelation 3 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ¹⁰ Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. ¹¹ Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. ¹² Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. ¹³ He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST was clear enough when he stated it here: Matthew 24 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ²⁰ But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 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. ²² And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. ²³ Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. ²⁴ For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. ²⁵ Behold, I have told you before. ²⁶ Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. ²⁷ For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. ²⁸ For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. ²⁹ 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: ³⁰ 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. ³¹ 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. And he never mentioned that anyone will save himself/herself by their own blood. We must never think that since we're Christians that's all required. We must be holy unto GOD as JESUS CHRIST has given you the free ticket when you believe on him but our holiness and our belief on the LORD JESUS CHRIST must be intact to be really qualified. (Our believing on the LORD JESUS CHRIST is our acceptance to his kingdom. But we can't go when we are filthy, strained by the lusts of the world and of the flesh. He is clear enough.) We must abstain from sin as best as we must if we don't want to be shocked with this statement from him: Matthew 7 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ²¹ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. ²² Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? ²³ And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Beware of modern preachers who hid the judgment of GOD and talk only of his love and have through this been making people wallow with pleasure in sin and making them believe "Grace has gotten you covered". Beware of false prophets, preachers, pastors and or ministers who are hiding the truth from you all because you don't have time to study the scriptures yourself! Beware! Study your Bible well. It already contains the explanations of GOD'S love and judgment. Don't get it twisted or holding one and ignoring the other. The devil to destroy will not come with swords and bows, with horns and claws and arrows but with most things you imagine and wish could be true. Form there you might get captured. Know when he comes disguised as an angel light. You have been informed. Awake unto righteousness and be holy. May the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY our FATHER keep us intact till the return of His Son, JESUS CHRIST.