"The Wrath of God is the "Day of Vengeance" and lasts about One year according to Isaiah 34:8 and 63:4, and the illustration the Lord Jesus Christ gives of Noah's Flood."
Isaiah 34:8 is an old covenant passage. It is like a telescopic view. Revelation, on the other hand, is a microscopic view. Which will give us a closer look? Of course, Revelation will give us the more accurate view.
We know from what Jesus said, that "those days" of great tribulation will begin at the abomination. We know from Daniel 9:27 that the abomination is the event that divides the week into two halves. We read in Rev. 13:
We understand that these 42 months are the SAME 42 months that the holy city will be trampled, and the same 1260 days that the two witnesses will be testifying, and the same 1260 days that the woman will be fleeing and the same 3 1/2 years that the woman will be fed and protected. These verses give us a pretty good idea that He will be "wearing out" the saints for the last 3.5 years of the 70th week. However, Jesus said that He would "shorten" those days of GT. It is NOT the 42 months that are shortened: it is the days of GT that take place DURING the 42 months. So how much are they shortened?
What method does God use to shorten those days? He uses the vials of His wrath. After a few of the vials have been poured out, the man of sin will not be able to find an able bodied man to hunt down and kill anyone! They will be in darkness, in great pain, in tremendous heat, with NOTHING to drink. So the man of sin will be rendered helpless. So how long will he be able to keep up the murder? It is only a guess, but my guess is perhaps three years. We don't know WHEN God will begin the vials, for John does not tell us. I am convinced the days of GT will last FAR longer than one year. I don't see Isaiah 34:8 as an instruction as to how long it will last.
Is the purpose of this verse to limit God's vengeance to one year? Ask yourself this: Is Jesus angry at the battle of Armageddon? Is not that a part of God's wrath?
Does it sound like Jesus is angry? Certainly it does! We already looked at Isaiah 34:8, but notice verse 6:
Both these verses are speaking of the same event. These things will happen when Jesus comes on the white horse as seen in Rev. 19. Therefore, God is STILL ANGRY in chapter 19. His wrath began in chapter 6 and extends at least to chapter 19.
What point was Jesus making when He mentioned Noah?
Coop, I believe that Matt 24:9 begins the midpoint, with the Fourth Seal and World War 3, and fulfills Rev 12:17 "And the dragon was enraged with the woman (Israel), and he went to make War with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." World Wars 1 & 2 were only types of the Fourth Seal, WW3. End quote
Then we have FIVE times the last 3 1/2 years are mentioned in Revelation, as 1260 days, as 42 months and as time, times and half of time. So altogether we have 7 verses that tell us the week is divided into two halves. And it will be divide by the abomination event as shown in Dan 9:27. This abomination happens at the same moment that the 7th trumpet sounds in Revelation.