8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Verse 9 above speaks about the Lake of Fire wrath of God, during the Great White Throne Judgement Age. It has nothing to do with the wrath of God or Satan, which occurs during the three and a half year period of the Great Tribulation, as falsely believed by Christians who believe in the rapture theory. God will protect the majority of true believers from Satanid/s wrath during the three and a half years of the Great Tribulation. (Revelation 12:13-17) However, God will allow some true Christians to suffer persecution and even martyrdom. (Revelation 13:7) Godid/s wrath during the Great Tribulation will be directed at unbelievers and not believers.
All true believers know that they will rise to meet their returning Saviour in the air and be with Him forever, whether Jesus returns before or after they die. Believers who die before Christ returns will be the first to be resurrected, and believers who are still alive at His Second Coming will be transformed into their new resurrected bodies in the twinkling of an eye. Both groups will then be gathered together and rise up in their new immortal bodies to meet the coming Jesus Christ in the air. Let us comfort and edify one another with this wonderful truth, as Apostle Paul encourages us to do so.
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