Does the Bible tell us specifically how long the Wrath of God is? 7 years? 3 1/2 years, 1 year, 30 days, or a single day? Read to find out.
God poured out his wrath on Jesus for our behalf. Jesus drank the cup of the Wrath of God full strength while on the cross. His death was substitutionary; he took the Wrath of God on behalf of those those who place their faith in him . This was necessary because there is a Day of Wrath coming, a day of vengeance when God will pour out his wrath on the unrighteous:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18)
Paul makes it clear that those who reject Jesus are without excuse:
Because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not [n]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools (Rom. 1:19-22)
As the Day of the Wrath of God approaches, we need to be diligent about sharing the good news of the Gospel as it is a horrible thing to fall into the hands of a angry God.
How Long is the Wrath of God?
But Jesus will rescue Christians prior to God pouring out his wrath:
Wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come. (1 Thess. 1:10)
Jesus did not promise to seal us from the Wrath of God or to pour it out only on locations where Christians aren’t found. He promises to rescue us from it. This is a key understanding.
So if we are able to determine how long the Wrath of God is and when it occurs, we may be able to tell when that rescue occurs as well. Here is a video that analyses a number of Old Testament passages from Leviticus, Isaiah, Daniel, and Job that give us a hint about that timing.