“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 (KJV)
It is pretty evident by verse nine that God has not intended for His Church to go through the “Time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7) which we call “The great tribulation period”. It does not stand on the one verse alone though (See Revelation 3:10-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:7). It stands on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Also see Romans 8:1, 38-39.
The comfort of these words are not empty. Where would the comfort be if we had to endure “Great tribulation”? We endure tribulation already, but nothing the like of which awaits the “Day of the Lord”, when all living unbelievers will be tried and “They shall not escape”; except through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and very likeable persecution death.
Call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved from all the wrath of God that will ever come. Jesus took the wrath for you on the cross, for all our sin.