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10And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
Who is Paul speaking of here ? Lets look at vs 4-5
4Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
5For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake
He is writing to the Election of Grace. Those that Christ died for and rose again, and by that, He delivered God's Elect from the Wrath to come !
The wrath here is that vindicative punishment that the wicked, unbelievers will receive as Per Matt 25:46
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
2 Thess 1:8
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
We know Christ could not have died for those whom He will yet say these words unto, for He calls them cursed !
Now all for whom Christ did die have been redeemed from the curse of the Law, Christ being made a curse in their room and stead Gal 3:13
13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
The word for is the prep huper and means:
in behalf of, for the sake of
over, beyond, more than
more, beyond, over
So , for all those He died, God made Him a curse in behalf of them ! And this released them from the curse of the Law. Now the strength of sin being the law, no sin can they ever be condemned for ! He being made a curse for them, was their deliverance, their salvation from the wrath to come 1 Thess 5:984
9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.