Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. Psalm 2:12
Nowadays the nations are all the more in uproars than in any other generations. A hermit or rogue nation has a rocket-man who has a little rocket-man who accuses a tweeter-man who accuses back those who accuse him, only to get accused only to find a new basis to accuse the accuser, in a war of rhetoric.
Billy Joel - "We didn't start the fire" - makes a point on the world in turmoil.
In His response is found the three segments of the human history: prior era, present era, and post era.
Prior era: the era where discussions among the deities were made in regard to the creation (as well as redemption), plans were set out, waiting for implementation.
Present era: the time period where after the creation and the fall salvation work continues with the high point of the time being the cross of Jesus where while hanging on the tree atop the calvary mountain the Savior said, "It is finished", so that people beginning Adam to those living till that time of finishing were getting saved by looking and believing in the Son of God (i.e., gospel, the good news of great joy) to come, whereas people living thereafter till now and beyond till the beginning point of the post era have been saved by faith in the gospel that has already been fulfilled.
Post era: this is the era when Jesus comes on the clouds of heaven, settle the house in order, and renew the heavens and earth as the new home for the Redeemed.