There’s a verse in Revelation that I believe reveals conclusively that there is no 1000 kingdom, such as Premillennialism teaches:
“And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having seven plagues, which are the last, for in them is finished the wrath of
God.” ASV (Rev 15:1)
Here we see that God’s wrath is finalized with the outpouring of these plagues. The sixth bowl judgment (Rev 16:12-16) describes the final battle between God and His enemies (Armageddon – see also Rev 19:11-21), which would include the seventh plague. This battle finishes God’s wrath.
Yet, Premillennialism teaches that there’s yet another battle, one that takes place after the 1000 year kingdom (Rev 20:7-10). Premillennialists teach that this is where Satan gathers all the unbelievers of this kingdom against Christ and His people for one final battle. But how can this be when the Apostle John makes a very clear statement that God’s wrath is finished with the seven bowl judgments, which includes Armageddon?
How can you make the argument that God’s wrath is poured out against His enemies with Armageddon, but not with the battle of Rev 20:7-10. That’s nonsense. How is it that God’s wrath is displayed against His enemies at Armageddon, but not against His enemies (which includes Satan, His greatest enemy) in Rev 20:7-10? Does that really make sense to you?
Either these two battles are the same, or God’s wrath wasn’t really finished at Armageddon like the Apostle John said it was….but was actually finished in Rev 20:7-10….contrary to what John said.
This is one of the many inconsistencies of Premillennialism.
One must draw the reasonable conclusion that the battles described in Rev 16:12-21, Rev 19:11-21, Rev 20:7-10 all refer to the same battle, and that from there we go directly into the Eternal Kingdom of Rev 21 and 22. As I pointed out over and over in my series, “Thy Kingdom Now,” the New Testament simply doesn’t allow any room for the type of kingdom that Premillennialism teaches. That idea must be forced into the pages of the NT.
Note: I’ve added this to my introduction to Revelation, my previous post.