The first view of the Book of Revelation is known as Amillennialism and those that adhere to this end-time perspective are known as Amillennialists. Amillennialists believe that “there will be no physical millennium” and that “the millennium is the present, spiritual reign of Jesus Christ with His people” (Jones, 2010). So, to be clear, Amillennialists do not believe that there will be no millennium at all, they just believe that it is only spiritually present at the moment.
In fact, Amillennialists believe that “Christ is now sitting on the throne of David and that this present church age is the kingdom over which He reigns” (Houdmann, Michael S., GotQuestions.org). However, this does not necessarily mean that Christ is currently reigning over the millennial kingdom. Furthermore, this view of the Book of Revelation would imply that a literal interpretation of Scriptures is unwarranted but when we apprehend the text in Revelation Chapter 20 plainly, a chronological calendar of events indicates the existence of a kingdom on earth preceding the end of history. Verses one through three refer to Satan being bound for 1,000 years; while verses four through six detail the Saints ruling and reigning with Christ for that same literal time period (Revelation 20: 1-6, NKJV). All throughout the Bible, God’s promises and prophecies that have already happened have been accomplished literally, so it is reasonable to expect His forthcoming events to manifest in the same manner. Simply put, Amillennialism does not fit the pattern of Scripture as it conflicts with fulfilled prophecy!
Besides, God is not finished with Israel and the covenant He made through David in the Old Testament that will be fully realized through Jesus Christ in the New Testament (Romans Chapters 9-11, NKJV). For this reason, we must take God at His Word (literally) and keep our eyes on Jesus as we patiently wait for His Second Coming! Friend, what are you focused on in these last days? I pray that you will turn your heart and life over to Him today. In the meantime, stay tuned as the next stop on our journey through the four views of the Book of Revelation will be Postmillennialism…See you then!!