The Revelation Unknown

Why do we avoid Revelation 20:7-10

There is a very small part of the Book of Revelation that many church minstries and Christians seem to avoid or skip right over it or treat it as if it does not exist. And yet it is there in black and white. Some endtime ministries will not bother to even try to explain it. I believe it is one of the most over looked or avoided verses in the entire bible. And yet it is there. The verses I am talking about are in Revelation 20: 7 thru 9 (NKJV) which states:

7 "Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prision 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, God and Magog, to gather them together to battle, those whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breath of the earth and surrounded the camp of the sints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them."

It is evident to me these events will occure some time after the one thousand years reign of Christ Jesus. And what I find most amazing about this is the fact most endtime ministries don't bother to mention these verses or at least try to explain it. Not even TV ministries teach on these verses or try to explain the meaning.

Based on these verses, there will be a great war after the thousand year reign of Christ. So why do ministries avoid this subject? Why do so many endtime ministries teach that after the thousand year reign of Christ then comes the immediate Great White Throne of Judgement and these verses above are totally skipped over? So I will ask, what is this war about and who all does it involve and why is this battle some time after the thousand year reign of Christ?

But what is most important, why is it a revelation unknown to most christians?

I do have my opinion of these verses in Revelation and what it is about. But what is important is why do we act as if these verses in Revelation 20 don't exist by those in positions in ministry whose job it is to teach and explain? Most , if not all endtime ministries explain Gog and Magog are events that lead to Armageddon and Christ's second coming. However, nothing is mention by these same ministries regarding Gog and Magog and the battle in Revelation 20.

The point I'm trying to make is this, based on the verses I have mentioned there is going to be a major conflict on earth AFTER the thousand year reign of Christ and no one seems to want to talk about it.

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teacherjoe52 4 years ago

Good morning graceinus.

I agree it is neglected. Perhaps that is because many are more concerned about bringing in as many sheep now and thier walk with Christ than these events.

God bless you.

graceinus 4 years ago from those of the Ekklesia Author

@teacherjoe52- thank you very much for your comment and you are correct. It is important, now more than ever, to bring people to Christ. But I can't help but think that God had these verses put in the bible for a reason. I also believe that if these verses were not an important issue then they would not be there. I bring this to peoples attention because God did too.

Again thinks so much for your comment, great blessing to you.

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

This is a wonderful hub, and you are correct. I don't know it is neglected, but it is very important because after the thousand years satin is given a chance to once again fool people who have been taught about God. I don't know why they would go back to living in a world of sin, because as you and teacherjoe, know in those 1,000 years the chosen ones are teaching people all about Jesus and God.

graceinus 4 years ago from those of the Ekklesia Author

Michala Travis- many thanks for your comment. What I find amazing is how little we know about the verses above, but everything else in the Book of Revelations has been analized to the finest detail. I am very open to others who may be able to explain it or give their opinion.

But one thing is for sure, I know that at the end of all of this we will find God's Kingdom in all of it's glory.

Michele Travis, I thank you once again and God bless.

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celafoe 3 years ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

because they are not

I think that is further evidence that most of what is taught about revelation is the same old story being re told and copied and retold.

I do not believe that God has yet given the true interpretation of revelation and that when He does many will be embarrassed because they are not teaching the truth

graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia Author

celafoe- I must complately agree with you. Another example of Revelation unknown in in Rev 10 where the Seven Thunders are mentioned. John was told to seal up the words that the Seven Thunders uttered. It would seem to me that what ever the Seven Thunders had said must have or will be an important part of endtime events. And yet no one ever seems to mention that either. They seem to forget there are the Seven Seals, the Seven Trumpts, the Seven Bowls AND THE SEVEN THUNDERS.

Thanks celafoe

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PlanksandNails 3 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ


The modern "church" does not want to ruffle to many feathers by teaching or exploring the book of Revelation. If they do, it will often be a one-sided approach that will negate God's wrath and judgement as to not offend. I believe that those who are IN "church" rather than BEING the church will not be prepared when Jesus Christ comes for His Bride. I believe the seven thunders of God reveal God's plan for His bride (the church) and for Israel. It also is a WAKE UP call for the slumbering masses to do away with the man-made mediators and heed the spiritual call of God for themselves through Jesus Christ.

I have written a four part article about the seven thunders of God found in the book of Revelation and compare and contrasts them with seven thunders of God in the Old Testament. I know most do not have a clue about them, but I am really encouraged that you have mentioned them. If you are interested, I would appreciate any thoughts that you might want to add on this subject as I believe it is urgent message for the times we live in.

graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia Author

PlanksandNails- There are Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets , Seven Bowls, and finally what all churches of endtime ministries seem to forget are the Seven Thunders as mentioned in Revelation 10. For whatever reason John was not to write down what the Seven Thunders uttered. And I do believe that what ever the Seven Thunders uttered WILL play an important part in endtime events. Which is why I believe all these endtime ministries have no clue what will really happen in the final endtimes.

I believe there is a direct link between the Seven Thunders mentioned in Revelations 10 and the events that are described in Revelation 20: 5 through 10, which deeply involves the Nation of Isreal. I further believe the key to this Revelation 20 chapter is found in a verse in Matthew 19: 30 (NKJV) which states: 30 But many who are first will be last; and the last first.

If you want the context in which this verse is mentioned then read Matthew 19: 28 through 30. This, to me, is what helped me to understand , what I believe to be, most of Chapter 20 of Revelation. And what ever the Seven Thunders uttered may have a key role in Chapter 20.

I will read the Hub's you have mentioned to see if they help clarify my thoughts and understanding on this subject. And most likely I will leave comments on my thoughts.

Again I wish to thank you very much for your comment and many blessings.

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searchinsany 2 years ago from UK

Thank you for writing this Hub. I pointed this out in the comments segment of my Hub 'Why Did Jesus Never Mention Double Fulfilment of Prophecy.

This reveals one of the flaws in Dispensationalism's theory of the 'end times'.

graceinus 2 years ago from those of the Ekklesia Author

searchinsany- Thank you very much for your comment. I think it goes without saying that the book of Revelation is the most difficult of all the books in the bible to understand. I believe what bothers me most is how many of the christian today believe that the bible is the word of God, but they pick and choose what to believe and what not the believe. As if the word of God only comes in select parts and the rest is set aside or christians go out of their ways to avoid what they don't want to believe. As if it does not fit into the doctrine little box of their church then it doesn't count. In this article I am only highlighting verses in Revelation that seems to be avoided or set aside as if it does not exist. If the word of God is true ( which I believe it is) then nothing should be set aside. It is the responsibility of all christians to study the word of God to learn and understand it in the context in which it was writen. Many avoid the book of Revelation all together as if the subject it contains is taboo or they don't like the idea of looking that far ahead. The true value of God word is from cover to cover, not in bits and pieces.

I have come to realize a number of year ago that the study of God's word is a life long effort. This is what is expect of a disciple.

God bless.

Searchinsany 2 years ago

I agree entirely with your comment, and look forward to reading more of your Hubs.

Perhaps you might examine another paradox in The Revelation:

Peter stated that on the Day of the Lord, which is the second coming of Christ, 'the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also'....2 Peter 3:10.

Dispensationalism teaches that at the second coming of Christ the millennium begins, and the destruction of the existing heavens and earth happens at the end of the millennium ...Revelation 20:7-11; Revelation 21:1.

This interpretation contradicts the Scriptures!

graceinus 2 years ago from those of the Ekklesia Author

searchinsany- I will get back with you regarding your second comment. I need time research a little to from a better opinion on what you asked. You may note I did reply to one comment (PlankandNails) above that may answer in part your question, but again I will get back to you.

Again, thanks and blessings.

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searchinsany 2 years ago from UK

I understand, it is wise not to rush.

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