Events in this chapter have been cited by premillennial believers. They see this as Jesus’ second coming on a white horse and the army of God dressed in white behind him, and all believers will see Him. However, this confuses me. If you read Paul’s account of His return, it is not described this way:
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” 1 Thess. 4:16 NLT
Instead, this appears to be the vision of a celebration before the final judgement of God. So, this would lead me to believe that the pre-millennial of Jesus may not be accurate. The final judgement of God doesn’t happen until later in Revelation (after the millennium). Hence, the actual return of our Lord does not take place before the millennium. Hmmm…
Any other thoughts?
Either way, I got chills when I read of the celebration and the huge choirs singing. That will be quite something!