“Revelation is best used when one is doing analysis of culture and society and is best put down when one wants to know what will happen in the future. In other words, Revelation is potent political theology and not speculative eschatology.” –Scot McKnight, source
I remember as a Dispensationalist reading the late J. Dwight Pentecost Things To Come and become so disillusioned with dispensationalism, I jettisoned it.
Next, I moved to a Historic Premillennial position because of Revelation 20:1-6, but then quickly realized that there is really no solid biblical reason, as far as I can tell, for a millennial reign on earth–once King Jesus has returned.
Now I’m a happy Amillennialist sojourner, living with the tensions of the Already-Not-Yet, but finding a Scot McKnight’s proposal and Gordon Fee’s commentary on Revelation (which I reviewed here), especially 20:1-6, very helpful and insightful.