In the case of most books of the Bible, determining the date of its authorship, while certainly important, is not necessarily crucial to its interpretation. I believe this is the physical return of Christ, which is also described in 2Thessalonians 1:7-8 as being "fire from heaven".
But this is absolutely not the case with the Book of Revelation. Therefore, the entire concept promoted by the Left Behind series is built upon a ridiculous method of Biblical interpretation which places nearly all of the contents of Revelation into the yet-to-be-fulfilled category.
The five kings who have fallen would be Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian.
This has been rendered in English as follows: "We will not, however, incur the risk of pronouncing positively as to the name of Antichrist; for if it were necessary that his name should be distinctly revealed in this present time, it would have been announced by him who beheld the apocalyptic vision.The first point of reference would have to be to determine when Revelation was written. It is therefore my thesis that Revelation 1-19 concerns events which were all fulfilled by 70AD when Jerusalem was destroyed. Revelation 20 then introduces a greater time period- "1,000" years, which I believe simply means .Most scholars regard there being only two possible dates. Leon Morris explores this adequately in his Tyndale Commentary series volume on Revelation, and I recommend that this widely available commentary be read. I believe this parallels Matthew 25 where we find several long-time references (the Bridegroom was "delayed", vs. At the end of Revelation 20 a fire appears from heaven which delivers the godly.I send out information on a variety of fascinating topics connected with the Catholic faith.In fact, the very first thing you’ll get if you sign up is information about what Pope Benedict said about the book of Revelation. If you’d like to find out what they are, just sign up at