I am beginning to think premil is illogical. Currently I have been seeing a possible connection between the following. I already know that very few, if any, are going to agree with me. I even doubt that very many non premils would agree.
Luke 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
Revelation 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
A cpl of key things could possibly connect these two. Such as...see Jerusalem compassed with armies..and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city. then know that the desolation thereof is nigh....and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
Something else interesting here is this...compassed. The Greek word is kuklow. That word is used in both verses...And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed(kuklow) with armies. and compassed(kuklow) the camp of the saints about.
Logically then, as per Revelation 20:9...And they went up on the breadth of the earth..this would denote armies. So in both verses we have armies, Jerusalem being surrounded, then desolation occurring in the end. And I've been saying this for the longest..Luke 21:20 is not meaning 70 Ad, but it's meaning in the final days before the return of Jesus. And the ironic thing about it, at least in my case, this conclusion can still work without having to be premil. I mean, if there is a connection here, premil can't be correct, because it places this after the 1000 years.