"How can some not see this?"
Because you have be a mental gymnist to follow your reasoning. First of all, the Bible speaks in future tense, you speak in past tense. Secondly, you link passages in ways that do not fit (ie Daniel 12 and Rev 12). And finally, you take partial Bible verses out of context and play with them to make them say something that was not intened by their authors.
K-pappy, i'm not seeing where i tied Dan.12 & Rev12.
Because they are not exactly the best parallels.(even though it's during the same great trib time on Israel)
Dan.12 speaks of the Resurrection at the time immediately after the great tribulation on the Jews & Rev.12's main point is to show how those Hebrew Christians escaped Jerusalem-
as Jesus warned them in Mt.24:15. He appeared a second time for those that were waiting for him. Jesus demonstrated His salvation on those Christians. (Not for sin, but for salvation-Heb.9:28) God saved them (temporal salvation) from the the devil's short time/God's wrath on the Jews, city & temple was to fulfill this:6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,
And i do disagree that the Bible only speaks in a future tense. Even so, the "time was near" the kingdom of heaven was "at hand" - the events of Rev. also were to shortly take place. Future WAS future to the apostles only. If the end was "near" as Peter & the whole N.T. attests to- then Scripture proves it was it was future to Peter's writing in AD62, Paul writing in AD60, John's writing in AD64, & so on. Tradition has blinded much of the church. They think John wrote Rev. in 95. Yet even if he did (which the internal evidence proves otherwise & for the early date) they still won't accept God's timing saying- the events were to take place shortly. Your 95AD falls on its very face- bc how long do you think John lived? Even a late date shows it TOOK PLACE 20 yrs.after we claim it did! Why, bc you'd still be denying God's words. "take place shortly"
So futurists step on their own feet, & easily. It is better to clear your mind & accept the earlier date of writing- this way the prophecies can unfold before your very eyes.
But futurists do not want to accept that we are in the New Jerusalem on earth. Why? i think bc they want more. They want a carnal eden- even though the flesh does not come after the spiritual - but the opposite. The man of the flesh came 1st. The spiritual comes after.
Sometimes there is prophecy that speaks in the past tense. In fact, Rev.20 speaks in the prophetic past tense. And uses the aortic form- all past tense:
4 And I saw
thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was
committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not
worshiped the beast or his image, and had not
received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned
with Christ for a thousand years.
Why does John speak like that? Because he's telling their story. He's speaking about the millennium- the 40 yrs. from Jesus to His return, when Israel was once again in the wilderness (Rev.12) & God was giving them 40 yrs. to merge with Christianity- or perish in the war. The "body" & soul of the Old Covenant was about to be destroyed in the Lake of Fire.