It makes no logic to me as the Book of Revelation and much of what the prophets said pertained to 'the end of the story'..
As in how does it all end.. this (so called) independence from God (estrangement from God, rather)??
Does it work? Can it work? ..or do all things apart from God collapse?
To me, it's a simple as that.. and I guess for the world and even for believers.. without the 'end' of the story (not God's, etc, but this estrangement from God.. going ones' own way, etc) - without the end of the story, you don't have the moral or the lesson..
I figure God is letting things run their course (not ho ho ho enjoying the show of mankind's sufferings) but letting things run their course, only interfering to build in the rescue (from death and imperfection/sin, its cause) and one or two dire times..
Because life as we know it, surely(?) is an unavoidable lesson (this chewing upon the fruit of knowing good from evil / life from death) - if there is to be rationality that is.. He could have stuck with no rational creatures ever..
And I think of this way, because He did endow thinking ability (thus limited choice, sooner or later) now all suffer, some even horribly.. but He, being Life, suffers it all!! Why would he put himself through all that?
Perhaps because from the beginning He could see all possibilities.. and has chosen and done all things in order to bring about the very best of all possibilities and 'end' results..
Surely what this is all about(?) is His engraving (deeeply) upon every heart, mind and psyche, the full understanding of good from evil, what works from what can never work.. If God is Life and Perfection, which surely(?) He is, then to differ from Him in any teeny tiny way is to become imperfect, the opposite of life.. In my opinion, that is the lesson.. And above all things, His law is love.. nothing else or less, works, and never will or can.. and His law, much like the law of gravity, is a rod or iron.. you can leap off the building.. break His law, but only to one's own hurt and this is intrinsically true for all time and eternity..
I believe the foundation lesson for all..
So when a doctrine takes away from the Book of Revelation and end times prophecy, I believe they do a big diservice (not as big as the hell blasphemy however
God bless.. sorry to write so much, like many i could go on and on and on.. but nobody listens..