Is the book of Revelation relevant today? Is it possible for us to understand it? Can we know to whom it was written—and why? What are the meanings of its mysterious symbols?
Why was the book of Revelation written? As mentioned before, the book's very name means to reveal —to unveil, to open to understanding what otherwise could not be comprehended. Yet most people believe that this final book of the Bible cannot be understood at all—that its language and symbols are too confusing to make sense.
Use this chart to help understand the story flow of the book of Revelation.
View the chapter outline of the book of Revelation.
For whom was the book of Revelation written?
The Church is made up of people called to follow Jesus Christ.
Dual themes are common in Bible prophecy.
The dramatic symbolism of the book of Revelation comes from the divine author of all the other books of the Bible.
Revelation's main prophetic message is unveiled primarily through seven sets of symbols sketched on a scroll fastened with seven successive seals.
The seven trumpets provide us with a summary of what will happen during the time known as the Day of the Lord.
Satan's warfare against God's people, including Jesus Christ, the natural descendants of ancient Israel and all true Christians, is the primary subject of Revelation 12 and 13.
How will the mark and number of the beast affect people as the time of the end draws near?
The events described in the second half of the book of Revelation are directly related to the past and future of two symbolic women who are diametrical opposites.
"As the time of Christ's return draws near, Satan will direct his wrath not only toward faithful Christians, but toward the physical descendants of all Israel.
When will God put an end to wickedness? The book of Revelation answers this question and more.
Why will so many people zealously follow Satan's deceptive ways to their death?
What is the Kingdom of God that it should be our highest priority in life?