In the meanwhile, here's some historic context to this book:
- the author of the book is the apostle John who is also credited with the gospel bearing his name and three of the epistles
- it is agreed that this is not only the final book in the Bible but also the final book written
- Revelation portrays the "final" end to God's plan
- John "simply" reports all that is revealed to him
- the number seven is prevalent in the book -- seven churches, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven scrolls, seven thunders, etc. Seven is considered to represent fullness or completion (think way back to Genesis and how God created the world in seven days)
Whether you are passionate about prophecy or extremely hesitant and challenged by it (as I am!), I trust you will at least read through it. God works in many ways and I hope that each time I read through Revelation I begin to learn and hopefully understand more.