The book of Revelation makes clear the promise that Jesus is coming back.
It has a reputation for being hard to understand, and for good reason. This end-times book contains a significant amount of figurative language. It uses symbols like lampstands, horses, and numbers to communicate its message. Interpreting it can be daunting for even experienced Bible students, but it ultimately is a message about Jesus’s future return.
The book is full of references to conquest, judgment, and destruction. Some readers become so engrossed in trying to figure it all out, what it means and when these events will take place, they sometimes fall into the trap of missing the purpose of the book altogether. So, why bother? If this book is as demanding as it appears to be, and if its events are set to happen in some undisclosed future we can do nothing about, we might find ourselves wondering if it’s really worth the effort.