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I’m confused by the Bible’s Book of Revelation. What does it mean?


The Book of Revelation can be confusing to the modern reader because much of it was written using a symbolic style of language that is not used today. Sincere Bible scholars, in fact, disagree about the meaning of some of the symbolic passages. But that should not keep us from reading it and understanding its main message.

The key for the reader is to try to see beyond the details to the main themes, which are tremendous truths. For example, the book of Revelation underlines the fact that this world is doomed, and our hope must never be in this world or its political systems and philosophies. It also points us to the great truth that some day God through Christ will triumph over death and evil, and Satan will be utterly defeated.

The Book of Revelation emphasizes that Christ will come again some day in great glory to establish His Kingdom of perfect justice and righteousness, “and he will reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11:15). Some day those who know Christ will be secure forever in Heaven, and “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Most of all, the Book of Revelation (like all of the Bible) points us to Christ. He is the Savior and Lord of all who trust in Him, and some day we will see Him face to face. Are you ready for that day? You can be, by repenting of your sin and giving your life by faith to Christ today.

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  1. Walter Cornelius says:

    Thank you

  2. AM says:

    I believe the battle was won a long time ago. God prevails. The symbolism is just that, symbolism. Birth and death are the cause and effect of a never ending world. God is triumphant and He gave his son as the ultimate sacrifice to prove the battle is won. Praise be to God.

  3. Dorothy Beard says:

    I just finished reading Revaluation. Powerful book. Now I’m starting to studying it. It’s a blessing to me. Amen

  4. Stephenie Dobbins says:

    Thank you for this! I was on google and decided to read about Revelations. I really needed to hear this and read it out loud. I am a Christian but I am not living like one right now like I should. Anyone reading this, please pray for me. Thank you so much!

    1. Brooksley says:

      God Bless you, Stephenie. You are not alone. Praying for you.

  5. Sandy says:

    Thank you for your explanation of Revelations. I am about to start reading that book of the bible. I needed to really have some type of an idea of what it was about. Some type of a understanding.

  6. Tina Samra says:

    I love and appreciate your Bible truth, Because every person that comes to their right sense will realize the bible is our future to go by and that this wicked evil non-repentance arrogant world will perish “if they don’t repent soon. .keep up the word of God! !!! Because we are going home very soon..

  7. GERALD GOTT says:

    Who is riding the white horse in chapter 6? I feel no matter who it is, if you know the Lord as your Savior it does not change your standing before God.

  8. Verna Strickland says:

    my comment is that I love to read the book of Revelation .I find in your reading that it was very clear and it clears up what the book of revelation is all about. And to be honest I have to repent every day because Satin is so very busy the more i become closer to God the more he is agrivfating me ,meaning my Husband is very mean to me and the way he treats me is very absuive like.I try to make peace with him but its bnot working. i’m trying to get out from under him. please pray for me. your sister in Christ Verna Strickland.

    1. michael says:

      Verna, I am so sorry to hear about the situation with your husband, I am praying for you right now.

  9. Johnny Bates Starnes says:

    My wife Eva took me to see your Library. I was raised a Catholic and knew little about the Bible. When I was in the Library I was touched by the Holy Spirit. Now my Wife and I are having daily Bible studies. My wife was saved from watching you on TV when she was a little girl back in the 60’s. God Bless you Billy and thank you for all the souls you have .bought to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. You and your family are in our prayers.

  10. Charles E. Miller, Jr., BA, Old Dominion University; MAR, Liberty University says:

    I believe that Revelation 21 is a beautiful description of Heaven. I am glad that it is described as a new heaven and new earth. God’s home and ours will become one as I see it. The Book of Romans mentions that creation will one day be free of sin. That is why I enjoy C.S. Lewis so much. He sees Heaven that way too. It will be wonderful to be in a world with no more grave yards. Life in this age can be lonely without our loved ones who are now with Jesus. Christmas is hard for me, since my mother went to paradise December 18,2006. Faith, however, keeps me strong.