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Overview Of The Book Of Revelations – New Testament

Written by Bible Hint

August 17, 2021

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The True Story Behind The Book Of Revelations

Many people think they know the story of Revelations, but most of them are wrong.

The Revelations are misunderstood, and we’d like to show you why in this article.

The Revelation of Jesus, received by John, was written when Christians were persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

The writer’s main concern is to give his readers hope and encouragement and urge them to remain faithful during suffering and persecution.

Most of the book consists of several series of revelations and visions presented in symbolic language that would have been understood by Christians of that day but would have remained a mystery to all others.

As with the themes of a symphony, this book’s themes are repeated repeatedly in different ways through the various series of visions. Although there are differences of opinion regarding the details of interpretation of the book, the central theme is clear: through Christ, the Lord, God will finally and totally defeat all of his enemies, including Satan, and will reward his faithful people with the blessings of a new heaven and new earth when its victory is complete.

This summary of the book of Revelation is an unfolding of the end-time program of God through Jesus Christ as Christ is the center of the entire bible and the word of God. You should not assume that the title of that book is the Revelation of John, the apostle as some scholars claim it to be; that’s not correct. It is the Revelation of Jesus.

This book reveals the apocalypses, the unveiling of Jesus Christ in his end-time ministry, the present-day ministry of Christ, and what will happen during the rapture, the tribulation, and how the church should be prepared for the second coming of Jesus. That’s basically what the book of revelation covers.

If you’re interested in other Bible story overviews, we recently covered the True Story of Book of Genesis.

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Who Are The Most Important Characters In The Revelations?

If we consider the most significant characters in this book, we’ll have to classify them based on their roles as key Protagonists and Key Antagonists.

Key Protagonist;

Aside from God the father who was in the background watching what was unfolding, we have two major characters in this group;

We have Jesus because the book was about him. The book of Revelation centered on revealing Jesus as the soon coming King, unveiling him to the audience or readers.

And we have Apostle John because he received the Revelation of Jesus and was the book’s writer.

Others you could find around this role are the Angels.

Key Antagonists;

We have Satan himself, whose role was to deceive and torture the body of Christ, and his end was described, including his final judgment.

The Antichrists whose role was to severely persecute the church of Christ.

The false prophets whose role was to deceive the body of Christ with false doctrines.

What Lessons Are Taught In The Revelations?

The lessons we can draw from this book must be carefully understood and acted upon with urgency. Prophetic books are strategic foresight into the future and must be interpreted accurately and obeyed faithfully without omitting any part. However, we can draw some common lessons thus;

God is sovereign; He is not slack concerning his promises as some men count slackness, but he is long-suffering unto all not willing that any should perish, but that all comes to repentance.

Several signs of the end of the edge. God shall shake both the heavens & the earth and wrath tremendous signs in the sky and on the earth before Christ comes.

Incomprehensible things God has in stock for his people who shall endure unto the end as Paul says in (Rom 8:18…eyes have not seen.)

Christians will face severe persecution & tribulation at the peak of Christ’s coming; Global oppression of the church, but Christians will be preserved.

Justice will prevail; The destruction of Babylon and the defeat of the beast, the false prophets, and the devil. Every man, dead or alive, shall be judged accordingly.

Christ is coming soon; The critical lesson is that our Lord Jesus is coming soon. The fact that Jesus hasn’t come doesn’t mean he will not come. He will definitely come, and when he comes, it’ll be a terrible situation for people who are not in him or those who have left the faith. So, prepare to meet thy King.

The New Heaven and the New Earth; and after all these things have come to pass, Christ will reign with his saints in the new Jerusalem.

What is the central message of Revelations?

Apostle John received and wrote the book of Revelation, addressed it to the seven churches in Asia Minor. The book’s primary purpose was to strengthen the faith of these churches’ members by assuring them that deliverance from the evil powers arrayed against them was close at hand.

Here Are The Most Important Bible Verses From The Revelations

Revelations is a prophetic book and has many key verses commonly used today. We have the following written out for you to memorize;

Revelation 20:15 “All whose names were not found written in the book of life were thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 22:12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to every one according to what they have done.” 

Revelation 1:7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them, and they with me. 

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 20:12 “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.


Here Is a Brief Outline For You, As You Read The Story On Your Own

Introduction (Rev 1:1 – 8)

Open vision and the letters to the seven churches (Rev 1:9 – 3:22)

The scroll with seven seals (Rev 4:1 – 8:1)

The seven trumpets (Rev 8:2 – 11: 19)

The dragon and the two beasts (Rev 12:1 – 13:18)

Various visions (Rev 14:1 – 15:8)

The seven bowls of Gods anger (Rev 16:1 – 21)

The destruction of Babylon, and the defeat of the beast, the false prophets, and the devil (Rev 17:1 – 20:10)

The final Judgement (Rev 20:11 – 15)

The new heaven, the new earth, and the new Jerusalem (Rev 21:1 – 22:5)

Conclusion (Rev 22:6 – 21)

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