The book of Revelation is the very last one in the Bible. It is the consummation of God’s revelation and the conclusion of God’s word. Without this portion of God’s word the Bible would become a book without an ending, and many of the problems in other books of the Bible would remain unsolved also. How sad that to many of God’s children this book does not seem to exist in their Bible! They neither read nor understand it. This is one of the reasons for the spiritual weakness prevailing among God’s people.
In the study of Revelation, however, there are certain basic things one must know in order to understand this book. The lack of such fundamental knowledge has kept people in the past from reading it and it still presents a problem to those who are now studying it.