The book of Revelation uses Old Testament symbols and imagery to reveal a pattern of human rebellion and God's plan to overcome evil forever.
The book is not a secret code that allows believers to decipher the timeline of Jesus's return. It's a brilliant work of apocalyptic literature that shows how every human kingdom eventually becomes Babylon and must be resisted. Revelation prophecies that Jesus, the slain lamb who died for the sins of the world, will return one day as King to prompt repentance.
Jesus will permanently remove evil and make all things new. This promise motivates every generation of God's people to remain faithful in the midst of persecution until their King returns.