Can you explain the book of Revelation?

United States
December 4, 2008 7:33pm CST
I know this is a risky topic, but I have read Revelations myself, have studied with 2 different religions and researched others but still have a lot of trouble trying to figure out what God is telling us about our near future....Can you help?
3 responses
@fectoab (72)
• Canada
1 Jan 09
I agree with you. The book of Revelation can be difficult to understand because of its symbolism, but God meant it to be understood, otherwise why would he had inspired it in the first place. It is difficult to explain everything in the book of revelation in one discussion. To understand the book of Revelation, which prophesies the conclusion of God's purpose for the earth and the heavens, one would need to also understand the Bible in its whole. I've read and studied a wonderful book that solves all of the mysteries of the Revelation. It's a verse by verse explanation of this wonderful Bible book. I will give you a little taste of some of things you might learn. First of all, you talked about the mark of the beast. What is this mark? According to Revelation 13:18, it says that the number of the wild beast is a mans number and the number is six hundred and sixty six. In the Bible, the number 7 represents perfection. The number 6 falls short of 7. Therefore tripple six would respresent gross imperfection. It's quite interesting that, in some instances, God's enemies, such as the Philistine man of Rephaim, had 6 fingers and 6 toes (1Chronicle 20:6). Also, according to Daniel 3:1-23, Nebuchadnezzar erected a golden image measuring 6 cubits in breadth and 60 cubits high. The verse of Revelation 13:18 also mentions that the "wild beasts number 666" is a man's number. This helps us to understand that this creature would represent something earthly and not that of a spirit person. So this also helps us understand that this "Wild Beast" is earthly. According to the Bible's other verses, which I don't have time to get into tonight, this Beast symbolizes human government. Just as six fails to measure up to seven, 6 to the third degree-666 is a fitting name for the entire political system that has failed so miserably to measure up to God's high standards. If you're interested in getting much more clarity, you may go to this website: and ask for a copy of this marvelous book so that you may unveil all of the mysteries of the book of Revelation. It sure has helped me. It feels quite good to really understand what it means.
@rayven00 (115)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
it's a prophecy about what will happen on the second coming of Christ.
@savak03 (6684)
• United States
5 Dec 08
The book is written largely with symbolism but it is understandable. However it would take some time and a lot of conversation. It would be difficult to do it justice here. I would like to ask if you seriously are interested in gaining this understanding. I don't consider this to be a risky topic at all but it would be easier if you were to narrow your topic down a little. If you would like to ask a more specific question on the book of Revelation I would be pleased to try to answer it.
• United States
5 Dec 08
thank you for your reply....I am seriously interested in gaining knowledge - for that is the key to knowing and living as God wants us to, right? I have read Revelations and find myself confused....the mark of the beast - 666, the moon turning to blood - the 144,000 who are to go to heaven....what does all this mean? I have so many more questions - you are the first to respond - I am not surprised because I think people are leery about talking about this book
@jlamela (4898)
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
There are many interpretations and discussions about what is the real meaning of God's words in the book of revelation. I also have read the last book of the new testament and quite puzzle.