The Book of Revelation has been shrouded in mystery for a good portion of the church age. Many through the centuries have even suggested that this Book of the Bible be avoided because of the depth and mystery of its symbolism.
As Pastor Mark explains in this verse by verse exposition, however, there is actually very little symbolism in the Book of Revelation, and certainly nothing that isn’t clearly understood by employing the principle of comparing Scripture with Scripture (1 Corinthians 2:13). Avoiding the study of the Book of Revelation is not an option for God’s people. To do so would cause us to forfeit the blessing promised in Revelation 1:3 for those who read and hear the words of this Book and apply what they hear to their lives!