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The book of Revelation (or, the Apocalypse) is an account of a vision which John (probably the apostle) had about things to come. It was sent to seven churches in the Roman province of Asia. It contains strange imagery with symbolic colors and numbers. The main point is that people should persevere because God will win in the end.
Read the following from Revelation:
1:9-19 the vision on the Lord's day 2:1-7 the letter to the church at Ephesus v. 4--left your first love 3:14-22 the letter to the church at Laodicea v. 15-16--neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm 6:1-8 the four horsemen 12:1-17 the battle in heaven 20:1-6 the thousand years 20:11-15 the final judgment 21:1-14 the new Jerusalem 22:17-20 the invitation and the warnings
SUGGESTION: To get the most out of Revelation, block off a time (two or three hours) that it would take you to read it in one sitting, and read it all the way through, as if listening to a dream that someone was telling you about.