Intuitive logical thinking would suggest
that Revelation should be:
One biblically coherent and complete narration,
That uses only natural and biblical symbols,
To retell God’s consistent work from beginning to end;
That reveals Jesus and his resurrection as the focus;
To call for decisive response from every person,
For the creation which God loves and will glorify;
To close God’s written oracle to humankind.
But almost no one has been able to demonstrate these.
Through the lens of God bringing his created order from the beginning to his final Sabbath in Jesus Christ, and noticing an overlooked peculiarity of Revelation (chapter 20 is glaringly different to the rest of the chapters), the “mysteries” of Revelation are shown to be plainly manifested truths already in the Bible rather than esoteric and hidden teachings still to be deciphered.
Centering Jesus in all things, Revelation filters out inconsequential and errant teachings and highlights the essential core of Judeo-Christianity to prompt a response from every person made in God’s image. Poignantly, it shines a light on the current global crises?environmental, political, religious, and economic.