Why would God want Revelation in the Bible?


            To confuse us and cause division?  No.
            To scare us and cause us to be unsure?  No.
            To cause repentance because Jesus could be coming soon?  Yes.
            To cause us to worship God and his might and power?  Yes.
            We will never fully understand God and all his ways and purposes.  Revelation will never fully be understood on this side of earth.  It hasn’t for 2,000 years.  So we probably won’t figure it out this year (unless Jesus returns).
            We can’t read into it something that’s not there.  That’s dangerous.  We must ask ourselves: what does Revelation say and where else in the Bible can we find support for it?
            Revelation is a book of worship written in fantastic, descriptive language that echoes the Old Testament throughout.
            Like other Old Testament apocalyptic books, it’s a book of warning.
All the stars in the sky will be dissolved
    and the heavens rolled up like a scroll;
all the starry host will fall
    like withered leaves from the vine,
    like shriveled figs from the fig tree.
Isaiah 34:4
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Revelation 6:12-14
            Nobody read Isaiah 34:4 and thought it would happen two thousand years later.  It had a NEAR and a FAR meaning—judgment was coming soon and a long time from now.