The theme of this book is “The Victory of Jesus and His Followers Over Satan and His Helpers.”
At the present time, given the conditions in our world, it does not seem that things are going the way of victory for the Church, but we must never have doubts about the ultimate outcome. God initially announced what the outcome would be immediately after the disobedience of Adam and Eve. He said to the creature who deceived them, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel” (Genesis 3:15). It has been many many centuries since God made that promise but we learn from the book of Revelation that it will be fulfilled.
There is an important reason why believers should study this book. It was written to provide comfort and hope to believers, especially to those who find themselves in a struggle against the oppressive forces of evil. Evil is increasing on our planet. There is more and more rebellion against God, and the Church is becoming more and more restricted in its activities. However, this situation will not continue indefinitely. The book of Revelation makes it clear that Jesus will return to earth to complete His work of bringing all things under the authority and control of Almighty God.
For us in the 21st Century, the book of Revelation is a look back at the spiritual dynamics which are behind the physical history of the human race. The book is also a look ahead, a pre-recorded history of what God will do to reestablish His spiritual authority over all things physical and material. Believers can have confidence that God will achieve His purpose of cleansing the earth of evil and restoring His relationship with humanity.
There are thirty-four (34) messages in this series.