Somewhere between frightening and mysterious—that’s the book of Revelation. It is notoriously considered the most difficult of all the Bible books…completely unique, full of symbols, and awesome in scope. Regrettably, Revelation has occasionally become the playground of religious eccentrics, fodder for prophecy “fanatics” who seem compelled to find in Revelation a detailed end-times timetable—right down to the very day of the Lord’s return. While the book is certainly a powerful declaration concerning God’s plan for the future, in no way was it designed to predict each and every event of tomorrow. In this message we’ll guard against reading into the pages of Revelation our own opinions and forcing the text to say what it’s not saying. Instead, we’ll examine what it does say and, at the same time, admit our human inability to grasp the whole scene.