Tonight, we begin our verse by verse study of the book of Revelation. Some might be asking, “Why Revelation?” To answer that rightly we have to understand what Revelation is. It is, first and foremost, Scripture. It is inspired by God and purposed to equip us to know God and make Him known. Revelation is prophecy. It foretells the things to come by clearly revealing the One from whom all things come from. Prophecy is not simply about the future, it reveals the heart and character of Jesus as the One who holds the future. But the most important reason we study the book of Revelation is to know Jesus.