Far from being revealed, with its visions of insane & ravings of maniac about the End-times, Revelation is the insanest and the most abstruse of all books in the bible. The nonsensical symbolisms described in Revelation can only be exceeded by its dishonesty.
I think that any one who believes in the vague prophecies and symbols of the Book of Revelation and looks for their literal fulfillment, will go insane. Such belief only proves that the moment man leaves the realm of fact, he is adrift on the credulous, cunning and conniving sea of filthy faith.
The prophecies of Revelation can be made to fit anything that may, or may not, happen. They will apply to the death of a king, or to the destruction of a people - to the loss of power, or to the victory of a faith. With pious platitude and creative credulity - that religionists have plenty of - the signs can apply to virtually any period since Christianity began. Each prophecy is a jugglery of words, of figures, of symbols, so put together, so imposed, that they can mean anything, everything, or nothing at all.
Revelations is an recounting of the vision of end of times by John given to him by God while John was held prisoner on Patmos. It is largely symbolic because John struggled to describe many of the futuristic (to him) things he saw in the technologically limited words and understanding of his time.
Revelation is a vision that Jesus gave John to show the things that must shortly take place. Most of Revelation is symbolic. It's talking about destroying false religion. The 144,00 going to heaven. A great crowd living on earth with no more sickness and death. Satan and his demons being thrown in the abyss for a thousand years and then getting back out for a short period of time and then Jehovah is going to destroy him completely. It's talking about Gods war at Armageddon. It's just so much I love Revelation. Hope I helped. Anymore questions please feel free to ask me!!