What is John of Patmos trying to convey to his audience in the book of Revelation?

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John of Patmos is the one believed to have written the Book of Revelation, the final book in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. They found out that at about the year 95 A.D., John had this vision from heaven. There are several interpretations about what John wants his audience to know.

1. The vision he had is coming from the Lord almighty and not from his own thoughts.

2. He is trying to show the illustration of the vision he saw. It is an apocalyptic form of writing where the author is delivering the message through illustrations and symbols.

3. It is a form of warning. Many bible scholars believed that John is giving warnings to the people about the future that there will be more sufferings for those who believe in the Lord.

4. Finally, John is encouraging everyone to repent from their sins and turn to the Jesus Christ.