I really appreciated the reminder that this was indeed a letter written to people who were expected to understand it. What must those people have been like, and what would their understanding have been?
I also appreciate the caution that we can’t expect that it’s just a way to interpret the news. That said, I think that it is clear that this was also written for us, here now, and not only seven historical Churches of ancient Turkey. It is interesting that it is stereoscopic in being specific for them and also useful for us now!
To be open to the different views of the rapture and the millennium and the tribulation. I have always been given to understand one point of view, dismissingdifferent points of view. I am now open to those.
I learned that there are different interpretations that go along with The understanding of the book of Revelations, the end of times book.
I also understood that sometimes two or more interpretations suit better than one or any of the interpretations.
The importance of at least recognizing the differences and knowing the each interpretations are crucial when you read to understand. The understanding of the different meanings of things described that are not of human form.
I learnt that there are signs and symbols that indicate the end of days.