The book of Revelation is indeed a peculiar book with strange animals, symbols, codes, and characters. This fascinating book talks about seven churches, seals, horses, trumpets, wars, armies, persecution, people crying, multitudes, beasts, and dragons. There is such varied imagery that we might lose the real reason why this book was given to us. The last book of the Bible reveals how this world’s history will end, and the winner is already seated on His throne. There is no surprise in the book of Revelation. Jesus is “the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end . . . the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One” (Rev. 1:8). He is in control of the past, present, and future.