Revelation 1:3 says - God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.
Wow. We get a blessing for reading the book of Revelation.
I just finished studying Revelation - for the first time in my life. And I discovered that Revelation really isn't that hard to understand, if you have some help from a good pastor.
Pastor David Guzik, of Enduring Word Media, explains the book of Revelation, verse by verse, in everyday English. He even tells the listener how to apply the lessons learned in Revelation. He covers the entire book of Revelation in 22 audio sermons. You can listen online for free.
Dr. J. Vernon McGee also teaches about Revelation in great detail. You can download his audio commentary for free at Thru the Bible.
At Biblegateway you can read Revelation in many different translations. You may find it easier to read from the NLT version or The Message.
Revelation seems to get skipped by a lot of people. Maybe they are to afraid to read about what will happen during the Great Tribulation . Some people do start reading Revelation, but then get confused and quit.
But I found Revelation fascinating. And it didn't scare me at all, because I'm not going to even be here for the Great Tribulation. I'm going up with the rest of the raptured Christian believers.
The book of Revelation taught me - how Christians are suppose to grow in holiness and godliness, what Heaven will be like, what the Antichrist will be like, how terrible the Tribulation will be, how Jesus will conquer evil, the Millennium, the new Heaven, the new Earth, and the new Jerusalem.
Revelation also taught me about Jesus - His righteousness, His patience, His mercy, how He deserves to be worshiped - and His need for judgment and justice.
The Unveiling by Michael Card