he Sealing of the Servants of God who are the 144,000 and the multitude; chapters 8 and 9 is about the Altar and Prayers, the Trumpets, and the Woes; chapter 10 is about the Mighty Angel and the open sweet bitter Book; chapter 11 discusses The Temple and the Two Witnesses; chapter 12 is about the Woman and the Dragon, the Church, and the 7 battles lost by Satan; chapter 13 is about the Two Beasts from sea and earth and the Antichrist; chapter 14 speaks of the Triumph of Christ with the 144,000, the Condemned and the Harvest; chapter 15 is about the Victorious, the Victory over the Beast; chapter 16 is about the 7 Last Plagues (or 7 Bowls, 7 Cups, 7 Vials); chapter 17 talks of the Woman on the Beast and Babylon, the Great Harlot; chapter 18 talks of the Doomed City, Babylons complete fall; chapter 19 deals with Armageddon, the King of kings on the white horse, the quadruple Alleluia and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; chapter 20 discusses the Millennium and the Great White Throne Judgment; chapter 21 deals with the New Jerusalem and the New heaven and New Earth; and chapter 22 talks of the New Jerusalem and the River of Life (Dominguez 2006).
Bible scholars have different interpretations of the Book of Revelations. Some say it is a description of the difficult times that the Israelites were going through during the Old Testament and ends with the birth of Christ. On the other hand, some scholars say it is about the journey that the New Testament Christians are going through beginning with Christ’s birth until His final return to take the believers with Him.
What ever is the standpoint of these Bible scholars, the fact remains that as seen through the themes of each chapter of the Book of Revelation there is a pattern of a flow of events from dark to light. The dark times represent the difficult times and the light is the hope that finally someday all these trials will come to an end and that happiness will at last be attained for “He will wipe every tear