Text: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: (Revelation 1:1)

Tweet: The book of Revelation was “signified”— communicated in signs and symbols—to John. Therefore, it is symbolic and necessitates a figurative rather than literal interpretation. Furthermore, it’s symbols symbolize “things which must shortly come to pass.”