On the island of Patmos John see's visions of "seven headed beasts coming out of the sea" and 'harlots and diadems and locusts" and........Stop this ride I want to get off!!! WHY all the Nostradamus non-sense? Why all the cloak and dagger mind freak? Why not just say "Ye verily in the future the nations of the world will be united and after Armagedon a crowd will live on earth in paradise and a group in heaven."
Instead Jehovah scares the crap out of John and paints a Relalation that people will interpret 100 ways...there is no reason for this to be encoded. Why all the LSD visions in the bible just talk straight.