Many read Revelation as a predictor of the future. This turns God into a fixed, wooden object who does not actually relate to a living creation. But this book was never meant to be read this way. Instead, it points to a LIVING GOD who reigns over a LIVING CREATION and calls us into a LIVING FAITH. God invites us to participate in the fulfillment of his will even-and-especially-when the world looks ungodly, and love looks defeated.