John’s prophecy is primarily the revelation of Jesus Christ, not the revelation of future events. You must not divorce the Person from the prophecy, for without the Person there could be no fulfillment of the prophecy.
It is a story where we see God at work. The hand of God is in every scene ruling and overruling the decisions that people make. And in the end, God builds a hero, saves a family, and creates a nation that will in turn be a blessing to the whole world.
The events recorded in this book should be a great encouragement to us when we experience trials and testings and become discouraged; for when God is not allowed to rule, He overrules. God is still on the throne and will never leave us nor forsake us.