The first thing most people think of when they think of Revelation is strange beasts, symbolic numbers, and visions like nightmares. But the first verse of the book says that Revelation is about Jesus. Understanding some basics about what Jesus accomplished during his time on earth will help us when it comes to interpreting Revelation.
The story of Creation, as recorded in Genesis 1, details the history of the beginning of human life on Planet Earth. But it is not merely a historical account. The story is told in ways that, with some digging, we discover much more going on beneath the surface.