REVELATION-is the only book of its kind in the New Testament. It is a book about the end of this present world and the beginning of “a new heaven and a new earth.” The book of Revelation was written by the apostle John during his exile on the island of Patmos. While John was there, Jesus gave him a vision of what would happen in the future. John wrote this book so Christians who were being persecuted would trust that God controls whatever happens here on earth. John’s vision shows that Jesus is the ruler over everyone and everything– even powerful human governments– and he will judge and punish whatever is evil. It also gives Christians a picture of heaven, where we will be with Jesus.