We need to remember that Revelation, from chapter1 verse1 through to Chapter 22 verse 21 is the revealing of ,the uncovering of, the disclosure of, Jesus Christ. Rev 1:1
Any interpretation, any attempted teaching of or from Revelation that does not have and does not hold Jesus Christ as central to it, is going to turn out to be false interpretation, or false teaching.
Relax guys, I'm going to crawl back into the woodwork and silently observe.........for a while anyway.
WHY??? Good questions lead to good discussion!!!
My only comment here is that the Revelation of Jesus actually begins in Chapter 4. Up to that point, John was aware of the "history" of the churches IMO.
Rev. is "what was, what is and what will be".