I see Revelation has much applications for us if we read it with the right attitudes. (It is not difficult to understand the symbols and creatures as well since they are spoken of in other parts of the Bible).
- "How can I prepare for it?" .... What are the answers ?
- see Preparing for Christ 2nd Coming for details.
- It is a story of the Love of God towards His creation - creation, rebellion, evil, sacrificial death, judgment, punishments and rewards etc.
- It is also the story of mankind. From the story of events, we should get to know the Father-God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Angels, Satan-Devils, Church, Jews & Man better.
- It should give us the better understanding of the world (natural and spiritual) that we are living in and how to effectively deal with it. It provides the answers for life -Where did I come from ? Why am I here? Where am I going? Why there is evil? What is the final outcome ? Is God fair ? What is God doing about it? etc.
- Reading it that way, Revelation perhaps can be more relevant and touches our hearts better.