By Homer Dewayne Shappley


Certain sections of Revelation may be analyzed and understood without having to start, necessarily, with Revelation 1:1 and continue, sequentially, to the last verse. This would be obvious, I think, to just about any analytical reader. I prepared the original version of this commentary in Spanish, beginning in 1995, for university-level classes taught in the School of Advanced Bible Studies, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and have continued work on it ever since.


Having previously translated to English the studies, at the bottom of this Page, on the First Beast and the Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast as representative of the content, my goal now is to translate the rest of the commentary, with God’s favor, and will be adding "Chapters," “Acts,” "Scenarios," “Scenes,”  "Parts," etc. as that is accomplished. The Commentary is composed of 12 Chapters.

"Revelation: Its Ongoing Relevancy and Fulfillment"


Chapter 1 of
"Revelation: Its Ongoing Relevancy and Fulfillment"

Initial considerations for the 
study of Revelation

The Origin of Revelation


From God the Father to his Son Jesus Christ, to an angel,
to the apostle John, to God's servants on Earth, to all the 
inhabitants of the Earth through the church Christ built.

The Meaning of the Word “Revelation”

In Greek, ἀποκάλυψις.

The Fundamental Content of Revelation
Prophecy and Predestination
Time and Spatial Range

Chapter 1 has more "Parts." Each "Chapter" of this commentary has "Parts," or "Acts," "Scenarios," and "Scenes." Some "Chapters" have a considerable number, for example, Chapter 8 on the "Great Whore-Great City."

Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 to be added.

Chapter 6 of
"Revelation: Its Ongoing Relevancy and Fulfillment"

 The First Beast of Revelation 13

Act 1. Scene 1. The first beast rises out of the sea roiled by the four winds of heaven. So do the four great beasts of Daniel. Revelation 13:1-2; Daniel 7:1-3

Act 1. Scene 2. The seven heads of the first beast. Revelation 13:1; 17:2, 9-12; Daniel 7:1-7.

Act 1. Scene 3. A blasphemous name on the seven heads of the first beast. Revelation 13:1

Act 1. Scene 4. The appearance of the first beast. Revelation 13:2

Act 1. Scene 5. A Great, Fiery Red Dragon Gives Power, a Throne, and Great Authority to the First Beast.

Chapter 6 has more "Scenes" for "Act 1," plus "Act 2" with its own set of "Scenes." 

Chapter 7 of
"Revelation: Its Ongoing Relevancy and Fulfillment"

The Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast

Act 2. The sign of the Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast. Astonishing SIGN for modern times! Revelation 17

Chapter 7 has many more "Acts," "Scenarios," and "Scenes."

Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 to be added.

Related articles on various portions of Revelation

Revelation 9:1-4. Smoke from the Bottomless Pit comes out of not a few universities, their faculties, and student bodies.

Revelation 10:6. Going out into the FUTURE to the LAST DAY of TIME. Looking back at planet Earth in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Revelation 19:10. The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.

The entire commentary on Revelation by the author is the equivalent of about 1,200 letter-size pages.

“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed
as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star
rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture
is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came
by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they
were moved 
by the Holy Spirit.”
2 Peter 1:19-21

But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.”
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4