How do I understand Revelation better?
Although this is not necessarily career related, I wanted to offer an answer for you.
I will be honest, I do not understand this concept either but (and please do not take this the wrong way), when I am in doubt about something I find that the Dummies book series helps me to understand things on a positive way (www.dummies.com). I also like using Wikipedia, ehow and just doing a basic google or bing search to see what I can find.
Here is a link to a cheat sheet on revelation for dummies (which is a book in the series):
Basic Structure of the Book of Revelation
Reading the Book of Revelation can be challenging — the storyline twists and turns and isn't strictly chronological. The author of the Book of Revelation, Saint John the Divine, offers a transcription of seven letters and later describes strange beasts, visions of judgments, governments, demonic battles, heaven, and a new world order — a prophetic vision for the end of the world.
I hope this helps...good luck!
You might want to look into BSF (Bible Study Fellowship), it's Interdenominational organization and the mean purpose is to study the meaning behind the Bible. From what I heard, they will be teaching Revelations this year. Here's more info: https://www.bsfinternational.org/Revelation and https://www.bsfinternational.org/about. Good luck!