Ultimately, The Book of Revelation is about hope. It is an affirmation that no matter how bad the going gets, God is still in control of the world and of the world's destiny. As a family of human beings, we were always designed for Paradise, and so the Book of Revelation closes with a vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem with Twelve open Pearly Gates! Those open gates remind us that the only thing standing between us and God is our own hardness of heart. The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!"