The Book of the Revelation explained chapter by chapter. (Apocalypse of John the Apostle). As one might expect, Revelation has had a powerful and “varied’ effect upon the history of the world. Its contents have been used and abused throughout the centuries. Many people have taken its content and claimed fulfillment in their own lifetime and work: The Early Church saw Nero as the Antichrist (for a short time). The Early Church also saw the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of the barbarians in Revelation's prophecies fulfulled. Augustine saw the year 1000 A.D (or thereabouts) as the time of Christ’s Second Coming prophesied in the book.
Even Attila the Hun delighted in his nickname “The Scourge of God”, a name associated with his alleged “presence” in Revelation. Numerous generations have claimed the book’s prophesies as a basis for believing Christ’s SOON Second Return. See our "Library" on Revelation" - You won't believe it!