Revelation was written to local assemblies in the Roman Province of Asia Minor. The ministry of local assemblies is strategically important in the plan of God. Revelation was written to encourage and support the churches, not to provide some kind of prophetic timeline for the world after the church is taken out. Followers of Christ must associate with a local body that the Lord attaches them to because this relationship is vital to their love for Christ. Our love for others is governed by our obedience to Jesus and our love for Him and His will.