unveiling or revealing
Apocalypse actually means unveiling or revealing. That’s why the last book of the Bible is called the revelation or apocalypse of St. John. Modern ideas that apocalypse means the end time or end of the world is completely inaccurate. I believe a proper understanding of this word would help us better put the entire book of revelation in to context. So this book is about unveiling or revealing something, but what is it that is being revealed? Look at the first five words of the book. It says, “The revelation of Jesus Christ.” The word revelation that is uses is the Greek word apocalypse. This book is meant to reveal Jesus to us. Our modern focus of trying to predict the future or the end of the world with this text is misguided and misinformed. I agree with Rev. TJ that the true apocalypse or unveiling that we need to see most right now is a revelation of the injustice that is happening all around us in the world at this moment. We must judge our society and ourselves, so that WE might become the apocalypse and revelation of the Christ.
“Deus nobis cerevisiam dedit quia nos felices esse vult” -Benjamin Franklin