The importance of being obedient to God’s law will become clear as we approach the last conflict.
Notice the structure of Revelation again:
⸺› A. The Church Militant, chapters 1–3
⸺⸺› B. The War Begins, chapters 4–8:1
⸺⸺⸺› C. Trumpet Calls to Surrender, chapters 8:2–11:17–19
⸺⸺⸺⸺› D. Synopsis of the War, chapters 12:1–14:20
⸺⸺⸺› C. Amnesty Ends and Judgments Fall, chapters 15–18
⸺⸺› B. The War is Won, chapters 19–20 ⸺› A. The Church Triumphant, chapters 21–22
Notice how the ideas at the beginning [A] and the end [A] parallel each other as does the second [B] and the third [C] until we reach the centre [D].
John is about to take us into the section entitled above as [D]: Synopsis of the War. In Revelation 12:1–14:20 we have the last scene guiding us to understand what is coming up.
After having left the hub [D], which is the final crisis over worship, we find another guide post following this, pointing back to where we have been in Revelation 15:5.