Revelation 4 & 5
Chapter 4 is the beginning of “what will take place later” that we read about in Chapter 1. In Chapters 4 and 5, John is given an unveiling of the throne room of God. In various Old Testament prophetic books, we receive glimpses of the throne room. However, these two chapters are a more complete description. John was in the Spirit but there is a sense that his visitation was more than just a vision since the “voice” said, “Come up here.” It was essential for John to experience the majesty and power of the throne room before he would be shown the horrific judgments that would be coming on the earth. There is no question this experience was unique to John and for our benefit.