Revelation 4

Chapter 4

4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

Come up hither

This call seems clearly to indicate the fulfilment of 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 . The word "church" does not again occur in the Revelation till all is fulfilled.

4:6  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

beasts

living creatures. (See Scofield "Ezekiel 1:5") .

4:7  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

beasts

living creatures. (See Scofield "Ezekiel 1:5") .

4:8  And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

beasts

beasts living creatures. (See Scofield "Ezekiel 1:5")

God Almighty Jehovah of hosts. Isaiah 6:3

4:9  And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

beasts

living creatures. (See Scofield "Ezekiel 1:5")

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