Revelation 4



Revelation 4 presents a profound vision of the heavenly throne room, depicting God's majesty, glory, and the worship that surrounds Him. This vision sets the stage for the subsequent unveiling of the seals and the unfolding of God's plan for judgment and redemption in the following chapters. The chapter emphasizes the eternal and transcendent nature of God and the worship that is due to Him.


  1. The Throne Room Vision (Revelation 4:1-3): John is invited to "come up here" and immediately finds himself in the presence of a glorious throne in heaven. The description emphasizes the brilliance and majesty of God seated on the throne. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, surrounds the throne.
  2. Twenty-Four Elders and Four Living Creatures (Revelation 4:4-11): Around the throne are twenty-four elders dressed in white, representing the redeemed and possibly the twelve patriarchs and twelve apostles. Four living creatures, each with distinct appearances, continually worship God. They declare God's holiness, sing praises, and acknowledge His eternal nature.
  3. Worship and Adoration (Revelation 4:9-11): The twenty-four elders fall down before God, casting their crowns before the throne and acknowledging God as the Creator of all things. They express worship, giving glory, honor, and thanks to Him who sits on the throne.