Verse one of Revelation Chapter four is the defining moment for every person who ever lived by faith in the Living God. This is what every one of us Trust to hear; God’s voice calling us up to the throne room of God and Christ! Chapter four also introduces the third major section of the book of Revelation, the verse begins and ends with “after these things.” After what things? After the church age! Revelation chapters two and three are addressed to the church; and when the church’s ministry and witness on earth is complete, the church will be taken up into heaven in the Rapture.
Jesus will say “Come up here,” and we will be “snatched away” (Raptured) into heaven to be with the Lord (John 14; 1 Cor.15:51,52 and 1 Thess. 4:17). Jesus will take His Bride, the church, out of the world just before the events of the Great Tribulation, and the wrath of the Lamb.(Rev.6:16)