Revelation Chapter 4

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

The catching up of both Enoch and Elijah provide a pattern for the resurrection, translation and catching up (Rapture) of the saints in the N.T. The key scripture however that puts it all together is 1 Thess.4:13-19.

Revelation 4:1

Genesis 5:23-24 (P)

Numbers 10:1-7

Note vs.7 could give a hint of the last trump in 1Corinthians15:52.

2 Kings 2:11-12

John 14:1-3

1 Corinthians 15:51-58

Philippians 3:21

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The key scripture to all the other links.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-18

our gathering to Him

Hebrews 11:5

2 Peter 2:9

1 John 3:2-3

Jude 1:21

Revelation 11:11-12

FER v12, pp436,437

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

Behold a door opened in heaven. John was transported to see the things that must take place after these things. It also implies translation of believers. See links in Gen 5:24.

Revelation 4:1 (P)

Genesis 5:23,24

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

The Lord coming for His saints (called the Rapture). See many references in Gen 5:23,24 and John 14:1-3. This is the key scripture that helps make the other links valid.

Revelation 4:1

Door, voice, trumpet, come up hear. Similar to 1Thess.4:16.

Genesis 5:23,24

Mark 16:19

The Lord taken up to heaven.

Luke 24:51

The Lord carried up to heaven.

John 14:1-3

Acts 1:9

The Lord taken up. Will come back in the manner in which ye have beheld him going into heaven vs.11 ( see Zech 14:3,4).

Ephesians 4:8-10

Christ ascended up on high.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (P)

1 Timothy 3:16

Christ received up in glory.

Revelation 11:11,12

Two witnesses went up to the heaven in a cloud.

Revelation 12:5

Her child caught up to God.

JT v5, pp238

JT v5, pp252

JT v7, pp501-504

JT v48, pp270-285

JT v48, pp286-305

JND v2, pp308

JND Collected wtitings.

JND v2, pp296,298

JND Collected writings.

JND v5, pp115

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp153,154

JND v11, pp234,235

JND v11, pp209

JND Collected writings.

JBS v2, pp471,476,478

JBS v2, pp476,478

JND v11, pp116,117

I became in the Spirit. See links in Rev 17:3 and 21:10.

Revelation 4:2 (P)

Revelation 17:3

Revelation 21:10


He carried me away in spirit to see the woman. See Rev.4:2 and 21:10.

Revelation 4:2

Come up here.

Revelation 17:3 (P)

Revelation 21:10

Carried John away to see the new Jerusalem.

JND v5, pp57

JND Collected writings.

John saw from a great and high mountain the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. See references below.

Revelation 4:2

Ezekiel 40:1-49

Also chs.41-44. Note earthly Jerusalem.

Hebrews 12:22-24

Revelation 21:10 (P)

Revelation 21:11-27

Revelation 22:1-5

And round the throne 24 thrones and 24 elders and a rainbow round the throne. See Rev 11:16,17 elders and Gen.9:4. Note ch 4 (also living creatures), sets out the glory of God and Christ in creation.

Revelation 4:4 (P)

Genesis 9:13

Revelation 11:16-17

JND v5, pp15,16

JND. Collected writings.

JND v2, pp179,180

JND Collected writings, notes on the revelation

24 Elders worship God. See Rev 4:4. To Him who is, and who was. See comparison in Rev 1:4. They also say, thou hast taken thy great power and hast reigned. See Amos 3:13, Rev 19:1.

Revelation 4:4

Amos 3:13

Revelation 1:4

Revelation 11:16,17 (P)

Revelation 19:1

JND v2, pp335

JND Collected writings.

Seven Thunders, mystery probably related to the final bowl judgements,

Revelation 4:5

Exodus 19:16

2 Samuel 22:14

Job 37:5

Psalms 18:13

Psalms 29:3-9

Psalms 81:7

Mark 3:17

John 12:29

Revelation 10:4 (P)

Seal the 7 thunders and write them not.

Revelation 19:6