What the apostle John wrote in Revelation chapter 4 is all about heaven, specifically as it relates to the Throne of God.
First, we see a throne, it is set, and there is One who sits upon it. There is an Eternal Ruler upon the throne in heaven where all things are ultimately in subjection. The vision, the activities, worship and those in attendance, are all anchored in position by this grand throne.
Second, we see a description. God Almighty looked to John as a jasper stone which Revelation 21:11 reveals is as clear crystal. The One seated upon the throne also looked like a Sardius stone, which is usually a dark red in color. An emerald rainbow arched around the throne, which must have been remarkable to behold.
Third, the eternal worth and holiness of God is lifted on high in perpetuity and we see the creation honoring the Creator. All of this worship transpires before the throne on a glassy sea that looked like crystal to John.
This is the place where God dwells. It is glorious. It is magnificent. It is heaven and heaven is a place where you would want to be. Jesus spoke of preparing such a place for people in John 14:1-6.
What now? How do you get there?
Jesus said in John 3:16 that in order to have everlasting life and not perish in death, a person would have to believe in Jesus:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.”
This is the ONLY solution that God has for man whose end is death. We are not guaranteed tomorrow or even the balance of the day. 1 out of 1 people die. Thus it is important to receive the free gift that God offers: eternal life through Jesus His Son. There is no other way. Listen to what Jesus said in John 14:6:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
That is emphatic, simple and free. You can believe on Jesus today. You can ask Him to forgive you for all of the bad things you have done. He will forgive you and heaven will become your destination!
If you have trusted in Jesus for salvation, that is GREAT. But may I exhort you to share this glorious truth and message with others.