In his second vision, John saw the THRONE OF GOD and was invited to watch the activities that are going on in this environment. Needless to say, John is in awe. This 4th chapter is the beginning of the glory that has been promised to the saints. This chapter moves past the Church Age. Everything revealed in this chapter and beyond is FUTURE PROPHECY. It is a picture of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, REDEEMDING TO EARTH. And as we know, Redemption is always a JUDICIAL BUSINESS incorporating CLEANSING, JUDGMENT AND THE RENEWING AND PERFECTING OF THAT WHICH SIN HAS CORRUPTED.