The Rapture as Taught in Revelation Part One—“Come Up Hither”
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The Rapture as Taught in Revelation
Part One—“Come Up Hither”
Compiled/Formatted By Tom Stephens
Excerpt from article
In Revelation 4:1, The Apostle John—representing the Church, and also qualified as Elder (1 Peter 5:1)—is speaking about a door opened in heaven and a voice like a trumpet ordering him—John, representing the church—to arise by His Holy Spirit and present himself before God’s throne to hear what was to come next.
“Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” (Revelation 1:19).
New International Version (©1984)
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this."