If you missed yesterday’s post, make sure you’ve read Revelation chapter 4.
Because what we saw was a vision of God on his throne in the heavens. A throne surrounded by bizarre creatures covered in eyes, accompanied by flashes of lightning and the roar of thunder, and attended by continuous praise: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty!”
Although it’s pretty standard stuff, really, when you look at the other visions of God recorded in the Old Testament: Daniel 7; Isaiah 6; Ezekiel 1. Clearly the one on the throne in John’s vision is not just any god. By using very similar images and terminology, he can be identified as the God of Daniel and Isaiah and Ezekiel; the God of Israel; the God of the Old Covenant. This is Yahweh we are seeing, in all his glory.