The reason I love Rev. 4:1 so much is that,
1. the door is open.
2. we hear the call, "Come up hither".
"....when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount." (Exo 19:13b)
"And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD," (Exo 24:1a)
"Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel." (Ezek 37:12b)
"And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them (the 2 Wtinesses), Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them." (Rev 11:12)
The rapture of the 2 witnesses in Rev. 11 is God's proof to the entire world that...
"What you have just witnessed, with your own eyes, proves that the millions of missing persons were
indeed raptured. The biblical rapture really happened. You are now without excuse.
Repent and believe the Gospel. Time is short. The End is upon you!"
Who amongst us does not long to hear the words... "Come up hither"?