(4:1-5) John's spirit goes to heaven and sees “the seven Spirits of God.”
(4:1) "A door was opened in heaven: and the
first voice ... was ... a trumpet talking with me; which
said ... I will shew thee things which must be hereafter."
(4:2) "Immediately I was in the spirit: and ... a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne."
(4:3) "He that sat was ... like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne
... like ... an emerald."
(4:4) "Round ... the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats
... elders sitting, clothed in white
... and they had on their heads crowns of gold."
(4:5) "Out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne,
which are the seven Spirits of God."
(4:6-10) John sees four beasts (lion, calf, man, eagle) each with six wings and "full of eyes."
(4:6) "Before the throne there was a sea of glass ... and ... four beasts full of eyes before and behind."
(4:7) "The first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man,
and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle."
(4:8) "The four beasts had ... six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is,
and is to come."
(4:10) "The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him ... and cast their crowns
before the throne, saying,"
"Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
God created parasites, pathogens, and predators for his own pleasure. He
likes to watch things suffer.