There are two circumstances that provide the backdrop for this glorious vision: 1) The apostle John documents the vision, and 2) He records such a vision from the island of Patmos.
The Lord Jesus Christ has an intimate relationship with every church that proclaims the biblical gospel. In particular, He uniquely serves as our Great High Priest.
How do finite creatures respond to being in the presence of the infinite God? The apostle John’s actions reveal the awe and wonder of a holy God.
Christ is the head of His church and He exercises that headship through biblically qualified elders and leaders.