[QTVOTD] The Command to Write…

“I was in the Spirit [rapt in His power] on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a great voice like the calling of a war trumpet,” Revelation 1:10 ->me:  In the three verses I studied today (1:9-11), John recounts the experience of being called to write down what he was about to see and instructed send it in letter form to the seven churches (Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea).  In verse 9 John talks about the fact that he is no different than all of those he is surrounded by; he takes no superior position and even talks about suffering right along side his ‘brothers’.  I picked verse 10 today because it struck me that this is the only time the expression ‘the Lord’s Day’ is used in all the New Testament.  Most think it is the same day we use – the weekly celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.  Also the fact that he was in a state ‘in the spirit’ where he was open to the vision the Holy Spirit gave him.  I’d like to think that when I keep the Sabbath holy and allow myself to fall into the Lord’s presence (through worship and prayer), this is when I might be most open to hear from Him…now that I think about it, it was in deep prayer on a Sunday afternoon with Marianne when she received a vision from the Lord about our church, a day I won’t forget.  It was so vivid to her and to this day I can even remember almost every detail of what she recounted.  I’ll have to ask her again but I think it was so vivid it might not be a hard throw to say it was as startling as a trumpet behind her.

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