- Rev. Thomas Abraham
The Lord's Day
Revelation 1:10 - "On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet."
Revelation is the last book in the Bible, and the only prophetical book in the NT.
It is written by, John, the beloved disciple of Jesus Christ.
This is the revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to Jesus Christ, who then gave it to the Angel, who then gave it to John, who gave it to the Churches.
At ninety years old, John was banished to the Island Patmos.
Revelation 1:10 - "On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit,"
Out of the seven days in a week, one day is set apart as the “Lord’s Day”
Sunday is known as the “Lord’s Day” – and the first century church and apostles celebrated the “Lord’s Day”
The world celebrates different days like:
But for God’s children, the “Lord’s Day” is more significant and sacred to celebrate.
Sunday is an off day for worldly people but for God’s children, this is not an off day, it is “the Lord’s Day”.
On an off day there are so many things worldly people would want to do, but for God’s children, our primary aim is to celebrate Jesus.
The whole day is set apart for the celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We celebrate the risen Christ and His resurrection power.
Without fireworks there is no Independence Day celebration.
Without a turkey there is no Thanksgiving Day celebration.
Without a cake there is no birthday celebration.
In the same way, without the experience of the resurrection power there is no Lord’s Day.
We come to the house of the Lord not just to sing songs, not just to hear a message, but to celebrate a person, a living person and His power that is present in our midst.
Just singing or preaching is not enough in celebrating the Lord’s day. Until we taste the resurrection power, we cannot celebrate the Lord’s day.
We don’t come around the tomb of a man who lived, died, and was buried two thousand years back. We don’t light candles in his memory.
Instead, we celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ who defeated sin, death, and the devil and walked away from the tomb as a conqueror.
When I celebrate the “Lord’s Day”, I celebrate victory over sin, death, and the devil through my Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 1:10 - "On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit."
For the entire week, at almost ninety years old, John was forcefully working in the coal mines on the Island of Patmos.
When we consider his age, he should have taken rest on the Lord’s day.
But the Lord’s day meant something for the Apostle John.
Whether he was in a house, church, or even in prison on an isolated place like the Island of Patmos, he would not miss the Lord’s Day.
The reason for the Lord’s day is the risen Lord Jesus Christ, so no one can change that day or miss that day. The Lord Jesus Christ is the master of that day, He has made that day a victorious day.
The Devil and the whole kingdom of hell aimed to turn the day into their day of victory – they thought that after the burial of Jesus, they had won, they thought everything was over.
But on the third day, on the Lord’s day, early in the morning, the stone started to shake, the soldiers started to tremble.
My Lord came out of that tomb with mighty power, no power of grave could hold my Saviour.
Every chain was broken that day, every evil kingdom lost its power, and all the power and authority in heaven and on earth fell into my Lord’s hand on that day.
So, that’s why we come to the house of the Lord, to celebrate Jesus our Lord, on the Lord’s Day, and His resurrection powe