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¬ The Fundamentals of Bible Prophecy
¬ Jesus Christ's Life and Death in Prophecy
¬ Promise and Covenants: A Prophetic Legacy
¬ God Confirms His Credibility to the World
¬ History Proves the Accuracy of Bible Prophecy
¬ The International Scope of Prophecy
¬ The End of 'This Present Evil Age'
¬ The Coming "Abomination of Desolation"
¬ What Is 'the Lord's Day'?
¬ The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ
¬ Beyond the Millennium
   
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What Is 'the Lord's Day'?

Some people mistakenly assume that, when the apostle John wrote that he "was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day" (Revelation 1:10), he was worshiping on Sunday and experienced the vision on that day. But nowhere does the Bible define "Lord's Day" as the first day of the week. If this were referring to a day of the week, we would have to conclude that John meant the seventh day, since Jesus Christ said He was the "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:28), not some other day of the week.

However, the context of John's vision shows that he wasn't referring to a day of the week at all. Instead, he wrote that the vision transported him forward into that time the Bible elsewhere calls the "day of the Lord," "day of the Lord Jesus Christ" and "day of Christ" (Jeremiah 46:10; Zephaniah 1:14; Acts 2:20; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 5:5; 2 Corinthians 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:2; 2 Peter 3:10).

These terms are not speaking of a specific 24-hour period. Instead, they refer to the end-time events surrounding the return of Jesus Christ, when He will personally and directly intervene in human affairs. Thus these terms indicate the end of the age of man's rule and the beginning of the age of Jesus Christ. This is the theme of the book of Revelation and the Lord's Day John saw in vision.


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