Revelation 1:10 The Lord Speaks


Revelation 1:10

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”

King James Version (KJV)

I was (infinitive of verb to be in 1st person simple past tense).  John is giving us the record after the experience.

Note: This event here in verse 10 is quite different and :before: the event of Revelation 4:1 where John is actually taken up into the 3rd Heaven - the “absolute” type and shadow of the Rapture of the Church.  See my study on understanding the 24 Elders and Casting Crowns:

Time to take a serious look at Casting Crowns #Bible Study (

Revelation 4:1-4

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.


And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.


And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.


And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

 “IN” the (preposition of place (in to) ) with definite article “THE” Spirit (capital S indicating The Spirit of God (Holy Spirit, Spirit of Christ Romans 8:9,11,14,16, 17, Genesis 1:2, 41:38, Compare 2 Chronicles 24:20 where the Spirit of God “came upon Zechariah the prophet to see and prophesy to when John was IN the Spirit (of God) we see  John was not in his physical body but rather his spirit was IN Christ Jesus. See and harmonize this with Ephesians 2:6.  Now in John’s case as was the case of Isaiah and Ezekiel and of course Daniel he has been given extraordinary license to receive the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Hundreds of other examples of The Spirit and spirit of God, Lord. And after the resurrection of Jesus Christ we see the Spirit of Christ.  

Romans 8:9

“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

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Revelation 21:10

“And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,”

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Matthew 22:43

“He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,

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Note: Difference between Capital S and small s.


The  King James Bible does indeed use both capital and small letters for the word “spirit.” The choice of capitalization depends on the context and the specific translation. For instance:

  • When referring to the Holy Spirit, the King James Bible often uses a capital “S.” For example, in 1 John 4:6, it says, “We know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”

  • However, in other instances, the word “spirit” is written with a small “s.” 

  • This variation occurs because the original Hebrew and Greek texts do not consistently differentiate between “wind,” “breath,” and “spirit.” The translators made choices based on context and theological emphasis.  

  • Other research adds that the small s indicates the working activity of the spirit and not directly referring to the Spirit of God - God’s very Spirit.

In summary, both forms—capital “S” and small “s”—are used in the King James Bible to refer to the Holy Spirit or the spirit of God .

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I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

1 Corinthians 2:10

“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”

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Verse 10 Cross references

Rev 1:10 Cross References (11 Verses) (

Revelation 1:10

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”

King James Version (KJV)


Luke 24:1

“Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.”

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Note: Hyper-Dispensationalists and Judaizers take great exception to this scripture.  They immediately try to prove John is saying he was in the Spirit (denotes Holy Spirit of God, capital S) on the Tribulation. 

But this does not harmonize With what happened at the Resurrection of Jesus when he met with the Disciples in his glorified body. *** John 20:19, Luke 24 etc.

note Body fullness of the Godhead bodily Colossians 2:8,9.

Context, Exegesis, Harmonize Scripture with Scripture:

  1. Context:  Why would John Say he was IN the Spirit on (in) the The Tribulation in 1:10 and the hear and write regarding the 7 churches, then immediately afterwards in Chapter 4 verse 1 give us a clearly distinct picture of a type and shadow of the RAPTURE finding himself before Jesus Christ in the 3rd Heaven.  It is both illogical and completely out of context.

  2. Exegesis 

Verse 10: Lord’s (adjective meaning BELONGING to the Lord G2960 kuriakos.)

Harmonizes perfectly with 1 Corinthians 11:20. I urge the reader to study the in depth meaning of communion in relation to celebrating it on the day of Jesus’ FIRST FRUITS Resurrection.  Sunday (The Lord’s Day) 1st day of the Week see John 20:1.  First Fruits Resurrection is the Lord’s Day.

Understanding the Significance of the FIRST FRUITS (

Let’s now examine in depth the Adjective Lord’s:

G2960 - kyriakos - Strong's Greek Lexicon (kjv) (

To understand the function of an adjective in this context please refer to:

The semantic role as an attributive function:

See study:

pertaining to or having the character of attribution;" in grammar, "pertaining to or expressing an attribute," c. 1600, from French attributif, from stem of Latin attributus (see attribute (v.)). As a noun in grammar, "a word expressing an attribute,

  • Jesus Rose from the Dead on Sunday  John 20:1, Luke 24:1. Since that time believers have gathered on the First day of the week to celebrate His victory over sin and death. Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2. 

John 20:1

“The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.”

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Luke 24:1

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Acts 20:7

“And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.”

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1 Corinthians 16:2

“Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”

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Day of Christ 3 references -  RAPTURE

1 Corinthians 1:4-8, Philippians 1:3-6,  2:4-26, 

Note distinction from Day of the Lord - TRIBULATION

Joel 1:15, Isaiah 13:6, Amos 5:18, Obadiah 1:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:9 KJB

Note:  DAY OF The Lord.   We see Day is separated from The Lord by a Preposition.  This denotes that this does not belong to The Lord but rather

Belonging to.  This DAY belongs to the Lord. 

Something that belongs to someone is NOT the same as an ATTRIBUTE of someone. 

 Look at this scripture:


Romans 12:19

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

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Romans 5:9 

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Lord of the Sabbath 

What does it mean that Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath?

The phrase “the Lord of the Sabbath” is found in Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, and Luke 6:5. In all three instances Jesus is referring to Himself as the Lord of the Sabbath or, as Mark records it, “The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:28). In these verses, Jesus is proclaiming that He is the One who exercises authority even over the rules and regulations that govern the Sabbath day.

Christian LivingPractical ControversiesThe Sabbath

See quote below:

For those who think that the Sabbath is completely ended with the coming of Jesus and that “all days are alike” in the new covenant (Rom. 14:5), they misuse a statement of Paul. The fact that John says there is a “Lord’s day” in the new covenant shows there is a day set apart in a unique way for the Lord. And so that’s a place to begin.

I think Colossians chapter 2, which talks about the Sabbath being past, shows that the old Sabbath—the “Sabbaths” literally in Greek (Col. 2:16)—are passed away. And then we look at the Apostolic practice of frequently meeting on the first day, and we begin to see this pattern emerging from the New Testament: that whereas Jews rested on the seventh day, Christians rest and worship on the first day.

Christ Himself made the first day of the week “the Lord’s Day” (Rev. 1:10). It was on this day that He showed more evidence of His Lordship than on any other day by rising victorious over death, hell, and the grave. He met with His disciples on that very day, twice, both in the morning and in the evening, and the successive Lord’s Day afterwards again in the evening.

The Resurrection brings the Church together⤒🔗

The New Testament makes clear that the church has regular times of assembling and of worship. 

The question “When did the church assemble?” has an answer in the example of 1 Corinthians 16:,2:

1 Corinthians 16:1-2 KJV - Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

More especially, note another passage: Acts 20:16. Here Paul is in haste en route to Jerusalem, and his route includes the point of Troas.

Revelation 1:10

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”

Voice of God scriptures:

Great  and  As A Trumpet

1 Thessalonians 4:16 1611 KJV: For the Lord himselfe shall descend from heauen with a shout, with the voyce of the Archangel, and with the trumpe of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

Exodus 19:17-21 KJB

17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

20 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.

Exodus 20:19

“And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”

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The Significance of Behind.

I got your back comes from rereward

Isaiah 30:21

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”

H310  achar Ancient Hebrew Lexicon 1181 Representing the outside; To be in the back of 

Greek Strongs 3694 adverbial of location 





The term “rearguard” has an interesting origin. It comes from the Old French word “reregarde”, which means “the guard which is behind.”

Isaiah 52:12

“For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.”

King James Version (KJV)

😂can you imagine a Trinitarian trying to explain Isaiah 52:12?

Hebrew H622 Strongs:  

Trinity is Pagan Practice of Polytheism in Mainstream Christianity #EndTimes #Apostasy (

1 Samuel 29:2

And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish.

Isaiah 58:8

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.

Joshua 6:9

And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

Joshua 6:13

And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

Purpose of the Ark of the Covenant

God’s Communication and Contact with His People

The Ark of the Covenant contained three items that symbolizes God's presence, provision, and law 12345:

  • The two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai 12345.

  • A pot of manna that God provided as bread for the Israelites in the wilderness12345.

  • The rod of Aaron that budded miraculously to show God's choice of the Levites as priests1235.

Exodus 25:22

Exodus 25:22

“And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.”

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