10 I was [ginomai] in [en] the Spirit [pneuma] on [en] the Lord's [kuriakos] day, [hemera] and [kai] heard [akouo] behind [opiso] me [mou] a great [megas] voice, [phone] as [hos] of a trumpet, [salpigx]KJV-Interlinear
10 I was in the Spirit on the
Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like
the sound of a trumpet, NASB
And so John begins receiving his visions.
He was in the Spirit.A proper noun referring to
the Holy Spirit.This is a
reference to the control of the Holy Spirit over John’s soul, and is the normal
function of any believer when they have confessed their sins to God the Father.
John was in the Spirit.He had just confessed his sins, whatever they
might have been.Most believers will
confess arrogance if nothing else comes to mind, just to cover their bases, so
to speak. Anyway, John was in
fellowship.Details of this process
(confession and fellowship) are found in the 1 Jn., study.
Being in fellowship is extremely important, for it
is within the fellowship sphere, that your spiritual life functions.When you commit a sin, you are automatically
out of fellowship, and when out of fellowship, your spiritual life does not
function.Therefore, you are required to
confess your sins to God the Father, in order to get back into fellowship.
John was in fellowship, and it happened to be on a
Sunday, referred here as the Lords day.This is not a reference to the Day of the Lord, but the first day of the
week, Sunday, commonly referred to as the Lord Day, because of the resurrection
occurring on a Sunday morning.The
was widely used in the first two centuries A.D., and that is where the ‘Lords
Day’ phrase came from.
The loud voice was Jesus Christ, Ezek 3:12, 12-13,
The sound ‘like a trumpet’ is a reference not to a
trumpet, there was no music here, but this is an expression of clarity. The voice
was an actual voice.But the sound was
clear, and loud, and easily understood.It
was not muffled, or veiled making it difficult to understand.But the voice was clear and crisp.
It was loud.In Revelation, the phrase ‘loud voice’ generally means that what is
about to be said or revealed demands a solemnity of attitude and respect, Rev. 5:2,12;
6:10; 7:2,10; 8:13; 10:3; 11:12,15; 12:10; 14:2,15,18; 16:1,17; 19:1,17; 21:3.
When you have great respect for someone, then when they walk by, or are in your
presence, or begin to speak, then you become instantly quiet, and bring all of
your attention and concentration toward them.
And even when the person you respect is not
present, but you are reading their words, then you
likewise give deference to their words, by maintaining yourself in silence and
Hummm?Do you suppose that includes Bible study?
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