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The Lords Day

For nearly two thousand years nations led by Christianity have promoted Sunday as the Sabbath and the lords day. There are many scriptures sited by Christendom to validate the lords day being Sunday, they use scriptures such as Acts 20:7; Mark 16:2,9; Acts 2:1; I Corinthians 16:2; and Revelations 1:10 which we will analyze in this study. There are several other scriptures that are used to support Sunday worship in honor of Jesus Christ although there was no commandment given by any Apostle, Yahshua, or Prophet to observe Sunday, the first day of the week as Holy and the day in which a divine convocation is to be held.The objective of this study is to isolate Revelation 1:10 and understand what day Yochanan is speaking of. We will contextualize this and other verses properly in scripture, use comparatives to show what the lords day actually represents, and answer the following questions:

  • Is Yochanan speaking of the Sabbath day as the lords day?
  • Is Yochanan speaking of Sunday as the lords day?
  • Is there another day that Yochanan could be speaking of?
    This is the Revelation of Yahshua the Anointed, which Elohim gave him to show to his servants the things which must happen soon, which he sent and made known by his angel to his servant, Yochanan, (Revelation 1:1 RNWEB)

The vision was given by Elohim to Yahshua to show his servants things that would come to pass. Yahshua sent a messenger (Malachem) who gave it to Yochanan in a vision.

    who testified to Elohim’s word, and of the testimony of Yahshua the Anointed, about everything that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand. Yochanan, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Elohim, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne; (Revelation 1:2-4 RNWEB)

This is the reason why Moshe was commanded to make a Menorah, a prop with seven candle sticks, because they represent the seven Spirits, the Cherubim that act as directors, governors, and ecclesiastical supporters that stand over the face of the earth.

    and from Yahshua the Anointed, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood; (Revelation 1:5 RNWEB)

Yahshua was the trustworthy or faithful witness because he never vacillated, he was always focused and never turned to the left or the right when serving Elohim, an example that’s very important for us to follow.This is written to those that were washed from there sin by his blood, which means it’s only applicable to those who are purified in the name of Yahshua the anointed by being immersed in water.

    and he made us to be a Kingdom, priests to his Elohim and Father; to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amein. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him. All the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Even so, Amein. “I am the Alef and the Tav, ” says YAH Elohim, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” I Yochanan, your brother and partner with you in oppression, Kingdom, and perseverance in the Anointed Yahshua, was on the isle that is called Patmos because of Elohim’s Word and the testimony of Yahshua the Anointed. (Revelation 1:6-9 RNWEB)

This is the word of Elohim given as a testimonial to the purpose for Yahshua’s coming, which was to propitiate mans iniquity and to show us true divine servitude and worship.

    and to give relief to you who are afflicted with us, when Master Yahshua is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, giving vengeance to those who don’t know Elohim, and to those who don’t obey the Good News of our Master Yahshua, (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 RNWEB)

YAH said that vengeance was his, however he does not carry this out himself, he has entities known as angels that he uses in his service. Yahshua will be the one who takes vengeance in flaming fire on those who do not know Elohim, which is the reason everyone that is part of the true covenant should find it very offensive when people try to put Yahshua in the place of worship and service of YAH. We worship YAH and none other, Yahshua is our high priest, mediator, and intercessor, just as Aaron and his sons were under the old covenant, he is the instrument YAH will use to exercise his vengeance, however Yahshua is not YAH or a deity, and should not be worshipped. Yahshua when he carries out YAH’s vengeance will target those who do not know how to serve Elohim.

    who will pay the penalty: eternal destruction from the face of YAH and from the glory of his might, when he comes to be glorified in his holy ones, and to be admired among all those who have believed (because our testimony to you was believed) in that day. (2 Thessalonians 1:9-10 RNWEB)

There are about 404 verses in the book of Revelation and 278 of them are found throughout the old testament. There is a simple rule we should all follow when studying scripture and that’s to realize there is nothing new in the new testament, everything needs to be substantiated in the old testament. The new testament is a prophetic fulfillment of the old testament, it’s reiterating and stressing the importance of many of the things that have already been conveyed. The new covenant itself is found in the old testament in Jeremiah and other books of the prophets.

    Behold, the days come, says YAH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’el, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was a husband to them, says YAH. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisra’el after those days, says YAH: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people: (Jeremiah 31:31-33 RNWEB)

The New testament is the sealing of the new covenant in Yahshua’s blood, lets look at the way he’s going to write his laws in our mind and inward parts.

    For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which will devour the adversaries. (Hebrews 10:26-27 RNWEB)

In the new covenant we get one opportunity to start with a clean slate, which occurs at our purification in the name of Yahshua the anointed, after this there is no more sacrifice. This means we don’t have a guarantee that if we sin after this point we will be forgiven, so we should be walking with a fearsome expectation of judgment anytime we are planning to sin knowingly or defiantly. We are required to meditate on the laws and precepts of YAH, this is how he’s going to write the laws in our mind and heart. If you would like more detailed information on this topic read the series on the Blood Passage.The Lord’s Day (Christian Confessions)

  • The Lords day is mentioned only once in Revelation 1:10. The term was used in the early Christian ages to denote the first day of the week, which commemorated the Lord’s resurrection. There is every reason to conclude that John thus used the name. (Eastons bible commentary) 
  • There is only one New Testament verse which refers to Sunday as “the Lord’s Day.” “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet” (Revelation 1:10). It was on a Sunday that Elohim gave John this great vision. 
  • The Sabbath was given to Israel, not the church. The Sabbath is still Saturday, not Sunday, and has never been changed. But the Sabbath is part of the Old Testament Law, and Christians are free from the bondage of the Law (Galatians 4:1-26; Romans 6:14). Sabbath keeping is not required of the Christian—be it Saturday or Sunday. The first day of the week, Sunday, the Lord’s Day (Revelation 1:10) celebrates the New Creation, with Christ as our resurrected Head. We are not obligated to follow the Mosaic Sabbath—resting, but are now free to follow the risen Christ—serving. The Apostle Paul said that each individual Christian should decide whether to observe a Sabbath rest, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind” (Romans 14:5). We are to worship God every day, not just on Saturday or Sunday. (Vital Church Issues by Roy Zuck.)Romans 14:5 is talking about fasting not the nullification of the forth commandment.

     

  • 107 AD Ignatius let every friend of Christ keep the Lord’s Day as a festival, the resurrection-day, the queen and chief of all the days of the week.(Ignatius, Epistle to the Magnesians, chp 9. Ante-Nicene Fathers)The true queen and chief of all the days of the week is the seventh day, remember it’s the only day YAH named.

     

  • 150 AD Justin: And on the day called Sunday there is a gathering together in the same place of all who live in a city or a rural district.We all make our assembly in common on the day of the Sun, since it is the first day, on which God changed the darkness and matter and made the world, and Jesus Christ our Savior arose from the dead on the same day. For they crucified him on the day before Saturn’s day, and on the day after (which is the day of the Sun the appeared to his apostles and taught his disciples these things. (Apology, 1, 67:1-3, 7; First Apology, 145 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , Vol. 1, pg. 186) 
  • 200 AD Tertullen: Others suppose that the sun is the god of the Christians, because it is well-known that we regard Sunday as a day of joy. (To the Nations 1: 133)

Let’s look at the meaning of Revelation or Apocolypse:

  1. One of the Jewish and Christian writings of 200 B.C. to A.D. 150 marked by pseudonymity, symbolic imagery, and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil and raises the righteous to life in a messianic kingdom.
  2. Great or total devastation, doom.
  3. Involving or pretending wide spread devastation or ultimate doom.
  4. Characterized usually by exaggerated prediction of, or illusions to disastrous outcome.

What did Yochanan say? In Revelation 1:10 he said I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, were reading the book of the Apocalypse, which means the imminent destruction of the world, or great or total devastation, so we need to clarify if Yochanan was talking about Sunday when he said he was in the Lord’s day? Before we address this issue in scripture lets look at another common belief that Yochanan was raptured into heaven to see all these things.

    Now on the next day as they were on their journey, and got close to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray at about noon. He became hungry and desired to eat, but while they were preparing, he fell into a trance. He saw heaven opened and a certain container descending to him, like a great sheet let down by four corners on the earth, in which were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and birds of the sky. A voice came to him, “Rise, Peter, kill and eat!” (Acts 10:9-13 RNWEB)

In this example Peter fell into a trance, a daydream, he was not raptured off into heaven. This all occurred when he was on the roof top preparing food, then slipped off into a trance because he was having a vision. Let’s see what YAH said to Marian and Aaron:

    He said, Hear now my words: if there be a prophet among you, I YAH WILL MAKE MYSELF KNOWN TO HIM IN A VISION, I WILL SPEAK WITH HIM IN A DREAM. (Numbers 12:6 RNWEB)

YAH makes himself known in a dream or trance. So Peter slipped into a trance on the roof top and Yochanan was on the isle of Patamos when it happened to him. Christendom says he was raptured off into heaven, which is just not what the scripture says, they draw these conclusion because they don’t understand the Hebraic culture, nor do they understand scripture the way it was presented by YAH. Yochanan is in a trance receiving a vision of things that must shortly come to pass, so what exactly is he seeing? We know that the Apocalypse is about doom and devastation, lets look at the scripture to understand Yochanan’s vision and what the day of the lord, or the day of YAH represents.

    House of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of YAH. For you have forsaken your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled from the east, with those who practice divination like the Pelishtim, and they clasp hands with the children of foreigners. Their land is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures. Their land also is full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots. Their land also is full of idols. They worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. Man is brought low, and mankind is humbled; therefore don’t forgive them. Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from before the terror of YAH, and from the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks of man will be brought low, the haughtiness of men will be bowed down, and YAH alone will be exalted in that day. For there will be a day of YAH of Armies for all that is proud and haughty, and for all that is lifted up; and it shall be brought low: For all the cedars of Levanon, that are high and lifted up, for all the oaks of Bashan, For all the high mountains, for all the hills that are lifted up, For every lofty tower, for every fortified wall, For all the ships of Tarshish, and for all pleasant imagery. The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; and YAH alone shall be exalted in that day. The idols shall utterly pass away. Men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of YAH, and from the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth mightily. In that day, men shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the caverns of the rocks, and into the clefts of the ragged rocks, from before the terror of YAH, and from the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth mightily. Stop trusting in man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for of what account is he? (Isaiah 2:5-22 RNWEB)
    This is what Isaiah the son of Amotz saw concerning Judah and Yerushalayim. It shall happen in the latter days, that the mountain of YAH’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many peoples shall go and say, “Come, let’s go up to the mountain of YAH, to the house of the Elohim of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For out of Tziyon the law shall go forth, and the word of YAH from Yerushalayim. He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:1-4 RNWEB)

Pay close attention as we go through these prophesies, if we can comprehend them correctly we will easily be able to understand the book of Revelation. There is nothing new in the new testament, so we should be able to substantiate everything in the new testament in the old, generally with much greater detail.

    The burden of Babel, which Isaiah the son of Amotz saw: Set up a banner on the bare mountain! Lift up your voice to them! Wave your hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. I have commanded my consecrated ones; yes, I have called my mighty men for my anger, even my proudly exulting ones. The noise of a multitude is in the mountains, as of a great people; the noise of an uproar of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! YAH of Armies is mustering the army for the battle. They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even YAH, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. Wail; for the day of YAH is at hand! IT WILL COME AS DESTRUCTION from the Almighty. (Isaiah 13:1-6 RNWEB)

Destruction means apocalypse, devastation, and doom, and it’s all related to the coming day of YAH or day of the Lord.

    Therefore all hands will be feeble, and everyone’s heart will melt. They will be dismayed. Pangs and sorrows will seize them. They will be in pain like a woman in labor. They will look in amazement one at another. Their faces will be faces of flame. Behold, the DAY OF YAH comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land a desolation, and to destroy its sinners out of it. FOR THE STARS OF THE SKY AND ITS MAZZAROT WILL NOT GIVE THEIR LIGHT. THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED IN ITS GOING FORTH, AND THE MOON WILL NOT CAUSE ITS LIGHT TO SHINE. (Isaiah 13:7-10 RNWEB)

Notice the words being used, we can find similar descriptions in the book of Revelation, also notice how often the scripture refers to the day of YAH, or as the Christians would say, day of the Lord.

    I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their lawlessness. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will humble the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ofir . Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place in the wrath of YAH of Armies, and in the day of his fierce anger. It will happen that like a hunted gazelle, and like sheep that no one gathers, they will each turn to their own people, and will each flee to their own land. Everyone who is found will be thrust through. Everyone who is captured will fall by the sword. (Isaiah 13:11-15 RNWEB)

The book of Revelation is our warning, were told to flee out of Babylon so we won’t partake of her plagues. All the devastation were reading about will not come with any warning, because we have already been warned in the scripture.

    Their infants also will be dashed in pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be ransacked, and their wives raped. Behold, I will stir up the Madai against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it. Their bows will dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb. Their eyes will not spare children. Babel, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Kasdim’ pride, will be like when Elohim overthrew Sedom and `Amorah. (Isaiah 13:16-19 RNWEB)

The enemy isn’t looking for tribute such as gold and silver, but blood. This was written in 712 BC, Babylon was overthrown in 539 BC, this is the first prophecy and then we have a future prophecy referring to another time. The same thing will happen to the future prophetic Babylon, which we will look at in more detail as we progress.

    It will never be inhabited, neither will it be lived in from generation to generation. The Arabian will not pitch a tent there, neither will shepherds make their flocks lie down there. But wild animals of the desert will lie there, and their houses will be full of jackals. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will frolic there. Wolves will cry in their castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come, and her days will not be prolonged. (Isaiah 13:20-22 RNWEB)
    Come near, you nations, to hear! Listen, you peoples. Let the earth and all it contains hear; the world, and everything that comes from it. For YAH is enraged against all the nations, and angry with all their armies. He has utterly destroyed them. He has given them over for slaughter. Their slain will also be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies will come up; and the mountains will melt in their blood. All of the army of the sky will be dissolved. The sky will be rolled up like a scroll, and all its armies will fade away, as a leaf fades from off a vine or a fig tree. For my sword has drunk its fill in the sky. Behold, it will come down on Edom, and on the people of my curse, for judgment. YAH’s sword is filled with blood. It is covered with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for YAH has a sacrifice in Botzrah, And a great slaughter in the land of Edom. The wild oxen will come down with them, and the young bulls with the mighty bulls; and their land will be drunken with blood, and their dust made greasy with fat. For YAH has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Tziyon. (Isaiah 34:1-8 RNWEB)
    And the stars of the heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its unripe figs, being shaken by a strong wind. And heaven departed like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. (Revelation 6:13-14 ISR)

Notice the descriptions are similar between the passages in Isaiah and Revelation.

    The kings of the earth, the princes, the commanding officers, the rich, the strong, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains. (Revelation 6:15 RNWEB)

We read this in Isaiah earlier, we’re going to understand what Yochanan meant when he said that he was in the Spirit in the lords day, was he talking about Sunday, Saturday, or the day of the Apocalypse, YAH’s day of vengeance.

    The wilderness and the dry land will be glad. The desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose. (Isaiah 35:1 RNWEB)

This scripture is confirmed in Revelation 12. The Christians believe there will be a rapture, however the Messianic Hebrew assemblies and a few others realize they will have to go through a wilderness to be shielded from the great tribulation. The tribulation is when pre-judgment occurs during the time the political beast and ecclesiastical power are going forth pushing the name, number, and mark.

    It will blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing. Levanon’s glory Levanon will be given to it, the excellence of Karmel and Sharon. They will see YAH’s glory, the excellence of our Elohim. Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Tell those who have a fearful heart, “Be strong. Don’t be afraid. Behold, your Elohim will come with vengeance, Elohim’s retribution. He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame man will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing; for waters will break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water. Grass with reeds and rushes will be in the habitation of jackals, where they lay. A highway will be there, a road, and it will be called The Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it will be for those who walk in the Way. Wicked fools will not go there. No lion will be there, nor will any ravenous animal go up on it. They will not be found there; but the redeemed will walk there. The YAH’s ransomed ones will return, and come with singing to Tziyon; and everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” (Isaiah 35:2-10 RNWEB)
    The Spirit of YAH Elohim is on me; because YAH has anointed me to preach good news to the humble; he has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening [of the prison] to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of YAH’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our Elohim; to comfort all who mourn; to appoint to those who mourn in Tziyon, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of YAH, that he may be glorified. They shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. BUT YOU SHALL BE NAMED THE PRIESTS OF YAH; MEN SHALL CALL YOU THE MINISTERS OF OUR ELOHIM: YOU SHALL EAT THE WEALTH OF THE NATIONS, AND IN THEIR GLORY SHALL YOU BOAST YOURSELVES. (Isaiah 61:1-6 RNWEB)

It’s the Hebrews that follow the law and have the testimony of Yahshua the anointed that shall be called priests. The Hebrews were given the mandate to learn the word, understand it, and apply it, then bring it to all nations, this has been there charge since the beginning.

    Instead of your shame [you shall have] double; and instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be to them. For I, YAH, love justice, I hate robbery with lawlessness; and I will give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. THEIR SEED SHALL BE KNOWN AMONG THE NATIONS, AND THEIR OFFSPRING AMONG THE PEOPLES; ALL WHO SEE THEM SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE THEM, THAT THEY ARE THE SEED WHICH YAH HAS BLESSED. (Isaiah 61:7-9 RNWEB)
    Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Botzrah? this who is glorious in his clothing, marching in the greatness of his strength? I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Why are you red in your clothing, and your garments like him who treads in the wine vat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no man with me: yes, I trod them in my anger, and trampled them in my wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled on my garments, and I have stained all my clothing. FOR THE DAY OF VENGEANCE WAS IN MY HEART, AND THE YEAR OF MY REDEEMED IS COME. (Isaiah 63:1-4 RNWEB)

We have seen The Day of Vengeance in:

  • Isaiah 2:5-22; Day of YAH
  • Isaiah 13:1-22; Day of YAH
  • Isaiah 34:1-8; Day of YAH
  • Isaiah 35:1-10; Day of Vengeance
  • Isaiah 61:1-9; Day of Vengeance
  • Isaiah 63:1-6; Day of Vengeance
    I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation to me; and my wrath, it upheld me. I trod down the peoples in my anger, and made them drunk in my wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth. (Isaiah 63:5-6 RNWEB)
    Blow the trumpet in Tziyon, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of YAH comes, for it is close at hand: A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn spreading on the mountains, a great and strong people; there has never been the like, neither will there be any more after them, even to the years of many generations. (Joel 2:1-2 RNWEB)
    Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war! Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ’I am strong.’ Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves together.” Cause your mighty ones to come down there, YAH. “Let the nations arouse themselves, and come up to the valley of Yehoshafat; for there will I sit to judge all the surrounding nations. PUT IN THE SICKLE; FOR THE HARVEST IS RIPE. Come, tread, for the winepress is full, the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.” Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! FOR THE DAY OF YAH IS NEAR, in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. YAH will roar from Tziyon, and thunder from Yerushalayim; and the heavens and the earth will shake; but YAH will be a refuge to his people, and a stronghold to the children of Yisra’el. “So you will know that I am YAH, your Elohim, dwelling in Tziyon, my holy mountain. Then Yerushalayim will be holy, and no strangers will pass through her any more. It will happen in that day, that the mountains will drop down sweet wine, the hills will flow with milk, all the brooks of Judah will flow with waters, and a fountain will come forth from the house of YAH, and will water the valley of Shittim. (Joel 3:9-18 RNWEB)

Were waiting for the day of YAH, the day of recompense, the day of vengeance, and the day of YAH’s redeemed. When this occurs there will be utter chaos, devastation, and destruction, and afterwards there will be peace.

    Egypt will be a desolation, and Edom will be a desolate wilderness, for the violence done to the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah will be inhabited forever, and Yerushalayim from generation to generation. I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for YAH dwells in Tziyon.” (Joel 3:19-21 RNWEB)
    Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so YAH, the Elohim of hosts, will be with you, as you say. (Amos 5:14 RNWEB)

The true child of the covenant will seek good and not evil, and this is why they won’t use the words of Elohim deceitfully, and won’t come into alliance with those who do.

    Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the courts. It may be that YAH, the Elohim of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Yosef.” Therefore thus says YAH, the Elohim of hosts, YAH: “Wailing will be in all the broad ways; and they will say in all the streets, ’Alas! Alas!’ and they will call the farmer to mourning, and those WHO ARE SKILLFUL IN LAMENTATION TO WAILING. (Amos 5:15-16 RNWEB)

It’s interesting to note that there were woman that were skilled lamenters, they could wail and cry on demand and YAH is saying to call them.

    In all vineyards there will be wailing; for I will pass through the midst of you,” says YAH. “Woe to you who desire THE DAY OF YAH! Why do you long for the day of YAH? It is darkness, and not light. As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him. Won’t THE DAY OF YAH be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it? (Amos 5:17-20 RNWEB)
    The word of YAH which came to Tzefanyah, the son of Kushi, the son of Gedalyahu, the son of Amaryah, the son of Chizkiyahu, in the days of Yoshiyahu, the son of Amon, king of Judah. I will utterly sweep away everything off of the surface of the earth, says YAH. I will sweep away man and animal. I will sweep away the birds of the sky, the fish of the sea, and the heaps of rubble with the wicked. I will cut off man from the surface of the earth, says YAH. I will stretch out my hand against Judah, and against all the inhabitants of Yerushalayim. I will cut off the remnant of Ba`al from this place: the name of the idolatrous and pagan priests, those who worship the army of the sky on the housetops, those who worship and swear by YAH and also swear by Malkam, THOSE WHO HAVE TURNED BACK FROM FOLLOWING YAH, AND THOSE WHO HAVEN’T SOUGHT YAH NOR INQUIRED AFTER HIM. (Zephaniah 1:1-6 RNWEB)

This happens because they were seeking after false Elohim’s, such as Jesus who gets most, if not all the worship in the Christian church, giving no glory to YAH. The Most High said in scripture that I Am YAH, I Am He, beside me there is no other, neither shall there be!

    Be silent at the presence of YAH Elohim, FOR THE DAY OF YAH IS AT HAND. For YAH has prepared a sacrifice. He has consecrated his guests. It will happen in the DAY OF YAH’S SACRIFICE, that I will punish the princes, the king’s sons, and all those who are clothed with foreign clothing. In that day, I will punish all those who leap over the threshold, who fill their master’s house with violence and deceit. In that day, says YAH, there will be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, a wailing from the second quarter, and a great crashing from the hills. Wail, you inhabitants of Makhtesh, for all the people of Kena`an are undone! All those who were loaded with silver are cut off. It will happen at that time, that I will search Yerushalayim with lamps, and I will punish the men who are settled on their dregs, who say in their heart, “YAH will not do good, neither will he do evil.” Their wealth will become a spoil, and their houses a desolation. Yes, they will build houses, but won’t inhabit them. They will plant vineyards, but won’t drink their wine. THE GREAT DAY OF YAH IS NEAR. It is near, and hurries greatly, the voice of the day of YAH. The mighty man cries there bitterly. THAT DAY IS A DAY OF WRATH, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness, a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fortified cities, and against the high battlements. I will bring distress on men, that they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against YAH, and their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in THE DAY OF YAH’S WRATH, but the whole land will be devoured by the fire of his jealousy; for he will make an end, yes, a terrible end, of all those who dwell in the land. (Zephaniah 1:7-18 RNWEB)

Silver and gold will not be able to save anyone from the day of YAH’s wrath, so claiming your, a tither during this time will mean nothing, the same as it does today in YAH’s eyes. When someone follows theologies which are nothing more than lies, deceits, and someone promoting there own agenda, Elohim will have no part of it, remember the prayers of the lawless are an abomination to the Most High. Elohim said, there will be a remnant that will serve me, and only me, they won’t follow biological attachments or friendships. We must measure a man by his allegiance to the truth and only align with those following the truth. Everyone that has been purified has entered a covenant with YAH by coming under the blood of Yahshua, where we have committed ourselves to keep all the laws, precepts, and ordinances of the Most High at any cost.

    Shemu’el said, Has YAH as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of YAH? BEHOLD, TO OBEY IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE, AND TO LISTEN THAN THE FAT OF RAMS. (1 Samuel 15:22 RNWEB)

The purpose of sacrifices is to propitiate iniquity, and there wouldn’t be any iniquity if we kept his commandments, by being obedient to his laws, precepts, and ordinances! YAH first gave us the laws of Holiness and Morality, then he told Moshe to build a tabernacle, and handed down the Ceremonial laws, which were the instructions of what had to be done for redemption if any of the covenant ordinances of Holiness and Morality were transgressed.

    For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and wickedness. Because you have rejected the word of YAH, he has also rejected you from being king. (1 Samuel 15:23 RNWEB)

Being rebellious [disobedient, insubordinate, subversive, disorderly] is as the sin of witchcraft and punishable by death. Stubbornness [defiance, contempt] is as idolatry and wickedness [sin, sinfulness, iniquity, vileness], which is why Elohim hates a proud person, because they are stubborn and cannot be told anything.We cannot separate elohimliness, righteousness, and law. Obedience to the law is walking in righteousness, and righteous will cultivate into a divine nature or trait.

    Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in THE DAY OF YAH’S WRATH, but the whole land will be devoured by the fire of his jealousy; for he will make an end, yes, a terrible end, of all those who dwell in the land. (Zephaniah 1:18 RNWEB)

What Yochanan seen and was describing in Revelation 1:10 is what we have been looking at in the books of the prophets.

    The word that came to Yirmeyahu from YAH, saying, Thus speaks YAH, the Elohim of Yisra’el, saying, Write you all the words that I have spoken to you in a book. For, behold, the days come, says YAH, that I will turn again the captivity of my people Yisra’el and Judah, says YAH; and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. These are the words that YAH spoke concerning Yisra’el and concerning Judah. For thus says YAH: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see whether a man does travail with child: why do I see every man with his hands on his waist, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. It shall come to pass in that day, says YAH of Armies, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds; and strangers shall no more make him their bondservant; but they shall serve YAH their Elohim, and David their king, whom I will raise up to them. (Jeremiah 30:1-9 RNWEB)

King David had been dead for around four hundred years when Yirmeyahu wrote this, so the scripture is talking about resurrection, according to the scriptures David will be raised during the Wilderness period.

    Therefore don’t you be afraid, O Jacob my servant, says YAH; neither be dismayed, Yisra’el: for, behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with you, says YAH, to save you: for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not make a full end of you; but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished. For thus says YAH, Your hurt is incurable, and your wound grievous. There is none to plead your cause, that you may be bound up: you have no healing medicines. All your lovers have forgotten you; they don’t seek you: for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the greatness of your lawlessness, because your sins were increased. WHY CRY YOU FOR YOUR HURT? YOUR PAIN IS INCURABLE: FOR THE GREATNESS OF YOUR LAWLESSNESS, BECAUSE YOUR SINS WERE INCREASED, I HAVE DONE THESE THINGS TO YOU. THEREFORE ALL THOSE WHO DEVOUR YOU SHALL BE DEVOURED; AND ALL YOUR ADVERSARIES, EVERYONE OF THEM, SHALL GO INTO CAPTIVITY; AND THOSE WHO DESPOIL YOU SHALL BE A SPOIL, AND ALL WHO PREY ON YOU WILL I GIVE FOR A PREY. For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says YAH; because they have called you an outcast, [saying], It is Tziyon, whom no man seeks after. (Jeremiah 30:10-17 RNWEB)

We’re coming to what Yochanan meant when he said, “I was in a trance in YAH’s day.”

    Thus says YAH: Behold, I will raise up against Babel, and against those who dwell in Lev-Kamai, a destroying wind. I will send to Babel strangers, who shall winnow her; and they shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about. Against [him who] bends let the archer bend his bow, and against [him who] lifts himself up in his coat of mail: and don’t you spare her young men; destroy you utterly all her army. They shall fall down slain in the land of the Kasdim, and thrust through in her streets. For Yisra’el is not forsaken, nor Judah, of his Elohim, of YAH of Armies; though their land is full of guilt against the Holy One of Yisra’el. Flee out of the midst of Babel, and save every man his life; don’t be cut off in her lawlessness: FOR IT IS THE TIME OF YAH’S VENGEANCE; he will render to her a recompense. (Jeremiah 51:1-6 RNWEB)

Flee out of the midst of Babel, and save every man his life; don’t be cut off in her lawlessness.YAH already told us if were participating in her iniquity or have enjoined ourselves to her, we will suffer in her judgement. Yahshua said that it’s those who keep the commandments that are my mother and brother, so if we don’t keep them we’re just a stranger enjoined to the wrong system.

    Babel has been a golden cup in YAH’s hand, who made all the earth drunken: THE NATIONS HAVE DRUNK OF HER WINE; therefore the nations are mad. (Jeremiah 51:7 RNWEB)

Babel has caused the nations to become crazy!

    After these things, I saw another angel coming down out of the sky, having great authority. The earth was illuminated with his glory. He cried with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babel the great, and she has become A HABITATION OF DEMONS, A PRISON OF EVERY UNCLEAN SPIRIT, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her sexual immorality, the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from the abundance of her luxury.” (Revelation 18:1-3 RNWEB)

Demons and Spirits will dwell there, lets see what this means.

    But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, PAYING ATTENTION TO SEDUCING SPIRITS AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS, THROUGH THE HYPOCRISY OF MEN WHO SPEAK LIES, BRANDED IN THEIR OWN CONSCIENCE AS WITH A HOT IRON; (1 Timothy 4:1-2 RNWEB)

Where are these Babylonian teachings coming from today? What ecclesiastical structure teaches hypocrisy and doctrines of demons, having there conscience seared? There is only one group that claims to be teaching from scripture but is cleverly teaching a lie, they claim to be receiving revelations and walking in gifts from spirits, however they teach lawlessness and their prayers are an abomination before Elohim.

    He cried with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babel the great, and she has become a habitation of demons, a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her sexual immorality, the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from the abundance of her luxury.” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, THAT YOU HAVE NO PARTICIPATION IN HER SINS, AND THAT YOU DON’T RECEIVE OF HER PLAGUES, (Revelation 18:2-4 RNWEB)

Jeremiah 51:7 told us to come out of her, come out of Babylon, and now we find the same thing in Yochanan’s vision.

    for her sins have reached to the sky, and Elohim has remembered her iniquities. (Revelation 18:5 RNWEB)
    One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here. I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters, (Revelation 17:1 RNWEB)

A woman is generally used in the scriptures to denote religion, here were dealing with the great whore, and she’s a whore because she has all types of different religious precepts within her body. Let’s look at the construct of Christianity which is made up of Zorastranism, a religion out of India, and its theology teaches a battle between a good and bad god. The good god is the one that wins and overthrows his twin brother, those that are aligned with the good god are victorious. Then the Gnostics merged this with some Babylonian mythology, Greek Philosophy, and Hebraic precepts and called it Christianity. That is why she is known as a whore, she keeps several different men within her body.

    With whom the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality, and those who dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her sexual immorality.” He carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored animal, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of the sexual immorality of the earth. (Revelation 17:2-4 RNWEB)

Jeremiah 51:7 revealed that Babylon has been a golden cup in Elohim’s hand.

    And on her forehead a name was written, “MYSTERY, BAVEL THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the holy ones, and with the blood of the martyrs of Yahshua. When I saw her, I wondered with great amazement. (Revelation 17:5-6 RNWEB)

Apart from the Hebrews it was the Romans that killed the Apostles and servants of Elohim.

    Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. (Revelation 17:9 RNWEB)

Rome sits on seven hills, and Vatican city sits in Rome.

    These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Master of masters, and King of kings. They also will overcome who are with him, called and chosen and faithful.” He said to me, “THE WATERS WHICH YOU SAW, WHERE THE PROSTITUTE SITS, ARE PEOPLES, MULTITUDES, NATIONS, AND LANGUAGES. (Revelation 17:14-15 RNWEB)

This whore sits in all countries, just as the Roman catholic church and her children the protestants and orthodoxy do.

    The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:18 RNWEB)

Were talking about Rome as the ecclesiastical power of last days, not the political power which still needs to be raised as the revised Roman empire as prophesied in Revelation chapter thirteen.

    I looked, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud one sitting like a son of man, HAVING ON HIS HEAD A GOLDEN CROWN, AND IN HIS HAND A SHARP SICKLE. Another angel came out from the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Send forth your sickle, and reap; for the hour to reap has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe!” (Revelation 14:14-15 RNWEB)
    PUT IN THE SICKLE; FOR THE HARVEST IS RIPE. Come, tread, for the winepress is full, the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.” (Joel 3:13 RNWEB)
    Another angel came out from the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Send forth your sickle, and reap; for the hour to reap has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe!” He who sat on the cloud thrust his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. Another angel came out from the temple which is in heaven. He also had a sharp sickle. Another angel came out from the altar, he who has power over fire, and he called with a great voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the earth’s grapes are fully ripe!” The angel THRUST HIS SICKLE INTO THE EARTH, and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of Elohim. The winepress was trodden outside of the city, and BLOOD CAME OUT FROM THE WINEPRESS, even to the bridles of the horses, as far as one thousand six hundred stadia [189 miles]. (Revelation 14:15-20 RNWEB)
    Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Botzrah? this who is glorious in his clothing, marching in the greatness of his strength? I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save. WHY ARE YOU RED IN YOUR CLOTHING, AND YOUR GARMENTS LIKE HIM WHO TREADS IN THE WINE VAT? I HAVE TRODDEN THE WINEPRESS ALONE; and of the peoples there was no man with me: yes, I TROD THEM IN MY ANGER, AND TRAMPLED THEM IN MY WRATH; and their lifeblood is sprinkled on my garments, and I have stained all my clothing. FOR THE DAY OF VENGEANCE WAS IN MY HEART, and the year of my redeemed is come. (Isaiah 63:1-4 RNWEB)

The grapes represent the nations and people.Yochanan’s vision has nothing to do with Sunday or the Sabbath, he was having a vision of the day of YAH’s vengeance. The whole book or Revelation is dealing with Elohim reaping violence, recompense, and vengeance on all the inhabitants of the earth. Yochanan was in a trance seeing all these things taking place. Christians for over 1900 years are claiming this was Sunday denoting the Sabbath.

    I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it is called Faithful and True. In righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has names written and a name written which no one knows but he himself. He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called “The Word of Elohim.” The armies which are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in white, pure, fine linen. Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Elohim, the Almighty. (Revelation 19:11-15 RNWEB)

Almighty Elohim, It’s his day, all the prophets spoke of it:

  • Isaiah 2:5-22
  • Isaiah 13:1-22
  • Isaiah 34:1-8
  • Isaiah 35:1-10
  • Isaiah 61:1-9
  • Isaiah 63:1-6
  • Joel 2:1-3
  • Joel 3:9-21
  • Amos 5:14-20
  • Zephaniah 1:1-18
  • Jeremiah 31:1-17
  • Jeremiah 51:1-7

All these scriptures are saying mankind is about to be uprooted from the face of the earth and destroyed.

    He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND MASTER OF MASTERS.” I saw an angel standing in the sun. He cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the sky, “Come! Be gathered together to the great supper of Elohim, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, and small and great.” (Revelation 19:16-18 RNWEB)

Let’s verify this by the prophets.

    Yes, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown in the day that I shall be glorified, says YAH Elohim. They shall set apart men of continual employment, who shall pass through the land, and, with those who pass through, those who bury those who remain on the surface of the land, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. (Ezekiel 39:13-14 RNWEB)
    You, son of man, thus says YAH Elohim: Speak to the birds of every sort, and to every animal of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice on the mountains of Yisra’el, that you may eat flesh and drink blood. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan. You shall eat fat until you be full, and drink blood until you be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. You shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, says YAH Elohim. (Ezekiel 39:17-20 RNWEB)
    that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, and small and great.” I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him who sat on the horse, and against his army. The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who worked the signs in his sight, with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. (Revelation 19:18-20 RNWEB)

The false prophet represents religion, and the beast represents the political power that will be established in the last days, it will be these powers that will make war against Yahshua and the saints. For a more detailed study on the coming theocratic kingdom, review the articles on Prophecy.

    The rest were killed with the sword of him who sat on the horse, the sword which came forth out of his mouth. All the birds were filled with their flesh. (Revelation 19:21 RNWEB)
    Behold, A DAY OF YAH COMES, when your spoil will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all nations against Yerushalayim to battle; and the city will be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city will go out into captivity, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. Then YAH will go out and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. (Zechariah 14:1-3 RNWEB)

Remember YAH doesn’t fight wars himself he always uses and ambassador, for this war it will be Yahshua that leads the charge.

    His feet will stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Yerushalayim on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, making a very great valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north, and half of it toward the south. You shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Atzel; yes, you shall flee, just like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of `Uzziyah king of Judah. YAH my Elohim will come, and all the holy ones with you. (Zechariah 14:4-5 RNWEB)
    YAH will be King over all the earth. In that day YAH will be one, and his name one. (Zechariah 14:9 RNWEB)
    This will be the plague with which YAH will strike all the peoples who have warred against Yerushalayim: their flesh will consume away while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will consume away in their sockets, and their tongue will consume away in their mouth. It will happen in that day, that a great panic from YAH will be among them; and they will lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand will rise up against the hand of his neighbor. (Zechariah 14:12-13 RNWEB)

This is the reason why YAH said, “the righteous person perishes, and nobody gives it a thought. Righteous men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous person is taken away from the evil yet to come.” (Isaiah 57:1) They are taken away prematurely so they won’t see the destruction that YAH will bring in the land.

    It will happen that everyone who is left of all the nations that came against Yerushalayim will go up from year to year to worship the King, YAH of Armies, and to keep the feast of booths. It will be, that whoever of all the families of the earth doesn’t go up to Yerushalayim to worship the King, YAH of Armies, on them there will be no rain. If the family of Egypt doesn’t go up, and doesn’t come, neither will it rain on them. This will be the plague with which YAH will strike the nations that don’t go up to keep the feast of booths. This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that don’t go up to keep the feast of booths. In that day there will be on the bells of the horses, “HOLY TO THE YAH;” and the pots in YAH’s house will be like the bowls before the altar. Yes, every pot in Yerushalayim and in Judah will be holy to YAH of Armies; and all those who sacrifice will come and take of them, and cook in them. In that day there will no longer be a Kena`ani in the house of YAH of Armies. (Zechariah 14:16-21 RNWEB)

This is now talking about the Millennial reign.Yochanan in revelation 1:10 was not talking about Sunday or even a Sabbath day, but that he was in a trance on the great and dreadful day of YAH. The book of Revelation is an epistle written to seven assemblies about what’s going to take place during the current period, the great tribulation, and all the way to the post millennial period. It’s an apocalyptic book of devastation and destruction that brings in salvation.

 

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