The Lord's Day - Revelation 1:10 ... The First Day!

The Lord's day is whatever day Christians worship on. Sabbatarians maintain that the "Lord's day" is the Sabbath. They maintain that Jesus said he was Lord of the Sabbath. However this is a very weak argument and the actual evidence for the first day (Sunday) is MUCH stronger!

A. The weight of evidence is stronger for The Lord's Day being the first day (Sunday)

  1. Jesus rose on the first day (Sunday) Jesus was crucified on Friday and rose on the first day.
  2. The Holy Spirit was given on Pentecost Acts 2:1, which always falls on a Sunday
  3. Early Christians from 30-300AD referred to Sunday as the Lord's day BECAUSE it was the day Jesus rose from the dead.
  4. The only example of the Lord's supper being practiced by Christians is in Acts 20:7, on Sunday. If this is not the Lord's supper, as Sabbatarians cannot grant, then there is no example in the Bible of Christians communing.
  5. "Sunday" is only used in languages such as German, Dutch, and English, whereas Latin-based languages, such as Spanish, Italian, and French use a derivative of the Latin word "Dominica," literally "Lord's Day." So the very notion of the first day of the week having something to do with the sun depends on the language you speak. (Mario Derksen)

B. Ps 118:22-26 prophecies the first day of the week!

"The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone. This is the Lord's doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. O Lord, do save, we beseech You; O Lord, we beseech You, do send prosperity! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; We have blessed you from the house of the Lord. " (Psalm 118:22-26)

  1. It is obvious that resurrection day, is the day the Lord Made.
  2. Resurrection day is Sunday.
  3. Sunday is the day the Lord made!
  4. The first day (Sunday) is the Lord's Day!

Ps 118:22-26


1st Day (Sunday)

A new day the Lord has made

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Rejected Stone becomes chief corner stone

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Marvelous; rejoice and be glad

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Click to ViewA day of joy and rejoicing Luke 24:41; Mt 28:8 Jn 20:20

C. A powerful parallel exists between the Passover eaten on "Jehovah's Day" and the Lord's Supper being eaten on the first day (The Lord's Day):



Jehovah's Passover was taken on Jehovah's Day

Exodus 12:11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's [Jehovah's] Passover Exodus 20:10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord [Jehovah's] your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.



The Lord's Supper is taken on the Lord's Day

Acts 20:6-7 But we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days joined them at Troas, where we stayed seven days. Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.



D. The Lord's things:

  1. The Lord's body: 1 Cor 11:27-29
  2. The Lord's blood: 1 Cor 11:27
  3. The Lord's table: 1 Cor 10:21
  4. The Lord's supper: 1 Cor 10:21
  5. The Lord's disciples: Acts 9:1
  6. The Lord's death: 1 Cor 10:21
  7. The Lord's house: 1 Tim 3:15
  8. The Lord's day: Rev 1:10

C. John's Pattern:

  1. In all the 5 books that John wrote, he always called the Sabbath "the Sabbath"
  2. If Rev 1:10 was the Sabbath, John would have said, "I was in the Spirit on the Sabbath".
  3. This proves it was not the Sabbath but the First day of the week: Sunday.

D. Here are a few quotes from our history archive that prove early Christians unanimously called the first day of the week, the "Lord's Day"! (click here for more quotes)


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