Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be none.”
During my QT:
In Revelation 1:10, John tells us: “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day , and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet.”
Historians generally believe that when John penned these words, he was banished to Patmos because of his proclamation of the Christian message.
Christians understood and endured much persecution. John was no exception. The Isle of Patmos was a small, rocky, volcanic island off the coast of Turkey. It was an island about 10 miles long and 6 miles wide. The Romans used the island for the banishment of political prisoners and criminals.
Political prisoners had the freedom to wander around the island. But that was not the case with criminals. They were forced to do hard labor in the quarries and mines. They were in perpetual shackles, had sparse clothing, inadequate food, and slept on the bare ground in caves. Christians were considered criminals; therefore John was forced to endure such suffering. Tradition says that before he was banished to the island, he was plunged into a pot of boiling oil. , yet again I share with you that he says the following:
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day , and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet.” John, despite his shackles, and clothelessness, near starvation and nursing burn wounds, found himself in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day.
Thankfully, here in our country we are free to share the Gospel message, we have adequate clothing, more than adequate food, and many luxuries never imagined in John’s time. Perhaps the enemy has used our luxuries and excesses as a way to draw us away from the Lord. We are so busy taking care of stuff, obtaining stuff, spending money, and rushing around to take care of our supposed necessities to be fully engaged with the Lord on the Sabbath