The Truth Blocked by the Established Churches
Extracts and comments from Revelation Chp. 1:10(a)
I came to be in the SPIRIT (a)in the day of the Lord, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a (b)trumpet.
(a) "Day of the Lord", a large proportion of Christians on Earth believe that this expression means Sunday. This particular Pagan day/festival was set up by Constantine, when he and his mother were forming the "Holy Roman Empire". They changed worship from the Hebrew/ Christian "Sabbath", to the Pagan "day of the Sun", i.e. "Sunday". The Roman Church has continued ever since, followed by all the others over time. The word sun in Hebrew can mean lord, which can mean Baal! In Syrian, Adonis, (from Adonia) which can mean lord! As Charles Welch observed, "both are pagan, masking paganism by traditional sanctity".
The various Churches, even if they study and teach Revelation (most do not), also teach that meaning. To do so negates the Truth, the thrust and the meaning of Revelation, which in itself negates Christ, the Jews and the Almighty.
However, one can expect no other from the "god of this world", (2 Cor. 4:4); who is constantly seeking, especially through the Churches and religious groups, to stop The Truth being understoo:d! (See: Bible Dispensations).
The day of Jehovah will be unmistakable, (Isa. 13:6-13 ) (Joel 1: 15 ) (Obadiah 15 &16 ) and (Zech. 14:1-11).
As John has been projected forward to Jehovah's day which is future, it is our opinion (2014) that all of Revelation is yet future.
In the apparent chronology of Joel re. "The Day of the Lord", the Day in question appears to arrive at the same time as the Lord's decent from Heaven to rescue His remnant people Israel. As has however been stated by more than one Bible teacher, "The Day" may well not be one day as we understand as 24 hour day, but a period of time. The events that are related in the coming Chapters of Revelation show that timings of events are in the hands of Almighty God, and a careful reading of the prophets who are on record on this subject are quite similar in events before and after the salvaging of the remnant Israel. It is therefore quite probable that the "Day of the Lord" covers a period of time as opposed to one 24 hour day, or an instant in time. Having said that, one must remember Isa. 61:2, 63:4 and 66:8, together with other O.T. references which indicate instant or fast action.
We know from Dan. 9:27, 11:31, and 12:11, that "the Covenant" is broken 1260 days after its commencement, and the Jews are then in terrible tribulation.
The "seven Churches" in the next two Chapters, are clearly in tribulation from Satan, so it is logical to assume that the "Lord's Day" starts at the same time, but not in its overt strength until Rev. 19.