Shafts of light fell through the small hole in the grim walls of the Patmos prison and John shifted his position on the floor to be in the sun. It felt good and in his heart, he worshiped his King. Suddenly he was in the Spirit on 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, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:” Rev 1:10
Being in the Spirit wasn’t a feeling or goose bumps but a change in what he could see and hear. Even though John was in the Alcatraz of the day, God took him into the Spirit and showed him things he could not see with his natural eyes. Though he was locked in isolation, he could see that Jesus was in the midst of the church. He was given a supernatural understanding of Gods victory even though his circumstances were bad. Being in the Spirit, meant he could see that when he is limited, God works without limitation.
In the Spirit, you can see that God is working everything together for good for those that love God. It means to be able to see or hear what Father is saying in your situation or in spite of your situation. So you can be going through job loss and still see that God is adding something to your life; have a really bad day but you can still see the blessing of God coming and that good is on its way. You might be going through a difficult time in your marriage but in your spirit and in your heart you can still see your marriage being blessed and your home restored.
John was able to see Jesus was reigning even when his situation looked static. He was in prison but in the Spirit on the Lords Day. In the Spirit, it’s always the Lords day! Sure the Holy Spirit touched John but often being in the Spirit can be our choice too. To see the King sovereign and unshaken in His purpose and by faith call the things that are not, as if they are.
Friend, go into the Spirit today. Jesus is speaking to you there. See that God rules in your life, not the prison guard or your prison walls. Being in the Spirit always trumps being in the prison.