Correspondence: 1 Cor. 12:28; Rev. 12:17, 14:12, 22:14

1 Corinthians 12:28; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 14:12; Revelation 22:14
In 1 Cor. 12:2828And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:28) some gifts are mentioned that we do not find now; such as gifts of healing, miracles, diversities of tongues. We do not believe that jabbering without sense is a gift. We think it is hysteria akin to hypnotism and spiritism, and forbidden by the Word of God. (1 Cor. 14:2828But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. (1 Corinthians 14:28).)
Ans. We must not think that the law of God (Rom. 7:2525I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:25)), and the commandments of Jesus (John 14:15; 115If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15) John 5:2323That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent him. (John 5:23)), are the same as the Ten Commandments given by Moses. The one is Christianity; the other is Judaism, to which Christians are dead by the body of Christ. (Rom. 7:44Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. (Romans 7:4)). The Ten Commandments were never given to the Gentiles, except to those who settled in the land of Palestine with the Jews. There was one law for all who dwelt there. (Exo. 12:48, 4948And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. 49One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. (Exodus 12:48‑49)). The Jews are still under the law, and therefore under its curse (Gal. 3:1010For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. (Galatians 3:10)), and having rejected Christ, there is nothing for them but judgment. Faith in Jehovah and His word, in the Old Testament was what God honored, and it led them to confess their sins. (Psa. 32.)
In the tribulation, after the Church is caught up, there will be Jews converted, and still under law, and they are believers in Jesus at the same time. Some of them are martyred for their testimony. (Rev. 6:9-119And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:9‑11); 12:11; 15:2.) There is also a spared remnant preserved from martyrdom. (12:17; 14:1-5.) Rev. 14:12, 1312Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. (Revelation 14:12‑13), is an encouragement to those whom the beast tries to compel to worship him, rather to suffer martyrdom, for if they die, they will get a place with Christ in glory. If they live on without dying they will be on the earth in the millennium. Rev. 20:44And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4) shows us the martyrs of the tribulation raised to reign with Christ. In that verse all the glorified saints who had been caught up are included in the words, "I saw thrones and they sat upon them." (Compare 4:4.) "Seats and "thrones" is the same word. Rev. 6:9-119And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:9‑11) and 15:2 are the two classes of martyrs.
The saint in every dispensation, because he is born again, desires to do the will of God, but under the law he was in bondage. The saints of this present time are not under law, but under grace. Their failure does not bring a curse upon them, for there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. He has an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous. All the commandments of the law of Moses was every man's duty to do. His conscience told him so, with the one exception, and that was the Fourth Commandment-the Sabbath, the sign that they were under the law. (Exo. 31:13-1713Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. 14Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. (Exodus 31:13‑17).) A heathen man that knows nothing of the law, knows it is wrong to steal, lie, murder, etc., but the Sabbath is no part of his duty to God. The Jews had it, but did not keep it. (Ezek. 20:1313But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them. (Ezekiel 20:13).)
It is worthy of note that Jesus wrought miracles on the Sabbath day plainly to show that the Jews had broken the covenant, and that God did not regard the Sabbath. John 5:1717But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. (John 5:17) says, God's rest was broken by sin, and now the Father and the Son were working in grace in the midst of the wretchedness their sin had brought upon them.
The Christian has no Sabbath to keep. Jesus does not give one in His commandments. We rejoice in Him and His finished work. He died for our sins.
It was on the first day of the week that the Holy Spirit came down to form the assembly on earth.
The Pentecostal offering lets us know the morrow after the Sabbath is the first day of the week. (Lev. 23:15-1715And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. 17Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord. (Leviticus 23:15‑17).). In Acts 20:77And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. (Acts 20:7) we find the custom of the disciples was to remember the Lord in the breaking of bread on that day. On the first day of the week they were together in 1 Cor. 16:1, 21Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 2Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. (1 Corinthians 16:1‑2). And John in Rev. 1:1010I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, (Revelation 1:10), gives it its name. "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day." To meet the Jews to tell them the gospel, the apostles used the Sabbath, for the Jews came together on that day; but Christians, gathering as an assembly, were associated with the resurrection of Christ on the first day of the week.
The law is not the rule for a Christian's life. It is Christ Himself that is his pattern. The Christian, whether he was Jew or Gentile before conversion, fulfills the righteousness of the law in walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, for Christ is the pattern for his behavior (1 John 2:66He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. (1 John 2:6)), and that goes higher than law. It is the royal law, and the law of blessed liberty, for the Lord has given us the new risen life, and the Holy Spirit, who gives us to delight to do His will and also the power to do it.
Now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.