~ Have You Lost Your First Love? Here’s The Path Back! ~
Introduction ~ The words recorded in Revelation 2 are those of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and were directed at a church lacking true love for God.
Remember (your failings) ~ “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen” (Revelation 2:1-5a). …
Repent (your sins) ~ … “Repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate” (Revelation 2:5b-6).
Restore / Resume (your love and good works) ~ “Repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God” (Revelation 5b-7).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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