From Pastor Perry

06/01/2016 Rev. 2:1-7

Revelation 2:1–7 (ESV)

To the Church in Ephesus

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.

“ ‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’

 

 

This is the letter to the first church, Ephesus.  The revelation begins stating the positive about the people in Ephesus.  “I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.”  But… it shifts to the negative in the form of a warning: “4But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.”  What is this “first love”?  This is a Godly love that they had when they were first converted.  They have lost their “fire”, or agape (Godly) love.  Have you lost your “love” for God and others?  The vision states “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.”  If you do repent and do the works you did at first, you will be “granted to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

 

I pray: O Lord I repent and want to do better.  I want to do good works out of love, and not law.  I pray that your love for me to be the motivating factor and for works to flow out of love.  You gave me my saving faith, salvation, and eternal life.  I give you thanks and praise.  Amen.

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