Revelation 2:4 & 5
“I have somewhat against thee, because thou has left thy first love.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works…”
Our first love is being with Jesus. Having Jesus as our Life; our Instructor; our peace and contentment. Yet, now?
What is most on our minds…what dominates our thoughts… directs our decisions…causes us to act the way we do, or say the things we say?
The Lord showed me His Light as I read this morning; about the Kings in Israel and Judah. It was a repetitive cycle that they lived. They would have a king who tried to obey the Lord and their whole country would be blessed and protected. Yet then the next would desire other things and turn away from the Lord. Then everyone would follow and suffer.
And that is the same for us. if we would turn our hearts and minds on pleasing and knowing Jesus; rather than allow ourselves to be caught up ‘in the cares of this world’ ‘the deceitfulness of riches’ or the ‘love of self’ – He would bless and direct our steps. He will also provide all we have need of – and even some things we desire. Ye we must again be dedicated to knowing and serving Him.
We must desire to serve Him – in fullness, devoid of selfish mo-tives, devoid of self-interest, devoid of ourselves – before we can experience the Fullness of His Power and Presence and enjoy the confidence of our Shepherd’s watchful guidance and care.
“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen…”
We must remember the true spiritual fellowship we have expe-rienced with our Lord Jesus. Remember our true walk in Christ, here in this physical world.
And…see that we have fallen from this place of peace and trust.
“Remember,” Jesus says, “From whence thou art fallen, and repent.”
We must confess this as truth. We are fallen from truly wor-shipping and honoring Him. And we must turn from our way – we must;
“repent, and do the first works or the first way that Jesus showed us so long ago.
We must go back to our first Love – Jesus Himself.
We must again focus our hearts, thoughts, desires and our works, our doings on Jesus and His Will.
He will lead and direct our every step – if our hearts desire – true, selfless desire – is to know, honor, and please Him.
“For them that honour Me, I will honour, and they that despie Me shall be lightly esteemed (or recognized).”
1st Samuel 2:30