Leaving our First Love
Revelation 2:1-7 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Leaving our First Love
1)When you get out of the Battle---2 Samuel 11:1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. 1)Don’t give up 2)Keep your eyes on Jesus 3)Pray 4)Sing 5)Shout
2)When you get unfaithful to the house of God---Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 1) Other things come first in or life 2)The flesh rules over our spirit 3) We Let the Devil win
3)When the word of God does not affect us---1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 1)Believe the word of God 2)Read the word 3)Trust the word 4)Receive the word of God 5)Remember the word of God
4) When Gospel and Rumors move you more than Faith---Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 1) Speak well of all men 2) Esteem them that are in Authority over you 3) Mark them that cause contentions 4) Faith comes by hearing 5)Hear from the Heart
5)When we fail to Practice Repentance----Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. Luke 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 1)It’s not if we sin but when we sin 2)Don’t let the altar be a stranger 3)Recommit ourselves to the lord 4)Get in a service and not be at one 5)Practice Repentance