Coming back to Jesus, our first love

Nov 15, 15 Coming back to Jesus, our first love

“Return, you backsliding children, And I will heal your backslidings.” “Indeed we do come to You, For You are the LORD our God. (Jeremiah 3:22 NKJV)

We look at what it means to have our first love – coming back to Jesus

  

Ephesus church from Paul’s time to its evolvement 

“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. (Acts 20:28 NKJV)

“For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. (Acts 20:29 NKJV)
“Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. (Acts 20:30 NKJV)
Fast forward 30-40 years, the Ephesus church had fallen wayside – losing their love for God and backslided 

“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: (Revelation 2:1 NKJV)
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 (Revelation 2:2 – 2:3 NKJV)
Jesus warns on losing our first love, for which your light will also be taken 
“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. (Revelation 2:4 NKJV) “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent. (Revelation 2:5 NKJV)

  
Returning back to Jesus, our first love

“Return, you backsliding children,  And I will heal your backslidings.”  “Indeed we do come to You,  For You are the LORD our God. (Jeremiah 3:22 NKJV)
“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 2:7 NKJV)

Are you lost? Let us search ourselves and repent of our backsliding 

  

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