Monday, October 3, 2016

First Love

There is no clearer picture of this question of our love for God than found in Revelation chapter 2. The angel of the Church of Ephesus wrote, "These things saith He who holdeth the seven stars in His right hand...I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience....Nevertheless, I have somewhat against you because you have left thy first love. Remember therefore, from whence thou art fallen and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come quickly, and will remove thy candlestick..." (Rev. 2:1-6)

When you first gave your life to Christ, you were passionate. Nothing could stop you from praying, loving God, or loving people who were unlovely. You desired the Word of God daily, you listened to the radio preacher, the Christian radio station, and the local Christian television network. There was a deep longing in your heart for more. This is described by the angel as a "first love" experience. And we are called upon to rekindle the flame, to repent and do our first works over again. God wants a people burning with passion to do the work of ministry and follow the precepts of His plan for their lives with purpose and destiny and radical fire.