Yet, I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. (Revelation 2:4,5a NIV)
Revelation, final book in the Bible. Many avoid reading/studying this book believing it’s hard to understand. I believe men and women worldwide deepened their understanding of Revelation this past year during BSF. When the year ended, I was ready to gear up and go over again. Various problems infecting churches were addressed. Revelation 2 begins with confronting the Church in Ephesus.
Individuals can turn a blind eye, become indifferent, accept sin as a sign of love, or completely disagree with the Bible; judgement will come. Awaken church worldwide! Step up to follow God’s commandments. The first thing we do found in Matthew 22:37,38 Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”
Making connection between heart, soul, and mind is very important. Yes! They are connected- like connecting parts to produce electricity. All components have to be aligned in order make the connection. Electricity enhances our lives everyday. Consider how many daily tasks require this connection to be effective. Same with making sure we love God with all our heart, soul, and mind.
Last seven years, we have seen America’s height falling. There is a force trying it’s best to weaken America. As a whole, this nation has forsaken it’s first love. The lost world is looking for realism to grasp. Realism is defined as the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly. The only problem- individual ideologies do not make truth. Ideologies align with God’s Word, igniting power through loving God with heart, mind and soul. This kind of power is electrifying.
We’re all capable of experiencing God’s power worldwide. Are we ready to dismiss individual ideological thinking? The best way to love God- know His Word. By following God’s commands, we become friends with Jesus. We know how to seek and apply scripture, finding answers to problems. Remember…it’s not about conforming God to our likeness, it’s about conforming ourselves to God’s likeness. Lot’s to ponder…