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"Return To Your First Love"

Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

The Lord has placed a message upon my heart for my christian brethren. The Lord Jesus is calling those of the household of faith to return to their first love. The Lord Jesus is giving us time to do those things which we have done at first. The Lord Jesus states in Reveleation 2:5; Remember therefore from whence thou hast fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent. The Lord is calling all christians to repent of our works of iniquity and return to Him, our first love. Never has there been such a time as this. Knowledge has increased to such a point that we have made it our god. We have allowed those things which exalt themselves above the knowledge of God, to take first place in our lives instead of worshiping and giving the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob all of the glory. It is time to repent of this and put the Lord Jesus first in our lives once again.

The lie of the devil is such, that we as christians often times believe, Jesus is pleased with us no matter how we live our lives. We also often times believe that the grace of God is a license to do all manner of ungodliness. Just look at the entertainment industry and how it shakes its fist at the Most High God. All manner of evil is put forth, and we christians allow it into our minds and our lives which is sin. We have forgotten how great a salvation that the Lord Jesus has given us. We have turned from our first love and are again beset with sin. The movies, the music, and other so called forms of entertainment have become as filth. 2 Peter 2:22 states; But it has happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. We as christians have again returned to our sinful ways and have allowed the enemy to fill our minds with all manner of ungodliness and filth. It is no great mystery why we are not victorious in our daily lives. We have so filled ourselves to overflowing with the filth of this world, and we say to ourselves that the Lord understands. This is a great lie, and no He doesn't understand. We christians are to be the salt and light in this present darkness. Matthew 5:13 states; Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is therefore good for nothing, but to be cast out, and trodden under the foot of men. Are you salt and light, or are you darkness to be cast out? Are you living in victory over the enemy, or are you living in rebellion against the Lord?

The Lord Jesus says that if we do not repent, He will remove His presence from us. God will not strive with man, nor will He bless the workings of the flesh. The works of the flesh as stated in Galations 5:19 are; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and those which do these things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Are you participating in any of these things? If you are doing these things, repent now, for the time is short, and the day is at hand. Do not be deceived by the enemy into believeing that as christians we can do such things and the Lord will approve. The Lord Jesus is calling us to be separate from the world. 2 Corinthians 6:17 states; Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye sepaerate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. Are you touching the unclean thing? Are you living a life steeped in sinful practices, and all manner of ungodliness? Repent now and the Lord Jesus will receive you unto Himself. He is faithful, and He will come into your hearts and wash you clean.

In times past, I have backslidden into the workings of the flesh. The Lord Jesus was merciful unto me, and it is in that spirit of mercy that I write these things to you my brethren. He delivered me from ungodliness, and He wants to do the same for you. If the enemy has you bound in all manner of sinful practices, know this, that the blood of Jesus can set you free. Fall on your face before the Lord, repent, ask forgiveness, and the Lord Jesus will hear you and free you from the bondage of sin. The Lord loves you so much, and He is knocking on the door of your heart right now. The Lord cries out as a voice in the wilderness. He is telling us to repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. He is giving us all a space of time to repent and surrender unto Him and His will for our lives. The purveyors of the strong delusion are teaching this generation of believers to sin against their Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. They are teaching a false gospel that is filled with the lying inventions and teachings of men.These teachings are bringing a whole generation to perdition, and it is our reponsibility as believers and followers of Jesus to be a light in this present darkness. We are to be an example of holiness to this fallen generation. We are not to touch the unclean thing, but be salt and light in this fallen world. The Word of the Lord states in 2 Corinthians, Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. Will you repent and become once again salt and light?

In closing, I want to encourage those of you who are reading this article to pray about what I have written. Search the Holy Scriptures for answers. Do not continue to follow the teachings of this world. Follow the Word of God, and become salt and light once again. For the time is coming when men will not endure sound doctrine, but they will follow after the unfruitful works of darkness. I believe that we are living in such a time. 2 Timothy 4:3 states, For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears. We are living in such a time. Christians have lost their saltiness and are listening to false teachers which are leading them astray according to the doctrines of devils. Read the Word of God and fall on your faces before the Lord Jesus and seek Him continually. Find out for yourselves what the Lord is saying to His people in and through His most Holy Word. Repent now! Turn away from your sin now! Allow the Lord Jesus to come into your hearts and wash you clean. He is calling out to us to be not only hearers of the Word, but doers also. James 1:22 states, But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

 

 

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