Ephesus – The Loveless Church

love.jpgI would like to share what Jesus writes the 7 churches in Asia. I believe that each of the Christian churches of today are represented by one or more of these. The first is known as the loveless church, the church of Ephesus. Does any of this sound familiar? What can we do to learn from the praises and criticisms of each of the letters? Let us take heed to His warnings.

Revelation 2:1-7

“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: “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. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 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. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

“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.”‘

Let us not be too busy with doing good works and put aside our fellowship with God. Let us always love others and stand up for what is right. Let us know the Word and not follow any false teachings and only preach and practice the truth and not leave any out or add to it. At the end of Revelation, Jesus give a harsh warning against this. Many churches nowadays are getting sucked in to following what the world says is true in contrast to what God says. There is much conflict over some of the issues that morality is being twisted and people are being offended (abortion and homosexuality are two of the big ones). God’s word is very clear. Love of God is shown best by obeying Him. Love of God is also shown by loving others. Let us always show love.

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