2 Write this to Ephesus, to the Angel of the church. The One with Seven Stars in his right-fist grip, striding through the golden seven-lights’ circle, speaks:
2-3 “I see what you’ve done, your hard, hard work, your refusal to quit. I know you can’t stomach evil, that you weed out apostolic pretenders. I know your persistence, your courage in my cause, that you never wear out.
4-5 “But you walked away from your first love—why? What’s going on with you, anyway? Do you have any idea how far you’ve fallen? A Lucifer fall!
“Turn back! Recover your dear early love. No time to waste, for I’m well on my way to removing your light from the golden circle.
6 “You do have this to your credit: You hate the Nicolaitan business. I hate it, too.
7 “Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. I’m about to call each conqueror to dinner. I’m spreading a banquet of Tree-of-Life fruit, a supper plucked from God’s orchard.”
Question of the day:
–Are we awake or asleep in our going out and coming in?
–Do you love church more than Christ?
Dear Heavenly Father, It so easy to get caught up in the “business” of your church, doing so many things out of habit, falling asleep at the wheel. Awaken our souls before the crash and put us back on the road that leads to You. Help us listen more, talk less, love more, hate less, look for the best, not the worst in people. Yes, awaken our souls.
in Jesus Name, and by His power working in us, Amen