“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love” Revelation 2: 4
The Church need to come back, repent and awake to a deeper love for Jesus. We have gone our way, done things our own way, all we are looking for is God give me, give me breakthrough, of course He loves to give, because He is our Father and when He gives we focus on the gifts and not the giver of the gifts. But God desire fellowship, fellowship will deepening our love for the Master.
Enough of give me, give me, it’s time to mature and seek His kingdom first (Matthew 6: 33), seek His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Luke 11: 3) and worship Him in truth and in spirit, for the Father is seeking such (John 4: 23-24). It’s time to do our first works for our relevance as a church and our lampstand to still be in place. (Revelation 2:5)
Let awake to a deeper love for Jesus, to a deeper fellowship with our Master, to truly be the light He has made us to be in the midst of the darkness around us.
This awakening obviously it’s not a will power awakening, your will power can only take you thus far, for that will not last; your determination to get back to God is required.
The Bible says in Zechariah 4: 6b “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit; says the LORD of hosts”. The real awakening comes when you fully heed yourself to the Holy Spirit.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” Romans 8: 14
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing—-“John 6: 63a
It’s time to embrace the Ministry and the Person of the Holy Spirit. For He is the one who will reveal Christ and the Father to us and what God has freely given to us and who we are in Christ.
“ Beloved, now we are children of God and it has not yet been reveal what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed; we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” I John 3: 2
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God” 1 Corinthians 2: 12
.Jesus want to fill us with the rivers of living water and get us on fire afresh for Him.
“He who believes in Me, as the Scriptures has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water, but this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified” John 7: 38 – 39
Our role as the Church and individual is to believe and be thirsty for Him, for if we are hungry and thirsty for Him, He will fill us afresh. It’s time to be hungry for fresh fire, for freshness in our relationship with Jesus Christ and it begins in your prayer closest.
“Wait on the LORD; be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart, wait, I say, on the LORD” Psalm 27: 14
“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40: 31
Your place of prayer is where the freshness lies.
It’s time to awake, the Master is calling the church, His body to awake to a deeper love for Him.
“If you love Me, keep My commandments” John 14: 15
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work: ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last’. Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city” Revelation 22: 12- 14.