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1 "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:
2 "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;
3 "and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary.
4 "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
5 "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.
6 "But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 "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
Dear Lord, I am sorry, I have lost my first love for You and have become cold towards You, my Saviour and Lord. I have heard Your voice and I repent of my folly. Other things came into my life and stole Your place in my heart and life. Now, I have heard Your sad and solemn words and am shaken to my core.
Lord, I pray, give me back my first love for You. I want to love You with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, once again. Give me back the joy of my salvation as in the beginning. I want to love You more, I want to know You more and I want to serve You more everyday. Help me O! Holy Spirit.
12 "And to the angel
of the church in
13 "I know where you are living, where Satan's throne is. Yet you are holding fast to my name, and you did not deny your faith in me even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan lives.
14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel, so that they would eat food sacrificed to idols and practice fornication.
15 So you also have some who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
16 Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To everyone who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give a white stone, and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it.
18 "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, 'These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:
19 "I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.
20 "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
21 "And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.
22 "Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
23 "I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
24 "Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.
25 "But hold fast what you have till I come.
26 "And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations;
27 'He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter's vessels'; as I also have received from My Father;
28 "and I will give him the morning star.
29 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'
Dear Lord, You have warned me against the sin of immorality and adultery – the sin of Balaam! Lord, let me know the subtlety of sexual sin and how easily I can fall into its trap and be lost spiritually and physically too!
Help me to repent and forsake immorality in every form, especially in these days of pornography through the net. Restore my first love for You that I will forsake all these sins that separate me from You.
1 "And to the angel of the church in
2 "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.
3 "Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.
4 "You have a few
names even in
5 "He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
6 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'
Dear Lord, I am sorry that I did not tend to my spirit as I should. I had slackened in my walk with You, in reading Your Word, prayer and in the gathering of saints. I have become weak and almost dead in my spirit and soul. Forgive me Lord.
Awaken me by Your Spirit and revive me once again so that my weakened faith will not die out. You have warned me that You will blot out my name from the Book of life unless I restore my relationship with You as in the beginning. Let me hear You and act on Your warning and save my soul from perishing in eternity.
14 "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:
15 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.
16 "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
17 "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'; and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;
18 "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
21 "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."' "
Dear Lord, I am sorry for I have become lukewarm in my spiritual life. The cares and worries of this world, the lure of riches and the pleasures of lust have drawn me away from You. I was so immersed in the world and even sin that I lost my warmth of love for You, Your Word, prayer and service and the fellowship of the saints.
Let Your fire fall on me and cause me to burn again with love for You. Awaken me by Your Spirit and revive me spiritually so that I will once again be warm and burring and shining for You.
Thank You Lord for standing at my heart’s door and keep knocking all this while. Thank You for speaking to me and warning me. Help me to hear You, open my heat and let You in once again and make You my Lord, Master and king.
4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit,
5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age,
6 if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
7 Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.
8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.
11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.
12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
Dear Lord, I am sorry for my backsliding from faith, little by little. I admit that I have lost my first love for You. I admit that I kept myself busy with everything else less important and of this world and neglected reading Your Word and Praying to You.
I shudder at Your warning, “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace”.
Lord, my sin has been too grievous and great. Please forgive me in Your mercy and grace, because of Your Son, whom I am sorry I was crucifying again! God, be merciful to me a sinner. Let Your Hoy Spirit restore and revive me in my spirit. I pray You do the impossible in me. I plead in Jesus’ name.
26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,
27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.
28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29 How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."
31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Dear God, let me not deliberately keep sinning after I have received the knowledge of the truth, for there is no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume all those who sin against You.
I am sorry Lord, I have sinned against You and trampled under foot Your Son and treated His blood as an unholy thing and insulted the Spirit of grace. I know “The Lord will judge his people." I realise that it is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Forgive me O! God, in Your great mercy. I took my sin lightly not realising the seriousness. Wash me and cleanse me by the precious blood of Jesus Christ Your Son and my Saviour.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Yes! O! Lord, do it in me, I pray.