kjv@Revelation:2:1@ Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
kjv@Revelation:2:2@ I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
kjv@Revelation:2:3@ And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
kjv@Revelation:2:4@ Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
kjv@Revelation:2:5@ Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
kjv@Revelation:2:6@ But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
kjv@Revelation:2:7@ He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
The all important first love. The church of Ephesus is doing a whole lot right. They contend for the faith as Jude would exhort, resist evil and suffer for Christ's name sake as Peter. Their first love no doubt was for Him as a person and for each other as His friends. For as much as they are doing right, they still need to obey the great commandment kjv@Mark:12:30-31.
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