YOUR FIRST LOVE
by Tony Alamo
The seven churches in Asia (Turkey) symbolize the many clusters of born-of-the-HOLY-SPIRIT churches of today, of the past, and of what is left of the future. JESUS tells all believers the areas in which they are doing well, but they must become perfect (Revelation chapter 2).1 There is a class of professing Christians who think themselves to be saved, but are not saved. They believe they can sin, and think GOD will still receive them into Heaven. They are totally deceived. “Once saved, always saved” is one of the most devilish doctrines. We, if we are saved, are “THE SONS OF GOD” (John 1:12, Romans 8:14), “THE BODY OF CHRIST” (1 Corinthians 12:27), “A NEW CREATURE” (2 Corinthians 5:17), “A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD” (1 Peter 2:9), and PERFECT. We must be perfect to be members of THE BODY OF CHRIST! (Matthew 5:48, Luke 6:40, John 17:23, 2 Corinthians 13:11, Ephesians 4:13, 2 Timothy 3:17).
“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith HE that holdeth the seven stars in HIS right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks [the true seven churches (Revelation 1:20)]; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and you have tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them liars: And hast borne, and have patience, and for MY NAME'S SAKE have laboured, and have not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 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 [church (Revelation 1:20)] out of his place, except thou repent” (Revelation 2:1-5).
Do you understand that you will go to Hell if you think you’ve done lots of work for the LORD, then decide you can kick back, relax, and not continue working, especially as you’re seeing the world going to Hell in a hand basket, and you know that you are living in the last of the last days? The LORD says that HE “will remove your candlestick [your church] out of his place, except thou repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitanes [the false, worldly churches which are Satan’s], which I [JESUS] also hate. He that has an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches [let you hear what THE HOLY SPIRIT IS SAYING UNTO YOU—the churches (to all 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” (Revelation 2:5-7). In other words, JESUS is saying if you don’t repent by getting back to your first love with all the zeal you once had, and with the fear of the LORD, as you once had, you will not be able to eat from the tree of Life, which means you will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. You will have fallen away, and will be rejected of CHRIST!
Get back to JESUS before it’s too late! Start again now by saying this prayer:
My LORD and my GOD, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that JESUS CHRIST is the SON of the living GOD. 2 I believe that HE died on the cross and shed HIS precious blood for the forgiveness of all my former sins. 3 I believe that GOD raised JESUS from the dead by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT 4 and that HE sits on the right hand of GOD at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart, and I invite YOU into my heart, LORD JESUS. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that YOU shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 YOU will not turn me away, LORD JESUS; YOU will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because YOUR WORD, the Bible, says so. 8 YOUR WORD says that YOU will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that YOU have heard me, and I know that YOU have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank YOU, LORD JESUS, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as YOU command and sin no more.11
Now that you are saved, serve GOD with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30).12 Be baptized, fully submerged in water, in the name of the FATHER, of the SON, and of the HOLY SPIRIT.13 Diligently study the King James Version Bible and do what it says till the day you die.14
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If you want the world saved, as JESUS commands, then don’t rob GOD of HIS tithes and offerings. GOD said, “Will [you] rob GOD? Yet ye have robbed ME. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed THEE? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed ME, even this whole nation [and this whole world]. Bring ye all the tithes [a ‘tithe’ is 10% of your gross income] into the storehouse, that there may be meat [Spiritual food] in MINE house [souls saved], and prove ME now herewith, saith the LORD of HOSTS, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of HOSTS. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of HOSTS” (Malachi 3:8-12).
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Your First Love footnotes:
1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return
2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return
3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return
4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return
7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return
8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return
9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return
12. Deut. 4:29, 6:5, 10:12, 11:13, 13:3-4, 26:16, 30:6, Josh. 22:5, Matt. 22:37-40, Mark 12:29-31, Luke 10:27 return
13. Matt. 28:18-20, John 3:5, Acts 2:38, 19:3-5, Rom. 6:3-5, Col. 2:10-12 return
14. Deut. 4:29, 13:4, 26:16, Josh. 1:8, 22:5, 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:14-17, James 1:22-25, Rev. 3:18 return