“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.” Revelation 2:5
Several times in God’s Word we are told to remember. “And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, … That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.” (Numbers 15:39-40) “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;” (Ecclesiastes 12:1) “But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;” (Jude 17) Remember God’s Word. Remember the life God brought you from of no hope, no peace, and no joy. In the first letter to the seven churches we read, “Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen,…” From where had they fallen? What great sin had the church committed that carried such a harsh warning? “…or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” We see the answer in the preceding verse, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” (Revelation 2:4) Do you remember the first love for Christ you had when you accepted His wonderful gift of salvation? Today is a wonderful day to remember and repent. Remember your first love for the Lord. I think this is the first step we need to take in our hope of revival.