Church of Ephesus Endured

The seven churches of Revelation:
#1 Ephesus:

“I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance,

and that you cannot tolerate evil men,
and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles,
and they are not, and you found them to be false:
and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake,
and have not grown weary. 

But I have this against you, that you have left your first love…

repent and do the deeds you did at first…

To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.”

Revelation 2:1-7

Let’s see how we are doing.  Are you persevering even in the midst of hardship.  Are you seeking God in the midst even when you are not experiencing His blessings?  Is your faith firm on the word of God and not on your circumstances?  Do you tolerate evil?  On television, at work, at school?  Are you testing to make sure that those you listen to and take advise from are Godly men?  Are you enduring and not growing weary of God’s commandments?

Do you still get excited about reading God’s word, praying, praising Him, going to church, talking about God, witnessing to others?  Is God your god or are there idols in your life?  Are you spending time and money on God things or on you things?  (working and providing for your family is a God thing!)

Endure to the end; persevere no matter what this life throws at you.  Be and overcomer and I will meet you there by the tree of life in the Paradise of God and we will enjoy fruit salad together!


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