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 lamp stand from its place—unless you repent.
If we remember correctly Peter denied Jesus 3x before the rooster crowed and it says he wept sorrowfully(he repented) and was converted back to its first love
Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said,[a] “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
HES TALKING TO US CHURCH SATAN DESIRES TO SIFT US WE MUST BE CONVERTED TO HIM STRENGTHENED BY HIS POWER AND MIGHT. HE TELLS HIM WHEN YOUR CONVERTED BACK GO AND STRENGTHEN YOUR BRETHREN (TEND TO MY SHEEP….)
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Peter (the Church) confessed Jesus is the SON OF GOD.
15. He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”Jesus told Peter Mat-16:8 8 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
The Church is Peter and Jesus gave Peter the Church instructions on what to do
After Jesus was crucified Jesus paid a visit to Peter (the church) and he appeared to Peter and said this
PETER DO YOU LOVE ME ? Peter replied yes Lord I love you and Jesus told Peter (The church) FEED MY LAMBS (come to me as a child)
the second time Jesus asked Peter do you LOVE me Peter replied “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You
Jesus replied “TEND MY SHEEP (strengthen your brother)
The third time Jesus asked Peter again PETER DO YOU LOVE ME????
Peter grieved(upset) that Jesus had asked him for the 3rd time and Peter said
Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”(The churches response grieved (mad at the world) and say “Yes Lord we Love you Lord you know all things Lord).
Jesus said to him, “FEED My sheep(get on the meat)(grow in me)(disciple the nations) (be a fisherman of men) give them the instruction on what they should do before the great and dreadful day of the LORD
TO PETER, (THE CHURCH)
This has been heavy in my spirit the last few days and the Lord has been dealing with me on this. One of the end time signs is there will be a falling away and a coming to know. Jesus is bringing the church back to its first Love. This is happening now i see it in the spirit many souls redeemed from sin. Sanctified, Purified and by faith we are Justified. Jesus wants your Lampstand to shine bright and to go back to your FIRST LOVE. Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all things will be added unto you. SEEK him diligently and trust in the POWER of the almighty God. Before the Heavens shake There will be many churches as a whole whom return back to its first love and for the ones who do not take up their cross and follow him the Lord REBUKE you. Come back to your first desire Our Lord Jesus Christ who LOVES you and if Jesus sets you free guess what you are FREE INDEED. WE HAVE FREEDOM IN CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS US we have Power in his name . In the Spirit I hear PRESS IN, PRESS IN, PRESS IN to his arms and He will hold you and consume you with an everlasting LOVE a desire and a Purpose.
Repent and be converted back to your first Love. His arms are wide open even if you are the one who held the nails while he was being crucified. YOUR forgiven by his grace if you repent with a pure heart.
God bless all of you and it is the season to listen to that small still voice you hear. MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE AND A STRANGER THEY WILL NOT FOLLOW. Obey the voice of the LORD GOD of HOSTS AND FOLLOW THE CALLING OF YOUR HEART.