4 But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Therefore, remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and I will remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.
Lampstand in the book of Revelation is the seven churches to which the apostle John writes letters. In the book of Exodus, lampstands are placed in the Tabernacle that lights up the whole holy tent. So, the lampstand is symbolic, meaning the church is a lesser light that illuminates the holy of blessed Jesus Christ. The Lord is upset with the church in Revelation 2:4-5, proclaiming it has left their first love, God. How does a Christian or a church lose a passion for the Lord? That is a simple answer: they listen to and obey antichrists’ lies.
1 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be evident that they all are not of us. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar except the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
There are many lies that the Christian church teaches and believes wholeheartedly. The lampstand the Hebrew Bible calls a menorah is irrelevant to many Christians and the church. Why, well, they no longer honor the 4th commandment of Sabbath and believe that is acceptable. The Lord established the Sabbath initially at creation, but the founder of the Catholic church, Constantine the Great, established Sunday as Lord’s Day in the year A.D. 321. Another lie several churches teaches is that the Christian church will be rapture away. Those who remain will have time to repent and be given salvation. But Revelation 2:4-5 says otherwise. The Lord says if a sinner has not repented, He will remove the church, and it will not return. There are no extra seven or thousand years of an additional grace period. When the world’s light, the body of Christ, is gone, the Lord Jesus Christ has already judged and condemned this world, and it no longer exists. The left behind will perish in hell. Repenting to the Lord means to say I am sorry, God, help me be more like You. God be with you, brothers and sisters; Jesus and I love you. His bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
2 John 6 And this is love that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you are to walk in it. 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. 9 Anyone who goes too far and does not remain in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who remains in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; 11 for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.
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