Every church in every nation and every generation has so much to learn from ‘what the Spirit says to the churches’ (Revelation 2:7,11,17,29).
Christ is to be our ‘first love’. We are not to ‘abandon’ Him. We are to ‘keep right on to the end of the road’ – ‘faithful until death’ (Revelation 2:4,10). We are to ‘remain true’ to Christ, pressing on with Him to a life of real spiritual growth (Revelation 2:13,19).
Living for Christ will not be easy. There are always those who make things difficult for God’s people (Revelation 2:14-15,20).
Let your commitment to Christ be very definite: ‘I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back. The world behind me, the Cross before me. No turning back. Tho’ none go with me, I still will follow. No turning back’. ‘Will you decide now to follow Jesus?’: Say ‘Yes’ – and let there be ‘no turning back’ (Mission Praise, 272).