Revelation 2:5 Index
"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."
Research Material

"Remember..."

  • COUNSEL: The answer to the problem or instructions of what to do. "Remember... repent..." (KC 33)
  • When the love of God is waning in the church, love of self springs up into new activity. With the loss of love for God comes the loss of love for the brethren. With the loss of love comes a loss of interest in the salvation of men. Without a doubt, when evangelism is forgotten, the church has lost its first love. God does not ask us to return to the feelings of the first days.... However, you can do the acts of "first love." Love is more than a feeling. Love is a commitment. Love is doing.... Come to Him humbly. Do the first acts, and watch them rekindle the intensity of that first love. (KC 36-37)

"... I... will remove thy candlestick..." (Revelation 1:12)

  • The church would forfeit its status as an accredited representative of Christ. The church had "fallen," but divine mercy patiently provided an opportunity to "repent" (II Peter 3:9). (7BC 745)

"...except thou repent."

  • In the Prologue of his epistle to the Ephesians, Ignatius reports that the church did heed the call to "remember," "repent," and "do the first works" (Ignatius op. ct. i. 1; xi. 2) (7BC 745)