"Remember the tenderness of your first love with Me? Remember when being with Jesus was all that mattered to you?
"I remember how sweet your spirit was. I remember the softness with which you even mentioned His Name. You need to go back to that place in your heart. The years, the worries, the warfare, and the disappointments have taken their toll.
"You have become weary in your well-doing. The enemy of your soul has gained a foothold, causing you to concern yourself with momentary needs and longings for relief from My refining fires. My gift of discernment in you has caused you to become disappointed with those who cannot or will not see what you have been allowed to see.
"You feel used, abused, and cast aside by those who can only take from you, giving nothing in return. At times, you even feel as if I have left you. I understand, but I cannot allow you to go there. You must shake loose from that destructive spirit. It is not of Me. Run back to Jesus as if your life depended on it. It does."
Romans 8:38 NIV
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Dear remnant believer, hold fast. You are not alone. God has not forgotten you. As the cold, dead church seems to be oblivious to anything but their own needs, you cannot fall into the trap of envying their seemingly easy road. The refining fire has been turned up. The separation that must come has begun in earnest. There is no more "business as usual" for those who are part of this holy preparation.
You need to know that Jesus is waiting for you with the refreshing comfort of His love. He is the only source that will soon satisfy. Go there now! You must, once again, focus only on Him for comfort. You are being trained so that He is your only source for all your needs. Allow Him to rekindle your first love; then allow that love to have its complete work in you, maturing into an end-time bridal love. The Holy Spirit will carry you into His presence if you become too
weak and weary to get there.
Take me back to my first love with You, Lord Jesus,