What are the “first works”. Revelation 2:5

Posted by Ricky Grimsley in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

What are the “first works”. Revelation 2:5 KJVS
[5] 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.

Stan Wayne [02/08/2016 10:20 AM]
Very good thought – I have thought about this a bit – we have partial information in Acts of Ephesus’ first days : Acts 18: 18, 24-27 ; 19 , 21: 17-37 –

Think Appolos, Priscilla, Aquilla, 12 disciples of John, and this poignant scene :

“And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him, Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.”
Acts 20:36-38 KJV

3 Comments

  • Reply April 5, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    David Lewayne Porter Good question by Ricky Grimsley

  • Reply April 5, 2017

    Dan Irving

    They refer back to v.2-3, “I know thy works . . . ” and the Lord lists such works as: patience, trying those who say they are apostles and are not, have labored and not fainted,” etc. as those works performed when faith in Jesus Christ was fresh in their hearts.

  • Reply April 5, 2017

    David Lewayne Porter

    In addition to Dan’s comment verse 4 says the list of works as done initially was done in love.
    Revelation of John 2:4
    Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
    Thy performed these works and actions out of fresh ferver, fire, and love.

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What are the “first works”. Revelation 2:5

Posted by in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

What are the “first works”. Revelation 2:5 KJVS
[5] 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.

Stan Wayne [02/08/2016 10:20 AM]
Very good thought – I have thought about this a bit – we have partial information in Acts of Ephesus’ first days : Acts 18: 18, 24-27 ; 19 , 21: 17-37 –

Think Appolos, Priscilla, Aquilla, 12 disciples of John, and this poignant scene :

“And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him, Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.”
Acts 20:36-38 KJV

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