At the commencement of this message John Alley reads an email testimony from one of the Fellowship which delivers a word from God regarding “necrosis”, or death of tissue within the body. Our greatest dangers, says John, are hardness of heart and coldness of heart. The key to recovery is humility and repentance. Tony Ponicke takes up the message with an illustration of the way in which becoming accustomed to something causes us to become less aware of the reality of it. Tony reads from Revelation Chapter 2, where the Lord dictates a letter to the church at Ephesus – “...you have forsaken your first love...” Indifference, says Tony, is an enemy that takes hold of our hearts. We go through the motions of being in love with Jesus but there is no heart in it. We sing songs but we do not worship. “Remember the height from which you have fallen...” says the letter to the church at Ephesus. Tony echoes that instruction with some keys for our use: Worship from the heart; pray and study the Bible; give with joy and love and give ourselves in service to others. This is a message to provoke the listener to solemn consideration of their individual positioning with regard to salvation and the state of our hearts towards our Lord and Saviour.
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