Power comes in many ways, it is seen in miracles, it is heard in testimonies, it is experienced in salvation, but it is also manifested in remembering. I think one of the ways the enemy wears us down is by cluttering our lives with present realities so we do not remember what God did for us. When John wrote the letters to the churches in the book of Revelation one of the churches were indicted for falling from their first love. They were exhorted to repent and return to the place from which they had fallen. First love is a very high place in the spirit, it is our salvation day, our covenant moment with the Lord. Jesus even alluded to forgetting this when He said to the woman caught in adultry who poured oil on His head, saying, he who is forgiven much loves much. If we ever forget where we came from, we will fall from our first love and that fall is greater than we realize.
Today, I was reading Ezekiel 16 and the Lord reminded me of what He did for us when He saved us. Today the power of remembering is on God’s mind. Listen to what the Lord said in Ezekiel 16 “When I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ I made you thrive like a plant in the field; and you grew, matured, and became very beautiful. When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord GOD. Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, and I anointed you with oil. I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin; I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk. I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists, and a chain on your neck. And I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head. Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate pastry of fine flour, honey, and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, and succeeded to royalty, says the Lord GOD.”
What a great day to remember how the Lord called you, clothed you and made you royalty. It’s time to remember your first love!