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Because He Loved Me First

But I have this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. Therefore, remember where you were before you fell, turn from this sin, and do what you used to do before. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your menorah from its place — if you don’t turn from your sin! ~ Revelation 2:4-5, CJB




Let me never lose my first love to

Tepidness:  zestless, powerless fidelity;

or to

Hard-hearted unfaithfulness, like Hosea’s

Gomer, a wife of whoredoms;

Such losses

Prophetically personify end-time apostasy.


Never find me as a counterfeit Christian, laodiceanish,

Dedicated not to Your sacred Will and

Sovereignty etched first in Decalogue’s four-tenths.


Now, consecrate me, El-Elyon; implant fleshly heart once stone;

Rejuvenate my love; make it Yours,

Faithful husband, Who loved me

With a royal-loyal love, first.


Now, seal me; clothed me with Holy Spirit’s fullness.

Draw Him from me; flood Him over me; bathe me in New Wine.

Intoxicate me as Pentecost’s apostles,

Keeping me drunk ‘til that mystery day

when alive

Dream dreamers, vision seers, kingdom dwellers, disappear,


~  from Montage of Poetic Imaginations (2003; edited)