When our love for Jesus grows cold, when we are going through the motions of Christianity, or when we lack a personal desire for revival - we need to hear the warning given to the church at Laodicea. Be hot or cold, but don't be lukewarm!
Sometimes there is no sin or disobedience to God going on in our lives, and we are doing all the right things. God's admonition to the church of Philadelphia is to keep going strong, wait for Christ to return at the Rapture, and hold fast to your reward in the future kingdom!
Jesus's message to the church of Thyatira was simple: you are doing all the right things, but you need to get rid of the false teacher in your midst. Learn how not to fall into the trap of doing good works, but believing wrong doctrine.
When the Lord evaluates His churches, He notices both the good and the bad. To the church at Ephesus, He noticed all their work in ministry. But He also noticed they had lost their first love. Have you lost your first love?
Can you imagine being a follower of Jesus when He was on earth, even for just a year or a few months? And suddenly, they arrest Him, they crucify Him, and He's gone! How would it make you feel, not knowing what would happen next? How would it make you feel realizing - He is Risen!