No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we remain in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as the Savior of the world.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God.
We know and have believed the love which God has for us.
God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
In this, love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment,
because as he is, even so we are in this world.
The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lamp stands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies. The seven lamp stands are seven assemblies.
“To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write:
“He who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks among the seven golden lamp stands says these things:
“I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can’t tolerate evil men,
and have tested those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and found them false.
You have perseverance and have endured for my name’s sake, and have not grown weary.
But I have this against you, that you left your first love.