Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God. Revelation 2:7 NLT
Jesus has given a report card to the Ephesians. He pointed out the things that they were doing right. He pointed out the areas where they needed to improve. If you follow His suggestions, you will overcome. There is a reward for overcomers. You will eat from the Tree of Life which is in heaven. Spending time with Jesus now will prepare you for spending time with Him throughout eternity.
The church throughout history:
At the beginning of the first century, the Christian church had pure doctrines, love for Jesus and others. By the time of John, the church was losing its light and wasn’t as effective in spreading the Gospel. It lost the simplicity and purity of the gospel.
We can be victorious through Jesus Christ and eat from the tree of life.