If this letter seems harsh, that Jesus would declare a church dead, remember the truth of the gospel: God in Christ found us when we were dead in our sins, and He made us alive with Christ, all because of His great love for us (Ephesians 2:4-7).
Q. What in your life feels close to death right now? Your faith? Your physical health? Your self-esteem or emotional health? Your self-talk, or mental health? Pray that God brings new life to that part of you through Jesus.