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Peter Writes To Encourage You New Believers
1 The Body of Believers Hello, ๐Ÿ˜‡, from Peter {Rock}. [I'm] an ambassador. [I'm not sent by any religious organization. I'm sent directly by] Yahshua, YAH's Messiah. [I'm writing this letter from Babylon] to YAH's [Christian] โ€˜aliensโ€™ scattered throughout [Seaside] Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia [and beyond].
We believers are foreigners scattered throughout the earth. We're never at home. Peter wrote this letter from Babylon (Iraq), not from Rome. There's no evidence that Peter ever visited Rome, and certainly no evidence that Peter ever filled a hierarchal position such as โ€˜Pope.โ€™ On the contrary, Peter refers to himself in terms of humble equality, as โ€˜fellowโ€™ and โ€˜brother.โ€™
2 The Kingdom (Dominion) Of Heaven You [suffering believers] are the chosen people of Yahweh the Father, [even if you lack even one drop of Jewish blood]. YAH chose you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, before time began. YAH set you apart [from the world-system] by [filling you with] His Spirit. YAH's Spirit gives you power to obey [Him]. [Speaking from a metaphor from the old Jewish temple rituals,] YAH washed you by sprinkling you with the โ€˜bloodโ€™ of Yahshua Messiah, who multiplies your grace and peace.
The Father & the son are unified yet differentiated.
We Can Walk Through Death into Eternal Life!
3 Rebirth [Always] praise YAH, the Eloah and Father of our Master Yahshua [the] Messiah. YAH, in keeping with his abundant mercy, has re-birthed us [believers] as His children. We, ๐Ÿ˜‡, live, reborn to [the] living hope [that when we die we'll pass through death's doorโ€”a previously impassable doorโ€”that Yahshua] the Messiah [opened] when he rose from the dead.
4 Eternal Life *You, ๐Ÿ˜‡, have been reborn into an incorruptible, undefiled heritage that can never fade away! [YAH] reserves your inheritance in heaven for you.
5 Yah's Protection You, ๐Ÿ˜‡, live [by] trusting Elohim. So [YAH] continues to protect you in His mighty power until, on the final Day of judgment, [He] gives you the full effect of your salvation.
YAH Is Testing & Purifying You For The Future
6 Perseverance Spin around with great, overwhelming emotional joy, ๐Ÿ˜‡! [YAH will protect you and save you!] Limitless joy lies ahead. But first, for a while, you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, must endure many trials.
Righteousness is no free ride. This life on earth is a walk in the park compared to the challenges we come to face in eternity. You need to get tough! The Hebrew word for joy means to spin around with violent emotion.
7 Tribulation/Purification/testing [Metallurgists] test gold by fire [to prove its] genuineness. Faith is much more precious than perishable gold. So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH] must purify your trust [in him]. He tests [you] with fire, so [he can] show [that] your faith [is] worthy of praise, honor and glory on the day [YAH] again physically reveals Yahshua the Messiah to the world.
8 Faith You love Yahshua, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Yet you've never [physically] seen him [as I have]. Still, you [do unusually good works because you] believe in him. [So even enduring persecution,] jump [up and down] with unspeakable glorious joy.
Faith = acting on a hypothesis you can't directly test with the 5 senses. We can't see YAH and Yahshua. This fact gives atheists a perfect excuse not to believe. But YAH's invisibility does not preclude us from testing the effects of obeying His commandments. In seeing the amazing results of obeying, we develop faith. Without obedience, faith is just a fantasy. True believers jump for joy. False โ€˜believersโ€™ rot with butt-cancer from sitting constipated in church pews.
9 Faith You, ๐Ÿ˜‡, keep on [doing good works that come from] believing. Keep progressing toward the goal of faith: total salvation.
Ancient Prophets Foresaw Our Wild End Times
10 Salvation The prophets of old all inquired, searched diligently, and prophesied about this gracious salvation YAH prepared for you, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
11 The Messiah The Spirit of the Messiah lived inside the [ancient Hebrew] Prophets, predicting the sufferings the Messiah would go through, and the glorious cascade of miraculous events that would follow [Yahshua's] life, death and resurrection. The prophets searched to know the time and circumstances of these incredible events that are happening in our lifetimes, to us, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
12 Spiritual Vision YAH's Spirit revealed your future to YAH's ancient Prophets. This fore-knowledge serves you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, more than it served the [ancient prophets]. They were messengers. They sent you reports through time. They heralded the Good News in advance, by the power of Sacred Spirit sent from heaven. Even the angels struggle to figure out how you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, can now read, in centuries-old prophetic writings, transcripts of what happens to you and will happen in your future.
The ancient Hebrew prophecies could not have happened naturally. Predictions of such literal specificity and magnitude are not scientifically possible. Prophetic records are undeniable, documented miracles.
Put On Your Spirit-Armor. Live Sacred Lives
13 Preparedness So put on your spiritual armor. Prepare your minds for action. Be sober. Control yourselves. Persevere to the end, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Live] energized by the hope of the unmerited power and gifts that Yahshua comes to bring you when [YAH] physically reveals [him] to the world.
You very soon see Yahshua, the moment you die.
14 Moral Purity / Childlikeness Be [YAH's] obedient children. Never let yourselves be shaped by the evil desires you used to indulge in when you wallowed in ignorance, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
15 Separation (Holiness) *Be like [YAH,] the sacred [King] who called you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. He lives holy, [behaviorally separated from the world]. So you live holy. [Differ from the world-system] in every manner of behavior.
16 Separation (Holiness) *You, ๐Ÿ˜‡, must obey YAH's ancient writing: โ€˜YOU STAY SEPARATED [FROM EVIL]; FOR I AM SACRED.โ€™
(Leviticus 11:44,45; 19:2) Holiness means more than purity: Holiness means separating (in thought, action and legal binding) from the world around you.
Walk Earth In Repentant, Holy Awe of YAH
17 Humility You, ๐Ÿ˜‡, call on YAH the Father. [He] judges without favoritism. [He] justly repays every man's deeds. [So] pass the time of your sojourning here on earth in trembling respect and reverence, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Live shaken to the core by the terrifying possibility that YAH could easily and rightly eternally destroy you in unquenchable fire, because though you once prayed a โ€˜prayer of salvation,โ€™ you still keep on sinning by conscious choice, rejecting the Holy Spirit's power.
Yahshua Redeemed You From Satan's Slave Camp
18 Redemption You know that Yahshua redeemed you from the vain habits you received by tradition from your ancestors, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [That behavior landed you in the Devil's slave camp.] Yet Yahshua paid a ransom [to buy you back from the devil's hand]. [Yahshua] gave up his own priceless perfect loving [mortal] life. [He suffered] the torture of unmerited death. Yahshua [could not, and] did not buy you with mere corruptible junk like gold or silver. [The devil wants your soul. He's not impressed by worthless money.]
19 Redemption ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH] โ€˜boughtโ€™ you [from the devil] with the priceless โ€˜bloodโ€™ of [the] Messiah. [Yahshua] is a perfect lamb. He doesn't have any flaws at all.
Satan duped the human race into becoming his slaves. Then Satan killed Jesus, the only truly innocent human who ever lived. So YAH stripped Satan of his assets, which included the human race. YAH awarded those assets to Jesus. Metaphorically, you can say Jesus โ€˜boughtโ€™ us with his blood. That doesn't mean Jesus was a human sacrifice to YHVH.
20 Redemption ๐Ÿ˜‡, long before [Yah] founded the Cosmos, [He] chose [the Messiah] to redeem you. Now in [earth's] final epoch, to help you, YAH sent Yahshua to the earth for all [beings] to see.
You, Like Yahshua, Can Live Forever, Born New
21 Resurrection Yahweh raised Yahshua from the dead. Then [he] gave Yahshua [eternal] glory. So, by [believing in] Yahshua, you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, can believe and put your faith and hope in Yahweh.
22 Love Now, through [YAH's] Spirit, you've purified your souls by obeying the truth. Now you have sincere love for your brothers, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So love one another deeply, from your pure, fervent hearts.
23 Rebirth ๐Ÿ˜‡, you've been [spiritually] born again by the seed of the Living Word of YAH. YAH's Word lasts forever. You weren't born again from a corruptible seed that will die. You are born from a seed that can't die.
24 Death For [Isaiah writes:] โ€œAll flesh [ends] like grass. All man's glory [perishes] like grass-flowers. All grass withers. All flowers fall and die.
See the scripture song embodying this verse: The Word Of Our Elohim (stands forever). Also see the similar Seeds Family Worship song.
25 Yah's Word โ€”But the Word of [Adonai] Yahweh endures forever.โ€ [YAH's universe-creating] Word is what [the Messiah's] Amazing Revelations herald to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Isaiah 40:6-8
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