Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- 1st Peter ~~- chapter 4 of 5 (19 verses.)

1st Peter 4Wrench

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Accept Your Future: Torture & Persecution
1 Tribulation/Purification/testing *Just as the Messiah suffered in the flesh for us, ๐Ÿ˜‡, arm yourselves with the same mind. The believer who [continues the dangerous journey of faith after he] has physically suffered [torture for his faith] is finished with sin.
2 Tribulation/Purification/testing ๐Ÿ˜‡, graduate [from talk-religion]. Willingly bear [pain, scars, abuse, beatings, lashes, stabbings, broken bones & spit-in-your-face from your former friends and loved ones and church members]. [Suffer] for your faith. Then you no longer live your fleeting lifetime in the flesh, chasing human lusts. You live to accomplish the will of Elohim.
Evil People Think Holy People Are Weird & Bad
3 Sin (Breaking YAH's Laws) ๐Ÿ˜‡, in our โ€˜old lifeโ€™, we spent plenty of time doing the will of the Beast-Nations. We walked in lasciviousness, lusts, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and abominable idolatry.
Peter is talking to people who may never have been drunk on wine, participated in an orgy, nor even attended a wild party. Peter means that the customary mode of operation in the world is sinful. Just about everything that normal, respectable people do is sinful. Banking, employment, religion, politics, etc. all lie corrupted to the core with sin, even in so-called โ€˜Judeo-Christianโ€™ countries. Christendom and Judaism are paint jobs on dead-mens' tombs.
4 Rejection The Beast-National [Gentiles] speak evil of you [Christians], ๐Ÿ˜‡. They think it's strange that you [refuse] to run with them into the same flood of dissipation.
The world wonders why you don't participate in fiat money, commercial religion, empty pursuits, silly politics, fads, entertainment, war-games, materialism and โ€˜modernโ€™ thought.
5 Judgment ๐Ÿ˜‡, the [world-nationals who scoff at your purity] will give account to YAH [and Yahshua], who [sit] ready to judge all living and all dead [people].
6 Resurrection That's why [Yahshua traveled back through time. He] heralded the Good News to [beings] who are [now] dead: to condemn men's sin-flesh, but to revive [some of them] by Elohim's spirit.
Difficult to translate.
The End Is Near: Pray, Love, Care, Give
7 Preparedness Yet the end of all things looms at hand, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So be clear-minded and self-controlled so you can pray.
You fast-forward to the end of all things the moment you die.
8 Love Above all, love each other deeply, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Love covers over a multitude of sins.
Fervent charity.
9 Generosity Cheerfully offer hospitality to one-another, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Share everything you have.]
Rush to cheerfully give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless.
10 Generosity Each of you, use whatever gift you have received [from YAH] to serve others. Faithfully administer Elohim's grace in its limitless forms.
11 Communication ๐Ÿ˜‡, if you speak, speak [not your own blather, rather] the oracles of Elohim. When you serve, serve with all the powers [YHVH] the Eloah gives, so that everything you do glorifies [YHVH] the ELoha. [Whatever good you do is really being done] through [your connection to] Yahshua, [YAH's] Messiah. [The hosts of heaven] come to give Yahshua praise and dominion for ever and ever! [Nothing can change] that!
(Amรฉn.) We should be slow to open our mouths. And we must speak the words of YAH when we do speak. Long sermons and long public prayers are strictly forbidden.
Rejoice In Suffering & Trials & Rejection
12 Tribulation/Purification/testing *Beloved ๐Ÿ˜‡, don't think it's strange that YAH allows fiery trials to come and test you. Nothing bizarre is happening to you.
13 Perseverance Rather, rejoice the more you share the Messiah's sufferings, ๐Ÿ˜‡! [Joyfully endure beatings, rejection, bleeding wounds, broken bones. YAH] soon comes to reveal Yahshua's glory [to the world]. Finally you'll overflow with delighted joy!
14 Tribulation/Purification/testing If you get reviled [abused/insulted/rejected/hated] for [acting and speaking in] the name [and authority] of Messiah, you're blessed, ๐Ÿ˜‡! [This means that] the glorious Spirit, the Spirit of YHVH, rests on you.
The scoffers are not insulting you. They speak evil of the Glorious One who glorifies you because you glorify Him.
15 Manipulation Yet there's no glory in suffering for damaging [anyone]. Never be any sort of evildoer, ๐Ÿ˜‡, especially not a murderer, thief, nor a meddler in other peopleโ€™s affairs.
Getting into other people's business is like a crime.
16 Tribulation/Purification/testing Yet if you suffer as a โ€˜Christian,โ€™ never be ashamed, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Instead, praise [YHVH] the Eloah for the privilege [of being abused].
โ€˜Christianโ€™ is a title which worldlings laid on Messianic Hebrews.
17 Judgment For the time has come, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Judgment must begin at the house [of YHVH] the Eloah. We [believers] are the first to be tried. YAH purifies us by fire. [Judgment] ends [in global destruction and universal eternal fire] for [all beings] who disobey the wonderful revelation[s] [YHVH] the Eloah [sends to earth].
Paraphrase.
18 Judgment [Even] righteous [beings] can scarcely be saved, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So imagine the [catastrophic] demise of [intentionally] wicked [beings], and of sinners [who err because they're foolish]!
(Proverbs 11:31)
19 Tribulation/Purification/testing So you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, will suffer [no matter how righteous you are]. [YHVH] the Eloah has decided [to test you]. You must trust YAH to safeguard your bodies and spirits. [Even during torture,] continue to do good for your faithful Creator.
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