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1Peter 4:1.Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind. For he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;
1Peter 4:1.Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us.(what does the word suffer mean?.1Peter 2:20,21).in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind.(*). For he that has suffered.(original for word 'suffered' is 'to have been affected by sufferings').in the flesh.(it's a suffering in the flesh which is as a result of the ego level of humanity and from here to leave behind what we have relied on since growing out of babyhood and now to embrace something that is new to us, that of higher consciousness things; the flesh, the ego wants to claw us back to the ways we had relied upon for so long).has ceased from sin;.(?)

Or, to put it another way, Those who may be physically suffering from something, be it heartaches or illness, have lost desire at this time to continue living the way of a higher consciousness, making them stop and think of why they may be going through what they presently are:.1Peter 3:18.

1Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts.(excessive desires usually of harm to self and/or others).of men, but the will of God.
1Peter 5:10.
1Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings.(meaning here, feasts with drunkenness, music and wild behavior).and abominable.idolatries..(?)

1Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them.(anymore).to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you.
John 1:5.
1Peter 4:5.Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
1Peter 4:5.closer to the original."Words said hold them in readiness for life or death.".(*)
1Peter 4:6 For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
Closer to the original."For because of this good news message of life to the dead.(1Corinthians 12:14).regarding their physical lives having been judged according to God's spirit."

And God's spirit is love and all its attributes and how were they judged? And who was it that got the gospel message to those already passed on, unless they too were in that realm?

1Peter 4:6 For this cause.(meaning, the reason why it was done).was the gospel.(meaning of the word 'gospel').preached.(original for word 'preached' is 'brought good tidings').also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men.(?).in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

1Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand. Be you therefore sober and watch unto prayer.

1Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves, for charity covers the multitude of sins.
1Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves, for charity.(charity is another word for love in the original:.Proverbs 10:12).covers the multitude of sins.

Love for another doesn't care about another's imperfections, doesn't care if another offends you, because we instead prefer to be blind to the existence of faults and instead esteem others highly (Philippians 2:3) as this enables us to see beyond their errors, for what really matters in the long run apart from love? Also James 5:20.

1Peter 4:9 Use hospitality.(original 'to be friendly to all including strangers').one to another without grudging.

1Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God. If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives, that God in all things may be glorified through Emmanuel the Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.
1Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange.("think it not strange is".idiomatic; in other words, 'do not be surprised').concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you..From the original:."Think it not strange of the burning among you with foot you."

Maning 'Do not think it strange of the persection that is taking place among you causing you to feel unseated.' There was persecution all over the ancient world then against these new spiritually awakened believers.

1Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Paraphrased from the original:."But rejoice, as you are partakers of Christ's holy nature of love, which no one really understood, so they persecuted Him, as they viewed Him as a rival, a threat to their established religion. When His glory.(when the real purpose He came to make known (John 3:17).is understood rejoicing with great joy will take place."


1Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you, for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

Those of higher consciousness comprehend what passes by those of ordinary consciousness.
1Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or as a thief or as an evildoer or as a busybody.(original for word 'busybody' connotes a person apart from another {not a friend but rather a stranger} who wants to in some way gain control to the advantage of the controller; one who takes the supervision of affairs pertaining to others and in no wise to himself, a meddler in the affairs of others to their disadvantage).in other men's matters.

1Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Words 'any man suffer' not in original; could read 'yet, if a Christian, don't be ashamed of it, but always be to others as God would be'. And how is that?
1Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God. And if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?.(?)

1Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

1Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer.(on word 'suffer').according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
If you are suffering according to the will of God, then it's not a reaping what you may have sown.(*). It's not because you may have done something bad. It's because you are being raised up according to what God knows you are capable of:.1Corinthians 10:13; 1Peter 1:7.
1Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed.

1Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind..
Because of any money that might come to you. Says to 'feed the flock' not 'fleece the flock'. Feed the flock (Acts 20:28), bringing them to a ready and willing mind to help as happened in Paul's time regarding help given by the church in Rome to the poor saints in Jerusalem:.Romans 15:25-28.
1Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.(1Timothy 6:19).

1Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another and be clothed with humility. For God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.
1Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit.(original, 'submit', 'arrange yourself under').yourselves unto the elder. Yes, all of you be subject.(same original as 'submit'; it was a voluntary.attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming.responsibility and carrying a burden for; part of a serving attitude and a big part of finding ways within yourself to get along with others:.James 4:6).one to another and be clothed.(Revelation 16:15).with humility. For God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.
1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Learn about this important spiritual quality called humility.
1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him.(one's mental decision to want God's help for things in life; how does one cast all his care upon God when he or she feels lower than his shoe?), for he cares for you.(*).
First word 'care' in this verse in the original is 'things that cause you anxiety, things that tend to divide you from your faith'. Second word 'cares' in the original is 'care about'.

God cares for you so much that God made possible a special gift for you so that you could get all it is that you want for yourself and for those you love. This is God's heart for us for all time:.1Corinthians 2:9; Philippians 4:6,7.

1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary.the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about.(Job 2:2), seeking whom he may devour.
Original for 'devour' means 'to take down by taking away life force' and how does the devil, this bad god, attempt to accomplish this:.Ephesians 6:16.
1Peter 5:9 Whom resist stedfast with faith.(original is 'whom resist {with} stedfast faith'), knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are also out there in the world.
Word 'resist' here is the same original meaning as in James 4:7.

1Corinthians 15:58.

1Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Emmanuel, after that you have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Emmanuel, after that you have suffered.(word 'suffered' here means 'to be affected' or 'have been affected by' and 'to experience the good and bad of life' {*}; compare the word 'sufferings' in Hebrews 2:10).a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.(or closer to the original.'bring you into His perfection and stablish.{to make stable}), strengthen, settle.(closer to the original for word 'settle' is 'firm up the foundation').you:.Philippians 3:14.
1Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein you stand.

1Peter 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, salutes you and so does Marcus my son.
Marcus or Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12,25; 13:5,13) was like a son to him. This was the Mark who wrote the book of Mark who also had the given name of John, nothing to do here regarding the John who wrote the book of John and the epistles of John.
1Peter 5:14 Greet you one another with a kiss of charity.(Romans 16:16). Peace be with you all that are in Christ Emmanuel. Amen.
....next New Testament book is 2Peter
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