Letters From God–Book of 1 Peter 3:8-22

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My child, I desire that all My children be of one mind, sharing the burdens of each other, loving one another, with a tender and humble heart.  My children are not to return evil for evil in deeds or in speech, but instead are to bless those that curse them, do good to them that hate them and pray for them which despitefully use them and persecute them, knowing that they are called to live in this way that they should inherit an eternal blessing.  For those that would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile. Let them do no evil, but only good; let them seek and pursue peace, for My eyes are over the righteous, and My ears are open unto their prayers: but My face is against them that do evil.  Who is he that will harm you if you follow that which is good?  But if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, be happy and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled, but acknowledge Me in your heart.  Be ready always to give an answer to everyone that asks you a reason for the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.  Have a good conscience; that whereas they speak evil of you, as if you are a doer of evil, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good lifestyle in Christ.

It is better if you suffer for doing well in accordance with My will than for doing evil.  For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring you to Me, being put to death in the flesh but raised from the dead by the Spirit.  By the Spirit he also went and preached unto the spirits in prison which were disobedient, when in longsuffering I waited in the days of Noah while the ark was being prepared.  Those who were disobedient and unbelieving at the preaching of Noah were destroyed and only a few: that is eight souls were saved by water.  By faith Noah, being warned by Me of things not yet seen, obeyed Me and prepared the ark to the saving of his family.  In like manner those who by faith believe and obey Me are saved by baptism; not the outward, physical baptism, but the inward, spiritual baptism, and having a good conscience toward Me effective by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: who is now here in heaven on My right hand; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.  1 Peter 3:8-22

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