New Bible Commentary: The First Letter of Peter

The First Letter of Peter

God’s Survival Manual for the Time of Persecution

The main purpose of this letter was to prepare the wider Body of the Messiah throughout the Roman Empire for the coming imperial persecution. Prophetically this letter of Peter has encouraged persecuted believers down through the centuries to equip the wider Body of the Messiah to stand in the face of persecution in every age of Church history. In these last of the last days Peter’s letter is more than ever applicable to the 21st Century Body of the Messiah because globally it is ultimately going to be confronted with the Antichrist and his beast empire which will be vast. In the end it will come down to a choice, embracing either the cross or the crescent, Christ or the Antichrist. In light of these matters it is clear that this first letter is intended by the Holy Spirit writing through Peter, to encourage the wider Body of the Messiah in Peter’s time and in every age, but more so in this present age in which we are now living to stand fast in the shadow of the coming persecution in the western nations traditionally and historically associated with Biblical Judeo Christianity, that are now neo-pagan (1 Peter 1:1) (1 Peter 1:6-8) (1 Peter 3:13-15) (1 Peter 4:12-19) (1 Peter 5:6-10).

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