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3 john 2 (a simple explanation)
I must admit in my deconstruction of my earlier ethos on my beliefs on material prosperity, this was one of the most grim and toughest .
The grammar construct made it so,
It seemed the ONLY text of its kind in all the epistles
Not any more .. ,for me .
We must NEVER be afraid of honest and sincere bible interpretation.
That said .
3 John 1:2 KJV
[2] Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Three words are of utmost importance here ..
Obviously the term “ I wish above all things “ means I pray concerning all these things ,the term “above “means concerning ,originally .
Three words ..
Prosper
Soul
Health
Soul is not mind ,it refers many times to the state of a person ,which includes his body and mind ,spirit too
Luke 12:19 KJV
[19] And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
This isn’t mind ,but his being .
Acts 2:41 KJV
[41] Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Souls ,lives not minds
Romans 13:1 KJV
[1] Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
1 Corinthians 15:45 KJV
[45] And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Hebrews 10:38 KJV
[38] Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
1 Peter 1:22 KJV
[22] Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
That said
John meant ,as “your life ,being ,condition “….
“Prosper “,this term is also used in two other places,in the Pauline epistles
Romans 1:10 KJV
[10] Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
It means a safe journey ,without hindrance .
This is so because of persecution
Romans 15:31-32 KJV
[31] That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
[32] That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. Full story on www.masvingomirror.com

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