From The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to my beloved Loved One, whom I especially love.
Loved One, I want you to prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. I am so happy when people tell me of the truth that is in you, Loved One, just as you walk in the truth.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Loved One, you are faithful whenever you are unselfish and do for others. When you help people move forward on their journey, you do well. They go forth taking nothing from the non-believers. You, Loved One, indeed are a worker for truth.
(I also spoke to some of your friends, but those who love status did not understand a word. Therefore, when I return, I will remind them of what they did, especially their words. They don’t even listen to those who speak the truth, and try to stop others from listening.)
Loved One, don’t imitate their evil, but continue to do what is good. Remember that whoever does My will is Mine, but whoever is self-centered, self-absorbed, or just selfish, hasn’t seen Me yet, even though they have heard good testimony from all, and even from the truth itself. And I also bear witness, and you know that My testimony is true.
I have many things to tell you my dear Loved One, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink. I want to see you often and speak face to face with you. Peace to you. My Son and The Spirit say hello. Greet all of our friends by name.
3 John, NAPSV