Message (aggelia). In N.T. only here and Romans 1:5 , but epaggelia (promise) fifty-one times. From the beginning (ap arch). See Romans 1:1 for this phrase and Romans 2:7 for the idea. They had the message of love for the brotherhood from the beginning of the gospel and it goes back to the time of Cain and Abel (verse Romans 12 ). That we should love one another (ina agapwmen allhlou). Sub-final clause (content of the aggelia) with ina and present active subjunctive. John repeats the message of Romans 2:7 .