Grace + Nothing! December 7 Notes from Papa via Paul Gray
To My completely pure, holy, without fault and righteous child,
You are being torn and conflicted by words from dead religion… really from the deceiver who is trying to convince you that there is more to the “Christian life” than just grace. I’m telling you NO! That is not true! Grace + Nothing!
Religion focuses on character development, sin management and behavioral change. Religion says that it is your job to work on defects and change. I’m telling you no! There is no work involved.
You have been saved by grace through the faith of Jesus, not by any kind of works. If you could be saved or stay right with Me by your works, you’d be boasting about what you do… not what Jesus did!
When I want you to see something in your life that is hurting you and others, I will show you that gently with no condemnation and I will change your desires. Then you can rest in Me, knowing that I… living in you… will empower you to do whatever it is that I ask you to do. You won’t be doing it to stay right with Me, you’ll be doing it because you are right with Me!
Whatever I require, I provide! That’s grace! I focus on unconditional love, unwavering grace and unlimited inclusion. I focus on and operate by forgiveness in advance, no judgment, no fear, and you living in such close relationship with Me that, of course, you will live and act like I do!
Religious people of any religion can exhibit “good morals” and “right behavior” according to their religion… and still totally miss My joy and abundant life.
Religion says, “Sure you need grace and forgiveness to get saved, but then you have to do your part.” I say no! Your only part is to enjoy and experience My grace, love and forgiveness and then, living out of that abundance, you give unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness, unwavering grace and unlimited inclusion and acceptance to everyone else. That is growing in grace! That is letting Me live in you, as you and through you.
As you live like this and don’t judge or condemn others, but rather love and accept them, you experience My life because that is what I do!
When you give up keeping score of other people’s wrongs, when you don’t demand that they live like you want them to, when you get your focus off of behavior and what you think they should be doing… then you experience My peace, because that’s the way I operate.
When you get your eyes off of behavior and on to Me, My love, grace, forgiveness and inclusion, then you smile with Me and others see our joy and are attracted to it.
I am love, grace and truth. There is nothing more. Anything you add is dead religion’s law that is not of Me!
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