The “Sign of Jonah.” August 10 Notes from Papa via Paul Gray
To My most wonderful child, whom I love to bless and bless and bless,
I want you to see why Jesus told the religious leaders that the only “sign” He would give them was the “sign of Jonah being in the fish’s belly for three days.” Those religious leaders, like all religious leaders in history, believed the evil one’s lies that god is angry with them, god wants to and will punish them horribly if they don’t do what he wants, and they…by their own efforts must be obedient and do the “right things” or god will punish them by putting them in a place of torment where they have no hope.
That god doesn’t exist. That is the message of religion: “you must work hard and do the right things (according to them) or an angry god will make it miserable for you forever.” That’s religion… that’s not Me!
I am not angry with you now, never have been and never will be. Religious people talk about “the wrath of god.” But you never see anywhere with Jesus “the wrath of Jesus.” And Jesus is God, He is exactly like Me and We are One! There is no “wrath of god” as you have believed it from religion.
Yes, I hate sin and what it does to My children. Sin is an evil force that is your enemy and that steals, kills and destroys when it can. I do hate sin and My white-hot fiery love consumes sin! Never mistake My white-hot fiery consuming love as anger against you… or any person. That is a lie from the enemy/deceiver/accuser.
Jonah tried to live life his way by his efforts apart from Me. He ended up in a terribly dark place totally out of control with no way to overcome or be in control. The reason that Jesus said He would give the religious leaders “the sign of Jonah” is that He did what everyone has to do.
Fully human, in His humanness, Jesus came to the place of deep darkness where you realize you can’t overcome it and you are totally dependent on Me… God. Jesus went to that place of deepest darkness in each of you and humanity combined. He went to your deepest darkness with you and He took that darkness and sin upon and in Himself and became it. He gave each of you His pure, total, good right standing with Me.
He took your sin away and died with it. The wages of sin is death and Jesus paid that wage for you and every person ever. He defeated death, sin and evil! I reconciled you all to Us and forgave all your trespasses and sin and proclaimed that I don’t keep a record of sin or hold sin against you or anyone!
I forgave all the sin each of you past, present and future. I took your sin away and created a new you that is forever innocent pure, holy, without fault and right with Me! Now you have come through the great darkness and are in My light forever!