For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. Titus 2:11-14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Pour your heart into people as I pour My heart into you. Share the beauty of My love that I pour into your heart with others. You have received it as a gift, give it freely as a gift. Make their lives beautiful too. Make everyone and everything beautiful by your presence for you are a tabernacle of the indwelling glory of the Spirit. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news, glad tidings of Salvation! Everywhere you step should bloom with the BLESSING in the beauty of holiness—a place of grace in which you now stand by faith in the Beautiful One, Jesus. You are on redemption ground.
I told Joshua, “Every place on which the sole of your foot treads I have given to you, just as I spoke to Moses.” Joshua 1:3. I say the same to you. Glory dwelling in your land by you standing there. “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah 60:1-3.
Your duty is not to judge people, but to love people. Judgment is Mine, and I have handed it over to My Son, and charity is yours. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Be patient with others, faith and patience obtains My promises, for My Word must come to pass if you stand on it with grateful praise and thanksgiving. Be diligent and do not lose your reward and help others not to lose theirs too. Get them off the rubbish heap of the worldly and put them on the Holy Mountain where I make you joyful in My house of prayer. Give them My Word. Read it aloud to them, sing it to them, speak My Words when they apply, have them read My Word in the Bible together with you and take turns reading aloud. And do not get angry, the anger of man does not achieve My righteousness. I want to give My righteousness as a gift, people do not earn it by their behavior, they receive it by repenting and receiving Jesus. It is righteousness by faith and not by reformed behavior.
For you love ends the matter. No bickering, fighting, tearing down, insulting language, your part is to love and that ends the quarreling. Cast it on Me for vindication, for justice to be done, and your part is to speak the truth in love. Not in accusation and offensive self-righteousness on your part. Love, for you, ends the matter, even in your own heart.
You are under grace now and not law so sin must not be your master. Grace requires a much higher standard of conduct than the Law. Under grace you must even monitor your thoughts, desires, imagination, and dreams. It goes beyond mere outward behavior to inward purity of motive, thoughts, purpose, and intentions.
Grace teaches you to live godly while the law is carnal, that is, it is to restrain activities of the flesh that are lawless. It is an outward restraint, but grace puts the flesh under the control of the spirit so that love is the key and love never harms the neighbor. So there is no need to tell someone who loves not to murder, steal, covet, bear false witness or commit adultery. The Law is for sinners, Grace is for the saints (believers in My Son as Lord).
Without grace there is no inward restraint that will endure.
Grace comes by faith, and faith works by love, so it all goes back to love. If you have no love for Me in your heart, you will murder, for anyone who hates his brother is a murderer. My Son told the Pharisees that they were trying to kill him because they had no love for Me in their hearts.
The Law induces lip service for fear of punishment but grace is an upright heart that speaks out from its abundance the fruit of the Spirit.
Grace is an empowerment, a matter of the heart (the spirit of a man). Law is a keeper, like a jail keeper or taskmaster, a matter of the flesh and soul.
The restraint of the Law is fear of punishment for evil deeds. But perfect love casts out all fear because walking in the Light the Blood of Jesus continually cleanses you of sin and you are protected from the evil one. There is no law against the fruit of the Spirit and in you it produces godliness. I have provided in Jesus all you need for life and godliness. You need only receive and walk it out.
Under the Law, you are seeking your own righteousness but under grace I have given you My own righteousness as a gift in Christ Jesus. I made Him who knew no sin to be sin for you so that in Him you might become righteous with My own righteousness. And that is perfect righteousness that never changes. In Me there is no unrighteousness. Under grace you are starting at the finish line of the Law. Grace has already attained for you the goal of the Law instantly on your receiving Jesus as Lord.
Under the Law, if you violated one commandment you are back at the bottom rung of the ladder to attain righteousness, but under grace you are established in My righteousness. You do not lose it each time you fall but as soon as you confess that sin to Me I am faithful and just (for I already punished it in Christ) to forgive your sin and cleanse you of ALL unrighteousness. It is a continual flow of His Blood sacrificed once for all. It is an eternal redemption for those who will receive it with faith. Righteousness is the greatest gift of all for it alone brings you before My throne with confidence. That is why Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. Otherwise, he could not have been My friend for the division would have been too great between us.
Righteousness establishes you before Me with confidence (no fear) otherwise you are always trying to attain it but you cannot. Established in righteousness, you are far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you. Isaiah 54:14. You are safe in My hand.
I have given you so many gifts, but the ones you must receive to be victorious in life are the gift of righteousness and the abundance of grace.
I love you. I pour My love into you by My Spirit in you and you should pour it out to others. For you, love ends the matter.