“… grace means a gift unmerited,
unearned, unwarranted, a complete wonderful
gift that no one could ever earn…”Neville Goddard, Test Him and See
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.
1 Peter 1:13
You therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:1
And may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
II Corinthians 13:14
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with your spirit! Amen.
Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care
1 Peter 1:10
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18
EXCERPT: The truth is that God’s grace falls on the saint and the sinner alike, the minute an individual opens himself to that Grace.
We must open ourselves to God in our sins as well as in our saintliness, and discover that it is by opening consciousness to God’s grace that the sins and the desire for sin disappear.
Trying to be good before we go to God is putting the cart before the horse. Let us go to God before we are good and find that this going to God provides the goodness.
Let us forget for a moment that we are male or female; let us forget that we are saint or sinner; let us forget that we have or have not arrived at some degree of spirituality. Let us forget all that, and let us just be receptive to divine Grace:
‘Thy grace, omnipresent, is my sufficiency in sickness and in health. Thy grace is my sufficiency whether or not I humanly deserve it. Spiritually, I am the child of God, and God has never disinherited any of His children, whatever their human faults.”
Regardless of what we humanly may be or may have been, in that moment when we open our consciousness to the nature of the Divine, though our sins were scarlet, we are white as snow.
It does not make any difference if those sins continue to persist for a while because sometimes just the tenacity of habit makes them continue in effect, even after they have inwardly been forsaken. But pay no attention to that; ignore that.
Only one thing matters. From the moment that our consciousness is opened to receive an inner Grace, our sins begin to be dissolved.
With some persons, it is an instantaneous process; in some, the faults and sins drag on a while. But from the time that we wholeheartedly turn in a spiritual direction, these sins are dissolved, the penalties for them begin to disappear, and we are on the way to living under Grace.
Goldsmith, Joel S. (2013-04-02).
Beyond Words and Thoughts: Chapter 8;
The Way of Grace