Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 22:4 (KJV); And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
The fight between proponents of the doctrine of grace and those of the law is a way issue. In our theme scripture, Paul speaks of how he persecuted ‘this way’. In Acts 9:2, the Bible explains how he had gone to the High Priest, desired him of letters to Damsacus so that if he found any man or woman of ‘this way’ he would bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
Those that stand for the law believe that the WAY to the Father is through what a man does by his own works.
Those that stand for grace, believe that the WAY to the father is through Christ and Him alone.
The former group believes that God expects us to work out our salvation and by looking at our works, He rewards us accordingly.
The latter group believes that Christ finished the ultimate work at Calvary and it is only by faith in Him that we are justified to stand before the Father.
When the Lord says that He is the way (John 14:6), it means that grace is the way. We choose this way because we are conscious of the infallible truth that without God, we cannot justify ourselves through our works and that Christ alone rendered us fit and deserving of all God has to offer.
FURTHER STUDY: John 14:6, Romans 3:24
GOLDEN NUGGET: When the Lord says that He is the way, it means that grace is the way. We choose this way because we are conscious of the infallible truth that without God, we cannot justify ourselves through our works and that Christ alone rendered us fit and deserving of all God has to offer.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for the priceless sacrifice of Calvary. Thank You for Your grace, the true way to the Father. I embrace it as my reality and my truth, knowing and fully conscious that I can never do enough to justify myself before You. I believe that what Christ did was enough and it is on Him that I lean entirely, in Jesus’ name, Amen.