DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 22,2020
TOPIC: THE SYSTEM OF GRACE (2)
TEXT: Gal 2:11-12(TM)
Later, when Peter came to Antioch, I had a face-to-face confrontation with him because he was clearly out of line. Here’s the situation. Earlier, before certain persons had come from James, Peter regularly ate with the non-Jews. But when that conservative group came from Jerusalem, he cautiously pulled back and put as much distance as he could manage between himself and his non-Jewish friends. That’s how fearful he was of the conservative Jewish clique that’s been pushing the old system of circumcision.
Today, we shall learn more about faith and grace.
This theme is the reason for the disparity in grace between Peter, Paul and Silas.This three have the chance of being the apostle of grace to the gentiles except that the other two still had religious system within them. Apart from the grace system which is the last to evolve, we have two other systems operating on earth after the fall. The first is the world system governed by lust of the flesh. The second is the religious system driven by human efforts to please God and the last is this grace system built on the finished work of Christ alone.
In the grace system,it is exclusively Jesus! Thus thorough study of Jesus as a person, king, deity etc exclusive of all the old religion systems is not palatable even to his followers.
The mental world could not appreciate how life could be enjoyed without lust that seems to be the driving force behind all her advancement!
Therefore, faith is to declare the system you follow! System of grace says it is longer you that lives but Christ in you. You live by faith in his word not depending on yourself. You commune with him as the only way of life. Consecration is not a decision but the foundation of grace. In grace,your faith is built in Christ as the person and the system through the whole earth has been saved from sin, hell, sickness, poverty, lack etc to a life of glory ( John 17:22).
When you pray with understanding, grace increases , power flows and miracles happens.Welcome to the season of abundant grace !
Thank you father for the abundant grace available in Christ. I yield to the grace system as I walk in the grace of the Spirit daily.
Dr Akinlade Isaiah
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