Acts 9:1 But Saul, still breathing threatening and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest (2) And asked for letters from him to Damascus for the synagogues, so that if he found any who were of the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way...
Acts 9:2 says that Saul's intention was to find those "who were of the way" and "bring them bound to Jerusalem." Here the way denotes the Lord's full salvation in God's New Testament economy. It is the way God dispenses Himself into the believers through Christ's redemption and the Spirit's anointing; it is the way the believers partake of God and enjoy God; it is the way the believers worship God in their spirit by enjoying Him, and follow the persecuted Jesus by being one with Him; and it is the way they are brought into the church and built up into the Body of Christ to bear the testimony of Jesus. The way in 9:2 includes the way of truth, the straight way, and the way of righteousness spoken of in 2 Peter 2. The way of truth is the path of the Christian life according to the truth, which is the reality of the contents of the New Testament. It is designated by other titles according to its various virtues, like the straight way, the way of righteousness, the way of peace (Luke 1:79), the way of salvation (Acts 16:17), the way of God (Matt. 22:16), the way of the Lord (John 1:23), and the way (Acts 19:9, 23). It was slandered as the way of heresy (Acts 24:14). (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Acts, pp. 204-205. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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