There is ONLY ONE way!
The name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth… Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
Acts 4:12 New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Don’t try and tell me we are all trying to get to heaven our own way, or that there are many ways. There is NO other way! I didn’t say that, the Word of God did! Who do you say Jesus is? Jesus is God’s gift to mankind. A gift is free, you do NOT have to earn it but you must receive it for it to be of benefit to you. Will you receive God’s gift?
Jesus, “there’s just something about that name!” The words to that old song are right on. That name made the Pharisees of old seethe with anger and indignation. How dare Him call Himself the “Son of God!” But to me, that name is anything and everything I need for Salvation from what a warped, broken, and morally degenerate and corrupt world can NOT provide. Salvation is more than just going to heaven someday for eternity. Salvation is much more than just fire-insurance! Salvation is for now, here on earth also! It is a package deal full of the promises of God. The Greek word soteria (so-tay-ree’-ah), translated above as salvation also means: rescue or safety; deliver, health, salvation, save, saving (the Hebrew word includes prosperity and liberty as well.) Salvation through the blood of Jesus is total redemption from sin, sickness, disease and poverty, not when we get to Heaven, but, NOW here on earth just as it is in Heaven! Mat 6:10 “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as [it
is] in heaven.” His will is total salvation now! He is our Savior because He was willing to become a man like us (to lay aside His deity for a time) and come into this world, to live the only sinless life ever lived and to bear our limitations, shame, sickness, disease and sin, in His Body for us on the Cross. He then triumphed over them through His death, burial and resurrection by the power of the Holy Spirit of God (the same Holy Spirit that He gave to us). He defeated death, hell, and the grave; He defeated the devil, and now he (the devil) doesn’t have a leg or feet to stand on!
Through the precious name of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, my Lord, I thank and praise You God. Your love has given the ultimate sacrifice for my sin and Your grace and power have given me the assurance of my resurrection from the dead by the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the grave. Your Son’s willingness to spend a lifetime with and to be to me a Great High Priest who forever lives to intercede at Your right hand on my behalf has ensured my eternal destiny. His example lets me know of Your great love. You so loved me, that You gave Your only begotten Son that I might have eternal life. Thank You Father, for being so gracious and merciful, for giving me such a wonderful Savior.