JESUS – No Other Name

Scripture:  Acts 4:12 - Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

From Acts 3:1-10, many times a lame man sat at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple.  One day when Peter and John came to the Temple, the lame man asked for money.  Peter told the lame man that he didn’t have silver and gold, but what he had he would give him in the name of Jesus.  He told him to get up and walk.  He was healed, and he praised God!  The people were in awe.  From Acts 3:11-19, the former lame man held on to Peter and John, and the people were amazed to see that the man was healed!  The people ran toward the man and Peter and John in what was called Solomon’s Colonnade. Peter told the Israelites that the man wasn’t healed by their own power, but the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob glorified Jesus to heal the man.  He also told the Israelites that they denied the Holy and Righteous One and decided to ask for a murderer to be released.  He also boldly told them that they killed Jesus – whom God raised from the dead.  The Israelites were then told to repent so that their sins would be forgiven by Jesus – their Messiah.  Approximately, five thousand (5,000) people heard that message and believed in Jesus!  On the other hand, the priests, Sadducees and others were annoyed/angry at Peter’s message.  Therefore, Peter and John were taken in custody until the next day.  When Peter and John were examined/questioned, Peter boldly stated that the man was healed by he name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth – whom they had crucified and whom God raised from the dead…  Peter said, by the power of the Holy Spirit – “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).”    

The salvation that Christ offers, which we could never deserve, delivers us from sin, hell, preserves us, and keeps us safe.  John 10:28 says “And I give unto you eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand”   Praise the Lord!!  Hallelujah!!

The early church knew about what Jesus taught, and they witnessed His  miracles.  They realized that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God, and that in Him ALONE was eternal life.  They knew that Jesus was their blessed hope, and they boldly proclaimed the good news of Jesus Christ!  Unfortunately, many people long ago and currently don’t see the need for Jesus in their lives.  Many are blind, have a rebellious heart, and they refuse to surrender to the Lord.  Some people don’t want to surrender to the Lord because they know that there is something in their lifestyle that they don’t want to turn away from.  I remember a long time ago Robert and I were witnessing to someone.  As we were sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and quoting scriptures, he finished quoting each scripture with us.  He was very familiar with  many scriptures in the Bible.   Finally, he said that he didn’t want to invite Jesus Christ into his life, and that he understood everything we shared with him.  He also stated that he loved the sin that he was in, and that he would never turn away from it.  I will never forget that conversation.  I was saddened by his response, and I felt sorry for him. There are consequences to the choices we make.  Sin has to be dealt with.  If a person does not invite Jesus Christ into his life, he will be separated from God eternally.  Revelation 21:8 says “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”  

Time is running out.  We have to continue to  boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ wherever we go.  Let us rejoice and praise and trust that wonderful name of Jesus!!  Let us keep our eyes on the Lord and not get distracted.  Remember,  “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)  

What  a beautiful name it is.
What a beautiful name it is.
The name of Jesus Christ my King.
What a beautiful name it is.
Nothing compares to this.
What a beautiful name it is
The name of JESUS!!!!!!!


Prayer:  Dear Heavenly Father:  Thank You so much for the gift of salvation that has been given to me through Jesus Christ!  Help me to never take what You have done for me for granted.  Thank You for dying on the cross for my sin.  (John 3:16, Hebrews 9:22)  Help me to continue to share the good news of Jesus Christ boldly, and to obey You in every way.  All this I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.  

(by Marsha Williams)


8 Comments


Deborah Whye - February 19th, 2021 at 6:58am

Amen sister Marsha! Oh how I love and praise the name of JESUS!!!

Novella D Carpenter - February 19th, 2021 at 8:23am

Amen! Amen! Thanks for reminding me of that Wonderful name Jesus.

Wendy - February 19th, 2021 at 11:15am

Amen Sis Marsha! Thank You Jesus Name above all Names!!!

Mike - February 19th, 2021 at 11:46am

Amen!

Robert Williams - February 19th, 2021 at 3:06pm

Amen!! Thank you Marsha for that devotion, It will remind me to keep on telling others about that

Robert - February 19th, 2021 at 3:11pm

.. beautiful name of Jesus Christ!!!

Star Brewington - February 20th, 2021 at 8:46am

Amen Sis. Marsha! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! There is something about that name. Kings and kingdoms will all pass away but there is something about that NAME! Hallelujah!

Pat T - February 21st, 2021 at 9:06am

A name like no other. Amen!!!!

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