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There Is No Other Name Under Heaven

December 23, 2014

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There Is No Other Name  Under Heaven

There are a number  of religious groups  —  claiming to be Christian  —  but who honor their founder  and leadership  more than they honor Christ.     These people are blindly following  earthly leaders,  rather than God’s eternal word.     That sort  of blind devotion  will lead  to their eternal destruction.     How do we know?     When the Apostle Peter  was on trial  before all the religious leaders  in Jerusalem,  he said  in Acts 4:12,

There is salvation  in no one else;  for there is no  other name  under heaven  that has been given  among men  by which we must be saved.  

“No one else”  has any power  to save us  from our sins  or grant us entrance  into heaven.     Only Jesus  has the power  to save us eternally.     Down through the years,  there have been those  who have boldly claimed  the authority  to grant entrance  into heaven  to their followers.     In fear,  their followers honor them  in hopes  of gaining heaven.     But,  their fears  have no basis  in God’s truths.     If they would  just take the time  to study God’s word  to us,  they would see  that none  of these false preachers  has ever fulfilled any  of God’s prophecies  regarding the true Savior.

Jesus is the fulfillment  of all the Old Testament prophecies  of a Savior.

In Matthew 1:21,  an angel told Joseph  about Mary’s condition  in a dream,

She will bear  a Son;  and you  shall call His name Jesus,  for He  will save  His people  from their sins.

The name Jesus,  in its Hebrew roots,  means  “Jehovah saves”.     Jesus is God come down  to save us.     No other person  can truthfully say that.     When Paul was explaining  how Jesus  is both God  and man,  he wrote  in Philippians 2:9-11,

For this reason also,  God highly exalted Him,  and bestowed  on Him  the name  which is above every name,  so that  at the name  of Jesus  every knee will bow,  of those  who are  in heaven  and on earth  and under the earth,  and that every tongue  will confess  that Jesus Christ  is Lord,  to the glory  of God the Father.

When Judgment Day comes,  absolutely everyone  will bow down  and confess in truth  “that Jesus Christ  is Lord,  to the glory  of God the Father”.     No one will honor any of the false prophets any more.

It is with relief,  joy,  and awe  that we glory  in the angel’s message  to the shepherds  in Luke 2:10-12,

Do not be afraid;  for behold,  I bring you good news  of great joy  which will be  for all the people;  for today  in the city  of David  there has been born  for you  a Savior,  who is Christ  the Lord.     This will be a sign  for you:  you will find a baby wrapped  in cloths  and lying  in a manger.

In the joy  of celebrating Christ’s birth,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for condescending  to free us  from all our sins  and grant us eternal life  with You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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