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Bible Ballistics: BBs #350     Only ONE Name Will Save!!!

 

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that

by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,

whom ye crucified,                                      

whom God raised from the dead,              

even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders,

which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other:

for there is none other name under heaven

given among men,

whereby we must be saved.

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:10-13

As we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of The Lord Jesus Christ, I’d like us to take just a few minutes today to consider whether our focus is on the ONE who saves, rather than all the other distractions of the ‘season’.

What a great testament to The Lord’s great love, power and saving work, that the disciples of the risen Lord—the resurrected Lord—the soon coming Lord and King—would have it said of their behavior: “they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” What a testimony!!! May it ever be said of us that we have “been with Jesus”! And while we obviously can’t “be” with Jesus in the flesh, when we come to Him in repentance and faith, we are brought into His presence and His Spirit is given to us, that we might reflect His glory, grace and love to a lost and dying world that we have “been with Jesus”.

This encounter of the disciples, gives us one of the most powerful and concise proclamations of the Gospel in all scripture—they boldly proclaimed to the religious leaders who were questioning the healing of the impotent man, the truth that it was all about JESUS! And what was so powerful about what they said? It was the truth about Jesus!

This is the stone….      

the head of the corner……

Neither is there salvation in any other…..

for there is none other name under heaven

given among men,

whereby we must be saved….

And friends, that is what we celebrate in the Resurrection of The Lord Jesus Christ. He bought our salvation with “His own blood”! And regardless of what the world around us says—there is only One way, and His name is Jesus. Just like the little ditty that I saw recently; “It’s not about the ‘bunny’, it IS about ‘The Lamb” of God!

So my simple question to you is: What have YOU done with The Lamb? Do you know Him? If not He’s waiting for you to hear His voice and respond in repentance and faith to His sacrifice and victory for YOU! If you know Him, can it be said of your life that you havebeen with Jesus”! Or do people ask it as a question: “He/she has ‘been with Jesus?” Give it some thought this week! Blessings on your day!