The Only Hope
“Salvation is to be found through him alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us" (Act 4:12 GNB).
Some people say Jesus is to the Christians what certain religious leaders are to the various religions of the world; but this is not true. Firstly, Jesus is not a religious leader; He is God. He is “The Way, The Truth, and The Life!” He didn’t come to establish or spearhead a religion; for Christianity is not a religion. He was the only one perfect enough to be the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It’s wrong for anyone to call Him a great religious leader because He’s Himself God; and except by Him, no one can be saved!
Notice Acts 4:12 doesn’t say,“There is no other name under heaven given among Christians whereby they must be saved”;rather it says“given among men….”That’s referring to every man, woman, boy and girl on the face of the earth; Jesus is their only hope for salvation. The words of the Lord Jesus in John 14:6 clearly emphasizes this: “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
God only answers when you pray in the Name of Jesus. No matter how long a man may pray or how “dedicated” he may seem, he has no communication link with the Father except through Jesus. So for the dying and hurting world, Jesus isn’t one of the ways; He is the only Way. Irrespective of one’s background, colour, ethnicity or geographical location, there’s only one way of salvation. It’s confessing the Lordship of Jesus over your life and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10).
Dear Father, I worship you today for your greatness and goodness in my life. Thank you for your grace of salvation, which you’ve made available to all men. May your Name be forever glorified, worshipped, adored and celebrated as more and more people embrace the knowledge of salvation that’s in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 10:9-10;Romans 1:16
1 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 17: 1-19; 1 Samuel 3-7
2 Year Bible reading plan: Romans 13:1-14;Psalms 119:145-160