“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”. What does that mean? Do we just mutter the words and ‘POOF’ we are saved? Can anybody do it? Can Satan and the demons call on the name of the Lord and be saved? Obviously not. There is more to calling on the name of the Lord than simply speaking words. Calling on the name of the Lord means we acknowledge we are in deep trouble in our sins and we need Jesus to save us. Matthew 1:21 says His very name means “save”. We are convicted and convinced in our hearts that Jesus paid for our sins on the cross and conquered the grave when He victoriously rose from the dead. He is the only one who can save us and we trust Him so much that we surrender and submit our lives to Him as the one and only Sovereign King. Then we devote our lives to live for Him and we are saved by His grace as we put our faith in Him. In Acts 2 there were 3,000 Jews who called on the name of the Lord in one day. They believed Jesus was THE Messiah, they repented of their sins, were baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of those sins, and they received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. But it didn’t stop there. They topped it off by continuously devoting their very lives to live for Jesus with joy and praise to the Lord.
Read Acts 2:22-24,36-42 and listen to The Saving One by Starfield. I hope everyone reading this devotional has called on the name of the Lord like the 3,000 Jews did on the day of Pentecost. If you have not and would like to study out what God’s word says I would be greatly honored to assist you. Have a great day close to Jesus, the Saving One.
“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a Man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. But God raised Him from the dead, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.