#903 - "No Other" by For All Seasons
Jeff Luckey of For All Seasons shares how God gave the band this stronghold-breaking song.

Posted: March 15, 2018 | By: KevinDavis_NRT
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New Centricity Music band For All Seasons is certainly a band to watch, as they proved with their debut singles "Higher" and "No Other" in connection with their album release Clarity. The California-based band is comprised of Emily Hamilton (lead vocals, guitars, keys), Johnny Hamilton (drums), Jeff Luckey (guitars, keys, vocals) and Randy Charlson (bass, guitars). 

Emily Hamilton has pure and strong vocals that remind me of Christy Nockels and Plumb. I recently named her one of my top 10 female vocalists of the past year. I had the chance to interview Jeff Luckey about "No Other."

Please tell me the personal story behind this song.

I think this song is an example of one of those songs that wasn't going to be the on the album, but the Lord intervened. Basically we flew out to Nashville to record songs with Ed Cash. We had two days to record with him, and the first day we recorded "Fight Anymore." Then towards the end of the day, we decided to start writing a next song. Everyone in the room wasn't feeling the song we were working on at that time. It was interesting, as we all felt that the song didn't tug on our hearts like the other songs. So we were having a hard time collaborating musically as we didn't have this direct response to what we were saying. 

We talked about it and decided not to record the song, and then we told Ed we had this one chorus that we were working on, which is the "No Other" chorus. But we didn't have any verses for the song. We played Ed the chorus, and he said this was the song we were going to finish. We only had one day, so he told us we were going to write the song the next day. He told us that the Lord had put some ideas on his heart for the song, and he sat at the piano and played and sang for us the verses, chorus and the bridge, and it was finished. 

Normally when somebody takes an idea for a song that I had started writing and finishes the song, I wouldn't be too excited, but when Ed played the song I was in tears. I was moved by the song. It was one of those divine moments in the recording process. The atmosphere changed, and there was a sense that the Lord was intervening in the situation. Everyone in the room agreed that the song was perfect, and we tracked it that day.

Which Bible verses connect to the message of the song?

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

Romans 10:9 (NKJV): "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."

Romans 1:16 (NKJV): "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek."

Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV): "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Ephesians 3:14-19 (NKJV): "For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height---to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."

Psalm 71:1-3 (NIV): "In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Rescue me and deliver me in Your righteousness; turn Your ear to me and save me. Be my Rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress."
What is the takeaway message?

We led the song last night at our album release concert, and there is so much power in declaring the words of this song. The rest of the song sets up the bridge with the verse about "miracles still happening," pairing the belief that miracles can still happen with the power of declaring that there is no other name that has the power to save than the name of Jesus. There is no other name that can take those strongholds down but Jesus. Then you can declare in the bridge that you can see it happening. 

It's a leap of faith where you can tell the Lord that you believe that He's in the room, or in your car, or wherever you are listening to the song. When you declare "I can see strongholds coming down," that's powerful. He hears us calling out to Him as His children, and I believe it pleases Him to hear us say we believe He's powerful and He's our King. He can change our situations, and He can take down the lies we believe and fill us with truth. 

Emily was given this line that she has been sharing that "a stronghold is a Satanic lie, a generational mindset, or a human wounding that you have listened to long enough, believed strong enough, and owned deep enough that it has become part of your identity. It has fortified itself in you and dictated your thoughts, beliefs, actions and reactions. It is an unholy filter through which all thoughts pass." 

Identify what strongholds are in your life and believe that God can redeem you right now. God is always renewing and restoring us. Name the situation. They all have names, like cancer or an eating disorder. Compared to the name of Jesus, there's strength in singing as a body of believers and believing in His name as Lord over all.

Open wide blinded eyes
Giants fall, dead men rise
Sickness healed at the mention of You
Sinners chains breaking free
Miracles still happening
Waters part, I see mountains move

No other name
Carries the power to save
Crushes the power of the grave
But Jesus

Open arms on the cross
Oh the pain, on the cost
By Your blood, all things are made new
All my chains breaking free
Miracles still happening
Nothing is impossible with You

No other name
Carries the power to save
Crushes the power of the grave
But Jesus
No other hope
Can silence the fear in our souls
Our Savior is King over all

I can see strongholds coming down
I can see strongholds coming down
I can see Jesus reaching out, reaching out
I can see strongholds coming down
I can see strongholds coming down
I can see Jesus reaching out, reaching out

No other name
Carries the power to save
Can set every darkness ablaze
But Jesus
No other name
Carries the power to save
Crushes the power of the grave
But Jesus
No other hope
Can silence the fear in our souls
Our Savior is King over all

No other name
No other name 

"No Other" is a declaration of faith to our Savior Jesus, proclaiming "No other name carries the power to save, crushes the power of the grave, but Jesus." I write these devotionals in the hopes that others may learn that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and "there is no other name under Heaven by which we must be saved." This song is a great companion on that journey. My favorite songs I've featured over the past 10 years have often been the songs that God gives to the artists; they're always the songs that move me the most personally. I get excited to worship every time I hear the opening notes of this song, which is a foretaste of eternity where every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

No matter where you are in your walk with Jesus, this song is a salvation message that helps us remember that Jesus came to die, defeated death and rose again to set us free. This song puts my heart in a reverent posture as we prepare to reflect on His sacrifice at Easter and celebrate His victory. That's cause to be moved and worship Him with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength. This is a great song which I would love to sing with fellow believers and profess the truth that "no other hope can silence the fear in our souls, our Savior is King over all."

The message of this song challenges listeners to think about our own doubts and how Jesus calls us to rely on Him and the power of His resurrection, to remember that He has overcome death, fear and strongholds in our lives. Name them and sing to Him, "I can see strongholds coming down. I can see Jesus reaching out, reaching out." His love is never-ending, and He is our refuge and our strength. God's ultimate will is to restore us so that we may experience His unfailing love and know that He is Lord over all. I love singing this song to Jesus and telling Him, "By Your blood, all things are made new, All my chains breaking free, Miracles still happening, Nothing is impossible with You!" Amen to that!

Watch the lyric video below.


NRT Lead Contributor Kevin Davis is a longtime fan of Christian music, an avid music collector and credits the message of Christian music for leading him to Christ. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three daughters.

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