If you were infected with a deadly disease that was going to kill you, would you want to know about it? If there was a cure, would you want someone to give it to you?
The oldest statistic in the book is that 10 out of 10 people will die. In life and even in issues of death, no one seeks a cure unless they realize they are sick. Keep in mind, sometimes an examination can be uncomfortable and even painful but if you are to properly diagnose the disease in order to seek the cure, it is extremely important to be thorough in the examination process. The Bible says the reason we die is because all of have been infected with a deadly disease called SIN. What is sin? 1st John 3:4 says.
“ He who transgresses( breaks) God’s law commits sin. In fact, sin is transgression of the law ”In order to see if you have been infected with this deadly disease called sin, right now, please examine yourself under the light of a few of God’s Ten Commandments.
The 9th Commandment – Have you ever told a lie? The 8th Commandment – Have you ever stolen anything? Perhaps you have taken something small like a pen from the office or a piece of candy as a kid? The 10th Commandment – Have you ever jealously desired or coveted something that belongs to someone else that God has not blessed you with? Perhaps things like more money, nicer clothes, a bigger house, a better job or car? The 7th Commandment – Jesus said it is wrong to commit adultery but if you look with lust you have already committed adultery in your heart. Have you ever done that? The 5th Commandment – Honor your father and your mother is one most people would say they broke many times as a teenager. How about you? The 3rd Commandment – Have you ever taken God’s name in vain? If you have, you have committed blasphemy and have taken the name of God who has given you life and everything you hold precious to you and exchanged it for a four letter filth word used to express disgust. The Bible says God won’t hold them guiltless who take His name in vain.
The Bible says we have all sinned (broken God’s commandments) and fallen short of the glory of God. If you were honest with yourself during the self examination you would admit that you too are guilty of breaking His laws and therefore, are infected with the deadly disease called SIN. The Bible also says It is appointed unto all of us to die once, and then comes judgement. In other words the day will come when you will have to stand before a holy and righteous God to give an account of everything you have said, done, thought or felt. You may think your good deeds will outweigh your bad but consider this. What if the doctor said you had terminal cancer and your reply was, “ “Well, I promise to eat right, exercise and live a clean and healthy life.”Would that take away the cancer? Since God is holy and without sin, He cannot allow any sin into Heaven and because He is just, He must punish sin wherever it is found. In fact, the Bible says all liars will have their part in the lake of fire and that no thief, adulterer, blasphemer or coveter can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. This presents a huge dilemma for both you and God because He loves you more than you could every realize and is not willing that any should perish into hell but that all should come to repentance.
That is why God, in His love, mercy and grace, provided a powerful and everlasting cure to this disease for you and everyone else on this planet. Do you know what it is?
Two thousand years ago God sent His Son, Jesus into the world to live a perfect, sinless life so that He who knew no sin could be made sin for us. He so loved the world He sacrificed His only Son so that all who would put their faith and trust in Him would be saved from their sin, death and from Hell. He offered His Son as a substitute for you and the blood that was shed on the Cross at Calvary would pay the price for the sins we committed. Simply put, His blood provided the cure that would cleanse us from the disease called SIN. That way on that fateful day when we stand before God, He won’t see all the times we broke His laws, He will see the righteousness of Christ and we will be set free and enter Heaven.
The cure in Christ is a free gift but just like any other gift, you can either receive it or reject it. God offers the gift of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ. All you have to do is humbly confess and forsake (turn away from) your sins and beg Jesus to be the Lord of your life. he will cleanse you of all your sins and you too will be cured of the deadly disease. The disease is real and it will kill you some day. Christ’s cure is available to all who are willing to ask for it. The only question now is, “What will you do with it?”