We all suffer the disease of sin.
There are so many types of illnesses and diseases. Many of the diseases even have a marketing savvy, branding if you will.
For instance, I have Sarcoidosis. And awareness of it comes through the color purple. One of the most popular of this type of color branding is for breast cancer; known well by pink ribbons.
The disease of sin carries no color but it brings death of the body, mind and soul!
The disease of sin comes with many symptoms and signs such as depression, addiction, giving into fleshly temptations, gossiping, being mean, lewd or crude. And so much more.
Billy Graham, in answer to whether there is one sin worse than another answered “It is always difficult and dangerous to attempt to list sins according to their degree of seriousness. In one sense, all sins are equal in that they all separate us from God.”
And he went on to say “The Bible’s statement, “For the wages of sin is death …” (Romans 6:23), applies to all sin, whether in thought, word, or deed.”
Take heed! There is a cure for sin. Right at the tip of our tongues.
What you ask?
How beautiful and freeing that “GOD demonstrates HIS own amazing and absolute love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, CHRIST died for us” (Romans 5:8).
So what’s a sinner to do? What is the cure for the disease of sin?
Speak JESUS over your life. Something like this..
I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness.
I have faith that CHRIST is YOUR SON who came and died to release my sin. And if that was not enough, JESUS rose from the grave squashing death; giving me everlasting life. OH LORD, change my heart and my mind and my soul! I want to trust JESUS as my SAVIOR and follow HIM as LORD! Lord, from this moment on. I say these words in the name of JESUS. Amen."
If you said that prayer - get ready for the amazing change! The chains of sin to be broken! Death no longer holding you down! Amen!