THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
If we look around us today we will see with our own eyes that something is very wrong in society. Everywhere we look we see people suffering from the consequences of sin, sickness and death.
From these three curses that plaque the whole of society there is no escape on earth.
Why should we have to deal with sin, sickness and death. Where do they come from? Is there any freedom from them? What is sin? That is when we hate God, one another or ourselves. If we loved God, one another and ourselves we would not be able to sin and could automatically keep all 10 commandments. So what causes us to sin? It is the negative feelings behind the sin that pushes us to do it and that comes from the Devil himself who hates God because God threw him out of heaven because of his sin. And the devil hated human beings because we are made in the image of God. He also knows that God loves us and can only hurt God by hurting us John 10;10 the devil come to steal, kill and destroy, but CHRIST came to give us live and life in abundance.
If sin, sickness and death comes from the spiritual realm we have to go to the bible to see how they came into our world. Genesis 1;26 And God said, Let us make man in our image,after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
God created us to have a love relationship with Himself, but love is only real if it is by choice, so God also gave man the gift of free choice and therefore there had to be one thing that man was not allowed to do
Genisis 2;15-17 And the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to dress and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayst freely eat, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
But one day Adam and Eve made that one wrong choice to eat of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, giving the Devil this world which then had no sin, no sickness, no death in exchange for the knowledge of good and evil. They then became spiritually dead, cut off from God to be born of the flesh only. This was the fall of man that allowed sin, sickness and death to enter this world to cause so much conflict, wars, sicknesses and physical death to each one of us from that day. God
But why did A loving God allow it? It was to give us a choice now on this earth to where we want to spend eternity. If we choose to live for God now in truth and righteousness, we are not going to sin in heaven as we have already turned from it. Adam and Eve caused the fall in which we now live, but God had a plan.
John 3;16-17 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son to condemn the world: but that the world through Him might be saved.
God sent JESUS to reverse the curse, JESUS born of the Virgin Mary through the Holy Spirit, so not to be contaminated by the fall of man, showed us how we should live in victory. He had power over nature, over distance. He could heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead. Then He took our sin, sickness and death and died in our place on the cross. Then He cancelled the agreement Adam and Eve made with the devil for those who would choose to believe. And JESUS rose from the dead on the third day in total victory over sin, sickness and death and the ascended to heaven where He sits on the right side of God.
JESUS has reversed the curse. Adam and Eve only had one thing they were not allowed to do. Now JESUS has made one thing we can do to get right with God and that is to receive what He has done for us on the cross. CHRIST alone has conquered sin, sickness and death. Death could not hold JESUS down. Only JESUS can forgive our sin, heal our sick bodies and give us eternal life. No one else can. JESUS wants to restore your love relationship with God because He loves you and has given you free choice to receive what He has done for you.
If you would like to receive JESUS as your Lord and Saviour right now say this prayer.
Lord JESUS, I come to you now. Thank you for dying for me on the cross. Please forgive me for every sin I have ever done. I choose now to follow you in truth and righteousness every day if my life. Thank you for forgiving me. Please come into my life as my Lord and Saviour. Thank you JESUS. Amen.