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2. THE WONDERFUL CURE
Unlike some diseases that have no cure, praise God, there is a CURE for sin. God has graciously provided the whole world with a CURE for their sin-sick souls. This cure is a gift from God, and is motivated by His amazing, unconditional love.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
How can this cure be applied to our sinful hearts?
Firstly, we must REALIZE and accept that we are SINNERS. Unfortunately, so many people fail to see their sinful state. They will not confess the fact that they are living in rebellion towards God and His ways. The forgiveness of God (the cure), can only be applied to those who truly acknowledge their sinful disease.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
Secondly, we must RECOGNIZE the SAVIOUR. The only CURE for our sin is the precious BLOOD of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way in which we can be saved from sin, death and hell. Jesus died on the cross, taking our place to pay the price for our sin. Jesus was made a curse for us, receiving the judgement that we rightly deserve so that we could be cured from our sin.
Romans 5:8-9 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
The blood of Jesus is not only precious, but it is pure. It is pure because Jesus is the sinless Saviour, and God will only accept the finished work of Christ on the cross as a cure for sinners. We can only be forgiven for our sin by the blood of Jesus, and nothing else. This is because God is HOLY and nothing can cure us accept for the pure and holy blood of Jesus. Religion cannot cure us; doing good works cannot cure us; trying to keep the Ten Commandments cannot cure us from the disease of sin – nothing can cure us but the blood of Jesus.
Thirdly, we must REPENT. It is not enough to realize that we are sinners, and to recognise that Jesus is the only Saviour. We must REPENT and turn to God by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. We must fully trust in Christ alone and call on the Lord with our whole heart. We must cry out to the Lord to have mercy on us, and ask the Lord Jesus to save us from our sinful ways in order for the blood to be applied to our hearts.
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”