The Good News is that there is a cure for our diseased soul. That's what the Gospel means- GOOD NEWS. Though Satan used biological Warfare on our souls and does his best to inflame and advance the disease yet we are not without hope. We are not without Salvation.
God has been battling sin since the beginning. The effects of sin are not easily erased or stopped. As any psychologist or police officer will tell you, you are never the same after a rape, robbery, assault etc. or any of the manifestations of sin. Consider the finality of murder. Consider how hard crime is to prevent. No, there is no going back to paradise. The effects of sin permeate our bodies and the Earth itself. Indeed, even though we are being healed through Christ, the Lord, yet we live in a war zone. We must prepare for war.
God knew this reality. We all live on an earth that is under the curse of Sin. God has prepared mankind for the battles and struggles against sin. Few people realize that work, laws, order and even pain are powerful weapons used by God. Some even call these the curse of God but they are meant for good not punishment. They are treatment that slows down the progress of Sin. These disciplines are not a cure but a treatment that allows mankind to live longer more peaceful lives.
Gen 3:16-19 (KJV) Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Notice Godís corrective action for sin: work (Vs17-18), Order and pain (Vs 16) and even death (Vs 19). Death because God knew the corruptive power of Sin on mankind. Imagine if Hitler or Stalin lived forever? Work, Order and Pain, these disciplines prepare men and women against Satan. Like any soldier, God knew we would have to be prepared for battle. Lack of discipline or consequence or obedience is Sin's delight! Indeed, it is true, idle hands are the devil's workshop. The Secret is that in the boot camp of life obedience to God's word and will is paramount to victory. The bible and History is Godís record and proof of this great fact.
Unfortunately, discipline, consequence and obedience, all of which have been incorporated into the law, is not enough. The world has had these for thousands of years and still mankind progresses toward evil. From killing with rocks to killing with atomic weapons and smart bombs mankind walks blindly down the path of destruction. Murder turns to mass murder and cheating to worldwide fraud on the Internet, as mankind cannot stop sin with law. The Law is not a cure but a treatment for the diseased soul. It delays and arrests the symptoms but the disease lives on.
Thanks are to God for Jesus Christ our Saviour. He is the only cure. Yes through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, God can reverse the terrible destructive process of sin in our lives. We begin an esoteric process in our lives that reconcile us unto God and His kingdom. If we do not take the medicine or cure then we die. It is not the fault of God that we should die. He is not willing that any should perish. He has provided the medicine. The fault is on us if we should be so hard hearted and blind that we do not accept the medicine freely given to us by God.!! The wondrous Secrets of Christ is that this confession of faith brings the Holy Spirit in us, instead of becoming more evil each day, you can become more like Christ. The Holy Spirit works in us to reverse the process of sin. This is the wondrous new birth Christ spoke of in the Bible
John 3:3 (KJV) Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Yes, for the man or woman who is born again he will see this secret. Even though the body as well as the world will be destroyed for the destructive effects of sin, the real you (your soul) will be saved unto eternity because the Holy Spirit heals it in Jesus Christ.
John 14:16-17 (KJV) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 8:32 (KJV) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The secret even gets better as we allow the Holy Spirit to fill us as promised by Jesus (Vs 6). Yes the comforter (the Holy Spirit) leads us to understand truth and the truth set us free! (v 32) It is in this anointing that we can be free from addictions, sickness and all the bondage of Satan and Sin. This is the Great Secret of the Kingdom; you can have a personal relationship with God. Just like the profits and disciples. Jesus himself will be you teacher, your confessor, your priest and your strength. You will become part of the Kingdom of God.
I am not going to lie to you. You will still have problems and maybe even sickness. These are only trials and tests of your faith. Remember that we are at war! FDR once said, "War is a time that tries men's souls". So it will be with you as a soldier of Christ. Your personal relationship with Jesus will see you through. You will find the strength, the solutions and the peace to face life.
John 16:33 (KJV) These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
This is an amazing Secret of the Kingdom. Life is a test of our soul. Will we have faith in Christ and become his ally through the power of the Spirit or will we reject the Lord and let the trials and tests of life make us more Evil, selfish and the like?
God's word contains both a warning and an invitation! "Unless ye repent ye shall all likewise perish". The choice is yours. God stands ready with the cure! Can you repent of your past ways? Click the Cross for some simple steps to a relationship with Jesus and the healing you need.