Mankind is terminally ill. From the moment we are conceived a disease is passed to us. Once we are born, it doesn't take long to see the manifestations of this disease . The symptoms are lying, rebellion, pride, selfishness, lust, hate, rage, murder, and the list goes on and on. This disease is called sin.
One of the worst symptoms of this horrible illness is the denial that we are even sick. We think we are fine, especially when we compare ourselves to others, and see more manifestations of the disease in them than us. A person may think to themselves; well at least I haven’t murdered anyone or I am not a drug addict. This is called denial.
We are all sick with this disease to varying degrees. Because we have this disease of sin, we are all destined to physically die. We are terminal. We desperately need a cure.. If we don’t find this cure we are destined to die twice. We will die a physical death and then a spiritual death. This spiritual death is eternal separation from our heavenly Father.
We must find the perfect physician. His name is Jesus Christ! He is the cure that we have been searching for to end our futile attempts to fix ourselves. Inherently we know something is wrong with us.
You see, when we are born, we are physically alive but spiritually dead, because of this disease called sin. God knew this and in His great love and mercy He sent a cure to earth. That cure was His one and only son Jesus. He took all of mankind’s sin disease on himself when He died on the cross. When we admit our sin sickness and receive His cure, the blood that was shed for us, we are then washed clean of this disease, We are made new. We then become spiritually alive through the Holy Spirit who comes to reside in us. We still have to die a physical death because of this disease; but, after that we will be raised from the dead by the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead when He died for us. We will die no more and there will be no more sin disease. Praise Jesus that He is our cure!
Romans 5:12 (ESV)
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all-sinned.