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. A virus deadlier than the Corona virus

A VIRUS DEADLIER THAN CORONA

Two days ago, I dealt with God’s hand in the corona virus. Yesterday I told you that there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.

 

THE PROBLEM.


Today, I want to speak about a virus far more deadly than Corona.

This virus emanated from one of the most beautiful places in the world, called Eden. There were only two people living there. The virus did not come from bats or pangolins, but this time from a snake, which by the way had a name – Satan. The virus was identified by three simple letters SIN. Now the only two people living at that stage were Adam and Eve. They were warned about this virus. If they were to eat from a specific tree in the middle of the garden, they would be infected.

The first person to contract it was Eve. Her husband Adam refused to keep social distancing and was infected as well. The problem of the SIN virus was so big that it caused the Creator of these two wonderful people called God, to condemn them to death, and to subject the whole of His creation to frustration. It was the ugliest most horrific event to be experienced on this earth. This virus kept on spreading and we read in the Word of God in Romans 5:12 (ESV) 12 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—" So from one man this virus spread to all.

The statistics of the impact on this fast-moving virus reveals that today there are 7.8 billion people in the world infected by this virus. Sadly, the washing of hands with super sanitizers and masks and social distancing will not work. The whole earth has been contaminated ‘because all have sinned.’ Mankind cannot blame Adam and Eve because man is not only a sinner by birth, but he is a sinner by choice. The end result if you are infected by this virus is that you are under the wrath of God, by nature you are dead and damned, simply waiting for your final judgment which is the second death followed by eternal hell. This virus does not go for the lungs, but the whole of man’s being is infected by the virus.

 

Sadly, man has learnt to live with the virus and actually enjoys the virus. He has learnt to work around it and are developing many soothing activities that makes the virus in their flesh enjoyable. This virus has brought about the kingdom of darkness, and according to the Word of God, man loves darkness rather than light. Behind all of this is that Snake – Satan, who brought the virus into the world spurring man on to have fun and to give in to everything his heart desires. Satan is pouring remedies after remedies into the world, to entice the flesh, all seeking to make the presence of the virus pleasurable. It has gone so far that God the creator of man has actually become the enemy of man. Romans 8:7 (ESV) 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.”

However, nothing Satan can present to this 7.8 billion people can take away the horrible end that this virus is causing namely DEATH. Satan presents himself as the joy giver, and he tells man that he is okay, he must just learn to live with it, but actually, he is the Father of lies and the killer of the soul. He is the god of this world who goes around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may destroy. And he is not alone, he is backed up by the principalities of the heavenly realms armed with deadly arrows. But, there is an answer.

 

THE ANSWER.


So, death has come into the world through this one-man Adam. A vaccine is needed that will spread into the very world.

The Creator God stepped in to resolve the matter with a plan that He designed before the foundation of the world. He allowed man to continue living under the judgment of this virus called SIN so that man will realise his hopelessness. Unlike everything else in this world that costs, God offered a solution for free. He stepped into this world, became a man, actually a God-man, humbled himself as a servant died on the cross, and offered His life as a ransom for many, and by His stripes, by His blood there are app. 2.3 billion people in this world today who claim to have been healed by the blood of Jesus Christ who laid down His life for this world. This vaccine by the blood of Jesus is not to be injected, it is simply to be believed and received by faith. John 3:16 (ESV) 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."


Let’s hear now how one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ sums up the solution of God to this problem of sin and death in this world. And all of this is a free gift to all of us contaminated by this deadly virus called sin. Romans 5:15-21 (ESV) 15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17 For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”


And so, in Jesus Christ our three great enemies, the terrible triad namely Satan, sin and death have been defeated by Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.

And now we can cry out with Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (ESV) 55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”


Hallelujah, death is defeated, Christ has conquered and those in Christ are not impacted any longer by the worst virus to hit this world ever, but we have drunk from the cup of Christ, our death became His death, so that His righteousness could become our righteousness, so that by one man Jesus Christ we have healing from sin, life eternal and the most wonderful relationship with our creator and God who reveals Himself as three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

If you are not a blood washed child of God, I have one thing to say to you. Wake up! The virus of Sin against God is like this! It is horrible and ugly, and far more dangerous than the coronavirus. Today is the day of salvation, turn to the Lord and have life in abundance. If you will confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you your sins and to cleanse you of all unrighteousness.