Sunday, January 17 NL | BR

Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live! – Ezekiel 18:31-32

The deadliest disease today is sin. Throughout the ages, sin has destroyed more human lives than any other sickness has. Sin is very contagious. It starts small, but ultimately it destroys a complete life.

Sin destroys

From the beginning of time, the Lord has warned that everyone who commits sin, will perish. However, God’s Word says that He has no pleasure for man to perish. If you sin and you do not destroy sin in your life, then it will eventually destroy you.

Sin affects the mind, body and soul of man. Sin is from the evil one. It penetrated humanity through the disobedience of Adam and Eve. God’s Word says that all people have sinned and therefore fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

God’s protection

God protects you when you become His child. However, if we drink from two cups – the cup of God and the cup of the evil one – then God will not be able to protect us and we become prey for the evil one. Sin therefore often opens the door to illness. When someone is sick, he or she wants to be healed. However, the cause of his illness must first be taken away: the person must let go of sin. That is what the Bible scripture from Ezekiel says.

We must let go of our sins. Tell God: ‘Yes Lord, I will let go of sin and leave it behind me.’ Then receive the miracle God wants to give you. If it is possible, kneel down, confess your sins to Him and call upon Him. He is merciful and will forgive your sins.

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