“The next day John sees Jesus coming unto him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29
Sin is the problem in the world today. Sickness, depression, addiction, fornication, idolatry, etc., etc. are all the result of sin due to Adam’s fall. The Word of God does not teach sinless perfection this side of glory. If that were so, our body would not age (decay) nor get sick. Corruption will not put on incorruption (1 Corinthians 15:52) until the trump sounds. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. Sickness may or may not be the result of one’s own sin but nonetheless, sin is the reason for the problems in the world.
There is only one answer to sin and that is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world – Jesus Christ. Humanistic psychology can not take away the sin of the world. 21 days of fasting can not take away the sin of the world. 40 days of purpose, feasts, festivals, traditions and ceremonies can not take away the sin of the world.
Sin IS the problem. There remains a lost and dying world who need to know the Lamb of God will deliver them from their bondages. However, there also remains Children of God who are bound by nicotine, alcohol, religion, pornography, etc. who love God but they too need to know the Lamb of God will deliver them. Instead, the modern church presents them with various methods (12 steps, humanistic psychology, fasting, self efforts, self will) to take away their sin.
Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away our sin. He stands at the door knocking.
“And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23
Are you denying self efforts to overcome the sin of the world? Are you picking up the benefits of the atoning work of Jesus Christ and following Him? Perhaps you have been decieved by a method from the vain imagination of man’s mind to overthrow the sin that has so easily beset you. Many have…myself included.
Behold the Lamb of God – Jesus Christ…follow Him.
-Donna Clark Warren