Attention: If You Are A Leper

Attention: If You Are A Leper

“…a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean’” (Matt. 8:2).

This man who came to Jesus had a physical infirmity that would eventually cost him his life.  His only hope to live was for Jesus to take away His leprosy. “Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed’… immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed” (Mk. 1:41-42).

Spiritually speaking, sin is the equivalent to leprosy. Every sinner, therefore, is a leper who needs the healing touch of Jesus in order to live.  Would you like to know how? “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…” (Acts 2:38). “…Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins…” (22:16).

Therefore, “lepers,” bring your sins to Jesus; for through baptism He is in effect saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.”

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