For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV
A prescription is a direction given for the preparation and use of medicine to provide a remedy for a condition. God is like a spiritual doctor, who prescribed the death, burial and resurrection of His son, Jesus—as the medicine—to save a lost and dying world drowning in darkness, sin and shame.
When one is sick, any visit to a doctor’s office—more often than not—includes at least four things: (1) a review of your family history; (2) the examination of symptoms; (3) a diagnosis; and, (4) the writing of a prescription. Spiritually speaking, Father God has outlined through the Scriptures, our family history. We are all descendants of the first man, our natural father Adam; and, his disobedience, sin and failure has been passed to all men and sin brings spiritual death. “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Rom. 5:12).
After a thorough examination, the diagnosis is clear: the curse of Adam. Because of our Adamic nature, all were born in sin and shaped in iniquity (Psalm 51:5) So, God has written the prescription. God’s prescription isn’t a pill but a person; it isn’t rehabilitation or therapy, it is the Gospel: Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried; and, He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:3, 4). God’s prescription has no side effects, i.e., condemnation, guilt, fear, etc. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:17). “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set [you] free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:1, 2).
Although God’s prescription has no side effects, God wants you to know: (1) all have sin (Rom. 3:23); (2) sin brings spiritual death (Rom. 6:23); (3) notwithstanding, the curse of Adam in your spiritual “DNA”, God loves you so much and has demonstrated His love (Rom. 5:8); and, (4) if you’ll receive His prescription by confession and belief in your heart (Rom. 10:9, 10)—directions concerning confession and belief in your heart, you “should not perish but have everlasting life” (Text). Look unto “Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Heb. 12:2). Jesus is faithful to save all to the utmost and be a faithful friend. And, a faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find God’s prescription!