The devil’s greatest success is in the fact that he is able to hide himself so well that no one can find him. And how can you battle with the enemy if you don’t know his location? Even though Christ said: “You are of your father the devil” and “out of the heart come evil thoughts…” and “death spread to all men…” in other words, the bible gives a clear indication that the devil is inside the person, in the person’s heart! But people still don’t want to believe this. The only thing that they agree to is that the body is sinful; but what exactly is sinful? Is it the blood that became sinful? Or what became sinful? Isn’t the body sinful because the master of the body (i.e. the one who lives in the body) is sinful? Because sin is a spiritual phenomenon! And this is where confusion occurs. People can’t imagine that devil lives in the heart, because the person after all remains an intelligent being, who is compassionate, able to love, can be sympathetic and merciful. All of this is in the soul, it is from the good word that has always sounded and continues to sound in this world. But the fact that in the spirit a person is struck by death, and that the spirit of the person becomes one with the devil, remains a mystery. And this is the law of sin and death.
The days go by, the weeks, the months, and the years… But something is missing inside my heart. I try to fill the void. I even try to change myself. Become a better parent, friend, neighbor. I ask myself, why can’t I achieve a heart that is content and happy? At the end of the day, I am left with all that I have inside. Last week was better, I found something to keep me busy, I found something that made me happy. For some reason it didn’t last very long… I see the grass and it really does seem so much greener on the other side. Maybe if I get this new job… maybe if I buy a house… But it just never ends, there is always something I feel I’m chasing after, yet I am still left with this void inside…
What is true happiness that doesn’t fade? Happiness that is independent of everything that is around me?
And this is when I heard: Happiness is Real! And it is Only in the freedom of Jesus Christ! This happiness was brought not just for me, but for all people! I heard: “Just believe!” I realized, I was in need of a Savior!
“For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died in Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.” (Romans 6:7-8)
“I am the door; by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9)
Now I experience a completely different state! I am now righteous, because I was crucified and resurrected with Him!
This life is temporary. It fades. It doesn’t last! There is another world, another Kingdom! We were created for this world and for Him to live in us!
This is the way, this is true happiness! And now I experience a completely different state!
The days go by, the weeks, the months, and the years… But I am saved and I experience peace, joy, and righteousness in my heart! Thank you Lord for your Great mercy!