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.
For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17)
Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21)
The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, said Jesus, but righteousness and joy in the Holy Ghost! The Kingdom of God isn’t an earthly thing, it’s not something that I can touch and physically show. The Kingdom of God isn’t the achievement of a good career, a good family life, or good health. Christ came and spoke of the Kingdom of Heaven. He spoke of Another world. He didn’t preach of this world. He didn’t preach good health, good family life, a good career, a successful life. Unfortunately, many Christians today miss this main point and seek God for the earthly. So as to have a good family life, a blessed life here on earth, or good health. But Christ came to give a person eternal life, to give him salvation, to give him the Kingdom of God within him!
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (1 Corinthians 15:19)
What are we truly seeking for? What are we truly living for? What are we truly preaching about? Do we experience as Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians chapter 1, verse 21?
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)
Do we realize that everything will pass and that our death may come at Any moment? Look around – open your eyes – God is clearly showing that it is the last days/times! No one will be able to bypass death! No one will be able to run away from God! Do you have the Kingdom of Heaven within you? Be honest to yourself! Do you experience righteousness and joy in the Holy Ghost? What do I experience when hardships come? What do I experience when troubles come? What do I experience when things don’t go “my way?” What do I experience when I am ill? Do not deceive yourself, the time is SHORT!
So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand. (Luke 21:31)