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.
Are you happy? If so, why are you happy and what makes you happy? Is your happiness earthly, of the world? Or do you have true, heavenly happiness?
Earthly happiness is dependent on the surrounding circumstances. It is passing, temporary, and deceiving! Heavenly happiness, on the other hand, is Eternal and True!
Today, I am filled to share about my happiness and why I am happy! I am happy not because I have a family, a home, children, good food to eat, clothing. Plenty of people have all those things, yet aren’t happy! My happiness isn’t dependent on what I have -or- what I don’t have. It isn’t dependent on where I go -or- where I don’t go. My happiness is just IS – because Christ Himself – True Happiness – entered into my heart and dwells there! This happiness is real, eternal, doesn’t depend on any surrounding circumstances, and won’t deceive you! This happiness is the Kingdom of God that I experience within myself! I am happy because I am saved, justified, holy, righteous, sin-free, a child of God!
For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17)
Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 144:15)
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. (Job 5:17)