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Summary: the realization that sin can not satisfy the human heart

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IN OUR LAST EXORTATION, WE PREACHED ABOUT THE CONTEXT OF JOHN 7:38. THIS SHORT MESSAGES HAS THE GOAL OF COMMUNICATING ONE TRUE: ONLY GOD CAN SATISFY. YES, ONLY GOD CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY. BUT IT SEEMS SO HARD FOR HUMAN BEINGS TO UNDERSTAND OR GRASP THAT FACT. SOMETIMES USING THE OPPOSITES HELP US UNDERTAND THE TRUE. FIRST OF ALL SIN CAN NOT MAKE YOU HAPPY. WHAT BIBLICAL BASIS WE HAVE TO PROVE THAT? READ HEBREWS 11:25-26. MOSES FORSOOK THE PLEASURES OF SIN FOR THE INVISIBLE REWARD. HE SAW THAT THE PLEASURES OF SIN ARE FLEETING, THAT IS, THEY CAN'T SATISFY. SIN FEELS GOOD BUT AT THE END IT KILLS YOU. THE PLEASURE OF SIN FEELS GOOD, BUT THE RESULT IS DEATH. AND WHEN I SAID DEATH I DON'T MEAN PHYSICAL DEATH, I MEAN INNER MISERY (UNHAPPINESS: NO JOY NO PEACE). HOW CAN THERE BE HAPPINESS IN SINNING? THERE IS CERTAINLY A PLEASURE, BUT A MISERABLE ONE. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT HAPPINESS CAN NOT BE FOUND IN SIN. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO UNDERSTAND THAT? LOOK AT THE PRODIGAL SON DOING THE DIRTY JOB OF TAKING CARE OF PIGS! THIS DIRTY WORK REPRESENTS SIN, BUT IN IT THERE IS NO HAPPINESS. THAT DIRTY WORK COULD NOT TAKE AWAY HIS SPIRITUAL HUNGER! HOW COULD MOSES ABANDON THE PLEASURES THAT EGYPT OFFERED HIM (WOMEN, PRESTIGE, MONEY, POWER) FOR SUFFERING FOR CHRIST? HIS EYES WERE ON THE REWARD! THUS, IF WE WANT TO OVERCOME SIN, OUR EYES MUST ALWAYS BE ON THE DIVINE REWARD OF ENJOYING GOD. WHY PURSUE SIN IF SIN DON'T SATISFY? IT IS NO SIN TO SEEK SATISFACTION IN GOD! ON THE CONTRARY, THAT IS THE ESSENCE OF TRUE WORSHIP! BELOVED, THERE IS NO HAPPINESS IN SIN! THERE IS NO PEACE FOR THE WICKED! THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH. ONLY IN ENJOYING CHRIST AS OUR HOLINESS AND ABSOLUTE CONFORMITY TO GOD'S WILL IS WHERE HAPPINESS IS. LORD, OPEN OUR EYES WIDE OPEN TO SEE THAT HAPPYNESS CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN YOU, AND NOT IN SIN. AMEN.


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