Everyone desires to be happy. When looking at the culture we live in, most people are looking for happiness. Few have found real happiness. However, the Bible, for all these many years, has plainly told us where happiness comes from.
To understand where happiness comes from one must know the meaning of the following: 1. “The fear of the Lord.” “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil” (Proverbs 8:13). 2. “Understanding”. “Behold, the fear of the Lord (hating evil) that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” Hating evil is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding. Hating evil and departing from evil will bring happiness as stated in Proverbs 3:13, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom (hates evil), and the man that getteth understanding.” Hating evil and departing from evil is where happiness comes from.
Now once again we need a definition of evil. The tree of good and evil was in Eden. Evil began in Eden. Evil is the same today as it was in Eden. Adam and Eve had two choices to follow God or to depart from God and follow Satan. God made vaginal intercourse and Satan made oral and anal sex. Oral and anal sex is evil. Adam and Eve decided to include evil, Satan’s sex, within their heterosexual marriage. In so doing, God departed from them.
“Happy is that people….whose God is the Lord” (Psalms 144:15). Happy are the people who choose God. But if you choose Satan and your god is Satan there is no happiness. To be happy one must depart from evil and return to God.
“Happy is the man that feareth always” (Proverbs 28:14). This can be said; happy is the person who always hates evil—one who never commits evil. Happiness is a byproduct of hating evil and departing from evil.
“Happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty” (Job 5:17). Here we are reminded that God only corrects us for our own good. Correction from God is God being good to us. Repentance and correction from God is for our own happiness and the happiness of our children and their children.
The Bible is full of good advice and this is one example, “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the lord, and depart from evil” (Proverbs 3:7). This can be said, do not think you are smarter than God, hate evil and depart from evil—get understanding. “Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not” (Proverbs 4:5).
MAN’S WHOLE DUTY
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God (hate evil), and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). If a person hates evil, if they hate Satan’s sex, they do keep the commandments. When all people hate evil and depart from evil we will have heaven on earth.
THE MARK OF THE BEAST
Once a person recognizes the sin in Eden then it becomes obvious what the mark of the beast is. Oral and anal sex marks a person as belonging to Satan. I use the KJV of the Bible and for years I have used the cross references. A cross reference gives more information on the verse you find the cross reference in. This does help tremendously in understanding the scriptures. For example—“For *God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled” (Revelation 17:17). The cross reference tells us who God gave over to the beast. And it is the sexually perverse. * “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections for even their women did which is against nature” (Romans 1:26). Vile means evil, despicable, base, low, wicked, and abominable. These verses are describing the sexually perverse, all those who practice unnatural sex. They have taken the mark of the beast. Oral sex marks a person as belonging to Satan just as a branding iron marks a rancher’s cattle.
When all people practice Satan’s sex they make a hell on earth. Unhappiness is the result of following Satan. When looking at the unhappiness on earth today do you realize it comes from departing from the ways of God and following Satan? Adam and Eve departed from God to follow Satan and almost all people have done the same.
SALVATION IN THE LAST DAYS
God will conclude the world in unbelief. That means almost all people will have been deceive just like Adam and Eve were deceived. Only a few, a remnant will have escaped this sin. The Bible states that this way, “For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all” (Romans 11:32). If we are close to the end, then the vast majority have been deceived, no one has been delivered from sin yet, and the Christianity of today was built by those who fell for the same sin as Adam and Eve fell for. Salvation is coming in the last days. “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it” (Micah 4:1). The purpose of Jesus is to teach all people to hate evil. “Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord” (Psalm 34:11). This verse means Jesus will teach all people to hate evil.
We must remember that God is good. In the end he will show his goodness in spite of man’s rebellion. Heaven on earth will come when all those who departed from God return to God. Do you see why heaven on earth will produce happiness? “Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord” (Psalms 144:15).