Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address
to his evil angels, he said, "We can't keep the Christians from
going to church. We can't keep them from reading their Bibles &
knowing the truth.
We can't even keep them from conservative values. But we can
do something else. We can keep them from forming an intimate,
abiding relationship experience in Christ. If they gain that connection
with Jesus, our power over them is broken.
So let them go to church, let them have their conservative
lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can't gain that
experience in Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do, Angels.
Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior & maintaining that
vital connection throughout their day!"
"How shall we do this?", shouted his angels.
"Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life & invent
unnumbered schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.
"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, then, borrow, borrow,
borrow. Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours &
the husbands to work 6 or 7 days a week, 10-12 hr. a day,
so they can afford their lifestyles. Keep them from spending
time with their children. As their family fragments, soon,
their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work."
"Over stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that
still small voice. Entice them to play the radio or cassette
player whenever they drive, to keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs
going constantly in their homes. And see to it that every store
& restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly. This
will jam their minds & break that union with Christ."
"Fill their coffee tables with magazines & newspapers. Pound
their minds with the news 24 hr. a day. Invade their
driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk
mail, sweepstakes, mail order catalogues, & every kind of
newsletter & promotional offering, free products, services,
& false hopes."
"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them
return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted &
unprepared for the coming week. Don't let them go out in nature to
reflect on God's wonders. Send them to amusement parks,
sporting events, concerts & movies instead.
And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in
gossip & small talk so that they leave with troubled
consciences & unsettled emotion."
"Let them be involved in soul-winning. But crowd their lives
with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from
Christ. Soon they will be working in their own strength,
sacrificing their health & family unity for the good of the cause."
It was quite a convention in the end. And the evil angels
went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to
get busy, busy, busy & rush here & there.
Has the devil been successful at his scheme? You be the
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