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 and knowing the truth.
We can't even keep them from forming an intimate, abiding relationship experience in Christ.
Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken.
So let them go to their churches; let them have their conservative
lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can't gain that relationshipwith
Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do, angels. Distract them from
gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection
throughout their day!"
"How shall we do this?" shouted his angels. "Keep them busy in the
non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds, "he answered.
"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.
Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work
6-7days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty
lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their
family fragments, soon, their home will offer no escape from the pressures
Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small
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 home and see
to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music
constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ."
"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds
with the news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards.
Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and
every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services
and false hopes. Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines so their
husbands will believe that external beauty is what's important, and they'll
become dissatisfied with their wives. That will fragment those families quickly!"
"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from
their recreation exhausted, disquieted and 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 and movies instead.
Keep them busy, busy, busy!
And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and
small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled
emotions. Go ahead, let them be involved in soul winning; but crowd their
lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus.
Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health
and family for the good of the cause. It will work! It will work!"
It was quite a convention. The evil angels went eagerly to their
assignments causing Christians everywhere to get more busy and more
going here and there.
I guess the question is: Has the devil been successful at his scheme?
You be the judge! Does "busy" mean:
During this holiday season, stay focused, donít get too BUSY.