Once in a while you run across something that you just don’t see often, especially in the pulpits of Amerika. This is one of those items. However, in spite of not stumbling upon things as this, it reminds me of plot in a C.S. Lewis book I read many years ago. When I read this, it felt really “weird” And that was odd in and of itself seeing how I’ve heard these lines of dialogue before (ref. C.S. Lewis). The last time hearing or reading such material as this for me was in or around 2002. That’s been sometime, long enough for me to forget that this scenario could possible well be played out in the ethers of the spiritual world. Yet for me, it was a short reminder of the fact that regardless of people’s beliefs, we are at war with another side, a side many have lost site of if in fact many of us ever were aware. Nevertheless, I’m aware that I don’t post dark things like the following but once in a while we just need something to stir us up- a reality check for some of us amen?. I wanted to share it here with those of you who follow these blogs. -“…ofthestory“
PSS, Read it out loud for a more “dramatic” effect. When I read this to my wife, it actually was very awkward. We , regardless of how close we are to God can forget, that there is an evil force, tempting mankind to do the most evil it can in the world through receptive vehicles of a wicked mankind. I heard a minister once say, that “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled on people was convincing them that he does not exist.” I digress. Please share this with others.
Satan Called a Convention
‘Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, “We can’t keep 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 relationship with their Savior. Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, but steal their time, so they don’t have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do,” said the devil: “Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!”
“How shall we do this?” his demons shouted. “Keep them busy in the nonessentials 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 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their families fragment, 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 Cell Phones 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 deceitful news 24 hours a day and commercials selling them products that either kill and or are made cheaply. 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. Offer them drugs that do not cure but only add to and compound to their ailments. Convince them they need doctors to live on”
“Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas. Give them an Easter bunny so they won’t talk about his resurrection and power over sin and death. Create divisions with ideas of other false religions causing strife and contempt; give them convincing backgrounds as to seem genuine. Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted. Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God’s creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, 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. 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 plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there, having little time for God or their families and friends. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives. I guess the question is, has the devil been successful at his scheme with you? You be the judge!‘
Does “busy” mean:
B-eing U-nder S-atan’s Y-oke?
2 Cor 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Ps 10:2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
Ps 33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
Ps 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Prov 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Prov 12:2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
Is 32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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