Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Are we too B.U.S.Y.?

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 Saviour."

"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 Saviour
and maintaining that vital connection throughout
their day!"

"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.

"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 6-7 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
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
and TV so their husbands will believe that outward
beauty is what's important, and they'll become
dissatisfied with their wives. "

"Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at
night."

Give them headaches too!

"If they don't give their husbands the love they
need, they will begin to look elsewhere."

"That will fragment their families quickly!"

"Give them Santa Clause 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."

"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 their God or their families.

Having no time to tell others about the power of
Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been
successful in his schemes?

You be the judge!!!!!

Does "BUSY" mean:

B-eing

U-nder

S-atan's

Y-oke?

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