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 prayer life and 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
"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
"Keep them from spending time with their children. Keep the kids occupied
with violent video games and TV shows. 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 keep them away from
"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, emaciated models on the magazine covers for Christian
women to buy. Convince them that they are not beautiful. Make them
insecure. Convince their husbands that outward beauty is what's
important, so that they'll become dissatisfied with their wives."
"Bring discord. Bring tension, arguments, stress, kids fighting, husbands
and wives arguing about money...That will fragment their families quickly!"
"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 Bible 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 spend
time with 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!", the demons shouted.
It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing
Christians everywhere to get more busy and more rushed, going here and
Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell
others the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I guess the question is, has the devil been successful at his scheme?
You be the judge!
Does "busy" mean:
Please pass this on, if you aren't too BUSY!
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