Satan called a worldwide convention.
In his opening address to his evil angels, 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 conservative values. However, we can do something else. We can keep them from forming an intimate, abiding relationship experience with Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. Hence, 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. Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!"
"How shall we do this?" Shouted his evil angels.
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"Keep them busy with the non-essentials of life and invent unnumbered schemes to occupy their minds." He answered.
"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend then borrow, borrow, borrow. Convince the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work six or seven days a week, ten to twelve hours a day so they can afford their lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their family fragments, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work."
"Overstimulate their minds so that they cannot hear Christ’s still small voice. Entice them to play the radio or music player whenever they drive and keep their music players, computers and televisions constantly on in their homes. 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 their coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with news twenty-four hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mails, sweepstakes, mail order catalogues, free products, services and every kind of newsletter and promotional offerings and false hopes."
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"Let them be excessive even in their recreational time. Have them return from their recreational activities 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. When they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotions."
"Let them be involved in soul-winning. However, 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 and family unity for the good of the cause."
It was quite a convention in the end. The evil angels went on eagerly with their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busy, busy, busy and rush for time constantly.
Has the devil been successful at his schemes? You be the judge.
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