Satan's meeting (read even if you're

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 and their PCs going constantly
in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays
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 mail boxes 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

"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."

"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 spi ritual 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 more busy 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 at his scheme?


You be the judge! Does "busy"