Satan called a
worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil angels, he
said, "We can't keep the 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, abiding relationship and experience in
Christ. Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them
is broken. So let them go to their churches; let them have their
conservative lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can't gain that
relationship with Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do, angels.
Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that
vital connection throughout their day!"
"How shall we do this?" shouted his angels. "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 family
fragments...soon, their home will offer no escape from the pressures of
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 wiith 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 so their husbands will
believe that external beauty is what's important, and they'll become
dissatisfied with their wives. That will fragment those families
quickly!" "Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them
return from their recreation 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
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 and unsettled emotions. Go ahead, let them be involved in
soul winning; but 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 convention. The evil angels went eagerly to their
assignments causing Christians everywhere to get more busy and more
rushed, going here and there.
I guess the question is: Has the devil been successful at his scheme?
You be the judge! Does "busy" mean: