SATAN’S MEETING (read even if you’re busy)

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 and 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?” the 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 work long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days a week so they can afford their empty lifestyles.

“Keep them from spending time with their children. As their families fragment, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!

“Overstimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice. Entice them to play the radio or cassette player every time they drive, and keep the TV, VCR, CD’s and PC’s going constantly 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 the union with Christ.

“Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with 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 ad offering free products, services, and false hopes. Keep skinny models on TV and magazines so that husbands will think outward beauty is what’s important, and 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. This will fragment their families quickly!

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 the 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 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 and caused Christians everywhere to get more busy and rushed going here and there, having little time for their God or their families, and 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’ mean: