Satan Called a Convention
Inspirational Christian Story about Losing Focus on Jesus
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!"
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 with
junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of
newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and
"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 spiritual 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 busier and more
rushed, going here and there, having little time for their God or
their families and friends. 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:
B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?
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