|The Devil's Convention|
|Satan called a worldwide convention. In the
address to his evil angels, he said, "We can't keep
the Christian 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 with Christ. If 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 the day!"
"How shall we do this?" shouted the 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 husband to work 6 - 7
days a 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, their
home will offer no escape from the pressures of work!"
Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear
Christ's quiet whisper. Entice them to play the radio
or casette player whenever they drive. Keep the TV,
VCR, CDs and their PCs 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 table 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 catalogues,
sweepstakes and every kind of newsletter and
promotional offering free products, services and false
hopes. Keep skinny beautiful models on the
magazines so the husbands will believe that external
beauty is what's important, and they'll become
dissatisfied with their wives. Ha! 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 movies instead. Keep them busy!
And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve
them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with
troubled consciences and unsettled emotion."
"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 Christ. Soon they will be
sacrificing their health and family for the good of
the cause. It will work!"
It was quite a convention. And the evil angels went
eagerly to their assignments causing Christians
everywhere to be busy and rush here and there.