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.”
The Devil said “So here’s the plan...let them have their covered dish dinners but steal all their time so
they won’t have time to develop a relationship with Christ and His Church.”
“This is what I want you to do: Keep them busy in the non-essentials 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, CD or cassette player whenever they drive, to keep the TV, VCR’s, DVD’s, CD’s and PC’s 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
catalogues, sweepstakes and every kind of newsletter and promotion 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! Because if they don’t give
their husbands the love they need, the husbands will begin to look elsewhere. That will fragment their
He continued “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
“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 that they will 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’s 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 having no time
to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.
I guess the question is this:
Has the devil been successful at this scheme? You be the judge!
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