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habakkuk3
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 SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy)

(I got this in email and thought it might encourage you to examine your life as it has mine.)

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 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 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 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! "
"If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere." "That 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 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. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes? You be the judge!!!!!

Does "BUSY" mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?


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Ed Pugh

 2005/10/26 12:47Profile









 Re: SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy)

Wow...everyone of us needs to stop and consider how we are spend ever second of our time. Does it bring glory to God or is it a sidetraction? I was reminded of a message from Keith Daniel called Be Ye Holy as I am Holy when he said 'you are as holy as you want to be.'

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habakkuk3 wrote:

"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!"

"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."

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. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

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Thank you so very much for sharing this! I am passing it on to others. :-)

 2005/10/26 13:22
allhavsinned
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How many of us would hear the still small voice of God if we just got rid of our distractions and busy-ness and quieted ourselves to listen.
Sometimes I am guilty of not listening cos I don't want to hear :-(
Thanks for sharing this story, it gives us something to contemplate

Ste


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 2005/10/26 15:55Profile
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This is tremendous brother and very convicting. May take these things to heart.


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 2005/10/26 23:17Profile
groh_frog
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 Check these out too.

Another good resource, or convicting book is "the screwtape letters" by C.S. Lewis. There's also a book called "lord foulgrin's letters", which is similar.

There's so many things that are designed to detract from what we are called to be- often times it's something so simple, yet so profound as "not feeling called; i.e. not feeling it right now"

Keep a watchful eye...

Grace and Peace...

 2005/10/26 23:38Profile
jimbob
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 Re: SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy)

Excellent article!

There is a better way to live!

In the last year or so I have quit my management job, (went back to being a worker bee) and bought a very small house in the sticks (with no tv reception I discovered!). My wife no longer works outside the home. Although we did not reduce our debt prior to these moves(read that no disposable income), God was richly blessed us with a relationship with Him, He's our new priority!

We also quit our caffine and sugar driven eating habits, and discovered that my wife could quit her meds for anxiety/panic attacks and all of her physical symptoms disappeared, and the migrain headaches I was having also went away.

Basically we have quit the American life style (SPORTS!ENTERTAINMENT!POSSESSIONS!)and God has been richly blessing us for it!

 2005/10/27 14:02Profile
lamuskrat
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 Re: SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy)

Excellent find...sure gets one to reflect on his/her relationship with Our Lord


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