A Satire: Satan’s Scheme…..
The following is such a true picture of what we see today and it took the satire of someone to put this one together. It could have been funny, only if it wasn’t so true……….
Satan called a worldwide convention of demons and in his opening address he said, “We will never be successful by keeping believers from living in truth, and we can’t keep them from reading the Word . We can’t keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their Saviour as faith in His Blood broke our power over them, BUT………….
we can STEAL THEIR TIME………….
“This is what I want you to do,” said the devil, “Distract them from walking in the Spirit so they cannot maintain 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 work for longer hours and the husbands to work 6 to 7 days each week, 10 to 12 hours a day, so that 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 of the Spirit.”
“Entice them to play the radio whenever they go- To keep all media outlets going constantly in their home, and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays our music constantly. “This will jam their minds and break that union with the Saviour”
“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. ”
” Tire out husbands and wives with the troubles of this world so that they will neglect each other ”
“That will fragment their families quickly!”
“Give them a Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the Truth.”
“Give them an Easter bunny so they won’t talk about His resurrection and power over sin and death.”
“Even in their recreation and vacation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted.”
“Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on the God’s creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead.”
“Just 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 their Creator”
“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 believers everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there troubling them exceedingly with the worries of this world, the deceitfulness of riches and the pleasures of this world.
Could “BUSY” mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan’s Y-oke?
This is only someones satire ‘assessment’ of the world, but it drives the understanding of the times home to the mind of man. We know that we have the victory in the Blood of Christ and let us be diligent to FOCUS, to FIX our eyes upon ….. In the Book of Hebrews chapter 11 we read of faith, in fact the entire chapter is dedicated to teaching only on faith ! For this reason , chapter 12 starts with the word “therefore” ( referring to faith) ” Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles ( doubt, opposite of faith) and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us FIX our eyes on Jesus ( Yahuw’shua) the author and perfecter of our faith……… ” NIV
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