An email from John Dyrek
Satan called a world wide 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
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 what I want you
to do", said the Devil. Distract them from gaining hold of their
Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout
How shall we do this ?" his demon's 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!"
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, CD s 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 newspaper and magazines. 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 news letter and promotional offering
free products, services, and false hopes."
"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines so the husbands will
believe that outward beauty is what is important, and they'll become
dissatisfied with their wives. Keep 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 is quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments
causing Christians everywhere to get more busy 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 at his scheme?
You be the judge! Does "busy" mean:
Please pass this on, if you aren't too BUSY!