BUSY: Being Under Satan’s Yoke?
The Devil’s Convention ….
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
Almighty God Jehovah and Jesus Christ, His Son.”
“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, DVD, 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; thus committing adultery!”
“That will fragment their families quickly!”
“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 earthly causes they have no time to seek
power from Jehovah God and His Son, Jesus Christ.”
“Let them be involved in soul-winning, but crowd their lives with so many causes
that they have no time to seek power from God and Christ. 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 devilish clever plan!
The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere
to get busier and more rushed, going here and there and everywhere.
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: Being Under Satan’s Yoke?
Satan’s goal is to take our minds away from Jehovah God and Jesus Christ
and steer us towards the cares of the world. God wants us to enjoy life,
but He must be our first priority in our lives.If we are too busy for the
One True God Jehovah and His Son, Jesus Christ, then we are too
busy being earthly busy. The Day of Wrath of Jehovah and Jesus Christ
Second Coming is upon the whole world; Wake Up and Pray Up and
not be lead away by Satan’s schemes and temptations or else we’ll have
to face the consequences with regrets and be written out of the
Book of LIFE and God’s Kingdom.
The HOUR is at HAND.
10 Life-Lessons from Noah’s Ark
The Biblical story of the great flood (see Genesis 6:1-9:17)
has been around for a long time. It has counterparts in many
other cultures. Each generation has learned much from the
story — and so can those of us in the coaching community!
Needless to say, “Always build on the highest ground possible”,
because character always counts!
are ten more:
1. Always plan ahead.
There wasn’t any rain in the forecast when Noah started building
2.Don’t listen to your critics.
Listen instead to your heart, and then do whatever has to be done.
The neighbors might have taunted when Noah was blocking
their driveway — but he had the last laugh as soon as the rain
3.Stay physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally fit.
You never know but that when you’re 600 years old, someone
might come along out of the blue and ask you to do something
4.Don’t seek to go it alone.
Always travel, at least, in pairs, because two heads are
better than one.
5.Speed is not always an advantage.
The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails; and
they all arrived safely on dry ground at the very same time.
6.Handle Conflict with certainty.
If you can’t fight or flee from adversity — at least make
certain you have an idea that can float in the battlefield
7.Don’t miss the boat!
Never forget this underlying truth: that ultimately when
all is said and done, we’re all in the same boat!
8. Be flexible in your thinking.
Remember that amateurs built the ark while professionals
built the Titanic and the Challenger Space Shuttle.
9. Remember that Fear is nothing more than
“False Evidence Appearing Real”.
The woodpeckers on the INSIDE are often a bigger threat to
your overall well being than the storms raging on the outside.
10. Remain faithful and optimistic.
No matter how bleak things look, if God is traveling with you,
there’s always going to be a rainbow of peace on the other
side of the storm.