If Satan Wanted to Capture our Attention

by Al

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I was thinking that if he called a meeting to instruct his legions of demons, it might go something like this:

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 and focus, 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 focusing on things above and get them to focus on life from our point of view" (Colossians 3:1-2).

"But how shall we do this?" his demons shouted. "If they are Christians, why would they want to know our thoughts and ideas?"

"Don't let them know they are our thoughts. Tell them it's just entertainment. Then we can inspire others to put our words and thoughts on video and call it a TV program, or on celluloid and call it a motion picture, or on CD and call it music, or in a little black box and call it a video game. Most importantly, entice them to play the radio or CD player whenever they drive. And convince them they need to keep their TV, VCR, CDs, and PCs going constantly. They won't even realize they are missing time with their Savior."

"This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ. We've got to keep their minds occupied with our thoughts so they won't have time for His."

"But I heard that Christians are strong and we have to leave if they tell us to go," countered some of his dominion (James 4:7)

"They do have immeasurable strength, but they don't realize it. That's why we have to keep their minds occupied so they won't hear His still small voice. I don't know why He speaks in a small voice, but I don't want to take any chances. Don't leave them any time to think about Him. And the best part is while we are occupying their minds with our "noise," we are destroying their strength. Do you remember how Nehemiah defeated us? He reminded the people that the 'joy of the Lord' was his strength and he wouldn't pay attention to our ideas. (Nehemiah 8:10) That would be disaster for us!

"So if we are going to make them weak, we have to undermine their joy. And the best way to do that is to feed them our philosophies (Colossians 2:8). If we can get them to entertain themselves with our values, they're ours. I know we don't get 'em back on our team, but they won't be an effective member for the other team, either."

It was quite an ambitious plan! The demons went eagerly to accomplish their assignment. It was easier than they thought possible. It wasn't long before Christians everywhere were entertaining themselves to death - literally.

'by the Blood of JESUS, through the HOLY SPIRIT and according to GOD's Word'

God gives us many blessings, but most of all God gives us Jesus Christ!