Enemy strategy

 

I did not write this but thought it very worthy of passing on. It’s funny how we can read something and say, “Wow, that was powerful, true, and right on the money,” and then go about our business as usual. It’s only a page and a quarter long. Enjoy.

Do you know how Satan deceives the children of God? Here are just some of his schemes that he uses for the Christian community. You can see how clever Satan is and Christians must be aware of Satan’s schemes and cleverness. Be aware of it. You might already be a victim of Satan’s scheme. Be on guard always! Learn his schemes so that you are aware of his strategies.

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. Keep the TV, VCR, CD’s and their PC’s 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, and 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?

What Matters to you?

I was going through a stack of old papers making sure I wasn’t throwing something important away when I ran across an email from a bank that advocated a bill-pay plan that would save the customer some time. In this day of a failing economy, their theory was that the less time we spent on paying bills, the more time we had for family. Their lead was “Spend more time on what matters.”

All truth is parallel so this statement hit me right between the eyes. It sounded like a great idea and although their idea leaned toward the financial end of the spectrum, I see the world in utter chaos financially, politically, socially, and spiritually. The social media is abuzz with political images and comments decrying the political corruption and the oppression of people.

Don’t get me wrong, politics are very important but there just doesn’t seem to be any actions taking place to thwart the problems that enslave us and all we do is glorify the enemy’s plan and speak his evil into the atmosphere. Therefore, I felt that I wanted to write a small piece on what glorifies Christ instead of the enemy.

So…what does matter?

We all have to balance our lives of course but each of us needs to figure out what is personally important to us and spend time in that arena. If that means politics to some, that’s OK, it’s your time and what is important to you. What is important to me is, it is a time to stop glorifying Satan’s plan and start focusing on Jesus Christ. It is time to start bringing as many sheep into the fold as we can. It is time to be listening for the Shofar. It is about to blow. Christ is coming to abduct His Bride. The only hope for America and the world is to return to faith in Christ. America was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is what is important to me.

God’s Word seems to think so as well. The Bible is ALL about Jesus. It is about Jesus and His Bride. He paid the bride price in full by purchasing her on the Cross.

Colossians 3:1-4 KJV
v1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
v2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
v3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
v4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.