The Pastor\’s Pen

An Independent Baptist Preacher\’s Musings and Observations


Posted by Pastor Szekely on July 8, 2008

I don’t mean to be writing about the devil all the time, but here lately in these last three posts, the deceiver and father of lies has been the subject

The following is a story you may have read before, but it needs to be read again or for the first time. As you read it I pray you ask yourself, “Lord, is this me“?

Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil angels, he said, “We can’t keep the 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 conservative values. But we can do something else. We can keep them from forming an intimate, abiding relationship with Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So let them go to church, let them have their conservative lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can’t gain that intimacy with Jesus Christ.”

“This is what I tell you to do, angels. Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!”

“How shall we do this?” shouted his angels.

Borrow and Spend“Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent unnumbered schemes to occupy their minds,” he answered. “Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, then borrow, borrow, borrow. Convince the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6 or 7 days a week, 10 to 12 hours a day, so they can afford their lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their family fragments, 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 Stressed Outto play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive, to keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their homes. And see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-Biblical, contradicting music constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ.”

“Fill their 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, sweepstakes, mail order catalogs, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes.”

“Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted, and unprepared for the coming week. Don’t let them go out in nature to reflect on God’s wonders. Send them to Amusement parks, sporting events, concerts and movies instead.”

“And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotion. Let them be involved in soul-winning, but crowd their lives with so many good causes that they have no time to seek power from Christ. Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause.”

It was quite a convention in the end. And the evil angels went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busy, busy, busy, and rush here and there.

Has the devil been successful at his scheme? You be the judge. How about this definition of “busy”:

  B – Being
  U – Under
    S – Satan’s
Y – Yoke


2 Responses to “B.U.S.Y.”

  1. Kate said

    Excellent article!!! This is so true! Those who are too busy for the wrong reasons are not able to enjoy their fruit. Being busy for Christ is great but if we are busy at the expense of reading the Word or praying, something is wrong! Good piece, Brother!

  2. Thank you, my sister!

    Your comments are correct and you make a great point: “Being busy for Christ is great but if we are busy at the expense of reading the Word or praying, something is wrong!”

    I believe – many times – something is wrong. I pray folks break out from Being Under Satan’s Yoke!

    Thanks for clicking in, Kate!

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