The Simple Life

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by Carlita Head

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 &
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 experience in 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
experience in Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do, angels.
Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior & maintaining that
vital connection throughout their day!

How shall we do this??, shouted his angels.
Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life & invent un-numbered
schemes to occupy their minds, he answered. Tempt them to
spend, spend, spend, then, borrow, borrow, borrow. Convince the wives
to go to work & the husbands to work 6 or 7 days a week, 10-12 hrs.
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 to play the radio or cassette player
whenever they drive, to keep the TV, he VCR, & their CD's going
constantly in their homes. And see to it that every store & restaurant in
the world plays music constantly. This will jam their minds &
break that union with Christ.

Fill their coffee tables with magazines & newspapers. Pound
their minds with the news 24 hrs. a day. Invade their driving
moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail,
sweepstakes, mail order catalogues, & every kind of newsletter
& promotional offering, free products, services, & false hopes.

Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them
return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted & unprepared for
the coming week. Don't let them go out in nature. Send them to
amusement parks, sporting events, concerts & movies instead.
And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip &
small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences & unsettled
emotion.

Let them be involved in soul-winning. But crowd their lives
with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Christ.
Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their
health & family unity 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 & rush here & there.

Has the devil been successful at his scheme? You be the judge.

by Carlita Head

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