Busy Busy Busy!

23 May

Satan called a world wide 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 experience in Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken.”



“So this is what I want you to do, angels. Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day! Let them go to church, let them have their conservative lifestyles.. But steal their time, so they can’t gain that experiencing Jesus Christ.”


HOW SHALL WE DO THIS?, shouted his angels.

“Keep them busy in their nonessentials 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 to play the secular radio or cassette player wherever they drive, to keep the secular TV, VCR, CD’s and their PC’s 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 promotion 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, secular concerts, and movies instead. And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involved 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-yolk.

Wow, makes one think…Satan’s goal is to take our minds and hearts off Christ, then steer us toward the cares of this world.

God wants us to enjoy life, but He must be first.

If we are too busy for God, then we are just too B-U-S-Y.

Christian-Charles Milton de Plicque
Angel House International Missions Ministries r.f.

Karleby Finland
May 1999

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