Satan’s Agenda

Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his demons, 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 biblical values. But we can do something else. We can keep them from forming an intimate, continual experience 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 Christian lifestyles, but steal their time so they can’t gain that experience with Jesus Christ.

“This is what I want you to do. Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day.”

“How shall we do this?” asked his demons.

“Keep them busy with the nonessentials of life and invest unnumbered schemes to occupy their minds,” he answered. “Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, then borrow, borrow, borrow. Convince them to work six or seven days a week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their 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.

“Overstimulate their minds so they cannot hear that still small voice. Entice them to play the radio or CD player wherever they drive, to keep the TV, the DVD player, and their CDs going constantly in their homes. Fill their coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes and e-mail with junk, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotion.

“Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their holidays exhausted, disquieted, and unprepared for the coming week. And when they gather for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so they leave with souls unfulfilled.

“Let them be involved in evangelism. 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 unity for the good of the cause.”

It was quite a convention. And the demons went eagerly to their assignments. Has the devil been successful in his scheme? You be the judge. Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. Matthew 11:28-30, The Message.


Written by: Geraldine Harris and Kristen Maddox. ©Copyright 1998-2008. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.

Comments:

  1. Yes I agree tha devil only can corrupt our minds,thoughts & actions through our sins only if we let him. But through Good over Evil & the grace of love for our almighty God & the love,peace & forgiveness for our brothers & sister’s,only then will God Rule & Win this battle against Satan & Evil!

    1. God already rules, and does conquer the devil, and his demons! Revelations speaks of God’s Victory over the devil, so it’s not then God can rule, but God is in control already and always has been, he is above all and is mighty and powerful, there is non above him.

  2. I think one of the things we have to also be very careful of is that we don’t fall into legalism or religiosity. Too often we can be so busy doing spiritual things and think that we’re right with God because of them. Matthew 7:21-23 is a good example of how we can be fooled into thinking that as long as we are busy doing spiritual things that we are right with God and doing good. That is one of Satan‘s ploys as well. But we also have to make sure we don’t do the opposite extreme where we don’t attend anything or very few things and justify it with the excuse that I don’t wanna be legalistic or religious. Since becoming a disciple, being baptized 27 years ago, I spent many years always going to everything and doing a lot of spiritual things (not bad in itself). But, I finally realized that I was doing it because I didn’t want people in the church to think that I was not being spiritual or have people question my love for God because I wasn’t going to everything. It has to be something you do because you Love God and all those who are a part of the church. It’s OK to not go to something. Of course, I would not miss church, unless I was sick and contagious – because that is something that should never be an option. Not that you should be legalistic religious about going to church, because you should love going to church and being with people who are spiritual. Anyway, God has to be the source of everything in my life no matter what.

  3. Father teaches us that satan has an allotted time / permission to rule this earth. And these two ladies who wrote this are correct. The vast majority of profession ‘christians’ live under this deception outlined above and will believe the ‘lie’ from the father of lies.

  4. what I really understood from this is, the devil is afraid of a Christian who spends time with Jesus Christ. He knows it is through that we can gain power over him. Please let us maximise time spent with God

  5. Thank you so much for such research.

    We who say are Christian’s, are too lazy and good at using Bible words verses to get to another topic.

    Yet we aren’t passionate in seeking God’s kingdom rather we work and read in our own strength.

    Like devil knows it gets not effective however much we use the verses.

    You asked has he succeeded? To me 90pacent.
    We have the 10pacent which means we have a chance to make this work.

    Thank you so much please stay on the narrow path.

    Where you can’t dance, can’t dose, can’t eat too much because you won’t fit.

    On the side are thorns and bites.

    In short let’s be humble.

  6. In my view Satan already rules this world. How else was it possible that a German pope covered up the molastation of tens if not hundreds of thousands of children for decades? How else was it possible that genocides are happening over and over again, on Armenians, the Jews, the Africans, the American natives and the Yesides? How is it possible that even after WWII tens of thousands of native children came to death under the Canadian church (as long discovered mass graves show). How can it be that Nazi-rooted trauma-based mind control (programs like MKULTRA and project Monarch) rules not only the world but also the so called elites and governments (especially in countries like the US, the UK, Australia and Canada where this practice is based on government sanction and initiated and fullfilled by secret services that got out of control long time ago). Where drug cartels can hold whole countries hostage and where women and children can’t count on any protection. A world where slavery (women, kids, men) is the new (and old) commodity.

    We have to open our eyes for these evils surrounding us, know about these things, unmask the evil and demand change with the voice of God. Change is still possible, but not in passive and disbelieving observation, I fear.

    (I apologize for my harsh words and the mentioning of these hard to hear but important topics.)

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