Thursday, November 27, 2008

Demons for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving! I received a text message from a friend on my phone last night that was simply stating this: "Have a Happy Thanksgiving from" ............ I thought it was really nice to get a text message on my personal cell phone that I carry with me most of the time. So I thought I would do the same to others. So I literally sent out about 100 text messages to friends and family with a similar message for about 10 minutes. I got back about 15 text greetings. It felt good to have to have so many friends. One of those people called me about a prayer request and challenge. It was the most meaningful reply I got, because it gave me the opportunity to share Jesus and pray for someone that had I not sent out a greeting I might not had gotten the call so I could pray with them.

Now it is Thanksgiving morning and I started off the day early with prayer and seeking the Lord and then moved to checking some of emails as I ran across the following about Demons. It reminded me of how busy everyone seems to get over the next 4 weeks. People will be so busy that I wonder how many will miss the blessings of prayer, giving grace and peace to others. One gentleman I spoke with 2 nights ago that I had not seen in months told me he was really, really, really busy all the time. It's not like I am not busy too with 5 children and preparing to move from our home after 9 years, but I refuse to be so busy that I do not take the time to share Jesus. I know a few years ago I was the busiest I had ever been when the Lord slowed me down. I mean I was way over focused on things and missing life and family. I was falling into the demon trap myself. But things have changed and God broke through and I am thankful the Demon convention lost out on success with me. Now I just must protect this precious relationship with Jesus.

I am Thankful for the many blessings in my life and I could share a zillion of them as well. Today with is a great day! I started off with prayer and now off to racking and burning leaves for a few hours while Becky cooks and the kids watch the parades. Then off to grandma’s house we go for dinner. Then in the evening we will have a bigger gathering of 21 people for fellowship and giving thanks in Roanoke, VA. Next year will be different. Next year we will be living in Florida and probably traveling north for our holiday.

As blessed you are please take time for Jesus and don't let the Demon's of hell grab your heart from hearing the still small voice of God. I am Thankful for a relationship with a Mighty God are you? If so, protect it this season and throughout the year.

In these last days Christians need to be aware of the enemy of God.
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 their 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, CDs, MP3 whenever they drive.’
“To keep the TV, VCR, Cds and their PCs 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 mind and break that union Christ.’
“Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers.’
‘Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day.”
“Invade their diving moments with billboards.”
“Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail offer 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.
“Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas.”
“Give them as 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 have 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 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.

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.!!!!!!

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