If I Were The Devil


   "I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world; I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of the other way around; I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership; I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies; I would make it socially acceptable to take one's own life; I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that the life of animals are valued more than human beings; I would take God out of the schools; I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young; I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda; I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation. I would make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable. If the family crumbles, so does the nation; I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens. and I would call it art; I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled; I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who refer to their agenda as politically correct; I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive; I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional; I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are." (Adapted-Paul Harvey)


   How much of the Devil’s agenda has worked on you? James encouraged Christians to actively draw near to God and resist the devil (James 4:7-8). You won’t win spiritual battles by taking a passive approach to either of those endeavors. To be successful spiritually involves being in the right places, staying away from the wrong ones, praying regularly, and Christian fellowship (making sure your children participate in Christian fellowship…how much chance do you think your children have spiritually if they don’t surround themselves with Christians while they are young?) The Devil may be winning many battles here on earth, but you don’t have to let him win in your life. Be a faithful Christian and take a victory away from the devil.