Paul Harvey

Many of you may have heard this many times before.  I was only introduced to it about a month ago.  I find it both profound and disturbing.  Disturbing only because of the truth of it, disturbing because I have children growing up in this world…but God is bigger than it all.  He is holding the whole world and every moment of the world that has taken place, is taking place and is yet to take place.  And He is not surprised by anything…and He is already the crowned victor!  Praying that the children of the world choose to follow Him and not get entrapped in the ploys of the devil.

This is a transcript of a radio show; Paul Harvey read a piece he scripted called “If I were the devil”

PAUL HARVEY’S ‘IF I WERE THE DEVIL’ TRANSCRIPT 1965
If I were the devil … If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness. And I’d have a third of it’s real estate, and four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — Thee. So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please.’

“To the young, I would whisper that ‘The Bible is a myth.’ I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what’s bad is good, and what’s good is ‘square.’ And the old, I would teach to pray, after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…’

“And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

“If I were the devil I’d soon have families that war with themselves, churches at war with themselves, and nations at war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames. If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions — just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.

“Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography — soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls, and church money. If I were the devil I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.

“If I were the devil I’d take from those, and who have, and give to those wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And what do you bet? I could get whole states to promote gambling as thee way to get rich? I would caution against extremes and hard work, in Patriotism, in moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that what you see on the TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure. In other words, if I were the devil I’d just keep right on doing on what he’s doing. Paul Harvey, good day.”

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10.19.13

Then the word of the Lord came to me,
saying: “Before I formed you in the
womb I knew you; Before you were
born I sanctified you; I ordained you a
prophet to the nations.”
— Jeremiah 1:4-5

 

I urge you to take time today and focus on what this verse is truly saying.

6.18.13

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.

Today the House banned abortions after 20 weeks.  There is quite a bit of controversy on this issue.  I am hopeful that they are making a step in the right direction.  It is sad to me that people need a law to make this decision.  I know there are extreme cases.  However, I also know of quite a few women who have been in extreme scenarios, for months, to have their situation miraculously (for there is no other word to describe it) change.  Without the trust and hope in the Lord, these women may have given up and were richly blessed.  Not every situation does change, but is it worth the risk of giving up before you know? 

8.9.12

PSA 111:6 He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations.
PSA 111:7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
PSA 111:8 They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.
PSA 111:9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever– holy and awesome is his name.