:-) Prayer - Satan's Undoing Drama


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The time is now. The peoples of the earth are caught in a battle between the legions of Hell and the God squad, otherwise known as the evangelists, missionaries and other assorted Christian types. The commander of the legions of Hell, a certain Mr. B. Elzebub, known to his associates as Satan, has gathered his goons together to talk strategy...
Satan:
North Africa! Your report!
North Africa:
No Problem, your unrighteousness.
Satan:
It had better be good.
North Africa:
What else? Keeping the Gospel out of North Africa has been a piece of cake.
Satan:
Elaborate!
North Africa:
Sure thing, Red Face! I'm holding off the enemy from my desert tribes. Some of the Enemy's workers tried to invade, but they were clueless about desert living. I got them lost in the Sahara and soon their water was gone...need I go on? We had one close call-those Christians started to pray, but they only had enough prayer support behind them to send out one missionary.
Satan:
Enough you blockhead! If only that one missionary opens up your land to the gospel, you're a failure. North India, report!
North India:
Not long ago it was quite easy for missionaries to enter my territory, but recently, I have pulled off two brilliant maneuvers. First, by working my forces overtime, I have revived the deception of the Hindu religion. Second, I have continued in my brilliance by getting the government to deny Christian missionaries enterance into my country. (Evil laughter)
Satan:
Get on with it!!
North India:
Well, my borders are closed, and the few missionaries left will soon be retiring. Chief it is going to take a lot of spiritual warfare to break through my forces - much prayer - and I see that as an impossibility.
Satan:
Remember this! Nothing is impossible for Him if those Christians are fully His!
North India:
(Interrupting) Why all the pressure on us, ol' Red Face? These people don't even have a church in their culture. What about the places where the Enemy's gospel is spreading?
Satan:
Why am I so protective of your territories? It's true, the people under your juristriction have no church that can spread from within. Yet, there are prophecies that concern me. The worst one is this, "and this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." Therefore, our destruction will not come as long as your territories remain closed. (Long pause) North America!!
North America:
Ready to report your wickedness!
Satan:
The Church in North America - have they learned to pray again?
North America:
I have them in the palm of my hand because I have convinced most of the Enemy's disciples that prayer is not the most important thing. They think it's a boring venture when compared with the fun activities that don't advance the gospel. I have enticed them to chase after high paying jobs and materialistic gain. Through their many possessions, I have luuled them to sleep into lives of comfort and complacency so that many of them don't even know that are in the middle of a spiritual war! Because I have created a humansistic society that denies the supernatural, these puny Christians give lip service to that awesome means of spiritual destruction - the Enemy's weapon of prayer. I let them play at prayer, while never allowing them to take their eyes off themselves. So, since I have done such a good job, Mr. B., these peons should have free reign in their regions.
Satan:
Yes... yes.,. good... good... Now who else has a good report?
Narrator:
And so the legions of Hell rejoiced because they were safe as long as the unreached peoples in their territories were separated from the gospel. But, 30 years later, when Mr B. Elzebub gathered his goon squad together again, the fighting had intensified, and things were not so secure...
Satan:
How can this be happening? My leaders said they were in control, and yet, the Enemy is gaining! Where is everyone? I want your reports! Who will report first? (Silence) Well!?! Leader of North Africa, come forward! What is your report?
North Africa:
Sir, they finally discovered their most powerful weapon. The whole enemy church started praying. They went crazy and began sending thousands of labourers. We were handcuffed and bound. The new missionaries were protected by prayer and angels, and they...
Satan:
(Interupting) SILENCE!! How could you let this happen? Do you know what this means? North India, report!
North India:
Well, while my demons were strengthening Hinduism, the Chrstians were busy learning to pray. Their prayers opened the door for a new wave of missionaries. It was not long until my last stronghold, the government, slipped through my fingers and started letting in new missionaries! Because of those praying Christians, it won't be long until all my people are history!
Satan:
How could you be so foolish? It is now only a matter of time before the Enemy leader returns. North America!
North America:
Bound and gagged
Satan:
AGGHH!!!!! They've bound us with their prayers!

Everyone freezes

Narrator:
The one concern of the Devil is to keep Christians from praying. He cares nothing for prayerless work, prayerless study or prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.
Samuel Chadwick

And I heard a loud voice in Heaven saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of the brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night"
Revelation 12:10

The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.
Revelation 11:15b


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Last changed: Saturday 12 August 1995