Monday, November 3, 2008

I know Satan!!

Halloween night means going downtown to a festival known as “Meg-O-Ween” which is sponsored by a local bar, Meg O’Malley’s. We don't often get to wear our AWD shirts but we did tonite. (BTW-these are available at

As we walked toward the entrance gate Dennis, Jeff and I met our first fish. Dennis gave them both a MDB tract and started to ask a couple of questions. One of the guys jumped up and turned to Jeff and me and said, “I’ll bet you don’t know where the word Bible came from!” We could smell the liquor on his breath and backed up a couple of feet. We stayed just a couple minutes more, deciding that these guys needed to sober up a bit.

As we left, we asked them a question of our own…”What is the difference between a slave and a man who drinks strong drink?” When neither could answer it we told them, “Nothing. They both obey their masters.”

We went thru the gate and started handing out tracts; the weather looked as though any moment it would begin pouring. You won’t see any photos of the costumes that we saw, because it would be indecent to document them. This seems to be worse each year we go to this ‘festival’. Shocking.

The rainy night really fit the mood of this 'party'. Despair was covered up by over-zelous laughter. It rained intermittently and when it did we ran for cover. Jeff began conversations with a group, and since they couldn’t go anywhere he would take them all through the Good Person test. It was great! We got all sorts of reactions to the tracts…from smiles to cussing us out. One woman somewhere in her 40’s screamed when I told her it was a Gospel tract! She said, “@#%&* and &*@#% I already tried that *%@#! Besides I got a boyfriend!” and she yanked the arm of the teenaged kid with her. He kept his tract and looked back at me as she screamed. I said, “Hey! Read it!” to which he nodded slightly. I pray that this boy will hear God’s Word and obey!

While Jeff was talking to the first group of people I noticed ,one of the guys looking at the Giant Money poking out of my bag. I pointed to it and to him He nodded his head and I realized he was deaf. I only know a little sign language so I asked if he wanted one. He told me 'yes' and I was able to give him one along with a Good Person booklet. He promised to read it and I pray he does with an open heart.

Dennis engaged a couple who turned out to go to a mega-church in the area. When he asked them how to get to Heaven...the man articulated fairly well after a few moments, but the woman...not so much. The man finally told Dennis he didn't want to talk anymore.

We met all sorts of people; most of them were very self-righteous. In fact, I don’t think we have ever encountered so many people who have never told a lie in their lives! Kumar was one of them. He wavered between telling me he had never sinned and justifying it. I talked with him for a few minutes but it was clear he was already drunk. I left when he began detailing why it was OK to sleep with any girl he wanted. TMI! Maybe when he sobers up he will remember our conversation?

Trying to keep track of everyone, I saw Dennis handing tracts to every person he could, as fast as he could. When I turned around I walked right into Satan. Now, I have seen people dressed like this before, but this was different. This man ‘belonged’ in this guise. He looked just like Anton Lavey and was comfortable in his skin. He looked at me and I looked at him. It was as though time stood still. I said, “Did you get one of these?” He calmly took the MDB from me and said, “What is it?” I told him it was a Gospel tract. He stopped and looked up from it. For the life of me I cannot remember what it was he said or what I said to him-but I do remember thinking that I did not want to engage this person in conversation. I don’t really know why because normally I would not have stopped… I turned to go and Jeff was right behind me. As we walked away he said, “Did you notice that he ‘was’ the costume?”

The area in which we live is renowned for Satanism. I think often of this as I read Revelation 2, where the Lord addresses Pergamos and talks about Satan’s seat being there.

Driving home I could not get the encounter off of my mind…then suddenly I yelled, "I know Satan!!" Now Dennis never saw the encounter so he jumped.

A few months ago I had to visit this guy's office and the first thing I noticed was that there were human skulls in every room. Maybe not weird for a medical professional but this really was overkill and very creepy…now I KNOW why!! I asked him at the time what his fascination with death was. He just smoothly told me they were medical specimens. Wonder who it is sitting up on his shelves??
Revelation 2:13 I know your works, and where you live, even where Satan's seat is. And you hold fast My name and have not denied My faith, even in those days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.

What’s the strangest witnessing experience you’ve had????

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