Happy New Year!
I attend a vibrant pentecostal church. Tongue – talking, Spirit – filled, demon – chasing type of church.
We are mandated to fast and pray during the last three days of every year. This year was no different.
I took it very seriously, 2016, I knew was going to be the best year of my life thus far. I could feel it, I just knew.
I actually fasted so I would make no mistakes administering the deluge of wealth and resources coming my way, I craved wisdom. I was fasting for wisdom. I already knew my 2016. I already have 2016!
2016 was my year. It is a year I’ve locked down well.
I took the fasting and prayer so seriously that I levied upon myself a three – day dry fast. No food, no water.
By the third day I was spirit. I was in the spirit and I moved thus.
Then I saw that I was sitting in plush looking car. The upholstery was exquisite. From the ambience I deduced that we were seated in a Rolls Royce, in a Ghost or Phantom.
He was seated facing me.
Yes, the devil.
He was the epitome of impeccable taste and style.
Very dapper, very trendy 40-something year old.
Good looking dude too.
His expensive-smelling perfume caressed my nostrils pleasantly.
“I’m tired of it all. I don’t even know how it got this bad!”
“Who? What? ” I queried.
“God! This quarrel we have… I’m wrong, He’s right… I’m bad, He’s good… Sick of it! I accept!! I’m the bad one, I accept my faults… Punish me!!! ”
I had nothing, by way of reply.
“I just want a bit of peace. I’m tired of evil, or being blamed for it. I wish I could leave it all.”
“Why are you telling me all this? ” I asked.
What did Satan take me for? I had more carnal concerns. This issue, even in heaven would require the intervention of very top management.
“Your spirit shone the brightest in this principality. You have been luminous almost three days now. It’s been years since I felt such faith! I had to come see.”
Okay. Uhmmmm, guess its not everyone that can impress the devil… thank you I guess?
He gazed at me for seconds, but they felt like hours.
I returned his scrutiny.
He embodied Masculine perfection.
He was telling the truth.
The father of all lies… Was telling the truth.
He was tired of fighting God. He wanted out. Retirement.
The lake of fire.
He was done being the devil.
“Then you must talk to Him. He is The Way, The Truth and The Life…” I counseled.
“I fear I have fallen from grace. I am cast down. I have lost my grace.” The devil gravely intoned.
“I know a way, but you sir, must do as I ask. I will act and talk but once… I need to be getting back.”
He was nodding his head in total agreement.
So I sat up, and the devil mirrored by movements thus closing the gap between us. I held out my hands and the devil clasped them.
So hand in hand with my eyes closed I instructed the devil to repeat after me.
I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me!
In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.”
And he did. The devil repeated after me.
Satan gave his life to Christ.
The devil had just accepted Jesus into his heart.
I had led Lucifer to Christ. He was now born again.
I felt everything spiritual grind to a halt. The atmosphere became thick, then crackle, then hurt like static electricity.
Painful. Unbearable. Pressure.
I was about to lead him to be filled with the Holy Spirit when I felt a hand on my shoulder.
I looked up into the softest, whitest, purest form of light and life.
The devil had the same glory and grace on either side. They were now holding him up.
“Well done good and faithful servant… You are an heir… My son… ! You are a god.” The messenger spoke to and about me.
“May it be so, amen. ” I acquiesced.
And then in an instant the messengers took the devil to meet God.
In the same instant I was myself.
I pondered on many things.
Then I prayed that God forgive the devil and accept a prodigal son.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!