And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ… (Col 4:3) Pray...that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. (Eph 6:19)
One of the men who have been coming to my office for counseling heard a recording of my message on Christian forgiveness and was enthusiastic. “I’ve listened to it - he insisted - several times and need to write it out so that I can have it in print! I let my friends listen to parts of it and they were very interested!”
This is a man who is married to a believer and has left her and their two children and plans to divorce her.
Surprised by his interest, I offered right away to come and visit his friends and answer any questions they have on any topic from Scripture. And he was even more enthusiastic.
I was not ready for his next statement. “I belong to a group of Satanists and we meet twice a week and I can ask our leader, but I’m sure they would be very glad!” he added.
Since that conversation, I have called his leader and set an appointment to meet them and speak on several passages on Christ’s forgiveness. It will be, Tuesday at 9:00pm, April 19 (3:00pm Eastern Time). I’ve checked this group’s web site and they are affiliated with the Italian Satanist Movement.
We are doing so believing God has opened this door and we desire to enter it boldly, and desire to bring the powerful Gospel of Redemption and Life. On our part, we will prepare, fast and pray. And move ahead with the boldness and courage God provides.
Would you pray for us, this week and next Tuesday? Pray that Satan would not thwart this opportunity. Pray that I would proclaim the Gospel with courage, as I have never been in a similar situation before. Pray also that this young man will be saved, and several more, out of this group.
We are aware that every time we proclaim the Gospel, there is a confrontation with the Evil One. Many times we have been aware of this tension, especially when I would do public lectures throughout Italy. This is a first for us, and desire to proceed believing our Message, with the Spirit who is already at work in this world, knows no barriers and even the very Gates of Hell cannot resist it.
Let us know if you will pray with us, we really need it this time! We will update you next Wednesday.
With you, in His service, Dan and Donna