February 21, 2009
I Had A Paranormal Experience When I Was Twenty by Alberta Parish
I had a paranormal experience when I was twenty years old in which I saw Satan and heard the voice of Satan. At the time, my mother, grandmother and I were living in this raggedy house in Northwest Atlanta, right in the heart of a drug-infested neighborhood. I was blessed to have never tried an illegal substance of any kind, because I grew up in Liberty City (Miami) in a drug-infested locality, also. My mother and I (when I was 10) had moved to Atlanta in 1984.
In the vision I had of Satan, I found myself walking through the hallway in the house. Moments later, I entered my mother’s bedroom. Of course, it was dark in the bedroom; it was nighttime. All was quiet in the house. But even in the darkness of her bedroom, I saw a very dark figure standing in the room. I could actually see the outline of this dark shadow that was standing in the room across from me. He was only a few feet away. Then I heard his voice say, “Come, see. All this power will I give you if you worship me.” I said, “No, I can’t do that. That’s the same thing you told Jesus.” Then the vision ended.
I’ve told many people this vision over the years, and of course, it’s as if I saw this vision only yesterday, because I remember everything. I recently told my friend Carl about this vision, and his response to me was, “I don’t believe you saw Satan, because first of all you’re not Jesus. Why would he come to you and say those same words he told Jesus? Why would God allow you to be tempted in such a way?” Are you kidding? I was thinking. This is exactly why God allowed Satan to tempt me. If God allowed His Son Jesus to be tempted of Satan for forty days, who am I that God would not also allow me to be tempted of Satan for even a few seconds? I know I’m not Jesus. I could never do what Jesus did as far as dying on a cross for the sins of every single human being on earth. In fact, I don’t like humans that much to the point where I would die for somebody’s sins, or literally sacrifice my life to save others. But I could die for myself, to save myself from going to Hell.
Because I know what is written in biblical scriptures, Satan will tempt me or anyone else who knows the Word. Of course, I knew at the time when Satan came to visit me that only the True and Living God is to be worshipped and no others. Satan is a spirit entity, which is in direct contrast to God. Satan was specifically cast out of Heaven for his rebellion against God, and because he wanted to be worshipped like God. Furthermore, I dedicated my life to Jesus when I was thirteen, which is another reason Satan came to tempt me. A third reason I believe Satan came to tempt me is I was having some serious family problems at the time and also personal problems with my own existence, and I was seriously thinking about ending my life. I just simply didn’t want to be here anymore. I mean, I never asked to be here in the first place. I went as far as to grab something in order to end my life, but I didn’t go any further. I was that person when I was twenty even though I had dedicated my life to Jesus when I was thirteen. Many people think that people who profess Jesus, believe on His name, become saved and born again of His Spirit don’t have the sort of problems I had such as suicidal thoughts and also emotional problems. I got news for you: They do. They just try very hard not to show others these weaknesses, or they pretend these weaknesses don’t exist, because in their minds if they truly believe in Jesus or they’re Christians, they shouldn’t have suicidal thoughts. However, they fail to realize that devils will try or test them when it comes to suicide or murder just because they confessed to be born again Christians. Remember, Satan had tempted Jesus to cast Himself down from the pinnacle of the Jewish temple. And Jesus told Satan that he should not tempt the Lord God.
The reasons Satan had come to tempt me vary, but the main reason he came to tempt me that night is he wanted my soul. Ironically, the day I contemplated suicide, my paranormal experience of Satan had followed hours later, occurring in the wee morning hours in fact. So whenever I tell people that Satan is real, I truly mean it.