The Angry Customer

A friend of mine owns a business here in my community. He is a good Christian and an active prayer warrior. He’s the kind of man who always has his eyes open to how God and Satan are at work in the world around him. He is a leader in his church community, and it isn’t unusual for him to travel at least once a year on mission trips–often overseas. He has seen spiritual warfare in other countries, and this has enabled him to more readily recognize it here in the United States.

Recently, a customer came in his place of business and looked around. After spending some time examining various items in the store, this customer came up to the counter and leaned way over it as he looked the cashier in the eyes. Their faces were just inches apart. He had an extremely angry expression as he said, “Your life means NOTHING to me.” Then he calmly turned to leave. My friend heard the entire exchange and spoke to the man’s back as he was walking toward the exit, “Well, YOUR life means something to ME, and it means something to GOD, too!”

At hearing this, the angry customer turned an yelled at the top of his lungs. He cursed and screamed and ranted a list of expletives that would make a sailor blush. Then he continued out the door and sat in his vehicle, staring intently at them. He remained there for about 5 minutes. Finally, he cranked the truck, backed out, and drove away.

My friend turned to his co-worker at the counter and said, “Maybe you’ve never seen a man with a demon before, but I can tell you that you have now.”

“Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.” Mark 3:13-15 NIV

Steve Hemphill, author / inspirational speaker
“My Search for the Real Heaven”
(Also Available In Spanish)
“My Search for the Real Heaven Workbook”
“My Search for Prayers Satan Hates”
“What Are The Stakes?” (God Markers On the Land)

About Steve Hemphill

Steve Hemphill grew up in Mason, a small town in Central Texas. He graduated high school in 1975, and received a B.A. in Marketing from Abilene Christian University in 1979. He married his college sweetheart immediately after graduating, and is the father of three boys. He was the founder and owner of a successful technology company in Northeast Texas for almost 30 years, with over 30 employees and annual revenue of over $6 million. Steve was the son of a missionary until his Father passed away in 2000. He and his brother searched for the “Last Will and Testament” and found it in a safe that contained a sealed envelope which stated, “If you find this after my death, do NOT open it, destroy it, it’s not important, Dad”. This led him to research what the Bible has to say about “Heaven” resulting in his first book, My Search for the Real Heaven. He later wrote My Search for Prayers Satan Hates, a detailed look at the Bible’s teaching on demons, prayer and spiritual warfare. His speaking career began in 2009. Since selling his business, Steve now dedicates his time to speaking, writing and leading retreats. His outreaches and inspirational events include sharing “God’s Stories”. He has lectured in many states and several foreign countries on a variety of topics. He keeps audiences spellbound and focused with his fast-paced, enthusiastic presentations and compelling real-life stories.