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Jesus, Open Their Eyes

April 29, 2013

I was about to leave the park and get my son to bed when this little girl about 3 years old started talking to me.  “Why are you here?” she asked.  “I’m here with my son,” I replied pointing to my little guy who was going down the slide.  “So you’re his mommy?  My mommy is over there!  Hi, Mommy!”

That was when I turned and saw her mom sitting on the bench behind me.  We started talking and sharing a little about our lives then I asked her if she went to church.  “Yeah, I do.  I’m a soon-to-be Jehovah Witness.”

I started asking her about her faith and why she believed the things she did.  She had done a LOT of studying and researched many different religions.  I told her I was a Christian and that was when the conversation got, “fun.”

Everything I brought up about the deity of Jesus she had a rebuttal for.  Then she started asking about the trinity, then jumped to the afterlife, and then to the different versions of the bible we had.  Every time I would flip through my bible to show her a verse, she would get started on something else.  My friend was there with me and she started asking her questions about her faith, but she had such a scripted answer for each question.

We exchanged numbers, and email addresses because she wanted to talk to me more.  The next day we spent an hour and a half on the phone.  When we were done, I almost started crying.  Here I was a believer for almost 9 years, reading through my bible for the past 9 years, yet I felt she had me all tied into a knot.

After our conversation I started doing a lot of research on speaking to Jehovah Witnesses and thus began our 19 emails back and forth.  I felt I had her good when I showed her in Psalm 102:25-27 (in her bible even) where the scripture talks about Jehovah God laying the foundations of the Earth and being unchangeable and whose years never end.  Then I took her to Hebrews 1:7-12 (in her bible as well) where it clearly is speaking of Jesus and the same characteristics that are used of Jehovah God in Psalm 102 are used.  And THEN in the Watchtower Bible it is even has a footnote right next to the verses that says, “Psalm 102:25-27.”

But no, she ignored all this, as well as all the other proof I showed her from the bible that clearly shows the Deity of Jesus, the accuracy of the bible, and so on and so forth.

This made me so sad.  I could not even begin to understand how someone’s eyes could be so blinded by the enemy and clearly see the facts in front of them, yet completely deny them.  But I know that it is ONLY Jesus that can open up the eyes of those who are entrenched in cults.

Jesus, I lift up this girl to you.  Lord, you know the darkness that surrounds her.  You see the stronghold that the enemy has on her, and I thank you that you are in complete control.  I thank you that you are so much bigger, greater, and stronger than our enemy and NOTHING is impossible for you.  So Jesus, I lift up this girl again to you and I pray that you would open her eyes, that the scales would fall from them and she would see you Jesus in all your glory.  I pray she would repent and put her faith in you.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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