Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, November 28, 2010 0 comments
While on solitude at an amazing place in Amish country in Ohio a Jehovah’s Witness stopped by.
To be bluntly honest, at first I was really annoyed and told God, “Are you kidding me? Here I am trying to spend some time with you and this annoying Jehovah’s Witness shows up at the door.”
Just as I was about to finish the conversation with the Jehovah’s Witness, the conviction came. I heard in my spirit, “She is made in my image and I love her.” OUCH! I felt so small and selfish at that moment and invited her in to take a look at the place. She only came in to the door way but she was in the house.
After some pleasantries about the place I just came out and asked her, “So what do you think about Jesus?” She went on to say how He was the Son of God and was with Jehovah at the beginning of time, among a few others. I asked what her name was and she said, “Amy.”
I asked her, “Amy, is He God?”
She said, “You mean Jehovah?”
I asked, Are Jesus and Jehovah the same being?
She replied, “Well, no. They are separate.”
I took her through John 1:1-3, John 14:6 and 7. I also showed her how Jesus received worship from Thomas after His resurrection where Thomas exclaims, “My Lord and my God.”
She wasn’t buying it but I must admit I could see her wheels spinning a bit and I began to get a little prideful. Then I heard in my spirit again, “This is not a game. I created her in my image. I love her. Show her My Glory.” At that moment I realized that I was moving toward trying to take the glory from God and confessed it to God quickly.
She said, “This is too much of an argument I need to go.”
I said, “I’m sorry, I don’t mean to argue. Besides, I’m just asking questions.” She stayed.
I then took her to Revelation21:6 in her Jehovah’s Witness bible (It is called The New World Translation).
It says something about Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. So I asked her, “Who is that?
She said, “Jehovah God.”
Then I took her to Revelation 22:13. It says something to the effect, I am Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and The End.
I had her read it and then asked, “Who is that?”
She said, “Well, that’s Jehovah.”
I then took her to Revelation 1:8 in her bible and asked her who is saying “I am Alpha and Omega?”
She said, “That’s Jehovah.”
I then took her to Revelation 1:17b – 18 and asked, “Who is this speaking of?”
She read it and said, “Well, that’s speaking of Jehovah too.”
In this text it speaks of the First and Last having died and that now He is alive.
I asked her, “When did Jehovah die?” She looked again and said, “Well, we read that differently. It is Jehovah but it is clearly Jesus too.
(Silence, Silence, Silence)
“Well, we just disagree.” she said.
I encouraged her to keep studying and let truth take her where it may.
She said, “Well, I better get going.” I asked her, “Can we pray together before you leave?”
She paused and then said, “No, it’s clear that we pray to different gods so I better not.”
I encouraged her to keep seeking truth and to study. I sensed that she had some major qualities as a leader and encouraged her to use those talents while still searching for truth. We then said goodbye and she left.
Looking back on this conversation I should have done the following differently: When she said, “No” to praying together I should have said something like this, “Well, how about we pray to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob then? Let’s pray to the Creator of the universe and ask Him to reveal His truth to each of us so our relationship with Him grows.”
But I didn’t. Maybe next time.
I hope this has encouraged you to learn and stand up for your faith in the real Jesus Christ. I also hope this has helped you see that we are in a spiritual battle that is not against people who believe misinformation and wrong teachings. We are against the Father of Lies: Satan.
Ephesians 6:12 - For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Please listen to the two podcasts we will be releasing this week on the subject of witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses and equip yourself for the real struggle.