By Claudia Koenig
We recently visited a coffee shop. We had our Golden Retriever, Star (of David), with us. A lady was sitting outside with her dog, so our dogs met. This led to a conversation.
The woman said that she does massages. She said that does them on dogs as well. She explained her powerful techniques and reasons.
My thought was that she must be into yoga and new age. I really didn’t want to get into a conversation any further. I stay away from that kind of thing.
She started talking more about encounters. She said that she practices having power. I quickly switched the conversation to God. I told her that my only worship is to the true God and His Son, Jesus.
I took a very bold stand. Right away, I said that she had to decide who she will worship because, in the end, she will go somewhere when she leaves this earth. She said that she believes in that. I told her that she cannot have both. She must choose.
She said, “I have always thought that there had to be something else.”
I asked her if she wanted to know what that is. She said, “Yes!” She was eager for the answer. I told her that the only way to heaven is by believing in the Son of God, Jesus, and that He died on the cross for her sins. Her eyes grew wide.
Hesitantly, I drew a little closer to her. I looked straight into her eyes. I was actually very uncomfortable because I really don’t like all that spiritual deception that she has been so steeped in. I didn’t want to look into her eyes which tell of the deception that is in her. But I had to do this.
I looked into her eyes and said, “You must choose.”
“I want to do that,” she said. I was so surprised.
“Let’s pray,” I said. I didn’t want any distractions from what has been inside her. She looked straight into my eyes and prayed with me. She repented, asked for forgiveness and gave her life to Jesus.
After praying. I gave her a big hug. She said, “I always thought that there was something else, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it.” She was smiling and bright eyed!
My husband and I introduced ourselves and took a photo. She shook my hand and said, “Thank you! Now, I know that all the other was not it. Thank you!”
She was excited to learn the Truth! I told her where to read in the Bible. She said that she was going to get started right away and that she couldn’t wait!
A week later, I saw her again. Very excitedly, she said that she was already reading the Bible. She showed me exactly where. It was the book of John. I gave her an app, more information and a church that she can attend. We said our goodbyes with a huge hug, like two sisters who know JESUS!
“Abba, I was so hesitant to deal with one who had such spirits of deception. I was afraid. I didn’t want to even talk with her. Her eyes were full of other spirits, yet her heart was ready to believe in Your Son!
“My only protection was the Name of Your Son, JESUS. I almost missed it, but You, Holy Spirit, came to my aid and gave me the courage to quickly speak about the Son of God. Thank You!
“Abba, tell of Your Son! Tell it loud! Holy Spirit, proclaim the Name of Jesus with power that causes all other spirits to bow down to His Name! So that deceived hearts may hear the truth. JESUS is the Savior of the Soul!”
Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:31, NKJ)
That evening many demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. He cast out the evil spirits with a simple command, and he healed all the sick. (Matthew 8:16)
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:15, KJV)
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. (1 John 1:14)
To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 1:25)