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  • It makes a big difference when you trust God's holy and preserved words

  • Let me give you an example.

  • Hi, I'm David Daniels from Chick Publications.

  • On November 30, 1998 I came to a firm conviction that God had preserved His words

  • and that those words were preserved perfectly in the King James Bible.

  • As you know from another vlog, a few days after that I also came to the conviction

  • That I would no longer question what it said in these words,

  • and I would trust what God had given me.

  • And you know what happened?

  • God put faith into my heart.

  • But He also did a couple other things I did not expect.

  • The first one was an awareness of hell.

  • I didn't want people to go there!

  • This seems so small. But I graduated from Fuller Seminary. And you know what?

  • After some years of seminary education it kind of goes down,

  • your worry about hell and your thinking about all the things that are eternal.

  • You're thinking in a different wavelength, while you're a student.

  • But man! I realized these things are true.

  • And guess what happened a couple days after that?

  • A Jehovah's Witness, and his son, came to my door.

  • Now normally I would have told them, "I'm a Christian,

  • and I don't want to talk, have a good day, bye..."

  • (Go away)

  • But today I didn't.

  • That day I walked out and I wanted to talk with them.

  • I said, "OK, let's come out," and we went to the picnic table in our front yard.

  • And he sat down, and his son.

  • And I got out the Bible (actually I started with the JW Bible--you'll see why).

  • I started in Isaiah 45, toward the end of the chapter.

  • I'll read it in the King James, but you'll get the idea.

  • It says, in the middle of Isaiah 45:21,

  • "...who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time?

  • have not I the LORD?..." (Now in a JW Bible, "LORD" is "Jehovah")

  • "...and there is no God else beside me;

  • a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me."

  • And then it goes on:

  • 22 "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:

  • for I am God, and there is none else.

  • 23 "I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness,

  • and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow,

  • every tongue shall swear."

  • And after reading THAT to them, I said "Now let me turn to the New Testament."

  • And many of you already know where I'm going.

  • Philippians chapter 2!

  • I love that God put this in here.

  • Where it says in 2:9,

  • 9 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,

  • and given him a name which is above every name:

  • 10 "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

  • of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

  • 11 "And that every tongue should confess

  • that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

  • And I said, "In Isaiah, to whom shall every knee bow?

  • There is only one God. There is no one else beside Him.

  • Jehovah.

  • And here it says every knee shall bow... the same event! The same prophecy!

  • What's His name? JESUS. Jesus is Jehovah.

  • And this guy was shaken.

  • And I asked him to look at a couple other scriptures,

  • I gave him Acts 7:59, for instance, when Stephen was being stoned

  • and called upon the Lord Jesus, and he prayed to Jesus!

  • And Jesus accepted his prayer. He didn't rebuke him for praying to Him!

  • In the same way, in John 20:28-29

  • where Thomas looks at Jesus, and says "My Lord and my God"

  • Jesus didn't rebuke him.

  • In other places where people weren't supposed to be worshipped,

  • whether an angel or human, they said "No no no, wait, don't do this!

  • I'm just a man" or "just a servant like yourself."

  • But Jesus accepted the worship.

  • And he said he'd have to go back to the Kingdom Hall and check these things out.

  • And I said, "Do you PROMISE? You're in front of your son right now.

  • Do you PROMISE that you will look these things up?"

  • And he said yeah, he would!

  • So I said, "Can I pray for you?" And amazingly, he said "Yes"!

  • So THAT's when I grabbed my King James Bible

  • and I held it up in the air,

  • and I prayed, and I said, "Father, please, honor this man's prayer,

  • this man's promise in front of his son.

  • And grant him that he may go to the Kingdom Hall, or wherever,

  • and that he may look these things up, and that he may check the scriptures,

  • and that You may bring him to FAITH that Jesus Christ is the Son of God

  • and that You will turn him over to Jesus in faith,

  • and that You'll let him trust in Your words, the King James Bible."

  • You'll never believe what happened next!

  • I started to go back into the house, and then what I suddenly noticed

  • as I looked out the window was,

  • all the JWs all around the neighborhood cleared out!

  • All the women and the children were GONE.

  • And then there came this marching...

  • and as I looked up the center of the street,

  • there were 3 men across, 7 men deep, 21 men

  • and at the far corner, was that father that I had just talked to.

  • And they're marching along the street!

  • Doing a "Jericho march," around my house, as it were!

  • So I ran out there to the men and I said, "Do any of you men read Greek?"

  • And one of them said, "I do!"

  • And he comes out of the line toward me, and I said,

  • "Good! Let me grab my Greek Old Testament and let's read some scriptures!"

  • He stopped. And he turned around, and went back into the line,

  • and they went back. And they kept their march,

  • looking straight forward, not turning their head.

  • The last thing I did is I ran over and jumped over my fence,

  • and I called out down the street, "I JUST DON'T WANT YOU GUYS TO GO TO HELL!!"

  • That was the last time I've seen a Jehovah's Witness at my house.

  • That was over 14 years ago.

  • It really makes a difference

  • when you trust the words that God has given you.

  • I pray He puts that same faith in your heart,

  • and you may do all YOU can to be a soulwinner to these desperately lost souls.

  • God bless you, and have a wonderful day.

It makes a big difference when you trust God's holy and preserved words

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