Tearing down the veils
He hath blinded their eyes, and he hardened their heart; Lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and should turn, and I should heal them.
Just a couple of days ago I saw a man that I have known for a while, I reached out and shook his hand; I noticed, “The secret handshake” of a specific cult group.
I said are you a ___ ____? He sheepishly said yes then as they are trained to do, went on to say he was not that involved with it anymore. I laughed and said “No, I caught you, you’re still in it.” He laughed and I told him where it would lead him, and that just because he had made a covenant with darkness does not mean that he will escape judgment (Isa. 28:18) He agreed, he told me his son wanted to get into it as well, now the darkness is trying to become generational.
I spoke with him some more and walked off and prayed silently to God and then direction came, ask if you can pray with him. I went back and asked if I could pray for him and he agreed. I asked God to remove the veil off his heart and to open the eyes of his understanding. I think he does Love Jesus, but the false promise of prosperity got him into the cult. Like a lost child thinking that the forest is easy to get out of, until you are in it for a while.
As soon as I laid hands on him, I knew he would get back to the Lord because through prayer he gave the Holy Spirit permission to minister to him. When you pray for a lost loved one or a friend this bible verse is a good starting point:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.
He is: Jehovah-Go-el