The first matter to understand is that the battle is spiritual. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood (your relative/friend) but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.” We are not fighting your loved one. They are in spiritual bondage. We are going to deal with the demonic spirits which blind and deafen them to the truth of the Gospel of God, and which prevent them responding to Him.
Make sure there is no unconfessed sin in your life. If so, put it right with God, and if possible with anyone else involved.
Know your authority in Christ to overcome all the power of the evil one. “I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions (demons), and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven,” (Luke 10:19-20).
If possible, ask another Christian believer to agree with you in prayer. “…If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven,” (Matthew 18:19).
What if you are alone, and have no-one to agree with you? Lorri MacGregor (a former cult member who now heads up a Christian ministry to reach people in cults) recommends you ask Jesus to agree with you. Then pray to God in the name of the Saviour Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit directs you.
Bind the principal demonic strongman, “The Spirit of Watchtower Deception,” in the name of Jesus Christ. “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven…” (Matthew 18:18).
Other demonic spirits which need to be bound include; Antichrist, Unbelief, Error, False Doctrine, Confusion, Legalism, Hardness, Harshness, Guilt, Fear of Watchtower Authorities, Fear of Armageddon, etc. Ask the Holy Spirit for the names or effects caused by these and other demonic spirits, and how to cut off their influence on your loved one.
Ask God to release and loose your relative/friend from these demonic spirits and all others which control them. “…Whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven,” (Matthew 18:18).
Ask the Lord to release your loved one’s emotions, which have been held in fear and bondage for so long. The Holy Spirit will do this gently and lovingly, so that person comes to understand who they really are, and how much Jesus really loves them. Ask the Lord to sovereignly fill your loved one with His precious Holy Spirit.
Be assured that God is now at work in their lives to release them from their bondage. Pray for their salvation, in faith. If the person is a family member, God’s promise to you is to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, you and your household,” (Acts 16:31).
If they are not a family member, God provides another promise for you to appropriate in prayer for them. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise… but is long-suffering towards us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance,” (2 Peter 3:9), and “God our Saviour… desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth,” (1 Timothy, 2:4). God’s Word is plain, He doesn’t want your relative/friend in the Watchtower Society to perish, to be wiped out at Armageddon, or on Judgement Day. God wants them saved, and we have a commission from Him to do the job in prayer, and to find out how to share Jesus with them effectively.
Keep on praying in faith for your loved one. Experience shows that perseverance produces the best results, so don’t be discouraged if there are no positive signs for a while. Ask the Lord to make His word alive to them, to show them the truth, even from the corrupted New World (mis)Translation.
A Word of Caution
In the very second Witness “Bible Lesson” people are taught that the Devil will try to oppose their study of the Bible with them. When family and friends find out what the person is doing with the Witnesses, most people usually know it is wrong, even if they don’t know why.
If you jump up and down loudly condemning the Watchtower as cultic, the Witnesses will have been proved right, and your family member/friend will be confirming this in their minds. You will be known as an “Opposer,” and will have lost your right to speak on matters of religion etc. to your friend. It is highly likely you will be cut off, as though you were dead, and never permitted to communicate with them again.
Try very hard not to make statements, such as “Leave the Watchtower alone, they will screw your mind up,” (even if it is true). Instead, try asking gentle questions so they think they are teaching you. They are being programmed not to listen to “criticism.”
For example, the material in this web page (and also the book referenced below) is “Apostate;” and, because of the increasing mind-control used, your friend will soon know they are not permitted to read it. Trying to make them will only succeed in cutting you off as a friend. If you force them to make a choice between you and the Watchtower, or even the Bible and the Watchtower, they will almost always choose the Watchtower.
It is most important to prevent people from studying with the Witnesses in the first place, because getting people out can take years and much heartache. Seek expert help as early as possible whenever a close friend or family member shows an interest in the Witnesses. Pray for God’s wisdom, which He gives to those who seek Him. I was told by a former Witness they would never have joined the Watchtower if they had been shown this booklet early enough.
Prayer Of Renunciation
If you have ever held Bible studies with Witnesses, or attended a Kingdom Hall, or been baptised by the Watchtower Society, etc., then you will need to repent of these involvements before God, ask His forgiveness, plead guilty without excuse, then “…Confess with your mouth (out loud) that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,” (Romans 10:9). Then ask Jesus to come in and become Lord of your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill you, removing all traces of the deceptions of the Watchtower, to help you understand the Bible the way God wrote it, and to help you build up your relationship with Jesus every day.
In the name of Jesus Christ, bind the spirits listed above, and cut them off from you and your family. If you have difficulty doing this, then please contact the ministries listed below, or a competent Christian leader near you to assist in your liberation from deception.
Find Bible-believing Christians and spend time with them. Please explain to them you are coming out of deception and need their encouragement and support at least until you are firmly on your feet. If some disappoint you (probably through not understanding your need) don’t be put off, for there are caring Christians around who can and will help.
Letter Of Resignation
If you have ever become a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower Bible & Tract Society) or been baptised by them, it is important that you send a letter of resignation and cut off the spiritual ties which you had brought on yourself and your family. I suggest you send your letter to the national office of your country, and a copy to the world headquarters. You could also send a copy to your local Kingdom Hall elders. They also need to know about the real Jesus Christ.
Please use your own words in your letter. You may care to mention you have discovered that Jesus is God; that you are now certain of your salvation; that the Watchtower Society and publications had misled you because they contained false prophecies and doctrines; and, you can no longer accept the polytheism the Watchtower teaches.
This information is taken from: “Unmasking The Watchtower – Who Are The Jehovah’s Witnesses?” by Selwyn Stevens, (ISBN 978-1877463-02-0) published by Jubilee Resource International Inc., PO Box 36-044, Wellington Mail Centre 5045, New Zealand. To obtain copies of this book, please click secure Web Shop.