How To Win Your Loved Ones To The Lord
Pastor Tim Morbitzer


How To Win Your Loved Ones to the Lord

Pastor Tim Morbitzer

            "Believe in and on the Lord Jesus Christ - that is, give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping, and you will be saved; and this applies both to you and your household as well."  (Acts 16:31, Amp)

            "The Lord...not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."  (2 Peter 3:9)

            To see one's family and loved ones personally experience the saving grace and magnificent love of the Lord Jesus Christ is one of the greatest desires of a Christian's heart.  At the same time, this can be one of the most difficult and frustrating areas in a Christian's life.  The good news is that there are some things we can do to see our loved ones won to Jesus.  Here they are:

            1)  BIND UP THE DEVIL AND THE DEMONS.  II Corinthians 4:3-4 says that satan, the god of this world, blinds the minds of the non-believer making it virtually impossible for him to see the truth of God's Word.  We, as believers, have delegated authority to tread on demons and over all the power of the enemy.  (Luke 10:19; Mark 16:17, 18)  Whatever we bind on earth shall be bound in heaven.  (Mt. 18:18)  We are to break the power of the devil over the lives of our loved ones, for he is the one blinding them and keeping them from receiving their salvation (anyone in their right mind would come running to Jesus when they saw how good He is).  We don't have authority over people's wills, but we do have authority over the devil's evil influence on them.  We release our authority over the devil by speaking words.  Study your authority as a believer and then break the power of the devil over your loved one's lives.  Speak God's Word!

            2)  CLAIM THEIR SALVATION.  Claim your loved ones for the kingdom of God.  If you have another believer to stand with you in faith, you can agree together according to Matthew 18:18, 19.  Once you've prayed, begin to praise and thank God for their total salvation, deliverance, healing and infilling of the Holy Spirit.  Don't continue to ask God and pray for their salvation (it would only be in unbelief); begin to praise and thank God for it!  Don't keep requesting prayer for the, simply ask others to agree with you and thank God for their salvation.  According to I John 5:14, 15, God heard you when you prayed and you have the petitions you desired of Him.  Refuse to be moved by any negative reports you may see or hear about your loved ones, be moved only by the Word of God.  Faith is 'now', not 'someday'.  (Heb. 11:1)

            3)  PRAY LABORERS INTO THE HARVEST OF THEIR LIVES.  Luke 10:2.  Ask God to send Christians into their lives to witness and share with them - and then thank Him daily for doing it.  Commission the angels to lead them to Christians and bring Christians to them.  (Hebrews 1:14)  Ask the Father to give them a hunger and desire for God's Word and for spiritual things.  In order to be saved they must hear the Word.  (Romans 10:14, 17; Acts 16:32)  Ask the Lord to show you what you should share with them, and when.  Believe for 'open doors' to share God's Word with them.  Always move in love.

            4)  INTERCEDE DAILY FOR THEM.  "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!"  (Jas. 5:16)  In faith, praise and thank God daily for your loved ones' salvation, for laborers continually coming into their lives, for their hunger and desire for God and His Word.  Thank Him also for their deliverance, healing and infilling of the Holy Spirit.  Consider it done.  (Mark 11:24)  You've already prayed, God heard you - now thank Him daily for the answer.  Strong faith (according to Romans 4:20-21) is giving glory to God and being fully persuaded.  This is the kind of faith that gets results.

            Pray in the Spirit (intercede in tongues) for them.  We often don't know how or what to pray for, when we pray in other tongues for our loved ones we are praying the perfect will of God into the situation.  (Romans 8:26, 27; Acts 2:4)  Praying in the Spirit will tear down satan's strongholds in their lives.  It will keep the door open for God's power to work.  It will clear the way for Christians to bring them the Word.  In intercession, we're not trying to 'get' God to do it, we're tearing down satan's strongholds.  God's will is for them to be saved, it's the devil messing things up.  As you pray for your loved ones in the Spirit, 'see' them saved (in the eye of faith).  'See' them saved and lifting up holy hands, worshiping God and witnessing.  Don't allow anything to move you off this mental image.  "We look not at the things that are seen, but at the things which are not seen".  (2 Cor. 4:18)

            All through the day, every day, there are periods of time when your mind can wander, or 'daydream'.  The Lord showed me a beautiful way to constructively use these time lapses:  that is, pray in the Spirit and shoot up an 'arrow' prayer for your loved ones.  Paul said he constantly, without ceasing, made 'mention' of loved ones in his prayers.  (Rom 1:9; Eph 1:16)  For example, as you're washing your hands, taking out the trash, tying your shoes, etc, picture your loved ones in your mind and intercede in the Spirit for them.  You'll find many moments throughout the day when you can do this.  Think of the tremendous effect this consistent prayer will have!

            Hold fast your confession.  (Heb. 10:23)  Hold fast to the Word.  This is where many people are moved by the circumstances and give up.  The devil comes and says, "You're wasting your time.  Look at them.  They haven't changed a bit.  You don't really believe they'll ever be saved, do you?"  The devil will try to get you in the realm of reason, looking at circumstances.  We walk by faith, not by sight!  (2 Cor 5:7)  This is where the force of patience (constancy, steadfastness) comes in to under gird your faith.  W.E Vine says patience is, "that quality that does not surrender to circumstances or succumb under trial."  Don't give up!  Don't look at the circumstances or listen to the devil's lies.  True faith in the Word of God never backs down to adverse circumstances.  "Having done all to stand, STAND!"  (Eph. 6:13)

            Watch your tongue!  Don't talk about your loved ones as if they aren't saved.  "Call those things which be not as though they were."  (Rom 4:17)  People will always be asking you if your loved ones are saved.  Don't take this opportunity to get into unbelief.  Simply say, "By faith they are" or "You can agree with me for their salvation."  Stay in faith at all times.

            5)  WALK IN LOVE.  Faith works by love.  (Gal 5:6)  Love and peace exhibited in your life will draw the unbeliever.  Love them into the Kingdom.  Don't preach to them or enumerate their faults, love them.  Love never fails, love always wins out.  (I Cor. 13:8)  Be led by the Spirit as to what you should say and what you should give/send them.  Ask God to show you the right books and literature to give them.  Resist depression and frustration!  Cast the care of your loved ones over on the Lord.  (Jas. 4:7; I Pt. 5:7)   Refuse to worry or be anxious.  (Phil. 4:4-7)  Live the life in front of them, they'll see the difference.  Avoid coming on too strong.  Move in love at all times.

            In conclusion:  1) Bind the devil.  2) Claim their salvation.  3) Claim laborers for the harvest.  4) Intercede daily. a) Pray in the Spirit. b) Hold fast to your confession.   5) Walk in love. a) Be led by the Spirit. b) Cast your cares on the Lord, and refuse to worry.  Consistent, daily prayer is of the utmost importance.  Make a list of all your family, relatives and friends and daily thank God for their salvation and intercede for them in the Spirit.  We've seen tremendous results from doing this.  Don't give up.  Stay in faith.  Don't get frustrated.  Persevere.  And watch your loved ones come to know the Lord.  Hallelujah!!!


            Father, in Jesus' Name, I thank you that satan and his demons are bound away from ____________.  I praise and thank You for their salvation, deliverance, healing and infilling of the Holy Spirit.  I thank You for continually bringing sharing, loving Christians into ____________ lives.  Thank You that they have a hunger and desire for God and for the word.  Thank you angels for working in their lives.  In the Name of Jesus, I claim _____________ for the Kingdom of God.  Thank You, Father, that it's done.  I cast the care of _______________ over onto the Lord, and I refuse to worry about them!  I stand in faith and love for them and I refuse to back down.  I'm moved only by the Word of God, and I believe that all my loved ones are saved, in Jesus' Name!!!  Amen!


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