My SAM Story: A New Mindset (Priti Kujur)

Healings don’t always come in the ways we think. This “My SAM Story” is the incredible testimony of Priti Kujur. 


I was born into a family that follows the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. I was raised in this faith and continued in it until I was twenty years old. Within this setting, I grew up with a strong dislike and hatred for Jews, as I thought they were the killers of Jesus Christ.

But one night about ten years ago I was reading through the Book of Romans. I read about how God’s everlasting love and then about Israel’s rejection – how they had rejected Jesus, God’s purpose, God’s justice, and even the Gospel that they so desperately needed. But then I came across Romans 11:25-28:

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:

“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;

For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”

Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.

 

I could hardly believe what I was reading. The Apostle Paul wrote that Israel’s rejection was neither total nor final. He said that God still wants to save the Jewish people – the very people who rejected Him!

I was enraged after reading that Scripture, angry and not able to understand. Why would God do that? The Scripture was so clear in telling me not to hate these people, as God still loves them. I knew I needed to obey but I wondered what to do about the hatred I had cultivated for them over all these years. How could I just let all of that go? I went to bed that night feeling angry.

However, when I woke up in the morning, I witnessed a complete change of heart! I had no dreams, or visions, or any divine encounter to speak of that night. But when I got up I felt a tremendous love and favour for the Jewish people in my heart. The anger which I had felt the night before was gone, vanished in thin air.

Once the anger had dissipated, I couldn’t help but wonder why I was so angry last night and how I had managed to hate these people for so long. The Scripture is so right! It was a miraculous healing: not only was I no longer filled with rage or hatred but I honestly had no memory of the anger or hatred I had carried for them all throughout those twenty years of my life.

I still don’t have the memory of it. I don’t know exactly how He did it. All I know now is that now I love the country of Israel and the Jewish people. All I know is that on one amazing night, Jesus took my anger and changed it into love for His chosen people. Praise the Lord!

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It’s incredible to think that after reading Paul’s words, Priti had an experience very similar to his own. All it took was a word from God to change his view of an entire group of people – a people he went on to love dearly and to minister to for the rest of his life.

God’s deliverance is incredible in and of itself but it also opens doors to new experiences. In the picture above, Priti stands atop Mount Precipice overlooking the Jezreel Valley. The picture was taken on a recent trip to Israel. She was not only delivered of a mindset but she also was blessed with the opportunity to visit the nation she learned to love.

Related Articles:

My SAM Story: Catch Me if You Can (Vonda Guidry)
My SAM Story: An Instrument Prepared for God’s Use (Carol Covey)
MY SAM Story: The Cause of a Lifetime (Ceneida Carabali)

Cheri Grissom

Dr. Cheri Grissom is a passionate pursuer of all that is lovely. She is a missionary kid who seeks out adventure and serendipity in everyday life – especially if it involves shoes and/or chocolate. She is also a daydreamer, an eternal student, an occasional teacher, and a devoted bookworm. She has served in music/media ministries at her church but currently she serves on the UPCI SAM Committee as the Educational Resources Coordinator and Editor of the “Flying Solo” blog. She also serves on the Texas District Singles Committee. When she is not pursuing her love of words and music she can be found teaching the most amazing students in the world at Texas Bible College where she serves as Dean of Christian Education and Instructor of Missions and Christian Education. Visit her on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.

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