God is doing something amazing in our world today.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Muslims are turning to Christ. This is especially true of the refugees in Europe.
Although we sometimes forget it, the Good News of salvation through Jesus the Messiah is not only for Christians. He also died on the cross so that Muslims could repent and trust in Him, just as we did.
At last, this Message is getting out of the church building and into the world! As we did, Muslims are meeting the Messiah through visions and seeking out Christians to find out more about Him.
As His church, we need to be ready to welcome these refugees into our churches, our homes and our hearts.
Open Doors posted this article on their website. I pray that it will encourage you to keep praying for our Muslim brothers and sisters in these challenging times.
Muslims Turn to Christ in Unprecedented Numbers
The Islamic State has been filling the headlines for a long time and filling the hearts of many people in the Middle East with fear. But in the midst of all this, the church in the Middle East is showing the love of Christ to those who fled their homes. Muslims in the Middle East are turning to Jesus in unprecedented numbers.
Before the war, it was rare that a Muslim would become a follower of Jesus Christ. The war has changed everything. According to one of the Christian workers of a church in Lebanon, many new converts say they had their doubts about Islam before they converted. “Doubt is many times the key to start a change,” says the church worker.
We meet with Amir*, Rasha* and their two children, who fled from Homs. Proof of the extraordinary change lies in her arms sleeping —a five month old baby girl with the very Christian name Christina.
“Since 2012, we have been living in a tent,” Amir shares. “It is not an easy life. About a year ago my wife’s mother was killed by a sniper when she went out to have some fresh air. My wife’s brother was killed on his way home.”
The life of this family was and is still hard, but recently they found light in their life. “About three months ago, I was given a vision of Jesus Christ,” Rasha shares. “I was sleeping and all of a sudden I saw Jesus Christ in white. He said ‘I am Christ. You will have a beautiful daughter.’ I was eight months pregnant, and a month later we received our beautiful daughter.” At about the same time the husband had a dream, too. “I saw Jesus Christ. He was dressed in white. He said to me ‘I am your Savior. You will follow me.’”
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