How Islam sees the world
With the establishment of sizable Muslim migrant communities in western nations numbering millions, while there is a noticable decline in active Christian involvement or identification by the indigenous populations, some Muslims have spoken of the inevitable rise of Islam as the major religion in these countries. The video below expresses this idea by looking at what it claims is happening in London where churches close and are replaced by mosques.
It was after reading the Qur'an in my own language that I realized, for the first time, that I was lost
Devout Muslims realisation
Jesus appears to Muslims
One of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns is that people around the world are re-assessing their mortality and the values that they hold. People around the world are searching the internet for answers which is one of the reasons I started this blog. For many Muslims this has been an opportunity to find out more about things that they have been taught to avoid including to look further into the claims of Christianity. One country especially has seen a mass movement away from the teachings of the old men that run their government, that is Iran, where hundreds of thousands of young people have voted with their feet and left the country. Even inside Iran there are many that are ignoring their leaders and forsaking Islam.
Iranians turn to Christ during pandemic
Iranians secretly baptise as believers in Jesus as Lord
Despite the risk of inprisonment Iranians are willing to pay the price to become a follower of Jesus
Why Jesus gives visions and dreams to Muslims
Muslims understand Allah as a Creator looking after his creation unlike the Christian view as God as father and Christians are his children. The Muslim-God relationship is more distant and detached and not personal. However it is permissable for Muslims ask Allah to to speak to them in a dream or vision to provide help or guidance. Many Muslims genuinely want to find and know God and actively search and seek his presence in some way to guide them. The other reason why Jesus is ready to appear to those that ask is that many Muslims do not know anyone that is a Christian that can tell them about Jesus so he cuts out the middle man to get through to them.
Proverbs 8: 17 New Living Translation
I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Muslims Are Converting to Christianity After Jesus Appears to Them
I consider that this a time for Muslims and others that for centuries have not had a way to hear about the good news of Jesus to finally hear the message. Islam is not going away and will have a role to play in end times as discussed elsewhere on this site but meantime many Muslims are finding Jesus as the way to God the Father.
John 14: 6 New Living Translation
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me"
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me will live, even though he dies"
God’s Secret Plan
Let us look at God’s secret plan and how it is being carried out even while this pandemic goes around the world.
Ephesians 1: 10
This plan, which God will complete when the time is right, is to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head.
God has chosen you to be part of his plan
Ephesians 1: 4
Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be his through our union with Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before him.
Even before you were born God chose you, it was no accident that you were born and are alive in the 21st century. It was no accident that you were born or are living today. God has planned it so that you would be part of his plan of reaching the world in 2021.
We do not automatically become a part of God’s plan even though he has chosen us to be a part of it.
Matthew 22:8 the wedding banquet
Then he said to his servants, “The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.” 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.14 For many are invited, but few are chosen.
Jesus expects a response from you to his invitation. We need a ticket to get in. What is the ticket? Faith in Jesus Christ and his work at calvary.
God reveals to his children the secret things of God by his Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 2 : 10
God has shown these things to us through His Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit Who looks into all things, even the secrets of God, and shows them to us. 11 Who can know the things about a man, except a man’s own spirit that is in him? It is the same with God. Who can understand Him except the Holy Spirit? 12 We have not received the spirit of the world. God has given us His Holy Spirit that we may know about the things given to us by Him. 13 We speak about these things also. We do not use words of man’s wisdom. We use words given to us by the Holy Spirit. We use these words to tell what the Holy Spirit wants to say to those who put their trust in Him
Creation is broken
Sin has broken the world and with sin came pandemics, wars, unbelief, greed, selfishness and much more.
It has introduced broken relationships
- Between husband and wife
- Between parents and children
- Between neighbours
- Businesses that pollute
Ultimately it has brought death
- Proverbs 10:16
The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
- Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God’s Plan at work in 2021
Right now I have been fascinated to watch Youtube videos of how Muslims around the world are using the pandemic lockdown to search the internet for things that their Muslims leaders tell them not to do. One thing very common is to read the Koran in translation in their own language, as usually they have only heard it in Arabic which many do not understand. They are looking for information on Christianity because although many of them love God they know that they do not know God, they pray and read the Koran but feel empty.
One thing a Muslim is taught to do is ask God to give them a dream to explain things to them. So they pray to God to give them a dream or visit them and show them the truth about Jesus as they have read or seen on the internet. Often they do not know anyone that is a Christian. Thousands of Muslims are having these visitations from God. Search on Google for Muslims having dreams about Jesus
2 Peter 3: 9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance
God is using this time to allow those that are searching to find him and come to repentance. One day there will not be global warming but fire to consume (burn up) the earth to cleanse it and prepare for the return of Jesus to a new heaven and and a new earth.
Are You a Spectator or a Participator in God’s plan?
God is moving by his Spirit throughout the world. I have spoken of Muslim nations but search online for information about South America and Africa and you will find amazing reports, things that never make it into our godless media.
- Are you in the kingdom of God?
- Are you working towards the goal to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head
- As a Muslim have you had such an encounter? I would love to hear about your experience.