It is no coincidence that the move of Muslims to Christ has occurred in the 23 years, since Christians around the world began praying for Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. The 30
Days of Prayer for the Muslim world began 23 years ago, and we are just beginning to see the awesome results of this concert of prayer that now extends across 26 different languages. For
centuries Muslims who wanted to know more about Jesus lacked access to God’s Word in their heart language. Today, agencies such as Wycliffe Bible Translators and producers of the JESUS Film are providing God’s Word in the heart languages of Muslims, and Muslims are responding. Christians are also learning to communicate more effectively with Muslims. For too long, Jesus has been shrouded in Western cultural trappings.
Better methods of presenting the gospel to Muslims are allowing them to see Jesus in all of his unfettered glory. Today’s movements are also benefiting from satellite TV and radio, Internet, and multimedia resources tailored to Muslim audiences. Muslims are taking note. Unexpectedly, we can also see that God is using Islam’s weaknesses to draw Muslims to the good news of Jesus Christ.
A leader of a Muslim movement to Christ in South Asia had this to say: “I had read and memorised much of the Qur’an in Arabic, but I didn’t really understand Arabic. It was only after I
read the Qur’an in my heart language that I realised that I was lost. The Qur’an offered me no plan of salvation, nothing to address my sinfulness. But I did see, even in the Qur’an, that
Jesus was special: he was born of a virgin, did miracles, was with God in heaven, and would return to judge the world some day!
I knew that I had to know more about this Jesus. So I found a New Testament and read it. From this book, I fell in love with Jesus and gave my life to Him.” That former Muslim now leads a
movement of more than 33,000 fellow Muslim-background men and women as followers of Jesus Christ.
Source: A Wind in the House of Islam
Bible Study: 1 Corinthians 1:25
APRIL: Praise God that He answers prayer for Muslim communities. Pray WIDER for millions to become aware of their spiritual need and seek the true God until they find Him in their Saviour and Lord, Jesus.