Friday, April 8, 2016
At the synagogue of Nazareth, Jesus read this passage from the prophet Isaiah:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19; Isaiah 61:1-2, NIV).
The time is ripe for Muslims to come in throngs to Jesus and accept Him as the only Lord and Savior. Some of the traits and features of modern Islamic societies will prove to be incredible catalysts to bring millions of Muslims to Christ. One such characteristic is their staunch loyalty to their group, whether it be family, clan, tribe, or a social set. This will help bring large numbers to the Kingdom.
Another characteristic of Islamic society is their all-out dedication to their religion. Consequently, when they shift their allegiance to the Lord, they will very likely become committed Christ-worshippers who are willing to sacrifice their lives for the Savior.
Great God, compassionate Father and mighty Savior, we bless your holy name. We pray that you will demonstrate your awesome power among the nations (Psalm 77:14). What can we do for the hundreds of millions of lost Muslims? Prepare us, your children, to do our part and fulfill your divine desires concerning us. Help us do our best to bring Muslims to the Kingdom of Christ.
Show Muslims your favor. As Abraham pleaded for the lost in Sodom and Gomorrah, we ask you to give Muslims a chance to accept Christ. Have mercy on them, Lord. You love them. Jesus died for them. Rescue them from the doom of sin.
Storm Muslim lands with a divine visitation of your Holy Spirit. Send them a new Day of Pentecost. May we see them flock into your Kingdom by the millions.
We worship you alone, God the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are yours before all time, and now, and beyond all time! Amen (Jude 1:25).
In the time of my favor I will answer you… I will… make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritance, to say to the captives, “Come out,” and to those in darkness, “Be free!” (Isaiah 49:8-9, NIV).