Friday, April 15, 2016
In a war that took place during Abraham’s time, the defeated kings tried to escape, but they fell into tar pits in the Valley of Siddim (read Genesis 14). Many Muslims today who try to escape from Islam fall into the “tar pits” of atheism and other unsatisfying beliefs and lifestyles!
Khaled “happened” to sit next to me in church one Sunday. I noticed him and asked him if he was a Muslim. He said, “Yes.” After church, I talked with him and introduced him to the pastor. He placed his faith in Christ and was baptized in water. Yet, about two years later, he was lured into a sinful lifestyle. He had escaped from Islam but had fallen into a “tar pit”!
Most High God, our Maker and Redeemer, thank you for giving us the privilege and responsibility of interceding for 1.5 billion Muslims. I pray for your Church. May we be ready for the exit of hundreds of millions of Muslims from Islam into the light of Christ.
Show us how to help and give direction to Muslims as they turn from their religion. May your divine love in us attract them to the cross. Visit us with the power of your Holy Spirit so we can hold Muslims by the hand and lead them to Calvary.
As Muslims leave their old religion, may they experience the light of the knowledge of God’s glory, which shines from Christ’s face (2 Corinthians 4:6). Protect them from falling into perilous pits.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, one eternal God. Amen.
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them” (Isaiah 42:16, NIV).