Live By the Spirit

Friday, June 28, 2019

Only the Spirit of the living God can enable Muslims who place their faith in Christ live a victorious life. This dependence on the Holy Spirit is totally new for people who have spent their whole life trying to conform to the law, which in this case is the Islamic law. Islam, through rules and laws, regulates the details of everyday life, from how to pray, to how to eat, and even how to go to the bathroom. There are also rules that cover marital relations.


Almighty God, you who liberate people from sin and from slavery to the law, I give you glory for your love and compassion. You knew, Lord, that people would not be able to please you by following rules and regulations. So you set believers free from all these through Christ’s death on the cross. What a joy it is to live for you! It is a victorious life through the power of the Holy Spirit.

I pray that Muslims will turn to you, the fountain of life-giving water. You satisfy the thirsty, you fill the hungry with good things. You break the chains of enslavement, you shatter bronze gates, you cut through iron bars (Jeremiah 2:13; Psalm 107:9, 14, 16).

I pray for Muslims who have committed their life to you through Christ your Son. In the past, they tried to please you by doing good deeds, following religious precepts and obeying commands. But now, help them live in the Spirit and depend on you for victory rather than on the “works of the flesh.” May they live by faith in the Son of God, who loved them and gave his life for them (Galatians 2:20).

Help them hold on to Christ who has set them free. May they stand strong in that freedom and never again become slaves to the law (Galatians 5:1).

In the precious name of the One who died for us. Amen.


Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature…. If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law (Galatians 5: 16, 18, NIV).

Vision for the Church

Regarding Muslims

Friday, June 21, 2019

Vision has its source in faith. By faith we see what does not exist but can exist. A dream can be realized by faith.

Although we are seeing a great harvest in missions work, the Church needs a fresh vision regarding Islam and the Muslim world. Our strategies, our great missionary tools and our intelligent methods will not suffice. They can never substitute for having a vision from heaven! Nothing can replace a God-given vision to bring Muslims to the Kingdom.

We need to have our spiritual eyes opened. We need a new revelation from God concerning his desire for Muslims and what he wants us to do to rescue the perishing and care for the dying.


Most High God, our Heavenly Father, sharpen your Church’s spiritual perception. Open our eyes to see what others cannot see: that Muslims are coming and will come to Jesus by faith. May the Church catch a vision of the things you have in store for Muslims. Help us to see the fields as you see them, ripe and white and ready for harvest. May your Holy Spirit come upon us with power. May our young people see visions and old people have dreams—heaven-sent, Christ-centered dreams and visions (Acts 2:17).

Almighty God, awaken the Church out of her slumber to march forward and claim the lands you promised her! May she honor you by taking possession of this last frontier in missions. We ask you to bless us by allowing us to be part of the great ingathering of precious souls into the Kingdom of Christ. May Muslims come to you by the millions and sing praises to Jesus the victorious Redeemer, Savior and King!

In his name, by your Spirit, for your glory I pray. Amen.


The LORD confides his purposes to those who fear him; his covenant is for their instruction (Psalm 25:14, REB).

Gifts of the Spirit

To Operate in the Assemblies of Muslim Believers

Friday, June 14, 2019

At the cross, Jesus triumphed over Satan. Christ died to save us, then rose again and ascended to heaven. From there, he sent the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to his Church (Acts 2). Through the Spirit, Jesus provides us with many gifts (Ephesians 4:8). These are part of the glorious blessings he equips us with to minister, to build up the Church, the body of Christ, to be strong and mature and reach the complete measure of spiritual life he intended for us (Ephesians 4:12-13).

We have faith in God that his Church among Muslims will be the salt of the earth, the light of the world, and a city on a hill (Matthew 5:13-14). Whether it is a church meeting in secret or in public, whether the assembly has two or three believers or hundreds and thousands, God will equip it with the gifts of the Spirit. And that is our prayer this week (read 1 Corinthians 12-14).


Almighty God, draw Muslims to yourself; manifest in them your deep, sacrificial love and mighty power. Help me pray for them according to your will.

Your name is holy. You do great things; your mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear you. You manifest the strength of your arm…. You fill the hungry with good things (Luke 1:49-53). I pray that you will put in the hearts of millions of Muslims a hunger and a thirst to seek you, to open their souls to Christ the Lord and receive the treasures you have for them. Fill them with your Holy Spirit. Grant them powerful manifestations and workings of the Spirit.

May your great glory be manifested in churches made up of Muslims who have been set free from Islam through the power of Jesus.

Glory, splendor, majesty and power belong to you, dear Father. I ask all this, not in my own authority; I have none. Rather, I come before you in the authority of Jesus, your Son, who gives me access to your throne through his cross. Amen.


To each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good (1 Corinthians 12:7, NIV).

Holy Spirit

Friday, June 7, 2019

Before Jesus ascended to the Father, he promised to send the Holy Spirit to be our Comforter and Guide who would empower us to witness for him. That promise was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost. This weekend we will celebrate Pentecost Sunday to commemorate the gift of God’s Spirit to the Church. Only the power of the Holy Spirit can draw people to Christ and enable believers to achieve great things in everyday life, in evangelism and in missions.

Over the centuries, the Holy Spirit has used miracles, visions, and dreams to reveal Christ to many Muslims in different parts of the world. The great influx of Muslims coming to Christ in Indonesia in the 1960s and 1970s, and presently in some parts of Africa, can be attributed mainly to the powerful work of the Holy Spirit.


O God the Holy Spirit, come upon Muslim converts to Christ, and fill them with your power and presence. Fulfill to them Jesus’ promise of Pentecost. Holy Spirit, sanctify them, guide them to the truth, and help them lead a victorious Christian life. The environment that surrounds them is very hostile to the Gospel, and they need the fullness of the Spirit to persevere in their commitment to you.

Help them pray for others and intercede for the lost world. Inspire them with zeal and power to witness for Christ, spread the Gospel throughout the whole earth, and demonstrate God’s majesty through signs and wonders.

I pray that the time will come when “the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord’s glory as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).

In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.


I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions (Joel 2:28, NLT).