With the Largest Muslim Populations
Friday, January 15, 2021
While the Church has been “looking the other way,” there has been an explosion of Muslim population in the world! Christians have not been careful to obey Christ’s command to bring all people, including Muslims, into the Kingdom. Today, there are more than 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. More than one billion of those can be found in only eight countries! They are:
- Indonesia, 220 million
- Pakistan, 190 million
- India, 185 million
- Bangladesh, 144 million
- Nigeria , 90 million
- Egypt, 83 million
- Iran, 77 million
- Turkey, 75 million
(The numbers are rounded, compiled from various sources.)
Father in heaven, I bring these large nations and their peoples to you. These numbers are staggering; they represent precious souls for whom Christ died on the cross. What can we do, Father, to even make a dent in that ocean of humanity? We have done so little; and we feel overwhelmed, Lord God.
We know you are telling us: “There are still very large areas of land to be taken over” (Joshua 13:1). Give us fresh courage. We cannot climb this mountain on our own or cross these heights by ourselves. Giants are in our way. Fill us with your Spirit, so we can go forward with enthusiasm and strength as never before.
By faith we want to see millions of Muslims come to Christ and sing praises around his throne (Revelation 5:11).
Empower us with your Word. Help us bring in a great harvest from every tribe, language, people and nation. For the glory of the name that is above every name, amen.
I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you (Joel 2: 25, NLT).
The LORD can win a victory with a few men as well as with many… one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the LORD your God fights for you (1 Samuel 14:6, GW; Joshua 23:10, NLT).