Friday, August 27, 2021
One afternoon, Mouldi came to my house so excited! On the bus he had met a local girl who had a cross on her necklace! She was supposed to be Muslim, but she was wearing a cross in public in a Muslim capital! Mouldi and the girl talked and confided to each other about their personal conversion. It turned out that she was a member of a cult that does not believe in Jesus as Lord or Son of God or Savior. They believe that Jesus is only a prophet.
There are many sects and groups that wrongly call themselves Christian. They are active in the Muslim world and are ready to prey on those who have come to Christ in a genuine experience of being born again by God’s Spirit. Some new believers, who fail to recognize that the
sects are not true followers of Christ, can be easily led astray.
Jesus warned his disciples about such counterfeits. He called them wolves masquerading as sheep! (Matthew 7:15). This is one more trick of our enemy. He tries to destroy and kill.
Lord Christ, you are the visible image of the invisible God. You existed before any creation, and you are supreme Master over all. I pray for the little sheep that have been rescued from Islam. Some of them face fierce, merciless wolves. Bare your arm, O great Shepherd of the sheep (Hebrews 13:20). Defend these weak lambs against the enemy. Shield them and protect them. Break the power of the wolves and defeat them.
We claim what your Word tells us, that you are the Shepherd and Protector of our souls (1 Peter 2:25, NCV). So, protect these brothers and sisters from poisonous doctrines. Guard them from error and from heresies. May you alone be their true Master, Lord and King.
I know that when I am gone, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock… I entrust you to God and the word of his grace… that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself (Acts 20:29, 32, REB, NLT).