Muslim Graves

Friday, October 22, 2021

Many years ago, Kamil Aietany, a Lebanese Muslim, put his faith in Jesus. He ministered Christ to other Muslims with a clear mind and a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Kamil’s father was very upset because of his son’s conversion. The family and other Muslim acquaintances made plans to end his life to get rid of the one who had betrayed Islam After a meal one day, Kamil became extremely ill and died within hours. The brothers who had led him to Christ suggested an autopsy, but their request was refused. They also wanted to bury him in a Christian cemetery, but his body was quickly removed, and Kamil was buried the same day he died in a Muslim cemetery.

It does not really matter where a Christian believer is buried. When Christ comes from heaven with a loud command, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet call of God, the dead in Christ will rise (1 Thessalonians 4:16). I believe that many Muslims who gave their lives to Christ and became his followers like Kamil will rise from Muslim cemeteries because they placed their faith in Jesus.

Prayer

Our Father, Maker, and Redeemer, we worship and adore you. I ask you to fill me with a passion for the lost as you did for Kamil. Help me bring Muslims to your Kingdom.

In the mighty name of Jesus, I ask you to break the fanatic spirit of Islam. Help many Muslims this week seek your face and receive freedom and forgiveness through Christ our Lord. May they place their faith and trust in you and give themselves totally to the Savior, no matter what it costs. Prepare them to answer their persecutors and abusers. Strengthen them as they experience the cruelty and brutality of the society and authorities. Be with those who will give their lives for your sake and for your glory.

When we meet Jesus in the clouds, what a surprise awaits us! We will see believers in Jesus come from Muslim graves in triumph, glory and splendor.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Promise

We believe that Jesus died and rose again; so too will God bring those who died as Christians to be with Jesus (1 Thessalonians 4:14, REB).

Mosques to Preach Christ

Friday, October 15, 2021

As we trust God for feats that are humanly impossible, he honors our faith in him. The purpose of our prayer this week is to see Muslims by the tens of thousands come to the Kingdom of God, so they can be set free from sin and experience joy and life in Christ.

Over the past several centuries many churches in the Middle East, Turkey, and North Africa have been turned into mosques. Today in the West, Muslims have taken over vacant church buildings and turned them into Islamic centers and mosques.

We, however, as believers in Christ, are concerned about more than mere walls of stone. We do not seek to defeat Muslims or take over their properties; rather, we want to see the glory of the name of Jesus manifested through their lives transformed by the Gospel.

Prayer

Lord God, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below. You do not live in places built by human hands. Heaven itself, the highest heaven, cannot contain you; how much less churches and mosques that humans build (1 Kings 8:23-27)! We pray that Christ will be proclaimed freely, publicly and powerfully in mosques and Islamic places of worship around the world. Our desire is not to take over these places. We are asking you to cause Muslims to come and worship you in the name of Jesus of their own accord and free will in the places they themselves have built.

I pray that people will be saved in mosques and set free from sin and the bondage of Satan. May divine healings and miraculous acts take place in the name of Jesus in those places of worship.

O Lord my God, attend to the prayer and the supplication of your servant; listen to the cry and prayer which your servant makes before you this day. May your eyes ever be on these buildings to turn them into places where the name that is above every name will be honored and worshipped (1 Kings 8:28-29).

Promise

God is able to accomplish far more than we might ask or imagine, according to his power at work in us. Glory be to him in the community of believers, and through Jesus Christ in all ages for ever and ever! Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21, SAB).

Mormonism and Islam

Friday, October 8, 2021

Mormonism was conceived by Joseph Smith about 1200 years after Muhammad founded Islam. But there are startling similarities between the two religions.

Both claim they are based on revelation that an angel brought to a man. Both have a holy book that they believe is written on mysterious golden plates stored in heaven. Both have sacred stones. Both believe that biblical Christianity is corrupt, reject the doctrine of the Trinity, refuse the doctrine of original sin, and believe that one must do good deeds in order to receive forgiveness. In Islam, it is a crime to question matters of religion. In Mormonism, it is sin to do so. Both religions have a very brief confession of faith. The early Mormon practice of having many wives is a reminder of the multiple wives in Islam. Both Muhammad and Joseph Smith claimed to be the final prophet. In Islam, religious leaders are trained not to think for themselves or ponder issues that might deviate from the accepted norms of their religion. In Mormonism, the same is true. And the list of similarities goes on.[1]

Prayer

You alone, O holy God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—deserve our worship. We in no way see ourselves as superior to these people. Without you, we would be as lost as they are. Yet, we come to you because your Word tells us they are separated from Jesus, the only Savior. In the confusing darkness of the night, they have taken the wrong road.

Have mercy on them and bring them to Christ Jesus. He alone is the way, the truth, and the life. He is the only One who can give them hope and joy.

May they receive, through Christ the Lord, forgiveness of sin, a new relationship with you, Father, and assurance of eternal life. Remind them to refuse any gospel other than the one recorded in your holy Word, even if an angel from heaven were to preach it (Galatians 1:8).

Endow us with power, knowledge and courage to bring them to the cross of Calvary, by your Holy Spirit. In the precious name of Jesus, amen.

Promise

Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls (Jeremiah 6:16, NLT).

Footnotes

[1] I have in my library a 3-volume, 1400 pages, copious comparison between Muhammad and Joseph Smith compiled by a friend.