"GOOD NEWS FOR MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS" by Ken Simmons
THE GREAT OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (as prophesied in JOEL 2:28, ACTS 2:17-21) – may have ALREADY BEGUN!
Take a look at the list of events (see below), a list that would take more than 1,000 pages to complete, is happening in the Muslim world . . . and it is staggering!!
SOMETHING AMAZING is happening . . . a phenomenon in which God is pouring out His love for Muslims in many places throughout the world, including North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. And, this is not just a few isolated cases but it appears to be happening to millions of Muslims in astonishing ways. This is a sweeping movement that began just in the past two decades. An amazing number of Muslims are having dreams and visions of Jesus Christ, the prophet mentioned in the Qur'an, (Qur'an 2:8, a total of 110 times) and are discovering that He does not condemn Muslims, but He loves them! He did not come into the world to condemn it, but to bring salvation and the promise of eternal life to those who believe in Him. (NOTE: This article in no way indicates that God Himself endorses the Qu'ran or the Muslim religion, but it is clear evidence that He loves Muslims.)
In 2015, 200 MUSLIM MEN inside a mosque just outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia all had a simultaneous vision of Jesus and are now following Christ and spreading the word in spite of numerous death threats. This has now been confirmed by three independent sources. This stunning event confirms that something truly major has begun in the world today and even greater things are about to happen. Hold on to your hats because a wild ride is about to start!! We are entering into the midst of "the BEST OF TIMES" and we are also entering into "the WORST OF TIMES" seemingly all at once. While the world seems to be going mad, and there's a Great Falling Away of "The Church of the Apostasy," God has begun to pour out His Spirit on all flesh (see Joel 2:28, and Acts 2:17).
A MUSLIM IMAM, Sheik Mohammed Amen, lay dying in his bed of AIDS after visiting a prostitute, and, after having lost all hope, he began preparing for his burial -- but one night he had a vision of Jesus, who came into his room, stood by his side, and said "Mohammed, rise up!" He woke up healed and was cured of AIDS.
In December 2001, Sheikh Ahmad al Qataani, a leading Saudi cleric, appeared on a live interview on Al-Jazeera satellite television to confirm that Muslims were turning to Jesus in, according to him, "alarming numbers." He went on to say, "In every hour 667 Muslims become Christians," Al Qataani stated. "Every day 16,000 Muslims" become his followers, and "every year 6 million Muslims decide to follow Jesus."
WATCH THE POWERFUL TRUE STORY of Labarin Mohammed, a Nigerian, who studied the Qur'an for 5 years, who met Jesus in a series of dreams, was persecuted, jailed, poisoned and nearly killed by his father, who he called Baba, but due to his unwavering love for Baba his father surrendered to the Lord Jesus just 3 hours before his death.
As the world seems to be turning its back on God in record and unprecedented numbers, a move of God that is unimaginable in scale has begun.
In CHINA, officially a Communist-atheist country, there are estimates of more than 200 million Christians in spite of government persecution, and that country is on a course to become the world's most Christian nation.
The nation of IRAN is the world's largest sponsor of terrorism, but despite a crackdown on Christians in the land formerly known as Persia the growth of Christianity is nothing short of explosive. The growth of house churches and secret meetings is staggering. A few short years ago there were reports of 300,000 believers meeting in secret in Iran, but today it is estimated that there are more than 3,000,000 believers in IRAN (at last count and growing daily). There is widespread disenchantment with Islam because in Islam there is no assurance of salvation, but following Jesus means we are assured we can spend the rest of forever with Him in paradise.
IN PAKISTAN -- Recently 85-year-old grandmother/evangelist Marilyn Hickey spoke to a crowd of 1 MILLION Muslims, and people got up and told of miraculous healings. She said to them, "The world may not know your name, but Jesus knows your name," and the Pakistanis loved her, and called her “Mom.”
GOD SAID, "In the last days I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams." When all hell seems to be breaking out and things couldn't get much darker, that's when God said He would begin a Great Outpouring of His Spirit upon the earth. (See JOEL 2:28, ACTS 2:14).
Lagos, Nigeria now has what many consider to be the largest church in the world, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, where it is not uncommon to find *a million Christians gathered together for a Friday night prayer meeting, and they are still there when the sun comes up on Saturday morning. True miracles happen at these meetings, including many being raised from the dead (documented and even video taped) and children praying for the sick and they are healed. In fact this happens so often that they no longer make a big deal out of it. A few years ago this writer met a man from that same congregation who was touring America, and he confirmed to me the miracles that take place there.
Their church building holds 1 million worshipers and is 87 football fields long. Recently, on separate occasions, I personally met three different Nigerian men in California, who had been members of this church in Nigeria, and they all confirmed this, and one man I led to the Lord more than 40 years ago, who had been an ex-con and heroin addict, and has himself led approximately 500,000 people to Jesus since, went to Lagos, Nigeria and witnessed these miracles first-hand. Over a period of a few days he had seen a young boy who was born without legs, having only short stubs where healthy legs should have been, and a few days later he saw that same young boy get up and walk, and then run, on new legs!! What a creative miracle!! At one point CNN sent reporters to confirm these reports (possibly to debunk it?), and while they were there during a regional conference, it was confirmed that more than 6 million believers were in attendance.
*Read - Out of Africa by C. Peter Wagner, Joseph Thompson.
JESUS SAID "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me." He came to give us Living Water that we would never thirst again, and the Bread of Life that we would never again be hungry. He took the punishment for my sins, and your sins, so that if we believe in Him we would never have to stand before a just God and hear the words "Guilty!" He was crucified, rose from the dead, was seen by hundreds over a period of 40 days, so that "whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
Call on Buddha, or Muhammad . . . nothing happens. Call on the Hindu gods . . . nothing happens. Call on any other name but the name of JESUS . . . nothing happens. But call on Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God and He will set you free and give you ETERNAL LIFE! No one else promises salvation and eternal life! When one soul comes to the Lord Jesus all the angels of Heaven are rejoicing!! (See Luke 15:7-8) Find out of this is true . . . seek and you shall find!
As Christians we must learn that we will never win anyone, including Muslims, through hate and condemnation, but through love . . . "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life," (John 3:16)
That "whosoever" includes Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, as well as "good people" who think their being good will get them into heaven (it won't), but surrendering to Jesus will . . . that whosoever means everyone!!
(EDITOR’S NOTE: If you would like to have Ken Simmons speak to your church or organization you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org – You can also read this and many of his other articles on his website at www.kensimmonsministries.com )