God is all-powerful, all-knowing and all-encompassing, so when Muslim refugees began to experience visitations from Christ, it came as no surprise that they were forever changed.
Nizar Shaheen, the host of Light for the Nations – a Christian program aired in Muslim-dense areas – explained: “I’ve seen many, many Arabic-speaking people turning to Christ, accepting Him as Lord and Savior.
“It’s happening all over the Arab world. It’s happening in North Africa. It’s happening in the Middle East. It’s happening in the Gulf countries. It’s happening in Europe and Canada and the United States – in the Arabic-speaking world. Everywhere, people are accepting Jesus.”
Father Zakaria Boutros, a Coptic priest, reported several Muslims are turning to Jesus: “Young and old, educated and not educated, males and females, even those who are fanatic.”
According to WND, several Muslims have been encountering God as they slept.
I was in the desert
Bosnian Muslim teen Emina Emlonic shared: “I was in the desert alone, lost. As far as the horizon, there was nothing in sight but sand. I felt the sand on my bare feet. Then I saw something extraordinary.
“In the midst of that barrenness, an immense wooden cross emerged from the earth, rising up with sand spilling from it back to earth.
“I felt then a spectator in my own dream, and the sight of the cross gave me neither fear nor joy. But I was a curious [sic] and began moving, almost floating, towards it, the most magnificent … thing I’d ever seen or imagined, and as I came closer to the cross, I suddenly saw a man walking toward me: a broad-shouldered, long-strided man, with a dark complexion, long hair, and wearing a white robe.
“And just as suddenly I ceased to be a witness to my dream. I was in it, walking toward the man walking toward me. I knew him immediately. He was Jesus. Without knowing why, I fell to my knees. He stood over me and touched my face with his right hand.
Emlonic’s dream was deeply personal, just like the other Muslims who were approached by Christ. More stories were shared across several websites including Catholic Thing, Isa Dreams and More Than Dreams.
As he appeared to people throughout the Bible, Christ met each person in a way they could understand and on their level of comfort. Jesus didn’t appear in a storm or surrounded by flashing lights – he spoke to Emlonic through sight, touch, and, as is the way of dreams, with knowledge.
I was shown hell
One Saudi man shared: “One night, while I was asleep, I had this horrible dream of me being taken into hell. And what I saw there brought me real fear, and these dreams kept coming to me almost every night. At this point I was really wondering as to why I should be seeing hell in this manner.”
He said Jesus appeared and said: “Son, I am the way, the truth and the life. And if you would give your life to Me, and follow Me, I would save you from the hell that you have seen.”
The man admitted: “This came as a surprise to me, for I did not know who this Jesus was. Of course, He is mentioned in the Quran and in the book Surah Mariam. He is stated as one of our prophets, but not as a savior who could save us from hell. So I started looking out for a Christian who could give me some advice about this Jesus I have seen.”
He knew he had to respond to the dream but Christianity is “totally banned in Saudi Arabia and if a Christian is caught witnessing to a Muslim, [it is] almost sure that he would be beheaded.” In the end, he reached out to an Egyptian Christian and was introduced to Christ.
Pastor Frank Costenbader, the founder of Minifold Hope Ministries and the publisher of the Isa Dreams website, explained “Isa” is an Arabic name for Jesus, found in the Quaran.
Costenbader stated: “The number of Isa dreams has seemed to grow tremendously since 2000, and in 2015 it seems to have kicked into another gear. There has been an explosion of testimonies on the Web and in the past two years about people encountering Jesus in dreams and subsequently becoming followers of Jesus.”
Another story, from a Thai teenager called Fa, wrote on Muslims of Thailand to share she saw Jesus too.
An open field
“She found herself in the open field,” Fa’s story begins. “There was nothing much special in this scenery but she felt peace in her heart, the kind of peace that she has never felt before. It seemed like she has been in this field before and somehow, she knew what was going to happen next.
“And then suddenly there appeared before her a bright light. She didn’t get startled when she saw the figure. It was a man wearing a white robe that seemed to shine. There was so much of joy and love that flooded in her heart when she saw the figure.
“She immediately knew that Jesus was appearing to her. Then she woke up.”
Several other stories were shared from Christian volunteers and lay people, who have been reporting an impressive number of Muslims turning to Christ.
According to the Christian Broadcast Network, Samer Achmad Muhammed was led to Christ after simply hearing the Gospel.
For years, Muhammed studied to become a Wahhabi sheik, an extremely conservative Islamic sect centered in the “uniqueness” of God. Like most of the Wahhabi faith, Muhammed detested Christians and the Church – but when he encountered God through the Gospel, the hatred melted away.
“I dedicated my life to Jesus Christ, Jesus forgave me for my sins,” he shared. “He gave me eternal life and peace. And the second thing, I really suffered in my daily life, but I had peace, I had joy because Jesus entered my heart.”
Heidi Baker, of Iris Ministries, reported thousands of African Muslims have been receiving Jesus as their savior and getting baptized.
“It’s probably the only place in the world where they are coming so quickly,” Baker stated. “Many people are having dreams. They see Jesus appear to them. Probably half our pastors were leaders, imams in Moslem mosques. They were leaders in these mosques, now they’re pastors.”
There is no explanation for the sudden conversions but Jesus. Only the Son of God has the power to change a person’s heart through a dream or a Bible passage. Please pray for an increase of these miracles and for more divine encounters with the Savior.
By Kenya Sinclair