Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

Muslim man who convert to Christianity says Jesus appeared to him every night for weeks

A church planter working in the Middle
East has shared the miraculous ways the
Gospel is moving across the persecuted
region, including how Jesus appeared to a
Muslim man every night for weeks, reciting
to him the entire Gospel of John.
As part of The Gospel
Coalition’s Something Needs to
Change event held Wednesday night, David
Platt, author and pastor of McLean Bible
Church, held an interview with a missionary
identified only as Yazim.
“He lives and works in a part of the Middle
East where, not only is it illegal to share
the Gospel, it’s life-threatening to talk
about how the Gospel is advancing,” Platt
said.
Speaking via simulcast with a disguised
voice, Yazim began by stating, “God is
moving inside the Middle East with
dreams, visions, and personal visitations.”
He shared the story of a man who lived
about 50 kilometers outside of an unnamed
Middle Eastern city known for vast opium
use.
“This man said this to us when we visited
him: ‘A man wearing all white knocked at
my door every night and I couldn’t look at
him because his face was so shiny and
bright,'” Yazim recalled. “‘When he would
come inside, he asked me to write down
what he said. As I wrote, I fell asleep. The
next night, he would come again for the
next month.'”
Yazim asked the man, “What did you write?
May I see your notebook?”
The man showed Yazim his notebook. In it
was written: “In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. The same was in the
beginning with God. All things were made
by him, and without him was not anything
made that was made,” the opening portion
of the New Testament book of John.
“He had the whole book of John verbatim
in his notebook,” Yazim revealed. “Jesus
visited him every night until he finished the
book. The amazing thing is, the man
actually asked us, ‘who was this man that
visited me?'”
“I learned a valuable lesson: God will do
his part, but we still have to do ours,” he
added.
Platt revealed that Yazim’s own conversion
story is miraculous: His wife was a devout
Muslim who, profoundly depressed by the
demands of Islam, decided to take her own
life. However, that very night, she heard the
Gospel for the first time and dedicated her
life to Jesus.
Following that event, she and her husband
decided to stay in their homeland and
dedicate their lives to sharing the Gospel
despite the risks.
“Our focus is to make disciples who make
disciples who then start new churches,”
Yazim said. “We believe that what God
commanded us to do is Matthew 28. We
believe that if you make disciples, churches
will grow.”
Yazim and his wife revealed they hope to
plant ten more churches, but making
disciples takes time and funding, as new
Christians must be taken to secret
locations to be trained.
“This training, along with supporting the
leaders, will cost $25,000 for ten churches
to be developed,” he shared.

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