You’ve heard of Muslims getting saved after dreams of Jesus. Now, a high-ranking ISIS leader has reportedly given his life to Jesus after watching a Christian television broadcast.
His name is Muhammad*. After watching leading the Way’s satellite TV channel, he had a plan, according to Michael Youssef’s ministry.
That plan: to kill a member of Leading the Way’s follow-up team.
“Muhammad called the number on the screen. ‘I need to meet with you,’ he told Peter*, one of Leading the Way’s follow-up team leaders,” according to the ministry.
For security purposes, the ministry is strategic about vetting callers before meeting with them in person. But follow-up team leader Peter discerned God’s voice urging him, “This time is different. Go and meet this man—and be bold with him.”
According to the ministry, Peter met with Muhammad and boldly proclaimed the gospel to him. After they parted ways, the ministry reports, God continued to speak to Muhammad, revealing Himself in a dream and bringing great conviction upon him.
“He shaved his beard—the symbol of his radical devotion to Islam,” the ministry reports. “He decided to follow Christ. And he reached out to Peter once more, desperate to meet with him.”
“Peter, I have a confession,” Muhammad told him. “The first time I was going to meet you, I intended to kill you, and I am sorry.”
With that, leading the Way reports, the ISIS leader fell on his face and repented before the Lord.
“This former ISIS leader is now your brother in Christ,” the ministry says. “His conversion happened just weeks ago, and by God’s mercy and grace, he is already serving Christ where he lives. Only God can change an ISIS leader. Only God can transform hearts—and yet we are blessed to join Him in His work of reaching the lost with the Good News of Jesus Christ.”
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Alex, TCE Global News