Spiritual Realities

Jesus has called his followers to be light.

Like all other peoples around the world Muslims have to walk through many difficult social, economic, cultural and political circumstances each day. They will deal with various spiritual realities which are manifested in various ways religiously and culturally.

These spiritual realities have a real influence on both Islamic and Western civilizations. (1 John 5:19). These can often be overcome by people who do things the opposite way (or if you prefer, in the opposite spirit?). Jesus has shown us his way to do this through the cross. In his weakness he actually manifested strength. At the cross the pride of Empire and Religion tried to do evil to him, yet the effect was that Jesus actually manifested his ultimate goodness toward all men. God has given us a commandment:

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good”? (Romans 12:21).

In praying for Muslims and in living with them we need to exhibit the life of God. The enemy pushes us as believers to fear and suspicion of Muslims. If we allow ourselves to be motivated by fear, self preservation, and suspicion instead of faith, hope and love we will not be able to bring the Gospel to Muslims.

Prayer Ideas

Pray for the following subjects for yourself and Muslims in your town, region or country:

Where there is pride—humility:

Pray that God would root out any pride concerning your attitudes concerning Muslims. And pray that God would liberate Muslims in any area of religious pride. May God bring us all to humility before Him. (Proverbs 8:13, 16:18, 29:23)

Where there is religiousness—relationship:

Pray that God would help you not to be religious – but to actually live and walk in His ways. Pray that you would be a part of helping Muslims in your circle of relationships area to come to know the story of Jesus and see beyond mere religious activities. (John 17:3)

Where there is legalism—freedom:

Pray that God would enable you to walk in freedom and help you?to be someone who brings real liberty and hope to your Muslim friends and neighbors. (Mt 7:3-5)

Where there is suspicion—trust:

Pray that we, as followers of Jesus, would be people who create trust so that Muslims could believe and turn to Jesus. (Acts 16:14)

I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.
-Isaiah 56:7

8 Comments

  1. Any way these podcasts could be heard or seen in ITunes? Or the videos could be seen in YouTube? With the IPad and IPhone users hard to see the videos.
    Thanks for the letting us be a part of this via email and your dedication to the Lord.
    Randy

  2. i find this article fairly challenging. i personally had/have a lot of fear, especially of radical Muslims, but this article has challenged me to love even to those who would harm us. i also found it challenging to not be religious but faithful and build my life on relationship. thanks very much!

  3. Hi. Thank you so much for this website. My foreign exchange student who was Muslim when she joined us returned to her home town as a Christian. She is struggling at home so having this is great. Thank you!!

  4. I recently had the privaldge through Andrew white Vicar of Baghdad to meet and suppoet the Minister fo Jutice of Iraq the Judge who sentened Saddam husienn and until then I was suspicous of Mulsims and throught hos time and their kindness and hospitality God laid on my heart a love for Muslims and also Iraq. During our time on the hospital in Southampton the Jopy of the Lord fell down in the place and we laughed and laughed and the love between Christian and Muslim was overwhelming it was supernatural it was God in the middle. Jesus was ever there all the time.

    Its my porayer that as Cjristians we share our fath and love esepcially with Muslims and pray for them during ramadam that Jesus reveals himsef to them as lord and saviour not just a prophet

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