I hear reports all the time about Jesus Himself appearing to Muslims in places like Iran and Iraq, and each time it brings me to tears! As Americans, we are spoiled rotten by a church on every corner, multiple Bibles in every home, and a nation founded upon Godly principles. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for all that! But, I wonder if, in the midst of the blessing, our zeal for the Lord Himself has eroded.
Here is a sobering statement from Jesus as He taught His followers:
39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.~John 5:39-40
As important as the Word of God is (and it IS important), it is not the life-giving Savior that Jesus Himself is. Have you prayed lately, as Paul did, to know nothing but Jesus and Him crucified? (1 Corinthians 2:2)
Well, in some countries, Jesus is all they have! They don’t have churches on every corner and Bibles in every home. Yet Jesus shows up! He presents Himself to them, and they respond! Those who minister in the Middle East will tell you that perhaps the greatest revival the world has ever seen is happening right now in places like Iran and Iraq! They are seeking Him! Stop right now and thank the Lord for His abundant grace in drawing all men (and women!) to Himself!
This 3-minute video will bless you as you hear Ray Bentley describe his experience in ministering in Iraq. What a joyous testimony!