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Mauritania: God-Given Dreams Are Drawing Muslims To Christ


Even in lands virtually devoid of water many will find the Way to never thirst again …

John 4:14, “… whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

30-Days Prayer Network – “Mauritania, an Islamic republic in North Africa, is a vast desert; constantly hot, dry and very dusty. Its legal system is a combination of Shari’a (Islamic law) and French civil law. Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania has suffered from a succession of military coups and ongoing tribal conflict. A severe drought over the past decades has devastated the country. In 1957, a small fishing town called Nouakchott was chosen to be the capitol of the new country. Now there are more than 600,000 people living here. The capital has become a crossroads for many ethnic groups with nomadic roots.

Miracles Despite the Heat

A Christian who recently visited the country described the general situation of Mauritanian believers. ‘You can have freedom of speech, if you are a Muslim. You can have freedom of religion, if you are a Muslim. It is in fact OK to be a Christian, but it is offensive to speak of Jesus as anything other than one of the prophets.’ In this setting God is doing wonders, despite the guards that sometimes stand at church doors to ensure that Mauritanian citizens don’t enter. God has given dreams to Mauritanians even in remote areas. In the interior of the country, an Imam showed the Jesus Film in a mosque. The Iman later died and the results are unclear, but such seed sowing needs to continue. By God’s grace, there are now Mauritanians following Christ in many countries around the world.

Testimony from Mauritania:

Soon after coming to faith in Christ, Bokar told his Christian friends that he wanted to do away with a special undershirt inscribed with Koranic passages and interwoven with dozens of amulets. Several Mauritanians were afraid and said the shirt could not be destroyed, that if burned, it would jump out of the fire. This type of shirt makes the wearer impervious to any weapon. It is one of the most powerful enchantments known to the Hal-Pulaar (Fulani). After much prayer, Bokar burned his iron shirt, and the result was tremendous spiritual growth in his own life. Many who heard of the incident gained a new respect for the power of the Gospel.” Read more.

Psalm 70:4, “Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, ‘Let God be magnified!’”

Flashback: ‘Remarkable’: Dreams And Visions Bringing More Middle East Muslims To Faith In Christ ‘Since The Birth Of Islam’ – “I think that’s one of the most remarkable things happening in the Middle East right now, and the missionaries that I’ve … talked to … say that more Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ than any time since the birth of Islam 1400 years ago. Many of them are coming through dreams and visions, literally, people having dreams of a man in white who calls Himself Jesus and says ‘Follow Me’ …” Read more.

Categories: Good News, Radical Islam
  1. FX
    10/18/2013 at 1:32 AM

    Bonjour !

    Are Muslims Seeing Jesus?

    Interesting and sound article on this very issue!

    http://www.biblicalintegrity.org/2012/03/01/muslim-visions-jesus/

    Blessings from France!

    FX

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  2. ICA
    10/18/2013 at 1:20 PM

    Hi FX, I read Mr. McBride’s thorough article as well as his doctrinal statements. Seeing that he teaches pre-trib dispensationalism — an assumed doctrine that is taught nowhere in the whole of Scripture hermeneutically or exegetically — does indicate that he doesn’t always understand the text as it was intended to be understood. Be that as it may, although genuine dreams of this nature are not normative, I believe that they are very much taking place in the lives of many who are earnestly seeking to know Truth. McBride takes issue with the fact that many of the dreams do not present the “full gospel” to the one having the dream, but do they really need to present this immediately when the dream itself may simply be intended by the Holy Spirit to be the catalyst that causes them to seek out and eventually understand who this “Jesus” truly is, which is to say, not the imposter “Isa” of Islam, but the Biblical Christ? Conversion is often a process, and I have faith that God is Omniscient and sovereign over all. I have faith that God knows precisely what He is doing or what He allows to happen. And I believe that the Author and Perfecter of our faith will Himself be faithful to complete it. McBride seems to lean more upon his own understanding whereby he assumes that if it is not normative or explicitly extolled Biblically then it therefore must not be of God. What I would say, however, is that although we may not fully comprehend what is happening (God’s ways are not our ways) we can fully apprehend that what is genuinely taking place in the lives of many is happening for a purpose, and rejoice each and every time we learn that another Muslim has come to faith in Christ, and Him Crucified. That alone is a miracle in and of itself.

    John 6:44a, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him …”

    For those who may read the article above, also take a moment to read these also:

    A Theological Look at Spiritual Dreams

    God Still Speaks Through Dreams

    How did God use dreams and visions in the Bible?

    Blessings …

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  3. FX
    10/19/2013 at 5:52 AM

    Bonjour ICA,

    Thanks for your input.

    I fully agree with you, we can…”rejoice each and every time we learn that another Muslim has come to faith in Christ, and Him Crucified. That alone is a miracle in and of itself”.
    Indeed! When this is truly the case!

    I also agree with you about Mr. McBride’s misunderstanding on somes issues (and this also includes the whole issue about “the law versus grace”. From reading Mr. McBride’s articles, he does not seem to have the same understanding as the Bible regarding Torah, like many denominations within Christianity).

    Having said that, I found his article about dreams amongst muslim very well articulated and documented. Our sole model needs to be the Bible, so it stands to reason that the experiences shared by people, which do not match with stories and patterns of the Bible, have to be taken with caution. At least this is the way I see things.

    The enemy of our souls is very good at sending people in the wrong direction. He marvels at that since the Garden…and we know he can appear as an angel of light.

    How many people have been lead astray by apparition of angels? If someone told you he came to Christ after seeing or dreaming about Mary, what would you say?

    Is the Christ who appears in Muslim dreams the Yeshua of the Bible?

    Let us not forget that the Jesus of the Bible is a Jewish Torah observant Rabbi! The Biblical Christ has nothing to do with “Isa”, but if we are honest, He also has not much do do with the way mainstream Christianity presents Him: a tall blonb and blue eyed guy with a halo over his head, who teaches his disciples to do away with the Instructions of the Father! This is not the true Biblical Jesus/Yeshua, but if we listen to most stories about Jesus appearing to Muslim, the Jesus they see ressembles more to the “false” Christian Jesus rather than the real Biblical One…

    Having said all that, praise Yah for the real convertions that are happening in the Muslim world.

    Shabbt shalom!

    FX

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