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IS fighter meets Jesus in a dream

June 9, 2015

According to reports on Christianity Today, an Islamic State (ISIS) militant has converted to Christianity after meeting Jesus in dream. The source of the story is a Youth With A Mission (YWAM) missionary in the Middle East.

The story tells how one of YWAM’s workers was introduced to an ISIS fighter who had killed a number of Christians. He even admitted to having enjoyed doing so, until he met Jesus in a dream.

The jihadist reportedly told this YWAM leader that he had begun having dreams of a man in white who came to him and said, ‘You are killing my people.’ As a result he started to feel really sick and uneasy about what he was doing.

The militant was given a Bible by a Christian man who was about to be killed, which he took and read. And in another dream, Jesus asked him to follow him. The jihadist began asking how he could he could become a follower of Christ.

What can we learn?

Hard as it may be to be happy at the salvation of a murderer, the story shows that God is at work an no-one is beyond his grace, or the Holy Spirit. Many of us have prayed for IS asking they would encounter Jesus, and it seems with this story, those prayers are being heard.

Just as Paul, who hunted and murdered Christians met Jesus on the road to Damascus, this militant has had an incredible encounter with God. Lets continue to pray that more and more of those who follow IS’s extremist agenda would have the same experiences, finding hope, love and forgiveness in Jesus.

So, what can we learn? To keep praying!

Sources: Christianity Today (See the original post….)

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