It is important to keep in mind that Jesus died for all people. The Bible in II Corinthians 5:15 says that “Jesus died for all”. This “all” includes “Muslims” too! Muslims are not our “true enemies”.
When witnessing to Muslims, it is essential to find out if they are practicing or nominal.
There is a strong spirit of fear within Islam. To be able to witness to Muslims effectively, it is imperative to remember that we need the guidance and the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the power of prayer before witnessing to them.
I John 4: 2-3
“By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now in the world.”
Islam denies the deity of Jesus. “That they said (in boast) we killed Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah but they killed him not, nor crucified him but so it was made appear to them.” Koran: Sura 4:157
Muslims cannot accept the Lordship of Jesus. They do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Muslims think of this as a physical concept and not a spiritual one.
“O people of the book! (Meaning Jews and Christians) Commit no excess in your religion: nor say of Allah aught but the truth, Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah and His word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him. So believe in Allah and His messenger. Say not ‘Trinity”: desist! It will be better for you. For Allah is one Allah. Glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son.” Koran: Sura 4:171
We (Christians) are the “living epistles” to them. We are called to be witnesses and not the Savior! Our responsibility is to simply lead the lost to the Savior. The Bible in I Corinthians 12:3 says: “No one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.”
Dear friend, as the Bible says in Ephesians 6:12, “for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
So you know who “the true enemy” is.
And what about our weapons? The Bible in II Corinthians10:4 says: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God, to pulling down strongholds.”
God is Love and this is His nature. The Muslim’s God (Allah) has 99 names and not one of those names means Love. We cannot love Muslims and at the same time be afraid of them. The Bible in I John 4:18 says: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…” It is very important to love the lost from the heart and have compassion for them. Love and compassion will build a trustful relationship and Muslims will be more receptive to you. We need to see them through Jesus’ eyes.
It is God’s Will according to I Timothy 2:4 that everyone be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. In verse 6 it says that Jesus Christ gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone and this “everyone” includes “Muslims. ”
We need to pray that they hunger after “the truth” and that God’s unconditional love
be revealed to them through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Avoid arguing with Muslims! PRAYER is the key to reaching them. Pray, therefore, that the Word of the Lord would open the eyes of their understanding so they would come to personally know the One, True Living God, who enables them to see through the veil.
These are the days that we Christians have to be strong in the Lord. As Apostle Paul admonishes us in Ephesians 6:10, “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
My dear friend, if you read these words and your heart has never experienced His love and joy, and you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, just ask Him to reveal Himself to you.
He is the God of Hope.
He is the God of Joy.
He is the God of Peace.
He is the God of All Comfort.
And if you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I encourage you to remember how precious your salvation is. We should not forget how vital our relationship with the Lord is and the life and the freedom He has provided through His salvation for us. Let us not take lightly the importance of our walk with Him and our commitment to His body.
The main question remains:
Do you have a personal relationship with THIS GOD?