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CONVERTED BY DREAMS AND VISIONS

Do you know that many Muslims are recently becoming Christians because of dreams and visions? According to Wendell Evans of the Billy Graham Center’s Institute for Muslim Studies, "More and more stories are coming out of closed countries, of God supernaturally evangelizing Muslims through dreams and visions. Of the estimated thousands of new believers in Iran in the last few years, over half of them became believers after Jesus personally came to them in a dream or vision." Here’s one example.

Madame Bilquis Sheikh was a high-born Muslim, former wife of a Minister of the Interior in Pakistan. God gave her dreams and visions about John the Baptist, about himself as God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. He led her to read the Bible. Her family came to know of her new beliefs and confronted her. She was so convinced of her newfound truth, however, that they plotted to kill her. They even tried to burn her house. Her family boycotted her, and the servants, who were Muslims, left her, calling her a traitor and an infidel. She received many threats from her family and outsiders. An Army General of Pakistan visited, asking her "Why did you do it?" She replied she has been called to witness Jesus Christ and she will obey Him, no matter what comes her way. She finally escaped to the United States and wrote a book about her experiences.

(From a sermon by Paul Clemente, "God works in mysterious ways!" 6/28/2009)

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