The entire world is in a kingdom conflict between Satan’s kingdom of darkness and God’s kingdom of light.
In Matthew Chapter 24, the Bible reveals this conflict. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all of these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
Jesus prophesied of these days, “kingdom against kingdom.” On 9/11/2001, when Islamic terrorists attacked the United States World Trade Center in New York City, the kingdom of the antichrist attacked the kingdom of God. The Bible tells us, “we fight not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers in heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
Because this is a spiritual battle, we must fight with spiritual weapons and display kingdom character. Our heart attitude must be of the kingdom of God. Pride, the greatest form of sin, caused the fall. The greatest virtue is love working through humility. The Word of God tells us that the fear of the Lord (and its resulting humility) is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). Along with humility, victory is assured when there is forgiveness. Because of what our Lord Jesus accomplished on the cross, we are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus, and the enemy is under our feet (Ephesians 1 and 2).
With God’s power and authority, humility, forgiveness, and His heart of love, His kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven. As we follow God’s kingdom principles and are led by His Spirit, we can trust Him for victorious results. God desires that all would be saved. He is showing each of us how to work with Him to open the eyes and hearts of Muslim believers to the love and salvation that is theirs in Christ Jesus.
We have the privilege of standing with God and letting Him live through us as we humbly pray for Muslims to be saved. We are called to personally show respect, compassion, and love when we have the opportunity to be in the presence of individual Muslims. We must keep our hearts open as God’s heart is open. We cannot harden our hearts in judgment or fear, but we open our hearts with humility and love. We remember, there was a time that we, too, were lost and deceived.
PRAYER POINTS –
- Ask God to give you His eyes to see those in Islam as He does.
- Give God permission to love them through you.
- Let the humility of Christ help you pray for their salvation.