Acts 2:16-17 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
Have you heard any of the reports about Muslims in the Middle East having dreams and visions of Jesus? You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but if you do a little bit of research, you will be surprised to discover a very interesting phenomena that seems to be taking place overseas.
Apparently, there are many Muslims who are walking away from Islam and putting their faith in Jesus after having dreams and visions where He supposedly appeared to them. Often times they describe Him as shining in the brightest light imaginable, telling them that He is “Issa”, the Arabic word for the name Jesus.
Not all that long ago, CBN ran a special news report on their show and ran an article about this subject. I happened to see it one night as I was flipping through the channels and naturally I thought it was really cool to hear. Then over the coming weeks and months I continued to hear about this same thing in articles, podcasts, and videos from Christian broadcasters. On more than one occasion, I’ve actually heard that out of anywhere in the world, Christianity is growing the fastest in Iran of all places!
In a recent article from The UK Times, it was reported that the number of Christians in Iran are growing annually by 20%. That is absolutely remarkable considering it’s taking place in one of the countries most hostile toward Christians. So, what is the explanation for such an amazing and wonderful thing taking place? Could it be true that Jesus is actually appearing to Muslims through dreams and visions? I for one certainly wouldn’t rule it out. Granted, something like this is highly unusual and not the typical means through which people come to faith in Jesus. Then again, God is anything but typical and can use any means at His disposal to guide people to Himself.
Looking back to the verse from the Book of Acts at the beginning of this post, the Bible is clear that in the Last Days God would cause people to have dreams and visions through the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, when we hear about Muslims turning from Islam to follow Jesus because of dreams or visions, we have every reason to rejoice.