By Mark Ellis –
During Ramadan, CBN News detailed some notable stories from the last few years about how Jesus has been revealing Himself to Muslims in dreams and visions.
In one story, a Middle Eastern missionary named Yazid* shared about a man visited by Jesus every night for a month, asking the man to write down what He said.
McLean Bible Church Pastor David Platt interviewed the missionary during The Gospel Coalition’s “Something Needs to Change Simulcast.”
“God is moving inside the Middle East with dreams, visions, and personal visitations,” Yazid declared.
Then Yazid shared the details of this remarkable encounter, based on his interview with the man: “A man wearing all white knocks on my door every night, and I couldn’t look at Him because His face was so shiny and bright. When He would come inside, He asked me to write down what He said. And as I wrote, I would fall asleep. And then, the next night, He would come again… for the next month.”
“What did you write? May I see your notebook?” Yazid asked.
In the man’s notebook was written, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
“He had the whole book of John verbatim in his notebook!” Yazid recounted. “This is amazing. Jesus visited him every night until he finished the book.”
The man asked Yazid, “Who was this Man that visited me?”
Yazid explained further about the identity of the Man in White – Jesus – and led him to salvation.
The Apostle Paul described how Jesus appeared to him on the Damascus Road in the Book of Acts. In Acts 9:10, the Lord speaks to a disciple named Ananias in a vision. In Acts 10:3, an angel of God appears to Cornelius and gives him directions.
And in Revelation 1:12-17, Jesus appears to John the apostle in a vision:
“I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was Someone like a Son of Man, dressed in a robe reaching down to His feet and with a golden sash around His chest… His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.'”
We should not be surprised that Jesus is appearing to many of His children today, calling them into His family, especially in restricted access countries.