As an online missionary with Global Media Outreach, www.godlife.com, I receive many emails from people in Muslim majority countries.
Susan, 16, has written from the Middle East for over a year. She’s had a fascination for vampire books and movies, witchcraft and the occult. She’s asked questions about Satanism and Wicca. I’ve warned her that these things are evil and she should have nothing to do with them. She’d write back and say, “Don’t preach at me!”
Yet she kept writing and asking questions about the occult, esp. Satanism. One day she wrote that she often sees a man dressed in black outside on the sidewalk. He calls to her, but when she walks closer to him he disappears! This of course frightened her.
Later she wrote that the man in black was now coming to her in her dreams and shooting her with a gun. She said, “I see the blood and I feel the pain. Every night I’m afraid to go to sleep because of the same nightmare. I cannot tell my parents, they will think I’m crazy.”
I wrote, “These are demonic apparitions that are a result of you taking too great an interest in the occult. You must stop NOW or it will get worse! The only way you can be free of this is to call out on the name of Jesus. You must be willing to surrender your life to Him. He will then forgive your sins, and He’ll send the Holy Spirit to live in you. At that time you will receive His peace, joy and love. Those bad dreams will then disappear.”
She wrote, “I’m a Muslim and I cannot change my religion. I want to slash my wrists and kill myself. I hate my life and I hate the nightmares every night!”
I would pray and again write the same thing, “You don’t need to change your religion. Muslims believe in Jesus too. Just call on Jesus’ name. His name is powerful.” I then wrote out a prayer for her to say when she was afraid.
One day she wrote, “I did it two weeks ago! I didn’t tell you because I wanted to wait and see if it was real. It IS REAL! Jesus is real! I have peace! The nightmares have stopped! I don’t hear voices anymore or see that man in black. I’m so happy! I really do believe in Jesus!”
We’re now doing a Bible study together in the book of Mark. I’m sending her a lesson every other day and she’s growing in the Lord.
- The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” Luke 10:17
- Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
- Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
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