soon the Lord Jesus will return to Jerusalem!When I share the Gospel, I usually start by asking Muslims if they have everexperienced a dream about Jesus. It is almost inevitable that they have seen Jesus—amazingly—and so this makes proclaiming the Gospel that much easier.You can argue doctrine all day with Muslims about the Virgin Birth and theResurrection and make little progress. But when Jesus reveals Himself directly to thesouls of people, they are easy to convince that He is alive -- and that He is not just aprophet, but Lord!I am the evangelist of the Empty Tomb! I have looked inside the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth, and I have Good News-- it is empty! Religion boasts many prophets, butthey are all entombed in their graves. Only the tomb of Jesus is empty, because He isalive and very active in the Muslim world especially.So Jesus is calling many Muslims to Himself in dreams and visions exactly as theprophet Joel predicted would happen in the Last Days. He beckons, “Behold Me,” in thenight watches. Some are afraid. Some try to ignore Him. But He pursues themrelentlessly and mercifully in their dreams and also in open visions.In remarkable ways and on a seemingly unprecedented scale in fulfillment of Bibleprophecy, the Lord is showing Himself alive! (Acts 1: 3)
"Not by Might, nor by Power, but by My Spirit!"
In phenomena that were prophesied to be characteristic of the Last Days, the LordJesus Christ is appearing to many men, women and children in dreams and visions,particularly in the Middle East.
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon allflesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall
dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servantsand upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I willshew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come topass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered.”(Joel 2:28-32)
God’s methods of communicating with us have not changed. Today his main method of communication is through His written Word, the Bible. But because “a picture is wortha thousand words,” the Lord still speaks to us in pictures—in dreams and visions—justas He communicated in the Bible to all ranks of people.Through dreams and visions, God sends his children “love letters” of revelation,warning and guidance. Without a doubt, he employed the use of dreams and visions inthe Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and he declared that he would continue to usethem in the Last Days.In every age the Lord has granted revelations that are often inaccessible to thehuman intellect and are sometimes regarded simply as hallucinations, or are attributedto the infernal realm. The Bible gives clear-cut guidance to “test the spirits to see if they be of God.” The private revelations in this volume contain nothing contrary toBiblical faith and, in fact, point the Way to Jesus and are conformable to Scripture.Why does the Risen Lord appear differently to different people? In visions, we do notsee the transfigured Lord in all of His Glory, as this would be too awesome. But Hechooses according to His infinite wisdom to reveal Himself in different ways or invarying cultural aspects so that people can understand, or relate to Him, and receiveHim.A Theophany (literally, Greek for "manifestation of God") or a Christophany("manifestation of Christ") often occurred in the Old Testament, as when Abrahamentertained God for a meal (Genesis 18), or when the Lord appeared in Joshua 5: 13-15 as the captain of the heavenly armies.Ibrahim, a former Muslim in Egypt, experienced supernatural dreams from hischildhood resulting from a habit of praising God and asking for guidance beforebedtime. A believer gave him a copy of the Injil (the Gospels), and he was arrested bya verse in Acts 1: 10 where angels announced that the Ascended Jesus will return inclouds in the same manner that He departed.Concerning that very verse, Ibrahim had been experiencing recurring dreams such asMuslims are experiencing all over the world: “I was surprised to see clouds gathering on top of a mountain. After the cloudsgathered, two angels dressed in white robes stood on top of the mountain, and Jesuswas standing between them. He left the angels and came to where I was watching.As He approached me, I knelt down, and He laid His hands on my head. With the deeplove I felt for Him, I began to repent. The dream was so powerful to me, but in themorning I told no one for fear of what my family would do to me. I remained silent forthat year, telling no one what I had experienced."A year later I had the same dream, but this time, Jesus was trying to walk past me. Ibegged Him not to pass me by, and again I knelt down and repented. But I remainedsilent because of my fear.