A Muslim man who was intent on killing Christians has miraculously encountered Christ and become a Christian himself.
Charisma News reports that Al-Rashid was the commander of a radical Islamic group that sought to bring all people and nations under Islamic rule.
Al-Rashid was especially angered by a report of a former Muslim who had converted to Christianity, become a pastor, and began spreading the gospel.
Al-Rashad decided to target Pastor Paul and his family, but God had other plans in mind.
Al-Rashid and his band of followers attempted many times to capture and kill Pastor Paul and his family. Their plan was to kill the pastor’s family members and force Pastor Paul to convert back to Islam.
"We attacked them several times," Al-Rashid recounted, "and miraculously they escaped."
They tried to ambush and kill the family at night, but saw what appeared to be soldiers surrounding the family’s house. Another time they tried to poison the pastor’s children, but the children survived. Still another time they tried to capture the family when the daughter was sick and being placed in an ambulance.
"I was watching with two others from an ambulance near the hospital to see his daughter's death. Our plan was to kidnap the dead body along with his family in our ambulance," Rashid recounts.
Then, something miraculous happened.
"I saw a ball of light came down from the sky and stand (sic) over the room where his daughter was lying unconscious," he says. The pastor’s daughter regained consciousness and stood up, healed.
Al-Rashid saw a hand reach down with a hole in it and blood flowing from the hole.
"I trembled with fear," Al-Rashid says. "I felt giddy and fell down. My friends moved me from there at once."
After this vision, Al-Rashid felt no peace. A shadow of a human face appeared with the same hand he had seen earlier and asked why Al-Rashid was “nailing Him.”
Ironically, Al-Rashid had a Bible in his house for the purpose of refuting Christians. He picked this Bible up and flipped it open to John 1:9-10 which says: "That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”
Al-Rashid understood that the passage was about Jesus. Soon after, he surrendered his life to Christ.
"Jesus is the Prince of Peace. And He will give you peace. Accept Him as your Savior," he now tells others.
Al-Rashid now works with Bibles for Mideast, distributing God’s Word to those who are just like he was.
He also went to see Pastor Paul who embraced him as a Christian brother.
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Publication date: April 21, 2016