A former Muslim assassin has had an encounter with Christ that has completely changed his life.
Mission Network News reports on the story of how Alim found Jesus. Alim used to be an assassin for Saddam Hussein. When Hussein was killed in 2006, Alim had to switch careers, so he became a builder of cell phone towers.
While he was working not long after this, Alim was kidnapped by terrorists. It seemed he had no way out after his company refused to pay his ransom.
Then Alim saw Jesus in a vision: “Alim, you belong to me. I will deliver you,” the Lord told him.
True to Jesus’ words, Alim’s captors got into an argument the next day and the Lord again appeared to him, telling him to leave.
When Alim arrived home, he found out Jesus had also appeared to his wife. “Jesus appeared to me,” she said. “He said you belong to him and that he was bringing you home. I expected you sooner!”
After this, Alim and his whole family believed in Jesus.
Perry LaHaie with Frontiers USA has been collecting amazing stories of Muslims having dreams and visions and coming to Christ. LaHaie came upon Alim’s incredible story through his friend Charles Morris who met Alim on a trip to the Middle East.
“Islam considers guys like Abraham and Jacob from our Old Testament to be true prophets, and these guys had dreams from God. Mohammed himself claims to have had visions from [Allah] in receiving the Koran. And so Muslims believe that God speaks through dreams and visions and they seek to hear from God through them. So Jesus is using this expectation to reveal Himself to them as the true light that gives light to everyone,” LaHaie explained.
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Publication date: August 30, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.