Why do people want to go to the Bahamas? It's not because of the president or prime minister, or even the government. It's the beaches and coconut palm trees, usually with a hammuck hung between them and the blue ocean in the background. Atlantas is one of the largest overseas resorts in the world. Why in the Bahamas? Because if you are in the dead of winter in Chicago or New York at 10 degrees, the Bahamas looks pretty inviting! Jesus always presented the benefits of the kingdom of God. The Bahamas has vacation benefits, the kingdom of God has natural and spiritual benefits. Jesus said it was a place of righteousness (right standing with God), peace and joy. Who wouldn't want that? The kingdom of God even has its own health department... healing in the name of Jesus! It is backed by a God of a variety of names like Jehovah Jireh "God our provider", Jehovah Shalom "God our peace", Jehovah Rapha "God our healer" as well as many others. Jesus presented these benefits in the beatitudes and said they all would produce incredible "Blessings". Things like an eternal kingdom of love and beauty. If you want to convert Muslims, ask them about the benefits of their kingdom. Perhaps they will tell you about fear, oppression, legalism, jihadist war and sharia law. Doesn't sound like the kind of benefits you would like. Its like asking you if you would like to go to the Bahamas in the middle of winter or to Siberia. Perhaps we would witness more effectively to Muslims by presenting the wonderful benefits of the kingdom of God. Jesus even said, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you." Matthew 6:33 I recently heard the Son of Hamas speak, the son of the leader of Hamas and he said, "When I started looking at my Muslim faith and the incredible oppression me and my people were under, and then looking at true Christianity, I had to convert." He says He loves Jesus Christ and He is now on a crusade to convert as many Muslims to Christ as he can. His name is Mosab Hassan Yousef and this video exposes the god of the muslims. Please pray for him and his witness to the Muslim world. He had to ask his own father to disown him because of the danger his father faced. Hear his testimony on this video.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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