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Surrounded in Nigeria

2 Jun

Surrounded in Nigeria…

A friend of mine told me this story one morning:

We had a flat tire in Nigeria at night and the driver left me in the car alone to get help. I was surrounded by a gang-like crowd of Nigerian men.

One of them said, “You look like a Hebrew. We are Muslims. What do you think of Mohammed?” I am a Jewish believer in Jesus, surrounded by Muslim men, and I need to tell them what I think of Mohammed.

I asked God what to say? I said, “Mohammed says that Jesus is the Messiah and Islam says that Jesus is coming back to reign over the world. So then you must listen to Jesus. He says ‘you must be born again!'”

I expected that to be my last sermon, but they listened. Before I left, the leader asked me to pray for them. They all bowed their heads and I prayed that they would come to the knowledge of salvation and become born again.

I prejudged them as being closed to the gospel. I could have gone with that, held back and hoped to stay alive. How can they come if they do not hear? Keep sharing! He is your hope and their hope, too.

For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. Luke 21:15

The battle is the Lord’s. Do not fear the appearance of evil but be bold in sharing the Gospel to those who more desperately need to hear it. Angelic armies are surrounding you!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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