from a Pioneer in Southeast Asia
Our friend "Samuel" was always taught by his religious leaders not to read a chapter in the Quran in which Isa Al Masih [Jesus] is talked about at length. Yet years ago a different religious teacher recommended reading a verse from this very chapter to support him in his faith. Samuel expressed to us his anger and frustration with this contradiction. "Why not just take out this particular chapter from the Quran if they are so concerned about it?" he asked.
Samuel acknowledges Isa as a savior and admits that He is unique among the prophets, but he has yet to go beyond that. We prayed for Samuel, and after the prayer he told us the reason he is now so interested in Isa: He has twice prayed that if Isa is still alive and if He is really with God, that God would demonstrate it. On both occasions Samuel's prayers were answered. We could clearly hear and see his excitement as he explained that these answers to his prayers demonstrated that Isa is who he claims to be.
Samuel said that he wanted to pray a final prayer to Isa for confirmation. We asked him "If Isa answers your prayer what will you do?" He promptly replied, "Accept Him as Lord."
For the past two months Samuel has accepted our invitation to study the Scriptures together on a regular basis to learn more about Isa Al Masih as revealed in the gospel.
Pray that the Spirit will open Samuel's heart and mind to understand why Isa is Lord, and for wisdom upon those involved in studying the Scriptures together with Samuel, that they will be able to answer his questions and doubts. Pray also that the Lord will personally reveal Himself to Samuel