I’ve been doing some soul searching this week. Do you know why there are so many Muslims coming to the United States? They think they’re coming over here to take over our country and make Islam the law of the land. But the LORD has OTHER plans for them. He is sending them HERE so they can hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and be saved. And who are they going to hear it from? Me. And hopefully YOU.

Just like most every other citizen of the USA, I like living here and having the freedom and opportunities that our country has to offer. Therefore, I don’t like the idea of someone coming over here and thinking they’re going to change our way of life, and tell us we can’t worship Christ Jesus and His Father. In fact, I get real upset about it. And then the LORD set me straight about it. Please hear me out.

It’s not about “US”, it’s about “THEM”. You see, where they come from, they’re not going to hear about Jesus on every corner. Jesus is outlawed in Muslim countries, and if you get caught preaching about Him, you’re pretty likely to die for it. But in the USA, we have the freedom to preach Jesus, and Him crucified, buried, and resurrected. So what better place to hear about Jesus than HERE, right? Our Constitution protects them here from being killed for converting to Christianity.

The LORD put 2 Peter 3:9 on my heart, and it really convicted me to change my thinking. How is the best way to eliminate your enemies? By making them your brothers and sisters and giving them your love and receiving theirs. It is written in 2 Peter 3:9, The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Did you see that? The LORD is not willing that ANY perish, in other words, it is not His will that ANY be lost, but that all should come to repentance and receive Christ Jesus as LORD and Savior. And that includes Muslims. So how is that going to happen? They must first hear the Gospel. Angels are not allowed to preach the Gospel, that’s only committed unto mankind, and the only ones who are going to do that is those who are love the LORD themselves. That is, if we’re not already too prejudiced against Muslims to preach Jesus to them.

I’ve already won quite a few Muslims to Christ, and let me tell you something about them. This one particular Muslim family I won to Christ years ago told me something I didn’t realize at the time. The husband told me, “You don’t know this about me, but in Iran, I’m a Holy Man, because I’m a direct descendant of Muhammad. All my family will disown me and will kill me if they can. I can never go home again because I have converted to Christianity. I’m on my own now over here with no money from home.”

This family “counted the cost” and determined knowing Christ Jesus was worth more than anything else in this whole world. Here, most Christians think they’re really sacrificing something to get up and go to church. They don’t have a clue what a Muslim gives up in order to come to Christ. He or she will literally lay down their life for Jesus if need be, without a second thought. Think about that for a moment if you will, before you write them off like I almost did.

It is written in Proverbs 11:30, The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Friends, it is written in James 5:19-20, Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

That’s all I need to know about that. Knowing it isn’t God’s will that ANY be lost, any efforts spent winning the lost is good use of my time. Sin is sin, period. In man’s eyes, there are little sins and big sins, and of course mine are bigger than yours, right? But in God’s eyes, even ONE sin pays the wages of death, so we’re ALL worthy of death. Yet Christ Jesus paid that sin debt for anyone who will believe and receive Him as LORD and Savior. If we consider ourselves God’s children, then we should love what He loves, and hate what He hates.

God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. So WE, His children, have the responsibility to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone we can, so they can be saved. We don’t need to go to Iran or some other Muslim country to preach to the Muslims, because God is sending them HERE so they can hear the Gospel from us. Making your “enemy” your beloved “brother” is wisdom in God’s eyes, after all, someone helped YOU become a child of God. So we need to “pay it forward” by boldly declaring the Gospel. Believe it or not, Muslims really want to know God, in fact, they think they already DO, and are already more dedicated than most of us are. They just haven’t been introduced to the LORD GOD yet. That’s OUR job.

Ask the LORD to put you at the right place, at the right time, with the right words to win lost souls for Jesus, for HE THAT WINNETH SOULS IS WISE.