Those God calls, He equips. Ananias knew his mission and did not delay in completing it. God had spoken to him clearly with instructions on what to do. His obedience and faith were instrumental in God’s plan. Until Ananias fulfilled his mission, Saul would remain blind and unable to step into his new life in Christ.
Once Ananias laid hands upon him, Saul was not only immediately restored, but redeemed!
Pray that, like Paul, members of ISIS would find healing of body, mind, and soul. Pray that Jesus would give them new life through the Holy Spirit like He did for Paul. Pray for new believers from ISIS to be baptized.
How interesting that Ananias addressed Saul immediately as a “brother.” He approached this dangerous stranger with arms wide open, confident in the message and power of God, and sure of God’s seal upon Saul’s life.
No one is too far away from God to be saved.
Pray that God would bring restoration to members of ISIS. Pray that, like Saul, they would find both physical and spiritual restoration. May they discover that they, too, can stand before God free from sin, adopted as children made righteous by the blood of Jesus Christ.
There is no belief, no lie, no stronghold that God cannot break. When Muslims truly encounter Jesus, spiritual scales fall away and they are transformed.
Ali, a Muslim from one of the hardest regions in the world, experienced such a breakthrough and immediately chose to be baptized. Read Ali’s story in Baptized in the Arab Gulf.