A Middle Eastern missionary shared a remarkable story this week of how Jesus visited a man in the region every night for a month, asking the man to write down what he said.
It turns out, the missionary said, that Jesus shared the entire book of John with the man, who lived more than 30 miles outside a city in the Middle East known for its extreme use of opium.
The author and pastor of McLean Bible Church, David Platt, interviewed the missionary during The Gospel Coalition’s “Something Needs to Change Simulcast” on Wednesday.
To protect him, the church did not show an image of the missionary, and Platt gave him the pseudonym, “Yazid,” which Platt said means, “God will increase.” The church also altered Yazid’s voice so it cannot be recognized.
Yazid and his wife live and work in a part of the Middle East where it’s against the law to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and even life-threatening to talk about the advancement of the gospel.
The couple spend their lives sharing the gospel among Muslims who have never heard it, and they also plant churches.
“God is moving inside the Middle East with dreams, visions and personal visitations,” Yazid shared.
He went on to say that a man said the following to those who visited him:
“‘A man wearing all white knocks on my door every night, and I couldn’t look at him because his face was so shiny and bright. When he would come inside, he asked me to write down what he said. And as I wrote, I would fall asleep. And then, the next night, he would come again for the next month.'”
Yazid asked the man, “What did you write? May I see your notebook?”
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