[by Dean Smith] A YWAM (Youth with a Mission) worker is reporting a Middle East ISIS fighter. who apparently killed Christians. has converted to Christ. According to the Christian Post, YWAM representative Gina Fadely provided the report on the Voice of the Martyrs Radio Network.
YWAM, with over 1,200 bases around the world, is one of the largest missionary organizations in the world. Initially set up in 1960 to mobilize youth for missions, it now accepts people of all ages for ministry work.
According to Fadely, a YWAM worker based in the Middle East was introduced to an ISIS militant through a friend.
The terrorist said he killed Christians and even admitted that he “enjoyed doing it.”
The ISIS terrorist stated that everything started to change after he had a dream where Jesus appeared wearing a white robe telling the militant, “You are killing my people.”
After that dream, the terrorist continued to work for ISIS but started to feel sick about what he was doing. The militant said that as he was about to kill another Christian, when the person said to him, “I know you will kill me, but I give to you my Bible.” The Militant took the Bible and actually started to read it.
However, it was a second dream when Christ called him to be a disciple, that the Islamic fighter finally walked away from ISIS.
For Christians in the Middle East welcoming a man who at one time killed Christians would be difficult. It was ISIS terrorists who beheaded 21 Christians in Libya earlier this year.
It reminds us of the Apostle Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. Prior to his conversion, when he was going by the name Saul, Paul had received approval to arrest Jewish Christians. Paul even participated in the martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 22:20).
After Christ appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus, many Christians were still wary of him. Some undoubtedly wondered if this was an elaborate ruse to get inside the early church and find out who its participants were.
Because of this God assured Ananias that it was safe to minister to Paul:
13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem; 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; 16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.” (Acts 9:13-16 NASV)
Undoubtedly, there are similar concerns about this militant.
In Joel 2:28-31, the prophet saw a day when the Holy Spirit will be poured out on all people. One of the spinoffs would be people having dreams.