Jesus Reveals Himself To An Unbeliever
Taher persecuted his family for becoming Christians and they finally left for their own safety. In his despair, Taher sought relief in the Koran, but to no avail. Finally he said he would believe in the God who revealed Himself. Then he had the same dream about Jesus three times in a row.
Taher fell face down on the floor, his shoulders heaving with sobs. “Please, Allah, show me your face! My family talked about a God who revealed Himself to them. But you are the true God! Reveal yourself to me!”
...finally one night, sobbing in his bed, Taher moaned, “I’ll believe in the God who reveals Himself to me.”
That night, asleep in his bed, in the darkness of his room, Taher saw a man on a donkey coming toward him. Who was he? Where was he coming from? The man got off the donkey and reached out. “I’ll cleanse you from all your sins,” He said. Then He hugged Taher. “You’re free. I’ll give you rest. Believe in Me.”
Taher fell down on his knees. “What will happen if I sin again?” he asked.
The man climbed back onto his donkey and rode away. His last words were, “I’ll cleanse you from all your sins.”
Taher stood gazing after the strange man. Who was He? What did He mean?
Then in his vision another man came. “Do you know who that man on the donkey is?” he asked.
“No,” said Taher.
“He is Jesus Christ. He’ll cleanse you from your sins.” And that man too disappeared.
Then Taher woke up.
What could it mean? How could a prophet cleanse anyone from his sins?
Maybe that dream was from the devil. Taher tried to go back to sleep.
In his fitful sleep, he had the same dream again.
...this time when Taher woke up, he was shaking. How could he have this same dream twice?.
Finally, after tossing and turning, he fell asleep again.
And there He was again—the man on the donkey.
...Taher sat bolt upright in bed. Three times! He had had the same dream three times!
...then he cried out, almost against his will, “Jesus Christ!” He gripped the bedclothes, shaking. He couldn’t say the words yet, but the thought was in his mind. Jesus Christ is the only true God.
Taher climbed out of bed, feeling like a different person. Jesus Christ is true. That means that Islam is false. I need help. What should I do?
...the only church he knew about was the church he had told his family they could never attend.
...the next Friday, when the Christian house church was meeting, Taher cautiously approached the door. When a man walked inside, Taher slipped in behind him. There were the Christians, sitting in a circle in the small room.
“It’s Taher!” people whispered to each other. “Why is he here?”
The Christians had all been praying for Taher for over a year. Some of them had helped Taher’s family escape the country. They knew how much he hated Christianity, and how he had beaten his family and even threatened to kill them.
So why was he here? Would he turn them all in to the secret police, the way he had told his family he would do?
A church leader came up to him. “How can I help you?” he asked politely.
...“I want to give my life to Christ. I need help, because I don’t know how to do that.”
...Taher spoke again, and this time he spoke to the whole group. “I saw Jesus in a dream!” he said. “I saw him face to face! He said He would cleanse me from my sins!” His voice choked in his throat.
Then he walked in and sat down quietly in the group. He closed his eyes to listen to the singing about the love of Christ, who had died co cleanse us from all our sins, who had risen to give us freedom. “You will give me rest,” he murmured. “I will believe in You.”