The ‘Night of Power’ in Ramadan.
Thank you for joining in prayer for Moslems during the Ramadan month.
We especially invite you to focus on prayer on 28th April when they celebrate the ‘Night of Power‘ which they believe in supernatural manifestations and angelic visitations.
This is a great opportunity for us to pray together with many Christians around the world for Jesus to reveal Himself through visions and dreams and through angelic visitations which have happened many times in the previous Ramadan periods.
1. What is the “Night of Power” the Laylat al-Qadr?
According to teachings in Islam, it is the celebration of the night on which Allah first revealed the Qurān to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. Most believe that it is the 27th day of Ramadan Fasting in which miraculous encounters will happen to those who pray.
They believe that the ‘Night of Power’ is when:
• Allah Sent the Quran down on this night.
• It is better than 1000 months.
• The decree for every matter during the Night of Al-Qadir.
• The Descent of Angels from heaven to bless them.
• There is a Peace until the appearance of the dawn (Fajr)
• Specifying the Night of Power with its Signs.
• Supplication in the Night of Power. (praying all night for forgiveness)
• Hard work in the last ten days of Ramadan in doing good works to obtain merit for forgiveness.
Muhammad is believed to have said: “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylatul Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”
Let us believe that God will turn this ‘Night of Power’ into a “One Miracle Night’ to nearly 2 billion unreached Moselm people around the world on the 28th of April.
Watch the Video and see the details below to Join in this Live Prayer Event.
2. ‘Cornelius Factor’ in Conversion of Moslems:
We find similarities between Cornelius in Acts 10 and the Moslems today who both earnestly prayed to God for favor and had angelic visitations which led them to Salvation.
God is able to reveal Himself to the Moslem people even today as we pray:
“There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always.“Acts 10:1-2
- Cornelius was a gentile but was a ‘‘devout man’ – Moslems too are very devout to their faith.
- He was a ‘God-fearing person‘ with his whole family – Moslems are god-fearing and closely knit in their faith to their families
- He gave alms generously even as many Moslems endeavor doing good works in the last 10 days of Ramadan which they believe will bring forgiveness.
- He prayed to God always – Moselms pray 5 times a day and much more during the Ramadan month. They pray all night during the night of power.
3. Angelic Visitation to direct him to Peter to hear the Gospel.
“About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” 4 And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.5 Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter.6 He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do.”Acts 10:3-6
- God is willing to send Angels to speak to Moslems although they don’t know the Lord.
- God assures that his prayers are answered – God is able to hear their prayer and direct them toward Him.
- The Angel directs Corneilus to Peter – Although the Angel appears to him, the Gospel has to be given through Peter.
- Peter had to be prepared through a vision to go to Cornelius – Peter’s prejudice against Gentiles like Cornelius had to be dealt with by the Lord through a Vision 3 times.
- We must pray that God will speak and prepare the hearts of Christians to love and reach out to Moslem neighbors.
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth, I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.Acts 10:34
Revival and a New Pentecost among Moslems.
When Peter partnered together with the Angelic visit with obedience and humility, the Lord brought a Revival to the whole family and region of Ceasearia.
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.
- The Gentiles simply believed the Word and had a supernatural encounter.
- Moslems will encounter Jesus and the Holy Spirit in a powerful way this Ramadan as we pray.
- The Holy Spirit ‘fell’ on them and was poured out to whole communities.
- Let us believe that as we pray for this “One Miracle Night’ the same will happen.
- Praise God for a New Pentecost amongst the Moslems during this Ramadan!
Join in the “One Miracle Night’ Prayer and Mobilize Intercession.
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Resources: Jesus Film Project, IPC, MoslemCity.com, inews.co.uk, Britanicca.com,
Pic Credit: Jesus Film Project, Things New & Old Blog.