This post is for Muslims. I am not trying to convert you to Christianity, but I have to impose on you a question…Do you know the true name of your God? Right now you call Him, Allah, which comes from the Hebrew word for Elohim, but when Hagar, mother of Ishmael saw God she called Him, El ROI, or the God who sees me.
“ Behold, you are with child,
And you shall bear a son.
You shall call his name Ishmael,
Because the LORD has heard your affliction.
12 He shall be a wild man;
His hand shall be against every man,
And every man’s hand against him.
And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”
13 Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” 14 Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi;[a] observe,it is between Kadesh and Bered.
15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16 Abram waseighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
Beer Lahai Roi – is known for the placed called Living One who sees me. Now Hagar was an Egyptian woman so we should look at the Egyptian words for this name. I may not have all the words right, but from what I could gather from online sources –
A’nekh Wi’yaw Maawi stands for Live (not sure if verb or adjective) One and Maa[sees] wi [me]. I am not sure if you read Egyptian from left to right or right to left like you read Arabic.
I encourage you to ask yourself, does the Koran say anything about this? Search with your hearts not just with your intellect and your mind. It is sometimes good to question your faith and see exactly where you stand. I know people have torn the Bible apart for a long time to cause doubt and fear of the Scriptures and the true Word of God, but because we have the Holy Spirit inside of us to help us to reveal who the LORD God is bit by bit.
I was very careful in posting this because I know how hard it is for Muslims to break out of the faith, and I am not trying to do that, and I have no power to do that, and I am not here to say I am right and you are wrong. I even encourage Christians to find out the names of God and find out where He can meet your need.
If the name of your God is different, then can it possibly be that the way you look at Jesus is different than what it says in the Koran? We know that the Hebrew language is one of the oldest languages in the world and because of the ritualistic cleanliness and preservation of the manuscripts the copying and recopying of the Hebrew words we can tell it’s authenticity. The Hebrews would have scribes that would go and meticulously write down the notes when people were speaking and they could not be interrupted. If they messed up they would have to throw their animal skins, which they were writing on, into the fire and start all over again. Josh McDowell has a good teaching on this.
We as followers of Christ and Judeo-Christians don’t want to condemn you or to hate you because you are our brothers [Jews by birth from Sarah and Christians from adoption into the covenant of Abraham] from another mother. I am not promoting Chrislam either because I know what Christians believe and what Muslims believe are totally different. We want you to know the love of a Father who loves you who sent part of Himself to die for you. He is not a far off God or a God who does not want to know you personally. He wants you to know Him as a personal God and not a distant God. We know your passion for the God you want to serve is so deep that you are willing to die for him, but unless you know Him as your Father and accept part of Himself died for you then what good is dying for a God that you don’t know personally? You don’t have to die, He died for you. He did not want you to be consumed with hate for your brother even if your brother may or may not have treated you wrongly.
Maybe you don’t believe that Jesus is the one who died on the cross, but if you ever wanted to be loved and cared for and protected and nurtured and provided for and healed, you have to know the name of your God and who He is, His nature, and to know that is to know what He has done for you.
I call upon El ROI, the God, who sees me, to be with the Muslims to be filled with a love that comes from You and knowing You and for them to know how much that even though You are the strongest God Almighty, you are also full of the Agape or the unconditional love that comes from Christ, whose blood was shed for them. I apply the Blood of Jesus over this posting and over their hearts as they read this. Cause them to come as they read this and to seek Your face and to know Your name. Cause a stirring of their hearts as they continue on their quest to know you. We know that nothing is impossible for You, O LORD GOD. Your Name is Holy and Worthy to be praised. Cause even the critical eye to circumspect his heart and to cause a stirring and a change and conviction to know who You are LORD GOD. We know that you are not about rituals and laws performed in the flesh, but that You have written Your Law upon our hearts so that we are not bound by legalism. We ask You LORD GOD to cause Your Spirit to reach down and touch them and let them come alive and to know the deep passionate love You have for them.
In Jesus Mighty Name I pray
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