The vision I had on April 12 and my recent dream of young terrorists prompted me to write what I believe is the Lord’s message for God’s children to pray for them, reach out to them when opportunity knocks.
When I saw the news on April 15 of the bombing in Boston, I remembered that I saw a bomb sometime earlier but could not recall exactly the vision. A few days later as I was scanning my notes, I saw what I have written about the vision, surprised that I had it just 3 days before the Boston incident. I wrote on April 12:
I woke up with this very strong thought (auditory vision?) that someone (a terrorist) went home and aborted his mission to bomb some place. Then his father was telling him to do another mission ‘again.’ At this thought I saw the blinking red light of the bomb. But the young man said, “Father, that’s not what I came home for,” refusing to do another act of terror.
On May 24 I had this dream:
A terrorist was very angry with my brother. I could see the utter hatred in his eyes as he tried to attack him. I stood in his way and tried to pacify him, explaining to him that he misunderstood my brother; that my brother never meant any harm as he wrongly believed. I went on talking some sense into his head, convincing him that he is deceived into believing that my brother hated and wanted to harm him; that it was only his perception for in truth, my dear brother was not in any way thinking of attacking him.
My words convicted and convinced him. To my amazement, the change in his countenance was very obvious. From the monstrous look of hatred to that of pure innocence was manifested not only in his eyes but in his ways. I watched in wonder the transformation and realized how young he actually was as I saw and heard him talk as if he only knew for the first time the feeling of being safe and accepted. He didn’t only looked happy, but he looked like a little child so amused of the little wonder he discovered that he could not stop talking and laughing about it.
My brother in this dream represents the believers, my brothers in Christ. The message of the dream is very clear. The young terrorist believe with certainty that Christians are enemies that he should attack at every opportunity based on wrong perception that the latter wanted to harm him. The ideology that terrorists are induced with cause them to feel unsafe in the presence of people who do not share their belief. They feel isolated and in a deeper sense, are insecure in spite of the monstrous image they project. This insecurity is common even among non-violent Muslims. I saw this in my unexpected encounter with 3 teenage Arab girls in the Old City in Jerusalem in 2011.
I was busy taking pictures in the Old City when these young girls posed in front of me. They were enjoying themselves. One of them took a picture with me up close then the two others joined us. They gave me their emails and asked if I could please add them as friends on Facebook. As if coming to her senses, one of the girls apologized that they’re Arabs. I assured them that it was alright.
The above dreams about the young terrorists reveal the condition of the hearts of many of them. The first dream showed that the young terrorist aborted his mission and went home. But the father told him to do another mission. Could it be that most young terrorists actually don’t want to harm anyone but have no choice? What if the Tsarnaev brothers didn’t actually want to bomb the Boston Marathon but could not run from those who control them? We may not know the truth about the Boston bombing, but I believe that it was possible. There were instances that terrorists aborted their missions when they realized that it wasn’t right to bomb innocent people.
As for the second terrorist, his story is an example of those who turned their backs on terrorism as they turned to Christ. Here are some of those:
Confessions of a Trained Islamic Terrorist
Story of 3 Former Islamic Terrorists
Muslims even terrorists are descendants of Abraham. God has not forgotten them and He wants to bring them into His kingdom just like anyone. As God’s children who know the ‘Truth’ let us intervene in the lives of these people. Let us intercede and pray for them for there are countless innocent ones who are indoctrinated daily to become what they wouldn’t want to be if they know the ‘Truth’ and have the choice. If the Lord gave us this prophetic message, then we can rest assured that He will answer our prayers to bring as many Muslims out of the bondage of hatred and terrorism. The harvest is ripe, let us do our part. We may not come face to face with them but God can supernaturally draw these people unto Him as we lift them up in prayers. Let us pray that the love of the Father will overflow to remove the hatred and insecurity in their hearts. Let us also pray for those who are in the ministry of reaching out to these other sons of Abraham.
John 10:16 (CJB)
Also I have other sheep which are not from this pen; I need to bring them, and they will hear my voice; and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
John 17:20-23 (CJB)
“I pray not only for these, but also for those who will trust in me because of their word, that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are united with me and I with you, I pray that they may be united with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. The glory which you have given to me, I have given to them; so that they may be one, just as we are one — I united with them and you with me, so that they may be completely one, and the world thus realize that you sent me, and that you have loved them just as you have loved me.
Love in Yeshua,