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  • Nelson Walters
    Posted at 01:00h, 12 January

    I love this segment and Father Zakaria. Thanks for sharing this Joel. What an awesome model for us all to follow. One thing that I noticed that is substantially missing in the western church (in addition to lack of prayer, boldness, etc.) is a lack of knowledge on how to evangelize in the Muslim community. As you continue to share Christian leaders with your viewers, perhaps someone who leads a teaching/evangelistic ministry preparing believers to evangelize Muslims in their own communities would be helpful.

  • Ian Willis
    Posted at 01:27h, 12 January

    Awesome guy! Love your show always, you have been a major influence on my life, before I listened to the Hal Lindsey interpretation, but had so many questions unanswered, I prayed and prayed until I found your ministry. Your a blessing, just finished your recommended Prewrath by Alan Kurshner, made the big picture more clear. Keep us informed as always, thanks.

  • Joel
    Posted at 04:03h, 12 January

    Great thanks for the encouragement Ian. Bless you!

  • Joel
    Posted at 04:03h, 12 January

    Nelson,

    We are going to go crazy with this soon enough.

  • Jeff
    Posted at 14:44h, 12 January

    Hey Brother Joel,
    Please keep us abreast of how you plan “on going crazy with this soon enough”! ? I have actually had not only a strong leading from the Lord to focus/concentrate my time to study & pray in this area, but even have been given some dreams about a soon coming reality of Islamic growth where I am at (Albuquerque, NM) & a call to go & preach/evangelize right into the heart of it. I am in a place currently of prayer & study concerning this. I have done much evangelism for my 17 year walk with the Lord in prisons, in homeless shelters, at church in meetings, at Teen Challenge & other rehab places, on the streets, in my workplace & among my business customers, etc., so I am no stranger to the Gospel, witnessing, apologetics, etc., but felt ill-equipped (not without the Lord’s Spirit, leading, understanding of the Word/Gospel, but specifically to answer all the questions/objections/challenges that Islam & their counter-missionary arguments brings), so just want to really “Dig In” in this area & seek the tools to move forward as the Lord leads. Keep doing what you’re doing brother, for the Lord is in your work, & let me know if/when you may ever be coming to New Mexico again! God Bless – Jeff

  • Joel
    Posted at 17:42h, 12 January

    Awesome Jeff. Thanks for being faithful in this area. The best place to get some god training is through I2Ministries:

    https://joelstrumpet.com/?page_id=3101

    Bless you!

  • Jeff
    Posted at 18:33h, 12 January

    I emailed them already at your direction. Just waiting to hear back. Thanks!

  • Jada Ishida
    Posted at 18:43h, 12 January

    Great word today. I do see a need amongst professing Christians to know WHY they are Christians. With out that, it’s hard to share the gospel. Praying for Christians to catch fire, understand their foundation so they can be bold with their faith. You can’t sell something you don’t understand or believe in……Praying for our churches all over the world.
    Looking forward to the steps we need to reach Muslims.
    (Met you for the first time in Cor de Alene….and have been following you ever since…. You have changed our hearts toward the Muslim people and we are working to change the hearts in our church. Also…. Don’t forget to follow up on your heart issue…be well & blesed)

  • Joel
    Posted at 20:08h, 12 January

    Thank you Jada, : )

    Blessings!

  • Dave Thompson
    Posted at 03:18h, 13 January

    Joel,
    Based on the comments to this episode, feels like God is using you to gather people of similar callings. God awakened my spirit this last summer and in my quest He led me to your ministry. I’ve absorbed all of your documentaries (and Dalton’s), tracked with all of your episodes of The Underground, and read all of the books you’ve recommended (waiting for the online version of ‘The Gospel of Christ Crucified’). I’ve begun forwarding this book list to 4 decades of friends across the country and recommended your website to many. I just heard back from a christian brother dating back 3 decades. He shared how amazed he was that we are very much on the same spiritual journey. He found your website in his quest 6 months ago and it has greatly impacted his walk.

    Keep listening to the Spirit’s leading, God is raising up a flank of His army through you!

  • Joel
    Posted at 11:44h, 13 January

    Thanks much for the encouragement Dave. Love it. Lord bless you!

  • Jeanne
    Posted at 17:50h, 13 January

    Joel,

    If one is not able to take the I2 course, what other resources would you recommend for reaching out to Muslims, since they more often than not do not integrate into communities, instead keeping to their own “community centers” (i.e., mosques)? I will admit that I do not feel compelled to step inside a mosque (there is one five minutes from our house) since I am a woman. The Imam at the mosque near us is very, very well known, and he has been to the White House several times. He is from Sudan, and has been dubbed “America’s Imam” by the Huffington Post. So this is a very influential man. I actually sent a cordial email to him and other leaders there in 2014 when the Sudanese woman was being held in prison there. I asked him when (not if) he was going to make a public statement about her unjust imprisonment, citing the fact that he is also from Sudan. That was Monday. I never heard back, but by Friday, I noticed that he had posted a letter on his Facebook page urging that the government of Sudan release their “sister”. He had also paid a visit to the Sudanese Ambassador a few days after I sent the email.

    I’ll share a story. I’ve only had two interactions with Muslim women, one a salesperson in a store, and one I encountered in 2014 while at physical therapy. I was able to have only a brief conversation with the woman at PT because of the venue; she was getting ready to start her session as I was finishing up. But having seen her there once before, I sensed that she was eager to be part of the discussions with the other women, and she had a very gentle demeanor. Believe it or not, our conversation started when she noticed the nail polish she noticed I was wearing! She told me her husband would not allow her to wear it and then said to me, “You understand.” To emphasize that, she repeated it, “You understand”. And then she said quite adamantly, “But some day I will wear it when he isn’t looking!!” I could have cried right there. I had the sense that this wasn’t merely about nail polish; she is in a prison of Islam’s making, and I couldn’t help but wonder what other things she wished she could do that are forbidden in her circumstances. I think she was also very lonely. I’ve never seen her again, but I pray for her often and that God would arrange a “divine appointment” with her again, since I do not know her name.

    I see one of the individuals mentioned in your list for the course is Jay Smith. I’ve watched several videos of Jay on YouTube, and he is a fount of knowledge on Islam; we can learn quite a bit from him. I have also followed Robert Sievers of “Unraveling Islam”, and have learned so much from his excellent blog as well. The more I study Scripture, the more the differences between Islam and Christianity, Muhammed and Jesus, become apparent. The Holy Spirit gives discernment as we study the Word, and He will also give us the words when we need them.

    I look forward to your thoughts on the above. Thanks.

  • Joel
    Posted at 22:07h, 13 January

    Jeanne,

    Thanks for sharing your story! Forgive my brevity. On the run. Will get back.

    Bless you!
    Joel

  • Jeff
    Posted at 17:40h, 15 January

    Hey Joel, I emailed I2Ministries well over a week ago now & haven’t heard back at all. Can you possibly forward an email to them for me? Maybe I got kicked out or you have a better email address? My email is [email protected]. Thanks & God Bless! – Jeff M

  • GARY
    Posted at 18:07h, 15 January

    What a man

  • Joel
    Posted at 20:25h, 15 January

    HI Jeff,

    My apologies. Sometimes they are a bit slow. I’ll forward your e-mail. Bless you!

  • O. A. Fish
    Posted at 02:04h, 16 January

    Joel, I look forward every week for your latest Underground Series. Another great program. About four years ago, God put a burden on me to pray for Muslims. He surely is answering our prayers. I am currently reading, “The Camel”. Are you familiar with this system many evengalist are using to minister the gospel to Muslims?

  • Joel
    Posted at 12:13h, 17 January

    I am not a huge fan of the Camel method. It works well in some pats of Africa for example, but I prefer not t legitimize the Quran at all if possible.

  • O. A. Fish
    Posted at 02:09h, 18 January

    I agree. But I leaarned a lot about the Quran by reading the book.

  • Greg
    Posted at 04:42h, 19 January

    Joel – so great to see Fr. Zakaria Botros on your latest episode of The Underground. I was privileged to see him in person speaking to an Arab American church near my home in 2014. His passion and fearlessness for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus to Muslims is absolutely inspiring… I pray that I can attain just a small measure of his devotion and willingness to be used by God no matter the cost. What a testimony he is for being a living sacrifice!

    Thanks again for all you do, Joel, I am continually blessed by your ministry. I sense God is really moving among His people and that as the day nears we sharpen our focus on making and maturing disciples!

    God bless you!

  • Mike
    Posted at 06:39h, 23 January

    Joel- Thank you for having bold men of Jesus Christ such as Father Zakaria on The Underground. I’ve recently been getting into your books as well as your Underground episodes and I can surely feel that Christ really has your heart. Your approach to prophecy is so refreshing and biblical as I believe Jesus would radically call us to love muslims during this time; not only because we’re called to love our enemies but also because it’s such a great opportunity to bring God’s misguided children to the truth. What a great example of the Gospel in our modern world.

    I also came across an interview that you recently did on Sky Watch that I enjoyed as well. A great theme throughout your Underground episodes and in “Better Friends Than Mountains” and “Sheep Among Wolves” is the idea of the West’s obsession with self preservation. Do you believe the prepper movement is the epitome of self preservation?

    Just curious because I’m truly fascinated by some of the things I see and read about the end times today but I find myself feeling anxious and almost fearful.

    Thanks again for all you do as a Christ follower. I will be listening and reading until you are done talking and writing. God bless you and all of the missionaries you’re working with in your films. I will be praying for them and their families and also continued to be inspired by all of your boldness and courage. God bless!

  • Joel
    Posted at 23:50h, 23 January

    Mike, I hope it is okay that I edited out some of your post. I wanted to answer you without including some of what you wrote. I think prepping is wise if it is done in wisdom and not fear and anxiety. I have rule that says I will do nothing out of fear or anxiety. It is the opposite of faith. I also think we need to carefully consider our motives. And as we consider that, we should always ask ourself if we are putting the Gospel first. I have a rule. If one feels led to prep, then make sure for every dollar you spend on prepping, you spend two on missions. For every hour you spend prepping, spend two sharing the Gospel with someone. And another hour in prayer. If you do this, you will be very balanced. It will help to recalibrate your emotions as well. Sorry of the brevity. I hope it has helped.

    Blessings!

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