Beneath the surface of conventional religious behaviour, huge felt needs expose the disequilibrium many Muslims know in their lives. It’s due to the breakdown of relationships in families and communities, the effect of sin and abuse of trust.
In each instance, some focus of power encounter took place in the lives concerned. That could mean a battle for freedom from a spirit that constantly invades ones home after a tragic event.
For others there are encounters concentrating in a battle against the enemy of one’s soul that starve them of the true way to peace with God. Years of spiritual warfare ultimately provided the bridge over which many walked to faith in Christ.
And then again for others, the encounter focused considerably in a battle of consistent, Christian witness over periods of five or so years. Finally, it took the prayer of faith in a crises, so that, in the human possibilities, the Lord Jesus might speak and act.
In whatever instance, the Muslims concerned made an active response to the processes going on in their lives. Each one had to invite Christ to change their life, to live within them as Saviour.
In whatever manifestation, and with whatever personal details, the resources of Christ are specifically given to enable His church to prevail against the gates of hell. The channel for advance is commonly one of some sort of power encounter.