It is dangerous to be a Christian and follow King Jesus, the Messiah, in areas controlled by ISIS. When you see Jesus, everything changes however. The love and peace of God is real.
As the unimaginable evils of the Islamic State continue to ravage areas of Iraq and Syria, Iraqi resident Barazan Azeezi is among those who claim that Jesus appeared to him in a supernatural and unique way that has forever changed both his life and his perspective.
“I was a devote Muslim and often preached, but there was something missing. There was something empty about Allah and the Koran,” he recently told the Christian Post. “Jesus appeared to me in a dream and open my eyes … what has missing was His love and peace.”
After getting his hands on a Bible, Azeezi began to read and embrace Christian scripture, claiming that he transformed from a “violent person” who was motivated by fear of Allah to someone to “began to love the true God and see his truth.”
The cost for this conversion was profound, though, as he said that his family members were angry and threatened him.