Welcome, sons and daughters of Abraham! (Part 3)

That Lamb is Jesus.

Jesus is mentioned in the Qur’an–in over ninety verses in fifteen surahs.  He is called ‘Isa (يسوع).  The most common reference to Jesus occurs in the form of “Ibn Maryam” (son of Mary), sometimes preceded with another title.  Jesus is also recognized as a prophet (nabī) and messenger (rasūl) of God… ‘Isa is also called the Spirit of Allah (Ruh-Allah).

The Qur’an and the Holy Bible both teach that Jesus was born to a virgin, was sinless, performed miracles, and was superior to other prophets. https://www.namb.net/apologetics/a-comprehensive-listing-of-references-to-jesus-isa-in-the-qur-an

Because Jesus was born of a virgin, impregnated by the Holy Spirit, and never committed sin, he was the only human being qualified to die for the sins of others–of all of us.  Death is the consequence of violating the law of the holy God. Jesus became sin for us on a wooden cross of crucifixion outside Jerusalem. Even sources outside the Bible support the fact that Jesus really died.  And God raised him from the dead. He ascended into heaven and the Bible says he is in heaven at the right hand of the Father.

The Holy Bible is the story of ‘Isa. It has two parts, the “Old” Testament, a covenant of law, written many years before the coming of Messiah Jesus, giving prophecies which would be fulfilled by his birth, life, death, resurrection and return to earth in power. The “New” Testament, a covenant of grace (unmerited kindness) was written after Messiah Jesus came the first time in fulfillment of those promises. He is coming again soon to fulfill the rest of them.

Many followers of Islam around the world, especially in Iran, are coming into fuller understanding of ‘Isa (almasih yusuie)

المسيح يسوع

through dreams and visions of “a man in white.” The prophet Joel speaking of these times wrote “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions–.” Joel 2:28

For each language represented by visitors to this blog,  I have been posting a verse from the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16. I posted the Arabic version of John 3:16 on November 16. Here it is again, with verse 17 also. (I hope I have them in the right order): 

John 3:16 in Arabic  (2K)

واما من كان له معيشة العالم ونظر اخاه محتاجا واغلق احشاءه عنه فكيف تثبت محبة الله فيه.

Wishing you Abba’s blessing of salvation through His son Jesus,



Indeed, all of you who were baptized into the Messiah have clothed yourselves with the Messiah. Because all of you are one in the Messiah Jesus, a person is no longer a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a male or a female. And if you belong to the Messiah, then you are Abraham’s descendants indeed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:28-29 (ISV)



About Jessica Renshaw

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