- Amidst the ongoing conflict in Gaza, more than 200 Muslims have reportedly embraced Christianity after encountering Jesus in their dreams.
- The revelation comes from underground Christian ministries in Palestine, as shared by Christian professor and president of Risen Jesus Inc., Michael Licona.
Licona, a professor at Houston Christian University and author of books such as “The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” and “Paul Meets Muhammad,” expressed his amazement at the miraculous conversions.
In a recent Facebook post, he stated, “‘Over the past two days, we have ministered to hundreds of fathers who have lost most, if not all, of their children in the war. As we moved these men to safety, we fed them, washed their clothes, and began to read the Bible to them — sharing the way of peace through Jesus. Then, a big miracle happened. Last night, Jesus appeared to more than 200 of them in their dreams! They have come back to us to learn more from God’s Word and are asking how to follow Jesus.'”
Former Muslim turned Christian-apologist Nabeel Qureshi credited Licona for being instrumental in his own conversion, emphasizing the compelling evidence Licona presented regarding the historicity of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Licona, despite expressing his support for Israel in the ongoing conflict, called for prayers for a swift resolution. He acknowledged the complexity of the situation, stating, “Let’s pray that this war can be over soon and that Israel can eradicate Hamas so that Palestinians can be free…of Hamas.”
However, amidst the conversions and spiritual awakening, New York Times best-selling author Joel Rosenberg raised concerns about the safety of Palestinian Christians in Gaza. He urged Israel to evacuate Christians, claiming they face the threat of genocide from Hamas if not protected during the chaotic evacuation.
Rosenberg highlighted the dire conditions faced by believers, emphasizing their shortage of food, water, and medical supplies. He revealed that these Christians are essentially trapped in churches, reluctant to move south due to fears of violence from Islamist extremist groups.
According to Rosenberg, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have begun ordering Palestinian Christians to move south for their safety. He warned of the potential for violence, drawing parallels with past atrocities in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
In an update, Rosenberg stated that the concerns regarding the safety of Palestinian Christians are being discussed at the highest levels of the Israeli government. Both civilian and military leaders are reportedly engaged in internal discussions on how to address the crisis facing Christians holed up in churches in Gaza City.
While Rosenberg did not confirm a decision, he expressed optimism that the matter is receiving attention at the highest echelons of the Israeli government, providing a glimmer of hope for the vulnerable Christian community caught in the crossfire of the conflict.