Robert Griffith | 27 November 2023
Robert Griffith
27 November 2023


Contrary to much false teaching, Jesus did not live or minister in Palestine when He walked among us. (see my Blog tomorrow for more details). However, we should not be surprised to learn that our Lord is most certainly ministering in Palestine today!

More than 200 Muslims in Gaza have reportedly asked to follow Jesus last week after meeting Him in a dream – all on the one night.

Christian professor and President of Risen Jesus Inc., Michael Licona, said he received a report from underground Christian ministries in Palestine detailing many miraculous conversions.

“God is working in the midst of this war!” he shared recently in a Facebook post.

“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.”

Licona is a professor at Houston Christian University and has written several great books, including ‘The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus’ and ‘Paul Meets Muhammad.’

Former Muslim turned Christian-apologist Nabeel Qureshi once wrote, “Mike Licona was instrumental in my journey out of Islam to Christ. While I was a Muslim college student, Mike invited me to his home regularly to discuss the historicity of Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection from the dead. The evidence Mike presented was so compelling it formed the keystone of my conversion. Since then, I have seen his work so powerfully impact thousands with historical evidence of the Christian faith…”

This report from Gaza should be celebrated by Christians around the world and we all need to keep praying for God to intervene in the midst of this dreadful war and bring men, women and young people to Jesus. Muslims and Jews alike are waking up from their generations of slumber and seeing Christ as He truly is – the Messiah, their Saviour and their Lord.

Keep praying as Jesus moves in a mighty way in Gaza. It is essential we pray for the hostages, the innocent civilians and the unbelievable human tragedy which has gripped the Middle East since October 7, but let’s also pray for the deepest need of all – people’s hearts to be opened to Jesus!

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