Here it is, the testimony of Yonathan Perry, an Orthodox Jew who had turned away from God when his father died on his return from army duty and the local rabbi offered him little comfort, he subsequently felt empty.
Perry told the March issue of the Maoz Israel Report that he decided to pray The Lord’s Prayer on a bus, and when doing that, something extraordinary happened: “My body began to shake; I even felt like crying,”
He searched the net, which took him to a ‘Messianic’ website, but when he discovered it was about Yeshua (Jesus), he rejected this option as he didn’t want to be a ‘Christian’.
Then war broke out in Gaza and, as a reservist, he was called to the front lines. While on guard duty, he noticed his shoelace had come undone and, as he stooped down to tie it, a bullet brushed through his hair!
Shaken to the core, he realized a ‘Higher Power’ had saved his life. And later, during a troubled sleep, he dreamed of a Man in a white robe who held out His hand to him, saying: “Son, your sins are forgiven. Go from here.”
He didn’t understand and, in the chaos that followed, he forgot all about it. Then one day he was struck with foreboding “that we needed to get out of the building immediately” and duly ordered his fellow soldiers to do so.
Six minutes later, the building went up in flames as rocket-propelled grenades blasted through the window of the room where they had been sleeping.
He took to the internet to see what this meant. “When I realized they were claiming Yeshua was the Messiah, I asked my army representative to get me a New Testament, But he only had one in English and, with the help of Google translation, I saw how the New was connected to the Old. And I was stunned by how clearly the Tenach’s Messianic prophecies pointed to Yeshua. I finally realized it was the Lord Himself who had appeared in my dream and saved me! And I asked Him to help me, if it was indeed Him.
“I lay down and slept for 48 hours! Later I slept for three days. I told the incredulous psychiatrist that Yeshua had healed me and the test results showed a 98% recovery of the brain. I cried out to Yeshua, ‘I’m yours!’ and was released four months later.”
Perry’s story is living proof that Jesus is indeed alive, and that he brings healing and forgiveness to our sin-filled world.