Pastor Paul Ciniraj explains how he and his team were rescued by a pride of lions. Completely unexpectedly, a lion rushed out from the forest, leapt toward the militants, and seized one by the neck.

In the scriptures in Daniel chapter 6, we read an incredible deliverance story of the man Daniel who was thrown into lion’s den for refusing to bow to any other but God Almighty.

Daniel 6: 19-22  – “At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, ‘Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?’ Daniel answered, …… ‘My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me…..'”

Just like the Daniel’s story which teaches about the promises and faithfulness of God, even if we are faced with death and feel like everything has been lost, the story you are about to read is not just deliverance from lions, but this time, God uses the lions to deliver Christians who were attacked for their faith in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Paul Ciniraj, director of Bibles for Mideast, tells the story of how he and other Christians were rescued from the clutches of death by a group of three lions.

Ciniraj and his group were under attack from Islamic militants when the giant cats attacked and scared away the murderous group.

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“My risen Lord Jesus Christ has saved my life once again,” Pastor Paul wrote, “and I praise and thank God for His unspeakable grace!” It was Easter Sunday when the miracle took place. The pastor was recovering in the home of some friends following a stoning attack by Islamists earlier that day. “Suddenly, a group of militants reached the house, armed with steel bars and other weapons,” he reported to WND.

Pastor Ciniraj believed this was the end of the road for him, and feared for the life of the 80-year-old resident, and several children who were taking refuge in the house alongside him. “Losing all hope, we thought for sure this was our last day,” he said. They only had just one more thing to do: pray. Then, something truly Biblical happened!

“Completely unexpectedly, a lion ran from the forest, leapt toward the militants, and seized one by the neck. When other combatants tried to attack the lion, two other lions bounded toward them. The terrified militants fled the site, and the lions left us completely alone,” he said.

“Equally astonishing, records show no lions are supposed to live in that forest,” he said.

It is a indeed a remarkable story of God’s intervening hand to save his people.

Ciniraj reported that he had been approaching the closing of a 21-day period of fasting and prayer. “As that drew to a close, more than 3,000 former Muslims were baptized in many of our churches in Asia, Africa and the Middle East,” he said.

“The Lord enabled me to baptize many people during this time.”

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What an incredible story of God’s power! Praise Him today for His divine protection!

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