‘They Burned Me, But I Didn’t Burn’: Iraqi Christian Attacked Recalls Miraculous Survival – Holy Spirit protected him from being burned alive
Bethel worship musician and missionary Sean Feucht has released a teaser from his upcoming film “Heart and Hands: Iraq.” The clip shows a Yazidi man recounting how the Holy Spirit protected him from being burned alive by ISIS terrorists.
During the extraordinary exchange, filmed outside a refugee camp, the unnamed man said that Jesus Christ appeared to him twice in his dreams.
“He spoke to me,” the man said confidently, “I asked Jesus one thing, and He answered me. Christ rescued me.”
The man then recalled his horrifying experience with ISIS militants, explaining that he was beaten and almost burnt alive when the jihadi’s discovered that he followed Jesus. Astonishingly, despite facing such a brutal attack, he came out the other side completely unscathed.
“They were hitting me with big blocks on my body,” the man explained, adding that “the stones were not affecting me.”
“The last time, they drenched me with 20 liters of gasoline,” he continued.
“They burned me, but I didn’t burn.”
At the end of their conversation, Feucht’s translator prayed for the man, asking the Lord for “complete Divine healing in his body, soul and spirit.”
“By God, I love you guys with all my heart,” the Yazidi man responded.
Feucht’s documentary film has been produced in partnership with his non-profit, Light a Candle Project, which “exists to bring hope and sustainable change in the darkest corners of the world,” according to its website.
“We are not afraid of the darkest places,” the organization notes, vowing to go and share the gospel in the most dangerous places on earth, “the light shines in darkness, and the darkness will not overcome it.”
“I feel like we’re really called to the most persecuted, closed, dark, marginalized places,” Feucht told Fox News. “Our team’s in Iraq right now, and the U.S. State Department just sent out this notification that said ‘All US personnel leave Iraq’ and all the NGOs left but our guys are still there. We were there through ISIS. We’ve been there through the worst of the worst.”
“Everyone thought we were crazy,” he added. “Right as everyone was leaving, we came in, and because of it, we have a thriving, flourishing project there. We want to re-define missions for a generation to where we’re actually the first ones to respond. That’s the essence of the gospel to go into places where no one else is willing to go.”