On the morning of October 7th, when the enemy unleashed the hordes of hell upon the communities in southern Israel, the atrocities that were committed left zero doubt as to the kind of evil we are facing, and that this is what absolute darkness looks like.
However, as more and more heroic and remarkable stories and testimonies surface from that terrible day, another type of testimony also surfaces of God’s miraculous and supernatural protection of believers while facing certain and unavoidable death.
Such is the story of Katya and her family, from one of the Kibbutzim that was brutally attacked early Saturday morning.
As Katya was hiding with her husband in their safe room, hearing the terrorists inside her house, right outside her door, thinking about her son at the music festival where another massacre was taking place, another son who was hiding in a different room in the house, her mother on her own at home in the kibbutz, all her family members living in the kibbutz and at the “mercy” of murderous terrorists — all Katya could do is lift up her hands to the Lord and call on the mighty name of Jesus.
Even as she knew this could be the end for all of them, she was filled with hope that they would all be together with the Lord shortly.
Calling on Yeshua’s name while terrorists were standing outside her door, her heart was filled with the certainty of His word:
A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
Her story is a remarkable testimony of God’s supernatural protection, as well as His peace that fills the hearts of those who know Him even in the darkest moments.
Watch her testimony as she sat down with pastor Israel to share her account of what they lived through on October 7th.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.