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Encounter Israel: Feast 2017, Afeef Halash, Ruth & The Church

Encounter Israel: Feast 2017, Afeef Halash, Ruth & The Church


(uplifting music) – Many Christians they
have left the Middle East, abandoned it, because
it’s getting radical, and Muslims are get more radical and they turn their back to
their God-given inheritance. And they have chosen the
comfort of the USA and Europe. They didn’t find it easy. She lost her husband, and she said, “At least
I have the children. “Oh, I’d love to have
keep my husband lineage, “and I would love to
have some grandchildren.” She gave them both married to
two beautiful Moabite ladies. All the Moabite ladies are beautiful, and if you don’t believe me,
you’ve got to meet my wife. (congregation cheers and claps) Ten years passes, then
she loses her children. And now she is worse than ever! To the point said, “Don’t
you dare to call me “the Present One, not me anymore “because I was full, now I’m empty. “I’m full of bitterness. “I’m upset with everything, “Upset with God, upset with
my husband who left me, “my children, upset with myself,
I’m upset with everything.” But she heard that God visited his people, and it was the beginning
of the barley harvest, and she decided to go home. Her two sister-in-laws, daughter-in-laws decided to go back with her. Actually they start walking
with her to Bethlehem. Both of them, then
half-the-way she stop them, and she said, “Let me tell you. “You are crazy both of you. “There is nothing for you. “There is no future for you on Bethlehem.” Well, eventually Orpah
kissed her mother-in-law and said goodbye. Oh, many Christians, who love Israel, and they want to stand for Israel, and when they look around them and they see the price
to be paid is so big. They act like Orpah. They turn their back on Naomi, and they go back to do their own business. Oh yes, when the time comes for us to pay the price that Israel is payin’, we will say good-bye. And we say it in a good manner. She gave her a good kiss
and a good good-bye hug, and she went back home. We’re good Christians! Aren’t we? But Ruth, which was faithful
friend, she said to her, “Mama, don’t try to stop me “because your destiny is my destiny. “Wherever you go, I shall go. “Wherever you go, I shall go. “Your people are my people. “Your God is my God,
wherever you die I shall die, “and I’ll be buried there, “and nothing will set
us apart only death.” Oh, this reminded me of my
marriage vows to my wife. It’s a marriage relationship! Not even death can set us apart! That is what Israel needs, a Ruth-type church, a Ruth-type believer. (congregation claps) (soothing music)

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