Ruth 4 Redemption by kicking off his shoe
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Jesus kicked off His glory and majesty to come down and die an awful death that redeemed us from sin and unbelief
- Life is a long lesson in humility
- Ruth was 10 generations from Moab
- Redeeming the field of Naomi also means marrying Ruth
- The foot represents the revealed 7 church ages
- Redemption involved resurrecting the name of the dead
- A field can symbolize the world
- Rachel and Leah began the Jewish nation
- Tamar risks shameful death raising up the seed of Judah
- Finally the focus is on Naomi who represents the Jews
- 7 and 10 form a vital combination
Life is a long lesson in humility
Scientists have discovered that when an object gives out light then it loses some of its mass. That mass has turned into light energy. So, we learn a beautiful lesson. Light is given out only when something is lost.
People notice our light when we are prepared to lose something.
Jesus is the Light of the world because He was prepared to lose everything, even His Life, at Calvary.
He was prepared to lose His reputation when He was falsely accused and condemned to death as a criminal.
He kept silent instead of defending Himself.
In Pilate's judgement hall He only owned His clothes and a crown of thorns. His inner garment was then torn into four pieces for the four guards that stood around the cross.
His outer robe was stripped off Him and gambled away by drunken Roman soldiers who were given the execution duty because they were the scum of the Roman army.
So, when Jesus died, all He had left was the crown of thorns.
The nails through His palms kept His hands in an open position so that He could continually give.
He gave Eternal life to a repentant thief. Forgiveness to His killers. Shame and death to Himself.
His loss and His shame bought our redemption. As the Redeemer, He lost everything.
RUTH 4:1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.
The gate was a public place where everyone could see what happened.
“Sit down here”. This is an important business to be settled in one spot.
The issue of sin and redemption has to be decided. Not in a running battle where fighters move around. But at one fixed place, the spot where the cross was lifted up.
JOHN 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said,
It is finished:
and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
We were saved at Calvary. The price was paid.
PSALM 49:8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
You cannot get saved from hell today. Your salvation was bought and paid for in AD 33.
Boaz was the redeemer of Ruth, symbolizing Jesus as the Lord of the harvest.
“Ho, such a one”. This indicates the person but does not identify him as though it is best to conceal him. Making him a powerful but mysterious figure. A master of deception who has no name.
There is an element of contempt here as this person has no name worth mentioning.
This Devil would make the church lose the name of God by turning God into three Persons Who cannot have one name.
Jesus lost His Life for you.
Satan with his Trinity makes you lose the name of God. The Triune God has no name.
PSALM 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Because we are born in sin, our fallen human nature is closer to the Devil than it is to Jesus.
So, the Devil has the first claim on us as we are born into his kingdom of lies and corruption.
Thus this mystery nearest kinsman represents the Devil.
Jesus and the Devil face off against each other for their colossal struggle at Calvary.
The Devil wants to keep us in bondage to sin and Jesus wants to save us from sin.
Ruth was 10 generations from Moab
RUTH 4:2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.
Boaz and ten men. Indicating Jesus and the 10 disciples who did not deny or betray Him.
The mystery man represented Judas, the fooled and evil apostle that the Devil indwelled.
But the Devil needs somebody to operate through. So Judas sold out to the Devil for money. Just like church leaders of today.
This illustrates that deception will infiltrate the leadership of the future church. The Devil aims to rule the church in the place of God.
He has to turn attention away from God’s Word to himself. Thus, using men like Judas, the Devil has to take over the leadership of the church.
LUKE 22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
That is demon possession that cost Judas his salvation. Judas betrayed Jesus and was cursed.
Peter suffered from demon oppression. The spirit of fear so tormented him that he denied Jesus and cursed.
But this was a temporary state. He could not claim to be a disciple while denying Jesus.
Jesus is the Word of God.
What you say about the Bible is what you are saying about Jesus.
If you deny that the Bible is perfect and the Absolute truth then you effectively deny that Jesus is perfect. You are saying that Jesus is not the Absolute.
You are not a Christian when you deny the Bible. Disciples believe in the Bible.
So Peter repented with bitter tears and was later re-instated.
But at the time of Calvary, neither the betraying Judas (demon possession) nor the denying Peter (demon oppression) was fit to be a disciple.
So Jesus had 10 disciples to witness when He settled the sin question with the Devil on the cross.
Boaz also called ten elders in order to determine the truth. Could Boaz redeem the field of Mahlon who was the firstborn of Elimelech and Naomi? Could Ruth as a Moabite be married to Boaz?
The descendants of Moab cannot rejoin the Jewish faith until the tenth generation.
DEUTERONOMY 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:
Moab was the son of Lot born to his daughter about 9 months after Sodom was destroyed by fire.
But Isaac, the son of Abraham, was also born about the same time as Moab was born, so they were both in the same generation as far as age is concerned.
We cannot follow the descendants of Moab but we can follow the descendants of Isaac.
We can refer to Matthew Chapter 1 which uses Greek names. After the Hebrew-speaking Jews killed Messiah, then God stopped using Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Greek.
MATTHEW 1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
Judas is the Greek for Judah. Phares is the Greek for Pharez. Thamar is the Greek for Tamar.
MATTHEW 1:4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
:5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth;
Booz is the Greek for Boaz. Rachab is the Greek for Rahab.
It can clearly be seen that since Isaac was born at the same time as Moab, then Booz or Boaz would be the tenth generation from Isaac. Thus, Ruth must be the tenth generation from Moab which allowed Ruth to be accepted back into the Jewish faith.
Isaac (Moab). Jacob. Judas. Phares. Esrom. Aram. Aminadab. Naason. Salmon. Booz (Ruth).
So the Gentile Ruth, representing the Gentile church, was saved by grace as she was born just at the right time to enable her to benefit from the Jewish faith.
Financial hardship forced Naomi to want to sell her dead husband's property, a field.
The firstborn son Mahlon had inherited the field. Ruth was the wife of Mahlon who had since died.
A family member needed to marry Ruth to raise up a son to inherit Mahlon's field and thus preserve the place of the family in Bethlehem.
Ruth's mother Naomi had a kinsman, a near relative, called Boaz.
The Jewish church of the Old Testament produced a Kinsman, God manifest in the flesh. God became a Man so that He could be near to us. But the Jews had to kill Him so that His blood could save us. The Jews produced the Kinsman Jesus who would save the Gentile New Testament church, represented by the Gentile daughter Ruth.
The New Testament is the only religion based on an earlier religion, the Old Testament.
The New Testament church is the daughter. The Old Testament Jewish church is the mother.
The Jews were God's church until they rejected Him.
ACTS 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
Redeeming the field of Naomi also means marrying Ruth
RUTH 4:3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's:
Naomi represents the Jewish church.
The Old Testament is the shadow or outline of the New Testament. The Old Testament is fulfilled in the Messiah of the New Testament. You cannot believe the Old Testament without believing in the New Testament as well. The seven candlesticks in the Old Testament Tabernacle represent the 7 church ages of the New Testament.
The Redeemer cannot save the Jews without saving the Gentile church who will be His Bride.
RUTH 4:4 And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.
RUTH 4:5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.
Ruth was the wife of the deceased firstborn son Mahlon who was the rightful heir to the field.
The field, which Naomi had sold from want because of her poverty, was the hereditary property of her deceased husband, and ought therefore to descend to her firstborn son according to the standing rule of the right of the firstborn; and in this respect, therefore, it was Ruth's property quite as much as Naomi's.
RUTH 4:6 And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.
This nearest kinsman did not want to preserve the name of his brother. A name was not important to Him.
So, his own name was not mentioned as he was unconcerned about the memory of his brother's name.
This is the character of the Devil as he deceived the people by thinking up the Trinity God who has no name, as you cannot find one name for three Persons.
The Devil is the father of sin and thus he cannot redeem anyone from sin without messing up his own reputation as he is the source of sin.
Satan, who is this most sinful person cannot save sinners.
The foot represents the revealed 7 church ages
RUTH 4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.
Pulling off his shoe symbolized Jesus coming down from Heaven and kicking off His glory to die as a condemned man on the ghastly cross.
Pulling off the shoe exposed his foot which symbolized the seven church ages.
King Nebuchadnezzar saw Gentile history as the image of a man.
Gentile political kings like himself would rule Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome as each nation in turn became the world ruler.
When the political power of pagan Rome, represented by the legs of iron, collapsed in AD 476 then there never was another Gentile world ruler.
By then the battle was in the church world which was represented by the feet. The bits of iron were the resurrection of the brutal pagan Roman Empire as the Roman Catholic church that set out to rule Europe in the Dark Ages.
The clay in the feet represented the Bride during seven church ages in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the Gentile image.
Feet washing, which Jesus said Peter would not understand at that time, represents the Gentile Bride being washed in the water of the Word during the 7 church ages. Only later did Peter realize that Gentiles would come into the Gospel.
That is why Nebuchadnezzar saw the feet of the image having miry clay, wet clay. Washed in the water of the Word.
EPHESIANS 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
"Washing" implies a continuous present tense process.
The church has to keep repenting of its sins and mistakes and keep learning new truth.
DANIEL 2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
Thus, taking off the shoe was linked to the redemption of the Bride during 7 church ages.
Therefore Boaz who symbolized the redeemer had to marry a Gentile bride.
Taking off the shoe revealed the foot which symbolized the revelation of the seven church ages at the end. The hidden mysteries of the Bible would be revealed by the end-time Gentile prophet, William Branham, so that the last church age must believe the same as the first church age. That is the great mystery of God. Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last must believe the same.
John the Baptist introduced Jesus to the Jews as a Man walking amongst men at His First Coming.
William Branham introduced Jesus as He walks amongst the pages of the revealed Bible mysteries to prepare us for His Second Coming.
Look what John the Baptist said about himself.
He said he was not fit to undo the shoelaces of Jesus. That symbolizes revealing the opening of the Seven Seals which would enable the shoe to be removed so that the hidden mysteries of the 7 church ages (represented by the foot) would come into view. John knew that he could not do that at the beginning. That ministry belonged to brother Branham at the end.
MARK 1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
Pentecostals could also not undo the shoelaces despite restoring the gifts of the Spirit. They were never able to reveal the deeper mysteries of the Bible. That is why they continued to worship a Trinity God Who has no name. You cannot find one name for three People. They looked through the tied-up laces and all they saw was the tongue of the shoe. So they majored in speaking in tongues. That is a great spiritual gift for individuals in their private worship, but that should never be done in public in church meetings unless there is an interpreter.
We cannot serve God in public unless people understand what we are saying.
Notice how televangelists speak about the church age, not the church ages.
They know little of the errors of church history and nothing about the seven messengers to the seven church ages. They do not realize that the Trinity that was introduced in AD 325 at the Council of Nicaea was the breaking point where paganism entered the church, undermining the written Word. At Nicaea, they also changed the crucifixion from Thursday to Friday (Good Friday is an unscriptural expression like the unscriptural Merry Christmas) despite Jesus saying that he must spend 3 nights in the tomb. He arose on Sunday morning. If He died on Friday then Friday night and Saturday night are obviously two nights, so the church was moving away from Scripture.
MATTHEW 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Then in AD 350 when Pope Julius 1 introduced 25 December as the birthday of Jesus, despite the fact that the Bible never asked us to celebrate the birth of Jesus. So error kept multiplying like a dangerous virus and for 700 years from about the 1200s to the first decades of the 1900s the Catholic church asked the people not to read the Bible.
Someone had to teach us the mysteries of Scripture and nobody in the 45000 different types of churches and denominations that we have today was competent to do this. They, of course, ignored the revelations of brother Branham as each church thinks it is correct despite all the differences among the 45000 different types of churches.
The redeemer Boaz had to kick off his shoe. Symbolically, Jesus kicked off his shoe as He left His glory in Heaven to die on a cross. He kicked off His right to a fair trial. He suffered a cruel and illegal death. He was aiming for the Bride of the 7 church ages that He would marry at the Wedding Supper.
That is why the redeemer of Naomi's field also had to marry Ruth who symbolized the Gentile Bride from the 7 church ages.
RUTH 4:8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.
Boaz, as the lord of the harvest, had to pay the price.
Only a sinless Man could redeem a holy Bride. The Devil could never do that but Jesus could.
So, Boaz drew off his shoe. This symbolized that Jesus chose to kick off His glory and lay down His Life. His Life was not taken from Him. He chose to lay it down.
JOHN 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Jesus chose to die for us.
Jesus kicked off His own shoe by removing His own fame and glory to die as a sinner in our place.
RUTH 4:9 And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
Kicking off the shoe was done publicly. Calvary was a public spectacle.
Redemption involved resurrecting the name of the dead
Raising up the name of the dead was symbolic of the future resurrection of Jesus.
He died and was buried and arose in an immortal body.
The name of JESUS thus went through the process of death, burial, and resurrection.
RUTH 4:10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife,
to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance,
that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren,
and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.
Boaz would raise up seed (his son Obed) from the wife of dead Mahlon who was the firstborn of Elimelech who had owned the field. So Boaz redeemed a field in Bethlehem Judah.
The firstborn got the inheritance of the field and it was important that the bloodline of the firstborn was not cut off.
Raising up the name of the dead speaks of the water baptism which represents that Jesus was dead and buried but then raised up again on the third day.
The third day represents three generations.
Boaz and Ruth produced Obed. Obed produced Jesse who produced David.
So, three generations after the name of the dead was raised up, David the great king was born.
Boaz was also the firstborn of the bloodline of Judah.
Ultimately this bloodline would produce Messiah, the greatest King. Keeping this royal bloodline intact was vital.
The name of Jesus would be the first Man raised up from the dead in an immortal body of flesh.
Jesus will reign as the Son of David.
So the story of Ruth can stop with David who established the royal line.
A field can symbolize the world
MATTHEW 13:38 The field is the world;
MATTHEW 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
The field represents the world.
The treasure is salvation by grace through faith. Salvation is hidden in the Scripture and was bought by Jesus when He paid the price at Calvary by losing everything including His Life. His selling price involved His betrayal for 30 pieces of silver by the apostle Judas.
As the redeemer of Ruth, Boaz purchased a field.
As the Redeemer of the Bride, Jesus purchased the whole world so that whosoever will could find redemption if they sought it.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him,
if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
MATTHEW 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
In the parable of the sower, in Matthew 13, who scattered the seed of God’s Word, the Bible never criticizes the sower whether he sowed well or badly.
The parable just criticizes the soil (the human hearts) that the seed fell on.
However well or badly you heard someone speak on the Gospel, you will be judged on your reaction to the Word of God, not on your reaction or dislike to the speaker and his method of speaking.
LUKE 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Rachel and Leah began the Jewish nation
RUTH 4:11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:
Rachel produced Joseph who symbolized Christ. Loved by his father but hated by his brothers. Imprisoned between a baker who died and a butler who lived. Jesus broke the bread (baker) at the Last Supper and shared out the wine (butler). Crucified between two thieves, one got saved and the other went to hell. Joseph saved Egypt and rose up to rule the country as second only to Pharaoh. Jesus, as a Man, will rule the world as He submits only to the fullness of the Father Who dwells within Him.
Rachel produced Benjamin and died when he was born. Symbolizing the 144000 Jews who die in great Tribulation after accepting Jesus as Messiah and Saviour.
Leah produced Judah whose bloodline would finally produce Messiah.
Leah’s Judah was the most important son because his line would produce the great king David and finally the greatest King and Messiah, Jesus.
Tamar risks shameful death raising up the seed of Judah
Judah's line was about to die out when Tamar disgraced herself in human eyes to save the royal bloodline.
Tamar could see the Big Picture, the line of Messiah that had to survive to fulfill the prophecies.
In the process, she raised up the seed of Judah that was about to die out because of his careless forgetfulness.
So Tamar behaved in a way that looked bad to humans but which saved the Plan of God.
RUTH 4:12 And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman.
Ruth risked getting a bad name by sleeping at the feet of Boaz on the threshing floor.
This reminded the elders about Tamar who acted like a prostitute in order to raise up a son from the seed of Judah. Judah’s line was about to run out as two sons were dead and he forgot to marry his third son to Tamar, the childless widow of his firstborn. Only the firstborn’s wife could carry the bloodline.
Tamar also got a bad name but she knew it was far more important to save the line of Judah and thus she saved the line of Messiah. Tamar was spiritual enough to see God’s Big Plan and she did not mind getting a bad name amongst humans as long as she could do something to preserve the seed and thus the valuable bloodline of Messiah.
Tamar conceived from the father of her dead husband and was three months pregnant when her action was revealed. But instead of condemning her to death, which was the great risk that she took, Judah declared her to be righteous.
Tamar symbolized the future birth of the Messiah. Mary conceived from the Holy Ghost, Who thus has to be God the Father, and then spent three months with Elizabeth before returning to marry Joseph. Obviously pregnant, Mary picked up a bad reputation for being a prostitute, and Jesus was judged as being illegitimate. That was the price that Mary had to pay in order to prove that Joseph was not the father of Jesus. At times Christians have to endure getting a bad name in the eyes of the world who mock their beliefs.
We all have to discover the unpopular and condemned role that we have to play in order that the end-time truth can be established outside the churches because the churches have failed. But the churches condemn those who are outside the church, which is where Jesus stands.
Messiah would also get a bad name as being illegitimate and a blasphemer and a condemned criminal.
Are we prepared to get a bad name amongst the churches because we believe the Bible mysteries that they reject like the seven church ages, Jesus is Almighty God, baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and the end-time Gentile prophet? Especially when we reject the unscriptural doctrines that they believe like Trinity, Christmas, Good Friday, same-sex marriage, get legally married and divorce and then marry somebody else, having one man as the head of the church, a seven-year tribulation, etc.
RUTH 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
The son of Boaz and Ruth was a symbol of the new life that would be manifest when the Son of God was born.
The wedding of Boaz and Ruth was a symbol of the Wedding Supper in Heaven of Christ and His Gentile church.
The Bride in their changed immortal bodies have their first taste of Eternal Life free from pain, sickness, getting old, and death.
Finally the focus is on Naomi who represents the Jews
After the Bride is caught up to the Wedding Supper then the attention goes to the Jews in the 3½ years of great Tribulation, when the 144000 finally meet the Lord.
RUTH 4:14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.
Naomi had a kinsman or son-in-law who would bring forth a son that would keep their name famous.
The son of Ruth maintained the bloodline that would lead to the famous king David and then to the far more famous Messiah, Jesus Christ.
After the Bride is caught up to Heaven for the Wedding Supper, attention turns back to Naomi who symbolizes the Jews that meet Christ in the horrors of great Tribulation.
The Jewish nation brought forth the Son called Jesus.
RUTH 4:15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
At the end of time, Jesus will restore life to the 144000 Jews who receive the Holy Ghost during the time of great Tribulation.
It took seven church-age messengers about 2000 years to bring the church into the presence of Jesus. Each church age had a messenger to correct and guide the church of that age. One of the best-known church-age messengers was Martin Luther to the fifth church age of Sardis, which means "the escaped ones". After the brutal and superstitious fourth church age of the Dark Ages, Luther defied the Roman Catholic Church and denied that people were saved by regular church-going and conforming to the beliefs of the Catholic church. Luther insisted that you were saved by faith alone in the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ. His brave age lasted from 1520 to 1750 when John Wesley preached holiness and outreach that led to the great missionary age of Philadelphia, which means "brotherly love".
However, when it comes to the Jews, the 144000 will quickly meet directly with Jesus as the Son of God when He returns to them towards the end of the 3½ years of great Tribulation. This is far more quickly effective than what happened to the Gentiles.
RUTH 4:16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
Naomi, as the Jewish church in great Tribulation, bestows all her energy and efforts onto the Lord Jesus.
He alone can save them from the awful slaughter and persecution of the final Pope.
ZECHARIAH 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
Two-thirds of today’s 18 million Jews will die during great Tribulation time. One-third will survive when protected by Jesus to go into the 1000-year kingdom of Peace often called the Millennium. These survivors will be more than impressed with His power.
According to the Fifth Seal in Revelation 6 the Jews that are killed will be given white robes and allowed into Heaven.
The Jews killed Messiah, now they in turn must be killed in order to get into Heaven.
REVELATION 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
[Jews under the Law hold their own testimony of their own good works. Christians rely on the saving works done by Jesus alone]
:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
[Christians forgive. Jews demand an eye for an eye according to their Law]
:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, [the 3.5 years of great Tribulation] until their fellowservants also and their brethren [the 144000 Jews], that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
[The 144000 receive Messiah and the Holy Ghost baptism. Then they are killed but are resurrected up to meet the Lord as He returns for Armageddon. The 144000 are the protectors of the Bride].
Jesus will rule as the Son of David from Jerusalem. The surviving Jews will be the main nation on earth.
ZECHARIAH 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
The feast of the tabernacles symbolized the Millennium. The Jews in their Promised Land will rule the nations on earth.
All the neighbouring tribes from the heathens who never heard the Gospel will come up to Jerusalem each year to worship.
To symbolize this, Naomi’s neighbours gave the child the name Obed which means worship.
RUTH 4:17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Obed means Worshipper.
Jesse means God’s Gift or God Exists
The Millennium or 1000 years of Peace and Prosperity is the gift of God to His believers.
When Jesus sits on the throne in Jerusalem for 1000 years then the whole world will know that God exists.
David means Beloved.
The Old Testament saints, the Bride from the 7 church ages, and the 144000 Jews will all be in their immortal new bodies and will thus know that they are beloved of the Lord.
Adam sinned and died within one of God’s days which is 1000 years.
GENESIS 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it:
for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
No sinner can live for 1000 years. That is the curse of sin. People hate and fear the ravages of time on the face that they see in the mirror that is inexorably getting older. This clearly indicates their one-way journey to the grave and none of us are keen to die.
II PETER 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The saints from the Old and New Testaments will be in immortal bodies and when the 1000 years are over, they will know that they are free from the curse of sin because no sinner can live for 1000 years.
Free from sin, pain, and death, God’s beloved believers will realize that they are crowned with a body that will never grow old or sick.
7 and 10 form a vital combination
RUTH 4:18 Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,
:19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,
:20 And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
:21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,
:22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.
On this list, Boaz is number 7 and David is number 10.
Pharez (1) Hezron (2) Ram (3) Amminadab (4) Nahshon (5) Salmon (6) Boaz (7) Obed (8) Jesse (9) David (10).
The Day of Atonement was the 10th day of the 7th month.
10 and 7 combined to make a day that was focused on confessing human sin and unbelief in the Old Testament.
LEVITICUS 23:27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
:28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
In the New Testament, Revelation 10:7 prophesied of the messenger to the 7th church age who would reveal the mystery of God’s Word whereby the last church age would return to the apostolic beliefs of the first church age. This would only become possible after he, William Branham in America, revealed the mysteries of the written Word that were hidden from the reformers like Luther, Wesley, and the Pentecostals.
The seed at the end that is pulled off the dead plant in the harvest is identical to the seed that was planted in the beginning.
The Bride at the end will not be pulled off the earth in the Harvest to meet the Lord in the air until each individual believes what the apostles taught the first church age saints.
The Holy Ghost is Life. When the Holy Ghost catches up the Bride then Life leaves the earth. When Life leaves, then Death enters to take his last ride and kill one-quarter of the earth.
REVELATION 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
With 1.4 billion Catholics and 0.8 billion Protestants on earth today, that means that one-quarter of the earth calls themselves Christians.
Why were they left behind?
LUKE 18:8 Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
There is no Bible faith left on earth because churches have mixed Bible truth with toxic pagan error. Adding poison to pure water contaminates the water. It does not sanctify the poison.
Consider all these unscriptural ideas.
Trinity. Christmas. 25 December. One God in three Persons. God the Son. Second Person of the Godhead. Jesus is in the Godhead. Celebrate the birth of the Lord. Good Friday. Easter Monday. Easter eggs. Easter bunnies. Hot-cross buns. A pastor is the head of the church. Same-sex marriage. You can now choose your gender. What you believe is "your truth". Legally marry, then divorce and re-marry.
None of these statements is Scriptural.
The church thinks that they can develop faith by means of such unscriptural ideas that please people.
But, faith only comes by believing Scripture.
ROMANS 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Thus Jesus, as the Word of God, stands outside the church.
REVELATION 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Today, God is trying to get through to individuals as the church has pushed Jesus Who is the Word of God, the revealed King James Bible, outside the church.