Ruth Chapter 1 She had to decide for herself
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Naomi tried to send her back four times but Ruth was determined to find the God of the Jews
- The Jews established the pattern for the Gentile church
- In difficult times people forsake the Word of God
- 3 men died to symbolize how the Trinity brings death
- Two women symbolized the Bride and the church
- The Word revealed by the Spirit is our Promised Land
- Ruth is told 4 times to go back to test her persistence
- Difficulties make a true believer more determined
- The Bride and Jews come together at the harvest
The Jews established the pattern for the Gentile church
ACTS 13:19 And when he [Joshua] had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.
Israel conquered Canaan by destroying 7 heathen nations.
The true church has to conquer religious deception during seven church ages. Each age has specific problems to overcome.
The land was divided by lot. From a human point of view that seemed to be by chance. But from God’s point of view, everything was planned according to His Bigger Picture that the Jews did not understand.
The Old Testament Law and events were just a shadow or outline of the New Testament reality.
HEBREWS 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come,
Every Christian has been allocated a place in a specific church age. From our point of view it seems to be a random accident of birth. But God had to prepare each individual for the specific age that they had been predestinated to face. We have to be able to discern what God is revealing in our age.
In the Dark ages they had to endure the mass slaughter of tens of millions of believers, as the Seed Word of God, that the apostles wrote as the New Testament, was buried in the dirt of the Dark Ages.
Around 1520 in Martin Luther’s age, the Gospel leaves germinated and they had to see that salvation was by faith alone. They were no longer saved by following the works of the Catholic church.
Around 1750 in John Wesley’s age, they had to see holiness and outreach that led to the great missionary age across the world. Just like pollen blowing across the field.
After 1906 in Azusa Street in Los Angeles the Pentecostals had to see the restoration of the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. They were the husk that would protect the Seed Word that was developing.
After 1965 the Bride had to see the revelation of the hidden mysteries of Scripture as revealed by the American William Branham, that should restore us back to the beliefs of the first church age.
After the Dark Ages, each church age was allotted certain beliefs that they had to be able to see if they wanted to be in God’s will. God’s will is to restore the original truth after it was lost, until the final seed that is harvested is identical to the seed that was planted by the apostles.
So, God works in a certain pattern.
What happened at different times in the Old Testament was symbolizing a deeper truth that would emerge in the New Testament times.
ACTS 13:20 And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
The history of the Jews during the time of the judges was all about the Jews moving away from God’s Word and losing the truth and then being punished by an invading enemy until they cried to God for help. He then sent someone, a judge, to remove the enemy from the Promised Land.
Six times they were invaded and suppressed for a total of 111 years where they had no say in their own Promised Land.
Rather like today's churches where you have no freedom to believe what the Bible says but are forced to believe unscriptural things like Trinity and Christmas.
This was the background to the Book of Ruth.
The time of the judges where the Jews longed for political freedom from their oppressors. They wanted deliverance from their hard times. They wanted a deliverer to get rid of their enemies. But they did not want a deliverer to take them back closer to God. (Church people have the same attitude).
The last judge was the strong man Samson. An angel announced his birth yet his behaviour was often completely wrong. So, God could use a badly behaved man to fulfill His will. The final lesson we learn from the judges is that when he pulled down the pillars of the building onto himself and died, he killed the greatest number of his enemies.
So, however strong we may be spiritually when we die to ourselves, we serve God most effectively.
Thus, the Book of Ruth that follows the Book of Judges must give us an insight into how we can die to ourselves in order to seek a true Redeemer. One Who can redeem us from sin and unbelief, not just from our political oppressors or our financial problems.
A Redeemer Who can save us from our unbelief rather than just saving us from our material needs.
So, the time of the judges was a time of the Jews repeatedly disobeying God’s Word and then calling out for a deliverer from God’s punishment. Their mistake was to always to ask for a political deliverer who could chase out the current enemy. (We see this today with the churches getting intensely involved in politics).
But that approach or mindset of the Jews never solved their problems in a meaningful way as the Book of Judges ends with confusion and civil war. (The polarization of American religious groups is a modern example).
The Jews did not call out for a prophet who could lead them back to God’s Word.
(The church groups reject the revelations of God's modern prophet, William Branham).
When God sent the prophet Samuel to the Jews, they were not too happy. They wanted to be like other nations and have a dictatorial king rule over them. They placed their own will above God’s Will.
Then, worse still, they demanded that the prophet Samuel ask God for a king to rule over them.
JUDGES 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Each person had their own opinion.
With no central king to act as a dictator and force the people into obedience to his will, the people all drifted off by following their own opinions. Each person convinced that they were right. This is typical human behaviour. We are much the same. We put our own opinions or the opinion of a church leader above the Word of God and end up believing something that is unscriptural.
For example, Christmas is our biggest Christian festival but nobody seems to realize that the Bible never asked us to celebrate the Lord’s birth. 25 December is copied from the birthday of the pagan Roman sun god. The date of 25 December was established by the pagan Roman emperor Aurelian in AD 274. Jeremiah Chapter 10 tells us not to copy the heathen who chop down a tree and deck it with gold and silver. But we love our Christmas trees too much.
The wise men in Matthew 2:11 went into a house to see a two-year-old young Child. Joseph was not present. They never saw a Baby in a manger so they never gave gifts at the birth of Jesus. So, we insist on getting things wrong and being unscriptural. That is dangerous.
MATTHEW 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
Human beings struggle to obey God of their own free will. We prefer to dress up pagan festivals with Christian words as if we can impress God with human traditions that are a deadly mix of truth and error.
Born in sin, we are naturally inclined to the leadership of Satan and are attracted by his false ways. What Satan offers us is nearer to our fallen human and worldly nature of self-gain and self-admiration. Satan encourages us to believe what is not written in the Bible. Satan encourages us to ignore or contradict what is written in the Bible.
In difficult times people forsake the Word of God
RUTH 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
The man was Elimelech. His wife was Naomi.
Moab was a Gentile country. In the Old Testament God was dealing with Jews.
And the first mistake a Jew ever makes is leave that Promised Land. God gave them that Land.
God gives us the written King James Version of the Bible. Our first mistake is to leave what the Bible says and believe some clever church idea that is not in Scripture.
God tests us with difficulties on the way. He sent the Jews a famine. If they forsook the Promised Land and went to Moab then life would be much easier for them, so they thought. Like today’s church-goers, they easily sought the more convenient and popular worldly options. Church-goers leave their proper Scriptural beliefs by preferring to go to the unscriptural Christmas and Good Friday celebrations that the churches offer.
Jesus said He must be in the tomb for three nights. The churches say He died on Good Friday (an unscriptural expression). Then He could only be in the tomb for two nights, Friday night and Saturday night, before rising up on Sunday morning.
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.
So, we forsake the written Word, and travel outside our Promised Land (the Holy Ghost revealed Scriptures) to dwell in some Gentile church’s unscriptural traditions. There we enjoy Lent, Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, and hot-cross buns that have nothing to do with the Gospel. Not to mention Christmas turkey and crackers.
Yet Elimelech and Naomi were right at the centre of God’s Promised land. The town of Bethlehem in Judah.
GENESIS 49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp:
:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Judah would bring forth the Messiah Who would rule. Messiah was the most important Jew.
People would gather towards Messiah if they wanted to be saved.
But Elimelech, who was right at the centre of God’s chosen place, chose to leave Judah. Therefore, he was going the wrong way.
Bethlehem was the town right in God’s focus of prophecy.
MICAH 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Bethlehem means the House of God’s Bread. Jesus is the Bread of Life.
But there is a price to be paid for leaving God’s appointed place. Joseph was living in Nazareth when Jesus was to be born. God forced Joseph and Mary to move back to Bethlehem by getting the Roman Emperor or Caesar to tax the world. The whole world paid a tax to make sure that one man and one woman had to go to Bethlehem to fulfill prophecy. Never underestimate God’s power to bring His Word to pass.
In 2020 God closed down the local churches, that had become unscriptural, with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Then internet programs like ZOOM were improved and developed so that scattered individuals can now fellowship together around the revealed Bible truth despite living in different parts of the world. A worldwide pandemic developed and expanded the necessary communication software so that isolated individuals can be gleaned up for the end-time harvest.
“Ephrath” is associated with death and hard labour but also with the birth of the one tribe that stayed true to Judah when ten tribes broke away from the Temple and the Ark of the Covenant.
GENESIS 35:16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
Ephrath means “fruitful”. Bethlehem is a fruitful town that, though small, would bring forth Messiah.
In addition, Rachel’s hard labour and death were a symbol of the 144000 Jews who will meet Christ in great Tribulation and are then killed. But that is their open Door to Eternal Life. The Seed of God’s Word brings forth life when it dies, like any other seed.
For the believer, death is not a disaster as it is a fruitful experience when we learn to die to self.
GENESIS 35:17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
Great Tribulation is a hard time but that is what it takes to save the stubborn Jews who have rejected Jesus for 2000 years.
GENESIS 35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
Benoni means “Son of my Pain”. From the human point of view, we see hardship and sorrow as something bad. Two-thirds of the Jews will die in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation. The 144000 Jews will accept the Lord Jesus and be killed.
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.
Benjamin means the “Son of my right Hand or power”. A special place of honour.
After the hard time and pain come the reward from God. A mother forgets her pain when she holds her newborn child. The 144000 will forget the horror of great Tribulation when they are with the Lord in the Millennium or 1000 years of peace.
Great Tribulation is the time when the Jews turn back to God. Then they will rule the other nations in the Millennium.
MICAH 5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
This Man, the Prince of Peace, will raise up the church to protect it from the attacks of Satan who is the prince of this world and rules the political parties and leaders. Seven shepherds are the seven church-age messengers who guide the church during each church age.
The eight principal men are the eight authors of the New Testament. We have to agree with everything that they wrote. They are the principal men who established the truth. We dare not argue with what they wrote.
3 men died to symbolize how the Trinity brings death
Bethlehem in Judah was at the centre of God’s Will and Elimelech with his two sons formed a “trinity of men” that moved away from God’s Will.
The Trinity is a nameless God of three male Persons that will bring in the pale horse rider of Death during the 3.5 years of great Tribulation.
So, these three men left God’s perfect Will and were thus doomed to die.
This is the fate of those who forsake God’s plan.
Prominent Christians who opposed the anti-coronavirus vaccine in 2020 and 2021 were themselves killed by the COVID-19 coronavirus because God gave medical researchers the wisdom to combat the deadly virus with a vaccine. By opposing the vaccine, these Christians opposed God's Will and caused the virus to spread amongst the unvaccinated. Variants of the virus developed amongst the unvaccinated who became very sick. God had intended the vaccine to control the virus and save lives. By preaching against the vaccine, these Christians made it harder for God to control the virus. Thus their lives were cut short. Death results when people move out of God's Will.
Elimelech and his two sons thought they could save their lives by leaving God’s Promised Land. But they were heading for death.
Trinitarians think they will be saved from the horrors of oncoming great Tribulation by muttering, “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost”.
But they will die there because they forsook God’s name. The Trinity God has no name.
You cannot find one name for three People.
The issues are broader and there is much more going on than is perceived from our limited human perspective.
We have to learn to wait on God, not try to tell God what to do.
RUTH 1:2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
Leaving the promised land, no matter how bad it was, to sojourn over in another land, brought trouble.
Deserting God's Will in times of bad trouble is a very unwise move.
Naomi means pleasant. Elimelech means worship.
Pleasant worship was one man and his wife, symbolizing God as one Person and the church.
Then, the father and his two sons formed a human trinity that symbolized the nameless Triune God.
Mahlon means sickness. Chilion means sadness.
A second man introduced spiritual sickness. God became split into Father and Son.
But there is no "God the Father" in the Old Testament and no "God the Son" in the Bible. Trinitarians cannot explain this.
"Jehovah" is the name of the Father in the Old Testament but "Jehovah" is never mentioned in the New Testament. Trinitarians cannot explain this.
“Father and Son are of the same substance” is unscriptural.
“Father and Son are of the same essence” is unscriptural. Whatever they mean by “essence”?
“One-God-in-two-Persons” is unscriptural. So is "One-God-in-three-Persons".
All these unscriptural statements mean that the church-goers are getting spiritually sick because they do not draw their faith from what is written in the Bible.
Adding unscriptural words to the Bible like “Trinity” and Christmas sickens our spiritual health.
DEUTERONOMY 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you,
Then came a third Person in the Godhead.
“God the Holy Ghost” is unscriptural.
The Holy Ghost has got no name.
Then comes the real sadness that the Trinity God loses His name.
DEUTERONOMY 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
By turning God into a Trinity God, we diminish Him as He becomes a nameless God.
Sadness that we do not know the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Thus, we do not know the name of the Triune God.
Sadness that they demand that we must reject Acts 2:38 and never obey it.
Sadness that the churches say that Peter made this big mistake.
ACTS 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent,
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Sadness that the churches will not let us obey this simple instruction.
Sadness that the churches say that we must now look for mistakes and faults in the Bible.
RUTH 1:3 And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
The first person of this human trinity died.
God the Father is unscripturally claimed to be the "First Person of the Trinity".
God the Father dies out of our salvation if there is a Trinity of three separate Persons.
Water baptism only symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
ROMANS 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death,
we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
But "God the Father" never died and was never buried.
So, the water baptism does not refer to God the Father in any way.
Thus water baptism “in the name of the Father” has no meaning.
In addition, God the Father has no name in the New Testament.
The churches break up God into 3 Persons and the First Person, the Father, has no name.
REVELATION 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.
Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Repentance depends on the Blood that is shed by the Son.
"God the Father" never died and never shed blood.
JOHN 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
The Son died for us, not the Father. Thus, the Son has a greater love for us than the Father.
The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth, not God the Father.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
The Son will judge us, not the Father.
JOHN 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
The Son bought our salvation by His sacrifice and loves us most. He will also judge us.
The Holy Spirit inspires us in order to understand the truth of Scripture.
The Trinity of 3 Persons thus makes the Father rather irrelevant to salvation.
Two women symbolized the Bride and the church
RUTH 1:4 And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.
Ten years symbolize the ten virgins of Matthew Chapter 25 who symbolize the Gentile churches.
The wise virgins represent the true Bride of Christ, symbolized by Ruth the Moabitess, who was not a Jew.
“Ruth” means “mercy”. The word “ruthless” means “without mercy”.
The Bride is totally dependent on the mercy of Jesus. We will achieve nothing without His help.
The foolish virgins represent the saved churches, symbolized by Orpah.
Orpah means “neck”. She never made it to the head, which is Christ.
Christ is the Word and the foolish virgins never regard the King James Version of the Bible as being their Head, their Absolute truth.
This reminds one of the corpse of John the Baptist when he was beheaded. He represented the Jewish nation that was waiting for its Head, the Messiah. But they rejected the Head. The Jews could only see so far, but they were unable to see far enough.
The foolish virgins have the same problem. They can see enough to get saved from hell, which is good, but not far enough to understand the revealed mysteries of the Bible that expose the errors of the modern churches. Thus, they are unable to avoid these errors and cannot escape the fast-approaching horror of great Tribulation.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic closed down the churches in 2020. That was God showing us His opinion of the churches. Only fit to be closed down. Something is very wrong.
Naomi represents the Jewish church of the Old Testament.
All three men died in the Gentile territory.
There is no spiritual life in this Trinity of three separate Men that the Gentile church believes in.
RUTH 1:5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
The Trinity has no name for God. The Holy Ghost has no name.
The concept of the Trinity just dies out if you want to be Scriptural and obey Acts 2:38 and have a name for God.
MATTHEW 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
ACTS 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Peter taught the answer to what Jesus said.
The name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is Jesus Christ.
This doctrine divides the foolish virgins from the wise virgins who form the Bride.
The foolish virgins ignore Acts 2:38 and baptize in three titles, pretending that it is a name.
The Bride realizes that Acts 2:38 explains the mystery of Matthew 28:19. That Jesus Christ is the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
The Son is Emmanuel, God with us. The supernatural Father manifest in the flesh of the Man Jesus.
JOHN 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost mean God above us, with us, and in us.
The Word revealed by the Spirit is our Promised Land
Then came their decision to return to the Promised Land.
RUTH 1:6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.
God was blessing the Jews after the famine. Naomi realized that God only blessed the Jews when they were in the Promised Land.
In the difficult time of famine, they had looked for an easier life outside of God’s original limits but found only death.
Then Naomi realized that she had to get back into God’s Will.
RUTH 1:7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.
Both Ruth (the wise virgins) and Orpah (the foolish virgins) began the journey back to finding God's Will.
That journey requires four steps.
After losing the truth in the dirt of the Dark Ages, the church began the journey back to God during the Reformation of Martin Luther.
The first step was justification. Repentance and accepting Jesus as personal Saviour. That saves an individual from hell, which is good.
But that is not the end of the journey. Salvation from hell is the start of the journey where we have to find our personal end-time positions in the 2000-year-old spiritual Body that is God's true church. Then one has to grow in the Lord. The next step is sanctification. Living holy.
Naomi decided to return to the Promised Land that God had given Abraham at the beginning.
The land where the church must dwell is the Word of God. The Holy Ghost is our Promise.
ACTS 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
:9 For the PROMISE is unto you, and to your children,
and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
The Holy Ghost is the Promise as He alone can reveal the truth of Scripture to us. Then we live in God's Bible truth.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
Thus, the end-time church has to get back to the original New Testament beliefs that were established by the apostles.
But there are four steps whereby a person is restored back to the truth of the early church.
Get saved. Live holy. The Holy Ghost baptism. Find your position in the Word of God.
At each of these steps, there are barriers of difficulty that have to be overcome.
At each step, there is the temptation not to proceed any further but just to stay at the place where you have arrived. You can easily convince yourself that you have gone far enough on the journey towards finding God's Will in your life.
But, in His sermon on the mount, Jesus made it clear that we have to keep climbing uphill through the difficulties if we want to see the glorious view that is only visible from the top of the mountain. The view that is only available to high-flying eagles with their famous eyesight that symbolizes the fabulous insight made available by the revelation of the mysteries in God's Word.
Ruth is told 4 times to go back to test her persistence
RUTH 1:8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.
Naomi, the Jewish mother church, advised her daughters to go back.
A woman symbolizes a church.
Now that Ruth and Orpah had taken the first step to get saved, they were tempted to just stay in their comfortable denomination and go no further.
RUTH 1:9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.
RUTH 1:10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.
But both Ruth and Orpah determined to follow a deeper experience of holiness with God after getting saved.
RUTH 1:11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?
So, they took the second step of holiness and continued with the Christian journey to get back to God’s original Plan that was established by His first church age.
But standards of holiness often persuade saved Christians that following God is too difficult. Many Christians give up on going further with God at this stage of cleaning up their lives.
So, once again Ruth and Orpah are tempted to turn back.
But, salvation and holiness are not the end of the journey of faith.
There is a third step that is difficult to achieve as it does not involve works, but involves believing the truth of Scripture. This is the Holy Ghost baptism whereby God controls our thinking and gives us spiritual insights into His great Scriptural Plan.
This is a process that involves time.
There is no quick solution as God has to open the eyes of the individual to enable them to understand the mysteries of Scripture.
And we all learn at different rates. Some grasp quickly, others struggle along more slowly.
Some doctrines are quick and easy to learn and other doctrines are far more difficult requiring more time.
Understanding the truth requires one to LEARN to realize that the churches have many mistakes. This makes one unpopular.
We tend to see the church as a place of safety and we yearn to belong to the group and be accepted.
Then one has to UNLEARN the mistakes of the church which will create a rift.
The sad realization is that the church is not a haven of comfortable truth but rather a trap of deception.
Then the difficult process of trying to RE-LEARN the truth that the original apostles had.
This is a very difficult step because all the modern churches reject and condemn various Bible beliefs of the original apostles.
Sincere Christians say that the King James Bible has faults and misinterpretations and contradictions.
Hardly anyone says that the King James Bible is the Absolute Truth as the infallible Word of God.
Few people have the courage to take that step that the King James Bible is Perfect and thereby face the isolation due to their rejection by the church-goers.
Plus, when they are on their own they face the serious difficulty of puzzling out the revealed mysteries of the written Word.
Discouragement strikes the believer. Everything is aimed to make them give up and not search further.
60-1002 THE KINSMAN REDEEMER
"Why would you go with me? Now, you can't do nothing but have trouble." Said, "I'm sorry that the hand of God has stretched out against me."
How many times has Israel thought that? Not knowing that it was all God's program. How the weeping wall's just outside of Jerusalem, still there. The old stones of the temple, they picked them up and made a wall. And they are rubbed slick from tears and crying of Jewish hands crying and begging Jehovah: "Jehovah..." They don't realize that their hour is close at hand now. Weeping walls, these stones once housed in the Ark of the Covenant. King David looked upon these stones. "O Jehovah, where art Thou?" See, not knowing that soon her King will return, her Redeemer.
They had to be cast out for a little season.
Handling rejection is part of the journey of faith.
The Holy Ghost baptism means that we have to begin to understand the mysteries of Scripture.
This can be a daunting obstacle to one’s search for God’s Will.
Again, at this stage, the temptation is to ignore the search for deeper Bible truth and turn back to the comforts of the church systems with their plausible mixtures of truth and error.
RUTH 1:12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;
Naomi, the Jewish church, could not solve their problems. They would be lonely.
Most people cannot follow the truth because they cannot cope with rejection, isolation, and loneliness.
RUTH 1:13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.
The two women (churches) should rather return to the Gentile Moabites and find husbands or denominational churches that they can dwell with there.
You are saved and living holy, so what difference does it make what church you join in with?
God was giving them a hard time. Much grief was involved.
So, God makes hardship a pre-condition for the Holy Ghost baptism.
This is to test the sincerity of the person. Do they really mean business with God?
Defeat and difficulty are needed to establish a strong character.
Easy success develops arrogance and self-admiration.
RUTH 1:14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
Justification. Sanctification. Holy Ghost baptism.
At this third and most difficult step, because it is in the hands of God alone, Orpah who symbolizes the saved foolish virgin church decided to give up the battle to discover deeper Bible truth.
Being saved and living holy was enough. Actually, just being saved was enough to escape hell.
But Ruth, who symbolized the Bride had the wisdom to realize that getting saved by repentance does not enable you to escape the oncoming 3.5 years of great Tribulation. The 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations are obviously riddled with many errors that have caused all the differences, which we have to be able to detect and avoid. The Bible errors that saved-people believe and the Bible mysteries that saved-people do not understand will cause them to miss the Coming of the Lord.
Then they end up being killed in great Tribulation. They will be saved from hell but they will never be part of the Lord’s Bride and will miss the Wedding Supper and the 1000 years of the Kingdom of Peace on earth.
So, Orpah kissed Naomi goodbye and Orpah is never mentioned in the Bible again.
Judas also kissed Jesus goodbye. His tragic mistake.
The foolish virgins are fooled into not understanding the revealed Bible mysteries.
Thus, they made the wrong decision to stop seeking for the truth of the revealed mysteries and to return to the mixture of truth and error that the churches offer.
Unable to be restored back to the original truth of the apostles, they cannot be harvested. The seed that is harvested has to be identical to the original seed that was planted by the original apostles.
DANIEL 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand;
but the wise shall understand.
Those Christians who do not understand the revealed Bible mysteries cannot claim to be the wise virgins who are caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Only the wise virgins go to the Wedding Supper while the foolish virgins find that they are doomed to be killed in great Tribulation.
The real issue today between the wise and the foolish virgins of Matthew 25 is to escape from the 3.5 years of great Tribulation that will soon hit the world with a sudden destruction.
I THESSALONIANS 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
God kept testing Ruth by getting Naomi to once again tell her to go back.
You will be endlessly discouraged so that you decide to give up the search for deeper Bible truth.
You will notice that none of the churches are worrying about going back to the original beliefs of the apostles so why are you so concerned about doing that? It is easy to give up the struggle and just go with the flow. Like dead fish.
People say, "Do you think that all the churches are wrong, but you are right? What nonsense. Stop being judgemental and become inclusive. Accept people as they are because each person has their own truth".
That is modern-day thinking that is labeled as WOKE.
It is a clever idea that says there is no absolute truth. They claim that you can make up your mind as to what you want God to be. God is then whatever you want Him to be.
And they claim that you can live by whatever standards that you want to live by.
"Your truth" is whatever you want to believe.
That means, according to them, that there are 8 billion different types of beliefs on earth because each individual has their own point of view.
This is the newest flood of spiritual error to sweep over the earth.
RUTH 1:15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.
This is the fourth time that Ruth is told to go back.
Justification. Sanctification. Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Finding your position in the Body of Christ.
The Body of Christ is a spiritual church that has been built up over 2000 years. The spirit of each saint formed a living stone in the structure.
I PETER 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house,
an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
In the end, we have to believe what the early church believed at the beginning.
The final seed is only harvested when it is identical to the seed that was first planted. So, the Bride must focus on the beginning, the church of the New Testament.
The past is the key to the future.
This last step involves you as an individual finding your place in Scripture.
It is a difficult step to achieve and will be bitterly rejected and opposed by the church people who as the foolish virgins who see no real value in understanding the revealed mysteries of Scripture.
60-1002 THE KINSMAN REDEEMER
And Orpah, a type of the lukewarm church that once started, a type of the church that won't go all the way, she said, "That sounds pretty good." So she kissed her mother-in-law and returned back again. That's a type of the lukewarm believer, who will believe Jesus to be the Christ, and then turn around, and go back into the thing she come out of, to the men that will take the way with the Lord's despised fews, and then turn around and go back, "Like a dog to it's vomit, and a hog to its wallow," as the Bible says.
Now, she returned back to her gods. Many time we return back to the gods of our beginning. Maybe we got eyes of lust after the wrong thing. We'll turn back to lusting again. Maybe we got idols of drinking, idols of smoking, idols of lying, idols of stealing, all kinds of idols; and then profess and be baptized, and then turn again. What a sad thing. You remember, it never spoke her name no more. She was excommunicated because of her decision.
The lukewarm church, the lukewarm believer, as each believer represents the church.
Difficulties make a true believer more determined
Orpah was not prepared for the intense struggle that it would take to contend for the faith that was once delivered to the first apostolic church age.
JUDE 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you,
and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
As the difficulties were pointed out to her, Ruth refused to be discouraged and preferred to rise to the challenges.
RUTH 1:16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
The end of her search was to find the God of the Jews.
Ruth symbolizes the Bride of the New Testament who have to follow the pattern that the Jews (represented by Naomi) laid down in the Old Testament.
God led the Jews on the first exodus out of Egypt until they defeated the tribes of Canaan and lodged in the Promised Land.
The Bride must take part in the exodus out of the church systems until they can return to lodge in the revealed Word of God that the early church once believed.
The Jews are God’s people and God will return to them once He has caught up the Bride to Heaven.
But, most importantly, the Bride will believe in the God of the Jews.
The New Testament is the only religion that is based on a previous religion, the Old Testament.
The Jehovah of the Old Testament became the Jesus of the New Testament.
Death and burial are represented by water baptism.
The Jews were baptized unto Moses in the Red Sea.
I CORINTHIANS 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
Moses is a name. Pharaoh is a title.
The Jews went into the opened-up Red Sea waters in the name of Moses and they lived. Their water baptism in a name led them to life.
The Egyptians went into the opened up Red Sea waters in the title of Pharoah. They died. Their water baptism in a title led them to death.
The Bride must go through the water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.
The titles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost cannot lead to life. Water baptism must be in a name.
The foolish virgin churches failed because they never understood what the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is.
The churches cannot find a name for God the Father in the New Testament.
Today's churches cannot find a name for the Christian God. There is no one name for three Persons.
Thus they have not found the God of the Jews.
RUTH 1:17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
Water baptism is a symbol that we must die and be buried in the name of Jesus Christ as He is the Jehovah God of the Old Testament Who was manifest in the flesh.
RUTH 1:18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.
Ruth had to be steadfast. She had to believe that the Old Testament was the shadow or outline of the New Testament. The Bride has to believe in the Old Testament that would become fulfilled in the New Testament.
The Bride has to believe that both Old and New Testaments are the perfect and absolute Truth.
No Bride member can ever criticize any verse in the Bible.
Jesus is the Word of God.
So if you criticize the Bible in any way then you are criticizing Jesus. That is definitely not wise as it disqualifies you from being part of the wise virgins.
The Bride and Jews come together at the harvest
RUTH 1:19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?
Naomi (symbolizing the Jews) brought Ruth (symbolizing the Bride) back to Bethlehem which is where Naomi had begun her journey.
The exodus of the Bride (Ruth) out of the Gentile land of Moab, has to go back to the beginning where it all started (the first church age).
RUTH 1:20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
During the 2000 year journey of the Gentile church the Jews have had a bitter experience of death, persecution, and rejection.
RUTH 1:21 I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?
The Jews (Naomi) and the Bride or true church (Ruth) will both come together at the end.
The Bride will return to the Bible beliefs of the early church.
The Lord will come for His Bride.
Then the Bible truths will be revealed to the 144000 Jews during the time of great Tribulation.
At that end-time, both Bride and Jews will be believing the same.
RUTH 1:22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
The Jews will finally come back to the Messiah that they rejected 2000 years ago.
The Gentile Bride must finally go out of the Gentile church systems (symbolized by the Gentile Moabites) so that they can get back to the beginning, the original beliefs of the apostles.
This will happen at the time of the harvest.
Harvest is when the seed is pulled off the dead plant.
So the church systems must die in their man-made unscriptural errors.
Then comes the Archangel of Revelation Chapter 10. He pulls the dead Bride from the 7 church ages out of their graves.
Then the 7 Thunders reveal to the living Bride how to change their bodies into immortal bodies.
Then the entire Bride gets pulled off the earth to meet the Lord in the air.
We cannot be raptured in this body so the 7 Thunders have to show us how to change these bodies so that we can jump over the wall between time and eternity. That will be a huge demonstration of supernatural power.
62-1230 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR
And when the mystery is finished, the Angel said, "Time shall be no more," and Seven Thunders throwed their voices out.
What if it is something to let us know how to enter into the Rapturing Faith?
Is it? Will we run, leap over walls? And is there something fixing to happen, and these old, marred, vile bodies are going to be changed?
Meanwhile, the 7 Thunders will have also given huge supernatural power to the two prophets Moses and Elijah so that they can start to pull the 144000 Jews out of their Jewish bondage and present them to Christ.
Elijah will call for a drought. Moses will call for plagues.
63-0321 THE FOURTH SEAL
Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory.
He will be slayed by the Word that proceeds from His mouth; it's sharper than a two-edged sword. They could call for a hundred billion tons of flies if they wanted to. Amen. Whatever they say's going to happen, because it's the Word of God coming from the mouth of God. Amen.