Teaching Letters

Book of Ruth


The Following keys relate to the Book of Ruth Chapters 1 & 2.

Letting go of Moab - Embracing the Kingdom ways.

Rth 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.
Rth 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 Moabite culture had its roots in pride and idolatry.

Ruth embraces the culture of the Kingdom of God - 'your people my people your God my God'.

This is based on allowing the Holy Spirit to be ones teacher and lead them in the knowledge of the Son of God.
Trusting the scriptures ensures that they base their knowledge of God on a sound biblical understanding.

The Romans 11 Olive Tree

Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them part takers of the root

and fatness of the olive tree;

The fatness of the olive tree represents the life held within the Jewish heritage - God had revealed Himself through the Jewish people who were given the commandments by Moses. The commandments point to a way of life in Yahweh. When the Son of God came into the world He showed mankind the interpretation of the commandments having fulfilled every part of the law. In other words, when we look at the life of Jesus we are seeing how the law is lived out and how righteousness is being fulfilled.

The wild branch represents the the gentile nations who had not known the ways of God- nor had they known Jesus as being the expressed image of the Father. This is why the apostle Paul was so passionate about evangelizing to the gentile nations, he would have been eager to see them grafted to the trunk of the olive tree. Being grafted to the trunk of the olive tree did not mean he wanted them to go back to Jewish tradition. This is well understood in where Paul stood against the circumcision of the flesh. Even so in Roman 7:14 he stated that the law is spiritual. Overall the law was to be demonstrated in Christ's earthly walk and His Spirit was poured out unto the believers so that they could walk and live it out.

Overall, Ruth represents the gentile nations and those who would be grafted to the Olive Tree (The Kingdom heritage) through the knowledge of Christ in His cross and His resurrection.

The Lord had visited His people

Rth 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.

The Lord had visited His people and gave them the bread - After the hardship of famine the Lord had given to Israel once again the blessing of harvest.
This is a day when one has to consider where they are meant to be. The bottom line for Naomi was that the Lord had visited His people and given them bread.
The place to where one is to return rests on One, visiting His people and Two, He has given bread. The bread represents the nourishment in the life and power of the Word. Notice that God's visitation is accompanied with the supply of nourishment in the Word for our spirit to grow strong.

More to Come...


Blessings everyone,

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The following article is a continuation of the journey of Ruth.

'Under whose wings thou art come to trust'

When Ruth had come with Naomi to Bethlehem she had begun to reap with the gleaners.

Rth 2:15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:

According to the law the harvesters ensured that the wheat that had fallen to the ground would be left there to be reaped by the poor and the stranger.

(Lev_19:10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God).

Boaz took notice of Ruth, this is especially because of the devotion she had shown her mother in law, Naomi.

It cost Ruth to follow after Naomi, this included the homeland she knew all her life, friends and family.

Boaz had allowed Ruth to glean in his field. All that she needed would be provided for her in his field.

The field of the Lord encompasses that which is of His nature. It is the place where one can glean from His truth. His truth is found as He reveals Himself as the Logos.

In the field, the Lord dwells in the midst of His people. For Ruth there was a blessing for recompense and full reward.

Rth 2:12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

Under whose wings thou art come to trust.

Coming under the wings of the Lord meant that Ruth would come under His shelter.

His wings also meant that she would find healing in the kindnesses of Boaz.

Malachi 4:2 says "The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings for you people who fear my name. You will go out and leap like calves let out of a stall. You will go out and leap like calves let out of a stall.


Handfuls of purpose

Boaz commanded that handfuls of purpose would be left for Ruth.

Rth 2:16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

The Lord would have His people to commit to His field. Here the Lord awaits to meet them that they would glean from the treasure of His Word to be empowered and full.

In the handfuls of purpose God would have them to also allow Him to release His bounty upon them, to allow His embrace of love for them.

Luk_11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish will he for a fish give him a serpent?

Of course we know the answer to this is no. Therefore let us glorify the Lord and rejoice in how He is working circumstances out for our lives, redeeming the time that we may be grafted into the full knowledge of Who His is.

May you be encouraged this day.



Continuing our series on Ruth - Here are some keys in staying focused and transparent before God.


Ruth's Preparation.


Rth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor:

make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.


This is a picture of the bride of Christ meeting the bridegroom in where Boaz typifies Christ who is the kinsmen redeemer.

Ruth's preparation was to:

Wash, Anoint and put on her Raiment

First, this speaks about the Word having its full power to wash and renew. The letter of the Word can never bring life but the Spirit of the Lord (Holy Spirit) makes known the Word and brings revelation. The fruit of revelation is that one no longer can sit in the dead debris which is like the doubt and unbelief that weighs down. Imagine a garden with dead leaves that had fallen to the ground. All this is to be swept away.

The Holy Spirit, He being the third Person of the Trinity quickens the Word unto us where all the debris begins to be removed out of our life.

In this quickening we should begin to see Jesus for how He manifested His life unto us. How He so intently and completely showed us the expressed image of the Father to us and how He fulfilled the law showing us its revelation, how He taught His disciples and how His followers carried forth His message even through persecutions. The scripture has power to bring purification and take away all of the dead debris. There is an activity in the power of God in one honoring the Word. To honor means to take that Word as the highest authority for your life.

Ruth was to put on the raiment. Ruth was to move in faith.

The life of the christian is to resolve that one will be led by faith. Putting on faith however is not declaring that one is a superhero of faith in the sense of proving ones worthiness to God and others. The apostle Paul had no shame in saying he had fears within and without.

2Co_7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

Honesty with God can be the biggest key to ones breakthrough. Here I am reminded of God's inscription on the wall in the book of Daniel chapter 5 'mene mene tekel parsin', Tekel in particular meaning 'You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting'. For lack of honesty with God one can be found wanting and God has no room to move in the believer.

The issue of one having dignity is another factor that hinders believers. The believer's dignity lies in the redeeming sacrifice of the Son, he clothed His people in garment's of glory and dignity. This is typified in Exodus 28:40 in where God gave garments of honor and dignity to the sons of Aaron. With God, tribulations do not take away ones dignity rather one has to be transparent with God so as to allow Him the room to fill all that is lacking. And so Ruth, despite her humble conditions put on her raiment and moved in faith with God to meet Boaz.


Ruth's Proposal


Ruth would then be prepared to get to the floor to make herself known to Boaz. This would be by performing a practice of uncovering His feet

Boaz was a relative of Naomi's and if Ruth should be favoured in marriage to Boaz she would then have the opportunity to bring up an heir to her late husband who was Naomi's son.

The Jewish culture had a way of honoring a persons heritage after death. This would be a special assignment for Boaz one that would give to Naomi the blessing of a sons heritage, yet Boaz would too be blessed in marriage to Ruth.


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