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Series: “Ruth”
Your people shall be my people
In this eight-program series, we follow the famous love story verse by verse, and watch as Israeli actors re-enact it in their native Hebrew language. Myles and Katharine Weiss, hosts of Zola Levitt Presents, explain the biblical characters’ journey from darkness to destiny, and Messianic Israeli tour guide Arie Bar David puts it in context by clarifying Israelite culture at the time of Ruth. Sasha and Anya Poberejny provide the uplifting music for this multi-layered story. The intrigue of the unusual commitments—between Naomi and her gentile daughter-in-law Ruth, and also between Ruth and the wealthy Jewish “Kinsman/Redeemer” Boaz—draws the audience into the ultimate prophetic tale: the eternal love story of the Bridegroom of Heaven and His bride, the Church, which includes all Believers, both Jews and gentiles. This series will enlarge your understanding of being grafted into the life of God’s own olive tree, the children of Abraham.
Episode: “Finding the Redeemer”
From Kibbutz Nan during the Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost, Myles and Katharine tell of Naomi and Ruth’s arrival in Bethlehem at harvest time. The romance between Boaz and Ruth begins to blossom. We enjoy music from our friends Sasha and Anya.

Caption transcript for Ruth: “Finding the Redeemer” (3/8)

  • 00:06 IT WAS A JOURNEY NO ONE EXPECTED.
  • 00:09 FAMINE IN JUDAH HAD BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER IN MOAB
  • 00:13 AND NOW...
  • 00:15 NOTHING COULD TEAR THEM APART.
  • 00:19 FOR NAOMI THE RETURN TO BETHLEHEM WAS A BITTER ONE.
  • 00:23 BEHIND HER LAY HER HUSBAND AND TWO SONS BURIED IN FOREIGN SOIL.
  • 00:29 FOR RUTH...
  • 00:31 A NEW LAND...
  • 00:34 A NEW PEOPLE...
  • 00:36 A REDEEMER...
  • 00:39 AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF UNYIELDING DEVOTION.
  • 00:42 A LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES.
  • 00:56 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO OUR SHOW.
  • 00:57 I'M MYLES WEISS,
  • 00:58 THIS IS MY WIFE AND CO-HOST, KATHARINE
  • 01:01 AND WE ARE IN THE SERIES OF THE BOOK OF RUTH...
  • 01:04 "YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
  • 01:07 THIS KIND OF REMINDS ME OF OUR STORY MYLES,
  • 01:10 ME BEING A GENTILE, NOT A MOABITE...
  • 01:12 BUT A GENTILE
  • 01:13 COMING TO FAITH IN YESHUA
  • 01:15 AND THEN SHARING WITH YOU MY BOAZ.
  • 01:17 SO TELL US WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH THE REST OF THE STORY.
  • 01:20 THIS IS WHERE THE COMMITMENT GETS REALLY REFINED.
  • 01:23 AND IT'S A NARROW DOOR LIKE MATTHEW 7:14,
  • 01:26 SIMILAR TO WHAT JESUS SAID WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO US IF WE CHOOSE TO FOLLOW HIM.
  • 01:30 THAT'S WHAT RUTH IS CHOOSING.
  • 01:31 SIMILARLY THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH US.
  • 01:33 WE BECAME BELIEVERS 25 YEARS PLUS AGO.
  • 01:36 IT JUST STIRRED THINGS UP AROUND US.
  • 01:39 AND SOMETIMES YOU MAY FEEL LIKE YOUR COMMITMENT IS STIRRING LIFE UP AROUND YOU.
  • 01:43 THAT IS THE NARROW DOOR THAT GOD IS CALLING YOU THROUGH JUST AS HE DID FOR US.
  • 01:48 WE PICK UP THE STORY WITH RUTH AS SHE'S ABOUT TO FIND ROMANCE WITH BOAZ.
  • 01:56 IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE HARVEST SEASON IN THE FIELDS OF BETHLEHEM.
  • 02:01 AND THERE WAS A WEALTHY LANDOWNER NAMED BOAZ
  • 02:04 WHO COMMANDED HIS YOUNG MEN.
  • 02:07 BOAZ WAS A FAMILY MEMBER OF ELIMELECH, NAOMI'S HUSBAND WHO HAD DIED IN MOAB.
  • 02:14 THIS WAS GOING TO BE A GOOD HARVEST.
  • 02:18 IT WAS A TIME FOR DILIGENCE
  • 02:20 KNOWING FULL WELL THAT FAMINE COULD ONE DAY COME AGAIN ON THE LAND OF JUDAH.
  • 03:11 CHAG SHAVUOT SAMEACH! -
  • 03:13 HAPPY PENTECOST...
  • 03:14 FEAST OF WEEKS... AS THEY SAY HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 03:17 THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS IN GOD.
  • 03:19 AND JUST AS RUTH AND NAOMI ARRIVED IN BETHLEHEM EXACTLY IN TIME FOR THE HARVEST,
  • 03:24 SO KATHARINE AND I ARRIVED HERE AT THE FEAST OF WEEKS,
  • 03:28 AT SHAVUOT - PENTECOST
  • 03:29 IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD.
  • 03:31 IT'S AMAZING THAT WE HAPPEN TO BE HERE EXACTLY WHEN THIS HOLIDAY IS BEING CELEBRATED.
  • 03:35 THIS CELEBRATION COMES FROM THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS.
  • 03:39 IT'S ONE OF THE BIBLICALLY MANDATED FEASTS THAT GOD SPEAKS OF TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.
  • 03:44 IN LEVITICUS 23, VERSE 15 HE SAYS,
  • 03:56 THE COMMANDMENT IS TO DO THIS 50 DAYS AFTER PASSOVER.
  • 04:01 SO THE CONNECTION IS FROM PASSOVER...
  • 04:03 50 DAYS LATER... PENTECOST...
  • 04:06 50 DAYS TO THE FEAST OF WEEKS, SHAVUOT.
  • 04:08 AND HERE IN ISRAEL, IN MODERN ISRAEL, IT'S STILL BEING CELEBRATED.
  • 04:13 YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME THE POWER OF THE CELEBRATION.
  • 04:16 WE'RE HERE AT KIBBUTZ NAN, ONE OF THE LARGER KIBBUTZIM IN THIS AREA.
  • 04:21 PEOPLE COME FROM ALL AROUND TO CELEBRATE WITH THEIR CHILDREN,
  • 04:25 TO ENJOY THE HAPPINESS OF BRINGING IN THE FRUIT OF THE LAND,
  • 04:29 AND TO CELEBRATE GOD'S GOODNESS IN HIS PROVISION FOR THEM.
  • 04:33 IT'S NOT ONLY THAT CELEBRATION THAT WE SEE,
  • 04:35 BUT ISN'T IT AMAZING THAT FOR US AS BELIEVERS IT'S THE SAME TIME OF YEAR
  • 04:40 THAT THE DISCIPLES WERE GATHERED IN THE BOOK OF ACTS FOR PENTECOST IN ACTS CHAPTER 2.
  • 04:47 EVERYONE WAS IN TOWN.
  • 04:49 IT WAS THE PERFECT TIME FOR GOD TO BIRTH HIS BELIEVING COMMUNITY, OR THE CHURCH.
  • 04:54 ACTS CHAPTER 2, VERSE 1 SAYS,
  • 05:02 THERE IS A SEAMLESS CONNECTION
  • 05:04 BETWEEN SHAVUOT
  • 05:06 IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 05:07 AND PENTECOST SHAVUOT
  • 05:08 IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 05:10 THERE'S A SEAMLESS CONNECTION
  • 05:12 BETWEEN WHAT THE JEWS CONSIDER THE GIVING OF THE TORAH AT SINAI
  • 05:16 AND THE CHURCH RECEIVING THE LAW WRITTEN ON OUR HEARTS.
  • 05:20 IT WAS AT THE SAME TIME DURING PENTECOST.
  • 05:22 YOU SEE, ISRAEL GATHERED AT THE FOOT OF SINAI
  • 05:26 AND IT'S WHEN ISRAEL HAD BECOME A NATION IN THAT ONE DAY,
  • 05:29 JUST AS THE CHURCH WAS BIRTHED IN A SINGLE DAY.
  • 05:32 AT THE FOOT OF SINAI... THERE WAS FIRE AND SMOKE AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN.
  • 05:36 AND IN PENTECOST, IN THE UPPER ROOM,
  • 05:38 THERE WERE TONGUES OF FIRE ABOVE THE HEADS OF THE DISCIPLES.
  • 05:42 AT PENTECOST IN SINAI THE PEOPLE CAME AS A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS.
  • 05:45 THEY WERE TO BE CONSECRATED TO THE LORD.
  • 05:48 THEY WERE BROUGHT OUT TO THE DESERT FROM EGYPT TO WORSHIP THE LORD.
  • 05:51 AND SO THEY WERE GATHERED IN THE UPPER ROOM TO BECOME A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS UNTO THE LORD.
  • 05:57 AT SINAI, DURING THE TIME OF THE GIVING OF THE TORAH,
  • 06:01 3,000 PEOPLE DIED BECAUSE OF DISOBEDIENCE.
  • 06:04 BUT PRAISE GOD - IN ACTS CHAPTER 2...
  • 06:06 3,000 WERE BORN AGAIN WHEN THE WORD WAS PREACHED.
  • 06:10 IT'S AN AMAZING CONNECTION
  • 06:12 ONLY GOD COULD ORCHESTRATE THAT.
  • 06:15 AND SO IT IS FOR OUR HEROINES IN THE STORY, FOR RUTH AND NAOMI,
  • 06:19 BECAUSE THEY ARRIVED JUST IN TIME TO GLEAN IN THE FIELDS OF BOAZ.
  • 06:24 BOAZ IS A NEAR-KINSMAN.
  • 06:26 HE IS THEIR KINSMAN-REDEEMER.
  • 06:29 AS WE MEET HIM WE'LL FIND OUT WHY GOD NAMES HIM BOAZ,
  • 06:34 BECAUSE THAT NAME MEANS "IN HIM THERE IS STRENGTH."
  • 06:37 HE'S A PICTURE OF THE KINSMAN-REDEEMER THAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO ALL OF US,
  • 06:42 YESHUA HA-MASHIACH - JESUS CHRIST.
  • 06:45 AND SO GOD IS ABOUT TO REVEAL TO US THE INCREDIBLE SYMMETRY
  • 06:50 AS HE BRINGS THIS MOABITESS INTO THE LINEAGE OF THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD...
  • 06:55 AN IMPOSSIBILITY FOR YOU OR FOR ME,
  • 06:57 BUT COMPLETELY POSSIBLE WITH GOD.
  • 07:00 WE MEET BOAZ SOON...
  • 07:01 BOAZ, WHO WAS A PICTURE OF THE KINSMAN-REDEEMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH.
  • 07:06 THE WHOLE FIELD IS HIS,
  • 07:07 AND HIS NAME IS JESUS.
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  • 08:00 HARVESTING IN THE FIELDS OF BETHLEHEM BEGAN WITH THE REAPERS.
  • 08:05 IT DEMANDED A STRONG BACK AND A KEEN HAND.
  • 08:09 FROM DAWN TO DUSK BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WORKED TOGETHER UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THEIR MASTER.
  • 08:16 THE CUSTOM WAS FOR THE POOR TO FOLLOW THE PAID WORKERS
  • 08:20 GATHERING THE FEW UNCOLLECTED STALKS OF GRAIN WHICH REMAINED SCATTERED ABOUT THE FIELD.
  • 08:26 AND RUTH GLEANED IN THE FIELD OF BOAZ.
  • 09:02 AND NOW THE ROMANCE BEGINS -
  • 09:04 A LOVE STORY FOR THE CENTURIES.
  • 09:06 WE SEE IN THE HEBREW, IN RUTH CHAPTER 2, VERSE 4
  • 09:11 [SPEAKING HEBREW]
  • 09:19 ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT BOAZ, WHO WAS A TYPE OF THE MESSIAH -
  • 09:23 HE'S A PICTURE OF THE ONE TO COME,
  • 09:26 HE'S A PICTURE OF THE REDEEMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH -
  • 09:29 IS COMING OUT OF BETHLEHEM
  • 09:31 AND SETTING THE STAGE FOR A GREATER ONE WHO WILL COME LATER ALSO OUT OF BETHLEHEM.
  • 09:37 YOU KNOW PEOPLE OFTEN WANT TO KNOW,
  • 09:40 HOW DOES THIS ROMANCE ARISE?
  • 09:41 WHY ARE THESE TWO PUT TOGETHER?
  • 09:43 IS THERE A PRECEDENT IN THE BIBLE?
  • 09:45 IS THERE A REASON THAT THEY WOULD COME TOGETHER BASED IN THE TORAH?
  • 09:49 REMEMBER, AT SHAVUOT WE CELEBRATED THE GIVING OF THE TORAH
  • 09:53 AND IT'S REFLECTED IN ACTS CHAPTER 2 WHERE THE LAW IS WRITTEN IN OUR HEARTS.
  • 09:59 WELL, IN THE TORAH THERE'S A CLEAR APPLICATION AND A MANDATE
  • 10:04 REALLY GIVEN TO FAMILY MEMBERS
  • 10:06 THAT THEY ARE TO TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.
  • 10:08 LISTEN TO DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 25 IN VERSE 5 AND FOLLOWING:
  • 10:29 YOU SEE, GOD WANTED TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE ISRAELITE FAMILY.
  • 10:34 AND SO HE MADE A PROVISION FOR NEAR KINSMAN, FOR RELATIVES,
  • 10:38 THOSE WHO MIGHT BE CONNECTED TO THE FAMILY ALREADY
  • 10:41 TO COME IN AND TO TAKE UP THE FAMILY CARE FOR THE ONE WHO DIED.
  • 10:46 IT GOES ON TO SAY IN THE SAME PASSAGE,
  • 10:57 IN OTHER WORDS HIS NAME, HIS FAMILY LINE WOULD CONTINUE.
  • 11:00 THERE WOULD BE NO LOSS.
  • 11:02 THERE WOULD BE NO SETTING ASIDE OF THAT FAMILY,
  • 11:04 BUT THE LINE WOULD CONTINUE BECAUSE OF THIS PROVISION OF THE NEAR-KINSMAN.
  • 11:19 SO IT WOULD BE THE RIGHT OF THE NEAR-KINSMAN
  • 11:21 TO REFUSE TO TAKE UP WITH THE WIFE OF THE DEAD BROTHER.
  • 11:25 BUT LOOK WHAT HAPPENS.
  • 11:26 IT GOES ON TO SAY,
  • 11:27 AND I'LL PARAPHRASE FOR YOU.
  • 11:29 IT GOES ON TO SAY THAT IF THE RELATIVE DOES NOT TAKE CARE OF THE WIFE,
  • 11:33 THAT SHE IS TO PUT A SHOE IN HIS HAND, SPIT IN HIS FACE,
  • 11:37 AND HE IS TO WALK SHOELESS THROUGH THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL,
  • 11:40 AND HIS NAME WOULD BE KNOWN AS ONE WHO WOULD NOT TAKE CARE OF HIS BROTHER'S FAMILY.
  • 11:45 WOW, WHAT A DIFFICULT WORD.
  • 11:47 WHAT A DIFFICULT TASK.
  • 11:49 AND SO WE SEE THAT BOAZ SEES RUTH COMING.
  • 11:52 HE'S HEARD ABOUT WHO SHE IS.
  • 11:54 HE FINDS OUT...HE'S ASKING, WHO IS THIS ONE?
  • 11:57 AND HER REPUTATION HAS PRECEDED HER.
  • 11:59 BUT LOOK AT BOAZ'S CHARACTER.
  • 12:01 EVEN WHEN HE ARRIVES ON THE SCENE THE FIRST THING HE DOES IS TO COME INTO THE SCENE
  • 12:07 AND BE KIND TO HIS WORKERS, TO THE POOR THAT WORKED FOR HIM.
  • 12:11 HERE'S A WEALTHY MAN.
  • 12:13 HE OWNED ALL THE FIELDS.
  • 12:14 HE OWNED EVERYTHING THAT WAS IN SIGHT
  • 12:16 AND YET HE WAS KIND TO HIS WORKERS.
  • 12:18 WHAT A CHARACTER...
  • 12:19 WHAT A PICTURE OF OUR MESSIAH...
  • 12:21 WHAT A PICTURE OF KINDNESS TO THOSE AROUND HIM.
  • 12:24 AND SO WE SEE BOAZ'S CHARACTER REVEALED EVEN BEFORE HE GETS HIS EYE ON RUTH.
  • 12:30 AND WHEN THE TWO OF THEM MEET IT'S GOING TO BE FIREWORKS.
  • 12:33 IT'S GOING TO BE A FUTURE SET FOR THE TWO OF THEM
  • 12:36 AS THEY MEET AND FALL IN LOVE AND THE ROMANCE BEGINS.
  • 12:40 WHAT A SCENE.
  • 12:41 AND IT IS SO IMPORTANT
  • 12:43 BECAUSE BOAZ IS WILLING TO TAKE UP THE KINSMAN'S ROLE.
  • 12:47 REMEMBER, A KINSMAN HAD TO BE A RELATIVE, HE HAD TO BE WILLING,
  • 12:51 HE HAD TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM,
  • 12:53 AND HE HAD TO BE WILLING TO ASSUME ALL OBLIGATIONS
  • 12:58 ON THE BEHALF OF THE ONE WHO HE WAS TAKING INTO HIS HOME.
  • 13:02 AND BOAZ DISPLAYS ALL THAT CHARACTER.
  • 13:05 HE IS REVEALED AS A MAN OF GRACE AND GREAT STRENGTH.
  • 13:09 REMEMBER, HIS NAME MEANS
  • 13:11 "IN HIM IS STRENGTH."
  • 13:25 ♪WHEN WE'RE THERE, WHEN WE'RE THERE,♪
  • 13:26 ♪IN THE LAND OF ZION♪
  • 13:28 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 13:30 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 13:33 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 13:35 ♪O LORD WE'LL BE WITH YOU AND NO MORE TEARS♪
  • 13:38 ♪O LORD THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR♪
  • 13:41 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 13:44 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 13:46 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 13:49 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 14:03 WOW...EVERY TIME I SEE ISRAEL IT MAKES ME HOMESICK.
  • 14:06 IT NEVER GETS OLD...
  • 14:08 IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO GO.
  • 14:10 YOU NEED TO COME WITH US.
  • 14:11 AND I AM GLAD TO HAVE TRACIE, OUR TRAVEL MANAGER, WITH US HERE IN THE STUDIO.
  • 14:14 TRACIE I UNDERSTAND THERE'S SOME NEW THINGS HAPPENING...
  • 14:16 ESPECIALLY SOME DEALS FOR PASTORS WHO WANT TO BRING THEIR PEOPLE.
  • 14:20 WELL THERE IS MYLES.
  • 14:21 AND THIS MAKES ME THINK OF YOU.
  • 14:22 I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN IN A CHURCH
  • 14:23 FOR MANY YEARS.
  • 14:24 OFTEN TIMES YOU'LL HEAR OF
  • 14:25 A PASTOR TAKING HIS WIFE
  • 14:27 AND HE'LL TAKE ABOUT A GROUP OF 20
  • 14:28 BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE 20 PAYING PASSENGERS, TWO WILL GO FREE.
  • 14:31 WHAT ENDS UP HAPPENING IS ALL THE LOGISTICS FALL TO THEM.
  • 14:35 I HAD ONE TRIP...
  • 14:37 WE HAD SEVERAL DELAYED PASSENGERS...
  • 14:38 SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT MISSED THE FLIGHT...
  • 14:40 BUT I'M THAT FULLTIME PERSON ON THE TRIP.
  • 14:43 IN FACT, WE HAVE 6 FULLTIME PEOPLE PER BUS, TAKING CARE, OF THE STAFF.
  • 14:47 SO IF YOU CAN GET A GROUP TOGETHER...
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  • 14:55 YOU GET 20 PAYING PASSENGERS, 2 COME FREE.
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  • 15:43 THESE ARE ESPECIALLY RELEVANT RIGHT NOW
  • 15:45 BECAUSE WE'RE STUDYING THE BOOK OF RUTH
  • 15:47 WHICH TAKES PLACE AT THE TIME OF THE HARVEST.
  • 15:50 AND IN FACT, IT IS THE VERY BOOK
  • 15:52 THAT IS READ BY ALL JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 15:54 AT THE TIME OF SHAVUOT...
  • 15:55 OR...PENTECOST.
  • 15:57 SO NOW LET'S BACK TO OUR STORY WHERE THE PLOT IS DEVELOPING BETWEEN RUTH AND BOAZ.
  • 17:02 HERE WE SEE THE ENCOUNTER COMING
  • 17:04 BETWEEN RUTH AND BOAZ.
  • 17:06 WOW, IT IS AN AMAZING TIME.
  • 17:08 BOAZ OBVIOUSLY IS SMITTEN WITH HER,
  • 17:10 BUT IT GOES DEEPER THAN JUST HER BEAUTY,
  • 17:12 JUST HER PHYSICAL BEAUTY.
  • 17:14 HE ASKS WHO SHE IS
  • 17:15 AND THE SERVANT'S REPLY
  • 17:17 THAT THIS IS THE ONE THAT COMES FROM MOAB.
  • 17:19 THIS IS THE ONE THAT CAME UP WITH NAOMI.
  • 17:21 AND AGAIN WE SEE BOAZ'S CHARACTER REVEALED.
  • 17:23 EVERYTHING THAT COMES FROM HIM IS KIND, IS OPEN-HEARTED, IS STRONG; FIRM, BUT FULL OF LOVE.
  • 17:31 AND HE IS SMITTEN WITH RUTH.
  • 17:33 HE IS TAKEN BY HER.
  • 17:35 I LOVE THE FIRST LINE THAT HE SAYS, "WHO IS THIS ONE?"
  • 17:38 "WHO IS THIS ONE THAT'S COME UP OUT OF MOAB?"
  • 17:41 HER BEAUTY CAPTIVATED HIM,
  • 17:43 BUT HER HEART CAPTIVATED HIM EVEN MORE.
  • 17:46 YOU SEE THE VIRTUE THAT SHE BESTOWED UPON HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 17:50 TO LEAVE HER FAMILY,
  • 17:52 TO LEAVE THAT WHICH WAS FAMILIAR AND TO GO
  • 17:54 AND TO CARE FOR HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,
  • 17:56 TO RISE UP AND TO HAVE FAITH
  • 17:58 AND TO EVEN ASK HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,
  • 18:00 "LET ME GO GLEAN IN THESE FIELDS."
  • 18:02 "LET ME GO DO THE WORK SO THAT WE CAN PROSPER IN THIS LAND."
  • 18:06 YOU SEE NOT ONLY HER BEAUTY OUTWARD WAS ATTRACTIVE TO BOAZ,
  • 18:10 BUT HER INWARD BEAUTY WAS EVEN THAT MUCH MORE.
  • 18:12 SHE WAS A WOMAN OF FAITH
  • 18:14 AND SHE WAS A WOMAN OF DILIGENCE.
  • 18:17 I MEAN SHE GOT UP EARLY THE SCRIPTURE SAYS
  • 18:19 TO GO GLEAN IN THESE FIELDS.
  • 18:21 AND THE WORKERS EVEN TOOK NOTICE THAT SHE WAS SOMEBODY THAT THEY TRUSTED.
  • 18:25 AND SO HE CHARGES HER TO STAY IN HIS FIELD.
  • 18:29 ISN'T THAT JUST LIKE THE LORD?
  • 18:31 WHEN HE CALLS US HE CALLS US TO STAY IN HIS FIELD,
  • 18:35 TO NOT GET DISTRACTED,
  • 18:36 TO NOT BE LOOKING AT OTHER THINGS.
  • 18:39 MAYBE WHAT GOD'S CALLED US TO DO,
  • 18:41 BUT TO STAY FOCUSED ON THE THINGS HE'S ASKED US TO DO.
  • 18:44 YOU KNOW ALSO IN THIS PASSAGE
  • 18:46 OF BOAZ AND RUTH BECOMING ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHER OR HE TO HER, SHE SAYS,
  • 18:51 "HOW HAVE I FOUND SUCH FAVOR AND KINDNESS?"
  • 18:54 HERE SHE'S BOWING DOWN
  • 18:55 AND IN THREE DIFFERENT VERSES
  • 18:57 IT TALKS ABOUT IN THIS CHAPTER ABOUT FAVOR.
  • 19:00 THIS WHOLE LOVE AFFAIR STARTS WITH GOD'S FAVOR UPON RUTH,
  • 19:05 AND THEN BOAZ RETURNING THAT FAVOR UPON HER.
  • 19:09 IT'S A BEAUTIFUL TESTIMONY OF HOW LOVE AND LIFE CAN WORK TOGETHER.
  • 19:14 IT'S SUCH A PICTURE
  • 19:15 OF HOW GOD WANTS OUR CHARACTER TO BE FORMED BY HIS SPIRIT
  • 19:19 SO THAT WE ARE AT WORK IN HIS FIELD IN THE WORLD,
  • 19:22 BUT DISPLAYING THE CHARACTER OF THE LORD.
  • 19:25 EVEN TODAY...
  • 19:26 YOU KNOW THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT PURE RELIGION IS UNDEFILED.
  • 19:30 IT'S LIKE THIS.
  • 19:31 IT'S TAKING CARE OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS.
  • 19:32 EVEN TODAY, HERE IN THIS LAND
  • 19:34 WE HAVE FRIENDS, BELIEVERS,
  • 19:36 PEOPLE OF FAITH WHO ARE TAKING IN ORPHANS,
  • 19:39 WHO ARE TAKING CARE OF WIDOWS.
  • 19:40 THEY ARE RECEIVING WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
  • 19:43 FROM THE SUDAN OF ALL PLACES,
  • 19:44 FROM FARAWAY LANDS,
  • 19:46 AND BRINGING THEM IN
  • 19:48 AND DISPLAYING THE CHARACTER OF RUTH AND BOAZ IN CARING FOR THOSE AROUND THEM.
  • 19:52 THAT'S REALLY WHAT THIS IS A PICTURE OF.
  • 19:54 IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT RUTH AND BOAZ IN THAT TIME AND IN THAT DAY,
  • 19:58 BUT IT'S A STORY FOR US TODAY.
  • 20:00 IT'S A STORY FOR HOW WILL WE LIVE OUR LIVES.
  • 20:03 WILL WE LIVE IN SUCH A WAY AS TO BRING GLORY TO THE LORD?
  • 20:06 WILL WE LIVE IN SUCH A WAY THAT WE DISPLAY HIS CHARACTER,
  • 20:09 HIS GOODNESS?
  • 20:11 YOU KNOW I THINK ABOUT MY FRIENDS BOTH IN THE WEST AND HERE IN THE LAND
  • 20:14 THAT TAKE CARE OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
  • 20:16 AND I MARVEL AT THEIR COMMITMENT -
  • 20:18 THE KIND OF COMMITMENT THAT YOU SEE HERE WITH RUTH AND BOAZ.
  • 20:21 YOU SEE, THEY ARE TAKEN WITH EACH OTHER.
  • 20:23 THEY'RE EACH SURPRISED IN A SENSE AT THE OTHER ONE'S CHARACTER,
  • 20:26 AT THE OTHER ONE'S KINDNESS,
  • 20:27 AT THE OTHER ONE'S GOOD WORKS.
  • 20:29 AND ISN'T THAT THE WAY IT IS?
  • 20:30 THEY'RE UNFEIGNED.
  • 20:32 THERE'S NOT A LOT OF PRIDE
  • 20:33 OR ANY HAUGHTINESS INVOLVED.
  • 20:35 THERE'S AN UNFEIGNED LOVE
  • 20:37 THAT'S ABOUT TO BE BIRTHED BETWEEN THEM
  • 20:39 AND IT'S GOING TO HAVE INCREDIBLE IMPLICATIONS FOR YOU AND FOR ME, FOR ALL OF US,
  • 20:44 BECAUSE RUTH AND BOAZ ARE BEING DRAWN BY DESTINY,
  • 20:47 BY THE HAND OF FATE,
  • 20:49 BY THE HAND OF GOD,
  • 20:50 INTO THE FAMILY OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 20:53 AND HERE IS THIS ONE, THIS MOABITESS FROM FAR AWAY
  • 20:56 AND SHE IS BEING BROUGHT INTO THE FAMILY LINE OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 21:01 AND IT IS BOAZ WHO IS BEING BROUGHT INTO THAT AS WELL.
  • 21:04 YOU CAN'T IMAGINE.
  • 21:06 YOU CAN'T MAKE UP A STORY LIKE THIS.
  • 21:07 IT'S SO CRAZY, SO WILD, SO WONDERFUL, SO FULL OF LOVE!
  • 21:11 AND GOD IS GOING TO PUT THEM TOGETHER
  • 21:13 IN A WAY TO BRING A DESTINY FOR YOU
  • 21:16 AS WELL AS FOR US.
  • 21:30 ♪AHALEL, AHALEL♪
  • 21:34 ♪AHALEL, AHALEL OTCHA♪
  • 21:38 ♪AHALEL, AHALEL♪
  • 21:43 ♪AHALEL, AHALEL OTCHA♪
  • 21:47 ♪BECHOL MA SHEYESH BI♪
  • 21:51 ♪BECHOL LIBI♪
  • 21:55 ♪AHLEL OTCHA♪
  • 21:59 ♪ADONAI, YESHUATI♪
  • 22:08 ♪BECHOL MA SHEYESH BI♪
  • 22:12 ♪BECHOL LIBI♪
  • 22:16 ♪AHLEL OTCHA♪
  • 22:20 ♪ADONAI, YESHU..A..TI♪
  • 22:32 ♪ADONAI (AD..ONAI)♪
  • 22:36 ♪YESHUATI (YESHU..A..TI)♪
  • 22:41 ♪AHLEL OTCHA (AH..LEL..OTCHA)♪
  • 22:46 ♪AHLEL OTCHA♪
  • 22:49 ♪AHLEL OTCHA (AH..LEL..OTCHA)♪
  • 22:58 ♪BECHOL MA SHEYESH BI♪
  • 23:02 ♪BECHOL LIBI♪
  • 23:07 ♪AHLEL OTCHA♪
  • 23:11 ♪ADONAI, YESHU..A..TI♪
  • 23:22 THAT WAS SOME WONDERFUL MUSIC FROM SASHA AND ANYA FROM ISRAEL.
  • 23:26 I LOVE HEARING INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC IN HEBREW.
  • 23:28 IT'S JUST SO WARMING TO MY HEART.
  • 23:31 NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO FURTHER
  • 23:33 AND KNOW A LITTLE BIT MORE WHAT HAPPENS IN ISRAEL
  • 23:35 THE REST OF THE YEAR OUTSIDE OF HARVEST TIME
  • 23:38 FROM OUR GOOD FRIEND ARIE.
  • 23:42 THE STORY OF RUTH
  • 23:44 TOOK PLACE MAINLY IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 23:47 LET US REMEMBER
  • 23:48 WHERE BETHLEHEM'S LOCATED.
  • 23:50 BETHLEHEM IS LOCATED ON THE WATERSHED OF THE MOUNTAINS OF JUDEA
  • 23:57 WHICH MEANS EAST OF BETHLEHEM
  • 24:00 ALL THE WAY TO THE DEAD SEA
  • 24:02 WE HAVE A DESERT.
  • 24:04 WEST OF BETHLEHEM
  • 24:06 ALL THE WAY TO THE SHEPHELAH...
  • 24:08 TO THE COAST,
  • 24:10 WE HAVE AGRICULTURE AREA.
  • 24:11 IF I WAS ONE OF THE WORKERS OF THE BOYS THAT WORKED WITH BOAZ
  • 24:18 HOW MY YEAR WILL LOOK AROUND.
  • 24:21 ON THE FIRST RAINS
  • 24:24 WHEN GRASS WOULD COME
  • 24:26 I WOULD WORK WITH THE SHEEP IN THE FLOCKS.
  • 24:29 I WOULD TAKE THE SHEEP AND SOME GOATS...
  • 24:32 I WOULD SHEPHERD THEM IN THE DESERT
  • 24:36 FOR DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH..APRIL.
  • 24:40 IN MAY WE WILL BRING THEM UP TO THE CITY,
  • 24:43 WE WILL SELL THEM AFTER CUTTING THE WOOL
  • 24:47 AND GETTING GOOD MONEY OF THE WOOL.
  • 24:49 AND THEN WE WILL GO TO THE FIELDS
  • 24:51 TO WORK WITH THE HARVEST...
  • 24:54 FIRST THE BARLEY...
  • 24:56 LATER ON WITH THE WHEAT.
  • 24:58 WHEN WE WERE FINISHED WITH THE WHEAT
  • 25:01 THE FIGS ARE WAITING FOR US.
  • 25:03 AND THEN OF COURSE THE DATES...
  • 25:05 THE POMEGRANATES...
  • 25:07 AND LASTLY THE OLIVES.
  • 25:09 SO ALL THE YEAR AROUND WE ARE OUTSIDE OUR HOMES.
  • 25:18 I NEVER GET TIRED OF SEEING ARIE BAR-DAVID.
  • 25:21 HE IS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE RESOURCE.
  • 25:23 WHEN WE WERE WITH HIM IN ISRAEL
  • 25:26 HE HAD ME IN TEARS AND THEN HE HAD US LAUGHING.
  • 25:28 HE'S SUCH A WARM, WONDERFUL MAN AND HE'S BEEN A BELIEVER...
  • 25:32 HE'S A SECOND GENERATION BELIEVER
  • 25:34 AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING MORE WITH HIM.
  • 25:37 HE'LL SHARE SOME MORE WITH US LATER ON IN INTERVIEWS TO COME.
  • 25:41 YEAH THAT'S WHAT I'M HOPING TO DO
  • 25:42 IS WE'LL GET A CHANCE TO INTERVIEW HIM AGAIN
  • 25:44 BECAUSE THE TESTIMONY THAT HE HAS AS A BELIEVER IN THE LAND IS SO INCREDIBLE.
  • 25:49 THAT'S WHAT'S BUILDING IN THIS STORY...
  • 25:52 IS COMING TO FAITH.
  • 25:54 THAT WHAT'S BUILDING IS THE IDEA OF COMING BROKEN AND HUMBLE AND NEEDY BEFORE THE LORD.
  • 25:59 AND THAT'S WHAT RUTH IS DOING.
  • 26:00 SHE'S COMING BEFORE BOAZ AND SAYING "IF I FIND FAVOR".
  • 26:03 SHE'S LOOKING FOR THAT SUSTENANCE
  • 26:05 FOR THAT REJUVENATION...
  • 26:07 FOR A REVIVAL IN HER LIFE FOR HERSELF AND FOR NAOMI.
  • 26:10 I THINK THAT'S HOW WE COME TO THE LORD.
  • 26:13 WE DON'T COME FULL OF OURSELVES AND READY TO GO
  • 26:15 AND JUST FULL OF GOD, FULL OF OURSELVES...
  • 26:18 WE COME BY SAYING "GOD, I'M BROKEN...I'M NEEDY".
  • 26:20 THAT'S WHY JESUS SAID HE DIDN'T COME FOR THE WHOLE
  • 26:23 BUT FOR THE SICK WHO NEED A PHYSICIAN.
  • 26:25 WE NEED TO KNOW THAT SOMETHING'S MISSING WITHOUT YESHUA BEING IN OUR HEARTS.
  • 26:30 AND THAT'S THE STORY OF RUTH
  • 26:32 IS THAT WE CAN FIND OUR BOAZ IN THE HARVEST FIELD♪
  • 26:35 AND COME TO WHOLENESS,
  • 26:37 COME TO FULLNESS,
  • 26:38 BY MEETING WITH YESHUA, THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL AND THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
  • 26:43 WELL...THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK.
  • 26:44 AND SO WE WANT TO SAY TO YOU,
  • 26:46 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:49 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

Episodes in this series

  1. The Covering
  2. Road to Bethlehem
  3. Finding the Redeemer
  4. Breaking of Bread
  5. Virtuous Woman
  6. Kinsman Redeemer
  7. Redemption
  8. Future of Hope
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