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Episode: “Virtuous Woman”
On location in Israel, Myles and Katharine tell how Naomi makes a dramatic move that defies cultural norms and sends Ruth to Boaz’s threshing floor where he promises to take care of her. We enjoy hearing the music of our friends Sasha and Anya.
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.

Caption transcript for Ruth: “Virtuous Woman” (5/8)

  • 00:06 IT WAS A JOURNEY NO ONE EXPECTED.
  • 00:10 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...
  • 00:58 THIS IS KATHARINE
  • 00:59 WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU
  • 01:00 TO OUR SERIES
  • 01:01 ON "RUTH:YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE"
  • 01:04 THIS IS A STORY OF ROMANCE.
  • 01:06 IT'S A STORY OF REDEMPTION.
  • 01:08 AND WE'VE BEEN WATCHING THE TENSION BUILD
  • 01:10 AS BOAZ AND RUTH ARE COMING TOGETHER.
  • 01:13 BUT NOW WE SAW IN OUR LAST SHOW
  • 01:15 THAT THERE'S THIS OTHER KINSMAN
  • 01:17 WHO MAY GET IN THE WAY OF THEM COMING TOGETHER.
  • 01:20 RIGHT...
  • 01:21 WELL GOD DEFINITELY GIVES THIS
  • 01:22 TO ALL CHALLENGES IN OUR LIFE
  • 01:24 WHERE WE HAVE TO TRUST HIM
  • 01:25 EVEN WHEN WE DON'T SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE.
  • 01:28 WE HAVE TO COME TO A PLACE OF FAITH
  • 01:29 TO KNOW THAT GOD'S GOING TO BRING OUT THE BEST FOR US.
  • 01:32 IT'S REALLY TRUE.
  • 01:33 SOME PEOPLE HAVE CALLED THIS "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO RUTH"
  • 01:36 BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY PICTURES OF MESSIAH
  • 01:39 AND SO MANY PICTURES OF THE KINGDOM IN THIS STORY.
  • 01:42 SO LET'S GET BACK TO OUR STORY
  • 01:44 AS WE SEE RUTH AND BOAZ CONTINUE AND GET THROUGH
  • 01:47 THE TENSION THAT HAS BEEN BUILDING.
  • 02:48 SO NAOMI SAYS TO RUTH,
  • 03:04 NOW IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A SCHEME
  • 03:05 BUT BEHIND THE SCHEME IS ALSO A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE
  • 03:09 OF WHAT GOD INTENDS US TO DO TO POSSESS OUR INHERITANCE.
  • 03:13 SHE GOES IN AND SHE LAYS AT HIS FEET AND THEN UNCOVERS HIS FEET.
  • 03:19 THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THE FEET THAT GOD SPEAKS TO US ABOUT
  • 03:23 BECAUSE ISNT THAT WHERE WE GO IN AND POSSESS OUR INHERITANCE
  • 03:27 AT THE FEET OF JESUS OR OUR MESSIAH, YESHUA?
  • 03:30 THROUGH THIS PICTURE NAOMI TELLS RUTH,
  • 03:33 "WASH YOURSELF; ANOINT YOURSELF, PUT ON YOUR GARMENT".
  • 03:38 I HEAR THROUGH THE SCRIPTURE
  • 03:40 THE WASHING OF THE WATER OF THE WORD,
  • 03:42 THE ANOINTING THAT COMES THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR LIVES
  • 03:45 AND THE GARMENTS THAT GOD GIVES US TO BE ABLE TO COME BEFORE THE KING.
  • 03:50 THERE'S ALSO PICTURE IN THE BOOK OF ESTHER...
  • 03:53 THIS SAME DISPLAY
  • 03:55 OF THE INHERITANCE] THAT GOD WANTS FOR US
  • 03:57 OF GETTING READY TO ASK OUR KING, OUR REDEEMER, OUR LORD
  • 04:03 WHAT WE NEED FOR OUR INHERITANCE.
  • 04:05 SO LET'S REMEMBER TO KEEP OURSELVES WASHED IN THE WORD...
  • 04:09 TO KEEP OURSELVES FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT...
  • 04:11 AND TO BE READY TO WEAR THE GARMENT THAT GOD'S INTENDED US TO WEAR...
  • 04:16 THE GARMENTS OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 04:18 SO IT'S NOT SO SCHEMY AS YOU MIGHT THINK.
  • 04:22 THERE MIGHT BE A BEAUTIFUL PARABLE THAT GOD IS LAYING OUT FOR US HERE IN THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 04:28 IT'S A PARABLE OF BEING READY TO MEET OUR MESSIAH.
  • 04:32 IN REVELATIONS IT SAYS
  • 04:41 THIS IS WHAT GOD IS DESIRING FOR US -
  • 04:43 TO MAKE OURSELVES READY FOR HIM...
  • 04:45 TO MAKE OURSELVES READY FOR HIS RETURN.
  • 04:47 SO LET US WASH OURSELVES,
  • 04:48 LET US BE FILLED WITH THE ANOINTING,
  • 04:51 AND LET US HAVE OUR GARMENTS READY TO MEET OUR KING.
  • 04:54 WE SO LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE REST OF THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY UNFOLD WITH YOU.
  • 04:59 JOIN WITH US AS WE CONTINUE THIS JOURNEY IN THE BOOK OF RUTH.
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  • 05:43 AND RUTH WENT DOWN TO THE THRESHING FLOOR
  • 05:46 AND DID AS NAOMI REQUESTED.
  • 05:50 WOULD THIS EVENING MARK A TURNING POINT FOR RUTH AND NAOMI?
  • 05:54 OR WOULD BOAZ PERCEIVE IT AS AN AWKWARD SCHEME INTENDED TO MANIPULATE HIM?
  • 06:00 ONLY TIME WOULD TELL.
  • 06:03 ONLY THE LORD KNEW.
  • 06:06 IN THE EVENING AFTER BOAZ HAD FINISHED EATING AND DRINKING
  • 06:11 HE WENT DOWN TO THE THRESHING WITH A MERRY HEART.
  • 06:15 THE BARLEY AND WHEAT SEASON HAD BEEN GOOD TO HIM.
  • 06:19 THE THRESHING FLOOR HAD BROUGHT FORTH GRAIN IN ABUNDANCE.
  • 06:22 HIS WORKERS HAD SERVED HIM WELL.
  • 06:25 EVEN THOSE WHO HAD GLEANED AMONG HIS FIELDS HAD BEEN THANKFUL.
  • 06:29 THIS EVENING BOAZ WAS GRATEFUL TO BE COUNTED AMONG THE MANY IN BETHLEHEM
  • 06:34 WHO HAD BEEN RICHLY BLESSED BY THE LORD.
  • 06:38 YES...ON THIS NIGHT BOAZ WOULD SLEEP WELL.
  • 06:43 EVER FAITHFUL HIS NEARBY FIRE WOULD PROVIDE HIS WARMTH.
  • 06:50 EVER FRIENDLY THE HARVEST MOON WOULD PROVIDE ITS LIGHT.
  • 06:56 AND EVER PRESENT THE LORD WOULD PROVIDE HIS TENDER MERCY AND CARE.
  • 07:06 RUTH COULD HEAR HER OWN HEARTBEAT.
  • 07:10 NAOMI HAD OFTEN TOLD HER ABOUT THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB...
  • 07:16 ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND MIRACLES IN THE DESERT.
  • 07:22 SURELY THIS OCCASION HAD TO BE ORCHESTRATED BY THE SAME LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 07:30 AND RUTH UNCOVERED HIS FEET AND THERE SHE RESTED.
  • 07:53 SO RUTH IS ON HER WAY TO THE THRESHING FLOOR.
  • 07:56 IN FOLLOWING NAOMI'S INSTRUCTIONS IT SAYS IN SCRIPTURE
  • 08:04 WHAT IS THE THRESHING FLOOR?
  • 08:06 ITS REALLY PLACE OF SEPARATION...
  • 08:08 IT'S A PLACE WHERE THAT WHICH IS OF THE LORD IS SEPARATED FROM THAT WHICH IS NOT.
  • 08:12 CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT A RISK IT WAS FOR HER?
  • 08:15 IT WAS THE MEN THAT WERE SLEEPING HERE...
  • 08:17 THEY WERE GUARDING THE GRAIN THAT HAD COME IN.
  • 08:20 THEY HAD PROBABLY PARTIED ALL NIGHT.
  • 08:22 IT WAS TIME THAT THE SHORT TERM SEASONAL JOB OF GATHERING IN THE GRAIN HAS COME TO CLOSE
  • 08:28 AND SO THERE WAS A CELEBRATION,
  • 08:30 THERE WAS PROBABLY SOME PARTYING GOING ON.
  • 08:32 AND THEY WERE AT THE TIME OF REALLY GUARDING THE GRAIN
  • 08:36 TO MAKE SURE NO THIEVES WOULD COME AND TAKE IT
  • 08:39 SO IT WAS A VERY IMPORTANT TIME.
  • 08:41 IMAGINE FOR A YOUNG MOABITESS WOMAN TO COME TO THE THRESHING FLOOR
  • 08:48 THAT WAS JUST CULTURALLY VERY DIFFICULT TO DO.
  • 08:51 AND THAT'S WHAT I MEAN BY TIME OF SEPARATION...
  • 08:54 ISN'T OUR WALK WITH YESHUA SOMETHING LIKE THAT,
  • 08:56 WHERE HE CALLS US TO DO THINGS THAT ARE SOMETIMES CULTURALLY A LITTLE RISKY OR UNACCEPTABLE.
  • 09:03 WE CAN SORT OF DEFINE OUR CLOSENESS TO HIM BY HOW MUCH WE'RE WILLING TO RISK,
  • 09:10 HOW MUCH WE'RE WILLING TO TAKE THE CHANCE
  • 09:12 TO DO THAT WHICH "CROSS GRAINS" ONE MIGHT SAY THE CULTURAL NORMS OF THE DAY.
  • 09:17 IT'S SOMETIMES AN ODD THING TO BE A BELIEVER IN A WORLD WHERE MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT.
  • 09:22 WE'VE SEEN SOME DEMONSTRATION HERE OF THE WAY THAT SOME OF GRAIN WAS SEPARATED...
  • 09:27 THERE'S THE WINNOWING,
  • 09:29 THERE'S THE THRESHING.
  • 09:30 AND ONE THING THAT HAPPENS WITH GRAIN
  • 09:32 IS THAT WHEN IT IS WINNOWED THAT WHICH IS SUBSTANTIVE,
  • 09:36 THAT WHICH IS HEAVY,
  • 09:37 THAT WHICH IS REAL, USEFUL, GOOD,
  • 09:39 THAT WHICH IS, WE COULD SAY, 'OF THE LORD' REMAINS
  • 09:43 AND THE REST IS BLOWN AWAY BY THE WIND.
  • 09:45 AND THAT'S WHAT THE WINNOWING FAN REPRESENTS.
  • 09:48 THAT'S WHAT WINNOWING REALLY SPEAKS OF.
  • 09:49 DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN JOHN THE BAPTIST,
  • 09:52 WHEN JOHN WAS BAPTIZING YESHUA
  • 09:56 HE SAID THAT "THE ONE WHO IS COMING HAS A WINNOWING FAN IN HIS HAND".
  • 10:01 I'LL READ IT TO YOU.
  • 10:03 JOHN THE BAPTIZER, THE IMMERSER SAYS,
  • 10:16 REMEMBER THAT SANDAL
  • 10:17 THAT IS GOING TO COME INTO PLACE SOON.
  • 10:29 JOHANAN IS SPEAKING TO US ABOUT THAT SEPARATION...
  • 10:32 THAT WHICH IS GOOD GRAIN,
  • 10:34 THAT WHICH IS OF THE LORD FROM THAT WHICH IS NOT
  • 10:36 THAT WILL BE BLOWN AWAY AND BURNED WITH FIRE.
  • 10:38 AND OUR WALK IS SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
  • 10:40 SO HERE'S RUTH COMING INTO THIS VERY PRECARIOUS SITUATION
  • 10:44 FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF HER JEWISH MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 10:48 IN ORDER TO PLACE HERSELF CLOSE TO BOAZ FOR PURPOSES THAT WE'LL SEE UNFOLD.
  • 10:53 THIS WAS NOT A ONE NIGHT STAND...
  • 10:55 IT WAS NOT A SUPERFICIAL THING.
  • 10:56 THIS WAS NOT A SEXUAL THING... AN EROTIC THING.
  • 10:59 THIS WAS ABOUT COVENANT LOVE.
  • 11:01 THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF A COVENANT LOVE RELATIONSHIP
  • 11:04 THAT IS A PICTURE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR GO'EL...
  • 11:08 WITH OUR GUARDIAN...
  • 11:10 GO'EL, THE KINSMAN, THE GUARDIAN, THE SAVIOR IS A SPIRITUAL WORD.
  • 11:14 THERE ARE OTHER WORDS FOR PHYSICAL SAVING
  • 11:16 IF YOU ARE DROWNING...IT'S A DIFFERENT WORD IN HEBREW...
  • 11:19 BUT FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL SALVATION THE WORD GO'EL IS USED
  • 11:22 AND THAT'S WHO BOAZ IS TO RUTH AND TO NAOMI...
  • 11:26 HE IS THE ONE WHO CAN SPIRITUALLY SAVE THEM...
  • 11:29 BRING THEM IN TO THEIR INHERITANCE,
  • 11:31 BRING THEM IN TO THEIR DESTINY, THEIR PURPOSE IN GOD.
  • 11:34 AND IT'S AN AMAZING RISK THAT SHE'S TAKING.
  • 11:37 ITS REALLY CONVICTING TO US AS BELIEVERS TO TAKE THAT RISK AS WELL...
  • 11:43 TO FOLLOW HIM...
  • 11:44 TO FOLLOW CLOSELY WITH YESHUA...
  • 11:46 TO HAVE THE PASSION THAT HE WILL RECOGNIZE AS THOSE WHO CAN SAY
  • 11:50 "YES I KNEW YOU"
  • 11:51 RATHER THAN THOSE "I DID NOT KNOW".
  • 11:58 ♪WHEN WE'RE THERE, WHEN WE'RE THERE,♪
  • 11:59 ♪IN THE LAND OF ZION♪
  • 12:01 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 12:03 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 12:06 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 12:08 ♪O LORD WE'LL BE WITH YOU AND NO MORE TEARS♪
  • 12:11 ♪O LORD THY KINGDOM COME,♪
  • 12:12 ♪THY WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR♪
  • 12:14 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 12:17 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 12:19 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 12:22 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 12:37 THOSE SCENES FROM ISRAEL ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.
  • 12:39 IT JUST MAKES MY SPIRIT SOAR.
  • 12:41 THE BIBLE COMES ALIVE.
  • 12:43 WITH ME IS OUR TRAVEL MANAGER TRACIE.
  • 12:45 ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW LOUD THE BIBLE GETS WHEN YOU'RE THERE?
  • 12:48 IT DOES
  • 12:49 AND ONE THING THAT IS SO AMAZING
  • 12:51 IS PEOPLE COME TO ME
  • 12:52 AFTER EVERY TRIP AND JUST SAY
  • 12:54 HOW THEIR LIFE HAS CHANGED.
  • 12:55 WE HAVE TESTIMONY AFTER TESTIMONY.
  • 12:57 HAD A LADY ON OUR LAST TOUR THAT HAD LOST HER HUSBAND THREE YEARS AGO.
  • 13:00 THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE THE TRIP TOGETHER.
  • 13:02 AND SHE CAME AND SHE DEDICATED THAT TRIP TO HIM
  • 13:04 AND SHE JUST FELT LIKE HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD WENT SO MUCH DEEPER.
  • 13:08 THE TIME AT THE WAILING WALL...
  • 13:10 THE TIME IN THE JORDAN RIVER...
  • 13:12 THE BAPTISM IS SO SPECIAL.
  • 13:13 IT IS JUST AMAZING.
  • 13:14 I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'VE TAKEN YOUR FAMILY THERE.
  • 13:16 WE'VE TAKEN OUR BOYS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER.
  • 13:18 IT WAS LIFE CHANGING FOR THEM AS WELL.
  • 13:20 IT'S INCREDIBLE...
  • 13:22 EVERY PERSON HAS A FAVORITE SITE
  • 13:24 OR SOMEPLACE WHERE THEY MET WITH GOD IN A NEW AND FRESH WAY.
  • 13:27 AND THAT'S WHAT TESTIMONY THAT ALWAYS COMES BACK FROM ISRAEL.
  • 13:30 WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OUR TRIPS MYLES
  • 13:31 IS THAT WE TAKE CARE OF ALL THE LOGISTICS.
  • 13:34 AS YOU KNOW, YOU'RE A PASTOR, YOU'VE TAKEN PEOPLE THERE
  • 13:37 AND YOU'LL OFTEN TIMES HAVE GROUPS AND HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE DETAILS.
  • 13:41 WE DO ALL OF THAT.
  • 13:42 I INVITE OUR VIEWERS
  • 13:43 TO GO TO LEVITT.COM,
  • 13:44 CLICK ON TOURS...
  • 13:46 EVERYTHING IS ON OUR WEBSITE,
  • 13:48 EVEN THE ABILITY TO REGISTER.
  • 13:49 I'M IN THE OFFICE EACH DAY
  • 13:50 AND WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU.
  • 13:52 SO...LOVE HAVING YOU AND KATHARINE ON TOUR WITH US.
  • 13:55 EACH TOUR IS SUCH A BLESSING.
  • 13:56 WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING WITH YOU.
  • 13:58 ONE WAY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING
  • 14:01 IS TO RECEIVE THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 14:03 THIS HAS NOT ONLY INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING,
  • 14:05 BUT UP TO THE MINUTE INFORMATION
  • 14:07 ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN ISRAEL
  • 14:08 AND GREAT TESTIMONIES
  • 14:10 OF PEOPLE COMING TO YESHUA.
  • 14:12 THERE'S A HEBREW LESSON...
  • 14:13 A FINANCIAL LESSON...
  • 14:14 IT'S AN AMAZING BOOKLET.
  • 14:16 AND ALSO THIS WEEK OUR OFFER
  • 14:17 IS THE INCREDIBLE MUSIC
  • 14:19 YOU'VE BEEN HEARING
  • 14:20 THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES
  • 14:21 BY SASHA AND ANYA.
  • 14:22 NOW...LET'S RETURN TO OUR STORY
  • 14:24 WHERE IT'S GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING EVENING
  • 14:27 AS RUTH MAKES HER WAY INTO THE THRESHING FLOOR TO THE FEET OF BOAZ.
  • 14:36 AND IT CAME TO PASS AT MIDNIGHT THAT BOAZ WAS STARTLED.
  • 16:11 HARVEST TIME...
  • 16:13 A TIME OF CELEBRATION.
  • 16:14 THE GRAIN IS IN...
  • 16:15 THE SEASON IS COMING TO CLOSE
  • 16:17 AND THEY'RE GATHERED TO GUARD THE GRAIN,
  • 16:19 TO BE TOGETHER AND TO ENJOY THE FRUIT OF THEIR LABORS.
  • 16:23 RUTH COMES TO THE THRESHING FLOOR.
  • 16:25 IT SAYS IN VERSE 8,
  • 16:43 YOU ARE THE NEXT OF KIN,
  • 16:45 YOU'RE THE KINSMAN,
  • 16:46 YOU'RE THE REDEEMER;
  • 16:48 YOU ARE THE ONE WHO CAN HELP US.
  • 16:50 AND WE HAVE A CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP THAT IS ABOUT TO UNFOLD BEFORE US.
  • 16:54 THIS UNCOVERING OF THE SKIRT IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONCEPT IN HEBREW THOUGHT
  • 16:59 AND THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 17:01 GOD HIMSELF USES THIS CONCEPT IN EZEKIEL 16:8
  • 17:06 HE SAYS TO ISRAEL
  • 17:19 THAT'S THE PICTURE THAT'S IN THE HEM, THE SKIRT, THE FRINGES.
  • 17:23 WE SEE IT THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE AS A PICTURE OF THE AUTHORITY OF GOD, OF THE SAVING POWER OF GOD.
  • 17:29 AND THAT'S WHAT RUTH IS NOW COMING UNDER
  • 17:31 AS SHE COMES TO BOAZ IN THE THRESHING FLOOR
  • 17:34 AND NESTLES UP UNDER THE SKIRT, UNDER THE EDGE OF HIS HEM OF HIS GARMENT.
  • 17:40 IT'S A VERY BOLD AND YET VERY SIGNIFICANT PICTURE FOR US
  • 17:44 ESPECIALLY AS BELIEVERS THAT WE ARE TO WALK SO CLOSELY WITH OUR SAVIOR,
  • 17:49 THAT WE'RE UNDER THE COVERING OF HIS GARMENT.
  • 17:52 DON'T YOU REMEMBER THAT IN MATTHEW 14:36 THERE'S THAT INCREDIBLE PICTURE OF THE WOMAN
  • 17:59 COMING THROUGH THE CROWD JUST TO TOUCH THE HEM OF YESHUA'S GARMENT?
  • 18:04 IF SHE CAN TOUCH THE HEM SHE CAN TOUCH HIS AUTHORITY...
  • 18:06 HEALING WOULD FLOW TO HER.
  • 18:08 SAME PICTURE...
  • 18:10 GOD'S PICTURE OVER ALL OF ISRAEL...
  • 18:12 YESHUA'S HEM AS A PLACE OF SALVATION OR HEALING FOR THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD.
  • 18:18 IT'S AN AMAZING PICTURE OF WHAT RUTH IS COMING IN TO AS SHE JOINS BOAZ IN THE THRESHING FLOOR.
  • 18:26 DAVID WAS SO TOUCHED BY HIS BOLDNESS OF...
  • 18:31 MAYBE AUDACITY YOU MIGHT SAY.
  • 18:34 DAVID WAS SO TOUCH BY THE AUDACITY THAT HE DISPLAYED IN CUTTING THE HEM OF SAUL'S GARMENT THAT HE REPENTED.
  • 18:42 IN I SAMUEL 24 DAVID REPENTS
  • 18:45 BECAUSE HE TOUCHED THE AUTHORITY OF THE KING, THE KINGLY LINEAGE...
  • 18:49 IT WAS SUCH A SACRED THING.
  • 18:51 IN ANCIENT TIMES THE HEM WOULD BE USED EVEN FOR IDENTIFYING YOURSELF AS A NOBLEMAN OR AS KING.
  • 18:56 THEY WOULD TAKE THE HEM OF THEIR GARMENT AND USE IT AS AN IMPRESSION...
  • 19:00 A SEAL TO SAY 'THIS IS FROM ME'...
  • 19:03 'THIS IS FROM ONE IN AUTHORITY'.
  • 19:05 VERY, VERY IMPORTANT PICTURE FOR US THROUGHOUT THE VERSES OF SCRIPTURE
  • 19:09 THAT SHOW US THAT GOD WANTS TO NOT ONLY HAVE US TO BE AWARE OF WHO HE IS, HIS AUTHORITY,
  • 19:14 HIS POWER, HIS STRENGTH;
  • 19:15 BUT ALSO TO RELATE TO IT.
  • 19:17 WE'RE SUPPOSED TO WALK SO CLOSELY WITH OUR RABBI, WITH YESHUA
  • 19:21 THAT THE DUST OF THE RABBI GETS ON TO US...WHAT A PICTURE.
  • 19:25 AND RUTH IS DOING THAT...SHE'S GOING ACROSS CULTURAL NORMS.
  • 19:29 SHE'S BEING VERY BOLD IN COMING INTO A CLOSENESS WITH HER GO'EL.
  • 19:36 THAT IS A REAL REMINDER FOR US IS HOW INTIMATE WE ARE TO BE WITH THE LORD.
  • 19:40 REALLY I WONDER IF IT'S PASSION THAT SEPARATES US ONE FROM ANOTHER.
  • 19:45 HERE WE ARE ON THRESHING FLOOR A PLACE OF SEPARATION.
  • 19:48 AND MAYBE IT'S THE PASSION THAT SEPARATES US.
  • 19:51 THAT WE ARE TO WALK SO CLOSELY WITH GOD
  • 19:54 AND BE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE'S DOING IN THE WORLD
  • 19:58 THAT HE WILL RECOGNIZE US AS "OH, YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S BEEN UNDER MY SKIRT"...
  • 20:02 "YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S BEEN VERY CLOSED TO ME"...
  • 20:04 "YOU'RE THE ONE THAT'S BEEN TOUCHING THE HEM OF MY GARMENT"....
  • 20:07 "YOU'VE BEEN DRAWING ON ME"...
  • 20:08 "YOU'VE BEEN PULLING ON MY AUTHORITY"...
  • 20:10 "YOU'VE BEEN GIVING YOURSELF TO MY PURPOSES FOR YOUR LIFE".
  • 20:13 I WANT TO BE ONE OF THOSE DON'T YOU?
  • 20:16 I THINK ABOUT THE VIEWERS OF THIS SHOW,
  • 20:17 I THINK ABOUT THOSE THAT HAVE KNITTED THEMSELVES WITH ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES.
  • 20:21 I BELIEVE YOU HAVE THAT PASSION...
  • 20:23 YOU HAVE THAT PASSION FOR THE KINGDOM AUTHORITY OF THE LORD,
  • 20:27 THAT PASSION FOR GOD'S LOVE FOR ISRAEL AND HIS PEOPLE.
  • 20:32 AND I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE PART OF THAT CONNECTION WITH YOU
  • 20:36 THAT WE TOGETHER CAN FIND OURSELVES TOUCHING THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT
  • 20:41 BEING FOUND UNDER THE ROBE OF HIS AUTHORITY,
  • 20:43 HAVING HIS SKIRT SPREAD OVER US IN SUCH A WAY
  • 20:46 THAT WE ARE COVERED AS IF WE ARE UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE WINGS OF THE ALMIGHTY
  • 20:51 AS IT SAYS IN PSALM 91.
  • 20:53 I WANT TO BE ONE OF THOSE
  • 20:55 AND I'M SO GLAD TO BE DOING THAT WITH YOU HERE IN THE LAND.
  • 20:58 I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU IN THE DAYS AHEAD...
  • 21:01 ASK THE LORD, "GOD WHERE IS THE PASSION THAT YOU HAVE FOR ME IN MY WALK WITH YOU?"
  • 21:07 "WHERE ARE YOU ASKING ME TO PUT MY HANDS ON THE PLOW?"
  • 21:10 "WHERE ARE YOU ASKING ME TO GIVE OF MYSELF, TO SUPPORT, TO PRAY FOR, TO LIFT UP THAT WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO YOU?"
  • 21:17 WOULD YOU DO THAT?
  • 21:19 WOULD YOU BE LIKE RUTH AND GIVE YOURSELF TO THAT WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO THE LORD?
  • 21:23 I THINK YOU'LL FIND THE SATISFACTION THAT COMES FROM THAT
  • 21:26 IS UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD OR IN THE WORLD TO COME.
  • 21:41ET EINECHEM HARIMU♪
  • 21:46LAGOVUH, LAMROMIM♪
  • 21:52BAKOCHAVIM HABITU♪
  • 21:58EICH NIVRE'U KULAM?♪
  • 22:04ET MISPARAM YODE'A♪
  • 22:10KOREH LAHEM BESHEM♪
  • 22:15YODE' A KOL DRACHEINU♪
  • 22:18MADRICH ET TZE'ADEINU♪
  • 22:21ET CHOHMATO NOTEN♪
  • 22:27HA'IM EINCHA YODE'A?♪
  • 22:30HA'IM EINCHA SHOME'A?♪
  • 22:33MELECH KOL YACHOL HU♪
  • 22:36ET HA'OLAM BARA♪
  • 22:39LO YANUM LE'REGA♪
  • 22:41ADIR VERAV KOCHOT HU♪
  • 22:44LEBINATO EIN CHEKER♪
  • 22:47NITZCHIT HE CHOCHMATO♪
  • 22:52VEKOVEI ADONAI YACHALIFU KOACH♪
  • 22:57YA'ALU YID'U KINESHARIM♪
  • 23:03YARUTZU VELO YIGA'U♪
  • 23:06YETCHU VELO YIA'FU♪
  • 23:09YA'ALU YID'U KINESHARIM♪
  • 23:33 THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FROM SASHA AND ANYA IN ISRAEL...
  • 23:36 A RUSSIAN COUPLE THAT GOD IS USING TO RESTORE THAT RUSSIAN SOUND IN THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 23:42 GOD HAS OPENED THE DOOR FOR THE RUSSIANS TO COME HOME
  • 23:45 AND THEY ARE DOING IT.
  • 23:46 AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT TO SEE.
  • 23:48 WE'RE GOING TO HEAR MORE FROM ARIE'S TEACHING ABOUT THE TOOLS USED ON THE THRESHING FLOOR.
  • 23:56 WELCOME TO THE THRESHING FLOOR
  • 23:59 OF BETHLEHEM.
  • 24:01 WE REMEMBER THAT HERE
  • 24:03 WE WANT TO PREPARE BREAD.
  • 24:05 AND BREAD IS MADE OUT OF THE WHEAT AND THE BARLEY.
  • 24:10 SO WE BRING HERE THE SHEAVES
  • 24:12 AND WE CUT THEM IN LITTLE PIECES BY THIS SLEDGE.
  • 24:16 WE CUT THEM BY VERY SHARP TEETH;
  • 24:19 ORE MADE IRON OR FROM FLINT STONE.
  • 24:23 BY PUTTING THE SLEDGE ON THE THRESHING FLOOR
  • 24:29 AND CARRYING IT ALL AROUND
  • 24:31 IT WILL CUT IT IN SO LITTLE PIECES
  • 24:34 THAT BY LIFTING IT UP WITH THE WIND
  • 24:37 AND WITH THE WINNOWING UP TO THE AIR...
  • 24:42 LOOK WHAT HAPPENS...
  • 24:44 IT SEPARATES.
  • 24:45 I'LL DO IT AGAIN
  • 24:47 AND WE CAN UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH WE NEED THE WIND IN ORDER TO SEPARATE THE MATERIAL.
  • 24:53 THE CHAFF IS GOING BY THE WIND
  • 24:56 BUT THE REAL...THE GRAINS...
  • 24:59 THEIR FALLING DOWN BECAUSE THEY ARE HEAVIER.
  • 25:01 I CARRY...I TAKE THE GRAINS AND THEN I PUT THEM IN THE SIFTING.
  • 25:07 BY PASSING THROUGH THE SIFTING ALL THE REAL SMALL GRAINS FALL DOWN.
  • 25:12 ALL THE OTHER MATERIAL STAYS HERE AND LATER ON IS THROWN.
  • 25:18 THIS IS WHERE WE ARE SEPARATING THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES.
  • 25:36 GREAT INSIGHT FROM ARIE ABOUT THE TOOLS USED ON THE THRESHING FLOOR.
  • 25:41 GOD IS USING ISRAEL TODAY AS A THRESHING FLOOR TO SEPARATE THE NATIONS AS SHEEP FROM GOATS
  • 25:49 LIKE GRAIN FROM CHAFF.
  • 25:51 THAT'S REALLY TRUE.
  • 25:52 THIS PART OF THE STORY IS SO FULL OF THE PICTURES OF MESSIAH.
  • 25:55 I LOVE THE WAY BOAZ SAYS TO RUTH,
  • 25:57 "I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU."
  • 25:58 ISN'T THAT WHAT JESUS SAID TO YOU... HE SAID TO ME? >>YEAH
  • 26:00 "I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU"...
  • 26:02 EVEN THOUGH I CAN'T ALWAYS SEE HOW HE WILL.
  • 26:04 AND YET THERE ARE ALSO THESE COVERT MESSAGES IN THERE.
  • 26:06 WE SEE THE PICTURE OF HIM INVITING RUTH...
  • 26:10 TO ENJOY GRAIN WITH HER...
  • 26:12 AND GRAIN WITH VINEGAR WHICH IS REALLY SEEN
  • 26:14 IN THE PICTURES OF THE MESSIAH PROPHESIED IN PSALM 69
  • 26:18 AND THEN FULFILLED IN JESUS AT THE CROSS SAYING
  • 26:22 "THEY GAVE ME VINEGAR TO DRINK" IN JOHN 19...
  • 26:25 INCREDIBLE COVERT AND OVERT PICTURES OF YESHUA OF JESUS.
  • 26:28 WELL THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME FOR TODAY.
  • 26:31 WHAT A GREAT SHOW...
  • 26:32 WE LOVE THE STORY OF "RUTH, YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
  • 26:36 JOIN US NEXT WEEK AS WE SEE THIS LOVE STORY UNFOLDING...
  • 26:39 THE STORY OF REDEMPTION.
  • 26:40 UNTIL THEN...
  • 26:41 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:43 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

Guest organizations and links

Zola Levitt Presents
Levitt Letter
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