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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: “Redemption”
Myles and Katharine tell how God is open to including a gentile like Ruth into the family of Israel and the lineage of the Messiah. Ruth’s story is a picture of the full restoration available to us because of the blood of Yeshua. Sasha and Anya bless us with their music.

Caption transcript for Ruth: “Redemption” (7/8)

  • 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.
  • 00:30 FOR RUTH...
  • 00:31 A NEW LAND...
  • 00:34 A NEW PEOPLE...
  • 00:36 A REDEEMER...
  • 00:38 AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF UNYIELDING DEVOTION.
  • 00:43 A LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES.
  • 00:56 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO OUR SHOW.
  • 00:58 I AM MYLES WEISS...
  • 00:59 THIS IS MY WIFE AND MY CO-HOST KATHARINE.
  • 01:01 AND TODAY WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SERIES
  • 01:03 OF "RUTH, YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
  • 01:07 WOW...BOAZ IS PERSISTENT ISN'T HE?
  • 01:08 HE IS AND HE REMINDS ME OF YOU MYLES.
  • 01:10 YOU WERE PERSISTENT THANKFULLY IN OUR RELATIONSHIP OVER 25 YEARS AGO.
  • 01:15 WE HAD TO OVERCOME SOME ISSUES OF FAMILY AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS
  • 01:19 BUT GOD TRIUMPHED.
  • 01:21 HE DID.
  • 01:22 I REMEMBER YOUR MOM TELLING YOU THAT IF YOU MARRIED A JEWISH PERSON
  • 01:25 YOU'D COME UNDER PERSECUTION, RIGHT?
  • 01:27 BECAUSE THAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 01:29 THAT WE GET PERSECUTED
  • 01:31 AND MY WIFE GRATEFULLY KNIT HERSELF TO ME
  • 01:33 JUST AS RUTH IS PLANNING AS A MOABITESS,
  • 01:36 AS SOMEONE OUTSIDE THE COVENANT OF ISRAEL
  • 01:38 IS PLANNING ON HOPEFULLY BEING GRAFTED IN TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL AS EPHESIANS SAYS.
  • 01:44 AND SHE'S GOING TO DO THAT THROUGH HER RELATIONSHIP WITH BOAZ.
  • 01:48 HE IS GOING TO FIND OUT RIGHT NOW
  • 01:50 IF HE IS THE RIGHTFUL KINSMAN
  • 01:53 AND ABLE TO TAKE RUTH TO HIMSELF.
  • 01:55 SO LET'S FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS.
  • 02:03 ON THE SURFACE BOAZ MEETING AT THE CITY GATE
  • 02:05 MAY NOT SEEM TO BE ALL THAT IMPORTANT.
  • 02:08 FACT IS IT WILL DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF BETHLEHEM AND ALL ISRAEL.
  • 02:14 RUTH'S CLOSEST GUARDIAN KINSMAN TELLS BOAZ THAT HE WILL ACQUIRE ELIMELECH'S LAND.
  • 02:21 BUT WHAT ABOUT RUTH?
  • 03:12 AS YOU READ ALONG IN THE BOOK OF RUTH
  • 03:14 YOU SEE THE TENSION GROWING BETWEEN BOAZ AND THE NEARER KINSMAN, THE GO'EL
  • 03:19 WHO HAS THE FIRST RIGHT TO REDEEM NAOMI, RUTH AND LAND THAT BELONGS TO ELIMELECH.
  • 03:25 IT'S REALLY TENSION BUILDING DRAMA AS THE STORY UNFOLDS.
  • 03:29 AND WE SEE AS READER WE'RE ROOTING FOR BOAZ.
  • 03:32 WE WANT HIM OF COURSE TO GET WITH RUTH
  • 03:35 AND WE WANT TO SEE THAT LOVE AFFAIR COME TO ITS FRUITION.
  • 03:37 BUT BOAZ BEING A MAN OF INTEGRITY
  • 03:40 KNOWS THAT HE HAS TO GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY FIRST TO THE NEARER KINSMAN,
  • 03:45 SO HE DOES THAT.
  • 03:46 AND IN VERSE 7 OF CHAPTER 4 WE READ THIS,
  • 04:04 READING ON IN VERSE 8 IN THE HEBREW IT SAYS,
  • 04:06 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 04:10 WHICH IS GOOD NEWS TO US;
  • 04:12 IT MEANS THE KINSMAN SAID TO BOAZ 'BUY IT FOR YOURSELF.'
  • 04:14 IN OTHER WORDS HE IS REFUSING TO REDEEM RUTH AND NAOMI AND WHAT PERTAINS TO THEM
  • 04:19 AND HE'S GIVING THE RIGHT TO BOAZ.
  • 04:22 THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR US BECAUSE WE'RE ROOTING FOR BOAZ.
  • 04:24 AND SO WE SEE THAT IN THE CUSTOM OF THE DAY
  • 04:28 THE GO'EL WHO REFUSED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
  • 04:31 WILL THEN TAKE OF HIS SANDAL,
  • 04:32 HAND IT TO ONE WHO IS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
  • 04:35 AND THEN SOME SCHOLARS SAY THAT HE WOULD ACTUALLY WALK BAREFOOT FOR A SEASON THROUGH THE TOWN
  • 04:40 ATTESTING TO FACT THAT HE WAS UNWILLING TO REDEEM THE FAMILY MEMBER'S WIFE AND CHILDREN.
  • 04:48 THAT LINEAGE WOULD NO LONGER BE ALIVE IN ISRAEL
  • 04:51 IT IS VERY SERIOUS.
  • 04:53 BUT BOAZ WAS WILLING AND SO HE SAID YES.
  • 04:55 SO WHAT WAS A SHAME TO ONE
  • 04:58 WAS THE MARRIAGE LICENSE TO THE OTHER.
  • 05:01 AND THE SANDALS ARE AN INTERESTING PART OF THE STORY
  • 05:03 BECAUSE THEY HAVE THAT IDEA BUILT INTO THEM
  • 05:07 OF BEING CONNECTED TO THE HOLINESS OF GOD IN A SENSE
  • 05:10 BECAUSE WE SEE THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE
  • 05:12 THAT PEOPLE WOULD TAKE OFF THEIR SHOES
  • 05:14 WHEN THEY'RE STANDING ON HOLY GROUND...MOSES DID THAT.
  • 05:17 AND JOSHUA IN CHAPTER 5 CAME BEFORE THE CAPTAIN OF THE HOST OF THE LORD
  • 05:21 WHICH MANY BELIEVE WAS A THEOPHANY,
  • 05:23 A PRE-INCARNATE APPEARANCE OF JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF,
  • 05:27 AND ASK THE CAPTAIN OF THE HOST OF THE LORD,
  • 05:29 'ARE YOU FOR US OR FOR US OR FOR OUR ADVERSARIES?"
  • 05:31 AND WHAT DID THE ANGEL OR THE VISITOR SAY?
  • 05:34 HE SAID, 'NEITHER...BUT WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE?' HE ASKED JOSHUA.
  • 05:38 I THINK GOD IS ASKING US THAT TODAY IN THE NATIONS
  • 05:40 AND CERTAINLY AS BELIEVERS,
  • 05:42 "WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE?"
  • 05:44 JOSHUA TOOK HIS SHOES OFF AND KNELT FACE DOWN ON HOLY GROUND.
  • 05:48 JOHN THE BAPTIZER, THE IMMERSER, "YOCHANAN HAMAMTBEEL",
  • 05:54 HE SAID THAT "THERE'S ONE COMING AFTER ME WHO'S SHOES I AM UNWORTHY TO CARRY,"
  • 05:59 "TO UNLOOSE, TO UNTIE HIS SANDALS",
  • 06:03 SPEAKING OF COURSE OF YESHUA.
  • 06:05 JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS VERY AWARE OF THAT CONNECTION WITH...
  • 06:08 "I CAN'T EVEN COME BEFORE THE FEET OF THE ONE WHO IS COMING,
  • 06:12 HE'S SO MUCH MORE POWERFUL, SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN I AM."
  • 06:16 WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STORY.
  • 06:18 WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK, THIS BOOK,
  • 06:20 66 BOOKS ACTUALLY,
  • 06:23 WRITTEN BY 40 AUTHORS OVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS
  • 06:26 AND YET IT HANGS TOGETHER AS ONE COMPLETE STORY FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION...
  • 06:30 ONE COMPLETE VERY JEWISH BOOK
  • 06:33 ABOUT A VERY JEWISH SAVIOR.
  • 06:35 IT'S AN AMAZING, AMAZING STORY.
  • 06:37 AND RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT THERE IS RUTH AND BOAZ.
  • 06:41 BOAZ WHOSE MOTHER WAS A GENTILE
  • 06:43 WAS QUITE OPEN TO MARRYING A GENTILE.
  • 06:47 GOD WHO IS NOT PREJUDICE
  • 06:49 WAS WAY OPEN TO BRINGING A GENTILE INTO THE FAMILY OF ISRAEL,
  • 06:55 INTO THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL
  • 06:56 AND NOT ONLY SO, BUT BRINGING RUTH INTO THE VERY LINEAGE OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 07:02 SHE IS GOING TO BE AN ANCESTOR OF YESHUA HA MASHIACH.
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  • 08:42 BOAZ PAID THE FULL PRICE
  • 08:44 TO RESTORE THE FAMILY NAME
  • 08:46 TO NAOMI AND RUTH.
  • 08:47 HE PAID IT ALL
  • 08:49 JUST LIKE THE LORD PAID IT ALL FOR YOU AND ME.
  • 08:51 HE DIDN'T HOLD ANYTHING BACK
  • 08:53 THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE RESTORATION
  • 08:55 THAT HE'D INTENDED FOR US FROM THE BEGINNING.
  • 08:57 I LOVE THE HEART OF GOD MYLES.
  • 09:00 I LOVE HOW HE IS ABLE
  • 09:02 TO GIVE US
  • 09:03 WHEN WE THINK THERE'S NOTHING LEFT.
  • 09:05 I CAN JUST SEE HOW HAPPY NAOMI WAS
  • 09:09 THAT SHE WAS SEEING RUTH COME
  • 09:12 AND BE ABLE TO HAVE A HOME AGAIN.
  • 09:14 THAT WAS HER HEART'S DESIRE
  • 09:16 THAT SHE WOULD HAVE A HOME.
  • 09:17 BOAZ WANTED TO MAKE SURE
  • 09:19 THAT IT WAS BORN WITNESS TO
  • 09:20 BY THE ELDERS IN THE GATES
  • 09:22 AND SO HE TOLD THEM
  • 09:23 TO COME AND TO WITNESS
  • 09:25 WHAT WAS HAPPENING.
  • 09:26 IN VERSE 11 IN CHAPTER 4 WE READ,
  • 09:39 AND IT GOES ON TO SAY...
  • 09:40 AND I'LL READ IT IN THE HEBREW,
  • 09:41 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 09:50 AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
  • 09:51 BOAZ AND RUTH BECAME FAMOUS IN BETHLEHEM
  • 09:54 AS THE MOTHER OF OBED
  • 09:55 WHO BECOMES AN ANCESTOR TO KING DAVID
  • 09:58 WHO BECOMES AN ANCESTOR TO YESHUA HA MASHIACH.
  • 10:02 WOW...WHAT A LINEAGE,
  • 10:03 WHAT A TESTIMONY.
  • 10:04 AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE GOD
  • 10:06 IS A GOD OF RESTORATION.
  • 10:07 IN 20 YEARS OF COUNSELING
  • 10:09 WE'VE SEEN SO MANY FAMILIES RESTORED,
  • 10:11 WE'VE SEEN MARRIAGES RESTORED,
  • 10:13 AND PARENTS AND CHILDREN COME BACK TO ONE ANOTHER
  • 10:16 WHEN THEY ALLOW JESUS TO BE AT THE CENTER OF THEIR LIVES
  • 10:19 ONE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS ONES THAT I REMEMBER
  • 10:22 WAS WHEN WE WERE IN RUSSIA DOING MARRIAGE SEMINARS
  • 10:25 AND WE HAD A CHANCE TO HAVE
  • 10:28 A RE-COMMITMENT CEREMONY
  • 10:30 TO THE COUPLES THAT WOULD WALK THROUGH THESE CEREMONIES.
  • 10:33 AND IT WAS SO PRECIOUS
  • 10:34 BECAUSE THEY HAD HEART'S DESIRE
  • 10:36 THAT THEY WOULD BE MARRIED UNDER GOD'S CHUPPAH
  • 10:39 AND THAT'S LITERALLY WHAT HAPPENED.
  • 10:40 WE FELT THE HOLY SPIRIT COME OVER THIS TIME
  • 10:44 AND WAS SO PRECIOUS,
  • 10:45 IT WAS ALMOST LIKE GOD KISSED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM.
  • 10:48 IT'S REALLY TRUE...
  • 10:49 THEY HAD BEEN MARRIED UNDER COMMUNISM
  • 10:51 AND IT WAS JUST A 'RUBBER STAMP' MARRIAGE.
  • 10:52 AND AS THEY BECAME BELIEVERS
  • 10:54 THEY WERE SO EXCITED TO SEE GOD COME INTO THEIR FAMILY LIFE
  • 10:57 THAT WE HAD A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE WITH THEM.
  • 10:59 AND THAT'S JUST ONE EXAMPLE
  • 11:01 OF SO MANY TIMES THAT WE'VE SEEN THESE SITUATIONS
  • 11:03 THAT ITS NOT THE COUNSEL OF MAN
  • 11:05 BUT IT'S THE RESTORATION OF GOD THAT TAKES PLACE.
  • 11:08 I THINK OF THAT COUPLE THAT WAS 25 YEARS ALIENATED FROM ONE ANOTHER
  • 11:12 AND HOW GOD BROUGHT THEM BACK TOGETHER INTO INTIMACY.
  • 11:15 AND I THINK ABOUT THE WORSHIP LEADER WHO HAD FALLEN
  • 11:17 AND GOD RESTORED THEM
  • 11:19 AND THEY ARE SERVING IN A COMMUNITY AND LEADING AGAIN...
  • 11:23 JUST PHENOMENAL THINGS THAT CAN'T BE DONE BY THE HAND OF MAN,
  • 11:26 THE PHILOSOPHIES OF MAN, PSYCHOLOGY...
  • 11:28 NONE OF THAT WILL DO IT
  • 11:29 BUT A GOD OF RESTORATION...
  • 11:31 HE'S THE ONE THAT DOES IT ALL.
  • 11:33 RIGHT...HE'S SO GOOD
  • 11:34 HE'S SO FAITHFUL
  • 11:35 AND I THINK THAT'S THE STORY OF RUTH AND BOAZ
  • 11:37 THAT THEY ARE A PICTURE OF THE FULL RESTORATION
  • 11:40 THAT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU AND TO ME
  • 11:42 BECAUSE OF THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID IN BLOOD BY YESHUA HA MASHIACH.
  • 11:47 SOME PEOPLE SPECULATE THAT THE VERY FIELD THAT RUTH GLEANED IN
  • 11:50 MAY BE THE ONE THAT THE SHEPHERDS WERE WATCHING WHEN YESHUA WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 11:56 SO WE SEE THAT THE CHILD IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM
  • 11:59 AND IS PICTURE OF A GREATER CHILD TO COME,
  • 12:03 THE ONE OF WHOM IT'S SAID
  • 12:04 "UNTO US A SON IS BORN, UNTO US A CHILD IS GIVEN"
  • 12:07 AND HE IS JESUS,
  • 12:09 HE IS YESHUA,
  • 12:10 HE IS THE JEWISH MESSIAH AND THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
  • 12:13 AND GOD'S SO AWESOME
  • 12:15 THAT HE BRINGS JEWS AND GENTILES
  • 12:17 TOGETHER AS ONE NEW MAN IN HIM
  • 12:20 BREAKING DOWN THE MIDDLE WALL OF PARTITION
  • 12:22 BECAUSE HE'S THE GOD OF RESTORATION
  • 12:24 AND HE'S RESTORING ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF.
  • 12:27 IT'S AN AMAZING STORY AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE A WEDDING TAKE PLACE.
  • 12:33 I KNOW YOU'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.
  • 12:34 WE'RE GOING TO SEE A WEDDING
  • 12:36 THAT IS GOING TO BE CELEBRATING
  • 12:37 THIS INCREDIBLE LOVE STORY OF RUTH AND BOAZ...
  • 12:41 A PICTURE OF BELIEVERS AND THE BRIDEGROOM OF HEAVEN.
  • 12:49 ♪WHEN WE'RE THERE, WHEN WE'RE THERE,♪
  • 12:51 ♪IN THE LAND OF ZION♪
  • 12:52 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 12:54 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 12:57 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 12:59 ♪O LORD WE'LL BE WITH YOU AND NO MORE TEARS♪
  • 13:02 ♪O LORD THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR♪
  • 13:05 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 13:08 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 13:10 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 13:13 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 13:26 ISRAEL...
  • 13:28 EVERY TRIP IS LIFE CHANGING.
  • 13:29 YOU KNOW I REMEMBER ONE PASTOR WHO CAME WITH US AND SAID,
  • 13:32 "MYLES WHY WASN'T THIS 35 YEARS AGO IN SEMINARY?"
  • 13:35 "WHY DID I WAIT MY WHOLE MINISTRY LIFE"
  • 13:38 "TO SEE THE BIBLE THE WAY I DO WHILE I'M IN ISRAEL?"
  • 13:41 WITH ME IS OUR TRAVEL MANAGER TRACIE.
  • 13:43 WHAT'S GOING ON?
  • 13:44 WHAT'S NEW?
  • 13:45 TELL ME ABOUT GROUP RATES
  • 13:47 AND THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT IN THE MINISTRY.
  • 13:48 WELL I'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THAT.
  • 13:49 I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU MENTIONED ABOUT THAT PASTOR IN SEMINARY.
  • 13:52 I WENT TO A VERY POPULAR SEMINARY FOR 5 YEARS.
  • 13:54 WE HARDLY EVER DISCUSSED ISRAEL.
  • 13:56 I'VE WORKED IN MINISTRY 20...
  • 13:58 DIDN'T KNOW MYLES THAT THIS JOB
  • 14:01 WOULD BE THE ABSOLUTE JOY OF MY LIFE.
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  • 14:59 ABOUT ISRAEL...
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  • 15:03 WHAT'S GOING ON
  • 15:04 IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 15:06 AND THIS WEEK OUR OFFER
  • 15:07 IS THE INCREDIBLE MUSIC
  • 15:08 YOU'VE BEEN HEARING
  • 15:09 THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE SHOW...
  • 15:11 SASHA AND ANYA
  • 15:12 WHO WERE BROUGHT BY GOD
  • 15:13 FROM RUSSIA TO ISRAEL
  • 15:15 AND HAVE MADE
  • 15:16 THIS AMAZING SOUNDTRACK
  • 15:17 THAT WE'VE BEEN USING
  • 15:18 FOR THIS SERIES.
  • 15:19 SO NOW LET'S GO BACK TO OUR STORY...
  • 15:21 AND THE MOMENT HAS COME...
  • 15:23 WHAT WILL HAPPEN BETWEEN BOAZ, THE OTHER GO'EL AND RUTH?
  • 15:27 STAY WITH US.
  • 15:31 SO BOAZ TOOK RUTH AS HIS WIFE.
  • 16:17 AND THE LORD BLESSED THEM WITH A SON.
  • 16:30 YOU KNOW THERE'S ALWAYS
  • 16:32 SO MANY SPECIAL TREATS
  • 16:33 THAT GOD GIVES US
  • 16:34 WHEN WE COME TO THE LAND.
  • 16:35 THERE'S THESE TREASURES
  • 16:36 THAT HE SAVES FOR PEOPLE
  • 16:38 WHEN THEY COME HERE.
  • 16:39 AND LAST NIGHT WE SAW THIS WEDDING, THESE TWO LIVES COMING TOGETHER
  • 16:43 AND GOD, HIS GLORY SHINING ON...
  • 16:45 IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.
  • 16:46 IT REALLY WAS...
  • 16:47 AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD
  • 16:48 IS WHAT'S PICTURED IN THE CHUPPAH.
  • 16:49 THEY'RE UNDER THIS CANOPY WHICH IS THE SHEKINAH GLORY,
  • 16:52 THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD
  • 16:54 AND THE SIDES ARE OPEN
  • 16:55 BECAUSE THERE'S ENOUGH GLORY GIVEN TO A COUPLE
  • 16:58 TO AFFECT EVERYONE AROUND THEM.
  • 17:00 AND YOU COULD SEE THE NEIGHBORS, THE FRIENDS,
  • 17:02 EVERYONE THAT WAS THERE BEING AFFECTED
  • 17:04 BY THE INCREDIBLE BEAUTY OF THIS WEDDING LAST NIGHT.
  • 17:08 AND IT REMINDED ME OF RUTH AND BOAZ
  • 17:10 WHICH IS SUCH A MULTI-LEVEL STORY.
  • 17:12 ITS JUST AN INCREDIBLE, MULTI-LAYERED STORY THAT HAS TO DO WITH COVENANT LOVE...
  • 17:16 ROMANTIC LOVE...
  • 17:18 FRIENDSHIP LOVE...
  • 17:20 IT REALLY COVERS THE ENTIRE GAMUT OF THE STYLES OF LOVE THAT ARE EXISTING IN THE WORLD TODAY.
  • 17:25 AND THIS BOOK IS REALLY A WORK OF ART.
  • 17:29 IT'S REALLY A PIECE OF LITERATURE
  • 17:30 THAT IS RENOWN FOR ITS POWER, FOR ITS ELEGANCE.
  • 17:34 IT'S KNOWN IN THE SECULAR WORLD
  • 17:36 AS WELL AS IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD
  • 17:37 AS A MAJOR MASTER PIECE OF WORK...
  • 17:40 IT'S JUST SO ELEGANTLY LAID OUT.
  • 17:42 AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW RUTH AND BOAZ
  • 17:45 WHEN THEY COME TOGETHER THERE IN THIS LAST SECTION
  • 17:49 IN THIS LAST FEW VERSES OF THE BOOK
  • 17:51 HOW IT SPEAKS ABOUT BOAZ BRINGING RUTH TO HIMSELF,
  • 17:56 MARRYING HER,
  • 17:58 TAKING HER TO HIMSELF...
  • 17:59 THERE'S INTIMACY WORDS IN THERE IN THE HEBREW.
  • 18:02 AND IT REALLY SHOWS THAT THEY ARE DEVELOPING SOMETHING
  • 18:05 THAT WE WORKED ON FOREVER WITH OUR OWN MARRIAGE
  • 18:08 AND WITH MANY OTHERS
  • 18:09 WHERE WE TRY TO HELP PEOPLE TO GROW TOWARDS EACH OTHER,
  • 18:12 TO GROW IN THEIR ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE COVENANT LOVE OF GOD
  • 18:17 AND RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION
  • 18:20 AND TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT AND BE INTIMATE WITH EACH OTHER
  • 18:22 AND TO RECOGNIZE ALSO COMMUNION,
  • 18:25 OR THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF HAVING A REAL MARRIAGE.
  • 18:28 AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT ON THE MULTI-LAYERED ASPECT
  • 18:31 HOW THIS LAND IS AN EXAMPLE OF THAT MULTI-LAYERED LOVE COVENANT
  • 18:37 THAT GOD HAS PUT IN THE WORLD.
  • 18:40 THIS VERY PLACE...
  • 18:42 THE FACT THAT WE EXIST HERE TODAY...
  • 18:45 THAT THERE ARE BELIEVERS HERE...
  • 18:47 THAT PEOPLE ARE HERE "AM YISRAEL CHAI", THEY SAY, "THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL LIVE'.
  • 18:50 I WAS THINKING ABOUT EZEKIEL 36
  • 18:54 AND THE PROMISES THAT GOD GIVES TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 18:58 HE SAYS IN VERSE 23 THAT,
  • 19:15 IT REMINDED ME OF AMOS 9:15 THAT SAYS THAT
  • 19:18 "GOD WILL BRING US BACK INTO THIS LAND"
  • 19:21 "NEVER TO BE TAKEN OUT AGAIN."
  • 19:23 AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY
  • 19:24 WHETHER IT'S MY MODERN ORTHODOX FRIENDS UP IN SAMARIA, THE HEART OF ISRAEL,
  • 19:28 OR THE BELIEVERS RIGHT HERE IN JERUSALEM IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS.
  • 19:32 I THINK ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE MESSIANIC REMNANT,
  • 19:34 THE BELIEVING COMMUNITY HERE.
  • 19:36 FOR US, WE MADE IT A LIFE'S BLESSING
  • 19:41 TO BE ABLE TO BE FRIENDS WITH AND CONNECT THE BODY IN THE WEST WITH THE BODY HERE IN THE LAND.
  • 19:47 AND IT'S SUCH A PRECIOUS THING TO SEE,
  • 19:49 TO HEAR FROM BELIEVERS IN THE LAND
  • 19:52 THE REVELATION THAT THEY HAVE IN THE WORD...
  • 19:54 THE STRENGTH, AND THE MAJESTY THAT'S DISPLAYED OF THE LORD
  • 19:59 THROUGH THEIR COMMITMENT TO THIS LAND, TO THIS PEOPLE
  • 20:02 TO SEE AS MANY OF OUR JEWISH PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE COME TO KNOW OUR MESSIAH.
  • 20:06 IT'S JUST VERY, VERY THRILLING TO BE HERE,
  • 20:09 TO BE ABLE TO SEE THAT GOD MADE GOOD ON HIS PROMISE.
  • 20:12 HE SAID HE WOULD BRING US BACK IN WHATEVER CONDITION WE WERE IN
  • 20:15 AND THEN HE WOULD SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON US.
  • 20:18 AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY.
  • 20:20 GOD IS WATERING THE SOULS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 20:23 IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE TROUBLES IN THE WORLD,
  • 20:25 IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE BAD PRESS AGAINST ISRAEL...
  • 20:27 GOD IS AT WORK,
  • 20:28 HE IS WATERING OUR SOULS,
  • 20:30 AND HE'S GOING TO BRING US INTO REVELATION OF WHO OUR MESSIAH IS IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
  • 21:03KADOSH, KADOSH, KADOSH♪
  • 21:10ADONAI TZEVA'OT♪
  • 21:13MELO KOL HA'ARETZ K'VODO♪
  • 21:23KADOSH, KADOSH, KADOSH♪
  • 21:29ADONAI ELOHIM♪
  • 21:33EL ELYON, MELECH HAM'LACHIM♪
  • 21:42LACHEN NODEH VENARIA♪
  • 21:52NISHTACHAVEH LE FANEICHA♪
  • 22:02NEROMEM ET SHEM,♪
  • 22:06ET SHEM YESHUA♪
  • 22:16YESHUA...♪
  • 22:20YESHUA♪
  • 22:25KADOSH, KADOSH ATA♪
  • 22:37 THANK YOU SASHA AND ANYA FOR THAT BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.
  • 22:40 WHAT A BLESSING TO HAVE.
  • 22:42 YOU KNOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE WONDERED
  • 22:44 WHAT IS THE MEANING BEHIND THE WEDDING CHUPPAH
  • 22:47 AND MYLES MENTIONED IT EARLIER
  • 22:48 BUT WE'RE GOING TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE FROM ARIE IN THE LAND.
  • 22:55 ALMOST IN EVERY JEWISH MARRIAGE
  • 22:58 YOU'LL FIND THE COUPLE STANDING UNDER A CHUPPAH.
  • 23:02 WHAT IS A CHUPPAH?
  • 23:03 ACTUALLY IT'S A COVERING.
  • 23:05 LOOK HERE...SO BEAUTIFUL STANDING UNDER IT.
  • 23:09 BUT THIS ELEMENT "TO COVER" THE COUPLE IS A BIBLICAL ELEMENT.
  • 23:15 GOD SAYS IN ISAIAH CHAPTER 4 THAT IN THE DAY OF THE NEW ZION, THE NEW TEMPLE,
  • 23:25 I WILL BE A CHUPPAH...
  • 23:27 THIS IS THE WORD THAT GOD IS USING OVER JERUSALEM.
  • 23:31 WE FIND THIS ELEMENT IN PSALMS CHAPTER 19
  • 23:35 THAT THE SUN IS GETTING OUT EARLY FROM ITS CHUPPAH...
  • 23:40 FROM THE COVERING.
  • 23:42 WE FIND THIS ELEMENT EVEN IN NOAH,
  • 23:45 THE BOW ARC,
  • 23:47 WHEN GOD GAVE THE BOW ARC
  • 23:49 IT WAS LIKE A CHUPPAH,
  • 23:50 LIKE A COVERING,
  • 23:52 A COVENANT OF COVERING OF PROTECTION.
  • 23:55 AND IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL TO IMAGINE THAT ALSO,
  • 24:00 WE'RE NOT SURE BUT BOAZ AND RUTH WERE STANDING UNDER THE CHUPPAH.
  • 24:07 A CHUPPAH IS PROMISING...
  • 24:09 ITS PROMISING OF GOD THAT ONCE YOU GO MY WAY I WILL COVER YOU,
  • 24:14 I WILL BE OVER YOU,
  • 24:16 I WILL BE A REAL PROTECTION FOR YOU TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 24:24 I WAS STUDYING IN THE SCRIPTURE ABOUT THIS RUTH AND NAOMI
  • 24:28 AND I WAS WONDERING WHY NAOMI WASN'T THE ONE THAT WAS CHOSEN TO BE MARRIED TO BOAZ.
  • 24:33 WHY DID RUTH GET THE OPPORTUNITY MYLES?
  • 24:35 IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.
  • 24:36 AND IT IS A MYSTERY AT FIRST
  • 24:38 BUT ONE PRACTICAL REASON IS NAOMI WAS PAST CHILDBEARING YEARS
  • 24:42 AND SHE EVEN TOLD US THAT EARLIER IN THE STORY.
  • 24:44 AND SO IT HAD TO BE RUTH
  • 24:46 BECAUSE GOD WAS BREAKING SO MANY BARRIERS
  • 24:48 BY THIS INCREDIBLE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
  • 24:51 TO BRING GRACE FORWARD AND OVERCOME THE SCRIPTURES OF THE LAW,
  • 24:55 NOT BECAUSE HE'S DOING AWAY WITH THE LAW,
  • 24:57 HE FULFILLED THE LAW,
  • 24:58 BUT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO OBEY THE LAW
  • 25:01 AND YET GRACE WAS WHAT KNIT RUTH INTO THE LINEAGE OF ISRAEL,
  • 25:05 THE LINEAGE OF MESSIAH.
  • 25:06 THAT'S REALLY WHAT THIS IS ABOUT...
  • 25:08 THE STORY IS ABOUT REDEMPTION.
  • 25:10 REDEMPTION ALWAYS CONTAINS FRUITFULNESS...
  • 25:12 IT HAS TO DO WITH FRUITFULNESS
  • 25:14 WHETHER ITS BEARING CHILDREN,
  • 25:15 SPIRITUAL CHILDREN,
  • 25:16 SEEING SOULS COME TO GOD...
  • 25:18 WHETHER ITS FRUITFULNESS IN OUR OWN LIVES,
  • 25:20 THE WORK OF CHARACTER IN OUR LIVES,
  • 25:22 IT'S ALWAYS RELATED TO THAT KIND OF PURPOSE IN THE LORD.
  • 25:25 AND SO RUTH IN THAT STORY
  • 25:28 GOD OVERCOMES SO MANY PREJUDICES...
  • 25:31 A MOABITESS WHO COULDN'T HAVE BEEN PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL
  • 25:34 IS PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL...
  • 25:36 SOMEONE WHO IS OUTSIDE THE BLESSING IS BROUGHT INTO THE BLESSING...
  • 25:39 A PICTURE OF THE BRIDE,
  • 25:41 THE GENTILE BRIDE OF THE NATIONS
  • 25:43 COMING INTO A RELATIONSHIP
  • 25:45 WITH THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB
  • 25:48 WITH THE GOD OF ISRAEL,
  • 25:50 WITH THE MASHIACH,
  • 25:51 WITH THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.
  • 25:53 ONLY GOD COULD DO THAT.
  • 25:54 THERE'S NO WAY THAT IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN THE NATURAL...
  • 25:56 THERE'S NO WAY FOR THAT TO UNFOLD OTHER THAN THE WAY GOD DID IT...
  • 25:59 BY GRACE TRIUMPHING.
  • 26:01 SO THIS STORY REALLY TELLS THAT AND VERY CLEARLY.
  • 26:04 AND RUTH REALLY IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK IN A WAY,
  • 26:08 BETWEEN THE BEGINNING WHEN JOSHUA TOOK THE LAND;
  • 26:12 LOOKING THROUGH THE LINEAGE THAT COMES THROUGH DAVID
  • 26:15 TO YESHUA WHO WILL COME BACK AND TAKE THE ENTIRE LAND.
  • 26:18 JUST AS JOSHUA TOOK THE PROMISED LAND,
  • 26:20 JESUS IS GOING TO COME BACK AND TAKE THE WHOLE EARTH
  • 26:23 BECAUSE IT'S HIS.
  • 26:24 HE IS OUR BOAZ;
  • 26:25 HE IS THE ONE WHO IS ABLE TO TAKE THE EARTH TO HIMSELF.
  • 26:30 HE IS THE ONE WHO SANCTIFIES, WHO CHANGES, WHO TRANSFORMS AND WHO BRINGS A NEW LIFE.
  • 26:37 WELL THAT'S IT FOR OUR SHOW TODAY.
  • 26:39 THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US
  • 26:40 AND WE WANT TO SAY AS ALWAYS,
  • 26:42 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:44 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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