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Episode: “Future of Hope”
Ruth and Boaz get married and raise a family. Naomi’s life was changed from tragedy and bitterness to one of restoration and hope. Yeshua wants to do the same for us.
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: “Future of Hope” (8/8)

  • 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.
  • 00:22 BEHIND HER LAY HER HUSBAND AND TWO SONS BURIED IN FOREIGN SOIL.
  • 00:29 FOR RUTH...
  • 00:30 A NEW LAND...
  • 00:33 A NEW PEOPLE...
  • 00:35 A REDEEMER...
  • 00:38 AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF UNYIELDING DEVOTION.
  • 00:43 A LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES.
  • 00:57 SHALOM AND WELCOME
  • 00:58 TO OUR SHOW.
  • 00:59 I AM MYLES WEISS.
  • 01:01 THIS IS MY WIFE KATHARINE.
  • 01:03 WE ARE THE CO-HOSTS OF
  • 01:04 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRY.
  • 01:06 WE ARE SO GLAD TO BRING YOU THIS SHOW.
  • 01:08 THIS IS ACTUALLY THE LAST IN THE SERIES
  • 01:10 ON THE BOOK OF "RUTH, YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
  • 01:13 WE'RE GOING TO WRAP IT UP TODAY UNFORTUNATELY
  • 01:17 BECAUSE I'VE SO ENJOYED THIS TIME AND SHARING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BOOK OF RUTH.
  • 01:22 I FEEL LIKE WE'VE GONE IN DEPTH
  • 01:25 BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE'RE JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE
  • 01:27 BECAUSE THE SCRIPTURES IS JUST FULL OF TREASURE AND ANY TIME WE OPEN IT WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE.
  • 01:32 AND WE SEE HOW WE'VE COME THROUGH LOSS,
  • 01:35 WE'VE COME THROUGH LOVE WHERE NAOMI AND RUTH HAVE LEARNED TO LOVE EACH OTHER AND LOVE GOD.
  • 01:42 THERE'S BEEN A REAL SALVATION TO RUTH AND THE RESTORATION THAT GOD IS BRINGING THROUGH THAT.
  • 01:48 AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO SEE LEGACY UNFOLD
  • 01:51 WHERE IT'S BORN SO MUCH FRUIT THAT A SON IS BORN
  • 01:55 AND THERE'S SO MUCH JOY WHEN A SON IS BORN.
  • 01:58 I CAN'T FATHOM WHAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE
  • 02:03 FOR NAOMI ESPECIALLY WHO HAD LOST SO MUCH
  • 02:06 AND YET SO MUCH WAS RESTORED TO HER BECAUSE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL FRIEND...RUTH
  • 02:12 CAME ALONG SIDE OF HER AND GOD HAS DONE A MIRACLE.
  • 02:16 HE HAS BROUGHT A RESTORATION.
  • 02:18 WITH THESE TWO WOMEN IT'S A STORY OF RESTORATION.
  • 02:21 IT REALLY IS.
  • 02:23 AND IT'S REALLY NOISED ABROAD BECAUSE THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS IN ON WHAT GOD HAS DONE.
  • 02:26 THEY'RE SEEING THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN RUTH
  • 02:28 AND THE RELATIONSHIP WITH NAOMI.
  • 02:30 I'M THINKING ABOUT THE WAY THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL TO US
  • 02:34 IN OUR STEPS BEING ORDERED
  • 02:35 EVEN IN OUR COMING INTO THE SHOW AT THIS TIME WITH THE BOOK OF RUTH.
  • 02:39 THE RUSSIANS COMING...
  • 02:40 WHERE MY PEOPLE ARE FROM BY THE WAY...
  • 02:42 THE RUSSIANS COMING TO MAKE THE MUSIC
  • 02:44 AND MESSIANIC BROTHER ARIE COMING UP OUT OF THE LAND TO TEACH US FROM THE LAND.
  • 02:48 AND WE SEE THAT GOD IS A GOD OF PROVIDENCE...
  • 02:51 REALLY SHOWN IN THIS STORY.
  • 02:53 AND HE'S ORDERING YOUR STEPS AS WELL
  • 02:55 AS WE SEE THIS DRAMA UNFOLD WE WANT YOU TO BE REMEMBERING
  • 02:58 THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 03:00 GOD WANTS TO ORDER YOUR STEPS AS WELL.
  • 03:02 SO LET'S GO TO OUR DRAMA AND SEE IT CONCLUDE.
  • 03:09 NAOMI'S LIFE HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED.
  • 03:13 ONCE OVERCOME BY DESPAIR AT THE LOSS OF HER HUSBAND AND TWO SONS
  • 03:18 SHE'S FOUND NEW HOPE IN THE BIRTH OF RUTH'S SON
  • 03:21 AND THE WOMEN OF BETHLEHEM ARE EQUALLY DELIGHTED.
  • 04:14 WE'VE COME FULL CIRCLE.
  • 04:16 JUST AS THE STORY BEGAN
  • 04:17 WITH EXILE FROM BETHLEHEM
  • 04:19 HERE WE ARE BACK IN BETHLEHEM
  • 04:21 NEAR MANGER SQUARE
  • 04:23 IN THE SHEPHERD'S FIELD
  • 04:24 WHERE THE STORY BEGAN
  • 04:25 AND WHERE THE STORY WILL UNFOLD
  • 04:27 WHEN YESHUA WILL BE BORN SOME YEARS LATER.
  • 04:31 WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TIME.
  • 04:32 WE'RE HERE IT'S A WINDY DAY
  • 04:34 AND I FEEL THE WIND OF THE SPIRIT BLOWING THROUGH THE MIDDLE-EAST TODAY
  • 04:37 IN SPITE OF FENCES,
  • 04:39 IN SPITE OF THE DIFFICULTY POLITICALLY
  • 04:41 WE SEE THAT STORY OF RUTH IS THE STORY FOR THE FUTURE
  • 04:44 FOR ALL BELIEVERS, JEW AND GENTILE ALIKE.
  • 04:47 THIS IS WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS,
  • 04:50 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 04:55 WOW, WHAT A DAY WHEN NAOMI REPRESENTING THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 04:59 TAKES THE CHILD OBED,
  • 05:01 THE ONE WHOSE NAME MEANS 'WORSHIP'
  • 05:03 AND TOGETHER WITH OUR GENTILE BROTHERS AND SISTERS
  • 05:06 WE WORSHIP THE ONE WHOSE NAME IS ABOVE EVERY NAME...
  • 05:10 THAT'S THE DAY THAT'S COMING.
  • 05:11 THIS STORY IS A MULTI-LAYERED STORY.
  • 05:14 EVERY STORY IN THE BIBLE HAS A HISTORICAL MEANING,
  • 05:17 HAS A PROPHETIC MEANING AND PERSONAL MEANING.
  • 05:20 WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
  • 05:21 HISTORICAL...THESE WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR EXAMPLES.
  • 05:24 REMEMBER RAV SHOUL, RABBI PAUL SAID IN I CORINTHIANS 10:11
  • 05:29 THAT THESE THINGS WRITTEN FOR EXAMPLES FOR US.
  • 05:32 WE CAN LEARN FROM EVERY STORY IN THE BIBLE
  • 05:34 FROM THE STORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 05:36 THE GOOD, THE BAD AND UGLY...
  • 05:37 OUR WHOLE FAMILY HISTORY IS IN THIS BOOK.
  • 05:39 AND THERE IS THE HISTORICAL MEANINGS...
  • 05:42 THERE'S SOMETHING IN IT FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 05:43 AND SOMETHING THE WORLD CAN LEARN FROM IT.
  • 05:45 THERE'S A PROPHETIC MEANING...
  • 05:47 IT ALWAYS POINTS TO MESSIAH.
  • 05:49 THERE'S ALWAYS A MEANING THAT RELATES TO THE COMING OF YESHUA
  • 05:53 AND THE RETURN OF YESHUA.
  • 05:55 AND THERE'S A PERSONAL MEANING...
  • 05:57 THERE'S SOMETHING IN IT FOR YOU AND FOR ME.
  • 05:59 THERE'S ALWAYS THESE 3 LAYERS.
  • 06:01 THIS WHICH IS BORN OF THE JEWS AND THE GENTILES TOGETHER...
  • 06:05 BOAZ THE JEWISH ELDER...
  • 06:07 AND RUTH, THE MOABITESS...
  • 06:10 TOGETHER OBED, "WORSHIP" COMES FROM THEM.
  • 06:13 AND THAT WHICH COMES FROM THE JEW AND THE GENTILE COMING TOGETHER
  • 06:17 IS A BLESSING IN ALL THE EARTH.
  • 06:20 AND THE NEIGHBORS SURROUND NAOMI AND THEY SAY,
  • 06:22 "THIS IS AMAZING..."
  • 06:23 "THIS IS INCREDIBLE..."
  • 06:25 "RUTH...SHE IS BETTER THAN SEVEN SONS FOR YOU."
  • 06:27 WHY DID THEY SAY THAT?
  • 06:29 BECAUSE SEVEN IS THE NUMBER OF FULLNESS, OF COMPLETION
  • 06:31 AND RUTH BY OBEYING HER JEWISH MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 06:36 AND BY OBEYING GOD
  • 06:37 SHE CAME INTO HER BLESSING
  • 06:40 AND THAT BLESSING WAS REFLECTED BACK ONTO NAOMI.
  • 06:43 AND ISN'T THAT HOW LIFE UNFOLDS WHEN WE KNOW YESHUA?
  • 06:47 THE BLESSING COMES AND IT INCREASES
  • 06:50 AND INCREASES SEVENFOLD
  • 06:52 AND THAT'S WHAT GOD PROMISES TO US.
  • 06:54 IT MAKES ME WONDER ABOUT THE EAST RIGHT NOW...
  • 06:56 THE ASIAN COUNTRIES WHERE THE "BACK TO JERUSALEM" MOVEMENT WAS BIRTHED IN THE 1940'S.
  • 07:02 WHAT IS THAT?
  • 07:03 THAT IS A COMMITMENT ON THE PART OF THE EASTERN CHURCHES, THE ASIANS,
  • 07:07 TO GO THROUGH THE 1040 WINDOW AND RETURN RIGHT TO JERUSALEM
  • 07:11 BRINGING THE GOSPEL TO THE ENTIRE MUSLIM WORLD ALONG THE WAY
  • 07:15 AND THEN BACK TO MY JEWISH PEOPLE RIGHT HERE WHERE ALL BEGAN.
  • 07:19 WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ANOINTING IS ON THE ASIAN CHURCH RIGHT NOW.
  • 07:23 IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE INCREDIBLE ECONOMIC BLESSING THAT IS ARISING IN THE EAST
  • 07:27 IS CONNECTED TO THEIR LOVE FOR ISRAEL,
  • 07:31 THEIR LOVE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 07:33 THEIR HOPE FOR JERUSALEM
  • 07:34 AND THEIR DESIRE TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE MUSLIM WORLD?
  • 07:38 I THINK IT MAY BE.
  • 07:39 AND THAT'S WHY I SAY IT TODAY AS WE'RE HERE ON THIS WINDY DAY
  • 07:42 IN BETHLEHEM WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
  • 07:44 WE'RE SEEING AN INCREDIBLE WIND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BLOW THROUGH ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE-EAST
  • 07:50 BECAUSE GOD IS STIRRING UP A GREAT FUTURE FOR THOSE THAT ARE HERE THAT BELIEVE.
  • 07:55 I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT MY ARAB BROTHERS AND SISTERS HERE IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 07:59 THEY ARE PAYING A PRICE TO SERVE THE LORD HERE
  • 08:04 AND AS A JEW IT'S IMPORTANT FOR ME TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY LOVE FOR THEM
  • 08:08 AND FOR THEIR DESIRE TO PREACH THE GOOD WORD TO THEIR ARAB BROTHERS AND SISTERS
  • 08:12 AND TO STAND FOR THAT WHICH IS RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDDLE-EAST.
  • 08:16 IT'S AN INCREDIBLE ANOINTING THAT COMES
  • 08:18 WHEN JEW AND GENTILE, WHEN JEW AND ARAB SERVE THE LORD TOGETHER.
  • 08:22 THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THIS STORY
  • 08:25 AS RUTH PREACHES TO US ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS THAT'S COME FROM BETHLEHEM
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  • 09:14 THERE'S REASON FOR CELEBRATION HERE AT THE CITY'S GATE.
  • 09:18 A ONCE TRAGIC STORY HAS MIRACULOUSLY TURNED FOR THE GOOD.
  • 09:23 HEARTBROKEN AT THE LOSS OF HER FAMILY WHILE IN MOAB
  • 09:28 NAOMI HAS RETURNED WITH HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW RUTH
  • 09:32 AND BECOME A VITAL CHAPTER IN A LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES.
  • 09:37 RUTH, EVER FAITHFUL TO NAOMI AND THE GOD OF ISRAEL,
  • 09:43 HAS GAINED A LOVING REDEEMER IN BOAZ.
  • 09:47 AND NOW ON A LITTLE ROAD IN BETHLEHEM OF JUDAH
  • 09:51 THEY REJOICE OVER THE SON OF RUTH AND BOAZ.
  • 09:55 AND THEY NAMED THE CHILD "OBED" MEANING "SERVANT OF GOD".
  • 10:01 OBED WOULD BECOME THE FATHER OF JESSE.
  • 10:06 AND JESS WOULD BECOME THE FATHER OF DAVID,
  • 10:09 KING OF ALL ISRAEL.
  • 10:12 REJOICE THEY SHOULD...
  • 10:14 AND IT'S JUST BEGUN...
  • 10:17 HERE IN THIS LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM.
  • 10:26 WE'RE COMING TO
  • 10:27 THE END OF OUR STORY...
  • 10:29 MAYBE THE BEGINNING
  • 10:30 OF YOUR STORY.
  • 10:31 THE SCRIPTURE SAYS
  • 10:32 THAT HE'S GOING TO
  • 10:33 GATHER THE SHEAVES IN
  • 10:34 AT THE END OF THE AGE.
  • 10:36 ITS HARVEST TIME
  • 10:37 AND JESUS HIMSELF IS GOING TO GATHER IN THE SHEAVES...
  • 10:39 HE'S GOING TO SEPARATE SHEEP FROM GOATS, WHEAT FROM TARES.
  • 10:42 AND I WANT TO BE IN COMPANY THAT HE SAYS "WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT".
  • 10:47 THIS IS A ROMANTIC STORY;
  • 10:49 IT'S ALSO A VERY PRACTICAL STORY.
  • 10:51 I THINK ABOUT HOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE WAY WE ARE TO TREAT OUR ELDERS,
  • 10:55 THE WAY WE ARE TO TREAT OUR IN-LAWS,
  • 10:57 IT'S SO SWEET, IT'S SO STRONG.
  • 10:59 THE PICTURE OF RUTH AND NAOMI
  • 11:02 THE WAY SHE TREATS HER MOTHER IN-LAW...
  • 11:04 I THINK THERE'S LESSON IN IT FOR ALL OF US.
  • 11:06 RUTH WAS OUTSIDE THE COVENANT.
  • 11:09 SHE WAS FROM THE TRIBE OF MOAB.
  • 11:11 MOAB WAS DESCENDED FROM LOT.
  • 11:14 IN GENESIS 19 WE SEE THAT MOAB WAS THE FIRST SON OF LOT.
  • 11:17 AND THE MOABITES CAME UNDER JUDGMENT BY GOD, LATER ON IN THE STORY IN GENESIS,
  • 11:23 BECAUSE OF THEIR MISTREATMENT OF JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 11:26 BECAUSE THEY WENT TOO FAR...
  • 11:28 AND BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT THE JEWS INTO IDOLATRY.
  • 11:30 AND SO GOD SAID "NO, THE MOABITES WILL HAVE NO PART IN US"
  • 11:33 AND YET WE FIND RUTH GRAFTED-IN,
  • 11:36 RUTH BROUGHT IN TO THE COVENANTS,
  • 11:38 THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL
  • 11:40 AND THE COVENANTS OF GOD.
  • 11:41 ONLY GOD COULD DO THAT.
  • 11:43 AND ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT IT WAS AN UNKNOWN SERVANT WHO INTRODUCED RUTH TO BOAZ?
  • 11:48 DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN ABRAHAM WAS LOOKING FOR A BRIDE FOR HIS SON ISAAC?
  • 11:54 HE SENT ELIEZER, THE SERVANT OF GOD, OUT TO FIND THE BRIDE
  • 11:58 AND ELIEZER CAME AS AN UNKNOWN AND FOUND REBEKAH FOR ISAAC.
  • 12:03 AND HERE WE SEE IN THE BOOK OF RUTH AN UNNAMED SERVANT
  • 12:06 INTRODUCING THE TWO OF THEM IN THE FIELD WHEN RUTH IS GLEANING.
  • 12:10 AND IT REMINDS ME THAT YESHUA HIMSELF SAID THAT
  • 12:14 SOMEONE WHO MAY SEEM INVISIBLE...
  • 12:17 MAY SEEM UNKNOWN TO YOU AT FIRST...
  • 12:19 THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO YESHUA HIMSELF.
  • 12:24 LISTEN TO WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF THIS STORY,
  • 12:29 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 12:33 OBED BECAME THE FATHER OF JESSE
  • 12:37 AND JESSE THE FATHER OF DAVID...
  • 12:40 AND YESHUA IS MASHIACH BEN DAVID;
  • 12:43 HE IS THE MESSIAH, SON OF DAVID.
  • 12:46 SO THE MESSIANIC LINE IS ESTABLISHED THROUGH JEW AND GENTILE COMING TOGETHER
  • 12:50 THROUGH ONE WHO WAS OUTSIDE OF THE COVENANT
  • 12:53 BEING BROUGHT INTO THE COVENANT
  • 12:54 BECAUSE OF THE GRACE OF GOD.
  • 12:56 REMEMBER THE GO'EL WHO SAID "NO",
  • 12:59 THE GO'EL WHO SAID HE WOULD NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR RUTH,
  • 13:04 HE SAID "I WILL NOT"
  • 13:06 AND MADE THE WAY FOR BOAZ TO TAKE THE REDEMPTIVE ROLE.
  • 13:10 WHEN HE DID THAT HE REPRESENTS FOR US WHAT THE LAW COULD NOT DO.
  • 13:14 HE ACTED IN A JUST AND HOLY AND PERFECT WAY.
  • 13:18 HE WAS OBEYING THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 13:20 AND JUST AS THE LAW COULD NOT BRING RUTH INTO THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL,
  • 13:26 IT WAS ONLY GRACE THAT COULD DO IT
  • 13:29 AND WHAT A PICTURE FOR YOU AND FOR ME.
  • 13:31 THAT GRACE ALONE THROUGH YESHUA, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST BRINGS US INTO THE BLESSING OF GOD.
  • 13:38 AND THAT'S WHAT WE SEE HERE WHEN BOAZ ARISES AS THE KINSMAN REDEEMER.
  • 13:43 SO IT IS FOR YOU AND FOR ME.
  • 13:45 YOU SEE EPHESIANS 2:8 SAYS,
  • 13:54 I WASN'T LOOKING...HE FOUND ME.
  • 13:56 I WASN'T KNOWING...HE TOLD ME.
  • 13:58 AND IT WAS AN UNKNOWN SERVANT, WHO WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 14:00 WHO CAME AND SAID "YES...I BEAR WITNESS YESHUA IS THE SON OF DAVID."
  • 14:07 "YESHUA IS THE MESSIAH OF THE JEWS"
  • 14:10 "YESHUA IS THE KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS".
  • 14:13 "MELECH HAMLAHEM ADONIA ADONIA".
  • 14:15 WOW...WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STORY.
  • 14:18 AND AS WE COME TO THE CONCLUSION
  • 14:20 I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD TO REVEAL TO YOU
  • 14:26 "IS JESUS WHO HE SAYS HE IS... IS HE MASHIACH BEN DAVID?"
  • 14:30 AND I PROMISE YOU HE WILL SAY "YES HE IS THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR."
  • 14:42 ♪WHEN WE'RE THERE, WHEN WE'RE THERE,♪
  • 14:43 ♪IN THE LAND OF ZION♪
  • 14:45 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 14:47 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 14:50 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 14:52 ♪O LORD WE'LL BE WITH YOU AND NO MORE TEARS♪
  • 14:55 ♪O LORD THY KINGDOM COME,♪
  • 14:56 ♪THY WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR♪
  • 14:58 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 15:01 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 15:03 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 15:06 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 15:19 EVERY TRIP TO ISRAEL IS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE.
  • 15:23 AS A JEWISH PERSON IT SO WARMS MY HEART
  • 15:26 AND I KNOW IT TOUCHES THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
  • 15:29 WHEN THEY SEE CHRISTIANS COME AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LORD
  • 15:33 AND MORE ABOUT THE CHOSEN PEOPLE AS WELL.
  • 15:35 WITH ME HERE IS OUR TRAVEL MANAGER TRACIE.
  • 15:38 TELL US ABOUT THE TRAVEL TOURS.
  • 15:40 THE EXPERIENCE
  • 15:41 THE PASSENGERS MYLES
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  • 15:54 WE TAKE A BOAT RIDE
  • 15:55 IN THE SEA OF GALILEE
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  • 15:58 THE PASSENGERS DON'T EXPECT IT
  • 15:59 TO BE AS MOVING AS IT IS
  • 16:00 BUT WHEN YOU'RE ON
  • 16:01 THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 16:02 AND YOU HEAR
  • 16:03 THE SONG COME ON THAT SAYS
  • 16:05 "IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU JESUS"
  • 16:06 AND YOU ARE SAILING ON THE PLACE WHERE JESUS DID HIS MIRACLES
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  • 17:02 OF "RUTH, YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
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  • 17:11 LET'S GET BACK TO OUR STORY...
  • 17:13 THE CONCLUSION OF THE STORY
  • 17:14 "RUTH, YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE."
  • 17:29YESHUA, KADOSH ATA
  • 17:39KAROV ELAI
  • 17:45MALECH CHOCHMA
  • 17:50ANI OHEV OTCHA
  • 18:00KOL YAMAI SHELCHA
  • 18:11AVI, KADOSH ATA
  • 18:21RAV KOACH UGVURA
  • 18:32OHEV ANI OTCHA
  • 18:43KOL YAMAI SHELCHA
  • 18:59ANI OHEV OTCHA
  • 19:14RUACH HAKODESH
  • 19:24ADIR VE'ELYON
  • 19:35OHEV ANI OTCHA
  • 19:45KOL YAMAI SHELCHA
  • 20:22AAH...AAAHHH
  • 20:27AHH...AAHHHH...AAHHH
  • 20:37OHEV ANI OTCHA
  • 20:47KOL YAMAI SHELCHA
  • 20:54(SHELCHA... SHELCHA...SHELCHA)
  • 20:57SHELCHA
  • 20:59(SHELCHA... SHELCHA...SHELCHA)
  • 21:02SHELCHA
  • 21:04(SHELCHA... SHELCHA...SHELCHA)
  • 21:07SHELCHA
  • 21:09(SHELCHA... SHELCHA...SHELCHA)
  • 21:17 WE'RE AT THE CONCLUSION
  • 21:18 OF OUR RUTH SERIES.
  • 21:19 THIS STORY HAS BEGUN WITH
  • 21:22 A FAMINE WHICH CAUSE A FAMILY,
  • 21:24 NAOMI AND HER HUSBAND ELIMELECH,
  • 21:27 TO GO AND TO FIND FOOD IN ANOTHER LAND.
  • 21:30 AND THIS BEGINS WITH FOOD AND FAMILY
  • 21:35 AND FAMINE WAS A TRAGIC THING THAT NAOMI FACED.
  • 21:38 AND THEN EVEN MORE TRAGIC WAS TO LOSE HER HUSBAND
  • 21:40 AND THEN HER TWO SONS
  • 21:42 AND THEN TO FACE LIFE WITH THESE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
  • 21:45 AND WHAT TO DO MYLES?
  • 21:47 I MEAN IT'S JUST ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER THAT NAOMI FACED
  • 21:50 BUT THEN WE SEE HER COME THROUGH
  • 21:52 AND JUST RISE TO THE TOP THROUGH THIS AMAZING LOVE
  • 21:55 THAT SHE'S EXPERIENCED THROUGH RUTH COMING ALONG SIDE OF HER AND REALLY BEING A FRIEND
  • 22:00 AND SAYING, "NO...YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE...YOUR GOD MY GOD...WHERE YOU GO I WILL GO."
  • 22:06 AND IN THAT DECLARATION THERE WAS AN IMPARTATION OF FAITH
  • 22:10 AND THEY BOTH JOURNEYED BACK TO BETHLEHEM
  • 22:12 AND THEY BOTH FOUND DIVINE PROVIDENCE.
  • 22:14 SHE THEN BEGAN TO TEACH RUTH HOW TO LAY HOLD OF HER PROMISE IN BETHLEHEM
  • 22:21 AND HOW TO GO INTO BOAZ AND TO FIND THAT KINSMAN REDEEMER
  • 22:25 THAT GOD HAD ORDAINED BOTH OF THEM TO HAVE.
  • 22:27 I THINK SHE THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS LOST OUT IN THE WILDERNESS
  • 22:31 AND SHE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS ALL GONE
  • 22:33 BUT YET GOD...HE HAS HOPE FOR ALL OF US.
  • 22:37 HE HAS A GOOD AND AN EXPECTED END FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR LIVES
  • 22:42 AND WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT.
  • 22:43 THAT EVEN IN A TIME OF LOSS OR IN A TIME OF REAL PAIN
  • 22:47 THAT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT GOD HAS THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR OUR LIVES
  • 22:51 THAT HE'S GOING TO BRING OUT OF IT.
  • 22:52 I REALLY THINK THAT'S TRUE.
  • 22:53 THAT'S WHY SOME HAVE CALLED THIS
  • 22:55 "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO RUTH"
  • 22:56 BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH A PICTURE
  • 22:58 OF LOSS, LOVE AND LEGACY
  • 23:00 AS YOU SAY.
  • 23:01 IT'S SO MUCH A PICTURE OF
  • 23:03 MOVING FROM FAMINE TO FAMILY,
  • 23:04 FROM FAMINE,
  • 23:05 FROM LOSS TO PROVISION.
  • 23:07 AND IT GOES THROUGHOUT...
  • 23:08 THAT THEME RUNS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK.
  • 23:10 IT'S AN INCREDIBLE STORY,
  • 23:12 THE PICTURES OF NAOMI AS NATIONAL ISRAEL...
  • 23:15 YEARNING FOR HOME.
  • 23:16 WE SEE GOD IN OUR DAY RESTORING US TO OUR HOME IN NATURAL ISRAEL
  • 23:21 AND WE SEE RUTH AS THE INTERNATIONAL BELIEVER
  • 23:24 AS THE GENTILE WORLD AND TRYING TO DECIDE
  • 23:26 "HOW DO I BE IN RELATION TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE?"
  • 23:30 "HOW DO I BE TOGETHER WITH THEM?"
  • 23:32 AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON.
  • 23:34 THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENED IN OUR LIVES WHERE WE'VE BECOME THE ONE NEW MAN
  • 23:37 ACCORDING TO EPHESIANS CHAPTER 2
  • 23:38 THAT JEW AND GENTILE WOULD WORSHIP TOGETHER,
  • 23:41 THE MIDDLE WALL OF PARTITION WOULD BE BROKEN DOWN
  • 23:44 AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT HE'S DOING IN THE EARTH TODAY.
  • 23:46 IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO SEE THAT IT'S REALLY A LOVE STORY ON SO MANY LEVELS.
  • 23:51 I MEAN...THERE'S ROMANCE...
  • 23:52 IF YOU LOOK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 23:55 THE GREEK WORDS FOR LOVE,
  • 23:56 EVERY ONE OF THOSE IS IN THIS BOOK.
  • 23:58 THINK ABOUT IT...
  • 23:59 THERE'S "EROS" LOVE,
  • 24:00 THE SEXUAL OR ERRATIC OR INTIMATE LOVE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN, A KOSHER VERSION,
  • 24:05 AND THEN THERE'S THE "STORGE" LOVE,
  • 24:07 THE FAMILY LOVE BETWEEN RUTH AND NAOMI,
  • 24:09 THERE'S "PHILIA" LOVE,
  • 24:11 THE BROTHERLY LOVE, YOU CAN SEE THAT IN BOAZ
  • 24:13 IN HIS CHARACTER THE WAY HE TREATS HIS WORKERS WITH SUCH RESPECT.
  • 24:16 AND FINALLY THERE'S "AGAPE" LOVE,
  • 24:18 THE WHOLE THING IS OVERSHADOWED BY THE SPIRITUAL LOVE OF GOD THAT IS OVER IT.
  • 24:23 AND WHEN THE SPIRITUAL LOVE OF GOD IS OVER US
  • 24:26 THEN THERE'S ENOUGH GOODNESS TO GO OUT AND TOUCH EVERYONE AROUND US.
  • 24:29 THAT'S WHY THE SIDES ARE OPEN.
  • 24:30 THAT'S WHY THE SIDES OF THE CHUPAH ARE OPEN.
  • 24:32 I LOVE THAT.
  • 24:33 YOU KNOW ALSO I WANTED JUST TO REMIND US
  • 24:35 HOW SPECIAL THAT THE LEGACY THAT KING DAVID WAS ACTUALLY THE GRANDSON OF RUTH.
  • 24:42 GREAT-GRANDSON IS RIGHT,
  • 24:44 THAT THEY BECAME THE FORBEARERS,
  • 24:45 THE ANCESTORS OF KING DAVID
  • 24:47 AND DAVID'S GREATER SON, YESHUA JESUS.
  • 24:50 IT'S AN INCREDIBLE STORY.
  • 24:51 I THINK THAT GOD LOVES TO JUST REALLY GET US IN OUR PREJUDICES.
  • 24:54 I LIKE THE WAY HE PUT MOSES WITH ZIPPORAH,
  • 24:57 AND HE PUT RAHAB IN THE STORY
  • 24:59 AND NOW HE PUTS RUTH IN THE STORY.
  • 25:01 SO ANYONE WHO HAS A PREJUDICE
  • 25:03 WHETHER THERE'S JEWS AGAINST GENTILES
  • 25:04 OR GENTILES AGAINST JEWS,
  • 25:06 GOD'S GOING TO BREAK THAT DOWN.
  • 25:07 BUT THE HOPE WAS THAT RUTH WAS ABLE TO LAY HOLD OF JEHOVAH GOD.
  • 25:13 SHE FOUND THAT REDEEMER.
  • 25:16 AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO REMEMBER WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 25:18 THAT THEY HAVE A KEY FOR US AS GENTILES THAT WE NEED TO LAY HOLD OF.
  • 25:22 IT'S TRUE.
  • 25:23 BUT FOR US, FOR MYSELF AS A JEWISH BELIEVER,
  • 25:25 I NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH,
  • 25:30 THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE GENTILE BELIEVERS
  • 25:32 LIKE YOU TELLING ME ABOUT JESUS,
  • 25:34 TELLING ME ABOUT YESHUA,
  • 25:35 IT'S A PICTURE OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
  • 25:38 AND THERE'S SOMETHING IN THIS FOR EVERYONE,
  • 25:40 THE OIL OF THE JEWS AND THE OIL OF THE GENTILES LIGHTS THE MENORAH FULLY.
  • 25:44 AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN THIS...
  • 25:46 THERE'S A PROVIDENCE IN IT THAT REALLY SPEAKS ABOUT THE DAY WE LIVE IN,
  • 25:50 THE AGE WE'RE LIVING RIGHT NOW AND GETTING READY FOR THE RETURN OF THE LORD.
  • 25:54 WE'RE REALLY GETTING READY FOR THE KING,
  • 25:56 FOR THE REAL BOAZ,
  • 25:58 FOR THE ONE WHO IS COMING TO COME BACK AND TO TAKE HIS BRIDE,
  • 26:03 TAKE HIS RUTH,
  • 26:04 TAKE HIS BRIDE TO HIMSELF AS THE BRIDEGROOM FROM HEAVEN
  • 26:07 AND SO WE SHALL EVER BE WITH THE LORD.
  • 26:09 SO I THINK THAT THIS IS AN AMAZING BOOK.
  • 26:12 IT'S BEEN INCREDIBLE FOR US TO PROVIDENTIALLY BE PART OF THIS
  • 26:16 AT THE TIME WHEN ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES WAS ABOUT TO DO THE BOOK OF RUTH
  • 26:19 THEY FOUND US AND WE FOUND THEM.
  • 26:21 AND IT'S JUST BEEN AN AMAZING PART OF OUR STORY.
  • 26:24 AND SO TODAY WE FINISHED THIS SERIES THE BOOK OF RUTH.
  • 26:28 WE LOVE THAT YOU'VE BEEN WITH US.
  • 26:30 IT'S BEEN A PRIVILEGE FOR US TO BE WITH YOU.
  • 26:32 AND IN CLOSING WE'D LIKE TO SAY
  • 26:34 AND ALWAYS WANT TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE
  • 26:36 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:39 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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Levitt Letter
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