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Take Me Under Your Wings
Sun Hui East
TAKE ME UNDER YOUR WINGS by Sun Hui East Published by First Love Press Aurora, CO
Copyright © 2006 by Sun Hui East All rights reserved.
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.Dedication This book truly belongs to the Father. Son. and Holy Spirit.
and even in the night He calls us to serve Him. we all know that we must be ready. We all need to give up our own ways and run to His wings. As I wrote Take Me Under Your Wings. By the grace of God. preaching. all day long. the Holy Spirit always empowers us with His gifts. I thank God that His children are obedient. Open your mouth wide. He showed me a vision of myself. As we serve God. It felt like He was tenderizing my heart. They have the eyes of an eagle. they look big. .Acknowledgements Every day the Spirit of God wants to take His people under His wings. Psalm 81:10 I am the LORD your God. but this is not just a one-person job. As we serve Him. I give all glory to God. As born again believers. dancing. worshipping. I thank God for the faithfulness of First Love Christian Church. winning souls. We serve a God of rewards. new rest. He wants to give us the fullness of His love. Many people are working to translate these books into many different languages. First Love Christian Church leadership and members are working like ants. the Holy Spirit touched me over and over again. I am very blessed by their work and pray that God will reward them. praising. He is my everything. Who brought you out of the land of Egypt. and I will fill it. riding on the wings of His love. Many people are working together to send this message throughout the world. and His strength. I have been writing many books. and peace. Even in writing. He always wants to take us under His wings. Under His wings we will find everlasting wisdom. early in the morning. Without the Spirit of God we are so hopeless and powerless. joy. we need the Holy Spirit.
House of Bread Chapter 10: Incest: the Root.Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Meeting of Destiny Chapter 2: As His Own People Chapter 3: Dirt and Pearls 4: Chapter 4 Willing to Pay Chapter 5: Moab Chapter 6: The Error of Elimelech Chapter 7: Talitha Cumi Chapter 8: Prodigal Child. and Solution Chapter 11: In the Darkest Hour Chapter 12: God’s Kind of Faith Chapter 13: Mara Chapter 14: The Harvest Field is Waiting Chapter 15: Who Was Boaz? 11 13 19 25 33 41 47 55 61 69 79 89 95 101 107 111 . Fruit. Come Home Chapter 9: Bethlehem.
Chapter 16: The Land of Jericho Chapter 17: Faith to Overcome Chapter 18: Totally Submitted Chapter 19: Not By Chance Chapter 20: Do Not Glean in Any Other Field Chapter 21: Rest at the Side of Jesus Chapter 22: Let Some Grain Fall Purposely Chapter 23: Beat Out the Gleaning Chapter 24: The Threshing Floor Chapter 25: Take Me Under Your Wings Conclusion Song: “Hide Me Under Your Wings”
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Introduction When I was young I always stared at the sky. From time to time I found a bird flying in the air. I would keep thinking about that bird, trying to find a way to hold onto its wings so that we might fly together. But my dream never came true. I couldn’t even catch the bird; therefore, I was never able to fly with him. After I found Jesus, by the Holy Spirit, I started holding onto the wings of Yahweh, my Creator. From time to time Jesus gave me a vision of myself holding onto the wings of the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit is flying all over the world. When I tell this to people they think it is just a fairy tale, but this happens from time to time. I am speaking the truth today. Every day the Holy Spirit guides me to the wings of God. When I go under His wings, I feel so safe in His presence. I can say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, for His glory, honor, and power.”
Chapter 1: Meeting of Destiny
you stopped the world. You opened your wings and covered me with your wings. You live in my thoughts. my daughter. Even when I was in my mother’s womb I longed for you. and go after them. You embraced my dream. You have never once departed from my dreams and soul.” Page 14 .’ So she came and has continued from morning until now. I finally found peace under your wings. When I looked for a field. go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn.Take Me Under Your Wings Take me to your chambers. Ruth 2:7-14 “And she said. “You will listen. though she rested a little in the house. When I was thirsty you gave me water to drink. you guided me to your field and gave me the bread of hope and love. nor go from here. but stay close by my young women. ‘Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves. Everyday you are in my heart. and my plans under your wings. Let your eyes be on the field which they reap. will you not? Do not go to glean in another field. Suddenly the wind stopped blowing. Even in the midst of the storm you take me under your wings and give me new hope and new courage. I mount up with wings like an eagle. my hopes. I am captured by your wings forever. I brought my dreams. You are the lover of my life. You always meet me in my dreams. I will find rest under your wings. The field was filled with joy. You renew my strength because of the dream. You lifted me up. All of nature started singing our love song. When your eyes first found me.” Then Boaz said to Ruth. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty.
When Ruth ran to the harvest field her heart was overwhelmed by the bread of life. since I am a foreigner?” And Boaz answered and said to her. and shout the victory of Israel. and she ate and was satisfied.” So she sat beside the reapers. bowed down to the ground. and kept some back. the light of Jesus. and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel. Page 15 .” Then she said. sing. and said to him. and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth. you are my heart’s desire. all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband. Oh. for you have comforted me. On her first day in the field. and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar. “Come here. who walks in faith and peace. You open my eyes to see light. and eat of the bread. Boaz. I will love you forever. “Let me find favor in your sight. “Why have I found favor in your eyes. and he passed parched grain to her. I am just a daughter of Zion. my lord. I will lie at your feet morning and night. under whose wings you have come for refuge.Meeting of Destiny So she fell on her face. and have come to a people whom you did not know before. Oh. and have spoken kindly to your maidservant. “It has been fully reported to me. The LORD repay your work. that you should take notice of me.” ow Boaz said to her at mealtime. Boaz met Ruth. History always starts with meeting someone. I will dance in this field. though I am not like one of your maidservants.
Boaz opened his heart to Ruth and told her. wearing a white garment. Through this fulfilling of prophecy. When our Lord Jesus sees us He sees us as His precious bride. The love of Jesus wants to set people free from those chains. or a stranger. a Gentile. Another prophecy of God was fulfilled. He saw her as his own people. This is the reason that they have not been able to enjoy life in the Lord. When you meet Jesus. The chains of bondage. poverty. Ruth met Boaz in the field which is called the house of bread. Jesus always comes into our lives to break off every chain. we can see the grace and love of God. the history of this world started. Boaz is symbolic of Jesus. the chains of her slavery came off instantly. and living life freely. “Do Page 16 . Jesus said that He came here to destroy the plans of the enemy. the chains of slavery will break off. This world has been bound with chains. and fear will come off of whomever meets Jesus the way that Ruth met Boaz. Anyone’s life can change. This is the reason that they have had a hard time running to the mercy seat of God. pure and holy. Because of those chains. When you meet Jesus. Gentile. they feel a heavy weight on their shoulders and over their lives. When Ruth met Boaz. This is how Boaz saw Ruth.Take Me Under Your Wings When Boaz and Ruth met for the very first time. depending upon whom they meet. One of the devil’s plans is to continually put chains onto humans. her life changed. The chains of being a Gentile came off. Boaz had the eyes of Jesus. your life will change from victory to victory and glory to glory. As soon as Ruth met Boaz. When Boaz saw Ruth he didn’t see her as a slave woman. everlasting life. giving you unlimited.
Boaz is symbolic of Jesus.” This means that we must separate from this world.” Jesus wants the body of Christ to stay together. Ruth is symbolic of the bride of Jesus. He saw things through the eyes of God. Ruth is symbolic of the bride of Christ. Ruth had to wait for the voice of her master. Page 17 . separate from any other field. nor go from here. or north. When we join the kingdom of God. not to go to the east. At his first meeting with Ruth. Boaz was blessed with a virtuous woman because he had a heart after Jesus. and the eyes of Jesus.Meeting of Destiny not go to glean in any other field. “Be holy as I am holy. Jesus says. Wait on God. Boaz is symbolic of Jesus. west. She honored the owner of the field. Just stay in one field and watch how God will move. But stay close by my young women. trying to find a different god or a different religion. Boaz said the same thing. “Do not go and glean in any other field.” Boaz had a heart like Jesus. south.
Chapter 2: As His Own People .
But Boaz saw Ruth just the way that Jesus sees us. all the Page 20 . Abraham’s nephew. ow before they lay down. then he probably would have missed a great chance from God. and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. Then he made them a feast. If Boaz saw Ruth as just a slave. He saw this angel as his own family. so they turned in to him and entered his house. my lords. please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night. then you may rise early and go on your way. a Gentile woman from Moab. If we see other people as strangers or Gentiles. both old and young. The reason that Lot. and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. he rose to meet them. “ o. but we will spend the night in the open square. And he said. and they ate.” And they said.Take Me Under Your Wings Boaz was blessed with a virtuous woman because: 1. and wash your feet. we miss out on a great opportunity for our lives. The reason that people have a hard time getting along with one another is that they see other people as a stranger or a slave. and baked unleavened bread. saved his own life and his family’s life was that he saw a stranger who came to Sodom as his own family. Boaz saw Ruth as his own people. or a poor woman. They put themselves high above the other person. the men of the city. When Lot saw them. a widow. Genesis 19:1-17 ow the two angels came to Sodom in the evening. “Here now. the men of Sodom.” But he insisted strongly.
only do nothing to these men.” And they said. “Please. since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof. and the LORD has sent us to destroy it. Then the men said to Lot. get out of this place. “Stand back!” Then they said. And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness. do not do so wickedly! See now. now we will deal worse with you than with them. who had married his daughters.” So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law. “This one came in to stay here. your sons. let me bring them out to you. I have two daughters who have not known a man.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot.” So Lot went out to them through the doorway. and said. and shut the door. But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them. and said. your daughters. “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law. my brethren. and came near to break down the door. because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the LORD. for the LORD will Page 21 . shut the door behind him. and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place! For we will destroy this place. “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally. And they called to Lot and said to him. please.As His Own People people from every quarter. and he keeps acting as a judge. and you may do to them as you wish. surrounded the house. both small and great. so that they became weary trying to find the door. “Get up.
But when you see people as slaves or sinners. and they brought him out and set him outside the city. to be the vessel of God. lest you be destroyed. God wants to destroy the wall of prejudice. Those people who only focus on their families. “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. When you see people as you see yourself. “Arise. take your wife and your two daughters who are here. So it came to pass. the men took hold of his hand. when they had brought them outside. but wise people always find the pearl in the dirt and separate it from the dirt. the angels urged Lot to hurry.” Ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God. it’s like finding a pearl.” Lot found favor in the eyes of God because he broke the wall of prejudice. Page 22 . Escape to the mountains.Take Me Under Your Wings destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking. Many times we bury the pearl inside the dirt. it’s like you are burying that pearl under the dirt. When the morning dawned. dirt has covered this world. He commands us.” And while he lingered. and the hands of his two daughters. “Do not reject strangers. the LORD being merciful to him. that he said. or their own people miss that great opportunity to be used by God. lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city. and stepping on it. his wife’s hand. their own nation. saying.
As soon as Jesus comes and joins Page 23 . Ruth is symbolic of the true bride of Jesus. Place where you can eat spiritual and physical bread 5. Every woman needs to meet someone like Boaz. If Boaz saw Ruth as a Gentile woman. As soon as we meet Jesus we are no longer part of the dirt. When you come to the place that God has for you. Ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God. He will become your partner.As His Own People When we separate dirt and pearl. Ruth came to Bethlehem. or just a slave. Place for the fulfilling of your promise 4. Place where you can sit next to your Savior We all need to have the desire to sit next to our Savior. not because she wanted to meet a husband. finally. it would be like putting dirt all over and around her. As soon as Ruth met the owner of the field. We are separated from this world and attached to Jesus. House of bread doesn’t mean just a place to store bread. The Spirit of God used her motherin-law Naomi to guide her to the house of bread. the house of bread. Ruth is a pearl. Spiritual blessing 2. The true meaning of house of bread: 1. light finally touches the pearl. her life changed. Jesus will come and dine with you. Then we will see its true beauty. She started to be attached to Boaz’s field. Then he would never have seen the true beauty in Ruth. dirt has covered this world. You will become His partner. but as soon as Jesus finds us dirt comes off of us. Men need to meet someone like Ruth. Place where you can drink living water 6. Place to see God face to face 3.
we can give birth to a new ministry. God always comes as grace. this unity. Jesus releases those gifts according to the measure of our faith. the place that Jesus prepares for His bride. to bring a son.Take Me Under Your Wings our life. then He will take you to that place. to know the character of God and His storehouse. If you truly have the desire to know heaven. When we prove ourselves with faithfulness. The Spirit of God guided her to the gate of her dreamland. Ruth desired the house of bread for a long time. Jesus always prepares for His bride. gifts. and talents for His bride. Jesus always prepares a place. When you desire to know the house of bread. and abundant life. He gives us a new start. He will teach you and reveal heaven and His character to you. When Boaz and Ruth became one. God used this oneness. Page 24 . love. God used her desire to guide her to the best field in the land. He will satisfy your desire just the way that God did with Ruth.
Chapter 3: Dirt and Pearls .
Boaz was blessed with a virtuous woman because: 3. and true love. and true love produce beauty. and pastor. This Page 26 . The name of Moab could not cover up Ruth’s beauty. Boaz did not see Moab in Ruth. But Boaz saw her as someone who joyfully took care of and honored her mother-in-law and spiritual leader. because they don’t want to pay the price to separate the dirt from the pearl. Beauty shows up as a white pearl. Those who have covetousness miss godly chances. Moab is dirt. patience. Boaz did not see Ruth as someone from Moab.Take Me Under Your Wings Boaz was blessed with a virtuous woman because: 2. Boaz had spiritual eyes. Every day people see dirt and pearls. even inside the dirt because he had the eyes of Jesus. Boaz loved people just the way that they are. the eyes of God. and true love. The pearl stands for longsuffering. The pearl is symbolic of longsuffering. The devil was trying to cover up Ruth’s beauty but the eyes of God have strong power to destroy all dirt around a pearl. but most people do not see the pearls because the pearls are covered with the dirt. Boaz was able to see the pearl. He saw the pearl. patience. God will bless those who see pearls even in the midst of the dirt. Moab is symbolic of sin. Also. teacher. Many times people lose their oncein-a-lifetime chance to find true beauty. Many times people lose their chance because they love people according to the measure of their own judgment or covetousness. patience. Longsuffering. a pearl.
and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child. After his healing. and that the only true God is Jehovah. now Page 27 . People lose their chance because they love people according to the measure of their own judgment. but Elisha knew that all healing power comes from God. according to the saying of the man of God. Elisha. He lied to Commander Naaman and received his gifts. Elisha refused to touch the glory of God and receive payment for His work. and he was clean. He only saw money. Gehazi. God the Creator. “Indeed. This is the reason that he refused to receive a gift. except in Israel. 2 Kings 5:14-27 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan. And he returned to the man of God. and took treasure from Commander Naaman. his future. Commander Naaman wanted to bless Elisha.Dirt and Pearls is just like the story of Gehazi. and he said. Therefore. Later on he became a leper. he lied to his master. now I know that there is no God in all the earth. he and all his aides. and came and stood before him. his future. If Gehazi had taken care of his covetousness he could have been the next prophet of Israel. He didn’t see his life. He lost his great opportunity. saw that and covetousness rose up in his heart. but he couldn’t see his future in the Lord. God used the prophet Elisha to heal Commander Naaman from leprosy. He just wanted to show the world that we serve an Almighty God. His servant.
But Gehazi. said. and said. “As the LORD lives.” Then he said to him. I will receive nothing. saying. and bound two talents of Page 28 . for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods. before whom I stand. if not. just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim.” And he urged him to take it. but as the LORD lives. and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon—when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon. and he leans on my hand. my master has spared aaman this Syrian. “Is all well?” And he said. My master has sent me. When aaman saw him running after him.” And he urged him. ‘Indeed. may the LORD please pardon your servant in this thing.” But he said. please take a gift from your servant. I will run after him and take something from him. but he refused. he got down from the chariot to meet him.” So Gehazi pursued aaman. please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth.Take Me Under Your Wings therefore. “Then.’” So aaman said. “Look. while not receiving from his hands what he brought. “All is well. the servant of Elisha the man of God.” So he departed from him a short distance. “Go in peace. take two talents. but to the LORD. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments. Yet in this thing may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there. “Please. So aaman said.
and they departed. olive groves and vineyards. and handed them to two of his servants. Those who have covetousness miss godly chances. then he let the men go. Don’t let covetousness blind you. their first blessing. the dream that God has given you. and stored them away in the house.” Then he said to him.” And he went out from his presence leprous. he took them from their hand. Elisha said to him. ow he went in and stood before his master. as white as snow. They end up with second best. male and female servants? Therefore the leprosy of aaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever. Gehazi?” And he said. and they carried them on ahead of him. People end up with second best because they don’t have enough patience. “Your servant did not go anywhere.Dirt and Pearls silver in two bags. Don’t let covetousness destroy your future and God’s plan in your life. “Where did you go. Page 29 . The reason that people end up with second best is that they don’t have enough patience. sheep and oxen. When he came to the citadel. with two changes of garments. “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing.
What causes people to lose their patience? 1.Take Me Under Your Wings Abraham and Sarah didn’t have patience. Competition 5. they brought a Gentile woman to Abraham’s bedroom. Doubt 2. When we give up our own rights it is easy to meet Boaz. Ruth remained patient because she gave up her own rights of life. Sarah and Rachel had patience. “Here is my maid Bilhah. When we lose patience we always make the wrong choices. But as time passed by they lost patience. and Jacob went in to her. did the same thing. we Page 30 . And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son. Guilt 4. it is easy to find Boaz. go in to her. their grandson’s wife. Because of a lack of patience.” Then she gave him Bilhah her maid as wife. Jealousy These six things will cause people to lose patience. Rachel. Genesis 30:3-5 So she said. Strife 6. But when we focus on our own rights. Anger 3. and she will bear a child on my knees. that I also may have children by her. When we lose patience we always make wrong choices. In the beginning.
He gave up His rights over and over again. We must do it every single day. This is the reason that Jesus said the kingdom of God is in us. They all have one heart to please God. will not start until we give up our own rights of life. freedom in Christ. Nobody in heaven fights for their own rights. We lose godly discernment. worship God. there is no time limit. This world is very attracted to the fruit of the Spirit. We need to show this world our reconciliation with Jesus. Someday. the joy. We can have that same type of lifestyle in this earth. the self-control. In heaven there is no time. When Jesus was on the cross. totally. Every day we need to make a choice to give up our own rights of life. Giving up our own rights is not just a one-time thing. Page 31 . it is in us and around us. the love. When the kingdom of God is in you and around you there is no time limit. The kingdom of God is not so far away. the peace. You can live each day faithful to God. trust God and lean on God. and serve God. We must show this world the fruit of the Spirit. You are able to have peace. and a successful life in the Lord. When we give up our own rights of life it is like we live in heaven. when the time comes. This means that you are able to freely. and the kindness. they will run to those who carry the fruit of the Spirit.Dirt and Pearls will miss the chance to meet Boaz. the redemption. Freedom in the Lord.
Chapter 4: Willing to Pay .
Because he was a responsible man. Therefore we need to watch out for those people. our lives will be affected. In the field. we need to work with them and pray for them. His talent. They cannot handle any type of correction from God.Take Me Under Your Wings Boaz was blessed with a virtuous woman because: 4. All of those things are run by the devil. People in this world lose many chances because they are irresponsible. When Boaz saw Ruth. His gifts. But when we are around irresponsible. Those types of people always see the pearl as dirt. our lives will change for better. In the very beginning. the Holy Spirit guided Ruth to the field. The light of Jesus shines through His chosen ones. and His anointing with someone who is irresponsible? Those who are irresponsible are easily manipulated by the devil. Irresponsibility is a spirit. We need to make a choice to be around responsible people. Boaz saw Ruth immediately. God is looking for someone who is responsible. she made a choice to be in his field. Laziness is a spirit. When Ruth saw Boaz. he immediately took responsibility for her safety and her finances. lazy people. We can lose the pearl that God has given to us if we continue to be irresponsible. When we are around responsible people. How can He trust His ministry. someone’s life changed from glory to glory. They are dealing with the spirit of laziness. Those who have the eyes of Jesus see the pearl immediately because the lifestyle of the people of God always shine. the devil is behind these spirits. He was a man of integrity. Page 34 . God will not use those who are irresponsible. They are always blaming someone for their ungodly lifestyle.
Willing to Pay Ruth 2:3-19 Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. ow behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, “The LORD be with you!” And they answered him, “The LORD bless you!” Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?” So the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered and said, “It is the young Moabite woman who came back with aomi from the country of Moab. And she said, ‘Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.’ So she came and has continued from morning until now, though she rested a little in the house.” Then Boaz said to Ruth, “You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women. Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn.” So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” And Boaz answered and said to her, “It has Page 35
Take Me Under Your Wings been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” Then she said, “Let me find favor in your sight, my lord; for you have comforted me, and have spoken kindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants.” ow Boaz said to her at mealtime, “Come here, and eat of the bread, and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed parched grain to her; and she ate and was satisfied, and kept some back. And when she rose up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.” So she gleaned in the field until evening, and beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. Then she took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. So she brought out and gave to her what she had kept back after she had been satisfied. And her mother-in-law said to her, “Where have you gleaned today? And where did you work? Blessed be the one who took notice of you.” Page 36
Willing to Pay So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, “The man’s name with whom I worked today is Boaz.” Boaz had Jesus’ heart. Jesus always makes a way for His children. Even in the time of famine, Jesus always leaves an open door for us to walk through. Ruth didn’t have fear to glean; Jesus made a way for her. God always wants His people to walk in His path. As we walk in His path, He will continually open doors for us, doors of blessing. When we go through the door of blessing, we will meet Boaz. Boaz helped Ruth. He took responsibility for widow’s and orphan’s lives. He carefully watched over them. God will honor those who stretch their hand out to the orphan and the widow. We want to see God’s hand stretch out every day of our lives. When you take action to help the poor and needy, in the time of your need, God will stretch out His mighty hand and deliver you from the hands of the enemy. Just like Scripture says, “…whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7-10 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Take Me Under Your Wings We must plant good seeds, not just sometimes, but always. Ruth planted good seed by taking care of her mother-in-law and forsaking false gods and her sinful nation. God honored Ruth’s decision and He stretched out His hand to help her. Boaz was blessed with a virtuous woman because: 5. He was willing to pay the price for the pearl. Even if God has a great calling on your life, or great gifts for you, if you are not willing to pay the price, you will lose it. The bigger the pearl, the higher the price. More work. More suffering. But Boaz was joyfully willing to pay the price for Ruth. A good marriage, a good relationship, always requires payment. Jesus paid a costly price for His bride. We are His bride. He gave all to us, every ounce of blood in His body. Every part of His flesh. He gave us all of His authority, His power, and His position for our everlasting life. If you want to have a successful business, marriage, or anything, you need to willingly, joyfully pay the price. Boaz was willing to pay the price for Ruth. Ruth 4:1-11 ow Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there; and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. So Boaz said, “Come aside, friend, sit down here.” So he came aside and sat down. And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down. Then he said to the close relative, “ aomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, sold the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. And I thought to inform you, saying, ‘Buy it back in the presence of the inhabitants and the Page 38
“On the day you buy the field from the hand of aomi. and the elders. to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance. redeem it. that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from his position at the gate. lest I ruin my own inheritance. Ruth the Moabitess. you must also buy it from Ruth the Moabitess.” And the close relative said. The LORD Page 39 . to confirm anything: one man took off his sandal and gave it to the other. from the hand of aomi.” ow this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging. “You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s. I have acquired as my wife. then tell me. for I cannot redeem it.Willing to Pay elders of my people. that I may know. Therefore the close relative said to Boaz. Moreover. “I cannot redeem it for myself. for there is no one but you to redeem it. “We are witnesses. And Boaz said to the elders and all the people.” Then Boaz said. “I will redeem it. the widow of Mahlon. the wife of the dead. to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance. If you will redeem it. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself. You are witnesses this day.” So he took off his sandal. but if you will not redeem it.’” And he said. “Buy it for yourself.” And all the people who were at the gate. and I am next after you. and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s. said. and this was a confirmation in Israel.
Page 40 . Daisies grow in the field and live in the field. The ground of Moab lost a voice to cry out to God. God calls us but we hand it over to someone next to us. Ruth was also a daisy in the field. That garment showed her character. Ruth was a pearl and Boaz found this beautiful pearl. God gave a chance to the close relative. the two who built the house of Israel. that land was a dry. When Ruth met Boaz. Ruth met Naomi in a hopeless field. We need to remember that Boaz is everywhere.Take Me Under Your Wings make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah. Ruth wore the garment of humility. That hopeless field was the land of Moab. There are so many times that we miss a great opportunity because we refuse to pay the price. Daisies always bring beauty to a dry field. Maybe we are that close relative of Naomi. sinful land. Boaz will pay the price for your glorious future. The garment of humility always possesses hidden beauty. and may you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. that beauty shows up as a pearl. who refused to pay the price. Soon. First.
Chapter 5: Moab .
” Then they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him. “Our father is old. alcohol. Even in the beginning. and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. that we may preserve the lineage of our father. “Indeed I lay with my father last night. There was a time when God closed His eyes on Moab because they worshipped false gods. Genesis 19:31-37 ow the firstborn said to the younger.Take Me Under Your Wings The history of Moab started with Lot and his two daughters. the land of Moab rejected the truth of God and godly morals. God’s forgiveness touched Moab and gave birth to Ruth. God always gives a second chance. the truth of God.” So they made their father drink wine that night. But the grace of God touched Moab. that we may preserve the lineage of our father. third chance. The ground of Moab tried to spit out the blood of Jesus. let us make our father drink wine. to those who turn their back on Him. let us make him drink wine tonight also. confusion. Come. and we will lie with him. It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child Page 42 . and you go in and lie with him. incest. and the holiness of God. and sexual immorality came to Moab and created the nation of Moab. In the very dark evening hour fear. and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. lust. and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth. deception. and fourth chance.
Israel became totally blind. The tragedy was that Israel lost the eyes to see God as their King. When Ruth was born. But they became very ungrateful. but Israel could not see a spiritual King. he is the father of the Moabites to this day. the ground of Moab lost its conscience. false humility. they leaned on their own understanding. They wanted a new king. All along. false religion. They enjoyed the privilege of being a spiritual nation. Ruth was a remnant. Israel was chosen by God. They created their own false god. God called Israel. They wanted to communicate with a king. They slowly stopped believing and trusting the King of all.Moab by their father. Even so. On that night of incest. Israel forgot who their King. was. a nation chosen by God. The people of Israel lost a heart for God. Israel had the law of God. Our spiritual King Jesus saw Israel. Israel went through a deep. They wanted to touch a king. Darkness brought more evil and abominations to the land of Moab. Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel. They ate the fruit of God’s love. King Jesus was there with Israel. They wanted to see their king. but they could not see Him because of the sin in their hearts. Actually. and their own philosophy. That night Moab created their own god. their God. Israel wanted to have a king. Israel Page 43 . As time passed by. everyone did what was right in his own eyes. dark hour. They wanted to be like other nations. at that same time. Darkness covered Moab. The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab.
and Holy Spirit always work to destroy old things and make all things new again.Take Me Under Your Wings had God’s favor. They always work to blow the spirit of love on someone’s heart because God is a God of love. even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. for they have not rejected you. Israel did not treasure the love of God. That new heart creates a melody and sings a love song. Sometimes it looks like and feels like this world is going to end. And the LORD said to Samuel. but they have rejected Me. that I should not reign over them. “Give us a king to judge us. She sacrificed her life for Page 44 . That trial came as darkness. and her spiritual leader. Israel went through trial. Ruth lived her life for her spiritual head. “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you. They rejected His love. God gave birth to Ruth.” Every time Israel rejected God. The Spirit of God is always recreating people’s hearts. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt. Ruth was very faithful to her husband. In this darkest hour. The Father. Son. her mother-in-law. but God is always working in those moments. Even so.” So Samuel prayed to the LORD. pitch-black darkness. God prepared for Boaz’s bride. 1 Samuel 8:6-7 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said. giving them new hearts. God had compassion for Israel. They were not able to see the place right next to them. God. It brings hope and dreams back to the darkness and to those who live in the darkest hour.
Your hunger for the righteousness of God. It also means great victory. Page 45 . When we lay down our lives. the cross of Jesus becomes so light. and your blood always guides you to God’s chambers. This means that you can run to the mercy seat of God with a humble heart. Sacrifice means that you give up or forsake something that is very important to your life. Finally.Moab the God of Israel. to the secret place of the Most High. Sacrificing is you laying down your life. sacrifice becomes part of our lives. your tears. giving up your life. your sweat. your love for God.
Chapter 6: The Error of Elimelech .
“My God is King. That truth is hidden from those who the home. They could not see the light. That darkness guided them to deeper darkness. or protection. Bethlehem means “house of bread. went to dwell in the country of Moab. At that time Israel needed someone to embrace the land.” They believed that the house of bread ran out of bread. saying. aomi and Elimelech saw famine in the land called Bethlehem. life. in the days when the judges ruled.” But when he left the house of bread he did not confess. And a certain man of Bethlehem. Naomi and Elimelech saw famine in the land called Bethlehem. Fear took over their lives.Take Me Under Your Wings When Naomi and Elimelech looked around the house of bread with human eyes. This country istrue sacriThe devil is after refuse to give God fice. They did not see the love of God or God’s covenant. and patience. They left the ground covered with God’s wings and followed the eyes of their flesh. There was no water. Judah. to love the land. no bread. Naomi and her husband could not see the hidden truth. he and Page 48 . they did not see any hope. longsuffering.willing to But those who are shaking because of live for God and obey the laws of God will see the truth and hidden treasure. so many broken homes. that there was a famine in the land.” Ruth 1:1-2 ow it came to pass. peace. the only thing they saw was darkness. but Naomi and her husband dropped the land and made the wrong choice. Elimelech means “my God is King. It was a very critical time for Israel.
the name of his wife was aomi.The Error of Elimelech his wife and his two sons. He made his home in the land of the Gentiles. Elimelech challenged God. He took his wife. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. When he saw that big gate. covetousness stirred up his heart. He took his whole family to the cemetery. He did not see God as a God of restoration or second chances. and their two sons to the land of Moab. He believed that God was judging Israel by taking away their bread. Actually that road was the road of death. a dry land. The Spirit of God grieved for Elimelech. and dead bones. the wide road. Elimelech lost hope in God. the road leading them to a cemetery. Naomi. Elimelech led his family to the wide road. The name of the man was Elimelech. He found wives for his two sons. and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—Ephrathites of Bethlehem. Elimelech walked toward the big gate’s door. In Bethlehem. Page 49 . he immediately said goodbye to the narrow gate and ran to the wide gate. The road of death led him to the cemetery. So many husbands lead their families to Moab. dry bones. His fruit shows that he did not trust God. That door was wide open. He only saw God as a God of judgment. the gate of sin and death. When he saw that the door was open. Judah. He saw the big road waiting for him. The city was filled with dust.
When God gives us tests we should feel honored. Right before God opens the windows of heaven. Those who see only a short distance miss their once in a lifetime chance. God spoke to Abraham to leave his father’s land and go to the place that God had for him. you brought your loved ones to the cemetery. You ate the fruit of your own work. he did the same thing. the children of God will be tested by God. but people can only see a short distance. we need to know that it will only endure a short time. In the beginning of Abraham’s ministry. When Abraham came to the land of Canaan. Dead ground is ground that doesn’t have the heart of worship. the eyes of God turned away from you. It is land that carries idols and abominations. That test will pass away shortly. You were the first one buried in this dead ground. to see everything. Elimelech. the land of Canaan had famine. The desire of God is to deliver His loved ones from the dead ground. Do not lead your loved ones to the cemetery. God always tests His children. this is the result of your walking through the big gate.” The Spirit of God is speaking to you.Take Me Under Your Wings “Oh Elimelech. Those who can only see a short distance miss their once-in-a-lifetime chance. Oh. We need to have eyes like the eagle. They put chains around themselves. The ground is swallowing you. Abraham believed that the place that God had for him was filled with Page 50 . From time to time God tests people. As soon as your dead body touched the ground.
no food. Those who move to Egypt will see the consequence. sin was crying out to God for justice. who had appeared to him. Abraham only saw his belly. So Abram journeyed. and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. he moved to Egypt. Abraham saw famine in Canaan and left Canaan. There was no water. he went to the land of Egypt. Soon. And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel. for the famine was severe in the land. Elimelech saw the famine in Bethlehem and left Bethlehem. They both broke the covenant of God and challenged the promise of God. He could not imagine or believe that the land of Canaan would turn into a fruitful field.” Abraham heard the voice of God but in the time of famine. But the cry of a wicked nation always requires more time. Abraham and Elimelech were so much alike. Genesis 12:7-10 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said. “To your descendants I will give this land. ow there was a famine in the land. The city was pretty cold.The Error of Elimelech honey and milk. God promised him saying. Page 51 . but it needed water. All of his servants ran away. going on still toward the South. “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the LORD. God waits on people to turn to Him once again. there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the LORD. and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there.
Soon Abraham told his wife Sarah. And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house. Sarah. that they will say. when the Egyptians see you. Abraham was about ready to lose everything.Take Me Under Your Wings When Abraham went to Canaan and saw everything through his own eyes. he commanded his wife.” When Abraham went to Egypt he knew in his heart that he might lose his wife. and they will kill me. and that I may live because of you. Genesis 12:11-15 And it came to pass. Fear grew in his belly. when Abram came into Egypt. “Save my life. “Even if your life is threatened by the king. Instead. that she was very beautiful. The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. He tried to lean on and trust in his wife’s beauty more than God. Fear always leads people to lie. Fear guided him to Egypt. Fear pushed out his conscience. that it may be well with me for your sake. He told his wife to do whatever she had to do to save and protect him.” This shows us that he was very irresponsible. don’t say anything. He was not a man of integrity. to lose his wife. he did not stand to protect his wife. when he was close to entering Egypt. Please say you are my sister. but they will let you live. Even so. to lie for his own life. “Indeed I know that you are a woman of beautiful countenance. fear came and stirred up his mind and his heart. a man of responsibility. Just say that you are my sister. that the Egyptians saw the woman. that he said to Sarai his wife. Abraham said. Therefore it will happen. Sarah.” So it was. At this moment God stepped into Sarah’s life and saved her Page 52 . ‘This is his wife’.
” So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him. with his wife and all that he had. an Egyptian woman. Now he was leaving Egypt with one more person. Abraham came to Egypt with his family. The land filled with iniquity always requires testing and the grace of God. “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? Why did you say. But the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai. The land filled with iniquity always requires testing. It looked like they were about ready to lose everything. to send people back to the place God visits them. Genesis 12:16-20 He treated Abram well for her sake. female donkeys. male donkeys.The Error of Elimelech and Abraham. The grace of God wanted to give this woman a chance at salvation. Before God sends them back to the Promised Land. male and female servants. God always sends a little crumb of hope and grace to wake people up. Abram’s wife. Hagar. and camels. and they sent him away. take her and go your way. God sends them a crumb of grace. ow therefore. At a climax moment. Page 53 . He had sheep. ‘She is my sister’? I might have taken her as my wife. And Pharaoh called Abram and said. oxen. Even a little crumb of God’s mercy always provides all of our needs. here is your wife.
But for Naomi. the grace of God came a different way. Ruth made the right choice. Page 54 . God gave Ruth a chance to follow God or stay in Moab.Take Me Under Your Wings This is just like the story of Naomi. but Naomi lost her husband and two sons. When Naomi left Moab. God blessed Naomi with a virtuous daughterin-law.
Chapter 7: Talitha Cumi .
Take Me Under Your Wings Talitha Cumi. Your manifested love brought me to Your courts Now I am new Your way is my way Your blood wash me new You make me whiter than snow Spirit of God I will walk again Talitha cumi. Talitha Cumi Spirit of God take me by Your hand Speak to me. walk again and come take My bread of life Remember My love for you © 2006 Sun East Page 56 . talitha cumi My child rise. my Lord Show me Your grace once again I am coming back to Your courts Oh my Lord.
she remembered all of those good things.Talitha Cumi After Naomi lost everything. At that same time. Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died. and she was left. she finally remembered the house of bread. so the woman survived her two sons and her husband. Now Naomi was going back home. for she had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread. aomi’s husband. She remembered her husband and two sons running around in the field. ow they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah. Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab. We all have good memories about our homeland. that there was a famine in the land. died. the name of his wife was aomi. The name of the man was Elimelech. And they dwelt there about ten years. Judah. She remembered the life that she had in the field. but she didn’t really want Page 57 . he and his wife and his two sons. Judah. And a certain man of Bethlehem. Naomi heard that God had visited Bethlehem and given Bethlehem bread again. and her two sons. and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—Ephrathites of Bethlehem. Ruth 1:1-6 ow it came to pass. and the name of the other Ruth. in the days when the judges ruled. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. went to dwell in the country of Moab. Then Elimelech. our home is always filled with the bread of life and love. Like Naomi’s.
my daughters. if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons. my daughters. “Surely we will return with you to your people. She asked her two daughters-in-law to stay in Moab. And they said to her. and her two daughters-in-law with her. Page 58 . return each to her mother’s house.Take Me Under Your Wings to take her two daughters-in-law with her. my daughters. to go back to their fathers’ houses and their own gods. She said. I will lodge where you lodge.” Ruth 1:7-18 Therefore she went out from the place where she was. for it grieves me very much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me!” Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. would you wait for them till they were grown? Would you restrain yourselves from having husbands? o. But Ruth did not leave. Your people shall be my people. that they may be your husbands? Turn back. as you have dealt with the dead and with me. each in the house of her husband.” But aomi said. but Ruth clung to her. The LORD grant that you may find rest. Your God shall be my God. And aomi said to her two daughters-in-law. and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law. If I should say I have hope. and they lifted up their voices and wept. The LORD deal kindly with you. “Turn back.” So she kissed them. “Go. why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb. go—for I am too old to have a husband. “I will go where you go. and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.
Her strong character caused her to become a mother of Israel. If anything but death parts you and me. momentary happiness. confusion.” When she saw that she was determined to go with her. The LORD do so to me. Where you die. Or to turn back from following after you. I will go. rejection. This Scripture shows us the character of Ruth. return after your sister-in-law. She overcame her own dream. it’s an open door to loneliness. This is a beautiful love story of daughter-in-law and motherin-law. she stopped speaking to her.” But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you. I will lodge. What did Ruth overcome? 1. my God. Ruth is not like most women these days that only think about their own benefit. And your God. I will die. and more also. Ruth overcame selfishness. your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. Page 59 . Loneliness How does loneliness come? 1. When you love your flesh. And there will I be buried. For wherever you go. and deception. “Look. and joy. And wherever you lodge. When you love your flesh. Your people shall be my people.Talitha Cumi And she said.
loneliness. Ruth knew that God was about ready to take her mother-in-law to the house of bread. Because Ruth overcame loneliness she was not afraid of any change. Page 60 . Her pure heart delivered her from poverty. still feel lonely because they are separated from God. We are all created to be attached to God. Ruth overcame poverty. Ruth came to that higher place. When you forsake God. Loneliness comes when a woman or man becomes violent. Overcomers always run into a higher spiritual level. The only way that we can overcome loneliness is to attach to God. They always go with the Spirit of God. She learned to flow with God.Take Me Under Your Wings 2. they will feel violent. Those who go with the movement of the Holy Spirit will rest under the shadow of the wings of God. even if they are around other people. but fearful people will always be afraid of new change. Loneliness comes when people forsake God and try to find happiness in other people. Loneliness is the fruit of being violent. Lonely people. but when we are not attached to God. When they cannot control their lives. The fruit of violence is loneliness. a void. man or woman. Overcomers will not be afraid of change. of course we will feel emptiness. 3. Before God delivered her from poverty. Ruth worked very hard.
Chapter 8: Prodigal Child. Come Home .
Orpah was the wife of Naomi’s older son. Holy wind stopped blowing on Israel for a long time. If we lose a heart for God. Just like his name. When Naomi had a second son. and he died. the woman from Moab. The history of Israel shows us that the chosen people of God turned their backs on God over and over again. he got spiritually sick. Not enough nutrition. Therefore they called their son Mahlon. That real food was the law of God. Orpah was the wife of Mahlon. All of Israel was going through a time of spiritual dryness. disease will come. This means that they didn’t have enough of the Spirit of God. but they didn’t ask the Holy One to blow on Israel again. They forgot Yahweh God. Therefore the people of Israel were thirsty and starving to death. or the Word of God. Israel was sick and pale because they lost real food. meaning pale. By this name we can tell Israel’s spiritual condition.Take Me Under Your Wings Ruth had a sister-in-law named Orpah. When Naomi gave birth to her first son her heart was not with God. they closed heaven’s windows. Her heart was sick. that sickness will show on our countenance and we will look pale. Israel was very pale. When they closed God’s Book. They were spiritually sick. After we become sick. They totally lost trust and fellowship with God. She and her husband had disease in their hearts. God will Page 62 . Israel needed holy wind but they forgot where it came from and Who was in charge of it. she had disease in her heart. Naomi’s older son was named Mahlon. They lost a heart for God. They closed the door on their spiritual pantry. But this Gentile woman. Whoever is willing to give God savory food. the Word of God. gave God savory food. she named him Chilion. meaning sickness. meaning sickness. They were sick and pale.
Before God blesses His people He wants to receive something. has borne him. Naomi’s ministry.Prodigal Child. “Seven sons. “Blessed be the LORD. restore Israel.” The number seven is a perfect number. Through savory food. God restored Naomi’s life. Through Ruth’s savory food. and restore the temple of God. even if they are standing in the deepest. who is better to you than seven sons. Page 63 . and became a nurse to him. Through Ruth’s savory food. 3. who has not left you this day without a close relative. and may his name be famous in Israel! And may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age. There is power in savory food. God delivers His children from darkness and takes them to the marvelous light. Come Home use to restore ministry. 2. a number of accomplishment and completeness. and the tribe of Judah. darkest hour. who loves you. Ruth bore a son and gave him to Naomi. for your daughter-in-law. this happened to Naomi and Ruth. Ruth 4:14-16 Then the women said to aomi. Even if they lose everything. God restored the tribe of Judah.” Then aomi took the child and laid him on her bosom. Before we give God savory food we need to know these principles: 1. We must believe that God always wants to bless obedient children. Through savory food. God makes people important and special.
He spent all of his money and became homeless. Finally. he repented and came back to the house of bread. God was still with us. Famine took place in that Gentile land. He married a woman of Canaan and they had three sons. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country. Luke 15:13-18 “And not many days after. but God always remembers us. journeyed to a far country. and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. was hungry. to his father’s land. the younger son gathered all together. Jacob and Leah’s fourth son. even though we left God. Before he came back to his father’s house he knew that he must repent. and Page 64 . The book of Luke tells about a man whose second son left home and stayed in a Gentile land. his stomach. This prodigal son was so hungry. a beggar in a Gentile land. His spirit was hungry and his body. But when he had spent all. After that.Take Me Under Your Wings Sometimes we feel like we have lost everything. there arose a severe famine in that land. Scripture shows us that those who leave God have a miserable life and lose their loved ones. and he began to be in want. There was a time when. Judah. his Canaanite wife and two of his sons died. he had so many hunger pains. did the same thing. Sometimes we feel like we have lost everything but God always remembers us. He left his father’s land and went to the land of Canaan.
I have sinned against heaven and before you.Prodigal Child. now is the time that you need to rise up and run to God. Remember. or Naomi’s husband. and confessed his sins he got delivered from the curse of poverty and loneliness. But as soon as he turned away from his sin. He started to live an abundant life. and will say to him. To anyone reading this book. and no one gave him anything. Come Home he sent him into his fields to feed swine. God is waiting for you to come. rise up. you have turned away from God. ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare. he said. Elimelech. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate. God has been waiting for you. He wants you to come to the right field. “But when he came to himself. God just welcomed him with open arms. to Him. This prodigal son was so hungry. somehow. As soon as he repented. if. You’ve been in the wrong field. he had so many hunger pains. or if you are that prodigal son. “Father. he got delivered from the land of curses and moved to the land of abundant blessing. This second son regretted leaving his father’s house. God always knows how to get people’s attention. and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father. Jesus is waiting for you. and to run to the right field. Finally. repented.”’” At the moment he rose up. the field of life and hope. God got Page 65 .
God’s field. the time of trial. run to God’s mercy seat. The devil saw that Elimelech had a great calling and that God had a great plan in his life. and Elimelech. Don’t die in the wilderness. the time of testing. In the time of famine. but sometimes people run away from God in time of famine. He ran away from Bethlehem because of the famine in Bethlehem. Those who run away from God get beaten up and die in the wilderness. Judah. Running away from your Father’s house is asking for death. just like Naomi and her husband. the dwelling place of God. The devil hates God’s calling on your life. sometimes His children run away. This started with Abraham. Do not run away from God. dead ends are waiting for you everywhere. Running away from your Father’s house is asking for death. Even if you see famine in your country. Run to God. Running away from God is not the solution. The devil always wants to drive you out from the presence of God. Elimelech had a great calling on his life and the devil used famine to push him out of the land. When God tries to get the attention of His children. Page 66 . Isaac. your land. don’t run away. Sometimes God uses famine in the land to bring people back to Him. your home. If you run away from God. Elimelech. History shows us that many children of God run away from Him in their time of famine. Then you will live. through physical and spiritual hunger. or your church.Take Me Under Your Wings this second son’s attention through famine.
Page 67 . The good news is that God restores everything back. but losing God’s favor. Judah turned back on God. Naomi lost her two sons. Remember that the enemy always wants to divide your family and your ministry. just like they are waiting for you. You will continually lose loved ones and everything else. and killing the dream that God has given you is a sin. you might even become like Abraham. to those who come back to God and the house of bread. Elimelech was from the tribe of Judah. about ready to lose your wife to another man. even 100-fold. Sometimes loss is a good thing. He lost his life. to his bloodline. cheat. ungodly life is a good thing. Still God forgave Elimelech and sent the King of Kings to his tribe. If you run away from the famine. and deceive. Losing your old. Remember the story of Elimelech. having to lie. breaking God’s covenant. Soon after that. Come Home All those things were waiting for him. But if you run away from God you will become like Judah in the land of Canaan. but what you lose makes all the difference. Naomi’s husband. and Elimelech in the land of Moab.Prodigal Child.
House of Bread .Chapter 9: Bethlehem.
The Page 70 .” Remember. Praise means the king of grace because praise comes from the wisdom of God. Abraham. Praise and worship and bread are connected. void. Bethlehem forgot to ask God. Remember. Isaac.Take Me Under Your Wings Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesus was born of the tribe of Judah. Somehow they put Yahweh God to sleep. They forsook prayer life. God also chose sensitive land. This means that they had no more bread. left Bethlehem but the Word of God made a covenant with His people and said. Bethlehem became so empty. When Yahweh God fell asleep on Bethlehem. The tribe of Judah. This happened to his son. royal bloodline. Asking and continual obedience are very important. Bethlehem means “house of bread”. “He will give us bread when we ask. Bethlehem is inside Judah. asking is very important. I will also clothe her priests with salvation. I will satisfy her poor with bread. In the time of the judges. living bread. Somehow famine came to Bethlehem. They are so close. Asking and continual obedience are very important. Psalm 132:15-16 I will abundantly bless her provision. praise and bread go together. This happened to the child of God.” The tribe of Judah had high. And her saints shall shout aloud for joy. This happened so many times. the land of Israel is a very sensitive land. Judah means “praise. Elimelech’s family. God chose sensitive people. This means that they forgot to praise God and worship God.
God stopped the rain. our giving God closed heaven’s windows on Israel because they forsook God. you need to repent. We all know that we serve a joyful God. you need to repent before you ask for rain. intimate relationship with God. Sometimes people say that they are struggling with God. Israel didn’t really have rivers or lakes. House of Bread land of Israel easily dried up. God always closes the windows of heaven. there was sin in Israel. we must remember that God looks at our hearts and sees that we are struggling with the things of this world. When Israel stopped having fellowship with God. The books of Judges. just like the prodigal son did. If you feel that you are dry. God closed heaven’s windows. Sin in our lives causes rain to stop. the house of bread slowly dried up. he willingly repented for turning away from God.Bethlehem. a giving God. This actually means that they are struggling with sin in their hearts. It doesn’t matter how many excuses we make for ourselves. They had to have intimate fellowship with God. 1 Kings. Even so. This means that the people of Israel had fallen into sin. If they wanted to see continual rain. Before God did anything for him. and 2 Kings show us that when the children of God rebel against God. if you are dry. The land started to cry for water. Only sin could bring famine to the house of God. Israel had to lean on God for rain. When we are Page 71 . they needed to have a good. but they did have a lot of naked mountains and heat. Only sin could stop the rain of God.
and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance. when they pray toward this place and confess Your name. the church. 2 Chronicles 6:26-27 When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You. God never said that when we see famine we should run away from the house of bread. asking God for rain. that we should leave Jesus’ field. Also. We inherit the blessing of Abraham. He escaped from the house of God. Those who run away from the house of bread slowly lose everything. Your people Israel. As soon as Israel saw the drought. he ran away from God. But Elimelech left the house of bread. that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk. God never said that when we receive persecution or see the storm. and turn from their sin because You afflict them. people struggle. or studying the Word of God. just like the sin of Israel stopped the rain from coming down on Bethlehem. Page 72 . The good news is that when we repent. and forgive the sin of Your servants. the sinful nation. His Word encourages us to turn to God and pray in the time of famine. As soon as the rain stops. they should have prayed and repented. then hear in heaven.Take Me Under Your Wings dealing with our own sin. that sin causes the rain to stop. or stop praying. He took his family to Moab. The Word of God shows us over and over again that drought and famine are the judgment of God. God sends us rain again. worshipping God.
You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand. saying. O LORD my God. ‘You shall not fail to have a man sit before Me on the throne of Israel. as it is this day. only if your sons take heed to their way. let Your word come true. and spread out his hands toward heaven. Therefore. now keep what You promised Your servant David my father. there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You. that they walk before Me as you have walked before Me. heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts. House of Bread 1 Kings 8:22-54 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father. toward the place of which You said. LORD God of Israel.’ that You may hear the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place. And may You hear the supplication of Your servant and of Your Page 73 . and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You today: that Your eyes may be open toward this temple night and day.’ And now I pray. ‘My name shall be there. “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold. and he said: “LORD God of Israel.Bethlehem. O God of Israel. How much less this temple which I have built! Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication. which You have spoken to Your servant David my father.
then hear in heaven. “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You. whatever plague or whatever sickness there is. and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance. and when You hear. whatever prayer. and pray and make supplication to You in this temple. locusts or grasshoppers.Take Me Under Your Wings people Israel. Your people Israel. when they pray toward this place. then hear in heaven. whatever supplication is made by anyone. and forgive the sin of Your people Israel. and justifying the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness. bringing his way on his head. pestilence or blight or mildew. forgive. “When Your people Israel are defeated before an enemy because they have sinned against You. and act. and comes and takes an oath before Your altar in this temple. that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk. condemning the wicked. and is forced to take an oath. and bring them back to the land which You gave to their fathers. and forgive the sin of Your servants. Hear in heaven Your dwelling place. when their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities. and when they turn back to You and confess Your name. and turn from their sin because You afflict them. when they pray toward this place and confess Your name. then hear in heaven. “When anyone sins against his neighbor. or by all Your Page 74 . and judge Your servants. “When there is famine in the land.
and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You. “Moreover. “When Your people go out to battle against their enemy. and forgive. that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You. and maintain their cause. and give to everyone according to all his ways. that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You gave to our fathers. hear in heaven Your dwelling place. and when they pray to the LORD toward the city which You have chosen and the temple which I have built for Your name. then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication. and they take them captive to the land of the enemy. and spreads out his hands toward this temple: then hear in heaven Your dwelling place. yet when they come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive. Page 75 . concerning a foreigner. who is not of Your people Israel. far or near. when each one knows the plague of his own heart. and act. “When they sin against You (for there is no one who does not sin). wherever You send them.Bethlehem. but has come from a far country for Your name’s sake (for they will hear of Your great name and Your strong hand and Your outstretched arm). whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men). as do Your people Israel. and You become angry with them and deliver them to the enemy. House of Bread people Israel. when he comes and prays toward this temple. and that they may know that this temple which I have built is called by Your name.
we have committed wickedness’. and grant them compassion before those who took them captive. whom You brought out of Egypt.” And so it was. when Solomon had finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the LORD. and maintain their cause. from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. and when they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who led them away captive. saying. that he arose from before the altar of the LORD. ‘We have sinned and done wrong. and forgive Your people who have sinned against You. and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You. to listen to them whenever they call to You.Take Me Under Your Wings and repent. as You spoke by Your servant Moses. out of the iron furnace). Page 76 . and make supplication to You in the land of those who took them captive. the city which You have chosen and the temple which I have built for Your name: then hear in heaven Your dwelling place their prayer and their supplication. that Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant and the supplication of Your people Israel. that they may have compassion on them (for they are Your people and Your inheritance. For You separated them from among all the peoples of the earth to be Your inheritance. and pray to You toward their land which You gave to their fathers. when You brought our fathers out of Egypt. O Lord GOD.
But God rescued Lot’s family. but for the unrepentant. House of Bread In the time of drought we must learn to turn to God. They refused to repent. in the name of Jesus. We don’t want to repeat the same mistake over and over again. Hell is not for sinners. Remember. The devil always wants to drive you out to a sinful nation like Moab. God judged Sodom and Gomorrah because of their unrepentant hearts. We can overcome fear. Lot’s family was saved because of the prayer of Abraham. and possess the land that God has given us. History shows us that those who run away from God always run to the city of sin. and their two daughters. Through the prayer of Abraham. be steadfast. his wife. God saved Lot. We can overcome every drought by the power of the blood of Jesus. We must turn to God and pray. Our ancestors in the Bible repeated history over and over again. The reason that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah was that their hearts were cold and filled with bitterness and unrepentance.Bethlehem. Lot. We must remember that hell is not for sinners. but for unrepentant people. But the unrepentant heart will end up in hell. just like Abraham’s nephew. They will enter into the everlasting place. This is a miracle because Lot was not a perfect man of God. Page 77 . God always judges unrepentant hearts. They were filled with the sins of homosexuality and lesbianism. Sinners will make it to heaven. because they neglected the poor and needy. those who run away from God die and lose everything. Lot ran to Sodom and Gomorrah. Also.
Chapter 10: Incest: the Root. and Solution . Fruit.
His daughters were concerned because there were no men around them. Her disobedient heart caused her to turn into a pillar of salt. Lot’s wife tried to Page 80 . but his two future sons-in-law didn’t believe Lot or his preaching. the plan of God was to save Lot’s whole family. God spoke to her. If only they had trusted God and waited patiently. God wanted to save six people but only three people were saved from the brimstone and fire. The love and grace of God want to save this world. altogether six people. This was the case for Lot’s two sons-in-law. In the beginning. They died in brimstone and fire. they don’t receive or believe. but their impatience gave birth to many different false doctrines and religions. but they refuse to receive it. but people don’t receive or listen. When you tell the gospel to people. “Do not look back. Sometimes you tell them about the warning message from the Lord. The love and grace of God want to save this world and people. Judgment takes place and they realize it. Lot lost his wife. they could have avoided many problems for themselves and the generations after them.” but she looked back. Those doctrines and religions killed many lives. He and his two daughters ended up staying in the cave of a mountain.Take Me Under Your Wings On the way to the rescue place. They totally rejected the message of salvation and the warning from God. This is just like today. but they refused to believe. just like Lot’s sonsin-law. The judgment of God was on the way. but sometimes it is too late. so they came up with their own idea. Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt because she broke covenant with God.
“Indeed I lay with my father last night. and we will lie with him. Page 81 . not our life. The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab. that we may preserve the lineage of our father. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. she turned into a pillar of salt. let us make him drink wine tonight also.” Then they made their father drink wine that night also. After God delivers us from disaster we need to immediately focus on Jesus. big concern for their own lives. They had a great. she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi. let us make our father drink wine. and Solution serve God with this world. Genesis 19:32-38 “Come. therefore. he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day. Lot’s two daughters saw the brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. not our situation. he is the father of the Moabites to this day. and you go in and lie with him. Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger. Born again believers need to always remember that we cannot serve both God and the devil. that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” So they made their father drink wine that night. The older daughter spoke to her sister. and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. And the younger. They looked at each other and at their father. Sodom and Gomorrah turned to ash. Fruit. and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. And the younger arose and lay with him.Incest: the Root.
Paranoia 5. meaning “conceived from my own father. Fear 3. Violence 7. These two daughters started the sin of incest in this world. Mental disease 10. Lot’s two daughters started the sin of incest. Worry 2. Anger 6. causing man to stumble. Performing These two nations gave birth to so much sin.” The second daughter’s son was named Ben-Ammi. What is the root of incest? 1. God used a woman to bring the Savior to this world. But the grace of God is greater than the sin of incest. sinful city of Sodom and Gomorrah. they quickly committed sin. Because they had lived in the lustful. Lot’s two daughters started the sin of incest.” This story tells us the lifestyle of Lot’s two daughters. Controlling 9. meaning “son of my father. Doubt 4. they struggle with paranoia.Take Me Under Your Wings The older daughter called her son’s name Moab. Just like Eve was the first one to commit sin and disobey God. This sin is an abomination to God. The history of this world shows us that women are very sensitive to their environment. Selfishness 8. These nations worshipped Molech god Page 82 .
soft voice 12. 11. and heavenly lifestyle. Soon they lose selfcontrol and become very violent. God’s laws. giving sacrifice to the devil. 5. 7. 9. godly standards. or take orders from anyone They don’t want to take control of their own lives. They create false religion. They give wrong mercy. Confusion Those who are victims of incest deal with confusion. They burned their own children in the fire. Wrong mercy always causes people to live a lukewarm life for God. but they are afraid to be controlled by anyone else. Insecure Page 83 . and Solution and Chemosh god. Fruit. 4. Rejection Fear Wrong choices A hard time overcoming situations Lack of trust Overly protect their lives and children Afraid to discipline children Lack of discernment Afraid to be controlled by anyone. 2. 3. The sin of incest slowly eats up godly morals. Those who are dealing with confusion cannot see good and evil. What is the fruit of a victim of incest? 1. 6. 10. Talk with a very weak. 8. This is the reason that those who are involved with false religions believe that it is okay to live in sin and walk in sin.Incest: the Root. It eats up people’s consciences.
they never repented of this sin. The other type had a victim mentality. ow Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. that sin grew and grew. they Page 84 . they wanted to curse other people. Wrong spirits come to the lives of whoever has this experience. Even so. They lived under fear. before they went into this sin. Moab held on to this sin. This sin passed down to Moab’s descendents. those spirits can pass down to your descendents. they always wanted to run away from them. The religion of Moab was always connected with sexual sin. if not dealt with. Moab never took care of this sin. when this sin takes place. That sin came against the plans of God. he did not know what was happening. therefore. Therefore when they saw new things. Then. When we study the book of Numbers we see that Moab had a lot of fear. it invites many wrong spirits.Take Me Under Your Wings Moab had two different kinds of people. In the sin of incest. Fear brought a curse to Moab. and Moab was sick with dread because of the children of Israel. One type of person controlled and manipulated others. And Moab was exceedingly afraid of the people because they were many. therefore. They knew that this was a sin. umbers 22:1-3 Then the children of Israel moved. Their father was drunk by wine. Lot’s two daughters started this sin. and camped in the plains of Moab on the side of the Jordan across from Jericho. one party is totally a victim. In the meantime. even if they are a victim. they gave their father wine. The nation of Moab had so much fear.
and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab. They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods. “Whatever we sow. to destroy those new things. Just like the Scripture says. Moab tried to protect their nation using sexual sin and false gods. the people of Moab tried to destroy God’s plan with sexual sin and false religion. or false religion. and the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel. we will reap. This kind of sin is not just physical sin. Fruit.Incest: the Root. This day we see that more women than men are the victims of incest. We see that Lot’s two daughters started the sin of incest. That new thing can be God’s plan. Those who are involved with the sin of incest always want to take care of problems with sexual sin. sex. The spirit of incest was a stronghold in Moab. and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.” Page 85 . So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor. As written in the book of Numbers. and Solution used whatever was available to them. it all starts with spiritual sin. umbers 25:1-3 ow Israel remained in Acacia Grove. This nation always wanted to reject those who were stronger than them. But now women are eating the fruit of the sin of incest. Those who are involved with the sin of incest always want to take care of problems with sexual sin. even women.
2. Prayer gives people strength to be steadfast for the Word of God. Memorizing Scripture.Take Me Under Your Wings The good news is that the blood of Jesus can deliver those who are victims of incest. and worship give us a new life. is good medicine. Worship God. cutting out poison. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful. Memorize Scripture. 3. prayer. How can a victim of incest be delivered from a “victim mentality”? 1. and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Pray. Every time the Word of God goes down into a person’s heart that Word is like a sharp knife. We must worship God. we have a new life. That new life is the mentality of an overcomer. piercing even to the division of soul and spirit. We are no longer controlled by our past. and sharper than any two-edged sword. Page 86 . Worship means that we no longer love the things of this world. a new beginning. Memorizing Scripture. Our life is transformed to a glorious place. and of joints and marrow. putting it in your heart. the poison of a victim mentality.
6. remember that God wants to bring healing. Change the way you think and speak. Quickly take care of your own anger. beautiful things about yourself. and Solution 4. just the way that God did with Naomi and Ruth. and use them. Pray for people who have had the same experience. This is probably the reason that God brought Ruth to the land of Moab. 9. 10. Write down why you should give thanks to God. 12. Even so. Page 87 . 5. Write down those who need prayer and speak the life of God to them with a loud voice. soft voice. Forgive people quickly.Incest: the Root. Write down positive. Minister to those who are victims of incest. sometimes they can be very vengeful. Write down how you want God to use you. clean them. God wants to deliver you from the land of Moab and take you to the house of bread. Then God will mold them. 8. change them. very sharp. make them. 11. to show the world that God wants to deliver people from every ungodly place. Victims of incest have a very quiet. Fruit. the place where God has a Boaz waiting for you. 7.
Chapter 11: In the Darkest Hour .
She told her two daughters-in-law to go back to their father’s houses. that it was filled with bread.” She kept telling them to turn back. and joyful life in the land of Moab. But soon Elimelech died. Now she wanted to go back to her nation. to the house of bread. Ruth had great faith. They went on their way to return to the land of Judah. Because Bethlehem was Naomi’s first love. Naomi heard about the land of Bethlehem. Page 90 . Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law. my daughters. “Go back. Ten years later. they go into deeper trial. she remembered her first love and rose up with her two daughters-in-law. but Ruth said that she would not leave Naomi. She received a little faith.Take Me Under Your Wings Naomi and her husband came to Moab to escape from problems in his Father’s house. Soon after that. they would have a powerful.” One daughter-in-law turned back to her father’s house. for I am too old to have a husband. to her first love. “Go return. When people lose faith and live by their own desires. each to your father’s house. her family left God. This kind of faith saves nations and people’s lives. Ruth refused to leave. with two sons. God refilled the “house of bread” with living bread and hope. Naomi became a widow in a strange land. When Naomi lost faith in God. abundant. her family left God. They thought that if they escaped from their Father’s land and lived life the way of their own desires. When aomi lost faith in God. the house of bread. But one day God stirred up Naomi’s faith. She lost every man in her life. she lost her two sons.
Naomi. Ruth’s words were savory food. And there will I be buried. I will die. Ruth gave her mother-in-law true savory food. This faith of savory food touched the throne room of God. She could not find any light. She gave up her future life and her present life. If anything but death parts you and me. She gave up marriage. Darkness was all the way around her. Her strong commitment to God was savory food to Naomi. I will go. And your God. probably two or three in the morning. I will lodge. She knew that her mother-in-law.In the Darkest Hour Ruth 1:16-17 But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you. and more also. This is believing-God type faith. she lost every hope. But she tried to run to the place that had light. It looked and felt like everything was so dark. Ruth’s action was savory food. And wherever you lodge.” This is savory food. was too old to bear a son. none of that mattered to Ruth. Naomi lost her husband and two sons. Or to turn back from following after you. my God. Even so. Evening means that soon the sun will rise. Where you die. Page 91 . Evening means that the sun will soon rise. For wherever you go. She was standing in a midnight dark evening. The LORD do so to me. Your people shall be my people.
Just like that. the rooster crowed. This is just like the story of Joseph. shouting to the Lord. Jesus was his best friend and his Savior. Peter denied Jesus three times. deep evening. when Peter heard the rooster. She had just a little bit of faith. no way out. She was telling them to forget about Yahweh God and whatever they had learned in her household. but she had not totally recovered from her backsliding yet. every morning His grace and mercy is new. he could not hide any longer. but Peter denied and cursed Jesus. in the time of their darkest hour people go back to God. The real Peter was weak and no one could trust him. Morning comes with joy and dancing. When morning comes. But the crumb of grace wanted to deliver Peter from darkness. He had to make the choice to acknowledge the real Peter. and to find a new husband. very near you. This was the most difficult time in Peter’s life. spiritual and physical darkness was all the way around him. Early in the morning. She was a widow and childless. to her first love. It was the darkest hour of her life. we will dance and skip like the deer. Scripture says that every morning is new. a Gentile man. When he denied and cursed Jesus. This is just like the story of Peter. Finally. telling her daughters-in-law to go back to Moab.Take Me Under Your Wings You feel like you are standing in the midst of deep. She was Page 92 . When you feel this way it means that morning is very. Naomi made the choice to go back to the house of bread. rejoicing in the Lord. they came to him in Egypt. she rose up to return to God. We know this by her fruit. You feel like there is no light to see. to have a life in Moab. Naomi felt the same way Peter did. Early in the morning. When Joseph’s brothers ran into the time of famine. Jesus chose early in the morning to deliver Peter from darkness. to her first faith.
Naomi spoke to her daughters-in-law to go back to serve false gods. spiritual death and physical death. meaning “her portion. saying. about our Savior. She never encouraged them to lean on Jesus and to serve Yahweh God. The oldest daughter. Whatever she lost. Orpah kissed Naomi. God was testing these two women. Actually. the woman of God. wanted her own life. like Jacob wrestled with the angel. She was not encouraging her two daughters-in-law to serve our Yahweh God. That kiss was a sign of death. to her old bondage. She wanted her own portion back. She went back to Moab. but whatever she learned she held onto. her mother-in-law.In the Darkest Hour telling them to forget about the true history of heaven and earth. and because of this. God made Page 93 . she encouraged them to go back to their Moabite gods. She kissed her mother-in-law and went back to Moab. Naomi believed that she failed and at the same time she believed that God had failed her. Orpah. She followed Naomi. But Ruth. her mother-in-law. God used her momentary faith to take her back to her first love. Jacob was persistent with God. It was not much teaching. she wanted back. our Creator.” just like her name says. Her fruit showed that she didn’t have any root of faith to hold onto. Those who are persistent with God will be used by God. but she had momentary faith. held on to the teaching of Naomi. This is a sin in the eyes of God. “I will not let you go.” Those who are persistent with God will be used by God. through this.
Take Me Under Your Wings him the father of all Israel. but now. Even so. had lost fellowship with God for a long time. Ruth was very persistent. Her shepherd was Naomi. Naomi. “needs a shepherd”. Ruth was a Gentile woman. stepped on that darkness and put it under her feet. Page 94 . she wanted to have a shepherd. standing in her darkest hour. step by step. Ruth means. widow of Israel. “has a shepherd”. She was ready to go back to her first love. Ruth was a sheep that needed direction from a shepherd.
Chapter 12: God’s Kind of Faith .
money. Orpah met Jesus but loved the things of this world. Hindu god. She had faith in God.” This attitude and belief needs to be our daily attitude. do not tell me to go back to Moab. Mormon god. She didn’t give up even when everything looked so dark and hopeless. him you will receive. she holds on to the promise of God and trusts God. new age god. John 5:43 “I have come in My Father’s name. Therefore. in the darkest hour of her life and Israel. People who are like this deny Jesus as soon as they receive their old lifestyle. who deceived them. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. and fame. Ruth’s faith said Page 96 .Take Me Under Your Wings Naomi was a spiritual and physical widow. Moab god. She said. to her old lifestyle. That faith manifested through her words. Every day of our lives we need to have this attitude. she forsook the kingdom of God and went back to this world and her Moabite gods. Your people shall be my people. was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. This means that she is steadfast for God.” Those who receive a false god. Her two daughters-in-law are symbolic of two different types of Christians. or any other god but our Yahweh God shall surely die. name. Buddhist god. Your God shall be my God. “Please. if another comes in his own name. They will die and then burn in hell. in her time of testing. Jehovah Witness god. Ruth represents the remnant. Revelation 20:10 The devil. and you do not receive Me.
The woman was a Greek. That savory food caused the windows of heaven to open for Israel and the dying souls. When she saw Jesus she was so persistent. We need this kind of faith. “Let the children be filled first. she didn’t let go of Jesus until He healed her daughter. She spent all of her money to heal her daughter. That faith overcomes this world and death. but no one could deliver her daughter from demons. Her last chance. she would hold on to her shepherd. Through that savory food we can tell that Ruth’s attitude was. in the book of Mark. her last hope. a Syro-Phoenician by birth. was Jesus. Ruth’s faith said that no matter what. for it is not good to take the children’s Page 97 . No one can separate me from my love for Jesus. Jesus. One woman had a daughter who was totally possessed by demons.God’s Kind of Faith she could not go back to her old bondage and old lifestyle. and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter. but if I live. and she came and fell at His feet.” That faith required separation from this world. This faith needs to take place in the children of God and the bride of Jesus. I will die for Jesus. She gave savory food to God. Mark 7:25-30 For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him. I live for God. I will live for Jesus. Ruth had faith to live for God and follow God. Ruth’s faith required separation from this world. We can find this type of faith in the New Testament. But Jesus said to her. I die. “If I die.
This Gentile woman was a Greek woman.” And she answered and said to Him.” Jesus refused to help her. but this woman had faith in Jesus. it is very Page 98 .” And when she had come to her house. running to. When Jesus said. She knew that Jesus was the only one who could deliver her daughter. “Go away. she found the demon gone out. “Go away.Take Me Under Your Wings bread and throw it to the little dogs. she was not discouraged or rejected. “Yes. Jesus because that faith came from Jesus.” she cried out to Jesus more.” she cried out to Jesus more. This kind of faith is never disappointed or discouraged by anything. not even His disciples. Lord. When she saw Jesus. Demons had been tormenting her daughter for a long time. Even so. did not look at their situations. The root of that faith was only Jesus Himself. yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs. But this woman. They just kept pushing into. and Ruth. When Jesus said. They were not discouraged by any word. the demon has gone out of your daughter. “For this saying go your way. woman. That faith cannot judge by what it sees. There are many times when we hold on to a little faith. she ran to Him. No one could stop her from receiving blessing from Jesus. and her daughter lying on the bed. She had a daughter who was possessed by the devil.” Then He said to her. but when a situation looks discouraging we lose that faith and stop leaning on Jesus. “Go away. Jesus tested her saying.
holy faith. name. But Orpah’s faith caused separation in their family. but the faith of God always brings unity and union. and different cultures. This kind of faith will never fail. we are one in the Lord.God’s Kind of Faith stable faith. Even if we have different habits. That faith is called God’s kind of faith. By Abraham’s faith. We cannot stop that separation by wrong mercy or wrong judgment because true faith in God has no compromise. Sometimes faith demands separation from the things of this world and our people. “Look. It brings unity and peace. and fame. By Moses’ faith. that will bring unity. different customs. Ruth 1:15 And she said. We can call this kind of faith precious. When we walk on the same road that Jesus walks. These two types of faith caused them to go in two different directions. high authority. no confusion. It makes us teachable and faithful. your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. and no deception. return after your sister-in-law. therefore. These two women had two different types of faith. Orpah went back to her old life and her old god. Orpah. Orpah’s faith caused separation. This faith always brings healing to people’s lives. She had faith in this world. Naomi and Ruth had faith like Abraham and Moses. Orpah had worldly faith. he left his homeland. It Page 99 . she immediately failed. he left high position. their faith kept them together. When God tested Naomi’s older daughter-in-law. That faith always causes separation.” Ruth had the same faith as Naomi. as long as we have the same faith. No one can divide or separate this people of faith.
Ruth’s faith. It destroys fear in our heart. brought her to the house of bread.Take Me Under Your Wings causes us to give respect and reverence to others. mind. That faith drew Naomi back to the holy city. the holy city. God’s kind of faith. house of bread. Bethlehem. and life. That faith always draws people back to God. and prepared a place for the Savior to be born. Page 100 . This kind of faith always moves every mountain in our lives.
Chapter 13: Mara .
The way that she spoke made it sound like God was responsible for her life’s misery. she lost joy and was miserable. “Do not call me Naomi because Naomi means joy and happiness. for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full. and the LORD has brought me home again empty. Bethlehem. aomi emphasized the power and fear of the Lord more than the love of the Lord. People said. Page 102 .” This means that her heart had pain. and the Almighty has afflicted me?” Scripture shows us that Naomi still had pain and bitterness in her soul. “Is this Naomi?” Naomi confessed that ever since she left the church. Therefore she said. Why do you call me aomi. the entire city was excited. since the LORD has testified against me. Her pain turned to bitterness.Take Me Under Your Wings When Naomi came back to Bethlehem. They were so happy to see Naomi. and authority of God more than the love or grace of God. Naomi emphasized the power of God. fear of the Lord. Also. Naomi remembered all of those good times that she used to have in Bethlehem. She said that she went out full. call me Mara. This is why she said. She did not acknowledge her mistake or wrong decision to leave the house of God. “Do not call me aomi. “Do not call me Naomi. the holy city. the house of bread. Call me Mara.” Ruth 1:20-21 But she said to them.
The devil tries everything in his power to cause people to become spiritual widows. but the grace of God brought her back home. This world always makes excuses for why they have left God. or why they cannot obey God. But she said that the Lord had brought her back home again empty.” If Naomi had not been empty. a spiritual widow’s pride will finally break down. She made that choice in her flesh. They will confess their sin. whose name is Jesus. Every lukewarm Christian has a reason for why they cannot pray and fully commit to God. Naomi said. spiritual widows. Those who leave God become spiritual widows.” She confessed the truth and said.Mara When she left Bethlehem. no one kicked her out. their own story. Those who leave God become widows. Spiritual widows need to come back to God. She had a rich life. They are surrendered to this world. she would never have retuned home. she had the fullness of God. back to their everlasting Husband. why they are not serving God. When she used to live in Bethlehem. why they cannot serve God. They will find Page 103 . She had Almighty God on her side. “I went out full. In the time of harvest. “The Lord has brought me back home again empty. Every backslider has a reason. Her own understanding and faith caused Naomi to leave home. but the grace of God brought her back home. They all have their own understanding. Naomi’s own strong will caused her to leave the house of God.
But as soon as we come back to God. or sleep with pigs. which is an ungodly lifestyle. Maybe you cannot see them. In the presence of God everything is full and abundant. No one has to take care of a Gentile’s pigs. food from this world. there are no more hunger pains and no more thirst. In the harvest field. Gentile means that we live with pigs and eat over and over again whatever we have already vomited out. But when we turn back to God we can be set free from all of those unclean things. but they are surrounded by pigs and eat pig food. Enjoying an ungodly lifestyle is like eating pig food and sleeping with pigs.” Jesus always tells His bride to come and eat and be filled. the Spirit of God says to us. “Eat and be filled. Those who leave God live in a Gentile city and take care of spiritual pigs. Page 104 . eat pig food. Every promise will be fulfilled in the presence of God.Take Me Under Your Wings themselves in the midst of the harvest field. No one has to be a slave to this world and Gentiles.
holy place In Your presence All of my dreams will be fulfilled Oh my Lord You are the only One I live for You are the only One I worship You are the only reason I live for Spirit of God take me to Your holy throne The place where I belong The place my Lord waits for me © 2006 Sun East Page 105 .Mara The Place Where I Belong Spirit of God I’m longing for Your holy presence In Your presence I can stand and run To Your holy.
Chapter 14: The Harvest Field is Waiting .
Isaac. Breakthrough could take place at any time. They shout for joy. they rejoiced in the Lord. Seed has been planted for some time. and doubt. the covenant that God made with Abraham. the dream of Naomi. we need to go back to His presence.Take Me Under Your Wings Ruth’s obedience brought great healing to the tribe of Judah. The valleys also are covered with grain. Finally. The time of harvest is a time of joy and happiness. The seed that was planted is the salvation of God. Page 108 . Babies were being born everywhere. and Israel. the bride of Jesus. Workers have been taking care of this seed for a long time. They rejoiced because the harvest was everywhere. The devil tries everything in his power to destroy fruit. the harvest is the fruit of overcoming human laziness. The Word of God is life. Her dream was about ready to be fulfilled. Ruth. Revival would come forth at any time. This fruit is people’s souls. At the same time. their dream was about to be fulfilled. The Word of God gives birth to the bride of Jesus. When Naomi and Ruth came to Bethlehem. every worker gets to eat the fruit of the harvest. Bethlehem was filled with the grace of God and abundant love. unbelief. Finally. a great harvest was waiting for them. When Naomi came back to Bethlehem. If we want God to fulfill our dreams. they also sing. In Bethlehem. Psalm 65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks. All of our dreams will be fulfilled in the presence of God. and Jacob. a harvest was waiting for her. The harvest is the fruit of patience and the love of God. The time of harvest is a joyful time for the workers and for our Yahweh God.
lost. Because of his faithfulness. for they are already white for harvest!” Naomi came back to God. Boaz was the owner of a harvest field. He was so glad to see Naomi. He was an overcomer. through the word of God which lives and abides forever… Every born again believer receives salvation and grows in the Lord by the Word of God. lonely. Jesus guided him to a victorious place. Her guilt. Darkness disappeared. shame. abundant fruit and a harvest field was waiting for her. His name was Boaz. Her misery was over. Naomi’s husband. Elimelech. ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold. But when she came back to God. and sickness were over. When she came back to God. The love of God always prepares for us. In the time of drought. had a family member who lived in Bethlehem. John 4:35 “Do you not say. Boaz did not run away. He faithfully walked with Jesus and overcame the drought. we can see the love of Jesus. not of corruptible seed but incorruptible. the empty field disappeared. lift up your eyes and look at the fields. I say to you. She was miserable. not long before she was in Moab in an empty field.The Harvest Field is Waiting 1 Peter 1:23 …having been born again. Boaz stored all of his treasure because he knew that someday he would need to share with those who would come back to God. Remember. and surrounded by worry and concern. Through Boaz’s faithfulness. The love of Page 109 .
Page 110 . Elimelech. Boaz was the family member of Naomi’s husband.Take Me Under Your Wings God stores treasure for His loved ones. which would have buried the tribe of Judah underground. God chose Boaz and Ruth to restore the tribe of Judah. But the grace of God restored the tribe of Judah. the hope and dream of Israel. Naomi and Boaz’s relationship could have stopped right there. When Elimelech died.
Chapter 15: Who Was Boaz? .
Before Israel could conquer Canaan. God used her. God blessed the bloodline of Rahab. Rahab helped the spies. view the land. her Jericho gods. Ruth’s faith caused her to leave her false gods and her own country. her own nation. and lodged there.” So they went. especially Jericho. they had to conquer Jericho. and gave her a son named Boaz. a prostitute.Take Me Under Your Wings Who was Boaz? Boaz was the son of Rahab. a prostitute. and bring the salvation of God to her whole family. God’s kind of faith caused Rahab to betray her own country. opened up her womb. to turn away from every idol. When Rahab heard about how God delivered Israel from the hands of Egypt and how He divided the Red Sea. Boaz was the son of Rahab. That faith touched the throne room of God. Joshua 2:1-21 ow Joshua the son of un sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly. saying. When she saw the spies from Israel she immediately forsook her false gods. Joshua sent two spies to Jericho. “Go. This kind of faith is so much like the faith of Ruth. her faith grew. These two spies went to the house of Rahab. And it was Page 112 . but God opened her eyes to see that the power of God was with Israel. and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab. She made a covenant with Yahweh God. When Joshua sent spies to the land of Jericho. Rahab was a woman of Jericho. Rahab’s faith caused her to betray her own people.
“Yes. He is Page 113 . and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan. whom you utterly destroyed. men have come here tonight from the children of Israel to search out the country. she came up to them on the roof. saying. but I did not know where they were from. the men came to me. Sihon and Og.” Then the woman took the two men and hid them. And as soon as we heard these things. And as soon as those who pursued them had gone out. and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. “Behold. for you may overtake them. ow before they lay down.Who Was Boaz? told the king of Jericho. “Bring out the men who have come to you. they shut the gate. to the fords. And it happened as the gate was being shut. saying.” (But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them with the stalks of flax. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt. that the terror of you has fallen on us.) Then the men pursued them by the road to the Jordan. neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you. and said to the men: “I know that the LORD has given you the land. that the men went out. who have entered your house. for the LORD your God. for they have come to search out all the country. pursue them quickly. which she had laid in order on the roof.” So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab. Where the men went I do not know. our hearts melted. when it was dark. So she said.
and we will be guiltless. and spare my father.Take Me Under Your Wings God in heaven above and on earth beneath. swear to me by the LORD. his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him. and deliver our lives from death. And it shall be. your brothers. when we come into the land. And if you tell this business of ours. that you also will show kindness to my father’s house. if none of you tell this business of ours. and give me a true token.” So the men answered her. you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down. his blood shall be on his own head. she dwelt on the wall. then we will be free from your oath which you Page 114 . lest the pursuers meet you. I beg you. that we will deal kindly and truly with you. until the pursuers have returned. for her house was on the city wall. your mother. my brothers. and unless you bring your father. “Get to the mountain. when the LORD has given us the land. my mother. my sisters. Hide there three days. unless. And she said to them.” So the men said to her: “We will be blameless of this oath of yours which you have made us swear. And whoever is with you in the house. “Our lives for yours. ow therefore. So it shall be that whoever goes outside the doors of your house into the street. since I have shown you kindness. and all that they have.” Then she let them down by a rope through the window. and all your father’s household to your own home. Afterward you may go your way.
When we have a different faith than God. Joshua was able to conquer and destroy Jericho. “According to your words. There is separation from false gods. God’s kind of faith always requires testing. Rahab’s faith caused her to follow Jesus and serve God. and commands. plan. She immediately served God and made the people of God her own people. There is great sacrifice. Rahab’s faith only thought about the will of God. When we have the faith of God. This type of faith saves whole families.” And she sent them away. God’s kind of faith always requires testing. soon she left Jericho’s gods and united with Yahweh God. we put ourselves in danger. and they departed. Joshua said. This faith will save whole Page 115 . Because of her faith.Who Was Boaz? made us swear. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window. Her faith never made excuses for why she should not betray her country to follow the voice of God. “Why do I have to leave?” It immediately takes action to run to God. Rahab’s faith stirred up her heart. dream. “Do not harm Rahab’s family” because Rahab had the same faith as Israel. so be it. the perfect will of God. and plan. Those who have this faith start praying and seeking God. our faith is united with God’s faith. dream. We must be united with His beliefs.” Then she said. This kind of faith never says. We must have like faith with God and be united with Him. There is a great price to pay.
the whole world. saying. This faith will save our families and our neighbors. Joshua 6:25-26 And Joshua spared Rahab the harlot. he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn.” Joshua cursed Jericho.Take Me Under Your Wings nations. and all that she had. because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. “Cursed be the man before the LORD who rises up and builds this city Jericho. and with his youngest he shall set up its gates. So she dwells in Israel to this day. her father’s household. Then Joshua charged them at that time. Page 116 .
Chapter 16: The Land of Jericho .
Many of their bottles. In the New Testament. Joshua cursed Jericho so it had a hard time being established. from time to time. desks. he heard that the king of Ammon was dying.” The first farmers of Palestine lived life near wells. an oasis. C. Joshua’s curse was very powerful. Jericho was an old town. and 1.400 B.C. When King David found out.Take Me Under Your Wings Jericho had a water well. Around that time the people lived underground.300 B. Egypt destroyed Jericho. In the Old Testament people called Jericho the “city of palms. Also. David sent his servants to comfort the king of Ammon. He believed that King David sent spies to destroy the kingdom of Ammon. Those who rebuilt Jericho lost their loved ones. King David used the city of Jericho to heal his servants’ hearts. During King David’s reign. and plates have been found. But. Out of fear. But in 2. he took King David’s servants and shaved half of their beards and cut off their garments in the middle. but the land of Jericho was filled with pain and sorrow. God used Jericho as a stepping stone.600 B. but his son had fear. God used Jericho as a place of recovery and redemption. trays. no one could fully re-establish the city. Between 1. Under fear. beds. he sent messengers to them to wait at Jericho until their beards had grown and then return home. Jesus passed through Jericho and healed the blind and sick. The houses were made of rocks. C. they rebuilt the city of Jericho.300 B. The king of Moab controlled and ruled over Jericho. It was a good place to make a living in the Old Testament. In 1. Page 118 . C. The servants felt very humiliated. a new kingdom destroyed Jericho and established its kingdom. the king’s son made the wrong choice. After Joshua cursed Jericho.
Page 119 .The Land of Jericho 2 Samuel 10:1-5 It happened after this that the king of the people of Ammon died. and Hanun his son reigned in his place... Joshua’s prophecy was fulfilled. And the king said.” In the time of King Ahab. The land of Jericho was a cursed land. Even so. Even though God cursed the land. he sent to meet them. and 853 B.. as his father showed kindness to me. “I will show kindness to Hanun the son of ahash. And David’s servants came into the land of the people of Ammon.” So David sent by the hand of his servants to comfort him concerning his father. from time to time He also used the land that was filled with a curse. in 874 B. 873 B. to spy it out. “Do you think that David really honors your father because he has sent comforters to you? Has David not rather sent his servants to you to search the city. the prophets Elijah and Elisha visited Jericho. He lost two sons in the process. a man of Bethel tried to rebuild Jericho. shaved off half of their beards. “Wait at Jericho until your beards have grown.C. And the princes of the people of Ammon said to Hanun their lord. at their buttocks. cut off their garments in the middle. and sent them away.C.C. and to overthrow it?” Therefore Hanun took David’s servants. Then David said. When they told David. because the men were greatly ashamed. and then return.
Page 120 . “As the LORD lives. please. When God speaks to you. He sent prophet Jeremiah and told the king and his people to return to Yahweh God. for the LORD has sent me on to Jericho.Take Me Under Your Wings 2 Kings 2:4 Then Elijah said to him. He stayed in Jerusalem and governed over Judah for 11 years. King Zedekiah became the king of Judah at age 21. and as your soul lives. change. 2 Kings 25:5 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king. and obey quickly.” But he said. but God judged Judah. All his army was scattered from him. you must listen. Before God judged Judah. but the king refused. When God speaks to you. you must listen and obey quickly. “Elisha. When God gives you a message do not say that it sounds critical or judgmental. and they overtook him in the plains of Jericho. the king of Judah tried to flee with his people. I will not leave you!” So they came to Jericho. stay here. But the Babylonians caught the king of Judah when he was near the land of Jericho. When Babylon attacked Judah. receive it and change. Babylon destroyed Jericho again. If that message is from the Lord and lined up with the Word of God.
Don’t run to Jericho. Don’t run to Moab. “Return to Me. Elimelech. Page 121 . He wanted to believe false prophecy because false prophecy always sounded sweet. Therefore the judgment of God took place. Jesus healed the beggar Bartimaeus’ eyes in the land of Jericho. King Herod built his paradise. God judged Naomi’s husband. We need to pray for our nation the way that Abraham prayed for Sodom and Gomorrah. God used Jericho from time to time. Yahweh God is speaking to this nation saying. but true prophecy always requires the change of our behavior and the way we believe. Serve Me. God sent prophet after prophet to speak the truth to him. King Zedekiah had a chance with God.” But people don’t want to hear the truth. There will come a time when each of us will have to face God’s judgment and be accountable for our wrong choices and lifestyles. the king’s palace. and her two sons because they left God. When King Zedekiah tried to run away from the judgment of God he was caught by the hands of the enemy. Even today. Zacchaeus. They don’t want to return to God. King Zedekiah refused to listen and obey the voice of God. In the New Testament. Also. no one can ever escape from God. in Jericho. The king’s palace had beautiful gardens. Jesus met the chief tax collector. We need to remember that we cannot stay away from the judgment of God forever. In spite of all these things. Put your trust in Me. False prophecy doesn’t require people’s lives to change. But he didn’t want to believe the truth.The Land of Jericho Those who refuse to listen to the voice of God have a painful life. in Jericho as well. According to the Word of God.
her roof. in the land of curses. Rahab. her faith grew in the land of Jericho. Joshua 2:8-10 ow before they lay down. When Rahab saw the two spies from Israel. Boaz’s mother. she came up to them on the roof. when we run to God. God is looking at the land that is filled with sin and He is looking for someone like Rahab. and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted bePage 122 . seek God. He will stretch out His arms and help you. As long as you reach out to God. Also. She proved herself and her love for God in the land of curses just the way that Ruth did. have a new life. It doesn’t matter what kind of land you live in. Rahab proved her love for God the way Ruth did. that the terror of you has fallen on us. even before Rahab met the two spies from Israel. she hid the two spies on top of her house. met Jesus. They are tax collectors. someone like Naomi. He forgives us and gives us His grace. Those who refuse to meet God and receive the grace of God are blind. and said to the men: “I know that the LORD has given you the land. or someone like Ruth. Rahab and her whole family were saved. Every time that she heard about the miracles of God. she made a covenant with Israel. They are beggars.Take Me Under Your Wings Even if we live in the land of curses. Rahab had heard about Yahweh God. or be used by God powerfully need to turn to God. Through that covenant. In the land of Jericho. Those who want to meet God. Ruth proved herself to God in the land of Moab.
and unless you bring your father. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt. and they departed. the God of Israel. your mother. his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him. his blood shall be on his own head.” And she sent them away. and we will be guiltless. Sihon and Og. you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down. and all your father’s household to your own home. when we come into the land.” Then she said. but that disaster passed by Rahab’s family. then we will be free from your oath which you made us swear. and brought the gift of salvation to her household.” She had great faith in Yahweh God. God gave her the blood protection of Jesus. And whoever is with you in the house. Page 123 .The Land of Jericho cause of you. Because of her faith. God made a covenant with her through these two spies. “According to your words. So it shall be that whoever goes outside the doors of your house into the street. And if you tell this business of ours. Joshua 2:18-21 “Unless. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window. Her faith brought salvation to her own life. and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan. Because of her faithfulness and obedience. your brothers. whom you utterly destroyed. We need to have this kind of faith. Disaster came to Jericho. so be it.
protection. What if she had given up? These days many people give up too easily. or going into sin. If Rahab had cut the scarlet cord from her window. It’s because your sin has cut off that promise. or being critical. covenant. By her faith she left it there. the land of curses. Her patience gave birth to new life. Hold on to the promise of God. Page 124 . being critical. She put a scarlet cord in the window and then waited. It is not God who is delaying the fulfilling of your promise. and gave birth to Boaz. Rahab immediately bound a scarlet cord in the window. Then you wonder why God is not fulfilling His promise. She put a scarlet cord in the window by her faith.Take Me Under Your Wings After Rahab made a covenant with Israel. it would have been like she was cutting off God’s blessing. She did this by her faith. or fourth day? But she patiently waited on the promise of God. Your sin has cut off the promise and dreams of God in your life. third. do not give up. It was a very long wait. When God speaks to you. you cut off blessings and promise. Do not cut off God’s promise in your life through doubt. she did not cut off the scarlet cord from her window. What if Rahab had cut off the scarlet cord on the second. Every time you go into sin. Don’t cut off God’s promise in your life. She was ready to go with God. Ruth’s and Naomi’s faith caused them to leave the land of curses. It’s your flesh that is delaying everything. and future. Even so. By Rahab’s faith she forsook the land of Jericho. Remember. She waited and waited. Do not cut off God’s promise in your life through doubt.
Rahab. this woman of Jericho. had great faith. She had faith like the New Testament Gentile woman with the demonpossessed daughter. God was judging the evil and wicked. On Passover Day. This scarlet cord meant that the judgment of God would pass over her house. But at the same time. Boaz.The Land of Jericho When the two spies from Israel told Rahab to put the scarlet cord in the window. God used her and gave her a son. God’s protection was with her. She immediately took action. she did not wait until the next day or even later. This means that she was with God. Page 125 . That scarlet cord is symbolic of Jesus’ blood. Because of that kind of faith. Israel put the blood of the lamb on the doorposts.
Chapter 17: Faith to Overcome .
They boldly preach the blessing of God. he blessed them in the name of Jesus. But Boaz waited on God’s timing.” This is the character of Jesus and the fruit of an overcomer. He overcame persecution and the death of the cross. and everlasting faith from his mother. His field was filled with love. He prepared the harvest for the backsliders. This is the fruit of an overcomer. He knew that those who left would someday return. unshakable faith. hope. not a failure. Boaz was a fighter. When Boaz came to the field and saw the people working in the field. In the meantime he prepared food for the backsliders. Boaz was an overcomer. He tried to make everything easy for someone who was seeking and serving God. Even his uncle. In the time of drought people ran away from Bethlehem. Jesus had victory and received everlasting authority and the power Page 128 . and revival. Ruth 2:16 “Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her. holy ground. Boaz had the character of Jesus. After His death on the cross. Boaz always had a wonderful relationship with his employees. She received bread from Boaz’s field. They are very thoughtful. leave it that she may glean. Elimelech. Remember that overcomers always receive God’s blessing in the land of Bethlehem. He always blessed people and helped them. even during the time of drought in Bethlehem. food. he never left his homeland. Naomi returned to the holy land.Take Me Under Your Wings Boaz inherited God’s kind of faith. Jesus overcame this world. joy. He overcame the drought. Because of that faith. just like Jesus. He was very thoughtful. and do not rebuke her. Those who overcome have a tender heart. ran away from Bethlehem and went to Moab.
when trial comes. Then you will become king of that field.Faith to Overcome of resurrection. They lose communication with God. Because he leaned on God. When Page 129 . like Naomi’s husband. God said that He would send rain to Bethlehem. Boaz’s mother. lose touch with God. holding on to the promise of God. When people left Bethlehem it meant that they left God. abundant life. he overcame the drought and famine. Rahab had the promise of God. and blessing. She believed that God would show up at any time. The angels of God fought through him. Do not run away from the time of persecution. latter day rain. Hungry souls were crying. But this Promised Land did not look like a promised land from God because the ground had stopped breathing. who. Dryness was all the way around. There was no space to turn around. She waited and waited. But there are some people. death. and pain. to the Promised Land. The ground did not produce milk and honey. But Boaz faithfully had a relationship with God. the only thing it produced was curse. just like Israel. Be steadfast like Boaz was. hunger. God gave Israel a great promise. People were starting to doubt about the ground. helped the two spies by faith. the empty fields. Boaz stayed in Bethlehem for a long time. Rahab. Boaz fought the battle. He prepared his heart and strength to bring reconciliation to the lost and dying world. he paid the price for the harvest in Bethlehem. Boaz prayed through the time of drought. She bound the scarlet cord in the window and waited. The ground was lying down as though dead. Do not run away from the time of persecution.
“We misunderstood God. Page 130 . Boaz watched people leave.” They started to disconnect their hearts and left God. Boaz knew that if he left this holy ground that his life would be over. They tried to comfort themselves saying. So many people left that holy ground.Take Me Under Your Wings they doubted about the ground. God is not going to bless this dead ground. they started to doubt about God.
don’t let my heart wander I need Your strength Help me to walk on this path My spirit indeed is willing But the flesh is weak Please hover over me. never let me go You are my only present. never. You are all I have Spirit of God everyday Put Your seal around me Don’t let my mind and heart wander Oh. this is Your holy ground You’ve brought me to Your courts If I leave Your presence my life is over Hold me close. draw close to me Let Your holy fire burn up all the chaff I open my heart to You Come live in me Can You see my tears I’m so desperate for new life Spirit of God. my only future Spirit of God. hold me close Spirit of God.Faith to Overcome Come Live in Me Lord. Yeshua. You shed Your blood to give me new life Only Your blood can change me I’m so desperate for new life © 2005 Sun East Page 131 .
” Mark 5:22-23 And behold. We need to have these two different kinds of prayer. That dead field started to be filled with the glory of God. The prayer of Jairus brought life to his daughter. that she may be healed. This meant that people started to come back to the field. In the midst of the glory cloud Boaz saw Ruth. fulfilling His promise and bringing reconciliation. In the New Testament.Take Me Under Your Wings All along Boaz believed that he was are serving a promise keeper. saying. saying. “My little daughter lies at the point of death. He drew near to her. a man named Jairus prayed like Boaz. Hold on to God’s promise in your life. He stayed in Bethlehem and prayed it through. Give your prayer. Our families need to be revived. We need to be like Boaz. Now the glory cloud was all the way around the field. When Jairus saw Jesus. Don’t let your dream go. The prayers of Boaz and Jairus had resurrection power. The only way that God will revive our family is through our prayer.” Page 132 . he fell at His feet and begged Him earnestly. and she will live. As he prayed. Come and lay Your hands on her. Don’t move or leave. “My little daughter is lying at the point of death. The prayer of Boaz brought rain to the field. one of the rulers of the synagogue came. Jairus’ prayer brought life back to his daughter. Jairus by name. In the meantime. He immediately recognized the Spirit of the bride. Stay in the place that God calls you to. he fell at his feet and begged Jesus earnestly. God visited Bethlehem again. give your best. And when he saw Him. We need to learn to pray like Boaz did in the time of drought.
We need to examine our hearts: how many times do we beg Jesus? Beg means pray. Remember. everything changed. We must walk with Jesus inside the house. Don’t leave Jesus outside. But when Jesus went inside the house with Jairus. our church. many believers struggle and fight and have the same problems over and over Page 133 . you must invite Jesus inside your house. and Jesus spoke the word to this dead girl. But when Jesus walked inside of Jairus’ house. He spoke to the little girl and said. nothing happened.Faith to Overcome Jairus was begging Jesus to visit his house. When Jesus was on the outside of the house. People were still crying and talking about the little girl’s death. she immediately came back to life. There was no hope of resurrection. “Arise. not just outside the house. This means that the prayer of Jairus touched Jesus’ heart first. How many times do we beg Jesus? As soon as Jesus came inside the house. We need to speak the Word of God to dead situations. nothing happened. or our nation? Jesus did not come uninvited and walk into Jairus’ house. People still cried. If you want to see miracles.” Immediately the little girl arose and walked. inside your heart. First Jairus had to ask. when Jesus stayed outside of the house. therefore. and then Jesus visited his house. The twelve year-old girl was still dead. inside the house. How many times do we beg Jesus to visit our home. This world wants to leave Jesus outside. Even some believers leave Jesus outside the house.
When you leave Jesus outside. so many churches want to leave Jesus outside. Our finances will still be dead. Our family will still be dead. arise. There is no life inside the church. the country. This also tells us that it doesn’t matter how many times we talk about Jesus with our lips. I say to you. The ground will still be dead. the courthouses. and wonders will take place when we bring Jesus inside the home. If you want to live a peaceful and victorious life. businesses. and those who were with Him. the White House. The dead rose up. there will be no miracle. “Little girl. you must take the gospel of Jesus inside your home. “Talitha. Miracles. Mark 5:40-42 And they ridiculed Him. Sickness will disappear. your workplaces. you will have the same problems over and over again. everywhere. and said to her. Drought will disappear. Every church needs to have the life of God and speak the life of God. cumi. signs. the church. if Jesus does not fill our hearts. there are no miracles. so the church looks dead.” which is translated. As long as Jesus is outside your life. inside the schools.Take Me Under Your Wings again. Our situation will still be dead. But when He had put them all outside. He took the father and the mother of the child. and entered where the child was lying. There is no change. But when we invite Jesus inside the house and speak the Word of God. Then He took the child by the hand. and our land. then death will disappear. This day. Jairus brought Jesus inside his house.” Immediately Page 134 . It seems like people leave Jesus outside their house and outside their heart. Jesus spoke life into this girl. there are no changes.
our business. We must speak the Word of God to our children. and our physical body. loneliness. our finances. God will send victory to you through your faithfulness. As we speak the Word of God we can overcome the temptations of lust. deception. argumentativeness. When trials come. for she was twelve years of age. Therefore we must watch out for what kind of people we invite to our home. sickness. Naomi knew that as long as she stayed outside of Bethlehem that her life would be dry.Faith to Overcome the girl arose and walked. Poverty disappeared. there is healing and the power of resurrection. We need to remember that we live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Let Jesus live through you. She knew that to receive the bread and life of God that she must go back to Bethlehem and stay inside Bethlehem. There are so many people who stay outside the house of God and believe for a little crumb of grace from God. but Boaz was steadfast for God’s promise. But those who receive even a little crumb of God’s grace have to go inside Bethlehem. When Jesus shows up inside your home. inside the house. the windows of heaven were opened. Naomi had gone in a different direction. depression. and poverty. When Jesus visited Bethlehem. oppression. Naomi knew that she needed to go back. just the way that He Page 135 . and thirsty. if you continually stay in the house of God. inside Jesus’ field. Drought disappeared. addiction. She knew that she must overcome the fear of rejection and guilt in order to live in the house of God. Scripture shows us that Jesus didn’t take any unbelievers. doubtful people. And they were overcome with great amazement. hungry. We must invite Jesus into our home the way that Jairus invited Jesus inside his house.
The one who has the gift of prophecy or who talks loud is recognized. God will reward His faithful people. It is just a grain of sand. and I will give you the crown of life. Page 136 . Prayer Without faithfulness. but in this world. that you may be tested. very unattractive. He also brought bread back. Love 2.” it means that you are an overcomer. Revelation 2:10 “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Through Boaz’s steadfastness. Indeed. Obedience 5. Faithfulness 4. God sees the gift of faithfulness as a hidden pearl. God treasures faithful people. Be faithful until death. even inside the church.Take Me Under Your Wings did with Boaz.” Faithfulness and a pearl have the same color. faithful people are sometimes ignored. A pearl starts out looking ugly. God rewards every overcomer. no one can be steadfast or overcome. that sand becomes a pearl. God visited Bethlehem and brought great revival. But through the faithfulness of the clam’s tears. Be like a pearl. and you will have tribulation ten days. What is the fruit of steadfastness. “You are My faithful servant. of overcoming? 1. the devil is about to throw some of you into prison. Faith 3. When God says. Pearls are overcomers.
and he shall go out no more.” Boaz is the New Testament Philadelphia church. see the movement of the Holy Spirit. which comes down out of heaven from My God. With continuous prayer Jesus says. the ew Jerusalem. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God. The people of this world cannot see the movement of God inside the Philadelphia church. Do not let anyone take away your ministry. but those who are faithful. and have faith. With diligent hearts 4. Philadelphia means brotherly love. They lose fire 5. Through mission work 2. “Do not stop your works. Laziness 3. Sin 2.Faith to Overcome Revelation 3:12 “He who overcomes. Because of that faithfulness. They lose vision Page 137 .” The reason that people give up their ministries: 1. The Philadelphia church always held fast to what they had. The Philadelphia church always had faithfulness. How did the Philadelphia church serve God? 1. they always remained in revival. so that no one would take their crown. I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God. And I will write on him My new name. Through evangelism 3. Discouragement 4.
God also says that He will give overcomers a new name. History shows us that every great man and woman of God has had vision. Boaz had that kind of heart. they will hold up the house of God until their last breath. “Whoever is steadfast. God made Boaz an owner of Bethlehem’s field. and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Boaz put his eyes on God and kept the vision. Those who have a heart like Boaz will live with God forever and ever.Take Me Under Your Wings Why do people get discouraged? They put their eyes on their own glory. the house Page 138 . Boaz had vision. and loneliness in Bethlehem. History shows us that every great man and woman of God has had vision. Even in times of trial and persecution. What if Boaz had stopped praying for Bethlehem? He probably would have struggled and given up like Naomi and everyone else around him. a pillar of Bethlehem. Esther had vision. Nothing could kill the dream that he had. His heart had fire. But through prayer. Nothing could stop him. As long as people put their eyes on God. We need to have vision like Boaz.” A pillar is a person who holds up the house of God. He overcame drought. whoever overcomes. The book of Revelation says. they will not be discouraged. God’s name and the New Jerusalem. famine. separation. Jesus. even if they walk through the water and the fire. I will make him a pillar in the house of My God. Boaz was an overcomer. A new name means that overcomers will live with the Father. Ruth had vision.
Don’t run away from the wisdom of God.Faith to Overcome of bread. Don’t run away from the Promised Land. holy ground. Page 139 . Don’t run away from problems. If you want to live with the Father God and have an important part in the kingdom. God wants to use you and make you an important man or woman of God in His house. you must be steadfast and be like Jesus. in His kingdom. the holy place.
Chapter 18: Totally Submitted .
We can have the kind of relationship that Boaz had with his workers and with other people. Boaz came from Bethlehem. but she forsook the field in the time of the drought. “The LORD be with you!” And they answered him. But when she left the field she became homeless. God’s grace. “The LORD bless you!” We need to have godly conversation with everyone.Take Me Under Your Wings Boaz is symbolic of Jesus. He was just like our Jesus. and kind. If only she had stayed in Bethlehem in the time of the drought. This is godly conversation. We can see the love of God through Boaz’s relationship with people. she left it for a better life. she remembered all of those good things. She also remembered bad things. Page 142 . Now all of those times had passed away. Jesus is very grieved. When we break that trust. Our Jesus is giving. and trust. Jesus wants to trust us. The way that Boaz took care of his servants. When the field needed water and attention. By now she would have been the owner of this harvest field. Jesus knows our weaknesses. When the ground needed moisture. Boaz trusted his workers. loving. rain. she refused to cover that ground with her tears and prayers. bad times. When Naomi saw Boaz’s field. Ruth 2:4 ow behold. his workers. Boaz had godly conversation with his workers. was the fruit of love. These days we need to have godly conversation with our workers and with everyone around us. Even so. and said to the reapers.
Now Naomi’s silent prayer started to move on the throne room of God.” That name discharged her from being part of the house of bread. filling her heart with joy again. Page 143 . just to glean. She needed to refill her heart with the promise of God. She lost sons. “Moabite woman. Many people called her. Even so. the touch of the Holy Spirit. for her. and the touch of the love of God. She felt empty. God allowed her to feel emptiness in her belly. She lost a husband. She did not require any position or authority. She lost joy. but now she only had one daughter-in-law. bread. Because of the grace of God she started seeking for the mercy of God. in her soul. That name brought separation. Whatever she felt at that moment was the grace of God.Totally Submitted When Naomi left Bethlehem she had a husband and two sons. God was slowly restoring her. Naomi needed a time of healing. a prayer of repentance. Naomi gave God silent prayer. with the dreams of God. faithfully worked in the field. At the same time. Naomi had so much loss. When aomi saw the harvest field she repented. Healing needed to take place in her empty heart. God prepared food. she felt regret and repented. trying to restore what the enemy had stolen from her. She gleaned at the field of grace. her daughter-in-law. God was working on Naomi’s heart and strengthening her faith. she prayed a prayer of brokenness. She could not claim any legal right in Israel. She felt hunger. She humbly bowed to the land of Bethlehem. When Naomi saw the harvest field. Even so. She lost a greater thing: communication with God. Ruth.
In the Old Testament. In the New Testament. Pentecostal means the fruit of the flesh. when Jesus was here. Jesus’ prophecy came to pass. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the LORD your God. this was the day when Israel gave their firstfruits to God. Also. In the Old Testament. The Holy Spirit rained down spiritual hunger. talks about the time between the Pentecostal Day and Passover Day. He promised that He would go and then send the Comforter. but God gave her spiritual rights. chapter 23. But in the New Testament. The church and the Holy Spirit can become one every day of our lives. This is the grace and love of God. we can also celebrate Pentecostal Day. The Spirit of God was working on Naomi. Pentecostal means the fruit of the Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit we cannot accomplish the work of God. Every day is Pentecostal Day because the Holy Spirit is here every day. Naomi’s Page 144 . God sent the Holy Spirit because He wanted to save the world through the disciples of Jesus. Pentecostal Day is fifty days after Passover Day.Take Me Under Your Wings Leviticus 23:22 “When you reap the harvest of your land. you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap. But in the New Testament. the church and Jesus become one. On Pentecostal Day. the fire that she lost. This is when the disciples of Jesus received the Holy Spirit. the Holy Spirit came from heaven on this day.” In human eyes she didn’t have any legal rights. Leviticus. nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest.
but God was working on her. Doubtful mind and heart 2. had his own idea of God. She was a wounded soldier for many years because she lost so much. God kept silent with Abraham until he destroyed his own agenda. Lying 7. the way of his own timing. He was raining on her spirit and soul.Totally Submitted spirit was getting healed. and the lives of his children. King Saul had his own agenda. King David’s Page 145 . Therefore. Those who have their own agenda die in their own agenda. Ruth did not have her own agenda. What is the fruit of those who have their own agenda? 1. Ruth just followed her mother-in-law’s steps and direction. his life. Isaac’s son. in their own timing. Very critical 6. Those who have their own agenda die in their own agenda. There was a time when Abraham obeyed God the way of his own mind. Esau. Untrusting 5. She admired the harvest field that God had prepared for her. Unsettled 8. Analyzing 4. Unteachable 3. She opened her eyes. His agenda destroyed his kingdom. Anger History shows us that those who have their own agenda want to serve God they way of their flesh. She slowly walked towards God.
Praying according to your own will. 3. with no commitment. Always believing that your opinion is better than others. and glean heads of grain after him in Page 146 . 6. 5. she had God’s favor. her mother-in-law. He lifts them up high and takes them to the higher place. So Ruth the Moabitess said to aomi. with no unity.Take Me Under Your Wings own agenda caused murder. Acts. Wanting to serve God in your own timing. Serving God only when you feel like it. chapter 5. Even before Ruth went to work she asked her spiritual leader. Because of her submission. tells us about Ananias and Sapphira. 2. It literally destroys our spiritual bodies. They had their own agenda. Ruth submitted to her mother-in-law and followed her direction. What is your own agenda? 1. God is always with those who have a heart like Ruth. and spiritual leaders. Refusing to submit to the law of God. Now Ruth ate the fruit of her submission and obedience. the Spirit of God. Ruth totally submitted to God and her spiritual leader. “Please let me go to the field. believing that you are better than others. Wanting to do whatever you want to do. that own agenda brought death. a man of great wealth. His name was Boaz. 4. But the devil will destroy those who are unteachable. for permission. Ruth 2:1-3 There was a relative of aomi’s husband. Our own agenda always kills God’s plan in our lives. of the family of Elimelech.
the place where they could find and receive bread. A repentant heart always wants to work in unity.Totally Submitted whose sight I may find favor.” Then she left.” And she said to her. and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. Naomi’s and Ruth’s spirits experienced brokenness. “Go. Page 147 . Ruth and Naomi knew that they must go to the house of bread. That brokenness caused a repentant heart. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz. who was of the family of Elimelech. It will become one with God. my daughter.
Chapter 19: Not By Chance .
’ and she says. “Drink. that behold. ow let it be that the young woman to whom I say. and gave him a drink. At first.” And it happened. and I will also give your camels a drink’—let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. came out with her pitcher on her shoulder. who was born to Bethuel. son of Milcah. she said. “I will draw water for your camels also.” Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough. here I stand by the well of water. ‘Drink. ran back to the well to draw water. until they have finished drinking. And the servant ran to meet her and said. This is just like the story of Abraham’s servant and Rebekah.” So she said. “Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher. and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink. no man had known her. Ruth did not know that field belonged to Boaz. filled her pitcher. and drew for all his Page 150 . ow the young woman was very beautiful to behold.Take Me Under Your Wings God guided Ruth to a field. Genesis 24:13-61 Behold. Isaac’s wife. Abraham’s brother. And she went down to the well. before he had finished speaking. my lord. When Abraham’s servant went to look for the bride of Isaac. a virgin. his master’s son. God guided him to the well where he met Rebekah. And when she had finished giving him a drink.” Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand. And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master. and came up. the wife of ahor. Rebekah.
and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah. “I am the daughter of Bethuel. and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels of gold. And he said. “Whose daughter are you? Tell me. Milcah’s son. “We have both straw and feed enough. and the bracelets on his sister’s wrists. ow Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban. and a Page 151 . saying. and room to lodge.” Then the man bowed down his head and worshiped the LORD. that the man took a golden nose ring weighing half a shekel. whom she bore to ahor. when the camels had finished drinking.Not By Chance camels. As for me. “Thus the man spoke to me. remained silent so as to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.” So the young woman ran and told her mother’s household these things. “Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham. and said. and Laban ran out to the man by the well.” that he went to the man. And there he stood by the camels at the well. when he saw the nose ring. So it was. “Come in. wondering at her. And he said. So it came to pass. is there room in your father’s house for us to lodge?” So she said to him. the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren. And the man. O blessed of the LORD! Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house. please. being on the way.” Moreover she said to him. who has not forsaken His mercy and His truth toward my master.
if You will now prosper the way in which I go.” So he said. And he unloaded the camels. will send His angel with you and prosper your way. “I will not eat until I have told about my errand.’ But he said to me. then you will be released from my oath. You will be clear from this oath when you arrive among my family. behold. and he has become great. and provided straw and feed for the camels. and you shall take a wife for my son from my family and from my father’s house. but you shall go to my father’s house and to my family. and it shall come to pass that when the virgin comes out to draw Page 152 . ‘You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites. and to him he has given all that he has.’ “And this day I came to the well and said. before whom I walk. The LORD has blessed my master greatly. and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him. I stand by the well of water. ‘O LORD God of my master Abraham. male and female servants. “Speak on. silver and gold.Take Me Under Your Wings place for the camels. and camels and donkeys. and take a wife for my son. but he said. “I am Abraham’s servant. and He has given him flocks and herds. Food was set before him to eat. saying. And Sarah my master’s wife bore a son to my master when she was old. for if they will not give her to you. ‘The LORD. in whose land I dwell. ‘Perhaps the woman will not follow me.” And he said. ow my master made me swear.” Then the man came to the house.’ And I said to my master.
And I said to her. And if not. “Drink.” and she says to me. and let her be your master’s son’s wife. and I will draw for your camels also. and I say to her. “Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink.’ So I drank. and I will give your camels a drink also. and she gave the camels a drink also. whom Milcah bore to him. and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham.Not By Chance water. tell me. there was Rebekah. take her and go.’ “But before I had finished speaking in my heart. that he worshiped the LORD. ‘Drink. Here is Rebekah before you. and said. Then the Page 153 .”—let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master’s son. ‘The daughter of Bethuel. bowing himself to the earth. “The thing comes from the LORD.’ And she made haste and let her pitcher down from her shoulder. that I may turn to the right hand or to the left. tell me. ow if you will deal kindly and truly with my master. Then I asked her. ahor’s son. and said.’ So I put the nose ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists.” Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said.” And it came to pass. who had led me in the way of truth to take the daughter of my master’s brother for his son. and she went down to the well and drew water. ‘Whose daughter are you?’ And she said. And I bowed my head and worshiped the LORD. as the LORD has spoken. we cannot speak to you either bad or good. coming out with her pitcher on her shoulder. when Abraham’s servant heard their words. ‘Please let me drink.
“Let the young woman stay with us a few days. “Do not hinder me.” So they said. Then they arose in the morning. Page 154 . Just like that. He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.” And he said to them. came to the well. and he said. And he and the men who were with him ate and drank and stayed all night. and Abraham’s servant and his men. And they blessed Rebekah and said to her: “Our sister.” Then they called Rebekah and said to her. send me away so that I may go to my master.” But her brother and her mother said.Take Me Under Your Wings servant brought out jewelry of silver. chapter 4. So the servant took Rebekah and departed. when the Samaritan woman of John. after that she may go. That was the plan of God. “We will call the young woman and ask her personally. since the LORD has prospered my way. and they rode on the camels and followed the man. jewelry of gold. she met Jesus.” Then Rebekah and her maids arose. and gave them to Rebekah. “Will you go with this man?” And she said. God ordained this day even before Isaac was born. “I will go. This was not just a coincidence. at least ten. and clothing. But that was not a coincidence.” So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse. And may your descendants possess The gates of those who hate them. “Send me away to my master. may you become The mother of thousands of ten thousands.
‘Give Me a drink. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him.’ you would have asked Him. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar. and who it is who says to you. “If you knew the gift of God. “How is it that You. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. sat thus by the well. being wearied from His journey.Not By Chance John 4:4-14 But He needed to go through Samaria. and drank from it himself. and the well is deep.” Page 155 . Jesus therefore. and He would have given you living water. Jesus answered and said to her. who gave us the well. ow Jacob’s well was there. You have nothing to draw with. as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. being a Jew. “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again. but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. “Sir. It was about the sixth hour. a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus said to her.” The woman said to Him. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob. ask a drink from me. “Give Me a drink. near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
That place is called the place of grace.Take Me Under Your Wings Jesus’ meeting with this Samaritan woman was not just a coincidence. God is the author of everything. the place where we meet God. The hand of God is guiding us. She was miserable. Page 156 . Sometimes it seems like it is just a coincidence. where we can change our lives. Behind every coincidence the love of God is guiding us. God brought Ruth to Boaz’s field. She didn’t have joy until she started to worship God in spirit and in truth. just like God opened Rebekah’s eyes to see that Abraham’s servant was holding Rebekah’s future. the place of miracles. This was a divine appointment to bring change to her life. Every day God is guiding our lives to that well. God opened the eyes of the Samaritan woman to see her Savior. The Spirit of God guided Rebekah to the well to meet Abraham’s servant. God guided the Samaritan woman to the well to meet Jesus and give her new life. but behind every coincidence the love of God is guiding us.
Chapter 20: Do Not Glean in Any Other Field .
Ruth 2:8-10 Then Boaz said to Ruth. but stay close by my young women. He starts to open other people’s eyes. Joseph recognized his brothers. She had faith like Israel. and go after them. Let your eyes be on the field which they reap. this Gentile woman. When Joseph’s brothers had famine. This is just like the story of Joseph. God opened Boaz’s eyes. She gave up her rights. When God sees your true colors.Take Me Under Your Wings God opened the eyes of Boaz to see Ruth. God opened his eyes to see his brothers. She just wanted to serve God. After God opened Boaz’s eyes. “You will listen. But God saw her hard work. He starts opening other people’s eyes. Boaz saw Ruth and spoke to her. Ruth worked very hard. Her actions and lifestyle showed that she just wanted to be part of Israel and receive bread from Israel. She just faithfully worked. your true colors. That faith pushed her to God and made her meek and kind. But Joseph’s brothers didn’t recognize Joseph. they came to the land of Egypt for help. She was not upset because no one recognized her hard work. Boaz started asking questions about Ruth. that stronghold. Israel called her the Moabitess woman but Israel saw her faith. my daughter. Have Page 158 . will you not? Do not go to glean in another field. Her faith caused hunger and thirst in her heart. Ruth’s faith destroyed that Gentile wall. nor go from here. When God sees you. She did not feel any sadness. There was a big wall between the Gentile women and the Hebrew women.
Jesus welcomes His people 3. Jesus always gives us His welcome. Jesus tells His children to stay in His field 4. Jesus went to the Gentiles. Boaz came to Ruth. with other gods. they can glean and find and receive more. After people meet Jesus. when you are in the will of God. He always tells them to stay in His field. you will have favor with people everywhere you go. go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn. Jesus says the same thing. bowed down to the ground. The reason that so many Christians fail is that they keep going to other fields to glean. and said to him. unbelievers Scripture says that Jesus came to save sinners. We can see four points in this Scripture: 1. Jesus tells His people not to glean in any other field Even this day Jesus tells His people not to glean in this world. He went to the Gentile and welcomed her into his field. Many people believe that if they go to a different field. But those who go to a different field and try to Page 159 . to call sinners. Boaz was doing the same thing.Do Not Glean in Any Other Field I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty. since I am a foreigner?” When you follow the Holy Spirit. 2. that you should take notice of me. just like Jesus comes to our lives. Jesus always goes to Gentiles and welcomes them. Boaz told her to stay in his field.” So she fell on her face. meaning this world. “Why have I found favor in your eyes. or another religion. another god.
“Do not leave My field. poisoned water. Elimelech. we are no longer under His wings. The devil tries everything in his power to take people to a different field. in the dead ground. Jesus tells His people. When we go to another field. “Do not go to glean in another field. Jesus is saying to you today. They died and were buried in a strange land. I am the living water. it means that we leave His wings. My field is filled with water. just the way that he destroyed Naomi’s husband and sons. tried to glean in another field and he died. Boaz said to Ruth. That contaminated water. Boaz commanded his boys not to touch Ruth. This tells us that Jesus doesn’t tell Gentiles not to touch His bride. His covenant.” This means that we should stay close by the church and our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Boaz told his people not to touch Ruth. If we go to a different field. “Stay close by my young women. Jesus will protect us. His two sons also died.Take Me Under Your Wings glean die. that water will kill them.” But when people try to drink water in this world. come drink water. Jesus says to His people. Jesus says to His church. We must stay in Boaz’s field. As long as we stay in Jesus’ field. bitter Page 160 . “If you are thirsty.” If you go to a different field. Stay in My field. the devil will destroy you. Water in this world is contaminated. those people in His field. we lose God’s protection. Boaz also said that if she was thirsty that she should drink water there.” Today. Boaz’s field is Jesus’ field. Naomi’s husband. and so bitter. not to touch His bride.
that great day of the feast. If we only give 50%. When believers drink the water of the world they will die. We need to rememPage 161 . The light of Jesus will shine through us. Ruth had God’s favor because she gave it all. Jesus stood and cried out.Do Not Glean in Any Other Field water. “If anyone thirsts. Ruth bowed her face to the ground and said to him. We can have this favor when we give up everything for Jesus and just follow Him. we will live forever. God will only give us 50%. the way Joseph did and the way Ruth did. will poison people. you will receive. God will pour out His blessing upon us. Ruth saw Boaz’s love and thoughtfulness. I am just a foreigner. if you want to drink water. We should not hold back even one inch from God. The kingdom of God does not work that way. But when we drink water from Jesus. “It has been fully reported to me all that you have done for your motherin-law since the death of your husband. let him come to Me and drink. Ruth received 100% because she gave 100% to God. We were born naked. There are so many people who only give 10% to God and then expect God to give them 100%. and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth. then you must give all to God. saying. Jesus will give it to you. If you want to have God’s favor.” It doesn’t matter who you are. Ruth was totally humble and broken. Whatever you give. his graciousness. John 7:37 On the last day.” Ruth received great favor. God spoke through Boaz. How much we receive depends upon how much we give.” In front of God. If we give 90%. we receive 90% from God. and said. “Why have I found favor in your eyes.
Take Me Under Your Wings ber how we were born. Everything around us belongs to God. We need to remember that no matter how much we have, we are still naked before God. This means that we don’t own anything. Everything belongs to Jesus. Even our parents, our children, our spouse, everything belongs to Jesus. When we die we go back to God alone, just like the Scriptures say. Genesis 3:19b “…For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” This tells us that whatever we were born with we go home with. We were born naked; we go home naked. Those who love Jesus have a servant’s heart. Ruth had love for God. She did not have desire with anything in this world. Those who love Jesus have a servant’s heart. She served her mother-in-law the way that she served Jesus. Naomi was her pastor, her spiritual leader. God has a special blessing for those who honor, obey, and respect their spiritual leaders. Ruth was about ready to receive a special blessing. For those who come against their spiritual leader, their pastor, godly parents, or godly leaders, that blessing will turn to a curse. We must faithfully obey our spiritual leader the way that Ruth did. Scripture tells us that we should not grieve our spiritual leader, but there are so many people who mock and challenge spiritual leaders. When they challenge their spiritual leader, it grieves the Holy Spirit.
Do Not Glean in Any Other Field Naomi’s daughter-in-law, Orpah, could have had this special blessing, but Orpah took her spiritual leader very lightly. She did not recognize the power of God working through her spiritual leader, Naomi. Scripture says, “Honor the prophet of God and you shall prosper.” We must honor the prophet of God. Orpah left God, her spiritual leader, at the wrong time. If Ruth had been just like her sister-in-law, her name would never have been written in the Bible. God would have used someone else. But she was persistent. She respected and honored the spiritual head of her house. Because of that, God made her a mighty woman of God. She had a very victorious life. We all need to make the right choice the way that Ruth did. When she made the right choice, the angels in heaven wrote down every one of her good works and told them to the children of God. Boaz knew every good work of Ruth. We all have angels watching over us. Scripture says that God will give His angels to take charge over us. Whatever we do in this earth, the angels of God are watching over us and writing down everything, reporting it to our Father God in heaven. According to our work, God will either reward us or curse us. Some people say that God will never curse anyone, but the Word of God tells us that God is a God of judgment and justice. God sends His angels to watch over us, to watch over everything that we do. We cannot escape from God. If we go to the east, God will be there. If we go to the west, God will be there. If we go to the south, God will be there. If we go to the north, God will be there. We cannot escape from the Spirit of God. The eyes of God are everywhere. Even during church service, God sends His angels to watch and see how we Page 163
Take Me Under Your Wings receive the message. Angels stand all the way around the church and write down how the saints receive the message from the pastor, the preacher, or the teacher. They write down everything; they do not miss anything. We need to watch out for how we receive the message. If God opened your spiritual eyes right now, you could see the spiritual world; you could see the angels and demons. This is my testimony. One day during service, the Holy Spirit touched my eyes and opened my spiritual eyes. I saw that some people had demons. Those demons were sitting on their shoulders, whispering into their ears. They were causing strife and sleepiness, saying, “Go to sleep. You are tired. Whatever the pastor is preaching is not truth.” The tragic thing is that people believe that they are hearing their own voice, but the devil is actually talking in their ears. He is saying, “Don’t receive this message,” and people are listening to the voice of the devil. Then I saw the angels of God standing in the four corners of the church. There were other angels standing next to people. Every moment a battle is going on inside and outside of the church. Through our prayers we can have victory over every battle. God gave us angels to take charge over our lives. Psalm 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. Remember, even when we are alone, we are not alone. Your guardian angel, your warrior angel, stands next to you, watching over you. Because the angels wrote down every good work of Ruth, Boaz knew all of these good works. Jesus knows all of our good and bad works. Every time you serve Page 164
Do Not Glean in Any Other Field someone or help someone, your good works are written down in heaven. God will reward you by your good works. Jesus knows every one of your good works and evil works by the report of the angels. By Ruth’s good works, she received rest under the wings of Jehovah God. Boaz knew Ruth’s servant heart, faithfulness, and obedient heart. That was nothing but the grace of God. Jesus has been watching over us ever since we started life in this world. God gives us grace in our time of need. Psalm 91:14-15 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. Every moment we have a choice, to do good work or bad work. We have a choice to keep good company or bad company. Bad company corrupts good morals. Ruth made the choice to stay in Boaz’s field, to have good company, to keep company with spiritual people. God will deliver those who make the right choice, like Ruth, in their time of trial. He will set them on high because He knows their name. God will answer them in time of trial.
Chapter 21: Rest at the Side of Jesus .
Those who are humble before the Lord know that they are naked. soul. They know that they cannot make it without God. but this world rejects the grace of God. “Let me find favor in your sight. It is acknowledging that you owe God and the people around you. True humility is accepting that you do not deserve anything.Take Me Under Your Wings Ruth 2:13 Then she said. but she humbly accepted the grace of God. Pride always resists the grace of God. my lord. A humble heart creates a big heart. blessing. and knowing that God does not owe you anything. She knew that she did not have any reason to deserve this grace. for you have comforted me. and have spoken kindly to your maidservant. Those who are humble before God always receive the grace of God.” Ruth humbly accepted grace and did not doubt about the grace of God. Page 168 .” This world has been rejecting grace. Pride always tells people. “You don’t need God. Those who are humble always receive the grace of God. Every time we receive grace we need to become more humble. Therefore the salvation of God is far away from them. though I am not like one of your maidservants. True grace always creates a humble heart. that no one owes you anything. a heart like Jesus’ heart. and power. When people have a prideful heart they reject grace. You can make it without God. Ruth knew that she didn’t deserve that grace. and flesh to receive God’s grace and be thankful. When we are humble before the Lord we train our spirit.
she was sitting next to Boaz. If you continually reject the grace of God. we will be able to receive God’s grace and have a grateful and truthful heart. we can sit at the table with Jesus. The next thing the workers knew. He said to her. “Come here and eat of the bread. Receive God’s invitation and grace. unforgiveness. They offered Ruth the grace of God and she immediately received it. Receiving the grace of God is part of being humble. anger. Dip your piece of bread in the vinegar. curses. They have Page 169 . They refuse to accept the truth. Ruth was eating at the same table as Boaz. but we owe everything to God. When we accept that truth. We need to follow Ruth’s example. Every day people in this world miss out on God’s invitation and a great feast. Ruth received grace from Boaz. When we accept the grace of God. Jesus gives that invitation to everyone but very few come and sit next to Jesus because their pride rejects His invitation. They are beggars. If you miss the chance to meet the true shepherd. you will be missing great blessing and great opportunity to become kings and queens. the big gate. Those who reject God’s invitation sit next to the devil’s table. and insecurity. daughters and sons of the Maker.” So she sat beside the reapers.Rest at the Side of Jesus Problems start in our lives when we believe that God and other people owe us. They expect people to bow down to them. Do not miss out on your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The truth is that God doesn’t owe us anything. Ruth accepted the grace of God. That is a great big deception and misunderstanding. That deception always leads people to the big field. you will miss out on the chance to meet the true shepherd. to acknowledge them. They seek recognition. living under condemnation.
Page 170 . and rest. Boaz is symbolic of Jesus. to see how long and how many times you will sit quietly and wait on Him. physically. Ruth received food and wine. He will test you. Jesus will take care of us spiritually. “Come here. Boaz fed Ruth. Boaz invited Ruth and asked her to sit down and rest. Boaz. This wine is the Spirit of God. mentally. Boaz let Ruth rest. and eat of the bread. Before anything. When she sat down next to Jesus. and he passed parched grain to her. Ruth 2:14 ow Boaz said to her at mealtime. Obedience always brings abundant blessing to our soul. and kept some back. Before anything else. Jesus’ desire is for everyone to accept His invitation the way that Ruth accepted the invitation of Boaz. He will invite you to His table. she received spiritual food and the Holy Spirit as well as physical food and physical drink. This food is the Word of God. God will never forsake those who are spiritually or physically hungry if they accept God’s invitation and are obedient. This Scripture tells us that when we sit down next to Jesus.” So she sat beside the reapers. Our Jesus will do the same thing. At that same time she received spiritual food and the Holy Spirit. and financially. After that. Ruth is symbolic of Christians. and she ate and was satisfied.Take Me Under Your Wings such a fearful life. He let her sit down. and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar. eat food. Before He opens up the windows of heaven. He will take care of everything.
Jesus saw the multitude of people. Get food at the market. “This is a deserted place. And He took the five loaves and the two Page 171 . and healed their sick. “We have here only five loaves and two fish.Rest at the Side of Jesus Boaz gave Ruth food. You give them something to eat. “Bring them here to Me. Before you can work for Jesus. Jesus watched everyone sit down in order. Prepare the work of your hands for Jesus. Every time Jesus took care of His ministry. He felt special compassion for them. and the hour is already late. Nothing good will happen until we put everything in spiritual order. Matthew 14:14-21 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude. your heart has to be right.” But Jesus said to them. “We will feed them. saying. hungry and waiting. His disciples came to Him. When it was evening.” He said. He always did it in order. that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food. When we serve God. We serve a God of order. That is why ministries fail. “They do not need to go away.” And they said to Him. Prepare your hand and your heart. financial order. They were hungry. God always works in order. He told them to sit down. and physical order. Send the multitudes away.” He asked everyone to sit down. before Jesus fed five thousand men.” Jesus said. This means rest. and He was moved with compassion for them. both spiritually and physically. He didn’t say. they try to take care of God’s business out of order. When Jesus saw this multitude of people looking tired and hungry. These days so many people are out of order. In the New Testament. “Go away.” Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. we must have spiritual order.
intimacy with the Spirit of Jesus. life. If you want to have a successful ministry. the movement of God and new direction from the Lord. He told them to sit down. This means that Jesus wants people to come to Him and have communion with the Holy Spirit.Take Me Under Your Wings fish.” Before a ministry starts. all you who labor and are heavy laden. Washing feet means give time to repent and purify your heart. before the great movement of the Holy Spirit. That is part of having order. Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me. Before Jesus fed the multitude. Give time to long for God. besides women and children. Consistently pray and wait on God. Learn how to come to God with all of your problems and heavy burdens. answer the phone. Pray. So they all ate and were filled. ow those who had eaten were about five thousand men. Have order in your life. and the disciples gave to the multitudes. before Jesus brings great miracles. Give time to wait on God. Jesus always wants His people to rest. and looking up to heaven. Have a grateful heart before God. and marriage. or do nothing. When you sit it doesn’t mean that you sleep. Purity and holiness bring strength to believers to fight the Page 172 . Jesus will bring bread and a cup. Persistently pray. take a nap. In the meantime. He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples. He will wash their feet. and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. and I will give you rest. He feeds them. have order in your life. Those who have order in their lives know how to sit before the Lord and wait on God.
in the afternoon. The favor of God. But Boaz didn’t see her that way. this Gentile woman. they worked in Boaz’s field. One Scripture shows us that the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Boaz saw the beauty of Jesus shining through her. black. the love of God. powerful woman of God. were children of God. The landowner gave favor and grace to everyone equally. Boaz didn’t feel any prejudice. she did not know. He also saw the grace of God shining through her. She did not realize. They had been there in the field for a long time. and in the late afternoon. and the grace of God destroyed all of those walls. Jesus holds us in His arms. Page 173 .Rest at the Side of Jesus battle and work in the harvest field. Once you receive God’s grace and favor no one can come against you. or brown when you are saved. just like in the kingdom of God. All of Boaz’s workers. a dream. yellow. a woman from Moab. He hired people in the morning. because they saw God’s favor in her life. a Gentile woman. Boaz. that Boaz would be her husband soon and very soon. white. That was actually Jesus’ field. the people of Israel. As we rest under the wings of God. Boaz recognized that God was with her. To Ruth everything was like a shadow. No one came against Boaz for giving mercy to this foreigner. In the kingdom of God it doesn’t matter if you are a Gentile. Boaz saw her as a mighty. She was just a foreigner. Ruth did not realize that someone like Jesus could be her husband. trying to make a living. They all respected Boaz’s decisions. working in Boaz’s field. had power to bless someone or curse someone. They knew that the owner of the field.
As long as you join His field and faithfully give your best. He will go by your faithfulness. and did likewise. and said to them. Those who are in Jesus’ field have opportunity. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour.’ So they went. We all receive the grace of God. Page 174 . ow when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day. We need to stay in the field of Jesus. and whatever is right I will give you. he sent them into his vineyard. ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ They said to him. and said to them.Take Me Under Your Wings Matthew 20:1-8 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Those who are rich in this world are so poor and naked in the eyes of God. we are all invited to His field. they each received a denarius. and whatever is right you will receive. ‘You also go into the vineyard. ‘Because no one hired us. the owner of the vineyard said to his steward.’ And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour. He will not go by the length of your service or your work.” Jesus’ field is always like this. ‘You also go into the vineyard. ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle.’ “So when evening had come.’ He said to them. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace. He will see your heart and He will measure your reward by your heart. beginning with the last to the first.
a widow. poor. As long as you come to Jesus’ field and accept Jesus’ invitation. just like Boaz did. even the Pharisees and scribes. It doesn’t matter if you are divorced. But Pharisees and scribes cannot stop the love of Jesus. will never understand the love of Jesus and the grace of God. Jesus is not satisfied with just providing bread for us. religious people. Sinners. provide people’s needs. Ruth and Boaz sat at the same table. Only Pharisees will come against Jesus’ love and grace. He wants to have intimacy with us. want to sit next to Jesus but there are no chairs for them. saying. a prostitute. religious people.” Pharisees and scribes. a tax collector. They are sitting at the King’s table. Remember. God will make you equal with everyone around you. or a thief. He will personally hand bread over to us. an ex-murderer. but by nothing but the grace of God. sit next to Jesus just like Ruth sat next to Boaz. Page 175 . They cannot separate us from the love of Jesus and the grace of God. We receive that chair not by works. “This Man receives sinners and eats with them. Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes complained. This means that He will touch us. When you reject the grace of God there are no empty chairs for you. Boaz gave her bread. Jesus wants to hand the bread over to us Himself. Gentiles. Jesus wants to take care of people’s needs. just like our Lord Jesus. Jesus wants to have intimate conversation with us.Rest at the Side of Jesus They are rich.
Chapter 22: Let Some Grain Fall Purposely .
Jesus wants to give His children bread. just the way that Boaz gave bread to Ruth. Parched grain represents the firstfruits. She even had leftovers. Ruth received all of those things at the table and she ate. Jesus wants to personally hand over to us blessing and the character of Jesus. and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. If you want to receive new Page 178 . new hope. Ruth’s soul rejoiced and was so satisfied. It also means that the life of Jesus will come to us. 1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead. She was very satisfied and kept some back for Naomi. He had to die. for us. Parched grain goes through fire. just like grain. It is symbolic of the life of Jesus. the wrath of God. We must receive this every day of our lives. the ministry of Jesus and the power of resurrection. a beautiful fragrance to God. Some people receive this only once in their lifetime.Take Me Under Your Wings Boaz passed parched grain to Ruth and she ate. Parched grain is well done. She received strength. or once a month. Before Jesus could become the bread of life. once a year. Jesus wants to personally hand over our blessing to us. He will be born in this world and become the bread of life. The death of Jesus pleased God because that death was beautiful. and a new dream from Boaz. she kept those leftovers for other souls. This means that Jesus received the fire of God. but we need to receive it every day of our lives. the fullness of God.
Jesus enlarged her grace.” Those who glean usually have to stand far behind the reapers. Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her. He continually watched over the people. “Let some grain from the bundles fall purposely for Ruth that she might glean.Let Some Grain Fall Purposely hope. Ruth could go anywhere to glean. The grace of God filled the field.” This is nothing but grace and love. Ruth planned to follow far away from the reapers and wait until they were finished with all of their work. when she received the parched grain. and new faith. She even had the freedom and the privilege to go and glean among the sheaves. When you receive the bread of life from Jesus. Page 179 . Ruth 2:15-16 And when she rose up to glean. saying. living water will overflow like a waterfall. you can help others. and do not rebuke her. Once you receive one grace. Boaz commanded his young men. sit next to Jesus and receive the bread of life. Jesus will satisfy your soul. When Ruth received the bread. a new dream. When Jesus fed the five thousand people and brought back 12 baskets of leftovers. When we stay in the field of God’s love and grace we will grow and grow and become a mighty nation. it was then that she could really help others. Jesus will give you more than you need. leave it that she may glean. just like our Jesus. “Let her glean even among the sheaves. Not just your soul. The grace of God is incredible. For those who receive grace there is no limit. Jesus multiplies your blessings and your grace. Because Ruth received one grace. Boaz told the people. and do not reproach her. new strength. Her hands overflowed with blessing. If you receive living water. but Boaz was not through with her yet. it’s like you open the floodgates of heaven.
Page 180 . to those who need help or prayer. He will guide you to those who have love and spiritual eyes. His wings always cover us. God will embrace you. When you open your eyes you can see the grace of God hovering over you. her old gods. but the eyes of God never leave us. Jesus always lets us see grain. We must continually keep gleaning and stay in Jesus’ field to glean. just for Ruth. just like Ruth did. that people reject us or come against us. empty souls. When we go to the harvest field. being a servant of the Lord. who have a heart after Jesus. We find free grain.” This is the kingdom of God. giving you new strength and new joy. Grain is symbolic of people’s souls. is also the grace and blessing of God. He takes us under His wings and protects us. But the grace of God always leads us to those who are lost in this world and broken before God. Our Lord Jesus Christ’s heart is always with us. hurting souls. All people work together to raise up the mighty bride of Jesus. He will lead you to the field of Jesus. and kind. wicked ways. Many times we experience the love of Jesus. He told his men. “Let some bundles of grain fall purposefully. we cannot find lost souls. If God is not in it.Take Me Under Your Wings Ruth had faith to leave her past. Sometimes it feels like we are all alone to serve God. her old life. In the kingdom of God there is no jealousy. Jesus purposely leaves those people for us. loving. The Spirit of God guided Ruth to Boaz’s field. Being used by God. God always leads us to those who need a touch. God rewarded Ruth for forsaking her past. Boaz was so thoughtful. Therefore we will keep finding grain. He always wants to make our lives easy for us. but unity. We must keep finding more grain. Every time you turn away from evil.
even for backsliders. preachers. He is our bridegroom. Jesus will meet those who have a need to meet Him.Let Some Grain Fall Purposely We all need that grain from the bundles. you must go to church. Ruth met Boaz in the field. Jesus wants to provide every our need. and as soon as they leave. this day’s church.” This tells us that Jesus has compassion for those who seek God and have some need in their lives. or who want to meet Him. the grace of God. We can see the prophets. but people leave anyways. Jesus told His people not to leave the church. Jesus spoke through Boaz. but you must come to Jesus’ field. according to the Word of God. Jesus purposely leaves the Word of God. Jesus will come and meet those who have a need to meet Him. Ruth met Boaz in his field. Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. People in this world. Boaz’s field is symbolic of the church. but you must come to His field. calling them. they are beaten up by the devil. We all have needs in our lives. Page 181 . and lost souls. if you want to meet Jesus. His Spirit is everywhere. Jesus wants to provide every need for us. saying. After Ruth came to Jesus’ field. and teachers of God everywhere around us. saying. Our Jehovah God will supply every our need. Jesus will never hide His face from us. “Let some grain fall purposely for her. Jesus is always looking for backsliders.
she left God.Take Me Under Your Wings “Backsliders. When King David committed sin. “Do not be alarmed. After his repentance. but past history shows us that God always restores His children’s ministry. Even so. His mercy.” Jesus felt compassion for Naomi and Ruth. God just wanted to embrace him again and show him His love. who have failed. No one can forgive us the way that God forgives us. Mark 16:6-7 But he said to them. There are many times when we feel like God has forsaken us because our heart has left God for a season. come back to Me. the angels told Mary. No one can love us the way that God loves us. tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee. “Go tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee. Jesus still had compassion for him. She didn’t believe that God would visit Bethlehem again. Page 182 . Right after Jesus’ resurrection. He is risen! He is not here. Jesus knew that Naomi had lost everything and failed. God restored King David’s ministry. When she left Bethlehem. and backslid. God even rebuilt the temple in Jerusalem. and His forgiveness. time passed by. who was crucified. and the grace of God wanted to restore Naomi’s life and ministry. as He said to you. You seek Jesus of azareth.” When Peter left Jesus.” Why did they only mention Peter’s name? Jesus feels compassion for those who are discouraged. But go. I am married to you. No one in this world can describe the love and grace of God. there you will see Him. backslider. She trusted the things of this world more than God. the desire of God was not to destroy King David’s life or kingdom. See the place where they laid Him.
Let Some Grain Fall Purposely How Can I Love You? Spirit of God You called me by my name I know I’m not worthy to be called by You Your greatest love has called me And takes me to Your mercy seat Spirit of God. my Elohim. holy is Your name Worthy is Your name Oh. my Lord How can I. Oh. how can I love You the way You love me? Show me Your mysteries of love Here I am to love You and love You © 2006 Sun East Page 183 . let Your blood purify my heart And make me just like You You are my shepherd in time of need You are my deliverer.
He always puts His arms around us and gives us a fresh. he made a mistake. and he called his name Solomon. physically. He committed a great sin in the eyes of God. That agape love opened the womb of Bathsheba and gave her another son. He lost peace. because God loved him. So she bore a son. but God openly exposed his sin. that the child may live?’ But now he is dead.” 2 Samuel 12:21-25 Then his servants said to him. She got pregnant and he tried to hide that sin. I fasted and wept. ow the Page 184 . but when the child died. After he repented. spiritually. ‘Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me. When we repent and come back to Him. he went to see Bathsheba again. you arose and ate food. Even so. whether it be in our heart. King David was a mighty servant. new start. Jedidiah. a mighty vessel of God. The story of King David always touches people’s heart. why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him. or mentally. and went in to her and lay with her. God’s grace came again. He took away someone’s wife. Jedidiah means “God’s love. “While the child was alive.Take Me Under Your Wings We have all experienced leaving God. He went into deep. God sent prophet Nathan to give him a name. After sin. but he shall not return to me. His grace manifested in King David’s life. deep sin. to comfort her after losing their first child. “What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive. committed adultery. for I said.” And he said. Agape love embraced King David.” Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife. King David’s life changed. and murdered her husband.
When God calls your name it means that He is embracing you with His new grace. The third time He said. clean waterfall. you need to become the pastor of First Love Christian Church.” a certain person. He showed David that His love for him never changed. I have heard the voice of God calling my name several times. “I did not break My covenant. a best friend. He does not always come as thunder or lightning. amazing love of God. Even though you ran away from Me. and He sent word by the hand of athan the prophet: So he called his name Jedidiah.” God mentioned my name to the angels. I didn’t break our Page 185 . His everlasting promise. His voice was like a very clear. very firmly and strongly. Now he was under God’s wings and worshipped God in spirit and in truth. I have heard God call my name three times. Sometimes He just calls your name as someone who is sitting next to you. God promised King David His forgiveness. God mentioned Peter’s name to Mary to encourage him. No one can describe the love of God. He continually showed David His love for him. King David experienced greatest love. Naomi could not describe the powerful. God restored Naomi’s life and ministry just the way that He restored Peter’s life and ministry. “Pray for this person. or a spouse.Let Some Grain Fall Purposely LORD loved him. One time God called me saying.” The second time God said. “Sun. sometimes He calls us by name. with a covenant. because of the LORD. a loved one. When He called my name. write music. His everlasting grace. When God is about ready to restore our life. amazing love. “Sun. He is also saying to you. When God calls your name.
tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee. Page 186 .” Mark 16:7 “But go. as He said to you.” God calling your name is the grace of God. My covenant is still with you. God calls your name because He wants you to start gleaning and keep gleaning in His field.Take Me Under Your Wings covenant. My promise is with you. there you will see Him. I am still with you.
Chapter 23: Beat Out the Gleaning .
Take Me Under Your Wings God always wants us to glean the Word of God and the grace of God. The Word of God starts with grace and love. God openly leaves His Word for people to study and learn about His character. We can glean the Word of God in Jesus’ field. We must glean the Word of God always. We need to remember that it doesn’t matter how much God has for us or provides for us, we must make the choice to glean—to glean His character, His Word, His Spirit, His living water, and His bread. Gleaning is like finding manna in the field. In the Old Testament it didn’t matter how much or how little manna they gathered, they always had enough for everyone. Gleaning in the field until evening means that you leave your heart and mind open to God 24 hours a day and live your life by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Knowing God and studying the Word of God is a 24-hour obligation as born again believers. Yet, even if we glean, we must take care of our physical body, our family, and our church. Don’t use gleaning as an excuse to forsake your responsibilities. If you truly glean for God, you will be very responsible. As we glean we must take care of many other responsibilities. Ruth 2:17 So she gleaned in the field until evening, and beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.
Beat Out the Gleaning Ruth gleaned all day. When evening came she had to beat out what she had gleaned and make food out of it. This is just like our spiritual lives. After we receive grain, we sometimes ignore the rest of the work. Many people hear the Word of God, know the Word of God, and study the Word of God; this is gleaning. After gleaning, we must use it on ourselves. The Word of God must become one with us. We must practice it on our lives and become the light and salt of this world. If we don’t use salt, it becomes useless. We must practice the Word of God. Practice requires self-discipline. Ruth beat out what she had gleaned. This means that we must let the Word of God shake us up, shake all sin out of our hearts and lives. Shake out rebellion, anger, unforgiveness, lust, confusion, deception, and fear. We must shake out those things. We must shake out the sins of homosexuality, lesbianism, and murder.
“Beat out” means pray. We must beat out laziness. Beat out means pray. Pray in silence. Pray out loud. Through prayer we can shake out all of our sin. The Word of God always takes us to the grace of God and points out our sin. As soon as God shows us the sin in our hearts and lives we must shake it out, beat it out, like Ruth did with her grain. Start today. We must shake out our wrong thoughts and wrong doctrine. We must pray the way that Ruth prayed. After Ruth took care of her life, spiritually, physically, and financially, God worked on the next step. We all need to remember that whatever we are working on will not be there Page 189
Take Me Under Your Wings forever. God always prepares the next assignment for us; we must go to the next level, the next step. God was working on Naomi’s heart. After Ruth beat out her portion, she came to her spiritual leader. She showed her everything that she had and shared with her mother-in-law. We must fill our hearts before we can give to others. Before Ruth gave to Naomi, she first took care of her own stomach. This means that before we can give to others we must first receive. We must fill our heart with faith and grace. If anyone wants to teach about grace and faith, they must first study. Let your soul be soaked with faith, grace, and the love of God. Ruth fed herself. This means that she fed her spirit. Before she shared her testimony with her mother-in-law, she fed herself spiritually and physically, making herself strong. Then she went to her mother-in-law and shared her testimony. Your testimony always touches people’s hearts and strengthens them. If you want to see other people have faith, then you must know what faith is. If you pray for people to live by faith, then you must learn and know about faith. Everything starts with us. We cannot expect others to practice something that we don’t practice. We cannot expect others to live by something that we don’t live by. Grace and faith always require selfdiscipline, a fruit of the Spirit. Everything starts with us. After the Samaritan woman met Jesus, after she received the grace of God and faith, she ran to the town and told the people about Jesus. Grace is one of the most precious pieces of news. Page 190
Beat Out the Gleaning Faith is the greatest hope for people. Faith always gives hope to dying souls. Faith is like the spring rain to dry land. The Samaritan woman received the grace of God. After she received the grace of God, faith rose up in her heart. Repentance and grace go together. Without the grace of God we cannot repent. When we receive the grace of God by faith: 1. We change the direction of our lives. We go to a different road. 2. We become very bold. 3. Joy takes place. 4. We have a grateful heart. 5. There is no more shame and guilt. 6. There is new birth, new energy. Before the Samaritan woman received the grace of God, she always hid from people. She believed that she could never go under the wings of God. She believed that she was not worthy to ask God to cover her with His wings. Before people receive grace they live under deception, but the grace of God always sets people free. It gives them a new heart and new spiritual eyes. Those who receive the grace of God have new eyes to see this world. They have a new heart to receive others and to worship God. Before the Samaritan woman received the grace of God, she felt shame and guilt. She lived under condemnation. She lost hope. When she needed to go to the well to get water, she always looked around and waited until no one was around. Her presence always caused people to stumble, to be uneasy and unsettled. People gossiped about her lifestyle and mocked her past. Her lifestyle was not a blessing to people, but when she met Jesus, everything changed upside down. When she Page 191
people around her changed. John 4:5-30 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar. She became blind to this world. Jesus therefore. “Give Me a drink. joy stirred up her soul.’ you would have asked Him. It was about the sixth hour.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. When Jesus spoke to her she had a choice to resist and reject grace or receive grace. she immediately entered into the courts. into the presence. When she made the choice to receive grace she was no longer of this world. being wearied from His journey. Jesus said to her. near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. ask a drink from me. “If you knew the gift of God. She made the right choice. She could not see things the way that she used to see them. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. but her spiritual eyes were wide open. and who it is who says to you.Take Me Under Your Wings changed. Jesus answered and said to her. spirit. ow Jacob’s well was there. She changed because she received the grace of God. of God. being a Jew. She left her waterpot and ran to the city. and flesh. You have Page 192 . ‘Give Me a drink. “Sir. She felt living water overflow through her. and He would have given you living water. “How is it that You. a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. sat thus by the well. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him.” The woman said to Him. She boldly preached the gospel to the people of the town.
nor come here to draw. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. who gave us the well. But the hour is coming. “Woman. “Go. as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her. ‘I have no husband.” The woman said to Him.” Jesus said to her. when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Page 193 . You worship what you do not know. believe Me. the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain. and the one whom you now have is not your husband. and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob.” Jesus said to her.” The woman answered and said. we know what we worship. call your husband. nor in Jerusalem. “You have well said.’ for you have had five husbands. and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” The woman said to Him. “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again. and now is. for salvation is of the Jews. “Sir. and drank from it himself. “Sir. I perceive that You are a prophet. worship the Father.” Jesus said to her. give me this water. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain. in that you spoke truly. but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.Beat Out the Gleaning nothing to draw with. “I have no husband. and come here. that I may not thirst.
she changed. yet no one said. “Come.” And at this point His disciples came. Page 194 . she put everything in her heart. her faith grew. for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. and they marveled that He talked with a woman. “Why are You talking with her?” The woman then left her waterpot. He will tell us all things. After the Samaritan woman received the good news. After that she ran to the town to give the message to others. “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ).Take Me Under Your Wings spirit and truth. “What do You seek?” or. Her faith grew more. Ruth heard Boaz’s voice.” The woman said to Him. God is Spirit. When Ruth heard the message of Jehovah God. She started to take care of her spiritual and physical belly. Her faith grew so fast. went her way into the city. Could this be the Christ?” Then they went out of the city and came to Him. and said to the men. When the Samaritan woman met Jesus. By faith.” Jesus said to her. and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. She ran to Naomi and shared her testimony with Naomi. Naomi knew that Boaz was one of her near kinsmen. Ruth came to Boaz’s field. This is just like the story of the Samaritan woman. “I who speak to you am He. mind. she received the grace of God. “When He comes. see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. and belly.
my daughter. The harvest was over and Naomi knew that something needed to happen quickly. “My daughter. Naomi wanted to send Ruth back to Moab to have a life in Moab. She told Ruth. Her faith changed. but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. Naomi prepared her daughter-in-law. She knew now that if Ruth went back to Moab her life would be miserable. that you go out with his young women. that it may be well with you? ow Boaz. Stay with Boaz’s young women to glean until the end of the barley harvest and wheat harvest. Naomi changed. is he not our relative? In fact. The harvest was over. Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself. Ruth 3:1-3 Then aomi her mother-in-law said to her. As time passed by. and that people do not meet you in any other field. Now she regretted her doubtful mind. she would lose her future and blessing. Gleaning in Boaz’s field was over.” Now everything was over. he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor.” Page 195 . “Stay in Boaz’s field. Now Naomi stepped into her life.Beat Out the Gleaning Ruth 2:22 And aomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law.” Naomi knew that if Ruth went to a different field. behavior. whose young women you were with. put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor. “It is good. Before. attitude. shall I not seek security for you. and the words that she spoke.
Chapter 24: The Threshing Floor .
through that deep intimacy. When David saw God’s judgment he immediately turned away from his wicked way. When David repented. History shows us that those who go to the threshing floor always have intimacy with Jesus. God saw King David’s doubtful heart. not by an army. and count the people. Those who go to the threshing floor always have intimacy with Jesus. Ruth. Naomi directed her disciple. Ruth is symbolic of the bride of Jesus. After King David started counting the number of people in Israel. “Go. He recognized the price of his sin. that I may know the Page 198 . number Israel and Judah. “ ow go throughout all the tribes of Israel.” So the king said to Joab the commander of the army who was with him.Take Me Under Your Wings Boaz is symbolic of Jesus. God gives us new birth. Every time the bride of Jesus has deeper intimacy with Jesus. God was not pleased by King David because Israel was governed by God. Not trusting God is the fruit of pride. and He moved David against them to say. Naomi wanted to send Ruth to the threshing floor to have intimacy with Jesus. from Dan to Beersheba. God forgave him again and gave him three choices. the judgment of God came to Israel. or by the number of people. 2 Samuel 24:1-25 Again the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel. to go to the threshing floor and have intimacy with Jesus. When King David committed sin by counting the number of people in Israel and Judah.
So David said to the LORD. So when they had gone through all the land. and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men. and they came to the stronghold of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and the Canaanites. “I have sinned greatly in what I have done.” And Joab said to the king. the Page 199 . But why does my lord the king desire this thing?” evertheless the king’s word prevailed against Joab and against the captains of the army. they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.” ow when David arose in the morning. they came to Dan Jaan and around to Sidon. on the right side of the town which is in the midst of the ravine of Gad. but now. Then Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to the king. And there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword. “ ow may the LORD your God add to the people a hundred times more than there are. I pray. and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. And they crossed over the Jordan and camped in Aroer. Then they went out to South Judah as far as Beersheba. and toward Jazer. for I have done very foolishly.The Threshing Floor number of the people. take away the iniquity of Your servant. O LORD. And David’s heart condemned him after he had numbered the people. Then they came to Gilead and to the land of Tahtim Hodshi. Therefore Joab and the captains of the army went out from the presence of the king to count the people of Israel.
” So the LORD sent a plague upon Israel from the morning till the appointed time. “I am in great distress.” And David said to Gad.” And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” And Gad came that day to David and said to him. but do not let me fall into the hand of man. the LORD relented from the destruction. “Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or shall you flee three months before your enemies. be against me and against my father’s house. ‘Thus says the LORD: “I offer you three things. “Go and tell David. And when the angel stretched out His hand over Jerusalem to destroy it. while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days’ plague in your land? ow consider and see what answer I should take back to Him who sent me. and said to the angel who was destroying the people. erect an altar to the LORD on Page 200 . what have they done? Let Your hand. but these sheep.”’” So Gad came to David and told him. Please let us fall into the hand of the LORD. now restrain your hand. and he said to him. saying. “Surely I have sinned.Take Me Under Your Wings word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad. that I may do it to you. “It is enough. and I have done wickedly. “Go up. From Dan to Beersheba seventy thousand men of the people died. and said. for His mercies are great. choose one of them for yourself. Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking the people. David’s seer. I pray.
And David built there an altar to the LORD.” ow Araunah said to David. The prophet came to King David and told him to go and build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor. and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. here are oxen for burnt sacrifice. Then Araunah said. that the plague may be withdrawn from the people. “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” And David said. God is Page 201 .” And Araunah said to the king. nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing. Remember. went up as the LORD commanded. So the LORD heeded the prayers for the land. “To buy the threshing floor from you. and the plague was withdrawn from Israel. and threshing implements and the yokes of the oxen for wood.” So David.The Threshing Floor the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. So Araunah went out and bowed before the king with his face to the ground. “May the LORD your God accept you. “ o. but I will surely buy it from you for a price.” Then the king said to Araunah. Araunah has given to the king. ow Araunah looked.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. Look. according to the word of Gad. to build an altar to the LORD. O king. “Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him. All these. and saw the king and his servants coming toward him.
This is the reason that this world is confused. big mistake in believing. This world has built the wrong altar on the threshing floor. thinking. pornography. This world needs to go up and erect an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor. and murder in abortion clinics. in our heart. because the Tower of Babel is everywhere. until we destroy the sins of idolatry. in our life. This is the day that we must destroy the evil. must hate all evil and only love the goodness of God. Whoever wants to go to the threshing floor and build the altar of God. and saying that evil is good and that good is evil. We must give God offerings. and false doctrine more than the Bible. fornication. We cannot go under God’s wings until we destroy the sins of homosexuality. lesbianism. immorality. theology.Take Me Under Your Wings Lord of the threshing floor. and adultery. People need to repent for thinking that they don’t need God. and in our schools. This world has made a great. Page 202 . in trying to build the Tower of Babel. Sooner or later God will judge the world just the way that God judged the world with the flood during the time of Noah and with brimstone and fire at Sodom and Gomorrah. in our nation. Whoever wants to go to the threshing floor must hate all evil. to go under the wings of God. for believing philosophy. This world has sinned against God. ungodly altar on the threshing floor of God and start to build the true altar of God on the threshing floor. We need to seek for the mercy of God the way that King David did. We must destroy the Tower of Babel and build the altar of God.
God showed Gideon that He was with him. God will heal our life and our land. Many times history has started at the threshing floor. I have declared to you. at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. where the LORD had appeared to his father David. God will visit the threshing floor and divide the wheat from the tares. The threshing floor became God’s habitation. the place where God made a new covenant and revealed Himself to King David. Then God will hear our prayer. 2 Chronicles 3:1 ow Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah. the place where King David built the altar. the place where King David prayed and God stopped disaster. In Judges 6. but God will protect the wheat by His grace. The God of Israel. my threshing and the grain of my floor! That which I have heard from the LORD of hosts. Scripture shows us that when we go up and build the altar of God and pray. We must pray for this land. Isaiah 21:10 Oh. God came to Gideon at the threshing floor and gave him a word. Tares try to destroy the threshing floor. Even today.The Threshing Floor burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then disaster will stop. Solomon built the temple of God on Mount Moriah. Page 203 .
and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. and I am the least in my father’s house. and said to him. how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh. while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress. There was nothing desirable about Gideon. you mighty man of valor!” Gideon said to Him. which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite. then show me a sign that it Page 204 . Judges 6:11-18 ow the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah. if the LORD is with us. and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man. in order to hide it from the Midianites. “O my lord. “Go in this might of yours. “If now I have found favor in Your sight. “The LORD is with you. His life changed at the threshing floor.” And the LORD said to him.Take Me Under Your Wings Gideon was a very fearful man.” Then he said to Him. God came to meet him and speak to him. saying. He worked at the threshing floor. “Surely I will be with you. “O my Lord. And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him. why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about. ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” So he said to Him.” Then the LORD turned to him and said.
“Go in the darkest hour. I pray.” God always remembers your darkest hour. Jesus will meet you. Naomi knew that the harvest was over. King David saw darkness all the way around Israel and went up to the threshing floor. Do not depart from here. Ruth followed the direction of her spiritual leader and let Boaz know that she was there.The Threshing Floor is You who talk with me. God revealed Himself to King David. They lived day by day. They did not know when they were going to lose their loved ones or lose their own lives. When Gideon saw Jesus at the threshing floor it felt like Israel had lost light. They had lost every type of hope. west. They were living in the darkest hour of their lives. Ruth needed a new life and change. She was afraid. So Naomi sent Ruth to the threshing floor. Naomi told Ruth to go to the threshing floor. the threshing floor of Boaz. Jesus will come meet you at the threshing floor. He truly cried out for the future and present time of Israel. visit you. People were dying. Naomi knew that Boaz was there working. God stopped the disaster. she Page 205 .” God gave the direction of Israel to Gideon at the threshing floor. Naomi knew that Ruth could not live like yesterday. east. crying out in pain.” And He said. everywhere. north. In the darkest hour. “I will wait until you come back. Naomi said to her. and help you in your darkest hour. People were dying in the south. God came to Gideon at the threshing floor. As he cried out to God. until I come to You and bring out my offering and set it before You. It was the same with King David.
But Boaz said to her. ow it is true that I am a close relative. let him do it. I will do for you all that you request.Take Me Under Your Wings didn’t know what would happen to her life. I will do Page 206 . as the LORD lives! Lie down until morning. in that you did not go after young men. and there. Stay this night. Ruth 3:8-13 ow it happened at midnight that the man was startled. Boaz was there. however.” Ruth went to the threshing floor in the darkest hour. whether poor or rich. your maidservant. Ruth received another grace. there is a relative closer than I. “Who are you?” So she answered. my daughter.” Then he said. She was afraid of her unknown future. just like Jesus is always there. And now. Take your maidservant under your wing. then I will perform the duty for you. “Do not fear. for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman. a woman was lying at his feet. “I am Ruth. And he said. and in the morning it shall be that if he will perform the duty of a close relative for you—good. But if he does not want to perform the duty for you. do not fear. But Boaz gave Ruth grace again. In the darkest hour of our life we must run to Jesus. “Blessed are you of the LORD. When Ruth went to the threshing floor she had fear. Actually Jesus is always waiting for us with open arms. for you are a close relative. Then Jesus will meet us. my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning. and turned himself.
Ruth had a relationship with God and was very faithful. She earned a good name and a good testimony. He says. You must pay the price for a good testimony by living a godly life and walking in obedience and faith. Jesus stays with you. Take your maidservant under your wing. She was a good worker.” just the way that Boaz did with Ruth. She laid down under Boaz’s feet and uncovered them. Ruth had never had a child. clean heart. No one was promising her a future. just remember. Ruth earned the wings of God by her testimony. Ruth ran to the threshing floor in her darkest hour.” When you run into the darkest hour of your life. When Boaz asked. Page 207 . for you are my only hope. When her mother-in-law told her to go to the threshing floor. a holy lifestyle. She had a pure. your maidservant. She obeyed her spiritual leader. for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman. We must earn a good testimony.The Threshing Floor for you all that you request. “I am Ruth.” Ruth earned the wings of God by her testimony. She trusted Naomi’s love for God and for her. “Who are you?” she humbly answered and said. “Rest under My wings. but you must earn a good testimony. She had such a godly life. she did not resist because she trusted Naomi’s relationship with God. The salvation of God is a free gift from God. Her lifestyle created a new ministry and called a new morning to her life. But she kept faith and was obedient to her mother-in-law.
“Who are you?” So she answered. “I am Ruth. “Stay here until the darkness is over. a woman was lying at his feet. saying.” God wants to use Boaz’s relationship with Ruth to show us about Jesus’ relationship with us. Page 208 . Our Jesus is at the threshing floor. When the sun rises up. Don’t worry about anything. Jesus stays with us and tells us to rest in His arms. The threshing floor is waiting for us. God will never forsake those who have love for Jesus.” The grace of God will deliver you just the way that He delivered Ruth and Naomi. “Fly like the eagle. Even if you walk through the water.” He is just like our Jesus. I am with you. your maidservant. I will never forsake you.Take Me Under Your Wings Ruth 3:8-9 ow it happened at midnight that the man was startled. giving us a promise. and there. In the darkest hour of our lives. and turned himself. for you are a close relative. And he said. Take your maidservant under your wing. Those who seek God will always make it all the way to the end. Jesus says. I will take care of you. “I will take care of your request. even if you walk through the fire. Jesus delivered Ruth and Naomi from the land of witchcraft.” Boaz told her. But those who seek the things of this world will fail. Even in the night time Jesus is waiting for us.
Chapter 25: Take Me Under Your Wings .
We knew that we didn’t deserve anything. and have a grateful heart to God for whatever grace we have. But as we treasure that little gleaning. we have the full grace of God. In the beginning we glean a little at a time. Her desire was to just receive a little crumb of grace. there was a woman was seeking for Jesus’ help. Esau. Grace will always grow in our lives. it turned into full grace. When she treasured that crumb of grace. She was not asking for too much. This is like the story of Jacob. our spiritual life and blessing were enlarged. Ruth received the fullness of God. Overcomers have more than just a crumb of grace. but Jesus saw that she was very faithful to little things. that grace will multiply and soon fully grow. The very first time that we come to Jesus. His grace will deliver us from every bondage. Even so. creating the character of God in our lives. Soon Jesus provided for her every need. Ruth received a little crumb of grace. In Page 210 . She received great promise in her darkest hour. We were badly damaged and broken. Now Ruth ran under the wings of Boaz. That little grace turned into full grace. She made a covenant with God. Before we came to Jesus’ field we were lost. God leads us to a bigger field. We were forsaken. In the beginning. only a crumb of grace to deliver her daughter. Jacob received a promise from God in the darkest hour of his life. Therefore we must continually glean in Jesus’ field. If we lean on the grace of God. he thought that he would die by the hand of his brother. the Holy Spirit leads us to Jesus’ field and we start gleaning. As we use grace.Take Me Under Your Wings In the New Testament. That crumb of grace delivered her daughter. just the way that Ruth stayed in Boaz’s field. Jesus saw this and asked her to sit down next to Him. Jacob was afraid. by faith and the grace of God. Jesus’ field.
but Israel.” And He said. Through that wrestling. He took them. for the day breaks. After Jacob received the promise from God. a deep. “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob. God gave Jacob a promise. and have prevailed. “Tell me Your name. I pray.Take Me Under Your Wings that hour God showed up and Jacob wrestled with God.” But he said. and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face. sent them over the brook. and his eleven sons. ow when He saw that He did not prevail against him. That is wrestling with God. for you have struggled with God and with men. and crossed over the ford of Jabbok. Then Jacob was left alone.” Just as he crossed over Penuel Page 211 . He changed his life. Jacob prayed in the darkest hour of his life. Jacob started having communion with God. Wrestling means praying. and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” So He said to him. heart to heart conversation with God. “Let Me go. saying. And He said.” And He said. “What is your name?” He said.” Then Jacob asked. his two female servants. “Jacob. and my life is preserved. Genesis 32:22-32 And he arose that night and took his two wives. and sent over what he had. He touched the socket of his hip.
Ruth took her tithe and offering to her mother-in-law. “Take me under your wing. because He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip in the muscle that shrank. Ruth was a virtuous woman. her life changed from glory to glory and victory to victory. Her giving heart touched her family. The whole world was changing because of Page 212 . but her whole town. but she had boldness. “Don’t go empty-handed. God will take them to a new level.” Ever since she ran to Boaz’s field and gleaned in his field. If they see an apple tree they run to that tree and they reach out and grab an apple and eat it. Boaz gave Ruth six ephahs of barley and said.Take Me Under Your Wings the sun rose on him. chapter 3. Ruth was like Jacob the night that he wrestled with God. She received Boaz’s promise. Ruth took the direction of her spiritual leader and ran with that direction. In the book of Ruth. she never left it. Ruth asked Boaz. People often think that virtuous women should be silent and keep quiet. They do not sit under the apple tree waiting for an apple to fall into their mouths. and he limped on his hip.” Asking is prayer. She lay at Boaz’s feet and asked him. But virtuous women are fighters. Not just her family. Jacob would not leave God until He blessed him. which is on the hip socket. the character of Jesus. her whole nation. Because she asked. They have strong character. Born again believers need to ask the way that Jacob asked God. If God shows them something. God will cover with His wings those who pray like Ruth prayed. Because she asked for him to take her under his wings. Her life was changing. she was about ready to receive abundant life. they go after it. Therefore to this day the children of Israel do not eat the muscle that shrank.
“Come. this whole world’s history changed. rest under My wings. Because she asked Boaz to take her under his wing. in her nation. through Boaz’s bloodline. Great breakthrough took place in her life. Jesus Christ was about ready to come through her bloodline. and in the whole world. saying. in her town.Take Me Under Your Wings her faithfulness. they must go under the wings of Jesus. Jesus is waiting with open wings.” Page 213 . If anyone wants to see great breakthrough.
here I am to worship You I live to worship You I live to know You One more day.Take Me Under Your Wings Take Me Under Your Wings Spirit of God. Take me under Your wings and make me Your bride. I live to see Your face. Oh. the place I can touch You and feel Your love.” Page 214 . Every moment You are in my heart You always wait for me in my thoughts Take me under Your wings Take me. one more breath to worship You Oh my Lord. take me under Your wings Under Your wings all my wondering is over For I live to see Your face Open Your wings for me I belong to You © 2006 Sun East “Take me and take me to my dream land. to worship You. Take me every moment.
Boaz took care of everything. she had an offering and gifts for her. “Is that you. “Where have you gleaned today? Where did you work?” This time she asked. After she received a promise from Boaz. she said. my daughter. Ruth 3:15-18 Also he said. “Who is Boaz to you?” This is just like the story of Jacob. until you know how the matter will turn out. or a place to live. And she said. for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day. When she came to her mother-in-law. ‘Do not go empty-handed to your mother-in-law. and laid it on her. Every time she went to see Naomi. food. Now her name was about to permanently change.’” Then she said. after we receive the Word of God. Jesus will work. more direction. my daughter?” Then she told her all that the man had done for her. In the meantime. “Sit still. Now she did not have to look for a job.” Naomi gave Ruth more advice. Ruth used to be called Moabitess. her life changed. “Sit still. When Naomi saw Ruth she did not ask.” Sometimes after we pray. my daughter?” This means. “Is that you.” And when she held it. Jesus will never stop working until He saves every one Page 215 . Then she went into the city. she ran to her spiritual leader. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. “Bring the shawl that is on you and hold it. for he said to me. he measured six ephahs of barley. saying. “These six ephahs of barley he gave me. we must sit still.Take Me Under Your Wings When Ruth went under Boaz’s wings. my daughter. he belonged to God. After that night.
the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. Boaz was a kinsman of Elimelech. This bloodline started with Judah. Tamar. Only a kinsman had the power to do that. Boaz would work and work until everything was taken care of. God chose Isaac. Boaz was working. God chose Boaz and Boaz had a meeting with ten men of the elders of the city. the widow of Mahlon. When Judah lost his first and second sons. Even so. Boaz paid the price for the resurrection of Elimelech’s family. God also wanted to use Boaz to remind us of the resurrection of Jesus that gives us a second chance. the first son’s wife. but there was a closer relative of Elimelech. to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance. I have acquired as my wife. This is just like Boaz. Ruth the Moabitess. You are witnesses this day. Naomi’s husband’s name was to be carried on by the children of Ruth and Boaz. Abraham had two sons. Boaz received Ruth as his bride and ten men spoke a blessing over them. Just like that. that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from his position at the gate.” Just like our Jesus paid the price for our resurrection. Boaz was working on bringing a name and land back to Naomi. Ruth 4:10 “Moreover. He was afraid Page 216 . he was afraid to give him to Tamar. God only used one. she waited to be married to him. His two sons were dead.Take Me Under Your Wings of His lost souls. But after Judah’s third son grew. But God wanted to use Boaz to bring resurrection to Elimelech’s name and land. waited and waited for Judah’s third son to grow. the older called Ishmael and the younger called Isaac. Elimelech was dead. only the chosen will be used by God.
God used this woman. This is called the grace of God. The history of Judah shows us that the bloodline of Judah is filled with sin. She was a woman of faith. Rahab. not a God of judgment. God used these women to bring our Savior to this world. They run the good race. Tamar believed that whatever God promised her was hers. She was a Gentile woman but she fought for her rights. God used Tamar to establish the tribe of Judah. One day she took action. Because they never give up. He adopts them and brings them under His wings. Nothing happened. blessing runs to them. She would take it by force.Take Me Under Your Wings that this son might die just the way that his other two sons had. All of these women had something in common. inside the tribe of Judah are people that never want to give up. She was very bold and brave. they were Gentiles. Scripture says that the kingdom of God is taken by force. Soon she received a son from her father-in-law. When God sees obedient hearts. from the land of Canaan. with Tamar. Page 217 . Even so. even though we fail. for her promise. comes after them. They are fighters. When we study Scripture. just like Ruth. Even so. This started in the book of Genesis. violently. we see that God used Gentile women because they had faith in God and obedient hearts. and then with Ruth. The kingdom of heaven is taken by force. Even though we don’t deserve anything. Tamar. They fight the good fight. Tamar waited and waited. Even through Tamar’s testimony we see that we serve a God of grace.
These two women are the mothers of the twelve tribes of Israel. was receiving blessing from Israel. He washes us and uses us. God used her obedience to open her womb and caused her to bear a son. Page 218 . faithfulness. The Holy Spirit will guide us everyday under the wings of God. All of those years of agony. but now those scars were slowly disappearing. pain. God used her obedience to open her womb. You must follow the direction of the Holy Spirit. and may you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. Ruth was very obedient. said. under the protection of God.Take Me Under Your Wings God lifts us up. and the elders. God honored her obedience. and boldness. We must be bold.” Boaz and Ruth received the blessing of Rachel and Leah. we must run to that situation. Don’t just wait under the apple tree for the apple to fall. This Gentile woman. and shame had left scars on her heart. Ruth. Ruth was very obedient. “We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah. It was finished by the faithfulness and obedience of Ruth. Naomi held this son in her arms. This son became Naomi’s son. Those scars could not hurt her any longer. Ruth 4:11 And all the people who were at the gate. the two who built the house of Israel. When Ruth was obedient to her spiritual leader and ran under Boaz’s wing. giving heart. When God shows us something.
Boaz prayed for people to come back to the field. He stayed in the field. In just the way he prayed. Israel. Boaz. He faithfully. Boaz never left God’s field. Israel wasn’t really faithful to Yahweh God. victory would come to the house of Israel. God honored his prayers and opened up the windows of heaven. Ruth called her son’s name Obed. Boaz believed that soon and very soon. even in the daytime. Israel was supposed to be a servant of the Lord. He saw heaven’s windows open for him because he stayed in God’s field. people ran to the house of God and ate bread. patiently waited on God. to see the pantries. but even today Jesus wants to serve His faithful servants. meaning “servant”. from the dry land. That banner was symbolic of victory. protected the field. The pantry would be filled with bread. This boy was a shadow of our glorious Jesus. and overcame drought. Israel became the house of bread again. to see the bread. Naomi’s victory was this whole world’s victory—my victory and your victory. “slave”. He prayed for God to take away the drought. Manna would fall from heaven. We need to follow the His example. They took communion. Jesus came here to serve. He served His disciples.Take Me Under Your Wings Now Naomi held a banner. Manna came down like rain and filled every pantry. In just the way he prayed. but Israel didn’t serve God. Boaz saw the fulfilling of God’s promise through his steadPage 219 . Boaz prayed through. God gave birth to a great man of God. When everybody ran away from the field. and this whole world. Even in the nighttime. That banner was for the tribe of Judah. Boaz received the fullness of God and grace. fought through. Naomi’s victory was Israel’s victory.
She faithfully gleans. God prepared this Gentile woman. who is Jesus. Always stay in one field. Ruth. When the sun rises. Jesus guided the church. new life. showing us what a real bride is like. stay in one field. Then you will become a mighty nation for the glory of God. new faith. Do not look for another field. We all need to be like Ruth. Page 220 . meaning this world.Take Me Under Your Wings fastness. She obeys the owner of the field. Come under the wings of God and wait until morning. When the darkest hour comes. when the rooster crows. In the meantime. when morning comes. the bride of Jesus runs under the wings of her bridegroom. Ask God to take you under His wings and stay there until morning. and new hope. The real bride of Jesus always stays in one field. Jesus’ field. go under the wings of God. the way Ruth did. Even in our darkest hour we must run under God’s wings and ask Him to cover us with His wings. If you want to be used by God. If you want to be used by God. there is joy and new hope waiting for us. She receives new strength. as his bride.
Boaz found agape love in Ruth. All her life she ate the grace of God. when she was so poor. her spiritual leader. but she gave him to her motherin-law. Ruth’s obedience and love for her mother-in-law. Obed. God brought healing to her soul and life. Ruth had a beautiful heart. Her faith. God knew her ending. God had had that field prepared for Ruth for a long time. our El Shaddai changed her life. God prospered Ruth’s soul and spirit. when she no place to go and work. May his name be famous in Israel. By God’s mercy and goodness. This field was filled with living water and the grace of God. Under His wings. Even though Ruth walked through the desert. When Naomi held Obed she praised God and said. The most important thing in our life is love. faithfulness. Page 221 .Conclusion We all need to rest under the wings of Jesus. hopeless destiny. The light of Jesus glows in the life of whoever seeks God and walks with Him. God gave Ruth a son. Naomi and Ruth had special love for one another. she had a beautiful life. “Blessed be the Lord who has not left you without a close relative. Born again believers should not be controlled by destiny. she gave him to Naomi. we must overcome destiny. Through her faithfulness and faith. She overcame her dry. we will find security and love. Her life was beautiful because she sought God. God was with her. but the grace and mercy of God remembered Ruth and her faithfulness. when there was no guarantee for her future. guided her to the final destiny of her life in this earth. and love changed her destiny. the field was waiting for her. When Ruth lost her first husband. The Spirit of God guided Ruth to the field of grace. Ruth found God’s kind of love in Boaz. When Ruth had her first son.” Then she said. because God is love. There was a time when Ruth lost everything.
and pain. situations will not control our lives. but when she held Obed. Great joy came early in the morning. all of her pain and sorrowful past was gone. Victory comes after you walk with Jesus. Ruth’s obedience brought breakthrough to her own life and to her family. but God had prepared that fruit for her. Page 222 . That walk must be a holy walk.Take Me Under Your Wings “…who is better to you than seven sons. God has beautiful fruit waiting for those who walk in obedience. the fruit that Jesus has prepared for us. Tender mercy is waiting for us in that field. Naomi’s victory was Israel’s victory. She never judged God or came against Him. Remember that your victory is the victory of every believer. We must keep running toward Jesus’ field. she knew that God was restoring her ministry and family. Ruth walked faithfully. she felt like God had left her and judged her. When we are faithful to whatever God gives us. The birth of Obed shows us that God always remembers His children and restores our ministries. grieving. to honor God and serve Him. spiritual fruit from heaven. At the end of the road.” When Naomi held Obed. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to walk in order to get to the field of Jesus. we must look to the end of the road. She never looked at her circumstances. Naomi’s victory was this world’s victory. We shall surely eat the fruit of Jesus. That field is a field of love and grace. Ruth just obeyed God. When Naomi lost her husband and sons. God used Obed to wipe away all of her tears. to the fruit that God has prepared for us. But this fruit is only for those who live life the way of Jesus and run to Jesus’ field. we have overcome our destiny. She just accepted her destiny and was faithful to whatever she had. She never imagined the beautiful fruit of her obedience. She never doubted about Yahweh God.
we can yield to Him and become one with our Yahweh God.” Page 223 . Your plan is my plan. I will live for You. Then we will say. We must go under His wings every day. Under His wings.Conclusion The Holy Spirit is inviting everyone to be part of His field. to eat the fruit from heaven. “Your way is my way.
touch me No one ever opened their arms for me like You did No one ever loved me like You love me Now I render my worship to You Spirit of God.Hide Me Under Your Wings Oh my Lord. reign. reign Cover me with Your wings forever © 2006 Sun East . hide me under Your wings And teach me Your love and Your ways Oh. You open Your arms for me And hide me under Your wings and Gently touch me. how awesome are Your wings Your beauty and Your truth will reign.
opening her ears and eyes. teaching people about the mysteries of the Holy Spirit. God called her to minister to those in jail and on the streets. the Holy Spirit has changed people’s lives. He has visited her and she has developed an intimate relationship with His Holy Spirit. God called her to be the pastor of First Love Christian Church. causing her to hear heavenly music. Since becoming a pastor. She met Jesus Christ in 1984. God has called her to go throughout the world. In 1989. as well as holding seminars throughout the country. in a little city. By the power of the Holy Spirit.About the Author Sun Hui East was born in South Korea. Ever since she met Jesus. In 2004. In 1993. she is writing music and books. She moved to America in 1977. but went to school in the city of Seoul. God called her name. to win souls for the kingdom of God. She was a country girl. She works with many churches in the USA and all over the world. Jesus Himself taught her about the mysteries of heaven. She has seen miraculous healings. . the Holy Spirit came to her powerfully.
261. Part Two The Power of Tears.Please contact First Love Church Healing Center for information on how you can purchase other teaching and worship materials by Pastor Sun East The Mysteries of the Holy Spirit. Flesh of My Flesh When My Voice Touches His Heart. Colorado 80019 303. Part One When My Voice Touches His Heart.0555 www. Part One Mold Me and Make Me. Sweat. Part Two Wrong Pillow Mold Me and Make Me. and Blood First Love Church Healing Center 23940 East 26th Avenue Aurora.greatestrevival. Part Two The Betrayer Bone of My Bone. Part One The Mysteries of the Holy Spirit.com **Spanish translations are also available** .
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