Let me reintroduce us to this occasion with a note that trials come before victory. We have discussed Ruth in The Word.
One of the most amazing things is that, there is a cause and reason for all…
God has Spoken, The Word of God has never gone forth without accomplishing that for which it was Spoken forth to do…
These are times in the 21st century eons after which The Word was Spoken; mind you! God is Unchanging, Amen.
Significant point! Where in The Word is Orpah spoken of after her mention in The Word? Ruth is one of five women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus found in the Gospel of Matthew, alongside Tamar, Rahab, the “wife of Uriah” (Bathsheba), and Mary. The book of Ruth demonstrates God’s grace toward people. In fact, the meaning of the name Ruth is “grace.” In the story, Ruth received blessings from God that she did not merit. And, being a Moabite woman, she received God’s blessings despite her status as a gentile woman.
The events of Jesus’ birth were foretold in many prophecies in the Old Testament. A messiah was promised from the lineage of Abraham, Isaac, Judah, Jesse, and David. The prophecies came to pass as recorded in the New Testament, and the genealogy of Jesus can be found in Matthew 1:2-16 and Luke 3:23-38.
What you are enduring is known. Lay it ALL at The feet of Jesus and leave it/them there. Remain in thanksgiving and give God ALL the glory for your bonds being freed, Amen.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” “For one who has died has been set free from sin.” “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”
When Jesus sets you free, He takes away your death sentence. The penalty you deserved has been removed and you now have eternal life. He literally shifted your eternal destination. Today you can rejoice because if you have Christ then you have eternal life. You no longer have to pay the penalty for your sin.
In the deepest sense, freedom is a gift of God because we cannot liberate ourselves from our illusions and selfish desires without divine grace. Jesus can therefore say: “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” John 8:32