The story of Ruth and Naomi forms an allegory of the church and Israel. Ruth is a type of the Church, the gentiles who are grafted into the Promises given to Israel. She is a friend and supporter of her mother-in-law Naomi. Naomi is the widow of Elimelech, a type of Jesus. Her sons have died and so there is no heir of Elimelech. Naomi cannot inherit from Elimelech nor raise up an heir. Israel cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance. This is because they rejected their messiah at the first coming and remain enemies of the gospel, blinded still today.

Ruth encounters Boaz, another type of Jesus, who is kinsman / redeemer of both Ruth and Naomi. This encounter speaks of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Their union produces a male heir who is considered the heir of Naomi and Elimelech. This speaks of the end time church, who receives The Revelation Of Jesus Christ. This is represented by the woman in Revelation 12 giving birth to the man child. This then is instrumental in preaching the gospel to the ends of the earth; and bringing in the fullness of the Gentiles. When the full number of the gentile church are martyred, the Lord comes again to take his long awaited vengeance. He removes the blindness from his people Israel, as a whole, and they can then inherit the Kingdom of God.

So what should the church's attitude be?

We must be willing to lay down our lives for our brethren.

And that's The Gospel According To Ruth. Amen.

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