The Book of Ruth
The Gospel writer Luke starts his message by discussing the throne of David, which is really the throne of God. This is one of the most inspiring messages in the Bible, yet we don’t hear enough about it today. Luke and the other Gospel writers—Matthew, Mark and John—focused continually on this subject, which is crucial understanding for all mankind, especially the firstfruits called out of the world now before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David” (Luke 1:30-32).
As mentioned before, David’s throne is God’s throne. It is called the throne of David because it’s about bringing mankind into the Family of God.
“And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” (verse 33). This throne will last forever. God is offering us an endless reward, the greatest reward in the Bible by far. God’s firstfruits will share His throne with Jesus Christ, helping Him to rule the Earth and the entire universe. That is a magnificent responsibility, given only to the loyal few who finish God’s Work before Christ’s return. Satan does everything he can to deceive people so they lose their opportunity.
This inspiring vision revolves around a throne that’s on the Earth right now. Christ won’t return to a nonexistent throne! Where is His throne today? (Request a copy of the July-August issue of the Royal Vision magazine to prove that the identity of God’s throne changed about a year ago.) You need to understand where God’s Work is so you can be a part of this new throne, if you so choose.
But how does all of this relate to the book of Ruth?
The book of Ruth takes us back to the physical origin of God’s throne. It also talks about the future of that throne. It is a spectacular end-time message, specifically for God’s Church. God is offering us marriage to His Son, which is how we can share the throne with Him.
The two main characters in this book are Boaz and Ruth, who became husband and wife. They are a type and a prophecy of our marriage to Christ—a marriage that will solve all of this world’s horrible problems. You personally can be involved in this brilliant plan!
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” (Revelation 3:21). To inherit the universe, we must first conquer the devil just as Christ did (Matthew 4). The Apostle Paul said we are offered a better covenant and a better resurrection. Indeed we are!
“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (Revelation 1:6). God considers His firstfruits kings and priests already! We are in embryo today, soon to be born spiritually as His sons, if we are doing God’s Work. What a future!
“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready” (Revelation 19:7). Christ’s Bride is already preparing to marry Him. These people will introduce Jesus Christ to the world. That’s a very positive message; God is not negative, and we shouldn’t be, either.
Boaz was a type of Jesus Christ. Ruth was a type of God’s Church. She was also the great-grandmother of King David. This is where the throne of David started!
Until Death Do Us Part
“Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons” (Ruth 1:1). The book of Judges tells more about this time in Israel’s history. Judges is part of the former prophets, so it is prophetic. This tells us that the book of Ruth is also prophetic, and even the message itself makes that clear.
Christ is the firstborn Son of God, the first of many firstfruits to come. Ruth shows us what our marriage to Him will be like.
During the time of the judges, Israel lacked a king. Judges is the bloodiest book in the Bible! The book of Ruth gives the solution to this lawless period: marriage to the King of kings! A physical king can only do so much. Jesus Christ is the one true righteous King, who came to Earth as a physical man to prepare for that rule.
“And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law. And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me” (verses 15-17).
Naomi, Ruth’s mother-in-law, told Ruth to go home after her husband and two sons died. Ruth had a chance to turn to paganism like her sister, Orpah, had done. Four times, Ruth told Naomi that it would take death to separate them. That’s one of the greatest commitments in the Bible!
God wants us to be this committed to His Work. This kind of attitude will get us into the Family of God! We prepare to sit on David’s throne by overcoming as Christ did.
The Israelites counted down 50 days to the holy day of Pentecost (verse 22), which pictures the marriage of God’s Church to Jesus Christ. Boaz and Ruth were married at the end of the spring harvest, a type of the small spiritual harvest of God’s loyal saints before Christ’s return.
Building the House of Israel
“And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem” (Ruth 4:11). The Israelites looked to the godly examples of Rachel and Leah, who built the house of Israel. That’s a type of building up spiritual Israel, God’s Church, in this end time. We build up the Church so we can deliver a message that will bring some people to God, and at the very least serve as a witness to the world.
The nation of Israel didn’t have access to God’s Holy Spirit; God’s Church does. There’s a Work to be done that qualifies and prepares God’s people for their very important job.
Rachel gave birth to Joseph, who had two sons: Ephraim and Manasseh. The name of Israel is on these two sons, inheritors of the national birthright promise. Leah gave birth to Judah. The Jewish nation in the Middle East possesses the scepter promise, a guarantor of an eternal royal line descended from King David. (Request our free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy to learn more.)
God is preparing spiritual Israel for Christ’s return. We will expand this message of hope out to the whole world, starting with the modern descendants of ancient Israel.
Leah also gave birth to Levi. “And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 2:4). Levi is an end-time figure who feared God (verse 5) and obeyed His law (verses 6-7). (Request our free book about Ruth to learn the identity of this man.)
“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be” (Genesis 49:1, 10). When Christ returns, He will possess the throne and the law. Levi came beforehand to establish that law.
Boaz and Ruth had a son named Obed, which means “serve.” Obed had Jesse, who had David (Ruth 4:17). This leads right to the very beginning of the throne of David! Ruth laid the foundation for the future kings of Israel and also for the coming of the Messiah to sit on David’s throne and to give grace to all the world, even those who have never known the true God! The latter part is pictured by the Last Great Day, which occurs at the end of the 1,000-year rule of Christ on Earth.
God promises to bring all mankind into His Family! What could be greater than that?