Ruth 1:16 

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.


Every predestined Believer will, at some point or another, be presented with a similar situation as Ruth. It will be a situation, however seemingly insignificant it may be, where you have the world behind you and Naomi in front of you. You will have to choose which way to go.


Ruth was a gentile, which is a type of the Gentile Bride today, as found in Scripture. She was to be married to Boaz - her kinsman, and a type of Christ - through the greatest romance story ever written. A type of the Bride of Christ forsaking everything that she knew - the world - and being joined to Jehovah, the God of the Jews. Although this is a broad overview, the principle is true in the individual lives of Believers.


At some point, you will be presented with the choice to go back to Moab, or continue on with Naomi. Whatever your specific circumstances are, the Lord still allows us to act on the basis of free moral agency. Thanks be to God, He has placed a deep that calls to a deep within our souls, that will forsake everything the world has to offer; in order to follow Christ. Although we may never understand it, there is something inside of you that hears the Voice of the Shepherd and responds to it.


God needs a Bride who will follow Him wherever He takes them. He needs a People willing to sell out everything to follow Him. What decision have you made? What is God leading you to?


Just as Ruth said, let us also say within ourselves, “Don’t let me go back, take me with you Lord. I’m selling out to you.”


55-0223 - “Job”

So Orpah kissed her mother-in-law and returned. And now Ruth, the Moabite woman was a beautiful type of the Gentile Bride. This may hurt, a little theology, but, Naomi, being a type of the Jewish church, the orthodox, Jewish church, losing her estate, and Ruth being a type the—the Gentile woman, being a type of Christ, taking the Gentile Church. So she, when she was on her road, Ruth would not turn back. And she said, "Now, look, I'm old, and if I had sons, you wouldn't wait for it. Go back home, and—and marry, and settle down." And she said, "No, I will not go back. I…" She said, "Return to your gods, and to your country." She said, "I'll go where you go. I'll let your people be my people. Let your God be my God. Where you dwell, there I'll dwell. Where you die, there I'll die. Where you're buried, there I'll be buried." The Gentile Church first, seeing the promise of God, making this statement to sell out from everything to follow Jehovah God. Do you see it?


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Deuteronomy 1-2