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Four Power Points of a Boaz Blessings ~ Part 4

Four Power Points of a Boaz Blessings

Part 4

Our fourth and final point we are going to talk about is the manifestation of the blessing in chapter four.

Manifestation: a public demonstration of power and purpose.

Here we have in chapter four Boaz going to sit in the town’s gate waiting on the guardian-redeemer. It doesn’t say how long he waited, but he was desperate to get the one who captured his heart. If he had to wait all day then he would have done just that.  You can always tell the real from the counterfeit by if he is willing to do what it takes to secure you as his wife. That means he may have to wait but if he is the one he will be willing to wait.

 In verse one Boaz spots him and calls him over, but he also calls witnesses to witness his display of pure intentions. Boaz knew that anyone in their right mind would not give up something as valuable unless there were stipulations that would cause them to lose something else of more value.  Boaz knew that the value wasn’t in the land but it was in Ruth. A virtuous woman as he called her, and in her was his favor. He laid out the situation real good to the guardian-redeemer. Who in turn was eager to redeem the land until…Boaz reminded him of the law. The law that states you must marry the decreases wife, and produce a son that would carry on the name of the deceased. With this little reminder, the guardian-redeemer must of had some land and property of more value that he didn’t want to give up to Elimelech’s family.  Which is how the law worked back then.

Boaz, on the other hand, was willing to give it all up for the hand of Ruth. He knew how much Ruth loved her mother-in-law and that she would go to great lengths to secure her future. That didn’t stop Boaz. He would have done anything to make Ruth happy. Even if that meant giving her up to the guardian-redeemer that her heart’s desire would have been fulfilled.

Women miss their Boaz because they are too blinded by what their natural eyes sees. Ruth trusted in the wisdom of Naomi. She trusted in her relationship with God and followed her guidance. Like Ruth, we must seek out spiritual counsel. Counsel that will help steer us in the right direction.

Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety

Women can be blinded by selfish desires and miss the desires of God for their life. So,  even though Boaz was an older man, and probably not her type, she didn’t let that deter her from receiving her blessing.  Many women never receive that which they pray for because they never recognize the answer to their pray due to the packaging. Ruth prayed I am sure for her mother-in-law to be blessed but she never guessed it would come through her. 

A man that will sacrifice his happiness for yours is a diamond in the ruff. He is one that is sent by God. Boaz’s love was manifested for the people to see. Because of that, their future together received spoken blessings it.  As a result, Ruth became part of the lineage of King David and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the blessed children she bore. She had a husband who adored her and happiness she could only dream about.

I pray you take these points and apply them to your life as you prepare for your Boaz blessings.

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Four Power Points of a Boaz Blessings ~ Part 3

Four Power Points of a Boaz Blessings

The third point we are going to talk about is impartation.

Impartation: to give, convey, or grant from or as if from a store. 2. To communicate the knowledge of

Here in chapter three you have Naomi instructing Ruth on how to reel in Boaz. Now remember in chapter 2 Ruth caught the eye of Boaz when he spotted her reaping in the fields. In verse 5, Boaz wanted to know whose damsel was in his field. You have to remember that the word damsel means a young unmarried woman of noble birth. This right here tells us that Boaz didn’t see Ruth as a poor foreigner from a low-class family. He saw her as a woman of value. Even though she was in her working clothes, hair tied up, and dust all on her face her Boaz saw through all that and saw a queen. So, going in verse 8 still in chapter 2, Boaz tells Ruth not to go nowhere else and glean. He wanted to keep an eye on her.

Let’s stop right here Ruth had a mind made up to serve God and to do whatever her mother-in-law instructed her to do. Having a man was far from her mind and she missed all the signs that Boaz had an eye for her. Not Naomi though, because she knew that this would be their opportunity to redeem the inheritance of her late husband and sons. She explains in verse 1-2 of chapter three that this would give Ruth rest from hard labor because Boaz holds the key to her blessings. What we have to remember is that God does not give us all that we want in a mate but He will give us exactly what we need.

Naomi begins to impart in Ruth the instructions and wisdom on how to get Boaz’s attention. He has already seen how you look when you are working hard, and you found favor in his sight. Now, let him see you looking like the royalty he already knows you are. Then place yourself at his feet and wait until he awakes to find you there. If you think, you had favor before you wait until the morning.

Ruth did exactly what was told and not only did she come out with a fiancé but she came out with a gift for her mother-in-law. Your Boaz doesn’t just want to please you but he wants to bless your family as well.

The problem with this part of receiving a Boaz blessing is that most women don’t receive the impartation. They don’t want to lay at a man’s feet because they have become so independent or already have in mind what they want in a man so their Boaz in their mind is not for them. In today’s time we, of course, don’t actually lay at his feet but if you have a spiritual mother, or father telling you how to humble yourself just a little more, so that Boaz can go ahead and make you his wife, then receive it.

Boaz we are going to find out in our next and final lesson goes above and beyond to make Ruth his wife. It wasn’t just because she dressed up, but he had eyes for her way back in chapter 2.

Our next lesson will be on the manifestation of the blessing.