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The Bible says that those who win souls are wise. I have never won a soul judging another saint or by putting down believers. The Word tells me that we, Christ’s disciples will be known by our love for one another. How does the lost see you? Have you won souls or like spirits that will cast judgements and bring more reproach to the church? James 4:11 (a)-12 says, “Brothers and sisters, stop slandering each other. Those who slander and judge other believers slander and judge God’s laws. “There is only one who creates laws and judges on the basis of them. He is able to save or destroy you. So who are you to judge your neighbor?”

It’s high time we stop trying to search others and search ourselves. It’s high time we look inward at our own houses and get them in order. The road we ought to be traveling is narrow and very few find there way to it. The road to destruction is wide and many travel this road teaching and preaching👀.

For the gospel of Mathew 7:21-23 says, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

That is a scary thing and it should bring many to repentance but the pride of life will have some to judge this post, dismiss the messenger, and ignore the voice of God. Satan places blinders on so many people and turns their hearts towards his kingdom without many ever realizing what has taken place.

A little leaven here and a little leaven there truly spoils the whole loaf. I got away with it here, I got away with there, and I was patted on my back. I have followers that love me and nobody has told me I am wrong and those who tried are my enemies because who are they compared to me spiritually.

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. ~ 2 Peter- 3:9

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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.