The Family Altar
100 Now, watching now. As we go on, we find them coming into disappointment. Is that where you come into, when you got the Holy Spirit? Sure did. I did. Making fun of, and everything.
101 Then, notice, life was hard for her. And it’s hard after you become a Christian. Because you got to adjust yourself from one life, of gaiety and pleasures of the world, to another life, of consecration to God. You’ve got to readjust yourself, over into this side.
102 And Ruth had to adjust herself from being in a land where plenty to eat, and everything respected, to a people that was laughing, making fun of her, into a land she gleaned in the field for what she eat. Put it in her scarf and take it home. And beat it out and make some bread, and her and her mother-in-law eat it.
103 When she was there, they come to find out, while she was gleaning, or going to glean…Now, she made her decision. That was her deciding.
104 Now, the next thing she has to do is serve.
105 And that’s what the Church has to do. The Church, after making your decision, you have to serve. Serve God according to His diagram, according to His blueprint. You must serve God.
106 Ruth, making the decision. Now, Ruth, serving under her decision. Now watch just a minute. Now she goes into the field, to glean.
107 Now, her mother told her; which, the Old Testament telling the New, you know. Her mother told her, said, “We’ve got a kinsman, and his name is Boaz. He’s a rich man. And he’s a near kinsman. You go to his field. And perhaps…Don’t you go to another field; go to his field.”
108 How the Holy Spirit tells us not to get off in some kind of a—a church book, some kind of a catechism, but go to God’s Field, the Old Testament, the Bible. Don’t say, “Well, we’ll say this. And we’ll say this for a prayer. We’ll have this.” Stay right with the Field. Go right in It, ’cause He’s the near Kinsman.
109 God’s Word, the Old Testament, is the near Kinsman to the New. The Old Church is a mother to the New Church, see, the Christian, a believer. “Don’t go to another field. Stay right in his field. And maybe, someday, you might find grace with him.”
110 And one day, while she was out in the field, this rich young man, by the name of Boaz, a ruler, a wealthy man, came by, and he saw her. Oh, when he saw her, he fell in love with her. He thought she was a wonderful woman. He liked her character. You remember, he said, “I know, then the people knows, that thou art a virtuous woman.” Made her decision, clean and clear. Come right back over, lived just exactly what she said she’d do.
60-1002 - The Kinsman Redeemer
Rev. William Marrion Branham