The Family Altar
118 Now, notice closely now. When Ruth said, or…Naomi said to Ruth, said, “Now, he is our kinsman. And if you can find grace with him, you’ll find rest.” Oh, my! “If you can find grace, you’ll find rest.” Boaz represented Christ, the rich Man, the heir of all things, the Lord of the harvest. Oh, my! How, when Boaz come riding out there, in that carriage, looking around over the fields, and his eyes fell on Ruth! He was master. He was lord of the harvest. And she found grace in his sight.
119 That’s what the Church does, today. While the Lord of the harvest is going by, He ain’t looking to big building, big steeples, well-trained choirs. He’s looking for individuals, men and women who are dedicated and made a clean cut for Christ, consecrated themselves to His service. “God, I believe It, every Word of It. When Your Word says anything, I stay right with It. That’s Your Word. I believe It, every Word.” That’s what He’s looking for; the Lord of the harvest. That’s what He wants to give, the Holy Spirit, to those who are hungering and thirsting. “Blessed are ye that hunger and thirst, for ye shall be filled.” He’s trying to find that Church, today.
160 Now remember the law of redemption, as we’re coming to the close, to the end of the service. All the law of redemption is this, that, before a man could redeem a lost property, he had to be the nearest kinsman. And the next thing, he had to be an upright man, a just man, to do it. And then he had to be worth enough money, to do it. And then he had to make a public testimony that he had done it. And from then on, it was his property.
161 So now look. Boaz represented Christ. Now, Ruth represented the Church, you, the believer. And now, God, in the Old Testament, the only way that He could come and redeem what had been lost, God had to ’come kinfolks to man. And the only way that God could become kinfolks to man, was be one of them. Amen.
60-1002 - The Kinsman Redeemer
Rev. William Marrion Branham