The Family Altar
178 So, the next morning, then he had to make a public testimony. He went down and met this man at the gate, before the elders. And it had to be in a public place. And he looked him in the face. He said, “Can you redeem her?” Now, if he had to first redeem Naomi, in order to get Ruth; and Christ had to redeem the Jewish church, first, in order to get the Gentile Bride. She come in with Naomi, as an alien from another country, a Moabite, heathens. That’s what we were, the Gentiles, a heathen. And remember, he had—he had to get Naomi. And when he got Naomi, he got all she had.
179 Remember, when Christ come, He never spoke of the Gentile Church. It was, go to His own, “He came to His own. His own received Him not.” He was always to His own. “Go not in the way of the Gentile. Go not into Samaria, but go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. And as you go, preach the Gospel, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils. Freely as you receive, freely give.” Is that right? Sent them, two by two. Go first…And He had to redeem that church. And when He redeemed that church, He got the Gentile Bride. Amen. That was the bargain in it. See? He got the Bride when He redeemed the church.
180 Now, Boaz, he had to make a public…He said, “Can you redeem her?”
He said, “No.”
181 Then he had to make a public testimony. He picked off his shoe, and throwed it at him. Said, “There you are. Let all Israel know that I have redeemed Naomi, and I also take Ruth.” Amen. “I take Ruth for my bride.” Who was it? The lord of the harvest. Amen. There she is. “I redeem Naomi, and I get Ruth. And Ruth will be my bride.”
182 What’d they say? “May her be like—like Leah and Rachel and them, raise up thousands,” and she has, that’s right, “unto Israel. May she be that way.” And, look, he made a test, public testimony.
183 What did Jesus do, to do it? He made a public testimony. When, Satan could not die for sins because he was the sinner. He’s the father of sin. But, Jesus, the innocent One, God of Heaven, Who didn’t have to die, come down and made a public testimony by dying, lifted up between heavens and earth. A public testimony; stripped His clothes off of Him, and hung between heavens and earth, in shame. And died, a sinful, shameful death, to redeem us. A public testimony! Amen.
184 What did He do? Kicked off His own righteousness; kicked off His own glory. Kicked…“I have power. I’d speak to My Father, and straightway He’d send Me twenty legions of Angels.” They could change the course. One Angel could have done it. He could have called for twenty legions. That’d a been about forty thousand Angels. What could they have done? He said, “I could speak to My Father, straightway, that’s right now, He’d send Me twenty legion. Legions of Angels will come here and take this over.” What would one do? One would destroy the earth, in a second. Just look, He had thousands could have come. See? But He kicked that off. He laid that aside. He laid all of His dignity, everything, aside, and become a sinner and died for you and I.
60-1002 - The Kinsman Redeemer
Rev. William Marrion Branham