Intentional Blessings

Ruth 2:16
And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

Lately, we have combed the book of Ruth and found many spiritual nuggets. The story of Boaz and Ruth can be told over and over again as it is a beautiful type of Christ and His lovely Gentile bride. The characters within this story depict many of the characters in our daily lives. We all have an Orpah as she represents the person or persons who attempt to pull us into wrong choices. Just as we have an Orpah, we also have a Naomi who represents the person or people in our lives who try to get us to make Godly decisions.  God give us strength to stand on our convictions as Ruth did. Where you go, I will go. Your people will be my people. Where you die, I will die. Your God will be my God. Because of this decision, Ruth received intentional blessings. I trust you will also receive intentional blessings from the angels of God.

Then he went to the young men, the others… He said, “Now, she’s gleaning for life. Now, I want you reapers, you angels…” In other words, that’s what they are. Said, “I want you angels, you reapers, every once in a while to drop a handful on purpose. (Oh, my.) Don’t let it all be so tiresome for her. But every once in a while, let her hear a good message. Let a good power of the Holy Spirit cover over her once in a while to let her know that I’m still there. Do some kind of a healing amongst her. Show some kind of a sign or a wonder, that she’ll know that I’m in her midst.” That’s it.

Don’t you like to find them handfuls? I hope we find some this morning, don’t you? A handful of fresh barley… The Lord do something that He used to do, something that we know He does. He’s the Lord of the harvest. He’s the only One that can drop the handful, “I command the angels to go down to that meeting this morning; I want them to do a certain-certain thing. I’ve commanded them, and they’ll do it.” Oh, my.

William Branham

Pastor Jack E. Duff

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