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A MOTHER'S MAKEOVER RUTH 1:6-18

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INTRODUCTION

MOTHERHOOD WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATEST BLESSINGS THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE
A WOMAN’S ABILITY TO CONCEIVE AND GIVE BIRTH WAS CONSIDERED HER MOST POWERFUL QUALITY
THE GREATEST CURSE THAT A WOMAN COULD KNOW WAS TO HAVE A BARREN WOMB AND GOD WAS SEEN TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE CONCEPTION OF A CHILD
BEAUTY WAS OBVIOUSLY CHERISHED BUT THE ABILITY TO BE FRUITFUL WAS VALUED MORE
GOD COMPARED ZION’S CAPTIVITY TO SARAH’S WOMB, WHEN HE SAYS
Isaiah 54:1 KJV 1900
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.
IF YOUR FINANCES HAVE BEEN BARREN, MARRIAGE, BARREN, MOTHERHOOD BARREN
GOD SAYS, IT IS TIME TO SING BECAUSE MORE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE
HE KNOWS YOU HAVE WAITED A LONG TIME
HE KNOWS THAT THERE HAVE BEEN FAMINES, FATALITIES, AND FAILURE
BUT, GOD IS ABOUT READY TO GIVE YOU A MAKEOVER
IN THE MIDST OF RUIN, GOD ID ABOUT READY TO GIVE YOU A REWARD
HE IS JUST REQUIRING A COUPLE OF THINGS
SINCE RUTH’S RESOLVE CAUSED HER TO STEP INTO THE MESSIANIC LINE OF JESUS CHRIST, YOUR RESOLVE IS GOING TO PUT YOU IN THE LINEAGE OF SALVATION
IS IT EASY TO MAKE A FIRM DECISION WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY DISTRACTIONS AROUND US

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A. THE MESSAGE OF THE MAKEOVER

NAOMI AND HER HUSBAND AND TWO SONS LEFT THE HOUSE OF BREAD (BETHLEHEM) FOR THE HOUSE OF IDOLATRY IN MOAB (WASTE)
IT WAS IN MOAB WHERE NAOMI LOST HER TWO SONS AND HER HUSBAND
HOWEVER, WHEN SHE HEARD THAT THE LORD HAD VISITED HIS PEOPLE WITH BREAD
WHAT GRACE. GRACE IS WHAT KEPT YOU FROM MAKING THE WRONG CHOICE. GRACE CAN REACH ANYONE. GRACE CAN BREAKTHROUGH ANY WALL. DESTROY ANY STRONGHOLD.
IT’S NOTHING THAT YOU EARNED BUT TOTALLY AMAZING GRACE
GOD’S GRACE BROUGHT A BLESSING OF VISITATION THAT BROUGHT BREAD
IT IS JUST NOT THE VISITING BUT HE GAVE THEM A GIFT
IT DIDN’T COST THE PEOPLE ANYTHING
IT WAS FREE FROM GOD-HE GAVE THEM RAIN SO THAT THE GRAIN WOULD GROW
HOW GOD GIVES BREAD TO HIS PEOPLE
IF I RECALL RIGHT, JESUS SAID, MOSES DID NOT GIVE YOU THE BREAD FROM HEAVEN; BUT MY FATHER GIVES YOU THE TRUE BREAD FROM HEAVEN, WHICH IS CHRIST
CHRIST, THE BREAD FROM GOD , WAS BORN IN THE HOUSE OF BREAD (BETHLEHEM). THE HOME OF NAOMI WHERE THE BREAD WAS BEING GIVEN IN THE TEXT
WHEN THERE IS BREAD. WHEN THERE IS SUBSTANCE, IT IS TIME ARISE
IT IS TIME TO START MOVING TOWARDS YOUR DREAM, DESTINY, MARRIAGE, CAREER, MINISTRY.......
THE REASON I’M CHOSING RUTH AS THE MOTHER IS BECAUSE NAOMI REPRESENTS THOSE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR PHYSICAL APPETITE AND NOT SPIRITUAL APPETITE
THEY WILL ATTEND LUNCHEONS AND ANYTHING INVOLVED WITH FOOD BUT AVOID THEIR BEST WHERE THE WORD IS PREACHED.
WHICH LEADS ME TO THE QUESTION WHY ARE YOU SEEKING GOD
IS IT PRIDE, PRESTIGE, MATERIAL BENEFITS, OR ANY OTHER FLESHLY REASON
BOTH DAUGHTER IN LAWS HAD PROMISED TO GO WITH NAOMI BUT THEN CAME THE TEST
NAOMI QUESTIONED WHETHER THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO WAIT UNTIL SHE HAD SOME MORE SONS
ORPAH HIT THE ROAD JACK AND SHE DIDN’T COME BACK NO MOPRE NO MORE
BUT RUTH WOULD NOT RETURN
THIS IS THE EXTREME MAKEOVER FROM GOD
THERE IS A TEST OF RETURN OR SEPARATION AND ORPAH COULD NPT PASS THE TEST
SHE SAID, I’M GOING BACK
BUT, RUTH SEPARATED HERSELF AND DID NOT LOOK BACK
YOU HAVE TO FORGET THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND AND REACH TO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE AHEAD
YOU HAVE TO PRESS
IT IS NOT EASY, COMFORTABLE, HAPPY,
IT CAN BE DIFFICULT
THEY KISSED EACH OTHER LIFTED UP THEIR EYES AND WEPT
ALL OF THEM SHOWED GREAT EMOTION
HOWEVER ORPAH’S EMOTIONS LED HER ASTRAY
RUTH’S EMOTIONS LED HER TO THE TRUE BREAD-JESUS CHRIST
YOU WILL BE GIVEN A SERIES OF TESTS ON THE WAY TO YOUR DESTINY
EXAMPLE-ABRAHAM, DAVID, JESUS, YOU
AND SOMETIMES IN THESE TESTS YOU HAVE TO STAND ALL ALONE
AND ALONE RUTH SAID, STOP TRYING TO GET ME TO GO BACK
I WANT SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE BUT DON’T REALLY VALUE
1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV 1900
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
MOTHER’S KNOW HOW TO STAY AWAY FROM TEMPTATION AND RUTH SAID NO
SHE SAID YOU HAVE BEEN A MOTHER TO ME AND PROVIDED ME WITH DIRECTION
SO, I KNOW THE DIRECTION THAT I AM GOING
DO YOU KNOW WHICH DIRECTION YOUR ARE GOING OR ARE YOU SWINGING AIMLESSLY INTO THE AIR
1 Corinthians 9:26 KJV 1900
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
WHERE YOU GO, I WILL GO
WILL YOU GO WHERE GOD GOES
THIS IS THE MARK OF A GODLY MOTHER AND IT IS TIME TO RECEIVE YOUR MAKEOVER
WHERE YOU STAY, I WILL STAY-IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE SAROVAR, I WILL NOT STAY THERE
IF YOU ARE NOT IN MARINA’S I WILL NOT STAY THERE
YOUR PEOPLE WILL BE MY PEOPLE
IF YOU ARE IN THE COMMU NITY OF FAITH, I WILL BE IN THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH
YOPUR GOD WILL BE MY GOD
RUTH MADE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION IN HER LIFE BY RECEIVING CHRIST.
SHE SAID I’M LEAVING BAAL BEHIND
I’M LEAVING CHEMOSH BEHIND
I’M LEAVING THE CARREER BEHIND
I’M LEAVING THE MATERIALISM, CONSUMERISM, THE FALSE GODS THAT HAVE STOLEN MY HEART BEHIND
I’M LETTING GO OF EVERYTHING THAT IS STOPPING ME FROM SERVING CHRIST.
LATER ON, RUTH WOULD MEET BOAZ AND THEY WOULD GET MARRIED AND SHE WOULD MOTHER A SON NAMED OBED WHO WOULD FATHER A SON NAMED JESSE, WHO WOULD FATHER A SON NAMED DAVID WHO WOULD END UP IN THE MESSIANIC LINE OF JESUS CHRIST
A GENTILE IN THE LINEAGE OF JESUS
EVERY MOTHER IN HERE TODAY CAN END UP IN LINE WITH CHRIST BUT YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING LIKE RUTH TO SAY, STOP TELLING ME TO TURN BACK, WHERE YOU GO, I WILL GO, WHERE YOU STAY, I WILL STAY, YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE AND YOUR GOD SHALL BE MY GOD.
IF YOU WILL MAKE JESUS CHRIST THE GOD OF YOUR LIFE TODAY YOU WILL RECEIVE A DIVINE MAKEOVER.
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