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Apostle to the Women's Auxiliaries: Apostle Robert Sanders

"And the LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; 

I will make him a help meet for him. Genesis 2:18

BE TOTALLY, WHOLEHEARTEDLY COMMITTED WOMEN IN 2017

Ruth 1:16-17. "And Ruth said, entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest,   will I die, and there will I be buried: The Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me".

 

This was the decision by Ruth to wholeheartedly commit her life to the Lord and His people. Ruth's decisions one of the most memorable, powerful confessions in all of scripture, and it was not by a man, but a woman. In contrast to Orpah, Ruth made a magnificent confession to total commitment, a commitment that was to lead to her conversion and redemption.

 

Ruth demonstrated a deep, undying sense of devotion. She loved Naomi and clung to her.  In contrast to Orpah, she did not give up, but bluntly rejected Naomi's pleas for her to return to Moab. But Naomi continued to insist that Ruth to her people and her gods, just as Orpah had done. However, Ruth refused to listen to her mother-in-law. Forcefully, Ruth insisted that Naomi back off, stop urging her to leave and turn back.  And then Ruth made her memorable declaration a stunning, profound commitment.

 

Was Ruth actually converted at this point or was she converted earlier in Moab due to the belief of Naomi and her family? Or was she to be converted later, after arriving in the promised land? Scripture does not specifically say, but she had come to trust in the Lord and to take refuge under His wings, by the time she met Boaz. Whatever the case, the startling and total commitment now declared by Ruth is a clear picture of conversion. She made three strong pledges:

 

First she made a strong commitment to FAMILY. Technically Ruth was now a part of Naomi's family, under her guardianship. Consequently, Ruth should have obeyed Naomi's urging to leave and return to Moab. But Ruth loved Naomi and was totally devoted to her. Thus, she insisted that Naomi stop urging her to return to her people.  In a straightforward manner, she declared that she would not leave. But rather, she would go wherever Naomi went and stay wherever Naomi stayed. Her devotion compelled her to remain by Naomi's side, never leaving her.

 

Second, she made a strong commitment to God and His people. Unequivocally, she declares "Your people will be my people and your God my God". By this statement, Ruth was renouncing her Moabite roots, the world of unbelievers and false worshippers.

 

Third, Ruth declared that her commitment was until death, it was total, final and unshakable. To this she swore or took an oath, where Naomi died, she would die, and there she would be buried. She would stay with Naomi and serve the living and true God until death.

 

Ruth's total commitment is a strong example for us. She was not indecisive or neutral, neither can we be. Our commitment can be no different than hers. Just as she made a total commitment to God and His people, so we must make a total commitment to Jesus Christ, to follow Him and to become identified with the people of God, the church.

 

We must be totally, wholeheartedly committed to Jesus Christ. Women of God as Ruth commitment changed personal, family and generations, you can do the same. It is your time to make a difference.

 

Much Love,

 

Because His Is - I Am

Apostle to the Women

Apostle Robert L. Sanders, Sr.

 

Women Making a Difference

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