Then said she, sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day. Ruth 3:18
The theme for us this Sunday is very prophetic. I hereby prophesy that this is your time to be fruitful as your circle of fruitless efforts is over.
This is your time, to get answer to your prayers.
This is your time to get out of that illness.
This is your time to get out of poverty, failure, bondage.
This is your time to be established.
Our focal text is from the conversation of Naomi with her daughter in-law Ruth. Because of Ruth’s faithfulness and devotion to her mother in-law, her mother in-law wished her a home, future and comfort. Divine providence led Ruth to Boaz’s farm to glean so that she and her mother in-law could get some food. In the course of her gleaning she became attracted to Boaz who was her late husband kinsmen. In their tradition, kinsmen can marry late brother’s wives. However, there was a procedure to follow. Ruth was not sure if Boaz would do as promised and where her lot will fall, for there is another kinsman who was more nearer in relation to her late husband than Boaz. Naomi knew that Ruth time has come, to get a home, have a family, her time to get out poverty and be established. Reason she said “the man will not rest until he have finished the things this day”. This actually came to pass. Boaz married Ruth that day and her situation and lot turned around for good. She became established.
What played out in the life of Ruth could also be seen in that of Mordecai. The scriptures says in Esther 6:1,3 KJV On that night, could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the Chronicles; and they were read before the King. And the King said what honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, there is nothing done for him.
When it was Mordecai’s time to be favoured dignified and honoured, the king could not sleep.
Beloved, this is your time and no one can stop you from going places. When the time of a man comes, everything will work for his good, even his enemies. Things will work for your good; system will work for your good. Those who have forgotten you will suddenly remember you. Those who have refused to help you, will no more give excuses, they will render the need assistance.