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Kinsman Redeemer
1/23/2016 2:53:00 PM by: Hannah S. Hunter

Openly I admit I borrowed the phrase from the Bible and a prophetic word I heard at the onset of the New Year. Two books of the Bible are named after women. Ruth was a Moabite. Her people were enemies of Israel.

Through circumstances that looked crushing and impossible, she became great grandmother to Israel’s most revered king, David. Ruth humbled herself, obeyed the strategies of Naomi, worked to provide for them, and honored the position of her mother-in-law. Part of the strategy was to lie humbly at the feet of a kinsman and, when questioned, she pleaded her cause as a servant.

Ruth had done all she could. Now she was at the mercy of the kinsman to redeem her and their situation. She placed herself at his mercy and waited with quiet expectancy for his deliverance. Her life, her future, her legacy was in his hands.

New Year’s opened with so many crushing weights and seemingly unsolvable circumstances. I gathered my two sons living in the house. We prayed and developed a strategy. We worked on what we could to effect change. Yet I knew I had to prostrate myself and cry for mercy from our Kinsman Redeemer.

When everything, I mean everything, is being threatened to be taken away, you can only lie at HIS feet and proclaim HIM as Kinsman Redeemer. Some may try to tell you how if you had done this . . .  And, if only that, then this . . .   There are times you know beyond any reason HE is orchestrating this for HIS purposes. Did you see Ruth as great grandmother to David when the story opens?

I am not exaggerating when I say hundreds of times in the night or day I have cried out, and declared HIM as Kinsman Redeemer. I lay prostrate staring at the foundation of HIS throne, which is righteousness and justice. I kept my eyes fixed unblinkingly on HIM because if I looked at the circumstances I would die.

My eldest son daily began to say this day we will bless someone. We will create an atmosphere of generosity.

Kinsman Redeemer has overwhelmed me with HIS goodness. As I waited expectantly after making my case known, there was swift action. The body of CHRIST has risen up, and because they also are intimate with the Kinsman Redeemer, they have rushed to show me exceeding mercy. Even secular corporations have been gracious.

LORD, my precious Kinsman Redeemer, let me mirror that same mercy in my actions toward all mankind.

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