2017 - Year of New Territory

"May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge." Ruth 2:12

God has given a wonderful promise for this New Year. I believe that everyone who believes in this Word will receive great blessing filled with new grace & favour from God. I wish & pray that this promise word would come to pass in our life with all His riches & glory.

God will go before you: Moabites were the descendants of Lot who didn't worship the God of Israel. Ruth was a Moabite woman, married into an Israelite family. Her mother-in-law Naomi was a very prayerful Israelite. It was through this family Ruth came to know about the One, True God, the God of Israel. Disaster struck this family and all the men in this family died. Ruth lost her husband and became a young widow. All her hopes & dreams were shattered and her future was totally dark. She was broken, yet she never wanted to go back to her parent's home as it had no connections with the True Living God of Israel. Ruth was determined to live and worship the God of Israel only, and hence she chose to stay with her mother-in-law. Even amidst the worst situation of failures, loss & disappointment, Ruth took a wise decision to fully trust the God of Israel. She put her trust into action and declared “wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge, your people shall be my people, And your God, my God (Ruth1: 16)”. Ruth never wavered from her decision to move along with Naomi to a new place, as she knew that the God of Israel would go before her, lead her and take care of her future. Both Naomi and Ruth set off to Bethlehem, knowing that Bethlehem was the house of Bread & that God would bless them. She was focused on God to go before them & lead them to the right place to have a fresh start. God honoured her faith & made it possible for her to reach Bethlehem along with Naomi.

Friend, this new year be assured that the God of this world, who came into this world to save you, will go before you to change the failures and loses that you faced in 2016. He has a great plan for you and that is the reason He is moving you from the present situation. Trust Him, cling onto His Word and keep declaring it over your life. Ruth came to Bethlehem and had a new start to her life. In the same way God will go before you to start new things in your life.

God's favour will Surround you: Psalm 91:4 says that “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”. God's Word states that there is shelter & comfort to those who come under the wings of the Almighty. We see this happen in Ruth's life. When Ruth reached Bethlehem along with her mother-in-law. It was the season of Barley harvest. In this new place, to feed themselves, Ruth went out to glean the heads of grain in the field after the reapers. Ruth found favour in sight of the supervisor of a field who allowed her to glean in the field. It so happened that the field that Ruth entered belonged to a man called Boaz who was the relative of Naomi's husband. Yes, God opened a way for Ruth to enter the right field, the field of Boaz. Boaz was a very kind boss who took care of all the workers who worked for him. When he saw Ruth a new worker, he enquired about her and found out everything about her. Ruth's love and care for her mother-in-law touched him and he instructed the supervisor of his field to allow Ruth to glean more and for longer duration. Ruth was given the best provision & divine protection. Boaz even greeted her with a prophetic blessing. He said, “The Lord repay you for your work and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge” (Ruth 2: 12). Yes, Ruth took refuge under the wings of the Most High God and God granted His special favour in Ruth's life in a very marvellous & wonderful way.

My dear friend, Bible says in 1Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him”. Truly the plan that God has for you can never be comprehended or understood by human wisdom. Just as how God led Ruth who came under His wings to a blessed place, God will lead you too to a new beginning and new blessing. God's plan is always much higher and greater than every plan of yours. Believe that this New year God is leading you in a new direction to enter in to a new territory where you will be blessed with right openings & unusual favour. Run to the shelter under the wings of God and be blessed with new grace of comfort, peace, provisions & shelter.

God Blesses you with an Amazing Future: Bible says in Psalm 34: 10 “the young lions lack and suffer hunger, but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing”. Ruth gave up her family and clung to Naomi because she loved the God of Israel and sought Him with all her heart. God enabled Ruth to enjoy favour in the eyes of man and God. Boaz who was the owner of the field also happened to be a relative of Naomi's husband. Before the eyes of all the elders Boaz redeemed Ruth and took her to be his wife (Ruth 4: 13). Yes, God blessed Ruth with a beautiful married life. Bible says Ruth was blessed in marriage with Boaz and she was blessed in family life & God blessed her with children & she became a blessed mother in that land. She was richly rewarded by God in the foreign land. God blessed her with a fantastic future and made her a blessed great grandmother to a great king.

Dear friend, God will bless you this year with all the best provisions and meet the needs of your family, your children and your job or business. God will take care of all your needs more than your expectation. God will bring the right person as the right choice of life partner to your sons and daughters.

May the Lord grant you his special favour this new year 2017 and enable you to enter new territories. May you be blessed in all your labour as you wait upon Him with prayer and in faith.

Blessed & Prosperous New Year 2017 to you all
Rev. Brite Sundar
www.thelordisgood.org
+ 91 7710033222 / + 91 7738155222