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Ruth 4:1-8

The custom of the time that pointed to the feet and the removal of the shoe as a token of a pledge or an oath. When the person put his shoe back on, the oath had been fulfilled and the scepter shall not depart from Judah nor the lawgiver from between his feet till Shiloh (peace) come (Genesis 49-10). Since Christ was wounded for our transgression and raised again for our justification, therefore being justified by (His) faith, we have peace with God. Therefore peace (Shiloh) has come and the oath is fulfilled, Praise (Judah) has gone forth, for He is the gate of the sheep, and the lawgiver and the laws are passed from between His feet. His hands were nailed to the cross indicating that His work was done and His people were sealed (since their names are engraved in the palms of His hands). His feet were nailed because where there is a testament (oath) there must be the death of the testator to enact the last will and testament. Since He died, the oath which He promised (Lo I come, in the volume of the book it is written, to do thy will oh Lord), His feet being washed with the tears of the woman who dried them with her hair and they were anointed with oil, He fulfilled the oath and now His feet are fine brass (Rev. 1:15) for they have trodden the winepress of the fierceness of the Lord. (Isaiah 52:7) How beautiful are the feet on Him upon the mountain who brings glad tidings of great joy and published peace, He that says, THY GOD REIGNETH; (Nahum 1:15) Behold upon the mountain (Zion from above not Jerusalem from beneath) the feet of Him that bringeth good tidings of peace, not to this earth and its inhabitants but to the children of Zion; (Romans 10:15) How beautiful are the feet of them, that preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things, the bride.

If anything other than, “THY GOD REIGNETH”, be preached it is not the gospel of peace nor is it good tidings of great joy. His people have their feet shod with the preparation of the gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation; Therefore, let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus and you all speak the same thing in peace and good order. Just a brief outline!

Your servant in Christ,
(Elder) Chet Dirkes
6-1-08