A good number of today’s Bible teachers see the book of Ruth as a prophetic picture of the end-time Church. Ruth the Gentile clung to Jewish Naomi. Ruth had done what all true Christians have done, whether they realize it on not, in making the God of the Jews, their God. But Ruth had gone even further. She said to Naomi, "Your people shall be my people, and your God shall be my God. Where you go I shall go, and where you die I shall die" (Ruth 1:16) This is a picture of total commitment and a picture of the end-time ‘ Ruth ‘ Church standing with the Jewish people in the last days. ‘ Ruth ‘ means friend and Israel needs as many friends as possible in the days of the Great Tribulation. Ultimately, the whole world will come against Jerusalem and Israel in the final days. The non-Bible believing world will never be Israel’s friend – quite the opposite will be seen to be true. Only the true Church of Jesus will stand with Israel in the dark days ahead as both Jews and Christians pass through the days of Jacobs Trouble standing united against the wrath of a Satanically inspired one world government and the false church, both of which are already being formed.