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WHO IS OUR FAMILY?

In the course of day to day life we come to know, love, and trust certain people. Who are these people? In most cases they are the members of our physical family. As a young baby the first person that we come to trust is usually our mother. Our mother gives us love, food, education, and a sense of comfort that we can find nowhere else. The next person that we usually begin to trust and love is Dad. After our parents, we usually begin to cling to other members of our physical family such as brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas. All through our lives these are people that we come to know, love and adapt to.

When one is immersed into the body of Yahushua and becomes a member of His family, usually the first thing that they want to do is go out and save the world. They are full of energy to do the Master's work. The first people that they as new children of Yahuwah go to are those people that they love the most, have adapted to, and those whom they think truly love them.

They go to people who claim to love them because they think that these people will listen to them. Who are these people? These people are their family, people that they have grown up with, laughed with, cried with, and been angry with, people that they love. They go to these people because they love them and want them to share the good news, and to take part in the wonderful love and grace offered to those who love and obey our Elohiym, whose name is Yahuwah, and who is our true Father.

Unhappily in many of cases, when we truly become children of Yahuwah our family rejects us. Oftentimes as we study the word of Yahuwah for ourselves we learn much that disagrees with the things that our family has believed for generations. Because of this we will often hear how wrong we are and we will hear that they are happy for us but that they don't want to hear it. Sometimes they disown us and sometimes they plain hate us for loving Yahuwah our Father and trying to learn and obey His truth. In some cases they really don't care what we believe as long as we don't it preach to them. When this happens it hurts because we understand what is going to happen to those who do not obey Yahuwah and we sometimes feel bad because we cannot "save" those whom we love.

We must come to understand that we do not have the power to save anyone. Only Yahuwah has that power. So as we grow, learn, and love as children of Yahuwah, we must allow ourselves to be to refocused so as to reflect the power of Yahuwah instead of our own egos.

Do you know exactly happens when we are immersed into the Body of Yahushua? When we are immersed into His body the old man of sin dies, and a spiritual being in the likeness of Yahushua the Mashiach, our Master and Savior, is born. We are taught that from this day forward we must put away things of the flesh and focus on the spiritual things of our Sovereign.

How then are we to deal with those family members who reject us because of our love for the Master? As difficult as it may be, we must deal with them in the same fashion that we deal with anybody else that rejects us because we love and obey our Sovereign.

Yahushua said it best (as He always does) when His mother and his brothers came to speak with Him while he was teaching.

As difficult as it may be we must come to realize that our true brothers, sisters, and mothers are those who follow the correct path into the Body of Yahushua and love and obey our Father, Yahuwah. Remember that we have only one spiritual Father as Yahushua told us.

Many cults of today would have you to believe that the first thing you have to do to be part of their body is to cut all of your ties with your earthly family, friends, and associates. That is one of the things that makes them a cult in the modern sense of the word.

The verse above DOES NOT mean that you HAVE to leave your family, etc., to become a child of Yahuwah. As a matter of fact, if you can maintain close ties and teach them the truth, in love, it is just that much better. What it does mean is that you should be READY to leave all IF NECESSARY for His sake. If you are not ready to do that, you do not love Him as He loves you, and you are none of His.

When we come to realize whom our family really is, it is sure that we will recognize that Yahuwah is love, and we as a family are one, in love, with Yahuwah.

C.F. Castleberry
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