Church of Jesus EM

Sun, May 12, 2019

The Family of the Lord Yeshua

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The Family of the Lord Yeshua
(Eph6:1-4)

God is the Father of spirits (He12:9).
Through the spirit He gives birth to children and
By the spirit He rules over the family.

Faith is believing Him and welcoming Him and
The life of this faith is honoring the Father’s will and building the family.

While in the past, the family was large and its ethics were predominantly paternalistic,
In modern times it has reduced down to the nuclear family which centers around the children.
Consequently, parents cannot freely teach their children.
Furthermore, due to parents who are irresponsible and their unfortunate circumstances
Children grow up without being socialized properly in the family, the basic unit of society and so
Their character is developed poorly and they cannot function properly in society.
As such, rather than happiness the family ends up becoming the root of misery for many.

The cause of all this traces back to the ancestor of mankind, Adam and his family.
Because his wife, Eve, was deceived by the serpent (Ge3:6),
They sinned, disobeying the word of God (Ge2:17).

Thereafter, no family has been without problems:
Even in the families of faith, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David etc.

The Law given to the people of Israel through Moses
Commanded them to honor their parents (Ex20:12),
Written on the stone tablets to be kept for generations (Ex31:16-18) for
It promised them a long life in the promised land,
All reminded through the sanctuary.

Thus, when Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days” (Jn2:19),
He upset the Jews who were steeped in preserving their flesh and blood (Mt26:61).
However, what He meant was through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body,
He would tear down the relationship God made with Abraham, based on flesh and blood, and
Established a new relationship in His blood with souls of all men.

In addition, Yeshua said:
That He is the Son of God who came to do the will of the Father (Jn6:39-40);
To call no man their father on earth, their father of flesh and blood (Mt23:9); and
Those who do the will of the Father are His mother, brother and sister (Mt12:48-50),
Declaring a new view on family.

As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) Willingly laid down His life knowing the Father’s love for Him (Jn10:17-18), and established
the family according to the Father’s will determined before the creation (Eph1:4-5);
2) Condemned the devil who destroyed the first family (1Jn3:8); and
3) With His flesh fulfilled what men could not (Rm8:3-4) and sprinkled His blood giving birth to the children of the spirit (1Pe1:23).

After He resurrected and ascended to heaven,
He sent the Holy Spirit who proclaims the name Yeshua (Ac16:31) and
Testifies in believers that they have a Father in heaven (Rm8:15-16).

The Christian is he who received the name Yeshua and is born again as His child (Jn1:12, 3:3), and
He is born in a new family which has the name Yeshua as the firstborn (Mt18:19; Eph1:22).

In the Church, that is, the family of the Lord Yeshua,
Those whose broken hearts have been mended by
The Father’s love, sacrifice and comfort
Understand and love one another (Jn15:10-12), and fulfill their duties.
They each return to their families of flesh and blood and
Obey their parents, concede to their brothers, and not neglect their children.
For they know that they were all preyed on by the devil, the origin of sin, and thus
They do not expect much from each other.

O Lord,
We have all been hurt by our families.
Now that we have become the family of Yeshua,
Like the adoptive mother who did not give up on her broken child and
Persisted to provide him a family,
Let us patiently understand one another as brothers.
Let us let go of any expectations we had from our families.
Let us go out and seek more lost children to return them to You. Amen.
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