Dear Family, How special you are to me!

Matthew 12:46 While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. 
47 Then one said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.”
48 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 
49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 
50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”

Here we see that Yahshua’s mother and brothers came to see Him. But we must understand now, that His Father has become the predominate concern of His life and everything and everyone that does not feed into that, must take a back seat. They are of no real concern to Him, and where they interfere with what YHWH God is doing with His Son, they will be left behind.

Mark 3:21 But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, “He is out of His mind.”

We need to take note of the fact that His family came out to Him, because they thought that He was insane. He was doing things that to them were impossible.

And the Temple priest were incensed at the things that he had said about their religious practices, which probably led His family to conclude such a thing about Him.

They had come to question him!

One of His disciples said, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.” (Vs 47)

He knows what they want, and he knows that they are there. How insane is that?

His response is, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” (Vs 48)

So now we can question who is really on our side, or could it be that we are unequally yoked with unbelievers. So, this is really what is going here. They have no faith in Him!  His Family does not believe in the Son of God. How is that possible? Did his mother forget who impregnated Her?

Perhaps it is more a case of peer pressure.

And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”
(Vs 49, 50)

He has applied the love of God to His relationship with those who believe in Who and what He is. His own Family did not yet believe, but they will. So, He draws a line that will not allow them to influence Him from a place of unbelief.

I have done the same thing with my family, including my ex-wife. There is no room in my life for anyone who tries to take me away from my faith in Yahshua Christ, and the path I must walk. And if we recall, He said that we must distance ourselves from such people.

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 
For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 
He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.” 
(Matthew 10:34-40)

So those who read and share these words of exhortation are now my Family, and I love you with the love of Yahshua Christ!

Shalom my brothers and Sisters,

Chuck Greever



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