Brothers and sisters, welcome to another no fluff-no bigotry-no substitute Yahshua adventure and quest for the truth with the Yahweh Family for the benefit of the larger global Yahweh Family. I'm Servant Emannu'el Branch and this is as Gospel-Real as it gets.
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Two Bible verses that many believers overlook are as follows:
a) He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me (Matt 10:37)
b) If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple (Luke 14:26)
It took me a long time to really come to grips with the enormity of what those Bible verses actually mean. Yahshua don't mean for us to simply hate our family and friends. Instead, he merely want us to keep him first in our lives and not let anyone (family or friends) or anything else to block our growth process in getting to know the real Creator [Yahweh Elohim] and the real Messiah [Yahshua] and the uplift of humanity through the real tribal Israel. On my own journey I discovered, the hard way, that if you have a family member or loved-one that is trying to pull you down from Yahweh Elohim Yahshua you must find enough strength to sever that earthly relationship to preserve your name-to-name face-to-face relationship with Yahweh Elohim Yahshua.
I don't want anyone to get me wrong. I have a beautiful wife. She is a very kind and spiritual person. She is not a bad person. It was just that she was pro-Jesus and me being pro-Yahweh Elohim Yahshua wasn't what she wanted. Therefore, she had difficulty overcoming the status quo church to walk the narrow path with Yahweh Elohim Yahshua in Full Identity. As a result, she was stubborn as *@%# as she fought against the specific and exclusive kingdom of Yahweh, which then divided our house of Yahweh. (And by the way, that's my wife in the photos with me).
Here's a situation that you may be dealing with right now or perhaps you may face in the future--a situation I struggled with for 16 years: "What about a spouse who don't believe in Yahweh Elohim and Yahshua and it's causing a major division and conflict?"
I've been there, done that. Even I lived in a divided household. I'm a 100% pro-Yahweh Elohim Yahshua servant that is dedicated to awakening the real Israelites to our covenant. Yet my wife was madly in love with the mainstream Jesus Church. Not to mention we were raising our son in a literal Yahshua vs Jesus household; and the struggle was constantly raging. There was all the bickering, the name-calling, the disrespect--all eating away at the faith. And to make things worst, I wasn't just a believer - I was the one chosen and given a direct revelation to grow and establish the end time ministry of Yahweh Elohim Yahshua. How was I to speak about full identity, love, unity, family, and fellowship when in my own home both Yahshua and Jesus lived at odds under the same roof?
I couldn't take it. For years our marriage was held together with nothing more than chewing gum, string and a prayer. Our home life would remind you of American troops in downtown Iraq. It got so bad that I truly considered the divorce option about four or more times over our 16 years. To tell the truth, I didn't have the strength, then, to leave the responsibilty and the dream of a Yahweh Family. I still loved my wife and of course our son. And at the same time, the situaion, which we couldn't escape the way Joseph fled Potiphar's house, was literally destroying us--even bringing us both down to an ugly level.
In fact, from 2003 to 2005 I was so drained emotionally, spiritually, financially, and physically from feeling like a fraud and a failure that I removed myself from the public's eye--no sermons, no meetings, no events.....nothing. Hopelessness, depression and despair had set in.
I didn't realize it then, but I eventually learned that when you are in such a position you are being tested on "Just how much you really love Yahweh Elohim Yahshua; and how far are you willing to walk His path?" Will your unbelieving spouse win and cause you to return to the mainstream religious system? Will you choose to follow your spouse rather than to follow Yahweh Elohim Yahshua?
Over the years I've learned that when you find yourself in a lion's den like this that 3 main options may come to mind:
1) You can pray and stay in a loveless situation and watch yourself grow old (a risk which could eventually cause you to implode and spiritually fall in some way if you're not strong enough to endure for decades)
2) You can grow in spirit and gain enough strength to trust walking alone with Yahweh Elohim Yahshua -- breaking away from a loved-one (spouse, child, parent, sibling or friend) that is dampening your shining light for Full Identity righteousness
3) Suicide --just end it all (which I don't recommend)
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Just another day in the life of Yahshua's Redeemed --Servant Emannu'el Branch. Until our next adventure, always Hallelu-Yah and holla back if you hear me.
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Servant Emannu'el Branch
6/9/2011 11:48:13 am
I would just like to say it was a challenge and was not easy but with Yahweh and Yahshua on your side you can not go wrong. It took years of prayer and meditation and reading the scriptures to get through a situation like this. We had to seek Yahweh's face to know and learn the truth. I was taught two things early on: 1) mainstream Jesus Christ and; 2) find a good Bible based church to join and all would be well.
6/12/2011 10:34:06 am
Servant Emmannu'el as you and Sister Tabatha had to truly wrestle with the most formidable of foes "the faith or religious" factor. There were probably times when you both could have thought now if what we have was threatened by the physical( an outside man or an outside woman) I may be able to come up a antidote. When it becomes a faith matter, definitely a horse of another color. At least you both toughed it out and have emerged stronger. So many other unions result in a meltdown. I am going to encounter a significant other who is locked into the Jesus and God mode, she may be everything I ever hoped for but she persists with her belief in the imposters. I will have to shake my head, walk away and say "oh have a nice day".
6/12/2011 08:58:36 pm
Our light sufferings begings with the breaking of our own past lifestyle that was adjusted to self-focused worldly practices and false religious beliefs.Ou rgrowth continues as messiah manifests His life in us.Webecome a part of His sufferings as the world rejects and persecutes messiah in us.
6/15/2011 01:16:13 pm
Dear Servant Emanuel and Sister Tabatha,
7/22/2011 09:34:06 am
Dear Brother Emanuel and Sister Tabatha,
7/22/2011 09:49:28 am
Dear Servant Emanuel and Sister Tabatha,
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Servant Emannu'el Branch, a son of Yahweh and one of the redeemed of Yahshua the true Messiah. A sign to help all nations and tongues, without regard to race, color, or gender get prepared to meet the original Creator and Son face-to-face and name-to-name. This is my purpose.