SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe is a belief held amongst people that family consist of people who are blood related, but that is not necessarily the case. Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.” Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. So the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. Genesis 4: 1-11 NKJV
BLOOD – Then Immanuels’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.” “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” Mark 3: 31-35 NIV
Luke 8: 19-21 – Immanuels’ mother and brothers came to him, but were unable to join him because of the crowd. Someone said to Immanuel, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside and want to see you.” Immanuel said to then all, “My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and obey it. GNT
Relative (It’s the People in Your Life Who Want You in theirs) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe you cannot change who your biological parents or relatives are, but you can definitely choose who your family evolves into. As we go through life, we often meet people who inevitably become so close to our hearts that they might as well be real family.