The Way: Getting Stuck in a Rut – And Out Again

by John Greene

“Because we walk in the flesh, we do not serve according to the flesh. For the tools of our service in warfare are not fleshly, but powerful through Elohim to the destruction of strongholds. Destroy imaginations and all high places that are exalted over the knowledge of Elohim and make captive every mind to obedience of the Messiah.” – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, direct translation

I had this ‘epiphany’ the other morning – or rather it was given to me. I was in a rut and on a fast track to living there. (“Disciples & the Occult of the World“; “Fighting a World of Fear & Delusion“; “Leadership & the Universal Authority of Messiah“)

accidental or fearful ditchEveryone gets stuck in rut now and then – sometimes without realizing how stuck in the rut you really are. Many times, this is because circumstances can begin to numb you, or rather you numb yourself to them. What are you numbing yourself to? When you are numbing yourself, you are trying in your own power to vaccinate yourself from fear when there is only one cure. You can eventually become stuck through repetitive conditioned behaviors – and you find comfort there, even when that comfort isolates you – and it always does. It isolates you from your Father, from the promise of His Son and the power of the Holy Spirit [Dedicated, Set Apart Spirit]. This false comfort isolates you from others, even those closest to you. So you pretend, and before you know it, everyone is pretending. It’s madness. Then, there is digging your own ditch rather than an accidental ditch. You dig your own ditch and begin to work that ditch over with the idea of yielding some kind of good. You are distracted, maybe completely off track, but your work brings you comfort. Or someone digs the ditch for you and tells you to live in it. The ditch seems safer, so you stay. You trust in the ditch. The reason or motivation matters little because the result is the same. working the ditch(Hebrews 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Psalm 91:1-16; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Being Set Apart Makes You Aware of Sin“; “Scriptures: Do Not Fear”; “Opposing Fear“; “Overcoming Fear during Tough Times“)

cultural city ditchCities, whole nations are stuck in the false comfort of self-induced, even shared numbness, in cultural ditches they have dug through either trickery or delusion. My personal observation is down to this: almost every man, woman and child in this ‘modern age’ is stuck in a rut, and not the right one. They may even be in a ditch from which they seem powerless to leave. This may even be by design. The ditch may even be a calling to card to unity, freedom or kinship. (James 1:22-25; Matthew 7:15, 24:11; Revelation 18:1-4; “Deceptions of Ages: How People are Deceived“; “Students of Life“)

“Behold, he is bound with iniquity and he will conceive mischief; and he has fathered falsehood. He dug a pit and bored it, and has fallen into the ditch he made. His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violence shall descend on his own crown. I will thank YAHWEH according to His righteousness, and will praise the name of YAHWEH Most High.” – Psalm 7:14-17, HRB

“And He spoke a parable to them: Why are the blind not able to lead the blind? Because both of them would fall into a ditch.” – Luke 6:39, HRB

agreement with YHWHScripture emphasizes a track or path of righteousness that belongs to YHWH, a track that He set out in advance for every disciple of Messiah to walk on. Yahshua [Jesus] and the Holy Spirit are the Way, the course of life to eternal life and salvation. Restoring your soul and life in righteousness is conditional to following the leading of YHWH. Otherwise you end up in a ditch on the side of that path or on the wide path to destruction apart from the Father and His Kingdom. Contrary to the teaching of many, there are not many paths to salvation. Yahshua [Jesus] is the Way. When you remain and follow YHWH’s track of righteousness, you are on a battlement, a rampart that protects you in the onslaught of a continuing spiritual war between righteousness and evil. When you stay on YHWH’s track of righteousness, your commitment and partnership with Him serves as a protection. This is a dramatic departure from the traditions and philosophies of many Christians and their adopted leaders, where multitudes squirm impatiently in the ruts of tradition and philosophies that are doomed to oblivion by the Father in short order. Disciples work in agreement with their Heavenly Father, not against Him. (“Understanding Sin“; “The Magi of this Age“; “The God of General Goodness“)

heat-battle-anger-fearThe track of righteousness may seem to take you squarely though the valley of the shadow of death, but you have no need to fear because YHWH is with you. Whether danger is real or imagined matters not. You are set apart in relationship with Him, a son or daughter of His Kingdom of righteousness. When you are not on this track of righteousness, you can be distracted and fall in a ditch somewhere off to the side of YHWH’s rampart of righteousness. You may seek an easier, less demanding road to walk. The track or life course you choose may seem very much like a way of righteousness. Yet, any path or track apart from the Way is a very wide road to destruction. Getting lost in a ditch or rut because of distraction or deception can have very real consequences. You can become part of the world and the reward the world reaps. (Matthew 7:13-14; “Brainwashed“; “Your Master & Your Obedience“; “YHWH: The Choice to Stay Loyal“; “Persisting Against Deception & Oppression During Tribulation“)

begin-to-discernMuch prayer and discernment with the help of your Counselor, the Holy Spirit is required. Staying in the spirit and out of the flesh will result in your success in your agreement with righteousness. Ultimately, your discernment and your relationship with YHWH through Yahshua [Jesus] and the Counselor are what keep you on His track as you walk through your life in this world. But your mission isn’t simply about self-help and your personal perception or focus on your ‘spiritual condition’ as so many would lead you to believe. Your trust and love in what is above keeps you free from being snared. You resist Satan and his agents. (2 Peter 5:7-8; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness”; “Christians & the Dumbing Down of Sin”; “Blind to Righteousness”; “Blind Leading the Blind“)

self help book storeSelf-help has been getting a lot of attention for a very long time. That is because helping yourself seems to be good and it can feel good. The self-help industry has officially become part of Christianity, and Christianity has claimed the self-help industry. Everyone is so busy helping themselves, they’ve pretty much lost the point as to why they are helping themselves in the first place. Self-help and the continual seeking of healing has been done to the point of idolatry – and Christians don’t want to admit this or talk about it. We say we want to get better, to be healed, and that is all we want. It’s our right – even ‘promised by Christ.’ Then, you become afraid to mention sickness because you believe this shows a lack of faith. Before you know it, what you believe sounds more like superstition, when scripture has nothing to do with such thinking. All this thinking quickly becomes a matter of pride, but also a matter of idolatry – all because you are afraid of ‘failure.’ Is that trust? Why all the fear? (Galatians 6:3; Philippians 2:3; Proverbs 16:5; 1 Corinthians 13:4; “Life Healing and Belief“; “Healing and Personal Trust“; “The Promise of Healing“; “Freedom from Spiritual Bondage“; “Real Love“; “Respecting Those You Love“)

titanic pride of manSelf and the healing of self becomes more important that the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit – any one on this planet. That’s idolatry bud. And, most often, we’ve forgotten why we vainly strive after such things, except that it seems good, maybe even righteous. It’s still idolatry bud. You’ve made yourself god of your world or your cause is your god. It’s all about you, the opposite of what being a disciple of the Messiah is about – getting the good news that you have out to others, loving and caring about others. This common idolatry is derived from this pitfall of demons: you promise to get yourself well before you dare do anything real or meaningful for anyone else – and this is pretty much all you deal with, or should I say, pretend to deal with. Is that what Yahshua [Jesus] told disciples to do? Be perfect, and then you can tell others the message of the unadulterated good news? Look after yourself first, and help someone else if you have time? Show a little love, unless it isn’t convenient? (Proverbs 16:18; “Disciples: Focused on the Messiah & His Purpose“; “The Provision of Healing and Health“; “The Basics of Strongholds & Idolatry“; “Healing Scriptures“)

“It will come to be that you are truly complete, just as your Father that is in heaven is complete.” – Matthew 5:48, direct translation

older couple bible studyThis is probably one of the most misunderstood and misapplied scriptures in the Bible. Some Bible translations use the word perfect, but the correct understanding in English is the word ‘complete,’ as in Yahshua [Jesus] completes His people, the Holy Spirit as Counselor completes you as seek YHWH’s righteous as a new man in Messiah. However, you are purposed to be doing something as you are being completed. What could that be? How easily we forget. (1 John 2:5, Hebrews 6:1; Psalm 119:1; Exodus 17:1)

wheel-of-stressWe get so busy living life, or trying to deal with problems, we easily forget the point behind it all. Just look at me. My wife dies and goes to YHWH’s provision of rest and peace – and suddenly I am trying to figure out how to survive. ‘2+2=4’ says the world and we forget who is really doing the providing. Not that it’s wrong to ask for help. You should when you need it, without fear or trembling. This is one way that your Father provides for you, through brothers and sisters of like mind! But, the world encourages mental busy work and panic, because that’s all they know. Actually, there is another reality in play here. When you are reacting through fear, applying mental busy work and panic, you are on the margins of trust (if there was really such a thing). Actually, you are probably in doubt, but one thing is certain. You are ripe for harvesting by Satan and his agents. You can be manipulated. Sure, it happens every day. Fear is a useful tool of Satan. YHWH tells His people not to fear. (Matthew 6:24-33; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John 4:18; Philippians 4:6; Psalm 23:1-6, 29:25, 34:4; “YHWH Will Provide For You“; “World Order Built On Money and False Security“; “YHWH’s Threshing Floor“; “Knowing Where You Stand on YHWH’s Threshing Floor“)

vote propagandaThe leaders of world know how to wrap you around their little finger by telling just one more story and another half-truth that sounds good to the ear, to the mind. People in general love to have their ears tickled. When that doesn’t work, then distraction, fear and loathing are the appropriate wedges to win you to the side of authority – you know, making you part of the debate about something that matters very little, but is said to mean very much. (2 Peter 3:7-10; Revelation 21:1-5; Romans 8:18-27; Isaiah 65:17, 66:22; Colossians 3:4; 1 John 3:2; “The Challenge of Living in Righteousness“; “Trusting in YHWH Instead of Princes“; “A Branch of the Vine through Trust“; “Breaking Strongholds of False Authority“)

“Yes, we will have peace and security in our time.”

“I have just the plan! Mr. Sanders doesn’t know what he is talking about.”

“Mr. Carson is really just another raving psychopath like me.”

“Pope Francis believes in your humanity.”

pope-one-world-religionWhatever. You listen to this stuff. Lots of people do, and some take it to heart – even those are convinced that they are Christians preparing for ‘God’s Kingdom.’ Christians keep believing that they can win the world over to their side if they just believe a little harder. The world of man we live in ain’t ‘God’s Kingdom’ baby! Disciples of the Messiah, sons and daughters of YHWH’s Kingdom are supposed to know better. They have another teacher, and that teacher isn’t the world, or part of the world – except perhaps that your personal experience better educates you about how suffering works. But that is what disciples are in danger of focusing on. Disciples have a job. May they do it and see Elohim’s [‘God’, YHWH] favor by exalting, magnifying Him to all! (1 Peter 2:9; Romans 8:28; Jeremiah 29:11; Proverbs 16:4; “The Role of Authority in Your Life“; “Authority: The Real Meaning of Romans 13“; “Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms” )

“I exhort you truly brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, provide your bodies a living sacrifice, set apart, in full agreement to Elohim, your reasonable service. So do not be conformed to the age, but to the contrary, transformed in the renewing of your mind. You must test what is beneficial, even fully agreeable and complete to the Will of Elohim.” – Romans 12:1-2, direct translation

“But in the same way, the Spirit also helps our frailty, for we have not known what to pray to Elohim for, according to what is necessary. To the contrary, the Spirit Himself makes intercession for our sake, with groaning that cannot be uttered, now searching the heart, having known what is in the mind of the spirit, concerning making intercession for the sanctified in the manner of Elohim. And having known that all fellow workers, for the benefit of those that love Elohim, being the appointed, are exposed before Elohim [as the show bread] to His more excellent purpose.” – Romans 8:26-28, direct translation

“And Yahshua came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit, teaching them to guard all that I have commanded you. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20, ISR98

soil of the heart

soil of the heart

May it be so! Focus on the purpose for which you are anointed, set apart to His Kingdom – teaching, talking about and listening to the needs of everyone that will listen to the good news from you. To Elohim, your heart and mind are open and exposed, wholly dedicated to Him as the showbread offering in the Temple that was presented in days of old. He wants the same thing for others that have the right soil in their heart. In this way, disciples are not blind to His righteousness. They don’t reside in the ruts of the world as victims and malcontents, but on the track of Elohim’s righteousness, the only Way to salvation. (“Prayer in the Wilderness”; “Ya Gotta Have Roots!“; “Fasting the Righteous Way (It Isn’t What You Think!”; “Roots of Salvation“; “Disease & Spiritual Roots“)

“For you do not possess the spirit of bondage again through fear, but possess the Spirit as Sons, in which we call out ‘Abba Father!’ The Spirit Himself testifies to our spirit, that we are children of Elohim. And when children, then heirs; heirs of Elohim and co-heirs of Messiah. If so, we suffer the same kind of persecution in order to be exalted together. For I conclude that the suffering of the present season is not deserving by the side of the esteem that is to be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:15-18, direct translation

“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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