by John Greene
“My beloved children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. Then when anyone sins, each of us has an Intercessor at the side of the Father, Yahshua, the righteous Messiah. And He is the atoning offering that made the Way around our sin, but not the Way around ours alone, and also the Way around for the whole world. And in this we know that we know Him when we guard His commands. The one that claims to know Him and does not guard His commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that one. But whoever holds fast to His Word, in that one is truly the love of Elohim completed. In this way you know that you are in Him, speaking and continuing in Him, owing it to yourself also to walk the Way, just as He walked.” – 1 John 2:1-6, P4T
Yahshua [Jesus] was the provision, the Way around sin, which was defined by YHWH, our Father. He is truly the Way, the only Way for the whole world [kosmos, the decoration of man’s system]. (John 8:12-58, 14:6; Acts 24:14-15; Isaiah 30:21) In words, John plays the Way around sin against walking the way around in life in general. We are to walk the Way around, just as Yahshua [Jesus] did. He made the Way around so that disciples could walk in their course of life in the same way. (“Understanding Sin“; “Encouraging Disciples of Light in the Way“)
Other religions have been seeking to define this truth their own way, to make this less than what it is, less than what He is, less than the Way. The same kind of thing is happening as multitudes are making the news lately about uniting under or alongside [interfaith] the “Catholic” church under the leadership of the pope. They would bequeath salvation to all in their own way, regardless of what scripture says. Regretfully, they are making their own way, imagining that they will build ‘God’s Kingdom’ in one form or the other, and that this is fully acceptable to the One they claim to serve. Their imagining of unity is of man, not the righteousness of YHWH. The One these profess to serve as a form of devotion is another gospel based on scripture, but not on the accuracy or truth of scripture. Instead, they prefer the traditions and fables of men, to bring others after themselves as leaders instead of exalting the Name of Elohim [‘God’, YHWH] or His purpose and righteousness. (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:8-9; Acts 5:29; 1 Corinthians 2:5, 3:18-19; Titus 1:14-15) You need to give special attention to this in this time because multitudes are walking in the flesh in the name of unity to a nameless god of their own making. (“The Art of Self-Deception“; “Playing It Safe With Another Gospel“; “Consenting to Fables of Men“; “Paradosis: Teaching or Tradition?“)
“Therefore now, there is no condemnation for those in Messiah Yahshua, who do not walk after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahshua delivers me from the law of sin and death, for the reason that the law [Torah] was unable in that it was weak through the flesh. Elohim dispatched His Son in the form of sinful flesh, and [peri] making the Way around sin, judged against sin in the flesh in order that the righteousness of the law [Torah] be completed in us walking, not after the flesh, but to the contrary, after the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1-4, P4T
By being set apart to your Heavenly Father and through your agreement with Him in scripture and Spirit, you are separated from false teachers and religious error. Because of this you have the need for discernment, as well as the need for the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’]. You need scripture and Ruach [Spirit] to help you to mature well in your trust, to be effectively marked [charagma] as a genuine disciple. In this way, you become a new man or woman in Messiah. (Matthew 22:14; 2 Corinthians 6:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:6-22; Romans 12:1-2; “Set Apart for Prayer & Seeking“; “Breaking Strongholds of False Authority“; “Culture: Prompting Falsehood Through the Lie“)
“These people draw near to Me with their mouth and respect Me with lips, but their heart is distant from Me. But in vanity they worship Me, teaching for instruction the commandments of men.” – Matthew 15:8-9, P4T
“Take heed that you separate yourselves from false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inside are ravening wolves. You will know to mark them by their fruit. Does anyone gather grapes from a thorn, or a fig from a brier? In this way, all beneficial trees bear honest fruit, but a worthless tree bears harmful fruit. A beneficial tree cannot bear harmful fruit, neither a worthless tree bear honest fruit. All trees that do not bear honest fruit are cut down and cast into fire. In this manner, by their fruit you will know them.
Not all that say to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ enter into the purpose of the Kingdom of Heaven. To the contrary, he that yields the purpose of My Father in Heaven. Many say to Me in that Day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and in Your Name cast out devils and in Your Name yielded many miracles? Then at that time I will agree with the authority of Heaven, them I never knew. You! Depart from Me ministers of wickedness.” – Matthew 7:15-23, P4T
“Indeed, follow Elohim’s work in you, pure and willing, even to work fervently in His purpose. Fulfill it completely, set apart from grumbling and debate, in order that you are set apart and innocent children of Elohim, without blame in the midst of a perverse and corrupt generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world of man.” – Philippians 2:13-15, P4T
To be set apart from the world and to Elohim is what each disciple of Messiah must be dedicated to. This is all about our Heavenly Father’s track of righteousness, which He has firmly established for His sons and daughters to walk on. This is a protected battlement of dedication that His dedicated people walk on, what Romans 8:29 actually refers to when translated properly. Those that follow this track of righteousness continue in His righteous Way. (James 1:4; Ephesians 1:5; 1 Corinthians 9:27; Psalm 23:1-6, 119:105; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “Discernment the World Doesn’t Have“)
We are set apart with a purpose and the Way to walk! (Mark 16:15; Matthew 10:16, 28:18-20; Hebrews 3:14, 10:38-39; “Disciples: Focused on the Messiah & His Purpose“; “Your Purpose in the Body of Messiah“)
Disciples walk “as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts in your ignorance, instead, as the One who called you is set-apart, so you also should become set-apart in all behavior, because it has been written, ‘Be set-apart, for I am set-apart.’” – 1 Peter 1:14-16, ISR98
In this Way of obedience and love, each one walks this Way on an established track already laid out by the Father. There is only One Way to salvation. Each person has a decision to make, ‘free will’ to choose the path that he or she will follow – the narrow gate or the wide road to destruction. This is based on the heart condition of each person. Each one will decide whether he or she will be set apart or dedicated to the purpose of Elohim here on earth and into the Kingdom. (Mark 16:16; John 3:5, 14:6; Acts 4:10-13; 1 Peter 3:21; James 2:18-24; 1 Timothy 3:11-12; 1 John 5:11-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; “Supporting the Way or the World“)
“Enter in through the narrow gate. Because wide is the gate and spacious the road, put to death through destruction, and many, by their reason, agree to enter. For narrow is the gate and troublesome is the road, the one that leads to life, and few agree to obtain it.“ – Matthew 7:13-14, P4T
The minds and hearts of disciples [Christians] are set apart to Elohim as the showbread, exposed and dedicated to Him by our obedient and loving service. The frankincense is our praise and prayer as fragrant offerings to Him in living each day. With the Set Apart Ruach [Holy Spirit], disciples are also His temple, wholly dedicated to Him. It could be said that through our praise and offerings of prayer, we are kept fresh unto Him, abiding in His Presence through the Spirit, and as an example to the world. (“Abiding With YHWH in Quiet Places“; “The Great Apostasy of Unrighteousness“; “The Secret of Dedicated Disciples“)
Elohim’s track of righteousness, as previously established for all His people, is where His people are purposed or ‘destined’ to walk. This is the ‘predestination’ that so many Christian denominations teach about in error, as if YHWH predetermines the steps of all; as if good or bad men and women are robots without free choice. Your choice, your way of life is yours, with which you are judged. True disciples abide in YHWH through Yahshua [Jesus], walking in His established righteous Way. Remember, this Way was in place, as was His provision, long before the Messiah came as the Offering. Yahshua [Jesus] came to set disciples right before the throne of Elohim for all time, fully able to save those with a righteous heart of love, through Him and the Spirit that are set apart to YHWH.
Perhaps now you can begin to see what has been hidden from so many Christians for so long. Evidence supports that this meaning was intentionally altered long ago, along with the concept of being set apart, either to righteousness or unrighteousness. Sure Christians talk about it in vague terms of good and bad, just as so many have been corrupted and taken sides with the enemy. A disciple of Messiah is to be set apart to the purpose of YHWH, through Yahshua [Jesus] and the Set Apart Ruach [Holy Spirit]. All others are judged as unrighteous, set apart to the judgment of the unrighteous eternally, set out to suffer destruction based on personal choice, the end result of each life course.