South Florida’s, “THE ETHNOS” Missions Training Group


“THE ETHNOS” Missions Training

“Christ for all nations, kindred, peoples, and tongues”.

 

“The Ethnos” is Greek for “The Nations”.

 

This course, though sponsored by Doral Vineyard Church, is opened to any person.

The address is:

8000 NW 25 Street

Doral, Florida 33122

Telephone at 305-482-0147.

 

This course will be taught once a week on Tuesdays, from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM,  for twelve weeks.

Stepping out into your calling or the mission field can be challenging, but always rewarding.

Jose and Mary Alvarez, assistant pastors at Doral Vineyard, and their children, have been involved in missions for the past seventeen years.

If you aspire to do missionary work or simply desire to understand, birth, and step out into your calling, this course might be for you.

Jose and Mary will co teach this group.

Because of the amount of material to be covered we will begin punctually.

We encourage you to bring your lap top especially to the first two sessions; since we will download free Bible programs and teach you how to use them.

Also, please bring your Bible, paper, and pencil or pen.

Please RVSP if you plan to attend this group by contacting us via Facebook, through email at jalvarez@doralvineyard.org

or call Jose Alvarez at the church office at 305-482-0147. Thank you.

 

Curriculum

September 6 :  Week One

a.            Bible Tools Part 1 (How to Study You Bible) / Bring Laptop if you have one.

b.            Learning to Use Free On Line Bible Programs, Strong’s Concordance, Vines, Thayer’s  Lexicons, TDNT, and the Englishman’s Greek Concordance.

c.             What  Are Missions & The Alvarez Call to Missions

d.            Q and A and Discussion

e.            Prayer for a specific missionary

 

2.            September 13:  Week Two

a.            Bible Tools Part 2 (How To Study Your Bible)/ Bring Laptop if you have one.

b.            Basic Biblical Greek and Hebrew.

c.             Getting your house in order. Your first mission field is your family

d.            Q and A and Discussion

e.            Prayer for a Specific Missionary

 

3.            September 20:  Week Three

a.            Foundations to Walking in the Spirit: A Study on the Book of Romans

b.            Finances, Giving, and Debt in Missions

c.             Q and A and Discussion

d.            Prayer for a Specific Missionary

 

4.            September 27:  Week Four

a.            Foundations of Prayer: Birthing Your Call

b.            Understanding the Call:  The Rhema Word, Mysteries, Patterns and Wisdom

c.             Q and A and Discussion

d.            Prayer for a Specific  Missionary

 

5.            October 4:  Week Five

a.            How To Achieve Liberty in Christ

b.            The Fundamentals of Step by Step Obedience

c.             Understanding God’s Timing

d.            Q and A and Discussion

e.            Prayer for a Specific Missionary

 

6.            October 11: Week Six

a.            Spiritual Warfare, Witchcraft, and Missions:

b.            Objections from Unsaved Loved Ones

c.             Q and A and Discussion

d.            Prayer for A specific Missionary

 

7.            October18:  Week Seven

a.            The Power & Spiritual Gifts of God in Missions

b.            Short Term Vs Long Term Missions

c.             Q and A and Discussion

d.            Pray for a Specific Missionary

 

8.            October 25:  Week Eight

a.            Linear VS Box Thinking: Fundamentals of a Renewed Mind

b.            Manners, Etiquette and Customs in Different Cultures: Native Americans of the South West

c.             Q and A and Discussion

d.            Prayer for a Specific Missionary

 

9.            November 1: Week Nine

a.            The Revelation of Christ, Transformation, and Working Out

b.            Manners, Etiquette, and Customs in Different Cultures: East Africa

c.             Q and A and Discussion

d.            Prayer for a Specific Missionary

 

10.          November 8: Week Ten

a.            Principles of Faith, Imaginations, Reckoning, and Inheriting

b.            How do you live in another Country?

c.             Raising Financial Support in Another Country?

d.            Q and A and Discussion

e.            Prayer for a Specific Missionary

 

11.          November 15: Week Eleven

a.            Putting On the New Man; Putting Off The Old Man

b.            All You Need to Know For Your Mission Trip

c.             Q and A and Discussion

d.            Prayer for a Specific Missionary

 

12.          November 22:  Week Twelve

a.            Living Out of the New Man

b.            Q and A and Discussion

c.             Prayer for a Specific Missionary

d.            Prayer, Anointing and Commissioning.

 

Links:

http://www.doralvineyard.com/?gclid=CLvZ_KCk26oCFUff4Aod_D1e8g#/welcome/small-groupshome-groups

https://www.facebook.com/events/create/?eid=111702112264356

Downloadable Web Booklets: “Seven Days to Freedom in Christ.”


Coming soon with From “Safari Through the Word Ministries”; downloadable web booklets for sale at an amazingly low price!

The first one will be entitled “Seven Days to Freedom in Christ.”

These daily Bible studies area written from, and will bring out the richness and accuracy of the Bible’s original languages, Hebrew and Greek.

Put these studies on your mental radar screen.

“Seven Days to Freedom in Christ” should be available in early October.

  • Day One: The Word of God
  • Day Two: Prayer and the Presence of God
  • Day Three: The Renewed Mind
  • Day Four: The Revelation of Christ
  • Day Five: Spiritual Warfare
  • Day Six: Binding and Loosing
  • Day Seven: How to Receive Your Inheritance

Is America Becoming a Third World Nation?


I spent six years living and travelling to East Africa. There is a revival of religion there.  Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda are full of folks clamoring for God.  Uganda is experiencing a revival with pre-teen and teens.  I’ve held Bible conferences in Kenya which were translated from Greek to English to Maasai.  Parts of my audience were teenagers. There were no video games, skating rinks or pizza parties for them.

Youths in Tanzania worshiped God in an utterly dark church, after the only kerosene lamp was taken by me, their invited guest.  Aged men in tie and shirt rode six hours on bicycles to come to my conferences.  Maasais walked on foot, ate corn mush and spinach for five days, while sleeping on barren floors to hear God’s word.  Children worshipped the Creator at four am to a generator powered keyboard because it was a luxury to have both power and a keyboard. The airport gates to Kenya in Amsterdam and London are peppered with souls, heads down, buried in Bibles.

Why such a phenomena? Why is my going forth between Africa and America like jumping from Pluto to Saturn?  Why are Africans so physically poor and spiritually rich, while Americans are physically rich but so spiritually poor?

I asked a Kenyan pastor on my way to Nairobi, “Why is Kenya experiencing a revival?”  Nonchalantly, he replied, “Why, when God brought us to nothing, that is when the revival started.”

I gaze at the Westernized nations and exclaim, “My God, there is so much physical abundance, yet so much spiritual poverty!”  Then I look at every nation where revivals of religions are exploding.  Most of them live in physical poverty!

Is the strategy to revival becoming a third world country?  Does human nature only respond to a loving God in the midst of calamities, disasters and poverty? This deeply saddens me as it does God, who would not want it so. God longs people to enjoy Him and His goodness at all times. In times of plenty, He desires for people to keep close to Him and thank Him.  It seems though, that humanity not only forgets the God who bestows the blessings of prosperity, but does everything to get Him out of its life.

The signification of mercy is to love somebody enough, as not leave him or her in a condition which is injurious.  God’s mercy to America is that He will not leave us in the mess that we are in, under no circumstance. He loves us too much!   I mean, any good parent will do anything to take their kid out of the mess which they have made, won’t they?

America is still too asleep on its pillows of iPods, cell phones and videos.  What will it take a merciful God to revive us?  Will He do what He did in Kenya? Will He bring us to nothing? Will America become a third world country?  Look around and ask yourself.

The Timelessness and Immediacy of God’s Kingdom


John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (I am (present tense)

  John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am (I am (present tense) he (“He”; is not in the original Greek), ye shall die in your sins.

 John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am (I am (present tense) he (“He”; is not in the original Greek), and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

 Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you (I with you am (present tense) always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The fullness of the essence of God in Christ as “I AM” is always found in the present and immediate tense. God supersedes the dimension of time. As with faith, in ministry, God’s power will not be sent to us in the future. His healing will not take place in the future. His fire will not be poured out upon us in the future. At the moment that He reveals that these things are for us in a ministry situation they are forevermore and immediately there. We must know that we live with God in a timeless dimension where everything is in THE IMMEDIACY OF THE NOW.

Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, I am (I am (present tense): and ye shall see the Son of man sitting (continually and constantly ruling and reigning….) On (Christ’s energy/ fuel source is power; the world in which Christ operates is God’s power; and God’s power does the work through Christ) the right hand of power, and coming (continually and constantly) in the clouds of heaven.

As we live and minister in the timeless dimension of the immediacy of Christ’s continual “I AM ness”, His presence is always coming and is constantly present, in the sphere of God’s power.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am (I am (present tense): the light of the world: he that followed (my same road and the same life that I live) (FOLLOWING) (Present participle) me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

The perfect walk of faith. He that is constantly following Christ in His life and path is guaranteed to have Christ as his continuing light because the presence of Christ is in the timeless immediacy of the continual now. This is the walk of faith. If we speculate in unbelief and worry about the future, we lose the Christ of the timeless now and will see only darkness. As we continually obey and follow God, Christ, as the light of the timeless now, will give us enough light for us to see our next step in our walk of faith with Him.

John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth (God is Christ’s energy/ fuel source; God is the world in which Christ operates; and God Himself does the work through Christ, in Christ’s ministry) and came (Defined as: “Arrival” Christ is in a continuing and continual state of arrival) from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

“Came” – This uncommon word describes to come in its dimension of arriving or arrival. Christ has arrived from God into our world, or more correctly because it is in the present tense, Christ is in a continuing state of arrival, confirming the timeless immediacy of the continual now of His presence. It is imperative that we ask God to deliver us into His world of the dimensionless- ness of time. As long as see God as doing things for us in the future we will never operate in miracles.

John 16:28  I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: (I have come into the world system Perfect Tense) again, I leave (I am constantly and continually releasing the world system) the world, and go (I am constantly and continually journeying to constantly and continually fellowship with the father) to the Father.

The perfect tense describes an event that has been accomplished and fully carried out in the past, but that its occurrence has an influence and an impact for us now and eternally forevermore. Jesus coming onto our world system is described in the perfect tense. His coming and presence for us is therefore in the timeless immediacy of the continual now. At the very same moment that Jesus is timelessly and immediately here,

He is timelessly and immediately releasing Himself from the world system to timelessly and immediately fellowship with the Father.

John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in (Locative- in the world of) God.  

Jesus works are created energized, exercised, produced, and performed in the sphere or in the world of, and by God Himself.

 John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in (Locative- in the world of) me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth (present participle- the continuing abiding in the world of the Spirit; necessary to produce miracles) in me, he doeth (Present tense- the father performs the miracles in proportion to our abiding in the world of the Spirit) the works  

We have the timeless immediacy of faith at our disposal, as well as the continual and timeless immediacy of Jesus’ presence. However, the continual and timeless immediacy of Jesus’ presence is also with the Father at the same moment that it with us. This guarantees the absolute effectiveness of our ministry, in that it is the Father who originates, energizes, produces and executes the works through Jesus. Christ’s presence with us in its timeless immediacy generates the works of the Father in their absolute perfection and effectiveness through us. This is because His presence is also in the timeless and continual fellowship with the Father.

 John 8:14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know(Intuitive knowledge Perfect Tense) whence I came, and whither I go ( Where I continually and constantly go) ; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.

The perfect tense describes an event that has been accomplished and fully carried out in the past, but that its occurrence has an influence and an impact for us now and eternally forevermore. Jesus intuitively and instinctually knows not only from where He comes but where He plans to go and what He plans to do. We do not need to, cannot, and must not manipulate the power of God in ministry through positive confession, or the “seed message” of prosperity. The power of God operates exclusively and independently of us. It has nothing to do with us. Jesus intuitively knows with absolute certainty what He plans to do. BEWARE OF TRYING TO MANIPULATE GOD’S POWER TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS BY THROWING FINANCIAL FORMULAS AT HIM.

Our bodies are the grocery shopping carts that carry God’s power to its destination. God uses our hands and mouths to take the power out of our bodies and into the world. Once that this happens God exclusively and independently of us does what He wills through His power.

 Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue (Miracles & Miraculous Powers had gone out of Him) had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Greek: Power proceeding from him had then gone forth with the sense of direction, purpose, and destination. The Independent activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

For dunamis power was going out from Him with the sense of direction, purpose, and destination

The Independent activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

The Timeless Immediacy of the Fullness of God


John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (I am (present tense)

  John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am (I am (present tense) he (“He”; is not in the original Greek), ye shall die in your sins.

 John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am (I am (present tense) he (“He”; is not in the original Greek), and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

 Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you (I with you am (present tense) always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The fullness of the essence of God in Christ as “I AM” is always found in the present and immediate tense. God supersedes the dimension of time. As with faith, in ministry, God’s power will not be sent to us in the future. His healing will not take place in the future. His fire will not be poured out upon us in the future. At the moment that He reveals that these things are for us in a ministry situation they are forevermore and immediately there. We must know that we live with God in a timeless dimension where everything is in THE IMMEDIACY OF THE NOW.

Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, I am (I am (present tense): and ye shall see the Son of man sitting (continually and constantly ruling and reigning….) On (Christ’s energy/ fuel source is power; the world in which Christ operates is God’s power; and God’s power does the work through Christ) the right hand of power, and coming (continually and constantly) in the clouds of heaven.

As we live and minister in the timeless dimension of the immediacy of Christ’s continual “I AM ness”, His presence is always coming and is constantly present, in the sphere of God’s power.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am (I am (present tense): the light of the world: he that followed (my same road and the same life that I live) (FOLLOWING) (Present participle) me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

The perfect walk of faith. He that is constantly following Christ in His life and path is guaranteed to have Christ as his continuing light because the presence of Christ is in the timeless immediacy of the continual now. This is the walk of faith. If we speculate in unbelief and worry about the future, we lose the Christ of the timeless now and will see only darkness. As we continually obey and follow God, Christ, as the light of the timeless now, will give us enough light for us to see our next step in our walk of faith with Him.

John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth (God is Christ’s energy/ fuel source; God is the world in which Christ operates; and God Himself does the work through Christ, in Christ’s ministry) and came (Defined as: “Arrival” Christ is in a continuing and continual state of arrival) from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

“Came” – This uncommon word describes to come in its dimension of arriving or arrival. Christ has arrived from God into our world, or more correctly because it is in the present tense, Christ is in a continuing state of arrival, confirming the timeless immediacy of the continual now of His presence. It is imperative that we ask God to deliver us into His world of the dimensionless- ness of time. As long as see God as doing things for us in the future we will never operate in miracles.

John 16:28  I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: (I have come into the world system Perfect Tense) again, I leave (I am constantly and continually releasing the world system) the world, and go (I am constantly and continually journeying to constantly and continually fellowship with the father) to the Father.

The perfect tense describes an event that has been accomplished and fully carried out in the past, but that its occurrence has an influence and an impact for us now and eternally forevermore. Jesus coming onto our world system is described in the perfect tense. His coming and presence for us is therefore in the timeless immediacy of the continual now. At the very same moment that Jesus is timelessly and immediately here,

He is timelessly and immediately releasing Himself from the world system to timelessly and immediately fellowship with the Father.

John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in (Locative- in the world of) God.

Jesus works are created energized, exercised, produced, and performed in the sphere or in the world of, and by God Himself.

John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in (Locative- in the world of) me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth (present participle- the continuing abiding in the world of the Spirit; necessary to produce miracles) in me, he doeth (Present tense- the father performs the miracles in proportion to our abiding in the world of the Spirit) the works

We have the timeless immediacy of faith at our disposal, as well as the continual and timeless immediacy of Jesus’ presence. However, the continual and timeless immediacy of Jesus’ presence is also with the Father at the same moment that it with us. This guarantees the absolute effectiveness of our ministry, in that it is the Father who originates, energizes, produces and executes the works through Jesus. Christ’s presence with us in its timeless immediacy generates the works of the Father in their absolute perfection and effectiveness through us. This is because His presence is also in the timeless and continual fellowship with the Father.

John 8:14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know(Intuitive knowledge Perfect Tense) whence I came, and whither I go ( Where I continually and constantly go) ; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.

The perfect tense describes an event that has been accomplished and fully carried out in the past, but that its occurrence has an influence and an impact for us now and eternally forevermore. Jesus intuitively and instinctually knows not only from where He comes but where He plans to go and what He plans to do. We do not need to, cannot, and must not manipulate the power of God in ministry through positive confession, or the “seed message” of prosperity. The power of God operates exclusively and independently of us. It has nothing to do with us. Jesus intuitively knows with absolute certainty what He plans to do. BEWARE OF TRYING TO MANIPULATE GOD’S POWER TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS BY THROWING FINANCIAL FORMULAS AT HIM.

Our bodies are the grocery shopping carts that carry God’s power to its destination. God uses our hands and mouths to take the power out of our bodies and into the world. Once that this happens God exclusively and independently of us does what He wills through His power.

Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue (Miracles & Miraculous Powers had gone out of Him) had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Greek: Power proceeding from him had then gone forth with the sense of direction, purpose, and destination. The Independent activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

For dunamis power was going out from Him with the sense of direction, purpose, and destination

The Independent activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

One Out Of Forty Nine = Two Percent


Rev 11:3  And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.

Rev 11:5  And if anyone will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone will hurt them, so it is right for him to be killed.

Rev 11:7  And when they complete their testimony, the beast coming up out of the abyss will make war against them and will overcome them and kill them.

Rev 11:9  And many of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will see their dead bodies three days and a half, and they will not allow their dead bodies to be put in tombs.

Rev 11:10  And the ones who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, and will make merry, and will send one another gifts, because these two prophets tormented those living on the earth.

Rev 11:11  And after three days and a half, a spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. And great fear fell on those seeing them.

Rev 11:13  And in that hour a great earthquake occurred, and the tenth part of the city fell. And seven thousand names of men were slain in the earthquake. And the rest were frightened and gave glory to the God of Heaven.

The sinful human condition of man which separates him from God is a tragic one.  It has gone on for thousands of years. Mankind has learned little about God throughout the centuries.  In spite of great technological advances, our improvement of the knowledge of God is at the best insignificant.  As America stands on the precipice of moral and financial disaster, she has yet to invoke His help and mercy.

What was then is now, and what is now, will also be tomorrow. Mankind usually turns to God only in the midst of disaster.

No one can ever blame God for His goodness.

In chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation, God sends two prophets in times of global calamity to share His good news with the world. People reject and kill them, and congratulate each other at their deaths with parties and gift giving. There is no sign of repentance and turning to God while they preached, even though the world was in dire straits.

However after God resurrects them, His sends calamity and catastrophe via an earthquake, and suddenly many repent and come to Him.

How sad, that it is only in misfortune that men turn to God. If people would see that God’s intention is not for people to turn to Him via chastisement, but rather that they enjoy Him daily,  the world would be vastly better.

America appears to be going the way of catastrophes and calamities.  This is not the will of God. Even in the garbage that America is negotiating, our political leaders remain blind and deaf. At Governor Rick Perry’s prayer summit yesterday one governor was present out of the 49 invited. Two percent!  Every governor should had attended and prayed to God for our country.

I am sad to say that I think our country will have to go the way of calamity and catastrophe to begin waking up.