What Is Mustard Seed Faith?


There are two words for “to know” in the Greek Biblical language.  One is Strong’s number 1097, “ginosko”.  To those who speak Spanish, this is the word “conosco” or to know something or someone progressively over time.

The other one is Strong’s number 1492, “oida”.

“Oida”, is not knowledge progressively acquired over time as “ginosko”.  Rather it is, gut feeling, instinctual, intuitive and instantaneous knowledge.

When you go to church today and see your neighbor, Mr. Brown’s daughter wearing a red dress, you can write and tell me that Mr. Brown’s daughter was wearing a red dress.

You did not have to progressively study Mr. Brown’s daughter’s dress for several weeks to tell me that.  This is oida, gut feeling, intuitive knowledge.

The other number in this blog, 5758, is a Greek verb tense, the perfect active indicative.

The perfect tense, describes an occurrence which completed in the past, but its results and impact are as fresh and real now as they were when the event transpired.

The indicative mood designates irrefutable fact. Any verb in the indicative mood specifies that the action will definitely occur, no two ways about it.

Now couple “oida” with the perfect indicative verb tense. What do you get?

It’s like saying, “I know, that I know, that I know, that this thing will happen or has happened, or that I will get what I asked for.

This is the kind of faith which pleases God and which He answers.

It’s thanking Him in advance for the yet unseen.

We need to stop saying, I am not sure that God will provide, or that I will not have enough money to pay my bills, or I can’t,  and turn it around to say, I can pay my bills, I do have the money, I do have the resources, I can,  or God will heal me.

These tiny phrases, I will, or I will have, I can, or God will, versus, I don’t have or I can’t, can make the difference between obtaining and not obtaining.

Mustard seed faith can go both ways.

The oida perfect indicative in your heart or the absence thereof is the mustard seed or the absence thereof.

Look at some of the oida perfect indicative scriptures.

Have a great Sunday!

Mt 6:8  Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth <1492> (5758) what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Mt 6:32  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth <1492> (5758) that ye have need of all these things.

Mt 7:11  If ye then, being evil, know <1492> (5758) how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Mt 24:36  But of that day and hour knoweth <1492> (5758) no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Mt 24:42  Watch therefore: for ye know <1492> (5758) not what hour your Lord doth come.

Mr 1:24  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know <1492> (5758) thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

Lu 12:30  For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth <1492> (5758) that ye have need of these things.

Joh 4:25  The woman saith unto him, I know <1492> (5758) that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

 Joh 5:32  There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know <1492> (5758) that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

 Joh 7:28  Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me <1492> (5758), and ye know <1492> (5758) whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know <1492> (5758) not.

 Joh 7:29  But I know <1492> (5758) him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.

Joh 11:22  But I know <1492> (5758), that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

Joh 11:24  Martha saith unto him, I know <1492> (5758) that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

 Joh 13:3  Jesus knowing <1492> that the Father had given (5758) all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

Joh 15:15  Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth <1492> (5758) not what his lord doeth: but I have called (5758) you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Joh 16:30  Now are we sure <1492> (5758) that thou knowest <1492> (5758) all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

Joh 21:17  He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest <1492> (5758) all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 Ro 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth <1492> (5758) what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Ro 8:28  And we know <1492> (5758) that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 Ro 15:29  And I am sure <1492> (5758) that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

 Php 1:19  For I know <1492> (5758) that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

 Php 4:12  I know <1492> (5758) both how to be abased, and I know <1492> (5758) how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Php 1Jo 2:20  But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know <1492> (5758) all things.

1Jo 2:21  I have not written unto you because ye know <1492> (5758) not the truth, but because ye know <1492> (5758) it, and that no lie is of the truth.

 1Jo 3:14  We know <1492> (5758) that we have passed (5758) from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

1Jo 5:15  And if we know <1492> (5758) that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know <1492> (5758) that we have the petitions that we desired (5758) of him.

 1Jo 5:19  And we know <1492> (5758) that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

1Jo 5:20  And we know <1492> (5758) that the Son of God is come, and hath given (5758) us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Re 3:1  And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know <1492> (5758) thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Re 3:8  I know <1492> (5758) thy works: behold, I have set (5758) before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Re 3:15  I know <1492> (5758) thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

The Flagstaff / Navajo Revival 2012


Since returning from Africa, our ministry, Safari Through the Word Ministries, has been involved locally in Miami, Florida.

We became Assistant Pastors at our church, Doral Vineyard.

In these last three years we have assisted with the establishment of this growing work, under the leadership of Ralph and Cathy Gomez.

We knew that as this work progressed, the Lord would also resume the “teaching and signs & wonders” revival ministry that Mary and I have been called to.

We share a burden to see revival come to the USA. Without revival, the prospects for America to continue as a godly nation incessantly dim.

I believe that in 2012, our ministry will be embarking on trips across the nation, in the work of revival, as we continue pastoring at Doral Vineyard.

Our first trip is scheduled to Flagstaff, Arizona, projected from February 15th through the 20th.

Flagstaff is part of the Navajo Nation. I sensed ten years ago that revival could commenced with the Native Nations based on God’s principle that the “last shall be first.”

Amongst the 550 Native Nations, the Navajos are one of the most receptive to the gospel.

We are scheduled to have four days of meetings at the Little America Hotel in the heart of Flagstaff. The meetings will be advertised through Arizona and New Mexico, by the Navajo Nation’s biggest newspaper, The Navajo Times.

We have placed a sizable deposit on our conference and hotel rooms, at The Little America Hotel.

We have also placed our advertisement with the Navajo Times and the Arizona Daily Sun.

Mary and I are in need of approximately $1200.00 for our airplane tickets.

The reason why the prices are so high is that only US Airways flies into Flagstaff from Florida as well as Flagstaff is a small city.

Would you then prayerfully consider partnering with us financially in what is a commencement of revival work to our great nation?

As most of you know, our ministry, Safari Through the Word Ministries, is 501 C3 Florida, nonprofit corporation. We issue you receipts for your tax deductible donations at the end of the calendar year.

There are three ways which you can give.

You can write out a personal check or money order to “Safari Through the Word Ministries,” and mail it to:

Jose Alvarez

5725 NW 114 Path Unit 102

Doral, Florida 33178-4195.

Secondly, you can give through the Pay Pal “Donate” button on our website @

www.thepattern.org.

Finally, you can give on Face Book through “Fundrazr” button @

http://bit.ly/x2xCXl

Reverends Jose and Mary Alvarez are Bible revivalists who function in a healing and prophetic ministry.  They have seen many healed from diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, and depression, to name a few. If you are in need of healing, or a personal Word from the Lord, join us Thursday, February 16th, through Sunday, February, 19th. Meetings times are at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM daily. For more information visit “thepattern.org” or email us at citvnet@gmail.com.”

The Spruce Room

Little America Hotel, Flagstaff
2515 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

866-539-0036

Thank you

Safari Through the Word Ministries is a 501 C3 Florida nonprofit corporation. We issue you receipts of giving for your tax deductions at the end of the calendar year.

The 2009 Navajo Nation Revival In Pictures


We are getting for our Flagstaff Arizona Navajo Nation Revival in February of this year.

I wanted to share the photo album of our Navajo Nation revival in 2009.

Enjoy!

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I want a Romans Seven Twenty Five aorist passive indicative mind!


Mt 8:3  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean (5682). And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

 Mt 12:13  Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored (5681) whole, like as the other.

The numbers 5681 and 5682 are a portion of the James Strong’s Biblical Greek verb numbering system.

James Strong, was a man who devoted his life to taking every Hebrew and Greek word in the Bible, and creating it  categorically identifiable, by assigning it a number.

In my opinion, separately from the Bible, the Strong’s Concordance is the globe’s second most important book. Every Christian should have, and know how to use The Strong’s Concordance.

There is not  much of a  difference between Strong’s number 5681 and 5682.

Both of them name a NT Greek verbal tense.

Both of them are instances of the aorist tense.

The aorist is somewhat like our past verb tense, but can also describe something which has not occurred in the future.

The aorist is the photographic tense of completion or conclusion. It’s a punctuation mark on the timeline of history. It describes an event as completed either in the past or in the future.  It does not regard the content of the event, just its completion in totality.

Both of these numbers choose the passive voice.

The passive describes action as being done to the subject of the sentence, many times, out of, or beyond the will, or the control of the subject.

When action is being done to you, instead of you doing the action, you enter a new existence or reality. We exist in the actualities of today, many times out of our control, want, or will. Many a time, we are passive subjects of the globe which we inhabit. The existences in the world, whether good or bad, many times impact us. We are their passive subjects and live in their realisms.  Hence the passive voice can describe existence.

The only difference between 5681 and 5682 is the verbal  mood. 5681 is in the indicative mood.  5682 is in the imperative mood.

The indicative mood is a statement of fact. It says that this or that will occur without doubt or fail.  It’s impossible for the thing not to be true, or not to ensue in the indicative.

The imperative is the mood of command or telling something what to do.

Jesus performed most of his ministry in the realm of 5682.

Mt 8:3  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean (5682). And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Mr 1:41  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean (5682).

Mark 7:34  And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened (5682).

35  And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.

Mr 11:23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed (5682), and be thou cast (5682) into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Lu 4:35  And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace (5682), and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

Lu 5:13  And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean (5682). And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

Lu 7:14  And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise (5682).

Lu 17:6  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root (5682), and be thou planted (5682) in the sea; and it should obey you.

Jesus always commanded. If He was not sleeping or praying, He was commanding!  LOL!

This is an essential truth for our Christian life. We don’t see Jesus asking the Father to heal. We see Him speaking to the circumstances and commanding them. So must we!

The results of his commanding in the sphere of 5682 became 5681. Without a doubt, all that Jesus commanded became an undisputable result or fact. The indicative is the result of the imperative. Jesus commanded and it was done. Jesus commanded and it became reality and fact.

Mt 12:13  Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored (5681) whole, like as the other.

Mt 15:28  Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole (5681) from that very hour.

Mt 17:18  And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured (5681) from that very hour.

Mt 21:19  And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away (5681).

Mr 1:42  And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed (5681).

Mr 3:5  And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored (5681) whole as the other.

Mr 5:29  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up (5681); and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

Mr 7:35  And straightway his ears were opened (5681), and the string of his tongue was loosed (5681), and he spake plain.

Lu 8:36  They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed (5681).

Lu 8:47  And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed (5681) immediately.

Lu 13:13  And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight (5681), and glorified God.

Lu 17:15  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed (5681), turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

Acts 8:7  For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed (5681).

1Pe 2:24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (5681).

This brings me to my conclusion.  Let’s look at the instances of 5682 again.

Mt 8:3  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean (5682). And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Mr 1:41  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean (5682).

Mark 7:34  And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened (5682).

35  And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.

Mr 11:23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed (5682), and be thou cast (5682) into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Lu 4:35  And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace (5682), and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

Lu 5:13  And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean (5682). And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

Lu 7:14  And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise (5682).

Lu 17:6  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root (5682), and be thou planted (5682) in the sea; and it should obey you.

All of Jesus commands while the person was still sick, maimed or demonized were in the aorist passive.

In the mind and the heart of Jesus, He always foresaw the healing or deliverance as a completed event.  He saw the man’s healing which had not yet taken place  as something totally completed and concluded.  More than that, Jesus always perceived  the healing in the passive voice. He knew that His command would impact sickness and bring it into a new reality or existence of health.  When Jesus ministered to the sick, He saw the person as totally healed and remaining in that state.

God tells us, ”be it done according to your faith!”

The importance of all of this is that Jesus always ministered in completed events. He ministered knowing that whatever He commanded would manifest as a complete event with new results.  This is why Jesus saw the immediacy of miracles. A completed event plus a new existence equals immediacy of results.

Jesus did not come to earth as God but as man. He came in this mode to guarantee that we would have the same and equal access to the things of the Spirit of God which He had. He came as the “son of man” (anthropos) or the son of humanity.  We as humans can do exactly what Jesus did, if we are willing to drink His cup and pay His price of obedience.

The problem is not the devil. It’s our unrenewed minds. My theory is that our minds must be renewed until we see all that we ask for as completed and concluded happenings in a new existence that conforms to the work of Jesus on His cross where He reconciled every event to the Adamic nature before the arrival of sin.

My quest is to study, pray and renew my mind into a Romans seven twenty-five aorist passive indicative mind. It’s not easy. It will cost me everything. But do I say that it’s worth it? “Ye, and Amen!”

Romans 7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

 

THE IT


John 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that<5124>?  will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Whatsoever: The whatever, whosoever, whatsoever, no matter how big, small, difficult, impossible in the realm of Jesus Name, or what He wills for us to do by His voice.

“That“ is Strong’s number # 5124 (Touto):  “That thing, or this thing.”

The “That” ( touto) is in the Greek accusative noun case.

In the Greek, the accusative case is just what it says. The accusing finger points towards the object that will receive all judgment, sentence, or wrath. It’s a receptacle into where all is focused or pointed to. The accused object is the receptacle or the goal of the judgment.

If we turn this into to something good, the object, placed in the accusative case, is the thing that all benefits is poured or funneled into.

Because Jesus is the God of the now and immediacy, He answers “that thing” or “this thing” whatsoever, whatever, or whosoever it is, in the whenever, or when we ask Him to.

“If you should petition Me for something, whether it is, that thing, or this thing  within My Name, I will perform (do; make; create; form) this thing, or that thing, when you ask me.

I have recently discovered this thrilling principle in ministry.

The Hebrew word for faith is “emunah” from where our word  ‘amen” or  “so be it” originates.

One Bible translator interjects the word confidence wherever faith appears.

Nothing moves God more than our asking Him with “radical, stepping out into the water confidence” that what  we ask WILL happen just as we entreated Him.

Eph 3:12  In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Access into God’s invisible treasures comes by faith that is “soaking wet” in boldness and confidence. I call it “humble demanding.”

John 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that<5124>?  will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Whatsoever we ask in the realm of Jesus Name or His will, that thing, or this thing, He will do, when He we ask Him.

I have tried out this principle in ministry and “it’s out of the box radical awesomeness.”  It works!

Jesus wants to give us so much  more than what we can think.

It’s our limited, doubting, unbelieving, box thinking that restricts Him.

Repentance is the word “metanous or metanoia”, or the exchange of one brain for another so that we can enter in and do the works of the kingdom.

Our greatest enemy is not the devil, it’s our unrenewed mind.

The church is in serious need of a brainwashing.

If we can ask believing in our hearts…I say believing, without doubting!

If you can’t believe in your heart, most probably it’s not the will of God. But if you can believe it, Jesus will give to you as specific and as targeted, proportionally to how targeted and specifically you were in what you asked.

The more exact you are with your request, the more exact you will receive from Jesus. The more believing you are for immediacy of answer, the quicker that Jesus will answer you.

We have not begun to scratch the surface of how much and how fast Jesus wants to give to us, if we’d just stop doubting and beating around the proverbial bush of fear.

Exactness in asking, exactness in getting. Specificity in your requests, specificity in your answers. Try it out !

Mt 8:9  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this <5124>, and he doeth it.

 Mt 9:28  And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this <5124>? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

Here are two instances of the marvelous word “touto”.   As I said, “touto” is defined as “ that thing”, or “this thing.”

The marvel which Jesus exhibited at the faith of the centurion is that what the centurion commanded his servant to do, about this thing, and that thing, it was accomplished. This is faith, this is authority, this is emunah, this is confidence.

How about you stepping out in ministry and commanding this thing and that thing to happen, when you say it?

Jesus asks you today, “ believe ye that I am able to do thing and that thing just as you wish?

We had two prayer lines yesterday during our service. I began to flow more into commanding  this thing and that thing to be given to the people. To my shock, God obliged me in everything I commanded.

Emunah, my friends, emunah. It was powerful and exhilarating. Our God is so good.

 14  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (IT) The thing asked

The direct object can be found in the formula of the “subject + verb” = the direct object.

“Ye” or “you” is the subject, “ask “is the verb.

The word “it” is not in the Greek text, but is interpolated.

Jesus doubles on His promise. “That thing, or this thing, whatsoever it is, and when you ask me, that thing, I will do IT !” Glory!

Have a great Monday!