What does it mean to be born again?
Let us now look at the six scriptures below. These verses define six specific events that every ‘believer shared in common “TOGETHER” with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Every Christian believer partook in these six occurrences simultaneously with the Lord Jesus. These historical incidents have exerted an identical influence, and produced matching outcomes for us as it did for the Lord Jesus. We are absolutely one with the Lord in the course and development that these six events took Him through.
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
When Christ was CRUCIFIED, we were CRUCIFIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
Rom 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
When Christ DIED on the cross, we DIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
When Christ was BURIED in the tomb, we were BURIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;-)
When Christ was BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE, we were BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
When Christ ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN, we ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.”
When Christ SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER TO RULE AND REIGN, we SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER TO RULE AND REIGN “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
We know that the crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and the sitting down of Christ at God’s right hand to reign, ARE ALL HISTORICAL EVENTS.
Roughly two thousand years ago, in the succession of time, theses six incidents left their mark in history. Their historical occurrences will influence time for all eternity.
All “born again believers” from the past, the present-day, and the future, were “TOGETHER WITH CHRIST” and therefore PRESENT AT THESE SIX EVENTS;
EVERY BELIEVER WAS THERE.
E EXACTLY AT THE SAME TIME, AND IN THE VERY SAME LOCATION AS THE LORD JESUS WAS, when these events took place.
THE IMPACT, AND THE FINAL OUTCOME OF THESE SIX EVENTS UPON THE LORD JESUS’ LIFE, WAS IN EVERY WAY OUR IMPACT AND OUTCOME.
How can this seeming impossibility be a reality? You and I, were not even born two thousand years ago! Secondly, Jesus died and rose in Israel, and most of us live in different parts of the world, which is not Israel.
The answer lies that every born again believer IS IN CHRIST!
Envision for a moment that Christ Jesus is “a book.” You, and I, and every believer that has and will pass through the pages of global history, is a piece of paper.
We open the book, slip the piece of paper deep within its pages, and close the book. The piece of paper is now IN THE BOOK! Hence every born again believer is IN CHRIST! Every person, at the moment of his or her conversion, automatically becomes IN CHRIST.
Whatever happened to the book or wherever the book went, will also be the paper’s destiny because it is forevermore in the book. So it is with us, and the Lord Jesus.
John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 1 Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Rom 5:12 Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned—
Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
Every person in human civilization is IN ADAM. Even though billions of us were not yet born when Adam roamed the face of the earth, spiritually speaking, he and Eve gave birth to all of us, through a long line of their descendants. Let us look at the result of our being IN ADAM.
Romans five and twelve tells us that sin came into the world through this one man, Adam. Sin has spread and will continue to spread to all men and women in civilization causing the eventual death of all humanity. In other words, the impact and the outcome that sin had upon Adam have now become our impact and outcome. Our being IN ADAM has caused us partake “TOGETHER WITH” him of his sinful nature.
However, at the very moment that any man or a woman becomes “born again,” they have now become IN CHRIST, and forevermore have partaken TOGETHER WITH Christ in His life, death, and resurrection and ruler ship.
These six historical events that we partook “TOGETHER WITH” the Lord Jesus Christ are all in the “past tense.”
The Indicative And The Subjunctive Moods
Every grammatical tense in the Greek language is further explained by its grammatical “moods.” The grammatical mood gives life to the past tense in this case.
There are three moods in the Greek grammar; we will however only deal with the two that concern us today; the indicative and the subjunctive.
The indicative mood is a “statement of fact.” When used with the past tense it tells us the following: An event without fail has occurred, or will occur, and
will punctuate the progression of history, makes no mistake about it! This is called the past indicative. There is no possibility of its not coming to pass.
The subjunctive is the mood of “probability and possibility,” and its occurrence is conditional upon a person’s free will to make it happen.
The past subjunctive can be defined as an event that will punctuate the succession of history if an individual is faithful to do it as an act of their free will.
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him(Past Indicative), that the body of sin might be destroyed(Past Subjunctive), that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Rom 6:8 Now if we be dead with(Past Indicative) Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with(Past Indicative) him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk(Past Subjunctive) in newness of life
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together(Past Indicative) with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;-)
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together (Past Indicative), and made us sit together (Past Indicative)in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew(Past Subjunctive) the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
As we study the six events, I want you to take special notice of the glorious beauty of the Lord’s accomplished works as seen in the scriptures above. His crucifixion, death, burial, coming back to life, ascension, and sitting down at God’s right hand to reign, are all in the past indicative! This tells us that without fail, He faithfully executed theses six events to utter completion! Hallelujah!
You will notice however that as we progress through this section of our study, that because Christ has once and for all unmistakably accomplished all in the past indicative, our walk with the Lord is tied up in the past subjunctive.
The big problem throughout history is that the church, through its ignorance of its position in Christ, and by a disobedient free will, has left the accomplished tasks of Christ in the heavenlies, unaccomplished on earth.
I don’t think that we yet understand the eternal ramifications of our not habitually completing the accomplished tasks of Christ on earth through a life of disobedience. It is most sobering for us to know that in our hands lies the responsibility to become free, Spirit filled Christians, which can bring, or fail to bring, the spiritual kingdom of God into the earthly realm, through the obedient or disobedient exercise of our free wills.
A free will, which is uncompromisingly obedient and continuously yielded to the Spirit of God, will bring forth the reality of God’s accomplished acts into the earth, and will cause all circumstances to line up in accordance to it. Let us look at one example
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified(Past Indicative) with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed,(Aorist Subjunctive) that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Our old man was crucified “TOGETHER WITH” Christ. Please notice the past indicative. In that the Lord died two thousand years ago, we died two thousand years ago together in Him. The apostle Paul stresses that it was “our old man” which died. Our old man was made up of the body, or the essence of the sin that dwelled within us. The “old man” is all that embodied and defined sin in us. In the reality of our spiritual position in Christ however, we are sinless. There are several reasons for this.
Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
The King James mistranslates verse seven of Romans chapter six. This verse should read as “For he that has died is justified from sin.” Justification is defined as innocence. A corpse has no sin. Therefore, he cannot sin, nor can he be tempted by sin. Because of his sinlessness, and his inability to sin, he is innocent from, or of sin. A corpse is therefore justified from sin. When we died and were buried together with Christ, we became a corpse, totally set free from sin.
However the manifestation of this reality in our lives is tied up with our free will, our faith in believing this positional reality and our obedience to the Lord as seen with the past subjunctive in Romans 6:4 below,
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with(Past Indicative) him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk(Past Subjunctive) in newness of life.
Greek: And you shall know through progressive learning what is genuine and correct about God, and in proportion to your correct understanding of the things of God will be the same proportion that these truths will set you free.
The devil will constantly hit us in any area of our lives that these positional events are yet not a reality to us as a rhema word. We can have 99% truth as rhema word and 1% uncertainty or unbelief. The devil will hit this 1% percent until it becomes revealed as a rhema word. It is essential to know that in these six events we were IN CHRIST and that they are all PAST INDICATIVE OCCURRENCES.
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) alway, 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. The “I” of Jesus is presently always with us in the am of time.
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 operatesis God’s power; andGod’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.
· His “I” always come sin the AM of time rooted in God’s power, continual ruling. and reigning.
John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came (Defined as :”Arrival” Christ is in a present and 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 work in miracles.
John 8:58 (AV) Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
In the am of time Jesus always is in the mode of I
John 10:30 I and my Father are one. (Present tense).
Greek: “I and the Father one are” A perfect and continuous exchange of location in the father and the instrumentality of the father’s works back through Jesus.
· The “I” and the “Father” are one in the same
John 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
· Greek: That in THE ME the Father just as I am Him
· The I being in Jesus allows complete accessibility for all that Jesus has. Jesus now in this I allows for full effectiveness of His power and so forth.
John 14:7 (AV) If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
· From now on you know Him progressively and have seen Him with perfect discernment
9 (AV) Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
· The one perfectly discerning me, perfectly has discerned the Father
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.
The “I” in the Father allowing for access of all that our position in Christ has attained to.
The Father in ME is the I allowing for total effectiveness.
The Father which is now the ME does the works in the ME
· Greek: The Father in or inside of “ME”, is.
John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Greek: I in my Father, and you in me and I in you.
· Jesus now teaches us that the believer lives with the Father and the Son in the same perfect exchange of location and instrumentality as the Father and the Son themselves enjoy. This is because Jesus lives in the world of the Father so that the Father simultaneously executes His works back through Jesus.
· Now we also see that the believer has been placed in the world of Jesus so that Jesus can instrumentally work back His works through the believer. In reality God works through Jesus and back into us because we are in the world of Jesus and Jesus is in the world of the Father. The believer is God’s channel for God to take the invisible works of His kingdom and manifest them into them through Jesus and then visibly through them into the world order. The exact and same ability to do miracles just as Jesus did dwells in us.
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 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, which they may be one, as we are.
Greek: In order that they may be one (Present Subjunctive) in exactly the same way as us.
· As the Son lives continuously from moment to moment in the world of the Father, the Father superimposes back upon those very same moments His works back through the Son. We must remember the timeless immediacy of the continual now in the workings of God.
In Jesus priestly prayer in John 17, He asks of the Father that the believers could work in exactly this very same fashion. The present subjunctive tense is one that emphasizes the will of the person. In other words the believer is not guaranteed that automatically he or she will operate in the timeless immediacy of continually dwelling in the world of God so that God can continually work His works back through them.
Though positionally this is the true for every believer, the manifested reality of God from moment to moment flowing in His works back through the believer can only come as the believer out of his or her will dwells in the world of God from moment to moment.
· To abide in Jesus is the same as living from moment to moment in the world of Jesus.
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Greek: that the may be one (Present Subjunctive) in exactly the same way that you Father in me, and I in you.
· The prayer of Jesus is that the believer will from moment to moment live in the world of the Spirit so that the same perfect exchange of location in God and God instrumentality working His works back through them exactly as Jesus has with the Father, can take place in the believer. The believer has the same ability to work the works of Jesus to the degree that he or she lives as closely and dependent as Jesus lives in the world of the Father.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Greek: That the may be one (Present Subjunctive) in exactly the same way that we one are (Present)
John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
· Greek: I in them, and you in me, that they may become matured and completed into the same finished product manifesting our exact oneness; so that the world system might from moment to moment learn and know that you sent me into it with a mission, and that mission being that you loved them in exactly the same way that you loved me.
· To the degree that every believer operates from moment to moment in the world of God of God so that God can simultaneously and from moment to moment work back through the believer will be the same degree that the church will become matured and completed in the oneness that the Father and the Son have. This oneness as we have learned is the perfect exchange of Jesus being located in God and God instrumentality working His works back through Him. As the church operates in this oneness with God, He then has absolute liberty to work His miracles in His church, revealing Jesus and His mission to love the world in exactly the same way that the Father loves Him, and thus drawing the world unto Himself through the church.
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I but Christ liveth in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
· Greek: Yet no longer I, but lives in the world that defines “ME”, Christ.
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:
5725 NW 114 Path Unit 102
Doral, Florida 33178-4195.
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“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 email@example.com.”
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Little America Hotel, Flagstaff
2515 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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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.
The church is the entity into which all of God’s love, blessings, benefits, all that He is, and all the He wants to do is focused into.
I call the church the receptacle of God funnel into which He pours all.
It’s up to us to increase our ability to receive.
We are the objects of His love, we are the charming ones, we have been translated into kingdom of The Son of His Love, and we are His beloved.
Most healing will come as a revelation of how much He truly loves every last part of you. Where you are sick, receive His love into that very place. You are the receptacle of His love. You are the one whose God’s positively accusing finger points to!