Yeah, when God told Adam in Genesis 2:15 to dress it and to keep the Garden up, this was no small feat; and then along with the fact that God had planted the garden already, and already made to grow all of the good and pleasant trees, thanks a lot Adam and Eve! We can see where God did this here in Genesis 2:9, “And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” You can also see as you read in this same bible verse that there were some conditional trees also placed in the garden; and their degree of pleasantness to the sight, and goodness for food to you, will depend on how you decide to take on the bedience factor of it all. If you decide to take on the bedience factor dressed up in your Diso-attitude, then the tree will not be so pleasant to your sight, nor so good for food to you once you put the two together: Diso and bedience. Now on the other hand, if you decide to take on the bedience factor dressed all up in your O-attitude, then the tree will be quit so pleasant to your sight, and so good for food to you once you put the two together: O and bedience. Well we all know how this all played out for Adam and Eve in that they decided to take on the bedience factor dressed up in their Diso-attitude, and once they put the two together to get “Disobedience,” this factored them right into the condition of being no longer in the already planted, and already made to grow garden where all they had to do was to dress it and to keep it. Again, thanks a lot Adam and Eve, for now we too because of you, have to “Find The Good Soil To Root Our Faith Seed,” for the good and pleasant trees to be made to grow.
Adam and Eve did not need faith to have everything that they needed in the garden; they didn’t even need belief because when you can hold it, then you can know it: all Adam and Eve needed was to come with the O-tude for the bedience factor. You and I on the other hand, we not only have to show how we will take on the bedience factor, but we also have to do more than just dress and keep our faith garden. The condition that Adam and Eve put themselves in back in the garden day, has continued on with us up until this very day, but with more conditions and challenges involved. It stands to reason that I have been talking about the seed of the tree, since even Jesus compared it to the seed of our faith which is how our trees are made to grow: Matthew 17:20, “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” And as you can read in the scripture, unlike Adam and Eve, we have to remove any disbelief, and we have to have faith just for starters in order for our faith tree to be made to grow.
We talked about not having disbelief, and having faith as a grain of mustard seed just for starters, but what all does that mean? What else can be needed if you have Matthew 21:21 going on: “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.” I see what you’re saying about Matthew 21:21, but like many, we fail to read it the way that Jesus taught it in Matthew 17:20. So let me read just the first part Matthew 21:21 to you in the way that Jesus set it up to be read in Matthew 17:20, and let’s call it, Matthew 21:21 Teacher, and here we go: “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, and doubt not, ye shall……….do.” So you get the teaching in Matthew 17:20, where it goes into the faith as a grain of mustard seed, and you only get the preaching in Matthew 21:21, where it just proclaims that you have faith. This is why we have the teacher in the five-fold ministry so that Jesus can it hit him up when he needs the teacher to spend time on something that he didn’t repeat each time during his run to the cross. And there is a BIG difference in faith as a grain of mustard seed, and other type faiths: so you can’t just run in there with measured faith, or even with Power faith and think the you are going to move a mountain. I have seen many true men and women of God run up with power faith, but couldn’t break an egg at that time. Faith as a grain of mustard seed, is even different then Power faith from the Holy Ghost: usually the power faith comes to play from your life style, where it will come forth by prayer and fasting. Measured faith is given according to the grace of God given to every man, and you can just operate in that as you live and do your reasonable service.
So let’s look at this faith as a grain of mustard seed in which we did not need to concern ourselves with back in the garden because God made all the trees to grow, as we just had to dress that tree faith, and keep that tree faith. Thanks a lot Adam and Eve. Let’s keep this short at this point with a few simple steps about this faith as a mustard seed. Since God was setting them up in the garden to service family, friends, and the multiplying of the earth, faith as a mustard seed requires that all are in harmony and believe the same before they even get to the faith part. In your household, if you are standing on a word, faith as a mustard seed requires that the rest of the house are standing with you on that word in belief before you will see the faith move. Adam and Eve obviously did not believe the same about not being able to eat from that one tree, and once Eve talked it over with the garden therapist, she ended all hopes of keeping the faith as a mustard seed alive and well: you’re out of here. You see even power faith in a prayer line will come through for you if you believe, as it is not yoked up to everyone that you are yoked up to. It takes a long time for the mountain to move if your skill level and experience is short. Here is what you do in a household that almost has everyone believing the same word. Listen to how that last person is talking, and then identify the thing that is standing in the way so that you can make an adjustment. I once moved the family out of this one neighborhood, and that was all that it took for the whole house to believe this one thing that we hoped for. The reason why you see so many mountains remaining is because you did not identify the thing blocking your last hold out, and make the adjustment so that you can say to the mountain move, and see how the adjustment sent it on its way. You see, Jesus was something else, he knew that the faith as a mustard seed can really be summed up by saying that the conditions for all involved must be within their belief parameters, so what must you adjust to move someone into position. If the person can not believe ten feet high, how are you going to get them to have faith to jump ten feet high? You are not going to move that mountain, but what the house can stand, is for you to bring the belief down to seven feet, and make your initial jump at seven feet. The mountain is not the physical that concern you in the faith as a mustard seed, but the mountain is the doubt that you can remove just by making the adjustment that will allow you to have seven feet of the ten feet be removed.
In the faith as mustard seed, when in the Garden there was no rain falling yet, so God sent up a mist from the ground to give the trees what they need. You will not always have belief that can produce the faith results needed, but you can help one’s unbelief by making the adjustment to eliminate the higher faith requirement until the faith as a mustard seed grows to the need as it will. The faith as a mustard seed will start small so that you are never too big to make the needed adjustment that will move the mountain of doubt, to remove or reduce the mountain to be removed. When you are yoked with family, friends, and business partners, the stronger faith is always trying to balance the lower faiths in order for them all to become one in yoke. The mustard seed grows from being the smallest because it is always going up, and out as one. The faith as a mustard seed will move that mountain if you have not broke loose from the pack to go run down your own trail. The condition of your faith as it is connected to others, must bring all together on one accord through the necessary adjustments, and now you’ll have the faith to move mountains. And after the whole yoke has absorb the adjustment, you will see the faith emerge from the new belief level across the yoke.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.