Got Mustard seed faith? Got Mustard Seed Faith? By: WordOFaith While at a bible study comprised of different denominations, I noticed a man walk in with what appeared to be a glass pendant around his neck. The pendant was kinda large, and being curious, I walked over to the man and asked him about it. With a smile, he held up his large pendant necklace and showed me up close. Inside the middle of this Glass pendant was a small speck. The man went on to explain that, that small speck was a Mustard seed, and he wears the pendant to remind him, that He only needs that Mustard Seed faith to get his prayers Answered. Being a Word of Faith person, and not into symbols of anything, I just sort of nodded telling the man, that it was nice, and walked away. I forgot about that Glass pendant with a Mustard seed the rest of the night. The Next day however, the silly large glass pendant was on my mind. I don't know why, it just was. Just a grain of a mustard seed faith, and prayers get answered. Of course I had heard that before, even preached in services and preached on TV. It sounded good to me and was encouraging, but something about it did not sit right with me. I could not explain why? but something was not right, or missing to this Mustard seed faith. So, as always when not settled on something, I grabbed my concordance and started looking for Mustard seeds. Luk 17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. Luk 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, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. Now, this was a response from Jesus to answer the question of how to walk in love toward someone and forgive them, even though they continue to be a butt toward you. (Luke 17:3-4) Jesus told them that they had to forgive, and they figured that was going to take faith to forgive someone, that kept coming back and acted like a Jerk. So, they asked the Lord to "Increase Our Faith" The Response the Lord gave for Increasing their faith was sort of strange. Jesus said if you had faith as a grain of Mustard seed, then you can talk to a tree and convince it to pluck itself up by it's roots and dive into the ocean. Jesus did not apparently tell them how to "Increase Their Faith" Or did He??? How to study the Word of God. The Word of God is spiritual, and never contradicts. To unlock the things of God from His Word, your going to need the help of the Holy Ghost, and your going to have to compare scripture with scripture. Line upon Line, and find some here a little and there a little. You need to compare "Like" things with "Like" things. (1 Cor 2:23, Isa 28:10, Hose 12:10) When you find something that contradicts, then it's not the Word, it's you not having the full picture yet. For example, many teach that God tested job, because of a Challenge from the Devil. Reading the book of Job by itself would lead one to believe this. However, comparing other scriptures, we have no support for God sending a cold blooded murder to kill someones Children, who served God. In fact just the opposite is true. Not only that, but God can not be tempted with Evil. To add to this, God said this is without cause, meaning there was no deal with Satan in the first place. (Job 2:3) Examples like Job, is where we have to compare scripture's, with the Help of the Holy Ghost until all come in perfect harmony. Once everything lines up, we have our answer. Back to our Mustard Seed. Did Jesus answer the question on "How to Increase Our Faith" ?????? The fact is, Jesus did answer the question, and the answer can be found in the Parable about the Kingdom of God. Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: Mar 4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The Kingdom of God Parable is the Master Parable, it is the Key that unlocks all Parables, and it starts with Sowing something, That something is the Word of God. Mar 4:14 The sower soweth the word. I will not cover the Parable, but the rest of Mark Chapter 4 is about Sowing the Word in your Heart/spirit and the Word producing something. Jesus also lists a number of things that can prevent the Word from Producing. 1) your seed stolen by Satan. The word from your heart. 2) You receive the Word, but persecution from the Enemy causes you to let go, and you become offended. (I guess God does not love me, and the word is not working, because this situation is just getting worse.) 3) getting wrapped up in the cares of the World, and soon the Word is not first. Choking the Word. 4) Word produce what it said it will produce. 30, 60, and 100 fold. This is according to the measure you gave, 30 measure, 60 Measure or 100 percent Measure. (Mark 4:24) What does this have to do with Mustard seed faith?? It has everything to do with Mustard Seed Faith. First of all, I have never seen a "Little" faith being able to pluck a tree up by it's roots and hurl itself into the sea. A little faith is not going to accomplish that. In fact, Jesus is not even happy with just a little faith. (Matt 6:30, Matt 8:26, Matt 16:8, Luke 12:28, Luke 19:17) No, Jesus was telling them how to Increase their faith, Mustard seed faith is not going to do anything. However, a Mustard seed fully grown into a Mustard Plant will move a tree into the Ocean, it will even move mountains. Not only that, A Fully Grown Mustard Plant can set you free of any circumstances. Lets keep Reading the Parable of the Kingdom of God, that Starts with Sowing the Word. Mar 4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? Mar 4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: Mar 4:32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. Jesus was telling the Disciples that Your ability to move that Tree, starts with Sowing the Word, and protecting that Word in your heart, Until it Grows and Produces the Thing you need. It's starts by planting that Seed of faith, the Word of God. Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So, many Christians are waiting for God to Heal them. Waiting for God to do this, and do that. I see it in the post on these forums, and I hear it. Let me tell you something. GOD'S ALREADY DONE IT!!!! Stop waiting!!!! Find in the Word that coincides with What you need and Plant that Mustard seed faith. Meditate on it, go after it, Keep that Word constantly in front of you. What you need is already given to you in the Word. If you have been diabetic for years, or sick for years, or broke for years, then things are not going to happen for you in most cases overnight. It's going to take time, and full focus on the Word to replace your routine of having to take insulin for diabetes. It will take time to remove poverty thinking and replace it with the Word of God. However, if you keep that word in front of you, it will grow on the inside of you to a point where there can be no more room for sickness, poverty, or even a broken Home. The Word will produce what it said it will produce, but you have to plant that mustard seed, and give it your full measure. The main thing is, don't give up!!! The Word can never fail, but if you don't plant the seed, your not getting the victory. The Kingdom of God is here and now. It is the operation of God, and there is healing, wealth, sound mind, complete family's in the Kingdom of God. You know the Kingdom of God is operating when broken things, and destroyed things in your life, start becoming fixed. Luk 10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him God has already done everything He is going to do, He already sent his word and Healed us, He has already given us all things that could pertain to our life. We obtain this though the knowledge of His word. Victory is yours. Plant the seed and starting declaring what God said, and stop declaring what your circumstances say. Not one thing God said can ever fail, He is not a liar..... Be Blessed.