Posts Tagged ‘mustard seed’

Mustard Seed – Small Beginning

June 15, 2019

Matthew 13:31-32 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
31 Another story by way of comparison He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. 32 Of all the seeds it is the smallest, but when it has grown it is the largest of the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and find shelter in its branches.
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Mark 4:30-32 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
30 And He said, With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth; 32 Yet after it is sown, it grows up and becomes the greatest of all garden herbs and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air are able to make nests and dwell in its shade.
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Luke 13:18-19 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
18 This led Him to say, What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the wild birds found shelter and roosted and nested in its branches.
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Mustard seedMt 13:31-32;Mk 4:30-32; Lk 13:18-19
Mustard seedMt 17:20;Lk 17:1-6
The kingdom at hand
Repent and believe in the gospel!Mk 1:15
Small beginning faith. Zec 4:10
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Let your roots grow deep Col 2:6-7
Not by might nor by power, but by His SpiritZec 4:6
Growing, ever growing 2Pe 1:5-9
Becoming a tree
Refined finished faith
He 12:2
More precious than gold
1Pe 1:6-9
Mustard tree
Providing refuge and rest
Mk 4:32
Tree of life
An eternal home.Pro 3:18; Pro 11:30; Jn 17:3
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1 Peter 1:6-9 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
6 [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, 7 So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed. 8 Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy. 9 [At the same time] you receive the result (outcome, consummation) of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
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What is this “mustard seed”? This small seed of faith?
=>Faith in the gospel!
What is the “finished” result of this ever growing faith?
=>salvation = eternal life = an eternal home = tree of life = mustard tree!

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Word Study
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From NetBible Mt 13:32

  • becomes[1096] a tree = to be made, finished
  • *The point of the parable seems to be that while the kingdom of God may appear to have insignificant and unnoticeable beginnings (i.e., in the ministry of Jesus), it will someday (i.e., at the second advent) be great and quite expansive. The kingdom, however, is not to be equated with the church, but rather the church is an expression of the kingdom. Also, there is important OT background in the image of the mustard seed that grew and became a tree: Ezek 17:22-24 pictures the reemergence of the Davidic house where people can find calm and shelter. Like the mustard seed, it would start out small but grow to significant size.

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The Mulberry Tree

May 8, 2019

Mulberry Tree
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In looking at the mustard seed – I stumbled on this — it is convicting. It’s about unforgiveness, bitterness and hurt. This is what was said in response to how many times we are to forgive:
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Luke 17:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith [our ability to confidently trust in God and in His power].” 6 And the Lord said, “If you have [confident, abiding] faith in God [even as small] as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree [which has very strong roots], ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea’; and [if the request was in agreement with the will of God] it would have obeyed you.
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Notice the speaking to the mulberry tree(unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt) —

Steps to remove unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt=the mulberry tree
1. Purpose in your heart ahead of time that you will forgive when this “tree” appears.
2. When it happens you could say something like this in your heart – Lord help me to be free of these feelings (unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt) – I know with your help – I can forgive.
3. Help me to speak gently to the one causing these feelings so our relationship can be restored in you.{this may take awhile}
4. I speak now in Jesus name tree(unforgivrness-bitterness-hurt) be removed form my heart. If the “tree” appears again at a later time – again tell it to be removed in Jesus name.
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This process may not have immediate results — it may take a while for emotions to get “in line”.
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Press on – don’t give up! Jesus does heal broken hearts!
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Psalm 147:3 AMP … He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

From NetBible Ps 147:3

  • broken[07665] = shattered in pieces
  • bind[02280] = bandage, encourage, doctor, heal
  • wounds[06094] = pain, hurt, injury, sorrow, troubles

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Unforgiveness-Bitterness-Hurt=the mulberry tree
=>Purpose in your heart ahead of time that you will forgive when this “tree” appears. #PraiseHim Thank You Lord-I know with Your help-I can speak to this “tree” & forgive!

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Amazed by His Hand

April 27, 2018


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Faith …
As small as a mustard seed
Can move mountains!

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Matthew 17:20 NKJV… So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
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Whatever you may be going through put it all in God’s hands
He’s more than able to do ALL things
Jesus is your ever present help! –Eph 3:20;Ps 46:1;Is 41:13

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Related:
Amazed by His Hand{prayer}
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Small Faith Moves Mountains

November 10, 2013

Matthew 17:20 NKJV… So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Notice how Jesus doesn’t say to increase faith or that more faith is needed.

Even faith in the Lord as small as a mustard seed is enough to move mountains!

Luke 17:5-6The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

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Thank You Lord Jesus that if we believe in You, nothing is impossible! Help me to remember that even with a small amount of faith in You, the impossible becomes possible.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. -Eph 3:20-21

Related:
Nothing Impossible
Small Seeds
Mustard Seed Faith
Small Faith Moves Mountains{prayer}

Small Beginnings

March 16, 2013

Do not despise small beginnings -Zech4:10
It’s NOT about the size of the seed you sow
It’s about My SPIRIT that makes it grow!
-Zech4:6

Mark 4:26-32And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; 27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know. 28 The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. 29 But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

30 And He said, “How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil, 32 yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that the birds of the air can nest under its shade.”

Don’t get discouraged or lose heart!
Like the farmer – plant and expectantly wait
Know this process takes time
Don’t become frustrated or give up
Know in due time you will reap.
-Ja5:7;Gal6:9

I AM utterly trustworthy and faithful! -1Thes5:24;Phil1:6

Mustard Seed Faith

May 6, 2011

Mark 4:30-32Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”

Psalm 104:10,12He sends the springs into the valleys; they flow among the hills. … By them the birds of the heavens have their home; they sing among the branches.

Your faith may seem small or insignificant
But if you don’t give up and trust the Lord to grow it
-Gal 6:9

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the LORD of hosts.
-Zech 4:6,10

It will become like a large tree
Planted by streams of living water
Whose leaf is always green
Whose branches bring forth fruit in due season.

Many will find rest there and
Sing for joy in the shadow of His wings.
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Psalm 1:3 AMP … And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Psalm 91:1 AMP … HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].

Psalm 84:3-4 AMP … Yes, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young–even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 63:7 NASB … For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.

Small Seeds

January 27, 2009

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Matthew 13:31-33    He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” 

He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.” 

A small amount of leaven can influence a large amount of dough in a positive way. Unleavened bread is flat, hard, dry, and unappetizing. Leavened bread is soft, spongy, warm, and tasty. 

This is interesting because I always thought leaven was compared to evil, for example, in Luke 12:1, Jesus said, `…Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy’. 

Evil and sin may spread like leaven; but take heart! Greater is He that is in you than all that are against you; the word of life which has been hidden in the world, hidden in believing hearts, is a leaven too. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ abounds! With a small mustard seed of faith in Jesus, that which seems impossible is possible. 

All things are possible with God. –Mt 19:26 

A small seed goes a long way! 

Matthew 17:20    And He said to them, “… for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.