Activate His Power — Prophet Tony Mathias

1 Samuel 17:46,48. “This very day, will the Lord will put you in my power; I will defeat you and cut off your head. And I will give the bodies of the Philistine soldiers to the birds and the animals to eat. Then the whole world will know Israel’s God…Goliath started walking towards David again and David ran quickly towards the Philistine battle line to fight him.”

David confronts the Goliath the giant champion of the Philistines with boldness by vocalizing his faith thereby activating the anointing he received from Prophet Samuel 1 Samuel 17:46. The anointing broke his bondage of fear to boldly confront the giant and make him a winner.

faithinactionWe who belong to Jesus have received the anointing 1 John 2:27. And we can activate the same by speaking faith-filled words. We have received the gift of righteousness and it is written that the righteous shall live by his faith Habakkuk 2:4. And we are supposed to walk by faith and not by sight all the time. This life consists of ‘faith-in-actions.’ Vocalizing our faith words is faith-in-action which releases anointing for miracles.

And how do we vocalize our faith?

We need to boast of His ability Ephesians 3:20 being conscious of His greatness within us 1 John 4:4, testifying what He has done in and through us Psalms 22:22 and act on our faith. Our words locate us.

We need to declare [speak] faith-filled [scriptural] words like:

  • The Greater One lives in me.
  • I am more than a conqueror.
  • His power is at work in me today, to bless and transform lives.
  • I am blessed and highly favored and so on.

Find scriptures on faith, decree and declare them.

Be blessed!

Open Doors No Man Can Shut — Prophet Tony Mathias

walking-through-open-doorWhile approaching the entrance of a mall, glass doors that were shut opened on their own. I stood at that spot and the doors remained open. It got me thinking. If I had stayed a few feet away, those glass doors would remain shut.

Revelation 3:8. “See I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.” God has opened for us doors that were shut and locked which remain open, because His favor rests on us. All we need to do is walk by faith and not by sight as we approach these doors in our lives. As God’s children, it is our birthright to walk in God’s favor.

The key is confession – “What you say is what you get.” Doors open when you always believe and confess that you’re walking in the favor of God. In fact, your positive confession is your faith in action. Favor is God’s grace, His free gift making room for you Proverbs 18:16. Grace is God doing for you what you cannot do. Eg. “By grace ye are saved” – we couldn’t save ourselves, God’s grace did it. By walking in God’s favor, you have special privileges.
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Many are not walking in the favor of God because of negative confession; dwelling in the past rehearsing hurtful feelings, mistakes, failures, wrong relationships and so on. That is why many are sick, depressed insecure. They have not understood the power of repentance and forgiveness to wipe out unpleasant memories. Christianity is based on the law of forgiveness and an empty tomb.

All of us have had some bad past – disappointments, failures, mistakes, wrong relationships, missed opportunities, sin, guilt, and sadness. If we dwell on it, it will repeat itself; we will be robbed of our present enjoyment and future fulfillment. We will lose self-confidence. We will never dream big. We will never start anything new or give up half way. We will get bitter instead of better, sick depressed unhappy and others will get sick of us. We will doubt God and his power.

forgetthethingsofthepastTherefore God says – “Do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:18-19 – When God determines your future He does not consult your past. Yesterday is history, tomorrow mystery, let not today be pastry!

Jacob deceived others [that was the meaning of his name] and got deceived by others. Genesis 32. God gave him an overhaul changed his name to ‘Israel’ which means ‘Over-comer.’ He did not dwell on his past. He obeyed God and changed his name thereby changing his world. The utterance of his new name changed made him an over-comer – dishonest to honest, lying to truthfulness.

Zacchaeus a greedy tax collector welcomed Jesus the Word of God at his house with genuine repentance Luke 19 – did not go back to his past; turned from cheater to benefactor [generous]; sinner to saint launched into his future as bishop.

Mary Magdalene a well-known prostitute, the last to leave the cross the first to announce the resurrection; changed her future dishonor to honor; sinner to saint by forsaking her past by embracing the Living Word [Christ] – Matthew 27 & 28.

Abraham Lincoln lost several elections but kept trying; born in poverty; did not look to his past; traveled from rags to riches, poverty to affluence ended as President of USA.

What God has done for us He will do for you? Do not dwell on your past. It is all under the Blood! God can turn your mess into a miracle, give you a new beginning. Arise shine…

Psalm 103:2 says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not His benefits.”

There are a number of benefits of walking in the favor of God: Lay hold of His promises.

God’s favor brings wealth. He can even give you favor in purchase of land. Deuteronomy 8:7-9, 33:23; Psalms 24:1

God’s favor can bring promotion and recognition – Joseph had problems yet rose from pit to the palace by the favor of God 1 Samuel 16. God’s favor can bring you recognition and promotion despite problems.

For many memory of the past ruins their future. Don’t let your thinking of the past ruin your future whether poverty, insecurities, old mindset, or whatever. It is like driving a car forward with the foot on the brake. You need to ordain you good future, by the words of your mouth – if you take pains to find it in His Word. Say what God says. He says: The plans I have for you are for good and not for evil to give you a good future Jeremiah 29:11.

God wants us to stop dwelling on our past for He is doing new things. What then can we do?

A] Close the door to your past: Learn from it and then forget it.
Believe declare and act like you’re free – and you will!

B] Launch through the open door the future God has for you.
Find and complete God’s assignment for you by Communing with Him and Confirming it.

Be encouraged – The Door God that has opened for you no man can shut!

Would You Dare Do The Impossible — Prophet Tony Mathias

dotheimpossibleMatthew 9:1-8. Jesus told the man to do what he could not; He obeyed, dared to do the impossible and received his miracle! We ought to be like him – after hearing God speak to us in our situation, dare to do the impossible!

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today!

John Osteen, the Father of Joel Osteen, commanded the blind to see, deaf to hear and cripples to walk and they got their miracle! Why? – Like the paralytic who got healed, they dared to do the impossible – “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Luke 5:5. Jesus commanded Peter to let down his nets for a catch, he hesitated at first because he had caught nothing then he changed his mind: “Nevertheless at thy Word I will let down the net.”– He got results when dared to do the impossible.

People may have told you that you won’t get well. Doctors may have given up on you. And you may have given up on yourself in other areas too – saying: “Maybe I’m destined to remain single I will have to get used to it…I’ve been brought up in a poor family let me content to stay the way I am.”

You have the power to change these facts with the truth of God’s Word when you dare to do the impossible “Nevertheless at Thy Word I Will Act?” – Believing God’s Word is acting on it – James 2:20– “Faith without works—is dead.”
Your choice determines your destiny

Saying you believe and not acting like you do is dead faith – Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible. Faith brings God in the picture.
Act As If It Was Impossible to Fail – Be a History Maker and a World Shaker

Let us do an exercise:
Substitute the word ‘believe’ with ‘act.’
“And these signs shall follow them that ACT [believe] on my word.” Mark 16:17
“He that ACTS [believes] on my word, the works I do shall he do and…” John 14:12

“Now faith is!”…“Now is the appointed time the time of God’s favor!” Hebrews 11:1, 2 Corinthians 6:2
Faith is to be acted in the present. Acting on the Word brings it to pass now! Hoping keeps your blessings in the future.

noahsarkNoah believed Hebrews 11.
How do we know?
He built the ark acting as though God told him the truth about the flood and safety.

The Paralytic believed.
How do we know?
Jesus said, “Arise!” – He acted like he could and found he was healed!

Has God spoken to you? – Find His word in your situation, act like it is true and receive your miracle.

There is a story told of an old lady in Texas badly afflicted with arthritis, could hardly walk. The preacher commanded the demon of arthritis to leave her and it did. But she seemed no better. She still hobbled – Three days later she came for prayers, the preacher told her to go back as she was healed. A little later people saw her running around. Why? – Because she dared to do the impossible. She acted on God’s Word and God kept His Word.

Many have lived for years with fears. The devil may have told that you cannot live a normal life, you will continue to be sick, you cannot get married; you cannot have children; you will always be poor– do not believe his lies, rebuke him! Act on what God spoke to you personally dare to do the impossible! “God always watches over His word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12

Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet.

Another story – A dog had the habit of chasing cars. His master decided to chain him to the tree. Every time a car sped along he leaped but was limited by the collar and the chain. Finally, he gave up. When his master found he had improved he unbuckled the collar of the chain so he could easily move out of it. He was surprised to find that even though cars sped along his dog was unable to run after them because he still felt the collar and did not realize his master had loosened it.

Jesus came all the way to destroy the works of the devil and set the oppressed free. 1 John 3:8; Acts 10:38. He loosed everyone’s collar. Act like you are free do the impossible.
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free”

A young boy of fifteen afflicted with club feet from birth, walked painfully on the side of his ankles for years. He heard the gospel preached about the Master coming to set the captives free. He believed, acted out his faith, dared to do the impossible. His feet went flat on the ground; he discovered Jesus had set him free!

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail!

You can get anything you desire in life – Marriage Church Growth, Business or whatever
Three Famous 3Ds you ought to remember to do the impossible.
Dream [thought]; Declare [word]; Do [act]

Here is an example of what singles desiring marriage could do.

DREAM…your marriage children home. Keep that picture vivid and alive in your imagination. Your marriage mate in love with you, a worshipper, financially well off, children successful walking in God’s ways!
Conquer your past by focusing on your future – First dream your painting then paint your dream – How big would you dream if you knew you couldn’t fail?

DECLARE The Prophet may have said, “I see a door opening and the right man…ring on your finger.” God may have assured you of marriage by His word.

SAY [accordingly]: “My ‘divine select’ has come to present me with his wedding ring. Thanks be to God my matchmaker. I am no longer single but married to God’s choice, the joy of my life with a home of my own. We are one – no one can separate what God has joined 2 Chronicles 20:20, Genesis 2:18, Psalms 68:6, Matthew 19:6”.

DO…Put your faith in action. Show you believe God as though he told you the truth. For – “He who acts on God’s Word hath.” Buy a special ring, wedding veil, silver shoes, bow-tie, suit… as a reminder!

Be a history maker and a world shaker!

Be Grateful, for gratitude is a magnet for favor – In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Put this teaching in practice daily! Dare to do the impossible.

Dream, Declare, Do then watch the results!

Change — Prophet Tony Mathias

optimistvspessimistTwo men looked out from prison bars – one saw mud, the other saw stars.

An Optimist and a Pessimist are two people with different outlooks.
One has a good report, the other a bad report.
One, how things can be done, the other how things cannot be done.

There are three things that can facilitate change – attitude, approach, and commitment.

ATTITUDE: Are you an optimist or pessimist? Philippians 4:8-9.

optimism-vs-pesimismMany look at a problem but not at the accompanying solution and opportunity. Many complain about their job, rather than getting hold of an easier quicker and economic way to get it done which may prove beneficial. Success is often tied up with the work you love to do.

Your attitude or way of thinking determines your altitude. It is like saying – “Love and marriage like a ‘horse and carriage’ you can’t have one without the other.” As a man thinks in his heart so is he.

You cannot get higher than you think you can. Others will crowd around you when you change yourself and stop blaming God and others and in turn, the world will be a better place to live in.

APPROACH: Is your style the way it used to be or the way it should be? Philippians 3:13
The fact is that you are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. You need to realize that amidst hindrances the biggest stumbling block is you. Nobody changes you except yourself. All of a sudden you realize that the reason you never changed earlier was because you never wanted to. If you wanted to be different you would welcome change.

Change your thoughts change your world. Change your world by changing your words. Change your routine – It is foolish to do things the same way and expect different results. You can’t do your job today with yesterday’s methods and still be in business tomorrow. Do things differently – raise your standard! Note down the kind of things you no longer tolerate and wish to be. Seek God’s help.

COMMITMENT: Philippians 3:12; Matthew 5:37
Many fail to achieve their goal or dream because of lack of commitment. Without commitment, you will look for an escape from the problem and you will find it. There are two important ingredients of commitment – Enthusiasm and Training which together draw creative ideas to fulfill your dream. Look for a solution to the problem.
An important principle: – Bloom where you are planted till you are planted elsewhere. God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble.

Called To Be A Prophet — Prophet Tony Mathias

Do you want to know if God called you to be a prophet?

Here are several signs.

  • You have always been inclined to be and do things differently! Agabus in the New Testament tied Paul’s hands with his belt signifying what it meant. Doing things differently makes people remember you!
  • You want to be a witness for Jesus to the world you do it for a week and the next week want to give up.
  • Prophet Elijah longed to take down the prophets of Baal one day and the next, weep in dismay wanting to give it all up. But God will meet you at your point of need exhorting you not to give up like He did to Elijah.
  • You often find yourself ministering to believers, and the backslidden much more than to unbelievers. (Ephesians 4:12)
  • You are just straight forward with singleness of purpose despite what people say that you are too radical in your message. But for you, black is black and white is white. There is no shade of grey. For you hot or cold is acceptable, but not lukewarm; either one is saved or not saved, anointed or not.
  • Because of your different approach, you have been put to shame when things did not work out the way you envisioned. Nevertheless, it keeps you humble and dependent on God reminding you of your prophetic calling and gifting.
  • Tough times do not last tough people do. Tough life experiences do not get the prophet down, but shape his life-calling. The enemy tries to snuff him off in and through these tough situations. But God protects him. Jesus was snatched from the clutches of Herod. You as a prophet may find yourself stuck misunderstood not recognized for awhile but the time will come when God will show you to the world –John the Baptist in the wilderness is a good example.
  • Prophets are worshippers who love to sing and dance to the Lord –a good example is King David. They make anointed worship leaders who release His presence in praise and worship.
  • Whether it is travailing like Daniel for God’s people or presenting the case of the people to God like Micah, prayer is like breathing to a prophet. They love to pray and intercede.
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  • Prophets are imaginative right from childhood. They love pictures and love to think allegorically. They see what others do not – deeper meanings and scenes. They love stories with meaning like the parables of Jesus and use them when God shows them.
  • They receive spontaneous revelation and may often flow in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit unknowingly. The Lord calls the prophet right from the beginning to see things from His viewpoint like Prophet Samuel. The prophet flows in dreams and visions.

So be encouraged dear prophet, you are not alone. Your prophetic journey will go through death and burial but one day resurrect and you will pour significantly in the lives of others and be a blessing.

So here are a few indicators that reveal your inclination to the prophetic:

Doing things differently; discouragement; ministering in church environment; straightforwardness; often embarrassed; tough life experiences; worshipper who loves singing and dancing; intercessor; imaginative; spontaneous flow of revelation.

Breaking The Enemy’s Stronghold — Prophet Tony Mathias

powerinthenamejesusWhen you study the Name of Jesus, you begin to understand the immense authority and power in that Name. Not only can you use that Name in commanding sickness and disease to leave, but also to break the power of the devil over your loved ones and claim their salvation and deliverance.

You cannot claim just anyone’s salvation, but you can do it for your near and dear ones and also for your close relatives where you do have a sphere of influence. You can break the hold of the devil over their lives in the Name of Jesus and it will work. Acts 16:15, 31; Matthew 8:1–13

Would you like to try? – Pick the worst relative you have and see if it works. Say, “In the Name of Jesus I break the power of the devil over [….] life claiming his – her deliverance and salvation according to Philippians 2:9–11 that tells us that the Name of Jesus is above every name.

Philippians 2:10 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things (beings) in heaven, and things (beings) on earth, and things (beings) under the earth.” Men, angels, demons must bow at the Name of Jesus.

No person of a sound mind would drive his automobile down the road at full speed past flashing red lights and warning signals and then plunge off the edge of the cliff, killing himself. Only a drunk, doped or mentally imbalanced would do that. And who do you think is behind that? – The god of this world [evil one].

The Word of God tells us that “…the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, lest the light of the…gospel…shine unto them” 2 Corinthians 4:4. The power controlling the unsaved needs to be broken. When you have done that in the Name of Jesus stand your ground and declare it is done though doubts assail.

People often think wrongly then believe it. Believing the wrong thing, makes them say the wrong thing. Then they are defeated. What then should you think about? – …whatsoever things are true…think on these things Philippians 4:8 – These are things of good report. The mind is the battleground – if Satan captures your thought life, he defeats you. But if you hold him in the arena of faith, you’ll beat him every time. Therefore it is vitally important to renew your mind with God’s Word. Romans 12:1-2

Philippians 4:7: “And the peace of God . . . shall keep your ‘hearts’ and ‘minds’ through Christ Jesus.” – Our mind and heart need to be guarded. And then in verse 8, we are told what to keep our mind preoccupied with.james-4-7-submit-god-resist-devil-flee

Some are concerned more about bad than good reports. If you constantly feed on bad reports how can you expect your faith to work? Thinking about evil reports hinders faith and affects health. What is disappointing is that people can lose their healing if they continue to dwell on negative reports that means that if they don’t change their thinking, they can lose their healing or blessing.

Beware of the devil’s tactics who makes inroads through our thinking and feelings. Resist the devil in the Name of Jesus and he will flee from you. We as believers have been given power and authority in the Name of Jesus—the name above every name. So let us use His Name in every area of life!

This Little Light Of Mine, I’m Going To Let It Shine — Prophet Tony Mathias


childdreamA little child had a vivid but frightful dream one night. She woke up weeping. Mama! Mama! Mama! It is very dark. The mother put on the lights and picked her up. Still, she cried out – it is very dark! Her mother consoled her and told her it was only a dream. She then asked her to explain herself – The little child said that she was playing in the garden in bright sunlight.

Suddenly she was overshadowed with a very large dark cloud that covered the sunlight totally. Her mother encouraged her with a song to let the light of Jesus shine through her and dispel the darkness.

…This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine…”

This world is in darkness brought by the Prince of darkness, the evil one who comes to kill, steal and destroy John 10 – sin, sickness, spiritual death, demonic activity negative thinking… in the neighborhood, families, and churches as well.

Those that are sensitive in the spirit can sense heaviness or lightness in the atmosphere amidst people or homes. People do carry that kind of atmosphere – negative, positive or in-between. Homes, towns, villages, cities carry atmospheres.

A Church can be vibrant or passive – depending on the atmosphere the pastor and congregation carry. No spray, scent, orderliness, screen exhibits or even thought-provoking sermons or organization can change the spiritual atmosphere – but there is good news. Dull heavy atmospheres can be changed! As a glory carrier, you can bring in the holy presence of God – that changes lives and atmospheres.

How will you do that?
Isaiah 60:1 “Arise shine for your light has come!” – How will you let the light of God within you shine? – Be a moving light not static!

Encourage, exhort, comfort and build.
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Preach the gospel the good news to all around at every opportunity you get, it will change the atmosphere. Romans 1:16; John 6:63 – God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.. You were once darkness, now you are light…Live as children of light.’ Ephesians 5:8.

You have power to turn on the light.

Why sit in darkness? – You have power to turn on the light and see darkness flee. Be conscious of God’s presence all the time with you –read & speak the word. Be an oracle, a spokesman for God.

Jesus is the light and the Word of God is light. You are a child of the light…When you focus on Jesus and His Word, darkness will flee.
The city of Samaria, bound in deception and sorcery, heard the Gospel and there was joy in the city. Acts 8:8

Decree prophetic words of blessing – Many love to be doomsday prophets, they like to prophesy a critical atmosphere instead of an encouraging atmosphere. They say they have discerning of spirits. But all you find is a ‘fault-finding-ministry.’ The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.’ Proverbs 18:21 – You create your atmosphere with your words – Be a New Testament Prophet!

You need to decree prophetic life-giving words that would transform the atmosphere. Declare what the Lord is doing instead of what the enemy is doing.

Genesis 1 tells us that the earth atmosphere was dark and empty. God then spoke a ‘let there be’ word, the atmosphere changed and there was – Light and Life.

Jesus said, ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ John 10:10. When we speak in agreement with what Father is speaking, creative power is released to fulfill His plans. No word from God will ever fail. Luke 1:37

There will be a shift in the atmosphere when we declare the goodness and purposes of God. When we decree blessing over people, situations and over ourselves there will be a life-giving impact. Even in the natural watch how situations change when you decree blessings on someone saying – You are blessed and highly favored; May you experience a big breakthrough in your business and so on. You need to declare what the Lord is doing instead of what the enemy is doing

We ought to learn to pray with praise and thanksgiving 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:6
Let the people praise thee O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase and God even our own God shall bless us…and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. Psalms 67:5-7

What will you do?
You can shift the atmosphere from darkness to light so that there is joy in the world around you. All you have to do is…‘‘This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine…”

Let Us Pray
Father may I be a prophetic voice to the Church and to the Nations declaring your goodness and purposes, prophesying ‘atmosphere–transforming’ life changing words. May I let Your light shine through me that people may see the good works I do and praise and glorify You! In Jesus’ Name!

Be Blessed!

Arise, Shine! — Prophet Tony Mathias

Isaiah 60:1

ariseandshineArise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.

Both words ‘Arise’ and ‘Shine’ indicate a positive change in line with Jeremiah’s prophetic word – “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” [Jeremiah 1:5; 3 John 2]

Acts 12 Peter’s chains fell off prison doors opened when the Angel walked in…
Jesus is alive, He rose from the dead. If you received Him and are born-again, He is the light that shines within you. You may be overwhelmed, feel imprisoned with problems and difficulties, but turn your eyes upon Jesus who lives within you and your face will shine. You certainly will not be put to shame. Psalms 34:5.

Since Jesus came into my heart,
Floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll

Acts 14 When Paul said to the impotent man “Arise!” he leaped and walked.
John 5:7-8 A sick impotent man was healed by Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda. The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me – Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. – “It’s not whether you get knocked down it’s whether you get up.”powerinjesusname

Your prison doors were opened, your chains fell off the day Jesus walked in. Though your finance, business, marriage or health may be down, there is hope, for Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever Hebrews 13:8. And you can be assured that the plans He has for you are for good and not evil, to give you a wonderful future.

Trust in the Lord and not in your own understanding; acknowledge Him and He will direct your path into that glorious future He has for you.

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

Therefore fix your gaze on Lord Jesus and his Word, come out of those prisons and be blessed. All you need to do is believe and declare it! Tell others they are free too! “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

Light up your world for Jesus said – You are the light of the world Matthew 5:14-15. And we know that our light is from His light.

If you traveled by air at night, you would see darkness through the window. But as the plane descends to land, you would see flickers of light of cars and houses. One light can make a difference in a dark world. No wonder Jesus said you are like the city on a hill which cannot be hidden. Child of God you cannot be hidden. Your light is shining. Let it shine brightly. Why? – Because “Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your radiance.” Isaiah 60:3. Unbelievers, influential people, celebrities will come to you because God’s glory is shining through you. You will draw them to Jesus! So light up your world.

Shine, Jesus, shine Fill this land with the Father’s glory
Send forth Your Word, Lord And let there be light

Do the works of Jesus, for Jesus said: “…he who believes in me the works I do he will do and greater works too. And he will do anything you ask [demand] in his Name. John 14:12-14. When we use Jesus’ Name, He Himself does the work. Peter demanded the cripple at the temple to be healed in Jesus’ Name and he got healed Acts 3. He was, in fact, demanding the devil to leave him. All power and authority are in Jesus’ Name.

You as God’s child are valuable. You as a believer have a ministry to Encourage; Exhort; Comfort; Build; Reconcile; Deliver; Heal by the laying on of hands.

Say: The Name of Jesus belongs to me. Whatsoever I demand in His Name according to His Word He will do it. So in the Name of Jesus I will Encourage, Exhort, Comfort, Build, Reconcile, Deliver and Heal by the laying on of hands. I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.

Be Blessed!

Simple Steps To Answered Prayer — Prophet Tony Mathias

simplestepstoansweredprayerOnce saved through receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior Romans 10:9, you can position yourself to receive answers to prayer. Secondly, make sure you have no unconfessed sin in your heart that includes unforgiveness for that displeases God. Sin will prevent your prayers being answered.

If you don’t forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing. Galatians 5:19-21; Psalms 66:18; Matthew 6:15; Isaiah 59:2.

The good news is that if you repent, confess your sins and forgive, He will forgive you. 1 John 1:7-9

Having done this, let me share with you simple steps to answered prayer.

1. ASK
If you don’t ask, you don’t receive. James 4:2-3
If you ask the Father in the Name of Jesus you receive. John 16:23
Ask and make sure what you are asking is in line with God’s Word. God does not answer prayers that do not line up with His Word. His Word is His will for you. Jeremiah 1:12

2. RECEIVE
“What things soever you desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” – Mark 11:24. When you ask God for something believe you receive the answer to your prayer instantly – in the supernatural. Believe He heard your prayer and answered it at that very moment because you asked in Jesus Name, in line with His Word or Will and in faith taking Him at His Word. Use your God-given imagination to see yourself presently with it [now] and that pleases Him. Hebrews 11:6.

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“Wait on the Lord…wait, I say, on the Lord.” – Psalms 27:14
The ‘waiting time’ is that interval of time between the asking and the demonstration of it where you actually see or feel it in the natural. Now this waiting time is crucial because Satan will try to make you doubt God heard and answered you.

So what do you do? Thank, praise and worship God because He answered your prayer. That is faith-in-action – acting like you have it before you see it with your physical eyes.

MANIFEST [Demonstrate / Display]
From your side, you have taken the first three steps. From God’s side He heard you and now manifests the answer to your prayer. Make sure you thank Him for manifesting the answer to your prayer.

If you will follow these simple steps, you will see an answer to all of your prayers big or small. We serve a big God! – Dare to believe and act on His Word and reap the benefits of answered prayer. ‘Now, Faith is the assurance of things hoped for the evidence of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1.

Release His Power By Vocalizing Your Faith — Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias

david-goliath1 Samuel 17:46 – 48. “This very day the Lord will put you in my power; I will defeat you and cut off your head. And I will give the bodies of the Philistine soldiers to the birds and the animals to eat. Then the whole world will know Israel’s God…”

In this passage of scripture, we see how David confronted Goliath, the giant champion of the Philistines, with boldness.

How did he do that? – David was anointed by Prophet Samuel. He activated this anointing by vocalizing his faith [1 Samuel 17:46] – thereby releasing the power to defeat the Goliath. But what also happened prior to this was that the anointing broke his bondage to fear that enabled him to boldly confront the giant and make him a winner.

The key to activating the anointing is through vocalizing “faith-filled words”.

You too can do the same and prove to be a winner – How?

Activate your anointing by vocalizing your faith-filled words.

1 John 2:27 “The anointing you have received of Him abides [lives] in you.”
Habakkuk 2:4 “The righteous shall live by his faith.”

This life consists of many ‘faith-in-actions.’ Vocalizing your faith words is itself faith-in-action which releases the anointing for miracles. We are supposed to live this kind of life all the time releasing the anointing within by vocalizing faith words.

How do you do that?
Brag of God’s ability Ephesians 3:20; Affirm God’s greatness in you, be conscious of it 1 John 4:4; Testify what He has done in – through and for you. Psalms 22:22

Declaration Faith: [Say] –
The Greater One lives in me;
His power is at work in me today, to bless and transform lives.
His righteousness is expressed through my words and actions;
I am more than a conqueror!
By His power circumstances are framed for me in line with His Will.
I am a winner every day.
Glory to God!

Plan Your Departure Well — Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias

You may be a traveler familiar with the airport having made several flights inland overseas. What do you find there that is so familiar? – Baggage Check; Document Check – Visa, Passport, Security Check, Baggage & Boarding Tags, Arrival-Departure Timings…

A story is told about a young boy who was taken to the airport and was shown planes leaving and ascending in the air up into the skies. He suddenly said to his father “Daddy, I want to die.” This shocking statement caught his father off guard! His father asked him why he wanted to die…he said “so I can go to heaven”. His father replied that he was glad he wanted to go to heaven…but that he wouldn’t die and go to heaven until God was ready, and until then, he could just enjoy being down here.

There is no fear for those who know Christ – it is like a departure…cutting loose from the bonds of this life…and catching our flight to the next world! For those who don’t know Christ there can be a great fear of death.

How does Paul react to- “The time for my departure has arrived!” He was eager to depart Philippians 1:21-23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 – Why?

1. He won the fight (2 Timothy 4:7)
He said – “I have fought the good fight.” It gave him scars but made him a star!

What were these scars? – Prison; Flogging; Stoning; Shipwreck; bandits; near death encounters; hunger, thirst; sleeplessness; cold, naked; dangers…2 Corinthians 11
The good news was that he knew he would be with Christ!

How does that apply to us? – We may have faced tough times difficulties but have been faithful and victorious too, so we can face our departure with joy. Therefore we are encouraged to fight the good fight remain faithful, at difficult times…     Because we know – departure here… means arrival in heaven!

2. ‘He finished the race’ (Timothy 4:7)
It began when he met Lord Jesus on the road to Damascus. We too started well when we encountered Lord Jesus Christ. But, though a good start is important….a good finish is most important…If we give up before our race is over….we have failed to finish the race for whatever reason.  – Paul faced his departure with confidence because he had finished the race and assignment…so can we if we finish the race, finishing our assignment!

God has a plan for our lives he wants us to complete – Every workman takes pride in a project well-done. But the finishing of the project is vitally important. Many give up even before the project is completed.

John 18:37. The life of Jesus is a prime example – birth, ministry, death, resurrection – ‘For this cause I was born and for this cause I have come into the world.’ And He said ‘it is finished.’ – The life of every Christian has also been designed by the Heavenly Father to fulfill a specific purpose Jeremiah 29:11; Psalms 40:7-8

We can discover God’s plan for our lives by presenting our bodies daily as a living sacrifice to God in worship Romans 12:1-2. [‘Fellowship brings birthing.’] – We will then hear His voice clearly saying: – ‘This is the way walk ye in it.’

3. ‘He kept the faith’ (2 Timothy 4:7)
Paul remained faithful to Christ to the end despite battles, difficulties, dangers and temptations along the way…… We too must keep [watch over, guard] the faith, remain faithful to Christ. Satan and others would like to see us fail…steal our joy! We must watch over or guard our faith because it is precious.

4: Reward – Crown of Righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8; Revelation 2:10)
We may not see a lot of reward here on earth…but one day, if we remain faithful…. we will receive the “crown of righteousness” Paul says, “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness” 2 Timothy 4:8 – He explains that this crown of righteousness is available to everyone who …fights the good fight…finishes the race…keeps the faith!!

At the Terminal or gate of departure, we enter our flight.  We are excited to complete the journey because, at end of the flight, there is arrival where we have a triple encounter:

Reunion of loved ones; Reunion with the friendly Judge; Reward – Crown of Righteousness

A task once begun should never be abandoned till it’s done, be the labor great or small; Do it well or not at all. We may be on the right track, but we don’t get anywhere if we just sit there.

As Christians we ought to help one another – Paul commended those who helped him in Rome. In his letter to the Romans [chapter 16] he said: Greet Phoebe who has been the helper of many; Greet Mary who labored much for us;

The Lord says: Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I knew you; before you were born, I ordained and empowered you to complete your life assignment Jeremiah 1:5– We are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good things planned beforehand that we should accomplish!

What will you carry with you when you depart? Surely not a baggage – but a rich experience of serving the Lord completing his assignments for your life – Jesus is coming soon, are you ready?

Plan Your Departure well! – So you will hear Him say: ‘Well done thou good and faithful servant enter thou into the joy of the Lord’

Be Blessed!

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