The Lord Who Heals (Jehovah Rapha) – Pastor Lynette Mathias

Throughout the Bible, God presents Himself with different names. Each name reveals something important about God. One of the names of God is Jehovah Rapha. “The Lord who heals.”

In the Old Testament times, a name was not only an identity but many times a special meaning was attached to the name. In the Old Testament, Jehovah – Rapha – The Lord that heals is used 1st time in Exodus 15:26.

Now let’s see what this specific Name of God – Jehovah Rapha means and what it signifies about the character of God in the finished work of Christ.

Jehovah Rapha – The Lord who heals –which means ‘I am Jehovah who heals you both in body and soul.

In the body by preserving from and curing diseases. And in soul, by pardoning iniquities.

Isaiah 53:4-5 points to Jesus who came to heal us from the wounds of sin, restoring us to our true identity as sons and daughters in Christ.

How many of you know that “sin is a disease?”

Let’s go to Psalms 103:3 – It shows the characteristic of God to pardon sin.

It is the 1st of the “benefits” which is received from God or the 1st thing in importance among God’s acts or His dealings with His people which calls for praise unto God.

This verse portrays God’s character as a “forgiving” God, as a “merciful” God – that has declared His willingness to pardon sin.

So verse 3 of Psalms 103 says: “Who forgives all your iniquities” – that is one side of the coin – the other side being “Who heals all your diseases”.

And this depicts God’s goodness, that He has the power of healing disease.

  • Forgiveness & healing are men’s greatest needs.
  • Forgiveness & healing are received from God which means He only has the right to forgive and heal.
  • Forgiveness & healing are inseparably connected. When God forgives, He heals.

When you and I lay hold off or possess forgiveness and healing, it results and inspires the deepest gratitude to God.

Jesus appeared as the Messiah fulfilling the hopes of the Hebrews.  He healed the broken hearted, bound-up wounds and gave sight to the blind (Luke 4:18)

Jesus Christ showed not only that He was the Healer but manifested His love and compassion as a forgiving God and willingness to restore the diseased body, mind and soul.

How many of you know that God also heals today? It is part of His character. God is a Healer.  When Christ came to the earth, He healed the sick, the blind, the lame and even more than that, He healed the hearts of people.

People who were separated from God and under His wrath, when they repented, Jesus healed them.  He healed the terminated sickness of our souls and drew us back to God.  Thank God that Jesus is a Healer and that He still heals today.

Remember sickness and disease are illegal to the believer.

You need to know this – you have the right to walk in divine health, because Jesus went to the cross – spirit, soul and body – to redeem us spirit, soul and body. Amen!

Galatians 3:13 tells us “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law having become curse for us for it is written “cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”. Hang where? On a tree.

It is a finished work. 1 Peter 2:24 tells us “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body”.  Where?  On the tree.  “That we having died to sins, might live for righteousness by whose stripes you were healed – were – past tense – it is already a done thing.

In both these verses the word “tree” is mentioned (keep this in mind).

Now let’s come back and understand under what circumstances the name of God – Jehovah Rapha was revealed.

This name of God – Jehovah Rapha is proclaimed to the children of Israel by God through Moses at Marah.

If we read Exodus 15:22-26, we find that Israelites after they cross the Red Sea, they were in the wilderness for about 3 days and were thirsty in need of water and when they came to Marah, they found the water to be bitter water to drink.

In what became second nature to them, they began complaining, grumbling, murmuring about it to Moses, whining about the scarcity of drinkable water.

Moses called to the Lord and asked for help. God intervened, working through Moses, and He showed him a tree.  So a piece of wood was provided.

And Moses threw it into the water as per instructions from God.  And the bitter water became sweet refreshing water for the people.

It is at this point that the Lord suddenly begins to talk to the Israelites about the diseases and plagues that He brought upon the Egyptians because of the afflictions of the Hebrews.

So God is concerned at this point about the Hebrew people, regarding the actions that they must take to prevent the same kind of diseases and plagues from visiting them.

So He demands obedience from them, lest the diseases and plagues come upon them for disobedience.

And if they will be obedient to Him, none of those diseases would come upon them.  So the reason for no sickness upon the obedient was because God is the Healer of His people.  Here He reveals Himself as “Jehovah Rapha” – Jehovah the Healer or Jehovah your Physician that heals you.  To prove to them that He not only could heal, but that He was also willing to do so and thus fulfil His promises and covenants unto them.

God promised to make everyone, without exception, immune from all diseases in the future upon meeting conditions such as suggested in Exodus 15:26 and that is –

(1) Diligently hear His voice

(2) Live righteous lives in His sight

(3) Give ear to His commandments and

(4) Keep all His statutes.

I believe the bitter water at Marah was symbolic of what was taking place in the hearts of the Hebrews. Actually, when the Hebrews left Egypt, and crossed the Red Sea, they were very happy to leave the bondage that Pharaoh had inflicted upon them.

However, when they realized that their freedom from bondage was not so easy, that they had to rely on God completely for everything, and that the circumstances for them were not what they desired, namely the bitter waters, their hearts began to be filled with the diseases of bitterness and resentfulness.

God knew their need for healing from bitterness.  And He longed to bring that healing to them. So it is here He reveals Himself as “Jehovah Rapha” – “The Lord Who Heals”.  For He longed to heal them of their resentfulness, bitterness and pride.  So the healing of the waters of Marah was a demonstration of God’s power to the Israelites to overcome any impurity, contamination or corruption.  This power was going to work on behalf of the Israelites, God’s chosen people, all the way while they journeyed to the Promised Land.

It was also the demonstration of God’s promise to them to make every one of them without exception, immune from all diseases which He brought upon the Egyptians, if they met the conditions He placed in verse 26 of Exodus 15.

Now let’s see what lessons we can learn from Exodus 15:26.

Do we face any difficult situations in a desert or wilderness experience in our lives? Most certainly!  And instead of protesting against it, like Moses we need to pray and ask God for help.  We need to remember God always answers our prayer.

When Moses prayed about the situation – bitter waters – God gave him the solution – showed him a tree – a piece of wood to be thrown into the waters, and the bitter waters became sweet.

In verse 26 of Exodus 15, God initiates a test to His people.  I would say He challenged them to obey Him completely, wholeheartedly – and if they did so – no diseases would come upon them.  In fact, in the midst of their bitterness and hurt, God reveals Himself to them as their Healer.

We too grumble, complain, murmur, etc.  We too can be healed but 1st we must repent of the same.  So like the Israelites, we too are in need of healing in all 3 areas – physical, emotional and spiritual.

So in emotional healing, the Lord heals emotional hurts and broken hearts. Psalms 147:3 says: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”. Whatever pain you are carrying around, you need to hand it to the Healer.

In physical healing – some of us are experiencing a tough time right now.  The pain and discouragement that comes from Physical difficulties e.g. back pain, leg pain, joint pain, neck pain, toothache, headache, frozen shoulder, stones in the bladder, etc., etc.  We must ask Jehovah Rapha to do His healing work in our lives. In the gospels, there are so many instances mentioned where Jesus spent lot of time healing people of their physical ailments.

The spiritual healing is by far the most important of the 3 realms of healing.  For the spiritually sick, He provides healing and wholeness through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross.

Luke 4:18 says talking about Jesus.  “He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed”.

You might be saying to God “Oh God please take away this sickness from me”. That may not change anything. Or you might say, but God says “I will take sickness away from among you”. The good news is that He already did that in Jesus Christ.  So in God’s eyes, you are already perfect, even though you might be going through trials, pain and difficulties. He sees you the way He sees Jesus.  In His sight, there’s nothing wrong with you.  And if there is, Jehovah Raphathe God Who heals – He has already healed you.  By His wounds you were already healed.  So live in this consciousness – that you are healed!  For healing is your birthright!  Only Jesus can sweeten the bitterness of life.  He is the bondage breaker. Alleluia!

So I end with this –

  • All our problems began at a tree in the garden of Eden – the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
  • All our sin problem is resolved because another piece of wood – which is a tree – Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree – was used to hold our sin substitute on the cross.

The significance behind the wood from a tree is providing sweetness to the bitter water.

Whether you are hurting emotionally, physically or spiritually, right now turn to the Lord Who heals – Jehovah Rapha. Amen!

– Pastor Lynette Mathias
Co-founder of Eagle Vision School of Prophets International (EVSOPI)
Senior Pastor – Kingdom Seekers International, Church (KSI)

Brokenness — Prophet Tony Mathias

Psalm 51:16-17: ‘You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.’ In this scripture, David the psalmist tells us here is that firstly God is not interested in externals. Although sacrifices and offerings are necessary He does not want them to be first and foremost. If external practices of religion are all we have in our lives then God takes no pleasure in them. They are only superficial. He looks below the surface at the heart, motive, and attitude.

beautyinthebrokennessHe tells us that the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: “A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” What is this ‘broken spirit’ that God desires? He does not want to crush us, beat us down or humiliate us. If we have a broken spirit it means we have come to the end of all our independence, self-will and self-righteousness; the end of our own resources, a place where we have no hope but in God; we turn to Him for His mercy and faithfulness, clinging only to Him not our own merits.

There are many experiences in life that can break our hearts such as disappointments, deaths, hurts, failures, and so on. At such times we may feel lonely and forsaken. The wonderful promise is that the Lord is close to those who are ‘broken hearted and crushed in their spirit.’ The Lord Jesus is close to us at such times. We must allow him to heal our broken hearts.

What does scripture tell us? Psalms 34:18: Isaiah 57:15 – “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted saves the crushed in spirit” Matthew 5:2. – “Blessed are those who mourn…” Psalms 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” The Lord heals our broken hearts and wants us to minister to others who are likewise experiencing the same. Whenever we experience brokenness in life, we are in a position to be used by the Lord to minister healing and restoration to the broken hearted. The wounds of Jesus minister healing into our lives and through our brokenness into the lives of others if we allow Him. Instead of mourning over heart breaking experiences, we must see the possibility of using them as a channel of healing to others with the compassion and love of Jesus.

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.
preach-the-gospel
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!

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!

The Unstoppable Blessing — Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. There is tremendous power released in spoken blessings although the opposite is also true, so we must make it a habit to release words of blessings for they will return pressed down shaken together running over. Luke 6:38.

Blessing is close to God’s heart – a force when released can bring in your harvest. Let us examine a few things blessing can do.

Blessing Accompanies His Presence
You were given admission into God’s presence at new birth through the blood of Jesus Hebrews 10:19. He came to live in you. 1 Corinthians 6:19. And because He indwells you so does His presence and blessings. His blessing always accompanies His presence. No one can rob His blessings from you. Only you can hinder His presence and blessing through sin and negativity. Grab a hold of the revelation that His presence and blessing is sealed in you through the blood of Jesus and you will succeed in all areas of your life. It is yours now!

The blessing is a spiritual invisible force resulting in God’s favor in all areas of life, finance, relationship, health…eliminating all obstacles between you and God’s promises! You don’t have to chase blessings when you already have them! – 2 Samuel 6:11 Obed-Edom’s life was blessed because of God’s presence. God’s blessing always accompanies His presence.

Blessing Reverses the Curse
James Goll in his book “Deliverance from Darkness” talks about the power of blessing. He describes a situation where he pronounced prophetic blessings in an assembly and a woman got instantly healed of paralysis as the power of God went through her. She started to walk and then dance. He said that he saw many delivered from demons and dramatically healed when he proclaimed blessings of the finished work of the “Cross” of Jesus.

Blessing is the most powerful force on the earth set into motion by our words and action. When decreed in faith, they drive back evil forces by reversing curses and bring forth non-existent blessings Romans 4:17, Proverbs 25:11; 16:24; Luke 6:45 – To Bless is to speak well of. To Curse is not to speak well of. – Look for and prophesy biblical blessings.
Genesis 12:3; Numbers 24:9 Blessed is he who blesses and cursed is he who curses. – Spoken Blessings an excellent way to intercede Ezekial 22:30; Hebrews 4:16

Blessings Created
When the Lord puts a desire in your heart to bless someone, be attentive to his needs. They may be lacking in love or finances, prey to temptations; harassed by fears, needing guidance. Discern the kind of blessing they or you need using scriptural references. Ask Holy Spirit for scriptures to ‘create a blessing’ [Use a concordance when needed] – You could also mail it to those you are interceding for; It would encourage them.

Example: Create a blessing for one facing deep sorrow according to 2 Corinthians 1:3
“May God our Father comfort, encourage and protect you from despair. May He cause His face to shine upon you as you rejoice in the midst of troubles and trials, putting your faith in Him being confident of His loving kindness toward you? May He give you His peace…?

Blessing or Curse a Choice
Do not repay evil with evil…but with blessing…so that you may inherit a blessingsandcursesblessing (1  Peter 3:9).

Discover that it is more blessed to give than to receive!
Generational curses are broken through blessing. “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.” Proverbs 11:25

A man wanted to be successful in his business of selling machinery. A rival appeared proclaiming, he had a better machine. Now this man began to worry and feel insecure that his machine would not be sold.

Another friend came along and encouraged him saying:
“Wipe out fear, knowing that God protects your interests, and that the right machine will be sold, by the right man, to the right man.” “Bless your competitor all day be willing not to sell your machine, if it is not God’s idea.”

He did as he was told and found the outcome remarkable. The other man’s machine refused to work, and he sold his without the slightest difficulty. “Bless your enemy, and you rob him of his ammunition.” Romans 8:28. – Blessing neutralizes evil “But I say unto you, love your enemies…

“Let your thoughts about everyone be for their good. Sometimes people bring financial hardship to themselves by dwelling on other people’s financial difficulties. What you focus on you draw to yourself. Rather see them getting out of their difficult situations and experiencing abundance. The blessings you send come back to you multiplied.

The Blessing Principle

  • The end purpose is blessing others – serving a need.
  • The more God blesses us, the more He expects us to bless others. Luke 12:48
  • Our blessings should flow to others – Blessed to be a blessing. Genesis 12:2-3.
  • Our blessings to others come back multiplied. Luke 6:38
  • In blessing others, God takes care of our needs. Luke 18:29-30

A 25-Day Christmas Prayer and Scripture Guide

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It is finally that time of the year. With all the fest and fervor, the hustle and bustle, we can lose sight of what matters the most. Let’s reclaim this season as a time of worship, prayer and joy as we walk through the Holy Scriptures and prayer guide together!

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Faith Declaration — A Must Say Every Day (By Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias)

Begin your day with this Prophetic declaration by faith to see a complete change in your daily circumstances.

FAITH DECLARATION

This is the day which the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it. I give thanks for this perfect day of completion; Thy will be done this day. Miracle shall follow miracle and wonders shall not cease

I look with wonder at all that is before me.

I am brimming over with good health. As in the days of my youth so is my strength,

I send out goodwill so I am at peace.

God works even adverse situations for my good.

None of these things move me.

Every person is a golden link in the chain of my good.

My barns are full and my cup overflows.

I know the truth and the truth sets me free.

I prepare for my good. I dig my ditches showing active faith.

I have a wonderful work [business] in a wonderful way; I give wonderful service for wonderful pay.

I stand still and see Your salvation.

I cast this burden on Christ within and I go free

Behold now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation.

God is never late. He’s always on time. With Him all things are possible.

Behold! I have set before thee the open door of Destiny no man shall shut it, for it nailed back.

Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done in my mind, in my body, and in my affairs.

I desire only that which God desires for me.

He that began a good work in me will carry it to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.

As one door shuts another door opens.

What is rightfully mine is given to me under grace in perfect ways.

I give and I receive pressed down shaken together running over.

I will not limit the Holy One of Israel who is able to do more than I think or imagine. I will enlarge my expectancy.

I do not fight the battle. I stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

The walls of lack and delay now crumble away and I enter my Promised Land under Grace.

The waters of my Red Sea part and I pass over on dry land. I now go forward into my Promised Land.

I attract things I give a lot of thought to.

I expect a change for the better. I change my expectancy I change my condition. I prepare for my good.

Expectancy is the substance of things hoped for. The thing I expected [feared] has come upon me.

My soul, wait thou upon God for my expectation is from Him.

Behold I make all things new.

Thy Kingdom Come Thy Will Be Done.

I pray with praise and thanksgiving.

God’s ways are ingenious, His methods are sure.

I will be a good giver and a good receiver.

Peace be within my walls and prosperity within my palaces. Peace and prosperity go hand in hand

Life and death are in the power of the tongue, therefore, I will watch my conversation. I will watch my words.

I give cheerfully, for God loves a cheerful giver and my giving opens the way for receiving. I receive pressed down shaken together running over

With thanksgiving, I bless the money I have and it comes back multiplied to me in the right way and the right time.

Divine order is established in my mind body and affairs.

The Almighty shall be my defense and I shall have plenty of silver.

Now is the appointed time, this is the day of my good fortune, miracles shall follow miracles and signs and wonders shall not cease.

Whatever I desire or require is already planted on my pathway.

The unexpected happens my seemingly impossible good now comes to pass.

God has given me a land, for which I did not labor, and cities I did not build and I dwell in them; vineyards and olive yards I planted not, do I eat.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not lack.

Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of abundance forever.

My God is a God of plenty and I now receive all that I desire or require, and more.

Endless good comes to me in endless ways.

I remember the Lord, my God, for it is He who gives me power to get wealth.

I have plenty. My barns are full, my cup overflows.

I sow bountifully and reap abundantly.

I have plenty. My barns are full, my cup overflows.

I am blessed in my going out and blessed coming in.

I am blessed financially and spiritually and in all aspects.

The Lord be magnified who takes pleasure in my prosperity.

God is my inexhaustible supply.

I am abundantly supplied. God is my unfailing supply.

Now is the appointed time. Today is the day of my amazing good fortune.

Blessed be the Lord who daily loads me with benefits.

My barns are full my cup overflows with joy.

The Lord restores to me the years the locusts have eaten

The Lord God Almighty teaches me how to profit and leads me by the way I should go.

The blessing of the Lord makes rich and he adds no sorrow to it.

I look with wonder at all that is before me.

God works in unexpected ways His wonders to perform.

With divine enthusiasm, I bless what I have, and look with wonder at their increase.

The Angel of the Lord encamps around me who fears the Lord and delivers me from every evil work.

The righteous are as bold as a lion. Even though I walk through I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil

If God is for me who can be against me?

I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

The Name of the Lord is a strong tower. I run into it and am safe for I have His righteousness.

The eternal God is my refuge and underneath lie His everlasting arms. I have the righteousness of God, therefore, I am bold as a lion

The joy of the Lord is my strength. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.

When my ways please the Lord He makes even my enemies be at peace with me

I dwell in the secret place of the Most High and under the shadow of the Almighty, safe and secure.

My word shall not return unto me void, but shall accomplish wherever I send it.

He sent forth His Word and healed me.

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb sweet to the soul and health to the bones.

He watches over His Word to perform it.

I dwell in the secret place of the Most High and under the shadow of the Almighty.

No evil shall befall me, no plague comes nigh my dwelling.

His angels take charge over me accompanying me in all my ways.

God protects my interest. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.

The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath lie the everlasting arms.

I will both lay me down in peace and sleep the Lord makes me dwell in safety.

I ask I receive; I seek I find; I knock and the door always opens. I prepare for my blessing.

Before I call He answers.

Sin, sickness, and disease shall not lord it over me, they have no power over me for Jesus is Lord of my life. I am no longer under the Law but under Grace.

I deny fatigue, for there is nothing to tire me. I am brimming with life and good health all over my body.

I am healed because Jesus was wounded.

My presence will go with you and I shall give you peace.

The Lord keeps me in good health and gives me a full life span.

He who calls upon the Lord shall be saved.

As in the days of my youth so shall my strength be

Behold, now is the accepted time, this is the day of my salvation

I cast this burden on Christ within and go free…

I stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

My trips are divinely planned, designed and financed under grace in perfect ways.

The Lord teaches me to profit and leads me the way I should go.

I expect a change for the better; my best days are ahead.

The gift of man makes room for him and brings him before established people.

Let the weak say I am strong, I, therefore, say I am strong.

The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

I overcome the devil by the blood of Jesus and the Word of my testimony.

No evil shall befall me, no plague shall come near my dwelling.

Jesus took my infirmities weakness distress and bore my sickness and with his stripes I am healed.

He that has begun a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ. By grace, I am saved through faith which is God’s gift to me. I am an heir of God and a joint-heir with Jesus Christ.

He says – “I will never leave you, Ii will never forsake you. I am with you always.” His angels protect me. This is the day the Lord has made, I will be glad and rejoice in it. The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not lack. He is going to lead me in the path of righteousness.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for his rod and staff comfort me. He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Surely goodness and mercy, not sickness and death, shall follow me all the days of my life. I am more than a conqueror through him. He always causes me to triumph in him. He has delivered me and yet shall deliver me and preserve me. He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world. The Lord is my strength and deliverance.

The Eternal God is my refuge and underneath are his everlasting arms. No weapon that is fashioned against me will prevail. Nothing shall hurt me. God has not given me a spirit of fear but of love power and self-control. I make sure to meditate and obey his Word for He said that I would be like a tree planted by rivers of water that brings fruit in season and whatever I did would.

I am his workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for me to do. I commit my ways to Him and He directs my path.

Hear and Be Healed – Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias

A Practical Guide to Healing

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