LET OUR WALK MATCH OUR TALK — PROPHET TONY MATHIAS

Someone said – I’m doing pretty good under the circumstances.

Another said: – “I believe circumstances are like the mattress of a bed. You’re supposed to be over not under.” – Yes, we live in an age of adversity with all kinds of circumstances swirling around disturbing and depressing.

Job said: “Man born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.” Job 14: 1

Jesus said: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Only Jesus can turn the tide and calm the angry sea and make a way where there is no way! John 16: 33

Paul said amidst his trials, negative situations, adversity said: ‘…thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ.’ 2 Corinthians 2: 14

Be encouraged we shall prevail and overcome. For He has called us heirs, joint-heirs and overcomers.

Judgment has begun with the house of the Lord!
Jesus is coming soon are we ready?

Children, let us not love with words but with action and truth
1 John 3: 18

Talk is cheap: “Actions speak louder than words.” ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Those in Leadership who seek minimum accountability for themselves and demand accountability from others and get away with it. ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Those in Leadership who see almost everyone else as inferior to themselves criticizing other leaders while building their own-selves up. ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Those in Leadership who show favouritism to a favoured few marginalizing the rest – ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Those in Leadership who lie, saying one thing to some, but different things to others. – ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Those in Leadership who seek to dismiss or marginalize people seeing them as projects, not God’s people that need mentoring and developing. Using them as a means to their ends, – ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Those in Leadership who are manipulative, lack transparency to get their way – who marginalize and victimize those that disagree with them ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Those in Leadership who surround themselves with ‘yes men.’ ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Those in Leadership who pile burdens on people’s shoulders and won’t lift a finger to help. Matthew 23: 14– ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 1 John 4: 20
‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Let us show our love to our family, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ by the way we live and what we do for each other – ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Many make promises but seldom keep them. God always keeps His Word so should we. Jeremiah 1: 12. He holds us accountable for breaking or promises
‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

Many Christians do not walk with honesty and integrity doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching. ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

If someone walked out of a store with an article and forgot to pay for it, he should go back and pay for it if he is a person of integrity.

You say you will come to church on time and reach late or don’t show up.

You say, I’ll meet you at the station at a certain time and you don’t show up.

You say: I will call you back tomorrow.” – You don’t call back or call much later with excuses – You lied!

Broken promises lead to broken trust, broken relationships.

A broken promise is a sin! God hates it!

How can you be trusted if you don’t keep your word? ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’

If God doesn’t keep his word He is no good! But He always keeps his word.

If you don’t keep our word we are no good! You are as good or as bad as your word.
You are identified by your words!

When people of the world look at you as a Christian do they find the difference?
If you keep your word people will respect you and follow your lead. Matthew 5: 37

Are Christians guilty of lying? – Very much!

What happens when people make it a habit to lie? – Lake of Fire Revelation 21: 8.

Is there hope? Yes! Repent!
Ask God to help you keep your word; be determined to keep your word. When circumstances are out of control – apologize, make facts known in advance.

Let me end with this scriptural reference:
Psalm 15: 2-6

He who walks with integrity and strength of character, and works righteousness, and speaks and holds truth in his heart.

He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbour, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

In his eyes an evil person is despised; But he honours those who fear the LORD He keeps his word even to his own disadvantage and does not change it for his own benefit]; He does not put out his money at interest [to a fellow Israelite],
And does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

So help us, dear God, to walk in integrity and in the fear of You.

Let Our Walk Match Our Talk in Jesus’ Name!

Meditation — Prophet Tony Mathias

1 Thessalonians 5:23. “May God himself, the God of peace sanctify you through and through? May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ?”

You are a spirit being, you have a soul and you live in a physical body! People generally sense a great need to keep their physical bodies and minds fit. So they eat healthy foods, do physical and mental exercises. But we Christians apart from keeping our physical bodies fit sense a greater need for transformation Romans 12:2.

How do we do that? By ‘Renewing our Minds’ and ‘Training our Spirits’ through Meditation. 3 John 2. “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” ‘If you are sick, your soul is sick. If you are sad, your soul is sad. If you are poor your soul is poor. If your soul is poor your whole life will be poor. If you are not prospering your soul is not prospering’ – The mind which is a muscle needs to be exercised by meditation.

Dr. Peter Tan says: “I started spending about 6 to 7 hours daily confessing – meditating on God’s Word for a period of about one year – As a result, my entire life and ministry was completely transformed. Within a period of about six months, while I was preaching the Word of God, the gifts of the Spirit started operating. When I prayed for the sick or cast out demons, I found a new strength of power and life flowing out of me. I have never been the same since.”

Meditation is musing, pondering, thinking over a specific Word from God connected to a specific need for life-application. Meditation is a godly exercise that needs to be practiced in order to live a victorious and blessed life – both temporal and eternal. Confessing God’s Word is part of it.

To receive the benefits of meditation you must enter four gates. What are those? – Mind; Ear; Eye; Mouth. Let us combine two scriptures Proverbs 4:20-23 & Joshua 1:8 to understand these better.

Proverbs 4:20-23 “My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart for they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life,” – This scripture tells us more about the first three gates – mind, ear, and eye.

Mind Gate – ‘Attend to my words’ – Concentrated thinking
Ear Gate – ‘Incline thine ear’ – Hear what is said
Eye Gate – ‘Let them not …eyes’ – See, Imagine, Visualize

Reading the Word silently uses only the eye-gate and mind gate to take in God’s Word. Reading it aloud with understanding thoughtfully, uses all the four gates – mind; eye, mouth, and ear.

Joshua 1:8 – “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.” This scripture tells us more about the Third and Fourth Gate: Eye & Mouth.

“Meditate” in this verse comes from the Hebrew word “hagar” which means to Imagine [visualize]; Mutter, “Roar or shout”. ‘Eye-Gate’ – Imagine, visualize God’s Word as you study it. This means to ponder or think quietly on God’s Words in picture form.

As you keep these pictures in mind, the Word goes deep into your spirit and gets rooted there. It will become personal to you. ‘Mouth Gate’ – there are two ways of speaking, first softly and then aloud and both are essential – Mutter or speak God’s Word to yourself under your breath; Roar or shout God’s Word aloud! – And they are both to be done over and over again. As this is done, it will go beyond the written page, beyond your thinking and into your spirit. It will become God’s personal Word to you, and not just words written in the Bible.

Isaiah 31:4. “As a lion roars…over his prey unafraid of shepherds coming against him…so will the Lord of hosts…” – The word ‘roar’ used here is from the Hebrew word ‘hagar.’ The purpose of this kind of meditation is to drown every opposing thought in the mind, including thoughts the devil brings to prevent God’s Word entering your spirit.

When you shout God’s Word to yourself like this, you will make God’s Word enter your spirit and destroy all opposing thoughts, “…making you prosperous and successful.

Once again let us see what entering the four gates through meditation mean to you.

Mind Gate: Think, ponder muse God’s specific Word for specific life application.
Ear Gate: Hear what is said.
Eye Gate: Imagine, visualize God’s Word as you study it in picture-form
Mouth Gate: Mutter-speak God’s Word [under your breath]; Roar-shout God’s Word aloud, both repeatedly.

What happens when you do this? God’s Word enters gets en-rooted in your heart and that’s what your life will become. Many are unhappy with the life they are living. The secret is to get God’s Word rooted in your heart for every area of your life – spiritual growth; financial breakthrough; good health; security and so on…And that is the power of meditation.

If the Word remains only in the mind it can be unfruitful because you can still reason it out of you; the devil can also take it away from you because of your lack of understanding it. Meditation with understanding drives the Word into your spirit. It takes the Word from your mind into your spirit. When it gets into your spirit, it becomes real and personal to you, and then nothing can take it away from you.
What are some of the powerful results of Meditation?

It gives you Rhema – God’s Word speaking to you presently in your present situation. By meditating on the Logos, the written word you receive ‘Rhema’ which changes things; that changes life situations. The Logos has the ability to produce results and give you an inheritance. But you will not receive that inheritance until you release the ability in the Logos. How do you do that? – By meditating on the specific word given to you. It makes you the Word! – As you practice consistently meditating on God’s Word, you begin to think, talk, and act like God himself. Your life then reflects the Word. And the Word becomes flesh. When that happens, it is impossible sickness to stay in your body, since you have become like a sponge soaked in the Word. The Word has divine energy to affect everything in your life including your physical body. Proverbs 4:22