Prophetic Alert — Pastor Lynette Mathias

prophetic-alert2A timely prophetic warning, when confirmed, can be a great blessing to a church, a leader or an individual. But we need wisdom in sharing the same. If done unwisely it could cause harm or offense.

A prophet needs to engage in prayer to reaffirm or confirm the prophetic warning whether it be of the Holy Spirit, and determine God’s purpose in it before delivery. Waiting on the Holy Spirit can bring insight and clarity regarding the prophetic warning. Intercessors with a gift of discernment need to ensure its authenticity and pray in line with God’s purposes regarding it. (Matthew 6:10)

The prophet needs wisdom in sharing the prophetic warning at the right time to the right recipients – person, church or leader, to avoid offense or harm. Being of a sensitive nature it needs to be weighed shared or withheld to an opportune time in the privacy of the individual or with congregational openness.

This prophetic alert must be delivered with humility which would leave the person delivering the prophetic warning open to the word being assessed. (1 Corinthians 14:29).

If the prophetic warning concerns the church, it should be detailed with an attitude of love and honor for the church, its vision, and leadership.

God bless!

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.

Alive — Jyoti Samudre

When we think of the word ‘Alive’, what comes to our mind?
We think of something that is alive and not dead.

The Bible tell us in Ephesians 2:4-5: “…God, Who is rich in mercy, for His great intense love with which He loved us (even when we were dead in sins) has made is alive together with Christ!”

Are we made alive? If so, then our praise, worship, words should be streaming with life and generating life in the atmosphere. Now my question is… Is our praise and worship (words & songs) of the same level as it was when we were saved, maybe five, ten or even twenty years ago? Well, the Lord convicted me that my praise was the same. We all will agree that if we repeat the same things again and again, it could become routine or even boring.

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For example, if we love a popular Indian dish called ‘Biryani,’ could we eat it every day? No! The Bible says that the mercies of God are new every morning. If God comes to us with the newness of His mercies daily, then would it be appropriate to offer the God and maker of heaven and earth – the same routine prayers, praise, and worship? God is creative and He delights in newness.

The Psalmist encourages us to sing new songs to Him Psalms 33:3. He says excitedly in Psalms 40:3 – “He [the Lord] has put a new song in my mouth…” In Psalms 96:1 he tells the whole earth to sing a new song unto the Lord!

Wow! How good and beautiful it is to sing a new song of praise to the Lord! God has put a love song in everyone’s heart. So sing it out to Him. Let Him know how beautiful and amazing He is and how wonderful His works are. Apostle Paul exhorts us in Hebrews 13:15 to offer unto Him a continual sacrifice of praise. He states further in Romans 12:1 that we should present our bodies as a living sacrifice [worship] that would please God. And you can be sure He would be delighted!

In fact, everything in heaven is alive and there is continual singing unto Him. The angels behold His beauty and continually sing new songs to Him.

Beloved of the Lord, He has placed new songs of beautiful praise in your heart. All you need to do is just bring them out!

God bless you!

The Rudder Of Life — Prophet Tony Mathias

shiprudder“Think of a ship: big as it is and driven by such strong winds, it can be steered by a very small rudder, and it goes wherever the pilot wants it to go. So it is with the tongue: small as it is, it can boast about great things.’” James 3:4-5

When a ship sets sail, the captain plots out its course makes adjustments to ensure it is moving in the predetermined destination and steers it steadily towards it, checking from time to time, adjusting the helm to go around storms, navigate currents and so on, focused at his destination rather than the situation at hand. If he keeps changing course repeatedly, he may go around in circles getting nowhere.

In the same way, we can arrive at our desired goals when we line up our thoughts, words, actions and habits, towards our God-given destination. We need to cultivate good habits that keep us on the right course and discard haphazard ways. For example, people speak positively expecting good things to happen then negate the same when confronted with stormy situations. They lose track of their destination and run around in circles like a footballer who has no goalpost. They forget they have the power to turn their lives around the storm and pass through into the sunshine.
Your mouth is the rudder of your life. Life and death are in the power of the tongue Proverbs 18:21. We give birth to what we speak consistently – good or bad life or death.

God has given you the power to declare and decree life in your situation even though you may be in dire situations. Make positive vocal faith declarations decree and declare in line with His Word! As you continue to speak the blessing and keep the ship of your life on steady-course, storm clouds will speedily exit. Decrees and declarations are powerful prayers to manifest heaven on earth.

Job 22:28 – “You will also declare a thing and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways”
Let us choose to be an optimist rather than a pessimist, asking God for help to do what He called us to do; for wisdom and understanding to complete our assigned work successfully and be a blessing to our world; when we speak God’s Word that Word does not return void. Declare we are a royal priesthood, that we are blessed and highly favored because we belong to Him. 1 Peter 2:9

We as believers need to reign in life as kings manifesting our kingly anointing by decreeing blessings over our spouses, children, ministry, business and every other realm of life. In the beginning, God created the heavens by the word of His mouth Psalms 33:6. He spoke forth what He had seen in His mind and they came into existence – the earth, heavenly bodies, animals, vegetation, and humans.

As He is so are we in this world, co-creators 1 John 4:17. Our tongue is the implement of creation and creativity. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21. We can choose to use your tongue to bring life not death, to bless and not curse. 1 John 4:17. When you bless, blessings will return. When you curse, curses will return. Have you ever thought of the magnitude of returns? Luke 6:38. Therefore be cautious and choose to bless!

Let us consider two words of importance: Declare and Decree.decreeanddeclare

Declare in the natural realm would mean show, reveal, make known, announce openly or officially, account for. For example: – a customs officer asking an international traveler what he is carrying: “Do you have anything to declare?”
In the spiritual sense declarations spoken into the atmosphere, make known what we already possess. For example, we can declare our righteousness, salvation…

Decree in the natural realm would mean to give an official order – a criminal sentenced to prison cannot ignore that sentence backed by the authority of the court order.

Decrees In the spiritual sense can cause a manifestation of supernatural truths in the natural realm. They manifest heaven on earth – fulfilling Matthew 6:10. ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.’

For example, we could decree:

  • Healing when we are sick 1 Peter 2:24.
  • Provision and abundance when we lack Philippians 4:19.
  • Peace in turmoil Philippians 4:7.

When we decree in faith, God’s provision and blessings for us, peace and unity in our family and so on, any opposition would be quelled and have no effect on the same. Decreeing our own vision can create confusion but decreeing His will, will establish His purpose in our lives without creating confusion. It is of great importance to orally decree with scriptures, by doing so God’s purposes are released into our lives without creating confusion. The Israelites missed the Promised Land the Jews missed their Messiah by working contrary to His will.
Believe in the Lord your God and you will be established…2 Chronicles 20:20.

When we decree, “I am blessed” in line with Psalms 112:1, we are established in the blessing, separated, cut off from the enemy’s plans against it which suffer destruction.

When we decree, “My children are strong and full of integrity” in line with Psalms 112:2 they are established in strength and integrity, separated, cut off from their weakness, dishonesty and unrighteousness.

When we decree, “My home overflows with wealth” in line with Psalms 112:3, we are established in wealth, separated cut off from lack and poverty and those spirits executing the same are destroyed.

When we decree, we release God’s blessings, establish His will, destroy the enemy’s plans, bring judgment on the enemy, have power to alter our destiny Proverbs 13:3; Hosea 8:7

Remember decree is to issue an order, declare is to show. The tongue is the rudder!

So begin to decree and declare today!

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!

Prophetic Destiny — Prophet Tony Mathias

Many Christians are unaware that deep down at the core of their beings is a destiny – implant. They go through life doing their own thing even though it may not be expected of them. They are quick to blame God when everything falls apart. Neither is God the source of their problems, nor the devil. It is self-centeredness that leads to grief. God has a specific predetermined destiny for each person. Jeremiah 29:11. He gave man authority to choose and decide yet He desires it would be done through His guidance. We open the door to tragedies when we exalt our own wisdom above God’s wisdom, trusting and leaning on our own understanding. Proverbs 3:5.

decisionDecisions determine destiny. Decisions move you closer to your God ordained destiny or away from it. You can catch a flight or miss a flight. Who wants disappointment, and delay that accompanies a missed connection? Make a quality decision to find your God-given destiny today! It is you and you alone who needs to discover it. When you are on a road trip, those ahead of you can give valuable information – road blocks ahead, alternate routes, accommodations restaurants available and so on. You would be wise to draw from their insights. But decisions, you have to make!

Every one of us has a God-ordained destiny even designed to touch others as no man is an island. We are carrying other people’s miracles. Most don’t intentionally decide to miss their destinies, but are too busy with their mundane routine.

Are you certain that the decisions you make daily are what God wants you to make?

Your life is the result of the choices you make which can be hindered or influenced by others. Your choices determine your destiny. It is never too late to make the right choices. If you ignore them you will soon find you are getting more aged and losing your zeal for life.

One of the greatest choices and decision you can make is to make Jesus your Lord and Savior, find His plan for you and pursue it. The study of God’s Word could be the one most influential force on your decisions. God’s Word is a light to your path Psalms 119:105 that causes you to be debt free, blessed and a blessing to others. Decisions determine destiny, but make sure they are based on the truth of God’s Word which will change your life. “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.” God’s Word is truth.dowhatneedstobedone

Will you choose to seek God’s destiny for your life and pursue it, or insist on doing your own thing, leaning on your own understanding? – God made you with a purpose and you have only one life to fulfill it. Unless you realize you have a destiny and seek God for it, you will never reach your full potential despite your talents abilities and gifts. But when you find it you will hear the Lord say: “Go do all that is thine heart; for the Lord is with thee.” 2  Samuel 7:3 – So discover that destiny–implant, embedded in your spirit.
Do what needs to be done.

Prophet Jeremiah and the Apostle Paul knew that God had a predetermined plan for them, where their talents abilities, gifts would be used to implement that plan Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 1:15. Likewise, God created you for a destined purpose with talents abilities gifts to fulfill the need. It first begins with knowing His will and depending on Him. Ephesians 5:17; Jeremiah 10:23. You can’t find your destiny accidentally; you will need to seek find and fulfill it.

If a company hired people without job descriptions for anyone there would be chaos. Without direction from God, people would find themselves unfulfilled, unproductive, with self-inflicted problems. Though God has a destiny for you to fulfill which is for good and not for evil, Satan wants to kill, steal, and destroy that plan. Jeremiah 29:11; John 10:10. If your life is a mess, it means you have not followed His plan, yet, His destiny or expected end for you hasn’t changed. God can put you back on course. You were not an accident. God knew you before you were born Jeremiah 1:4-5. Everything about you was created by God inclusive of gifts, talents, looks, race, and location to fulfill your destiny. And the important ingredient ‘supernatural anointing ability’ for fulfillment comes alongside provided you obey His leading. It is in seeking His kingdom doing His will that blessings flow. Matthew 6:33

A unique way to create awareness of God’s destiny comes through rhema, keys of revelation, prophetic words spoken over you by self or others. They may come in manifold ways – through a prophet, dream, vision, illumined scriptures, television broadcast and so on. You need to know how to make them come true so that there is not much delay.

These keys are given by the Lord to unlock heaven and release your destiny. Simon (Peter) was given a prophetic key in reply to Jesus’ question – “Who do you say I am?” He answered – “You are the Messiah the Son of the living God.” Jesus next explains to him that this revelation came to him from His Father – a change of name to Peter [rock – revelation] would further release revelations [keys] in building His Kingdom – Simon birthed this Word by receiving it and obeying its direction. He changed his name to Peter in obedience. Man builds his home with bricks and stone…God builds his Kingdom, His Church on revelation – ‘on this rock I will build My church’ – specific word [rhema] to Peter. Jesus goes on tell him: ‘I have given you the keys to the kingdom.’ Matthew 16:15-19;

You too may also have received divine inspiration. Through that prophetic destiny key you can with the help of the Holy Spirit unlock heaven and release your destiny, call things revealed to you into existence, uproot pull down opposition to its fulfillment, build plant, loose, birth manifest Jeremiah 1:10. Expect God to give you wisdom in properly using these keys.

Daniel had a revelation while reading the book of Jeremiah that he was about to come out of Babylonian captivity after 70 years Daniel 10. He began to fast meditate and pray about it recognizing that God wanted him to get involved in the word. He continued praying for 21 days till the opposition of the enemy was eradicated. Like Daniel, we too need to birth and manifest prophetic words for in them God is releasing potential. What we do with it can determine our destiny. Many Christians don’t realize that most prophetic words, and their timing, are conditional upon us taking steps of obedience. We have a responsibility to birth prophetic promises given to us, and not shift the blame on God or the devil for unfulfilled destinies. It would be appropriate to fast and pray over the prophetic words received.
So here is what you can do activate your prophetic destiny

– Four simple words to remember: Welcome; Dispatch; Bind; Loose

Welcome the prophetic word 2 Chronicles 20:20.God builds His Kingdom through prophetic words. When you believe God, and His prophet – you will stand firm and succeed. Believing is receiving. When you speak those prophetic words with conviction like Peter God begins to build His Kingdom through you.

God builds His Kingdom through prophetic words. When you believe God, and His prophet – you will stand firm and succeed. Believing is receiving. When you speak those prophetic words with conviction like Peter God begins to build His Kingdom through you.

Dispatch warrior angels in Jesus’ Name to wage war against the evil one trying to keep you from your destiny, with directives regarding the word you received.
Psalms 34:7; Psalms 103:20; Jeremiah 1:10.

Bind the ‘evil one’ pull down uproot what opposes fulfillment of the prophetic word Matthew 18:18. Be alert and recognize the enemy, put your foot down and drive him away 1 Peter 5:8 John 10:10 Luke 10:19; 1 Peter 5:8-9
Loose or release your prophetic destiny – decree by faith the word given to you Psalms 39:3.

Christianity is called ‘Our Great Confession’. You have to be vocal in activating your prophetic destiny while you welcome, dispatch, bind, and release. You may add fasting to increase sensitivity in the spirit realm and hastening of the manifestation of the word.

If the prophetic word seems slow in coming to pass don’t give up, hold fast to it without wavering for faithful is He that has promised, He will also keep His word. Peter was blessed through receiving and acting upon that revelation. So will you if you do likewise

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!

Kindness A Lifestyle — Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias

Galations 5:22-23
I read a beautiful example of Kindness which I would like to narrate.
“Leaving a store, I returned to my car only to find I had locked my keys and cell phone inside. A teenager riding his bike saw me kick a tire and say a few choice words.

“What’s wrong? He asked – I explained my situation.
“I said even if I could call my wife she can’t bring me her car key since it’s our only car.”

He handed me his cell phone – “Call your wife tell her I’m coming to get her key.”
“Well, that’s seven miles round trip” I replied
“Don’t worry about it” he said.

An hour later, he returned with the key. I offered him money, but he refused.
He said let’s just say I needed the exercise”

What was that? – Kindness!
The Fruit of the Spirit is our testimony before men that we are spiritual beings it is the proof of spiritual maturity. God expects His fruit to manifest in all seasons. The fruit is God-given and God driven. The attitude of a believer towards his neighbor must manifest the fruit of the Spirit even in tough times. Tough times, by the way, do not last, tough people do.

Kindness is a lifestyle – the medium through which the love of Jesus becomes tangible. Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and blind can see.

A primary school said this – Kindness is like a garden, kind thoughts are roots, kind words are blossoms kind deeds are fruits.

Our world is full of people who insult those around them, don’t open doors for old people and people with groceries, laugh at the misfortunes of others and try to show their superiority by dragging others down. – Yet there are also many people who let others go ahead of them in line, compliment those around them, hurry to open doors for people, sympathize with others’ in their misfortune and show willingness to serve others.
It’s easy to pick out the people who are showing kindness!

Proverbs 20:28 “Mercy and truth preserve the king, and by loving kindness he upholds his throne” – That is the kind of quality God wants of a leader.

What is kindness?
It is a mind-set well described in Philippians 2:3-4: “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for that of others.”

Kindness is humbly giving of ourselves in love and mercy to others who may not be able to give us anything back, who sometimes don’t deserve it, and who frequently don’t thank us for it. It is a mindset that leads us to do good to others

Why does God want us to demonstrate kindness?
Ephesians 4:31-32
We are tools to extend God’s loving kindness and mercy and compassion to the world. We are His family so we are to become like Him!

How do we demonstrate more kindness?
Sometimes it’s the little things that mean a lot. For example:

  • Complimenting others to help brighten their day
  • Interacting wisely with strangers instead of by-passing them – smiling, helping…
  • Talk with people who appear lonely
  • Being kind and even changing routine if possible to make time for others
  • Being a good giver

Grab every opportunity you get to be kind – they often come around several times a day.
Kindness is not a selfish attempt to get something for ourselves. It is a show of mercy and love to other human beings with no thought of reward.

The Holy Spirit is waiting to release this fruit of kindness through us.
Let us allow Him to help us demonstrate kindness to others.
May we all develop the same type of love and kindness God has for us

Let us pray:
Holy Spirit, I have understood that kindness is Your fruit which You desire to manifest through me. You are my helper – help me to grab every opportunity I get to show kindness and make it my lifestyle. In Jesus’ Name!

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.

A Classic Way To Discern God’s Will For You — Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias

godswillYou may be asking – How can I know God’s Will for me. One simple answer – Desire! You ask next – How do I know if it is God’s desire or my desire?

Is your heart clean or tainted? – If unclean and you are in sin, you can’t hear God and your desires could be warped. People in sin can twist or distort God’s desires saying what God didn’t say. Psalms 66:18; Titus 1:15. But you can rest assured that if it is pure clean and sincere before God and your desire is to know and do His Will you will be able to connect with Him, you are then open to receive his desires which become your desires Matthew 5:8, 1 John 1:7-9.

‘Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.’ Psalms 37:4. – As long as your heart is right motives are pure, you do not need to fear deception. God always answers the pure in heart: God reveals things to come.

‘Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8

Jeremiah had a prophetic ministry. He was called to give the Word of the Lord. When he tried to suppress it, the desire to prophesy became like fire shut up in his bones.

Are you are called to Evangelism?godleads
You have a passion for souls. God gives you a burning desire to evangelize.
Are called to be an Intercessor?
God gives you a burning desire to intercede.
Are you called to a teaching ministry?
You have a burning desire to teach
And so on for every other ministry.

You can know God’s will for your life – General and Specific – Obey both!
General Will – General teachings of God’s Word in the Bible [Logos] – 2 Timothy 3:16
Specific Will [Rhema] – Be pure of heart and follow your God-given desires. Romans 10:17

If you seek Him you will find Him [and His Word] when you seek Him with all your heart. He asks you to call upon Him and He will answer you and show us things you are not aware of. He says His sheep hear His voice and follow Him.

God is always thinking of how to bless and prosper you… He has a General and Specific Will or Destiny for you.

And it pleases His heart when you long for Him to speak to you. God’s specific will comes to a pure and clean heart through a burning desire.

A simple exercise – you may list at least ten God-given desires prioritize them and follow them one after the other beginning with the greatest burning desire, followed by lesser to the least. Pray and appropriate these desires with prophetic proclamations in line with scripture.

As you maintain purity of heart through repentance of sins being washed by the Blood of Jesus, you can then follow your God-given burning desires.