2023 Prophecy – Prophet Tony Mathias

The following is the Prophet’s foresight, rendition, interpretation, sensing in the spirit for the Year 2023, open to the ‘Guild of Prophets’ for correction, confirmation or contradiction. It serves as an add-on, to many who have prophesied about the coming year.

The Prophet senses a stormy year, turbulence, and global – upheavals in the year 2023 and beyond, with a simultaneous revival birthed of God with God showing up, breaking into our present human history with good news of His salvation and return of the backslidden

The prophecy for the year 2023 and beyond, highlights two aspects regarding ‘The Church’ and ‘The World’ – a message borne on eagles’ wings worldwide.

THE CHURCH

Vision:

I saw a tree that appeared strong and upright above the ground, but rotting below. Some of the roots were exposed. The leaves had paled out and started to fall. The tree did have fruit but not plenteous.  Some of the fruit was good, some rotten.

We have been seeing an era of false prophets arising with deception in their wings. Jesus warned that false prophets – ‘in sheep’s clothing,’ would deceive many people in the last days.

The Bible provides signs and practical ways to spotlight false teachings 1 Timothy 4:1-2

A tree is known by its fruit. Deeds are fruits, words are leaves. ‘Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.’ Their shameless insidious conspiracy and the compromises that will ruin your life.
Luke 6:43-45; Matthew 7:15-16.

People with ‘itching ears’ are prone to connect with such.
2 Timothy 4:3.

Betrayals and denials are part of the same baggage. It is time to discern ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing. There are many false prophets worldwide. Get ready for opposition when you try to expose them. Thankfully there are genuine prophets also.

There are far too many preachers in churches worldwide, receptacles or carriers void of power and glory. People don’t want to hear the preacher in the Church of their location as sermons are not in short supply on social media, easily downloadable on the Net.

Many Churches are online since the last pandemic and prefer to stay that way rather than congregate physically in Church. The scripture exhorts us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together.

Hebrews 10:25

In some cases, it might be necessary, but far too many could view it as an opportunity to switch channels to link up with other churches online to suit their preferences and connect with their pastor on remote

This is what we have been seeing in the past. Yes, God has been manifesting himself in churches worldwide but not much. In fact, we should be witnessing the manifestation of God in our churches.

We need to discern ‘cosmetic Christianity’ along with religion and politics. Why? Because there are far too many ‘copy-paste’ preachers, empty vessels devoid of power and glory, who have – ‘a form of godliness but deny the power thereof from whom we are to turn away.’ 2 Timothy 3:5. People are no longer listening to them – ‘itching ears’ and ‘social media’?

Jesus said: ‘For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. Matthew 6:13. 

If we believers as a conduit are unable to command the release of the Kingdom, Power and Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ we are empty vessels making more sound. If our churches have the manifest presence of God accompanied with miracles you can watch them overflow.

The world is looking out for a demonstration of power and a manifestation of glory. God doesn’t change. Glory is unlimited! Miracles pour out of His Glory because of Who He Is. There is a tsunami of glory rapidly coming in.

Judgment has begun with the house of God. The Body of Christ has been divided. We have been seeing more disunity than unity. There has been a steady ‘Fall Away’ from the Church, from biblical practices and the truth of God’s Word. This has given rise to segments of the Church in apostasy.

Lukewarm churches he will spit out of his mouth. Revelation 3:16.

There is migration, out of mega churches that don’t believe in, healings, salvation, deliverances. It is time that Christians begin to judge themselves lest they be judged with the world.

There are going to be believers with doctrinal shifts, who swerve from their faith with emergent deceptive doctrines contrary to the original ones they have been taught endangering their own lives and the lives of others in regards to their salvation.

There is going to be a ‘prophetic generation,’ chosen vessels, destined to be the voice of one crying out prepare ye the way of the Lord,” whom Satan is trying to eradicate with legalized abortions and the murder of babies. These are heralds to the coming of the Lord. We are going to see more child-preachers being born that come out of the womb with fire on their lips. Therefore, we need to pray that Satan’s plan be thwarted and aborted. And it will!

0n the other hand, the good news is that revival has begun and is on the increase. Oh how we need it! All over the world the Spirit is moving as the waters cover the seas. The scripture exhorts us – ‘Arise shine for your light has come and the Glory of Yahweh rises upon you.’

There is going to be a John the Baptist kind of ministry to ‘prepare ye the way of the Lord…’ a call to repentance and walking in the fear of the Lord. The Word of God preached is going to be accompanied with unprecedented miracles, unusual miracles, creative miracles. This could be the fastest way to draw people to the Lord especially having arrived at the ‘beginning of the end.’

For it is written that the glory of the latter house will be greater than the glory of the former Haggai 2:9.

Watch the tsunami wave of healing glory and supernatural translations come in.

The generation of ‘mantle–catchers’ is intensifying this year. God is releasing new mantles with orders from his delegated authorities to move on. Mantles are falling from Zion, restored to the Church once again. There will be mantles picked up from God’s Generals who have passed on, as well as new mantles appropriate for our season. God has decided to partner with man. Will you be the One to host them?

There will also be a shift of mantles of people discarding them, only to be replaced by others who willingly pick them up. Surprisingly there will also be mantles picked up by which are not tailor-made, but willingly accepted by recipients who have a call on their lives. A number of well-known people will be disallowed for ministry. Four of God’s Generals will exit this world and pass on the baton.

If you are a prophet or called to be one, wear a physical mantle as a prophetic act especially where and when it necessitates.

Your mantle will supernaturally remove hindrances in fulfilling your God-designed purpose. You need to march out of your wilderness into your promise land, just as Elijah took his mantle, struck the Jordan River, it divided supernaturally and Elijah and Elisha crossed over on dry land. 

Many have been manipulated and controlled too long in a particular church. This control must die, they should be allowed to go for they are ready and willing to go and expand the kingdom. For many, God is opening up territories that have been shut as intercessors fast and pray. 

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. Anything marching after you to bring you back will be destroyed when you obey marching orders. You will march through your spiritual Red Sea, out of the old season into the new, into places of prosperity, the land of established promises, as you continue to walk with the Lord, sensitive to his commands, giving him the glory all the way. Keep a book of remembrance and expect these things to happen so you can testify: ‘Look what the Lord has done.’ To him be glory, honour and praise.

John the Baptist was basically commissioned by God to introduce the ministry of Jesus Christ, declaring prophetically two major ministries – Baptism-in-the-Holy Spirit’ and the Baptism-of-fire. Matthew 3:11. 

The first has been accomplished in many believers today, but the second heavenly fire baptism has been witnessed by some. It is on the verge of global display. The one-man show is over. It did have a place in the past, but has been silenced with the release of the Corporate Body of Christ functionality and with the revelation of the sons of God.

‘Arise shine for your light has come and the glory of Yahweh rises upon you.’ Branches refusing to bear fruit are like babies crying out to their mothers – ‘carry me.’ How terrible for those who have the prophecy fulfilled – ‘my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that bears no fruit.’ It is time to put the baby down and say ‘walk.’ It is time for fruit bearing.

These are the days of Elijah declaring the word of the Lord. It is time for us believers to upgrade from quotes and scripture quotes to become living bibles flowing with the Word of God – a two-edged sword in our mouth.

Keep your lamps trimmed with a full reserve of oil awaiting the coming of the Lord, because seducers have been unleashed to dry up your oil. Do not compromise. Let your friendships not be above the Word of God. Being disconnected with people who take you away from the Lord is not the end of your world. Cut off from them and connect with God-lovers and God-chasers. Your sacrifice is a precursor to the font of your provision. The Angel of destiny walks with you.

Vision: I see ‘talking-eagles’ with scrolls in their beak, flying in the sky criss-crossing the globe. I also saw them encircle the sky at certain points. In another vision I saw them stir up the nests of eaglets.

I could decipher just a few words of what they said, though there were many more. To me it sounded like: repent, revive, restore.

Eagles encircling certain points – to me signified ‘new beginnings’ ‘stretching limits.’

‘Stirring of nests’ to eject eaglets training them to fly

God is raising young eagle-prophets mature in their walk with the Lord who will prophesy to nationalities, nations and governing authorities regarding current affairs. As a prophetic people, a royal priesthood God has given us keys of royalty, governmental and priestly to represent him as we declare and decree. We need to walk in our prophetic mantles and not get complacent.

This year we are going to see the power of God’s Word displayed with amazing results, for they are active and alive and they will be preached with signs following. It will be performed by those who not only fast and pray but more importantly come to the point to declare and decree – ‘It is written.’ Therefore, we need to pray, the Word! 

These Scriptures are entry-portals, gates, into God’s presence and into the supernatural. People who have experiential knowledge of their value will be transported into the realms and dimensions of the Spirit. How wonderful for the people who experience the glory – manifest presence of the Lord and his power for miracles, who know their church is a portal, for members to be transported into the realms of glory

Restoration! Restoration! Restoration! You are about to receive back with interest all that has been lost or stolen, what the devil has stolen and taken from you. Every plan your Father in heaven has not planned shall be dissolved. Tides are turning, financial burdens are being lifted despite the lean years following. Divine ideas will come to pass. For, as you who walk with the Lord, He is going to surprise you with pleasant surprises. He loves his people and cares for their needs and desires. He grants the desires of our heart when we delight in him.

Yes, he is your unfailing supply and large sums of money will come to you quickly under grace in perfect ways with wisdom to invest profitably, and disburse as he shows you to. Do not limit the ‘Holy One of Israel.’ You shall be a lender and not a borrower. Ask for wisdom the principal thing.

You will receive favour. ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him’ 1 Corinthians 2:9. 

His ways are higher than our ways. His ways are ingenious and unusual. God works in unexpected places, unexpected people, unexpected times his wonders to perform. Seemingly impossible doors will open, seemingly impossible channels will be set free. Believe that! Expect! Pray! Move On!

God is Restoring Issachar’s Generation 1Chron12:32 who had understanding of the times. There is also no doubt God is restoring the prophet, seers and visionaries today. We are in the midst of a crucial prophetic movement. This is also the year for the modern day Elijah.

 ‘You shall decree upon a thing and it shall be established unto you and light shall shine upon your path.’ When you decide and decree according to God’s spoken word to you, it shall be done, for decision and decree are yoked together.

There are going to be many angelic encounters and we need to know how to partner with angels. There will also be encounters with saints of old that have passed on with divine instructions. There will be a visitation of the Lord and his angels in visions, dreams, trances. Get ready to receive mandates. The Holy Spirit will release angels, disclose specific things concerning purpose and destiny to help you fulfil your prophecy. The spirit of integrity and righteousness will lead you in the Lord’s ways.

Storms shall come but be like an eagle awaiting the storm, ascending over it and gliding effortlessly

Vision: I see you drawing water from a well for thirsty people around you. When you draw out your bucket is filled with books and not water. And you are distributing books to them. You will be supernaturally taught to write books, although you may have never written before, with a new gift dropping into you.

There is a divine shift for those who practise his presence and wait upon him –revelations shall come. Gratitude opens unlimited doors. As you begin to appreciate and give him thanks for what he has done and is doing for you directly and through others, you will ascend. Appreciation brings elevation. Appreciating others opens doors to foster good relationships.

I have given you the tongue of a ready-writer; a pen in your hand, words in your mouth; a burning fire within. All the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Some of you will write books and some will write songs with melodies and lyrics. New songs will be coming up with singing and groaning in the spirit that will unlock gates in the spirit. The Father longs for those who will worship him in spirit and truth. Those who are connected with the supernatural will understand these things better.

This is the year of the prophetic – supernatural. There will be attacks on the genuine prophetic ministry. It is alright to expose the false prophets who come masquerading as wolves in sheep’s clothing. But even the genuine prophetic ministry will be attacked in these last days calling the genuine false, even though they point out to Jesus, herald the coming of the Lord, call the unrighteous to repentance, receive revelations and directions from the Lord for our benefit and foretell coming events so that the world may be warned.

Vision: I see a book, with a new chapter opened for some of you this year, which will usher in new beginnings, to be a successful entrepreneur, closed doors opening, favour, a shift in finances-opulence, church-expansion, anointing, manifest glory in churches bearing fruit, favourable winds. Oh how wonderful it would be to worship God in song with one – liners: We seek your presence; we seek your glory Oh Lord!’

DECEMBER 2022

This present month December 2022 is a portal, a gateway into the new year 2023. It should be a time of prayer, which will be a preparation for coming years. I sense that when you give him more of thanksgiving and praise this month he will guide you to make wise and profitable investments in the coming years, though some have prophesied lean years, and you will with comfort receive a harvest of plenty.

I sense you should minor on festivity and expenses this month, while you major on thanksgiving, praise and worship, to the Lord who has blessed us and protected us in many ways, despite difficulties, tribulations and persecutions arising.

‘Let the people praise thee Oh God, let all the people praise thee, then shall the earth yield her increase and the Lord shall bless us.’ – I believe every church should end this year collectively with a thanksgiving day.

As believers pray intensively for the coming new year, it will open up and release divine – mandates, divine possibilities, new beginnings. Books of destiny have been opened in heaven for those diligent in interceding in the Spirit for God’s perfect will to be done.

THE WORLD

The world is already being judged. for rejecting Jesus Christ. There is a foreboding of World War 3, being hatched. Putin’s war could escalate into World War 3 -the beginning of the end

There will be famines, earthquakes and pestilences in diverse places devoid of peace, nations will rise up against nations Matthew 24:7.

Yes, there will be violent earthquakes and hail storms and a global famine. Travel and communication during these times will be heavily impaired and collapse – many will be left homeless

There will be a downfall of government, and rise of violence- change of presidency in seven nations of the world. There will be migrations from one country to another because of unrest and rising expenses, economic unrest, high inflation. Social unrest would include civil disorders, mass civil disobedience, rioting and strikes. There would be a disruption of public order, threatening public safety.

The only recourse is to run to the throne of grace, run to Jesus the King of Peace who says –Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you, not like the world gives. He will meet all our needs according to his riches in glory. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives and we shall dwell in the house of the Lord, the house of abundance forever.

Witchcraft at the highest level will be in operation. There shall be darkness in the heavens and earth over the nations with dark spirits that are tangible in array. Lawlessness will escalate more than ever before.  There will be cities on fire, the military will be brought in to enforce law and order for safety of people, poll-centres disallowing people to vote.

There is going to be a new fabricated disease invented and spread by the enemy. A break-out of famine – get ready to store provision that could help others as well. We need to pray against these things using our authority. We should pray that evil be exposed, cut off and righteousness reign. God is the Great salt-shaker and he is shaking the heavens and the earth just as he said he would.

A rise of creative architects coming forth with unusual building designs, especially with domes pointing out to the heavens above, to Almighty God, the Architect of the Universe.

Land shifts taking place, submerging of islands, re-emergence of islands. There will come at least four Tsunamis – two in the west and two in the east of the globe.                                            

Along with technological advancement and the era of Robots, human – animal hybridization will become more pronounced in Satan’s attempt for the destruction of humanity, to change humanity into monsters, hybrids and beasts. It has already begun. There will be a major research in the DNA.

Psalm 91:1. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

In the matchless name of Jesus!       

The King 0f Glory!

The King of kings and Lord of lords!

2022 Prophecy — Prophet Tony Mathias

The following is the Prophet’s interpretation and sensing in the spirit – open to the Guild of Prophets for confirmation or contradiction.

Happy New Year 2022!

This is what I sense in my spirit.

There have been a number of ‘Rise and Fall’ episodes in the former years – rise and fall of nations: – the collapse of great empires; Roman Empire, Nazi Germany culminating in world War 2. The cycle of rise and decline appears to be accelerating.  History has been repeating itself. And there is a foreboding of World War 3 being hatched.

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 

The world of today is now racked by mounting unrest – a global collapse of society, downfall of the government, and rise of violence and it is happening in prophetic timeline.

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin – an Aramaic phrase found in the Book 0f Daniel – Chapter 5, handwriting on the wall and Daniel’s interpretation.

I sense that in the spiritual and secular world, many dignitaries are going to be ousted, fall from power and grace.

God has numbered their days of rule and brought it to an end – they have been tried and found to be ineffective, unacceptable. They have been weighed in the scales and found lacking Their kingdom on an individual and corporate level is divided

To whom does this apply to? – Governmental and Church Authorities.

I see people around a large community – well, exiting and entering homes with house–wells. I sense there will be a decline of institutional mega-churches and mushrooming of house– churches, and pockets of revival.

‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’ – a Latin phrase popularly attributed to Julius Caesar – ‘I came, I saw, I conquered.’ The time for ‘Playing Church’ for those who are playing church is over. They will not survive or be successful for much longer. The pandemic achieved this in part. Let it not be said to the lukewarm churches – “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth” – For judgment has begun with the house of God.

The ‘Fall Away’ has begun – Fall away from the Church; Fall away from the Bible and Biblical practices; Fall away from the truth of God’s Word – a Church in apostasy. Many Christians run to sources other than the Bible. A new fad of just gleaning on short ‘scriptural forwards’ or ‘ear tickling’ quotes would not get the job done. Especially since backsliding has been promoted by the prevailing pandemic

Right now, we are witnessing a steady defection from the basic principles of the Bible. The scripture says – “…in the latter times some shall depart from the faith.” We need to learn from the Berean Christians who held scripture with high regard which became their daily pursuit, source of truth, reference book, or material to read in search of what is true. We need to make the word of God our sole basis for truth and error, diligently search Scriptures daily, be ready to receive God’s truth when we soak in His word. There’s no better, more accurate, and infallible source of Godly instruction other than the Bible itself.

Many false prophets have arisen and have deceived many. And many more will arrive. There will be betrayals – watch out for this.

This is the time to discern the wolves in sheep’s clothing.

There will be a John the Baptist kind of ministry coming forth with a call to repentance and walking in the fear of the Lord.

The Beginning of the End – the year of Reckoning and Repentance.

The Great Apostasy has begun. The coming of the Lord is very near. Repentance and confession of sin is God’s provision for us to deal with sin. Let us forsake our sins and lean on Jesus and take His righteousness which He freely offers and lives in Him by the power of His endless life. If you know a professing believer in sin, pray for that person to repent of his sin. You could gently confront him. But do not judge him as to his state in Christ. The Lord will hear your prayer.

But thanks be to God who is able to keep us from falling and present us faultless before the presence of His glory. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ

There seems to be similar incidents that occurred during the days of Jesus from His birth and are occurring in our lifetime today as we await His coming such as – Infanticide – abortion; Special taxes – Increased Taxes GST; Interstellar Phenomenon; Religious Apostasy; An Older Generation awaiting His coming like Anna and Simeon.

God has vested in us His believing people – authority to determine the destinies of nations and governments for His glory and our good. If we fail to do so we are answerable for the consequences.

Do Not Be Discouraged!

Your expected breakthrough is at hand – make a claim on it and expect to receive. Your prayers have been answered, believe it, though it has taken time to manifest. God’s delays are not denials. Suddenly, unexpected doors will fly open, unexpected channels will be set free for your supply. Do not limit the Holy One 0f Israel. He is restoring to you the years the locusts have eaten – your glorious good is now coming to pass. This is your appointed time. Believe and expect that. The wealth of the gentiles is laid up for the righteous.

Everything is about to change further. In the days ahead as the world grows darker, God’s Anointing will show up in His people. He is raising a Remnant ablaze with His Glory who will walk in His Authority. His Glory will fall once again, and people will be saved, healed, and transformed.  His Presence will rest on their homes.  His Glory will descend on gatherings and people will be saved, healed, delivered, and transformed.

Lives will be transformed through prayers, and spiritual attacks quelled through intercession. He says His people will proclaim His Word with boldness and authority, understanding the creative power of His Word in their mouths. His Word spoken, will come to pass. They will decree and it will be established.

“Creation is about to see the manifestation of the sons of God on the earth.”God is raising prophets like Elisha in our days.  The Bride of Christ is making herself ready for her Bridegroom. The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.”.

To God be the Glory!

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of u.

2021 Prophecy — Prophet Tony Mathias

The following is the Prophet’s interpretation and sensing in the spirit – open to the Guild of Prophets for confirmation or contradiction.

Happy New Year 2021!

Year of the Turnaround New Beginnings!

The Lord says: ‘Can I not?’
‘I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is anything too difficult for Me?’ Jeremiah 32:27

The Spirit says: I am turning things around quickly.

The last year went spinning with global impact during the pandemic causing social, economic, political disruption, adversely affecting livelihoods and health, some even turning away from the faith.

But this new year is the year of the ‘reverse spin,’ where things begin to normalize.

It may seem like things are going to worsen, the storm too dark and strong, and on your own you are done.

Fear not God is with you – the storm-stiller, the fire-quencher, the giant-slayer, who shuts the mouth of lions.

Fear not you who serve the El Shaddai, you will have more than enough. Divine order is being established.

Spinning finally stops, clarity resumes and God’s plan and purpose comes to pass. Hold fast to your faith without wavering.

The Lord is breathing life into dreams He gave you which seem dead, while you picture yourself in them as alive calling them forth as though they already existed and they will be fulfilled.

There is going to be an increase of divine revelations.

The supernatural is going to become more and more a natural occurrence.

The God of suddenly’s is going to manifest Himself to restore to you what you have lost.

The Lord has not forgotten you. He is the God who sees.

He has set you apart for a time like this to show the world that He can take care of you, for are you not more important than the birds He takes care of?

At the time of recession for you who fear the Lord, you will have surplus so you can praise the Lord and give Him glory – for He is your provider.

Miracle provision is on the way.

There is going to be a wave of supernatural healing and deliverance miracles from this year onwards, quite a number of them even without the immediate instrumentality of humans, as the people call upon the name of the Lord – He will save, heal, deliver

The Master saysthe works I do you shall do and greater works than these…

There is going to be a great significance in the usage of the word ‘Call.’
As He is so are we in this world.
So call as He called forth miracles!

He who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved healed delivered.

Call unto Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things you know not.

Call forth things that are not as though they already existed.

There is going to come supernatural signs in the atmosphere and sky above and hideous creatures surfacing from within the earth.

Increase in global temperature; cracks in the mountains.

While the revival of God is taking place, there will be a revival of filth and sin.

Sinning will grow worse, but where sin abounds, grace does much more abound

Some noted criminals and underworld gangsters are going to come into repentance and turn to the Lord

There is coming a change in church formation and structure.

Mega Churches will receive opposition to their routine functioning.

Mushrooms of house churches will be formed.

All the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord gradually in this revival season.

There will be continual spiritual warfare – God’s warfare angels will make the scene and especially those of the higher-order to battle and rout out the cohorts of the evil one.

The Lord builds His Church where the gates of hell shall not prevail against.

There will be many visitations of the Lord and His angels, commissioning, mantles, anointings to serve the Lord.

Some of God’s Generals will pass away.

Two Presidents shall pass away and there will be a time of instability at their demise.

God’s faithful ones need to keep ready, walking in the fear of the Lord, serving the Lord with gladness with the ornament of worship.

Jesus is Lord now and forever!

Walk in the fear of the Lord and be blessed and highly favoured!

A blessing extended to all the nations of the earth
God Almighty may Your Kingdom Come and Will be Done!
Jesus Christ Is Lord Now And Forever!

Prophet Rev Dr. Tony Mathias
“Eagle Vision School 0f Prophets International” India

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!

STIR UP YOUR GIFT — Prophet Tony Mathias

2 Timothy 1: 6. “…I remind you to stir up the gift of God in you.”
God gave you a gift. You need to discover it and stir it up. No one else can do it for you. You must do it yourself.

Proverbs 17: 8. “A gift is like a precious stone in the eyes of the one who has it – wherever it turns it prospers.”

When you use your gift it will prosper you.

Many work for money which is an inferior reason. They need to work for the vision within them. Why be jealous of the gifts of others, stir up your own.

God used people who may be termed as ‘old eagles’ – Abraham & Sarah; Elizabeth & Zechariah; Wigglesworth beyond their retirement age – they were ‘retired and re-fired.’

You stir up your gift by discovering it, developing it and using it. Your gift will make you young again brimming with vitality and health. You will cease talking about dying and start talking about living.

Ecclesiastes 9: 10. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…”

Proverbs 18:16. “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.”

God intended you to be super-normal not get lost in the crowd. Among 6 billion on this planet earth no two individuals are alike. God created all originals, but we continue to be imitators, copying others trying to fit in and not stand-out. But do not forget you are unique God’s workmanship! – So be yourself! Be original! Live life to the full till there is nothing left for you to do because you have become all you were created to be, done all you were designed to do; given all you were sent to give. Be satisfied with nothing less than your best.

John 4: 34. “My food,” said Jesus “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”

God dreamed about you. He put potential and ability within you to fulfil that dream. Many are aware of this but limited by past fears and negative influences. You alone are responsible to use what God has put in you. Make sure you complete your assignment when you leave the earth.

Deuteronomy 33: 11-12. “Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions. The Lord alone leads you.”

2 Corinthians 8: 11. “Now finish the work so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it according to your means.”

We cannot become what we were born to be remaining what we are. Just like the mother eagle removes the comforts of her feathery nest to disturb her young eaglets into flying so our creator moves us beyond our comfort zones and forces us to fly. An eagle that does not fly does not fulfil its purpose. Your life will lack purpose and focus until you discover your wings [gifts] develop and use them.

Prophet Elijah in 1 Kings confronted the prophets of baal to prove whether baal or Jehovah was the true God. After much prayer and dancing the prophets of baal had no results. Then Elijah called on the Lord God and fire fell and consumed the sacrifice. He then commanded the people to kill the prophets of baal and it was done. Queen Jezebel a worshipper of baal heard the news and sent a life-threatening message to Elijah. He was now on the run with great fear wanting to die but God intervened and showed Elijah that there was much more left to be done before his full potential and purpose was maximized. If Elijah died when he wanted to quit, his successor Elisha who performed twice the miracles as Elijah would not have discovered his purpose and fulfilled his potential.

Can you imagine what the world would have lost if you were not born? What the world would lack if you failed to live out your potential? – Would you commit the music, songs, books, videos, inventions, cures, discoveries…to your grave? Ponder over how you can bless others while you are alive.

Stir up the gift of God in you. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. Be yourself! Be original. Complete your assignment!

THE CALL

What on earth am I here for? Have you ever asked this question? It’s one of the greatest questions you could ever ask. It could put you on the path to finding God’s Will for your life. It will bring you great joy once you find and accomplish it. And a greater joy to hear the Master say, “Well done thou good and faithful servant…”

In the story of Mary and Martha, the Lord commends Mary for having found it.
Luke10: 42. “And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Paul found and accomplished it too.
Galatians 1: 15-16. “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles…”

2 Timothy 4: 6-7. “…the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Lord Jesus found and finished the work his Father gave him to do.

Hebrews 10: 7. ‘Behold, I have come—In the volume of the book it is written of Me—to do Your will, O God.”

Luke 4: 18. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those who are oppressed…”

John 4: 34. “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work.

John 9: 4. “I must work the works of Him who sent Me…”

John 17: 4. “I have glorified You on earth. I have finished the work You gave me… “

John 19: 30. “It is finished!”

What does God want me to do?

Believe in Jesus and bear fruit.
John 6: 28-29. Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”

John 15: 8. “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”

Have you heard some say, “It’s my life, I’ll live it the way I want to!”
Where is God in it? Is Jesus Lord of my life? – God called us to finish our assignment and spend eternity with him.

There are two aspects of your call, one eternal and one temporal.
In the eternal aspect you are called to spend eternity with him, and your testing ground is here on earth where you relate in love with him and his family, and 1 Corinthians 13 is the standard.

In the temporal aspect, you don’t need stars to foretell or a fortune-teller which are both an abomination in God’s sight. What we need is His Word and promises. You are special. He will guide and prepare you according to His Word.

Jeremiah 29: 11. “I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD. They are plans for peace and not disaster plans to give you a future filled with hope.”

Psalms 32: 8. The LORD says, “I will instruct you. I will teach you the way that you should go. I will advise you as my eyes watch over you.”

We need to find His blueprint, plan, meditate on it and obey it the way He tells you to, by spending much time with Him and with His Word.

He has given us His Spirit to show us things to come.
John 16: 13. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”

Proverbs 15: 22. He has given us godly counsellors in tune with him to assist in guiding us.

Finally, trust the Lord to complete the work he began in you.

Philippians 1: 6. “…He who has begun a good work in you will complete it…”

AWAKEN YOUR PROPHETIC DESTINY — Prophet Tony Mathias

You may be holding on to prophetic words decreed over your life over the years that have still not come to pass.

You need to know how to make them come true.

Prophetic words are ‘Keys.’

They could also be called Keys of Revelation, Keys of the Kingdom or Rhema. They all mean the same thing. Matthew 16: 17-19.

When God says something about you, or you receive a prophetic word through a prophet, dream, reading of scriptures, television broadcast he is giving you a ‘prophetic key’ to unlock heaven and release your destiny.

In fact, God builds his Kingdom, his Church on revelation.

Simon Peter received a ‘Prophetic Key’ from heaven when Jesus asked his disciples a personal question: “Who do you say I am?”

He replied: “You are the Messiah the Son of the living God” Matthew 16: 15.

When Jesus heard this He told him of four things.

1. God the Father had revealed this truth to him.
2. His name would be called Peter, ‘a rock’ which means revelation.
3. Jesus would build his Church on revelation.
4. He would give him Keys of the Kingdom.

This prophetic word needs to be birthed. If it is not birthed it will not come to pass. Did Peter birth this prophetic word given to him? Yes, he did. How do we know?

He received the Father’s revelation; he changed his name to Peter in obedience; he received further prophetic keys of revelation that prompted him to write:

2 Peter 1: 19. “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; to which you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place…”

To make prophetic words come to pass you need to take four steps.

A. “Receive the Prophetic Word” 2 Chronicles 20: 20.
“…Believe in the Lord and you will be established; Believe his prophets and you will succeed.” – You receive only when you believe it and speak it forth as Peter did! God builds his Kingdom through you through prophetic words.

B. Send Out Warrior Angels to War Psalms 34: 7; Psalms 103: 20; Jeremiah 1: 10.
On your behalf in the Name of the Lord with specific instructions regarding the word you have received.

C. Bind the Enemy – Matthew 18: 18.
Bind, pull-down and uproot whatever opposes the fulfilment of the word you received.

D. Loose or Release Your Prophetic Destiny Psalms 39: 3.
Daniel birthed God’s Prophetic Word given to him while reading the Book of Jeremiah – to release the Babylonian captives. He meditated, prayed and declared this word. In fact, Christianity is called Our Great Confession.

So Release Your Prophetic Destiny With These Four Vital Steps in Faith.

GOOD FRIDAY: CROWNED OR CRUCIFIED?

His Name is not Henry! – His Name is not Henry! His Name is Jesus!

Story told by Dr. Larry Lea

– He ran around the psychiatric ward of a hospital, depressed and bewildered with a collection of crucifixes in his hand gazing at the Latin inscription INRI, with the sisters close at heels – his muttering was amplified for all to hear; “His Name is not Henry His Name is Jesus.” – He fell on his knees weeping saying Jesus! Jesus! Merciful Jesus! over and over again.

Several days later he heard an inner voice speak to his spirit – “Now you are My son you will take this message to this generation You will be My mouth and My minister – then the voice said get up and go home.” – He says Jesus came through the locked doors and barred windows walked right into his heart placed a call upon his life to serve his generation.

This is the testimony of Dr. Larry Lea, mega-church founder – author of the book, “Could You Not Tarry One Hour” – the Book that changed the prayer life of multitudes and my life as well resulting in the printing of my first book, “Prayer Mantle.”

How true! – He who calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved, healed, delivered!

INRI – Jesus Of Nazareth King Of the Jews – Hail King Of the Jews!

In the cold, black night of Christ’s betrayal, His disciples could not tarry one hour with Him in prayer. In the Garden of Gethsemane, while Jesus earnestly prayed in such agony of spirit that His sweat became like great drops of blood falling to the ground, His disciples, oblivious of the eternity-shaping events about to transpire, slept. Jesus, heavy and sorrowful in spirit, awakened His sleeping disciples and asked:

‘Could ye not watch with me one hour?’

Jesus was flogged, spat upon, insulted; The soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee and mocked him, saying ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’

Though Jesus was sinless He was led to His crucifixion – nailed to the cross after he had been condemned to death. Through His crown of thorns, Jesus removed from our foreheads, the curse and badge of sin, and brought us blessings of God.

Jesus was assassinated! We call it Good Friday because of the good results.

Dying, He destroyed our death, and rising He restored our life.

And here is another so-called king that so many are talking about globally, Corona-Virus – Corona means crown in Greek and Latin. They mocked Jesus with a Crown of Thorns in the sight of people, He was crucified, died on the cross, was buried and rose again. A crown of global-mockery just before the return of Jesus, the King of Glory.

This virus shall never be crowned with its false crown and false robe – as the world unites in its expulsion.  And there shall be an exit of this virus soon as the people continue to intercede, thank, praise and worship the living God – the strategy of God!

Panic-driven, fearmongering, pandemic pandemonium of massacre, distancing, lockdowns, indescribable suffering. We know that governments of the world, doctors, nurses, hospitals, police-force and others in positions of responsibility and authority are doing their best to combat and eradicate this dreadful virus. This is a wake-up call to pray and praise – stand in the gap – a historical repeat of the sleeping disciples!

Mirrored in this tragic scene is the plight of the church today. Jesus, our Intercessor High Priest, is praying; His disciples are sleeping; It would be difficult to list failures, defeats, broken relationships, broken homes, tragedies and now this virus that could have been averted if believers prayed. However it is not too late!

2 Chronicles 7: 14: If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. – It would be impossible to measure the destruction that could have been turned and the judgment averted if only God’s people took time to pray – God’s people are responsible!

But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! In these days there is a return of many of God’s people, backslidden as well, unbelievers, the world at large crying out for God’s help against this pandemic with its aura of horror, deaths and global- suffering. Will He not hear? –Yes He the God who answers prayer!

Church of the living God cheer up! We shall rise triumphantly!

Isaiah 62: 3-4. “You will also be a crown of beauty in Yahweh’s hand and a royal diadem in your God’s hand. You will not be called forsaken anymore, nor will your land be called desolate anymore…”

I am reminded of a beautiful song extolling the Lord:

Father in heaven how we love you; We lift your name in all the earth; May your kingdom be established in our praises; As your people declare your mighty works.

Blessed be the Lord, God Almighty; Who was and is and is to come; Blessed be the Lord, God Almighty; Who reigns forever more

A Word to the Church – Many attend Lenten services; see movies on Good Friday like ‘Passion of Christ’ dealing with His sufferings. That is fine but not good enough. It will do us good when we meditate on His suffering and imitate him. Then we become like Him in His death.; – He was silent Isaiah 53: 7; Matthew 27: 12-13. Many are quick to retaliate, hit back or take revenge at the right moment.

Philippians 3:10-11. “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.”

Paul spoke of two interconnects: “Resurrection Power & Suffering.”

Resurrection powermakes dead situations alive

Sufferingis the key to release that power.

Paul wanted to become like Jesus in his death.

Now we may have suffered but do we look like Christ in His suffering?

Do others see it?  – If we “become like Him” in His suffering, we will become like Him in His resurrection power.

“Father, forgive them, they do not know what they do.”

“Pastor it is so hard to forgive! – God’s love nature in a born-again helps forgive!

“Pastor, people are not sorry for what they did to me.”

Jesus forgave without waiting for others to repent.

He forgave the Sanhedrin, Scribes, Pharisees, Pilate – He forgave all.

He didn’t tell the crowd to repent for yelling ‘Crucify him’ then He would forgive them.

He didn’t tell the soldiers to repent and change their lives then He would forgive.

Forgiveness has the quality of love as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13.

Love does not demand its own way,

Love does not hold grudges;

Love is not irritable or touchy

Love hardly notices when others do it wrong;

We have all missed it!

If we are bitter, unforgiving, can we say we’re suffering with Christ living a resurrected life?

 Simon Carried the Cross.”

Jesus was humble He allowed Simon to carry his cross.

You hear of addicts often turning away from help:

“Leave me alone, I can stop when I want to.”

We need “Simons” to help us.


The Women wept for Jesus

He said to them “Do not weep for me.”

Many try tears;

Many suffer with self-pity to be noticed. Self-pity is pride. It blocks God’s help or grace.

“Can’t people see what I am going through?” – They want applause for suffering endured.

That was not how Christ suffered – He had no self-pity. He was humble so should we!

Repentance and Confession of sins are seldom spoken of;

We need to return to this Truth. God demands both.

We know of sins mentioned in Galatians 5:19-21 – those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Let us ask the Holy Spirit to expose areas of sin in us and then repent!

Richard Lovelace – “Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.”

Many are enclosed in their self-made prisons – Jesus set them free but they like to remain within with prison doors open – Jesus had to die this shameful death to be our perfect substitute in all areas of life

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross;
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best;
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross; Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross; And exchange it someday for a crown.

Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world;  Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above; To bear it to dark Calvary.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine; A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died; To pardon and sanctify me.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me someday to my home far away; Where His glory forever I’ll share.

Please read Isaiah 53.

There may be someone reading this message who has never been able to connect with God and wants to, here are three simple steps to God:

God loves you and He wants you to be His child John 3: 16; John 1: 12

God sent His One and Only Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and rose from the dead.

He offers you the gift to live with Him forever in heaven.

If you believe this with your heart you can take the third step – accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord Romans 5: 8; John 14: 6

Say this prayer aloud:

Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. You died on the cross for my sins. And rose again from the dead. I repent and turn away from my sinful life and turn to you

Lord Jesus Christ come into my heart, I make you my Saviour and Lord.

Thank you for saving me, forgiving me and giving me eternal life.

Almighty God I thank you for making me your child. I will serve you all the days of my life.

God Bess You All.

TITLE OR TESTIMONY? — Prophet Tony Mathias

Acts 11: 24 Barnabas was a good man full of faith though like Paul, he didn’t do things that made him outstanding.

Barnabas didn’t earn a number of titles, but he produced many testimonies!

In fact, he is mentioned only thrice and that too in the Book of Acts.

The Bible says: “The memory of the righteous is blessed” Proverbs 10: 7 because in God’s eyes it’s not what society considers important that counts.

Barnabas is mentioned thrice in the book of Acts, concerning selling his land to help finance God’s work; Vouching for Paul’s character; Giving John Mark another chance.

A pastor at college graduates recognition day stood up and said: “One day you are going to die. When they lay you in the grave, are people going to recite the titles you earned, or will they talk about what a blessing you have been? Will you leave a mortuary card behind of how ‘important’ you were, or about people grieving the loss of the best friend they ever had?

Titles are good, but if it does come down to a choice between a title and a testimony – go for the testimony!

Pharaoh had the title, Moses had the testimony.
Nebuchadnezzar had the title, Daniel had the testimony.
Jezebel had the title, Elijah had the testimony.
Pilate had the title, but Jesus had the testimony.

It’s easy to have write-ups on Who’s Who, which will soon be forgotten, but loving acts you do that will be remembered.

“Only one life, ’twill soon be past…only what’s done for Christ will last!”

2020 Prophecy

2020 Prophecy — Prophet Tony Mathias

The following is the Prophet’s interpretation and sensing in the spirit – open to the Guild of Prophets for confirmation or contradiction.

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I received visions [Book & Double-Doors] and Insight [Interpretation] while seeking the Lord about the year 2020.

Vision – [BOOK]
I was shown a large book the front cover was in the shape of a clock.

When the book was opened the leaves kept turning revealing chapters as historical years till it stopped at the Year 2020.

Interpretation: ‘Time’ is like a ‘Book,’ each year a chapter with God, depicting His involvement with earthlings. We have entered the Year 2020.

Psalms 139:16 “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”

Vision – [DOUBLE DOORS]

I next saw Angel at that double-door and someone moving towards it.

As he moved towards the first door it opened effortlessly, so did the second and he sailed through both effortlessly.

Interpretation – Double doors; Double portion of anointing; New realms of God; Angelic Intervention; Unlocking your purpose, potential, destiny through words of your mouth.

God will take care of you, and give you a good future.

He will make sure you don’t get disappointed.

The only condition is to long for him above all things.

Further, this what I perceive in my spirit – I sense the Lord saying:

Year of the Leap,’ – a leap year if you would call it.
To you who love Him, He is going to turn out things for your good as you go Jumping, Leaping and Praising God – giving Him thanks and praise in all circumstances and every situation for this is his Will.

Do not cling to the year 2019, and the things of the past, because He is doing a new thing. Therefore, close that door, and enter the year 2020 with a determined supernatural walk of faith and be blessed!

This is the amazing year of the Hebrew Calendar 5780 with new beginnings, something wonderful happening in the Jewish world in fulfilment of Jewish scriptures.

‘Year of Perfect Vision’

The eyes of your heart are being flooded with light to share what you see of the future being revealed to you.

Many will receive God’s clear assignments, skills and guidance on issues of life.

There’s going to be Intensified evangelism cum warfare and a strategy to rout out the enemy of your soul

An engaging of the Gifts of the Spirit especially ‘discerning of spirits’ is ’being given to you

There are Angels on assignment to minister to you who are heirs of salvation, and they will assist you in spiritual warfare as you recognize and partner with them.

‘Year of Decree’ – the year of the mouth.

You shall decree upon a thing and see it established unto you.

Call those things that do not exist as though they already did.

You can have what you say

This is the year of calling into existence that which didn’t exist.

God rules by decrees and orders things into existence, so should we for as He is, so are we in this world. Therefore, be encouraged to ‘decree what He decrees’ and watch the turnaround.

Whatever you decree in faith as being instructed and guided by Him will come to pass

As you decree with wisdom, life into your finances, marriage, business, career, spiritual life and so on with the Word God gives you, there shall be a shift in the supernatural with manifest reality

A time a new generation is being birthed as multiplied mouthpieces of God drafted in His service seen even on television.

This is the year your destiny will be decoded with more clarity in reference to your call and placement.

This is the time to speak God’s Word with boldness, pull down satanic strongholds, displace territorial spirits, escort God’s people into the realm of God’s glory.

A year to achieve all your life goals with guidance from the Lord.

If you see it, you can achieve it. If you decree it, it will manifest. Your hard work and persistence will be rewarded.

‘Year of Relocation’ – the year of ‘Lift and Shift’

God is a lifter and shifter of humans and destinies to those who meet His demands

 “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen…” Revelation 4:1

This is the year relocation, shifting, migration, transition, and travel for many

Those who are ready to shift as God leads will get promoted, find supernatural favour

At the new locations there shall be supernatural encounters and revelations

Are you ready to go where He wants you to go and do what He wants you to do?

A time of decision-making – many have been in the ‘valley of decision’ even regarding their salvation.

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21

‘Year of the ‘Reapers-Haul’ (The Pay day)

This is the year of favour, provision, inheritance – From the God Who is more than enough, able to do exceedingly abundantly above what we ask, dare think of or imagine

This is your year of restoration to Givers. Anything taken from you will come back multiplied. You will receive pressed down shaken together running over

This is the year of sudden-lees, receiving unexpectedly more than what you have asked for. Money will come from unexpected sources – an excellent time to look out for new jobs, business, or start a new career

Dead dreams resurrected, new beginnings, unexpected happenings, new inheritances… with God all things are possible.

‘Year of Ichabod – Immanuel’

Departure of God’s Glory (Ichabod) will cause cold, lukewarm dead churches to close down. These are those who have rejected biblical doctrines, introduced new age doctrines and witchcraft.

There is going to be a clash of spiritual leadership within, and between churches

Judgment has begun with the house of God

Evil is on the rise with apathy (spiritual), confusion chaos, deception

Countries divided in politics, unfair elections, national disasters, flash-floods, crisis in finance, terrorist attacks – changes of leadership…

– Warfare! Warfare! Warfare! – Spiritual and Worldly

On the other hand, with the arrival of God’s Glory, Immanuel showing up, there’s going to be revival, planting of new churches – a number of old ones becoming renewed wineskins. They will experience the goodness of God, miracles, spiritual advancement; return of the prodigals, spiritual change of leadership; multiplication of genuine pastoral vineyards

“Will you not revive us again that Your people may rejoice in You?” Psalms 85:6

This is the year of pastoral-care – departure from ‘playing church’ and taking care of the sheep and lambs of the Lord – Feed my lambs, feed my sheep is the Lord’s exhortation. He says: “I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold.” Jn10:16. The enemy has been foiled in attempting to ruin pastoral vineyards. However, seasons have changed. Faithful pastors will be tending many vineyards. The Lord is moving faithful pastors into a higher calling of tending more vineyards with greater empowerment of His Spirit, with ease, and favour

This is the year with a call – ‘Intercessors Arise! A Year of aggressive praying!

‘Year of The Supernatural’

Supernatural Encounters – angelic visitations to help the heirs of salvation.

Heaven is releasing new pens for scribes, new season of prophetic writing Scribing angels have been assigned to help you write visions and revelations.

Year of prophetic acceleration prophetic culture permeating the churches, restoration of prophetic ministry, prophetic proclamation in the Church and nations of the world – a time to unlock the door of faith and honour the genuine confirmed prophetic word of genuine prophets to receive the prophet’s reward and prosper. How unique is 2 Chronicles 20:20 and the year 2020.

A time to judge false prophets masquerading as wolves in sheep’s clothing with, high-sounding deceptive philosophies and false doctrines refuting the present church-system and reliability of the Bible, witchcraft in the church – the beginnings of the Great Apostasy and simultaneous judgment on the Church – a judgment that befalls the lukewarm churches that have departed from the faith, heeding deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, with counterfeit spiritual new age experiences, altered consciousness and so on –  beware!

Walk in the fear of the Lord and be blessed and highly favoured!

 

A blessing extended to all the nations of the earth
God Almighty may Your Kingdom Come and Will be Done!
Jesus Christ Is Lord Now And Forever!

Prophet Rev Dr. Tony Mathias
“Eagle Vision School 0f Prophets International” India

 

Burden Bearer — Prophet Tony Mathias

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A story is told of a man tall and strong. His job was to carry people across the river and receive money from them in return. He was proud and very confident about his strength he felt he needed no one’s help not even God’s help. He was not a Christian.

One day a beautiful child came to the bank of the river.

As the man bent down to allow the child to climb on his back, the young child said, “Are you sure you can bear my weight?”

The man laughed. He said – I have carried men across the river. You, little one, you are as light as a feather.

“Very well,” said the boy. “But I must warn you. I am heavier than I look.”

The man laughed again and raised the child on his big shoulders and stepped out into the river. But the weight on his back grew more and more heavy and he was surprised. Soon he was struggling and with great difficulty landed on the other side of the river where he put the child.

He asked the child “How can you be so heavy?” “Who are you?”

The child replied – “I am Jesus Christ of Nazareth I carry the burdens of the world on my shoulders. Let me carry your burdens too.” – This man became a Christian and a powerful testimony following this incidence.

This story reminds us that we don’t have to struggle every day on our own. There is One stronger than us. He is the Great Burden-bearer. He carries our burden if we will give it to him.

Burden Bearer
People are bearing all kinds of burdens today which opposes what God says in His Word that they should not be doing so and that includes us.

Prison Doors Open
People are in all kinds of prisons today, often prisons of their own making – trapped in fear, worry, cares, sin, sickness, failure, joblessness, lack, poverty…

They say: Does God care about meDoes he know what I go through?
Yes, He does. Could that be you?

Jesus Your Burden Bearer
The good news is that Jesus the Son of God paid the price by his blood to open the prison doors and set everyone absolutely free. We have been sent to preach the gospel the good news to tell others that the prison doors are open (although many choose to stay in – unaware or refuse to live in freedom).

Jesus said:
Matthew 11:28 – “Come to me, all of you who are tired and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

1 Peter 5:7 – “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares for you.”

Psalms 55:22 – “Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you.”

Philippians 4:6-7 – “In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.”

Many are in prisons of fear, worry, sin, sickness – 25% of the world depressed. The Good News is that God has already opened your prison door and you are free. You need to know how to come out! Carrying your burden will leave you in prison.

Once you carry your burden you have a problem. You try to solve it yourself – you tell others, they will talk about it to others and your problem gets bigger.

If you carry your burden the Lord doesn’t have it. If He has it, you don’t.
And when He has it and He will solve it – miraculously all by himself; through you or others by His leading.

‘Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us’Ephesians 3:20.

But you first need to first cast your burden on the Lord then He will take care of it.

How Do You Cast Your Burden?

Three Steps:

Say – Believe – Do

Step No.1SAY
Mark 11:23 Say with your mouth you are casting the burden on him.

Step No. 2BELIEVE
Hebrews 3:1 Believe with your heart that you have done without being anxious.

Step No. 3DO
James 2:17, 26 Faith-in-action – Ask the Lord if you need to do anything about the same, then do it.

Ask the Lord if you need to do anything about the same, then do it. Keep praising and thanking the Lord in advance that the problem is solved.

That all sums up your faith in action, showing you have believed.

Once again – How Do You Cast Your Burden?

Say something like this:

Lord Jesus Christ You are my Savior, my Lord my burden bearer.
I cast this burden on You and I go free.
Without You I can do nothing. With You I can do all things.
Let me know if there is anything for me to do in this situation.
I will follow Your lead.
Thank you Lord!

Now DO as led by the Lord.
If you do this, you will have peace and assurance your problem is solved.
He will not fail you nor forsake you.

Conclusion:
Let us summarize in brief what we have learnt.

You have a Burden?
Cast it on Jesus, He is your burden-bearer. He told you to do so.

Cast your burden on Him in three steps.

  1. SAY with your mouth that you have cast the burden on him.
  2. BELIEVE in your heart that you have done so.
  3. DO something – faith in action, obeying his leading, praising and thanksgiving.

Next, He will solve your problem in at least three ways: – Either, or a combination of all three:

  • Miraculously by Himself
  • By leading you
  • Through others

What happens next?
Your problem is solved! You tell others ‘Look what the Lord has done!’
He gets the glory!

2019 Prophecy — Prophet Tony Mathias

The following is the Prophet’s interpretation and sensing in the spirit – open to the Guild of Prophets for confirmation or contradiction.

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A blessing extended to all the nations of the earth
God Almighty may Your kingdom Come and Will be Done!
Jesus Christ Is Lord Now And Forever!

Prophet Rev Dr. Tony Mathias
“Eagle Vision School 0f Prophets International” India

 

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)

Birthing Your Prophetic Destiny — Prophet Tony Mathias

There are some who have had prophetic words over their lives and yet they have not come to pass for several years. You may be one of those. Although you may have had them confirmed from the mouth of two or three witnesses yet in desperation you may have said the Prophet was wrong. You may have said, “I’ve heard everything the Bible has said about healing, but I still haven’t received the promise of God in a miracle.” So you gave up on believing the word of the Lord and the revelation.

Why is this so? And how can you birth the prophetic word given to you, see your prophetic promises fulfilled and release your destiny?

Matthew 16:13-17 Simon Peter had a revelation from heaven. He said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father in heaven.”

You too may also have received divine inspiration like Peter-a prophetic word, a vision, an illumined scripture from God. Maybe a prophet called you out and prophesied over you or God spoke to you through television, radio or a dream.

God may have revealed something we would accomplish for him, something we would become or something we would see Him do in our lifetime.

Matthew 16 Jesus said to Peter: “I say to you Peter, ‘on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.‘” This was a specific [rhema] word to Peter.

“On this rock” means on this rock of revelation, of being able to hear what your Father in heaven is saying, I shall build, My church.” Revelation activates destiny!

In the same passage, Jesus goes on to say, “Peter, I’ve given you the keys to the kingdom.The keys are the prophetic word or revelation you receive. It is the key to your destiny. You can use this key to unlock heaven and lose things in heaven so what God said about you in heaven can come to pass on the earth. With that prophetic destiny key, you can build and plant or uproot and pull down every opposition to its fulfillment. Jeremiah 1:10.

When God gives you a revelation, you are called to build, plant, loose, birth and bring to pass that word by working with the Holy Ghost. At the same time, you may have to pull down some things in the spirit that oppose the fulfillment of your word.

We need to know how to properly use these keys which have been handed to us through visions, dreams or words from the Lord.

Many times we have not walked in the fulfillment of what God said about us, not because of the prophet, God or the devil, but because of ourselves. We have a responsibility to birth prophetic promises that are given to us. When God speaks something about you, He is releasing a potential. What we do with it can determine our destiny.

When God says something about you, He is speaking out and releasing your potential. Many Christians don’t realize that most prophetic words, or their timing, are conditional upon us taking certain steps of obedience.

Daniel had a revelation while he was reading the book of Jeremiah. God breathed on the scripture and revealed to him that he was about to come out of Babylonian captivity after 70 years. Daniel began to fast and pray. Daniel 10 about what God said – he didn’t just take God’s spoken word for granted. He realized that God wanted him to be involved in the word.

Like Daniel, we need to birth prophetic words of God spoken to us and bring to pass what is potential. They are designed to stir up and cause destiny to come alive in us so we will get passionate about what God about us. We need to fast and pray over the prophetic word given to us.

Daniel kept praying and after 21 days Gabriel the archangel showed up and told him that God had heard his prayer on the very first day but it took 21 days for the answer to come because of opposition in heaven called the Prince of Persia. The enemy didn’t want him to receive what God wanted him to have immediately so there was a delay in the spirit.

What are the roadblocks to your destiny?It may be an opposition set up in heaven against your destiny.

So how do we hasten the word of the Lord?

  • Pray with Fasting
  • Prophetic Decree – proclaim or declare by faith the word given to you
  • Release angels to go and get what God has for you – angels should be sent out to battle the forces of the enemy trying to keep us from our destiny

Labour of Love — Prophet Tony Mathias

The Lord ‘records and rewards’ all the hard work and sacrifices you make for the sake of the gospel.

The Lord listened and recorded the names of those who feared and honored Him and what they spoke with each other. Malachi 3:16

God does not forget how hard you worked for him and how you showed your love to him by caring for other believers…Hebrews 6:10

Let’s take Peter’s example. Let’s see the ‘record and reward’ in his case.

Jesus on the shore of Lake Gennesaret, taught the people who crowded around him to hear God’s message. Jesus got into the boat that belonged to Simon Peter and asked him to row it out a little away from the shore. He then sat down in the boat to teach the crowd. Peter was disappointed and exhausted. He had spent a night of fruitless fishing. Imagine how he felt when the Lord asked him to give him his boat yet he helped the Master to preach his message. Jesus noticed this and rewarded him for it. How?

After having finished speaking, He told Simon to row the boat into the deep and let down his nets. When Simon and his men obeyed they caught so many fish that their nets began ripping apart. They signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. The men came, and together they filled the two boats to the point of sinking Peter toiled all night caught no fish. Now he had plenty, just because he helped the Master. Luke 5:1-7

Have you made any sacrifices for the sake of the gospel? – Time, money, family, friends, relationships
God hasn’t forgotten.

Your blessings don’t wait till you get to heaven; they begin to rain down here on earth. Peter didn’t receive his harvest of fishes in heaven. He got it on earth!

Mark 10:29-31. Jesus said: “…anyone who gives up home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or land for me and for the good news will be rewarded. In this world, they will be given a hundred times as many houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and pieces of land, though they will also be mistreated. And in the world to come, they will have eternal life.”

God doesn’t forget your labor of love. He will reward you in due time.

Finally, you prove your love for God and your love towards Him in the way you show your love to others, especially fellow believers.

1 John 4:20“He who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?” – If you don’t actively love those for whom Jesus died for, then you really don’t love God.”

We must do good to others at the slightest opportunity.

“My dear children let’s not just talk about love; let us practice real love.”
– 1 John 3:18

God records and rewards our labor of love!

The Web Of Deception — Prophet Tony Mathias

Deception – ‘believing a lie as the truth,’ & Disobedience were the first sins that broke God’s family and is doing the same today! We were born liars. Some of the first lies we were told as little babies was about the Boogie-Man and we repeated the same to other babies.

We lie to protect or hurt ourselves or others. Two main reasons for which we ‘lie’ are:
1. ‘Fear’ of consequences and
2. ‘Pride’man’s approval.

What will others think of us? Lying causes hurt, disappointment, and disharmony in the body of Christ. It makes people lose respect, creates conflicts destroys relationships. Are Christians guilty of lying? – Very much! What happens when people make it a habit to lie? –there is the danger of the Lake of Fire Revelation 21:8.

Is there hope? Yes! Repent!

Satan is a liar and the Father of lies John 8:44. He deceives the whole world Revelation 12:9. His ‘favorite and fundamental’ lie is ‘Has God Said?’ That means that according to him God is not who He says He is. By saying this he got Eve & Adam to get deceived and to disobey.’

As someone said: ‘The Snake will always be a snake who twists and turns as it crawls. He even twists the truth for his own purposes.’ He used this lie in the Garden of Eden, and he will use it against you and me. Satan deceived Peter, Solomon, and David, and he will try to deceive us unless we are careful. Let us examine the three persons we have mentioned.

PETER Mark 14:27-31 – Jesus told them that they would all fall away. But Peter declared that he would not. Jesus then told him that on that very day he would deny him thrice. Peter again insisted that he would never deny him. It is clear that Satan deceived Peter. He may have whispered to him that he was strong like a rock, others would fall not he. He had caused him agree with Satan that God was lying.

SOLOMON 1 Kings 4:29-31; 11:1-4. – God gave Solomon great wisdom and insight and yet Satan deceived him. How? – God’s original plan for marriage was ‘one man – one woman,’ yet he had around a thousand wives from surrounding nations living in idolatry against God’s clear command. And that resulted in him being an idolater.

DAVID 2 Samuel 11:1-4 – God called David a man after His own heart yet, he was deceived. Like Solomon, he disobeyed God’s plan for marriage. He already had many wives and yet commits adultery with Bathsheba and covers up his sin with the murder of Uriah her husband who is one of David’s most loyal army officers.

Perhaps Satan deceived him by telling him that a little break of adultery after serving God so faithfully would not make any difference, that no one would know [secret sin]. David’s sin brought disaster for himself, his family, his country. And God’s enemies mocked the name of the Lord 1 Samuel 12:14.

What lies has the devil whispered in your ears? – “just a little sin” “you are different” “it doesn’t apply to you” “you’re strong!” Just this once” “No one will ever know!” “You can’t resist this temptation – don’t try!” You don’t need to worry about this temptation!”

Here’s an easier way to do it!”
What did Jesus do when He was tempted? He drew out His sword – the weapon of God’s Word against that temptation and he quoted – ‘it is written!’ Be wise when you are tempted and do likewise.

1) 1 Timothy 6:12. ‘Fight the good fight of faith’ – Fight the ‘lie’ by declaring God’s specific Word
2) John 15:5. ‘Apart from me, you can do nothing.’ –Be assured ‘God is a very present help.’
3) 1 John 2:5-6: ‘…Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.’
4) Luke 12:2: ‘There is nothing…hidden that will not be made known…’
5) 1 Corinthians 10:13: ‘…God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.’

Know that Satan is a liar. Know his ‘lies.’ You can resist his ‘lies’ when you are in the Word, Prayer, and Fellowship.