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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You have power to turn on the light.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be Blessed!

Arise, Shine! — Prophet Tony Mathias

Isaiah 60:1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be Blessed!

Simple Steps To Answered Prayer — Prophet Tony Mathias

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activate your anointing by vocalizing your faith-filled words.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FAITH DECLARATION

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

I look with wonder at all that is before me.

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

I send out goodwill so I am at peace.

God works even adverse situations for my good.

None of these things move me.

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

My barns are full and my cup overflows.

I know the truth and the truth sets me free.

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

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

I stand still and see Your salvation.

I cast this burden on Christ within and I go free

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

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

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

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

I desire only that which God desires for me.

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

As one door shuts another door opens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I attract things I give a lot of thought to.

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

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

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

Behold I make all things new.

Thy Kingdom Come Thy Will Be Done.

I pray with praise and thanksgiving.

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

I will be a good giver and a good receiver.

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

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

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

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

Divine order is established in my mind body and affairs.

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

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

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

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

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

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not lack.

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

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

Endless good comes to me in endless ways.

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

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

I sow bountifully and reap abundantly.

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

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

I am blessed financially and spiritually and in all aspects.

The Lord be magnified who takes pleasure in my prosperity.

God is my inexhaustible supply.

I am abundantly supplied. God is my unfailing supply.

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

Blessed be the Lord who daily loads me with benefits.

My barns are full my cup overflows with joy.

The Lord restores to me the years the locusts have eaten

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

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

I look with wonder at all that is before me.

God works in unexpected ways His wonders to perform.

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

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

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

If God is for me who can be against me?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He sent forth His Word and healed me.

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

He watches over His Word to perform it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before I call He answers.

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

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

I am healed because Jesus was wounded.

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

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

He who calls upon the Lord shall be saved.

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

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

I cast this burden on Christ within and go free…

I stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hear and Be Healed – Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias

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