THE SECRET PLACE OF PRAYER — Prophet Tony Mathias

“When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” Matthew 6: 6

Where is this secret place of prayer?
In – the shadow of the Almighty Psalms 91: 1; heavenly places Ephesians 2: 6; God’s presence. Psalms 31: 20

For no particular earthly reason, you may find yourself praying for a city, nation, person, or unknown situation. When this happens you need to understand that God has raised you by His Spirit into the heavenly places, the secret place of prayer.

Here we hear and pray the prayer of Jesus as He intercedes for us, praying in line with His will.

Praying in the secret place moves us beyond what we know naturally into the revelation of what He knows supernaturally. This is often the ‘beyond words’ prayer of travail and moaning given to us by the Spirit.

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Romans 8: 26

You might have been praying about some things and suddenly the Spirit of God began to work within you and you found yourself interceding for someone you never intended to pray for. That is the intercessory ministry of the Holy Spirit being carried out through you a believer. Not knowing what to pray, for whom to pray, when and how to pray is no problem at all. The Holy Spirit knows it all. We need to yield to Him and let Him pray through us.

Praying in the secret place releases miracles, makes provision to those in desperate need, health to the sick and much more to those we may never have met or known, until we step into life eternal. It would take us into doing His work. John 14: 12.

However, we don’t always have to wait for his prompting before we pray for others. As believers, we are called to pray for others whether inspired or not at the moment of prayer. When we intercede for others in this way and in line with God’s Word, God also hears it.

Finally, you need to know that the prayer of intercession is always on behalf of someone else which needs persistence.

You don’t stop praying until you sense a note of victory in your spirit being certain of receiving what you asked for.

CIRCLES OF INTIMACY — Prophet Tony Mathias

Among His early followers Jesus chose seventy and sent them out two by two to preach for Him.

He chose a circle of twelve after a night of prayer, to be with Him to learn of His ways and absorb His Spirit.

Within those twelve, there emerged an inner circle of three: Peter, James, John with whom Jesus became more intimate, closer to Him than any of the others.

Now within the circle of three, there was one, John who received a special place at Jesus’ breast.

Wonder which group would we be found – Seventy, twelve, three, or one?

The deciding factor is that each of His disciples could be as close to Jesus as he chose to be. Because, Jesus the Son of God had no favorites. John 3: 25

It is recorded that on four special occasions, his inner circle of three learnt valuable lessons from their experiences with him.

On one occasion they had a foretaste of the Lord’s mastery over death in the raising of Jairus’ daughter back to life. Luke 8: 51.

On another occasion at the mount of transfiguration, they gained clearer insight into His impending death, and a preview of His glory and majesty Mattew 17: 1; Luke 18: 34. John 1: 14; 2 Peter 1: 16.

On the Mount of Olives, He shared with them the coming future, divine purposes and some secrets of God. Mark 13: 3

In the Garden of Gethsemane, they witnessed in part His sufferings, His agony, the cost of their salvation; although they were unable understand fully. Matthew 26: 37.

Why couldn’t any of the twelve be in that favored inner circle since there is no favoritism with Him?

The only reason could be the result of their own choice. The three were deeply intimate with Jesus because of their deep response to His love and training. They understood that intimacy with Him was a privilege which carried responsibility. He had told them that “whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.” We too are as close to Christ as we choose to be. Mark 3:35.

Jesus loved all his disciples. Beyond this inner circle we find John alone got the title “the disciple whom Jesus loved.”

If Jesus loved John more, it was because John loved Him more!

Mutual love and confidence are the keys to intimacy.

If we wish to enter the inner circle of intimacy with God, we must first and foremost have a deep desire to be in that circle and secondly sacrifice our all for intimacy.

We can only be as intimate with God as we choose to be.

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!”

YOUR FAITH WILL HEAL YOU — Prophet Tony Mathias

Healing can come to us in various ways – through medicine, surgery, therapy, home remedies, fasting, and so on.

Every good and perfect gift comes from the hand of our Father in heaven.

Whenever healing comes, we need to give God praise for He is God of supernatural as well as natural healing.

In the New Testament, we read of how Jesus spoke to his disciples about their faith, using words such as “your faith, his faith, or their faith.” He spoke of “little and great faith.”

Jesus said to the Canaanite woman who asked him to heal her tormented daughter: “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted. Her daughter was healed from that very hour.” Matthew 15: 21-28

My faith is God’s gift to me. I am responsible for how I take care of it.

We read in the Bible that “faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrew 11: 1.

If we can see it, we cannot exercise faith for it because faith operates in the realm of things unseen.

You receive healing by faith BEFORE, not AFTER you see or feel changes taking place in your body.

Jesus says, “Have faith in God . . . I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11: 22-24

The faith that makes things happen comes to us as we hear or read the promises of God Romans 10: 17.

As you meditate on the promises of healing and continue to feed your faith, your faith will grow and the miracle of healing will come.

A Word From The Prophet’s Pen – March 2020 (Dose of Prophecy)

There have been things in your life difficult for you to understand, but because of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in your life, the complexities of those things have been unveiled to you.

The Holy Spirit is your Counsellor, your resident boss. You can always trust Him for insightful knowledge which gives skill, and understanding. One of His many blessings is insight, a sudden understanding and perception of a situation, or mystery.

Therefore, we are advised not to lean unto your own understanding but in all our ways acknowledge Him and He will direct our path.

The Father of Glory grants us a spirit of wisdom and revelation, insight into mysteries and secrets in the deep and intimate knowledge of Him

He also says – “I give you the power to decree what I declare and it shall come to pass.”

For we are His flock, the sheep of His pasture and His sheep ought to hear His voice.

When we decree what He has declared it shall be established and the light shall shine upon your path.

As we enter intimacy with Him we receive direction. What we see and hear from Him will manifest when we speak it forth.

In this special year 2020, the year of the mouth there is going to be a manifestation of decrees so that the Kingdom of God progresses and advances.

Would you be a part of it? You need to soak in scriptures and intimacy with God giving instant obedience.

As you call upon Him, He will answer you and show you great and mighty things you know not.

Be Blessed and Highly Favoured!

A Word From The Prophet’s Pen – February 2020 (Dose of Prophecy)

The Lord says: I Am the Lord who brought you out of the House of Bondage and into the Kingdom of My Dear Son in Whom you shine as lights in this dark world.

Open wide your mouth and I will feed and fill you, with blessings that make rich and add no sorrow.”

“And I the Lord will fill you with wisdom the principal thing in all affairs of life if you but ask.

And you will prophesy My Word with wisdom and declare My goodness in the land of the living.

“My beloved ones, I give you authority over all the power of the evil one; and you shall pull down strongholds, bring down territorial spirits and every tongue of condemnation against you and you can expect to sail into My Glory Realm.”

He says to those who are not eloquent or slow of speech you will be “My mouth-piece, for who has made man’s mouth?” So do not be discouraged there is hope for you.

Watch what goes in and out of your eye, ear and mouth gates that would despoil or rob my blessings, but rather ponder over whatever is true, honourable, pure, lovely, of good report so that you may hold fast to My blessings.

“And I say unto you that if you walk in My ways, you shall walk in My favour and reach your destination.”

Be Blessed and Highly Favoured!

A Word From The Prophet’s Pen – January 2020 (Dose of Prophecy)

This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it, rejoicing in the Lord.

Celebrate the presence of the Lord for He is worthy to be praised!

Rejoice in the Lord for His miracles and wonders never cease.

This is the month of months, though your beginning was small your latter end will greatly increase and with this month begins the ‘latter end’ which is ‘increase.’

Your dead dreams are being resurrected, there is hope for you.

Ring out the old and ring in the new! This is the year, an amazing year of the 20–20 vision, with unexpected joyful returns; your seemingly impossible good comes to pass.

Your left hand of generous-giving invites God’s never-ending supply at your right hand, pressed down, shaken together running over. He will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten.

Peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces with abundant supply for those who have sought first His Kingdom and His Righteousness, for He takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants, how much more for His children?

Worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness, and Him shall you serve; He shall bless your food and water and take sickness away from you and fulfil the number of your days.

You will receive more than you have asked for with peace that passes all understanding and you shall glorify the Lord.

Be Blessed and Highly Favoured!

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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

 

A Word From The Prophet’s Pen – December 2019 (Dose of Prophecy)

God is calling a Joshua Generation today, He is calling a people to know Him in a deeper, more intimate way.

He is calling them as forerunners to go beyond the veil into the realms of heaven and come back with a good report drawing others in.

To His Joshua Generation, He is releasing supernatural anointing for the task ahead. There’s going to be a multitasking and an acceleration.

Let not the enemy confuse you and fill you with strife, and fear, as you witness alarming signs around while awake or asleep.

You will experience spiritual land for yourselves and others, a different supernatural dimension.

He says: I told Moses, “The enemy you see today, you will see no more!” So be encouraged, the wind of My Spirit is blowing your enemy away.

When you call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.

The Wind of My Spirit is bringing you new direction and imparting fresh vision accompanied with all of My promises, while you worship Me in spirit and truth.

In the matchless Name of Jesus Christ, Commander of the Heavenly Realm!

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A Word From The Prophet’s Pen – November 2019 (Dose of Prophecy)

Jesus is coming soon and there’s no doubt, are you ready?

God is calling His people to fulfil the Greatest Commandment to love and the Great Commission to make disciples.

Are we fulfilling it?

He’s calling for a reckoning and a rewarding!

God is calling His Generals as back-up, to the Joshua Generation that is being led from revelation to righteous revolution endowed with divine authority, anointing and strategic battle plans ahead, against the evil enemy of our souls.

To His Generals He says:
“Although the warfare you have undergone has been intense against you, you didn’t give up.

I have given you batons to pass on to the next generation inclusive of baton of faith. 

I have taken you up several levels, to be a back-up to this Joshua-generation, a visionary sustained by My vision, an equipping to run this race of victory.

 

You can expect from Me a second wind of energy to complete your assignment.

That you may know: It is not by your might or power but it is by My Spirit that you will see your vision, dreams, and prophecies of yesteryear come to pass in your life this day.”

In the matchless Name of Jesus Christ, the Captain of the Lord’s Hosts.

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A Word From The Prophet’s Pen – October 2019 (Dose of Prophecy)

There is a right time for everything an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth – for some a right time to reap, for others to plant in anticipation of quick reaping.

Discern the times for you and the seasons.

Yes, what you have been expecting has taken a long time to come.

Though the sorrows may last for a night, joy comes in the morning!

The God of comfort keeps watch over your weeping.

He has collected your tears in His bottle for remembrance.

Do not dry up your tears it is typical of life in the valley for soon you shall be on the mountain top!

Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.

You have heard it being said – ‘Don’t be disheartened because in due time you will reap a harvest.’

Here’s good news for you!

Your due time has arrived! Now is the hour of a turnaround. Believe and expect that!

In the matchless Name of Jesus Christ, the Master of Time!

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A Word From The Prophet’s Pen – September 2019 (Dose of Prophecy)

From the Door-Opener Who Opens and No One Can Shut

This is your month of open doors.
The Door I open none can shut.

You keep staring at a closed door.
Failing to enter puts you in a rut

Open doors of opportunity keep passing you by
Closed doors hold you captive as you linger on

The closed-door is shut completing its course.
Just sail through the open door you need no force

The door I shut, quit banging on it
If it doesn’t open it’s not your door

Entering the open door are secrets galore
Eyes and ears that have not seen or heard, keep marvelling the undisclosed

Doors prematurely closed help make you what you are
Open doors help create what you were designed to be

Miss not the door I have opened for you
My angel on assignment keeps it open for you

He leads you through the open door responding to My Word
The Word I establish, confirm and make firm

This Word I have spoken to you with a listening ear
‘This is the Way walk ye in it,’ the angels hearken, those you hold dear

They hearken to the voice of My Word with compliance
My Spirit to guide, your assured reliance.

Many voices can lead astray;
It’s time to discern opportunities that appeal or repel

My voice you’ll recognize, as you follow My lead
Are you not my sheep through my Word as you heed?

Open doors of prosperity, healing, peace, wealth and more
Come through the open door avail of secrets and plans I bestow

Peter walked on water holding my hand,
Walk through this world with Me though you don’t understand

Give not away your hope your miracle is near,
A wide door of effective service, there’s nothing to fear
A door of utterance, opportunity to witness
Rest assured I’ll be with your mouth as you hear what I say

To hearts that are like doors, opened once don’t close
Recipient of blessings for those I chose

You’re asking what’s possible? – I do the impossible
Lift your vision, set your goals, hearken to my direction I’ll make it possible

I delight to see the work begin, continue and culminate
I’ll take you where you’ve never been to a world of opportunities

The Lord further impresses my heart to prophesy

I see a door opening before you and a voice from heaven beckoning you to enter, with a flight of steps beyond indicating different levels of ascent. There you will go from level to level –  new doors, new revelations, new seasons of change – a paradigm shift, unexpected doors opening, doors of hope, doors of ministry.

The doors of opportunity swing on the hinges of opposition. Do not be disheartened but encouraged that the door God opens for you will stay open and every opposition quelled. Be sensitive to God-ordained new opportunities that come your way. There are some that will exit the place and situation they are in. Look at every exit as being an entrance elsewhere.

The doors that God opens in our lives lead to new beginnings, new blessings and new opportunities to be effective witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ. Today is a good day to open a new door – an adventure to explore learn something new.

 

THE LORD SAYS:

He will send people across your path that in fostering good relationships your service of love will open doors for ministering spirits;

He will make you an open door to draw others to Him and be a door opener to others for as He is, so are you in this world. For even as a little key can open a heavy door, so will you with the anointed words you speak though they be few.

He says there is always a new beginning however small no matter your age and that you do not despise it, for there is reward in it especially when it comes from Him.

He says there are angels on assignment who are working, at creating open doors to lead you from one level to another with the prime purpose of being a blessing to others. So do keep being humble!

I decree and declare that those doors will stay open for you to fulfil your destiny, complete your assignments temporal and spiritual in Jesus’ Name!!

Be Blessed and Highly favoured!

In the matchless Name of Jesus Christ – the Door Opener!

A Word From The Prophet’s Pen – Aug 2019 (Dose of Prophecy)

Get in the boat! Get in the boat!
You say you’re my disciple? Get in the boat!

You’re worried there might be a storm?
You’re right there’s going to be a storm!

But I have news for you, I’ll handle the storm!
I’ll keep you afloat, I’m already in the boat

Get in the boat to the other side; I’ll get you safely to the other side!

Let’s cross to the other side,
Not a request, but an order by large.

Though your ship a-battered, stern criss-crossed.
Rudder broken, sail ripped apart.

Stay in the ship, don’t go overboard.
A miracle awaits you on the other side!

Get in the boat to the other side; I’ll get you safely to the other side!

I hear the Lord saying:

‘When the enemy shall come in, like a river My Spirit will make him flee.’

What matters is not the storm, but what you do in the midst of the storm. Fear not! Every storm will eventually run out of rain. Your storm is almost over. Trust in Me. Lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Me.

‘Master! Master! – you cry my boat is flooding in the sea of life – problems overwhelming galore at every turn I take, seem to increase rather than subside.

He says to you:
Fear not! I am with you. I am in your boat in the stormy sea. I am glad you welcomed me. I will not jump out of your boat. We are in this together. Trust me to give you victory and make you an overcomer. When the enemy comes in, like a river I will chase him out. In fact, you resist him and he will flee from you in terror. If you fear not, your unbelief will vanish into oblivion.

‘Oh, I how I long to teach you how to live not just in a storm but through a storm to get you often to the other side, for what matters most is not the storm, but what you do in the midst of it. Therefore, I have given you My Word – a lamp unto your feet and light unto your path and My Spirit works closely with My Word to counsel and guide you and bring it to pass. Hearken to His voice!

‘I the Lord your God teach you how to profit and prosper in all your ways so you can tell others what I did for you and they too would turn to me and be blessed.

‘I desire that you would thrive beyond the storm and not just survive the storm. I have a strategy to get you through the storm. I have made you an overcomer. The first thing you need to do is rely on My promises, for when I give you a command and a destination, I always back it up with a promise.

You want to get through the storm? – take me at My Word!

Are you holding on to broken pieces of life, broken relationships, shattered dreams…hold on! He says: I can turn the tide and calm the angry sea.

Finally, as a word of encouragement.

It is darkest before dawn – Your storm is almost over your miraculous season of change is on the way, as you walk in the fear of the Lord! Like the rainbow often appears after the storm has ceased ponder over it as a sign and promise from God. Believe that! – Give God the praise!

Be Blessed and Highly favoured!

In the matchless Name of Jesus Christ – the Storm-Stiller, the Liberator!

Jesus Calms The Storm — Prophet Tony Mathias

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Matthew 8: 23 to 27Luke 8: 22- 25 One day He and His disciples got in a boat. “Let’s cross the lake,” He said. And off they went. It was smooth sailing, and He fell asleep. A terrific storm came up suddenly on the lake. Water poured in, and they were about to capsize.

They woke Jesus: “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

Getting to His feet, He told the wind, “Silence!” and the waves, “Quiet down!” They did it. The lake became smooth as glass.

Then He said to his disciples, “Why can’t you trust me?”

They were in absolute awe, staggered and stammering, “Who is this, anyway?

He calls out to the winds and sea, and they do what He tells them!”

Whether saved or unsaved, everyone encounters storms in life on this sin-cursed earth. No one is immune from storms.

The Question isIs Jesus in Your Boat? Make sure He is!

What kind 0f Storms Do We Face in Life?
Stock market, property problems, in-law, tax problems; health issues, job loss, financial lack; children out of control; divorce…Perhaps your marriage is crashing. Or, you lost someone close to you, a health problem or addiction…

Just because we’re followers of Jesus doesn’t mean we Will Not have storms in lives.

“In this world you will have tribulation…

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

There is a miracle in the storm and beyond!

Jesus has a purpose and a strategy in every storm. He wants us to get into the boat where He is, to go to the other side.

If you don’t set sail, you’ll never know what treasures lie beyond on the other side.

It might look difficult nay impossible.

But there’s an answer awaiting you on the other side.

There is a miracle on the other side of the mess you are in.

The miracle happens when you turn the page and enter a new, unfamiliar chapter.

Believe that and push forward.

It may be that God has directed us right into the middle of the storm, which is right where He wants us along our life journey.

You holler! Where are You, God? You just don’t care – He does! He is in our boat! He says I am with you all the days of your life.

He is the Stiller of the Storm! He works in every storm for our good if we trust Him and praise Him Romans 8: 28! – Praise is accepting the present as part of His overall plan for us which is for good and not for evil, to give us the future we hope for.

The Question is – Is Jesus in Your Boat? Make sure He is!

Three specific places for us to ponder over – Before the Storm; During the Storm and After the Storm.

Before The Storm

Four Things to Remember:

  1. Make Sure Jesus Is in Your Boat The disciples survived because Jesus was in the boat with them. He will never leave you once He is in your boat.
  1. Make Sure 0f Your Calling and Election Are you saved, sins forgiven, possess eternal life; Is Jesus your Lord & Saviour?
  1. Make Sure to Call 0n Him Call on Me and I will answer you… He who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be Saved, Healed, Delivered.
  1. Make Sure You Have the God-kind 0f Faith – faith in your words Mark11: 22-23 When Jesus said, “Let us cross over to the other side,” – He believed His words. The disciples expected to go to the other side too.

Jesus slept peacefully without anxiety. He knew they were going to the other side no matter what.… So should we – As He is, so are we, in this world…We will go to the other side!

Unfortunately, the disciples expected to go to the other side without opposition. When the storm arose, they became fearful, don’t we? That is our plight too.

We can’t focus on Jesus thinking about waves and storms around us. That is what the devil wants. He comes to kill, steal and destroy us John 10: 10. The devil is the storm-maker, Lord Jesus is the storm-silencer. No matter how stormy the seas, rough the winds in our lives He will never leave us He does not jump out of our boat whenever we face a storm.

During the Storm

When we are in the midst of a storm, some of us look to family and friends, intellect, ability, money to discover that we are not equipped to handle these storms and change our situation. But there is 0ne and 0nly – Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit who is able to do exceeding, abundantly above … Ephesians 3: 20.

Four Lessons to Learn from Jesus Calming the Storm.

  1. Follow Jesus The Disciples Followed Jesus when He got into the boat. Followers 0f Jesus had problems so would we. But in the midst of problems we will have peace following Jesus. Following Jesus faithfully not only helps us stop worrying, but gets us to heaven!
  2. Focus 0n Jesus If we focus on the storm, we’ll empower doubt. If we focus on Jesus, we’ll empower our faith. We are given divine power to shift our focus. Ephesians 3: 20
  1. Fear Not! He was asleep in the boat, but in control of the situation. We are not to panic even If Jesus Is Silent or it seems He has deserted you. Fear not, He is right beside you!
  2. Cry Out for Help The disciples asked Jesus to help them. Worry is useless, prayer is always effective. We will get what we need. Don’t jump ship when the storm whips.

If you want to make it through the storm, then you need to take God at His Word.”

It takes a storm to know that God is healer, deliverer, refuge and strength.

It takes a storm to answer the question about who God really is.

You already have inside you what you need to handle any storm – the Greater One.

After The Storm

Psalms 107: 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.

One Lesson to Learn.
TestifyLook What the Lord Has Done!

After Jesus calmed the storm, “the men marvelled” Matthew 8: 27

Recall the many times Jesus helped you.

That will increase your faith and help you deal with future problems.

Imitating the disciples at sea is a great idea.

Let us give it a try and see what happens!

 

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He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea
He alone decides who writes a symphony

He lights every star that makes our darkness bright
He keeps watch all through each long and lonely night

He still finds the time to hear a child’s first prayer
Saint or sinner call and always find Him there

And though it makes Him sad to see the way we live
He’ll always say, “I forgive”.

He can grant a wish or make a dream come true.
He can paint the clouds and turn the grey to blue.

He alone knows where to find the rainbow’s end.
He alone can see what lies beyond the bend.
He can touch a tree and turn the leaves to gold.
He knows every lie that you and I have told.

Though it makes him sad to see the way we live.
He’ll always say, “I forgive.”

The McGuire Sisters / Richard Mullen / Jack Richard

Is Jesus in your boat – then fear not!
There is a miracle awaiting you on either sides of the other side.
May Christ within you now rebuke the winds and the waves and bring great calm.

In the matchless Name of Jesus Christ, the Storm-Stiller!

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!