Wellspring Ministry is based totally upon the teachings of Biblical Scripture. Our goal is to identify ways that we have become separated from God, from other people, and from ourselves in relationships. In Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus explained that the two greatest commandments were to love God the Father with all our heart, soul and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We must love ourselves in order to love our neighbor. We believe that broken relationships are the root of most psychological and physical problems, and that God’s Word gives us the tools to restore them.
We lead people in a process of learning to identify sin, understand it in their own lives, identify Satan’s attacks, and then learn how to have victory. Psychology, at times, can identify a problem, but only God’s principles of repentance and forgiveness can heal our broken hearts and broken relationships and set us free (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18-19). Closure to the painful issues in our past only comes through the application of God’s precepts. We believe that only His principles of forgiveness and repentance can heal the broken heart.
We teach what bitterness, self-bitterness, jealousy and envy, rejection, fear, unbelief and the occult are, and how to be set free from them. In accomplishing this we learn how to fully and completely forgive others and ourselves. We also learn how we have blamed God for what the devil really did.
If there is any emotional pain in a situation or memory, then we know that some degree of bitterness is present. Only His precepts of forgiveness and repentance can remove the anger, resentment, shame or guilt in our memories. Our book Biblical Foundations of Freedom leads the reader through a process of recognizing and dealing with anger, resentment, jealousy and envy, rejection, fear and the occult.
Medical science and psychology demonstrate in thousands of clinical trials the way in which negative emotions affect our health. In His Own Image explains how our brain/nervous system, endocrine (hormones) system and immune systems are affected by many different negative emotions. This is a fascinating study that will open your eyes to the causes of most of our diseases.
As people come before the Lord in repentance and forgiveness, destroying the lies of Satan, and gaining victory through choosing to live according to God’s will in their lives, most emotional and physical diseases are healed and bodies return to peace and proper function. This restoration and healing is true Biblical freedom.
Unbelief is one of the least understood areas in our Christian experience. Jesus says that all things are possible to those who believe. We know that in Mark 6 Jesus could do no mighty works in His hometown because of their unbelief. Unbelief affects our walk with the Lord in many ways that we do not understand. This is why we spend time exploring all the ways that we have put limits on God, all the ways that humanity has listened to the devil and blamed God for what the devil really did. We find great freedom and blessing that comes through the obedience of confession of our sins of unbelief and asking God for his gift of faith. The Continuing Works of Christ leads the reader through a study of the one thing that stopped Jesus from destroying the works of the devil.
We believe that it is God’s will to forgive all our sins and heal all our diseases (Psalms 103:2-3). But He cannot bless us in our sins and our unbelief (Deuteronomy 28, Mark 6, and James 1). So therefore we teach people to shout “Hallelujah” when they learn about a sin in their life. The first step in dealing with a sin is recognition of the sin. Then we can repent and be cleansed (I John 1:9). Please read my testimony and that of many others posted on this web site. God is not a respector of persons; He treats everyone the same. What He has done for these He wants to do for you.
At Wellspring we offer many resources to help people on this journey of personal sanctification and healing. We offer several books, study guides, DVDs, CDs and booklets to help you in your study. We also offer personal prayer ministry in 75 minute sessions with a trained minister to lead you in this journey. Most of us cannot see the log that is in our own eye and the help of a trained, compassionate minister is invaluable in this process. We also teach two different seminars; the I Found Freedom Seminar teaches through Biblical Foundations Of Freedom and the How To Minister Seminar teaches how to minister in a practical step-by-step process. We also offer training for those serious about helping others or wanting personal ministry.
Please take a few minutes and look through the other pages on this web site. We believe that the answers you have been searching for are here. Please read my testimony and that of the others posted on this web site and you will understand why I am this confident. Also please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have.
God Bless You!
Dr. Art Mathias