Thank you for the anonymous person for this email.
Remember how Matt Ford mocked different churches and was trying to be different from religious ministries? He included lightly mocking and opposing places like prosperity gospel churches. Well the tables have turned.
This is another intriguing email from Matt Ford’s newsletter.
He seems to be promoting both NAR teachings and Prosperity teachings now. You might want to count the number of times he lies in this article. This is written on the sidebar profile of the email.
Rev Matthew Ford
Matthew is ordained and licensed by Dr’s Christian and Robin Harfouche, who were personally ordained by Dr. Lester Sumrall. Their lineage flows to Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, Howard Carter and Alexander Dowie. This is your opportunity to take part, not only in our lineage, but in our connection to the lineage of the last Generals standing and fighting the good fight of faith.
Being raised in the Baptist Church, Matthew has been a diligent studier and doer of the Word and hold several degrees in Ministry. Matt’s main message is the Good News of the Gospel of Grace. He is raising up an Army that is free from sin and full of Faith and Power. An army that us mature and focused, an army that is invading every country under Heaven with the life changing message of Christ.
Emphasis above and below is mine. Below is the main article.
Dear Partner and Friend’s,Partner Christmas DVD
Tis the Season to be Jolly….
With the “silly season” upon us make sure you guard your heard with all diligence and don’t allow Joy Robbers to deflate your spirit.
Christmas can be a very stressful time as we gather together with family and it can be a time when old wounds resurface.
It is important that we walk in the Holy Ghost all year round, releasing the Love of Christ everywhere we go, including our families (that includes the in-laws too).
I want to encourage you to be extravagant this Christmas and to boast freely and loudly about the birth of our Savior. We’re into boasting, not bashing 🙂 I’ve had so much fun over the past couple of weeks by buying elderly people lunch at the shopping mall food court, there is soooo much glory on loving on people, especially those that struggle to put food on their table.
We are commanded to feed the poor, not be poor. In 2011 we are going to see the church, the Body of Christ, get a revelation on our Covenant and the Blessings and Prosperity (health, relationships, work, family, finance) that we have through Christ.
Many Christians have a wrong concept of Jesus, thinking that He walked around in rags, begged for food and was poor. Jesus had His own accountant! When He was crucified the guards cast lots over His garments.. why? Because they were made from the finest materials.
Jesus had a well funded ministry, He lacked nothing. Somehow during the dark ages it became fashionable to be poor and to take a vow of poverty. Many consider St Francis, who took a vow of poverty, to be more Holy than a wealthy Christian who sows bountifully and reaps bountifully. But St Francis came from a very wealthy family, he was super rich and he struggled in life with sin issues, so he decided to lay down his old life and everything it meant to him to pursue Christ.
What is Christ asking us to lay down in the coming year?
The main thing I see the Church needing to lay down is pride and being unteachable. God opposes the proud. Many Churches are dry and dead and blame the devil, when really the spirit that is opposing them is the Holy Ghost. In the information age we are saturated with knowledge, we think we have arrived because we know more now than what we did 10 years ago.
Many Pentecostal / Charismatic / WOF Christians know a lot of religious stuff, simply by being taught it by religious people. Taught how to pray a certain way, taught how to rattle of scripture like a parrot, yet it isn’t living in them to produce good fruit and a Chris like character.
Let’s allow the Holy Ghost to re-program us. Many are missing out on the new wine, the new things God is doing, simply because they are not teachable and think they have arrived. For some of us we may need to ask God to totally wipe our existing hard drive (mind) and re-format us for the new.
2011 is going to be a year of LOVE, JOY, RIGHTEOUSNESS and TEACHABILITY!
My prayer for our partners and friends is this… Yes Lord!
‘New Wine’, ‘Raising Up An Army, ‘Jesus was Rich’, ‘We are Commanded to… not be poor’, ‘Generals’…
I think it is right to conclude that Matt Ford is a product of all the popular and latest church fads and false doctrines in the last fifteen years. He is a victim of the institutional heretical church movement.