In the post When the Demon Possessed Preach, I posted a video of Matt Ford from Fire It Up International Ministries, and pastor of Wine Barrel Family Church, in Redcliffe, Australia. If you are unfamiliar with Ford, all you need to know is that he’s been known to rub elbows with John Crowder.
Ford is bringing his Miracle Training College to America in August. He says Australia isn’t ready for it yet. Maybe that’s because Australians still have an ounce of discernment left??? Maybe???
He says he’s equipping people to walk continually in the manifest glory of God – to be in and out of trances, ecstacies, and raptures, to live a life drunk, whacked out in what he calls the “glory of Heaven.”
Oh, and guess what? You can even get a degree in being a spiritual stoner at this Miracle Training College (watch video for more information). Ford says you don’t even have to speak English to attend because your spirit will understand anyway. Yeah, right. That’s not what Scripture says. What good would it do to to attend a “church” service where you couldn’t understand anything? It would profit nothing, for no one would be able to learn anything. It reminds me of what the apostle Paul said:
1 Corinthians 14:18-23: (KJV)
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
But, we’re not talking about a gathering of people who are content to study the Word of God and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. They’re addicted to spiritual experiences. Watch the video below and meet their teacher.