Have You Ever Heard Of: Mattie Montgomery

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So Mattie is not a soloist per se. He is the former dreaded frontman for disbanded metalcore bands For Today & Besieged. He branched out & has 3 prophetic teaching CDs that are basically short sermons set to music. He currently serves as the pastor of a ministry he founded called The Altar Fellowship.
Here are the lyrics for his 2nd sermon from his first album, Restless

What is my destiny? What is God’s plan for me? Who was I made to be?
Now, these are questions that are in every one’s heart. As Christians, we throw around this concept of warfare or contention without ever establishing a goal or an ultimate purpose. We must have vision of a higher calling than simply resisting sin. If what it means to be devoted to the gospel of Jesus Christ is to get up on Sunday mornings, and to do your best not to say a couple of cuss words, then you’ve missed it. We must catch God’s vision of what it truly means to struggle for the sake of Christ and for the establishment of the kingdom of Heaven. Isaiah 62 says, “You who call on the name of the Lord give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.” And so what are we fighting for? To see the body of Christ, the church, establish to the outside world as a shelter from this hell on earth. What does it mean if you pastor a church of a hundred thousand people, but there is still no hope for a pregnant teenage girl in your city. And what does it mean, if people are coming from all over to your meetings if suicide is still devastating our generation and over 33 million people are dying from aids right now. Listen to what I’m about to say to you: The only reason we live in a fallen world is because we live in a fallen culture, but take heart, because cultures can be changed. All creation groans in anticipation for the sons of God to be revealed. Creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glory’s freedom of the children of God. Romans 8 says that creation itself will be brought unto the glory’s freedom of the children of God. On the cross, when the wrath of God was satisfied, Jesus Christ established for us sons-ship in heaven. We are now divine beings, heirs to the thrown of God and all creation has been groaning in anticipation of that moment. In the name of Jesus Christ, under the authority of Father God and the leading of his Holy Spirit, I declare that my generation will exercise authority over creation. Over cancer, over aids, over natural disasters, and over death itself. We will stand firm in who we are as children of the most high God. And we operate under an ancient authority to the end of injustice. All creation has come together for this single moment! For this time, to watch, and to wait, to hold it’s breath in anticipation, to see what will come of your time here on earth. To see if in your days you will align yourself with destiny and God and with your inheritance of holiness, because if you do, if you can, you will unleash a tide of hope that will sweep across our generation and that will change everything forever. All creation will be restored to glory, and the twinkling of an eye, like a thief in the night, black will become white, and up will become down. The servant of all will be made the greatest, and the ? of a slave will receive the reward of his suffering. And as he reigns, in justice and righteousness forever, that you will be at his side. Restless ones, arise! Take your place in a new paradigm of restlessness. Will God not bring justice for those of his elect for those who cry out to him, day and night? And so we cry out, saying, God, send your spirit, God, send it out for us, God send us as the end of injustice.

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Mark K
Mark K
September 20, 2020 10:40 am

Really interesting. I kind of guessed I’d have differences theologically with him, having heard him speak in other venues but this shows marked differences. Maybe he’s loose with words? Saying “We are now divine beings” doesn’t show that he’s being responsible with words and if he means that we are divine somehow it needs some serious clarity. Otherwise he is preaching new age. He also doesn’t seem to believe in original sin if he says we “only live in a fallen world because we live in a fallen culture.” That is a strange teaching or in need of serious clarity.… Read more »

September 19, 2020 7:25 pm

He is also a published author, with (at least) two books out: Scary God and Lovely Things in Ugly Places. I have not read both of them, but Scary God is definitely worth the price of admission: it’s about reintroducing the fear (reverence) of God into the church, realizing that a healthy respect of the Lord is something that is missing from our current church climate, and seeking to bring that back.

He mentions some of this experiences in For Today in this book, and about praying and all sorts of stuff. Very much worth it.

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