I Greet you in the Spirit of Divine Love from God's Ministries Christian Church in Memphis, TN where I serve as the 1st Assistant to the Most Reverand Bishop Micheal Robinson. I also serve as the Bishop of Protocol for the Divine Ministries International Fellowship
where Bishop Ronald Alexander is the Presiding Prelate.
On Thursday July 23, 2009 at the age of 30 I was duly consecrated into the Bishopric (with Full Apostolic Succession) by the D.M.I.F. Prelates whom are in good standing with the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops
headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio; Bishop J. Delano Ellis is the Presiding Bishop. If I may add a speacial note: A Bishop is only a Bishop if he is brought into the Episcopacy through (1) the sacred vehicle of consecration; (2) He is consecrated by Bishops (a minimum of 3) with full Apostolic Succession; (3) He governs an assigned Diocese. We have much to learn about the Episopacy and those who operate properly, understand what it takes to claim that you are legitimately a "successor to the Apostles".
My motto is very simple, "IF BETTER IS POSSIBLE, THEN GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH"
. For the word teaches us in Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well
; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. We, as the princes in the Lord's church" must return to the God given mandate. Any and everything can't be allowed to continue in the company of the "True" believers.
I want to encourage us all to keep the faith to keep the fellowship. In order to get what you never had, you got to do what you've never done. Peter had to get out of the boat in order to walk on the water! For Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing : for in due season we shall reap , if we faint not!!
Baruch HaShem Adonai,
+Antonio L. Matthews Sr.
Bishop of Protocol
Divine Ministries International Fellowship, Inc
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