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The Spiritual Foot Wash

by Tony Alamo

When the jury was deciding my fate, I cried out to God, asking Him to make the jury find me not guilty. I knew that God could do this. 1 The Lord immediately answered me, stating that He would deliver me if I would do five things: (1) fast half the time, (2) write gospel literature every month, (3) be more tolerant of the brethren's ignorance and stupidity [but not their defiance against the Word of God, and not towards those who sin and still call themselves brethren], (4) be more loving to my wife, and (5) wash the feet of the brethren. I quickly told the Lord I would do all five of these things if He would "only make the jury find me not guilty." The moment I promised this a human voice said, "Okay, the jury has made their decision."

I was escorted back to the courtroom. The judge instructed everyone not to get out of order, no matter what the decision was. He then asked the jury, "Have you made a decision?" They said, "Yes." He told them to read the verdict. They read, "We find the defendant, Tony Alamo, not guilty." This was another case where the government tried to bury me, but God delivered me.

After I was released, I began keeping all of those vows, which included physically washing the feet of the saints in my Church. Later, the Lord revealed to me the fullness of the meaning of washing the feet of the saints. It is not just the physical washing of the brethren's feet. The physical washing of the brethren's feet has a deeper, more profound, symbolic meaning than one can see with the carnal eye. This meaning has to do with eternal life, spiritual power, the increase of the true Church of God, the establishment of God's kingdom on earth, and God's sustaining of His Church by our obedience to Him as seen when we wash one another's feet.

Our bodies are the temple, the house of God. 2 The Church, or the body of Christ, His bride, is a network of many changed, regenerated people. 3 Every one of them are members of Christ's body, the house in which He lives. 4

King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, stated that those who are oppressed, as well as their oppressors, are without comfort. 5 This is true, with the exception of those who call upon God for deliverance, relief, and comfort and then are comforted by the Comforter, the Holy Spirit's action for and in their lives, which Christ has sent and will send to every member of the body of Christ. 6 Those members of Christ who are living in His body are comforted because the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, abides in and upon them, just as the fullness of the Godhead bodily, Christ, dwells within them. 7 The beginning of the fulfillment of Christ's promise of power upon the Church began on the day of Pentecost. 8 It will continue being fulfilled until the entire body of Christ, the Church, the building of God, has been baptized into completion by the Holy Spirit.

By the daily renewing of our baptism of the Holy Spirit, 9 He washes and strengthens each member as each member yields by faith unto His commandment "to wash one another's feet," 10 lifting one another up by Christ's ministering Spirit working in them and through them. 11 They are comforted by their obedience to Christ's demand to wash one another's feet, that is, they comfort one another with the life of God flowing through them, ministering the Spirit unto one another. 12 They refresh one another by allowing Christ in them to minister heavenly, spiritual refreshment to one another which is the true meaning of washing one another's feet. 13 Jesus stated in John 11:25, "I am the resurrection, and the life." He also stated, "It is expedient for you [My already saved disciples] that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter [the baptism of the Holy Spirit] will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you [those already saved]." 14

First Corinthians chapter one tells us that Christ is God's power and wisdom. 15 God's wisdom is what He used to structure His entire universal plan and entire universal purpose. 16 He uses His great power to achieve every victorious and wonderful thing He has planned. 17 We who are born again of the Spirit and baptized with the Holy Spirit are the body of Christ, partakers in His grace [which life and power are Christ]. 18 Christ is the head or the leader of His own body, which is every member of His Church. 19 His comfort, wisdom and power would be of no value to Him, the Church, or the world if His plans were not carried out on earth by His body. 20 It is through the Father and the Son living and working in us by the Spirit and by the baptism of the Holy Spirit that God accomplishes all He has ever done and all He currently does on earth. 21 Without His body moving with His wisdom and divine power, obedient to His every command, Satan's illegal reign would have increased even more than it has. 22

The Saviour demands total obedience in return for the Father's gift of the Spirit of His power, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which we receive in us and upon us. 23 He demands our obedience because the body could not have power without it. 24 Without God's power to minister, there could be no souls saved, and no one could stand victoriously against the wiles of the devil. 25

If His body, the Church of Christ on earth, is paralyzed, it is simply because some of the members have become antichrist. 26 They have become disobedient because of their fear of persecution. They are not willing to suffer opposition. They have been tempted and have sinned. They are not zealous and don't believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. They are unwilling to separate themselves from the world. 27 Because of this, there is no presence of their glorified Lord in them. 28 They do not care that Christ walks again on earth in the many members of His body, doing even more works than He did in one body two thousand years ago. 29 They are not concerned, therefore, about the Lord's demands for their participation in His body, in the power of His new life from Heaven on earth. Because of this, Christ has none of them to live in or to work in on earth. 30 In this case, His works are not accomplished in them or through them. His plan is to work through an obedient body, one who has been baptized into the joy and power in their living fellowship with Christ. We are to live in fellowship with Him who is on the throne of glory while He is also in the body working on earth, giving all those who have received Him wisdom, courage, and holiness. 31

We, the body, "can do nothing" without Him, and He, our head, our leader, can do nothing without His body, His followers. 32 "Faith without [Christ's] works [being done through us] is dead." 33 Satan "believe[s], and tremble[s]," 34 yet Christ and His works are not found in him, nor are His works done by those who choose to call themselves Christians, yet do not follow His commands. This is because they are not members of the body of Christ. 35 They are not people of the Spirit. They are not regenerated. Therefore, they don't have God's life or possess God's nature. They do not have the triune God living in them as true Christians do. 36 The basic elements of Christ's life are non-existent in them; therefore, they cannot enter into His divine glory. They are representing religion, not salvation. They are the same as Satan, who states he is God. 37 People may say they are Christians, but they are not unless they have the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of life, which converts sinners and religionists into the sons of God. 38

Christianity is not a doctrine or organization. It is the organic life of God through Christ living in yielded human bodies, the organism of the triune God germinated to growth within the human spirit. 39 It is the plow of God harrowing our spirit, fertilizing, germinating, and watering it with His very own life. His life in ours becomes ours. 40

Jesus said, "Ye also ought to wash one another's feet." 41 These words have the greatest significance for the Church because by obeying this command, Christ's entire body is supplied with divine life, which sustains them as living members of Christ so they might manifest Christ throughout the world. The Spirit of God is dispensed into us by this anointing so we might, through Him, dispense that same Spirit into others. These are just a few ways in which the Spirit of Christ works in each member.

The triune God keeps the entire body of Christ functioning properly on earth through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the crowning glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. We must absolutely know that we have the baptism in the Holy Spirit if our desire is to live the true Christian life. Jesus needed it, so how much more must we need it? A The baptism of the Holy Spirit is something more than being born again, which we receive at our regeneration. 42 It is the personal presence of the entire Godhead which gives us the continuous power to minister. He abides in our hearts and our spirits in the power of His glorified, exalted nature. We need Him to minister His life through us in this baptism of the Holy Spirit for every victory, as He is exalted above every enemy. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the life of Christ Jesus with the Father. It liberates us from the law of sin and death in our flesh, but certainly not from the moral law of God. 43 He brings us into a genuine experience of Him giving us liberty from committing all sin through His power, which is both in us and upon us. 44 "Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you." 45

It is through the wisdom and power of God, which fills us with boldness in the presence of every danger, that we gain victory over the world and over every enemy in it. 46 It is the fulfillment of what God meant in His promise, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them." 47 "Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you." 48

The world and all its works are vanity and vexation of spirit. 49 Those in the world are not obedient to Him. 50 In this world we need Christ, who is God Himself, 51 to elevate us unto Christ's stature. We who are saved are the counter part of Christ, His bride. 52 Jesus said, "He that believeth on Me...out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." 53 In order for this to happen, we must have living faith in Christ dwelling within us, as well as a desire to accomplish His purpose, which is the acquisition of His bride. When we have the faith to solicit His bride for Him, He who is the living water will abundantly and freely flow in us and through us to others. 54

Faith is the instinct of our new nature, which recognizes and receives its divine food and drink. 55 As King Solomon said, "that which is wanting cannot be numbered [in the world]." 56 He fills every believer desirous of His constant fellowship with the Spirit. 57 He gives the baptism of the Holy Spirit to everyone who clings to Him in love, which is the keeping of God's commandments. 58 This is the same as the foot wash.

Because we are blended with God and are joined to Him as one in marriage, we are one Spirit, as First Corinthians 6:17 states: "He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit." We must know what the Church is and what the cohesive power is that makes the Church one body, the body of Christ. 59 It is absolutely essential that we understand how Christ needed the baptism of the Holy Spirit, how Christ was prepared to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and how Christ yielded unto the baptism of the Holy Spirit as each member of the body must. 60

When we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we become fully able to do the things which the Lord has commanded those of us in the ministry to do, including spiritually washing one another's feet. 61 Jesus said, a person who says he loves all of Him, His head and His body, the leader and His followers, but does not choose to keep His commandments "is a liar, and the truth is not in him." 62

Therefore, Christ warns the portion of His body which has become lukewarm to "Repent, and do the first works." 63 This means not only to obey that which Christ taught in His human ministry, but also to obey the things that He taught by the Spirit from Heaven in His heavenly ministry while ministering to and through His followers, which are His body and His bride here on earth.

Christ symbolically demonstrated the spiritual foot wash by girding Himself with a towel, taking a basin, and washing His disciples' feet. 64 Peter told Jesus, "Thou shalt never wash my feet. [What Peter was foolishly saying was, Thou shalt never lift me up. Thou shalt not continuously keep me in Thy life. Thou shalt never strengthen me, never cleanse me, never refresh me, and never lift me up when I am weary. Thou shalt never pour Yourself with the Father by the Holy Spirit in me as the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is to be Your life and ministering power within me]." Jesus, who is the living water, answered him, "If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head." 65

One may think that washing one another's feet is Christ's most minor commandment for us. If it were (but of course it is not, it is rated with the greatest commandment), we also must remember the scriptures, "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much." 66 Also, he that is faithful in the least will be made ruler over much. 67 We must be very faithful to guard that which we already have in Christ as well as that which we know of the Holy Spirit's workings in us and through us. 68 We also must regard ourselves with deep reverence as God's holy temple. 69 We must be exceedingly sensitive to the slightest inspiration of God's Spirit in us. 70 His Word confirms that which the Spirit teaches. No teaching by a spirit is acceptable without the authority of scriptural confirmation.

The Spirit inspires us to lift one another up. 71 His Word confirms, "Ye also ought to wash one another's feet." 72 If we are thankful for the mercy that we have been given by Christ who saved us, we will allow Him to wash us as He washes others through us. This is allowing Christ to use us as His bride to sow His mercy. In return for that mercy shown to us, we must allow Christ to minister that mercy to others through us, washing one another's feet. 73 The mercy we sow today will be the mercy that we reap both tomorrow and at judgment. 74 "Mercy rejoiceth against judgment." 75 "Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not." 76

If we hide the gospel from the world and from our brethren, not imparting that life, which was freely given to us unto others by spiritually washing their feet, we hide the gospel, which is Christ's life within us, and we do not perform our ministry, which is Christ washing us and washing others through us. 77 Christ's life is then hid from those who are lost. 78 If we hide the only gospel of life, we become the same as "the god of this world [the devil who] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not [that the world may not have the Spirit or the life of Christ in them], lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." 79 Therefore, being earthen vessels, 80 we must humble ourselves as Christ did when He showed us we were to wash one another's feet. 81 We must allow Him to do it to us and through us unto others. If we let Him do this, then we, though "troubled on every side, [are] not distressed [because we are continuously washed by the river of life from Heaven while He washes others through us, dispensing that same river from us to them by Him with the Father by the Spirit in us. It is only then that we realize the true meaning and the true growth in Christ's life in us, enabling us to see those things reaped for Christ towards the fulfillment of His purpose. The more that we are anointed by this heavenly Spirit, the more we receive the very essence of the life of Christ in us. In this way we may dispense the fullness of the Godhead's true life and strength. This will bring others to Him as His bride, just as we have been quickened and strengthened by Him as members of His body and His bride]; we [can be] perplexed, but not in despair [because He washes us as He washes others through us 82]; [we can be] Persecuted, but not forsaken [because He washes us as He washes others through us]; [we can be] cast down, but not destroyed [because He washes us as He washes others through us]; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus [which means forsaking our will and life for His], that the life also of Jesus [having His way in us] might be made manifest in our body [by the Spirit]. For we which live [have eternal life] are alway delivered unto death [the death of our own will] for Jesus' sake [for His body, His bride], that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest [to the rest of the Church and to the world] in our mortal flesh." 83 This is the true meaning of washing one another's feet.

The world is filled with Satan's diabolical powers. 84 These powers will attempt to defile everything in their path, even deceiving the very elect, if possible. 85 That possibility would become a reality if we were not in the Spirit, washing one another's feet and lifting one another up. Jesus asked His disciples to stay up with Him the night before His crucifixion for fellowship to spiritually wash His feet. They didn't because they were not baptized with the Holy Spirit until the day of Pentecost. 86

At another time in Christ's ministry, He was refreshed by the Father sending the spirits of Elijah and Moses to Him. 87 In First Corinthians 16:17-18, the brethren refreshed Paul. Christ in these brethren spiritually lifted him up, spiritually washed his feet because they were filled with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. If we are not baptized in the Holy Spirit, we cannot obey Christ's commands because "ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you." 88 Without the Holy Spirit, we have no power to minister the Spirit. 89 If we will not allow Him to live His life in us, we will not win souls, we will not endure, and we will not be members of Christ's body. 90 Therefore, we shall not spend eternity in Heaven. We would not be clean, 91 and others could not be cleansed by Christ ministering through us unto them. Christ did not send us out of the world but into it, but only with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. 92 "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." 93 He commanded us to not be of the world but rather to be spotless and without blemish in it, meaning without sin. 94 In order to do this, we must first be born again of the Spirit, then baptized in the Holy Spirit. Then Christ in us may wash us, and through us may wash the feet of others in His body, as well as win the lost.

The devil is behind the scenes in every subtle way, calling the shots for the destruction of every soul, including the very elect of God, if possible. 95 The Word tells us that the Lord not only lives in our spirit, but in our body as well. 96 Our body is the dwelling place of God. Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Christ's home. 97 If we are going to have the church life, we must obediently present our physical bodies wholly to the Lord for His service. 98 We are to be His servants, not He ours. But the Spirit ministers God's life unto us, keeping us spiritually strong in return for our obedience to minister the Spirit. 99

You may state that you love the Lord with your heart and serve the Lord in your spirit. However, your body must be in union with Him as well. 100 We cannot say that we love the Lord and at the same time be away from the ministering by the Spirit of God's life, which is Christ in the Church, His bride, His body. 101 Our bodies must be solely for Christ's body so that Christ can be for our bodies. 102 Our bodies must never promote the flesh or the world. 103 Our bodies must only promote the Lord's body so that we might be His expression to the world as well as to the angels. 104

Christ stated that the Father was always with Him. 105 "And He that sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him." 106 The words that He spoke were not His own, but were from the Father Himself. 107

Because He ascended into Heaven, He was exalted. Since the day of Pentecost, He has been able to pour Himself with the Father by the Spirit into all of His disciples. 108 He will continue until the last member of the Church has been saved. 109 Every born again Christian must have this outpouring upon them in order to be a member of His Church. This means we must be baptized to one body, His body, the Church. 110 We then become joined to Him who is our head, our leader, so that we may receive His instructional authority and carry out His divine work. 111

The words "living water" are symbolic of the Holy Spirit who Christ now is. 112 After Christ resurrected, ascended, and was exalted, He began pouring Himself upon and into every member of His body, authorizing them, joining them together, and molding them into one body, according to His image and likeness. 113 This one body is God's realm. His governmental order amidst today's new world disorder was prophesied by Christ as well as by many of the prophets. 114 We must remember that the realms of Heaven and earth were both created by God and belong to God. 115

Although Christ, who is the head of all things, is the authority and the order of the entire universe, He needs a body to live in so that He may execute His orders in that body. 116 Therefore, He who is the head, our leader, as well as Himself by the Spirit with the Father in our bodies, is both the authority and the Godly order within today's new world disorder. 117 He is the true dictator and administrator of the entire universe's order. All the members of His body have the same authority as the head. This is because it is He with the Father in every member of His body. 118 Every member of this body is part of His universal, united self with His Father and His government. Because we, as born again Christians, are all joined to Him by the Spirit of the entire Godhead, we have His power, authority, and comfort. 119 We retain that power, authority, and comfort by the foot wash. Every part of the universe must pay due respect unto us as Christ's body because of the Godhead dwelling within us. 120 The devil and other fallen ones must fear us as the resurrected, alive, indestructible, and invincible Christ. The Lord has given us His "power [of Himself by the Spirit] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy." 121

Most churches have doctrines contrary to the Bible. 122 Many churches have split because of doctrinal differences. Many churches and television evangelists have fallen away from God because of a false doctrine commonly known as "eternal security," which simply means once saved, always saved. They believe it means they can continue sinning, after having been cleansed by the blood of Jesus, and still get into Heaven, the place wherein no sin or sinner, whether heathen or professing Christian, can enter. 123 We who are the body of Christ know this doctrine to be false and damning. 124 We need to allow the Christ in us to wash these false doctrines away. They need a thorough foot wash in the Spirit. They need the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit giving them the life of God, God's strength.

True doctrine comes by walking in the Spirit. Walking in the Spirit is true education. Those who have stumbled and fallen by their ignorant acceptance of such folly, as believing you can sin willingly and knowingly yet remain members of Christ's body, with the authority to enter Heaven, must repent, receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, then continue in His power. Their "form of godliness," without the power of God and the life in them, is not salvation. 125

We are not to stomp these poor creatures down into the pit any further than Satan already has stomped them. We need to allow the power of the Holy Spirit, which has been baptized into us from Christ's throne in Heaven, to minister to them and pull them into the heavenly, powerful, spiritual realm, His body, with us. We not only need to help them stay in Christ's body, but also need to let Christ through us continuously anoint them with the Spirit, the foot wash, so they might continue in His body. 126 The Lord came into the world to save the entire world full of sinners, not to condone preachers who preach those who have been saved back into the world and into a life of sin. 127 We are to tread over these satanic doctrines and scorpions, symbolic of evil men, by the Spirit. 128 Therefore, Christ, through us, is able to keep the other members of the body strong and useful by ministering the Spirit to them, doing His work in the world through us, into them, and through them unto others. 129

These truths are beyond the comprehension of natural men's minds. It is no wonder that so many have fallen away and become part of one of the final end-time prophecies, which states, "That day [of the Lord's coming] shall not come, except there come a falling away first." 130 This is because these truths have not been received into their hearts or their spirits. Hence, the work of the Lord has not been done at all in them. The Word of God states that those who fell away were members of the Church, the body of Christ, showing that there certainly is no such thing as eternal security. 131

It is one of the signs of the new covenant that every member of the body can walk in perfect, personal, sinless communion with God. 132 We know by the Holy Spirit exactly the way each member should be lifted up, for Christ has told us, "When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me ['shall teach you ALL THINGS']." 133 Again, the Word of God confirms everything that the Spirit of God teaches us. It is Christ Himself who is conveyed into us by the Holy Spirit. 134 Christ who is the fullness of the Godhead bodily and the Spirit of truth makes His entrance into us by anointing the entire Godhead into our spirits in baptism. 135 This is why He that is in us is more powerful than he that is in the world. 136

Only when we are all one body can we be used effectively by God. Through this living, perfect way of God, the kingdom of Heaven is quickly established on earth. The Lord God stated that He would do a short work in the last days. "For He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth." 137

The Apostle Paul stated, "Unto the church of God which is at Corinth...with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord." 138 He is instructing the entire Church, the whole body, to call upon the Lord as it first did on the day of Pentecost when it was first cemented together as one body with a mere one hundred twenty members. This was when they received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. 139 The baptism of the Holy Spirit is how the Church became one body and how it continues to grow into one larger every day.

Christ forgave and pardoned our sins so that we would be sinless vessels fit for Him to work in. 140 However, we must be only one body, which is "Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all [those who are saved, born again of the Spirit]." 141

This mutual faith must be universally accepted in the entire body of Christ. All of God's truth must be received into our heart, and into our spirit, not into our minds. Our minds are filled with opinions, thoughts, schemes, plans, perversions, accusations, doubts, fears, and the world. Faith must lodge in our spirits so that we eventually may be fully matured in Christ. 142 Romans 8:9 states, "Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His." We know that we are of Christ because the Spirit of Christ is in us, that is, in our spirits, and in our bodies. Christ is sown into our spirit with the Father by His Spirit, not in our minds. Our mind must be replaced with the mind of Christ. 143 This Spirit of Christ in us is the very Spirit of God as the Spirit of life. We must not live according to our mind, but according to the faith in Christ that is sown into our spirit. 144

Many times people hear the Word of God and believe the message they've heard in their spirits. However, they may later begin thinking about it in their mind. The human mind is not able to comprehend spiritual things. 145 What they are doing is turning off the faith they received in their spirits by Christ and turning on the weak channel of "their mind." They began doubting in their mind as to what their spirits had heard and believed of God's Word.

Satan converted Eve this way, turning her away from the faith in God that she once possessed in her spirit by convincing her to believe in her mind the lies he was telling her. 146 Satan sowed doubt in her mind concerning God, His true nature, and His true Word. 147 Don't let anyone deceive you. Christ's true nature does allow doubters to go to Hell. Jesus said, "He that believeth not [having no faith in their spirits] shall be damned." 148 Eve began doubting by rationalizing the devil's accusations in her mind and subsequently began questioning God's integrity, His Word. She began believing Satan in her mind and doubting God in her mind, then her heart. Faith in Christ is received into our spirits, our hearts. 149 When we receive God's truth in our spirits, which are in the hearts of our bodies, we are able to believe and to have eternal life. 150 Prayers must be prayed from our spirits from within our hearts where our faith lives, in order for them to reach God. 151 God hears the cry of those who pray with the spirit and have true understanding, the mind of Christ. 152

God never refuses His Son who, when entering us because of our faith with the Father by the Holy Spirit, cries "Abba" to the Father. 153 By Christ's entering us, we become one with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 154 He blends Himself into our spirits by this anointing. We are earthen vessels with Christ and the Father in us by the Spirit. 155 Christ, who is God and man combined was a vessel who was filled up with God. 156 He ascended into Heaven along with the spirit and body of man, all blended with the Spirit of God. He was the first of the new creation, the New Jerusalem, the new, heavenly kingdom. 157 He was the first of a new race, a nation of men and women who are vessels filled with God. 158 Before we can enter the kingdom of Heaven, we must become vessels filled with God through Christ with the Father by the Spirit, that is, with the exception of those such as babies or children who have not yet reached the age of accountability. 159 They go to Heaven as well. God incarnate, alive for evermore from the dead, He who has ascended and is exalted, is poured into us if we, by faith, receive Him and all that He commands. 160 These things cannot happen unless we wash one another's feet.

When we become one with Him we can, with the Spirit of the entire Godhead, call upon the Father through the Spirit of Christ in us. 161 The Father recognizes His only begotten Son's voice calling unto Him from within our spirits in our bodies. He then answers us (Him), showing us (Him) great and mighty things. 162 We, the members of His body, reap all of the Lord's benefits because of our union with Him by our obedience to Him seen in our washing one another's feet. 163 "We are His witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey Him." 164

The Lord's entire purpose is to unite His Spirit in a heavenly marriage with ours so that we might be one with Him, members of a body made up by Christ. 165 In this way all the sons of God can enjoy His fellowship with the fullness of all that He is and has. Some people may say that they are not ready to give up their vain life in order to receive the eternal life of Christ. God's Word answers this foolish retort in these words: "Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." 166

Jesus tells us that our flesh is weak. It is. 167 This is why God is ready to impart the totality of every element of Christ's power, as well as Himself, into our spirit. This gives us the overwhelming power of God, His very strength to keep our body's weaknesses under subjection. He is willing to continuously give us His power as well as grow within us, bringing us even more of His power to overcome all obstacles by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

If your desire is to have eternal life and be one with the entire Godhead so that you might become both more than an overcomer in this world and live forever in the heavenly world to come, then say this prayer:

Prayer

My Lord and my God, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. 2 I believe that He died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. 3 I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit 4 and that He sits on the right hand of God at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart, Lord Jesus. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that You shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 You will not turn me away, Lord Jesus, You will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because Your Word, the Bible says so. 8 Your Word says that You will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that You have heard me, and I know that You have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as You command and sin no more. 11

You've just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up the cross daily for the purpose of mortifying yourself, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of Christ.

Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of Christ. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, then submit yourself and do what the Word says, so that the Church and the world may see evidence of your submission to God's Word, His order, and His authority in and by you.

Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.

Pastor Tony Alamo


Our church receives much mail with thousands of requests for Bibles and literature. Much of our literature is printed in Hebrew, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Albanian, Serbian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali, and Arabic. Pastor Alamo’s ninety-one page book, The Messiah, is currently available in Hebrew, English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Korean, Greek, Arabic, Japanese, and Telugu. Distributors for Alamo literature are on the increase every day throughout the world.


Pastor Tony Alamo’s Radio broadcasts can be heard everywhere in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world.

To receive information of the Radio Station in your area where Pastor Alamo can be heard, e-mail us at: info[at]alamoministries.com or fax 479-782-7406. Explore Pastor Tony Alamo’s website, www.alamoministries.com or listen to his messages at wmqm1600.com.

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Tony Alamo, World Pastor

Tony Alamo Christian Ministries Worldwide
P. O. Box 6467
Texarkana, Texas 75505

Twenty-four hour prayer and information line: (479) 782-7370 / FAX (479) 782-7406

www.alamoministries.com


Tony Alamo Christian Ministries provides a place to live with all the things necessary for life to all those who truly want serve the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Services held every evening at 8 P.M. and Sunday at 3 P.M. and 8 P.M. at the following locations:
13136 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country, California 91390, 4401 Windsor Dr., Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904
Services are also held in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and fifteen minutes south of Texarkana, Arkansas. Call for locations.

MEALS SERVED AFTER EACH SERVICE

Free transportation to and from services provided at the following locations:
5th and Broadway, Los Angeles, California daily at 5:30 P.M. Sundays at 12:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M.
Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave., Hollywood, California, daily at 6:30 P.M., Sundays at 1:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M.

Ask for Pastor Alamo’s book, The Messiah, showing Christ from the Old Testament revealed in over three hundred thirty-three prophecies.
Taped messages are available as well.

CHRIST, THE WORD OF GOD, IS THE ONLY WAY, TRUTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE. 12 PASTOR ALAMO IS INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FOR USING THE WORD OF GOD ONLY TO PRESENT IT. THIS LITERATURE CARRIES THAT TRUE PLAN OF SALVATION. 13 DO NOT THROW IT AWAY, PASS IT ON TO ANOTHER.

Those of you who are in other countries, we encourage you to translate this literature into your native language
If you do reprint, please include this copyright and registration:

© Copyright April, 1998 All rights reserved
World Pastor Tony Alamo ® Registered April, 1998

The Tony Alamo Christian Ministries Worldwide is a division of Music Square Church, Inc.


"The Spritual Foot Wash " Footnotes: return to top

1. Psa. 57:2, Matt. 19:26, Mark 10:27 return

2. I Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19-20, II Cor. 6:16 return

3. Acts 2:46-47, 20:28, I Cor. 1:2, Eph. 5:25-30, Col. 1:18-23, 2:19 return

4. Rom. 12:4-5, I Cor. 10:17, 12:12-14 return

5. Eccl. 4:1 return

6. John 14:15-21, 26-28, 15:26, 16:7-16 return

7. John 14:17-21, Acts 9:31, II Cor. 1:3-4, 6:16 return

8. Acts 2:1-4 return

9. II Cor. 4:16, Titus 3:5 return

10. John 13:14, I Cor. 4:16 return

11. Matt. 4:24, 8:16, 28-32, 10:7-8, John 15:2, 5, Rom. 12:5-8, 14:19, 15:5, 16, II Cor. 8:4, 12:4-11, Eph. 6:18, I Thes. 5:11-14, Heb. 3:13, 10:24-25, Jas. 5:16 return

12. I Cor. 14:3, II Cor. 1:3-4, 7:13 return

13. Rom. 12:5-16, I Cor. 12:4-11, 28 return

14. John 16:7 return

15. I Cor. 1:24, 30 return

16. Gen. 1:26, Psa. 104:24, 136:5-9, Prov. 3:19-20, Jer. 10:12, 51:15 return

17. II Chron. 20:6, 25:8, Neh. 1:10, Psa. 66:3-7, Jer. 27:5, 32:17, I Cor. 6:14, II Cor. 13:4, Eph. 1:19-20, Heb. 1:3, Rev. 11:17 return

18. Rom. 6:13, 7:4, Eph. 3:6-7 return

19. Eph. 1:22-23, 5:23 return

20. John 10:27, Eph. 2:10, Jas. 2:17-18, 26, I John 2:4, Rev. 20:12 return

21. Luke 10:1-2, John 14:12, 15:16, 17:18, 21-23, I Cor. 3:9, II Cor. 6:1 return

22. Matt. 24:6, 12, Mark 13:7, Luke 21:9, II Thes. 2:3-4, II Tim. 3:1-5, 4:3-4, Rev. 12:9, 17:12-13, 20:4 return

23. Matt. 19:17, John 14:15-21, 15:10, 14, Acts 5:32, Heb. 5:9 return

24. John 15:5, Acts 5:32 return

25. Josh. 23:10, John 15:5, Rom. 8:31, 37, II Cor. 3:5, Eph. 6:10-18, I Pet. 1:13-17 return

26. John 15:5, I John 2:18-19, 22-23, 4:3, II John 1:7 return

27. Rom. 1:28-32, 12:1-2, II Cor. 6:14-18, Jas. 3:14-15 return

28. Jude 12-13, Rev. 21:8 return

29. John 14:12 return

30. Matt. 3:10, 13:3-8, 18-23, 22:2-14, John 15:6, Rev. 21:7-8 return

31. Psa. 27:14, Prov. 2:6-8, Matt. 7:11 return

32. Jas. 2:18, Matt. 9:38, 11:29, 20:1-7, 25:14-30, 28:19-20, John 9:4, 14:23, 15:2, 5-8, Jer. 18:6, Rom. 9:23, I Cor. 3:16, 6:19-20, 15:5, II Cor. 4:7, 5:10-11, 6:16, II Cor. 13:5, II Tim. 2:19-21, Heb. 11:40, Rev. 3:15-16, 20, 22:12 return

33. Jas. 2:20, 26 return

34. Jas. 2:19 return

35. Matt. 15:1-9, 21:43-45, Luke 11:23, 42, I John 2:3-5 return

36. Isa. 1:13-15, Hos. 4:6, Amos 5:20-23, John 8:23, II Tim. 3:2-5, II Thes. 2:8-12, Heb. 12:16-17, I John 2:18-19, Jude 11-13, 19 return

37. Matt. 4:8-10, II Cor. 11:13-15, II Thes. 2:3-4 return

38. Rom. 8:9-17, Gal. 4:3-7 return

39. Rom. 6:13, 19, Eph. 4:10-16 return

40. John 17:20-23, I John 4:9 return

41. John 13:14 return

A. Heb. 1:9 return

42. Luke 3:22 return

43. Rom. 8:2 return

44. Rom. 8:37, I John 4:4 return

45. Acts 1:8 return

46. Eccl. 7:12, I Cor. 1:24, 2:4-5, II Cor. 4:7, 13:4 return

47. II Cor. 6:16 return

48. Rom. 8:9 return

49. Eccl. 1:14, 2:11, 17 return

50. Rom. 1:18-32, 10:21, II Tim. 3:1-7, Titus 1:16 return

51. John 8:25-27, 14:9-11, 10:30, Col. 2:9-10, I John 5:7 return

52. Eph. 5:25-32, Rev. 19:7-8, 21:2, 9-27 return

53. John 7:38 return

54. John 7:38, I Pet. 4:10 return

55. John 7:37-39, I Cor. 12:13 return

56. Eccl. 1:15 return

57. Luke 11:13, Gal. 3:14 return

58. John 14:15-16, 21, Acts 2:17-18, Rev. 14:4-5 return

59. Psa. 118:22, Matt, 1:23, 21:42-44, I Cor. 12:4-14, Eph. 2:19-22, I Pet. 2:4-8 return

60. Mark 1:9-13, Luke 4:1, 14, John 3:5, 34, Acts 10:38 return

61. Rom. 12:4-8, I Cor. 12:7-13, 28 return

62. I John 2:4 return

63. Rev. 2:5 return

64. John 13:4-5 return

65. John 13:8-9 return

66. Luke 16:10 return

67. Matt. 25:21, 23 return

68. I Thes. 5:21, II Tim. 1:14, Heb. 4:14, 10:22-23, Rev. 2:25 return

69. I Cor. 3:16-17, II Cor. 6:16 return

70. John 4:24, 16:13, Rom. 8:4-5, 14, Gal. 5:25 return

71. Rom. 12:10, 13-17, 14:19, 15:5, 14, I Cor. 12:25-26, Gal. 5:13-14, 6:2, I Thes. 4:14-18, 5:11-14, Heb. 3:13, 10:24-25 return

72. John 13:14 return

73. Rom. 11:31, Eph. 4:1-3, Col. 3:16, Jas. 5:16, I Pet. 1:22, 3:8, 4:9-11, I John 4:11-12 return

74. Hos. 10:12 return

75. Jas. 2:13 return

76. II Cor. 4:1 return

77. Matt. 5:13-16, Luke 19:12-23 return

78. Neh. 9:20, Prov. 24:11-12, II Cor. 4:3 return

79. II Cor. 4:4, Job 17:4 return

80. II Cor. 4:6-7 return

81. John 13:14-17 return

82. Prov. 11:25 return

83. II Cor. 4:8-11 return

84. Eph. 6:11-12, I John 5:19 return

85. Matt. 24:24 return

86. Matt. 26:38-45, Acts 2:1-4 return

87. Matt. 17:1-3 return

88. Acts 1:8 return

89. John 3:27, 6:44, 63, 9:33, 15:5, Rom. 8:10, II Cor. 3:6, Gal. 6:8 return

90. John 15:6 return

91. Rom. 6:13, 16-19 return

92. Acts 2:1-4 return

93. Mark 16:15, John 17:15-18 return

94. Rom. 12:2, Eph. 5:26-27, II Pet. 3:14, Jas. 1:27, I John 2:15 return

95. Matt. 24:24, II Cor. 4:4, 11:3-15, I Pet. 5:8, Rev. 12:9 return

96. John 14:16-17, I Cor. 6:13, 15, 17, 19-20 return

97. I Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19, II Cor. 6:16 return

98. Rom. 12:1, Eph. 5:25-30 return

99. Acts 5:32 return

100. John 15:4-7, I John 2:27-28 return

101. Heb. 10:24-25 return

102. Rom. 8:13, 12:1, I Cor. 1:2, 6:11, 15, II Tim. 2:21, Heb. 2:11, 10:9-10 return

103. Rom.12:2, I Cor. 1:20, 27-29 return

104. I Cor. 1:31, IICor. 4:5, Gal. 6:14 return

105. John 8:29, 11:42 return

106. John 8:29 return

107. John 3:34, 14:10 return

108. John 16:7 return

109. Matt. 5:18, John 17:23 return

110. Gal. 3:27-28, I Cor. 10:17, 12:12-14 return

111. Rom. 8:14-18, I Cor. 2:12-13, 16, Eph. 4:14-16, 5:23, Titus 2:12-15, I Thes. 2:11-13, Rev. 17:14 return

112. John 4:7-14, 7:37-38, Jer. 2:13, 17:13 return

113. Acts 2:1-18, 38-39 return

114. Dan. 7:19-27, Matt. 24:15-24, Rev. chap. 13, 17 return

115. Gen. 1:1, 6-10, Psa. 24:1, 89:11, 50:12, Col. 1:16-20 return

116. John 15:16, Eph. 4:15-16 return

117. Eph. 1:20-23, Heb. 2:6-8 return

118. John 14:12-14, 16:23, Eph. 2:5-8, 17-22 return

119. Matt. 10:1, 28:18-20, John 14:16-21 return

120. Psa. 69:34, Isa. 44:23 return

121. Luke 10:19 return

122. Matt. 24:11-12, II Tim. 4:2-5, Titus 1:13-16, II Pet. 2:1, I John 4:1 return

123. John 15:16, Heb. 6:4-8, 10:26-29, II Pet. 2:20-21 return

124. I Tim. 4:1-2, II Tim. 4:3-4, Heb. 13:9 return

125. II Tim. 3:5 return

126. Acts 20:28, 35, II Cor. 1:21, I Pet. 5:2-3, I John 2:27 return

127. John 3:17, 5:14, 8:11, 34-36, II Cor. 6:17-18 return

128. Luke 10:19 return

129. Eph. 2:10, Heb. 3:13 return

130. II Thes. 2:3 return

131. Rom. 6:22-23, 11:21-22, I Cor. 10:1-12, Eph. 5:5, Col. 1:23, II Thes. 1:8-9, Heb. 3:12, 6:4-6, 10:26-27, 38-39, I Pet. 4:17, II Pet. 2:1 return

132. Matt. 5:48, John 17:23, Rom. 6:22, 8:1, Eph. 4:23-24, Col. 1:21-23 return

133. John 14:26, 15:26 return

134. John 14:23 return

135. Col. 2:9 return

136. I John 4:4, Rev. 11:16-17 return

137. Rom. 9:28 return

138. I Cor. 1:2 return

139. Acts 1:14-15, 2:1-4 return

140. Eph. 2:10, I Tim. 6:18 return

141. Eph. 4:3-6 return

142. Eph. 3:16-17, Col. 1:21-23 return

143. Rom. 15:6, I Cor. 2:16, Phlp. 2:5, I Pet. 4:1 return

144. Hab. 2:4, Rom. 1:17, II Cor. 1:24, 5:7, Gal. 3:11, Heb. 10:38-39 return

145. Rom. 8:7 return

146. Gen. 3:1-6 return

147. Gen. 3:4-5 return

148. Mark 16:16 return

149. Acts 15:9, Eph. 3:17, Heb. 10:22 return

150. Acts 26:18, Rom. 3:24-26, 5:1, II Tim. 3:15, I Pet. 1:9 return

151. Psa. 119:2, Jer. 29:13-14, Matt. 9:22, 29, 17:20, 21:21-22, Mark 11:23, Acts 3:16, Jas. 5:15 return

152. Deut. 4:29, I Sam. 12:24, Psa. 22:26, 119:2, Jer. 29:12-13, John 4:23-24, Rom. 1:9, 7:6, 8:1, I Cor. 14:15, II Cor. 5:12, Jude 20-21 return

153. Matt. 18:19, John 14:13-14, 15:16, 16:23-27, Rom. 8:15-16, Gal. 4:6, I John 3:22-24 return

154. John 17:11, 21-23 return

155. II Cor. 4:6-7 return

156. Rom. 8:3, I Tim. 3:16, I Pet. 3:18 return

157. Rev. 1:5 return

158. I Pet. 2:9-10 return

159. Rom. 4:15, 8:9-14, I John 2:24-25, 5:11-12 return

160. Rev. 1:18 return

161. John 15:16, 16:23, Col. 2:9-10 return

162. Jer. 33:3 return

163. Rom. 8:16-17 return

164. Acts 5:32 return

165. John 17:20-23, 26, Rom. 12:5, I Cor. 12:13 return

166. II Cor. 6:2 return

167. Matt. 26:41, Mark 14:38, John 6:63 return


"Prayer" Footnotes: return to top

1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return

2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return

3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return

4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return

5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return

6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return

7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return

8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return

9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return

10. Heb. 11:6 return

11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return

12. John 14:6 return

13. Acts 4:12 return

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