Tony Alamo

God gave me a vision regarding lusts. This vision began as if I were looking at a motion picture screen, although I could not see a screen. It was as though I were a person actually standing in the scene in a room. The room was like a very old hospital room or a room in some very old institution. There was an old hospital or jail-type cot made of what looked like iron pipe which had been painted white. The paint had been worn off in spots because the cot had not been painted for a long time. The cot had an old, thin, faded, striped jailhouse-type mattress on it. There was a wire cord with a socket, a bare light bulb hanging from the middle of the ceiling, with a string along the cord to turn the light on and off. This room was the gloomiest, forlorn, most bare room I had ever seen.

The vision then turned to the door of the room, which began opening very slowly. Suddenly a very old man appeared, coming through the door very slowly. He was stooped over and very weak-looking from extreme old age. He was so weak he could barely move his feet. The vision widened a little and I saw a slightly overweight, pretty blond nurse helping the old man shuffle slowly into the room. The nurse smiled in my direction. Her smile was contagious. I smiled a friendly smile back at her. She was wearing a nurse’s uniform with a traditional nurse’s hat. The old man was fairly short, very bony, and bent from age. He was the weakest, most emaciated-looking person I have ever seen in my entire life. He wore a white tank top and a gray pair of baggy sweatpants. His hair was white, and he didn’t have much of it except on the back and the sides of his head. The hair on the back of his head was a little bit too long.

The nurse walked him across the room to the cot, which seemed to take forever. This vision seemed to be pointless, and yet it fascinated me to watch it. I started wondering why all this time was being given to an old man walking across an old room. The old man sat on the side of the cot, and because he was totally exhausted, his arms hung down between his legs. His head was bowed down towards the floor because he was so worn out. All of a sudden, his head raised up slowly and his eyes fixed right on mine. His face pinched together, his nose wrinkled, and his teeth clenched at me as though he were exceedingly evil and terribly angry at me. When he did this, two powerful magnetic beams like spirits came out of his eyes and into mine. These beams caught me with the most powerful, magnetic, evil spiritual force that I have ever seen or felt in my life, and they were pulling me into his eyes. It is the same deceptive, strong force that traps everyone who has been caught by this seemingly harmless old serpent, the devil.1 It begins in some with a gradual fascination with the old man, with any sinfulness such as pornography or with any other lusts from which the Lord commands people to abstain. It is written, “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 2 “Flee fornication.”3 “Flee from idolatry.”4 “Flee also youthful lusts.”5“Neither give place to the devil.”6 “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”7 “Whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.”8 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?”9 “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established [in the Word of God, which is Christ]. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.”10

The strength of the satanic power from this old man’s eyes was a tremendous surprise to me because he looked so utterly weak, almost dead. His face was very evil. I know now this was the devil himself “which deceiveth the whole world.”11 When my eyes were locked into his beams, my spirit was pulled into his. Then this old man’s head with its clenched teeth, wrinkled nose, and squinted eyes started shaking up and down. This made his satanic power seem more fearfully strong.

I then saw a shadow or silhouette of myself with my arms and legs spread out. I was spinning in a spiritual whirlpool downward into darkness. The only things I could see were my silhouette and thin, white spiral lines against the blackness of the circle of the round, bottomless pit where I kept spinning downward. While I was whirling downward, I saw shadowy figures. They were not clear but were more like the shadows and impulses of every lewd vice ever performed in the world. I saw lighted cigarettes, cigars, wine, champagne, martini and cocktail glasses, all forms of gambling, and wicked entertainment. There was foul, evil, ungodly wickedness of every type. Every vice was present and dimly seen, and spiraling down to the bottomless pit was in itself Hell. The Holy Spirit showed me how this vision was much like the one He showed the prophet Ezekiel which is recorded in the eighth chapter of the book of Ezekiel and the vision to the Apostle John in the New Testament regarding the deficiencies of the churches in the last of the seven church ages.

In the third chapter of the book of Revelation, the Lord speaks of the church of the Laodiceans.12 This represents the church today, the seventh and last of the church ages, the age that we presently live in, an age where Christians are unwilling to bear the cross by Christ in them. They are neither cold nor hot, but are lukewarm against sin, Satan, and the perversions of the world.13 Many of them are taking part in them. The Lord warns them they had better immediately become red hot against sin, Satan, and the evils of this world.14 They must start living the cross life with Christ. They must have Christ in them, for He alone is holy and strong.15 He is our purity and strength. They must buy of the gold of Christ tried in the fire, so that they may be spiritually rich in faith and godly deeds.16 They then may be dressed in white raiment, separated from the world, and the shame of their nakedness of any godly, spiritual virtues will not appear to the world or to the Lord Himself.17 His eyes behold us all.18 Anoint thine eyes with eyesalve. Get back into the Bible and live it. Don’t just preach the Bible, but be a doer of the Word.19 As Jesus states, “Anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see [spiritually see the evil of living a half-baked, lukewarm Christian life].”20 Jesus said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”21

I immediately came against all the vile, profane vices I was seeing with the blood of Jesus Christ, the Spirit of the Word of God. Today’s church, the Laodiceans, must do the same. If they do not, Christ states, “I will spue thee out of My mouth.”22 The Word of God, when learned, is the sword of defense used by God’s saints.23 It must be used by the saints with wisdom, knowledge, and zeal.24 In my vision of warning from the Lord, the vices, the spiral, and my image immediately disappeared with my use of God’s sword. It will do the same for you.

I woke up very thankful that this had been only a vision and not my final end. I was also thankful for the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, which takes away the sins of the world.25 I was thankful for the fear that I have of the Lord God, and for the faith I had gained in the Word of God which incorporates the blood of Jesus Christ. Anything satanic will always disappear when God’s powerful sword is put into action against it, even though at times Satan’s beams seem very strong until God’s sword is applied to them. Satan and all his power is like three tiny frog-like spirits26 in comparison to the unmatchable, unlimited power of Almighty God.27

This vision left me with a greater desire to warn every nation, every kindred, and every tongue that we only have power in God’s great power.28 God wants us to know we cannot partake of, look upon, think about, or meditate upon any of today’s ungodly lusts and still enter Heaven.29 The world must learn that any minister who says you can continue in sin after accepting Christ and still be forgiven by Christ is the devil’s minister.30 How could we transmit Christ to others if the sinless Christ is not living in us? How can we give something to others that we ourselves do not possess?

I really thank God for this vital reproof, this warning. You should thank Him as well, because God sent myself and many others both to warn the world of His soon coming and to warn the world to be holy, as He is holy. 31 This is why the Lord requires the death of our old life through His crucifixion and His resurrection.32 His crucifixion, His resurrection, and ascension allow Christ by the Spirit to live in us. 33

The devil’s messengers deliberately twist the scripture recorded in I John chapter one to cause people to believe that they can sin. Instead, this scripture plainly tells us the way to live a sinless life.34 It is told by the Lord in a mysterious, puzzling way. But the solution to this mystery, which is only a mystery to those not deeply acquainted with Christ, is easily explained. The way the epistle is written causes the novice, or professing Christian, to believe there are many contradictions in this epistle. However, God’s Word, the power which holds the universe together35 and gives life to everything that has life,36 can never contradict itself on any subject, and certainly never the subject of living a sinless life. One of the verses which may seem to be contradictory to the novice is: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”37 Many professing Christians believe this verse gives them a license to sin without terrible retribution from God. But chapter 3, verse 9 to the novice seems to contradict this: “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”

If a person professing to be a Christian is not living the cross life and the dove life with Christ’s Holy Spirit alive in them, they cannot reconcile the seeming contradiction of these two scriptures. Those who walk with Christ, bearing the cross moment by moment, find it is simple to understand them.38 First, it is true that we, as humans, were born sinners because of Adam’s sin.39 Since we were born in sin and we have sinned, there is no good thing in us without Christ.40 Those of us who have fully received Christ have renounced our own life.41 We have deemed ourselves worthless, helpless, without life, and without the ability to do any godly work unless we have Christ.42 On the other hand, we have taken Christ into our spirit to live our life, the sinless life of the sinless One.43 The seed He plants in us is sown into us by the spotless Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit that begat Jesus in the womb of Mary.44 It was the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove that came upon Christ at His baptism.45 His dove-like character is that which He seeks to give each of His disciples.46

Before our dove life experience, we are like a plot of ground where the bulbs of beautiful flowers can be planted. They somehow grow out of the dirty soil into beautiful plants. Christ grows up to His fullness by the Holy Spirit in worthless us.47 It is His power, purity, holiness, and strength within us which gives us the ability to not sin any longer.48 Christ, who is the Lily of the Valleys,49 the Bright and Morning Star,50 looks not at all like the dirt in which He (the flower) was sown. The flower itself is not spotted, blemished, or stained by the soil in which it was planted. This is because the flower is an entirely different element than we who are made of the dirt of the ground and originally are of the Adamic nature.51 The flower, Christ, has its own divine nature growing up in us. His powerful Holy Spirit brings us to life in Him,52 raising us out of Adam’s death into His own element of eternal life.53 We in Him, living in the world, are “as the lily among thorns.”54 We are in the world, but “are not of the world.”55 He again states now that we are in union and communion with Him when He says, “Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot [of sin] in thee.”56 The bride of Christ, those who are His disciples, cannot and will not sin because it is Christ within us who is our life, purity, holiness, and strength.57 The Psalmist David lets us know that if anyone so much as regards sin in their heart, God will not hear their prayer.58 Our sinless union and communion with Christ is beautiful, fragrant, and pure.

The key that unlocks the door to this seemingly scriptural puzzle is found both in I John 3:6 and I John 5:18. First, “Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not.”59 Living in Christ is the secret of holiness.60 Holiness can never be our holiness, for only God is holy.61 Therefore, there is nothing recorded in the Word of God regarding our perfection, with the exception of our holiness in Christ which we must possess. It is only the holiness of Christ living within us, and us living within Him, our constant union and communion with Christ Himself.62 Paul states, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”63

As we hold tightly onto Him and receive each moment of every day of our lives from Him, we are as the Apostle Paul, both delivered and kept from sin.64 It is Christ’s life which dwells within us. “For in that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you.”65

We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.”66 This is the same truth told in another way. The only begotten Son of God dwells in us, keeping us safe from the power of sin and the assaults of Satan.67 Christ, who is the Word of God in us, is our entire armor of God.68 Even though the devil often attacks, we are the Lord’s children with a thick wall of spiritual bulletproof glass between us and the vicious wolves and birds of prey. They would break through if they could, but “that wicked one toucheth [us] not.”69 Another verse connected to this spiritual puzzle is, “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”70

Here is the union and communion of the Lord Jesus Christ with the true believer, giving him the source of spiritual life. The Apostle Paul discovered this secret. “Christ in you [us], the hope of glory”71 is the secret of the spiritual puzzle that so few today seem to have found. It was and still is known by the true disciples of Christ. This is the true secret of life in all the fullness of Christ. This is the secret of life eternal, the secret of Christ’s pure, holy, sinless life manifested by His power in us, the secret of Christ’s pure, holy, and sinless life and our life crucified, the secret of the resurrected pure, holy, and sinless life in Christ, and the secret of the pure, holy, and sinless life which dwells within us through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever, Amen. The cross is the entire secret of the whole gospel.72

The last prayer that our Lord ever offered unto His Father for His people is that “I [Myself may be] in them.”73 This was the greatest utterance of Christ in this material world. These last words are the most precious of all. Jesus said unto Philip in the original text, “Start following with Me, and keep on doing so as a habit of life.”74 If you want Christ’s prayer to be fulfilled in you, you must enter into the meaning of this message, never stopping short of the actual experience of Christ living in you, the hope of glory. 75

If you desire to have Christ born in you, and you desire Him to grow into His fullness in you by the working of the Holy Spirit, if you desire to be a true saint who will spend eternity in Heaven with Him, living the pure, holy, sinless life of Christ by Christ’s strength living in you, then come to Christ now. Give your life to Him so that He may give His pure, holy, sinless, and powerful life unto you. Start now by saying this 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

Now that you are saved and forgiven of your sins, raise your hands and praise the Lord. Pray for the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Prayerfully study the Word and pray always for more of the divine nature.76 For instructions on how to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and to receive more of God’s holy nature, ask for our literature or call. For without holiness no man shall see God.77

Now that you are saved it is a commandment to be fully submerged, baptized in water in the name of the Father and in the name of the Son and in the name of the Holy Spirit.78 Follow all of God’s commands and live.79

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

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"The Bottomless Pit" footnotes:

1 Rev. 12:9 return

2 I Thes. 5:22 return

3 I Cor. 6:18 return

4 I Cor. 10:14 return

5 II Tim. 2:22 return

6 Eph. 4:27 return

7 Eph. 5:11return

8 Matt. 10:14 return

9 II Cor. 6:14-15return

10 Prov. 4:25-27 return

11 Rev. 12:9 return

12 Rev. 3:14-19 return

13 Rev. 3:14-17return

14 Job 1:8, Psa. 97:10, 101:3, 119:104, 163, 139:21-22, I Pet. 3:11-12 return

15 Ex. 15:11, Neh. 9:6, I Sam. 2:2, Isa. 40:12, 22-28, Hab. 1:12-13, Matt. 19:17, Col. 1:17, Heb. 1:3, Rev. 15:4return

16 Eph. 2:10, I Tim. 6:17-19, Titus 2:14, Rev. 3:18 return

17 Rev. 3:18return

18 II Chron. 16:9, Job 24:23, 28:24, 34:21, Psa. 11:4, 33:13-15, 66:7, Prov. 15:3, Heb. 4:13 return

19 Matt. 5:19, Jas. 1:22-25 return

20 Rev. 3:18 return

21 Rev. 3:19 return

22 Rev. 3:16return

23 Psa. 17:4, Eph. 6:13-17, Heb. 4:12return

24 II Cor. 3:6 return

25 John 1:29, Eph. 1:7, I John 1:7, 2:2, Rev. 1:5 return

26 Rev. 16:13 return

27 II Chron. 20:6, Psa. 62:11, Jer. 32:17, 27 return

28 Eph. 3:20-21, Col. 1:27-29 return

29 I Cor. 10:21, II Cor. 6:14-17, 7:1, Eph. 5:1-11, I Thes. 4:7, Heb. 12:14, I Pet. 1:15-16 return

30 John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:1-2, II Cor. 11:13-15, Gal. 1:8-9, II Tim. 4:3-4, Heb. 6:4-8, 10:26-29, I John 3:6-8 return

31 Lev. 11:45, I Pet. 1:15-16return

32 Gal. 2:20, John 14:6, Rom. 5:10, 6:2-13, 8:9-13, 37, II Cor. 5:17 return

33 Matt. 28:20, Mark 13:11, John 10:15-18, 11:25, 14:16-21, 15:5, 16:7, Acts 11:16, Rom. 8:10-11, Rev. 3:20return

34 Rom. 8:1, I John 1:5-7 return

35 Heb. 1:1-3return

36 John 6:33, Acts 17:24-25 return

37 I John 1:8return

38 I Cor. 2:12-15return

39 Rom. 5:14, I Cor. 15:22return

40 Rom. 7:18return

41 Matt. 16:24-25, Luke 9:23, 62, Acts 20:24, Rom. 13:14, Col. 3:3-11return

42 John 15:4-5, Gal. 2:20return

43 John 20:31, II Cor. 6:16-18, Phlp. 2:5, II Tim. 1:8-9, I Pet. 2:21-22, I John 3:5 return

44 Matt. 1:18, 20return

45 Matt. 3:16return

46 John 13:34-35, 15:12-15, II Pet. 1:3-8, I John 4:9-13 return

47 Eph. 3:16-19, 4:12-13return

48 Zech. 4:6, John 8:11, 15:5, I John 3:9 return

49 Song of Sol. 2:1 return

50 Rev. 22:16return

51 Gen. 2:7, Rom. 5:14return

52 John 14:19, 17:2, Titus 3:7, Heb. 9:15, I Pet. 1:3-5, I John 2:17, 25, 5:11, 20 return

53 I Cor. 15:22 return

54 Song of Sol. 2:2 return

55 John 15:19, 17:11, 14, 16, 18:36, I John 4:17return

56 Song of Sol. 4:7 return

57 Ex. 19:6, 22:31, Matt. 5:8, John 1:16, 14:6, II Cor. 12:9, Eph. 5:25-27, I John 1:2, 3:9, 5:12return

58 Psa. 66:18return

59 I John 3:6return

60 Rom. 8:1, II Cor. 5:21, Eph. 2:21-22, 4:24, Phlp. 1:10-11, I Thes. 3:13, 4:7, Heb. 12:10, 14 return

61 Gen. 17:1, 35:2, I Sam. 2:2, Hos. 11:9, Matt. 19:17 return

62 John 1:12, 4:14, 7:39, 14:23, 15:4-5, 17:23, I Cor. 1:30-31, II Cor. 5:21, Eph. 1:19-21, I John 1:3, 7, 5:20 return

63 Gal. 2:20 return

64 Rom. 6:17-18, 22, 8:1, Gal. 1:3-4, Col. 1:12-13, II Pet. 2:9 return

65 Rom. 6:10-14return

66 I John 5:18 return

67 Rom. 8:37, I Cor. 3:16-17, 10:13, I John 4:4, 12-16 return

68 Rom. 13:12, Eph. 6:10-18 return

69 I John 5:18 return

70 I John 5:12return

71 Col. 1:27return

72 Matt. 10:38, 16:24, John 15:4-5, Rom. 6:6-11, I Cor. 1:18, Gal. 2:20, 5:24-25, Phlp. 2:5-8 return

73 John 17:26return

74 John 1:43 return

75 Rom. 5:2, Col. 1:27return

76 II Tim 2:15, Luke 21:36, John 15:3 return

77 Heb. 12:14return

78 Matt. 28:19 return

79 Deut. 8:1, 30:16, Prov. 4:4, 7:2 return

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"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