CHASTENING

by Tony Alamo

GOD is never wrong, but HE is always right. There is a reason for everything happening to us. Meditation on the WORD and your life will help you understand. Mercy begets mercy (Matthew 5:7); if you sow mercy, you will reap mercy on the Day of Judgment.1 But you, out of context, will say, “Why do I need mercy on Judgment Day? GOD is love, isn’t HE?” GOD is LOVE in that HIS WORD tells us all that HE is a GOD of love, but HE is only this to those who LOVE HIM and keep HIS commandments.2 Otherwise, HE is a terrible GOD of wrath.3 GOD warns us all when HE says, I am “a mighty GOD and terrible” (Deuteronomy 7:21). HE really means what HE says; HE means business!4 HE told Adam he would die if he would eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam ate, and he did die.5 GOD doesn’t lie. It is impossible for GOD to lie (Titus 1:2, Hebrews 6:18), and HE is not a kidder or a flip-flopper. HE said all humans will stand in judgment before HIM, and we will (2 Corinthians 5:10-11).6 If you believe HIS WORD and are doing what it says to do, you are saved, and you receive mercy. You might ask, “Well then, how can I sow mercy?” Let me tell you how you can sow mercy so that you can receive mercy on the Day of Judgment, which shall surely happen, and very soon.

Do you love your children? If you do, then you will keep the commandments of GOD, teach them the WORD of GOD, and compel them to keep it as you keep it, so they will be able to enter Heaven as well as yourself.7 GOD tells us that “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes” (Proverbs 13:24). “Chasten thy son while there is hope [while he is young], and let not thy soul spare for his crying” (Proverbs 19:18). “Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beat him with the rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from Hell!!!!” (Proverbs 23:13-14). “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him” (Proverbs 22:15). Is this mercy? GOD is never wrong but always right. HE who created us all as well as the whole universe, HE who is all wisdom and knowledge says this is true and is mercy! Read this again: “Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beat him with the rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from Hell!!!!” (Proverbs 23:13-14). To save your son and yourself from Hell is definitely love and mercy! Even GOD chastens those whom HE loves!8 “For whom the LORD loveth HE chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom HE receiveth” (Hebrews 12:6). “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame” (Proverbs 29:15). “Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he will give delight unto thy soul” (Proverbs 29:17).

If people refuse to follow these instructions from GOD when their child is young, their child will do all wickedness. GOD has more severe judgments for a son who will not respect his parents. There is no record in the Bible of anyone having to execute this judgment on this sin shown here: “And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. And he that steals a man [as the government does], and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death” (Exodus 21:15-17). “For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him” (Leviticus 20:9).

Today’s lawless government has blasphemed GOD, GOD’S WORD, GOD’S true pastors and preachers, and Christian fathers and mothers. The Roman Catholic cult government, the U.N., says that our children belong to them so that they may teach them homosexuality, abortion (homicide), and all disobedience to GOD.

GOD commands us to diligently teach HIS WORD to our sons and our grandsonsbut we are placed in prison for this (Deuteronomy 4:8-9). However, judgment is on its way! Again, no child in the Bible or in any true Christian church has ever been put to death because the true Christians of whom I speak don’t disobey GOD. Catholics are not Christians; they have murdered millions of born-again Christians, Jews, and many others. GOD says that the Roman false church, the false prophet, is the mother of every abomination in the world (Revelation 17:5). It is Satan’s seat, group, and coven.9 True Christians (born of the SPIRIT) have brought up their children to fear GOD, to keep HIS commandments, and to respect their parents, who have raised up their children, not the government’s children. Godly parents must be obeyed (Colossians 3:20).10 In mercy, I tell you what GOD commands. CHRIST is coming back to earth (Matthew 24:29-31).

“If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his [Godly] city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders [of GOD] of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear” (Deuteronomy 21:18-21).

JESUS said, “For GOD commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death” (Matthew 15:4). “Children, obey your parents in the LORD: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3).

The people who are disrespecting me are not only disrespecting me but the house of GOD and GOD HIMSELF. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes on the Day of Judgment, which is soon. But in mercy, I tell them and you what a part of mercy is. The time is short. The signs of the LORD’S coming are obvious! In mercy, I beseech you to repent of your sins that you might receive GOD’S mercy soon. If you will, 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 former 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


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Chastening footnotes:

1. Psa. 109:12, 16, Prov. 14:21-22, Hos. 10:12-13, James 2:13, 3:17-18 return

2. Ex. 20:6, Deut. 7:9-10, Neh. 1:5-11, Psa. 25:10, Prov. 8:17, Dan. 9:4, John 14:21-24, 15:14 return

3. Ex. 20:5-6, 34:6-7, Lev. chap. 26, Deut. 11:5-6, chap. 28, 29:18-28, 2 Chron. 29:6-8, Ezra 8:22, Psa. 2, 7:11-13, 50:16-23, 88:1-8, 15-18, Prov. 1:24-33, Isa. 2:10-12, 19-22, 66:15-16, Jer. 4:3-4, 10:10, John 3:36, Rom. 1:18, 2:1-13, 2 Cor. 5:10-11, Col. 3:5-6, Heb. 10:30-31, 12:28-29, 2 Pet. 2:9, 20-21, 3:7-15, Rev. 6:14-17, 19:11-21 return

4. Num. 23:19, 1 Sam. 15:29, Jer. 4:27-28, Ezek. 24:14, Dan. 4:35 return

5. Gen. 2:16-17, 3:1-19, 5:5, Rom. 5:12-14, 1 Cor. 15:22 return

6. Psa. 7:8-9, Eccl. 3:17, 12:13-14, Dan. 7:9-10, Matt. 12:36-37, 16:27, 25:31-46, Luke 13:23-30, Acts 17:30-31, Rom. 2:5-16, 14:10-12, Heb. 9:27-28, 10:26-31, 1 Pet. 4:5, 1 John 4:17, Rev. 2:23, 11:18, 20:11-15 return

7. Gen. 18:18-19, Deut. 4:9-10, 6:6-9, 11:19-20, 29:29, 31:12-13, Psa. 34:11, 78:1-8, Prov. 22:6, Eph. 6:4 return

8. Job 5:17, Psa. 94:12, 107:17-21, 118:18, 119:67, 75, Prov. 3:11-12, Isa. 26:16, Heb. 12:5-11, Rev. 3:19 return

9. Rev. 2:12-16, 17:1-9, 15-18, 18:24, 19:1-3 10 Ex. 20:12, Deut. 5:16, Prov. 1:8, 23:22, Matt. 19:19, Eph. 6:1-3 return


Prayer footnotes:

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