CROSSING THE BRIDGE

by
Tony Alamo

The spirits of the saints are controlled by the saints.1 “The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets” (I Cor. 14:32). 2

Jesus, when speaking of the present day, an age which began with John the Baptist and continues today, said “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of Heaven [the spiritual realm] suffereth violence [spiritually violent self-control over one’s self], and the [spiritually] violent take it by force.”3 The spiritually violent take the kingdom of Heaven with spiritual force and violence, not partially and passively like most present-day professing “Christians.”4

The Holy Spirit, through the prophet Daniel, spoke concerning the last days, the days in which we now live, saying “The saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever.”5 The true saint realizes the high gift God has given him. Therefore, he will eagerly seize the kingdom of Heaven and everything within it, doing everything in his power to continue possessing this incredible pearl of great price forever and ever. He will violently reject any satanic thing which is condemned by the Word of God.6

We must be as conscious of the worth of our prize as a man who found “treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.”7 Again, receiving the kingdom of Heaven is as joyful and exciting for a true Christian as the experience of a merchant who sought “goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold ALL that he had [gave up his former life], and bought it.”8

No one can overwhelm anyone who has faith in God and faith in the name of Jesus, because nothing can overwhelm God.9 God disclosed the kind of God He is in the person of Jesus Christ.10 He is the Word who became a man, dwelt among humanity,11 and showed us that nothing could overwhelm Him or us when He is dwelling in us by the Holy Spirit.12 He is the same one who in the beginning breathed into man’s nostrils “the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”13 He is the one that told Nicodemus that he must be “born again” of the Spirit.14 He said the wind bloweth wherever it pleases. You hear its sound but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.15 This is the same Jesus who breathed on His disciples and said, “Receive ye the Holy Spirit.”16 The Words of Christ are the very breath of God. The life we have is the breath of God. Every breath we take into our bodies is life from God.

Jesus said, “I lay down My life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.”17 Jesus is the wisdom and power of God.18 Without Christ, God the Father would have no power or wisdom. Jesus told Mary, “I am the resurrection.”19 Jesus is the Holy Spirit, the essence of life.20 Jesus said, “Be of good cheer; I [the Word] have overcome the world.”21 Jesus stated, “The words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are life [the very breath of God].”22

With faith in the great power of God in us through the Holy Spirit, we can take the kingdom of Heaven with God’s great force, violently rejecting all false doctrine and everything else that is contrary to God’s Word.23 We can lead the world’s secular leaders and the world itself away from their wrong-mindedness, which is totally contrary to our Lord’s interest for the people of this world He created.24

The Lord compensates a person according to their righteousness, according to the spiritual cleanness of his hands, and according to how he keeps God’s Word.25 With the merciful He will show Himself merciful, with the upright man He will show Himself upright. With the person that is pure He will show Himself pure; with the froward He will show Himself unsavory.26 The Lord doesn’t vary from His truth in this, for in His judgment He does not respect individuals.27 The Lord will execute all of His exquisite judgments with great zeal.28

The Lord rejoices in His perfect judgment. It is written that the Lord rejoiced over Israel to do good, and to multiply them. So also the Lord stated to Moses that He would rejoice over Israel to destroy them and to bring them to nothing if they would not keep His commandments.29 If God would do this to His own chosen people for sinning, what do you think that He will do to every other nation in the world if they disobey Him? Can you not see before your very eyes the many plagues all over the world, the many curses from God today?30 Are you so blind that you cannot see that there is no longer any peace in the world, no great joy in anyone except those of us who know Christ as our Lord, Savior and deliverer?31 The Lord stated that He would pluck us off the land, just as He stated He would do (and did do) to the Jews wherever they tried to possess the land.32 The Lord stated the ones He wouldn’t destroy that way He would scatter among all people, “from the one end of the earth even unto the other.”33

The mighty God we reach through Christ demands a responsive relationship.34 This is because He has promised to give His eternal life to all those who respond to Him, according to His Word. “Wherein [we] greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, [we] are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of [our] faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.”35

Jesus stated that He and His Father will live in us if we let Them enter us and have Their way in us through the Holy Spirit, according to the God-human covenant.36 Those who are truly saved “rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” because they have received “the end of [their] faith, even the salvation of [their] souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto [them],”37 both because they believe the truth and because they “have purified [their] souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love [the keeping of God’s commandments] of the brethren...Being born again, not of corruptible seed [false doctrine], but of incorruptible [the truth], by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”38 The Spirit of God gives us the power to keep God’s commandments, because it is God Himself in us.39 In this way He may respond to us with His blessings rather than His curses.40 Those who are of the Lord are “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that [they] should show forth the praises of Him who hath called them out of darkness into His marvelous light [which is the Word of God].”41 God declares Himself to be a force of destruction towards the disobedient.42

Though we live in modern times, God has never changed and never will change.43 He foretold of today thousands of years before today.44 His Word is as open, clear, and fresh today as it was on the day He first spoke it.45 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.”46 God is alive, active, and powerful today, just as He has been throughout all history and shall be throughout all eternity.47 He shall always be the same God with the same never-changing judgments.48

Through the several supernatural experiences I’ve had from God, I know the Bible is true and God is true to His Word. God has given me visions of Heaven and Hell. I know they exist. I know the right interpretation of the Bible. At the time God gave my wife Sue and I to each other through visions, God also pulled millions of questions out of my heart and poured the answers into me. It was at that time that God gave me the true interpretation of the Bible. When I read it, I know what it says is true. I have been gifted by God with the gift of the Bible’s true interpretation. No one can deceive me. The Bible is open and clear. It is just as plain, clear, and open to me as my knowledge that the sun is brighter than the moon.

After I was saved, I was threatened with being thrown into Hell by the living God if I wouldn’t read the Word and do what it said, just like all the prophets and apostles were, including Ezekiel49 and the Apostle Paul.50 If you read the Bible, you will see He threatened every prophet and every apostle. He threatens everyone in the world with His Word.51 Therefore, I know there is no such thing as eternal security.52 The only eternal security we have is if we continue living according to His will, which means no more sinning, no more false doctrine, no sloth, no unconcern, no lack of zeal, and no doing anything other than that which God commands us to do.53

It’s important for people to know the difference between being a sinner and sinning. Whether or not we’ve ever sinned, we are all sinners because of Adam’s transgression.54 The Apostle Paul tells us of this Adamic sinful nature in the seventh chapter of Romans. 55 That’s why I John states, “If any man sin [all of us were born in sin56 ], we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 57 Also if we totally repent of sin committed in ignorance, there is forgiveness for those who are totally surrendered to the Lord.58 He also states in I John 1:8, “If we [mankind] say that we have no sin [no Adamic nature], we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Paul stated that he must die in order to rid himself from his sinful Adamic nature. He also stated that we all must die in order to rid ourselves from our inherited Adamic sinful nature so that we may inherit eternal life.59 In order for Jesus to rid the world of its former sins and everything pertaining to Adam, He had to die. 60 In order for us to be rid of our sinful nature and our former sins, we must die.61 Our Lord Jesus stated this truth in these words: “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”62 This means we must first be forgiven of our past sins by being washed in the blood of Christ.63 Only the blood of Christ can take away our inherited sin from Adam as well as the sins we ourselves have committed.64 When this occurs, He instantly gives us eternal life by His life’s entrance into our dead spirit.65 His Spirit resurrects our dead spirit to His new life. At this point, the next phase of our salvation is presented to us. Our old sinful nature must die.66 Christ’s blood takes away our sins, but our old carnal nature is not taken away by His blood. It is only taken away by our death, which is the bearing of the cross.67 The Bible states that we must die to our old ways.68 The death of our bodies and the death of our old ways are two different things. The death of our bodies is too harsh and too overwhelming for the world to consider. Just as people seek escape from the death of their old ways so that they might not be saved, so also people seek escape from the death of their bodies, which they must eventually face. They do this by using drugs, alcohol, and a multitude of other escape mechanisms, including a variety of amusements. The Bible calls the death of the unsaved “the king of terrors.”69 It truly is to those who are unsaved.

The profession of psychology as well as the claims of numerous false religions all sprang from people’s goat-like fear of death.70 Psychology, false religions, drugs, alcohol, amusements, and other diversions temporarily soothe people’s fears of the grim reaper. However, this monster must be faced sooner or later, according to the Word of God. The practice of psychology, philosophy, a false religion, or any other diversion will not help the sinner either when the death angel pays his inevitable visit to him or when he stands as a condemned goat at his judgment before God.71 Everyone must face him. Everyone has an appointment with death and judgment.72 Death will not break his appointment with anyone, but will be there to meet them at the appointed time. He will not be one moment early or one second late, and neither will you. Surely you must know that. How will you face the end of your life? Will you be confident like Christians are, or cowardly and terrorized like the unsaved?

Our terror at the death of our bodies is totally eradicated in Christ.73 Jesus told Mary, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.”74 This scripture gives those who believe the Word of God, the Lord’s sheep, great joy. We know those of us who are Christians shall never die and spend eternity in Hell. But we must be sure our old sinful ways are truly dead in order for us to be Christians and brave death confidently, with happiness and great joy. 75

The instructions from the Word of God state that the cross upon which Christ bore our sins must now be borne by us.76 Christ tells us, “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”77 “He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me.”78 Christ is saying that those who will not put to death their old ways and follow Him in the new life He has given them are not worthy of Him, His peace, His comfort, His confidence, His resurrection, His blessings here on earth, or the kingdom of Heaven.79

Believing the Word of God, which says we must die with Christ, is the same as our resting in His crucifixion.80 In other words, we rest assured that we cannot live our old life of sin any longer, because Christ is our newly resurrected life. Therefore, in order to give the truth which is Christ His dues, we willingly and confidently become “buried with Him [immersed into the truth of Christ] by [confidently following Him into His] baptism [His bottomless grave, His bottomless death, the death of our old life as a sinner, and the death of our sinning. This old life is eagerly and joyfully left behind because we are confident that His Word is true and that His resurrection to life is true as well]: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of his [sinless] resurrection [the sinless life of Christ]: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from [committing] sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.”81 Jesus stated, “I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore.” 82

“For in that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God. [And when we die with Christ, we die unto sin once and cannot sin any longer.83] 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: for ye are not under the law [not under the penalty of the law, because your past sins have been forgiven], but under grace.”84

The ministers are not preaching love anymore. The preaching of the truth of God’s Word is love. They are preaching the worst kind of hatred ever known. They are preaching that we can sin, and they are not even trying to stop preaching that lie. Like Jesus, the prophets, and the apostles, I as well as other saints burn the world with the Word that they can’t take. They didn’t treat Jesus, the prophets, the apostles, myself, or the other saints as they should have. They and I have loved them and told them the truth. We would love to make you smile, to make you permanently happy. The Lord, the prophets, the apostles, myself, and the other saints have never let you down. We’ve filled the world with love and truth, so we’ll always be around. The Lord doesn’t want you to waste time with the world.85 He states that He wants you to be His and His alone. 86 “What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the [penalty of the] law [for our old sins], but under grace [God’s power]? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” 87

We are kept from sinning by the power of God living in us through faith in Christ’s Words.88 Grace means we are given a merciful second chance with God’s power living in us. We have the power of God in us to keep the law of life, the law of the Holy Spirit.89 We are given a time of grace to walk in God’s power so He can see if we will keep His commandments, giving glory to God by not only our own souls being restored but restoring life into others by allowing Christ to preach the Word and live His life from us to save others.90

God didn’t have to give us this undeserved merciful power and period of grace. It is His great mercy and long-suffering which gives us this second chance to become the sons of God, allowing us to take the kingdom and possess it by faith in the Word of God, His Son.91 If we don’t receive this love from God but deem God’s Word as hatred, we cannot enter Heaven. “We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness [where we shall always be happy and always smile]. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”92 There is no other way to enter Heaven, and no other love than Christ.93 He stated, “I am the way.”94 He also stated, “No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”95 Anyone trying to get into Heaven any other way, including by sinning, is a thief and a robber.96 These Words of Christ do away with all false ways such as hateful, false religions and doctrines.

The mystery of God’s power is Christ (with all His power) living in us.97 This love was also given to the Apostle Paul. The effectual working of His loving power gives us victory over Satan as well as the loving power to not sin ever again. 98 God’s loving big secret, which has been kept from the misinformed, the unlearned, the hateful false religions, and the false Christians, is Christ, God Himself, who lives, loves, and works His wonderful works in us, the true saints while He lovingly and mercifully gives us His guidance or power.99 The mystery of God is “Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”100

If the wrong-minded leaders of the world were converted to Christ, they would no longer act contrary to our Lord’s loving interests for the people which He created in this world. They would allow Him to tread again on this earth by virtue of Him using their yielded bodies for His work.101 Then they would lead the world right-mindedly, according to the loving mind of Christ. 102

The Holy Spirit, as a dove, descended upon Jesus at His baptism. 103 So also in the beginning of the world did the Holy Spirit appear as a dove, just before God’s creation.104 The Holy Spirit, as a dove, lovingly hovered over the waters when it was getting ready to build the world for its nest, a creation which would be fit for it to dwell within. Through God’s gentle yet powerful dove105 He made chaos, desolation, and turbulent waters, a sunless, moonless, and starless darkness, into a wonderful paradise of strength, light, and life in which man and the Holy Spirit might dwell.106

After man’s fall, God’s eternal dove began lovingly telling us to surrender our chaotic, desolate, turbulent, dark lives void of the life and light of God so that He might make His nest within us, strengthening us and making us great through Christ.107 God’s Holy Spirit is Christ. 108 He is our only eternal life, our only means of taking God’s kingdom and possessing it.

The cross is God’s mighty act of love which translates us from Adam to Christ.109 Taking the cross means receiving God’s love. We forcefully deny ourselves the living of a life contrary to the life of love Christ tells us to live in the Bible, living by His merciful Word which is Spirit and life of God’s love.110 This lovingly directs us into all things that please Him so that His will is done, not ours.111 The cross is simply the Holy Spirit living in us so that we are not only ourselves any longer.112

Paul says, “I am crucified [dead on the cross] with Christ [the Lord who bore that cross initially for me]: nevertheless I live [because of Christ’s forgiveness of my old sins and because I am resurrected with Christ into a new sinless life, the powerful and loving dove life of God]; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of [not in] the Son of God [Christ’s faith, not mine], who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”113

The cross which Christ died upon is the means by which the Word our God ends our old ways. 114 It works by setting aside our “old man.” 115 His resurrection was the means He used to transfer each of us from Adam to Christ, giving to each of us that receive Him everything necessary for our eternal life in the beautiful, shiny, precious new world of love which He built through the fullness of Himself, His body and His Church.116 “Therefore we are [lovingly] buried with Him by baptism into death [of our old ways].”117 Now, by His Holy Spirit, we can CROSS OVER THE BRIDGE from death to life eternal and live according to His way of true love.

The continuing of God’s work is love, accomplished through the Holy Spirit of Heaven’s King working in us. “This is the love of God, that we keep His commandments.”118 “That like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” 119

If we hate the loving instruction from our God the Word for His way to life and eternal life in Heaven, we shall abide in eternal death, which is a moment by moment forever dying in Hell’s fires.120 It is important to know the true personality of God. It will be hard for people who have been wrongly taught to believe what I am going to say now, but holy scripture backs up what I am saying, proving it’s true. The Word which is God states if we hate the loving, one and only, straight and narrow path to Heaven (and it is very loving, straight, and narrow 121 ), if we hate this clear light to glory, the truth, He will send strong delusion to us that we should believe a lie “because [we] received not the love of the truth [of God’s Word], that [we] might be saved.” 122 This delusion sent from God Himself will convince us that we’re right and God is wrong. In other words, what Christ, God who is the Word, says is that He will not only let us believe this lie if we do not love His loving truth, but He will make us believe this lie (that we are right and He is wrong), damning our eternal souls forever. 123

It is important to know the mind of our Maker. Knowing the Word of God is knowing the mind of our Maker, He who created all things. The words I write are directly from His loving mind, His loving Word. The Holy Spirit, speaking through Paul, stated “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”124 If I keep My God the Word in my heart, I also have the kingdom of Heaven lodged with Him in my heart. This means the life I now live is in my heart.

All that God has promised us must be taken by storm, that is, with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, according to the first commandment.125 He knows we love Him if we do that. 126 Those who are strong in faith (who cannot be overwhelmed) forcefully claim Him for themselves with all of His promises, His abilities, and His leadership. 127 Any hateful false doctrines such as eternal security or falsely stating there is no Hell will be forcefully and violently rejected by God’s saints.128 Jesus said, “ My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” 129 “And a stranger will they NOT follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.”130 This is because they are not God’s Words of love, but rather hateful misinterpretations of God’s Word.131

The resurrection of Christ brings us into the realm of all that belongs to Christ’s loving nature. By Christ dying at Calvary in mankind’s stead, He destroyed for those who accept Him every satanic, hateful thing, including everyone’s former sins, Satan, death, and Hell. The resurrection of Christ is God’s new starting line in our lives. That is, we are born new creatures and we will continue to be new creatures if we continue bearing the cross, which is simply allowing the holy dove of God to nest within us if we continue doing His will.132

After Christ’s glorious resurrection and ascension to His throne in Heaven, He was able to send Himself through the Holy Spirit into others.133 “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation,” Jesus stated.134 Jesus also said the human eye cannot see the Holy Spirit because He is like the wind, which we can hear and feel but not see.135 The Holy Spirit lives within. 136

When we are following Christ, bearing the cross, it means that Christ is living in us with His Father by the Spirit.137 It also means the kingdom of Heaven is alive in us on earth and is at hand.138

Paul stated, “I die daily.”139 This meant he surrendered himself to the death of the cross, the Holy Spirit, God’s instructions, daily. He also stated he was “renewed day by day,”140 that is, given his daily bread of life by the Holy Spirit working directly with him by studying the Word, by prayer, and by keeping the commandments. Christ in His patterned prayer tells us not to pray for a year’s supply of daily bread, but instead to say “Give us this day our daily bread,”141 asking for our spiritual and carnal food one day at a time.142 This is so we don’t forget to seek God for His daily life and His strength, which will enable us to bear the cross day by day with Him.

Jesus said to the Father, “Not My will, but Thine.”143 What Christ is saying is that His will was totally terminated while He was here in the flesh. It was exchanged for the Father’s will. Our former nature must be eradicated on a daily basis.144

The Lord, through scripture, continuously commands us all to deny ourselves as He did. This means we must forget ourselves and disregard our own preferences.145 This is the only plan given to us by our loving God for our salvation; any other plan is hateful, irrational, and void of life. Christ not only denied Himself on the day He was crucified, but denied Himself His entire life.146 He was, from His birth, crucified to do the Father’s will only.147 He was faithful to it “unto death, even the death of the cross.”148 This is our example of the period of grace given to us by His love, His mercy, His goodness, and His long-suffering nature. Therefore, those of us who believe in God the Word may completely overcome sin immediately, but our loving work of self-denial must continue until the end of our lives. 149 The Word of God states, “They that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”150 “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.” 151

As the Father was with Christ by the Holy Spirit, we also have God’s loving power by the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.152 We must learn that by faith we are to be continuously aware of the Godhead dwelling in us, just as Jesus was.

While God’s messengers are attempting to persuade everyone in the world to hurry into God’s ark of safety, which is Christ, since the time of Christ’s coming is short,153 a flood of satanic evil hatred is drowning them. This satanic flood of evil and hatred tells those who refuse the Lord who died for them “and washed [them] from [their] sins in His own blood”154 not to worry about it. “Christ does all the work so you don’t have to carry the cross,” they hatefully and falsely say, even though Christ states that you are not worthy of Him if you don’t.155 Our initial salvation is given without any merit of our own. Our salvation will only continue if we, as God’s servants, bear the cross, walk in the Spirit, 156 sin no more,157 teach, “preach the Word,”158 be perfect,159 and “Do the WORK of an evangelist”160 among other things. At God’s judgment we shall be judged for our WORKS and our merit when we are weighed in the balance.161

Modern Bible dictionaries and theological seminaries teach some truths, but they also teach enough fallacy to be deemed heretical by God’s Word.162 This is very dangerous, because it is Satan’s hatred for you. Jesus said so. He stated, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”163 A little heresy or a little poison destroys the entire body and soul. A little heresy defiles the entire loving doctrine of the God of love. Heresies such as stating we have eternal security, stating there is no Hell, and stating God has changed down through the years are blatant, satanic lies. They are the most hateful venom ever devised by Satan. Satan’s imps who spread these lies deny God the loving Word who became flesh, died, and shed His blood for them. Woe unto these false prophets. Millions of the world’s deceived humanity are covered by the flood of these satanic deceptions.164 Fallacy is more easily believed when mingled with some truth. The truth covers the heresy, like hidden poison in sweet wine.

In the days of Noah, there were few who survived. Only Noah and his family walked God’s straight and narrow line. Only eight survived the storm while countless millions, after twenty centuries of time, died under the raging waves of the terrible flood.165

Is your desire to be a survivor of the soon coming fire that shall consume the entire heavens and earth with the wicked who rejected God? Do you wish to continue drowning with today’s billions by continuing the life you are currently living in the deception of this present world of utter darkness? If this is your desire, you are one of the many millions of foolish people who feel you will defy death when it comes, defy God’s judgment of your soul for rejecting Him, and defy being cast into Hell by Almighty God for your rejection of Him.166 No one can defy God, His mighty power, or His judgment. And no one can defy death or Hell when it comes to them.167 Only those who have accepted Christ as their life shall escape death and Hell and enjoy a happy judgment and eternity.168

If you desire to escape the terrible judgments of God, and enter into Christ, the true ark of God, you must open your heart and let Christ with the Father by the Holy Spirit enter, just like everyone else who has ever attained eternal life. Let God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit nest deeply into your spirit so that you might have the eternal life of God through Christ in you. God’s life will enable you to spend eternity in the kingdom of Heaven with Him, the saints, and your loved ones who have gone on to be with the Lord before you, as well as enable you to weather all the storms of this life. If you would love to take the kingdom and permanently possess it, like the saints spoken of in the book of Daniel, then pray this prayer to God right now.

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.169 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.170 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.171 Follow all of God’s commands and live.172


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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"Crossing The Bridge " footnotes:

1 Matt. 6:10, Rom. 12:1 return

2 John 4:34, 6:38, Rom. 8:1, Heb. 13:17, I Pet. 5:5 return

3 Matt. 11:12, Prov. 28:1, Joel 2:3-11 return

4 Matt. 13:24-50, 18:23-35, 20:1-16, 22:2-14, ch. 25 return

5 Dan. 7:18, 22-27, Rev. 7:14-15, 14:1-3, 22:14 return

6 Psa. 97:10, Eph. 5:11, I Thes. 5:22, I Cor. 6:18, 10:14, II Tim. 2:22, Jas. 4:7 return

7 Matt. 13:44 return

8 Matt. 13:44-46 return

9 Deut. 3:24, 1 Chron. 29:11, II Chron. 16:9, Job 42:2, Psa. 33:9, Isa. 40:12-31, Jer. 32:17, 27, Matt. 21:22, Heb. ch. 11, I John 5:4 return

10 John 1:1, 3, 29, 34-36, 49, 3:35, 5:19, 10:27-30, 11:25, 14:6, 17:1-5, Acts 10:38, I Cor. 1:24, Eph. 1:19-23, 3:9, Col. 1:16-19, 2:9, Heb. 1:2-3, 7:25 return

11 Matt. 1:23, Luke 1:30-35, John 1:14, Rom. 1:3, 8:3, 9:5, Gal. 4:4, Phlp. 2:7-8, Heb. 2:14-17, 10:5 return

12 Dan. 2:44, Matt. 28:18, John 16:33, Acts 1:8, Rom. 8:37-39, Phlp. 4:13 return

13 Gen. 2:7 return

14 John 3:5-7 return

15 John 3:8 return

16 John 20:22 return

17 John 10:17-18 return

18 I Cor. 1:24 return

19 John 11:25 return

20 John 14:6, I John 5:7 return

21 John 16:33 return

22 John 6:63 return

23 Eph. 6:16, I Pet. 1:3-7 return

24 Matt. 24:14, Mark 13:10, I Cor. 1:21, 2:7-8, II Cor. 4:3-7, Col. 1:25-28 return

25 II Sam. 22:25 return

26 II Sam. 22:26-28, Job 34:11, Psa. 62:12, Prov. 1:26, 11:31, Ezek. 18:30, Gal. 6:7, Eph. 6:8-9, II Thes. 1:6, Jas. 4:8 return

27 II Sam. 14:14, II Chron. 19:7, Job 37:24, Acts 10:34, Rom. 2:11, Eph. 6:9, Col. 3:25, I Pet. 1:17 return

28 I Sam. 2:10, I Kin. 8:32, Job 37:23, Isa. 9:6-7, 28:17, 21-22, 30:18, 27, 30, 31:2, Zeph. 3:5, Mal. 3:5, Heb. 10:30-31, 12:29, Jude 3 Rev. 6:15-17, 16:5-7 return

29 Deut. 28:63 return

30 Matt. 24:7, Luke 21:20-26 return

31 Matt. 24:6, Rev. 6:4 return

32 II Chron. 7:19-20, Psa. 52:5-7, Jer. 45:4-5 return

33 Deut. 28:64 return

34 Psa. 145:18, John 4:23-24, Rom. 12:9-21, Jas. 4:8, I John 2:3 return

35 I Pet. 1:5-7 return

36 Jer. 31:31, 34, Dan. 9:4, John 14:15, 23, Acts 5:32, Gal. 2:20, 1 Cor. 3:16-17, 2 Cor. 6:16, Heb. 8:8, 10, 1 John 2:3-5, 3:22-24, Rev. 3:20 return

37 I Pet. 1:8-10 return

38 I Pet. 1:22-23 return

39 II Sam. 22:23, Psa. 68:35, Acts 1:8, I John 5:3-5 return

40 Lev. 26:3-33, Deut. 4:40, 5:29, 7:9-15, 11:26-28, 15:4-5, chap.28, 30:15-20, Prov. 3:1-2, Zech. 4:6, Rev. 22:7, 14 return

41 I Pet. 2:9 return

42 II Sam. 22:27 return

43 Psa. 33:11, 119:89-91, Job 23:13, Eccl. 3:14, Matt. 24:35, Heb. 6:17-18, 13:8, Jas. 1:17, Rev. 1:8, 21:6 return

44 Isa. 46:9-10, Dan. 7:2-27, Hos. 10:8, Joel 2:28-29 return

45 Deut. 30:11-14, II Pet. 1:20 return

46 Matt. 24:35 return

47 Mal. 3:6, Heb. 13:8, Rev. 1:8 return

48 I Chron. 16:34, Psa. 52:1, 100:5, 111:3, 10, 119:160, 135:13, Matt. 5:17, 10:34, II Thes. 1:8, I Pet. 1:23, 25, II Pet. 3:6-7, 10-12, Heb. 7:25, Rev. 1:18, 10:5-6 return

49 Ezek. 33:2-9, 16-20 return

50 I Cor. 9:27 return

51 Ex. 32:33-35, Lev. 26:14-18, Num. 15:31, Deut. 28:20, 30:15, I Chron. 28:9, Prov. 2:22, Isa. 3:11, Ezek. 7:4, Dan. 12:2, Mal. 4:1, Matt. 10:28, Rev. 2:22-23 return

52 Jude 5-7, 14-15 return

53 Deut. 6:5, 10:12-13, 17, 20, 11:1-2, 5-7, chap. 13, 30:15-20, Josh. 22:5, Matt. 22:37, Mark 12:30-31, Luke 10:27-28 return

54 Psa. 51:5, Rom. 5:12, 14, 1 Cor. 15:22 return

55 Rom. 7:15-25 return

56 Psa. 51:5 return

57 I John 2:1 return

58 Lev. ch. 4, 5:15-16, Num. 15:24-29, Matt. 5:23-24, Eph. 4:26, Heb. 5:1-2, 9:7, I John 5:16-17, Rev. 2:5, 16, 3:3, 19 return

59 I Cor. 9:26-27, 15:31, Phlp. 4:13, I Pet. 5:10 return

60 Isa. 53:5-12, Matt. 20:28, Luke 24:46-47, John 1:29, Acts 5:31, Gal. 3:13, Heb. 7:26-27, 9:11-14, 26, 28, 10:10-14, 1 Peter 3:18, Rev. 5:9 return

61 Rom. 6:1-13, Gal. 2:19-20, 5:24, 6:14 return

62 John 12:24 return

63 Rom. 3:24-25, Col. 1:14-20, Heb. 9:11-15, 20-26, 1 John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:13-14 return

64 John 6:53-54, Heb. 9:22, 26-28 return

65 Lev. 17:11, John 6:53-54, 14:19, Rom. 6:23, Eph. 2:13-18, I Pet. 1:18-21, I John 1:7, 4:9 return

66 Rom. 6:2-7, 11-13, 8:10 return

67 Matt. 10:38-39 return

68 Eph. 4:22-32, I Pet. 4:1-5 return

69 Job 18:14, Jude 14-15 return

70 Rom. 14:11-12, Phlp. 2:10-11, Rev. 6:12-17 return

71 Matt. 25:31-33 return

72 II Sam. 14:14, Psa. 49:7, 9-10, 89:47-48, 103:14-16, Eccl. 5:15, Isa. 40:7, Heb. 9:27 return

73 Psa. 23:4, 37:37, 49:15, 116:15, I Cor. 15:51-57, II Cor. 5:1, 8, Phlp. 1:20-23, II Tim. 4:6-8, Rev. 14:13 return

74 John 11:25-26 return

75 Heb. 10:19-23, I John 4:17-18, Jude 24 return

76 Matt. 16:24, Mark 10:21, I Cor. 1:18, Gal. 6:14 return

77 Luke 9:23 return

78 Matt. 10:38 return

79 John 12:25 return

80 Rom. 6:10-11, 8:11, Heb. 4:9-11 return

81 Rom. 6:4-9 return

82 Rev. 1:18 return

83 Rom. 7:2-3 return

84 Rom. 6:10-14 return

85 Jas. 4:4, I John 2:15 return

86 Ex. 19:4-6, Isa. 43:21, Rom. 11:2-5, II Cor. 6:16-18, Titus 2:14, I Pet. 2:9 return

87 Rom. 6:15-16 return

88 I Pet. 1:5 return

89 Rom. 8:2, Jude 24 return

90 Luke 19:12-27, Mark 13:34-37 return

91 Eph. 2:12-13, Jude 21 return

92 II Pet. 3:13-14 return

93 John 10:7-9 return

94 John 14:6 return

95 John 14:6 return

96 John 10:1 return

97 Col. 1:27 return

98 Eph. 3:7-8 return

99 John 14:10-12, 17-20, 23, 17:21-23, 26, I John 4:4 return

100 Col. 1:27-28 return

101 Rom. 8:9-11, II Cor. 6:16, I John 4:13 return

102 I Cor. 2:16, Phlp. 2:5, Heb. 8:10, I Pet. 4:1 return

103 Matt. 3:16return

104 Gen. 1:2 return

105 Zech. 4:6 return

106 Gen. 1:31 return

107 II Sam. 22:36, Matt. 11:28-30, John 14:23, I John 4:13, Rev. 3:20 return

108 John 4:24, Gal. 4:6, Eph. 6:17, Phlp. 1:19, I John 4:13, 5:7 return

109 Rom. 5:14-17, 21 return

110 John 6:63, Rom. 6:2-6 return

111 Rom. 12:1-2 return

112 Gal. 2:20, Col. 3:3, I John 4:9, 17 return

113 Gal. 2:20 return

114 Eph. 2:11-19 return

115 Rom. 6:6, Eph. 4:21-23, Col. 3:9-10 return

116 Isa. 64:4, John 14:2-3, Rom. 6:5-11, 7:4-6, 12:5, I Cor. 15:21-23, Col. 1:18, I Pet. 1:3-5, Rev. 21:10-25 return

117 Rom. 6:4 return

118 John 15:10, I John 5:3, II John 6 return

119 Rom. 6:4, Col. 2:12 return

120 Psa. 50:16-22, Prov. 1:24-31, 6:23, 10:17, 12:1, 15:10, Luke 16:23-26, Rev. 21:8 return

121 Matt. 7:13-14, Luke 13:23-24 return

122 II Thes. 2:10-12 return

123 Rom. 1:28, II Thes. 2:12, I Tim. 4:1-2, II Tim. 4:3-4 return

124 Phlp. 2:5 return

125 Deut. 10:12, 11:13, Josh. 22:5, Mark 12:30 return

126 Deut. 5:9-10, 7:9, 13:3-4, 30:16, John 14:21 return

127 Matt. 11:12 return

128 Gal. 1:8, 2:4-5, I Tim. 1:3-4, Titus 3:10-11, Jas. 4:7, II John 10-11, Jude 3-4, Rev. 2:2 return

129 John 10:27 return

130 John 10:5 return

131 John 10:4-5, Rev. 22:18-19 return

132 John 15:5-10, II Cor. 5:17, I John 2:5-6, 14-17 return

133 John 14:16-17, 26, 16:7, 20:22, Acts 2:1-4, 38-39 return

134 Luke 17:20 return

135 John 3:8 return

136 John 14:16-17, 17:21 return

137 Rom. 8:9-11, II Cor. 6:16, Rev. 3:20 return

138 Matt. 3:2, 4:17, 10:7 return

139 I Cor. 15:31 return

140 II Cor. 4:16 return

141 Matt. 6:11 return

142 Matt. 6:30-34 return

143 Luke 22:42, Mark 14:36 return

144 Luke 9:23 return

145 Matt. 10:37-39, 16:24-25, 18:8-9, Luke 14:26-27, 33, John 12:25-26, Col. 3:5, Titus 2:12, I Pet. 2:11, 4:1-2 return

146 Matt. 8:20, John 5:30, 6:38, Rom. 15:3 return

147 John 4:32-34, 5:19, 6:38, 14:10 return

148 Phlp. 2:8 return

149 Rom. 8:12-13, 13:14, I Cor. 9:27, Gal. 5:24, Phlp. 3:7-9, Rev. 12:11 return

150 Gal. 5:24 return

151 Gal. 5:16-17 return

152 Matt. 28:18-20, John 14:16-18, 20, Acts 1:8, Rom. 15:13, Eph. 3:16-19, Phlp. 4:13 return

153 Matt. 24:32-33, Rom. 9:28, 13:12, Phlp. 4:5, II Thes. 2:2, Jas. 5:9, I Pet. 4:7 return

154 Rev. 1:5 return

155 Matt. 10:38 return

156 Rom. 8:1, Gal. 5:16, 25, Jude 21 return

157 Ezek. 18:4, John 5:14, Rom. 6:1-8, Eph. 5:27, Heb. 10:26, 12:1, Jas. 1:15, II Pet. 3:13-14 return

158 II Tim. 4:2, 2:2, 24-26 return

159 Deut. 18:13, I Kin. 8:61, Matt. 5:48, II Cor. 13:11 return

160 II Tim. 4:5 return

161 Job 31:6, Dan. 5:27, Matt. 7:24-27, 16:27, I Cor. 3:13-15, II Cor. 11:15, Jas. 1:25, 2:22, I Pet. 1:17, Rev. 2:23, 20:12-13, 22:12 return

162 Jude 12 return

163 Gal. 5:9 return

164 Eph. 4:14, Col. 2:8, I Tim. 4:1-3, II Tim. 3:13, 4:3-4, II Pet. 2:1-3, 14-19, Rev. 12:9, 13:11-14, II John 7 return

165 Gen. 7:10-13, 17-24 return

166 Jude 13 return

167 Job 9:2-12, 35:5-6, Heb. 9:27, Rev. 20:11-15 return

168 I Pet. 4:17-18 return

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

170 Heb. 12:14 return

171 Matt. 28:19 return

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