Fire In Prison

by Tony Alamo

The first chapter of the prophetic end-time book of Joel speaks of the deterioration of God's true doctrine through the centuries. This deterioration came about through false teaching by false prophets.1 In the book of Joel, the false teachers and prophets are represented symbolically by insects and worms eating away at God's truth by replacing it with false doctrine.2 "That which the palmerworm hath left [of the Word of God] hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left [of the Word of God] hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left [of the Word of God] hath the caterpiller eaten."3

Today's false prophets teach that the Old Testament is strict but the New Testament is not. They say that we are no longer under the penalty of the law and that is true, but only because Christ has taken our sins away with the blood He shed at Calvary.4 However, they don't tell you that if you sin again the law will again condemn you.5 The Old and New Testament do not differ in their descriptions of what the law is, in the severity of the law, or of the necessity for keeping the law. The Messiah makes the New Testament seem more strict by teaching the clear meaning of the Old Testament. Paul stated, "These things [of the Old Testament] happened to them [in the Old Testament] as examples and were written down as warnings for us, upon whom the ends of the world are come."6If we didn't read the Old Testament, we could not be warned by these examples. "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth [scripturally] take heed lest he fall."7 Christ shows us that God and His Word, which is Christ, never changes.8 The only part of the law that was done away with and is not to be kept is the Old Testament ordinances of the ceremonial sacrifices and feasts, which pre-figured the true sacrifice of the Messiah, the Lamb of God.9

God's moral law has never changed and will never change or be invalidated.10 The law was not a shadow or symbol of things to come, but is the never to be forgotten, never to change law of God.11 God never entrusted the writing of the law to any prophet, not even Moses. To show its importance, God personally wrote this part of the Bible. He wrote it with His own finger on two tables of enduring stone.12 Now God writes the law on our hearts by the Holy Spirit.13 Why would God write His law by the Holy Spirit on our hearts today if the law was done away with?14 His law is the commandments to the world. All people are to obey it to govern their lives for as long as the world exists.15 The law when kept ends chaos. "Sin is the transgression of the law."16 By Elohim, our plural God [Father, Son, the Holy Spirit]17 living in His people,18 He gives His children much more than enough of His power [grace] to keep His strict New Testament commandments, which are the same commandments given by Him at the beginning of the world.19

THE NEW TESTAMENT MORE STRICT THAN THE OLD TESTAMENT? HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES

In Matthew 19:8 Jesus said, "Moses, because of the hardness of [the] hearts" of the children of Israel, allowed a man to give his wife a bill of divorcement for a variety of reasons, including some which were frivolous.20 Messiah said, "From the beginning it was not so."21 Jesus, the Messiah, came to restore and reestablish the full strictness of the law.22 He did not come to do away with the law,23 as the false prophets today teach. Jesus stated that a man may not put away his wife except for the cause of adultery.24 An exception which is not an exception given the Apostle Paul by the Spirit follows: "If the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases."25 If a wife leaves her godly husband, or a husband leaves his godly wife or leaves the house of God to sin again, the godly woman or the godly man are not bound to that marriage. They may remarry, but only in the Lord, a follower of Messiah. A divorce is acceptable in such case.26 The New Testament laws appear to be more strict than the Old Testament but they are not. God's law never changes.27

Jesus said, "Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after [covet] her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."28 The Ten Commandments, the Law, state, "Thou shalt not commit adultery,"29 and "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife."30 That means you must not lust after her. Jesus confirms that coveting another man's wife is the same as committing adultery with her. Jesus here intensifies the Old Testament meaning of adultery by linking it with covetousness, lusting after another man's wife.

Adultery against God is when any person covets or desires a life of sin, like those who were once saved, then turned back to a life of sin.31 This is like Lot's wife.32 As for committing adultery against God, Jesus states, "Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you."33 If we don't do everything He says, then, of course, we are not His friends. We have committed adultery against Him. The bride of Christ, the child of God, does whatsoever the Lord Jesus commands.

COMPARISONS

In the Old Testament, we see that "He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death."34 One must feel hatred before one smites anyone to death. In the New Testament the meaning is plain. Hatred for your brother is murder.35 Does what Jesus teach in the New Testament seem less strict than the Old Testament? Remember, God by His Spirit sees inside our hearts and knows our very thoughts. He even knows our intentions.36 God's monitoring of humanity has existed since the beginning of time.37

COMPARISON OF OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT SABBATHS

The Sabbath in the Old Testament began Friday evening when the sun went down, and lasted until Saturday evening at sunset.38 That was and still is the true Sabbath. As in the Old Testament, so also is it in the New. Jesus made the Old Testament intent more clear in the New Testament by telling us that the Sabbath is seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.39

THE NEW TESTAMENT PRIESTHOOD IS NOW PERSONALIZED MAKING HOLINESS TRULY ACHIEVABLE

In the Old Testament, the entire congregation of Israel went to the Levitical priests once a year with an animal sacrifice representing Christ, so that their sins might be forgiven.40 The priests would officiate the ceremonial sacrifices before God so that sins would be forgiven by the shedding of the symbolic blood of Christ.41 In the New Testament there is a radical difference. This is because the true, perfect, sinless sacrifice came, paid for our sins by shedding His blood, died, was judged by the Father, was punished in our stead by being cast into Hell, rose from death, Hell, and the grave, ascended into Heaven, and now, by the Holy Spirit, lives in His children, who have become spiritually regenerated by Him, the sinless, one plural God, Elohim living in them.42 Each member of the entire congregation of the redeemed, the new covenant Israel, which is each born-again follower of Messiah becomes a priest of God.43 Initially, by prayer, they contact God Himself for the forgiveness of their sins. By faith they receive the atoning blood of the Messiah upon their souls, and by faith they are saved, knowing that the atoning blood of the Messiah takes away all former sins.44 They are commanded to live in the Spirit of the resurrected Messiah, Christ [Yahvahshua45 ], from that moment on.46

Again, the Messiah is firm when He commands, "Go, and sin no more,"47 "lest a worse thing come unto [us]."48 The worst thing would be to know we are doomed while still living on earth, to know we are on our way to Hell, and to know there isn"t anything that can be done about it, waiting in sorrowful terror until the breath departs from our bodies, knowing we are to be held in a fiery prison forever. Through His servant Peter by the Spirit, Messiah states that if we knowingly sin, we will be as a "dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire."49

The Old and New Testament show no leniency here unless the sin was done in ignorance, just as the New Testament shows no leniency to those who became born-again Christians, then turned back to a life of sin.50 The New Testament makes the law more clear. Messiah states, 'Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell,"51 "into the fire that never shall be quenched."52

ANOTHER COMPARISON

In the Old Testament Yahvahshua [Jesus]53 , our Elohim, 54 demanded that ten percent of the best of everything the children of God had must be given to the Levites,55 those who ministered unto the Lord on behalf of all the sinners of Israel.56 In the New Testament, the followers of Jesus are commanded to give everything that they have willingly and with joyful zeal.57 Jesus commands His children, His flock to "Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."58 For emphasis Jesus again commands, "Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple."59 If you are not the Lord's disciple, you are Satan's disciple. Jesus said there are only two masters.60 You must love one and hate the other.61 This strict commandment of Christ is fearfully obeyed in Acts 4:32-35.

In Acts chapter two as well as chapter four, the three thousand saved,62 along with the five thousand saved 63 and other multitudes of saved souls, 64 "continued stedfastly in the [strict] apostles" doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need."65 "Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles feet." [They didn't lay their proceeds down at the feet of the chief priests, the Sanhedrin, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the scribes, the false teachers and preachers, the insects and the worms, like the deceived people of the world do today. These frauds have been supported by God's ignorant and not so ignorant people for far too long.] And distribution was made unto every man according as he had need."66

Within the multitude of newly saved New Testament believers was a couple whose names were Ananias and Sapphira. They decided not to follow the strict, straight, narrow path New Testament doctrine of the Messiah and His apostles.67 They obviously received Satan's message that the law was no longer in force, and Satan's lie that the Old Testament law was not necessary to keep. In other words, they believed that the New Testament endorsed lawlessness, and that a little bit of sin was all right. These are the same lies the insects and worms teach today.68 The spirit of Satan, which deceived Eve in the garden,69 spoke to them (as he speaks to everyone today), saying it was all right to keep part of the profit on the land they sold. To top that off, they believed it was all right to sin again by lying about it to the apostles, those who had the Spirit of God living in them. According to scripture, they were lying to the Holy Spirit. Peter asked Ananias some pointed questions: "Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the spirit [died]: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

"And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much." Then Peter questioned her as he did her husband, Ananias. "How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the spirit: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

"And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord)."70 Being in one accord means they were all as full of the fear of God as Moses was. Moses attested to this by saying, "And so terrible was the sight [when God spoke to them on the mount], that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake."71

The word fear in Hebrew is yira, which means terror or dread. The Greek word phobos means the same thing, the terror or dread of God.72 Wherever you see the word fear in the Bible, always remember it means the terror or dread of God.73 Moses continued, "Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons sons; Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me [be terrified of Me] all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children [to fear God as well]."74 The people of Israel were so terrified of God that they told Moses, "Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die." 75 God said they will not serve Him if they don't fear Him.76 The people of the world do not yet fear the Lord God.77 That is why they do not serve Him.

We are at the end of time.78 It has been written that the whole world is deceived by Satan, serving him rather than the Lord God.79 "The fear [or terror] of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."80 Also "The fear [or terror] of the Lord, that is wisdom."81 This terrifying, dreadful, straight, narrow, strict, refreshing, and joyful doctrine from the Lord states that we are not only to give our paltry, temporary, worldly treasures unto Him, but first and foremost we are to give our entire selves to Him as living sacrifices 82 and be exceedingly joyful and thankful for the opportunity to do so.83

The Apostle Paul said, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice [all sacrifices must be pure and without sin 84 ], holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."85 This is our reasonable duty to live a sinless life after salvation, because God gave His beloved "only begotten Son"86 entirely as a sacrifice without sin for us so that we might have eternal life, becoming heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ of everything that They have and possess it with Them eternally.87

IF WE GIVE OUR LIVES TO GOD HE WILL SEE US THROUGH EVERY VALLEY

In the Old Testament, if a man was married, planted a vineyard, or built a house, he was not allowed to go to war for a prescribed period of time.88 The man was given a one year honeymoon with his wife, time to be with her, time to eat of his vineyard, and time to live in his house.89 New Testament doctrine states, "The time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none."90 The New Testament is more strict here than the Old Testament.

In the New Testament, the spiritual Israelite, the born-again follower of Messiah, is not given any relief from the spiritual war. The New Testament follower of Messiah is always married to Christ, is always at war, and is always planting the seed of the joyful message into the field, which is the world.91 We are commanded to stay on the firing line with Christ and work at winning souls 92 "while it is day: [because] the night cometh, when no man can work."93 Christ is with us in the midst of every valley and every storm.94 As Jesus stated, "He that shall endure [with Him] unto the end, the same shall be saved."95 This passage obviously means that those who don't stay spiritually yoked with Jesus to the end shall not be saved.96 This also shows that initial salvation is freely given to those who completely pledge themselves to Christ,97 but salvation is retained or continued to the end only by those who continuously do all the works with the Messiah for the Messiah, which He commands us to do with Him until the end.98 These good works of Christ in the midst of us must begin immediately after the free gift of salvation has been given to us by God through Christ.99 Messiah states, "Take My yoke [My work] upon you."100 When we feel we are alone, we are to remember He is in the midst of us.101 We are never alone any more than Christ was alone when He was here on earth.102 The Father was always with Him.103

The Apostle Paul, who was used by the Holy Spirit to write more than two-thirds of the New Testament, stated, "I count not myself to have apprehended [God's eternal rewards]: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."104 "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men."105

We must pray [war] always against sin for our "adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."106 Since Satan and his children never rest from sinful spiritual warfare, how much more does the Lord God in the midst of His children never rest from spiritual warfare against sinfulness?107 We must relentlessly war against our carnal nature by the Spirit of God. "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds [of spiritual wickedness in high places, which is our carnal nature warring against the Spirit of Christ, Elohim, who lives in our spirit with the Father after salvation]; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing [in our flesh] that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every [evil] thought to the obedience of [Messiah]; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience [of our own], when your [our] obedience is fulfilled."108 This is a constant war with no honeymoon! Because when the Spirit of God has entered into us, there is a spiritual, godly war against our carnal nature in us in our flesh. This battle rages constantly. Therefore, fighting against our satanic flesh by God's Holy Spirit seemingly requires much more diligence than the occasional Old Testament battles.

The New Testament states we are to be armed and armored in the Spirit of Elohim at all times.109 Only then shall we be victorious over our own flesh wherein the Messiah, the Father, dwells by the Spirit.110 Then the Lord God in us will constantly fight for us. By God's power [grace] living in us, we are always victorious in the war, "more than conquerors"111 because He, Christ, is fighting in us, and with us against our carnal nature, bringing it into subjection through the Spirit. This is so that He with us in the midst of us may help fight that enemy trenched in our flesh, as well as fight our enemies and His enemies outside our flesh.112

The victory over our flesh is the most important victory in the war against Satan that we will ever have. We are never to give up our faith in God's promise of victory, for the victory you've been praying for may become a reality today. I've gone through those fires for over thirty-three years and still have the victory. My faith has been tried and I, along with millions of other saints, have won the victory by Christ living in the midst of us.113 If I and millions of others did it through Christ, you through Christ can do it as well. You can have that victory today, and retain that victory to the end.

THE PERFECTION OF GOD IS A REALITY

The Lord commands perfection in the Old Testament, but is more severely demanding of our perfection in Him in the New Testament. "And the times of this [Old Testament] ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent."114 We must be perfect 115 because Christ is now come.116 We now have more light, more Word, more Holy Spirit power.117 We are no longer as ignorant as the people in the Old Testament world were.118 God will no longer wink at sin.119 We are forbidden to even be lukewarm against sin; we are to be zealous against sinning.120 Otherwise, Christ states, "I will spue thee out of My mouth."121 He never commands us to do anything we are not able to do.122 What kind of a God would our just God be if He would command us to do something that we were unable to do or that He would not equip us with the ability to do? There are thousands of obedient followers of the Messiah who have testified that it is easy to keep all of God's commandments once you live in His Spirit and once He lives in your spirit. Again, Jesus said, "My yoke [or work] is easy, and My burden is light."123

Today's false teachers say that you can backslide, then come back to the Lord, then backslide some more, and still belong to the Lord. They say this is true because our flesh is weak, as the Apostle Paul states in chapter 7 in Romans. In verses 24-25, Paul asks this question: "Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" Paul answers his own question by telling us "I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord [who is in the midst of us with the Father by the Holy Spirit]."

Chapter 8, verse 1 of Romans states, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." The false prophets say the Lord will keep accepting you back to Him after you have knowingly sinned and knowingly continue sinning. This is a lie emanating from Hell.124 He will only forgive all of our sins at the time of salvation. Afterwards, He will only forgive sins of ignorance.125 If you walk after the flesh, you are condemned, you shall die.126 You will not be condemned if you walk in the Spirit, because the Spirit of God is strong and overpowers the flesh.127 Christ will not allow you to tell Him to leave your spirit one day to let the devil into your spirit, then invite Him back. You cannot ask Him to leave His palace for a while so that Satan can live inside of it for a few seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, or years, then ask Satan to leave for a while and expect Christ to come back in. You are not dealing with some tramp or bum here, but with a holy, eternal, righteous, terrifying, living God who commands you to "repent!"128 of your sins, be holy and "sin no more."129 He is not on call for you like a servant. His work on earth as God's faithful servant has been finished.130 Although He works in obedient, broken vessels by the Spirit, He sits in the heavens now and has at His command all power in Heaven and on earth which power He gives to all of His obedient servants.131 We are called to serve Him as He served the Father when He was here on earth.132 Jesus told the devil, "Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve."133 He won't play second fiddle to anyone, especially the devil. No one, after inviting Christ into their midst, dares to tell Him to leave without serious retribution. That retribution is an eternity in a fiery prison.134 You don't tell God to leave His house.135 Our bodies are God's royal palace,136 His temple, His body, His bride.137 We are not our own.138 Your body, as a temple, belongs to either God or Satan.139 God said, "Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver."140 And Jesus states, "Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into Hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him."141

The Apostle John stated by the Holy Spirit that "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed [the Word, the Spirit of God] remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God."142 We are resurrected by His Spirit in us to new life.143 We openly confess this by our total submission and immersion into Christ's death, then our immersion in His Holy Spirit.144 One who is totally immersed in the Holy Spirit cannot fall because again, "His seed [His Word which is Christ] remaineth in [us]."145 The Holy Spirit holds the entire universe in perfect order with ease.146 He also easily keeps our souls in perfect order if we but have faith in His ability to do this.147

The Apostle Paul stated, "Though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." He repeats this statement for emphasis. "As we said before, so say I [Paul] now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."148

You may take this literature to your pastor. He may tell you that I'm a cult leader, just like the Pharisees and Sadducees told their congregations that our Messiah and His apostles were cult leaders. They may tell you that I am preaching a graceless message, because they'll tell you grace is everlasting mercy which exists even if we sin, even if we don't live in the Holy Spirit of God, and even if we refuse to deny ourselves and carry the cross of Christ, which Christ commands us all to carry.149 Grace does not mean weakness or mercy for those worst kind of sinners who were saved, then live the life of sin again. These are antichrists.150 Grace means God's mighty power to save and keep one saved if they are faithful to "go, and sin no more." You can then go and sin no more through God's grace [power] in you.151 God will have no mercy on those who have been cleansed but do not keep His commandments and have no intention to keep them.152

Your pastor may say it's all right to sin, instead of telling you to call upon God for His power through Christ, the resurrection,153 who gives you much more than enough inner strength to not commit sin any longer. They may tell you that I have a devil, just like the Pharisees and Sadducees told their congregations that Messiah had a devil.154 They may say "This is the gospel, the joyful message according to Tony Alamo."155 And, because I know they will do this, I document everything I write with many verses from the Bible. Anyone stating that the Spirit in Christ was a devil and that the Spirit in any of His followers is a devil, has committed the unforgivable sin, which is "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit."156 This sin can never be forgiven, here or throughout eternity.157 It is the eternal, lasting sin. You must decide whether you will believe your false prophet or believe God and His disciples. God said, "Let God be true, but every man a liar."158 The decision is yours.

If you'd like to become part of the truth which is Messiah, the heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, and Savior of the world, if you are sick and tired of not being blessed, and if you are sick and tired of running from the cross of Messiah, because you know it is a strict, straight, narrow walk,159 try it. The cross is marvelous, God's masterpiece.160 It is the fountain of everything spiritual. If you carry it, with Christ's help, you will be strengthened and purified, gaining great joy and peace between you and your God, Elohim, the plural one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as well as gaining a more abundant life here and, of course, gaining an eternal life in Heaven.161 If this is what you'd like to do, 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 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


Now that you are saved and forgiven of your sins, raise your hands and praise the Lord. "Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth."162

Christ now lives in you through the Holy Spirit.163 There is a way you can receive a fuller portion of the divine nature of God in you. God the Father lives now in you also. The more of the divine nature of God that lives in you, the more you will be able to stand against the temptations that so easily have moved so many millions of Christians away from salvation. This is caused by more man in us than God in us. Mankind has become so wicked that if Satan and his impish army were abolished, we would be our own devil.

Now that you are saved, pray for the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Prayerfully study the Word and pray always for more of the divine nature.164 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.165

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.166 Follow all of God's commands and live.167


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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"Fire In Prison" footnotes:

1 Jer. 23:30-32, I Cor. 3:10, 5:6 return

2 Joel 1:4, 2:25 return

3 Joel 1:4 return

4 John 19:16-18, 34, Acts 20:28, Eph. 2:13-16, Heb. 9:14, I Pet. 1:18-19, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5 return

5 John 5:14, 8:11, 34, Rom. 3:31, 6:15-16, Gal. 2:17, I John 2:4, 3:4, 8 return

6 I Cor. 10:11 return

7 I Cor. 10:12 return

8 Psa. 119:89-91, Prov. 19:21, Eccl. 3:14, Mal. 3:6, Matt. 24:35, John 1:1, 14, Rev. 19:13 return

9 Exod. 12:21-27, 20:24, Lev. 1:3-17, John 1:29, 36, Rev. 7:10, 19:9 return

10 Matt. 5:18, 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 16:17, 21:33 return

11 Matt. 5:17, Rom. 7:7, Gal. 3:24 return

12 Exod. 31:18, Deut. 9:10 return

13 Jer. 31:33, II Cor. 3:3-8 return

14 Matt. 5:17, Psa. 37:31, 40:8, 138:2, Isa. 51:7, Jer. 31:31-33, Ezek. 36:26-27, Heb. 8:10 return

15 Exod. 20:1-17, Lev. 19:37, Deut. 5:32-33, ch. 6, 12:32, II Tim. 3:16-17 return

16 I John 3:4 return

17 The Hebrew word Elohim means the plurality of God. Gen. 1:26, 27 return

18 Ezek. 37:26-28, Matt. 1:23, 26:63-64, John 10:30, 36-38, 17:20-23, 26, II Cor. 6:16, I John 4:13, 5:7 return

19 Matt. 1:23, Luke 10:19, John 1:1, 14, 14:6-11, 16-18, Acts 1:8, I Cor. 10:13, II Cor. 12:9, 1John 5:7, Rev. 19:13 return

20 Deut. 24:1 return

21 Matt. 19:8 return

22 Matt. 5:17, 7:12 return

23 Matt. 5:17 return

24 Matt. 5:32, 19:9, Mark 10:11, Luke 16:18 return

25 I Cor. 7:15 return

26 I Cor. 7:15, II Cor. 6:14-18 return

27 Num. 23:19, Psa. 33:11, Mal. 3:6, Heb. 13:8 return

28 Matt. 5:28 return

29 Exod. 20:14, Deut. 5:18 return

30 Exod. 20:17, Deut. 5:21 return

31 John 6:66, 15:6, I Tim. 4:1-2, II Tim. 4:3-4, Heb. 6:4-8, 10:26-29, 1 John 2:22, 4:3, II John 1:7 return

32 Gen. 19:17, 26, Luke 17:31-33 return

33 John 15:14 return

34 Exod. 21:12 return

35 I John 3:15 return

36 Psa. 94:9-11, 139:7-13, 15-16, Prov. 15:3, 16:2, 24:12, Amos 9:2-3, John 1:1-3, I Cor. 2:10, Heb. 4:12-13, I John 2:14, Rev. 1:8, 19:6 return

37 Gen. 1:27-28, 3:8-9, Psa. 139:1-16, Isa. 44:6-7, John 1:1-3, I Cor. 3:20 return

38 Gen. 2:2-3, Exod. 20:8-11, 23:12, 34:21, 35:2, Lev. 23:3, 32 return

39 Read Tony Alamo’s literature entitled The True Believer’s Sabbath, Matt. 12:2-12, 22:9-14, Luke 9:23, Rom. 8:1, Gal. 5:25, Eph. 5:27, Heb. 4:3-6, 9-10, 12:14, I John 2:4-6, 3:6, Rev. 3:15-16 return

40 Lev. ch. 4-5, 6:6-7 return

41 Lev. 4:4-7, 16-18, 16:27, 30-34, Heb. 9:7-15, 22, 10:1-14 return

42 Matt. 12:40, John 14:16-21, Rom. 8:34, II Cor 6:16, Eph. 2:13-19, 5:2, Heb. 7:19-28, 9:13-15, I Pet. 3:18-19, Rev. 3:20 return

43 I Pet. 2:5, 9, Rev. 1:5-6, 5:9-10, 20:6 return

44 Rom. 3:25-26, 5:1, Eph. 2:8 return

45 Yahvahshua in Hebrew means heavenly Father, Savior return

46 Rom. 8:1, 4, Gal. 5:16, 25 return

47 John 8:11 return

48 John 5:14 return

49 II Pet. 2:22, Prov. 26:11 return

50 Luke 9:62, Heb. 6:4-6, 10:38 return

51 Matt. 10:28, 25:41, Isa. 66:24, Mark 9:43-48, Jude 7, Rev. 14:11 return

52 Mark 9:45-46 return

53 Yavashua, the Hebrew word means Heavenly Father, Savior. John 1:1-3, 8:58, Col. 1:16-17, Rev. 1:8, 21:6 return

54 The plural one God return

55 Lev. 27:30, Num. 18:21, 24-28, Deut. 12:5-6, 19 return

56 Num. 18:22-23 return

57 Matt. 10:37-38, 16:24-25, 19:21, Mark 12:41-44, Luke 9:23, 18:22, John 21:22, Acts 2:44-46 return

58 Luke 12:33-34 return

59 Luke 14:28-35 return

60 Matt. 6:24 return

61 Luke 16:13 return

62 Acts 2:41 return

63 Acts 4:4 return

64 Acts 2:47, 5:14-16 return

65 Acts 2:41-45, 4:4, 32 return

66 Acts 4:34-35 return

67 Acts 5:1-2 return

68 II Tim. 4:3-4, II Pet. 2:1-2 return

69 Gen. 3:1-6, II Cor. 11:3 return

70 Acts 5:3-12 return

71 Heb. 12:21 return

72 Exod. 19:18-19, Deut. 5:29, 6:2, 17:13 return

73 Isa. 8:13 return

74 Deut. 4:9-10 return

75 Exod. 20:19 return

76 Exod. 20:20, Lev. 19:14, 32, 25:17, 36, 43, Deut. 4:10, 5:29, 6:1-2, 13-15, 24, 10:12-13, 20, 13:4, 11, 17:13, 19, 19:20, 31:10-12, Josh. 24:14, I Sam. 12:24, Prov. 16:6, Mal. 1:6, 2:5-6, 4:2-3, II Cor. 5:11, Phlp. 2:12, Heb. 4:1, Jude 1:23 return

77 Psa. 36:1, Rom. 3:10-18 return

78 Matt. 24:5-34, II Thes. 2:1-4, I Pet. 4:7 return

79 Rev. 12:9 return

80 Ps. 111:10, Prov. 1:7, 9:10, Exod. 20:18-20, Deut. 5:29, 10:12-13, II Chron. 19:7, Psa. 15:4, 25:12-14, 86:11-13, Prov. 3:7-8, 9:1-2, 15:33, Is.11:1-2 return

81 Job 28:28, Psa. 111:10, Prov. 1:7, 9:10, 14:27, 15:33, 16:6—fear—terror—yira, Eccl. 7:18, 12:13 return

82 Lev. 2:13, Deut. 6:5, 10:12-13, Josh. 22:5, Matt. 5:13, 13:33, 22:37-38, Mark 9:49-50, Luke 14:34-35, I Cor. 5:6, Gal. 5:9 return

83 Deut. 28:47-48, Psa. 35:9, 100:1-3, Mark 10:21-22, 12:43-44, Acts 2:46 return

84 Exod. 23:18, 34:25, Lev. 22:20, Matt. 5:13, I Cor. 5:6-7, Gal. 5:9 return

85 Rom. 12:1, Luke 17:10 return

86 Psa. 2:7, John 1:18, 3:16, 18, Acts 13:33, Heb. 1:5, 5:5, I John 4:9 return

87 Rom. 5:6-11, 8:17, I Cor. 3:21-23, I Thes. 5:9-10, Heb. 9:26, 28, 10:12, I John 5:11-12, Rev. 1:5-6 return

88 Deut. 20:5-7 return

89 Deut. 24:5 return

90 I Cor. 7:29, Matt. 6:31-33 return

91 Matt. 13:38, 24:42-50, I Cor. 15:58, II Tim. 4:2, 5, Rev. 2:26 return

92 Matt. 28:19, Mark 16:15, Rom. 10:15, Luke 14:23, Eph. 4:27, I Thes. 5:17, II Tim. 4:2, 5, Jas. 4:7, I Pet. 5:8-9 return

93 John 9:4, Eph. 5:15-16, Col. 4:5, II Tim. 4:2-3 return

94 Deut. 31:8, II Sam. 22:3, Psa. 5:11-12, 18:2, 23:4, 91:1-4, 9-16, Matt. 6:8, 28-32, 10:29-31, 11:29, 28:20, Heb. 13:5 return

95 Matt. 24:13 return

96 Heb. 6:4-8, 12:25, II Pet. 2:21-22 return

97 Rom. 3:24-26, 6:23, Eph. 2:8-9 return

98 Dan. 5:27, Matt. 7:16-27, Mark 13:34-35, John 4:34-38, I Cor. 3:13-14, 15:58, Gal. 6:4, Col. 1:10, I Thes. 4:11, II Thes. 3:10, II Tim. 4:5, Heb. 6:10, 13:21, Jas. 1:25, 2:14-26, Rev. 2:5, 23, 26, 20:12-13, 22:12 return

99 Luke 10:2, I Cor. 3:8-14 return

100 Matt. 11:29 return

101 Rom. 8:11, Heb. 13:5, II Cor. 6:16, I John 4:13, 15-16 return

102 John 8:16, 29, 16:32 return

103 Matt. 26:53, John 1:1-2, 18, 3:35, 5:17, 19-20, 8:16, 18-19, 28-29, 16:32 return

104 Phil. 3:13-14 return

105 II Cor. 5:11 return

106 I Pet. 5:8, Luke 21:36 return

107 II Tim. 4:2, Rev. 12:10 return

108 II Cor. 10:4-6 return

109 Eph. 6:11-17 return

110 John 1:1 return

111 Rom. 8:37, I Cor. 15:57 return

112 Rom 7:21-25, 8:1-4, I Cor. 3:8-9, 9:26-27 return

113 Philip, 4:13, I John 4:4 return

114 Acts 17:30 return

115 Gen. 17:1, Deut. 18:13, I Kin. 8:61, I Chron. 28:9, Matt. 5:48, II Cor. 7:1, 13:11 return

116 Matt. 4:16, Luke 2:7-16, 27-32, John 8:12 return

117 Dan. 12:4, Hos. 6:1-3, Joel 2:23-25, Matt. 4:16, 5:14-15, Luke 1:76-79, John 1:4-5, 9, 8:12 return

118 Jer. 31:33, Dan. 12:4, Mark 4:11, Rom. 16:25-26, Eph. 3:8-11, Col. 1:25-28, II Thes. 2:3-11 return

119 Judg. 3:8-11, 14-15, 4:1-3, 23-24, 6:1, 6-10, 19-40, 7:1-25, Tit. 2:14, Rev. 3:15-19 return

120 Exod. 20:20, Psa. 4:4, 97:10, Prov. 14:34, 20:10, Eph. 4:26 return

121 Rev. 3:16 return

122 Mark 10:27, I Cor. 10:13 return

123 Matt. 11:30 return

124 I Cor. 15:34, I Tim. 4:1-2, II Tim. 4:3-4 return

125 Lev. 4:1-4, 13-14, 22-24, 5:14-19, Num. 15:22-38, Heb. 7:25-28 return

126 John 3:19, Rom. 6:19-23, 7:5-6, 11-14, 8:1, 6, 8, 13, I Cor. 15:50, Gal. 5:16-17, 19-21, 6:7-8, II Pet. 2:10, 12, 17, I John 2:16 return

127 Rom. 8:1-14 return

128 Ezek. 14:6, 18:30-31, Matt. 4:17, Mark 1:14-15, 6:7, 12, Luke 13:2-5, Acts 17:30, Rev. 2:5, 16, 3:3, 19 return

129 John 5:14, 8:11 return

130 John 19:30 return

131 Psa. 60:12, Matt. 10:1, 8, Mark 3:14-15, Rom. 8:31, 37 return

132 Matt. 4:10, John 5:30, 6:38-40 return

133 Matt. 4:10, Rev. 15:4 return

134 Matt. 12:43-45, Heb. 10:26-27 return

135 Psa. 50:22 return

136 I Chron. 29:1, Luke 11:21 return

137 I Cor. 3:9, 16-17, 6:19-20, II Cor. 6:16, Eph. 2:21-22 return

138 I Cor. 6:19 return

139 Matt. 6:22-24 return

140 Psa. 50:22 return

141 Luke 12:4-5, Exod. 15:14-16, Job 18:5-14, Isa. 8:13, II Cor. 5:11 return

142 I John 3:9 return

143 Rom. 6:3-11, Eph. 4:23-24, Col. 3:9-11 return

144 Matt. 3:6, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38-39, 11:16 return

145 I John 3:9, John 1:1, 14, Rev. 19:13 return

146 Gen. 8:22, Job 37:6-22, 38:25-27, 33-41, Psa. 65:9-13, 104:10-20, 24-30 return

147 Rom. 8:28, Jude 1:24 return

148 Gal. 1:8-9 return

149 Matt. 16:24, Luke 9:23 return

150 John 6:66, Heb. 6:4-6, 10:38, I John 2:22, 4:3, II John 1:7 return

151 John 5:14, 8:11 return

152 Psa. 78:42-63, Prov. 1:24-32, Matt. 7:22-23, 23:30-36, 26:24, Luke 13:26-27, John 5:14, Heb. 6:4-6, Jude 1:6 return

153 John 11:25 return

154 Matt. 10:25, Mark 3:22 return

155 Luke 23:14 return

156 Matt. 12:31-32, Mark 3:29-30 return

157 Matt. 12:32, Luke 12:10 return

158 Rom. 3:4 return

159 Matt. 7:13-14 return

160 Gal. 6:14, I Cor. 1:18, Eph. 2:16 return

161 John 10:10, 14:27, 16:33, Eph. 2:13-19, I Pet. 1:7-9 return

162 I Chron 16:31 return

163 Rom. 8:11 return

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

165 Heb. 12:14 return

166 Matt. 28:19 return

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

12. John 14:6 return

13. Acts 4:12 return