by Tony Alamo
I’m writing this letter to you, Tony, because I want to let you know what’s going on with me. Well, my friend, I went to see the doctor because my neck was hurting for about three or four months and like always they would say it is nothing. So December 23, 1998, I saw a cancer doctor and well, my cancer came back so I will be put in the hospital and get an operation. Tony, would you please pray for me, sir? I feel that I need all the help I can get. So please do that for me, Tony.
I haven’t told my mom and dad yet because I don’t want to hurt them anymore. Tony, I think that this would kill them if they knew. So what can I do? I was just thinking about just going ahead with this right here in Texarkana and not say a word to them, but I don’t know what happens if something goes wrong. God Tony, what should I do? I pray for it to go away but I know it will not, and I don’t know what to do about my mom and dad.
Tony, I have to go for now because I can’t think right now, okay my friend? Oh yes, I hope that you had a very nice Christmas and God bless you all my friend, and please say a prayer for me. Thank you.
Without a doubt, I know that God has allowed you and me to cross paths so that God may, through me, instill faith in you in a perfect way. I believe this cancer outbreak in your neck gives God a great opportunity to show you His power, His strength, and His might.1
Gary, I have known the Lord now for over 35 years. I’ve seen all those who obey Him rise up above every problem, every sickness, every disease, and every infirmity. There isn’t anything too large for God to do.2
One of the things that stood out to me in your letter was that you were praying for God to heal you even though you didn’t believe that He would. The Word of God is God.3 God, the Word, promises there isn’t anything you, I, or anyone else can receive from Him except by faith.4 If you say you’re praying to God to heal you, and then say "I don’t believe that He will," you won’t ever receive anything from Him.5
The rest of the Word of the Lord tells us if we are saved, born again of the Spirit, then His life, His working power, and His regulating and anointing will dwell in us. 6 We must let Him have His perfect way in us to do that which the Word of God tells us He wants to do in us, which is to win human souls for Him. 7
There are contingencies in everything God promises.8 If you keep the Lord’s commandments, He is living in you because of your faith. 9 You cannot keep His commandments without His life in you.10 This is because the things that He states will happen, you will actually see happen. This will build your faith even more. If my advice were not backed by the Word of God, it would be worthless. What I’m telling you is found in the Word of God. The Word of God is everything good, excellent, and true, far beyond anything you could ever imagine.11 I am fortunate that the Lord has allowed me to meet many people such as yourself. I consider it a great honor to have met you, and am honored that God would trust me to guide your soul into salvation, eternal life, and healing.
Gary, the Lord promised you were healed by the stripes He took on the cross at Calvary. 12 In other words, you are already healed. All you need to do is believe it by faith and let God enter your body. Let Christ enter your spirit with the Father in Him so you can be a vessel worthy for Him to regulate, to live in, to work in, and to anoint in.13
You know me, Gary. You know I’m not going to lead you astray or tell you anything that isn’t the truth. You know that when I tell you something, it is true. I’m telling you the absolute truth. If you do what I tell you, you will not need to worry about being healed. The Lord doesn’t want just to do it for you, your mother, your dad, and the rest of your family, He wants to use your vessel by living and working in you until He comes back.14 You need to study the Word of the Lord every day and see all the promises He has laid away for those who love Him and keep His commandments. 15 Jesus stated, "If ye love Me, keep My commandments" (John 14:15). I John 2:4 states, "He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." Of course, He’s not going to heal a liar or heal those who don’t have the truth in them. The truth is Christ. 16 The truth is the Word of God. 17
I’ll never lie to you, Gary. I wouldn’t put you on a bum trip for all the money in the world. God wants you healed, and I want you healed as well. God wants you to be a vessel for Him to live and work in.18 He wants to navigate you daily by His pouring Himself into you and out of you into others.19
When you’re praying to the Lord, don’t be discouraged at all. Be very encouraged, because He is not only hearing every word you say, He will answer you if you are sincere in your prayers. 20 The one thing that irks or infuriates God the most is when people pray to Him while not believing that He exists. What point would there be in praying if you didn’t know Almighty God was hearing you? What joy there is in knowing He is more than capable of fully answering your request instantly.21 It is so exciting to pray. Nothing can be received from God without prayer. 22
Your healing from God may come immediately through your faith. 23 But first be sure that you’re saved, and make a commitment to do the things He wants for you to do. The Lord has told me you will immediately be healed. [Within one month after this letter Gary told us he had been totally healed. Praise the Lord!] I’m so happy that the Lord is anointing me to guide you.
Gary my friend, the Lord is very much involved in your life now. As you know, I know the Lord. I know that His Word is true.24 His promises, every one of them, are true. Every curse that has been placed on you in your entire life will be lifted immediately upon your conversion.25 You’ll see a wonderful, new life when God’s life is in you.26 You will see His peace and His assurance with a great happiness and joy you never before believed could exist.
You know that I’ve always kept my word to you. I promised you your talking device and within a very short time I got it for you. I’m telling you exactly what the Lord has told me to tell you. I don’t believe the Lord will allow you to die. He is going to heal you. It’s obvious. I want your family to be saved by the miracle that God is going to give you. I want the thousands of people in prison to hear of this miracle and be saved by the evidence of it. Don’t give the enemy of your soul, body, and mind any more of your time.27 Accept Christ at His Word. Christ is the entire Word of God, and the entire Word of God is a sharp sword against the enemy of God and His people.28 "For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Heb. 4:12).
If you have not yet accepted Him into your spirit, then do it now so He might heal you immediately. Then go on merrily with God from there. Gary, my old buddy, you are one of my best friends. You’ll not only make your mother and father happy, as well as yourself, but you will make God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit exceedingly happy.29 You will also make many other people happy because you’ll be winning their souls to the Lord. Start out now, Gary, by saying this prayer. This is for you. This is personal, between you and God. Say the prayer now. Mean it, start letting the Lord work in you, and get that healing. You don’t really have any other choice. You can get saved and be healed, or you can die. What are you going to choose? I pray, Gary, that you have the kind of sense that I always thought you had and accept the Lord’s invitation now. Say this prayer, old buddy
My Lord and my God, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. 2 I believe that He died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. 3 I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit 4 and that He sits on the right hand of God at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart, Lord Jesus. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that You shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 You will not turn me away, Lord Jesus, You will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because Your Word, the Bible says so. 8 Your Word says that You will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that You have heard me, and I know that You have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as You command and sin no more. 11
You've just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up the cross daily for the purpose of mortifying yourself, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of Christ.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of Christ. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, then submit yourself and do what the Word says, so that the Church and the world may see evidence of your submission to God's Word, His order, and His authority in and by you.
Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.
Pastor Tony Alamo
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"Letter from Gary Answered " footnotes:
1 II Chron. 16:7-9, II Cor. 12:9-10 return
2 Jer. 32:17, Matt. 7:7, John 1:3, 14:13-14, 16:24, Eph. 3:20-21, Col. 1:16-17, I John 3:22 return
3 John 1:1, Rev. 19:13 return
4 Matt. 8:13, 9:27-29, 21:22, Mark 16:16, John 4:49-53, Acts 16:31, Gal. 3:7-9, Eph. 2:8, Heb. ch. 11, Jas. 2:23, I Pet. 1:9 return
5 Matt. 13:58, 17:19-20, Heb. 11:6, Jas. 1:6-8 return
6 Jer. 31:33-34, John 16:13, 17:21-23, II Cor. 6:16, Eph. 3:17-19, I John 2:27 return
7 Matt. 18:11, Luke 4:18, 9:56, 19:10, John 4:41-42, 5:30, 6:35, 54, 10:2, 9-16, 27-29, 14:6, 15-17, 15:1, 4-7, 14, 16:33, 18:9, 20:31, Rom. 6:23, I Cor. 1:21, Col. 3:3-4, II Tim. 1:1, Heb. 8:10, I John 2:4, 24, 3:8, 5:20 return
8 Deut. 7:12-26, 8:1-20, ch. 28 return
9 Matt. 21:22, Mark 9:23, I Thes. 2:13 return
10 Rom. 7:14-25, 8:1-13 return
11 Jer. 23:29, Matt. 4:4, John 1:1, Rom. 3:4, I Cor. 2:9, Eph. 3:20-21, 6:17, Col. 2:9, Heb. 4:12, Jas. 1:17, I John 2:21, 27 return
12 Isa. 53:5, I Pet. 2:24 return
13 John 14:23, 17:20-23, Eph. 2:10, II Tim. 2:21, Rev. 3:20 return
14 I Cor. 6:19-20, Titus 2:14 return
15 Exod. 34:6-7, Deut. 32:4, Psa. 31:5, 86:15, Isa. 64:4, Jer. 31:31, 33, Matt. 11:29-30, John 14:23, 15:5, II Cor. 6:16-18, II Tim. 2:15, II Pet. 1:2-4 return
16 John 14:6 return
17 John 17:17, I Pet. 1:23-25, II Pet. 1:19-21 return
18 John 15:1-8,16, Rom. 7:4-6, Eph. 2:10, II Tim. 2:21 return
19 John 14:16-20, Luke 9:23, II Cor. 5:17-21 return
20 II Chron. 7:14, Psa. 145:18-19, Jer. 29:12-14, 33:3, Matt. 7:7-11, John 14:13-14, 15:7, I John 5:14 return
21 Isa. 55:11, Mark 9:23, Eph. 3:20 return
22 II Chron. 7:13-15, John 16:23-24, Phlp. 4:6, Jas. 4:2 return
23 Matt. 9:27-29, Mark 10:52, John 5:8-9, Acts 9:33-35 return
24 Psa. 119:160, John 17:17 return
25 Gen. 4:7, Deut. 28:1-13, 30:1-10, Isa. 1:18, Mic. 7:19, Acts 10:34-35, Rom. 5:9-10, II Cor. 5:17, Gal. 3:7-14, Eph. ch. 2, I Pet. 2:9, Rev. 22:11 return
26 II Cor. 5:17, Eph. 2:1-6 return
27 Eph. 4:27, Jas. 4:7-8 return
28 John 1:1, Eph. 6:11-18, Rev. 19:13 return
29 Prov. 10:1, Isa. 1:18, Jer. 3:12-15, Ezek. 18:31-32, Luke 15:12-24, 32, Heb. 12:2, I Pet. 1:8-9, II Pet. 3:9 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, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-6 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. Rom. 8:11, 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. Rom. 10:13, Jas. 4:2-3 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 8:11, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return
12. John 14:6 return
13. Acts 4:12 return