GETTING GOD WITH US
by Tony Alamo
If a body of people who have been born again of the SPIRIT stop growing in members, GOD will let them be taken away to be burned.1 It is like a farm. You may have had large crops when you first became a farmer, but if you stop sowing, you will have nothing to reap. JESUS said, “I am the true vine, and MY FATHER is the husbandman [the farmer]. Every branch in ME [the true vine] that beareth not fruit HE [the FATHER] taketh away” (John 15:1-2). By bearing fruit, HE means winning souls. Not winning souls is to not bear fruit.
CHRIST came into the world to save souls.2 If we, for days, weeks, or months, have ceased to win souls and to compel these souls to do the same, JESUS said in the Book of Revelation that HE would take our candlestick away: “Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent” (Revelation 2:5). In other words, HE would take our church away and our souls would be forever lost.
Simple salvation gospel tracts with the easy-to-understand message of salvation will do it. But if you believe that the words of JESUS are idle words, then ask yourselves this question: “Are we being blessed? Is the church growing? Are many souls being saved? Or have we become lazy? Lost our zeal? Gone to pot?”
They say they are going to destroy the church! Are you going to get busy as we did in the beginning so we can be blessed, or do you foolishly believe that GOD will bless you because of what we did many long years ago?3 There must be an awakening or GOD will take those of you who refuse to walk or abide in CHRIST.
In John 15:6, JESUS says, “If a man abide not in ME [in the SPIRIT as a soul-winner], he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered [and the church is withered as well]; and men gather them [all the fruitless branches], and cast them into the fire [into Hell], and they are burned.” But if you win and compel the sinner to get saved and get in the church, not discouraging them at all, you then will be abiding, continuing in JESUS. HE tells you, “If ye abide in ME, and MY words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7).
Should we ask for our children to be given back to us? JESUS cannot lie! Do what HE says. Let’s get the children back, and our homes back, and our freedom back! Give GOD what HE wants, and HE plainly says HE will give you what you want.4 If you do, you will be very happy. If not, you will not. That’s what HE wants—for people to go to Heaven.5 Just praying them through is not enough. They need to grow in power. They need to be fed!6
It takes zeal in the SPIRIT on our part, or HE will spue us out of HIS mouth! “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of MY mouth” (Revelation 3:16).
But “How then shall they call on HIM in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in HIM of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach [the ones you win to the LORD], except they be sent [after they have been grounded in the church]? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:14-15). Here, the SPIRIT through the Apostle Paul shows for us the logic of missionaries. It gives us the whole Godly side of missions. It brings home the guilt of the world’s moral, spiritual, and eternal ruin to the conscience of every man and woman who are not doing their very best to send the gospel of JESUS CHRIST to all the world, all mankind.
There is no sloppy sentimentality about this. It is a stern, strict, unyielding command, and it brings every one of us, by an irresistible argument, face-to-face with the responsibility of the world’s ruin or redemption. It tells us that GOD has provided a remedy sufficient and completely fitted for all the wants of our fallen race. HE has given us a salvation that is adequate, adapted, and designed for all the world. HE has put the simple conditions of it within the reach of every person who hears the gospel. Now, to use an expressive colloquial phrase: “It’s up to you”—and me—whether people shall be lost or saved.7
It takes more than sentiment to save a lost world. The tenderest love and the most self-denying sacrifice cannot lift our lost humanity from the fearful effects of the fall. It needs the SPIRIT, a divine remedy, a gospel of superhuman power as well as divine compassion. Paul has this kind of gospel. So do I, and so do some of the others in my church. You can’t shuck the LORD; HE knows those who are real, and those who have kicked back to sleep.
There is a remedy that Paul and all soul-winners have. It is to be declared to all mankind. The gospel is incomparable, superior to all that the world has ever found, up to the point of all time. All true Christians are enthusiastic in their desire to proclaim it to all men.8 There is a solution for all sin and every sinner, and it is only the gospel. It is the light of the world.9 The apostles had learned the very best way to convert souls, so it made them extremely enthusiastic. This method is so good that they could not bear to miss one human being.
In Paul’s epistle to the Romans, he expressed this righteousness: “But now the righteousness of GOD without the law is manifested” (Romans 3:21). Later he expressed the same truth: “CHRIST is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (Romans 10:4).
That excellent expression, “righteousness” means “righteousness.” The truth is that GOD has provided a plan for righting every wrong of humanity. It was said of these enthusiastic apostles: “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither” (Acts 17:6).
GOD first revealed HIMSELF to me. Then a little later, I received the vision that saved my soul (the vision was of Heaven and Hell). I was so happy and enthusiastic to know that GOD really existed, and that HE was everything HE says HE is, that I turned Hollywood upside down with gospel literature. After my wife Sue and I won a lot of souls in Hollywood, we turned Los Angeles upside down; then New York; Washington, DC; Nashville, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois; Florida, and now the world.
If people think the world, which hates GOD, will evangelize itself and turn itself upside down, they’re crazy. That is not scriptural. You and I have to do what GOD says—we have to get out and evangelize the world, tell the world about salvation. If you will instead play church, play house, and play husband and wife, GOD will allow your kids to be taken, as well as your homes, your church, your money, and your souls.
You must have zeal, and you must be born again of the SPIRIT.10 You cannot retire. There is no retirement in the LORD! Get my testimony tract out. Tell what GOD has done for you and convince people that HE really exists. Prove it! Learn about your church so you can tell the world! You have been sleeping. Don’t trust in lawyers, paralegals, or anybody else but the LORD.11
If you will bring forth much fruit, GOD will perform miracles for you and everyone’s family. If not, GOD will destroy you, give your children away, and send your souls to Hell!12 GOD gave me this message, and you better listen. It’s almost too late. People are saved if they believe.13 They are not if they are into lying around, gardening, puttering, being lazy, dead! Talk is cheap. Sermons are nothing without doing the work of winning souls and feeding them the WORD after they are saved.14 The Book of Revelation tells of a church where some of the people are dead (Revelation 3:1). You are fooling around with the One who holds the seven stars (angels) in HIS right hand, HE who walks in the middle of the seven golden candlesticks (Revelation 2:1). You can’t fool me, so how do you Gentiles think you can fool HIM?
The government says they will give your kids back if you leave the church. Do you believe them? They told Buster that they would leave him alone if he severed himself from me and the church. He did what they said. The idiot believed them, and they have continued to raid his store ever since. Someone told me he has been in jail. I don’t mind being in jail for the LORD, but I don’t want to be in jail for falling away, for trampling the blood of JESUS underfoot and putting HIM out to an open shame (Hebrews 10:29). The only way to beat the devil is to follow the LORD.15 Do what the LORD says.
JESUS says you may have done some good works, but in Revelation 2:4 HE says, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love,” which was to make sure you loved JESUS enough to train new souls, give them the milk of the WORD, then the bread of the WORD, then the meat of the WORD.
I knew this was going to happen. GOD has let you know that if you don’t care about HIS baby Christians, giving them what HE wants them to have, HE will let them take and keep your kids, no matter how many millions are spent. But it may not be too late. Get your minds focused on the true work of GOD and keep busy doing it, or else you will pay even more dearly than I’ve told you or what it says in the WORD. GOD destroyed HIS own Jewish, Hebrew children.16 What do you think HE will do to you if you don’t get busy, if you are not on fire for that which HE has called you to do?17
“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent” (Revelation 2:5). “And every branch [person] that beareth fruit [wins souls, baby Christians, and feeds them the WORD of GOD—not your nothing things], HE purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit” (John 15:2b). (This means more souls, not less souls, which is what you people have been doing for years.)
Don’t you realize that you are saying, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked [and GOD responds]: I counsel thee to buy of ME [not the government] gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke [even if, to save your souls, I have to take away everything dear to you, I rebuke] and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear MY voice, and open the door, I will come in to him [because I’m not in you or MY work would be in you], and will sup with him, and he with ME. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with ME in MY throne, even as I also [as GOD in MY human body] overcame, and am set down with MY FATHER in HIS throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:17-22).
I was young in the LORD; Sue had a head start on me. She was saved when she was a little girl. She was supernaturally healed of tuberculosis by the LORD when she was very young. Sue could hear her doctor in the next room in Dyer, Arkansas, saying that she wouldn’t make it through the night. She could hear her mother crying, and heard her praying to GOD, “FATHER, don’t let her die, I can’t let her go! Please, my GOD, don’t let her die.”
Susie said there were a lot of relatives there, and confusion, and in the confusion, Christians from a church, in a garage-church across the street, came into the screened-in porch where Susie was. They prayed over her, and she was healed. Many years later after Sue and I were married, an x-ray from Dr. Vampa’s office in Hollywood showed massive scar tissue. Her entire set of lungs was black. The doctor was alarmed. Susie was around forty-seven years old.
Seventeen years before Susie died (on April 8, 1982), she contracted breast cancer during the big revival. Ten years later, she became discouraged with many people we won to the LORD. We would teach them the Bible and, of course, feed, clothe, and house them, pay for their teeth to be fixed, for new teeth, build homes for them, buy them furniture, pay for their babies to be born, give them new glasses, and provide everything else they needed. And it made Susie furious when we would see them on TV programs lying about us, saying we were in the ministry for the money, especially when Susan thought she was dying.
I also owned an unreleased album recorded by the Beatles which I received from Pete Best, the original drummer with the Beatles, for doing his promotion. The things we did, and I now do, I wouldn’t do for love nor money, any more than would JESUS, the prophets, and the disciples. Money is easy to earn. I was number one in the health studio business, number one in the music business, number one in the clothing business, same in the promo and marketing and management businesses. I was asked to represent the Kennedys, the entire Democratic Party, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Sonny and Cher, Rouvaun, and many others. There are many things I can do and not be lied about or persecuted for doing them, as we were and still are.
Susie became discouraged and didn’t want to win souls anymore. Because of the cancer, it became difficult for her to cope with the devilish persecutions. Cancer eats a person’s nerves up. I told her that she would die if we didn’t continue our soul-winning. She said, “I don’t care; I can’t take it.” I said, “Then let me do it.” She said that I wouldn’t be able to handle the interviews, the government, the media, the religions, and all of the other devils. But JESUS gave us HIS HOLY SPIRIT to handle anything. “We can’t stop winning souls, Susie!!” She died!! I went on doing GOD’S work. The persecutions are worse than ever, but I have the victory in JESUS CHRIST, the HOLY SPIRIT!!
Susie had me build three towns in Arkansas (it’s more now), also downtown Nashville, Tennessee; Saugus, California, and many other places. Together we were unbeatable. She taught me everything.There will never again be anyone like Susie. She was GOD’S BABY GIRL; she was wise beyond belief. She was very industrious for GOD, and she knew HIM better than anyone!! I love her and miss her terribly.
The world must be turned right-side up because it is upside down, and we are the people, if we follow GOD’S plan, to set the world up straight—put it where it should be. GOD will finally melt it, burn it up!18
Things are wrong between the world and GOD. The world doesn’t know GOD.19 The citizens of the world don’t love HIM, and they don’t trust HIM. It is impossible for them to stand before HIM with acceptance. Their sins have separated them from GOD.20 They are in many predicaments, and they don’t know what to do. The guilt of sin is bearing down on them to even deeper sin and a dark, eternal Hell, but GOD has sent JESUS CHRIST to make everything right that is wrong. HE has become a man, and as such, HE represents the entire human race, the human family. As the great representative of man, HE has taken upon HIMSELF man’s sins, man’s obligations, and man’s wrongs against GOD.21 HE has met the issue, and HE has paid the penalty.22 HE has lived up to the requirements of GOD’S most perfect law, and has thus wrought out a righteousness that is perfect and sufficient to cover all the guilt of fallen man forever, to settle the salvation of every sinner who will accept this settlement. This is the gospel of salvation through the blood and righteousness of JESUS CHRIST. It is the only remedy for a guilty conscience and a sinful heart.23 It is the power of GOD to give salvation to everyone that believes, and it was Paul’s delight to go to the known world and tell sinful men of the glorious righteousness of GOD.24
But salvation is more than this. It is also GOD’S provision for taking away the sin of the human heart and giving to weak, fallen men the power to be right toward GOD and toward all men. The worst thing in our fallen state is not our guilt and our liability to eternal punishment. The worst thing is to be without CHRIST, our helplessness to do right, or to even want to do right.25
Men tell us that the heathen will be saved if they live up to the light they have. GOD knoweth! GOD will surely do right to every righteous man covered. But the thing is that the heathen cannot do the things of the LORD. Even with the knowledge of the gospel, we cannot do right without CHRIST, the power of GOD living in us.26 But the very essence of the gospel does give us the power to choose to do the right. It takes away the love of sin if we focus on JESUS. It makes us love the things that GOD loves, and hate the things HE hates. It has power to cleanse, purify, and uplift human nature.27 It is a divine force placed within the human heart, causing us to walk in HIS statutes and keep HIS commandments. It is the very thing we are called to give to a lost world—the righteousness of GOD. This is the glory of the gospel, and with such a remedy for the dark sins of humanity, what a cruel crime it is to keep it back from our struggling and sinking fellow man.
Repent of your sins. Say this prayer to GOD:
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
After salvation, JESUS said to be baptized, fully submerged in water, in the name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY SPIRIT.12 Then study the King James Version Bible, and, for your benefit and the benefit of others, do what it says.13
CHRIST and GOD the FATHER now live in you through the HOLY SPIRIT. There is a way you can receive a fuller portion of the divine nature of GOD in you. The more the divine nature of GOD lives in you, the more you will be able to stand against the temptations that have so easily moved so many millions of Christians away from salvation. Pray for the baptism in the HOLY SPIRIT.14 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 (Hebrews 12:14).
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If you want the world saved, as JESUS commands, then don’t rob GOD of HIS tithes and offerings. GOD said, “Will a man rob GOD? Yet ye have robbed ME. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed THEE? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed ME, even this whole nation [and this whole world]. Bring ye all the tithes [a ‘tithe’ is 10% of your gross income] into the storehouse, that there may be meat [Spiritual food] in MINE house [souls saved], and prove ME now herewith, saith the LORD of HOSTS, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of HOSTS. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of HOSTS” (Malachi 3:8-12).
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2. Isa. 42:6-7, 52:13-15, ch. 53, 61:1-3, Matt. 1:21, 9:13, 20:28, 26:28, Luke 4:14-21, 5:30-32, 9:51-56, 22:20, 24:13-27, 46-47, John 3:13-17, 10:10-18, 12:23-24, 46-47, 17:2-4, Acts 5:31, 10:43, Rom. 3:24-25, 5:6-21, Gal. 1:3-4, Eph. 1:7, 2:4-16, Col. 1:14, 1 Tim. 1:15, 2:3-6, Heb. 9:11-15, 27-28, 1 Pet. 1:18-21, Rev. 1:5 return
17. Ezek. 3:17-21, Matt. 7:13-23, 12:30, 25:31-46, Luke 3:7-9, 19:12-27, John 14:12, 15:1-16, Rom. 1:18-20, 11:21-24, 12:1-2, 2 Tim. 4:5, 1 Pet. 4:17-18, 2 Pet. 2:1-9, 17-22, 3:7-17, Jude 5-15, Rev. 20:11-15, 21:27, 22:11-19 return
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. Matt. 28:18-20, John 3:5, Acts 2:38, 19:3-5 return
13. Deut. 4:29, 13:4, 26:16, Josh. 1:8, 22:5, 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:14-17, James 1:22-25, Rev. 3:18 return
14. Isa. 28:11-12, Joel 2:28-29, Luke 3:16, 11:9-13, John 1:29-34, 7:37-39, 14:15-29, 15:26, 16:7-14, Acts 1:1-8, 2:1-18, 32-39, 5:29-32, 19:1-7, Rom. 5:3-5, 15:13 return