GOD LOVES US MORE THAN HIMSELF
Written in 2012
by Tony Alamo
aka Bernie Hoffman
In Heaven and Earth, JESUS is the WORD of GOD, and HE is GOD.1 “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD… And the WORD became flesh” (John 1:1, 14). GOD “became flesh [through immaculate conception by the HOLY SPIRIT], and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).2 The WORD of GOD is HIS name. The WORD dwelt among us when the SON of GOD became human flesh, and HIS earthly name is YESHUA or JESUS.
The WORD also became light and created everything in the universe.3 JESUS “was the true LIGHT, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. HE was in the world, and the world was made by HIM, and the world knew HIM not. HE came unto HIS own, and HIS own received HIM not. But as many as received HIM, to them gave HE power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on HIS name” (John 1:9-12).4 We are saved, spiritually born again, when our hearts believe and receive the WORD, which is SPIRIT and LIFE.5
In the time of Moses, the people of Israel sinned by murmuring, even though they had GOD with them, who had delivered them from slavery in Egypt with mighty signs and miracles.6 GOD was with them to deliver them from all of their enemies, which were also GOD’S enemies.7 GOD sent poisonous serpents among them to bite those ungrateful people, and many died. The WORD of GOD spoke to Moses and told him to make a brass snake and lift it up on a pole.8 Everyone who was bitten that looked upon that brass snake lived. The serpent, or snake, was symbolic of JESUS, the WORD of GOD, who would take our sins upon HIMSELF and die in our place on the cross-pole.9 If we believe that the WORD of GOD is true, we will keep our focus on the WORD, follow HIM with all of our hearts, and do HIS will so we can live a blessed life here and live eternally in Heaven.10
John 3:14 says, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the SON of MAN be lifted up [crucified on the cross].” Again, the serpent symbolized CHRIST who loved us all so much that HE willingly laid HIS life down, suffered many beatings and cruelly died for our sins on HIS cross.11 That cross should have been ours. “Whosoever believeth in HIM [when we believe in HIM, we serve HIM] should not perish [spend eternity in the boiling Lake of Fire’s torments], but have eternal life” (John 3:15). GOD’S sacrifice gives us a second chance.
“For GOD [the WORD] so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten SON [HIS incarnate SELF], that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life. For GOD sent not HIS SON into the world to condemn the world [the world was already condemned]; but that the world through HIM [through their belief in HIM] might be saved [not would be saved, but MIGHT be saved. We make the choice to accept or reject the LORD]. He that believeth on HIM [the whole WORD of GOD (the KJV, Hebrew, Aramaic Bible)] is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten SON of GOD. And this is the condemnation, that LIGHT [the WORD] is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the LIGHT, neither cometh to the LIGHT, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth [the WORD] cometh to the LIGHT, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought [brought forth] in GOD” (John 3:16-21).
The WORD tells us, “Man shall not live by bread [from a bakery] alone, but by every WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of GOD” (Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4).
In John 6:48, JESUS, the WORD, says, “I am that BREAD of LIFE.” “This is the BREAD which cometh down from Heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die” (John 6:50). JESUS means we are to absorb HIS WORDS, which are SPIRIT and LIFE.12 The LIFE is in the WORD.13 The LIFE is in HIS blood.14 To walk in HIS SPIRIT is to be walking in agreement with HIS WORD. HIS SOUL, HIS LIFE, is the same as in HIS BLOOD. To drink HIS BLOOD is the same as drinking HIS LIFE, SOUL, SPIRIT, and WORD.
JESUS says, “I am the living BREAD which came down from Heaven: if any man eat of this BREAD, he shall live for ever: and the BREAD that I will give is MY flesh” (John 6:51). In other words, HE loved our eternal souls, our lives, more than HIS own human life (Hebrews 12:2). If you believe your sins are forgiven by HIS sacrificial act, by HIS giving of HIMSELF for you to have eternal life, if you believe HE is your SAVIOR, and if you believe HIS living WORDS, you shall never die. This is because HIS WORDS, which are SPIRIT and LIFE, live in you.15 “And the BREAD that I will give is MY FLESH, which I will give [on the cross] for the life of the world [only for those who will believe]” (John 6:51).
“Then JESUS said unto them [the Jews], Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except you eat the flesh of the SON of MAN, and drink HIS blood, ye have no LIFE in you. Whoso eateth MY flesh, and drinketh MY blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For MY flesh is meat indeed, and MY blood is drink indeed. He that eateth MY flesh, and drinketh MY blood, dwelleth in ME, and I in him. [He that receives that I gave MY flesh and blood on the cross for him is saved and will live forever.]” (John 6:53-56).16
If you have been cleansed of your past sins by accepting JESUS’ blood sacrifice, you have CHRIST the WORD, HIS SPIRIT, HIS SOUL, which is HIS LIFE, living in you.17 You are alive in HIM, and HE lives in you, as long as you keep HIS commandments.18 HE said, “I am the VINE, ye are the branches: He that abideth in ME, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without ME ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in ME, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned” (John 15:5-6).
Walking in close communion with the LORD is critical in these last days we live in.19 We need HIS guidance and protection at all times. The LORD promised to be with us always, even to the end of the world (Matthew 28:20).
In GOD’S compassion for all mankind, HE wants to use all willing souls to bring all others into the LIGHT so they too will be saved and spend eternity in Heaven with HIM.20 JESUS says, “Herein is MY FATHER glorified, that ye bear much fruit [bring lost souls from death to life]; so shall ye be MY disciples. As the FATHER hath loved ME, so have I loved you: continue ye in MY love. If ye keep MY commandments, ye shall abide in MY love; even as I have kept MY FATHER’S commandments, and abide in HIS love. These things have I spoken unto you, that MY joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is MY commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:8-12).
If you ask for HIS LIFE, HE will give it to you. It is up to you to keep eating and drinking HIM through study of the WORD of GOD and walking in agreement with HIS WORD. If you have not yet been born again of the SPIRIT of GOD, say this prayer, and you shall be saved:
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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