by Tony Alamo
God and Satan mix much less than oil and water.1 One must agree with God entirely before he can walk with Him.2 This is true also in a successful marriage.3 The couple must first unite with the Lord before their marriage can be successful.4
The Word of God says the woman is her husband’s land, his private property.5 She is a garden where life grows;6 her husband is the sower of the seed of life (his seed only).7 He sows his own private garden.8 The husband expects his garden, his wife, to be fertile,9 so he may harvest a good crop from her. She is his very own private property10 where he grows his posterity. This relationship continues into the kingdom of Heaven.11 This relationship makes the marriage spiritual, supernatural, sacred, and holy.12 It is God’s plan for His human creation, who are spiritual beings,13 to bring forth life to replenish the earth,14 as well as to regenerate that life by preaching the gospel15 so that more souls may have eternal life,16 and God may have more sons and daughters for Him to love and fellowship with eternally.17
Humans are not given in marriage in the kingdom of Heaven,18 but the godly marriages of those who are married in this world will continue living eternally in Heaven19, as well as those of their own born again children and the children they beget by preaching the gospel.20
The husband is the saviour of the wife’s body. "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church [the Holy Spirit-filled church of the redeemed]: and he is the saviour of the body."21 He is the saviour of her body, because she is saved through childbearing. Remember, it was a woman (the woman Eve) who first sinned, causing Christ and mankind to die. Christ was born into this world because of her sin. He came to take away sin.22
The Apostle Paul states, "Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they [women] continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."23
A woman’s monthly period is her bloody reminder that Christ died in pain because of a woman. His shed blood gives the world a chance to accept eternal life. The woman is saved if she will accept eternal life by surrendering herself to God’s only plan for her salvation, using her body to bring life into the world.
Paul states, "Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth."24 The whole duty of mankind in this life is to fear God, and keep all of His commandments.25 One of God’s commandments which has been grossly undermined by Satan is, "BE FRUITFUL, AND MULTIPLY, AND REPLENISH THE EARTH."26 Another of God’s commandments undermined by Satan is, "Thou shalt not kill" (Hebrew, murder) (abortion).27
It is written, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers,"28 because if this commandment of God is broken, it would pull you away from God’s Word, which would send your soul to Hell.
God wants our children to have a godly mother and father, otherwise they will corrupt the earth.29
God and Satan, the saved and the unsaved, can’t successfully mix.30 Obtaining a marriage license, repeating a few meaningless words spoken by a worldly minister, judge, or justice of the peace, and exchanging vows, which are not kept, is not God’s idea of a marriage. God will not bless this ungodly kind of marriage.
In Genesis 2:9, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is God’s moral law. If you touch or tamper with this tree, or try to change it in any way, like today’s world government has, you will eternally die, as they will if they don’t repent of their sinful actions. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil not only is the law of God, but is also a serpent that will bite anyone who disobeys it or tries to change it. God’s law dates back to the beginning of time.
A godly marriage is one created by God. Man and wife are welded together like two pieces of metal for God’s purposes, which are outlined in the Bible. Jesus said, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad."31
If a man and woman are not wholeheartedly with God, their marriage won’t last. The wife who refuses to listen to her God-fearing husband, she sins by rejecting God’s plan for her. She is commanded by God to be her godly husband’s helpmate. A woman is under no such commandment if her husband is ungodly. A woman or man who doesn’t keep God’s marital laws is not from God, but from Satan. He or she is a saboteur to their spouse, the enemy of their spouse, as well as the enemy of God and their own soul.
God parallels the relationship between man and woman in holy matrimony with our relationship to Him through His Son Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit.
We must follow God's laws of marriage. If a man or wife breaks one of God’s marital laws, they are breaking all His laws and are destroying their ability to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.32 The wife’s soul would be spotted, stained, with sin. She wouldn’t be dressed properly for the marriage supper of the Lamb. She would be wearing black, and the marriage supper of the Lamb requires spotless white for men, women, and children.33 Unless you’re dressed according to God’s dress code, God won’t let you in.
Jesus speaks of unacceptable party crashers, "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen."34
Many are called to this marriage supper of the Lamb, but only those who keep themselves spotless are chosen. Jesus warns us again in these words: "Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them [didn’t obey God’s Word, the Holy Spirit, didn’t keep themselves spotless]: But the wise [those who feared God and kept His commandments35] took oil in their vessels with their lamps."
"While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. [They had stopped serving the Lord. Now it was too late to repent of this horrible, unforgivable sin.] But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."36
The Apostle Paul stated that holy matrimony, a godly marriage between a man and a woman, is a great mystery,37 solved only if the couple keeps all of God’s commandments.
Jesus parallels marriage to Him and the children of God with that of man and wife,38 because both relationships are tied together spiritually. In other words, the bond of holy matrimony is the same relationship as marriage is with the bridegroom of Israel,39 Christ, who is the KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS.40 Those attending the marriage supper of the Lamb will have kept every commandment.41 They are the bride of Christ, and are dressed with the garment of holiness.42 The Lord is coming back for His bride.
"Give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready." 43
The last chapter in the book of Proverbs tells what a godly wife is. Her husband safely trusts her.44
"And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God."45 And at the end of time, Christ, the church’s Bridegroom, and we Christians, His bride, will all attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.46
The tree of life is the Word of God.47 When the Word of God is kept, it is "eternal life."48 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE."49 Those who marry Christ, husband or wife must vow to God that He will be their Guide, Ruler, Coach, Referee, King, and Solver of every problem: If God says it, both agree to it, and that settles it.50 Every argument will be over. There will be no divorce in a godly marriage. Instead there will be perfection, peace and sound minds.51 This godly marriage union will be between two who have become one, not two separate individuals.52 "In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam [not Eve]."53 This scripture destroys the very foundation of women’s lib.
The important reasons for marriage, according to the Holy Spirit, are to be fruitful and multiply54 (which includes winning souls to Jesus together),55 and to bear the fruits of The Spirit and the body.56
The first words the Lord uttered after creating the man and woman were, "Be fruitful, and multiply."57 Then He saw every thing that He had made, that "it was very good,"58 meaning His creation was perfect.59 He went on to say in another scripture, to all those who keep His law, "Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body."60 But, He said in another place, "Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body," to those who don’t keep His commandments.61
The world has been lied to, that it is in danger of being overpopulated. We are told stories of shortages of food and other items that are plentiful. This is nothing more than media propaganda trash, which promotes anti-population growth by condoning anti-God, disgusting homosexuality, abortion, and birth control. This is in direct defiance of God’s commandment to be fruitful and multiply. Why should we be worried about population growth when God is about to destroy the entire world?62 He will send His first seven plagues,63 then His second seven plagues.64 More than two billion people will be destroyed [killed] by God quickly with the first seven plagues.65
Solomon made a statement regarding the godly wife, "Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love."68 Holy marriage is not filled with adultery, disappointments and other satanic heartaches like unsaved marriages. Holy marriage accepts the godly responsibility of marriage outlined by God in His holy Word.
Satan, in this world has undermined the meaning and purpose of marriage. Unsaved married couples kill children (with birth control and abortions), rather than make the children, multiply and live as God commands. They destroy the life God has ordained rather than "be fruitful, and multiply."69 They want only the physical pleasures of marriage, but do not want the responsibility of marriage, to keep God’s commandments.
Deformities of all kinds and death are found in the children of today’s ungodly marriages. This is the result of parents defying God’s commandments. This type of unsaved couple doesn’t like children and doesn’t want them. The deformities and death in the children of such marriages are caused by the obvious sins of the parents. The parents blame God. You can hear them say, "If God is God, and if God is love, then why did He allow this to happen to us and our baby?" The birth-control pill and other birth-control devices, including drugs, bring the curses of God upon the fruit of our bodies and upon the sinful parents.70 God gives parents more than adequate, fair warning that curses would be the result.71
The Holy Spirit plainly states that there are guidelines for everything including holy matrimony.72 "Keep my commandments, and live."73 Satan has blinded the minds of the people of this world74 in everything, including the true reason for marriage and importance of it being holy. Having children means seeing your own posterity, your family name (your descendants), carried on in the future generations. However, it is my belief that this is the last generation. "He that shall endure [keeping God’s Word] unto the end, the same shall be saved."75 Those that abide not in My doctrine shall be damned.76
The Bible states, "Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them [children]: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."77 One of the greatest reasons for living is the children we have begotten and raised up in the fear of God.
Jesus said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me."78 "He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."79 Jesus also said if you reject me, I will reject you.80 God says, If you turn your back on Me, on My commandments, on your responsibilities, I’ll turn My back on you.81 "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."82
Choose who you will be responsible to this day.83 Will you be responsible to Satan and his one-world government and church (cult) or take up your God-given responsibility (your cross) and follow the Lord Jesus Christ?
If you refuse to follow the devil, he might jail or kill you. But if you refuse God, He has the power to kill you and send you to Hell.84
You may never be judged in this world for the crimes that you have committed against the laws of God which the government condones and enforces. Today’s court system is totally against God, but protects those who commit the sins of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, perjury by government, murder and abortion. The government also condones satanic attacks against God’s people and His churches, as well as the murdering and imprisonment of true Christians,85 and protects those who steal God’s property, rob God’s people, and covet their belongings and their relationship to God (the Vatican’s I.R.S., her Cult Awareness Network, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, prosecutors, lawyers, judges, and all other unrepentant sinners).86 You may not be punished in this world’s court system, but rather, will be protected. But you, too, are indicted, whether you want to believe it or not, and there is an appointed trial date scheduled for you.
Very soon, you are going to stand before the judgment bar of the living God, and you will be right on time. You will not be able to cloak your lies, corruption, and extortion there. You will be judged and God will be the one judging you. There is no way that you can or will escape Him, or be so much as even one moment late for your appointment date before Him. No one can run or hide themselves from God. It is impossible to be a fugitive from Him. Those who think they can, only humor God. He smiles and says to those who try to escape, "Though they dig into hell, from there shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, from there will I bring them down: And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel [a mountain in Haifa, Israel], I will search and take them out from there; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, from there will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them." 87
Why should a god like God make you post bail? God lets everyone out on their own recognizance because He knows they are not going anywhere. God trusts them this way. He knows they will show up for their trial.
God has a powerful weapon with Him that has everyone’s soul on an invisible string. He is able to pull that string with whoever is on the end of it into His courtroom. He can pull anyone's soul right out of their body any time He wishes. God knows where we are at all times, and what we are doing at the moment. He knows now where you are deciding to spend eternity. We’re all going to stand before God. "It is appointed unto men once [not twice] to die, but after this the judgment."88
God's sentencing process system, as well as the points, penalties, weights, and balances are all written in His holy Word. The penalty for disobedience to God’s way, is much worse than many thousands of life sentences in this world’s prison system, because God’s sentence for disobedience is eternal death in Hell.
In God's court system, there are no appeals, no plea bargains, and no motions made by slick, high-powered attorneys. No overemotionalism, terror or any kind of emotion will make this Judge feel sorry for you and convince Him to change His verdict.
If you, in this life, have complied with His commands, you will go to Heaven; otherwise, you will not. Make sure to repent. "Go, and sin no more."89 Do this before you die. Be sure that you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Then take up the responsibilities Jesus outlined for us in His Word. If you don’t, you will be sorry for eternity.
Instead of being sorry for an eternity, why don’t you get married in "holy matrimony" to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom, this very moment? Keep all of His commandments, that you may be eligible to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb. This can be initially accomplished by saying this sinners’ 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. "Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth."90
Christ now lives in you through the Holy Spirit. 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. 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.91
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. Follow all of God’s commands and live.
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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"Holy Matrimony" footnotes:
1 Matt. 6:24 return
2 Heb. 11:6 return
3 Amos 3:3 return
4 2 Cor.6:14-16 return
5 Jer. 3:1 return
6 Song of Sol. 4:12 return
7 Deut. 22:9, 11 return
8 Rom. 7:2 return
9 Gen. 30:1-2 return
10 Jer 3:1 return
11 Zech. 8:5 return
12 Gen. 1:27-28 return
13 Gen. 2:7, Isa. 38:16 return
14 Gen. 1:28 return
15 1 Cor. 1:21 return
16 John 3:16 return
17 1 Cor. 1:9, 1 John 1:3, Rev. 22:3-5 return
18 Matt. 22:30return
19 1 John 5:12 return
20 1 Cor. 4:15 return
21 Eph. 5:23 return
22 John 1:29 return
23 1 Tim. 2:15 return
24 1 Tim. 5:5-6 return
25 Eccl. 12:13 return
26 Gen. 1:28 return
27 Exod. 20:13 return
28 2 Cor. 6:14 return
29 Gen. 6:1-12 return
30 Amos 3:3, Luke 16:13 return
31 Matt. 12:30 return
32 James 2:10 return
33 Rev. 3:5 return
34 Matt. 22:11-14 return
35 Job 28:28, Ps. 111:10, Prov. 9:10, Eccl 12:13 return
36 Matt. 25:1-13 return
37 Eph. 5:31-32 return
38 Eph. 5:32 return
39 Isa. 61:10, 62:4-5 return
40 Rev. 17:14, 1 Tim. 6:15 return
41 Rev. 19:7-9 return
42 Rev. 19:7-8, Gen. 2:25 return
43 Rev. 19:7 return
44 Prov. 31:11 return
45 Rev. 19:8-9 return
46 Rev. 19:7-9 return
47 Rev. 22:2 return
48 John 5:24, Acts 13:48 return
49 John 14:6 return
50 Mark 12:30 return
51 Isa. 26:3, 2 Tim. 1:7 return
52 Matt. 19:5-6 return
53 Gen. 5:1-2 return
54 Gen. 1:28, 9:7 return
55 James 2:18, Eph. 2:10 return
56 Rom. 7:4, Gen. 1:28 return
57 Gen. 1:28 return
58 Gen. 1:31 return
59 Idioms in the Bible Explained and A Key to the Original Gospels, p. 3, George M. Lamsa return
60 Deut. 28:1-4 return
61 Deut. 28:15,18 return
62 Rev. 1:1,8:7-13, chapt. 9 ,15 return
63 Rev. chap. 9 return
64 Rev. 15:1,16 return
65 Rev. 9:15,18 return
66 Dan. 7:19-23, Isa. 11:11-12, Rev. 7:4-8 return
67 Tricked, Tony Alamo return
68 Prov. 5:19 return
69 Gen. 1:28 return
70 Deut. 28:18 return
71 Deut. 28:18 return
72 Titus 2:4-5, Col. 3:18, Eph. 5:24, 33 return
73 Prov. 7:2 return
74 2 Cor. 4:4 return
75 Matt. 24:13 return
76 Mark 16:16, 2 Thes. 2:12 return
77 Psalm 127:5 return
78 Luke 9:23 return
79 Matt. 10:38 return
80 2 Chron. 15:2 return
81 Josh. 24:20, 1 Chron. 28:9 return
82 Prov. 3:6 return
83 Josh. 24:15 return
84 Luke 12:4-5 return
85 Waco Massacre, More Inside Story On Waco Massacre, Intolerance, Tony Alamo, available by calling (479) 782-7370 return
86 The Nashville Tennessean, June 12, 1990, p.1; Southwest Times Record, June 16, 1990, p.1; Arkansas Gazette, April 26, 1991, p.6B return
87 Amos 9:2-3 (Heb.) return
88 Heb. 9:27 return
89 John 8:11, 5:14 return
90 I Chron. 16:31 return
91 Heb. 12:14 return
92 Mark 16:15 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. John 14:6 return
13. Acts 4:12 return