IF YOU DON’T OBEY
Written in 2009
by Tony Alamo
aka Bernie Hoffman
And the people said unto Joshua, “The LORD our GOD will we serve, and HIS voice will we OBEY” (Joshua 24:24). “To OBEY is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22).
People can read the Bible all their lives, but if they don’t OBEY GOD, do what HIS WORD says, it won’t do any good. “Thou believest that there is one GOD; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:19-20).1 Those without works to back up their faith will lose everything, especially their souls.
Saul was the king of Israel for a time. He obeyed GOD in everything for a while, but alas, in one point he disobeyed.2 All the good he had previously done was no longer to his credit.3 Disobedience dissolved it. The Prophet Samuel told Saul, “Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the WORD of the LORD, HE hath also rejected thee from being king” (1 Samuel 15:22-23).
It was the same thing with the Psalmist David. He sinned concerning Bathsheba and his life thereafter was cursed! (2 Samuel 12:1-12).4 This happens to all who disobey. GOD is no respecter of persons!5 For people who don’t obey GOD, but claim to be Christians, there is no good reward, but an ill reward on Judgment Day.6 No one can fool the all-knowing GOD. HE will never let anyone enter Heaven with sin on their soul.7
GOD told Abraham, “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast OBEYED MY VOICE” (Genesis 22:18).
Abraham passed his test when GOD told him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, but GOD sent an angel to stop Abraham before it took place (Genesis 22:1-18). “Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed GOD, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of GOD” (James 2:22-23).
The high priest and all those who were with him (the head of the sect called the Sadducees) were filled with indignation because the apostles were healing everyone and casting unclean spirits (demons) out of them all (Acts 5:16-17). These indignant, satanic “religious” leaders “laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the LORD by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought” (Acts 5:18-21).
So, the angel of the LORD took the apostles out of jail, and then told them to stand in the temple and teach the people all the words of this life (eternal life). The priest, the senate, the council, and the cops (the officers) looked for the apostles in the locked and guarded prison, but they were gone (Acts 5:22-23). Someone then told them they were in the temple, teaching the people (Acts 5:25).
“Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.
“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN. The GOD of our fathers raised up JESUS, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. HIM hath GOD exalted with HIS right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are HIS witnesses of these things; and so is also the HOLY SPIRIT, whom GOD hath given to them that OBEY HIM. When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them” (Acts 5:26-33).
After a man, lame from birth, was healed, the Jewish rulers took Peter and John in for questioning. “Then Peter, filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom GOD raised from the dead, even by HIM doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.8 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved…. [After conferring among themselves, the rulers] called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of JESUS. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of GOD to hearken unto you more than unto GOD, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified GOD for that which was done” (Acts 4:8-12, 18-21).
Notice that the apostles OBEYED the angel from GOD and disobeyed the satanic rulers of that land, Israel. GOD was with the apostles, and GOD delivered them! The very same situation exists today. The Bible never once tells us to obey man’s law when it conflicts with GOD’S law. Anyone who thinks it better to obey man rather than GOD will not spend eternity in Heaven.
GOD created the earth, all of the land, so all of the land is HIS.9 This means the law of the land is GOD’S law, not any ungodly law of Texas, Arkansas, California, or any other state or country, or the United Nations. GOD will judge the whole world, every land, with the same law—HIS law!10 For your own good, your own safety, you must learn GOD’S law now because it’s the law that you and everyone are going to be judged by. You are not going to be judged by the law of Arkansas, Tennessee, California, or Florida, but by the law of GOD in the real supreme court, and HIS judgment will stand for eternity.
GOD saved me from a life of sin over 44 years ago to warn you and all people of these things pertaining to immortality, your eternal life. The entire duty of all mankind is to fear GOD, and keep HIS commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13).11 Man’s antichrist laws are getting worse every day because that old serpent, the devil, has been thrown down to earth.12 He knows that his time is nearly at hand when he will be cast into the Lake of Fire, so he is full of wrath and has declared war on us, the saints (Revelation 12:12).13
My church and I teach the whole truth, the entire WORD of GOD. “THOU hast magnified THY WORD above all THY name” (Psalms 138:2). The name of HIS WORD is JESUS.14 All wisdom and all power in Heaven and earth belongs to JESUS (Matthew 28:18).15 The overriding, everlasting law of the land is GOD’S law. Satan’s imps are doing all they can to destroy GOD’S law and replace it with the evil laws of satanic men.16
JESUS said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy [that which the law and the prophets say], but [I am come] to fulfil” that which they said I would do (Matthew 5:17).17
GOD, who came to our world (which really is HIS world that HE created), never came to earth as a man to break any of HIS law or teach us to break HIS law. HE came to show us that we must OBEY all of HIS WORDS. We must live by “The law of the SPIRIT of life in CHRIST JESUS” (Romans 8:2).18
GOD said, “OBEY MY voice, and I will be your GOD, and ye shall be MY people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you” (Jeremiah 7:23).
JESUS and HIS disciples were in a boat when a mighty tempest was raging on the Sea of Galilee. The wind was blowing and waves were covering the boat. JESUS rebuked the wind and the water and there was a great calm. “The men [HIS disciples] marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea OBEY HIM!” (Matthew 8:27).19
“JESUS rebuked [the unclean spirit in a man], saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him [the man], and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him” (Mark 1:25-26). Verse 27 says, “And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth HE even the unclean spirits, and they do OBEY HIM.”
If unclean spirits under Satan’s wicked direction to kill and destroy 20 obey what the LORD commands them to do, how much more should the followers of GOD be instant to do all that HE says?21 To NOT OBEY THE LORD is, again, the same as witchcraft. And the LORD says to “not suffer a witch to live,” and that means eternally in the kingdom of Heaven (Exodus 22:18).
The unforgiveable sin is to blaspheme the HOLY SPIRIT. You must be sure to never blaspheme the HOLY SPIRIT because “whosoever speaketh against the HOLY SPIRIT, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come” (Matthew 12:32).
The Book of Revelation gives this warning through an angel of GOD “saying with a loud voice, If ANY man worship the beast [serve the one-world, lawless antichrist government] and his image [men who have accepted the image and the likeness of Satan and his lawlessness], and receive his mark [are proud of the fact that they are being used by the evil one, the prince of darkness, and promote Satan’s agenda] in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of GOD, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of HIS indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the LAMB: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast [the world government, the satanic United Nations] and his image [all satanic, lawless antichrist doctrine], and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).
Christians are like CHRIST because we have accepted HIM as our Savior and follow HIS WORD. The followers of the Antichrist have accepted all the ways of Satan, his false prophet, his government, and the media, which is the mouth of the beast.22 These three are one, just as the Father, the Son, and the HOLY SPIRIT are one. One Holy Deity, which is GOD, and one unholy being, which is the defiant, unregenerated spirit of man that Satan controls, the spirit of those who have been given positions in the world church or world government, or participate in Satan’s other projects, like the mainstream media, and as false brethren and betrayers. Who you follow will determine where you spend eternity—in Heaven or Hell. It’s your decision.
Repent of your sins and become a child of GOD this moment by saying this 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
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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10. Psa. 50:3-6, 96:13, 98:9, Eccl. 12:14, Ezek. 18:20-22, Matt. 5:18, 12:37, 13:30, 40-43, 49-50, 16:27, 25:31-46, Luke 13:24-30, John 12:48, Acts 10:42, Rom. 2:5-16, 1 Cor. 3:13, Col. 3:25, 2 Thes. 1:7-10, 2 Tim. 4:1, Heb. 10:26-31, 2 Pet. chap. 2, Rev. 1:7, 11:18, 20:11-15, 22:12 return
11. Lev. 25:17, Deut. 5:29, 6:13, 8:6, 10:12, 20, 13:4, Josh. 24:14, 1 Sam. 12:24, 2 Kings 17:36-39, 1 Chron. 16:30, Job 28:28, Psa. 2:11, 25:12-14, 31:19, 85:9, 89:7, 96:4, 9, 112:1, 147:11, Prov. 3:7, 15:16, 16:6, 19:23, 23:17, 31:30, Eccl. 7:18, 8:12, Mal. 3:5, 16-17, Acts 9:31 return
15. Ex. 15:6-8, Deut. 3:24, 1 Chron. 29:10-12, Psa. 62:11-12, Jer. 32:17-27, Nahum 1:2-6, Matt. 10:1, 19:26, Luke 9:1, 10:17, 19-20, 12:4-5, John 3:35, 10:29-30, 17:1-2, Rom. 9:20-22, 13:1, 1 Cor. 6:14, Phlp. 3:20-21, Col. 1:16-17, Heb. 1:1-3, 7:25 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