The Invisible Is More Than the Visible
Written in 2009
by Tony Alamo
aka Bernie Hoffman
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the WORD of GOD, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3). “By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing HIM who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27). “GOD is a SPIRIT [invisible]: and they that worship HIM must worship HIM in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). “He that hath an ear [an ear to hear spiritual messages], let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:13).
Unger’s Bible Dictionary contains heresy because it says that GOD through JESUS has forgiven our sins—past, present, and future—and states that it is impossible to fall, totally denying thousands of Bible Scriptures;1 totally ignoring Second Thessalonians, the falling away of the once-saved church;2 Judas Iscariot who was once saved, then fell away;3 the fallen angels (who left their first estate);4 the ten virgins—five foolish, five wise (the five foolish were once saved, but then they were lost!5); the fearful and unbelieving—unbelieving because they disbelieve that a person can fall away from the LORD.6
If we can’t fall away, why then did the great Apostle Paul say, “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway” (1 Corinthians 9:27)? That is, if he wouldn’t continue on preaching and teaching the WORD of GOD and live a life of the good works of the LORD, Paul would lose his salvation. Why did GOD threaten Ezekiel, all the prophets, apostles, disciples, myself, and all Christians with Hell if we don’t continue to the end?7
Hebrews 4:1 states, “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into HIS [GOD’S] rest, any of you should seem to come short of it [Heaven].” Why the warning if there is no danger of falling short of the Kingdom of Heaven? “For he that is entered into HIS rest [or Sabbath from sinning], he also hath ceased from his own [evil] works [sin], as GOD did [rest from HIS creation of heaven, earth, and all things in them]. Let us labour [work] therefore to enter into that rest [Sabbath, eternal rest from a sinful or carnal life], lest any man fall [short] after the same example of unbelief. For the WORD of GOD is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged 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. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in HIS sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of HIM with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:10-13).
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the HOLY SPIRIT, And have tasted the good WORD of GOD, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the SON of GOD afresh, and put HIM to an open shame” (Hebrews 6:4-6).
Hebrews 10:26 says, “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins” for us (“us” meaning even the apostles). Is it your will to sin? Don’t let it be so. Stay in the WORD, which is SPIRIT and eternal life.8
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal [temporary]; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Again, Hebrews 11:3 says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the WORD of GOD, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
JESUS, “Who is the image of the invisible GOD, the firstborn of every creature: For by HIM [JESUS] were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by HIM, and for HIM: And HE is before all things, and by HIM all things consist. And HE is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things HE might have the preeminence. For it pleased the FATHER that in HIM should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of HIS cross, by HIM to reconcile all things unto HIMSELF; by HIM, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in Heaven.
“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath HE reconciled In the body of HIS flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight: IF ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under Heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of CHRIST in my flesh for HIS body’s sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of GOD which is given to me for you, to fulfill the WORD of GOD; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to HIS saints: To whom GOD would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is CHRIST in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, WARNING EVERY MAN, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man PERFECT in CHRIST JESUS: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to HIS working, which worketh in me mightily” (Colossians 1:15-29).
“For the invisible things of HIM from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even HIS eternal power and GODHEAD; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew GOD, they glorified HIM not as GOD, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (Romans 1:20-21). They were once saved, but their foolish hearts were darkened. They fell away. They are no longer saved!! We are saved by believing the WORD of GOD, not liars.9
The prophet Elisha warned the king of Israel that the king of Syria wanted to destroy them. When the Syrian king found out where they were, he sent “horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of GOD [Elisha] was risen early,” he saw that the city was compassed with horses, chariots, and the army. And Elisha’s “servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? [What are we going to do?] And he [Elisha] answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray THEE, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray THEE, with blindness. And HE smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha” (2 Kings 6:14-18).
The invisible is more than the visible, and GOD is more than them all!! Have faith in the invisible world, GOD and HIS SON, JESUS the LORD! Say this prayer to the invisible GOD and have eternal life:
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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1. Ex. 32:33, 1 Chron. 28:9, 2 Chron. 15:2, Ezra 8:22, Ezek. 33:12-13, Matt. 5:13, 12:43-45, Luke 9:62, John 15:6, Rom. 11:22, Gal. 2:17-18, Col. 1:21-23, 2 Thes. 2:3, 1 Tim. 1:19, 2 Tim. 2:12, Heb. 3:6-19, 4:1-11, 6:4-8, 10:26-31, 38-39, 1 Pet. 4:17-18, 2 Pet. 2:20-22, 1 John 3:6-10, 2 John 9, Jude 5-6, Rev. 2:4-5, 3:2-3 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