by Tony Alamo
"Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the ROCK, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He" (Deut. 32:1-4).
Revelation 11:1 reads, "And there was given me [the Apostle John] a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God [yourself],1 and the altar [your heart].2" The measuring rod given to the Apostle John to measure with in Revelation 11:1 is God’s holy Word, the Bible, which is Christ, the Word of God. 3 For if we would judge, measure ourselves with God’s Word (His judgments), then it truly is God Who is judging us, for God is "the Word" (John 1:1, Rev. 19:13). "For all His ways are judgment."4
God’s Word is the only true measuring rod to measure or to judge ourselves with. "We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."5 That’s why we must measure (judge) ourselves today with God’s judgments in this world, before we stand at the final judgment throne of God. "In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my [the Apostle Paul’s] gospel."6"But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord [the Word], that we should not be condemned with the world."7
In this same verse, Revelation 11:1, the Apostle John is instructed to measure all those who worship in the temple (he is to search the temple for hypocrites) to see if God’s Word, His works, can be found in them. Jesus told the Apostle John, "Thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried [measured, judged with the Word of God] them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars [unclean spirits, wolves in sheep’s clothing8 ]."9
Every creation, every human being, was created by God the Word (Christ) to be consecrated and set aside from the world for the sole purpose of being God’s temple, where He can dwell through the Holy Spirit.10 We are to measure ourselves, to judge ourselves now to see if we, according to God’s Word, measure up to His standard, His judgments, the standard that will enable us both to enter and to live forever in Heaven.
In chapter eleven of Revelation, God’s two witnesses preach the true Word, the judgments of God, which are Christ.11 They explain Christ, the Word, THE JUDGE so well there can be no doubt it is the absolute one and only true interpretation of judgment. This true interpretation of God’s judgments preached by these two holy "olive treesolive branches"12 greatly torments this sin-loving world.13 Both these witnesses, as well as their words (which are God’s Words), are hated by those who dwell on the earth.14 God’s awesome power is completely with these two chosen vessels. As God told Zechariah, "These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth."15 They are witnesses to the entire world.
God gave these two witnesses extraordinary power. As Jesus said, "I will give power unto My two witnesses...These are the two olive trees [olive branches], and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut Heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will."16
They are called olive branches or trees because here the olive branch symbolizes their preaching the Gospel of peace with wrathful God17 to those who accept His Word, His judgments, as Gospel truth. These olive branches also symbolize their words of reconciliation and good will, as well as the escape from God’s vengeful judgment offered to everyone in the world who accepts His condition of repentance for their sins through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, if they sin no longer.
The two witnesses of God will prophesy three and a half years in "sackcloth and ashes," meaning they will fast for three and a half years.18 These two are completely filled with the Holy Spirit, power given to them for their obedience to God’s Word.19 They fast to keep their flesh under the subjection to the Spirit of God.20 "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord," they "persuade men" (2 Cor. 5:11). Their minds are constantly on Christ, the Word,21 THE JUDGE,22 that they may with much assurance pursue their mission and be continuously victorious until the moment their ministry ends.
Their fast braces them for the world’s terrible persecutions and hatred for their bringing of Christ’s truth and His judgments to the world. Like Jesus, they were only equipped for their grueling ministry (mentioned several times in the Bible) after having been tested by many temptations and prevailing over them all in their basic training.23 They continue overcoming every temptation throughout their entire ministry. They are under the total guidance of the Holy Spirit of God.
Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and kept Himself steadfast to it, though in the flesh, through His entire life.24 Christ was God "come in the flesh" (1 John 4:2, 2 John 7). A sinful man after repentance, forgiven for his sins, is begotten of the Spirit as well; God the Father and the Son enters his body of flesh through the Holy Spirit.25 God continues His work of loving kindness, His judgment, and His salvation in earthen vessels.26 This is the Word, the judgment of God, His measuring rod. We are commanded to grow "unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ."27
Jesus said, "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word (their preaching of God’s Word, His judgments); That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me [these words from the Judge Himself tell us that God the Father, and the Son enters bodies of flesh through the Holy Spirit28]."29
Just like Jesus, these individuals are begotten of the Holy Spirit, as all true Christians are. They have become new creatures in Christ Jesus because all of their sins were washed away through His blood.30 The Scripture, God’s measuring rod, confirms this: "Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh [in converted human bodies] is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist" (1 John 4:3).
The word "consecration" means the active rendering of service to God. The Hebrew and Greek meaning of "consecration" is "the act of the Holy Spirit setting apart any person or thing to the active worship or service of God."
All the race of the faithful (those who are faithful to God, like Enoch, Noah, Elijah, Moses, Abraham, and God’s two witnesses) were and are consecrated to God’s service and worship.31
Today, during the New Testament days, all true Christians (who are very few in number32 ) are commanded to be consecrated persons who have thoroughly prepared themselves for judgment.33 True Christians are not only "an holy nation," they are also "a royal priesthood."34
The Old Testament temple of God was kept holy, consecrated unto the Lord. The Old Testament temples of King Solomon35 and Zerubbabel,36 wherein God’s Spirit would minister and the functions of sacrifice and worship were conducted, were simply figures, symbols, types of holy, consecrated places representing our bodies, where the Spirit of the Lord ministers and performs His works of salvation, healing, raising the dead, casting out devils, and all His other functions.37
The forty-fourth chapter of Ezekiel, verse four states, "Behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house." Today Christ, our Lord, Saviour, and JUDGE literally enters sincere, consecrated bodies through the Holy Spirit. 38
Those who ignore the means by which God provides to deliver and save them, as well as those who refuse to rely on His power and strength (then wonder why He doesn’t work on their behalf and save them) foolishly expect God to answer and move mountains for them while they ignore His Words of loving kindness, judgment, salvation, and all power. An automobile cannot move well without an engine, oil, fuel, and tires. God cannot move for those who ignore His Word which commands their total obedience to His power, His Word, and His Son. By ignoring God’s Word, God’s judgments, they reject eternal life.
Our hopes cannot have any other basis than the promises of God incorporated within God’s holy, eternal, powerful Word. We cannot expect to have one bit of what God promises if we ignore His contingencies which must be fulfilled in order to make His Word work for us.
We will be lost if we fail to keep our promises to God, to "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength."39
These days, God instructs the Apostle John to put the Gentiles (all unbelievers, hypocrites, and anti-Christs, those who no longer walk with God40) into the outer court (outside the church). 41
Christ and the Holy Spirit provide more than sufficient power to His bride, His church. They are always there as promised, provided His believers are not lazy or careless in taking up this power which is so powerfully (graciously) offered to them.
Almost everyone in the entire world has sinned greatly in not using Christ’s power offered unto them. They have sinned through their unbelief, sinned through their carelessness. They have listened to false prophets who lie, saying, "We don’t have to keep the law anymore." Christ, THE JUDGE, plainly states, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy [the law], but to fulfil [the law]."42
The New Testament speaks only of devout, uninterrupted CONSECRATION UNTO THE LORD, His law, His judgments which are His entire Word. It orders us to keep every commandment.43 Jesus said, "Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you."44 Because of this, it is reasonable to believe that He is not our friend if we don’t do whatsoever He commands us to do.Jesus said, "Come and follow Me."45 To follow Jesus is to be perfect. This means never committing any more sins after being saved.46 1 John 3:9 states, "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed [Christ, the Holy Spirit, God’s judgments] remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." Measure yourself now against the Word of God and see who you are, so that you will know where you will spend eternity. God esteems His way of measuring higher than even His own name.47 God says, He "will give unto every one of you according to your works."48
God is not going to use a method or measuring rod of His judgment different than the one you have access to now (the Bible). Heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s judgment will never pass away.49
You and I must die sooner or later. "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."50
Measure yourself.51 Judge now. Are you (1) an adulteress or an adulterer? (2) Are you a false witness, a liar? (3) Are you a thief? (4) Are you a fornicator, a whoremonger or covetous in any way? (5) Are you incestuous? (6) Are you a homosexual, a lesbian? (7) Are you an unrighteous judge, a respecter of persons? (8) Are you one who thinks you can fight against God and get away with it? (9) Do you not love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, or love your neighbor as yourself, following the two major commandments? (10) Do you sell or use narcotics, are you a drunkard? (11) Are you a hypocrite in any way or an anti-Christ, one who knew Christ, then forsook Him (John 6:66)? (12) Are you a lover of those who do evil and a hater of those who do good (God’s will)? (13) Do you despise those who carry the Gospel to the world? (14) Are you a murderer or do you break any of God’s other commandments? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions and don’t repent, you’re on your way to Hell.52 Remember, the Scripture, THE JUDGE says, "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."53 God’s Word, His judgment will tell us when we measure ourselves, won’t it?
On judgment day, every unrepentant sinners' soul will, in a flash be pulled violently out of their body. In less than a moment, without one slight chance of repentance, these souls will be standing, quaking before the terrifying judgment bar of God.54 Then immediately after an incredibly speedy judgment, a judgment faster than the speed of light,55 these unrepentant sinners' souls will be violently slung down to Hell forever with no chance of escape.56
This message is given to you as a warning, that you may accurately and clearly see whether or not you are consecrated enough to enter the kingdom of Heaven and escape Hell. Judge yourself now.
Write me and let me know how you rate. If you have questions regarding any spiritual matters, I will, through God’s Word, enlighten you.
God’s Word states, "Ye must be born again" of the Spirit.57 If you’re not, of course you’re judged, measured, and ruled as lost. If you're not born of the Spirit, and God took your soul this minute, your soul would be lost forever in the burning flames of Hell. Don’t delay in correcting this easily solved problem. Say this prayer now before it’s everlastingly too late:
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."58
Christ now lives in you through the Holy Spirit.59 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.60 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.61
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.62 Follow all of God’s commands and live.63
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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"Judgment is Now" footnotes:
1 1 Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19, 2 Cor. 6:16, Jer.31:33 return
2 The altar is the Old Testament symbol of the New Testament heart, Lev. 1:5, Deut. 12:27 return
3 John 1:1, 1:14, Rev. 19:13 return
4 Deut. 32:4, Job 37:23, Psalm 9:7-8,16, 25:9, 72:2, 89:14, 111:7, Isa. 51:4, Jer. 9:24 return
5 2 Cor. 5:10, Ecc. 12:14,1 Cor. 4:4, Rev. 2:23, 20:12, Rom. 14:10, Matt. 25:31-34 return
6 Rom. 2:16, Acts 17:31, Ps. 96:13, James 5:9 return
7 1 Cor. 11:32, Rev. 3:19 return
8 Matt. 7:15 return
9 Rev. 2:2 return
10 Rev. 4:11, 2 Tim. 1:9, 1 Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19-20 return
11 Rev. 11:3, 1 Tim.3:16 return
12 Zech. 4:3, 11,12 Rev. 11:4 return
13 Rev. 11:10 return
14 Rev. 11:10 return
15 Zech. 4:14 return
16 Rev. 11:3-6 return
17 Psalm 69:24, Zech. 7:12, Nah. 1:2, John 3:36, Rom. 1:18, 2:5-9 return
18 Rev. 11:3 return
19 Rom. 1:5 return
20 1 Cor. 9:27 return
21 Isa. 26:3, Luke 10:27 return
22 Psalm 50:6, 75:7, 94:2, Rom. 14:10, 2 Cor. 5:10 return
23 Matt. 4:1-11, Luke 4:2, Heb. 4:15 return
24 1 John 5:18 return
25 John 3:5-6 return
26 2 Cor. 4:7 return
27 Eph. 4:13 return
28 Acts 2:4 return
29 John 17:20-21 return
30 Rev. 1:5 return
31 Gen. 5:24, 6:8-9, 2 Kings 2:11, Heb. 11:5, 7-10, 24-29, Gal. 3:9, James 2:23, 2 Pet. 2:5, Ezek. 14:14 return
32 Matt. 7:14, Luke 10:2 return
33 1 Pet.1:15-16 return
34 Ex. 19:6, 1 Pet. 2:5 return
35 1 Kings 6:2-3 return
36 Ezra 3:8, Zech. 4:9 return
37 Matt. 10:8, 4:23, 9:35, Luke 9:6, Acts 10:38 return
38 John 7:39, Acts 2:4 return
39 Mark 12:30, Matt. 22:37, Luke 10:27 return
40 John 6:66 return
41 Rev.11:2, The true meaning of "Jew" is "Christian," one who believes in God and His Son Christ Jesus. The unbelievers God calls Gentiles. return
42 Matt. 5:17 return
43 James 2:10 return
44 John 15:14 return
45 Matt. 19:21, Luke 18:22, 1 John 2:7 return
46 Heb. 6:1,13:20-21 return
47 Psalm 138:2 return
48 Rev. 2:23, Matt. 16:27, 2 Cor. 11:15, Jer. 25:14 return
49 Matt. 5:18, Mark 13:31, Luke 16:17, 21:33 return
50 Heb. 9:27, Job 30:23, Psalm 89:48, Ecc. 3:19-20, 12:5-7, Rev. 20:12-13 return
51 Hag. 1:5 return
52 Eph. 5:5, Rev. 21:8 return
53 James 2:10, Matt. 5:19 return
54 2 Cor. 5:11, Job 18:14, Psalm 50:3-4, Luke 12:5, Rom. 2:5-6, 8-9, 12 return
55 1 Cor. 15:52 return
56 Rev. 14:11 return
57 John 3:3,7 return
58 1 Chron. 16:31 return
59 Rom. 8:11 return
60 2 Tim. 2:15, Luke 21:36, John 15:3 return
61 Heb. 12:14 return
62 Matt. 28:19 return
63 Deut. 8:1, 30:16, Prov. 4:4, 7:2 return
64 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