JUSTIFYING THE WICKED FOR REWARD
Written in 2011
by Tony Alamo
aka Bernie Hoffman
The simplicity of GOD’S WORD has always been a stumbling block to all those who believe themselves to be wise and prudent.1 The simplicity of GOD’S WORD, the Bible, is: “Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST [the WORD], and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:31), and, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12); also, “But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, CHRIST the POWER of GOD, and the WISDOM of GOD” (1 Corinthians 1:24).
JESUS said, “I am the TRUE VINE, and MY FATHER is the husbandman” (John 15:1). “And lo a voice from Heaven, saying, This is MY BELOVED SON, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17).
The book of Isaiah, as well as all of the Old Testament, agree with the entire New Testament. Isaiah chapter 5 states, “Now will I sing [praises] to MY wellbeloved a song of MY beloved [in whom I am well pleased] touching HIS vineyard [the church of GOD, Spiritual Israel, those who are born of the SPIRIT of GOD, the New Jerusalem, the Bride of CHRIST]. MY wellbeloved [JESUS] hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill [HE has planted HIMSELF, the WORD as the seed that HE would be the means of salvation to all in the world which should receive HIM, the soul, the SPIRIT, the life of GOD. The hill is the place of a skull (Golgotha); because of what JESUS did there, it is a very fruitful hill2]: And HE fenced it [protected it by the HOLY SPIRIT, as long as they kept the commandments, but when they sinned (as Achan sinned and troubled Israel3), the protection was lifted], and gathered out the stones thereof [would get rid of all sinners which would trouble Israel], and planted it with the choicest VINE [CHriST, the WORD of GOD4], and built a tower in the midst of it [explained the Law of GOD and the fear of the LORD to them], and also made a winepress therein [set up the church structure to win souls and make disciples]: and HE looked that it should bring forth grapes [disciples5], and it brought forth wild grapes. [The enemy, the devil, sowed weeds among the grapes and wheat. Wild grapes are the heretics with multiple false doctrines instead of believers uniting in the brotherhood of GOD’S WORD.]
“And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between ME and MY vineyard [the branches of ME that are to bring forth souls and make them into disciples by the WORD]. What could have been done more to MY vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? [I died so everyone who believes MY pure WORD may have eternal life and that they won’t have to go to Hell, then the Lake of Fire. I made them to know MY WORD, MY WAYS, and MY simple-to-understand instructions—to win souls and make them into disciples—and instead, what do they do? They become heretics—very unprofitable wild grapes!]
“And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to MY vineyard: [Even though they are MY chosen people, and Moses told them of ME,6 and told them to make the sign of the cross in lamb’s blood on the doorposts and lintels of the doors of their houses, which was symbolic of ME,7 and for them to look at the serpent on the pole, symbolic of ME becoming sin in their place to take away the sins of the world through MY blood.8 The manna that came down on the ground every day was symbolic of ME as the BREAD of LIFE, and the Sabbath represented ME, that I was the rest. The rock smitten once before the water gushed out was symbolic of ME.9 I was the ROCK, the water of life. Nonetheless,] I will take away the hedge thereof [I will take away MY protection thereof], and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: [I will scatter you. They will take away your children; they will take your land and houses, your church, your equipment, your money, your peace, your lives and everything.] And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged [I won’t teach you, reprove you, rebuke you]; but there shall come up briers and thorns [demons, illusions, delusions, false doctrines, troubles, no blessings]: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it [no blessings from GOD]. For the vineyard of the LORD of HOSTS is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah HIS pleasant plant: [“For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel” (Romans 9:6). Israel, the true Israel, is the branches of the TRUE VINE, which again is JESUS.] and HE looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness [even for righteousness today in the world’s oppressive antichrist government], but behold a cry [for righteousness].
“Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth [as though if you sinners, you backsliders, be joined together, that GOD would not be able to punish you or make you desolate]! In MINE ears said the LORD of HOSTS, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant. Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath [7.5 gallons], and the seed of an homer [nearly 8 bushels] shall yield an ephah [3 pecks and 3 pints].
“Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe [concentrating on music as they do today], and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of HIS hands. Therefore MY people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished [for the WORD of GOD], and their multitude dried up with thirst [for the lack of the HOLY SPIRIT, the WORD of GOD]. Therefore Hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: But the LORD of HOSTS shall be exalted in judgment, and GOD that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness. Then shall the lambs feed after their manner [the babes in the LORD will be fed the WORD of GOD], and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat [the sinners will be in Hell].
“Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity [for empty, horrible results], and sin as it were with a cart rope [a load of a variety of sins]: That say, Let HIM make speed, and hasten HIS work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the HOLY ONE of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it! [In other words, show us miracles, let us not see it in your WORD but perform for us, show us miracles!]
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil [as the evil ones do today]; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter [for the government says that those who keep the commandments of the LORD are evil, and those who are of the devil, that are against GOD’S WORD, are good]! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight [as those that legitimize evil with a law and condemn GOD and blaspheme GOD so that they cannot be forgiven]!
“Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink [for no drunkard shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Galatians 5:21)]: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of HOSTS, and despised the WORD of the HOLY ONE of Israel. Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against HIS people, and HE hath stretched forth HIS hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this HIS anger is not turned away, but HIS hand is stretched out still. And HE will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly: None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken: Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind: Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it. And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof” (Isaiah chapter 5).
To escape the wrathful judgment of GOD, turn from your sins. To become a Christian is simple. Begin 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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