NARROW-MINDEDNESS IN OTHER WORDS, FOCUSING
by Tony Alamo
JESUS warns us all: “Because strait is the gate, and NARROW IS THE WAY, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matt. 7:14). “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED is LIFE and PEACE” (Rom. 8:6). Verse four tells us that we are more than able to keep the LAW (THE MORAL LAW) if we are SPIRITUALLY MINDED, STRAIGHT, and NARROW-MINDED. Verse four says, “That the righteousness of the LAW might be fulfilled IN US, who walk NOT after the flesh, but after the SPIRIT” (Rom. 8:4). “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the SPIRIT the things of the SPIRIT. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be SPIRITUALLY minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind [the broad mind] is enmity against GOD: for it is not subject to the LAW of GOD, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please GOD. But ye [saints] are not in the flesh, but in the SPIRIT, if so be that the SPIRIT of GOD dwell in you. Now if any man have not the SPIRIT of CHRIST, he is none of HIS. And if CHRIST be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the SPIRIT is LIFE because of righteousness [because by the SPIRIT of GOD living in you, you are able to fulfill the LAW, which is righteousness]. But if the SPIRIT of HIM that raised up JESUS from the dead dwell in you, HE that raised up CHRIST from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by HIS SPIRIT that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the SPIRIT do mortify [kill] the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led [only] by the SPIRIT of GOD, they are the SONS of GOD” (Rom. 8:5-14).
“Let us therefore, as many as be PERFECT, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, GOD shall reveal even this unto you [by HIS SPIRIT because you walk in HIS SPIRIT]” (Phlp. 3:15). James 1:5-8 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of GOD, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the LORD. A DOUBLE MINDED MAN [a broad-minded man] is UNSTABLE in ALL his ways.”
“Then said one unto HIM [JESUS], LORD, are there few that be saved? And HE [JESUS] said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able” (Luke 13:23-24).
Ministers who have been caught red-handed in their sins have asked GOD for forgiveness. Then, suddenly, they begin preaching that no one is perfect. This is because they are not perfect! I reckon that they believe they will get a special pass to get into HEAVEN, but they will not! They should repent, then teach people not to sin, but instead they teach people that no one is or can be perfect when the WORD of GOD says we MUST be PERFECT and can be perfect by the BLOOD OF JESUS and by the SPIRIT living in us [which mortifies or kills the deeds of the flesh]!1
JESUS said in Matthew 5:19, “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall TEACH [on your radio program] men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven” (Matt. 5:19).
Unsaved judges are sending married men to prison for an incredible amount of years because the men married their wives when they had reached puberty, which is the legal age of marriage, according to GOD. These unsaved judges say they don’t care what GOD says. They say they are greater than GOD. They are broad-minded, not narrow-minded as GOD commands them to be. They are of their father, the devil (John 8:44)! They are Catholics; they don’t prosecute Catholics. They let children in public schools commit fornication, and when these girls get pregnant, they have them commit murderous abortion.
GOD impregnated Mary with JESUS when she was ten or eleven years old. Isaac was forty when he married Rebecca, and she was ten (Book of Jasher 24:39-45). This is the law of GOD. This practice is never condemned by GOD! Homosexuality, lesbianism, fornication, adultery, and murder are all condemned by GOD!2
I was given 175 years for preaching what the LAW of GOD says, and fined two and one-half million dollars for preaching the truth. The people, the judges, and the prosecutors are all violating the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech! They all should be given life sentences for their treason! Those of you who are condemning GOD’S LAWS will be sorry when you are screaming your heads off as you are cast into the Lake of Fire with your evil god, which is Satan and his angels!
“Now the [HOLY] SPIRIT speaketh expressly, that in the latter times [now] some shall depart from the faith [like those who prosecuted me], giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils [no longer being narrow-minded, but broad-minded!]; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; FORBIDDING TO MARRY” at puberty, which is ordained by GOD ALMIGHTY (I Tim. 4:1-3). Both GOD and Webster’s Dictionary say that childhood ends at puberty.
Single-mindedness is the same as narrow-mindedness, which is keeping ALL of GOD’s commandments, including the first commandment, which is strict and very narrow! JESUS explained it in Mark 12:28. A scribe asked JESUS, “Which is the first commandment of all? And JESUS answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:28-31).
People today believe that if they get a broad education, they will be better off, but this is not true! We need to keep our minds on the LORD!3 Why? Because HE says so! JESUS says, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Enter ye in at the strait gate [the narrow gate]: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: [again] Because strait is the gate, and NARROW IS THE WAY, which leadeth unto LIFE, and few there be that find it” (Matt. 7:12-14).
Learn the KJV Bible! There is no other way to HEAVEN.4 Learn it, and follow it. This is the WORD OF GOD. It is narrow and strait, but it is GOD’s only ONE WAY TO HEAVEN. You will be thankful throughout eternity if you do!
Keep your eyes on JESUS, who is the WORD OF GOD! This is the only preparation for HEAVEN. Get started now 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 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
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 your cross daily and follow JESUS for the purpose of mortifying your flesh, 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 with CHRIST on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for GOD in CHRIST on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the WORD of GOD, submit yourselves one to another, 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 bless and reward you abundantly. Yours in the wonderful name of JESUS,
Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.
Pastor Tony Alamo
Tony Alamo is probably the greatest patriot this country has ever known.
Please contact us for more information or for literature on other topics which may be of interest.
Tony Alamo Christian Ministries Worldwide
P. O. Box 2948
Hollywood, CA 90078
Twenty-four hour prayer and information line: (661) 252-5686
Tony Alamo Christian Ministries Worldwide provides a place to live with all the things necessary for life
to all those
in our United States locations who truly want to serve the LORD with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Services held in New York City every Tuesday at 8 P.M. and at other locations nightly. Please call for more information: (908) 937-5723.
MEALS SERVED AFTER EACH SERVICE
Ask for Pastor Alamo’s book, The Messiah, showing Christ from the Old Testament revealed in over three hundred thirty-three prophecies.
Become a laborer in the harvest of souls by becoming a distributor of Pastor Alamo’s literature. All of our literature and audio messages are free of charge, including shipping.
THIS LITERATURE CARRIES THE TRUE PLAN OF SALVATION (Acts 4:12).
DO NOT THROW IT AWAY, PASS IT ON TO SOMEONE ELSE
Those of you who are in other countries, we encourage you to translate
this literature into your native language.
If you do reprint, please include this copyright and registration:
© Copyright April, 2010 All rights reserved World Pastor Tony Alamo ® Registered 2010
Narrow-Mindedness in other words, Focusing footnotes:
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