From Debra Ondrisek, the Mother of Two Children That Were Kidnapped by the Government
November 30, 2008
On September 20, 2008, my sixteen year old daughter was kidnapped by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas State Police, and FBI, in a militaristic raid which included over one hundred agents, police cars, helicopters, snipers, men armed with machine guns, bullet proof vests, and riot gear, TO KIDNAP SIX GIRLS, while searching for evidence against Pastor Alamo. The machine guns with lasers were pointed directly at my two daughters; my older daughter is twenty years old. We live in Texarkana, AR, and my daughter had been visiting her older sister in Fouke that afternoon when the raid occurred. One child who was taken had just returned from visiting seniors at a nursing home.
The raid itself was so traumatizing to all the children of our church. Children who always felt safe and secure in their Christian homes started having nightmares. When they would hear a siren or see a person in uniform, they would get hysterical. Some children wouldn’t let their mothers out of their sight for fear of being kidnapped. One twelve year old boy started losing his mind due to the terror he had of being kidnapped from his parents. One little happy-go-lucky seven year old girl was physically sick for two days, depressed and in despair that she’d soon be taken from her family. Two of the six girls who were taken were so tormented and depressed that they stated if they were not Christians, they would commit suicide. Now, for the twenty recently kidnapped children, their worst nightmares have come true.
Before the raid, my younger daughter was a cheerful girl who had graduated from high school a year early. She had her driver’s license and was very happy living at her parents’ home within the ministry. She loved to volunteer to go on crews to distribute gospel literature and to witness about Jesus in various cities. Now she is in a public high school where she stated that her classmates are either bi-sexual, lesbian, or homosexual. Many of them use illegal drugs. Every other word is profanity. She desperately wants to come home. She had never been exposed to this filth before, but now, according to the DHS, she is in a “normal” environment.
In our home and church she was raised in a Christian environment. Now she is being wined and dined in an attempt to get her to turn from her Christian upbringing and to accept the ways of the non-Christian world. She has been repeatedly questioned by therapists trained in sexual abuse and other government agencies in an effort to get her to testify falsely against Pastor Alamo. She emphatically stated that she has never been abused, but her word doesn’t matter to them in this case. Althea Conley, a psychiatrist from El Dorado, AR, evaluated my daughter and stated that she had never been abused. Of course, the DHS did not use Ms. Conley as a witness at the adjudication hearing, although they hired her. In fact, Ms. Conley stated that she wished she and her own children could have been brought up the way my daughter was brought up.
Now the DHS and ASP have kidnapped my thirteen year old son. At the probable cause hearing for my son and nineteen other children, DHS spokesman Chuck Thompson told Judge Kirk Johnson twice that there were NO SIGNS OF ABUSE on any of the children. All the children were examined by Dr. Karen Farst of UAMS and were all found to be healthy.
Many of these children are now in public school and can no longer read their Bibles or pray there. They should be returned to their homes immediately! Instead, they are in foster care and can visit their loving parents for only one hour a week with supervision and conversation restricted by the DHS.
The government has kidnapped our children in hopes that they can get them to turn on Pastor Alamo. They have used World War II Nazi tactics in their relentless attempts to destroy the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.
We have lost our First Amendment rights—the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom to preach the Bible as it is written, and to do what God says to do, to serve God as He commands in His Word.
This has been forty-four years of ongoing persecution in an attempt to destroy God’s most powerful church on earth, to silence the preaching of the Word of God by Pastor Alamo or anyone else that is preaching God’s whole Word.
The Roman one-world government has spent more than several billion dollars in an attempt to stop the Almighty God, but no one can stop Him because He has infinite and boundless power. Any government attempting to stop the Almighty is insane. Pastor Alamo says that if he or other Christians were to die today, the works that God has done in and through them will follow them. God has used him to write and preach thousands of messages and they’re recorded and written. They slaughtered Jesus, the prophets, and the apostles, and the gospel is still being preached in just as powerful a way today as it was then. All those that have done His work—you can’t destroy them either, because they’re in Heaven. (Matt. 10:28).
The Federal Government Stole My Children!
November 20, 2008
Bert and I send our sincerest prayers and respect to you. We cease not to give thanks for the salvation we have received and the gospel we have learned in this ministry.
My children are gone and they won’t tell me where they are or if they are together. I’ve been told that if I don’t do everything they say, even things that will make me angry and upset, that I will never have my kids again. They want us to leave the church, if we ever hope to get our kids.
My God is greater and we would never, ever give up now. I love my babies more than anything, but I would never deny God. I would rather lose my life here and gain it in heavenly eternity.
Sir, they ripped Cory and Rosy out of my arms. We were all screaming and crying. I can’t express the anguish I am in. My two babies have never been away from me! None of my kids have ever been hurt in any way! They are treated like the Lord here. How can I express to the world the depths, the breadth, the lengths to which I care for my children and believe that we are in the right place to raise our children?
We, Bert and I, have only felt a small part of the suffering that Jesus endured. We count it all joy! My dream came true. The tornadoes are hitting us at this moment and only in prayer will we survive.
Sir, all the brethren are helping, strengthening and encouraging me. When I need someone to remind me the reason we are fighting—Sharon has been there for me. I love her so much. She has been kind. All the sisters help me and pick me up when the grief is so heavy that I can’t stand up. I literally collapsed at the court house. I called Bert and he said, “It’s too late. They (the police) have us.” Oh, how my heart broke.
I know what they want to do to my kids. The kids know too. Please pray for them. Ava just turned seven and her presents are still sitting on her bed. She didn’t get to play with them. Cory was taken without his shoes. Annie Belle was taken without her coat. Rosy is a nursed baby. All these people were just standing around staring at us with the most blank looks on their faces while I and my kids wailed for each other. These people cackled at us and gave each other high fives. There were at least 20 cop cars, undercover cars, state troopers, DHS vehicles, helicopters—were my innocent children the cause of all this?
No, we know why this is happening. Today is the final day for the hearings for Vanessa and Angela. I will be there. I have been fasting since Sunday and truly my tears have been my meat. We are in God’s Mighty Hand!
Praise the Lord for Salvation,
Sister Miriam Krantz
Breaking News in the Tony Alamo Case
From Tom Friess Commentary—The Investigative Journal
Authorities in Arkansas again entered Tony Alamo’s church and kidnapped twenty more children from that congregation on the grounds that there was reasonable suspicion of child abuse in that congregation. Twenty more children have been taken into “protective” state custody. I’m not an investigative journalist, so I can’t speak on this case with the same authority as Greg Szymanski, but I will tell you this: In the Dark Ages, when the Roman Catholic Church suspected a set of parents of being heretics or practicing heretical beliefs, or reading from Bibles in their own language, parents that didn’t come to mass, parents that didn’t pay “Peter’s Pence,” they took the children into confessional booths and questioned them about their parents to ascertain on what grounds they might be able to charge their parents and turn them over to the Inquisition. And when those charges were discovered, or just simply made out of thin air, the Catholic Church used the secular state to arrest the offending parents and then took the children into protective custody and raised them up Catholic. That’s a bit of history that few people know about anymore because we’re too interested in making a living and entertaining ourselves today, but that’s the history of the Roman Catholic Church (the great harlot), and that’s what she’s always done.
Of course, the assertion here, if you listen to Greg Szymanski’s Investigative Journal, and of course Tony Alamo’s website and his literature, you realize that we believe and teach that this is a Roman state that we live in. It’s no longer a Protestant, constitutional republic. It’s a Catholic state, and has become totally Catholic. And what we’ve seen in the United States for a good period of time now, starting with the Waco tragedy, is an escalating era and now the epitome of religious persecution.
Just take note so far that most of the trouble has been in Mormon communities and now Tony’s community and, of course, the Branch Davidians weren’t Catholic either, they were Seventh Day Adventists. But you don’t see this type of persecution of the Roman Catholic hierarchy, the pedophile priests, who have two thousand cases on the books of pedophilia in this country. You don’t see the mainstream media covering pedophile priests on a daily basis. Most people don’t realize that the Roman Catholic Church states that they will not be scrutinized by secular governments and that they handle their own cases. Tony Alamo would like to have the same privileges. As a matter of fact, the Bible says, “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust [the secular government], and not before the saints” (I Cor. 6:1)?
Rome makes this assertion based upon the Pseudo-Isidorian Decretals, whereby the basis of Roman Catholic Canon Law was established, and in that establishment it was determined that no one can bring a charge against a priest any more than a slave can bring a charge against his master. And that’s why you see these pedophile priest scandals disappear from mention in the press, and their court cases disappear as well. They transfer the priests from one parish to another so that people are not aware of who they are and what they did. However, we do know that Rome is the secular power and the secular state but they eliminate themselves from prosecution in the secular government because they don’t want their church to be destroyed.
Rome is Satan’s government. Three frog-like spirits come out of the dragon’s mouth, one of the devil himself, one of the beast, which is the world government, and one frog-like evil, satanic, filthy spirit comes out of the mouth of the false prophet.
I think every listener to this broadcast aught to be on his knees beseeching the Lord’s mercy on Tony Alamo’s behalf, and on the behalf of the men and women, the fathers and the mothers, of the congregation of Tony Alamo’s churches, and to let their children be returned to their bosoms and safety so they might be raised up to praise and give honor and testimony to Jesus Christ and not to the devil whose government and media is headed by the Roman Catholic cult; that God would take them from the hands of the devil’s secular world government and put them in loving homes where they belong.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
I first met Mr. Tony Alamo many years ago after opening a health food store and nutritional counseling service in Palm Springs, California.
From the beginning, I was impressed with the care and concern Mr. Alamo exercised in making purchases for his church group. Whether selecting vitamins or food, his primary interest was always quality, and unlike many people who shop in a health food store, his knowledge of nutrition was extensive enough for him to make very intelligent choices.
My store stocks only the very best national brands of vitamins, foods, cosmetics, etc., so it draws many discriminating shoppers. Yet, if I had to choose from all the clients my stores have seen over the years, I would say no one could surpass Mr. Alamo in his quest for premium merchandise for his group. It is common knowledge I think, that money can be saved by buying “junk food” or devitalized food, i.e., white bread as opposed to whole wheat bread, but Mr. Alamo never once complained about paying more for denser nutrient food over less nourishing food that could be purchased elsewhere.
He spares no expense in purchasing a complete regimen of nutrients for anyone in his congregation that is in need of comprehensive nutritional support. He has shown more concern and compassion for these individuals than many parents show for their children.
The integrity and caring attitude that I have observed in Mr. Alamo over the years has certainly earned him my respect and admiration.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE
On February 2, 1987 before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said State personally appeared Judith Todero, proved to me on the basis of a satisfactory evidence to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that she executed the same.
Witness my hand and official seal
Beverly A. Holmes, Notary Public
Three Letters from Our Children in Captivity
Hello, I miss you all very, very much. There has been many, many times that I thought I was going to die of a broken heart. I want to go back soo bad. The stupid DHS workers come over to the foster home that I’m staying at and ask me the same obnoxious questions over and over again. I tell them the same things. NO, my pastor is not abusing us! YES, I want to go home!
I have problems at my foster home also. I try to tell my foster parent that our church is not a compound, it’s not a prison house, like so many people think it is. She won’t listen. She says there are a lot of things that your pastor preaches that I don’t agree with. I know she thinks I’m crazy. She says that I have an eating disorder just because I don’t eat dairy. There is soo much more that I want to write. I’ll tell you all once I am back. Please, please keep praying for us. I love you all. Tell everyone I said, “HI.”
Hi! How are you? I hope fine. I am not doing that good at all. It is so miserable and boring. I can’t stand this school I’m in. I have made some friends though. I miss you all so, so, so much. Almost every night I have nightmares about me being kidnapped by all of these people and I also have nightmares about the raid at the church.
I didn’t know that you were at the court when I was there. I wish I could have seen you. Your letters were very encouraging!!! Thank you so, so, so much!!! So were Mrs. Thorne’s. I miss everybody so much. I want to come home more than anything.
It’s so weird out here. If anybody thinks that it is fun out here, they’re insane. In the school that I’m going to, almost everybody does drugs, even the seventh graders. That’s insane!!! Thanks for everything and your prayers too! I will be praying for you all too. Tell Vicky I said thank you so much for the cookies and everything. They were so good! I’ve got to go so I’ll write to you later. Bye!!!!!!!
Tuesday, December 25, 2008
Dear Mom and Dad,
How are you? I’m doing alright. I really want to come home. Today was my first day in public school. I was about to cry when some girls came over and befriended me. Don’t worry, Mom. I’m not being bad. I’ve stayed away from boys, and we haven’t watched bad movies. I love you guys so much. I really miss the food there. Mom and Dad, please ask everyone to really pray, because we are praying. I love you all so so ooooo very, very, very much. I feel like I could die here, even though it is a very nice home. I love you. Keep praying.
Your loving daughter always.
Home Is Where My Heart Is
Home is where I want to be,
No matter what, but don’t you see,
No matter where my body is,
Home is where my heart is!
To Alamo Ministries,
Thank you for sending me The Messiah According to Bible Prophecy. It has changed my life, and I have recaptured my vision—the vision for ministry, and really gotten my life on track. I have been delivered from poor teachings and religious beliefs. I’m just so happy to be free, and know who I am in Christ.
K.D. Accra, Ghana, Africa
Dear Mr. Alamo,
For years now I have felt so distraught, so lost in a world also lost, without the power of the Lord in our hearts. At times I feel surrounded by wolves in sheep’s clothing, so to speak.
Your literature reassured me and put me at ease, knowing that God is using you as a messenger to spread the word. I have never felt this way before. Before, I viewed the Bible as merely words on a paper, without meaning or substance. It’s a feeling so empty and desperate, but now I see!
I would like to join your cause. Thank you so much, because of you, I want to grow in Christ. Could you please send me more literature? Your message is so bold and fresh, Praise the Lord! God bless you Tony. God bless anyone that has ears to listen.
I have decided to join God’s army, and serve only Him. Please allow me to distribute or help in any way. You have changed my life.
I am so grieved in my heart and spirit that these fine children were kidnapped from their loving homes and life. I am grieved for the parents and the children. I am praying for you all. I am grieved also that Pastor Alamo is being held in jail and he is not guilty of these filthy charges being flooded against him and the church. From the moment I get up till the time I go to bed, and during the night I am always thinking of you and burdened to the max, so I pray. God be with you and deliver us from the dark ages we live in. There is a multitude of people who know the DHS are a bunch of criminals, working unchecked for the evil government.
F.S. Norman, Oklahoma
To whom it may concern:
I was a teacher and counselor for forty-three years and was interested in the education and social development of the children at the Alamo Foundation since I had read and heard so much adverse criticism. I spent a few days there observing, and I have never seen happier or more adjusted children. They were well organized in play and discipline and protected against the adverse circumstances of the outside world. Their meals were nourishing and satisfying. I saw them bike riding and swimming, but always under supervision and the watchful eyes of mothers. I am a Catholic, but broadminded enough to see that the love of God is a must in their lifestyle. I left there with a picture of happy, rosy cheeked, well adjusted youth in my mind.
Wilhelmina Swarthout Pickney, Michigan
Dear beloved in Christ, Pastor Alamo,
A special greeting from our Lord Jesus Christ to you and your entire ministry.
We distributed all of your newsletters at hospitals, bus and auto stands, high schools, offices, medical and engineering colleges, market places, and to workers and employees in the factories and rail stations where more than one hundred ninety-five people received Jesus to be their personal Savior, through your literature. All the people received the newsletters with joy; praise God!
Please send me more assorted newsletters, fifty King James Version Bibles, two hundred Messiah books, and twenty T-shirts in black, because our team is made up of twenty people.
We are praying for you and your ministry; please pray for us.
God bless you,
Pastor D.P. Srikakulam, India
Praise the Lord. Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am so much impressed by your booklet, The Messiah. When I read your booklet, my heart was set free, and I became happy.
As I am from a poor background, I can’t buy the books I need to serve the Lord, and also, so many people, even my friends, need these gospel books. Please send some literature and soul-winning books, and some English Bibles. Sir, I thank you very much for the kind and thoughtful persons who answer the requests.
Thanking you, Sir,
S.R. Ramachandrapuram, India
Beloved servant of God Tony Alamo,
I thank God for your literature that you sent me. It is a blessing to be able to receive it. I just finished distributing your literature to the leaders of my church and we are all studying them. The truth is it encourages us greatly. For us this is something new, that we’ve never heard said by the Holy Spirit, but we know that it comes from God, and everything from God is good for all Christians who serve God with all their heart.
Your testimony shook my heart. We are praying that God allows us to harvest many souls in Iquitos, Peru, where I live.
May God keep blessing your life and your ministry.
Pastor N.J. Maynas, Loreto, Peru
Brother Tony Alamo,
Hoping you are in good health, and that our Lord pours a shower of blessings over you and your family.
I’d like to know if you can send me your literature to carry the Word of God to more people. In Peru, only a small handful of people know the Word of God, but through your beautiful literature, people can learn how to receive forgiveness from Christ our Lord. Thank You.
Your brother in Christ,
G.M. Piura, Peru
Dear Pastor Alamo,
Someone left your literature on my car window. I didn’t read it immediately, but when I read the story about you and your wife climbing the mountain, I was blessed in my spirit. Your story makes me want to seek Jesus the more.
I am requesting some of your literature to distribute, so others can know that Jesus saves.
L.W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pastor Tony Alamo,
It is a great honor for me to greet you with this letter, hoping when you receive it that you will be found enjoying good life and health. Blessed be the Lord, who according to His mercy, has renewed us to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
The purpose for this letter is to thank you for each piece of your literature, and sermons you have given us through your literature. The brothers here and myself want to thank you for your efforts and determination to help us by sending us your literature here in Big Spring.
Pastor, I want to let you know that the Word of God, and through your preaching it, has greatly helped us. My whole life has changed in everything, and I thank Him for being so wonderful. Once again, thank you and may the Lord continue to bless you.
R.H. Big Spring, Texas
On November 18, 2008, twenty children from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries were kidnapped by Arkansas Department of Human Services, accompanied by Arkansas State Police and various agencies. Seventeen of these children were kidnapped in a highway traffic stop which was captured on video by the father of six of the children. This video can be viewed at www.alamoministries.com.
Responses from Our Video Files
When the Children Were Kidnapped by the Government
These devils take these children out of a pure environment and they are the reprobates that will do their best to pervert their minds to go along with their anti-Christ doctrine. God bless Tony and all True Christians.
God will make them pay, he will be mocking and laughing at them in the end. They not only are taking these kids away, but they want to kill Tony. They said this out of their own mouth. Fear not them that kill the body but FEAR GOD who can kill you and cast your soul in Hell.
It’s totally disgusting to see these anti-Christ devils taking the kids by order of their pope, then to hear them laughing about it on several occasions. I would make copies of this before they raid the church to take this video away. God will make them pay, he will be mocking and laughing at them in the end.
Freedom of religion in America? Another LIE sold to the American people. THIS is what really happens to ANYONE the government sees as a threat. I hope they get their kids back, no, I pray they get their kids back and SOON!
Wow, the government is in its worst state right now. Where it needs to be done away with. Even though these “wonderful” ppl in our government do this and think they get away with it, God sees everything and will judge them righteously. These are the same ppl who will be crawling under rocks when Christ returns praying for the rocks to fall on them!
A fiendish plan concocted by the Jesuits. As they crawl back to their lair at night they’re smirking at setting up another innocent man. It highlights how these pedophile harbourers think. Predator priests/rapist papists are treated like heroes no less while innocent law abiding Christians are demonized in the worst possible manner. It only motivates me to protest louder. The Roman Catholic “church” is the largest *organized* pedophile ring in the world!
The hypocrisy of these people—want your children raped, send them to public school where they will learn sex ed and sodomy, stand in front of the abortuaries and see grown men bringing their minor victims to get abortions, if they really cared they would not have time to trump up charges against God’s people.
Utter tripe! unconsionable! if those allegations held but a drop of water, the media would be more than willing to blow the lid off it, and it would be all over the global media. This is petty tactics, used to silence those who oppose the Vatican, the first beast of Rev.13. Truly, it would be better that a millstone be tied round these people’s necks and they be cast into the sea than for them to stand before Christ to hear what HE would have to say about this!
From the desk of R.W. Gilmore (owner/manager)
RG & Associates Security
412 W. Greenfield Drive
Wake Village, Texas 75501
AR Lic B-1085
And all the Brothers and Sisters at Tony Alamo Ministries,
It has been our great pleasure for me and my officers to have been associated with you for these past almost 3 years at The Tony Alamo Ministries in Fouke Arkansas.
I hope in our efforts we were able to make your life on the property safer and enjoyable while we were there to serve you.
Myself and my officers wish you all the best during these difficult times as you endure what has happened to minister Alamo and you during these trying times. We feel an injustice has happened to you as minister Alamo was arrested and detained without being allowed bail until he had a chance to defend himself in a court of law. We find it hard to comprehend the reasons your children were taken from you and placed in protective custody.
With what I have seen and what my officers have observed as we performed our duties on your property, there was never anything we observed to support any type of abuse of children or adults on the property. As a matter of fact, all my officers have commented to me of how much the children were courteous, well mannered, neatly dressed and overall well cared for and happy as we were present on your property.
I know these are trying times for all of you at this time. But I also know your faith will see you through until better times. Justice will be done.
And so we wish you all the very best. And once again it has been a pleasure to have been associated with you these past 3 years.
Robert W. (Bob) Gilmore
Greetings to you in the name of God Almighty and His Son,
Hi, my name is Christopher and I’m 16. I do go to Tony Alamo’s church for a couple of months and I just wanna say I never felt God present in any church except this one. I pray to God to deliver those children out of bondage of those weasels and out of harm, but this is how it is.
People say, Oh Tony this and that, but they don’t know him except what the media wants them to know. Well, I’m a witness of the church and Tony and the brothers and sisters are very well blessed by the Lord. Especially the kids--all they know is God, and I’m right now to the point of righteous anger, but I’m still going to stay strong in the Lord. I’m going to keep praying to deliver the kids out of this mess cause they’re innocent, but the Lord is allowing it, but they have gained heaven.
I’ll pray for you guys. May the Lord bless you and anoint the kids. Thank you Jesus for your ministries, amen.
Your brother and fellow Christian in Christ,
Chris Roland, Oklahoma
Brother Tony Alamo,
I am appalled at how our so-called government could do such an outlandish thing as they have done to you and your ministry, it is an atrocity to even think that our government would sink so low to accuse you of acts they know you did not do.
I want you to know brother that I am praying for you and I am spreading the word to everyone of how our government seems to have a vendetta against you, apparently for bringing lost souls to Christ and helping those who need help and ask for it. It is the devil at work and trying harder to bring the Christian faith down, because he knows his time is very short.
I know in my heart and in my spirit that you will prevail and once again come out unscarred simply because Christ Jesus our Lord is on your side and as Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me,” keep up the faith and rejoice with singing and praise, because all this is going to do is make you stronger. God bless you Brother Alamo.
Please send me some more copies of November 2008, volume 06600, world newsletter so I can pass them around and let these other guys in here with me read about you and what our communist government is doing, or trying to do to our Christian Saints. I will be in here for at least another twenty-three years before I come up for parole. I love reading my Bible and listening to really good religious programs such as yours. I listen to you on KAAY 1090 AM, and have been for over four years now. I stay up till one A.M. just to listen to your program.
I believe you have been touched by the Master’s hand and I know you tell it like it is with no sugar coating. I thank God for you Pastor Tony Alamo.
D.J. Pine Bluff, Arkansas
To my wonderful Pastor Tony Alamo,
How are you doing? I have been praying very fervently for you each day, all throughout the day for your strength, encouragement, health and all other aspects.
The Lord has really been impressing upon me about praising and thanking the Lord for making the moves and for the moves HE is going to make. And the story in II Chronicles chapter 20 of when the people of Ammon and Moab and they of Mount Seir were all coming against Jehoshaphat and he cried out to the Lord and, verse 16: “Tomorrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.” Verse 17: “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them for the Lord will be with you.” And in Verse 21-24: “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and to say, Praise the Lord; for His mercy endureth forever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and to destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.”
Every time Satan persecutes God’s people, he always kicks himself with his own foot. As in Egypt they oppressed the children of Israel, but in the end it was they who got all their firstborn killed and their entire army drowned in the Red Sea. Sennacherib thought he could destroy Israel, and in the beginning he was boasting himself above God and God’s people, but in the end it was his 185,000 men that were killed just by one angel and Sennacherib himself was killed by his own sons while he was worshipping his god. (Shows how powerful his god was—it couldn’t even save him.) (Isaiah chapters 36-37).
Haman got the decree to destroy the Jews, and got it sealed with the king’s ring (in which case not even the king could change it), but God did and in the end it was the enemies of the Jews that were slaughtered. Nebuchadnezzar threw the three Hebrew children into the fiery furnace but the ones burned up were those who threw them in, as well as when the presidents and the princes tried to find occasion to destroy Daniel and got him thrown into the lion’s den. But though he was in the den, it was the accusers that, who after being thrown in, were eaten.
Satan thought he had done it when Jesus had been mutilated and beaten and then hung on a cross, but then he realized what he had done and began trying to get Jesus to come down off the cross, but it didn’t work. He didn’t and three days later He rose from the dead victoriously. As in the book of the Acts of the Apostles, so it is now for they never have shut Christ’s church down and never will. And the more they persecuted them the more they multiplied and grew (Ex. 1:12).
They mock, but He promised that He would mock and laugh at them when their fear cometh (Prov. 1:24-33). They think they are really stacking the deck on us, but they really are stacking it on themselves because they’re just constantly adding fuel to the fires God will put them in; as the saying goes the higher one climbs, the farther they fall. The bigger the battle, the bigger the victory is that we’re guaranteed to win. “And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these My signs before him” (Ex. 10:1).
No one can run or hide from God, from His discipline, or from His judgment. “Though they dig into Hell, thence shall Mine hand take them; though they climb up to Heaven, thence will I bring them down: And though they hide themselves in the top of [Mount] Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from My sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them” (Amos 9:2-3).
He also promised in Proverbs 12:19 that “the lip of truth shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord your God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (Deut. 31:6).
I’m always praying for you fervently. May the power of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Your son in Christ,
Jonathan, 15 years old
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 reward you abundantly.
Yours in the wonderful name of Jesus,
Pastor Tony Alamo
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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