by Tony Alamo
“And when [the disciples] were come to the multitude, there came to [JESUS] a certain man, kneeling down to HIM, and saying, LORD, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him. Then JESUS answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? BRING HIM HERE TO ME. And JESUS rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
“Then came the disciples to JESUS apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And JESUS said unto them, Because of your unbelief [in CHRIST’S ability]” (Matthew 17:14-20). They asked, “Why could not WE cast him out?” We, the disciples, can do nothing without HIM!
In John 15:5, JESUS said, “I AM the VINE, you are the branches: He that abides in ME, and I in him, the same shall bring forth much fruit: for without ME you can do nothing. If a man abide not in ME, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in ME, and MY WORDS abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is MY FATHER GLORIFIED, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be MY disciples” (John 15:5-8).
JESUS tells HIS disciples that they couldn’t cast the lunatic devil out of the young man because they did not believe in the LORD’S ability to do it, instead believing mostly in their own ability to do it (Matthew 17:20). However, JESUS said to them in John 15:5, “Without ME you can do nothing.”
The disciples fled when the soldiers came to get JESUS at the Mount of Olives.1 They all hid until after the resurrection.2 It was after the resurrection and ascension that they had enough faith to cast out the lunatic devil. But they knew that JESUS was the GOD who created everything, who destroyed the entire world with water, destroyed Egypt with ten major plagues, opened the Red Sea, saved Israel, and put the entire Egyptian army to death.3
No one can trust solely in themselves. We, all of us, must trust in JESUS.4 “For verily I say unto you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed [in ME and in MY NAME], you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you” (Matthew 17:20).
Always bring what you need or want to JESUS.5 Again, JESUS said, “Without ME you can do nothing” (John 15:5). This means we must go to JESUS to accomplish everything, to do everything.
Webster’s Dictionary says a lunatic is someone who is insane, full of madness. GOD says the nations and their leaders in these last days are lunatics, insane, full of madness. “The burden of the WORD of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse [symbolic of nations] with astonishment, and his rider [the nations’ leaders] with MADNESS [which is lunacy, insanity, craziness]” (Zechariah 12:1-4). GOD has done it! Government officials are e-mailing pictures of their private parts and posting them on the Internet. They are the biggest liars in the world. They promote homosexuality, lesbianism, same-sex marriage, and the murder of infants, and use their dead, aborted babies to make face cream for women, who are also lunatics, to smear on their faces. The more they fight GOD, the more insane they will become. Lunatics, madmen, insane men, are trying to run the world. GOD is folding up all nations and making the leaders lunatics.
I don’t like the new Bibles because they say lunatics are epileptics, when it is really demonic spirits inside humans. They also say we are to obey the homosexuals in government, which GOD forbids,6 and state we should condone the murder of millions of human lives!7 They are lunatics!
GOD continues, “And I will open MINE eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse [nation] of the people with blindness” (Zechariah 12:4). Webster’s says “lunatic” is also “utterly foolish.” They are pot smokers, cocaine snorters, heroin addicts, drunks, liars, vicious perverts, murderers and thieves, and they are making the world a wilderness, filled with anti-CHRIST, anti-GOD anti-CHRISTIANS.8
In John 16:7, JESUS told HIS disciples, “It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the COMFORTER will not come unto you. [If I don’t go away, you will not be able to receive power, the BAPTISM of the HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE POWER OF GOD to be able to do the work of GOD in you. If I do not go away, GOD will not be in you to do HIS work in you.]” We will be judged by our works (Revelation 20:12-13).9
If anyone tells you that we are not to bring forth fruit unto repentance, they are liars, and they are not of GOD! When JESUS ascended back to Heaven, HE became the LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT (1 Corinthians 15:45-57).10 Until this happened, HE was not able to live in us. HE said, “Now I AM with you, but I will be in you with MY FATHER. WE ARE the COMFORTER.”11 JESUS is the fullness of the GODHEAD BODILY (Colossians 2:9). When HE is in us, we are this as well (Ephesians 3:14-19).12 Now we are able to bring any lunatic to JESUS! Now we are able to have JESUS living and working in us!
JESUS tells us, “Bring him HERE TO ME,” and LET JESUS cast that lunatic out, as well as any and all foul, evil spirits. Don’t trust in yourself, but trust in JESUS. When the POWER is in you, “HE will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8). Be saved. Begin 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 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
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,
Pastor Tony Alamo
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The Lunatics footnotes:
1. Matt. 26:47-56 return
2. John 20:19, Acts 1:12-13 return
3. Gen. 1:1-2, 26-27, 6:11-13, 7:10-24, Ex. 7:14-25, Chapters 8-10, 12:29-33, Chapter 14, 15:1-12, Matt. 28:18, John 1:1-3, Col. 1:12-17, Heb. 1:2-3, 8-11 return
4. 2 Sam. 22:31, Psa. 4:5, 9:10, 18:30, 31:19, 34:22, 37:3-5, 40, 125:1, 127:1-2, 144:2, Prov. 3:5, 29:25, 30:5, Isa. 50:10, Jer. 39:18, Nah. 1:7, Rom. 3:20-28, 4:1-5, 9:16, 31-32, Gal. 2:16, Eph. 2:8-9, Phlp. 3:3, 8-15 return
5. Job 33:26, Psa. 34:15-17, 145:18, Matt. 18:18-20, 21:21-22, Luke 18:1-8, John 16:23-27, Rom. 12:12, Eph. 6:18, Phlp. 4:6, Col. 4:2, 1 Tim. 2:1, 8, Heb. 4:16, 10:19-23, James 5:13-18, 1 John 3:22, 5:14-15 return
6. Lev. 18:22, 20:13, 1 Kings 15:11-12, Rom. 1:18-32, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Jude 7 return
7. Gen. 9:6, Ex. 20:13, Num. 35:30-33, Deut. 5:17, Judg. 13:5, Job 31:15, Isa. 49:5, Jer. 1:5, Matt. 19:18, Luke 1:15, Rom. 13:9, Rev. 22:14-15 return
8. Isa. 14:12-17, 1 John 2:18, 2 John 1:7 return
9. Deut. 7:9-10, Psa. 62:12, Prov. 11:31, 12:14, 24:11-12, Eccl. 11:9, Isa. 3:8-11, Jer. 17:9-10, 32:18-19, Ezek. 7:3-4, 27, 33:18-20, Hos. 4:9, 12:2, Nah. 1:2-3, Matt. 12:36-37, Rom. 2:5-13, 1 Cor. 3:8, 2 Cor. 11:13-15, Col. 3:23-25, Heb. 10:26-31, Rev. 2:23 return
10. John 5:21, 24-26, 6:51, 7:38-39, 8:51, 11:25-26, 14:6, 17:1-3, Rom. 8:11, 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 1 John 5:11-13, Rev. 1:18 return
11. John 14:16-21, 26-27, 15:26, 16:7-16, 17:20-23, 1 John 5:1-13 return
12. Rom. 12:5, 1 Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19-20, 10:17, Eph. 2:19-22, 5:30, 2 Tim. 1:14, 1 John 3:24 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