BE STRONG AND VERY COURAGEOUS

by Tony Alamo

Somebody has to “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, do not be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (Deut. 31:6). God told this message to Moses, and Moses by command of God told Joshua “in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed” (Deut. 31:7-8).

“Now after the death of Moses… it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.… There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.1 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to All the law, which Moses My servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.2 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.3 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Josh. 1:1-9).

In Chapter 10:24, Joshua told the captains of the men of war which went with him, to put their feet on the necks of the five kings they had captured. “Joshua said unto them [the people of Israel], Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight” (Josh. 10:25).

In I Kings 2:2-4, King David told his son Solomon, “I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong [in the Spirit to do the works of God, the Word] therefore, and shew [show] thyself a man; And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses [which God Himself wrote by the finger of God, (the Spirit)4], that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: That the Lord may continue His word which He spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said He) a man on the throne of Israel.”

God gave the same message to all of His people.5 If you fail God, you fail yourself!6 If you walk before God in truth and not fear the enemy of God, you will have great success! If you desire salvation, say this prayer:

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


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Be Strong And Very Courageous footnotes:

1. Deut. 4:31, 31:6, 8, Psa. 9:10, Heb.13:5 return

2. Ex. 15:26, 20:6, Lev. 26:3-12, Deut. 4:40, 5:10, 29, 7:9, 12-15, 8:18, 11:26-28, 12:28, 15:4-5, 28:1-14, 29:9, 33:26-29, I Kings 2:1-4, 3:14, 9:1-9, I Chron. 22:12-13, 28:7-9, Ezra 8:22 return

3. Deut. 10:12-13, 11:13-17, 26:16-19, 30:9-10, Josh. 22:5, Matt. 22:37-40, Mark 12:30-31, Luke 10:27 return

4. Ex. 31:18, Deut. 9:10 return

5. Jer. 31:33-34, John 14:23, 17:22-23, Rom. 2:28-29, 3:30, 4:8-25, 8:14-17, I Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19-20, 7:19, II Cor. 6:16-18, Gal. 3:16, 20, 26-29, Eph. 2:11-22, Col. 1:12-23, 2:9-15, 3:9-11, Heb. 10:16 return

6. Prov. 1:24-33, Zeph. 1:17-18, Matt. 3:12, 5:11-12, 12:36-37, 16:25, Mark 8:35, Luke 9:24, 12:8-10, 17:33, John 5:28-29, 12:25, Acts 5:1-10, Rom. 2:4-6, Gal. 5:19-21, 6:7-8, Heb. 10:26-31, II Pet. 2:12-22, Jude 12-13, Rev. 2:23, 6:15-17, 20:12-15 return


Prayer 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