GRINDING AND GNASHING OF TEETH
by Tony Alamo
The army of our GOD doesn’t fight our battles with guns, bullets, bombs, or drones with weapons on them, because GOD, by HIS SPIRIT, fights for us with HIS powerful WORD, the double-edged sword. HIS WORD includes also HIS angels.
“For the WORD of GOD is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in HIS sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of HIM with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, JESUS the SON of GOD, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of power, that we may obtain mercy, and find power to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:12-16).
The secular armies of the world use guns, bullets, bombs, drones, tanks, aircraft, and other devices. True Christians fight the powers of darkness with the most powerful weapon in the universe, which is prayer and GOD the WORD in faith. GOD fights our battles for us! The world doesn’t have faith in GOD’S power, GOD’S WORD. Therefore, GOD’S WORD tells us that they are damned. In Mark 16:16, JESUS says, “He that believeth [in ME and MY power] and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not [in ME and MY power] shall be damned.” The WORD of GOD is the very weapon JESUS used against the devil, the powers of darkness, and prevailed.1
When I first became a Christian, I felt that using profanity against the devil would hurt him. I was in a room, verbally cursing the devil, when Susie walked in and said to me, “What are you doing? Don’t you know that you cannot defeat Satan by using his own profanity, his own words, against him? His words have no power. He is laughing at you and clapping his hands because of what you are saying.” She said the way to defeat the devil, to hurt him, is to come against him with the WORD of GOD. If you stub your toe, or hurt your finger, don’t use profanity. Instead, praise and thank the LORD, and the pain will go away immediately by HIS power. Satan loves it when you do things his way and not the LORD’S way. This strategy was given to me by my precious wife, Susie, forty-eight years ago. I have been following this advice, and it really works!
I joined the Navy in 1950, when I was sixteen years old. I have to admit that I lied about my age to get in. While I was sixteen, I went through boot camp at USNTC in San Diego, California. USNTC stands for the United States Naval Training Center. They said, “You are in the United States Navy now. You are a member of the United States Armed Forces, and you will learn discipline. If you fail to do what we train you to do, you can be killed, and cause many others to be killed with you.” We had to learn the Bluejacket’s Manual, which is the Bible of the Navy. We also had to learn how to tie many different knots, how to pack a sea bag, and how to keep ourselves clean. We had to learn how to fire a forty-five caliber Thompson machine gun, a forty-five caliber pistol, an M1 rifle, a carbine, and a B.A.R. (Browning automatic rifle). I had to learn how to be a hot shell man on an anti-aircraft gun. I learned to stand watch, march, wash my own laundry, and hang it on lines with square knots at a forty-five degree angle facing out.
Chief Seacore was our chief petty officer. He was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade because he disciplined us to the point to where we (Company 869) became a 4-0 company, which is in Navy language “perfect,” a meatball company, which is very rare in the Navy, and we were the best company that had ever gone through boot camp for over seventy years. Our company was given many gold stars.
In order for Chief Seacore to accomplish this, he got rid of half of the company (the guys who were disobedient), sending them to 909 Baker, which the Navy calls the “nut company,” because they just wouldn’t receive discipline. They wanted to run the Navy their way, and back in the 1950s, that attitude just didn’t fly. You had to be a man, not a homosexual, or you were off to 909 Baker.
All of these things that I am telling you can easily be verified, if you want to check them out. My military number was 555-51-29. Being the meatball company, we carried the meatball flag, which is black with a big red ball in the middle of it. When you see the meatball flag flying on a naval ship, you are looking at a perfect crew, a crackerjack crew!
Things have gotten a lot more lax since those days. The reason for this is the world government doesn’t want the United States to be the number one world power any longer. That is why they are allowing homosexuals, lesbians, and women in the military, just to demoralize everyone, and there is no longer one way of how to fight or how to conduct yourself. This is also the reason the United States has been depleted of its resources. It is also the reason we are not bringing a sudden end to Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and stopping the problems in Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Libya. Many countries have lost respect for the United States because of our Casper milk toast stance against our enemies, against evil.
There is much more discipline needed to operate in the SPIRITUAL world than there is to operate in the military world. This is because we are dealing with people’s souls and spirits—not just for their temporal lives—but also for their eternal lives. It is very important for us to conduct ourselves exactly the way that GOD commands us to conduct ourselves. 2
All of the true churches in the world that believe the way that GOD tells us to believe are one church, one body. 3 You hear people today wondering if JESUS had a wife and children. No, JESUS never had a human wife or human children; however, HE has a SPIRITUAL wife called the Bride of CHRIST (Revelation chapter 21). HE is the BRIDEGROOM, and we are the children of the bridechamber. Matthew 9:15 states that “JESUS said unto them [the disciples of John the Baptist], Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.” We are looking forward to the marriage supper of the LAMB.
Revelation 19:9 states, “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the LAMB” because they are the very SPIRITUAL Bride of CHRIST, composed of millions of people who are disciplined and do not have any sin upon them whatsoever.4
We are called to be followers of CHRIST in the army of GOD. JESUS said in Matthew 16:24-27 “unto HIS disciples, If any man will come after ME, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow ME. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for MY sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the SON of man shall come in the glory of HIS FATHER with HIS angels; and then HE shall reward every man according to his works.”
JESUS is saying that we are going to be rewarded for the work of GOD that we do. The work is that we have to deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow HIM (Luke 9:23)! This involves strong discipline. I am very, very happy that I was shown discipline while I was a youngster, first at thirteen years old at an industrial school for boys, and then at 16 years old in the U.S. Navy.
I noticed today that when people are given orders, they say, “I can’t do it,” or “I don’t want to do it.” While Moses was leading the people out of Egypt, Moses had to lead them through the wilderness for forty years because of their refusal to believe GOD, to enter the Promised Land.5 During that time, when people would refuse discipline, GOD killed them and sent them to Hell, and later will send them to the Lake of Fire.6 GOD is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and HE will do the same to those who reject HIM forever (Heb. 13:8). All of the old-timers of Israel had to die within those forty years.7 It was the youngsters that entered into the Promised Land.8 All of the elders were dead because they refused discipline, to obey GOD. They doubted HIM.
Adam and Eve doubted GOD.9 Therefore, they had to die. All of us, all of humanity, also have to die because we have the Adamic sin on our souls.10 Even though we have to die, we can still be saved by faith in JESUS, HIS power, and HIS blood which takes away the sins of the world, including the Adamic sin, and by believing HIM, who is the whole WORD of GOD.11 John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD.” Revelation 19:13 states, “And HIS name is called THE WORD of GOD.” GOD created everything by HIS powerful WORD.
GOD called me in a very supernatural way, and I know that I have been called to lead HIS church and the people of this world to the LORD. There are millions of people who believe that, yet there are people in the church I pastor that are full of excuses as to why they can’t do something when I tell them they are needed in certain places. There are others in the church who are like Dathan, Abiram, and Korah. GOD opened the earth for those three, swallowing them and their families into Hell, along with their tents and all the rest of their belongings (Numbers 16:1-35). This is why GOD in HIS mercy told Moses, “Unless they fear ME, they will not serve ME” (Exodus 20:20).12 I can’t understand why people don’t fear GOD, especially today, when it is the end of time (Matthew chapter 24). The WORD of GOD is the TRUTH and not at all a lie. “It is impossible for GOD to lie” (Hebrews 6:18). Unrepentant sinners will all stand before HIM soon and be judged.13
In Galatians 1:6-9, the Apostle Paul says, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from HIM that called you into the grace of CHRIST unto another Gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of CHRIST. But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other Gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” The same statement goes for me as well. Since I have been saved, since 1964, almost forty-nine years, I have studied the Bible, and it is now April 2013.
Since I have been in prison, some of the people in the church have fallen away, as though my being in prison justifies them falling away from obedience to GOD’S commandments. If I am in prison, or if I go on to be with the LORD, does that change the Gospel? Does that make any of you less responsible for keeping the commandments? Or do you feel that you have the power to leave the Apostle’s doctrine, and therefore be immune from GOD’S judgment? In my absence, you should be more fearful of slipping away from the truth. The Apostle Paul stated in Philippians 2:12-13, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is GOD which worketh in you both to will and to do of HIS good pleasure.”
If you don’t continue to follow the Apostle’s doctrine, then you are accursed. Why? Because JESUS taught it to the apostles, and the apostles taught it to us (Acts 2:41-47). It is the same; it never changes. Just like the creation of testimonies never changes, and the testimony of Israel being delivered from Egypt never changes, the WORD of GOD never changes!14
Moses was given the commandments from the LORD, and all of the people of Israel had to follow those directions. If they didn’t, they were stoned to death.15 It was the same with Joshua who took Moses’ place,16 then the apostles, and now us. Nothing has changed. The LORD is “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8). If Satan can separate you from the love of GOD, which is to keep HIS commandments,17 you will die. But Satan cannot separate you from the love of GOD if you keep your mind stayed upon the LORD, who is the WORD of GOD (John 1:1, 14).18
The devil and his one-world government know when you have forsaken GOD—when you have turned your back on HIM—and that doesn’t happen overnight. Satan will patiently wait for your rejection of GOD, and if you accept Satan rather than GOD, you will do whatever he tells you to do. He will make you believe that there is nothing you can do about it, and you will believe him.19 Remember, the day of reckoning is soon.
It is much easier to fall away from the LORD and do your own thing, which is Satan’s own thing, but oh my GOD, the consequences you will pay for your folly (Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23). Eternity is forever. It is bad enough in this life when you burn yourself. It is very unpleasant. But just think of having someone push your head into a boiling hot French fryer. In this life, you can pass out, you can faint, but in Hell and the Lake of Fire, you cannot pass out or faint, and it never ends.20
You may think that you are buying yourself some relief time by disobeying GOD. Satan deceives you to make you believe that way, but again, remember Adam and Eve. All they did is something you may think is a minor transgression, but it was certainly enough to make all of us have to die and spend eternity in Hell and the Lake of Fire, grinding and gnashing our teeth forever, if we don’t repent and keep the commandments.21 If you foolishly believe that GOD is not that strict, it is only because you have lived such a loose, sinful life. You have to repent and believe the Gospel, the WORD of GOD.22 We who are the leaders for GOD are compelled to tell you what GOD tells us to tell you. We are all one body, and must all move in the same direction.23 If you insist on going a different direction, then you are not a member of the Body of CHRIST. You must, as the song says, “Trust and obey, for there is no other way.”
If you desire to be a member of the Body of CHRIST, I pray that you will say this prayer and afterwards be baptized, fully submerged in water in the name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY SPIRIT. Then study the WORD, the KJV Bible, and do what it says.
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
Now that you are saved, serve GOD with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). Be baptized, fully submerged in water, in the name of the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT (Mark 12:30).12 Diligently study the King James Version of the Bible, and do what it says until the day you die.13
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Grinding and Gnashing of Teeth footnotes:
20. Psa. 9:17, Prov. 15:24, Isa. 5:11-15, 14:4-20, 33:10-14, Isa. 66:24, Matt. 5:29-30, 7:13, 10:28, 13:36-42, 47-50, 24:44-51, 25:24-33, 41-46, Luke 3:17, 13:24-28, 16:19-31, 2 Thes. 1:6-9, Heb. 6:4-8, Jude 5-7, Rev. 14:9-11, 20:10-15, 21:8 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
12. Deut. 4:29, 6:5, 10:12, 11:13, 13:3-4, 26:16, 30:6, Josh. 22:5, Matt. 22:37-40, Mark 12:29-31, Luke 10:27 return
13. Deut. 4:29, 13:4, 26:16, Josh. 1:8, 22:5, 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:14-17, James 1:22-25, Rev. 3:18 return