by Tony Alamo
This is an important addendum to one of the visions that I received from the Lord when I was 31 years old. It was the vision of Susan and me getting married. It was, as were all the visions given me, extremely surprising. I had never, in my whole life, thought of myself as being a chosen vessel of God, so everything that God has done to me and with me has astonished me, and has been full of surprises. I have lived in the wonder of it all since 1964, when God showed His almighty power and wisdom to me. Many other visions were given to me, but the one of Sue and me getting married is what I’ll write of now.
First of all, the vision came to pass, and continues coming to pass to this very day (August 2009). All the visions that God gave to me are still ongoing, still being fulfilled. This is another way God always keeps me in the wonder of everything all of the time. It was the same with Joseph (the son of Jacob, later called Israel), who had visions of his brothers, his father, and his mother (symbolized by sheaves, the sun, and the moon) bowing down before him to honor him (Gen. 37:-9). Jealousy entered and enraged his brothers; they planned to murder him, but decided later to sell him as a slave (Gen. 37:28). Again he was Jacob’s (Israel’s) favorite son (Gen. 37:3). This fact enraged his brothers as well. He was in Egypt sold to Potiphar in Egypt, and Potiphar’s wife falsely accused him of attempting to rape her (Gen. 39:7-17). The truth, though, was the opposite. She was trying to seduce him!
Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams correctly after being in prison for many years and was given command of all Egypt under Pharaoh. He had interpreted Pharaoh’s dream of the seven years of plenty (symbolized by seven fat shocks and ears of corn) and seven years of famine (symbolized by seven ill-favored shocks of corn) (Gen.41:14-44).
These visions’ meanings were repeated with visions also of cattle, seven fat and seven very thin. After the seven plentiful years, during which Joseph had stored the excess corn, came the seven years of famine. Israel (Joseph’s dad) and Joseph’s brothers ran out of food. Hearing of all the food in Egypt, they (all the brothers except Benjamin) decided to go to buy some. They didn’t recognize Joseph, but Joseph recognized them. They wound up doing what the visions foretold many years before (Gen. 42:6-9). God saved Israel by feeding them through the entire famine. Joseph had no ill will at all. He forgave them all, telling them it was all of the Lord (Gen. 45:4-8). Pharaoh gave the best of land, food, and housing for Joseph’s father, brethren, and relatives, because of his respect for Joseph, and they all bowed before Joseph, just as God’s visions said they would. This all was the work of God, and nobody knew it better than Joseph!
I relate to visions given to other chosen vessels because the fulfillment of my visions is ongoing. God told the Apostle Paul that he would suffer many things for His name’s sake, and he did (Acts 9:15-16). This is how people can tell if their visions are of God or not. Visions came to all the prophets, including myself, without our asking for them. They are totally the work, the will, of God. They are surprising, just as the vision was that was given to the virgin Mary (Luke 1:28-35).
God sweeps over the head of the world’s struggling population, who toil along the lowly streets when they could have always been carried along God’s ascending pathway by His own Almighty will.1 It is God’s great rocket which carries us up to His highest heavenly chambers of His throne in His temple without our forethought or our own laborious effort unless we are instructed by Him. We are not like those who struggle up, they think, by their own strength, but faint by the wayside. It is the great tsunami of God, the Holy Spirit, that carries us up until we are floating, soaring, led as God wishes, borne by the Spirit without any physical effort on our part, without straining, without pain. It is the great law of God’s evaporation, lifting those of us who are led by His Spirit and totally yielded to Him up through the warm sunbeam of His Spirit. How simple, how easy, how divine it is when we surrender to the living God, who holds up the earth and universe by His might and controls the entire universe!
Have you come into the divine way of holiness? If so, I’m sure your heart swells with joy and gratitude when you read or hear the wonderful works of God. If not, don’t you long for it? Will you not unite your heart in prayer with us to God, so that the very God of peace will sanctify you wholly? For years, I have taught the people of my church and the world what the word sanctify means. It means to separate yourself from the world.
Before the fear of going to hell came to me from God’s Holy Spirit, there were only a few things that I cared about. These things were money, good food, a wife, business competition, motivation, some music, and some travel. However, when God showed me that He really existed, all of these things became meaningless, of no value at all. God showed me that He, as Jesus, was going to come back to earth again, and that everyone will be judged, with the result of either Heaven or Hell for everyone!2 I got saved, then came the vision of Sue and I being married. The first half of the vision was very happy, bright, and sunshiny, filled with joy, with great, godly love and kisses, Heaven on earth. It came to pass! Also, what a ministry!! God used us to kick off the Jesus movement. It was fun. We were the first to be called “The God Squad” and “Jesus Freaks.” What an experience!!
In the second half of the vision, our faces turned from full color to white hot iron on a pitch black background. Susie contracted cancer in her left breast. She became very ill, and lived with it for seventeen years. She, her spirit, left this earth April 8th, 1982 in Tulsa at the Oral Roberts Hospital.
The burden of the whole church and all the persecution fell on me. The Roman Catholic Communist government gave us a pretty hard time while Susie was still living, but now they thought that this would be the end of our church and me. That was twenty-seven years ago, and they are trying harder than ever to be rid of me. This is the dark side of the vision, Susie’s sickness, the running of the church, the way God has instructed me to defend the Word of God, and the way God has instructed me to preach the part of the Word of God that everyone else is afraid to preach.3
I am a wonder to many because most people are knowledgeable of a lot (not all) of the persecution we have endured. I received another vision later confirming the above mentioned vision. I have written literature about both visions. This one I called Difficult Mountain. In the first half of this vision, I’m walking quickly up this very steep mountain on a beautiful, sunshiny day. I was very strong, very powerful in this vision. The vision widened, and I saw Susie quite a distance behind me, so I turned back to get her. As soon as I put my arm around her to help her up the mountain, a mighty wind came down the mountain from the top. It was symbolic of oppression from the secular powers of the world. It has never stopped since Susie died. It has been one false accusation after another, one mock trial after another. We had to warn the people. God told us to, and we did! What would it have profited Susie if she hadn’t? She is gone now. If she would have denied God, defied God, as the world is doing, she would be in hell now. And me, in less than one month I’ll be seventy-five years old. I’m glad I’ve spent the last forty-five years of my life doing what God wanted me to do. I have no regrets, not even one. But I want you to know that these two visions have come to pass. The instructions of God have their purposes. They are given for us to obey so we can stay out of Hell and go to Heaven. I know both Heaven and Hell exist because God showed both of them to me in other visions. Heaven is filled far beyond any explanations with peace, beauty, joy, and happiness.4 Hell is far too hideous to discuss!5 You don’t want to go there! The only way I or anyone will be able to stand and to stay out of Hell is to be sanctified.6 Separate yourself from evil, from the world. If you don’t do it, you will be forever tormented in Hell. I’m telling you what the Word of God says. Separation is God’s law of order.7
God’s law of separation is found in the beginning of time. In Genesis, God sanctified all of creation. God’s first work in bringing about order, bringing law and His light out of chaos, was to separate the two worlds of light and darkness (Gen. 1:4). He separated the darkness from the light. He separated the land from the water, and the waters of the earth from the waters of Heaven (Gen. 1:6-7).
In the spiritual realm, He separates His people. He separates the family of Seth from the worldly race of Cain. He separated Noah and his family from the ungodly world (Gen. 7:15-23). He separated Abraham and his seed from an idolatrous family (Gen. 12:1). He separated Israel from Egypt and the surrounding nations. The very meaning of the word church is “called out” or “separated.” To every person, the same call applies. God commands you to “separate yourselves.” “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (II Cor. 6:17-18). “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (II Cor. 7:1).
Sanctification then means our voluntary separation from evil. It is not the end or extinction of evil. It is the putting off, the laying aside of evil, the detaching of ourselves from the world and placing an impassable gulf between it and us. We are to separate ourselves, not only from our past sins, but from sin today and in the future. This is the purpose and principle of life. We are not to try to improve and gradually grow better from our unholiness, but we are to put off the old life, the old man, as if it were no longer a part of us. We are to separate ourselves from our sinful selves. We are to reckon ourselves dead indeed from sin as though we are no longer the same person (Rom. 6:8-11). We are to just say no to every manifestation of evil, whether it be from within us or whether it be coming to us from without.8 We are to refuse every suggestion and every impulse that is not of God. We are to be negative to sin, and to resist it with our whole being.
No, we don’t have to destroy the evil or resist it with our own strength. Rather, by a definite act of our will, we are to separate ourselves from it9, to hand it over to God and renounce it utterly, to give God the absolute right to deal with it and destroy it. When we do this, God always follows our commitment with His almighty power. He puts between us and the evil we renounced a gulf as deep as the bottomless tomb or grave of Christ, and a wall as high as the one in the New Jerusalem. We separate ourselves, and God makes the separation good. This is the first decisive step in sanctification. It is the act of the will by which we renounce evil in every form, in its manifestations and in the sinful nature from which each separate act has sprung.
We also separate ourselves from the world, from its embodiment of the old, natural condition of things, and from the kingdom of the prince of evil.10 We recognize ourselves as not of the world, even as Jesus was not of the world. We put off not only that which is sinful, but that which is natural and human, so that it may die on the cross of Jesus and rise into a supernatural and divine life. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Cor. 5:17).
The Lord is tenacity in me. Separate yourself from sin by the Holy Spirit, and He will lead you to a deeper separation, not only from the evil, but from the earthly. Start now by praying this prayer to the Father:
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 the cross daily for the purpose of mortifying yourself, 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 on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, then submit yourself 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.
Pastor Tony Alamo
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2. Matt. 13:40-43, 47-50, 16:27, 25:31-46, Luke 12:5, Rev. 20:11-14 return
3. Deut. 8:3, Matt. 4:4, Mark 8:38, Rev. 21:8 return
4. Isa. 64:4, I Cor. 2:9, I Pet. 1:3-4, Rev. 7:13-17, 14:13, 21:1-6 return
5. Isa. 14:9-19, 33:10-14, Matt. 10:28, 13:41-42, 49-50, Mark 9:42-48, Rev. 14:9-11 return
6. Ex. 19:5-6, Deut. 26:16-19, I Thes. 4:3-7, II Thes. 2:13, Heb. 8:8-12, Titus 2:11-14, I Pet. 2:9-10 return
7. II Cor. 6:14-18, 7;1, Eph. 4:22-24, Titus 2:14, Heb. 12:13-14 return
8. Rom. 12:9, Eph. 4:27, I Thes. 5:22, I Tim. 6:6-12, James 2:10, 4:7 return
9. II Cor. 6:14-18, Titus 2:11-14, I Pet. 2:9-11 return
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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
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