SHOULD I LET IT BOTHER ME?
by Tony Alamo
I could give lessons on how to cope with a life full of persecutions, trials, and tribulations.
God gave my late wife Susan and myself churches to pastor, we were given wisdom from God to do His work. The eleventh chapter of the book of Revelation tells God’s rulers to measure people in the church by the Bible, and if they don’t measure up to God’s standards, we are to put them out of the church and into the world if they are Godless gentiles, because Godless gentiles are spiritually dead1. We are able to determine their spiritual lives or deadness by the “measuring rod.” This measuring rod is the Bible, which measures everyone and every moment of their lives. God will use His measuring rod, the Bible, to judge us all on judgment day. “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein” (Rev. 11:1). “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Rev 20:12).
Here is an example of how we, by the Word of God, measure people. If we detected child abuse in the church, we would not call gentile “law enforcement,” any more than Moses or any other person of the Lord would do because it is forbidden2 and because the gentiles do not have Godly wisdom which is the fear of the Lord. God’s Word is foolishness to those who are lost.
In the more than forty-four years of pastoring my churches, we have experienced two cases of child abuse. The Lord told me to handle it like this: I told the abusers that I want them to give the child to a child-loving family in the church to raise. If they refuse, I put them out of the church with the unsaved and call the unsaved secular “law” enforcement so they can punish the abuser. If there is no physical abuse, but they refuse to keep the “Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” (Rom.8:2), we put them out of the church.3 The Lord’s way of instruction is perfect.
The Almighty, God’s Word, tells us (we Spiritual leaders) to take care of our own affairs (God’s affairs).4 The founding fathers of America (North America) say the same thing.
The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:1-4 tells it like this. “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust (the unsaved), and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.”
By the scriptures, we, even the least esteemed who know the Word of God, know what is right and we are able to know we are in the last days. II Timothy 3:1-4, 10-14 says, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.”
If you had a precious two–year-old child, or any age child, would you want to be separated from them, then find out they are being abused by government appointed homosexuals and other unqualified devils while yourself being placed in jail for not turning your other children over to these evil people?
“My little son is being abused in a foster home in Arkansas. What I have to tell you is very hard for me. It tears my heart out to think this could happen to my precious little 2 year old child. I am a member of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and my six beautiful, innocent children were ripped from my arms on an Arkansas highway on November 18th, 2008. In two short months my son has changed from a happy, gentle, extremely loving little boy into a tormented, terrified child. He was known by all as a gentle giant. He is big for his age and extremely bright and friendly. He always loved for me to cuddle and kiss and love him. He never hurt a thing in his life. He was gentle with everyone and everything. He knew his alphabet at his age, and he never forgot a name! I am allowed one visit a week with him, and gradually he has changed into a scared, detached, angry little boy. At first he would just throw fits during our visit. Then he started to get violent with his toys and pretend to kill things. I knew he was forced to watch really violent movies. He would smash his toys into the ground or throw them. My son was never like this before. Then he started hitting me and yelling at me. On one visit I took him to the potty and he said, "I want to watch that little girl go potty." What put this into his innocent little mind? He would never even say something like that before. On my last visit he drastically changed. I tried to give him a hug and kiss. He yelled, "No, Mommy! Don't, Mommy!" He sat in a chair almost the whole visit. He wouldn't let me touch him. I needed to change his diaper and he just totally was beside himself. He started screaming, "Don't, Mommy! Don't, Mommy!" I picked him up and he slapped me across my face. I looked at his terrified little eyes and he started crying. My God, what has happened? I took him into the bathroom and asked him, "What's wrong, honey? Did someone hurt you?" He quietly said, "Yeah." He is so young. He can't tell me what is wrong or what has happened to him. He was separated from all his older sisters and placed in a new foster home that has five other foster children, cats, and dogs. He was put into daycare. He and my baby reeked of cigarette smoke on our last visits. The babies have been continuously and horribly sick for two months now. I have not been to one visit where they were not sick. Fevers, diarrhea, vomiting, colds, congestion, and a number of other illnesses - the DHS separates all my kids and throws them into a hazardous environment! Who do you complain to? The DHS? No, they are causing this; they are the ones sitting in the visiting room monitoring our every word and move. They are the ones threatening to throw me in jail if I report this abuse! My children were all strip searched a couple of hours after they were taken from my arms. There was not a mark on any of them. There was no abuse, no medical neglect, and no allegations! The DHS says I go to the wrong church. My children have to be state mandated to attend psychological treatment to "assimilate them into the world." They have never known abuse until the DHS got them. They are crying and begging for their Christmas presents that were taken away, their Bibles that were taken away, their decent clothing, which was replaced by rags provided by the DHS. They are crying for food because they are so hungry. They are dirty, disheveled, and neglected in every way possible! I am an outraged mother. May God be witness between me and the Arkansas DHS and the judge. You have taken away my babies, my precious children that were never away from me for a day in their lives. You are destroying their innocence. This should not be allowed in any civilized society.”
From an article published in the Wildwood Leader, Senator Cafiero wrote: "We are all concerned about protecting the children. Children’s welfare is our top priority, but based on these news stories and the numerous complaints we receive in the office, maybe the way the institution is operating is not protecting children but disrupting families....Maybe it would be in order at this time to look into the manner in which DYFS is implementing the legislation and step in and set some standards on how DYFS takes actions to protect children and also to review the procedures. I am concerned about the whole due process issue. Parents should have at least as much protection as criminals. I think there is a way to do that and protect the children of New Jersey."
Write your senator and congressman before these things happen to you!! The senators are already doing things about the DHS. Pray to God in the name of Jesus for God to help all of us!! The Lord is testing everyone, especially those in power or authority, to see what they will do with this situation.
“If I whet My glittering sword, and Mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to Mine enemies, and will reward them that hate Me. I will make Mine arrows drunk with blood, and My sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy” (Deuteronomy 32:41-42). “And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness” (2 Samuel 3:39). “Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha” (Psalm 40:15). “Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked” (Psalm 91:3-8). “Lift up Thyself, Thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud” (Psalm 94:2). Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 5:20-24). “And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).
If you haven’t received the Lord, then do so now by saying this prayer to God in the name of Jesus. After the test is over, God will give out appropriate rewards, but do what you know to do now!
If we are not of the Lord, then why is the devil persecuting us so much? The devil never attacks the devil!5
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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Should I Let It Bother Me? footnotes:
1. I Cor. 5:3-5; Eph. 2:11-12, 4:17-19; Rev. 11:1-2 return
2. I Cor. 6:1-8 return
3. I Cor. 5:9-13, Rev. 11:1-2 return
4. I Cor. 6:1-7 return
5. Matt. 12:25-28, Mark 3:24-26, Luke 11:17-18 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