by Tony Alamo
In the book of 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2, verse 3, the Apostle Paul by the HOLY SPIRIT tells the Thessalonians that JESUS will not return until first there is a great falling away from salvation, from CHRIST, from the LORD—those who were once born again Christians.
JESUS said, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). I have seen, and am still seeing, the evidence of the falling away of former born of the SPIRIT Christians, and when they fall from CHRIST to Satan, they become the greatest enemy of the people of GOD that there is in this world. Many of them still hang around the church (like Judas Iscariot) for a season or so until they lose patience, then drift off. People don’t backslide overnight. The devil first makes them sad, then frightens them, persecuting them as JESUS said he would. They become discouraged because of this persecution. Then they are tempted, and they forget the LORD, the WORDS of the LORD. They begin taking their eyes off the LORD. They begin looking for love in all the wrong places, and it is sin. The devil enters in, and they are gone forever. They let Satan into the temple of GOD, and they are gone.
The twelfth chapter of Revelation gives us our method for victory, and everyone would do exceedingly well if they hear it and apply it. The former Christians have forgotten the scripture in Revelation chapter 12, that “there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in Heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. [JESUS is saying the devil and his angels are on earth with us right now! BELIEVE IT!]
“[The Apostle John said,] And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our GOD, and the power of HIS CHRIST [living in HIS saints]: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our GOD day and night. [This is why, if we will be in HEAVEN, we must pray day and night, “pray always,” “pray without ceasing” (Luke 21:36, 1 Thessalonians 5:17), if we are going to overcome his weak and beggarly spirit! (Galatians 4:9).1] And they [we] overcame him [not by looking at computers, Facebook, television, magazines, music, sports, pornography, or anything else, not by looking for sex, not by not reading the KJV Bible, not praying, and not focusing strictly on the WORD of GOD—we overcome] by the blood of the LAMB, and by the WORD of [our] testimony [the WORD of GOD, which KEEPS US SPIRITUALLY STRONG AND OVERCOMERS2]; and [we] loved not [the life of seeking Facebook, Twitter, or any other kind of junk in this world. We abandon all things of this world, ‘the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,’ so we can live forever in HEAVEN (1 John 2:15-17).3 ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which GOD hath prepared for them that love HIM,’ who turn their backs on sin, Satan, and the world to serve HIM and keep HIS commandments! (1 Corinthians 2:9).4] Therefore rejoice, ye Heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitors of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath [and many distractions], because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:7-12). We all have but a short time! Hurry, redeem the time! (Ephesians 5:16). Get your eyes on the WORD of GOD and off of the world, the flesh, the devil, and all of the devices he uses to distract you to Hell and the Lake of Fire.
Temptation is persecution! The devil, with his persecutions, is tempting you, distracting you, offering you the things of the world. Don’t buy his stuff. That’s all it is—stuff, chaff. You will be chaff to burn if you buy it, as did Eve.5 “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to THY WORD” (Psalm 119:9).
JESUS says, “Behold, I make all things new. And HE said unto me, Write: for these WORDS are TRUE and faithful. And HE said unto me, It is done. I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of LIFE freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his GOD, and he shall be MY son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone [the Lake of Fire]: which is the second death.
“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the Bride, the LAMB’S WIFE. And he carried me away in the SPIRIT to a great and high mountain, [this is the great and high mountain of which GOD gave me a vision, the mountain which was easy to climb until, in the vision, I went back to help Sue up to the top of the mountain, where the New Holy Jerusalem is!] and showed me that great CITY, THE HOLY JERUSALEM, descending out of Heaven from GOD” (Revelation 21:5-10). In my vision of this great and steep mountain, GOD showed me that I would never be able to get to the top while trying to help Susie. Lately, HE showed me that getting to the top, into the HOLY CITY, NEW JERUSALEM, is only attained on my knees, and for you as well it will be only on your knees in prayer to GOD, in the NAME of JESUS. You and I are more than able to reach the top, the HOLY CITY.6 In prayer we are able to fly to the top as if with the wings of eagles! (Isaiah 40:31). Fly with me to the top of the mountain, to become a member of the BRIDE of CHRIST, HIS BRIDE, THE LAMB’S WIFE, by saying this prayer. This is the beginning!
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
Study the King James Version of the Bible, and do what it says until the day you die.13
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The Bride footnotes:
1. Psa. 32:6, 34:15, 17, 145:18, Luke 18:1-8, Eph. 5:3-4, 6:10-18, Col. 4:2, 1 Tim. 2:1, 8, Heb. 4:15-16, 10:19-23, James 5:16, Jude 20-21 return
2. Psa. 119:98, Isa. 55:10-11, Matt. 7:24-25, 13:18-23, John 5:24, 6:40, 48-51, 53-56, 68, 8:31-32, 14:23, Rom. 10:17, 1 Thes. 2:13, 2 Tim. 3:14-17, Heb. 4:12, 1 Pet. 1:23-25, 2 Pet. 1:19, Rev. 19:11-13 return
3. Luke 12:35-40, 21:34-36, Rom. 8:5-14, 13:14, Gal. 6:8, Phlp. 3:18-19, Col. 3:2, James 4:4 return
4. Job 3:17-20, Isa. 64:4, Matt. 5:10-12, 6:19-21, 13:41-43, Luke 6:20-26, 12:29-38, John 14:2-4, 2 Cor. 4:8-18, 5:1, Heb. 11:8-10, 13-16, 24-26, 13:12-14, 1 Pet. 1:3-7, Rev. 7:13-17, 21:1-5, 9-27, 22:1-5, 12-14 return
5. Prov. 27:20, Matt. 3:12, 7:13, 13:24-30, 37-43, 47-50, Luke 3:17, 13:24-28, Heb. 6:8, 10:26-27, Rev. 14:9-11, 19:20 return
6. Eph. 2:5-6, Heb. 4:16, 10:19-23, 12:18-24 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
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