SPIRIT of LIFE in CHRIST JESUS”
by Tony Alamo
If the whole world were to build a temple, a tabernacle, a house for GOD to live in, where in the world would they get materials excellent enough to build a temple, a tabernacle, a house for GOD? Would they go to Home Depot? Builder’s Emporium? Would they go to stone quarries, and use stonemasons? Or would they go to Lebanon for cedars? And where in the world would they want to make this one special house for God?
There are no doubt millions of churches in the world, but none of them fit the model of the material of which GOD said HIS house must be made, that is, the house wherein HE will live. The Old Testament states that the house Solomon built had only the NAME of GOD in it. The house itself could never hold GOD.1
The Bible has many descriptions of what a Christian must be in order to be a building block, or a lively stone, out of which the building of GOD must be built. The building materials must all be SPIRITUAL, not of any earthly substance; and every stone that is built upon CHRIST, the chief cornerstone of the building, must be the fulness of GOD, “perfect.” Any stone which is imperfect or becomes cracked, chipped, or flawed in any way must be rejected as unqualified building material, not fit for GOD to live in, not good enough to be one of the members or lively stones of the temple of GOD. If a lively stone begins to be built into the temple, then later becomes dead or shows itself to be inferior by cracking or chipping, it is immediately cast out of the building, the house of GOD, and becomes nothing but refuse, chaff, or waste, a reject.2 There are once-used building materials lying on the ground around the actual supernatural SPIRITUAL temple of GOD wherein GOD lives, but they were discarded due to their flaws. The building materials in the structure are born-of-the-HOLY SPIRIT Christians. These are the actual lively, living stones of the building of which the building or the temple GOD lives in is built (1 Peter 2:2-10). No other building materials are accepted. This is why JESUS said, “You MUST be born again [of the SPIRIT]” (John 3:3-7). This is why people from religions will not be accepted. They are not born again of the SPIRIT, they are not SPIRITUAL, and they do not follow the instruction of the MESSIAH, “JESUS.” Therefore, they are not lively stones, building blocks for the temple where GOD lives which is made up of GOD’S people.
Every born-of-the-SPIRIT Christian is the fulness of GOD, GOD HIMSELF.3 This is the temple of GOD, the house of GOD. It is not just a temple wherein HIS NAME is kept, but the temple of WHO and WHAT HE is. Again, it is made up of born-again Christians, which are the fulness of GOD. They are the lively stones of the building, of which JESUS is the chief cornerstone.4
Do you believe that any building materials to be built upon CHRIST, to create the building of GOD, could be any different than CHRIST? “Know ye not that ye are the temple of GOD, and that the SPIRIT of GOD dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). This is how you are a lively stone, wherein GOD lives. This is, by the SPIRIT, the Bride of CHRIST. Do you think that CHRIST would have a bride with even one imperfection? The answer is, “No!” GOD said, “Be ye HOLY; for I am HOLY” (1 Peter 1:16).
There are two spirits—the SPIRIT of GOD and the spirit of Satan. The SPIRIT of GOD desires to build a SPIRITUAL heavenly kingdom, but the spirit of Satan’s desire is to build a satanic world kingdom. The head of this worldly desire is Satan, and his seat is in Rome, Italy.5 It is called the Vatican.
The Vatican’s vision is this: it claims the divine right to organize the whole human race, by whatever means necessary, to participate in what they call their “divine” vision, because man’s earthly activity, when inspired and sustained by charity, contributes to the building of what they say is the universal city of “GOD.” They say this is the goal of the history of the human family. In an increasingly globalized society, the common good and the effort to obtain it cannot fail to assume the dimensions of the whole human family [so says the Vatican]. That is to say, the community of peoples and nations [the Vatican’s worldly kingdom] is to be manipulated in such a way as to shape the earthly city in unity and peace [GOD said, ‘When they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:3)], rendering it to some degree an anticipation and a prefiguration of the undivided heavenly kingdom, what the Vatican says will be the city of GOD.
For Satan’s Vatican to organize “the community of peoples and nations [the world] in such a way as to shape the earthly city [the supposed earthly city]” is to implement a terrible snare for the people. The LORD JESUS clearly proclaimed, “MY kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). The LORD fulfilled all righteousness in respect to fearing GOD and fulfilling HIS law. Plainly, the kingdom of the LORD JESUS CHRIST is heavenly, not a “globalized society” on earth (as Satan’s Vatican would have you believe). True believers (the temple of GOD6) in the LORD JESUS CHRIST live in the world as HE did. They are in the world, but they are not of the world.7 In contrast, the kingdom of the pope (of Roman Catholicism) in Rome is very much of this world. The Vatican’s Rome binds men in political, economic, and satanic religious activities. The Vatican’s pronouncements, documented here, can only be understood in the light of Satan’s continued plans for a one-world government. His presupposition is that the kingdom of GOD already exists in the Roman Catholic homosexual child-molesting church.
Did you ever notice that the people of today have become so satanic that they make jokes, about the tens of thousands of child molestations that have been perpetrated by the homosexual, child-molesting priests in the Roman Catholic Church (cult)? Many comedians think that the torture of these young boys is funny, and that the priests who commit these child molestations and are transferred from one church to another are hilarious. They also think it’s very funny that they are never prosecuted, because they temporarily rule the carnal world. What these evil people forget is that GOD and HIS angels are watching it all. The people will never do anything about it because they full well know the treachery of the Vatican. That’s why they prefer to make a joke out of it rather than to lift one finger against it. This is consistent with the Vatican’s teaching in its new Catechism: “The [Roman Catholic] Church is the seed and beginning of this [satanic] worldly kingdom. Its keys are entrusted to Peter” (which is a bald-faced lie and a false interpretation of the Bible). His documented statements are an affront to the LORD JESUS CHRIST in HIS work of redemption. Likewise, they are an affront to the HOLY SPIRIT in HIS ministry of convincing the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
Under the direction of the HOLY SPIRIT, the Apostle Paul wrote, “The wrath of GOD is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18). Who can bear the devouring fire of GOD’S everlasting wrath? The good news is that personal faith and salvation are also from HIS hand. “HIM hath GOD exalted with HIS right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins” (Acts 5:31). The scripture proclaims, “Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). The LORD HIMSELF declared, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16). The LORD will always be merciful to those who turn to HIM in faith for the remission of sins. HE clearly said, “Come unto ME, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Before the all holy GOD, according to the Bible, an individual is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in CHRIST alone! It’s obvious that the Catholic Church is not the temple of GOD, but is instead the temple or house of Satan.
We with JESUS are the temple of GOD, the New Jerusalem, the Bride of CHRIST.8 In Revelation 21:2, John sees the Bride of CHRIST and says, “And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from GOD out of Heaven, prepared as a BRIDE adorned for her husband [JESUS]. And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of GOD [the temple or house of GOD] is with men [and in men], and He will dwell with them [and in them], and they shall be HIS people, and GOD HIMSELF shall be with them [and in them], and be their GOD. And GOD shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death [When we are in GOD, there can be no more death because we are the fulness of GOD, and GOD cannot die. We are one with GOD, therefore we cannot die either.], neither sorrow [GOD has no sorrow. Therefore, we have no more sorrow when we’re in HIM and HE is in us], nor crying [GOD does not cry, and we cannot cry either], neither shall there be any more pain [GOD feels no pain, and in HIM we feel no pain either]: for the former things are passed away.
“And HE that sat upon the throne said, 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: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:2-8).
Those who fall away from CHRIST become antichrists. The apostle John identifies what an antichrist is in these words, “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us [these are antichrists]” (1 John 2:18-19). They are not at all the temple of GOD, the building blocks or material of the building of GOD.
The whole fulness of GOD, which is the body, the building, must be FITLY joined together. The meaning of “fitly,” according to Webster’s Dictionary, is “to be suitable [to the building of GOD, the Body of CHRIST, holiness]; to be the proper size, shape, etc. [to be able to do GOD’S work by the HOLY SPIRIT]; to adjust so as to fit [growing to the fullness of CHRIST]; to equip, outfit [with the full armor of GOD (Ephesians 6:13-17)]; to be suitable or proper [to walk in the SPIRIT (Romans 8:1)]; suited to some purpose, function, etc. [to serve the LORD]; the manner of fitting as in ‘a tight fit’ [walking the straight and narrow, squeezing your way into Heaven (Matthew 7:13-14)].
Ephesians 4:16 states, “From whom the whole body fitly joined together [all Christians, fully mature in the SPIRIT, in their proper places, no one usurping any other] and compacted by that which every joint supplieth [every Christian supplying the SPIRITUAL need one for another], according to the effectual working in the measure of every part [producing or able to produce the desired effect, each member preaching the gospel to win more souls and have more lively stones until the building has been completed], maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love [love is the keeping of GOD’S commandments.9 It is to win more souls10 and to inspire the entire body of CHRIST, the building, the temple, which is the Church, so it may stand and continue building till CHRIST’S return].”
Ephesians chapter 4, verse 1, states “I [Paul] therefore, the prisoner of the LORD, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called [so that you’re not rejected out of CHRIST’S body], With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering [which means being obedient to the WORD of GOD so that you are not rejected out of the body, the building], forbearing one another in love [controlling oneself under provocation]; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the SPIRIT in the bond of peace [everyone being united in faith and in deed]. There is one body, and one SPIRIT [and all of you must be soul-winners, builders of the temple, the building, the church], even as ye are called in one hope of your calling [faith that what is wanted will happen; desire accompanied by expectation]; One LORD, one faith, one baptism, One GOD and FATHER of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of CHRIST [this is the necessary measure that makes the body, the building, perfect].
“Wherefore HE saith, When HE ascended up on high, HE led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that HE ascended, what is it but that HE also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? HE that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that HE might fill all things.) And HE gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers [fitly arranged in the body, the temple, the building, lively stones in their proper places]; For the perfecting of the saints [Living in the SPIRIT is perfection. To enter Heaven, we must be perfect.11 This is attainable by living in the HOLY SPIRIT, enabling us to do GOD’S will, which is to build the building, win souls, and edify them.], for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of CHRIST [‘Edify’ is from a Latin word meaning ‘to build.’ It means to instruct so as to improve or uplift morally]: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the SON of GOD, unto a perfect man [Again, we must be perfect to be the temple of GOD. This is accomplished by our living in the HOLY SPIRIT.], unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of CHRIST [In other words, we can measure up to the fulness of CHRIST by surrendering ourselves entirely to the SPIRIT, to live in ‘the Law of the SPIRIT of Life in CHRIST JESUS’ (Romans 8:2)]: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into HIM in all things, which is the head, even CHRIST [the head of the body, the entire building]” (Ephesians 4:1-15).
I had a supernatural experience with GOD in 1964. This experience was so real that it caused me to want to tell everybody in the world about it. It also made me give up a career that everyone knew and said was the most brilliant career in show business (in the recording industry, as well as in marketing). I later found out by studying the Bible that GOD wants everyone to be as zealous as I was and still am today, regardless as to whether people consider you to be a fanatic. I also noticed that the entire world at large are fanatics when it comes to sports. You never hear people scream so loudly as they do for their favorite sports team. Today, as I’m writing this, February 1, 2013, all they’re talking about on television and radio is the Super Bowl game between the 49ers and the Ravens. It is unnerving to see and hear people so carnal and so ignorant as to be this concerned about a stupid football game. Recently, it has been noted that many of the former players are suffering so much from their injuries and concussions that some are even committing suicide. Yet no one but me and a few others like me are ridiculing the fans for being fanatics over such carnage.
On the other hand, there are many people complaining about us who are Christians who are distributing literature on the street because we have not only found eternal life, we have also found a very real way to put an end to the life we lived before which was destroying our bodies, our minds, and our souls. Now we are showing the aforementioned fanatics how they may deliver their souls, their minds, and their bodies from the lives of fanaticism in which they are currently living so they may come to the vivid realization as to how awful and how stupid it was for them to scream and cheer for such vain and awful carnage. My soul is full of zeal to lead these lost people to immortality through the LORD JESUS CHRIST, along with the people of lost, dead churches that only claim to be Christian, but are merely dead religions.
We see churches in our nation which usually hold services on Sundays and Wednesdays. In their congregations are the same people, day after day, month after month, and year after year. They are bringing messages to those who claim themselves to be saved. However, they have never led even one person to salvation through CHRIST JESUS. They are not working on building the temple of GOD. As the LORD JESUS says, they need to be born again, yet those who have been born again show no interest in building the temple of GOD into a house for GOD to live in. JESUS says, “Because thou sayest, I am rich [a Christian], and increased with goods [earthly gain], and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched [unsaved and on your way to Hell], and miserable [unsaved and on your way to Hell], and poor [lost and on your way to Hell], and blind [lost and on your way to Hell], and naked [lost and on your way to Hell without the clothing of righteousness]: I counsel thee to buy of ME gold tried in the fire [a life of GOD’S counsel, which is a life of self-denial, a life of persecution without murmuring and complaining, and a life of doing the will of GOD, that you may have eternal life in Heaven], that thou mayest be rich [that you may have salvation, a place in the building of GOD, where HE lives]; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed [with the garments of righteousness, without one spot or blemish of sin], and that the shame of thy nakedness [unrighteousness] do not appear [to the world]; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve [the WORD of GOD studied in the SPIRIT], that thou mayest see [that you may understand the GODLY, SPIRITUAL realm].
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent [become a builder of the temple, the building, the house, the tabernacle, the temple of GOD, by becoming a lively stone, a constant soul-winner, not just a spiritually dead church-goer, which accomplishes nothing eternally spiritual for you or anyone else]. Behold, I [JESUS] stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear MY voice, and open the door [of their heart], I [GOD in JESUS] will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with ME [and will enjoy the WORD of GOD, which is SPIRIT and LIFE together]. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with ME in MY throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with MY FATHER in HIS throne” (Revelation 3:17-21).
This is a personal invitation for you to have eternal life in Heaven from GOD HIMSELF, who came to this earth in the flesh to save your soul and to recruit you to become a fellow builder of the temple of GOD, of which HE wants you to be a part, a lively, living stone built upon JESUS, who is the chief cornerstone of the temple, the building. Consider how great an invitation this really is, to be able to spend an eternity, forever, in Heaven, and totally escape an eternity in Hell and the Lake of Fire. Consider how great of an instruction this is, which all you have to do is to walk in the Law of the SPIRIT of Life in CHRIST JESUS. Start out now by saying this 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 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
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"The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus" footnotes:
2. 1 Chron. 28:9, Ezek. 33:12-13, Matt. 5:13, 12:43-45, 24:45-51, Luke 9:62, John 15:6, Rom. 11:22, Col. 1:21-23, 1 Tim. 1:19, 2 Tim. 2:12, Heb. 3:6-19, 4:1-11, 6:4-8, 10:25-31, 38-39, 1 Pet. 4:17-18, 2 Pet. 2:20-22, 1 John 3:6-10, 2 John 9, Jude 5-6, Rev. 2:4-5, 3:2-3 return
11. Gen. 17:1, Lev. 11:44-45, 19:2, 20:26, Deut. 18:13, 1 Kings 8:61, Psa. 15:1-5, 24:3-5, 119:1-3, Matt. 5:48, John 17:17-23, 2 Cor. 6:14-17, 13:11, Eph. 4:11-13, 5:25-27, Phlp. 2:15, 3:12-14, Col. 1:21-22, 1 Thes. 4:6-7, 1 Tim. 6:11-14, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, Heb. 12:14, James 1:4, 27, 1 Pet. 1:15-16, 1 John 3:6-10 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