TIME IS UP
by Tony Alamo
Job 1:6-7 says, “Now there was a day when the sons of GOD came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou?” (Where the real children of GOD are, you will find Satan, the slanderer, the liar, the thief. He infiltrates Christian churches to be near the children of GOD with the hope that he may sabotage, steal, destroy, and murder them.1)
JESUS says of Satan that “the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to murder, and to destroy: I [JESUS] am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the GOOD SHEPHERD: the GOOD SHEPHERD giveth HIS life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep” (John 10:10-13).
“Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it” (Job 1:7b). In other words, Satan is saying that he is slandering and sabotaging born-of-the-SPIRIT churches; stealing people’s wages, property, and children; destroying the earth, cities, nations, properties, businesses, and people’s health; ruining people’s welfare; destroying churches; and falsely accusing Christians through bribery, slander, and murder.2 “And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered MY servant Job [a perfect man], that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth GOD, and escheweth [hates] evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear GOD for nought?” (Job 1:8-9).
Satan goes on to tell GOD how HE has exceedingly blessed Job and kept him from all harm, stating that HE blessed the work of Job’s hands. Satan said to GOD, Don’t bless Job for awhile, and he will curse YOU to YOUR face. GOD gave Satan permission to curse Job for awhile, but HE would not let him murder him (Job 1:10-12). GOD allowed everything to be taken away from Job, including his children, his sheep, his cattle, his camels, and his servants. Some of his servants were murdered.
After all these evils, Job “rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground and worshipped [GOD]” (Job 1:20). “And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave [him everything], and the LORD hath taken [all of it] away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged GOD foolishly” (Job 1:21-22).
Then GOD allowed Satan to take Job’s health, to smite his flesh and bones, but save his life. So Satan smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. And Job sat down among the ashes (Job 2:5-8). Then in verse nine, his miserable wife said unto him, “Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse GOD, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of GOD, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.”
Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him. They came “to mourn with him and to comfort him.” “So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great” (Job 2:11, 13).
I get angry at my attorneys for asking the devil for mercy for me. GOD is the only one who will give mercy to HIS innocent saints, and if GOD doesn’t give mercy, I believe HE is allowing some of HIS Job-type people to be tested and tried to the end. I’ve been tested this way before, though not nearly as bad or ferociously as Job. However, many of our children and our church property were stolen, given away to thieves, by Federal Judge Morris Arnold. All the church people and their children, hundreds of them, were thrown out on the street in mid-winter. The government did many other things to them and to me, including sentencing me to a six year prison sentence on a false tax charge, of which I was innocent. But through government threats, they were able to gather many false witnesses. No matter what was said, the government didn’t care at all about truth or fairness. They want to do away with the Gospel, the real Gospel. They took over one hundred million dollars in property where people (Christians) lived.
My designer jackets and other clothing which I designed and manufactured to help the ministry were in ten thousand stores. The FBI went to them all, falsely telling them that the clothes were made by children in a slave labor camp, and threatening to close their stores if they continued to buy and sell my designs. They stole our property, destroyed our business, which supported many thousands of Christians, and took away the Christians’ houses, that they earned through their labor. These Christians were formerly drug addicts and dealers. It is clear to us that the anti-CHRIST government doesn’t like GOD or the people who serve HIM.
This subversive beast government, after we had recovered from their first robbery, is doing the same thing today. Judge Barnes, who knows I’m innocent, sentenced me to one hundred seventy-five years in prison on the false charges brought against me by the FBI. They are punishing anyone who attends my church by kidnapping their children. They also have fined us millions of dollars. They say they are going to sell our property and give the money to the false accusers, who were paid thousands of dollars for falsely testifying and threatened so that they would testify against us! Those who accused us were sent to Wellspring, a brainwashing center, before the trial. The FBI admitted that they paid five thousand dollars each to send them there, and they gave them parties, money, phones, jobs, presents.
CHRIST helps and saves sinners. Satan’s government, whose seat is in Rome, has many outposts everywhere on earth.3 Satan hates GOD and HIS people, but soon he will pay forever for what he has done and is still doing to Christians and to all people in general. GOD has prepared a liquid lake of fire for he who leads this dark world, for his demons who run it, and for all those who follow him.4 The liquid lake of fire is three hundred million times hotter than the sun.
After the test, GOD gave twice as much back to Job and to us, but once again the government has told us they are going to take everything we have again and put me in prison, this time for more than life, based on false charges. They want to destroy you as well.
Everything that is happening in the world today was prophesied in the Bible many years ago. Daniel 7:19 says, “Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast [world government], which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful.” In Daniel’s vision, he saw the symbol of today’s world government “whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet.” I looked, and this same demonic kingdom “made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the ANCIENT of DAYS came, and judgment was given to the saints of the MOST HIGH; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom” (Daniel 7:21-22).
Isaiah 14:1 shows us that “The LORD will have mercy on Jacob [Jacob’s name, given by GOD, is now Israel. Israel is all those who believe in the WORD of GOD, which is CHRIST], and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers [the Gentile believers] shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob [Israel, the Body of CHRIST, and Christians, not Catholics].
“And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve” (Isaiah 14:2-3).
“The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He [Satan] who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing” (Isaiah 14:5-7).
Heaven is permanent pleasure, joy, happiness, righteousness, tranquility, peace, and everlasting youth, with no pain, sickness, disease, oppression, labor, or death—everything is wonderful.5 GOD wants to check everyone out now to find out if we are going to be welcome in Heaven. We are tested, whether we like it or not. Don’t fail to pass the test! You will not like it if you don’t make it.
As for Satan, GOD says, “Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the MOST HIGH. Yet thou shalt be brought down to Hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?” (Isaiah 14:9-17).6
This is the current work of Satan and his followers, but we are to keep our minds on things above, not on things below (Colossians 3:1-2). Satan is cast out “like an abominable branch, and as the raiment [clothing] of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned” (Isaiah 14:19-20).
“If ye then be risen with CHRIST, seek those things which are above, where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD. When CHRIST, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with HIM in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of GOD cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of HIM that created him” (Colossians 3:1-10).
I am strong in the SPIRIT because I remember that there is a definite Heaven for those who continue with JESUS as well as a definite Hell for everyone who fails. If we continue in JESUS, in the SPIRIT, we cannot fail. We will have victory in the SPIRIT, victory in JESUS, even with a one hundred seventy-five year sentence in prison! How? Because JESUS says all of this will be over soon, and then I will be in Heaven’s paradise forever! Praise the LORD! You can be there too, but you must obey the WORD, which is CHRIST.7Start out now by saying this prayer to GOD:
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 your cross daily and follow Jesus for the purpose of mortifying your flesh, 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 with Christ on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God in Christ on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, submit yourselves one to another, 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.
Yours in the wonderful name of Jesus,
Pastor Tony Alamo
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Time Is Up footnotes:
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