WE ARE ENVIED AND HATED, BUT GOD REALLY LOVES US
by Tony Alamo
It amazes me that the so-called “Christian world” is so full of envy and jealousy that they would love to see the people that GOD is actually using to do HIS will on earth either be put in prison or dead.
First of all, I would like to say that I was not at all interested in becoming a Christian. I am the last person I ever thought GOD would call to be in the ministry. I never even believed that GOD or JESUS, who is GOD, existed, and I thought even if HE did, I would not be chosen by HIM, not even if I were the last person on earth.
After I was saved and I married Sue, she would take me to Christian meetings. I couldn’t believe the envy, jealousy, hatred, and catty slurs we experienced from some of those very nasty and silly women, and those faceless, stupid, supposed-to-be Christian men.
We, by Sue’s insistence, went to the streets to witness and to give people gospel literature. The only ones who were getting saved were the hippies. We took them to churches, but none of the churches wanted them because the men had long hair, patched jeans, and weird clothes. They rejected them, and they rejected us. The media became fascinated with what we were doing, because we led hundreds of them to the LORD. The media came from all over the world, including Italy, France, Germany, and Japan.
Many hundreds were saved by our witnessing and our gospel literature. They were no longer on drugs; they were no longer stealing, committing fornication, or committing any sins. The so-called “Churches” were envious, jealous, and filled with hatred. They would say to Sue, “Well, I just hope these young people will not begin worshipping you and Tony.” Susie would immediately turn her back to them, and we would walk away.
The members of these churches were stupid. The churches, the government, and the media were and still are the biggest enemies of the gospel. The government and the media had these overactive imaginations. They thought that Susie and I were out to rule the world with these hippies. What did they think we were looking for? Money? Again, these people didn’t have any. I was newly saved. I didn’t understand any of this crazy stuff. I was never jealous or envious of anyone or anything in my whole life. The supernatural experiences that GOD gave me left me with such fear of HIM and of going to Hell that there was nowhere for me to go. On top of all this, I had so much love for Sue that I had to take care of her.
GOD warned me of terrible trials, tribulations, and persecutions, and we have experienced these for the past forty-five years, like JESUS. The churches, the government, and the media watched the hippies and others join us (it was through the HOLY SPIRIT of the LORD).
JESUS said in John 15:25, “But this cometh to pass, that the WORD might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated ME without a cause.” In John 15:18, JESUS stated, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated ME before it hated you.”1
In Luke 21:16-17, Jesus says, “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for MY name’s sake.” In John 17:14, we hear JESUS talking to HIS FATHER in Heaven: “I have given them THY WORD; and the world hath hated them [HIS disciples, us], because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
The “churches” do not teach GOD’s message. They are fearful and unbelieving. They shall be cast into the Lake of Fire with the devil and his evil angels.2 In Revelation 21:7-8, JESUS tells us, “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 [which includes people who hate fellow Christians without a cause, which is the same as murder, and those who murder babies that are not yet born], 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.” You would think people would be more afraid of this wrath of GOD than of the filthy, devilish people in the world who defy GOD ALL-MIGHTY.
People have envied every real person of GOD, people such as Joseph. “Now Israel [Jacob] loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying” (Gen. 37:3-11).3
Proverbs 27: 4 says, “Wrath is cruel, and anger [anger against GOD and HIS people] is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?” Proverbs 23:17 says, “Let not thine heart envy sinners.” When the LORD says, “Don’t let,” this means you cannot let your heart envy sinners or the life they are living (which leads to death).4 It’s up to us!
David was envied, despised, and hated.5 So were Daniel and the Hebrew children, all the prophets, the Bible, GOD, the WORD, and Israel.6 We are also envied, despised, and hated. “All that will live godly in CHRIST JESUS shall suffer persecution” (II Tim. 3:12). The Apostle Paul said in Romans 8:18, “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” This promise is for you as well, if you get saved, and keep GOD’s commandment to the end. To be saved, say 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 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 bless and reward you abundantly. Yours in the wonderful name of JESUS,
Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.
Pastor Tony Alamo
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We Are Envied And Hated, But God Really Loves Us 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