What’s Wrong with Images?
by Tony Alamo
If you are going to hate someone, don’t let it be GOD. HE is the ONE that created you, and HE is the ONE who will certainly judge you and me.1 No matter what people tell you, Satan does exist.2 One tempter is all it took to deceive Eve, and one woman was all it took to deceive Adam.3 We have millions of tempters, devils, today, who tempt us 24/7, around the clock. The whole world is without power because they have been tempted to hate GOD, the only ONE who has the instructions for you to escape Hell and the Lake of Fire, with torments which are not only unimaginable, but are for eternity.4
Revelation 12:9 shows us that the devil has deceived the whole world. (The devil has not deceived those of us who are not of this world, but have believed GOD!5) I hear deceived people saying, “I just can’t understand a loving GOD that would allow babies to be killed.” GOD doesn’t need to be judged by you. From what I hear, deceived humans murder four thousand human babies every day. GOD has imposed the death penalty for murderers.6 Who are women, that they think they have the right to murder? It is not the LORD’S government that allows this dreadful sin to continue. GOD loves all babies and all children! (Mark 10:13-16).7 However, the devil hates them, as you can plainly see. Don’t accuse GOD of what the devil is doing, of what all of these people are doing.
Do you want to go to Hell, and then the Lake of Fire? Well, that is where you are going if you don’t wake up.8 Why do the instructions from GOD bore you, especially when the whole world seems to know it is the end of time?9 You are the ones who are boring and wicked! The evil one has got into a few heretics, who say that it – the end of the world - is going to happen in May or June, or on this day or that day, to deceive you even further.
I am one person, but I have several parts to me. I have a body, I have a spirit, and I have a soul. I have a heart, eyes, a nose, ears, etc., but I am a soul. GOD IS A SPIRIT, AN IMAGE, AND HE IS A SOUL.10 HE IS ONE GOD, WHICH IS THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. Deuteronomy 6:4 says, “HEAR, O ISRAEL: THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD: [just as you are one person with a heart, soul, spirit, mind, will, conscience, and all of your other parts and functions. The first and most important commandment is] thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these WORDS, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: [And you shall not murder your children, but] thou shalt teach them [MY laws and MY statutes] DILIGENTLY unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the posts of your house, and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
Why all this? Because Hell is real, the Lake of Fire is real, and eternity is real.11 You are really going to die, and GOD is really going to judge you and everyone else, no matter what any evil spirit living in any evil person tells you!12
“Now therefore hearken, O Israel [and now all those in the whole world who want to go to Heaven], unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I [Moses] teach you, for to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD GOD of your fathers gives you. [Today “THE LAND” is symbolic of the KINGDOM of HEAVEN. Now, if you want to go to Heaven,] you shall not add to the WORD [of GOD] which I [Moses] command you, neither shall you diminish [take away] aught from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your GOD which I command you. Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy GOD has destroyed them from among you. But you that did cleave unto the LORD your GOD are alive every one of you this day.
“Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my GOD commanded me, that you should do so in the land where you go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who has GOD so near to them, as the LORD our GOD is in all things that we call upon HIM for? And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments so righteous as all this LAW, which I set before you this day?
“Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them to your sons, and your son’s sons; Specially the day when you stood before the LORD thy GOD in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, Gather ME the people together, and I will make them hear MY WORDS, that they may learn to fear ME all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children [not murder them through abortion, or, if you let them live, not to let the demonic government and the government public school system teach them of homosexuality, fornication, evolution, and the evil ways of Satan. GOD hasn’t changed, nor has the devil, so resist the devil, who is a liar, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).]
“And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of HEAVEN, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of the WORDS, but saw no similitude; only you heard a VOICE. And HE declared unto you HIS COVENANT, which HE commanded you to perform, even TEN COMMANDMENTS; and HE wrote them on two tables of stone. And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments [as we are to teach all people of every language and every nation the WORD of GOD so they may be disciples of GOD, the LORD13], that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it” (Deuteronomy 4:1-14).
GOD deliberately showed the people no similitude of HIMSELF because HE does not want anyone to make any statue of HIM or of anything else (no human, no animal, no bird, no fish, and no creeping thing, the sun, the moon or the stars) to pray to it, to worship it, to have it remind you of GOD. You are to keep your eyes into the WORD of GOD, which is GOD (John 1:1), who became flesh (John 1:14). Moses, from God, warns the Jews of this by telling them, “Take you therefore good heed unto yourselves; for you saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: And lest you lift up your eyes unto HEAVEN, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, should be driven to worship them [to worship HIS creation, rather than HIM, the CREATOR of all of them], and serve them, which the LORD thy GOD has divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. But the LORD has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto HIM a people of inheritance, as you are this day” (Deuteronomy 4:15-20).
Try to imagine what an awful sin it is to make a graven image when GOD HIMSELF kept HIMSELF invisible to the people so they don’t make a graven image even of HIMSELF, as the Catholic cult unashamedly does.
Moses repeats this command again in verse 23: “Take heed unto yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your GOD, which HE made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of anything, which the LORD thy GOD has forbidden you. For the LORD your GOD is a consuming fire, even a jealous GOD. [GOD will utterly destroy, cause you to] perish from off the land whereunto you go over Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations [as HE did], and you shall be left few in number [as you are] among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you…But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy GOD, you shall find HIM, if you seek HIM with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come upon you, even in the latter days [now], if you turn to the LORD thy GOD, and shall be obedient unto HIS VOICE…” (Deuteronomy 2:23-24, 26-27, 29-30).
To be saved, born again of the Spirit, start 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
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,
Pastor Tony Alamo
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What’s Wrong with Images? footnotes:
9. Dan. 2:29-45, 7:24-25, 12:1-4, 11-12, Joel 2:30-31, Matt. 24:3-39, 42-44, Luke 21:25-33, Acts 2:17-20, 1 Thes. 5:2-9, 2 Thes. 2:1-12, 2 Tim. 3:1-5, 13, Heb. 13:5, 1 Pet. 4:7, 2 Pet. 3:13-14, 1 John 2:18-19, 22 return
10. Gen. 1:1-2, 26, Dan. 3:24-25, Matt. 12:18, 26:38, John 1:1-3, 14, 4:24, 14:6-11, 13, 15-23, 26, 15:26, Acts 2:25-31, 1 Cor. 15:45-49, 2 Cor. 4:4, Col. 1:12-17, I Tim. 3:16, Heb. 1:2-12, I John 5:7 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