OUT OF PARADISE
Written in 2012
by Tony Alamo
aka Bernie Hoffman
The first two people that GOD showed love to were Adam and Eve. HE showed HIS love to them by putting them out of the Garden of Eden for their sin of believing Satan and doubting GOD.1 Genesis 3:20-24 states, “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living [and also the mother of all who would eventually die]. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD GOD make coats of [animal] skins, and clothed them. [So, wearing fur of animals and their skins is not a sin.] And the LORD GOD said, Behold, the man is become as one of US, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD GOD sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. So HE drove out the man; and HE placed at the east of the Garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life.”
GOD did put them out of paradise—because they sinned. HE put them out of paradise because HE has chastened those whom HE loves from the beginning of time, and will continue to do so till the end of time. Sinners cannot dwell in Heaven, so in GOD’S mercy, HE chastens all of us that we might learn HIS commandments and follow them.2 Then and only then, at the time of our death, might we be resurrected and spend eternity in GOD’S paradise in Heaven with HIM.3
People who are made out of the dirt of the ground think of themselves more highly than they should. Yes, we are made out of the dirt of the ground, and our brains are made out of the dirt also (Genesis 2:7). Therefore, for our benefit, we need to be reproved, rebuked, and chastened by the LORD and the LORD’S people.4
First John 5:1-3 states, “Who-soever believeth that JESUS is the CHRIST is born of GOD: and every one that loveth HIM that begat loveth him also that is begotten of HIM. By this we know that we love the children of GOD, when we love GOD, and keep HIS commandments. For this is the love of GOD, that we keep HIS commandments: and HIS commandments are not grievous.” Verse 5 states, “Who is he that overcometh [conquers] the world, but he that believeth that JESUS is the SON of GOD?”
Second John 5-7 states, “And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk after HIS [GOD’S] commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that JESUS CHRIST is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”
Hebrews 12:6-17 states, “For whom the LORD loveth HE chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom HE receiveth. If ye endure chastening, GOD dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards [fatherless children], and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the FATHER of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but HE for our profit, that we might be partakers of HIS holiness.
“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the LORD: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace [power] of GOD; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.5 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”
It does not please GOD at all when you sell your birthright for a bowl of soup, for illicit sex, for food stamps, or for anything else the government or anybody offers you. What good is it to seek GOD if you then turn your back on HIM for any of these little things the government or anyone gives you? Seek HIM all you want, you hypocrites. You can tearfully seek HIM for HIS blessings, but the earthquakes and floods, the typhoons, the tornadoes, the diseases, the droughts, and the famines will keep coming!
The hardest scripture for people to really understand—because of the false prophets, false preachers and teachers, and false religions—is this one, Matthew 5:43-44. JESUS said, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”
We show love to our enemies as stated in 2 Timothy 4:2-4. We are to “Preach the WORD [to them]; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves [false] teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
To love my enemies also means I will not commit adultery with my enemy’s wife or anyone else’s wife. To love my enemy, I will not murder my enemy, my enemy’s wife, son, daughter, or anyone else. To love my enemy, I will not murder my enemy’s unborn baby or anyone else’s unborn baby. To love my enemy, I will not bring false accusations against him or anyone else, and I will not lie to them. To love my enemy, I will not steal from him or anyone else. To love my enemy, I will not covet anything my enemy has or anything anyone else has. I will show my enemy that I love the LORD my GOD with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, as well as my neighbor, for this is the first and most important commandment (Matthew 22:36-40). And when my neighbor is out of the will of GOD, I will reprove, rebuke, and warn him to repent, letting him know that if he doesn’t repent, he will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. I will also tell him that in the Lake of Fire, he will not be able to faint, pass out, or stop the incomprehensible pain and suffering.6 I will love my enemy by preaching the WORD of GOD to him, because it is the power of GOD unto salvation to those that believe (Romans 1:16). This is part of loving my enemies.
If my son curses me, I am to chasten him.7 That’s a blessing. I have to rebuke all others with the WORD of GOD, and make a stand before the entire world, as the two witnesses in chapter eleven of the book of Revelation do. The whole world curses them; the whole world is happy to see them murdered, and their dead bodies lie on the street for three and a half days. The people of the world send presents to one another in celebration of the deaths of the two witnesses. They are so happy to curse them, these two anointed ones of the LORD, just as the media and the world government curses GOD, CHRIST, and Christian evangelists.
In the past, the newspaper in Texarkana told everyone to call 911 if they see us distributing Christian literature, and they stir up the serpentine people who boldly stated they will kill us if we hand out Christian literature or place it on their cars. However, we bless them by continuing to distribute messages from the Bible that are able to save their souls. In love, we do this, because if they don’t repent, eternity is forever, and the Lake of Fire is unbearable. This is why reproof from the WORD of GOD is love, and it brings light to the world which lies in darkness. “In [CHRIST] was life; and the life [the WORD] was the light of men. And the light [the WORD] shineth in darkness [into mens’ dark souls]; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:4-5).
The world can’t understand the words of GOD just as the people of the world do not comprehend that you have to chasten your children. GOD IS GOD! GOD is the one who created us out of dirt. We are not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought to, but we are to obey the commandments of GOD.8 According to GOD, if you love your children, you will spank them if they need it.9 But if you do not chasten them, according to GOD, you hate them (Proverbs 13:24).
We who are pastors and evangelists have been called by GOD to teach the world what the true meaning of love is, such as doing good to them that hate us. This means we are to continue keeping the commandments of GOD before the whole world, despite current worldly opinions. Pray for them that despitefully use you, which means pray they will become saved and receive the WORD of GOD so that they don’t spend eternity burning in the Lake of Fire.
Matthew 5:45 states, “That ye may be the children of your FATHER which is in Heaven: for HE maketh HIS sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” You see that GOD is good to HIS entire creation. HE has no discrimination whatsoever. So if you want to be in Heaven for eternity and stay out of the Lake of Fire, receive CHRIST as your personal Savior.10 Be covered in HIS blood by faith so that all your sins will be washed away in HIS blood shed for you, HIS soul-cleansing blood. Start out right 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
After salvation, JESUS said to be baptized, fully submerged in water, in the name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY SPIRIT.12 Then study the King James Version Bible, and, for your benefit and the benefit of others, do what it says.13
CHRIST and GOD the FATHER now live in you through the HOLY SPIRIT. There is a way you can receive a fuller portion of the divine nature of GOD in you. The more the divine nature of GOD lives in you, the more you will be able to stand against the temptations that have so easily moved so many millions of Christians away from salvation. Pray for the baptism in the HOLY SPIRIT.14 For instructions on how to receive the baptism in the HOLY SPIRIT and to receive more of GOD’S holy nature, ask for our literature or call. For without holiness, no man shall see GOD (Hebrews 12:14).
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If you want the world saved, as JESUS commands, then don’t rob GOD of HIS tithes and offerings. GOD said, “Will a man rob GOD? Yet ye have robbed ME. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed THEE? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed ME, even this whole nation [and this whole world]. Bring ye all the tithes [a ‘tithe’ is 10% of your gross income] into the storehouse, that there may be meat [Spiritual food] in MINE house [souls saved], and prove ME now herewith, saith the LORD of HOSTS, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of HOSTS. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of HOSTS” (Malachi 3:8-12).
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