SATURATED IN CHRIST THE GLORIFIED BODY
by Tony Alamo
Put your mind on Jesus.1 For a few moments, let me by the Holy Spirit take you deeper into Him, that is, if you would like to be saturated, healed. You may have prayed, but have not yet attained, or maybe you needed more faith in Christ’s ability, His wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, and you’ve tried to receive it, but haven’t received it yet, or maybe you need to be filled with the power of God, the fullness of His Spirit, THE HOLY SPIRIT. “Saturated” means to be filled to the brim or stuffed. Maybe you have sought saturation, sanctification, but haven’t received it yet. There are so many blessings which people are looking for. However, I am thanking and praising God that He has revealed to me not to seek healing, blessing, sanctification, wisdom, knowledge, or anything else but saturation. We are to seek something bigger and someone far more important. We need and must want to be saturated with Christ, CHRIST the LORD, ONLY!2
I received Christ as my Savior on Christmas Eve in 1964. Later, in a vision God gave me of Susie, God filled me with Himself. He gave me a new mind and heart. I really became another person, and received tremendous Spiritual power when Christ saturated me with Himself. My whole being was changed; my heart loved for the first time, and my spirit was full and confident. I really loved the Lord and hated all weakness, all evil. I still do. The thought of weakness makes me nauseous. I couldn’t wait to tell others how wonderful the Lord is. Now I always want to hear and read the Bible, to hear people’s testimonies and distribute the Word, the truth of God.3
All we need is the Lord Jesus, the whole person of Jesus.4 It is said in His Word: “HIMSELF took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses” (Matthew 8:17); “His own self bare our sins in HIS own body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24). It is the person of Jesus only that we need to seek when we need His answer! Some people know this to be truth, but they don’t realize what they must do about it. They get it on the surface, but they don’t have the will to do anything about it, so they never get Him saturated into their spirit. They have only an outward, weak manifestation, a no-depth type of Christianity.
In the vision God gave me of Susie and I being married (we were also married three times in Las Vegas), I was saturated by the Holy Spirit in the vision. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit and consecrated unto the Lord, you must renew it daily.5 Many Christians say that they prayed a long time to receive sanctification—I didn’t. Sometimes they thought they had received it. Some ministers say that they felt something and say they held onto it tightly, thinking that they might lose it. One said he stayed awake all night for fear he would lose it, and added that it did go away with the next sensation and his next mood. He said he lost it because he didn’t hold onto Him.6 He also said he was taking only a little drink from a little glass when he should have been constantly drinking in the fullness of Jesus in prayer.7 He further said that he had gone to meetings and heard people speak of joy. He said, “I even thought I had joy, but I did not keep it because I didn’t have Jesus Himself constantly by prayer as my joy.” He said, “At last I heard Jesus say to me very tenderly, ‘Just take Me. Let Me be in you the constant supply of all this, Myself.’”8 “At last,” he said, “I got my eyes off of my sanctification and my experience of it, and instead began gazing upon Christ Himself, instead of an experience.” He said, “I found Christ to be larger than the moment’s need, the Christ who had all I should ever need.9 And He was given to me at once and forever.10 When I thus saw Him, it was a reassuring rest. It was all right and right forever. I had, not only what I could retain or hold for that little hour, but also, in Him, all that I should need the next hour, and the next, and the next.” He said, “Sometimes, God gives me what it will be like a million years from now, when we shall ‘shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of [our] Father’” (Matthew 13:43). “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of CHRIST, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled [continuously] with all the fulness of God” (Ephesians 3:16-19).
This same man spoke of healing. He said, “Similarly, in my ignorance I thought that healing would be in it. I thought that the Lord would take me like an old run-down clock, rewind me, and get me going again, like someone rebuilds an old engine. This is not the case at all.” He said, “I found out it was Jesus Himself coming into my life, giving me what I needed at the moment. I wanted to have a stockpile of healing so that I could have it at the time of need, so that I wouldn’t be dependent on God, but God doesn’t stock people up ahead like that—just what you need for today. (I’m using the words God is giving me throughout this message.) The Lord wants us to come to Him for our next breath. God says, ‘I love you very much; I want you to come to Me all the time. If I gave you a great supply of breath, you would do without Me and would not come to Me so often. Now you have to come to Me every second and rest in Me every moment.’”11
People who are sick need to learn to take their spiritual life from Jesus, minute by minute, to breathe Himself into them. We breathe ourselves out. So we must do this, moment by moment for the Spirit, and moment by moment for the body we must receive.
People may ask, “Is that not a terrible bondage, to be always so dependent?” What do they mean? Is it a bondage to be dependent on the one you love—your dearest friend? No! It comes naturally, spontaneously, like a fountain. Without consciousness, without effort, this life is always easy and overflowing.
It isn’t so much, then, as what we think of divine healing, but of what we think of Christ. You may say you were healed by faith, but really, you were healed by Christ. You may ask what the difference is between the two. But there is a great difference. Faith may come between you and Jesus. This man said he thought that he had to work up the faith, so he labored to get faith. He thought that at last he had it, and if he put his whole weight into it, it would hold. He said, “When I thought I had faith, I said, ‘HEAL ME.’ I was trusting in myself, in my own heart, in my own faith. I was asking the Lord to do something for me because of something in me, not because of something in Him. So the Lord allowed the devil to try my faith, and the devil devoured it like a roaring lion.” He said he found himself so broken down that he began thinking he didn’t have any faith. He said that God allowed faith to be taken away from him to the point that he began believing that he didn’t have any. Then God spoke to him gently, saying, “Never mind, you have nothing, but I am perfect power, I am perfect love, I am FAITH, I AM YOUR LIFE, I am the preparation for blessing, and then I am the blessing, too. I am all within all, and all without, and all in all forever.” It is to have the faith of God as Jesus exhorted His disciples, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22). Paul said, “The life which I now live in the flesh I live”—not by faith in the Son of God, but—“by the faith of the SON OF GOD” (Galatians 2:20).
That is what it is! It is not your faith or my faith. We have a measure of faith, but it is from God.12 We have no faith of our own any more than we have life or anything else in ourselves. We have nothing but emptiness. We must be open and ready to let Him do it all (in us). We must take His faith as well as His life and healing, and simply say, “I live by the faith of the SON OF GOD” (Galatians 2:20). My faith is not worth anything. If I had to pray for someone, I do not depend on my faith at all. I say, “Lord, here I am, if you want me to be the channel of blessing to this one, just touch or breathe into me all that I need.” It is simply Christ, faith in Christ alone. Without this kind of faith “it is impossible to please [God]” (Hebrews 11:6).
Have you yielded your body to Christ for Him to live in, to dwell in, and to work through? The Lord Jesus Christ had a body like yours, except now His is glorified, perfect as yours will be soon.13 Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead bodily;14 also He was the fullness of manhood. He contained in Him all that mankind is to be.
His Spirit is all that our spirits need; His body possesses all that our bodies need. He has a heart beating with all the strength that our hearts need. He has everything humanity needs for all of our needs. All we need is Jesus. If we have Him, we have everything. You may receive Him now, but He must be received daily, renewed daily.15 Why don’t you 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 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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Saturated In Christ The Glorified Body footnotes:
5. Deut. 8:3, Josh. 1:7-8, Psa. 119:9, Prov. 2:1-6, 4:1-7, 5:7, 6:20-23, 18:1-2, 19:8, 22:17-18, 23:23, Jer. 29:13, Matt. 4:4, John 4:5-14, 6:63, 8:31-32, 15:3-6, Rom. 10:17, 2 Cor. 4:16, Eph. 3:16-19, Col. 3:1-3, 16, 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:14-17, 1 Pet. 2:2, Rev. 3:18-20, 22:17 return
8. Neh. 8:10, Isa. 40:31, Matt. 7:24-25, 11:28-30, Luke 10:19, John 14:16-20, 16:33, Acts 1:8, Rom. 6:3-14, 8:1-14, 37, Gal. 5:16, Eph. 1:17-23, 3:16-21, 6:10-11, 13-18, Phlp. 4:13, 19, Col. 1:10-11, 29, 2:9-10, 2 Tim. 1:7, Heb. 2:18, 1 Pet. 5:10, 1 John 2:14, 3:5-9, 4:4 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