by Tony Alamo
Through the prophet Abraham, GOD predicted the coming of the MESSIAH. He also predicted the devil’s hatred for this. He also predicted Christianity’s hatred for the devil’s hatred of CHRIST and the coming of CHRIST, GOD’S hatred for the sins of the people of Canaan land, and the hatred now for the sins of the world.
Genesis 15:1-11 states, “The WORD of the LORD came unto Abram [later, he would be called Abraham1] in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, LORD GOD, what wilt THOU give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me THOU hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, behold, the WORD of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And HE [GOD] brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and HE [GOD] said unto him, So shall thy seed be [thy descendants be].
“And he believed in [the words of] the LORD; and HE [GOD] counted it to him for righteousness. And HE said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, LORD GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And HE said unto him, Take ME an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto HIM all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.” Here GOD is showing Abram that these sacrifices are symbolic of the MESSIAH coming to earth to be a sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins for the Jews and for whomsoever of every nation on earth would receive CHRIST as their SAVIOR.
The birds coming down upon the carcases symbolize the future attacks of Satan and persecution upon CHRIST and HIS Church. The birds are symbolic of the devil (Luke 8:5, 12), Satan (Mark 4:4, 15), and the wicked one (Matthew 13:19) in the parable of the sower. Matthew 13:4 states, “And when he [the sower] sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up.”
Luke 8:11 says the seed is symbolic of “the WORD of GOD.” John 1:1, 2, and 14 state that the WORD of GOD is GOD who came into the world as a man. Revelation 19:11-13 states, “And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and HE that sat upon him was called FAITHFUL and TRUE [JESUS is the faithful one and the TRUTH (John 14:6)], and in righteousness HE doth judge and make war. HIS eyes were as a flame of fire, and on HIS head were many crowns; and HE had a name written, that no man knew, but HE HIMSELF. And HE was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and HIS name is called The WORD of GOD.” This is the same WORD of GOD that the fowls of the air, Satan, the wicked one, or the devil, will devour if you let him steal it from you.2 The sacrifices that Abram saw were a symbolic, prophetic parable of CHRIST, the true sacrifice who would come into the world as a man and die for our sins (Hebrews 7:21-28). If we receive, accept HIM, we are saved, but if we reject HIM, we are damned (Mark 16:15-16).
In Abram’s vision, he fought the fowls of the air and he “drove them away” (Genesis 15:11). He resisted Satan. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” We resist Satan by the blood of the LAMB and the word of our testimony. Revelation 12:10-11 says, “And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our GOD, and the power of HIS CHRIST: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our GOD day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the LAMB, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” The word of our testimony, of course, is CHRIST. We overcome by keeping the commandments, which is the WORD.3 This is what Abram was doing when he was driving the devils away from the symbol of CHRIST, the sacrifice.
Genesis 15 continues, “And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. [This great horror of darkness was showing Abram the future great horror of persecution that would come upon him and his seed (fellow believers), Israel, in Egypt for four hundred years.4] And HE said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.5 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.6 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces” (Genesis 15:12-17).
As a sacrifice, there is much persecution, much darkness, much smoke, many trials, and many tribulations. But the lamp, the WORD of GOD, is how we overcome, and how we are encouraged to continue. King David said in Psalm 119:105, “THY WORD is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.” The WORD of GOD is a LAMP and a LIGHT unto anyone’s feet who will be led by it. This is why we should never be discouraged. The sun is still shining, the sky is still blue, and better than that, GOD is still on the throne. GOD still hears and answers prayers. Praise the LORD!
Leviticus chapter 18 says, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your GOD. After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. Ye shall do MY judgments, and keep MINE ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your GOD. Ye shall therefore keep MY statutes, and MY judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
“None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness” (Leviticus 18:1-8). This statement, your “father’s wife,” does not mean your mother but one of your father’s other wives. This shows that having many wives is approved in the law of GOD.7 The U.S. Constitution states that government is not to interfere with religion or the law of GOD, so this is also approved by the U.S. Constitution. Anything that is unconstitutional is not law. The age of marriage is any time after puberty, which varies from one person to another.8 So law is the U.S. Constitution.
“The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover. [This would be incest.] The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness. [Yes, this would be sin.] The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. [Again, this is not your mother, but it is another of your father’s wives. Having two or more wives is legal in GOD’S eyes, is legal in GOD’S law. It is not legal to uncover the daughter of one of your father’s other wives, which means it is legal for a man to have two or more wives. This is the law of GOD, and it is illegal for the U.S. government to make a law contrary to the law of GOD. The First Amendment says, ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof’ (Black’s Law Dictionary, 2009).]
“Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s sister: she is thy father’s near kinswoman. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister: for she is thy mother’s near kinswoman. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter-in-law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s wife: it is thy brother’s nakedness. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
“Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her. And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy GOD: I am the LORD” (Leviticus 18:9-21). To profane the name of GOD is to show disrespect or contempt, to treat a sacred thing with irreverence or contempt; to debase or defile, which the one-world government is currently doing.9
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind [homosexuality]: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).10 Abomination is disgusting and vile to GOD. It is very bad in the eyes of GOD. GOD hates and loathes abominations. This is the abomination that is making the earth desolate, laid waste, forlorn, ridding the earth of its inhabitants. This is the abomination that maketh the world desolate, as mentioned by Daniel the prophet. Matthew 24:15 states, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation [same sex marriages, homosexuality, lesbianism], spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the Holy Place.” In other words, stand in the law of the SPIRIT of LIFE in CHRIST JESUS, the WORD of GOD (Romans 8:2). Stay completely away from the homosexual law of abomination, which is the Vatican’s one-world government New World Order. It gets its power from Satan, the devil, the wicked one.11
The people of the world are begging GOD to destroy them. If GOD didn’t destroy them, HE would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. GOD is already destroying them. Have you not noticed the disasters in New York, New Jersey, Haiti, New Orleans, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, and hundreds of other places? There are famines, wars, pestilences, droughts, floods, poverty, diseases, sicknesses, infirmities, and all manner of other plagues, such as air and water pollution. This is why GOD calls the Vatican “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17:5). They are the mother of homosexuality, adultery, and bestiality. Luther called them “a sewer of corruption,” but JESUS and Daniel call them “the abomination that makes [the world] desolate” (Daniel 11:31, 12:11).
You’d think the people of the world would repent of their sinfulness, because you very well might be next. However, the Bible says you won’t repent; you will be destroyed, and it will be by GOD’S Holy Angels.12 The flying saucers, the UFOs, are surveying the earth right now. Under the direction of GOD, the angels are destroying peoples and places on earth because of their wickedness and refusal to repent, and it’s going to get worse and worse because of the multiplication of sin.
“Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore keep MY statutes and MY judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off [killed] from among their people” (Leviticus 18:23-29).
People should stop wondering why GOD is taking people’s lives, why people are cursed with all kinds of dreadful diseases, and why GOD would cause earthquakes, tsunamis, drought, floods, famines, and hundreds of other catastrophes, including taking the lives of children. Why would you wonder when GOD warns you that HE’LL do it? HE doesn’t lie; HE admits it. HE brags about it.13
Why do people say, “If GOD is a good GOD, why does HE cause so much suffering?” GOD would say to those of you who ask such a ridiculous question, “Why do you ask? Read MY lips.” HE’S not a GOD that lies. If HE tells you HE will do it, HE will do it. GOD hates sin.14 Don’t you get it? You’re not going to change GOD. HE’S not going to repent, HE’S a dictator. HE wants you to repent if you want to live.15 HE wants you to repent or else.
“Therefore shall ye keep MINE ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your GOD” (Leviticus 18:30).
GOD wants you to repent of your sins. Then HE wants you to take this message of love as a warning from HIM to everyone so that they’ll repent and not have to reap any of these plagues. If you have a GOD-loving heart, and not a sin-loving heart, you will do it. But first, you must repent of your sins. Do it 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 Diligently study the King James Version Bible, and do what it says.13
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Pope says Catholic Church should not dismiss gay marriage
By Nick Squires,
Rome 6:10PM GMT 10 Mar 2014
Pope Francis says the issue of gay marriage should be studied and not dismissed out-of-hand, a senior Roman Catholic cardinal has revealed.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the outspoken archbishop of New York, said Pope Francis had told him: “Rather than quickly condemn them, let’s just ask the questions as to why that has appealed to certain people.”
Archbishop Dolan stressed that the Pope had not shifted the Catholic Church’s position on same-sex unions.
“It wasn’t as if he came out and approved them,” he told the NBC television network in the US.
But the Pope wanted senior Church leaders to “look into” the issue and to scrutinise the reasons why many countries have legalised same-sex marriages.
In an interview last week with Corriere della Sera, a leading Italian daily, the Pope stressed that the Church continued to regard marriage as being a union between a man and a woman.
But he did say that countries around the world were “normalising different arrangements of cohabitation” and that “we must consider different cases and evaluate each particular case.”
The Vatican immediately tried to play down his remarks, saying that: “We should not try to read more into the Pope’s words than what has been stated in very general terms.”
Pope Francis has shown a softer, more inclusive stance on core issues of concern to the Catholic Church since being elected Pope on March last year.
Last July, when asked about homosexual priests, he said: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”
He added: “We shouldn’t marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society.”
His comments did not fundamentally change the policy of the Catholic Church, which holds that while homosexual orientation is not in itself sinful, homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.”
But they signalled that Francis accepts that some priests are gay, and that it is acceptable as long as they adhere to their vow of celibacy, marking a more compassionate stance on the issue.
The Pope’s attitude towards homosexuality has won him plaudits and earned him a place on the cover of The Advocate, a gay news magazine.
Conservative Catholics, particularly in the United States, have been alarmed by some of his comments, but Archbishop Dolan played down the idea of any backlash by traditionalists.
“I haven’t sensed too much bristling among the conservatives,” he said. “They honestly will say, ‘His style is a little different and might periodically cause us a little angst.’
“But in general they too seem to be rejoicing in what you might call the evangelical fervour, the good interest in the life of the Church.”
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“For the wrath of GOD is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of GOD is manifest in them; for GOD hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of HIM from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even HIS eternal power and GODHEAD; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew GOD, they glorified HIM not as GOD, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible GOD into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore GOD also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of GOD into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the CREATOR, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause GOD gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain GOD in their knowledge, GOD gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of GOD, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of GOD, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:18-32).
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“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13).
SEX CRIMES footnotes:
8. 1 Cor. 7:1-2, 9, 28, 35-38, 1 Tim. 5:14-15, The Book of Jasher 24:39-45, Everyday Life in Bible Times, National Geographic Society, p. 305; The Encyclopedia of Judaism, MacMillan Publishing Co., p. 462; The Bible Almanac, Thomas Nelson Publishers, p. 414; Jewish Literacy, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, pp. 611-612; The Lion Encyclopedia of the Bible, Reader’s Digest Assoc., Inc., p. 166; The Path’s of Culture, Kaj Birket-Smith, p. 304; Manners and Customs in the Bible, Victor H. Matthews, p. 21; Women in the Ancient Near East, Abingdon Press, pp. 960-961; Marriage Laws and Decisions in the United States, Geoffrey May LL.B., pp. 9-10, Law of Marriage and Divorce Simplified, Richard V. MacKay, LLB., LLM, (Harvard), pp. 5, 8; Strange Customs of Courtship and Marriage, William J. Fielding, p. 166; A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice, Isaac Klein, p. 397 return
10. Gen. 19:1-13, 24-25, Lev. 18:22, 20:13, Deut. 22:5, 23:17-18, Judg. 19:22-28, 1 Kings 14:24, 15:11-12, 2 Kings 22:1-2, 23:7, Ezek. 16:49-50, Rom. 1:18-32, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, 1 Tim. 1:9-10, 2 Tim. 3:1-5, Jude 7 return
12. Gen. 19:1-25, 2 Sam. 24:1-17, 2 Kings 19:35, 2 Chron. 32:19-22, Psa. 78:49, Matt. 13:41-42, Acts 12:23, 2 Thes. 1:7-9, Jude 14-15, Rev. chap. 8, 9:1-5, 13-15, 14:8-11, 15-20, 15:1, 6-8, chap. 16, 18:1-2, 21, 19:17-21, 20:1-3, 21:9 return
13. Deut. 28:15-68, Isa. 13:6-13, 24:20-23, Jer. 30:23-24, Nah. 1:2, 5-6, Zeph. 1:14-18, Rom. 2:5-9, Heb. 10:26-31, 2 Pet. 3:7-14, Rev. 6:1-4, 8, 12-14, 8:5-13, chap. 9, 11:18, 15:1, 6-8, chap. 16 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
12. Matt. 28:19-20, John 3:5, Acts 2:38, 19:3-5 return
13. Josh. 1:8, Psa. 1:1-2, 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:14-17, James 1:22-25, Rev. 3:18 return
14. Prov. 13:24, 19:18, 22:6, 15, 23:13-14, 29:15, 17, Heb. 12:5-11, Rev. 3:19 return