THE FEARFUL AND UNBELIEVING
by Tony Alamo
Revelation 21:8 states, “But the FEARFUL, and UNBELIEVING, and the abominable, and murderers, 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 [and final] death.” The problem is that the Lake of Fire is an eternal death which never ends.1
Notice that in this scripture, above all the sins listed, the FEARFUL and UNBELIEVING are at the top of the list of all the sins that will cause your soul to be cast into the Lake of Fire. The reason for this being the worst of sins, with the exception of blasphemy of the HOLY SPIRIT (it is about the same as blasphemy of the HOLY SPIRIT), is because a person who is fearful of Satan rather than the LORD will betray you to save their own skin. Also, this would be the same as betraying the LORD, as Judas Iscariot did, because we who are saved are the BODY of CHRIST that HE continues living in, in this world.2 Therefore, we are CHRIST.
In Matthew 24:9-10, JESUS said, concerning the last days, “Then shall they deliver you [true Christians] up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for MY name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.”
If you are living in the river of LIFE, which is the HOLY SPIRIT and JESUS, it would be impossible for you to become fearful to the point that your soul would be cast into the Lake of Fire.3 This is because “GOD hath not given us the spirit of fear [cowardice]; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our LORD, nor of me HIS prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of GOD; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to HIS own purpose [HIS works] and power, which was given us in CHRIST JESUS before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel” (2 Timothy 1:7-10).
The fear of the LORD is necessary because the fear of the LORD is the beginning of understanding; the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7); and the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).4 It is wise to fear GOD and wise to keep HIS commandments.5
Ecclesiastes 12:11-14 states, “The words of the wise are as goads [sharp objects to spur one on], and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies [the WORD of GOD], which are given from one shepherd [‘The LORD is my shepherd,’ which is CHRIST who leads me (Psalm 23:1)]. And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear GOD, and keep HIS commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For GOD shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” But it is exceedingly sinful, at the top of the list of sins, to fear Satan—any evil.6 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear NO EVIL:7 for THOU [the LORD] art with me; THY rod and THY staff they comfort me [which means YOUR chastising, because it tells me when I am wrong and guides me to stay away from Hell and the Lake of Fire;8 YOUR staff is my guide, leading me away from temptation.]” (Psalm 23:4).
Why would GOD send anybody into a Lake of Fire just for being FEARFUL and UNBELIEVING, which again are at the top of the list of sins? Again, a person who will not fear GOD, but will fear Satan, will betray you when under fire, and, more than this, will betray the LORD’S body, HIS church doing HIS work on earth. This is one of the signs that JESUS told us of regarding the end of time.
“All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for MY name’s sake. And [again] then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets [liars] shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity [wickedness, sin] shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold [the keeping of the commandments of GOD shall not be kept]. But he that shall endure unto the end [continue in the HOLY SPIRIT], the same shall be saved. And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place” (Matthew 24:8-15).
This is the deliberate destruction of the earth’s moral, decent, Godly government and its national economy, as well as a blatant disregard for GOD’S commandments. This is the fourth and last secular kingdom, which is totally satanic.9 That is because the citizens of the world have been systematically brainwashed into the satanic doctrine of the Antichrist world government and kingdom. The seventh chapter of Daniel tells us of this government, which is an abomination. Daniel shows us that this government under which we are currently living is that abominable government, and the word “abomination” means disgusting, vile. This government hates the WORD of GOD and GOD HIMSELF. It also hates the people of GOD and is the government of Satan.10 Daniel describes this government and the people that follow it as being one evil monster.
Daniel states in Daniel 7:7, “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast [final secular kingdom], dreadful and terrible [it is today’s satanic one-world government], and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth [to tear good people, their businesses, and their economy to pieces]: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it [in other words, every minute it is destroying every good thing on earth]: and it was diverse from all the beasts [secular kingdoms] that were before it” because it is a one-world kingdom.
The book of Isaiah, chapter 14 states, “He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke [as Satan is doing today], he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted [by GOD], and none hindereth [because when GOD hinders, who is able to stop HIM?]” (Isaiah 14:6).
When the world is at peace, then they will say, “Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. Hell from beneath is moved for thee [Satan and those who follow thee] to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou [Satan] also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the MOST HIGH. [This present government is attempting to be GOD. In their stupidity, they feel that time will go on forever. They are so ignorant because they don’t seem to understand that it is now the end of time.] Yet thou shalt be brought down to Hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee [Satan], and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet” (Isaiah 14:8-19).
From reading the Bible, you can see that there is no profit in fearing the devil or believing what he says, as Eve did in the Garden of Eden.11 When we fear Satan rather than GOD, we can see that we would be one of the fearful of Satan and the unbelieving of GOD, and because of this, we would spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. Again, “GOD has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). And of course, love is the keeping of GOD’S commandments.12 If we allow the dreadful fourth beast kingdom of Satan, mentioned in Daniel 7:7, to cause us to fear, what chance would we have to enter the Kingdom of GOD? We would spend eternity in the Lake of Fire, as mentioned in Revelation 21:8. We must stand together with the two witnesses of GOD mentioned in the eleventh chapter of the book of Revelation, who stand before the god of this earth,13 which is the devil and his one-world government, the new world order, “the abomination that maketh desolate,” mentioned by JESUS in the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew, verse 15.14 There HE states when you see this miserable government raise up its ugly head, then “stand in the holy place” (the HOLY SPIRIT, the WORD of GOD), which means, “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the SPIRIT, which is the WORD of GOD: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the SPIRIT [the river of LIFE which emanates from the throne of GOD], and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” (Ephesians 6:14-18).
Too many people who call themselves Christians are in the category of being “fearful and unbelieving,” and they will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. The devil has turned it around so that atheism is supposed to be honorable and Christianity is to be despised. But I, in the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, rebuke you, Satan, because you are an offense unto me. You reject the LORD, and GOD and I reject you.
Christians, “When ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet” (Matthew 10:12-14).
In Mark 8:31-34, JESUS began to teach HIS disciples “that the SON of MAN must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And HE spake that saying openly. And Peter took HIM, and began to rebuke HIM. But when HE [JESUS] had turned about and looked on HIS disciples, HE rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind ME, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of GOD, but the things that be of men. And when HE had called the people unto HIM with HIS disciples also, HE said unto them, Whosoever will come after ME, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow ME.” “Follow YOU, JESUS? Does that mean that we must be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes? And do we maybe have to be killed, JESUS, and die daily, carrying our cross as YOU did, JESUS? But JESUS, what if we are fearful and unbelieving? Will we really be cast into the Lake of Fire and be there forever?” The Scriptures don’t lie, and it is impossible for GOD to lie (Hebrews 6:18). JESUS is the TRUTH—“the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE” (John 14:6).
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the Gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of ME and of MY words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the SON of MAN be ashamed, when HE cometh in the glory of HIS FATHER with the holy angels” (Mark 8:35-38). “Yes, but JESUS, if we’re afraid, will we really have to be cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity?” That’s what HIS words say, and it is impossible for JESUS to lie.15
This is why my instructions are so clear as to how to stay in the SPIRIT, how to stay in the river of LIFE, how to eat from the tree of LIFE, and how to swim in the river of LIFE, as the prophet Ezekiel did (Ezekiel, chapter 47). Once you are saturated with the river of LIFE, the natural, GODLY instinct is to want to stay forever in the river of LIFE, the HOLY SPIRIT. If you are in the HOLY SPIRIT of LIFE, the river of LIFE, you will fear no evil. You will know that GOD is with you and in you; and though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you will fear no evil, for GOD is with you, and will always be with you throughout all eternity.16 You will never want to be among the fearful and unbelieving, because they are at the top of the sinners list. Again, he who saves “his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the Gospel’s, the same shall save it” (Mark 8:35). The WORD of GOD in Proverbs 28:1 says, “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
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. 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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The Fearful And Unbelieving footnotes:
5. Ex. 20:20, Deut. 4:1-10, 5:29, 32-33, 6:1-2, 24, 10:12, 20, 13:4, Psa. 25:12-14, 103:13, 17, Psa 112:1-3, 115:11, 13, Prov. 1:23-33, 3:13-26, 16:6, 19:23, Eccl. 8:12-13, Isa. 8:13, 33:6, 66:2, Jer. 2:19, 32:39-40, Mal. 3:16-18, 4:1-3, Matt. 10:28, 1 Pet. 1:17 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. 28:18-20, John 3:5, Acts 2:38, 19:3-5 return
13. Deut. 4:29, 13:4, 26:16, Josh. 1:8, 22:5, 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:14-17, James 1:22-25, Rev. 3:18 return