Written in 2009
by Tony Alamo
aka Bernie Hoffman
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). In other words, where there is no revelation from GOD, the people cast off restraint. They give up serving the LORD. They get loaded on drugs, alcohol or something else. They get involved in crime, and they even kill themselves. They sin by adultery, fornication, and then commit abortion—first degree murder. They practice homosexuality, lesbianism, and bisexuality. They steal, rob, lie, covet other people’s belongings, and commit many other sins. Where people have no vision, no revelation from GOD in this corrupt world of sin and every ungodly thing, they will not refrain from sin. Where people are not hearing from GOD, which is vision, revelation, the people perish; they give up.
The world marvels at those of us who are able to continue on down through the years, enduring unbelievable persecutions which often continue for years, sometimes even to our deaths. Christians such as Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Daniel, and many others, including myself, have had visions and dreams, and have seen and experienced wonders and signs.1
The entire book of Revelation is a series of visions, one after another, given from JESUS to the Apostle John. This series of revelations, if believed, should prevent anyone from perishing or casting off restraint. In Revelation, there are fearful warnings, not only to sinners, but to Christians as well.
Christians: if you’re only lukewarm in your faith, CHRIST will spew you out of HIS mouth (HIS body). Revelation 3:14 states, “And unto the angel of the Church of the Laodiceans [Christians] write [JESUS commands]; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness [which is JESUS], the beginning of the creation of GOD.” JESUS says, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I [JESUS] would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou [Christian] art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of MY MOUTH” (Revelation 3:15-16). This refers to the Christian who believes the devil’s lie that you will always be unconditionally saved, rather than GOD who says your salvation is conditional.2 This means you will be blotted out of the Book of Life.
Revelation 20:15 says, “And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.” “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, GOD shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Revelation 22:19). The LORD takes names out of the Book of Life! This proves there is no eternal security.
Revelation 13:8 says, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [the beast which is given his power by the dragon, the devil—Satan].” Revelation 13:4 states, “And they [the people of the world] worshipped the dragon [the devil] which gave power unto the beast [which is the one-world government]: and they worshipped [served] the beast [government], saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” There is only one who is able—GOD.
Who is going into the Lake of Fire? Revelation 13:8 tells us: “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” “And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire” (Revelation 20:15). Just as everyone but Noah and his family were destroyed and sent to Hell, so also shall everyone who serves or worships the devil’s beast be cast into the Lake of Fire with Satan, the dragon (the devil himself), his beast government, and the false prophet.3
Those who fear the LORD know this “Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14). Matthew 7:15 tells us, “Beware of false prophets [the world is filled full of them], which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” JESUS states in Matthew 7:16, “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” You know they are wolves if they teach “once saved, always saved,”4 and tell you that after salvation, you won’t need to do Godly works in CHRIST.5 They may also tell you it’s okay to send your children to government public schools, to date, especially to date unsaved people, not to preach against sin, and not to stay separate from sinners. You will know them if they want you to watch today’s movies or television programs, or if they want you to do any of the thousands of other things which CHRIST tells us not to be involved with for our own good (2 Peter 2:20).
Remember the Book of Life. There are but two different worlds. If we want eternal life, we are to separate ourselves from the vile world and worldly, sinful people! We are to preach the gospel to them and can witness to them, but we are commanded to be holy, and separate ourselves from them.6
In Romans 1:1, Paul wrote, “Paul, a servant of JESUS CHRIST, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of GOD.” You are either of the LORD or of the devil. You cannot be both. JESUS says in Matthew 6:24, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve GOD and mammon.”7
Before GOD gave me revelations, visions, dreams, signs, and wonders, I was lawless. I had no belief in GOD, and I thought if there was a GOD, it was no big deal because HE was only love. In 1964, in a lawyer’s office, in a business meeting with many people present, GOD revealed HIMSELF to me. I wasn’t saved that day. I didn’t even know what being saved was, or how to get saved. A few days later, I saw visions of Heaven and of Hell. That is when I yelled, “GOD, don’t send me to Hell!” All the visions I had at first were not at all flattering. However, they gave me the fear of the LORD, which is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 9:10), and is wisdom and understanding (Job 28:28).
Then GOD gave me a new mind. This HE did when HE gave me the vision of Susie and myself getting married. This vision gave me more confidence than I had ever had because HE filled me, both in the vision and out of the vision, with eternal wisdom so I could be the husband of Susie and do what I’ve done now for over forty years.
Susie contracted cancer during the fury of persecution against us. GOD gave me a lot of encouragement with a vision of Susie in Heaven. She made Barbie doll look sick! Because of chemotherapy, she lost her hair and began aging quickly. In the vision, she had gorgeous long blond hair, down past her waist. She had bangs. The sides of her hair were swept forward, and there was a beehive of hair on top of her head with diamonds placed here and there so that when she moved her head, the diamonds flashed. There was also a crown about one-half inch wide around the bottom of the beehive. Her body and face were the loveliest I’ve ever seen or could ever hope to see. She is without question the most beautiful and glamorous woman in the universe! No one could ever compare to her. She looked as if she were very youthful, yet I could tell she had the wisdom of GOD. Her eyes, her eyebrows, her eyelashes, her eyelids, her skin, and her entire form were perfect and eternal.
In the vision, I could look either at her or at me; I preferred to look at her. She was breathtaking. Everything is perfect in Heaven. It is ecstasy as it has never been known. I didn’t know how long the vision was going to last, so I looked at myself. I was perfect, too. I noticed that I didn’t have black hair; I had silver ringlets across my forehead, silver hair, and golden skin. I walked in an animated and powerful way, and when I turned my head, a glint shone from my eyes. I was young, yet ancient, and perfect in every way. However, I wanted to look more at Susie than at myself. There was such a fulfilling feeling there, so splendorous. Heaven is pure splendor. It makes you immediately know that it is definitely more than worth putting up with what we must put up with here to gain that place. In this vision, both Susie and I had tailor-made, well-fitting white clothes, not loose bathrobes.
At first, GOD gave me the fear of HIM. Then HE gave me the desire to be there in Heaven’s paradise. Later, JESUS appeared in front of me when I was wide awake. It was in our bedroom in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The room was pitch black. I was sitting on the bed, Susie was sound asleep, and a vapor came into the room. It was about the size of a four-foot fluorescent light, but it was vapory. It stood horizontally, then began to make a hissing sound. It became an oval-shaped mirror with a four-inch wide gold frame around it, and JESUS was sitting in the mirror. HE had sort of bushy, black hair and a thin gold crown on HIS head. HE sat on a purple velvet chair or throne trimmed with real gold. I said, “LORD!!” I thought HE was taking me. As young as I was, I never knew how happy I would be to leave this world. The LORD told me, “Not now.” I was never so disappointed in my life. “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O GOD, beside THEE, what HE hath prepared for him that waiteth for HIM” (Isaiah 64:4).8 “In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:19).
I attribute my stability, my tenacity, and my ability to endure all the trials, persecutions, tribulations, temptations, etc., to the WORD of GOD, the SPIRIT of GOD, and to the visions, signs, dreams, and wonders which GOD has given to me. If it weren’t for them, I suppose I couldn’t have made it. GOD is merciful!!
You may say, “Well, I’ve never had any visions, dreams, signs, or wonders.” I know many of you have, and you haven’t done anything to promote the salvation of souls. The visions of the prophets were not given to them for their benefit only. They are for us, and for everyone who will hear. I don’t want to miss Heaven. It’s too wonderful, too splendorous, far too glorious to miss for all eternity. How could you think yourself intelligent if you are so stubborn or obstinate that you won’t find out for yourself if what I’ve told you is true?
Again, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). My visions have helped me, and I share them with you. Why? Because the LORD told me to, just as HE told Habakkuk. In Habakkuk 2:2-3, HE states, “Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time [now], but at the end it will speak, and not lie.”
Abraham saw visions and never fell (Genesis chapter 15). Moses saw a vision of the burning bush (Exodus 3:2). As a boy, Samuel was afraid to tell Eli of his vision (1 Samuel 3:15). Isaiah had many visions (2 Chronicles 32:32). David had visions, Solomon had visions, Jeremiah and Ezekiel had many visions (Ezekiel 8:4, 11:24, 12:27). Daniel had visions as well (Daniel 7:1-14, 8:1-15, 10:5-8). We can read about the vision of Obadiah (Obadiah 1) and the vision of Nahum (Nahum 1:1). We can read about others who had visions in Matthew 17:1-9. Mary, Joseph, Paul, Peter, and John had visions, and the list goes on and on. My visions have helped me stand strong, but my study of, and my listening to, GOD’S WORD, the Bible, have been essential.
How is it that we Christians are able to become more than conquerors (in our spirits) in a world that does everything in its power to be the conqueror over us? We can be destroyed eternally by discouragement. We can be eternally damned if we feel sorry for ourselves. The WORD of GOD shows us exactly how we can be overcomers in every aspect of our lives. I am not the only one! If you would read GOD’S guidebook, you would know for sure that it’s possible for you as well. Let’s go to Heaven. Say this prayer of repentance and be saved:
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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2. Ex. 32:33, 1 Chron. 28:9, Ezek. 33:12-13, Matt. 5:13, 12:43-45, 24:45-51, Luke 9:62, John 15:6, Rom. 11:22, Gal. 2:17-18, Col. 1:21-23, 1 Tim. 1:19, 2 Tim. 2:12, Heb. 3:6-19, 4:1-11, 6:4-8, 10:26-31, 38-39, 1 Pet. 4:17-18, 2 Pet. 2:20-22, 1 John 3:6-10, 2 John 9, Jude 5-6, Rev. 2:4-5, 3:2-3 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
14. Isa. 28:11-12, Joel 2:28-29, Luke 3:16, 11:9-13, John 1:29-34, 7:37-39, 14:15-29, 15:26, 16:7-14, Acts 1:1-8, 2:1-18, 32-39, 5:29-32, 19:1-7, Rom. 5:3-5, 15:13 return