We May Eat Again From the Tree of Life
Written in 2013
by Tony Alamo
aka Bernie Hoffman
It is amazing to observe the effect of the deception of Satan in so many people of all nations, as the LORD said it would be,1 when the truth is so available.
I remember in 1964 when I had my first awakening to truth. How deceived by the dark power of evil I had been! I didn’t believe in the supernatural at all until the age of thirty. That day in the office, GOD, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, revealed HIMSELF to me, leaving me no doubt as to HIS existence and power. My whole life was changed that day. Until then, my life was kind of a bittersweet dream. It was a life of sales and promotions, and many forms of success.
Today, 2013, forty-nine years later, I very much recall how I began hungering and thirsting for Godly direction after my supernatural experience in the lawyer’s office where GOD spoke to me. I wanted to know what GOD wanted me to do, so I began going to different churches. I found every one of them to be pitiful shams. This shocked me. My hunger and thirst for GOD’S direction took me to old book stores. I searched through old books and studied them. They were books about religion, and supposed to be about GOD, but they were all false! One of them was called, The Prophet. It is pure heresy, fantasy! Many books on religion are not based on truth, and your soul should be so precious to you that you wouldn’t get caught up in the damnable lies they teach.
GOD led me to my future wife, Susie, an angel if there ever was one on earth, and there was. Susie showed me the truth from the Bible, and showed me the demonic fallacy of the majority of churches and the beastly world government system. Susie had known the truth of GOD twenty-five years before my introduction to HIM. Also, she was nine years older than I. She went on to be with the LORD on April 8, 1982. She was fifty-six. Today, I am seventy-eight years old.
Over the years, GOD has given me visions of Heaven and of Hell, as well as many other visions, dream visions, signs, and wonders. I’ve seen what Susie looks like in Heaven, and what I will look like in Heaven. These supernatural visions, dreams, and wonders have kept me on the straight and narrow path to Heaven.2
The devil has tried many times to deceive me, but I study and know the WORD of GOD, which is GOD,3 and because of this, I can’t be moved.4 Praise the LORD! Those of us who are saved are not growing older. We’re just getting closer to home!
The Bible teaches us that the false prophet, called “the great whore,” sits in Rome, the city of the “seven mountains” (Revelation 17:1, 9). The Bible calls her “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17:5). She, the false prophetess, (which is symbolic of the Roman Catholic Church cult) rides on the back of the Beast, the one world government, the U.N., guiding it into all of its evils as a rider would guide a horse (Revelation 17:3-7). And these two, the false prophet and the Beast, are given their power from that great red dragon, which is Satan, the devil.5 The devil’s seat is the Vatican in Rome (Revelation 17:3-18).
The Beast makes war with the saints.6 The Beast was given “a mouth [the world media] speaking great things and blasphemies; …And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against GOD, to blaspheme HIS name, and HIS tabernacle, and them that dwell in Heaven” (Revelation 13:5-6).7
We will go through much tribulation,8 but with JESUS we can victoriously endure all things (Philippians 4:13).9 HE promised to never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).10 Those who endure unto the end and overcome shall be saved and spend all eternity in the kingdom of Heaven.11 Those who fall away and turn back to sin will endure the unimaginable torments of Hell forever, along with the devil and his fallen angels.12
Revelation 2:10-11 states, “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; [The spirit of the devil in people does this to oppress and cause suffering (John 10:10). For over two thousand years, Christians have been put in prison by the devil, some for many years.] and you shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I [JESUS] will give thee a crown of life [ETERNAL LIFE]. He that has an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT [the HOLY SPIRIT] says unto the churches [all the churches]; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.”
We die once. Then, on the Day of Judgment, some will die the second death, which means they will be cast into the Lake of Fire to suffer the second death of torments forever (Revelation 20:11-15). “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 death” (Revelation 21:8).
Revelation 2:8-9 says, “These things saith the FIRST and the LAST [which is JESUS], which was dead, and is alive [because HE has resurrected from the dead by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT]; I know thy works [of the saints], and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
A Jew is a believer in CHRIST. “He is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of GOD” (Romans 2:28-29).
Circumcision was instituted by GOD for the Jewish nation that HE made an everlasting covenant with.13 The fulfillment of the Old Testament in the New Testament is the inward circumcision of the heart wherein resides the HOLY SPIRIT, the life-giving SPIRIT, which is the COMFORTER who JESUS promised to send.14 HE is the fullness of the GODHEAD bodily (Colossians 2:9). JESUS HIMSELF, HE who has become the HOLY, life-giving SPIRIT, circumcises your heart by entering it (1 Corinthians 15:45).
Many of Jewish descent, as myself, are coming to the knowledge of the truth that JESUS is indeed the MESSIAH prophesied of in the Old Testament.15 The Apostle Paul warns, “Because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if GOD spared not the natural branches, take heed lest HE also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of GOD: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in HIS goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for GOD is able to graft them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?” (Romans 11:20-24).
Paul continues, “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is MY covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins” (Romans 11:25-27).
After Adam and Eve sinned by eating from the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil, “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 whence 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” (Genesis 3:22-24). But in GOD’S mercy, HE made a way to restore mankind back to communion with HIM. It is through the sinless blood sacrifice of HIS SON.
JESUS said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the SPIRIT, he cannot enter into the kingdom of GOD” (John 3:5). After being cleansed of our past sins by accepting the blood sacrifice JESUS shed for us on the cross, we become a new creation.16 We may now eat again of the tree of life, which is JESUS.
Holy communion with CHRIST is the spiritual glue that keeps us saved and spiritually powerful! Don’t neglect this fact. It is for your eternal life! Grow spiritually strong in the LORD by reading HIS WORD and following the commandments. Make time to commune with the LORD in prayer daily. If you wish to escape the second death and be saved, say 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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12. Ex. 32:33, 1 Chron. 28:9, 2 Chron. 15:2, Ezra 8:22, Ezek. 33:12-13, Matt. 5:13, 10:38, 12:43-45, 25:41-46, Luke 9:62, John 15:6, Rom. 11:22, Gal. 2:17-18, 2 Thes. 2:3, 1 Tim. 1:19, 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