BEAUTIFUL AND GLORIOUS
by Tony Alamo
“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel” (Isa. 4:1-2).
John 15:1 is a fulfillment of the above mentioned Scripture: “I AM the TRUE VINE, and MY FATHER is THE HUSBANDMAN [the FARMER]. Every branch in ME that beareth no fruit [does not win souls and make disciples of them] HE taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit [those who win souls and makes disciples of them], HE purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit [more disciples]. Now you are clean through the WORD which I have spoken unto you” (John 15:1-3). If you read the WORD and receive it as your LIFE, you will be transformed into a member of the BODY of JESUS, who is THE WORD, but if you gaze or look upon and study the things of the world, you will continue being transformed into a member of carnal secular society. Whatever you dwell on, you will be transformed or translated into it.
JESUS said, “Abide in ME [the WORD], and I [the WORD] in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself [win souls, make disciples of itself], except it abide in the VINE; no more can you, except you abide in ME. I AM the VINE, you are the branches: He that abides in ME [the WORD of GOD (John 1:1, 14, Revelation 19:11-13)], and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit [many souls, disciples]: for without ME [the WORD of GOD] you can do nothing. If a man abides not in ME [if a man is gazing at the world, and is translated into the worldly way of life], he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in ME, and MY WORDS abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is MY FATHER glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be MY disciples. As the FATHER has loved ME, so have I loved you: continue in MY love [never fall away]. If you keep MY commandments, ye shall abide in MY love; even as I have kept my FATHER'S commandments, and abide in HIS love. These things have I spoken unto you, that MY joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is MY commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you [love is the keeping of GOD’S commandments (1 John 5:3)1]” (John 15:4-12).
JESUS rebuked Peter. HE told him, “Get thee behind ME, Satan: thou art an offence unto ME” (Matthew 16:23). HE scourged the money changers who defiled the synagogue (John 2:13-16). HE told the Pharisees, Sadducees, and scribes that they were of their father, the devil (John 8:44). HE cast devils out, and told them to hold their peace (Mark 1:23-26, Luke 4:33-35), and he did much more than that.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are MY friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of MY FATHER I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen ME, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the FATHER in MY name, HE may give it you.
“These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated ME before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his LORD. If they have persecuted ME, they will also persecute you; if they have kept MY saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for MY name's sake, because they know not HIM that sent ME. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth ME hateth MY FATHER also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both ME and MY FATHER. But this cometh to pass, that the WORD might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated ME without a cause. But when the COMFORTER is come, whom I will send unto you from the FATHER, even the SPIRIT of TRUTH, which proceedeth from the FATHER, HE shall testify of ME: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with ME from the beginning” (John 15:13-27).
Again, in that day [the day that the LORD’S people dwell in HIM, and HE in them] shall the BRANCH of the LORD be beautiful and glorious [for they bring forth many disciples] and the fruit of the earth [the disciples] shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel [unbelieving Israel]. And it shall come to pass, that he [after having been put through the fire, i.e. persecution, trials, etc.] that is left in ZION, and he that remains in Jerusalem [those who remain a branch, a disciple] in the VINE [JESUS] shall be called HOLY, even every one that is written among the living [those who are saved and written in the LAMB’S book of LIFE] in Jerusalem [the NEW JERUSALEM, the BRIDE of CHRIST]. When the LORD shall have washed away the filth [the sins, in HIS own blood] of the daughters of ZION, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the SPIRIT of Judgment, and by the SPIRIT of burning [the experience of trials and fiery tribulations]. And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence [GOD will be our GOD, and HIS disciples shall be HIS people.] And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. [The LORD shall be a house, a tabernacle, a temple to protect us from all elements, from all harm!]” (Isa. 4:2-6).
Start becoming a branch in JESUS, that HE, by HIS SPIRIT, may powerfully abide in you to guide you to HEAVEN. 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 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
Now that you are saved, serve GOD with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). Be baptized, fully submerged in water, in the name of the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT (Mark 12:30).12
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Beautiful and Glorious footnotes:
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. Deut. 4:29, 6:5, 10:12, 11:13, 13:3-4, 26:16, 30:6, Josh. 22:5, Matt. 22:37-40, Mark 12:29-31, Luke 10:27 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