THE STRUGGLE IS OVER
by Tony Alamo
This is regarding my vision of the very steep mountain, Susan, and myself climbing. I was less than halfway up trying to get there on my own strength, but it wasn’t working. It was too strong and steep by myself without CHRIST; it was impossible without HIM. In the vision GOD gave me of all this, I, at first, saw blue skies, a spring day, and perfect weather. I was filled with youth and strength; I was joyful, and carefree. The vision widened; I saw Susie way behind. I went back to get her to help her up the mountain; the most violent storm you could imagine immediately resisted our every effort to get up to the top of the mountain. It was much more than difficult; it was impossible.
My whole life was built on self-reliance. I’ve never been able to trust in anyone else to take care of things. But whenever I needed something such as money, if I went after it myself, I was able to succeed.
During the late fifties and throughout the sixties, I could see drug addicts and pot-smokers just tripping, dreaming of fake or temporary pipe dreams. I depended so much on myself that it was very difficult for me to completely trust even in the LORD. In the vision, GOD showed me fighting what seemed to be a losing battle, and the reality today is that today’s oppositions or battles seem to be impossible to win. However, recently GOD showed me to trust in the LORD with all my heart, and that if I did, HE and HE alone would deliver the children, their parents, my church, and me.1 By faith, in a recent vision, I was immediately with JESUS, on top of the mountain. The difficulty was over! “With GOD all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26), if we believe.
Psalm 4:8 says, “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for THOU, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” Why is that possible? It is because you offer the sacrifice of righteousness (you do what GOD says to do willingly) and put your trust in the LORD, not in yourself or anyone else (Psa. 4:5).
In Second Samuel 22:1-9, “David spake unto the LORD the words of this song, in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The GOD of my rock; in HIM will I trust: HE is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; THOU savest me from violence. I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; The sorrows of Hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my GOD: and HE did hear my voice out of HIS temple, and my cry did enter into HIS ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because HE was wroth. There went up a smoke out of HIS nostrils, and fire out of HIS mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.”
“HE sent from above, HE took me; HE drew me out of many waters; HE delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. HE brought me forth also into a large place: HE delivered me, because HE delighted in me. The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath HE recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my GOD. For all HIS judgments were before me: and as for HIS statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also upright before HIM, and have kept myself from mine iniquity. Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in HIS eye sight. With the merciful THOU wilt shew THYSELF merciful, and with the upright man THOU wilt shew THYSELF upright. With the pure THOU wilt shew THYSELF pure; and with the froward THOU wilt shew THYSELF unsavoury. And the afflicted people THOU wilt save: but THINE eyes are upon the haughty, that THOU mayest bring them down. For THOU art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For by THEE I have run through a troop: by my GOD have I leaped over a wall.
“As for GOD, HIS way is perfect; the WORD of the LORD is tried: HE is a buckler to all them that trust in HIM. For who is GOD, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our GOD? GOD is my strength and power: and HE maketh my way perfect. HE maketh my feet like hinds’ feet: and setteth me upon my high places. HE teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. THOU hast also given me the shield of THY salvation: and THY gentleness hath made me great. THOU hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip. I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them. And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet. For THOU hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast THOU subdued under me. THOU hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me. They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but HE answered them not. Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.
“THOU also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, THOU hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me. Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me. Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places. The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the GOD of the rock of my salvation. It is GOD that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me, And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: THOU also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: THOU hast delivered me from the violent man.
“Therefore I will give thanks unto THEE, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto THY name. HE is the tower of salvation for HIS king: and sheweth mercy to HIS anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore” (II Sam. 22:17-51).
Do all these things; trust only in the LORD, then you’ll immediately be transported to the top of the mountain and be standing there with the LORD. Just as it was, in the twinkling of an eye, just as HE did when Sue and I were holding hands looking up at a huge pile of cumulous clouds, then without notice, we were looking down at the clouds. It was in the morning in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in the twinkling of an eye! The struggle will be over!! For salvation, 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 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
You've just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow JESUS for the purpose of mortifying your flesh, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of CHRIST.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of CHRIST. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for GOD with CHRIST on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for GOD in CHRIST on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the WORD of GOD, submit yourselves one to another, and do what the WORD says so that the church and the world may see evidence of your submission to GOD’S WORD, HIS order, and HIS authority in and by you. Praise the LORD. May GOD bless and reward you abundantly. Yours in the wonderful name of JESUS,
Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.
Pastor Tony Alamo
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The Struggle Is Over 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