by Tony Alamo
Matthew 13:47 speaks of people who want certain Christian (not Catholic) churches to receive the LORD’S blessings, but don’t at all qualify. “The KINGDOM of GOD comes not with observation…for, behold, the KINGDOM of GOD is within you” (Luke 17:20-21). You can tell a tree by the fruit it bears (Matthew 12:33).1 When you see a tree with oranges, apples, mangos, or whatever, you know what kind of a tree it is. The same thing goes for fish. GOD has clean food laws as to what kind of food we can eat. There are the clean fish, and there are the unclean fish. All fish that have scales and fins are clean, and we can eat them, but if they have fins, like a shark or swordfish, but no scales, or if they are shellfish, they are unclean. Thou shall not eat them. They are bad for our health. They are scavengers. They keep the ocean floor clean (Leviticus 11:9-12).
“These [fish] shall you eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall you eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination. Whatsoever has no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you” (Leviticus 11:9-12).
Many people will tell you that GOD’S cleanliness law doesn’t apply any longer. JESUS said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil” (Matthew 5:17).2 When people disobey HIS LAW, they die much earlier than those of us who keep HIS LAW. “MY son, forget not MY LAW; but let thine heart keep MY commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee” (Proverbs 3:1-2). The only part of the LAW which is abolished is the LAW of animal sacrifices, circumcision, and symbolic rituals. The moral LAW and the LAW of things to eat are still firm and strong. You can eat abominations, but they still are abominations, and you will not live as long.
The Apostle Peter, who was never Catholic or a pope but was a Jew, a Hebrew Christian, and a disciple of JESUS, saw visions of a four-cornered sheet coming down from HEAVEN with all manner of beasts which GOD said are unclean for a Jew to eat. Peter mistakenly thought at first that GOD was telling him that he could eat these unclean things, but later, after seeking GOD, he was shown by GOD that the meaning of these visions was that GOD now approves of Gentile nations to hear and receive the Gospel. The visions had nothing at all to do about eating unclean beasts, and nothing was mentioned about fish!
Peter explained these things of GOD to many Gentiles (Cornelius’s friends). “And he [Peter] said unto them, You know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company [with men of other nations], or come unto one of another nation; but GOD has showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean [so far as witnessing to them]” (Acts 10:28). This separation remains with unbelievers. We cannot allow unbelievers to constantly attend our churches, if they are not there for salvation and to learn and be saved. We are not to tolerate the unbelievers spewing out their doctrines, but we are to put them out of the churches.3
The parable of the net has the same meaning. JESUS says, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:47-50). The unlawful fish we don’t eat, and the sinners that don’t repent, we don’t allow in our churches. These include the blatant homosexuals, murderers, lesbians, adulterers, fornicators, false prophets, and members of false religions. We witness and testify on the streets to everybody, so when anybody says, “Yes, LORD,” we take them into the church. After a period of time, we find that some are homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators, dopers, and sinners of every sort, and they wish to remain sinners. These are the bad kind which are thrown back into the world. In other words, they are put out of the church.
In the 11th chapter of the book of Revelation, JESUS gives a measuring rod to the Apostle John to measure the churches (Revelation 11:1). We who are born again of the SPIRIT are churches.4 Well, how do we measure the churches? And what is the measuring reed or rod? The measuring reed or rod is the BIBLE. We are able to judge everything by the WORD of GOD, the KJV Bible.5 If I see oranges on a tree, I know that it is an orange tree. I know what a Christian is if he is rejecting sin, and if he is preaching to sinners to repent of their sins. If a person is advocating homosexuality or abortion, I know he is a devil or has a devil. See how easy it is to tell how to measure the churches? No adulterer, no fornicator, and no murderer, such as an abortionist or those that abort their babies, shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven. No effeminate (homosexual), fearful, or unbelieving person shall enter the Kingdom of GOD. Those who are lukewarm shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. JESUS shall spew them out of HIS mouth (Revelation 3:16). All of these shall spend eternity in the Lake of Fire with Satan and his angels. All these whose names are not written in the Book of Life shall spend eternity screaming their heads off in the Lake of Fire.6
Politicians know that they are liars. They know that they can’t do anything if the Vatican does not let them. They are mere puppets which don’t dare get out of order unless they want to end up on the bottom of the Hudson River. The Vatican in Rome is Satan’s seat, and Satan is capable of doing anything through his puppets for worldly power. They are hirelings. They flee when they see the wolf coming (John 10:12-13). They are not at all concerned for your soul, for where your soul is going to spend eternity. They are only concerned about this present world, not the world to come. They are the cowards. These are your fair-weather friends, “the phonies,” and they really got you going, don’t they? Repent, or perish before it is too late. I say these things by the measuring rod, the Bible, KJV. Repent 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
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The Net 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