Selena Gomez FINALLY Gets Protection from Delusional Stalker

1/6/2012 2:00 PM PST

Selena Gomez -- FINALLY Gets Long-Term Protection from Delusional Stalker

Selena Gomez
has FINALLY snagged long-term protection from a delusional man who says he's spoken with God about killing the actress.

Gomez got a 3-year restraining order against Thomas Brodnicki this AM ... after a judge agreed Brodnicki posed a serious danger to her safety.

The Disney star was NOT present in the L.A. Courtroom when the order was handed down ... nor was Brodnicki.

As we previously reported, the judge had previously refused to enter the long-term order because Brodnicki had not been present to tell his side of the story.  But this time, Selena's lawyer submitted a declaration from Brodnicki himself in which he admitted "a restraining order should be issued against me to prevent me from trying to contact Selena."

He added, "I know it is the only thing that will make me stay away from Selena."

Ask, and ye shall receive.