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Jim Jones Latter Rain Transcripts



This page presents a sample of statements given by Rev. Jim Jones that display his affiliation with the Latter Rain movement that began in 1947 as a result of William Branham's religious cult following. In these transcripts, the following examples of "New Order of the Latter Rain" doctrines are promoted by Jim Jones:

Manifested Sons of God – This "Latter Rain" doctrine promotes the idea that certain believers will become "manifested" as the "sons of God" before the return of Jesus Christ as perfected and immortalized. As immortals, they would receive a number of divine gifts, including the ability to heal, "discern" the thoughts of others, and more. These "manifest sons" would complete the Great Commission of Matthew 28 of the Christian Bible and "usher in the millennial reign of Jesus Christ.

Five-Fold Ministry – This "Latter Rain" doctrine promotes the idea that the church structure will be restored through an "outpouring of the Holy Spirit" with offices for apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. 

Laying On of Hands – This "Latter Rain" doctrine promotes the idea that spiritual gifts can be imparted from one to another by laying hands upon the recipient. It differs from early Pentecostalism in that the early Pentecostals believed in "tarrying" (waiting) on the spiritual gift. The "Latter Rain" sect also promoted the idea that healing could be administered through the "laying on of hands."

Demonology - This "Latter Rain" doctrine promotes the idea that Christians could be "demonized" and require deliverance.

The Letter Killeth – This "Latter Rain" doctrine promotes the idea that Christians must go outside their Bible text to find scriptural meaning for their day. The more extremist sects place higher value on these extra-biblical "revelations" than they do on the Christian Bible itself. Interestingly, Jim Jones wrote a book with this title.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1054-3

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: Mid-September 1972 (reference to "The Prophet Who Raises the Dead," the first article in Lester Kinsolving series in the San Francisco Examiner, September 17, 1972)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=62849

"The prophet Who Raises The Dead":

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=14082

Jones: And there are many other things like that. So I only brought those out to say when I get up and tell you that I am here, representing the very highest manifestation of God, I am here demonstrating the Word made flesh (John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."). The only reason you say it's not so is because somebody told you, it can't be. And yet, if you really read your Bible, and read it correctly, you'll see that it is very definitely so. Genesis 32:30: "Jacob called the name of the place Piniel, for he had seen God face to face," and his life was preserved because he wrestled with him all night – didn't know who he was – but it was God in a body that he was wrestling with (Genesis 32:24-30). So there's good things there that can be brought out. You say, "Well, how do you know the good from the different?" By a prophet. A prophet. You need apostles, pastors, teachers, prophets, evangelists for the perfecting of the saints. You can't get perfected without a spokesman from heaven. That's why we've got the need (Ephesians 4:11-12, "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."). We need desperately, we need so desperately, oracles, beautiful oracles, and I don't see– as I said, I don't see– the only minister I've seen except Brother Jackson who's here is that brother over there from Bakersfield that passed a cancer couple of weeks, uh for mo– mo– month ago. I've seen one like him. You don't see ‘em. They've bowed their knees to Baal (1 Kings 19:17-18, "And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him."), they sold out their soul for a mess of pottage, they've sold their birthright (Genesis 25:30-34). You can't get a preacher– you have to travel 500 miles to find one that hasn't sold out.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q951

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: Likely May 1973 (speaks of "mid-May"; also cites problems with Hearst papers, which ran Kinsolving series in September 1972

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=62840

I have come to manifest. And I would not be truthful if I told you otherwise. I have declared it, I have manifested, I have exonerated the hundredfold. And that is the philosophy. That's the doctorate of the philosophy of God. The manifestation of the ultimate objectives and causality of God. The manifestation of the highest principle of truth and universal knowledge in God. This is the Ph.D. class. (voice climbs) If you like primer school, if you like the first grade, then you'll have




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q972

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: August 31, 1973 (Trial of Gainesville 8 ended in acquittal "today")

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=60712

Jones: You had a foretaste of glory divine. There'll be times when the school of prophets of the sons and daughters of God will gather as they did in the Proverb of old, and they will talk over sweet times, and they will talk over the inner things that have touched our hearts. But in public gatherings, we will sing the name of Jesus, and we will know where the name of Jesus has gained strength to us, we will know what brought the name of Jesus meaning to us, because we are in a greater day than it was when the Nazarene walked. The Nazarene would say so frequently, no man comes to me– no man comes to the Father except by me. You see, I am the door. Anyone that comes through any other means is a thief. That's what he said. But in the days of the Nazarene, that is a lesser day than our day. This day, it said, greater things shall you do, because I go to the Father. That means we're living in a greater day. I would adsh– I would admonish you to listen closely, because you will be disobedient children if you don't hear what I am now saying. (Pause) So we're living in a day where fathers are not jealous, fathers do not have to have credit, Father on– only wants organization, Father wants to protect his family. Naturally the best protection is when people recognize that the embodiment that is before them manifest the highest degree of God. Naturally, the more you see of God in me, the more I can reproduce in you. But our– our liberty can become a stone of offense, and some who say they know God in a body act like they have met a devil.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q042

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: November 18, 1978

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=29079

Jones: (Unintelligible word) I guess she has as much right to speak as anybody else, too. What did you say, Ruby? Well, you'll regret that this very day if you don't die. You'll regret it if you do, though you don't die. You'll regret it.

Lue Ester Lewis: (Unintelligible) You've saved so many people.

Jones: I've saved them. I saved them, but I made my example. I made my expression. I made my manifestation, and the world was ready — not ready for me. Paul said, "I was a man born out of due season." I've been born out of due season, just like all we are, and the best testimony we can make is to leave this goddamn world.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1055-2

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: Part 1: Likely late 1972; Part II: Likely fall 1966

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27322

"I've got to open the channels and get everything out and be just as expressive and as operative as I want you to be, for I've come to manifest God. I have come on the wings of this morning to make God manifest, to dwell in your midst." (Psalm 139, esp. Psalm 139:9-10, "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." Also, reference to Jesus as manifestation of God, esp. at I John 3:8, "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.")




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1056-3

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: Spring 1972 (after trip to Seattle, before cross-country trip to Philadelphia)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27323

For beloved listener, do you not realize that it is the divine alone, the Christ alone, that heals? You that have wondered where our healings are coming from, the fact that we are being able to tell you of five literal resurrections from the dead in the past few weeks, or that in years, none of the four thousand active members of our mother church have had a death, that we've not had a funeral in years. You wonder where this comes from? It comes from God. The only source of healing is God. The only source of cure, the only source of deliverance, the only source of good is God. All good things come down from the father of light in whom there is no shadow or bearableness of turning. There is one truth of which we must never lose sight, that there is but one life in the universe. Being is simple and uncompounded. There is not a multiplicity of beings but only one Being, all power that is, is ordained of God as Romans 14 says. Being and life are the same. This one being, one life is what Jesus called the Father, because from him everything springs. By existence, we mean manifested being. This is endlessly varied and multiplied, but all existences from the atom to the world, from the insect to the angel have their ground and being in the one being and life of which they are but manifestations to consciousness, that is to sense and thought. All the millions of the race are but ri– the rising into individuality of the ocean of being, but never lose their connection with it. They are a personal cropping out of the primal life, God good, as a center of being, as mountains are an upheaval of the primitive rock, but are not sundered from it. The Father is in us, and we are in the Father. In the innermost root of our existence, we are inseparably and perpetually connected with him. Otherwise we could not exist at all, and because of it, we shall live forever.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1055-2

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: Part 1: Likely late 1972; Part II: Likely fall 1966

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27322

Jones: –body of God. If you're the temple of the Holy Ghost, you're the body of God. The Holy Ghost is God's spirit.

Male: That's right.

Scattered voices in Congregation: Murmurs.

Jones: So I'm just manifesting what you've been talking about. And I shall close. I don't– Last night we just healed the sick, and we healed a plenty. All up and down these aisles.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1023

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: Late 1973/early 1974 (Source: Tim Carter)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=27309

Jones: But you hold to fa– you hold fast to that which is good, you know. The thing that helps you, you stand by it. The ah, thing that she mentions that I now have to elaborate– we speak of God in me in the hundredfold. In the scripture, it speaks, there's hundredfold, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold. Well, that means sixty percent of the principle, thirty percent of the principle, or a hundred percent fool proof, hundred percent pure. Your Bible tells you that in the last day there will be one hundredfold manifestation of God. That means one hundred percent God. Well, I'm in the hundredfold. It's one hundred percent dedicated, completely committed, completely sacrifice to the will. I will never let anything, neither let the sun set on my wrath, I will not let the sun set on anything done ill to anyone. I will not let mortality survive. I crucify it. I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but the revolution of the Christ of the anointing lives in me. That's what we mean by the hundredfold.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1055-1

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: none.

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=29169

Jones: That's my desire. I did not come this far by faith to just end this race as being one manifested son. I'm in a school of prophets. This thing is, as I said, as reincarnatable as the breath you breathe. It's just as reincarnatable as the smile of a child, and we want to learn God's ways. Live him and personify him. Say, well, why haven't you sent people out with the gifts before now? You've got to have the fruits of the Spirit [ref. to Galatians 5:22-23 and Ephesians 5:9].

{…}

Don't talk to me (unintelligible word) about him being God, he not God. And if you don't have the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of truth, you cannot know even who Jesus is, the Scripture tells you. Because there– the words of the devil are in the Bible. The tempter's there. The words that are translated errors there. If you go just to the letter– that's why Corinthians warned you, the letter will kill you [ref. to 2 Corinthians 3:6]. Meaning the letters to Romans, the letter to Corin– Corinth, the– the– the Bible, in other words, just translated English, the Bible kills, but the Spirit God is love. What is the Spirit, then? God is love. So the Bible kills, but love makes alive. That's the only thing that'll make alive. The Bible will kill you, if you don't have God within, and don't have the fivefold ministry. He didn't say Bibles would bring you to perfection, but apostles, pastors, teachers, evangelist, they are necessary for the perfecting of the saints, the work of the ministry, the edifying of the body of Christ [para. of Ephesians 4:7-8, 11-12]. We have to have those manifold gifts and the manifold fruits of the Spirit [ref. to Galatians 5:22-23 and Ephesians 5:9]. How can we hear without a preacher, how can he preach lest he be sent. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing – not reading – by the Word of God [ref. to Romans 10:14-15, 17].




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1059-3

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: (Part 3) June 12, 1972 ("The Supreme Court … upheld that law today, that you can segregate any place you want to, as long as you call it a fraternity. Six to three.")

(Part 4) October 20, 1973 (Watergate's "Saturday Night Massacre").

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63560

Jones: (Voice rises to ministerial fervor) Time's come to leave the ordinances of baptism and doctrines of laying on of hands, and hell and heaven, eternal judgment. Hebrews 6 says, leave the doctrines of baptisms, resurrection of the dead, eternal judgment – that means hell and heaven – laying on of hands, and what does it say? Go on to perfection. And what's perfection? A society that controls its production (Hebrews 6:1-3, "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit."), a socie– a society that controls its wealth, a society that controls its means of distribution, that's our perfection. Gettin' together. Sharing together. That's our perfection. And that's how we'll build heaven on earth. That's how we'll have God come out of the sky, and come down on earth.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1059-3

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: 1957-1965

Significance: "The Message" (William Branham's Cult)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=13782

My beloved brother in Christ, concern for you kept me up praying the entire night! I [am] going to speak sincerely and frankly! God sent you to People's Temple and you must not release yourself. I know there are things about The Message that you may not see but it is God. As long as we love Christ we have unity and understanding to compensate for all the little things you & I might disagree on. Earl you will be making a serious mistake if you leave our Temple that God has ordained and declared you to be a part of. Don't go out to see the proof of what I just said. Hear me as a voice crying to you from the depths of love & fondness for you. "Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord." Don't go back on the light! I know you wouldn't intentionally but if you leave the place that Christ has set you in[,] much sorrow and heartache will be the result. God impressed my mind strongly in every prayer in the early hours before dawn that you would be making a terrible mistake to leave. Please hear my counsel which I give with a heart full of love for you!

Yours in Him,

Pastor James Jones[1]

[1] Jones, James. Handwritten note to Earl Jackson. RYMUR 89-4286-1099, pp. 6-7. Accessed 2017, May 30 from http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/vol14pp87.91_earl.pdf




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1059-4

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: (Part 4) October 20, 1973 (Watergate's "Saturday Night Massacre")

(Part 5) Fall 1974 (A man described as "doing fine" in Part 4 has died on a recent day in September.)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63587

Jesus said, it is written, (Intense) ye all are gods (John 10:31-34, "Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shown you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"). And after this, the gods that follow me, these things shall they do. I am greater (John 14:12, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."), because I have come and gone back to the Father (John 16, esp. John 16:28, "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.").




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1057-5

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: Summer of 1972 (Reference to funeral of Betty Grable, who died July 2)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63420

Jones: I'm saying nothing more than what Jesus said. Jesus said, I am God. And they crucified him for it. They said, for that, we are going to crucify­ He said, why are you going to kill me? Because I'm teaching that ye all are gods. Because your ancient law says, it is written, ye all are gods and sons of the most high. So we are sons of the most high, and that most high is a socialist non-violent revolution (John 10:34, "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?" Psalms 82:6, "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."). That is the (last word drowned out by cheers)




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q1053-1

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: October 1974 (Nelson Rockefeller nominated as Vice President; and tickets on sale for upcoming dinner on November 1)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63327

Why do you do, as Paul said, why are you so superstitious, that you worship an unknown God? (Acts 17:22-23) (Voice moderates) Jesus said, worship what you see (John 4:22, "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews."). Ye all are gods (John 10:34, "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"), these things shall you do and greater, because I go to the Father, or I return into life or into energy (John 14:12, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."). (Pause) [He] Said, when you've seen me, you've seen the only god there is. And that's the truth today as it was yesterday. (Voice rises) Someone will stand here and say, well, how did something come out of nothing? I don't care how something came out of nothing. I know that buzzard feces comes out of a buzzard, but I'm not huntin' for a buzzard.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q953

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: May 1974; L.A. police had just burned down house with members of Symbionese Liberation Army inside

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=63066

Jones: Jesus was just a teacher of mind (mine?). And he said he was only a lesser teacher than the day. He said, "These things shall you do, and greater because I go to the Father." When they came to take him away, he didn't even know why he was being taken away (John 14:12, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."). When they came here one time to cause us trouble, I told you what would happen. He said, well for what good work do you take me away? He said– for no good work, they said. But because, you being a man, make yourself God, in the tenth chapter of John. And He said, it is written, all of you are gods. Shit, I'm no different than you. Everybody's a god. So Jesus is God, I am God. You are God (John 10:32-34, "Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?").




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q356

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: August 1973 (reference to longtime civil rights activist George Wiley dying in boating accident)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=62933

Jones: (Uses glossolalia) I have come in the name of Jesus. I have come in the fathership degree. I am a God. As Jesus said, ye are Gods (John 10:34, "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"). I am that one. The I am that I am (Exodus 3:14, "And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.").




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q353

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: (Part 1) Numerous news articles put in Jonestown, Spring 1978

(Part 2) Late 1972 (Reference to Kinsolving article of Sept. 72)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=62922

Jones: This is a treasure hidden here in vessels. And we don't want to go back on light. It's too precious. It's too precious. I swear to you that, this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel. This is that which was and is to come. (Voice strengthens and rises) This is your salvation. You are looking at the Temple of the Holy Ghost. You are looking at the body of Jesus Christ. (Cries) Some are in the room, are sick and asleep because they don't discern the body of Christ. They don't understand the Godship degree. Jesus said, we all are gods, and I had to come back to remind you what I told you 2000 years ago. I'm on the scene to tell you, ye are gods.

Crowd: Applause

Jones: (Voice normal) And not take it away. Won't let you take it away. So don't be judges of the fact, that my people say I am God. Jesus said, ye are gods. Ye all are gods. Matthew 5 said (unintelligible phrase) clear, unalterably clear, (slow for emphasis) ye are gods (John 10:34, "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"; citing Psalm 82:6, "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."). So why shouldn't I, who have raised the dead, I, who never ask any question, I don't say, for what good work do you stone me, I told you, before September 16 came, what Reverend [Lester] Kinsolving was going to do. I told you what the newspaper was going to say, what it was going to do to us — not in detail, word for word — but I told you what was going to come on September 16. I told you. I didn't ask anyone, so this is a greater day than the day of Nazareth.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q162

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape Summer 1976 (Peoples Temple trip to East Coast, including Philadelphia)

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=62874

Jones: (low voice, unintelligible word) (Calmer voice) We'll get that taken away. We'll get that taken away. I'm about through. I'm about through. (Pause) I just want you to think. I've just said I've come to save ya. (Sings) [Jesus] Said in the last days, saviors would come up out of Zion (Romans 11:26, "And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob."). Jesus said, ye are gods (John 10:34, "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"). Sons of the most high. I'm a savior. I didn't say a creator. No, because, if I had been the— alone in this universe, I sure wouldna made nobody to come down on these streets of Philadelphia and suffer like black people have to suffer. I'da never made none to have to suffer like Latins suffer, or poor whites suffer. No, I didn't say that. I just said one thing, and I'll live up to it, 'cause there's nobody ever looked to me to be a savior, there's nobody that's ever come to me to be a savior, there's nobody that has asked me, there's nobody that's ever come up to me, if they were in jail, some of them, one, the Jewish brother facing ten years, he said, "Save me. My religion didn't save me. God didn't save me. The Skygod didn't come." And I took him out of jail, ten years, I took him out in ten minutes. Hey, spirit!




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q951

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: Likely May 1973 (speaks of "mid-May"; also cites problems with Hearst papers, which ran Kinsolving series in September 1972

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=62840

Jones: Jesus was crucified because of what I am doing tonight. Jesus said, you are gods. He said who be the man that (unintelligible word) himself God, and they killed him, but he said it is written you all are gods (John 10: 33-34, "The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"). I'm the firstborn of many brethren (Romans 8:28-29, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren."). These things shall you do and greater. He said greater shall come after me, because I have gone to the Father (John 14:12, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."). So I'm experiencing and demonstrating, I'm exonerating, and beautifying and exhibiting that which Jesus died on the cross for. To hinder me would be spitting in the name of Jesus.




ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT Q972

Reverend Jim Jones

Date cues on tape: August 31, 1973 (Trial of Gainesville 8 ended in acquittal "today")

Full transcript and notes obtained from:

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=60704

Jones: Oh, Harriet's God. She's a God. We oughta fill our children's minds with– Oh, he said, No, no, no. Yes, yes, that's what Jesus said when they took him, when he didn't even know why, he said, for what good work do you take me? He said, for no good work, but because, you being a man, call yourself God. In that tenth chapter, he said, (deliberate enunciation of each word) ye all are gods (John 10:31-34, "Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shown you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"). Harriet knew she wasn't gonna listen to no jackleg or no black– white man's book. She was all the God she needed to listen to. And if you've got more God than me, you don't listen to me. If you know more how to raise the dead spiritually and physically than me, but don't listen to me. Only listen to me if you think you need to. But I'll tell you, you need me now to get a family together that can stand up against Pharaoh. That's why you need me. But if you had more power to do it than I, go do it. ‘Cause I'd follow you. (Pause) But until you can do some things that I do, you better be glad to be in here and be just a member of the family and pull together.




53-0907E - Healing Line

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: September 7, 1953

Accessed 2017, April 29 from http://table.branham.org

Now, the only way you can be saved is to accept what He's already done. And He… By His stripes we were healed at Calvary. See? And you just have to accept what He's done. Is that right? Now, the ministers, many of them preach the Gospel of Divine healing, you accept it, just the same results. But in there, God has set some in the Church apostles, and prophets, and gifts of healing, and so forth, faith, and… That's to—to stimulate, other words, the Church. And that's what I'm here to do, sister, to try to help you to believe on Jesus.




52-0224 – BELIEVING IN GOD

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: February 24, 1952

Accessed 2017, April 29 from http://table.branham.org

I said, "Go down here to the bootleg joint and say, 'You're all saved, come on out.'" He said, "I could if they'd believe me." I said, "So can I." There you are: faith in the Word. See? You couldn't save no one. And preaching the Gospel of salvation doesn't make you a Divine Saviour, no more than preaching Divine healing makes me a Divine healer, but it's the faith in God's spoken Word.




51-0505 – My commission

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: May 5, 1951

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Now, I'm just your brother, by the grace of God. But when the Angel of the Lord moves down, It becomes, then, a Voice of God to you. Maybe it… If I offended you by saying that, forgive me. But I felt that might been resented. But I am God's Voice to you. See? I say that again. That time was under inspiration. See? And I—I felt bad about it the first time, but It repeated it. Now see, I can say nothing in myself. But what He shows me, I say it. You believe it and watch what happens. See, He did. 




63-0626 – Why

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: June 26, 1963

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Moses stood under the inspiration of God, when sin was not even divorced, it was just simply covered by the blood of bulls and goats. And he had the—the glory of God upon him, until he could speak flies into existence, he could speak frogs into existence. Because, a word is a thought expressed, and God brought His thoughts to Moses, and Moses spoke them in words. And when the Word spoke, the whole world was framed by the Word of God.




60-0417 – go tell

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: April 17, 1960

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I said, "Only thing I know, that God tried to confirm a message to Abraham one time, and he spoke a ram into existence, because he needed a ram to confirm it. It must've been that I needed a squirrel: to speak mine. And He did it eight straight times, or seven straight times, rather, seven straight times."




47-0412 – faith in the substance

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: April 12, 1947

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And it wasn't the apostles. Do you think Moses was the—the deliverer because it was Moses, his wits and his intelligence? Why, he said he was a man of slow speech. It was God in Moses, a gift to the people. It was God in Christ. He said, "It's not Me; it's My Father that dwelleth in Me."




49-1225 – The Deity of Jesus Christ

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: December 25, 1949

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Said, "Isn't it written in your Law, 'Ye are gods'?" He made Moses a god to Pharaoh once. And He made you a god to the people.




51-0729a – the resurrection of lazarus

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: July 29, 1951

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That's what's the matter with the Pentecostal people. They don't recognize who they are. You're sons and daughters of God. You have in your hand… Look. Then Jesus, it was one time quoted in the Scripture, "Ye are Gods." Look. Deity… I'm a part of Charles Branham, because I was born from Charlie Branham, my daddy. I'm a part of him. I've got a forehead like him. My hair was like him. I'm a small man like him. I'm in the nature like him, because he's my dad. And if we become in spirit sons of God, Deity dwells in the man. Hallelujah! Then you talk about blind eyes being open. They said nothing impossible to God. God said nothing impossible with you, if you'll believe, not with God, but you. Deity's in man. The very God that stood back there on the mythical platform of the eternities, and rolled worlds off of His hands, and created these things give you the privilege to be His son, and you're a part of Him. And God dwells in mankind, and man himself is Deity. Hallelujah! There you are. It might choke you, but study over that a little while. See?




56-0814 – divine love and soverign grace

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: August 14, 1956

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Now, did you realize, that you being a person as you are, that you're not altogether flesh? You're spirit and flesh. Not only that, but Jesus said that the Bible said, that we are in a miniature way, gods. The Bi—Jesus said that. We are… He said, if that was prophets and so forth of the Old Testament, that Jesus were—was referring to, said, "It's written in your law, that ye are gods. And if he called them gods, who the Word of God come to, then why not Himself, being the Son of God, when He makes Himself equal with God?" Now, we are, in an amateur way we are creators.




57-0309 – jehovah jireh

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: March 9, 1957

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Now, Abraham was a part of God. Jesus said, when He was here on earth, "Is not it written in your laws that ye are gods? And if they call those gods to who the Word of God come to," how about Him being God? They were gods by measure. He was the Fullness of God. God was in Him, reconciling the world to Himself.




57-0922m – jesus christ the same yesterday today and forever

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: March 9, 1957

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Notice: Ye are gods. 9 Now, 35th verse: If he called them (the prophets) gods, unto whom the Word of the Lor-… of God came, Who do the Word of the Lor-… come to? The prophets. And God called the prophets, "gods" because they had the Word of God. If a man has the Word of God, it's not the man, it's the Word that the people's listening to; it isn't the man, it's the Word. And if the prophets, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Elisha, if they had THUS SAITH THE LORD, God said, "As long as that Word was going from them, they were gods." God said Himself, He was the One done the announcing, because it wasn't a man, He'd took the man out, and put Hisself in there, to speak.




60-0308 – discernment of spirit

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: March 8, 1957

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Now, the Spirit of God working in men makes men act like God. No wonder Jesus said, "Is not it written, 'Ye are gods'? And if they called them God to whom the Spirit of God came to, how can you condemn Me then, when I am the Son of God?" If you could see the Spirit of God in Moses, which he was God. Moses was a god. Joseph was a god. The prophets were gods. The Bible said they were. They were gods because it—they had completely surrendered themselves to the Spirit of God, that they were working for the glory of God. And when a man is so anointed with the Spirit… Now, let this go real deep under the fifth rib on the left side. When a man is anointed of the Spirit of God, his habits, his actions, and everything is God moving in him. 




60-0731 – show us the father and it will satisfy us

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: July 31, 1960

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For the Word of God is sharper, more powerful, than any two-edged sword, piercing to the sunder, and the marrow of the bone, a discerner of the thoughts and the intents of the heart. The Word of God comes into a human being and discerns the thought. Jesus perceived their thought. If that's right, say, "Amen." What was He? "In the beginning was the Word; the Word was with God; and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh." And He said, "You condemn Me because I call Myself the Son of God, and it's written in your laws that ye are gods." Man was made to be a god. His domain is the earth. The whole earth's awaiting now for the manifestation of the sons of God to be made manifest. Look how far behind we are. But remember, the prophets… He said, "If you call them gods, who the Word of God came to…" What was a prophet? A Divine interpreter of the Word, had the Divine interpretation. The signs of Him foretelling, and foreknowing, that was a vindicate to the people that he was a prophet.




61-0117 – the messiah

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: January 17, 1961

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Jesus said, "How can you condemn Me, saying, I'm the Son of God? Isn't it written in your law that ye are gods? And if they call those gods who the Word of God came to, how can you condemn Me when I say, I'm the Son of God?" He was referring to the prophets, the anointed ones, lesser anointed. Jesus was so anointed that He was more than a prophet. Jesus was so anointed till He was the Fullness of the Godhead bodily. He was God. The prophets had the same kind of anointing, only in a lesser condition. And in Genesis 1:26, when God made man, He made him a god, because He gave him a dominion, and he had rulership. He had power over the birds of the air, the cattle, over the winds, the waves, the—the fishes of the sea, everything. He had dominion over everything. He was a ruler, anointed a ruler, because he was in the likeness and in the image of God with an earthly domain. That's why the Bible says the earth is groaning, crying, waiting, for the manifestation of the Sons of God. The world is waiting for the man to come back into his right estate. Now, he is made in the image and likeness of God. That makes his… When God made him, God give him some of His Spirit, part of His Life, and he's in the likeness and the image of God. Therefore, like here in the… Man in his natural condition, the way we are now, you can see that he's much more than an animal, as they try to say we are; because man, in his fallen estate, yet being a fallen son of God, he still can better himself. He has an intelligence. He builds himself a better house, living conditions. He makes himself better travel conditions. He can speed himself through the air now at nineteen hundred miles an hour in a jet plane, or rocket. And he's—he's made himself so he can almost travel around the world just in twenty-four hours. Just send a like satellite in the air above the space of where the air is a turning (the orbit of the world), and stand still, and watch the world pass under him; and go completely around in twenty-four hours, just standing still at one place. Go up in the air and stand there, come right back down and be home again, just standing above the—the revolving earth, where the earth is pulling its current around, making the winds and so forth, the current. The world turning about, around about close to twenty-five hundred miles an hour. No, I'll say about eleven hundred miles an hour. It's twenty-five hundred miles around it and it's going around every twenty-four hours. It'd be pretty near eleven hundred miles an hour. And he goes up in the air and defies that, stands above gravitation, and stands there and watch the world pass around under him. He's smart, intelligent. And he's—he's made up in the image and the likeness of God, and in him is Light. Now, for instances when a man gets saved, he's just about like… The Light that comes into him is about like this little white button on my shirt. That's when God comes into the inner part of a man. In the inner part of a man or… A man is made up in the system of a tabernacle: in the outer courts, then holy place, and the holiest of holies; the Shekinah glory on the inside, the veil.




61-0416 – abraham and his seed

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: April 16, 1961

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Now, say that's wrong. Jesus said, "Doesn't it… don't it say in your own laws, 'Ye are gods'? And why do you condemn Me then, if your own law says you're gods." He was given a domain; the domain was the earth. The whole earth is groaning, waiting now for the manifestations of the sons of God. If I'm a Branham, I'm a Branham; I'm part of a Branham. And if a man is a son of God, He's made in the image of God and given the domain here on earth to rule this earth like God ruled it. And the second Adam proved it. Amen. He stopped nature: "Peace be still." Amen. Cursed the fig tree, certainly, and He was a Man yet He was God; He was a manifested Son of God. That's what we're to be one of these days. We're just coming to it through justification, the seeds of Abraham coming up.

 
62-1104m – blasphemous names

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: November 4, 1962

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But, God, specially upon Adam, breathed the Breath of Eternal Life, and he become an Eternal person with God. He had power like God. He was an amateur god. He was god of the earth; not God of Heaven, now. God of the earth! And some day the sons of God will again become gods. Jesus said so. "Is not it written in your law, 'Ye are gods'? Then if you can call those who He called god, who God visited, how can you condemn Me, say, when I say I'm the Son of God?" See? Now we're getting into something deep.




63-0412e – god hiding himself in simplicity

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: April 12, 1963

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Now, where is the Church today, brethren, if we are born to be sons of God? And Jesus Himself said, "If your own law said ye are 'gods,'" amateur gods with control of the earth. He said, "If they call those 'gods,' who the Word of God came to," which was the prophets. The Word of the Lord comes to the prophet. "And if you call them 'gods,' how do you condemn Me," He said, "when I say I'm the Son of God?"




58-0202 – Escape hither, come quickly

Rev. William Marrion Branham

Date: 1958, February 2

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But the other side is the—got the intellectual conception, when the true side of God has the revelation of Jesus Christ, not by written word, but by spiritual revealed truth. Amen. Oh, blessed be His Name. God reveals Himself to an individual, and quickly He becomes Deity on the inside of him. He's a son or a daughter of God. "Speak to this mountain; don't doubt but it'll move." You get it? It's the day, the oncoming judgment, the herding of His people into the places to get away from judgment.



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