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Male 1: –Father’s voice called her to get up three times. It took– third time, she said Father called out loud, and she jumped to her feet to discover the house was blazing and filled with smoke. She woke up the rest of the children, and they had to go right through the fire to get to the front door. When they got outside, they were all right, but realized the baby was still inside, asleep. My young boy went back in, right through the blazing fire to get the baby, and they came outside without a burn on them, she says. Father is the one and only God there is, and no one can take that away from me. None of my children were even singed by the fire or harmed by the smoke. (Pause)

Everyone wants blessings and protections like that, and miracles like you’ve witnessed here time and time again, every day. But not everyone is willing to do all they can to further God’s work. Giving in tithes and offering is like priming a pump, so that blessings can flow from God to you. If you don’t prime the pump enough, you cut off your very source of life and health, as we have seen happen so many times with those who have failed, who have held back and robbed God. Remember, we reap what we sow. And this is the most fertile ground on earth, the best place for sowing our seeds of giving. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Is your treasure out there in a world with material possessions and self-indulgence, lustful living, or is it here, where there’s greater love than you have ever known? Now is the time for you to decide. (Pause)

Everyone, take an envelope and show where your heart is. And there’s a special blessing for those who make their greatest sacra– (tape edit)

Child: And when I– I seen a bird in front of my house. And uh, I (unintelligible word) I asked my sister to go get some food for it and she went to go get some. And uh, (unintelligible) some food too. When I got it, I dropped the bird. I sure did and my (unintelligible) said go get the picture of Jim, and– and she got it and I put it on the bird and it came back alive!

Congregation: (Cheers)

Archie Ijames: Yes, yes, yes. Yes. The beautiful face of a child. Glory be.

Elder Hill: Peace. I’m Elder C.C. Hill out of Bakersfield, California. And I love you, otherwise I wouldn’t have (unintelligible word) that would uplift you. I want to know you– I want you to know things that have happened to me since I’ve known Jim Jones. (unintelligible) of the house of God. (unintelligible) First, he healed me of a cancer. He also healed my sister who had been wearing a brace for seventeen years. Healed my wife of heart trouble and eyes (unintelligible)– I don’t have to thread a needle, but (unintelligible word) knowing him as long as I have, I want you to know this. I have his spirit. I’m here to uplift you, faith is the thing that you lack. We’ve been bringing (unintelligible word) so long that you just can’t get away from it.

Congregation: (Cheers)

Elder Hill: I want to see you get away from it. There’s people in Bakersfield that know me. They knew when I was out in the world. And I too used to bet a little, if you wanna know. They know that I did it. When I turned to be a minister, they couldn’t hardly accept me. But knowing Jim Jones and (unintelligible word) that I loved him so that we going to see what he look like and what he’s done, so that– A whole lot of them are here today. Because I loved him, he did for me, and I went back and let ‘em know it. Now a lady called me the other day, at 87 years old. She’d been operated on. I didn’t want her to see her operated but she did. We went there and put Jim Jones and called on his name. First, I went to the hospital. I say, you won’t be there long. I believe that. I got the faith! Five days, she was home.

Congregation: (Cheers)

Elder Hill: I went to her home, after she come home, she said I want you to prayer for me. [I] Said, I’ll meditate and call on Jim Jones.

Congregation: (Cheers)

Elder Hill: So I put the picture on her. She says, Oh, I want some of that oil. I said, I have a mission and that’s what we use our money for. I’m like Jim Jones. I don’t get a penny. We will send and get that oil. Costs five dollars. You know, I thought they give it to you. Say, no, but we will– we will send and get it. So we did. Now I’ve rubbed it on her. She called another lady that’s got diabetes. Hasn’t slept in, I don’t know how many days and how many nights. So she called me and told me she wanted me to come to prayer for her. So, I went– I went there and told her– she’s been here twice. I told her, I says you lack faith. You were where you would– you’d kept going and been under his teachings, you would’ve been healed by now. For now, if you believe in Jim Jones, then I will lay his picture on you and call on him. Otherwise I won’t. She says, you know, I believe it. So I put it on her. That night she slept fairly well, she says. But she called and let ‘em know that after that next night, that she slept better than she had for months.

Archie Ijames: Yeah. The name of Jim Jones!

Congregation: (Cheers)

Elder Hill: The name of Jim Jones on there. I want to say this, they have to be obedient. Everything hasn’t gone from my body, but I’m like– I’m like the– the– the old patriarch (unintelligible word) (tape edit)

Voice in congregation: Thank you, brother. Thank you, brother.

Congregation: (Applause)

Low voice: State your name and (unintelligible).

Millie Cunningham: Okay. Peace and love. My name is Millie Cunningham. I am from Redwood Valley. It’s so nice to be here this morning in the living of God. You know, this morning when I walked in the church, I always can feel the love of God.

Voices in congregation: Yeah! Oh yeah!

Cunningham: You know, my sister (unintelligible word) had a hard (unintelligible word). She come to me this morning and she said, I’m coming with you. She said, since you been gone with this man you talking about, you don’t even favor yourself. I told her this morning, if you just only know– if you just only know what my Father do. What he do, he’ll do for all. He don’t love no one no better than he do the other.

Voice in congregation: Amen!

Cunningham: I just wanna tell y’all somethin’. On the eighth of May, I moved to the valley. When (unintelligible)– he wouldn’t take an egg or anything out of the box. I said when they loaded, I know my Father will take care. Did you know Dad came here and parked the truck? He didn’t leave until Saturday some time. And he didn’t get in the valley until Sunday night. He did not unload my things until about four o’clock Monday afternoon. It wasn’t an egg, it wasn’t a piece of meat– it still had ice on it. You know it wasn’t nobody but my Father.

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Cunningham: And another thing. Last Thursday, it was a week ago. Last Wednesday night was a week ago, we was in service. When I sit there and I listen, I don’t want to miss a thing. Thursday– Wednesday night, we was on him. We have such a precious Father. Such a sweet Father.

Voices in congregation: Yeah!

Cunningham: We stopped to eat. When we stopped to eat, Father was standing there. I went over to my group to eat. All at once I felt something pushing. I said to Paula, you knows, sister, I come back. I went into the bathroom. I never seen so much of filth. So much of blood. When I got up, I was kind of ‘fraid. Somethin’ said “Don’t be afraid.” Say, “Everything’s gone be all right.”

Congregation: (Cheers)

Cunningham: Do you know I feel all right! I feel just like I’m 16. And, when I come to Father, I couldn’t even use my own. But now (unintelligible)?

Congregation: (Cheers)

Cunningham: I feel just like I’m sixteen. I’m in a new world! Who to thank? My Father.

Voice in congregation: Yeah!

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Cunningham: Okay.
(tape edit)

Caroline Washington: Peace and love, everyone. My name is Caroline Washington. I want to thank God for new hope and new life in the church of the day. I have been in so many churches before, but I didn’t find God until I came to Peoples Temple.

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Washington: He surely took me out of that (unintelligible) place. He put my feet on a rock to stay. He put a song in my soul today, and now, I can sing. Hallelujah!

Congregation: (Applause and cheers) (tape edit)

Washington: I’m going to sing a song, “God is Real.” (tape edit) Because to me, Jim Jones is real. I’ll change the words to that.

Congregation: (Cheers)

Washington: (sings) There are some things/ I do not know/ There are some places/ That I cannot go/ But I am sure/ Of this one thing/ Jim Jones is real/ And I can feel him within/ Oh, yes Jim is real/ He’s so real in my soul/ Jim Jones is real/ For he has washed and made me whole/ His love for me/ Is like pure gold/ Jim Jones is real/ Oh I can feel / Him in my soul/ And some folks may doubt/ Some folks may scorn/ All can desert/ And leave me alone/ But I am sure/ Of just one thing/ Jim Jones is real/ Oh I can feel/ Him within/ Oh yes Jim is real/ He’s so real in my soul/ And Jim Jones is real/ For he has washed and made me whole/ His love for me/ Is like pure gold/ Jim Jones is real/ Oh I can feel/ Him in my soul/ And I cannot tell/ Oh how you felt/ When Jim Jones took/ Your pains away/ But I can say–
(tape edit)

Woman 1: Thanks for giving all of (unintelligible) again. I’m thankful (unintelligible) that what he have done for me. Because true (unintelligible) have taken this child to the doctor. One that gets tired of me, he’ll send me to the other. And I’d just taken him last Monday to the clinic. And I thought they’d take him by Friday. And the spirit just did lead me to get up and take him. I don’t know why, but I knew Pastor Jim was with me all the time. And my baby was just getting littler and littler. He was just losing weight by the day. So he’s been four years old, he weighed 34 pounds, shoes and clothes all on. And so I just thank you so much.

Congregation: (Cheers)

Woman 1: We don’t know what he (unintelligible word under cheers) out here. (Pause) I couldn’t wait to get back home, (unintelligible) to call my mother in Louisiana to tell her. And I know my phone will be (unintelligible) ‘cause I don’t call all of my people, just about on you. (Laughs)

Congregation: (Cheers)

Male 1: What the dear sister was talking about was that this very young child spit up a cancer, was healed of a cancer by the mighty power of God yesterday. All the way in the back of the room!

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Male 1: All the way in the back, was (unintelligible) that child, spit up that cancer! Hallelujah! Yeah!

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Male 1: (loudly, excited) Yeah! Ah, it’s beautiful! You should be able to sympathize with that mother. Praise his name. (low voice) State your name. (unintelligible)

Pearl Cole: Okay. I want to say peace to you all. My name is Pearl Cole of Los Angeles. I want to say today that I’m very happy. And I’m so glad I can say I know who God is. For he don’t– I can always say I know who he is. I know because the things he has done for me. He’s proved who he is. I can say it’s because of my son. It’s nine months ago, I met Father downstairs, and I told him that my son was in Korea overseas in a prison camp. He asked me not to worry about it. And I didn’t, ‘cause I believe him. Two months later, the news came here to this church, on a Thursday night, that my son had been freed from this prison.

Archie Ijames: Hey! Thank you, Father! Thank you, Father! God! Mighty God. Hey-hey! Oh, God can do anything.

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Cole: I– I was so happy, but I know whatever he said, he’d never leave it ‘til it’s done. He was freed from (unintelligible)– from this prison then. He was out. But he wasn’t free. And they had said that he might be two or three years alone before he would be able to set his foot back on the States ground again. But I tell you, that’s not what my Father said.

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Cole: This last past Monday– at (unintelligible word) Monday afternoon, I was sitting there in my living room and I was lying down. The phone rang. And I picked it up. And the voice on the other end said, “Momma?”

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Cole: I says to him– I said, “Boy, where are you at?” He says, “Momma, I’m here in the States.” He says “I’m in Hawthorne, California.” I thought I was dreamin’!

Congregation: (Applause and cheers)

Cole:
But he was here and I can tell you, Tuesday evening, around about six o’clock, my son came to Los Angeles.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Cole:
He’s a free man. He came home. They said he wouldn’t be free, but my Father– my God said he would be free! Free! Free! Free! He’s home!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Cole:
He said he would free him and then he freed him! I’m no Tylarene Sharp [phonetic], but I just want to say this– just one verse of this song, was so long it been a part of me, and now I know the meaning of it. Just one verse of it.
This love God is– / It’s flowing out today/ A perfect love in all God’s perfect ways/ Not all in here/ but out in roaring flames/ I guess God loves no mortal man can stand/ This love Jim is/ is flowing out today/ A perfect love, in all Jim’s perfect ways/ Not all in here–
(tape edit)

Woman 2:
We’re going to hear a testimony from Brother Crane, from Texas, who’s had a miraculous healing through Pastor Jim Jones. He came here blind and crippled.

Crane:
My friends– My friends, when I came here the first time, I was wheeled in, in a wheelchair. But thank God, I can walk now.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
But spiritually I am as strong as– or stronger than I’ve ever been.

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Crane:
And I believed in God. And if I didn’t believe in this man, Jones, I would not have spent six hundred dollars to come over here twice, just to see him.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
In fact of the business, I saw him before I came here. And uh, just– as he is now, that’s the way I saw him. I heard him say, well, how many people would give a thousand dollars? That was my second trip over here. And uh, it’s kind of slow and I said I’ll live. And I did.

Congregation:
(Applause)

Crane:
And I tell you what happened. I uh, was sitting down one night, the church had turned me off on account of him.

Congregation:
(Applause)

Crane:
And they had cut my salary from fifteen hundred down to two. Two hundred dollars a month. And that wouldn’t pay my notes. (laughs) But I was sitting there, and one night a man come in and say, I have a check here for ya, for two thousand and five hundred dollars. That’s what–

Congregation:
(Applause)

Crane:
But my wife said, that’s not enough. Three thousand or nothing. He said, well, here’s the three thousand.

Congregation:
(Applause and laughter)

Crane:
And so he give me three thousand and– and the other thousand, I don’t know where it come from.

Congregation:
(Applause and laughter)

Woman near mike:
And 400.

Crane:
But I know I got four thousand and four hundred dollars from somewhere.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
Now I believe in telling the truth, and I don’t have to lie. This is the truth. In the hospital, on the fourth day of June 1972, I died. I mean I died! And they wanted my wife to sign (unintelligible word) for autopsy. And wanted to know what kind of her– what undertaker and so on. And she said, I don’t believe he’s gone yet.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
Said well, if he comes– if he comes back, he’ll be too old. He– There won’t be anything for him to– to bill to. She said, Sarah had a baby when she was 90 and he’s only 86.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
And I heard her from the other world, telling me, don’t go yet. And I said I’m coming back. (Laughs) And I did. And I came back with a new look on life. I had been giving money, but I was spending it on myself. And I thought that God was blessing me to do that. Ignorantly, I was going on dressing and buying fine cars and uh, I have a sixty-five thousand dollar home and all that kind of thing. And I thought I was doing something. But when I came back from the dead, I saw a new look on life.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
I said to my wife, I got to give away these clothes, to people that is not able to get them.

Congregation:
(Applause)

Crane:
I’ve got to give away these shoes. Alligator.

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Crane:
I say I’ve got to get down with the ghetto. Going to the hedges and highways.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
And compel people to come to Christ. I’ve brought that program to our church. They said. you can go out there and get ‘em. but don’t bring ‘em to our church. Stay out there with them.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
But I said I’m going to do it.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
And under God, I’m going to do it. And– And I believe in this man. Before I criticize any kind of an organization, I’ve got to see what’s going on. And I’ve been here, and I’ve seen what’s went (unintelligible word).

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Crane:
And I have decided, that live or die, sink or swim, I’m gonna follow him. Wherever he leads, that’s the way I’m going.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)
(tape edit)

Crane:
I love him. God bless him. And God is blessing me. And we decided to come here and be here today. There’s 33 of us– (unintelligible) (tape edit) And we are here today. And I’m satisfied.
(tape edit)

Congregation:
(quiet clapping and cheering, talking)

Jessie Mae
Long: Peace and love, everybody.

Voice in Congregation:
Peace, darlin’.

Long:
This is Sister Jessie Mae Long, and I wanted to say to Paul in Los Angeles and Houston, Texas. I’m one of them out of the hundreds that died. I feel good right there. And I don’t know what you all think about– I wished I had time, but I don’t have but a minute to– to tell ya, oh, what this man has done for me. But uh, when I died and got to that place, I saw a man standing. His hair was black as raven. And I looked up at him in this place. And his face outshined the sun. His face lit up that place. He looked like a city to me, I don’t know what it was, a city, but that’s the way it looked. And I said to him, (unintelligible word)– Father, I don’t want to stay here now, take me back with you. And he looked up and smilin’ and (unintelligible word)his hands to me and told me, my child, stand on your feet. So I got to go out and tell (unintelligible word) about who he is, because I know who he is.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Long: And uh, and I have been (unintelligible) never change. And I thank him this evening. And I just wanted to let y’all know, I died, but I’m alive.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Woman 2: State your name.
(music)

Marvin Wiseman:
My name is Mar– Marvin Wiseman. I’m from uh, Los Angeles, California.
(music, Wiseman sings)

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)
(tape edit)

Woman 3:
–to the hospitals in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and in Anaheim and in Long Beach. I bought bricks in them, trying to get my healing. But thanks be to God, one day, I met a man. Hallelujah!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Woman 3:
Oh! Glory! Reaching through the stomach (unintelligible), hallelujah, honey! He (unintelligible word) the things that needed to be done.

Voice in Congregation:
Yeah!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Woman 3:
He is the greatest physician that is on earth!

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Voice in Congregation:
That’s right!

Woman 3:
Oh, glory! There is no more Jim Jones on this earth.

Congregation:
(Applause)

Woman 3:
Hallelujah! Glory to God!

Archie Ijames:
Glory!

Woman 3:
I’m so happy! Oh, today, it’s all over me! Glory to God is all in my bones! Hallelujah! I can’t say enough for him. I just want to say one thing. Thank God for Jim Jones!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Woman 3:
Thank God for Jim Jones!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Woman 3:
Oh! Oh, yes!

Male 1:
We don’t want to forget her beautiful testimony, because that dear sister had been operated on five separate times.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Male 1:
And the last time– listen to this–

Congregation:
(Quietens)

Male 1:
–the last time the doctor sewed her up, he said, I’m sending you home. He sent her home to die, he said, because there’s nothing else I can do. There’s nothing else I can do. And at that moment, the last moment of desperation, when there was nothing else that man could do, then Father God stepped in, reached out, and spoke the word, and see it– you see how– Oh! It’s just like a young child! She can jump around now! And talk to you about how good God has been to her, because she knows, if it had not been for our dear Father, Jim Jones, that she would be dead today. Mighty God! Mighty God! Hallelujah!

Congregation:
(Applause)

Male 1:
Praise his name! My God, hallelujah! Come on, brother.
(unintelligible voices in crowd)

Archie Ijames:
Yeah! Praise him, sister! That’s all right!

Congregation:
(Applause)

Minister:
May I say peace to everybody in the house? I know quite a lot of you here. (Clears throat) I don’t blame you for rejoicing and jumping and hollering and saying I just can’t believe you. (tape edit) –aches, and been down so long. And every way we turned, somebody was against us.

Voice in Congregation:
Uh, huh!

Minister:
There was a bar against you. And you’ve been framed– we’ve been framed so long!

Archie Ijames:
Yeah, uh-huh!

Minister:
And now, I don’t blame you for long speeches, because you have something to talk about.

Archie Ijames:
Yeah!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Minister:
That’s wonderful when you know and don’t have to guess. It’s wonderful when you go to the hospital and they turn you down, and you don’t have money to pay and they just shut you out. Finally you have to give up and
die. But we found a doctor–

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Archie Ijames:
Yeah!

Minister: –
that’s able to cure every pain.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Archie Ijames:
Yeah! Yeah!

Minister:
If he’s a thousand miles from ya, he’s able to cure ya. And not only that, but one that can feed everybody. One that can go to jail and get ya out when everybody says (unintelligible)– and hang ya.

Congregation:
(Responds)

Minister:
So I haven’t– I’m not gonna say much. I just wanna let ya know, I know him too.

Congregation:
(Responds)

Minister:
The first time I ever saw him, he called me out (Pause) and healed me. And I been following him ever since.

Archie Ijames:
Yeah!

Minister:
It was some time before I could just make up my mind that I could just give up all that I’d been– that I had and been doin’ and follow this family. But at last, thank God, I made up in my mind, I would follow him ‘til the end.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Archie Ijames:
Praise the Lord!

Minister:
This, and we close. This, and we close. What made it so permanent, so profound with me, he didn’t have to take me somewhere and examine me. He just walks up to me and put his hand on me. And I didn’t know I had cancer. I was sittin’– I don’t know– I can’t remember whether it was this church or the one in the– in uh, San Francisco, but I think it was right back there. And I had a pain, right here, nagging and aching me. Don’t you know how that feels?

Congregation:
Yeah!

Minister:
Haven’t you had it?

Congregation:
Yeah!

Minister:
God bless your soul if you haven’t had it. Let me tell you, you were blessed all the way along. (clear throat) I don’t know one and you don’t know one in this whole, boys and girls, men and women that haven’t had a pain.

Congregation:
(Responds)

Minister:
And when he came back and stood back there, he said, “I just cured a minister of a beginning of a cancer.” And it struck me so forcible, I couldn’t stand up. I just had to set there and look. And just then if I knew you wanted, but I was sick. Went to hospital. And I went home. And the pain started again. And I never had a pain like that in my life! Oh the man is iron. The pain was so, I called on everybody and nobody. I couldn’t dial the phone, I was so nervous. I’ve never been nervous like that. And I went in the bathroom. The blood was just dripping like that. Big streaks. And I called on Jim Jones.

Archie Ijames:
Uh-huh.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Minister:
And I said, in my way of beings, I said, if– Lord, if I die, let me die in peace. This pain is so severe, I just don’t want pain like this. But I saw Jim Jones. I mean I saw him with these eyes.

Congregation:
(Applause)

Minister:
He just walked through the door. And I could see his hair as he has it (unintelligible word) and looked to see at me, and the pain– (tape fades)

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Minister:
You’ll have to excuse me, I– I– I’m not used to this. The pain began to disappear, and I began to feel better. And when the– when the cops come to carry me to the hospital, the pain was gone.

Archie Ijames:
(laughing) Ah, yeah–

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Minister:
When they carried me up to the hospital and put me to bed, I had no pain. I– they were (unintelligible word) long sleep. God bless your soul, I’ve been resting well ever since.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Rosie Ijames:
Peace, everyone, and this great love that Father’s teaching us about. My name is Rosie Ijames from Redwood Valley. And I came to testify to you, to witness to you, to tell you about this great love that Father is teaching us about, the greater love than no man than this one we have with us, Father, who’s concerned about all of us.

Archie Ijames:
Yeah!

Rosie Ijames:
Concerned about our ills, our pains and our health. And as today, I feel like a picture of health. People say you look like a young woman. Well, you know why? Because I found a fountain of youth! Father, the Father of youth!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Rosie Ijames:
I can look like a young woman and feel like a young woman! But I want to tell everyone there was a day when my strength was (stumbles over words) ebbing away. I was getting weaker and weaker, and I didn’t know, ‘cause I didn’t realize why, but cancer was throughout my body. My lymph glands was all swollen. There was knots on my neck and I didn’t know who. I didn’t even realize what– when I went to this doctor, he shook his head. He said, and he was making his notes, there’s cancer throughout my body, was nothing he could do. And he called in there, making reservations for me in the hospital. And I thought, surely he wasn’t saying cancer. You know what they– the use medical terms, you call them out. And uh, while he wasn’t even in Redwood Valley, he was down here with you people, and he knew what was wrong with me. And uh, this doctor didn’t. I went into the hospital. He told me– looked at me and says– I– I– I– there’s nothing– you know– he knew I was afraid. (chuckle) And he said, when things are like they look, you may not have to do anything but just go back home in the morning. And what he was saying to me was, dear hearts, that your cancer is throughout your body, and not a thing I can do. I’ll just send you back home to die. He said, but we’re going to take this biopsy here, and we gonna send it in and check it out. So the next– when he came back to my– my bed, he said, you know, this is a strange thing. I don’t understand it. He said, but there was no cancer! He says there’s nothing wrong with ya!

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Rosie Ijames:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Oh! Hallelujah! Oh! (unintelligible word)! Oh! Hallelujah!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Rosie Ijames:
But I said (laughs)– let me tell ya, dear heart. What do you think you all came here for? All these– the hundreds of people know– thousands of people sitting here. What did you come here for? Did you come here to see a reed shaking in the wind?

Voice in Congregation:
No!

Rosie Ijames:
No! I tell you came to see greater than that. You see– you came to see a great man! A– a prophet? No! One greater than he. The Christ is with us today, and he has delivered us. I’m telling you. I said they wanted me to stay home, but I said, I couldn’t stay home! I just wanted to be under the shadow of the Almighty!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Rosie Ijames:
They said the righteous– (laughs) it’s just gold– the– the– the righteous, it is a stone tower. And the righteous will run into it and be saved. Or follow (unintelligible word) stone tower, and I could just run up to the shadow of the stone tower and hi– his passing shadow pass over me, I know I would be delivered. And I was delivered, dear hearts, and I’m a strong sound body today. Happier than ever before, and I want to give out this love that Father is giving out to us. Bless everyone.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)
(music starts, crowd clapping to beat of music) (tape edit)
(silence for several minutes)

Jones:
–where the cancer disappeared also.
(organ music)

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
Bless him. It healed the eye– it healed the eye that had lost his sight. And it healed the tumor. Does she have– (microphone moves away)– the day. Is she here? Right here. There she is. Bless her, bless her, bless her.

Congregation:
(Applause)

Jones:
So sweet. I presumed that was she, but I wanted to be sure. It’s just wonderful. These are the kinds of testimonies that are coming in by the hundreds. Where the picture becomes a contact. There’s something certainly much easier if you visualize God working through someone. I would love– I was so thrilled that they took the picture of Bishop Crane. Because I want to look at that picture as I saw the emanation of truth working through him. People say, why do you use pictures? Well, you can see what God’s using when you’re using a picture.

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Jones:
You can visualize the thing that has brought life to you. And I looked upon Bishop Crane’s face, and down through the years, we’re going to be able to enjoy the emanation of principle that worked through that man. It thrilled my soul and stirred my spirit when I heard him proclaim how he had a sixty-five thousand dollar home and had all these clues– these clothes, alligator shoes, but then, when he came back from the dead, when the spirit brought him back from the dead and he was beckoned back, he gave it– his clothes away, he gave his shoes away, and he went down in the ghettos. And his church said, we don’t want you anymore. You can go in the ghettos, but we don’t want you or the people, and he walked away from a fifteen hundred dollar salary. He would not compromise. He walked away from the biggest church, a presidency or treasureship of the whole state of Texas. He walked away from it all, and said, I want to see Jesus!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
I want a picture of somebody that is an instrument of God like that. And that’s why people find healing through these pictures by the un– untold tens of thousands, because they have seen. Their eye hath seen, their ear hath heard, their heart has been stirred–

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
–they have seen the emanation of the hundredfold God, manifesting through this Temple. And it triggers a faith in them, and it quickens their spirit and it causes their mortal bodies to put on immortality, it causes–

(End of Side A)


(side B)

(tape takes a few minutes to begin)

Jones: –
because of people like our Sister Evans, who would have died of this tumor and gone blind but now is healed. Healed, just because she had faith in the God that was working in this picture. Spirit, that’s it.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
Last night we were all night in counsel, and it was a beautiful time. My heart was aching for a young woman that had come into the church. I didn’t know what to do, except mind the inner voice, but in the inside, my natural mind said, “Oh, dear! Fight the system, fight the system.” But I didn’t. I listened to the spiritual voice as I always do. She was guilty of crimes, not being in the fellowship, not under the umbrella of this holy teaching, she’d been guilty of all kinds of crimes. And it was either flee because they were after her. Flee, or to turn herself in. So we debated ‘til the wee hours of morning. And she came to [the] conclusion she would turn herself in. We took her babies, promised to rear them, promised, of course, to be in the court, promised to get her out. Said, I don’t want any bail. Said, “You didn’t take bail when they oppressed your black brothers, you didn’t take bail. You said you wouldn’t take it. And you stood up for them and demanded their liberty and got it.” She said, “I’m going to go in and face whatever it is,” and as they came and handcuffed her, she said– said, “This is unusual.” We said, these officers, where they were touched, they were white, they didn’t know what to do with this, said we– we– this is unusual. We’ve never had anybody turn themselves in. We uh– we want to arrest [apprise] you of your rights. Said no need to do this. Said you have a right to an attorney. Said there’s one setting by me. The officer said, do you know what you say to an attorney and what you say to a preacher is uh, privileged. You don’t have to give testimony. Said I know that. Said but they’ve taught me– I’m just using– paraphrasing, but she said, they’ve taught me what’s right. And I’m going. Said well, it’s unusual. Said, I wouldn’t go if it hadn’t been for them. I want you to know, they took her down and they booked her and, because of this kind of life, they turned her loose. Where is she? Where is she?

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
Where is she? Come! She’s back with her babies! (cries out) God Almighty! God! Come down! Back with her babies today!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)
(organ music playing)

Jones:
They arrested her at three o’clock this morning, and they turned her loose and said go back to the church at four. (Calls out) Hey, God!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
Right here she is, up on the front. She said that– (stumbles over words) the– the report I understand was they praised the church and praised this action and let her go. And she had– well, she had enough crimes to put her away for years, but (Calls out) my God Almighty! Spirit!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
There she is. There she is. Just take a look at her, waving her hand at you now. Good God! Good God! Right here, right there. Good God! It’s a good day! It’s a good day!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
I said– Yes, you heard me right–
(tape fades out briefly)

Jones:
–refused to book her. They (stumbles over words) they booked her, they went through the process and all that, but they released her after they’d done that.

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Jones:
You never heard tell of it in all your life. (tape edit) –never heard tell of it in all your life. No, you never did. She’d forged hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of dollars of checks. But they let her (stretches out word) go!

Congregation:
(Cheers) (organ music)

Jones:
Some man had used her. Got her intoxicated and used her. Had her mind completely gone, ‘cause she was taking the money. But she didn’t even give that side of the story. She just opened up her heart and give what the spirit said for me. Said to me inside to do. And I said you won’t suffer loss. And I said you’ll influence officers. You’ll influence people. And before an hour was gone, they were praising the church down in the main jail!

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Voice in Congregation:
God almighty! (Calls out) Spirit of God! Holy! Holy! Holy!

Congregation:
Sings hymn, Jones joins in.
(tape edit)

Jones:
–cause everything is dead in this PA system, or that it was dead, until I grasped forth in a desperate act of faith here. My natural mind doesn’t tell me to do this, but my spiritual mind tells me to grab a microphone, and I do what I’m told.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
And I also hear something else. Because we’re not going to let this happen. We’re not going to let this happen. If you just stand where you are, Spirit, mind of God, truth.
(tape silent for several seconds)

Jones:
Wilson– Ste– Stella– Estella Wilson. Estella Wilson. Who is that? All right, all right. Hands clasped. Hands clasped. Faith without works is dead. Keep your hands clasped. You were born on the nineteenth day of January.

Estella Wilson:
Um-hmm, yes, I was–

Jones:
All right. Hands clasped. You believe– All of you now, we’ve got to do– uh, we’re in uh, troubled waters to begin with, with someone that is crippled. In a wheelchair? Hands clasped. It’s not where my natural mind would go to start, but we’ve had the natural mind isn’t the thing that leads us. Hands clasped again, ‘til you feel love, like your own mother, your own father, or your own sister, or if it was an auntie or if it was a next door neighbor. If you didn’t like your father, your mother, get somebody in your visualization that you like. You’ve had two children, uh, two daughters?

Wilson:
That’s right.

Jones:
One of them suffocated as an infinite– as an infant after having a bad seizure.

Wilson:
Yes, she did.

Jones:
You felt so bad because–

Wilson:
Yeah.

Jones:
–you couldn’t get anyone to come to you, your church, no one assisted you.

Wilson:
You’re all alone.

Jones:
A child, you felt that you had been responsible for the child–

Wilson:
(crying) That’s right. That’s right.

Jones:
–losing its life. The other daughter, Viola– Palmer?

Wilson:
Viola, yes.

Jones:
–lives in this area, Venice, Calif– in Los Angeles? With– she has six children.

Wilson:
Yes.

Jones:
I’m gonna send a cloth with you which will take care of little Lina. This will heal her of that dreaded, dreaded disease that we know as sickle cell anemia.

Congregation:
(Responds)

Wilson:
Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus.

Jones:
–hands clasped, to build your faith. Thank whoever you wish. If you wish to thank Jesus, as long as you don’t have a segregationist Jesus. I thought when some were praising Jesus– It’s terrible to know that you have to know what kind of Jesus you’re following. Because there’re many Jesuses.

Congregation:
(some murmurs in agreement)

Jones:
I looked at this television today, and all white audiences teaching people to hate black – right on this television – and they were doing it in the name of Jesus. That’s why you better have a living, real righteous and holy Jesus that teaches equality– that will cause you, like Brother Crane says, to go down into the ghettos– down where they’re in the gap, in the hedge, in the highways, in the hedges where there’s no one to help them but will take in all colors of the rainbow, and serve all people. (voice drops, then rises throughout) There are many Jesuses. I don’t require that you see Jesus in me, as long as you see the right kind of a Jesus. A Jesus that loved the whole world. A Jesus that fought against the establishment. A Jesus that took on the system and refused to be involved in war or capitalism. That said the people must be free! He said they’re going in the prisons, into the highways, and going to the stranger in the season. Clothe the naked. That was the law of the prophets through Jesus. That was a demarcation line that he set. In the day of judgment, he said “I was hungry” – and he wasn’t personally hungry – but he said in the– any black or Indian, or poor white was hungry, he said “I there go– there go I hungry.” (voice calms, then rises) He said in that one is naked, then you must clothe them. In that one is hungry, you must feed them. In that one is in prison, you must go to them. (Voice moderates) Like last night before this sister left, I had my brigade ready to go to prison. And I said, “I don’t seem to feel that we’re going to need them”. And they sent her back in one hour.

Congregation:
(Murmurs, light applause)

Jones:
Miracle!

Congregation:
(Applause)

Jones:
You have four sisters. Sister Wilson, is it? Wilson? Wilson?

Wilson:
Wilson.

Jones:
Four sisters.

Wilson:
Yes.

Jones:
Two brothers.

Wilson:
Yes.

Jones:
All of them are gone.

Wilson:
Yes.

Jones:
Your sisters are Bessie–

Wilson:
Bessie–

Jones:
Ruth–

Wilson:
Ruth.

Jones:
Carrie–

Wilson:
Carrie.

Jones:
Elizabeth–

Wilson:
Elizabeth.

Jones:
Carrie, your favorite sister was born on August–

Wilson:
Yes, she is– yes!

Jones:
Listen to me now. You’re all carried away. Born on August nine.

Wilson:
Yes. August ninth. That’s right, that’s right.

Jones:
Your brothers were George–

Wilson:
Yes.

Jones:
And I don’t seem to hear the other ones, but it isn’t important. It’s not
important. Moose? Moos.

Wilson:
Moos. Yes, my God, Moos.

Jones:
All right. Hands clasped. Your husband worked for the railroad company for many years–

Wilson:
Whoo– whoo–

Jones:
He was a porter, and he was injured, unloading heavy trunk– big heavy trunks.

Wilson:
Yes. Yes.

Jones:
Big black, heavy trunk I see in my mind.

Wilson:
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Jones:
And after all that, they fired him just before he was due to get his pension because he was black.

Wilson:
(unintelligible)– he was black and he was so (unintelligible under Jones)

Congregation:
(Responds)

Jones:
And you just lost him. You just lost him back there in Louisiana last year.

Wilson:
Yes. Yes, yes.

Jones:
Well, it’s good when Sister Bennett said to come. She said to come to my house.

Wilson:
That’s right.

Jones:
Because I’m going to give you–

Wilson:
Thank God.

Jones: –
a double portion–

Wilson:
Thank God.

Jones: –
of the spirit today.

Wilson:
Thank God. Whoa! Thank God!

Congregation:
(Applause)

Jones:
Hands clasped. For eight long years, you’ve suffered with this condition–

Wilson:
Yes.

Jones:
Paralyzed with a stroke that affected your limbs.

Wilson:
Can’t walk.

Jones:
And arthritis of the spine?

Wilson:
Can’t walk.

Jones:
And your limbs have withered your knees. Won’t bend properly.

Wilson:
That’s right.

Jones:
And you can’t stand. (Pause) Now come on, folk– don’t let your faith
down– now don’t let your faith down now.

Congregation:
(Murmurs)

Wilson:
Help me, Jesus!

Jones:
You saw the woman, Sister Cunningham. You walk around now, Sister Cunningham–

Wilson:
Help me, Jesus.

Jones:
Don’t crowd– People, don’t crowd her. Just let Sister Cunningham walk out of here that was paralyzed that came all the way from Texas. You saw her dancing like a little child. I healed her, and I want you to take a look at her. I want you to take a look at her, as she walks. You saw her dance like a child, moving her arms. Now, child–

Wilson:
Yes! Whoa! Thank you, Jesus!

Jones:
(glossolalia)

Wilson:
Whoa! Thank you, Jesus.

Jones:
You got a little dog? You got a little dog. He’s nearly 2000 miles away from here– over 2000 miles, I see. Casey.

Wilson:
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes–

Jones:
Now. Now on that. You know you’ve not told anyone anything about your life here.

Wilson:
No. No.

Jones:
You’ve not told a soul.

Wilson:
No. No.

Jones:
I don’t know you. Now, in the name of God, socialism, stand up! Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!

Congregation:
(Cheers) (organ plays)

Jones:
Sh-h. Take your time, sister. (Pause) Take your time. Don’t– don’t– don’t– don’t, please, don’t– don’t push. Don’t help. I mean, brother, don’t– just– just– It’s all right if you fall. Try again. Up! I said in the name of the greatest name on earth– socialism! God is love. Love is socialism. In the name of that which I am. In my name, God, socialism, on your feet! On your feet! On your feet! On your feet! On your feet!

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Jones:
On your feet! (quietly) It’s all right. (louder) On your feet! On your feet! Nurse! Nurse! Nurse. Jack. Jack. Jack. Now, now, now, now, hit it! Hit it! Hit it!

Congregation:
(Cheers, celebrates)

Jones:
Clear the line, clear the line. Sister, sister, sister, has it been eight– eight years?

Wilson:
Eight years.

Jones:
Eight years.

Wilson:
Eight years.

Jones:
Now go! Now, I want you to move faster. I want you to move faster. Move! Move! In the name! In the name! In the name! Jesus!

Voice in Congregation:
Hey!

Jones:
Jesus! Jesus! Sister, sister, I want you to move back here faster. I know you’re having trouble with your bladder. She’s also got a growth on her bladder that’s causing that pressure. You want to urinate. Don’t worry about it. Just move past now. Just move! You’re not used to being on your feet. Now move them! Move them! Lift ‘em up. Lift ‘em up. Lift ‘em up. Where are your faith? Why don’t you try it?

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Jones:
Lift ‘em up! Spirit! Spirit! Lift ‘em up! Lift ‘em up! Lift ‘em up! God! Lift ‘em up! Now co–
(tape edit)

Congregation:
(Cheers, celebrates)

Jones:
‘Cause don’t let her– don’t let her go to the cancer until she gets better walking than that. She’s got to get better walk than that. Again, we’re back. Move, sister. I command you, in my name. The name of God. (tape edit) (unintelligible word) Now just lift your leg. Lift it! Lift it! Li– Lively, lively, sister. Just co– go on, go on, go on, go on, now– on, on, on, on, on. (Pause) Now, shh. Run, run, run, run, run, go, gone, it’s gone, it’s gone, all right. All right. (unintelligible as recorder is overwhelmed) All that gone! All that gone! All that gone! All right! All right! Gone! Gone!

Congregation:
(Cheers, sings)

Jones:
It’s all right now. Got to get that cancer healed, get that cancer healed. Take it away, get it healed, get it healed. Blessed be the name of God. It’s all gone now, child. It’s all right. Take her and get that cancer. Take it. It’s all right now, child. Blessed, blessed. Praise his name.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
Praise his name.
(tape edit)

Congregation:
(Cheers, celebrates)
(tape edit)

Jones:
(voice calms) –is operative. There’s a sister here that’s discouraged about the broken bones that you have. Three of them. Now, you keep your faith. You keep your faith because the stream is moving. If we’ll be honorable in faith, and you’ll do your part, in your offering today, sister, if you make your commitment– and by the way, everyone should make it now, as humbly as we can, because it’s a day of opportunity. This is a day of opportunity. Each of you get your envelopes and make a just contribution to this holy cause. There’s no other cause that can cause cripples to walk. There’s no other cause that can cause people to have cancers dropped. That’s for the– the– meaning. There’s no other cause that can cause cancer to fall off the face. From pictures and open blinded eyes, there’s no other cause. Good God.

Congregation:
(murmurs)

Jones:
This woman’s a stranger to me, I have never met her in my life, but the spirit of God has met her. And made her ever (unintelligible word).

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
And I suppose none but Sister Bennett has met her. I do not know her, but I shall say this: the same spirit can raise you and will raise the one I just promised. It will raise you. Did you hear what I said?

Congregation:
Yeah.

Jones:
Keep your faith. And let that faith be you. I don’t care how infirmed you are, but right now, I believe that it is most in order that everyone take an envelope and give as generously, because yesterday, we had three people leave this building. Just as I warned you. One was shot. Called back in. Left this building. Another loved one, his son, was shot.

Congregation:
(Responds)

Jones:
Another one was stabbed. And the only one that was able to keep their protection called on me last night. Someone was about to be stabbed and you called Jim, Jim, Jim.

Congregation:
(Responds)

Jones:
Yes, yes. And it saved you. But what time was it? After twelve o’clock. All right. Now please, each of you take your envelope and be as generous as you can. Because if we have to appeal, you’ll lose your protection. To whom much is given, much is required. No Cadillacs here, no Lincolns here and no alligator shoes here, there’s no wristwatch even on this wrist. There’s no rings, it’s all been turned in for the people’s ministry. And we have the senior citizen homes, the convalescent centers, the orphan’s home, the children’s home rather, and the glorious dormitories with 109 students. Two of our minority students now studying medicine that would not’ve had it, if it had not been for this church. We’ve got the proof of our work. You can just look around at the facilities here and in Redwood Valley, and see that salvation has come to this house.

Woman in crowd:
Yeah. Thank you, Father.
(tape edit)

Jones: –
and anything you wish to pledge, put it down. (tape edit) –kind of encouragement to someone that thinks that they’re in trouble over the telephone, and we’ll take care of that. They think they’re in trouble. They’ve been stopped in the city outlying, and they think they’re in trouble, but I just told him that if they would follow two simple instructions, they would be free. And this spirit is not confined to this room. If we’ll have faith, you can project it, and you’ll find people healed that you love everywhere. If you will not encompass me, or try to restrict me to this particular zone. Now before you give, look in your heart. Sister on the front row, stand, that was dead for two hours. Show them. Two hours. And when I told you she would come back, she was free of arthritis.

Congregation:
(Applause)

Jones:
Yes, my God. And look at the sister there, 97 years of age.

Voice in Congregation:
Hallelujah!

Jones:
Sister Ever [Rejoicing] that was dying with a respiratory condition, and I looked at her, till now she cooks in the– one of those beautiful self-managing senior citizen homes. Look at the sister in the second row there, operated five times for cancer. Next, the sister that was five years in a wheelchair, just like this woman, eight years, now she’s out. It was five years, wasn’t it five years, dear? Five years. Now walking. Five long years. Now you’ve seen the salvation of God. There they are, and I could go on down the list. There’s a woman, given up with cancer, spread all over her body, the reverend’s wife, Church of God pastor’s wife. Healed. Cancer all over her body, and it went away. When they went to the doctor, he was amazed. It was all gone. You have a responsibility to this. Now if we were buying Cadillacs, it’d be different. But we’ve got people’s busses out there. We’ve got a lake, a pond up there with catfish that’d feed everybody in this house, and all your grandbabies. And all your in-laws and out-laws–

Congregation:
(Laughs)

Jones:
We’d have so many catfish that we’ve got to transport them to other ponds. You say, what are you getting all those catfish for? You better stick close, ‘cause I know something you don’t.

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Jones:
Say, I’m in Houston. Well, you’re now a part of us. Brother and Sister Crane, you ought to all follow Brother and Sister Crane. There ought to be that people’s mission right down there, and you ought to all follow them, as they’re following the Christ that’s in this work. And when the time comes, we’ll bring you up there for those catfish ponds, and if you don’t come, if you don’t come, you’ll perish. You’ll be notified two weeks before the time, but when we say come, you drop whatever you’re doing. Don’t you look back in the house. Don’t you go back and look on the roof. Don’t you go back and give suck.

Congregation:
(Applause)

Jones:
Did you hear what I said? Don’t you even go back to give suck to any ol’ idea or opinion. Any old infant that you’ve been trying to cradle along. Don’t you give suck to any old child. Now– Now, I’m not talking about natural because it’s a parable. Don’t you be sucking anything then. You just leave all that old system. Sister (unintelligible word) said the day that was prevented her life was saved here, she said, “Can I be in a certain church back there and serve you?” I said no. Follow Sister Crane and Brother Crane. That’s the only one. I said you cannot, and there’s no way. You’re gonna have to come out. Or a sister like this, that sings, you going to have to come out from amongst those unclean vessels back there. You’11 never going to be able to set back under pastor’s anniversaries any more. You’ll be unclean.

Archie Ijames:
Yeah, brother. Hallelujah.

Jones:
You’ll be unclean. You set back under pastors’ wives’ tea, and pastors’ anniversaries, and pastors’ birthday and pastors’ appreciation day, (calls out) you’ll be unclean!

Congregation:
(Applause)

Voices in Congregation:
Yeah!

Jones:
I said come out! I said come out and be separate!

Voices in Congregation:
Yeah!

Jones:
You hold– you heard Reverend Hill, this precious minister who stood up here and told you about the cancer that he was healed of, and his wife, they’re in their 80’s. And his sister, the back brace that she’d worn all those years. He didn’t get it by staying in an institution. He came out!

Congregation:
(Responds)

Archie Ijames:
Yeah, yes, yes, yes, yes.

Jones:
I say, you can’t stay in. If you want to come out of your wheelchair, don’t (unintelligible word) visiting those old soft churches, those jackleg preachers next Sunday, ‘cause you’ll never get healed!

Archie Ijames:
Yeah!

Congregation:
(Applause)

Jones:
I said it, and I’ll say it again – with or without this microphone working right – be ye separate. Be ye separate. Be ye not again entangled with the yoke of bondage. Stand fast in the liberty where with this Christ has made you free and be not a slave again!

Congregation:
(Cheers)
(organ begins playing)

Jones:
We need to get rid of all of our slave names and all of our slave church names and separate ourselves. Come out. ‘Cause you’ll find no place that can heal people and bring them back. Two hundred and nine people in this ministry in Los Angeles raised from the dead in public auditoriums. Two hundred and nine. Across this nation, it has been reportedly 1673 that were dead, like brother here that was in the morgue and they were going to do an autopsy. We’ve had witnesses just like that here in Los Angeles, where they were in the morgue! And we had one in Dallas, Texas where they were in the morgue! And she would not be denied! And she ran through the morgue and put the picture on her child (Calls out) and up from the grave he arose!

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)
(organ music)

Jones:
But I’ll tell you this. The race goes to the swift. The price is high. You cannot carry along that carcass of the old church system. Because it’ll kill you. You know what dead bodies do if they’re wrapped around you, they’ll destroy you. And the old church system, the institutions of man, made by the honky slave system, they will kill you, they will destroy you, they will rob you of your first love. You’ve got to separate yourself and come out! I hope you heard me well. I don’t get many “amens” when we talk about this, but I said, you have to come out!

Congregation:
(Cheers)

Voice in Congregation:
That’s right.

Jones:
But be you holy, even as I’m holy, be you separate, even as I am separate, be ye clean, even as I am clean.

Voice in Congregation:
Hallelujah!

Jones:
Blessed. Now I was taking an offering, not for a man, but the cause of God. I won’t handle a penny of it. But would you get your offerings in quickly? Everyone should have an envelope today. You wish to remain in the lamb’s book, you better respond to what you’ve seen today. Peace.
(Pause) (tape edit)

Jones: –
been raised from the dead, going there down the aisle. See her? She doesn’t look like she’s dead now.

Congregation:
(Light applause)

Jones:
Front row. Front– uh, the fr– front of the left row. Well, it’s warm in the house but I’m glad for one thing, it’s warm in the heart here today.

Congregation:
(Light applause)

Jones:
God is real.

Congregation:
(Responds)

Jones:
If now, our sister– though I hear, I hear her word. I hear her word. I’m going to ask our sister to sing, but we– we must uh, proceed. (Pause) (tape edit) (unintelligible word)
(organ music)

Jones:
(clears throat) Blessed, blessed, blessed. Blessed. Blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed. Hands clasped. Hands clasped.

Congregation:
(Responds)

Jones:
Hands clasped. Blessed, blessed. Now give her the instruction I told you, now. Give her the instruction. The nurse, Jackie, over there, the nurse, gotta give her instruction, she gotta follow it. (Pause) Hands clasped, please. (Pause) (off mike) Come here, come here. (unintelligible) (back to mike) Follow through. Blessed. The warmest day I’ve ever had in Los Angeles, but it’s the effective day. It’s a day when we’re gonna get some things done.

Congregation:
(Murmurs)

Jones:
I like the challenge of heat. A lot of these preachers uh, even mentioned me on the radio today, and so we got people come in here to see. So I let them see, and I’m not finished yet.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)

Jones:
Uh, stand up and sit down just once.
(Pause) (organ playing in background)

Voice in Congregation:
Yes– (unintelligible)
(tape edit)

Jones:
Pass in front of everyone.
(tape edit)

Jones:
Wish there will be one day when everybody’ll have to follow and get out of here. You won’t be following a pied piper, you’ll be following the voice of one crying in the wilderness.

Congregation:
(Applause and cheers)
(tape edit)

Jones: –
Clasp– (tape edit) one woman here that spit up the cancer. And before we had through her, we had to get it out of two more people. Don’t let that happen because of lack of sympathy. You’ve got to have feeling. The other night, a woman – it was a Thursday, wasn’t it? – fell dead back here, with a stroke. Paralyzed in– on her entire side. And then her lifeless condition, heart stopped. Unloving attitudes caused it. Ungenerous, uncharitable attitudes caused it. I went back and worked over her with feverish love and compassion and restored her, brought her back. But I want to tell you – there, yes, my precious, yes – but I want to tell you, the ones that caused it – she looks good and lively now – but the ones that caused it were in some serious trouble. Later that morning following, we got a message from one, Carol Timmins, said she didn’t like who she was sitting by.

Congregation:
(Murmurs)

Jones:
– and she–

End of tape

Tape originally posted January 2011

Last modified on April 4th, 2014.
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