One great thing about Reverend Ike was that in the guise of preaching religion, he was actually helping people become more conscious and self aware. He was helping them discard limiting subconscious beliefs and to cultivate positive, empowering beliefs.
In-fact, he has openly maintained that he is against organized religion and that the Bible is a book of psychology rather than a book of theology. He openly preached that God does not exist in the sky, but within each and every one of us.
Powerful quotes by Rev. Ike
Here are some powerful quotes by Rev. Ike taken from his books and his many sermons.
Simply going through these quotes is enough to raise your consciousness to a higher level.
The quotes have been divided in the following sections:
1. Quotes on God
“God is not a distant creature, far off in the sweet by and by. God is within you. God lives in you, through you and as you.”
“God has no personality except in man and as man. God is not the big man in the sky, God is the real man in you.”
“God is the presence and power within you, right now. God is the mastermind working through you now.”
“God does not work for you from up in the sky. God works for you from within your very own mind.”
“Acknowledge the God in you and ask for guidance.”
“God does not do spite work. If you want to be forgiven, forgive yourself and everybody else and you are forgiven.”
“God is the presence of unlimited good in me and in everyone.”
“Lies in the name of God are the worst kind of lies.”
“Every time you say, ‘I Am’, you are announcing the presence of God within you. I am, is the self definition of the almighty.”
“Everywhere the Bible says, believe in God, it means, believe in the power and presence of God in you, right here, right now.”
“You will never find God outside of you, only within you.”
2. Quotes on faith and organized religion
“I am not interested in herding the masses into the folds of organized religion. I am interested in bringing the individual to an awareness of his/her own indwelling divinity.”
“Your faith is no good, until you learn to have faith in yourself.”
“I don’t care how much faith you may have in a God in the sky until you learn to have faith in the God in you.”
“Heaven and hell are states of mind having their correlative states of experience.”
“Faith is your belief about yourself.”
“Jesus was called master, because he knew the mastermind within him. This same mastermind that was in Jesus is within you. All you have to do is become conscious of it.”
“Religious people have the worst hangups.”
“We think of the Bible perhaps as some collection of theological fairy-tales, but the Bible is the greatest book of self image psychology ever written.”
3. Quotes on self belief
“The most important thing in the world is what you believe about yourself. Your entire experience is fabricated around what you believe about yourself.”
“Once you learn to believe in yourself correctly, you are no longer worried about what other people are thinking or saying about you.”
“Whatever your image of yourself is, it always draws onto itself everything that belongs to it.”
“You have to first of all believe in yourself and others will believe in you.”
“Reject all negative self definitions, peel off the negative labels.”
“Whatever you say you are, you will become that. Whatever you say you are, you will remain that.”
“The world is full of wonders which people said couldn’t be done.”
“Don’t think that anything is too good for you. Use your good things, enjoy your good things, be your own guest of honor.”
“You are the first person that you need to impress with yourself. If you impress yourself correctly, you will impress others correctly.”
“You experience life according to your belief about yourself.”
“Stop worrying about what other people think about you and be sure that you think correctly about yourself.”
“It’s not important what other people believe about you, it’s only important what you believe about yourself.”
“Everywhere the Bible says believe, it means believe in yourself correctly, believe in yourself positively, believe in your divine self.”
4. Quotes on Prayer
“When you pray, you are really talking to yourself. You are talking to your own mind. You are convincing yourself of the good that you desire.”
“Prayer is a positive mental transaction between your conscious mind and sub-conscious mind. When you pray, you use your conscious mind to impress upon your subconscious mind what you desire. Prayer is what you say to yourself, within yourself.”
5. Quotes on Money
“Money is the getting power of self awareness.”
“Enjoy Money. Money loves to be enjoyed. The enjoyment of money also increases it. The enjoyment of all of your good, increases your good. But also remember that these things are to serve you, you are not to serve these good things.”
“Thou shall not serve money, rather money shall serve thee. The purpose of all material money, the purpose of all material things is to serve you. All of these beautiful things in this world, they are here to serve you.”
“It’s good to have money, but don’t let money have you. It’s good to possess your possessions, but do not let your possessions possess you.”
“Money obeys what you believe about it. Money is always obeying your thought about it, your feeling about it, your belief about it.”
6. Quotes on Mind Power
“The mind cannot escape conditioning. If you do not, consciously and deliberately condition your mind to be, to do and to have the good that you desire, the world will condition your mind negatively.”
“Everything in the world is geared to condition the mind, all day long as the world turns.”
“Your mind will work what seems like miracles to accomplish the good purpose you give it.”
“Go ahead and make a clear cut decision of what you want to be, to do and to have, and your mind will overcome all the obstacles to reach it.”
“Give your mind a purpose and it will find all of the necessary ways and means of accomplishing the purpose you give it.”
“You cannot have anything that you cannot see yourself having in your own mind.”
7. Quotes on the Law of Attraction
“Nothing decisive will happen in your life until you really make a decision.”
“The moment you accept an idea, everything necessary for the fulfillment of that idea begins to happen instantly.”
“Whatever you want to be, whatever you want to do, whatever you want to have, first of all, affirm that you are there. In your own mind, see yourself being, doing and having the good which you desire. This is practicing mind power, this is practicing self awareness.”
“Whatever you have said with conviction will come to pass.”
“You can only be what you in your mind can see yourself being.”
“The first thing that you must do in order to accomplish the good which you desire, is to see yourself being that you want to be.”
“Visualization is using your imagination, to see yourself, being, doing and having the good which you desire.”
“Whatever you want to do, visualize yourself doing that good that you want to do. See yourself in your own mind, having the good that you want to have.”
Affirmations by Rev. Ike
Here are some powerful affirmations by Rev. Ike that will help you overcome limiting subconscious patters and give you power and strength to achieve your true desires.
Don’t rush through these affirmations. Feel it as you read it, meditate on it.
1. I see God multiplying back to me all of the money that I use, give or circulate in any way, in a never ending cycle of increase and enjoyment.
2. I must become that which I say I am, therefore I boldly declare, I am Rich. I see it and feel it. I am rich in health, happiness, love, success, prosperity and money!
3. I am the master of money, I tell money what to do. I call money and money has to come. Money must obey me. I am not the servant of money. Money is my loving obedient servant.
4. I am divine royalty, I deserve all of the Goodness of God.
5. There is nothing that is too good for me.
6. Good health is my divine right.
7. Whatever good I can see myself having, I shall have.
8. I believe in the power and presence of God in me, right here, right now. God is the mastermind working through me in the now.
9. It is only important what I believe about myself.
10. Surely God in me is able.
11. I now recognize God in me as a guide and power of success and prosperity.
12. God creates through my imagination.
Rev. Ike’s favorite Bible verses
Rev. Ike often quoted a few select Bible verses in his sermons to prove his point that ‘Man’ and ‘God’ are one. And that God exists within us and is not hiding somewhere in the sky. Some of his go to verses are as follows:
#1. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. – Proverbs 23:7
#2. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed, by the renewing of your mind. – Romans 12:2
#3. I and my Father are one. – John 10:30
#4. I am in the Father and the Father is in me. – John 14:11
#5. According to your faith, shall it be done to you. – Matthew 9:29
#6. Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not. – Jeremiah 33:3
#7. Let the same mind, be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 2:5-11
#8. All things are possible to him that believes. – Mark 9.23
#9 The kingdom of God is within you. – Luke 17:21