Bernard Jordan goes by several titles: Bishop, Pastor, Prophet. In more than two decades of ministry, Jordan has claimed to foretell major world events, including Hurricane Katrina. Jordan is also known for his influence on "Reverend Run" of the rap group RUN-DMC--Reverend Run found religion and was ordained through Jordan's ministry.

In Jordan's latest book, the best-selling "The Laws of Thinking," he teaches that people who tap into the divine power of our minds have total control over their lives and the world around them. Jordan recently spoke about these laws with Beliefnet.
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Your book is "The Laws of Thinking." Could you briefly describe the laws?

"The Laws of Thinking" is [about] 20 secrets to using the divine power of your mind to manifest prosperity. I’ve taken the principles that have helped my life to become empowered, to become strengthened. We began teaching it to people and finding people coming out of homelessness, getting back on their feet, becoming entrepreneurs, purchasing their own homes, getting off of welfare.

Could you tell us one of the success stories?      

Reverend Run from Run-DMC came to our church bankrupt. Was at the end of his career. Took him and mentored him and brought him through these same principles. And today, we see his family on "Run’s House" [on] MTV. All of that happened through working these principles out of the laws of thinking.
He came to us with the strings out of his sneakers, got saved. Then turned around after he got saved, sat in the front row with a big family Bible reading the Word of God. Reverend Run knows this book, "The Laws of Thinking," backwards and forward. And after that, he became an usher in the church. People couldn’t believe it. After that, he became a deacon in the church. Then years after that, I made him a minister. And when he became a minister the industry laughed. They thought it was a hoax. Reverend Run a minister. Yeah, right.
He kept on, and I taught him these principles until the point was that he’d get a sneaker line that had been successful. He became the president of Run Athletics. Now he has a reality show with a collar on his neck.
Are there ways in which you differ from the message of “The Secret”?
I believe "The Secret" has a message that is very impacting, and it brings people in on the ground level. But what "The Laws of Thinking" does, it put a lot of scriptures around it. God is all through it. The Bible says, in Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” So, you are your thoughts. That is the law of attraction. I don’t see it as something that’s New Age. I see it as something that is biblical.
You basically say that each person has divine power to create what they desire in the world, and that when that power switches on, “You become God.” Do you think that’s the core message of the Bible or of Jesus?
Most definitely. In Psalms 82:6, the Bible says, “I have said ye are gods. And all of you are children of the Most High.” In Exodus 7:1, God said unto Moses, “See, I have made you a god unto Pharaoh.” And so, before Moses could even be a deliverer of the children of Israel, he had to know himself that he was a god.
You also say in other places, “You,” that is the reader, “are co-equal with God.” A lot of people would say that it’s not right to think of oneself as God, but rather as God’s creation.
'You Have the Potential to Be God'
In John 10:30, Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” And then, in verse 34, “Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "Ye are gods?"' And if He called them gods unto whom the scripture has come, then the scripture cannot be broken.” So even Jesus came preaching, “Ye are gods.” And in Genesis 1:26, the Bible says, “God created man in His own image and after His likeness.”
What I say to people is--Dogs beget what?
And cats beget?
And monkeys beget--?
And God begets--?
Oh. Gods.
Oh, my goodness, did you really say that? Because when God made man, he made man after himself. We are created in his image and in his likeness. So, we are co-creators with our Heavenly Father. If he himself did not create more creators, then he Himself is no creator. You have the potential to be everything God is. You can begin to create. You can begin to know.
But the first revelation you’ve got to do is move away from limitation and realize that you are not your body. See, many of us have been hypnotized in body consciousness. And because we think we are our body, we forget that we are spirit.