Monday, April 1, 2019

Joel Hitchcock Bio and Picture

Dr. Joel Hitchcock is an international evangelist and local pastor. Joel began to preach part-time at age 12 and and has now been in the full-time ministry for 29 years. His passion is to "...know God and make Him known." Joel ministers in evangelism, healing and the Holy Spirit, and labors for revival in America. He has authored several books, held hundreds of revival meetings, and multitudes have attended his international Gospel campaigns. This year Heidi and Joel will celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary. They have 4 children, and reside in the State of Delaware. 


To order Joel Hitchcock's book:

"Son of God and Man - the Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ"

You will be blessed! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Live for God - the Conclusion of Ecclesiastes

In November last year (2018) I wrote this ministry letter, when I was going through a very tough time. I pray that it encourages you:

There is purpose to life! There is joy in this journey. 

This is the conclusion that King Solomon arrived at after twelve chapters of Holy Ghost inspired, philosophic musings. 

Now almost 3,000 years later, God's Word still comes to us to give us hope.

I have never really had trouble sleeping. I mean I could drink coffee before bed, then drop like a rock and only come by the next morning. But these last few months I would find myself awake at the weirdest hours of the night. 

I like to get up at around 5:30 or 6am. But when my clock says it's still 3:29am, or 2, I'm like, "Oh no, it's gonna be a lo-o-ong night..." And I have had several ones like this recently. 

In the summer I had chiggers on my ankles, and oh boy, 3am was hard. 

And then I begin to worry. That's another thing I have never really done - worry. But I worry about money and bills. Worry about the kids. Worry about the church. 

But I have learnt a long time ago there is no use rolling around worrying at night. Rolling 1 1/2 turns to the right, then a half a turn to the left few times does not work. After a half hour I decide - I'm getting up, I'm going to pray, I'm going to read the Word, and hopefully hear God. 

So last week I'm outside at 2:30-something a.m. I'm praying under the beautiful, starry sky. I walk up and down, praying in the spirit and the understanding. I finally go inside and pray there, on my knees at the coach. 

And finally, I read the Bible. And of all books, I read the entire Book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes! This book has never really spoken to me, but it is also God's Word. 

And this time it spoke to me. Don't get me wrong, I am not totally in Solomon's sorry frame of mind, but I did see verse after verse that made a good points that spoke to me. 

Now, I'm not going to go through the entire Book of Ecclesiastes on this little paper - I'll let you do that sometime in the middle of your night, lol.

But what I want to do is highlight the God-inspired conclusion of Solomon's, when he wrote, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil" (Eccl. 12:13-14, NKJV.)

Enjoy your lifeEccl. 8:7-9, especially with the helpmeet God has given you.

Be diligent and industrious: Eccl. 9:10, even if you feel your enterprises fail, if you did it for God, you've succeeded in his eyes. 

Let your life be worship: Eccl 12:13 - "Fear" God means honor, praise, worship and glorify him! 
Let your daily activities be a song to God. "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Cor. 10:31, NKJV.) 
"Let my lifesong sing to YOU!"

Live by the Bible: Eccl 12:13 - God's Commands. 
Live with the Day of Judgment in mind: Eccl. 12:14. Paul wrote, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad" (2 Cor. 5:10, NKJV.) 

So be encouraged in Jesus today. He is watching over you, and he will reward you - in this life and in the life to come! 

To order Joel Hitchcock's book:

"Son of God and Man - the Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ"

You will be blessed! 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Heidi Hitchcock speaks on "The Wisdom of God" (Part 1 & 2)

Pastor Heidi Hitchcock speaks on "The Wisdom of God." (Part 1)

(Pastor Heidi Hitchcock speaks on "The Wisdom of God." (Part 2) and altar ministry

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Your Daughters Shall Prophesy - Women's Ministry book by Joel Hitchcock

"Your daughters shall prophesy! The prophet Joel predicted it, and the apostle Peter affirmed it: Women have a special place in the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ...

However, some verses of the Bible seem to restrict, or even  prohibit women's ministry, for didn't Paul say that women may not speak in the church, and be silent? 

In this book Joel explains these the two sets of "difficult  verses," and offers an alternate rendering and interpretation.

Joel Hitchcock argues in favor of unrestricted women's ministry. He offers the reader with abundant evidence that women had indeed served as preachers, teachers,  and leaders in Bible times, and that they may serve as such today.

Your Daughters Shall Prophesy will encourage all women that sense the call of God on their lives into the ministry. You will be liberated to do pursue the ministry without restraint. 

Jesus said, "Woman, thou art loosed!" (Luke 13:12.)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

MESSIAH: his origins are from everlasting (Micah 5:2)

The prophet Micah predicted, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2, KJV.) 

When we read this Scripture, we typically notice that Jesus fulfilled this prophecy by his birth in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1.) However, the more glorious thing about Messiah is in the latter part of the verse. It says, “…whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” 

What does this mean, that his “goings forth” have been from of old, “from everlasting”? The words, “goings forth” means origins, and the word “everlasting” means eternity. Another version translates it thus, “Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity” (NASB.) 

We see therefore that Messiah’s origin would be “from antiquity,” (which means “the distant past” or “time immemorial”) and to explain how distant past Messiah’s origins are it says, “from eternity.” 
The word eternal is defined as “without end or beginning.” The Hebrew word here in Micah 5:2 for everlasting is olawm, which Strong’s defines as forever. The word olawm is used in conjunction with God in Genesis 21, when Abraham “…called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God” (Genesis 21:33, KJV,) or “…on the name of the LORD, the Eternal God” (NIV.) 

The Hebrew words for Everlasting God (KJV) or Eternal God (NIV) are El Olawm. Abraham called God Everlasting and Eternal – olawm. Now the prophet Micah also employs this very same word olawm to describe Messiah as being everlasting and eternal. 
Messiah’s origins are from eternity. This presents us with a strong case in favor of the deity of Messiah, for only God himself can be eternal. 

Only God alone can be everlasting. A Being that is eternal or everlasting is by definition uncreated. Only God is uncreated. Only the Creator is uncreated. 
Micah’s Messianic prophecy therefore predicted that Messiah would be divine. Angels are created. Man is created. Heaven, earth, the sun, moon and stars are created. But Messiah’s origins are from antiquity, even from eternity. God is the only One who is eternal and has no beginning. Therefore, Messiah is God. Jesus Christ is that Messiah, we conclude herewith that Jesus Christ is God. 

Psalms also says that God is from everlasting to everlasting, which is a way to describe God’s existence from past eternity through future eternity, without beginning and without end. He is infinite. It says, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalm 90:2, KJV.) 

Micah says that Messiah is from everlasting. Jesus is the Messiah whom Micah predicted would come. Therefore, Jesus is that God who is everlasting. He is the God who is from everlasting to everlasting. Jesus Christ is God. 

To order Joel Hitchcock's book:

"Son of God and Man - the Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ"

You will be blessed! 

Divine Romance - God and His Beloved in the Song of Songs

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