Monday, May 15, 2017

Some World Miracle Evangelism Highlights - Evangelist Joel Hitchcock

170407M Stop Pouting and Start Shouting Joel Hitchcock





Joel Hitchcock preaches an inspiring and encouraging message that we should turn our pouting into shouting praises unto the Lord. This message is anointed by the Holy Spirit and power, and will stir your soul.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Effectual Fervent Prayer of the Righteous

In my book, "Praying and Proclaiming God’s Abundant PROVISIONEffectual Fervent Prayers and Proclamations of Faith for God’s Abundant Provision, I first wrote a "declaration" in which we affirm the power of the Effectual Fervent Prayer of the Righteous. 

Before we pray the Scriptures specifically related to prosperity and God’s abundant provision, our first prayer is about the power of the effectual fervent prayer:

"Dear Heavenly Father, your Word says that the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (James 5:16, ULKJV,) that the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective (NIV,) and can accomplish much (NASB.) Your Word says that prayers offered by those who have God's approval are effective (ISV,) and exert a mighty influence (WNT.) Very strong is a working supplication of a righteous man (YLT.)

God, I am not righteous by my own righteousness. Your Word teaches that there is none righteous, no, not one (Romans 3:10, ULKJV,) for we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6, ULKJV.) But in Christ Jesus am found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith (Philippians 3:9, ULKJV.) 

I am not righteous in my own righteousness, but I have righteousness by the blood of your Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:9, BBE.) It is not by my effort at righteousness but by the righteousness that you grant that I pray the effectual fervent prayers that avail much.

Having therefore, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus (Hebrews 10:19, ULKJV,) I approach you this day in the Name of Jesus (John 14:13 & 16:26.) 

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Don Gossett Books and Products



Dr. Don Gossett was a prolific writer, whose books and sermons blessed untold thousands of people from around the world. Today his ministry continues to reach many thousands through his books and radio recordings. 

When I was about 14 or 15, I came upon his book "What You Say is What You Get," translated into Afrikaans. I still have that book here on my book shelf. In it, he taught that the Bible teaches us to speak the Word instead of our circumstances. Mark 11:23 says that when we speak to this mountain to be moved, that it will move. The key is that we speak to the mountain, and that we speak it in faith. 

This concept put my mouth in the right direction. Instead of pouting and negative confessions, I would speak the Word of Faith, believing that what I said I would get. It's not so much a positive confession as it is really a confession of the Word - speaking what God's Word says in contradistinction to what the enemy and adverse circumstances in our lives dictate. 

I was blessed to have spoken to Dr. Don Gossett several times before he went to the Lord. At one occasion we spoke for over an hour. 

His wife and partner in ministry, Debra Gossett continues his ministry (See www.dongossett.com.)  

Scroll down for his books, or go here (www.dongossett.blogspot.com) and at www.DonGossett.com.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lee Strobel Books and Products


Lee Strobel is a Christian Apologist and is the author of "The Case for Christ," and many other books and products.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Pretoria (1988), Mangaung (1991) and Botshabelo (1993) - South Africa


Joel Hitchcock in Pretoria (1988) 
Joel Hitchcock on Church Square, Pretoria (1988-1989)
Joel Hitchcock in Mangaung at Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (1991)
Joel Hitchcock in Botshabelo in the Orange Free State (1991)





Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Believing that HE IS (Anointed preaching by Joel Hitchcock)



"He that comes to God must believe that HE IS" (Hebrews 11:6.) Joel Hitchcock preaches an inspiring message - not only giving evidence of Jesus' historical existence, but exhorting that Jesus is real to believers in Him. 

God can actually be experienced. His love and power is real. God is a PERSON, who INTERACTS with us. God is real. It is from the consciousness of this reality that the rest of Hebrews 11:6 says, "...and He is a REWARDER of those who DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM." 

Joel Hitchcock Books are available at https://joelhitchcock.blogspot.com/p/products.html

Jan van Riebeeck's Prayer for South Africa (with Afrikaans version)


(Scroll down for Afrikaans version)

When Jan van Riebeek landed at the Cape on April 6, 1652 with the Dromodaris, the Reiger and Goede Hoop, he brought with him the seed of the Christian Faith, which is reflected by his dramatic prayer which he praye for South Africa's future. It is no wonder that this land would be blessed with other commitments to God and Christian Renewal, such as the Voortrekker' desire (e.g. Piet Retief,) to take the Gospel with them to the native population when they set out on their Great Trek, the Vow made at Blood River in 1838, the labors of Rev. Daniel Lindley among the Voortrekkers and Zulus, the revival under Rev. Andrew Murray, the Vow made at Paarekraal, and the great spiritual renewal during Dr. John G Lake's ministry in 1908. 

Here is that prayer: 

"O Gracious and Most Merciful God and Heavenly Father, in Your Divine Majesty You have Saved us and called us to guide the affairs of the Dutch East India Company in this place, and to this end we are gathered here together in Your Name. 

May the decisions we take further maintain justice and, among these wild and uncivilised people, may Your true and perfect Christian teachings be established and spread, to the honour and praise of Your Holy Name and the prosperity of our God Almighty, without whose merciful help we are powerless. 

Therefore we pray to You, Most Merciful Father, and ask that  You will stand by and support us with your Fatherly wisdom and understanding and preside over our gatherings; lift our hearts that all wrong passions, misunderstanding and bestial lusts be removed from us and cleanse our hearts; and so fix our minds that in our actions no other principles or motives are apparent other than the magnification and honor of Your most Holy Name so that we may best serve our Lord and Master, without in any way acting for our own advantage or taking into account personal gain, to which end we will carry out our orders and so earn a worthy blessing. 

We pray and ask this in the Name of Your Beloved Son, our Master and Saviour Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray, 'Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name..."

Afrikaanse Weergawe: 

Toe Jan van Riebeeck op 6 April 1652 in die Kaap geland het met die Dromodaris, Reiger en Goede Hoop, het hy daarmee saam die saad van die Christelike geloof gebring, soos weerspiel word in 'n dramatiese gebed wat hy oor Suid Afrika se toekoms bid. Dis geen wonder dat hierdie land so geseen sou wees met ander geloftes en Christelike vernuwing, soos van die Voortrekkers se begeerte (bv. Piet Retief) om die evangelie saam met hulle Groot Trek na die inboorlinge toe te neem, die Bloedrivier Gelofte van 1838, Ds. Daniel Lindley se werk onder die Voortrekkers en Zoeloes, die herlewing onder Ds. Andrew Murray, die Paardekraal Gelofte en die groot na-oorlogse Gees vernuwing gedurende Dr. John G Lake se bediening in 1908. 

Hier is daardie gebed: 

Barmhartige, genadige God en hemelse Vader, volgens u Goddelike wil is ons geroep om die sake van die Verenigde Nederlands Geoktrooieerde Oos- Indiese Kompanjie hier aan die Kaap die Goeie Hoop te bestuur. Met hierdie doel voor oë is ons met ons Raad in u heilige Naam vergader om met die Raad se advies sodanige besluite te neem waarmee ons die Kompanjie se belange die beste kan bevorder. Ons is hier om die wet te handhaaf en om, as dit moontlik is, onder hierdie wilde en onbeskaafde mense u ware gereformeerde Christelike leer voort te plant en bekend te maak tot lof van u heilige Naam en tot voordeel van die wat oor ons regeer. Hiertoe is ons sonder u genadige hulp allermins in staat.

Daarom bid ons U, Allerhoogste Vader, dat U met u vaderlike wysheid by ons sal bly. Ons bid dat U self leiding in ons vergadering sal gee en ons harte so verlig dat alle verkeerde hartstogte, tweedrag en ander dergelike gebreke van ons geweer sal word sodat ons harte van alle menslike hartstogte skoon sal wees. Laat ons gemoedere so ingestem wees dat ons in ons beraadslaging niks anders beplan of besluit nie as dit wat mag strek tot grootmaking en lof van u allerheiligste Naam en tot diens van die wat oor ons regeer. 

Laat ons nie in water mate ook al op eie voordeel of winsbejag let nie, maar net op die uitvoering van ons opdragte en dit wat vir ons saligheid nodig is. 

Ons bid en vra dit in die Naam van u geliefde Seun, ons Heiland en Saligmaker, Jesus Christus ... wat ons leer bid het: Ons Vader wat in die hemel is, ... Amen"

John G Lake Books and Products



Dr. John G Lake was a pioneer in the Pentecostal and Divine Healing Movement. His ministry impacted an entire generation, and continues to influence Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry today. His sermons and example of faith and devotion will inspire you to seek after more of God! 

His books and products are available here, or at www.johnglake.net or www.johnglakebooks.blogspot.com

About 6 years ago, I extracted this from Wikipedia, and want to share it again here:

John Graham Lake (March 18, 1870–September 16, 1935), usually known as John G. Lake, was a businessman who became known for his ministry as a missionary, faith healer, and founder of the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa. 

He was influenced by the healing ministry of John Alexander Dowie, and he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1907 in the wake of the Azusa Street Revival. Early in his career, Lake's wife, whom he deeply loved, fell ill with a life threatening illness. 

Having a lifetime of suffering and bereavement behind him, he refused to accept this. He took the radical step of taking 'his brother who had been an invalid for 22 years to Chicago see John Alexander Dowie . In a matter of just moments after healing ministers laid their hands on him, he was healed -- he got up and walked out! 

Next, the Lakes took their 34-year-old sister who was dying from breast cancer. She had been operated on five times and had to be carried on a stretcher. She too was healed! Dowie and Lake then prayed for another sister who was bleeding to death, and she too lived! That left only Jennie. Yes, healing was coming, but this time, Lake decided it would be different. This time, he was setting the time for it. The time -- 9:30a.m., April 28, 1898. 

Lake called and telegraphed friends, instructing them to pray at the appointed time, because at precisely 9:30 a.m., he would lay his hands on his wife and she would be healed. It was that simple. She was healed at that time, crying with a voice as big as her husband's boldness that startled her husband, -- "Praise God! I am healed!" ' 

Dowie had a reputation as a famous healing evangelist/preacher; he was the founder of Zion, Illinois. These healings of the Lakes' drew other people to them requesting prayers for healing, which altered the direction of Lake’s life and ministry.

Lake maintained relationships with many of the leading figures of his day including railroad tycoon James Jerome Hill, Cecil Rhodes, Mahatma Gandhi, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others. By the time he left for the mission field he walked away from a $50,000 year salary (around 1.25 million in 2007 dollars[1]), as well as his seat on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Later life and religious work with Thomas Hezmalhalch he founded the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa in 1908, which attracted many of the early Zionists led by Pieter L. le Roux of Wakkerstroom. 

Le Roux took over the leadership of the Apostolic Faith Mission when Lake returned to America, and Le Roux led it for 30 years.Just six months after Lake's arrival in South Africa, his first wife, Jennie, died on December 22, 1908. 

"Lake recorded that she died of a stroke." Lake returned to America on February 1, 1913, and married Florence Switzer on November 27, 1913.[2] Lake's comment on this second marriage was, "Men in these days consider themselves to be happily married once. I have been especially blessed in that I have been happily married twice." From this marriage five children were born. 

Lake eventually became an elder in the church. It was here that he began to practice "divine healing". From 1915 to 1920, Lake ran "Healing Rooms," a healing center in Spokane, Washington. In 1920, he moved to Portland, Oregon, for a similar ministry that lasted for a few years. 

He later on returned to Spokane and practiced his healing ministry until his death. In 1935, Lake suffered a serious stroke and died a fortnight later, on September 16, 1935, at age 65.LegacySeveral books have been written recording Lake's experiences and miracles attributed in Lake. Lake's history has served as a guide to other ministries." (Wikipedia.) 

 For John G Lake Books and Products, visit www.johnglakebooks.blogspot.com or www.johnglake.net

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Daniel Lindley - The First Pastor of the Voortrekkers, Missionary to the Matabele and the Zulu



Daniel Lindley 1801 - 1880

Daniel Lindley 1801 - 1880






























In the book The Great Trek I noticed a brief reference to a Daniel Lindley, which prompted my interest in obtaining another book - The Life and Times of Daniel Lindley. I found both these books to be quite fascinating. I feel I have somewhat of an affiliation with Rev. Daniel Lindley: He was a man of God. He was an American. He was a missionary to South Africa. He pastored the Voortrekkers.

He was the first pastor of the Voortrekkers and a missionary to the Matabele and Zulus. (See www.daniellindley.blogspot.com







Pictures courtesy from www.findagrave.com

"The Life and Times of Daniel Lindley 1801-80" by Edwin W. Smith, tells the amazing story of Rev. Daniel Lindley from Pennsylvania, USA. He went to South Africa to work among native Africans at a missions station. Then, due to one event after another, he began to work among the Voortrekkers (the white, Dutch-speaking Boers). He became the Boer's first pastor, officiating over thousands of baptisms and marriages. Eventually his work among the Boers came to an end, after which he begun to work among the Zulus.