Thursday, October 12, 2017

When Jesus moves into your house (1) Introduction

Joel Hitchcock's mini-book on "When Jesus moves into your house" (the devil has to flee!)



I have heard this story from a couple of preachers. I have no idea where it originated, and there are certainly different variations to it. With this booklet I offer you my rendering of it. 

The story plays off in Switzerland – the first country I visited as a world wide traveling evangelist. 

I have preached the Gospel in many villages all over Africa and India, and have used this story to illustrate man’s total surrender to God.

One brother who took me from village to village, would always tell me, “Tell them the story again about The Little Ant…” which story I have penned in the booklet, “The Great King and the Little Ant.” He would also ask me to repeat the “devil beating story,” which is the story we are about to read.

When Jesus shared the Good News of the Kingdom to those who gladly heard Him, He often employed parables to do so. Following the example set by Jesus, this story is also a parable. A parable is an illustration to demonstrate a certain truth.

The truth I want to demonstrate in this story is that when we give our lives to Christ, we must do so with total surrender and with absolute abandon.

This little story is not intended to cross every theological "T" and dot every doctrinal "I" . It is intended to read as a simple story, exemplifying a simple truth – total surrender to Jesus Christ.

I hope you enjoy it and share it with everyone you think would benefit from it.

Joel Hitchcock, 2017
Georgetown, Delaware, USA




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Great King and the Little Ant (Book by Joel Hitchcock) Part 2 - Continued


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The Great King and The Little Ant


There once was a little ant who lived in a tiny village in a very poor country in a forgotten part of the world. But this village looked very big to our little ant and he wondered how big the whole world was. He was awestruck by the size of the large white cows and bulls and also how strong the buffalo were.
Though these beasts were very large, he also was in awe at the size of chickens and hogs. He once almost got pecked up by a chicken, but luckily he blended well with the dark sand and the chicken pecked up a piece of discarded rice that was almost twice the size of our little ant.
The ant became fairly wise. He noticed that there was an old man in the village that everyone respected. He finally learnt that this old man was the chief of the village and that he had much wisdom and authority. In the mind of the little ant, the chief was the most powerful man in the whole world.
So our little ant decided one day to move into the chief’s house. There was always enough rice thrown out that the ant could feast on and also to store up enough for the winter. Our little ant was so smart that he even began to understand the language of the people.
He also understood their body language, and he loved to translate the humans’ actions and words to his fellow ants, who by now had truly come to respect him also.
There was also a special thing there in the house of the chief. It took our ant a while to be able to pronounce it, but finally he could say this big word. It was a television. There were wire things on top of it, and another wire thing connected it to a box thing that the humans called a battery.
Our little ant noticed that the chief always stared at this thing that they called a television, and that after the chief looked at it, the chief was much wiser than before. So our little ant said to himself that if he too would stare at this thing they call a television, that he also would become wise – perhaps the wisest ant in the whole world. Our little ant knew how big the world was, because he had traveled extensively. One of his trips took him three months, and covered the area of the chief’s house, the neighbors’ kitchen and the pig pen. From there he could even see the water well, but he never went that far. At least he could say that he saw the end of the world, because nothing existed on the other side of the well, or so he thought.
One day our little ant crawled up to the shoulder of the chief, while the chief was again staring at the television to enrich his wisdom. Our little ant could understand everything. But one day he saw a very important man on the television. The television speaker said that this man was the most powerful man in the whole world, for he was the Great King of a far country, which was also the most powerful country in the world.
It was hard for our little ant to believe that anybody could be more powerful than the chief, but this is what the television said, so it must be true, thought the little ant. He was almost overwhelmed by this thought, and for some strange and unknown reason our little ant developed the greatest and most intense desire of his life:
He wanted to meet this Great King.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Great King and the Little Ant (Book by Joel Hitchcock) Part 1 - Introduction


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Introduction

It is from India that I write these introductory lines to a simple and illustrious story – a story in which I will attempt to demonstrate a profound truth. This is the 6th time I have been in India, and I have traveled about 45 countries in Europe, Africa, the America and Asia to spread the Message of Christ.

Jesus is the Way to reach God. Not only is He the Way, but He is also the Destination, for He is God Himself.

The story of The Great King and the Little Ant has its origin in the author’s attempt to illustrate how hopelessly impossible it is for little insignificant humans like us to ever find God by our efforts and religion and good works and sacrifices. It is only when God Himself makes the effort to reach out to us that we find Him, or rather, that He finds us.
In this story, the Great King symbolizes God, and we are the ant. 

I have purposely written in simple, almost childlike language to make this message clear. I trust that this simple story will be both amusing and informative: God can be found, because He found us.

Yours,
Joel Hitchcock
Halia, India (2012) 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Prayer by President George Washington

This prayer was prayed by the United States' first president, George Washington. See the text below the video... 



"O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul.

Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the ever lasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life.

Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends & kindred unite us all in praising & glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Saviour, who hath taught us thus to pray, our Father..."

Extracted from https://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/pra... that quotes from William J. Johnson, George Washington, The Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1919).

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Handmaid of the Lord

Whether you are a man or a woman, you must have the attitude of servitude - the spirit of a handmaid of the Lord. Mary said, "Let it be unto me according to your word." It is with this attitude that we can share Jesus with our world.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jesus - King of kings

Jesus is the King of Kings!

   

Passionate pentecostal preaching by Joel Hitchcock. JESUS is the King of Kings! He is your king and will take care of you in every situation. He came as a man 2,000 years ago, and He came on the day of Pentecost. He came in judgment on Jerusalem in 70AD, and He will come again when we see him in the air. He also comes to us every day by his Holy Spirit. The King keeps coming! Are you ready to welcome and receive him...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Joel Hitchcock Book - The Miracle Ministry, Signs and Wonders

Christianity is supernatural! God intended miracles to be normal for those who believe in a miracle working God. Joel Hitchcock's book, The Miracle Ministry, Signs and Wonders" is filled with pages and pages of insights and revelation from God's Word in miracles, signs and wonders. 
Order it today at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1548224499/ref=rdr_ext_tmb or go to Joel Hitchcock Books Store for other books by Joel Hitchcock. 

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Giant Gospel Revival Tent

Tent for sale: (In some cases tent is available free for your Gospel event. Contact us for information.) 

For the tent's seating capacity, click here 

Click here for how to set up the tent manual

120 feet wide by 170 feet long by 40 feet high Gospel Tent is 20,400 square feet.
This is without the side walls.  The tent also has side walls.




20,000 square foot tent, 40 feet high, tent revival








Platform, sound



20,400 square feet

Side view





Other Items for sale:

862 strong and durable Samson chairs


862 chairs unpacked, ready for tent. Samsonite brand. Very strong and sturdy.


30 pulse start lights of 400 watt each, as recommended for television broadcast quality throughout the tent. (Not stage lighting)


Lights are mounted 30 feet high on 37' and 40' poles
Platform, trailer during an open air meeting

1,000 chairs, trailer, platform, tent poles without canvas to mount lights, for an open air healing meeting


Seating capacity calculations:

Tent has 20,400 square feet
Deduct 10% for platform and isles leaves 18,360 square feet left
Allow 6 square feet per chair - 3,060 seating capacity.
Larger altar area and wider aisles will reduce seating capacity.

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