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Christopher Columbus, “It was the Lord who put into my mind”

Christopher Columbus, “It was the Lord who put into my mind”

Bill Hitchcock October 9, 2017 0

“At a very early age I began to sail upon the ocean.

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Material Blessings and Physical Healings or Spiritual Truths and Saved Soul?

Material Blessings and Physical Healings or Spiritual Truths and Saved Soul?

Bill Hitchcock November 22, 2016 0

Prosperity theology, which is sometimes referred to as prosperity gospel, is what

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The wicked walk on every side

The wicked walk on every side

Bill Hitchcock October 26, 2016 0

Yesterday on Facebook I posted the last verse from Psalm 12. It reads, “The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted” (Psalm 12:8). How many of you

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What Iniquity Have You Found In God?

What Iniquity Have You Found In God?

Bill Hitchcock October 18, 2016 0

That’s an interesting question. What Iniquity Have You Found In God? But God himself asked His people that very thing. Have you found a problem with God? In the beginning of

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The Invisible Hand Of God And The People Of The United States

The Invisible Hand Of God And The People Of The United States

Bill Hitchcock October 10, 2016 0

The Invisible Hand And The People Of The United States When it comes to Clinton and Trump and where we are in US politics and government today I keep thinking of

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God And Moral Relativism

God And Moral Relativism

Bill Hitchcock October 10, 2016 0

“The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him

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Cast the net on the right side of the ship

Cast the net on the right side of the ship

Bill Hitchcock September 21, 2016 0

“Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they

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Which is the first commandment of all?

Which is the first commandment of all?

Bill Hitchcock July 20, 2016 0

Just about everyone is familiar with it. The great “love” commandment that Jesus gave when the scribe asked him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” (Mark 12:28). Most folks think

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Five Invaluable Keys To Prayer

Five Invaluable Keys To Prayer

Bill Hitchcock July 11, 2016 0

Judah and King Jehoshaphat are about to be invaded by an overwhelming army of, “the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites” (2

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Now know I that the Lord saveth

Now know I that the Lord saveth

Bill Hitchcock February 10, 2016 0

“Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some

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Defend the poor and fatherless

Defend the poor and fatherless

Bill Hitchcock January 20, 2016 0

The fatherless, the widows, the poor and afflicted, the oppressed and the stranger, these are the people that God has asked us to demonstrate our religion to. We are to plead

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For all the gods of the nations are idols

For all the gods of the nations are idols

Bill Hitchcock January 19, 2016 0

“For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made

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What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee

Bill Hitchcock January 16, 2016 0

“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can

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Take up his cross daily

Take up his cross daily

Bill Hitchcock January 8, 2016 2

“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his

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Search Me O God

Search Me O God

Bill Hitchcock January 7, 2016 0

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

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The Lord is nigh

The Lord is nigh

Bill Hitchcock January 4, 2016 0

“The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18) We know that if you, “Draw nigh to God, and

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Seek the Lord and his strength

Seek the Lord and his strength

Bill Hitchcock December 30, 2015 0

“Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.” (Psalm 105:4) Seek We are to seek the Lord, to actively search God out. “…seek, and ye shall find; knock, and

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“If my people…shall humble themselves”

“If my people…shall humble themselves”

Bill Hitchcock December 28, 2015 0

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and

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The Role and Power of Government

The Role and Power of Government

Bill Hitchcock December 14, 2015 0

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”(Romans 13:1) Government The higher powers, at

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The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed

Bill Hitchcock December 10, 2015 0

“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord,

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The Most Powerful Psalm In The Book, Psalm 91

The Most Powerful Psalm In The Book, Psalm 91

Bill Hitchcock December 3, 2015 0

Psalm 91 is arguably one of the best and most powerful psalms in the Book of Psalms. So moving is this ode that John Calvin said, “Dead indeed must be the

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Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God

Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God

Bill Hitchcock November 30, 2015 0

“Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of

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Cast thy burden upon the Lord

Cast thy burden upon the Lord

Bill Hitchcock November 25, 2015 0

Everyone carries a heavy burden through life. Finances, relationships, concerns for others and their safety as well as their wellbeing. We all have our share of weights to carry. But man

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As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord

Bill Hitchcock November 24, 2015 0

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding

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Hide thy face from my sins

Hide thy face from my sins

Bill Hitchcock November 13, 2015 0

“Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:9-10). We have

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Be merciful unto me, O God

Be merciful unto me, O God

Bill Hitchcock November 12, 2015 0

Psalm 57:1-3 Mercy 1) Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my

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Fight the good fight of faith

Fight the good fight of faith

Bill Hitchcock November 10, 2015 0

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:12). Fight It is

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For my thoughts are not your thoughts

For my thoughts are not your thoughts

Bill Hitchcock November 5, 2015 0

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8) It is impossible for man to “figure out” God. God doesn’t think like

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Seek ye the Lord while he may be found

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found

Bill Hitchcock November 4, 2015 0

“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” (Isaiah 55:6) It seems somewhat odd doesn’t it? That there could be a time

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The Perfect Plan For Peace In Five Points

The Perfect Plan For Peace In Five Points

Bill Hitchcock November 2, 2015 0

God has a perfect plan for peace and tranquility for each of us. It was laid out by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Philippians. Peace 4) Rejoice in

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I will love thee O Lord my strength

I will love thee O Lord my strength

Bill Hitchcock October 30, 2015 0

“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength” (Psalm 18:1). The Psalmist makes this very personal. What has been translated as, “Lord” is actually derived from the name Jehovah, the name

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What time I am afraid

What time I am afraid

Bill Hitchcock October 29, 2015 0

“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” (Psalm 56:3) “What time” is more literally translated to “what day” I am afraid. But the corner stone of the verse

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If we say that we have no sin

If we say that we have no sin

Bill Hitchcock October 28, 2015 0

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us

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Psalm 12: Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth

Psalm 12: Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth

Bill Hitchcock October 27, 2015 0

Psalm 12 is a wonderful Psalm of David. It serves as a very present day warning of a lying tongue, a wicked nation and of unrighteous rulers. Psalm 12: Commentary and

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Salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ

Salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ

Bill Hitchcock October 26, 2015 0

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9) Jesus Christ God has not created us for punishment. Our purpose

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Psalm 64: The ways and the words of the wicked

Psalm 64: The ways and the words of the wicked

Bill Hitchcock October 24, 2015 0

Psalm 64 is about the ways and the words of the wicked. It is about those who, “whet their tongue” in “secret counsel” with the sole purpose to attack and destroy

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Go, Stand and Speak

Go, Stand and Speak

Bill Hitchcock October 19, 2015 0

Speaking to a room full of people can be scary, very scary. But God is counting on us to speak while the devil is doing everything in his power to ensure

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Wait on the Lord

Wait on the Lord

Bill Hitchcock October 14, 2015 0

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14) There is an old expression that says, “Timing is

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Commit thy Works unto the Lord

Commit thy Works unto the Lord

Bill Hitchcock October 13, 2015 0

“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Proverb 16:3) “Commit” comes from the Hebrew word, “Galal”. It is a verb that means to roll or roll

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Forsake The Foolish And Live!

Forsake The Foolish And Live!

Bill Hitchcock October 2, 2015 0

“Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.” (Proverbs 9:6) Adam Clarke sums it up rather nicely by saying, “For the companion of fools must be a

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Depression and the God Solution

Depression and the God Solution

Bill Hitchcock September 22, 2015 1

Usually when we think of a medical problem we think in terms of something tangible; a stuffy nose, a broken arm, a heart condition, etc. But it can be very difficult

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Not In Word But In Power

Not In Word But In Power

Bill Hitchcock September 20, 2015 0

“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20) God is not found in eloquence of speech but in power, in the Holy Ghost that

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Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want

Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want

Bill Hitchcock September 15, 2015 0

Psalm 23 is one of the most inspired and moving psalms in the Bible. Anyone who has ever read it has immediately identified with the Psalmist. Here is a complete commentary

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1 Peter 1:3-5 Commentary

1 Peter 1:3-5 Commentary

Bill Hitchcock September 10, 2015 0

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ

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Rejoice evermore

Rejoice evermore

Bill Hitchcock September 9, 2015 0

“Rejoice evermore” (1 Thessalonians 5:16). It is such a simple statement. And a short one too. The book, chapter and verse listing is longer than the complete statement! But don’t let

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Love can be oh so difficult

Love can be oh so difficult

Bill Hitchcock September 4, 2015 0

Love can be oh so difficult. It can be difficult to find and very difficult to maintain. This is why it is so hard to understand having to love someone that

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The eyes of the Lord are in every place

The eyes of the Lord are in every place

Bill Hitchcock August 31, 2015 0

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) No matter where we are, who we are with, the time or place that

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Charity

Charity

Bill Hitchcock August 28, 2015 0

1) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2) And though I have

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Thou Art Worthy

Thou Art Worthy

Bill Hitchcock August 16, 2015 0

But here is a central point we need to hang on to. God created all things for His pleasure. He didn’t have to create anything. God owes no one or no

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By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted

Bill Hitchcock August 11, 2015 0

When the upright say things like, “God Bless America” it is more than just a saying or desire. It is a blessing that God will fulfill.