The Founding of Withered Hand Ministries
Stretch Forth Thy Hand
Withered Hand Ministries was founded after much prayer and effort had gone into the founding of Guardian Angel Ministries which was known throughout the trucking industry.
It seemed that every time the foundational stones were put in place, something or someone would mess things up.
I was a well known Evangelist who was enjoying a successful miracle ministry that was causing doctors and those in the medical filed to reconsider their beliefs.
The Lord had blessed me with several TV hosts that agreed to sponsor my ministry on their programs. He also blessed me with four radio programs in different states which were drawing a large audience. I received calls from these station managers informing me that they were receiving inspiring letters and phone calls concerning my programs.
Gospel recording artist Tony Malone wrote a song about my life and ministry based on the information he had received from one of the station owners.
I was successful because I did not use my real name but went with a message of hope and restoration.
I used my C.B. trucker name the Guardian Angel because I wanted all the Glory and Honor to go to the Living God who showed up in my services to authenticate my calling.
I kept seeking God as to why I could never get Guardian Angel Ministries off the ground when I had investors wanting to donate their time and money into the ministry because of the impact it had made upon their lives.
The Lord had confirmed my calling into the miracle ministry by a scripture found in several books in the bible but Ill list the one in Mark for you to get an idea of why this means so much to me and is the foundation of God’s ministry.
I will give you some insight that this scripture has been referred to in the past by many powerful men of God as that concerning a miracle ministry and that is why it is and has always been so special to me.
Mark 3:1-5 1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. 2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. 3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. 4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. 5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
.We have learned from this hub that it is impossible for us to go back and recover the (years) time that the enemy and our poor choices have taken from us however if we were able to go back and regain these years we would also have the things that caused us to fall which could include positions, relationships and yes failed marriages.
This is not much encouragement is it?
Don't go anywhere because I have some good news!
We find in the book of Joel chapter 2 verse 25 that God speaks through his prophet that he is able to restore the (Time) years that the locust (Sin) hath eaten and goes on to name the cankerworm, the caterpiller and the palmerworm. These in itself would give us some valuable insight to what indulging in sin and making poor choices can bring our way.
WE also find in Marks gospel chapter 3 that Jesus himself used the word restored. Here he is healing the man with the withered hand.This man was in the temple (Church) and had a hand that was deformed and withered. Jesus told him to stretch forth his hand but did not tell him which hand to stretch forth.
All to often we want to give God what we think is our good hand instead of admitting our weaknesses before an all seeing and all wise God.
What we glean from this is if we stretch forth which would mean to press forward in our christian walk then God is able to go back and recover the years that we think we have lost.
Again this could be failed relationships and yes even failed marriages. Oh yes dear reader and he is also to restore (Restructure) (Fix) what we lost and give us the strength, love and , determination to start these relationships including failed marriages without the mess that caused them to fail. Now this is a place to cry, rejoice and thank the Living god that he is able to restructure us and cause us to be a blessing to those around us.
How many knows that there is a devil loose who will try anything to stop the kingdom of God from advancing?
When I awakened that morning, the Spirit of God spoke in clarity that he wanted me to take this scripture concerning the man with the withered hand and found a ministry on its spiritual values.
He also informed me of the men he wanted to place with me to set it up to be a professional ministry that would be recognized both by the Federal Government and other church affiliations.
I will never forget the call from my wife that she had found a brand new Thompson Chain Reference Study bible lying open in pouring down rain.
It probably had fallen off of someones car but what got my attention was that it had no sign of water marks and the ribbon was marked on the man with the withered hand.
It was about this time that I also got a call from a missionary friend from Mexico who informed me that while he was in prayer time, the Lord informed him to confirm to me that he wanted me to start a ministry consisting of the vision to reach and use the undesirables that had been rejected by the church at large and get them the necessary training and build their confidence and send them out with vision and purpose to a lost and hurting world.
The Living God revealed to me that I was to be one of the leaders chosen for this event and this ministry would be a viable tool in the end time revival that is already forming before our eyes.
God also informed me that he had plans to move into my industry and call truckers forth to spread his gospel that no Government would be able to control. He informed me that there was to be a revival start in this industry that would usher millions into his kingdom.
We had no problems founding the ministry until we filed for our 501c3 charity status.
Some members of my board did not want to apply for our 501c3 but I am not one to half step or start something and cut corners.
I am the type of person that when I set my head to do something, I do it right or I will not do it at all and God knew this about me when he chose me for this task.
I gave this desire that was burning in my heart much prayer and devotion because I wanted to fulfill the vision God had assigned to me.
It was during this time in my life that I was on my way to a revival but because of getting a late start and encountering a traffic jam, I made the decision to stop at a local nearby church that I had attended several times in the past.
I was shocked as I entered the sanctuary and heard the message was on how the Lord had directed that minister to apply for their 501c3 charity status.
The minister was excited as she spoke about how God miraculously intervened to help in securing their charity status through a wealthy friend.
In 2004, I had no trouble getting our charter and incorporation status but it took two years to get our 501c3.
We started with five working churches in different states but the real blow was when the IRS alerted us that when they attempted to place our paperwork for review, their computers were mysteriously struck by lightning and they had to do everyone’s paper work by hand which is why it took two years.
The ministry is still striving to reach our goals and the Lord Jesus Christ was voted in and made CEO in a legal meeting with none opposed.
I am praying that as you read this hub concerning the founding of this ministry that the Living God will do something special in your life and ministry to validate his approval upon our efforts to found a ministry that he would be proud of.
Something I did not tell you is that when he asked me to found this ministry, I had a vision of him walking through our first website saying found my ministry upon Psalms ninety two and I made him a promise to do just that.
I will close in saying that if you see your ship coming in on the horizon, do not wait for it to get to shore but make every attempt to swim out to meet it!
Withered Hand Ministries Incorporated
Stretching Out Through the Power of Christ
From The Cubicle of Jerry Hulse
To Whom Concerned
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
I want to post the vision God gave me for this growing ministry and pray that it catches on in this end time shift that is happening before our very eyes!
Withered Hand Ministries was started back in 1993 as Guardian Angel ministries which was a one on one out of church ministry.
My goal was to reach those who have been hurt in churches mainly because of organizations with their strict denominational rules and unforgiving pastors who fit the category of the elder brother in the parable of the prodigal son.
Some of these precious people have fallen into sin and have been cleansed and yes set free by the power of God but soon met opposition from church elders who pull the aside and inform them that because of their past, they no longer qualify to be in ministry.
I am here in sound mind to testify from my experience that the Living God has allowed some of us to get down in the mud and cellars of life to be treated worse than a human should ever be treated because he has some undesirables that we are to meet in this end time push of the Spirit of God to rescue as many as possible from the grasp of Satan.
There are precious people who had great plans for their life and like the woman Jesus met at the well, encountered circumstances and life events that steered them in another direction sending them down a dangerous path ending in life with no hope such as living in the streets, being incarcerated and yes even divorce.
Men in authority tend to look down on them while sitting in their high seat of judgment and human reason stating that they may have been cleansed but because of their sin, they are no longer able to lead, but wait a minute; Did God not make the statement that the publicans and harlots would go in to his Kingdom before the rulers filled with pride would get in?
Folks; Let’s get Real!!
You have no way of relating to people living in the streets or those that have suffered heartbreak through divorce or someone living under a bridge unless you have experienced what these precious men and women have had to brave.
We can use as an example a man taking a walk and discovering some birds that have become injured and have lost their ability to fly.
This man goes out of his way to show these birds mercy but because he is not on their level by being a bird, they will run from him because to them he is like a monster.
We have precious people today driving trucks that are former Bishops, Pastors, Sunday School Teachers, and Church Elders.
These people have completed bible seminary and have enjoyed a successful ministry but because of a tragedy in their life such as divorce or some other unforeseen event, they have been told by some church elder that they are no longer eligible for ministry.
There is a problem here that needs to be addressed!!!
There is still a powerful anointing on these withered people that is shaking the gates of hell and preachers have went to their graves craving to experience this kind of anointing.
I close this vision with placing the words of Jesus on the witness stand concerning the main issue of divorce so prevalent today.
Did he or did he not recognize her five divorces as legal and binding the day he met her at the well?
The law in that day would recognize up to three divorces with no question?
He stated; you have rightly said “You Have No Husband and the one you have now is not your husband”.
The shifting is upon us and the Forgotten Church of the Hedge is on the horizon.
We at WHM have a clear vision as to our call and purpose the body of Christ and have come to the realization that these church elders are not the one that placed a call on our lives and will not be the one to grade and sign our report cards. We know also that we will have to fight for every inch of ground we take but we are ready and willing for what have we got to loose and the benefits are out of this world.
Withered Hand Ministries is a restoration ministry out reach that was entrusted to me by the Living God for its founding.
I will share with this body that I am a man that was chosen by the Lord and personally trained by the Holy Ghost for the end time revival that is now upon us.
This will come through the trucking industry and will impact churches and organized religion here and abroad.
The Lord called me to be an Evangelist working in the gifts of the Spirit to impart what God placed in me to people that are going to be used in this end time move which people back in the early 70’s denied would happen.
The Living God is building his church upon his word and when you have the word of God in action then you have the power of the Living Christ stretching out breaking down the fences and cultural barriers that organized religion used to make fat their pig on the emotional needs of their subjects.