21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

Holy Spirit, MESSAGES, Spiritual Gifts

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1 opens with these...

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

Securing the Favor of God Robert D. Pace Introduction (Definition) In its simplest terms, divine...

HOW THE BIBLE SHOWS THE WORLD ITS DAYS ARE NUMBERED

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Introduction I want to talk to you on the subject of How the...

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Johann von Dannecker was the famed...

TEAR IT DOWN!

Robert D. Pace Jeremiah 1:4-10 What we have to understand is this: Before converting to Christ,...

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace One-Word...

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace Marriages,...

YOU CAN KNOW!

How to Know the Bible is true; Jesus is the Messiah;And Salvation is Yours!1 Peter 3:15 Imagine...

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Exodus 40:17‑19; 33-34 Introduction Years ago, cultural...

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

Robert D Pace conducts "Discern the Days Prophecy Conferences" throughout America. The...

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Despite...

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Corinthians 10:12 (Illustration) It was a frigid February in...

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Peter 1:2-4 Introduction (Illustration) Years ago, in...

The Power of our Spoken Words

Mark E. Hardgrove PhD, DMin Genesis 15:22-23 INTRODUCTION: There is no denying the importance of,...

THE COMING WINDS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace The presence of wind...

IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

Is it Worth it to Serve the Lord? Robert D. Pace Malachi 3:13--16 Malachi, whose name means...

Malchus

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Most...

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING Malachi 3:10-12 Robert D. Pace (Illustration) Years ago, an express...

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Years ago, I...

An Excellent Example of Leadership

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 7:1-10 INTRODUCTION I lived in Maine for several years while I was...

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Joshua 6:1-5 This is a tremendous story of triumph that Joshua...

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

PROPHETIC INSIGHTS Robert D. Pace Your Appointed Time Released from Babylonian captivity, the...

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 The mandate for the Church is to spread the...

BEGGARS OF MERCY

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The story is...

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

Robert D. Pace Psalm 113:3 Consumer confidence is an important factor in maintaining a prosperous...

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

Robert D. Pace Jesus often spoke of the Endtimes and the signs the people of that day would...

THE DECISION OF MOSES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace A newly married couple decided how they would make their...

Building on the Rock

Mark E. Hardgrove Matthew 7:24-27 INTRODUCTION This particular parable is included in a series of...

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Pharisees...

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Leaning...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Acts 17:30-31 John the Baptist is Scripture’s premier Prophet of...

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT Opening Remarks Our Scripture text...

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

Robert D. Pace Dynamic Messengers are rare, but desperately needed! They are prophetic people that...

Gaza and the Palestinians in Bible Prophecy

By Dr. Bob Thiel, COGwriter The Palestian-dominated Gaza has been in the news a lot. Where exactly...

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:31‑35 Today, I want us to focus our attention on Jesus...

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace John 18:1-11 Most people don’t recall Malchus, but he was one...

THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Peter 4:10-11 Anointing! There’s a mystery to that word. In...

THE RIGHT CHOICE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Proverbs 2:1-8 (Illustration) William was sixteen when he left...

USAFORISRAEL

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 11:11-13 Before His ascension into Heaven Jesus carefully...

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

Robert D. Pace The story is told of a dying girl whose only hope was to receive blood from someone...

Son of David, Son of God

This is a profound look at the lineage of Jesus from Robert D Pace's feature-length DVD "The...

THE LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

Robert D. Pace Should Christians Support Israel’s Rights to the "Holy Land"? In recent years, the...

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace It begins with...

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into...

THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 14:15-18 Do you love God? I mean do you passionately and...

CHRISTIANITY IN THE MARKETPLACE – DOES IT BELONG THERE?

Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:14-16 Awhile back I heard an alarming report on James Dobson’s, “Focus on...

JESUS IS ALIVE!

Jesus is Alive! Robert D. Pace Matthew 28:1--10 (Illustration) Perhaps you've heard this familiar...

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace Four thousand years ago Moses...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 John 5:13--15 There’s a huge difference between the God of...

Your Call to Rulership in Life

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Revelation 3:21 Jesus said in Revelation 3:21, “he that...

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

By Robert D. Pace For centuries, ministers have preached the message of Christ’s Return to earth....

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 9:31-35 If you opened the medicine cabinet of the average...

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace Other than the Bible, no book claims to present the actual words of...

Driving Out The Canaanites

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace As we discuss Driving out the Canaanites I want you to...

Mountaintop Worship

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 22:5-25 INTRODUCTION When you think of worship, what comes to mind?...

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

In 2003, Robert D. Pace was interviewed by the Evangel magazine, the Official Publication of the...

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 2:1--11 (Illustration) For many years the cinema and...

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Ephesians 4:17-24 The mind is incredible.  It can instantly...

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

Prophetic Insight Robert D. Pace The safety of mankind is at stake! Isis, Al-Qaeda, Hamas,...

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I. Types of Fasts Fasting can be broadly characterized in...

AN ALTAR INVITATION

Robert D. Pace "THE BOOKS" An Altar Invitation The Bible speaks of two books being opened at the...

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 10:30-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan is the most...

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 1:12 (Illustration) I was twenty-three, had...

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 2:34-36 The lordship of Jesus Christ is one of...

A Man of God

Mark Hardgrove Ezekiel 22:30 INTRODUCTION A little boy was lost in a large crowd and was...

Biblically Woke!

Robert D Pace Biblically “Woke”! Matthew 1:24 says, “When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of...

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace In recent days, the Holy...

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Alone in my house, I...

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

POINT OF INSPIRATION: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Many people...

YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS AND OTHER BIBLE FORMULAS THAT DON’T WORK

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 16:7-11 Our generation has a formula for whatever need...

Water Baptism: A Post Conversion Experience

KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace Water baptism, in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a...

Book Review: How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

Mark E. Hardgrove, PhD I recently received a book entitled How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary...

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Corinthians 15:1 2 The Bible describes Christianity as...

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Perhaps you...

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 11:22-24 Mark 11:22-24 Most people are familiar with the...

DOES GOD KILL?

KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace The sixth of the Ten Commandments forbids murder. Does God violate...

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED! Robert D. Pace Hebrews 4:12 Hebrews 4:12 uses powerful phraseology to...

THE VOICE OF GOD TODAY

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:1-4 Does God speak to modern man? If so, how? For...

A Call to Corporate Prayer for USA Elections

Robert D Pace You know the turmoil that has imbibed our country—a worldwide pandemic, anarchy in...

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS (Note to reader: This message is presented as an outline, with only portions...

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

Prayer is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to God. They...

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jesus...

What Can the Righteous do When the Foundations are Destroyed?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 11:3 When crisis appears so do questions. It has always...

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Signs and wonders are divine events that display God’s glory...

WHO OWNS WHAT?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 19:28-35 At times, Jesus borrowed things to emphasize...

Speak Lord, But is it Really You?

Of all experiences that exhilarate people, chief among them is when God speaks directly to the human soul. One inspired word to a thirsty, hungry traveler can refresh and sustain more than a thousand meals. It was Elijah who heard God’s instruction to “rise and eat” that received nourishment to navigate 285 miles for the following forty days

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

People are excited about their team claiming the World Cup. While that’s great, ultimately, only...

GOD AT WORK

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Many people, whether they are...

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 7:24-27 The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Seven...

Secrets of Gog and Magog

From Robert D Pace's stunning DVD which explains that Gog and Magog are not what, or who, you...

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

Five Provisions of Christ’s Blood Revelation 12:11 Robert D. Pace Introduction My text is from the...

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Private and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Luke 5, the...

THE LION’S ROAR!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Lion’s...

A Workman Unashamed

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove INTRODUCTION I realize that the phrase referring to “a workman . . ....

FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Harbinger) Several years ago, the Lord spoke...

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Edited by Robert D. Pace In a...

THE GLORY OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Revelation 21:22—24 (This is Part 1 of two messages on The...

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

Why the Manna Stopped Robert D. Pace Joshua 5:10--12 For forty years the Israelites awakened with...

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 20:21 If peace could be packaged and marketed sales would...

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Daniel 3:8-12 What a story! It’s a page from Scripture...

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Genesis 12:1-3 Abraham is one of Scripture’s greatest men. As the...

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Nothing more is known of Jabez other than...

POWER OVER SIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Humor) Everyone wants mastery over various...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Judges 3:31 Introduction The Book of Judges is intriguing...

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

Opening Closed Doors Revelation 3:8 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Illustration) In the 1990’s I...

HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

Robert D. Pace John 13:2-10 It’s estimated that people spend more time communicating than with any...

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace “Created in...

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace [AUTHOR’S NOTATION: The...

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:1‑3 Today, four out of ten Americans claim to be Born...

A Witch

Dr. Mark Hardgrove 1 Samuel 28:1 INTRODUCTION The nation of Israel wanted a king. Samuel had been...

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Genesis 6:9-22 Five chapters had been written in Genesis and...

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

Robert D. Pace Isaiah's Prophecy Fulfilled! In Isaiah 41, the Bible discloses an odd prophecy...

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Years ago,...

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Jesus was surrounded by...

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 111:7--9 It is said that the only things certain in life...

NONE CAST ASIDE

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Isaiah 42:1-4 This message is for those that have, at some...

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 78:11 As the Endtime draws nearer the needs of mankind...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

Robert D. Pace Isaiah 7:14 I want to begin by defining the Virgin Birth. In the simplest terms, it...

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Illustration) A Pastor and Deacon were...

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

Robert D. Pace Nik Wallenda, a seventh generation funambulist, continues his acrobatics. He's a...

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

Robert D Pace Assurance of Salvation People often face inner conflict concerning their salvation,...

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

Robert D. Pace The boast of the Laodicean Church was, “I am rich!” (Revelation 3:17) Gloating over...

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

"Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace The Prophets of Scripture...

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks The Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle,...

JESUS: GOD & MAN

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Teaching Outline The nature of Jesus Christ has been debated...

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks (Quote) A USA Today poll found that only...

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Revelation 14:6-7 (Illustration) We live in a unique sphere of...

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-14 When the general populace describes Christmas they...

THE GARDENER

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace God’s work on...

“I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!”

“I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!” Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:17 Alvin Tofflier...

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace A boy caught a...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

Arise and Claim the Blessings! ROBERT D PACE Matthew 7:7–11 Throughout the Bible Christians are...

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Scientists call the Second...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS ROBERT D PACE   From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything...

HE WHO SITS ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I want to preach to you on the subject: He Who Sits Above the...

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Isaiah 9,...

AFFIRMING THE BIBLE AS GOD’S INSPIRED WORD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NOTE: This Teaching provides an overview of...

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

Deliverance Over Strongholds Luke 11:14--22 Robert D. Pace (Definition) What is a stronghold? A...

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

by Robert D. Pace In recent weeks, Hamas has launched thousands of rockets into Israel, yet...

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Television commercials are aimed at convincing the public...

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The following study is an outline that provides Biblical...

VANQUISHING FEAR

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Revelation 1:17-18 Today’s subject is universal in...

THE CALL OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace PulpitToday.org Opening Remarks Today we will examine the life...

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks When Scripture says Man is “created in God’s...

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks (Illustration) Billy attended the Los...

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace How would you like to wear a crown today? You can! And we will...

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS 1 Peter 2:9 Introduction There’s never been a group of people comparable to...

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Ephesians 6:17-18 In Christ’s day few men demonstrated a...

They Forgot the Works of the Lord!

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 78:11 From whichever version of the Bible you read, Psalm...

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Zechariah 1:14-17 Zechariah prophesied at the end of Israel’s...

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The Bible is clear: There’s a pronounced command for an...

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 14:6 Introduction For years, Smith Barney has said: “We...

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Everybody has a destiny. So much so, that God himself has taken a personal...

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

How to Maintain Spiritual Fervor Robert D Pace Spiritual fervor is necessary to advance the...

“PATHSPERITY”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 14:8‑17 “Pathsperity” is a play on words. I’ve...

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Job 1:8-10 The book of Job issues some everlasting truths...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

Dr. Mark Hardgrove Philippians 4:11-13 INTRODUCTION When I was in high school wrestling, my coach...

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the shoulders...

GOD RAISES DEAD DREAMS

Scripture uses death to identify man’s greatest enemy and there’s nothing man fears more. When a person expires, losing all vital signs, doctors, medicine, and science stand powerless in its presence. Only God can resurrect. But this sermon doesn’t deal with the physical cessation of life, it deals with death of a different nature. The death of God’s divinely inspired promises and visions. I’m persuaded that many Christians are in the gestation stage of a specific promise God has given them. Perhaps years ago He planted a dream and you’re still awaiting its fruition. Maybe even hope has begged you to admit that promise is dead. But the God that resurrected Christ from the dead can resurrect your promise.

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

Robert D. Pace For centuries, ministers have preached the message of Christ’s Return to earth, but...

BOUNDARIES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 16:15-16 I want to talk about “boundaries.” Maybe you’re...

THE SONG OF MOSES

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Exodus 15:1-2 The Song of Moses is the first anthem recorded in...

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

Robert D. Pace Human nature drives people to succeed. While the pursuit of human achievement is a...

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jesus knew the...

WHAT NEVER HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

Let’s journey back several thousand years to Jerusalem during Passover week. This was the holiest of the seven Hebrew festivals that attracted thousands of worshipers. Some traveled hundreds of miles to attend this celebration in the religious capital of the world—Jerusalem. What a sight it must have been! For seven days the Priests appeared in their royal apparel, led the people in worship, offered sacrifices, and blew shofars (2 Chronicles 30:21). Everything was leading to the Day of Atonement when the High Priest would present the blood of a Passover lamb for the people’s sins. Not only was Jerusalem sightly its aroma was pungent.

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Ephesians 2:8-9 Years ago a convicted murderer was given a life...

Hosanna!

  Robert D Pace Hosanna! Passover. It was the week Christ was born to confront. Everything...

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 10:17-21 (Illustration) I remember “the good old days”...

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace The Second Coming of Jesus...

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

by Carl Worline The following article provides an insightful description of the Bible’s depiction...

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

  The Purpose of Visions Robert D. Pace Job 33:14–18 God has blessed Christians with two types of...

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace (This message is presented in Outline form, describing numerous...

The Comfort of Communion

Communion Devotional Robert D. Pace World War II left London ravaged by Nazi bombs. The artillery...

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Acts 9:10-19 Which great Christian do you admire? Which Bible...

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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The Beauty of the Righteous

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace God’s love for trees is evident in Creation. Botanists assert...

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace “Then Jesus...

I Want To Be Happy, But I Don’t Know How

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 12:13-21 (Illustration) A young executive pulled his new...

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

Trusting God When It's Difficult Isaiah 12:2 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Definition) The word...

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace When reading this account of the man with the withered hand...

THE GIFT GOD GAVE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-14 Christ’s birth in Bethlehem is the greatest...

LAW OF REVELATION (Part 2) “The Principle of Connection”

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D Pace (This is part 2 of The Law...

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

Shortly after Donald J. Trump was sworn-in to office, the Lord impressed me that much prayer would...

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In the early...

LOOSED!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks Burdens. Constraints. Traps. When you...

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace Each year more...

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1...

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS   George Meuller   A Teaching Outline by George Mueller (1805-1898)...

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness is a word we both love and hate....

I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 3 John 2 John was the apostle filled with God’s love and...

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace My message today is entitled: The Inherent Power of the...

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The book of...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

Your TImes are in God's Hands Robert D. Pace Psalm 31:14--15 From the beginning, God ordained time...

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks Throughout Scripture, we see people that...

America in Crisis!

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace The turmoil that America is experiencing is nothing new. It is...

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks The name of today's message is “Always...

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(This message is presented in Outline form, describing numerous ways the Holy Spirit manifests himself to Believers.)

The Personality of the Holy Spirit

As I begin this message, I want to ask a question. When you contemplate the personage of the Holy Spirit, how do you envision his personality? How do you characterize his character and nature?

Did you know that the Bible answers this? There is a unique way that the Apostle Paul teaches illustrates the nature of the Holy Spirit. He does so in Galatians 5:22—23, where he innumerates what is called the “fruit of the Spirit.” Paul said this fruit is:

1. Love

2. Joy

3. Peace

4. Forbearance

5. Kindness

6. Goodness

7. Faithfulness

8. Gentleness

9. Self-control

(Insight) Here is the unique, underlying message that we can deduce from this list: When the Holy Spirit provides Christians with this fruit it also demonstrates that the Holy Spirit provides Christians with his essential nature! This fruit represents the wonderful character of the Spirit of God! It is the Spirit’s invitation for Christians to be more like him.

All this means something important to Christians. As the Father and Son’s preeminent gift to Believers, we should eagerly welcome him into every aspect of our life. It should be our desire to be consumed with him! This is what Paul was saying in 2 Corinthians 13:14 when he wrote these words:

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

You can’t get much clearer than that! Christians are supposed to walk, talk, and fellowship with the Spirit of God! And I also want to read Paul words in Galatians 5:16—21, 25.

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. [Let’s skip to verse 25] Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

(Transition) Let’s continue by considering the location of the Holy Spirit today.

Where the Holy Spirit Resides

I have a question for you: What is the personal address of the Holy Spirit today? In answering that, let’s begin by identifying the location that  God the Father occupies.

What is the address of the Father today? (Answer) The New Jerusalem in Heaven. From there, he sits upon the Throne of God.

Next, what is the address of Christ Jesus? (Answer) The New Jerusalem in Heaven. And further, he sits at “the right hand of the Father.”

Now, let’s consider where the Holy Spirit resides. (Answer) He dwells on Earth! But more specifically than that, he indwells your life! Turn to 1 Corinthians 3:16—17 and let’s read:

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? (17) If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.”

That is why it’s so important to keep our temple pure and protected from the contagion of the world. The Holy Spirit lives there!

Since your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit it indicates something extremely important: It means the Spirit of God will interact with you! The Holy Spirit will gladly accompany you in your Kingdom work. And more than that, he wants to lead the way and anoint you with power, insight, wisdom, and courage to accomplish the assignment! It’s important to let the Holy Spirit know he is welcome into your life and you want to be a co-laborer with him in Kingdom activities.

Since this is the case, I want to investigate the ways the Holy Spirit displays and manifests himself to us. And it is remarkable that the Bible discloses over twenty ways that he interacts with Believers! As you will discover, some ways are subtle while others are demonstrable.

Before I disclose the ways the Holy Spirit interacts with Christians, I want to point out an underlying benefit of this message: If people are not familiar with the operation of the Holy Spirit, there could be times when he draws near them or enters the atmosphere but he goes unacknowledged. It’s not that Christians are purposely shunning him, it’s that they aren’t trained to discern his presence.

Ways Christians Experience the Holy Spirit

1. “Come Upon” experience: This describes the sudden, out-of-nowhere presence of the Spirit. When this occurs, there is an urgency attached to the experience, which indicates the demand for immediate action.

I have experienced this numerous times, and when I have yielded  to the Holy Spirit something supernatural happened!

2. The “Compelling” of the Spirit: This happened to Jesus just before he launched his public ministry. The Holy Spirit “led” him into the desert to pray and fast so he could overcome Satan.

Acts 20:22—24 says “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

Greek: to bind, put under obligation, of the law, duty etc

Strong’s Greek 1210: To bind, tie, fasten; I impel, compel; I declare to be prohibited and unlawful. A primary verb; to bind.

Paul tells these Ephesian elders the reason for his departure to Jerusalem: He is “compelled by the Spirit.”  Many of you have experienced this kind of leading, although it’s difficult to explain to someone who has not, particularly a non-believer. Being compelled means being driven beyond our ability to resist the leading prompted by the Holy Spirit as He directs our lives. “If we can bring ourselves to that place of ultimate surrender, then we will be compelled and propelled by the Spirit into our destiny and into God’s divine will for our life” (Mark E. Hardgrove).

This leading does not always make sense.  Paul acknowledged that he did not know what would happen to him.  He had been warned in every city by the Holy Spirit that he was to face prison and hardships.  Later in his journey the disciples at Tyre through the Spirit urged him not to go (Acts 21:4) and still later a prophet at Caesarea named Agabus with great drama accurately prophesied Paul’s experience and again pleaded with Paul not to go (Acts 21:9-11).  Interestingly the text reads, “We and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem” (Acts 21:12). Apparently even Luke, the writer of Acts, who was traveling with Paul, joined in the pleading!

But the Spirit compelled Paul and in obedience he followed the leading of the Spirit.  As had been prophesied, he indeed faced prison and hardships as the remaining chapters of Acts record.  Not only did he use each opportunity to witness for the Lord, but most of the New Testament epistles were written after this point.  Paul’s greatest legacy regards the holy Scriptures he wrote that have been read by hundreds of millions throughout the church age.

3. The “Quickening” of the Spirit: This describes how the Spirit suddenly makes something real and alive to an individual. Perhaps it’s a quickening of a Scripture that you have read a hundred times but then suddenly appears as a marvelous revelation.

(Illustration) (I was praying with my seven-month-old daughter, Kristen, resting on my shoulder when the Spirit said, “I will tell you where you will pastor next.” Sure enough, within two hours I received a phone call, out-of-the-blue, with an invitation to “candidate for a church, which I later pastored!)

4. “Hovering” of the Spirit: Genesis 1:1—3. This is not instantaneous. It’s a process of the Spirit doing something supernatural. “Spirit moved on waters.” The Holy Spirit can only rest on that which has been sanctified. Once the pre-Adamite world was cleansed by a flood only then could the Holy Spirit “move over the face of the waters.” Thus, the Bible was showing us that sin had once plagued this planet, God cleansed it, and the Spirit renewed it.

(Illustration) August 10, 2020, the Holy Spirit mysteriously showed up as I sat in my recliner. It lasted for two days!

5. The “Flowing” of the Spirit. Let’s see what Jesus had to say about this. Turn to John 7:37—38.

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Flowing is the “stream of God” that carries with it blessings.

6. The “Stirring” of the Spirit. When one is “stirred” it indicates how a person is impelled to act. . .

When Samson was a youth, Judges 13:25 points out that “the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him.” I’ve often wondered what Samson did when the Holy Spirit “stirred” him. Perhaps he was an ordinary young person that didn’t like doing chores. Thus, when his parents asked him to do something he didn’t like how did Samson “act out”? Did he go outside, pick up a corner of the house, and lift it off the ground?

Haggai 1:14 says: “So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the LORD Almighty, their God,”

7. The sudden “Presence” of the Spirit. There is a reason you should completely yield to the Spirit when his presence suddenly appears. It’s because of what the Holy Spirit does. He speaks and operates in supernatural ways. Thus, he has manifested himself to do something extraordinary! Always stop what you’re doing and yield to the Spirit.

8. “Filling” of the Spirit. After initially occurring in Acts 2, it continued happening to Christians of the first century in Acts. In fact, those Baptized in the Spirit can experience numerous “refillings.”

John the Baptist was filled with the Spirit in Elizabeth’s womb. How is this possible? He was filled with the Spirit before he believed in Christ. But didn’t Jesus say regarding children that “such is the kingdom of God”? Since children are members of God’s Kingdom, John was qualified to be filled with the Spirit.

(Insight) How do you know the Holy Spirit has arrived and shown up in most of these ways we experience him? It is this: The atmosphere changes and a presence from another world appears! A wondrous weight and glory rests upon your soul, which is called the “kabod,” or glory, of the Spirit.

9. The Spirit “sat upon” (Acts 2:1—4). This was a visible demonstration that an individual was filled with the Holy Spirit.

10. The Spirit “rested upon” God’s people. A notable instance of this is when the Spirit “rested upon” the 70 Elders of Israel (Numbers 11:25).

What’s interesting about the word “rested” (“nuach”) is that it is a verb that denotes an action of the Spirit that endures for a length of time. The word, “nuach,” means “to settle down, to lay upon, to be quiet (at peace), to remain,” and even “be allied with an individual. Thus, when the Holy Spirit rests upon someone he is there to endure for a season and assist that person in accomplishing a task.

11. The Spirit “overshadowed her” (Luke 1:35). It was this experience that brought about the conception of Christ by Holy Spirit.

12. The Spirit “descended upon” Jesus (Luke 3:22). As it relates to the Holy Spirit, the specific wording “descended upon” only refers to Christ Jesus. However, by implication, this happens to all Believers since the Spirit descended from Heaven to Earth.

13. The “Spirit lifted me.” “The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia in the vision given by the Spirit of God. Then the vision I had seen went up from me” (Ezekiel 11:24; 43:5).

14. The Spirit “brought” a person (Ezekiel 11:24; 37:1; 43;5).

15. The Spirit took away (Acts 8:39). Strongs Concordance defines “took away” with the following words: “to seize, carry off by force; to seize on, claim for one’s self eagerly; to snatch out or away.

16. God “poured out” the Spirit. Ezekiel 39:29 says: “I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the people of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.”

(NOTE: The remember of this message offers no additional insight other than identifying the ways the Spirit manifests himself to Believers)

17. The Spirit “testifies” (Romans 8:16).

18. The Spirit “intercedes” (Romans 8:26).

19. The Spirit “renews.”

20. The Spirit’s “hand” was on me (Ezekiel 34).

21. The Spirit “seized” me (Ezekiel ).