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UNCOVERING THE GIFT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-17 For several weeks, I planned a different message...

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...

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

MEN AS ANGELS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 22:30 It’s almost inconceivable that the Bible would...

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

Robert D. Pace Practicing the Peace of God I want to begin our lesson with a question. Which...

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.

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

Robert D. Pace The ushers have distributed the sacraments, no let us prepare our hearts to engage...

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

"Professor" William C. Linn Guest Contributor Napoleon was exiled twice in his life. His first...

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH FAITH?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:1-6 Faith is a premier aspect of the Kingdom of...

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

Point of Inspiration devotionals A Brand Plucked from the Fire Robert D. Pace Near the close of...

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

MOSES' TREASURE CODE CRACKED! Robert D. Pace Four thousand years ago Moses conveyed a cryptic...

A KING AMONG MEN

Robert D. Pace In ancient days, Persia was governed by a benevolent, loving king. In order to...

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

  Robert D Pace Partnership with God Throughout Scripture, we see people that obtained unique...

TEAR IT DOWN!

TEAR IT DOWN! Jeremiah 1:4--10 Robert D. Pace Before converting to Christ, Christians are at best...

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

The Spirit of Python

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 16:16-34 INTRODUCTION This particular account takes us out of the...

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 16:15-18 Opening Remarks I believe many Christians have a...

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

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...

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Born with the...

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

Robert D. Pace From man’s perspective “time” is uncontrollable. Even with all the advances of...

The Comfort of Communion

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

Robert D. Pace The Year of the Lord’s Favor The Impartation of Privilege While this message does...

THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS Isaiah 9:6--7 Christ’s birth in...

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Genesis 1:1 (While this is a standalone message, it can also...

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Exodus 20:7 The chief concern of the third of the Ten...

Biblically Woke!

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

Russia Ukraine and the Coming Tribulation

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace The Russia-Ukraine War Is the Tribulation is Near? Introduction...

Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D Pace Blessings of Waiting on the Lord Psalm 27:13—14 I want to start...

Your Call to Rulership in Life

Robert D. Pace Your Call to Rulership Revelation 3:21 Jesus said in Revelation 3:21, “he that...

ALL MY FOUNTAINS ARE IN YOU

Pulpit Today Sermons by Robert D Pace All My Fountains Are In You! —Psalm 87:7— “As they make...

THE FEAR OF THE LORD

The Fear of God Robert D. Pace Revelation 14:6--7 We don’t hear much talk about “the fear of God”...

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

The Wonder of Knowing God Philippians 3:7--11 Robert D. Pace It is said that St. Augustine, of the...

The Publican and the Pharisee

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS >Robert D. Pace Luke 18:9-14 (Humor) A minister received a Christmas card...

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...

Born Again But No “Charismatic-type” Christian

Robert D. Pace It was not unusual for me to tune-in to the Rush Limbaugh Show, but this day was...

PURCHASE APOCALERT DIRECTLY FROM OWNER

APOCALERT .com  (&) .org For Sale from Owner! Contact Robert D. Pace for asking price....

THE BEAUTY OF THE RIGHTEOUS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace THE BEAUTY OF THE RIGHTEOUS God’s love for trees is evident in...

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Romans 8:35-39 There’s an expression used in our culture that says,...

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...

Corporate Acclamation

Pulpit Today Sermon The following Corporate Acclamation was prayerfully written by Robert D Pace...

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 1:1‑4, 14 Awhile back, I asked several Christians what...

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

PREPARE THE WAY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist was no psychologist but he...

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

Guarding Your Soul and the Souls of Others

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, or everything...

A Voice in the Wilderness

Dr Mark Hardgrove Matthew 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION In Luke chapter 1, verses 1-15 we read of the miracle...

Supersign of Prophecy

  The Supersign of Prophecy The Final Countdown by Robert D Pace The best way to help prepare...

THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES John 14:15-18 Robert D. Pace Do...

Are You Ready for Jesus

Mark E. Hardgrove John 11:45-53 INTRODUCTION Are you ready for Jesus to move in your life? Before...

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Robert D. Pace Years ago, a pastor related the story of a father, son, and friend sailing off the...

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:5 It’s strange that an amazing man like Enoch has so...

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

By Dennis Bratcher Advent is the beginning of the Church Year for most churches in the Western...

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

Dr. Mark Hardgrove Joshua 21:42-45 INTRODUCTION Reading these lists, whether it is a genealogical...

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

Pulpit Today Sermon Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist by Robert D Pace My topic today is...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Timothy 4:11-16 At some point everyone decides what shapes...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Isaiah 28:23-26 God addressed Israel clearly and pointedly in...

YOUR POWER TO DISCERN THE DAYS

Pulpit Today Sermons Your Power to Discern the Days Matthew 16:1–3 by Robert D Pace Jesus was...

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

Robert D. Pace 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 The study of clouds in Scripture is fascinating. Most...

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Exodus 20:1-6 It seems almost foreign to Americans that...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

Robert D. Pace During the Vietnam War, a West Point graduate marshaled a group of new recruits...

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

The Endtime Mystery of "The Days Shall be Shortened" Robert D. Pace Jesus said the Endtime would...

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

  THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE Robert D Pace Have you ever wondered or asked whether Jesus is the...

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

WHAT ABOUT THE “WRATH OF GOD”?

Robert D. Pace The book of Revelation describes the last days as a time when the "wrath of God" is...

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

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 PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

“A NEW THING”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Isaiah 43:18--21 Through the years, I have heard people make...

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

HOW TO PRAY AN HOUR AND MAKE IT SEEM 15 MINUTES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks In Matthew 6 Jesus disclosed the prayer of the...

MEN IN BROWN

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

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...

Hosanna!

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace This is Part 1 of 2, in a...

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...

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

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...

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 26:18-19 (Illustration) Andrew Carnegie was once asked...

Chronology of Holy Week

Chronology of Holy Week Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into...

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

Robert D. Pace Who Owns What Luke 19:28--35 At times, Jesus borrowed things to emphasize important...

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

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...

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

A Witch

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D Pace Deliverance Over Strongholds Luke 11:14--22 (Definition) What is...

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

  Robert D Pace I Will Show You Great and Unsearchable Things Jeremiah 33:1--3 Opening Remarks I...

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

Pulpit Today Sermon THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 2:8--9 Robert D. Pace Years ago a...

“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...

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

The Parousia and Appearance of Antichrist (part 2)

Part II The Parousia of Christ The Appearance of the Antichrist 2 Thessalonians 2:1—12 by Robert D...

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

Pulpit Today Messages by Carl Worline The following article provides an insightful description of...

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Acts 9:10-19 I find it interesting that God assured Ananias, a...

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...

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

THE LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I typically have a single passage as my “message text,” but...

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Romans 5:1-5 Charles Dickens wrote the book, A Tale of Two...

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

Luke says as these shepherds watched their flocks during the night, the glory of God shined all around them. Now can you imagine that? It’s pitch black and then, suddenly, everything around them is illuminated! Then an angel appears and announces that the awaited Savior of the world has been born and is lying in swaddling clothes in a manger in Bethlehem. But it’s still not over. Besides this angelic messenger and the glory of God that is all around them, a vast, multitude of angels appears praising God, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests” (2:13).

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS  Robert D. Pace Hebrews 4:1-11 (Illustration) Some years ago, two artists...

THE GLORY OF GOD

Robert D Pace The Glory of God Revelation 21:22--24 (This is Part 1 of two messages on The Glory...

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

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...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

Robert D. Pace Shamgar's Oxgoad Judges 3:31 Introduction The Book of Judges is intriguing because...

GOD’S APPOINTED TIME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 4:4--7 I want to speak to you on the subject, “God’s...

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

Robert D. Pace Conquering the Spirit of Containment Genesis 12:1--3 Abraham is one of Scripture’s...

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks In Christ’s Day, the word...

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Ephesians 2:11-13 A sermon dealing with what should be...

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

This is an excerpt from Robert D Pace's feature-length DVD, "The Scriptures, The Savior and...

GOD IS WITH YOU!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Judges 6:1-10 A while back a man heard an alarming rush hour...

God has Prepared His Word to Work for You!

Pulpit Today Sermon by Robert D Pace God’s Word Works! God has Prepared His Word to Work for You!...

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

The pillars of Christianity are under attack! From within and without Christians are witnessing an...

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace JEHOVAH-NISSI The Lord My Banner Exodus 17:8—16 The Amalekites...

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

SaviorsChurch.com (&) .org For Sale Directly from Owner Contact Robert D. Pace for asking...

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship The Divine Consciousness of...

GOD AT WORK

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" The Philadelphia ProclamationRobert D....

EndtimeAlerts for Sale

EndtimeAlerts .com Is for Sale! Contact Robert D. Pace for asking price.   [forminator_form...

YOU CAN KNOW!

Pulpit Today Sermons How to Know the Bible is true; Jesus is the Messiah;And Salvation is Yours! 1...

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

Robert D. Pace The following article was taken from "The Evangel" magazine where Robert D. Pace...

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

  God's Final Message to Mankind Robert D Pace Introductory Remarks I want to begin with a...

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jeremiah 33:3...

THE COMING WINDS

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

Malchus

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

Imagine the perfect Endtime strategy designed to dispirit Christians and turn them from their...

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

DOES GOD KILL?

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

The Woman at the Well

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace John 4:4 10 One of our most difficult duties as Christians...

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

Robert D. Pace THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU Luke 11:11--13 Before His ascension into Heaven Jesus...

LOOSED!

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

Kingdom Issues In 2003, Robert D. Pace was interviewed by the Evangel magazine, the Official...

A Workman Unashamed

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

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.

APOCALERTS OF THE ENDTIME: How God Shows the World Its Days are Numbered

Pulpit Today Sermons APOCALERTS OF THE ENDTIME: How God Shows the World Its Days are Numbered...

THE PEACE OF GOD

Reverend Bud Leonard John 14:27 Introduction Peace means, “Quietness or rest,” and it’s a word...

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace John 13:2-10 It’s estimated that people spend more time...

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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Can You Walk With God?

Exodus 40:17‑19; 33–34

Introduction

Years ago, cultural anthropologists understood that man’s basic desire is to worship whatever he perceives to be his “god.” But more recently, these anthropologists discovered another equally important fact. Their research has revealed that humans not only desire to worship their god but we have an innate desire to enter their presence and interact with him. That’s amazing, because I doubt that this discovery emerged from anthropologists that wanted to confirm the Bible. But incredibly enough, they stumbled upon this divine truth: Humans have a predisposition to both know God and fellowship with him.

And there is a reason for this: As creatures “created in God’s image,” it’s what brings wholeness. Waking with God and living in his presence bring fullness of being.

Let me show you what’s available for those that maintain a living relationship with God. They have access to God’s guidance, goodness, protection, and answers to prayer. And don’t overlook the inner blessings to the soul: God provides us with love, joy, peace, and soundness of mind. Do you see how important this is? The issues of life would overwhelm us without access to these benefits.

Here’s what God wants us to understand about walking with him and enjoying his presence: The presence of God upon a Christian is the chief blessing he has to offer! Nothing surpasses it! This is the ultimate reward of Heaven! Beyond the gold-paved streets and the resplendent beauty of that celestial city is the ever living, ever thrilling presence of God.

Since it’s this important, then how do we maintain God’s presence? Do you realize that this is among the first lessons God taught the Israelites as a nation? I want to show you how this unfolded as Moses delivered Israel from bondage and lead them through the desert for forty years.

(Emphasis) This is the most remarkable epoch of Hebrew history! God’s presence remained upon Israel from the Exodus until the end of their forty-year pilgrimage. All those miracles! The ten plagues of Egypt; the death of the firstborn; the parting of the Red Sea; and God’s power displayed among them for four decades! A lot happens when God’s presence abides upon his people! And that’s how Isaiah 63:11 portrays that era when he says, God “set his Holy Spirit among them.”

I don’t know about you, but this is how I want to live! I want to live in the presence of God and enjoy everything he offers! But more than that, this is what God wants for us! He wants you to walk with him, enjoy his presence, and experience his wonders. But again, how do we do this? How do Believers walk with God and maintain his presence?

As I mentioned, this is the lesson God taught the Israelites immediately after they escaped Egypt. It’s really remarkable! After 400 years of captivity, God opened the Red Sea so Israel could escape the attack of Pharaoh’s army. But once they passed through the Red Sea, they had another series of problems to surmount. They had to withstand the elements of the wilderness.

Here were hundreds of thousands of Jews facing a journey with no paved road system, no natural water supply, no supermarkets, no covering from the blazing sun, and no trained military to fight off attacking nations. Israel was doomed unless God traveled with them. And this brings us to the last chapter of Exodus where God prepares to teach Israel how to maintain his presence among them. And he would teach Israel this lesson by use of a divine process.

There are times when God transforms us by using one verse of Scripture. But there are other lessons that become life-changing experiences that require more than a single verse or passage of Scripture. Sometimes it takes a process” to transform us. And that’s what we see here. Let me show you.

One More Month at Sinai

When Israel escaped Egypt and passed through the Red Sea they camped at Mount Sinai for one year. During that year, Moses received the Ten Commandments and the instructions for building the Tabernacle. That word Tabernacle means, “Dwelling-place of God”; and that’s what happened immediately after the Tabernacle was constructed. God’s glory instantly rushed into it, and the people saw his presence pulsating from that place. A visible cloud of glory hovered over the Tabernacle as proof that God had entered their camp and dwelt among them.

But Israel wasn’t the only nation to witness this manifested presence of God. The nations that drew near could see this phenomenon. And there was a two-fold purpose for this heavenly manifestation: First, it was a message to Israel saying, “Stay near me, because I am your God.” But secondly, it was a warning to the nations saying, “Beware! These are my chosen people. Do not touch them!”

But once God’s glory filled the Tabernacle, Israel needed one more vital piece of information before continuing their journey. God’s glory hovering over Israel’s encampment at Sinai wasn’t enough. Israel needed to know how to maintain God’s pronounced presence throughout their journey through the desert. And this is what the book of Leviticus reveals.

Leviticus describes, in meticulous detail, how Israel was to worship God and what type of sacrifices he required. It issued instructions for the priests and Levites. It deals with dietary laws, social laws, and personal hygiene. While Leviticus was  immensely important to the Jewish Priesthood, it’s not a book that’s primarily designed for one’s devotional reading.

Leviticus requires tenacious, investigative study to bring out the richness of its meaning. But the Holy Spirit does disclose a divine purpose for Moses writing this book, and it’s this: As the ancient Priests and Israelites complied with these stringent guidelines, God pledged that his pronounced presence would abide upon them. This is what makes Leviticus important!

Listen to God’s words in Leviticus 26:3 as he makes this promise to the Israelites:

“If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my command … (11) I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you, (12) I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people” (NIV).

God’s presence upon the nation of Israel is what made it unique among the nations. It’s what protected them against invading empires. It’s what made Israel prosperous and kept it as the “head” and not the “tail” of nations.

I’m sure, that after camping for 365 days at Mount Sinai, Israel was eager to move on. The scenery stayed constant and they were tired of camping at that dusty desert spot. But while they were ready to proceed, God wouldn’t let the Israelites take one more step toward the Promised Land without showing them how to maintain his presence. And that’s why God ordained one more month at Sinai! The Lord held Israel in-check for thirty more days, so Moses could meet with God, secure his Word, and then disclose the secret of maintaining God’s presence.

In total, Israel’s waiting process after its Exodus, was one year and one month. But the waiting process—regardless of how long—can radically alter your life! One more day, or one more month, or one more year of learning and discerning from God can transform you forever. You may be eager to soar but God says, “Stay at Sinai and I’ll disclose a truth that will transform you.” If that’s the case, don’t move an inch until God imparts the instruction.

(Harbinger) It is not enough for you to accept Christ as your Savior and then merely exist. As the anthropologists discovered, your purpose is to experience God. There is more to life than having your bills paid, driving a nice vehicle, carrying a mobile device, and having 900 TV channels to entertain you. The greatest experience in life is walking and communing with God!

(Transition) So how do we live in a way that attracts God’s presence into the tabernacle of our lives? We’ll answer that but first, I want to assure you that it is possible to walk with God.

I. It is Possible to Walk with God!

We’ve heard the promise of Leviticus 26:3 that God would walk among his people, but I want you to understand that this is more than an OT promise! When you open the NT you see that Jesus gave Christians the same promise in John 14:23. He said, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”

Can you imagine that? God tells OT Israel that, “I will walk among you”; and Jesus tells NT believers that he and the Father will, “make their home with you.” But what makes this possible? Is there something that God requires to make this happen? Yes! The Old and New Testaments are in agreement when they say, God “walks with us” and “makes his home with us” as we obey his Word.

You see, we cannot expect that God will share his secrets and let us lean on his chest like the Apostle John did at the Last Supper, if we ignore his commands and live as we please. We have to commit ourselves to his will and ways.

But this is the very issue that creates such problems. Many people lament that the Bible calls for a standard of living that is too difficult to obey. They don’t believe they can live the Christian life because the Bible requires resisting temptations that are irresistible. They believe the world’s pleasures are too difficult to surrender, but that’s not so!

(Example) I have a friend that faced this very dilemma. Bill lived in New Jersey and was a successful business owner. He wasn’t raised in church and wasn’t a Christian, but God had given Bill a desire to share his blessings with others. As he searched for a way to do so a friend told Bill about a Men of Action mission’s trip to South America. And without knowing anyone on the mission’s team he signed up! During the day the team built a Christian school and at night they held worship services. By the week’s end the Holy Spirit had deeply convicted Bill, but he still couldn’t make a profession of faith. As Bill shared his testimony with me, he related his primary stumbling block. his heart was ready to accept Christ, but his mind told him he couldn’t forsake his sins. He simply couldn’t envision himself overcoming a lifestyle to which he had grown accustomed. So on the final day of the mission’s trip Bill sat in a worship service telling himself he would not walk the isle, but when the minister gave the invitation, something happened. In his own words Bill said: “Against my will, I found myself stepping into the isle and walking toward the altar where I accepted Christ as my Savior.” But here is the rest of the story that comes several years after serving Christ. He said: “When I was wrestling with my decision to accept Christ, I never once considered that the power of the Holy Spirit would help me overcome temptation.”

(Bible Example) That’s what the Holy Spirit does! He furnishes the power to resist sin, overcome it and obey God’s Word. The Bible couldn’t be clearer about this! Let me show you: Just before Moses died he assembled Israel before the Tabernacle so they could renew their pledge to keep the Covenant. Here was Israel standing before the Tabernacle where God’s presence was bursting forth in power. What a sight that must have been! Moses then says to Israel: “If you want this glorious, divine presence to remain in your midst, then devote yourself to God’s Word.”

I’m sure the Israelites were overwhelmed by this mandate! How could they possibly obey the requirements of Moses’ Law? However, Moses went out of his way to give them a great promise. Deuteronomy 30:11 records this pledge when it says: “What I am commanding you this day is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach.”

Did you hear that? Moses assures Israel that God would supply the necessary ability to obey any command he issues. Again, Moses wrote: “What I am commanding you this day is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach.” It doesn’t matter whether that promise God comes from the Old or New Testament; it’s your promise to claim today!

It means, you don’t have to fail in the Christian life. The power of the Holy Spirit that brought you to Christ will also empower you to cling to Christ!

 

It means, “Where sin abounds grace does much more abound”!

 

It means, “Greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world”!

 

I like what Ephesians 1:19 says. Paul said God furnishes “exceedingly . . . great . . . power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power (20) which he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.”

 

The Bible didn’t say that a trickle of power is available for overcoming temptation.” The Bibles says there is “exceedingly great power” available. And it’s the same power that raised Jesus from the dead!

Don’t believe Satan’s lie that insists sin is incontestable. God’s grace to resist sin is greater than sin’s power to lure you. His grace to overcome sin is greater than sin’s power to defeat you. “What God commands you this day is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach.” When you follow God’s leading, you can walk with him.

(Example) Let me share with you my strategy when I am faced with temptations and challenges. I have a title I have ascribed to the Holy Spirit. I call him the Unfair Advantage. I call him the Unfair Advantage because, as the third person of the Godhead, he is omnipotent! No power in the universe is equivalent. So when I am challenged or tempted I sometimes pray, “Father, here’s the situation. I’m unequal to the task. But I ask for the Unfair Advantage—the Holy Spirit—to provide all that’s needed to deal with this situation and overcome it.

If God has freely offered us the Unfair Advantage of the Holy Spirit, we should claim Him!

 

In Luke 24:48 Jesus commanded believers to: “be endued [clothed] with power from above.”

 

In John 20:22 he said: “receive the Holy Spirit.”

 

In Acts 1:8 Jesus said: “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.”

 

In Ephesians 5:18 Paul said: “be filled with the Spirit.”

(Transition) Do you believe you can walk with God? Absolutely! Since that’s the case, let me show you how you can attract God’s presence. You will attract God’s presence as you identify with Him.

II. Walking with God Requires that you Identify with Him

Walking with God, at times, requires you to make tough decisions. The decision of Moses.

There is a spiritual principle that says God identifies with men to the degree that men identify with him. The Apostle James put it this way: “Draw near to God and he will draw near you.” What that means is, God will draw near us as we adopt a standard of living that matches the glory of his Name. You see, sometimes we hinder God’s presence because he cannot identify with our behavior. Think about this way:

(Illustration) When someone joins the military it comes with certain requirements. One of the chief requirements is for the recruit to fully identify with whichever branch of the military he/she joins. When a recruit joins the military, the officers immediately begin informing the recruit that they are no longer civilians. They are separated from the masses into a special organization. The military issues a handbook of regulations that describe codes of conduct and the attire that should be worn. And if the recruit wants the full support of the military he/she must be willing to fully identify with the military.

(Illustration) Awhile back a pro golfer signed a contract to advertise for Ford Motors. Do you think Ford Motors would appreciate that golfer driving a Honda to his sporting events? Do you think Coca-Cola would approve of its primary spokesperson of publicly drinking Pepsi? Companies paying celebrities millions of dollars to represent them want these celebrities to fully identify with their product!

And God, who became like us in Christ, wants us to become like him. The ultimate objective of the Christian life is to conform to the image of Jesus Christ! This is the destiny of every believer.

1 John 3:2 says: “it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when he is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see him as he is.”

 

Romans 8:29 says: “For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son.”

One day, when we arrive in heaven, we will be glorified into Christ’s image. But the process of conforming to Christ’s image needs to start today.

Paul said in Philippians 1:20: “[it] is my earnest expectation and hope [that] . . . I will not be put to shame in anything, but with all boldness, Christ will even now be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. (21) For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

No wonder God’s grace and power flowed through Paul in an unparalleled manner. He wasn’t a bold witness just in church services or around fellow Christians. Paul always identified with Christ. Consequently, Christ’s presence was strong upon Paul’s life.

And if we want Christ’s strong presence upon us we have to draw near him and identify with him. We have to determine to be God’s representative wherever and whenever he needs us.

(Transition) I want to make one more point concerning how you can walk with God and enjoy his presence. You can walk with God as you create an environment where God can dwell.

III. Create an Environment Where God Can Dwell

Remember, this is what Leviticus teaches! Moses wrote Leviticus to show the Israelites how to create an environment that would sustain God’s presence. God wants us to adopt a lifestyle that attracts his presence.

That’s why the apostle James said: “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.”

 

If we desire God’s pronounced presence we must pray with the passion of Psalm 42:1 that says, “As the deer pants after the water brook so my soul pants after you.”

 

The Bible encourages us to “seek Him” and “long” for him and “praise him” and devote yourself to him.

 

These principles attract God’s presence because they create an environment for him to occupy.

(Example) My favorite tree is the Palm tree. But unfortunately Palm trees cannot grow in any environment. They prosper in sunny, tropical climates. However, white spruce trees thrive in areas where temperatures plummet well below freezing. What is necessary for both the palm and the white spruce is that they are planted in an environment that supports their ability to flourish. When that happens, they will naturally prosper. Our ability to prosper in God’s presence depends upon our environment. The right environment will attract God’s presence and we will flourish.

I want to share a deeply personal testimony that helps illustrate this.

(Illustration) When I accepted the Call to Preach, I also accepted the Call to Pray. I can’t say that God spoke to me and said: “You are called to pray.” All I know is, the Call to Pray coincided with the Call to Preach. Consequently, I have always tried to give prayer a special place in my life. With that said . . . I remember a time when I accepted a ministry appointment. Immediately thereafter, I was dreadfully vexed. Although I enjoyed a healthy salary and some perks, I was miserable. About two months after accepting the appointment, and with no amelioration, the Holy Spirit spoke and said: “Can you walk with me?” In all honesty I wasn’t 100% certain this question came from the Holy Spirit, so I passed it off. But a couple of days later I heard the same voice repeat the question, “Can you walk with Me?” Now, it wasn’t that I didn’t answer; it was that I couldn’t answer! I thought I would grieve the Spirit by saying, “No!” so I ignored the question. But a month later, the Holy Spirit was still asking, “Can you walk with Me?” and I was still struggling for an answer that would dismiss the question. On one occasion I remember the Holy Spirit convicting me with that question and I said in frustration, “Well, Lord, I don’t know, but You know the answer.” But that wasn’t what he was looking for. So after at least two months of this divine interrogation I was finally exasperated and ready to tell God the brutal truth. But, I need to pause long enough to make a confession. From the day I accepted that ministry appointment, and for the next five months, I had not devoted one uninterrupted hour to prayer! Oh, I had prayed, but my spirit and soul were so vexed that I had not prayed for one, uninterrupted hour. And I felt terrible about it! But at this point, I was so exasperated that I was ready to answer the question, disappoint God, the angels, and the “great cloud of witnesses” that surrounded me. So when I heard the Lord ask that question one last time, I was ready. I said: “No God, I can’t walk with You”! And in an instant, I felt a burden lift, and to my amazement I heard the Lord say, “That is the only answer I was willing to accept because you can’t walk with Me in the place where you are serving.” And the interrogation that “tried me like fire” for weeks was finally resolved and I instantly knew the course of action to take.

Conclusion

I want to ask you something. Can you walk with God where you are? If not, you should do whatever is necessary to walk with him because there is nothing that compares with his presence resting upon you. And remember, we aren’t out of the wilderness yet. We desperately need God’s glory and grace to help us conquer the elements around us.

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