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...

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre Scripture Remarks John 20:21 If you could concoct a...

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

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...

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

GOD AT WORK

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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THE COMING WINDS

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

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...

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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DOES GOD KILL?

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

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...

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Ephesians 5:15-17 The Bible is a prophetic book that discloses...

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

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...

A Workman Unashamed

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

Hosanna!

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

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LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

Robert D. Pace When a Christian is Vulnerable 1 Corinthians 10:12 (Illustration) It was a frigid...

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

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...

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

Pulpit Today Sermons RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them! Introduction The reason I’m addressing red...

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

NONE CAST ASIDE

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THE GARDENER

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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Born Again But No “Charismatic-type” Christian

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MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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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...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

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

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Robert D. Pace "Jesus was a Palestinian!" That’s now the official pronouncement of the Palestinian...

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

PARDON ME!

In Psalm 32, David proclaims the blessedness of the one whose sins are forgiven. And he does this in a unique way. He uses three expressions for sin and then employs three expressions of God’s pardon for sin. Here’s what I mean: David called one category of sins transgressions, which indicates “rebellion against God”; another he simply called sin, which describes “knowingly missing the mark”; and the third category he called iniquity, which speaks of a “vile perversion.” Those terms cover the entire gamut of our sinfulness—major and minor. But then after showing us three categories of sin he uses three expressions to show how God pardons our sins:

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Titus 3:3-7 One of Christ’s great commands is for Christians...

IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

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GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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THINGS TO REMEMBER

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CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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MEN AS ANGELS

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THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

GOD’S APPOINTED TIME

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MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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Battle of Gog and Magog

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TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

The Spirit of Python

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

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...

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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WHO OWNS WHAT?

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HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Zechariah 9:9-17 In Zechariah’s days a king’s arrival was...

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

THE VOICE OF GOD TODAY

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AFFIRMING THE BIBLE AS GOD’S INSPIRED WORD

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JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

BOUNDARIES

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CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

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...

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace NICODEMUS It’s About Regeneration! Opening Remarks I want to...

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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THE GIFT GOD GAVE

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

POWER OVER SIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMON by Robert D Pace POWER OVER SIN Opening Remarks (Humor) Everyone wants mastery...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

Pulpit Today Sermons How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders Why this is Important for Christians...

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

Building on the Rock

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

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...

THE LOST AXE HEAD

Robert D. Pace The Lost Axehead 2 Kings 6:1--7 Introduction Whatever else can be said about this...

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Jesus Christ Heals! Acts 9:31--35 Robert D. Pace If you opened the medicine...

Malchus

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

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...

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

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...

LOOSED!

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

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 PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

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...

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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The Comfort of Communion

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

Vision of Coming Revival to America by Robert D Pace (Recently, I felt directed to re-post this...

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace In the near future, the...

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

Biblically Woke!

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

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

Robert D. Pace I find myself torn between labeling this post as a Point of Inspiration devotional...

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...

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

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...

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

“A NEW THING”

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

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...

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

Robert D. Pace HOLY FIRE: WHERE IS IT? 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

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MEN IN BROWN

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The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

Clarence R. Bolton John 6:1-14 I remember reading a story some time ago about a little boy having...

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Can You Walk With God? Exodus 40:17‑19; 33--34 Introduction...

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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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...

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

Robert D. Pace Colossians 2:13--15 If you’re familiar with the world’s major religions you know...

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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COMPASSION IN ACTION

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 9:35-38 What is Compassion? Let’s get to the heart of...

HOW THE BIBLE SHOWS THE WORLD ITS DAYS ARE NUMBERED

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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...

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

Water Baptism: A Post Conversion Experience

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

LEARNING TO WORSHIP FROM WICKED MEN

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Deliverance Over Strongholds

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Robert D. Pace

(Definition) What is a stronghold? A stronghold of Satan is a dispiriting, dogging work that attaches to someone and refuses to depart. A stronghold is horrible because it isn’t there for any beneficial purpose! It only surrenders when Christ’s power is exerted against it.

Strongholds manifest in the form of worry, unnatural thoughts, persistent evil desires, paranoia, some sicknesses, internal heaviness, or oppression. Their only intent is to afflict, harass, burden, and unnerve. But know this, they can be broken! “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!”

(Transition) I want to discuss the steps to breaking Satan’s strongholds. First, recognize your delegated authority.

I.    Recognize Your Delegated Authority

The premise, the primary principle, for Believers breaking strongholds is recognizing your authority to do so. Christ has granted you power to defeat the enemy of your life.

(Quote) In the book, Weapons of Your Warfare the author wrote:

It’s . . . your authority to stand up and declare that the spiritual powers of darkness will not lord over your life. They won’t rule you. They won’t govern your behavior. They won’t govern your thought life. They won’t pull you into sin. As a believer in Jesus Christ it’s in your power and authority to stand and say, “Jesus is Lord.” (Larry Lea, Weapons of Your Warfare, Creation House Pub.) Amen! Ungodly habits shouldn’t govern you; temptations shouldn’t control you; an inferiority complex doesn’t have to dominate you; fear and worry shouldn’t master you. The lordship of our life belongs to Jesus Christ and when we trust and submit to that lordship victory is secured. If this premise isn’t understood all the hope in the world won’t budge a stronghold.

That’s what Jesus is showing us in our text. Look at verse twenty-seven: “no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.” Jesus is showing us that He’s stronger than the strongman. That He can break upon the strongman’s domain and plunder his goods. That was His point every time He expelled a demon. And He wants us to understand that. But that’s what we so frequently fail to comprehend!

Romans 6 says we are dead to sin; but do we actualize that?

Paul says we’re free from sin’s dominion; but do we appropriate that freedom?

The Bible says our old man has been crucified with Christ; but has that become a reality?

None of this becomes reality if we don’t believe it’s true! We have to affirm Christ’s lordship and declare “Yes” and “Amen” to God’s promises in order to claim them.

(Question) When have you last affirmed the lordship of Christ over your circumstances? When have you last declared:

Jesus is the victorious One!

Jesus has bound the strong man!

He’s the resurrection and the life!

Jesus breaks every fetter!

He sets the captives free!

He changes times and seasons and the powers of life and death are in His hands!

When have you last declared: He’s the Captain of my salvation, or that darkness is as light before Him, and the winds and waves are quelled at His command?

If you believe in Christ’s preeminence you need to declare these things!

(Transition) Point two: In order to break strongholds one must exercise faith.

II.   Exercise Faith over the Stronghold

The story of David and Goliath is familiar. Young David’s decapitation of this nine-foot giant has been told thousands of times and from many angles. But for the moment, I want to focus on the faith of this young hero. Turn to 1 Samuel 17:32–37 and let’s read.

1 Samuel 17:32–37 (Read)

Notice how the Bible pictures Goliath:

He’s described as “a champion” (17:4).

He’s pictured “over nine feet tall” (17:4).

He wore a bronze helmet with armor weighing over 125 pounds (17:5).

He wore bronze guards on his legs and carried a brass javelin across his back (17:6).

The tip of his spear weighed about 15 pounds (17:7).

He even had a shield‑bearer that went ahead of him (17:7).

That’s an impressive warrior! But despite that imposing description of Goliath, David defeated him! Here’s what you need to know about David’s triumph over Goliath: This nine-foot giant wasn’t defeated when the stone sank into his forehead. No! Goliath lost this match before David ever retrieved one stone from the brook. Goliath met his defeat the moment David recognized and believed the Covenant of Deliverance from the Word of God. You see, faith has knowledge! It isn’t blind or ignorant! Hebrews 11 says: “By faith we understand. . . .” That means faith “knows.” No believer launches out in faith without the knowledge that God will uphold His promises. You may not know how God will accomplish His plan, but you know His Word won’t return void.

Think about this: The Israelite army that wouldn’t move against Goliath and his forces had plenty of faith. Their faith was simply misdirected! Israel’s faith focused on Goliath and believed he was invincible! Consequently, they were paralyzed with fear every time Goliath blustered against them. That’s what misappropriated faith does. It paralyzes your march against the enemy. And that’s why you have to keep faith properly focused.

Many Christians possess a generic faith that knows God is greater, but when they face an imposing situation something in the pit of their stomach doesn’t coincide with what’s in their head. In conversation they speak of God’s greatness and in church they sing of His omnipotence, but on the battlefield they don’t dare take a leap of faith.

If your faith is misplaced it’s time to reposition it in Christ because He towers above every stronghold! And the devil is always defeated on the battlefield when faith in Christ arises in your heart.

(Transition) The Bible calls Christians to recognize our authority, believe God, and march toward the stronghold. You see, ”faith without works is dead,” and that’s the next step necessary for breaking Satan’s stronghold. God wants you to let him demonstrate His power.

III.  Exercise God’s Power

(Illustration) I heard the story about the seminary professor that drove into the campus parking lot. Before getting out he snapped “the club” onto his steering wheel. He stepped out, locked his doors, and then activated his alarm system. A student saw what happened and said: “Doctor, don’t you believe in the sovereignty of God to protect your vehicle?” The professor replied, “Son, you know I teach the sovereignty of God. But I also believe in the total depravity of man to destroy it!”

There are times when we have to act on what we believe. It took more than David’s heartfelt faith to whip Goliath. It took a demonstration of what he believed. He combined action with faith. And that’s exactly what 1 Samuel 17:40 says happened: “he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.”

Did you see that? David squared his shoulders and walked directly toward the giant. When he stood within shouting distance he said, “Hey loudmouth, look here.” (This is my version, you can tell the story your way when you get the opportunity.) But the devil is loud! He’s always boasting and threatening. And there comes a time when Satan needs a dose of his own medicine, and that’s what David gave him. David shoved Goliath’s words right back down his throat and told him he would feed him to the vultures. He then loaded his slingshot and with one shot sank the stone between Goliath’s eyes. Running directly to the unconscious giant he took Goliath’s sword and severed his head.

The Church needs more of David’s mentality. The mentality that says: “I know Satan is imposing; I hear his threats, but I serve the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I serve the God who parts the seas, dries the rivers, and halts the sun and moon. And His power will defeat the enemy.” There’s a time to intellectualize your authority over Satan, there’s a time to believe God for the victory, but there’s also a time to engage the enemy. The Bible says: “resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Satan is dislodged through resistance. Much of God’s army today is like Saul’s army. They’re waiting for someone else to come along and deal with the devil.

(Illustration) Several years back, I accepted an out-of-town preaching engagement that required several hours of driving. I piled the family into the minivan at 11:00 pm the night before I was to speak. The kids were young and immediately bunked out for sleep. After several grueling hours of fighting sleep and weaving from one side of the road to the other we arrived in the town where I was to speak. Instantly my nine-year-old son popped up from the back like a jack-in-the-box and said, “Well, that trip wasn’t so bad!” He then walked into the house like he had done something incredible!

That’s fine if you’re a kid, but if you’re supposed to be a mature Christian Christ expects you to fight the enemy and not always depend on others. You have to take action! God’s power is unleashed when Believers act on His Word. And if we don’t act, His power isn’t unleashed! This is why Jesus was eager to confront storms, lepers, the lame, and the blind. He didn’t cower in the face of adversity, He confronted it!

1 John 3:8 says, “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”

Acts 10:38 says: “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and . . . went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.”

As our Example, Jesus practiced His ministry the way He wants us to minister. And since Acts 10:38 shows that Jesus was empowered to minister by the Holy Spirit that’s what He expects of us.

Conclusion

Today’s church will fall short of its destiny unless it demonstrates God’s power. Matthew 10:7‑8 says: “As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ (8) Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

God calls believers to demonstrate their faith in Him! Somebody says: “Aren’t you afraid of being embarrassed if you step out and nothing happens?” No, I’m afraid that I’ll miss God’s power if I don’t step out! Matthew 16:19 says: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Don’t be afraid to confront your strongholds. “Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world”!

 

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