GOD’S PURPOSE FOR EARTHQUAKES

End Times, ENDTIME ALERTS, Prophecy

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace The Beauty of Forgiveness Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness is a...

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...

GOD AT WORK

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

ALL MY FOUNTAINS ARE IN YOU

Moses had completed his 40-year mission of guiding the Israelites through the wilderness, now the Promised Land was but a few steps away. Canaan was 60% desert, with approximately two-million Jews ready to inherit it, but what good would this land be without water? So before the Israelites took one step into their inheritance, Moses combined God’s promise to grant them land with his promise to grant them water: “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills” (Dt.8:7). I have a question: How could God possibly fulfill this promise when Canaan was 60% desert? Where were these “brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out”? God answered this question in Isaiah. . . .

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hell. The word suggests an eternal abode that is void of God,...

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...

The Incarnation Questionnaire

Pulpit Today Sermons by Robert D Pace   NOTE TO PASTOR:  This lesson can be photo copied and...

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace THE GOSPEL OF POWER Mark 16:15-18 Opening Remarks I believe...

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

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...

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

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...

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Festival of Tabernacles Sukkot, Booths, Ingathering...

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

The Endtime Mystery of "The Days Shall be Shortened" Robert D. Pace Jesus often spoke of the...

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

PURCHASE APOCALERT DIRECTLY FROM OWNER

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace How to Obtain Blessed Assurance People often face inner...

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace A Study of Divine Healing The following study is an outline...

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

THE COMING WINDS

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

Robert D. Pace LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Ephesians 4:17--24 The mind is incredible.  It can...

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

What Were They Thinking at the Manger? by Robert D Pace In 800 BC, Isaiah prophesied: “Unto us a...

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

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:

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

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

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...

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

NONE CAST ASIDE

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

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Romans 14:7-9 The Holy Spirit, the inerrant Author of...

UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LAST DAYS

What makes the Last Days unique? As the Prophets and Apostles described them, they included dark sayings, foreboding warnings, and coded messages. Did you know that the dispensation known as the Last Days has a definite starting point? But equally important, Jesus and the Apostles embedded a dynamic “Call to Action” to Christians for these days that must not be ignored! Additionally, there is a primary message, along with an overriding objective, for all people to recognize. Finally, the Bible includes a preset day of termination for the Last Days.

THE CALL OF GOD

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

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

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

Pulpit Today Sermons How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders And Why it's Important for Christians...

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

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!...

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

LEARNING TO WORSHIP FROM WICKED MEN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 3:1-5 Here in Mark 3, we find a lesson on how to worship...

POWER OVER SIN

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

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

Robert D. Pace THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH Isaiah 7:14   I want to begin by defining...

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

DOES GOD KILL?

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:13-14 What others say about us is important. The...

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...

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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

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...

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace UNCOVERING THE GIFT Luke 2:8-17 For several weeks, I planned 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...

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...

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMON By Robert D Pace   “All Things Work Together For Your Good!” Romans 8:28...

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

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 PEACE OF GOD

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

EndtimeAlerts for Sale

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

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...

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Open your Bibles to 1 Timothy 4 and let’s...

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

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...

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

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...

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...

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The Goodness of God Mark 10:17-21 (Illustration) I remember...

MEN IN BROWN

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

BOUNDARIES

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

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...

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" God Defends Israel by Robert D Pace It’s...

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

Pulpit Today Sermon Opening Closed Doors Revelation 3:8 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Illustration)...

SUCCESS WITH GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace PulpitToday.org Luke 5:1-7 Today’s society places much...

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Irrefutable Realities Psalm 111:7--9   It is said that...

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

(Verse-by-verse Teaching) Robert D. Pace The Parousia of Christ The Appearance of the Antichrist 2...

THE GARDENER

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace There is a...

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

Robert D. Pace It begins with deception—mass, unbridled deception! It is the infamous Endtime...

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...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

Hosanna!

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT! 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 The Bible...

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

How Then Shall We Live?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace How Then Shall We Live? A Christian's Response to Days of...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

Russia Ukraine and the Coming Tribulation

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

THE WEAKNESS OF ANGELS, THE POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:5-8 The nature of angels is intriguing. When you...

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace A newly married couple decided how they would make their...
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The Days of Noah Return

The Days of Noah . . . RETURN! by Robert D Pace Moses’ staff parts the Red Sea. Manna falls in the...

Battle of Gog and Magog

  Secrets of Israel’s Battle of Gog and Magog Ezekiel 38:14–16 by Robert D Pace The epic...

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

A Witch

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

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...

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...

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS WHAT'S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS? Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-14 When the...

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

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

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 16:7-11 Your Key to Success And Other Bible Formulas That...

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian 2 Corinthians 13:5...

GOD’S APPOINTED TIME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace GOD'S APPOINTED TIME Galatians 4:4--7 I want to speak to you...

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

  Robert D Pace The Mystery of the Anointing 1 Peter 4:10--11 I want everyone here to say the...

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

THE FLOATING AXE HEAD

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

OPTIMIZING YOUR DESTINY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Optimizing Your Destiny Robert D Pace Everybody has a destiny. So much so,...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

A KING AMONG MEN

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

The Spirit of Python

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

  Pulpit Today Sermons by Robert D Pace The Nature of the Church 1 Peter 2:9 Introduction...

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

Pulpit Today Sermons Who is Jesus Christ? Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Illustration) A Pastor...

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...

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

Building on the Rock

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

PULPITTODAY.ORG     THE WORLD CUP AND CHRIST'S CUP by Robert D Pace It’s over! The most...

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

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God’s Purpose for Earthquakes

Earthquakes take a prominent place in the Bible. They can be formidable, as they swallow landscape, destroy infrastructure, and take human lives. Yet the Bible isn’t reluctant to speak of them. That’s why I want to present the Biblical purpose of earthquakes, and especially as it regards huge earthquakes.

There are parts of Creation that at first glance appear to be misjudgments of God. The wobble in the earth; straying meteors in the heavens; hurricanes, tsunamis, and tornados. Initially, all of these matters seem to impugn the wisdom and goodness of God, and each disaster deserves a Biblical explanation. In times of calamity two Scriptures especially help us understand God’s strange work:

The first is found in Revelation 4:11. John writes: “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” [NLT]

And then Paul writes these words in Colossians 1:16, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” [NIV]

The God who is infinitely wise could have laid the earth’s foundation in such a way that it would never tremble. But he chose to fashion the earth’s tectonic plates precisely as they are. “They exist because … [he] created what … [he] pleased” (Eph. 4:11). And the Lord created them for himself (Col. 1:16).

(Transition) My closing point is especially important, because I want to summarize the Bible’s purpose for earthquakes. But for now, I’ll start by making four observations about Earthquakes.

Four Observations About Earthquakes

1. The Bible discloses seven major earthquakes. They begin in Genesis and end in the book of Revelation with five mega-quakes occurring during the Apocalypse. In total, Scripture mentions seventeen.

2. Second, earthquakes occur to satisfy God’s justice.

One of the recurring themes of that formidable book of Revelation regards God’s justice during the Apocalypse. John repeatedly writes of how God’s judgments are “just and right”—all of them! At one point, as God issues his wrath upon the world, the 24 Elders that surround God’s throne in Heaven interrupt John’s writing to ascribe worship and praise toward God for his judgments in the earth. Let’s read Revelation 11:16—18.

And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. 18 The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small—and for destroying those who destroy the earth.

Theologians have noted that earthquakes are the surest sign of God’s judgment. And there is a reason for this. It is because earthquakes occur without warning and offer no time for preparation. While other natural disasters can occur with advance notice, in an instant an earthquake arrives, rattles the earth, and then disappears (perhaps with a few aftershocks).

3. Third, notice that God identifies with earthquakes. As reckoning as earthquakes can be, there is no Scripture that suggests Satan ignites them. There are several fearsome Scriptures showing how God visits the earth in earthquakes:

From the NIV Isaiah says, “The LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire.”

Psalm 114:7 says, “Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.”

Nahum 1:5 says, “The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it.”

And I want to read Isaiah 29:6 from the Literal Standard version: “You are inspected by YHWH of Hosts, with thunder, and with an earthquake, and great noise, windstorm, and whirlwind, and flame of devouring fire.”

In no uncertain terms the Lord has identified himself with the earthquake. But why? Why did God create the earth susceptible to earthquakes? Earthquakes and other natural disasters seem to malign his integrity. Even Amos 3:6 dares to announce, “When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?”

(Transition) There is a way Christians can answer this, and part of that answer is disclosed in my fourth statement about Earthquakes.

4. Earthquakes always redound to God’s eternal purposes.

We must always remember that it is impossible for God to act or react contrary to his nature! In all things, whether catastrophic or marvelous, God never acts capriciously or without forethought. In fact, the Bible shows that God has judiciously planned his works toward mankind ages ago—perhaps thousands of years ago—when the foundations of the world were laid.

Notice what Isaiah 25:1 says: “O LORD, you are my God! I will exalt you in praise, I will extol your fame. For you have done extraordinary things, and executed plans made long ago exactly as you decreed.” [NET]

In Proverbs 8:23 Solomon said this about God’s wisdom: “From eternity I was established, from the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.” [NASB]

Despite how our human thinking appraises circumstances, God cannot author anything apart from his perfect wisdom and forethought. Our God possesses infinite knowledge; infinite wisdom; and infinite purposes. This is why his ways are often inscrutable and murky to humans. But that doesn’t mean we cannot trust him. Beyond the disasters that befall this sinful world, there is a good and all-wise God that we can trust in accordance with Ephesians 1:11, which says he “works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.”

In all things regarding this life, God’s acts always meet two objectives: They function for (1) his glory and (2) man’s good. And he’s even working in behalf of sinners! Again, it’s the prophet that says this in Isaiah 26:9—10.

“When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness. 10 But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the Lord.”

God loves sinners so much that he afflicts the earth with trembling so that their souls will look to him for salvation. The Bible overflows with testimony of God’s love, goodness, mercy, salvation, justice, and wisdom. And he always includes these verities of his character when he arises to shake the earth. The gift of God’s Son Jesus Christ is proof enough that he overflows with grace, mercy, compassion, and love.

(Transition) Now let’s look at several earthquakes from the Bible. In so doing, I will identify an earthquake and then apply God’s purpose for giving it.

Biblical Occasions of Earthquakes

Some of Scripture’s most notable occasions are marked with earthquakes. The first I want to mention is:

1. Moses and the Earthquake at Mount Sinai. As the Israelites watched Moses ascend Sinai, there were struck with the awesome fear of God. Moses was on a journey to retrieve the Ten Commandments. As he climbed upward, darkness enveloped the mountain, the land roiled with violence, and bolts of lightning pierced the air. All that looked on were consumed with the awesome fear of God. Let’s read Exodus. 19:16–19.

On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. 17 Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently. 19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.

After forty days on the Mountain with God, you can see how some Israelites could have misinterpreted Moses’ whereabouts. Surely he had died amidst the awesome display of God’s power. Moreover, they built the golden calf and worshipped it. But they had totally misapplied God’s dealings with them.

(Meaning of the Earthquake) This earthquake was showing the Israelites the importance of God’s Word. He was giving them indisputable testimony that he was one with his Word and that the Israelites should always be careful to obey it.

2. The second earthquake I’ll mention is the one that accompanied Christ’s death on the Cross. Let’s look at Matthew 27:51–54.

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. (51) At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split (52) and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. (53) They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. (54) When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God! [NIV]

Did you notice the convergence of occurrences at the very “moment” (51) Jesus died on the Cross? God tore apart that sacred curtain of the Temple that separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. There would never again be the need for a High Priest to offer sacrifices for man’s sin. As the earthquake reverberated, it split the rocks asunder, tombs broke open, and “many holy people who had died were raised to life”! Can you imagine the commotion this stirred among the people of Jerusalem? Grandfathers, that had been “laid to rest” weeks or months earlier, were walking through the villages of their sons and daughters. They were testifying to what existed on the other side of the grave.

(Meaning of the Earthquake) The meaning of this earthquake is easy to surmise, as we hear the exclamation of the centurion who watched him die: This earthquake affirmed, “Jesus Christ is the Son of God!”

3. Next, notice that Christ’s resurrection also occurred with an earthquake. With two earthquakes converging at this point in our Savior’s life—one at his death, the other at his resurrection—God placed a double exclamation on his plan of salvation for humanity. Let’s read Matthew 28:1–4.

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. (2) There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. (3) His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. (4) The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. [NIV]

This earthquake was not a slight, rolling tremor. Matthew notes that the angelic appearance that accompanied this earthquake terrified the Roman guards of the tomb. These guards were not “girly men”! They weren’t susceptible to events that frightened the common man. This had to be a mammoth earthquake!

(Meaning of the Earthquake) Once again, this earthquake occurring at Christ’s resurrection, disclosed that “Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.” It affirmed that he is the Messiah that the Old Testament prophets had predicted.

If you are not a Christian; you’ve never repented of your sins; I invite you to accept Jesus as your Savior today. He’s ready to forgive you and welcome you into his family.

4. Now let’s consider the Coming Earthquake that will accompany the Battle of Gog and Magog. This earthquake informs the world of four facts. But before pointing out those facts, let’s read how this occurs. Turn to Ezekiel 38:18–20 and let’s read:

This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. 19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.” [Skip to verse] (23) “And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel, chapters 38—39, disclose the Battle of Gog and Magog. It involves an alliance between Russia and Iran, along with a coalition of Arab nations, that gather on the mountains of Israel. They have come to “seize the spoils” of Israel and eradicate it from the earth. One writer estimated that Israel will be out-numbered 70 to 1. But at the last moment, before this coalition descends upon the Israelis, God will strike the land with a massive earthquake. The mountains will sink under the feet of the invaders. And with a convergence of natural disasters Israel’s enemies will be almost instantly defeated! God will have won the day as the world looks on via television.

(Meaning of the Earthquake) Here’s the meaning of the Gog and Magog earthquake: It discloses God’s defense of his covenant people Israel. It discloses that Jehovah alone is the only true God! It shows that the land of Israel belongs to Jehovah. And it attests that the Jewish people are the rightful heirs to the land.

5. The Earthquake of the Two Witnesses. Revelation 11:7–13: 

Now when they [the Two Witnesses] have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. 8 Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified. 9 For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. 10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. 11 But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on. 13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

This particular earthquake occurs moments after the two witnesses are raptured into Heaven. And it particularly strikes the ground they stood upon! The timing of this earthquake is just prior to the blast of the seventh trumpet.

The meaning of this earthquake is foreboding! These two witnesses will be the most empowered human servants of God to ever live [See Zechariah 4]. The news outlets will converge upon them regularly as they work miracles, rebuke nations, preach, and minister. They will call sinners to repentance and place judgment upon those that oppose their testimony. They will subdue the entire world by calling forth drought, pestilence, and famine. You can imagine the hatred that they stir from the wicked. Once their ministry concludes the Antichrist will martyr them (Rev. 11:7). Their bodies will remain in Jerusalem’s public square for three-and-a-half-days as the nations gloat over them. People “will celebrate by sending each other gifts” (Revelation 11:10).

This is when God attests to their testimony with two indisputable acts: He first raises them from the dead and they ascend into Heaven in full view of the world. And then secondly, comes the earthquake. Revelation 11:13 says this: “At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.”

(Transition) Now let’s seek for the primary disclosure of this earthquake. And with the Two Witnesses suddenly from translated from Earth to Heaven, this earthquake carries special meaning.

(Meaning of the Earthquake) Knowing that every word of the Bible is divinely inspired, did you notice that Revelation 11:13 associates two numbers with this earthquake? Obscure and important messages are concealed in the Bible’s use of numerals. Here John notes that a tenth of the city collapses and 7000 people die from this earthquake. While the number seven represents completion, the number ten denotes “testimony; law; and order.” Could God be associating the numbers 10 and 7 with this earthquake to disclose this message: This now completes (7) God’s dealings with mankind in an orderly, lawful (10) manner. From here onward the world will descend into utter chaos. Additionally, with the Two Witnesses rejected by sinners and thus divinely withdrawn from the earth, mankind is left to proceed on its own. The days of mercy and grace are closing!

6. The sixth and final earthquake I want to mention actually regards a set of mega-quakes that will appear at the Eschaton. The word eschaton refers to the “end of the age.” You’re likely familiar with the word eschatology, which refers to “the study of the end of the age.” So what part do these earthquakes take at the Eschaton?

In Luke 21, Jesus and his disciples discoursed on this subject. They asked Jesus what would mark the arrival of the Eschaton and his return to Earth. This is when Jesus coined the phrase, “The beginning of birth pains.” Let’s read Luke 21:8–11.

He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. 9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

The parallel passage with Luke 21 is Matthew 24. And Matthew adds one statement that Jesus uttered when he spoke of these Endtime calamities. He said, “All these are the beginning of birth pains” (24:8).

What I’m about to say is crucial to interpreting the foregoing passage: The key to identifying the Eschaton’s arrival regards agglomerating all of Christ’s prophetic indicators into one short slice of time that he characterized as “birth pains.” This is the only way you can validate the presence of the Eschaton!

It does great injustice to Christ’s answer to take one or two of these prophetic indicators to assert that the “end of the age” has arrived. Jesus said “All these are the beginning of birth pains.” That means it takes the convergence of deception, rumors of wars, international upheaval, famines, plagues, earthquakes, fearful events and great signs from heaven” to say the Eschaton has emerged (Luke 21:11).

I want to highlight one more prophetic sign that Jesus mentioned as part of these “birth pains.” Jesus did not predict that the Eschaton would arrive with earthquakes. He said it would arrive with “great earthquakes.” The Greek word for great is mega. Thus, when all these signs—combined with a surge of mega-quakes rattling the globe—they will present God’s irrefutable notification that mankind has reached the end of days. Yes, the convergence of these omens will make it remarkably easy for Christians to identify the Eschaton.

I have a question. When Jesus characterized the Eschaton he chose the metaphor of a pregnant woman heaving and contracting with labor pains. But have you ever wondered what this pregnancy contained? What will these labor pains produce? I assure you this pregnancy bears no ordinary child! Once these foreboding birth pains contract for the last time, it will birth … the Apocalypse!

(Meaning of these Mega-quakes) So, it’s become clear that the main message of these birth pains and mega-quakes discloses the nearness of the Apocalypse and that the culmination of all Bible prophecy is at-hand.

Conclusion

As I conclude I want to ask again, Why does God identify with earthquakes? Well, when you consider God’s relationship with other facets of nature you’ll discover he has taken charge of all the elements.

Job 37:9—13 discloses this when it says: “The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds. 10 The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. 11 He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them. 12 At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them. 13 He brings the clouds to punish people, or to water his earth and show his love.”

Why does God identify with the earthquake? Let’s reverse the question: What if God should not identify with them? Would not Satan loose earthquakes without restraint! The concept of civilization would be impossible. No skyscraper could endure its towering height. No roadway could pave the path for vehicle or flight.

Remember: In his mercy, the Lord Jesus Christ identified with man by becoming human flesh. He became sin on our behalf and died on the Cross that we might be forgiven and give us eternal life. So yes, God is in the earthquake. He’s in it . . . to control it! In sovereignty he looses its menacing fury; and in his sovereignty he expels its wrath.

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