MEN AS ANGELS

All Topics, Angels, Power

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

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...

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...

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

GOD AT WORK

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

A Witch

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

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.

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

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

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...

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

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.

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONSRobert D. Pace What was true about Jesus 2000 years ago is still true today....

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...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

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...

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 INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

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...

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

NONE CAST ASIDE

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

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...

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

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 INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

“A NEW THING”

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

A Man of God

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

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

A REVELATION OF GOD

  Robert D Pace A Revelation of God God has an assignment for you and you should never doubt...

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

They Forgot the Works of the Lord!

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

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”...

POWER OVER SIN

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

America in Crisis!

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

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 Power of Life and Death

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

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

The Woman at the Well

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

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...

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

PulpitToday Sermon Robert D. Pace Introduction The first question I want to answer about this...

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

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...

Battle of Gog and Magog

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

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...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

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...

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

Malchus

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

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 MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

THE COMING WINDS

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

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...

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

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...

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

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...

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...

“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...

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

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 VOICE OF GOD TODAY

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

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...

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:13-20 The Bible discloses two groups of people that...

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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

DOES GOD KILL?

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

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...

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

The Spirit of Python

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

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...

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace An attribute of God is any quality or characteristic that is...

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

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...

Building on the Rock

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

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Pulpit Today Sermons   "Can You Hear Me Now? John 18:1--11 by Robert D Pace Most people don’t...

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

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...

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

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...

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

LOOSED!

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

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...

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

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...

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

Robert D. Pace How to Overcome Temptation Genesis 22:1--14 Life is full of temptations and tests....

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

Biblically Woke!

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Matthew 22:30

It’s almost inconceivable that the Bible would compare men to angels, but it does! And Jesus is the One that made the comparison. They operate in a higher dimension than man and that means they are not constrained in ways that man is constrained. Let’s take a moment to consider the way angels are superior to man:

    Angels are inviolate, holy, and pure.

    They are indomitable; no man on earth is their equal in strength.

    They are incorporeal and never grow tired.

    And they can move faster than thought.

(Harbinger) It is for these reasons that make Christ’s statement about man transcending the stature of angels is nearly inconceivable. In a few moments I’ll explain how this will occur, but for now I want to explain why I am proposing that Christians should emulate angels today. And the explanation is simple: Although the Christians’ glorified body will one day resemble the angels’ celestial body, angels presently have characteristics that God wants Christians to embrace and exhibit today.

However, I need to pause long enough to assure you of something. I’m not suggesting a paradigm shift from imitating Christ to imitating angels. Not at all! The ultimate pattern was set 2000 years ago and nothing should infringe upon Jesus remaining our ultimate Example. Today’s message is more of an object lesson that takes the heavenly qualities of angels that Christians can also embrace to beautify their lives for the glory of Christ.

(Transition) Let’s first discuss what Jesus meant when He said that resurrected Christians will resemble the angels. And I’ll point our 4 ways this will occur.

RESURRECTED SAINTS WILL RESEMBLE THE ANGELS

1. Once a Christian dies and receives a glorified body they will be transformed into the likeness of angels.

How many are looking forward to exchanging your mortal body for an immortal body? Scripture makes an interesting contrast between our body of “flesh and blood” and our awaiting heavenly body. When the Bible uses the phrase “flesh and blood” it typically corresponds to man’s weakness and vulnerability.

    “Flesh and blood” is susceptible to viruses and illnesses.

    “Flesh and blood” is enervated by work, disease, malnutrition, and sickness.

    Our body is constrained by the course of time. And the greatest testimony to that is the crease of wrinkles left upon our skin.

But . . . Jesus announced the day when the enemies of “flesh and blood” would be obliterated and we would exchange our earthly bodies for an inviolate heavenly body.

It’s impossible to comprehend this glorified, angelic nature that Christ has reserved for the righteous. The Apostle Paul couldn’t fully explicate its nature. But I do delight in the way Paul partly appraised it in 1 Corinthians 15:43. He said, at death our physical body is “sown in dishonor, [but] . . . raised in glory; it’s sown in weakness, [but] . . . raised in power; it’s sown in corruption, [but] . . . it’s raised incorruptible.”

    In Heaven all the constraints of “flesh and blood” are invalidated and you won’t need an Extra Strength Excedrin to quell the pain of a migraine.

    You won’t need physical therapists to alleviate your stress or chiropractors to realign your spine.

    You won’t need a face-lift or a tummy tuck to tame the skin’s aging process.

You will have an invincible, ageless, perfect, angelic-like body! Praise God!

2. The second implication of Christ’s words in Matthew 22:30 reveals that one day men, just like angels, will be able to transcend time and space.

Think about that: the day is coming when your incorporeal body will be totally unaffected by the process of time or the material world. In a moment’s time, you can be anywhere you desire to be.

Perhaps you are exploring a galaxy trillions of miles away from Heaven when the bells of Heaven’s Temple ring for a time of worship. At a moment’s notice you instantly appear in the Assembly of Saints to worship the King of the Universe.

3. Men, like angels, will reside in God’s immediate presence.

Several passages of Scripture show that God allows angels to abide in His presence. They pass before God. They fellowship with God and He speaks to them. And ultimately, when we put on our glorified body, we shall have access to God’s glorious presence and fellowship with Him face-to-face!

Jesus said in John 14:3, “if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

1 Thessalonians 4:17 says: “After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

4. Men, like angels, will one day be thoroughly holy.

The Bible specifically calls the angels “holy angels” (Matthew 25:31; Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26; Revelation 14:10). Angels are completely holy and nothing about them is contaminated by sin.

But man, in this present estate, is another story! The only part of man that is thoroughly holy is his spirit. Man’s flesh is still damaged with sin. That’s why Paul said in Romans 7:24, “Oh, wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?” But once Christians arrive in heaven they will be free from sin—completely divested of any trace of it! And that means we will be like the angels in regard to moral purity.

However . . . there is a more incredible thought than that! Do you realize that . . . the Bible says glorified Christians will even surpass the stature of angels! Notice what Hebrews 2:5 says: “It is not to angels that He has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.” And then the verse 6 says: “What is man, that you are mindful of him? Or the son of man, that you care for him? (7) You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor. (9) putting everything in subjection under his feet.” The day is coming when Christians, through Christ, will regain Adam’s dominion of the earth!

While we understand that Christ’s grace has reclaimed man’s dominion over the earth, how is it possible for man to transcend the estate of angels? The answer resides in the saving work our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s the Blood of Jesus that transforms a sinner into a saint; but Christ’s Blood does more! In some mysterious way it makes mortal man one with Christ! Saving faith not only pardons our sins it transforms our spirit and infuses us with the divine nature! And when sinners are Born Again with the divine nature it creates a temperament that transcends the estate of angels.

I hope you are looking forward to that Great Day of Resurrection when your mortality will be transformed into immortality. However, I want to return to today. Are there ways that Christians can emulate the character of angels in this life? And the answer to that question is, “Yes”! Angels possess qualities that Christians should emulate.

(Transition) If God expects us to ascend to a higher, angelic-like living today, then what exactly does He expect?

MEN AS ANGELS TODAY

1. First, men should resemble the angels in moral rectitude.

Have you ever met a Christian that acted like an angel in public but behaved like a devil at home? Or have you ever seen a Christian that wasn’t hesitant to take advantage of an unsuspecting person? God wants us to live with character and discipline. He wants us to walk in truth and love.

Turn to Acts 6 and let’s read the story of Christianity’s first martyr. It’s the story of Stephen’s stoning.

Acts 6:8-15

If you think America’s Judicial System is in trouble, the Sanhedrin’s Justice System was worse! Stephen was arraigned on the phony indictment of blasphemy. Stephen hadn’t committed blasphemy! The Pharisees foisted this allegation against Stephen because his witness for Christ threatened their welfare. Stephen was filled with faith and spiritual power and they were no match for irrepressible message of Christ. Stephen was a dynamite; while these Pharisees were just “mites.”

Look at verse 8 again. Stephen was “full of God’s. . . power, [and] did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people.” Verse 10 continues: “they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.” Consequently, the Sanhedrin trumped-up slanderous allegations of blasphemy. You need to recognize something about this fearless disciple of Christ. To this point in Church history Stephen’s miracles had eclipsed all other Apostles. He possessed faith unequalled by any other Apostle. This is likely what made him a direct target of the Sanhedrin. Stephen stood-out among all the evangelists!

But Stephen was not only remarkable in ministry he was a man of angelic rectitude. When Stephen was dragged before the Sanhedrin and poised for his stoning, nothing could change his countenance of love. Notice again what Acts 6:15 says happened when he was stoned: “All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.” What a testimony! Stephen’s visage radiated with angelic glory despite the Sanhedrin’s death sentence. Even as the stones pounded his body, Stephen’s last fading words were: “Father, lay not this sin to their charge.”

Folks, how do you handle accusations, maligning, and persecution? How do you handle offenses? Do you retaliate? Do return insult with insult? I understand it is easier to preach this message than it is to practice this message but Stephen exemplifies what you and I should do in hostile situations. We should have our human nature trained to love, forgive, and bless even at the expense of losing our life. Stephen’s enemies, filled with rage and vengeance, had to assassinate a man with the face of an angel! What a testimony!

(Transition) Now let’s consider another angelic characteristic we should emulate.

2. Christians should strive to emulate the angels’ speedy and faithful execution of God’s Will.

The holy and righteous angels of the Bible are always depicted as immediately and meticulously obeying God’s commands. They are never reluctant to do God’s Will. God never has to give them a second chance to follow through on a command. They always get it right the first time. My, how I wish we, as Christians, could follow their example! (Me included!)

(Illustration) The medical profession is keenly aware of man’s notorious tendency to improve on the doctors’ orders. It’s estimated that up to 90% of doctors’ clients fall into a category known as “uncooperative patients.” That is, despite a doctor’s advice, patients ignore or revise their prescriptions, cheat on diets, fail to exercise, and skip checkups.

Man has no penchant that surpasses his tendency to ignore others, including God, and doing things his way! But that’s not so with angels. Their service is flawless at every point. They never argue or even hesitate when God speaks to them. That’s why Scripture repeatedly calls them, “servants of the Lord.” Their chief duty is to obey God.

(Insight) I want to show you a discovery I made many years ago. Do you realize it was Jesus’ idea to tell His followers for the ability to obey Him just like the angels of Heaven obey Him? It’s true! In the midst of the Lord’s Prayer Jesus instructed His followers to pray like this: “Your will be done on earth as it is done in Heaven.” In other words, Jesus wanted us to know that every angel of Heaven explicitly performs His Will and that’s what He wants from us!

We may not always like the assignment God gives us; but it’s for a purpose! God is all-wise and that means He can never give us an assignment that is contrary to His nature of holiness and goodness. Sometimes God gives us something to do and it takes 1 vision, 2 dreams, three prophetic words, and 4 attempts at Bible lottery to secure confirmation. But nothing else should matter more than fulfilling God’s Will. Once again, let’s consider the angels and how they perform God’s Will:

    It’s of no consequence to angels whether they assist 2 million Israelites through the desert or they watch Samson walk in circles at the treadmill.

    They are as content stopping Balaam’s donkey as they are halting the constellations for Joshua.

    It doesn’t matter if they push back the Red Sea for Moses or wipe away a baby’s tears. Their pleasure is in discharging God’s will. And we need to claim that same angelic attitude.

(Illustration) The story is told of a man searching employment. He was hired by a noted Philadelphia businessman named Girard. The employee’s first assignment involved moving a pile of bricks. He completed the task by nightfall and was paid. He returned the following morning with the assignment of replacing the bricks to their original spot. He repeated the process without a complaint. For more than a week Girard instructed this man to repeat this chore until it was evident he could be trusted. In only a short time Girard promoted him to the coveted position of Auction Agent, which controlled much of the enterprise’s purchasing. Why he was promoted is evident: when he was faithful in the menial Girard gave him oversight of much.

How about you? Are you emulating the angels with speedy and explicit obedience?

(Transition) Now let’s consider a third way we can imitate the angels.

3. God created angels to minister to mankind. Thus, as we emulate the angels, Christians should seek to minister to their fellow man, too.

Turn to Hebrews 1:14 and let’s examine how the Bible supports this idea. The writer of Hebrews says, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” When you study angelology you’ll discover that God supervises the entire earth through the estate of angels. You see them throughout the pages of Scripture ministering to the “heirs of salvation.” They’re blinding armies, parting seas, delivering messages, quenching fires, and bulldozing walls. That should dispel any thought that suggests angels have pudgy bellies and do nothing but strum harps. No! God has ordained them to be guardians of the earth. Angels would forget to shine the sun and shove waves to shore before they neglected to minister to “the heirs of righteousness.”

So how does all this speak to us? It speaks to us in this way: If angels, void of a fleshly nature, have compassion on men, then how much more should Christians care for each other? You see, it’s important for Christians to remember that their King is also their Savior. Jesus walked as a man among men. He took our burdens, bore our sorrows, ministered to the sick, made place for the children, and welcomed sinners. Jesus showed us the way—it’s the way of love, mercy, and compassion. And it’s why Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, that you have love one toward another.”

(Transition) Now let’s consider another way men should emulate angels.

4. Men should imitate angels in their worship of God.

Angels were created for the identical purpose as man—to praise and worship God. It’s the chief assignment of heaven and earth. Scripture repeatedly expresses angelic praise:

    Psalm 149:2 says: “Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts. . . (5) Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.”

    Hebrews says at Christ’s birth every angel of heaven was dispatched to Bethlehem where they chanted the refrain: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace toward men of good will.”

    Deuteronomy 33:2 says when God walked with Moses among the rocks of Mount Sinai He enjoyed the companionship of 10,000 angels. Imagine that! The presence of God includes the company of 10,000 angels. No wonder Moses didn’t get lonely during those 40 days He spent with God atop Mount Sinai!

    John the Revelator disclosed an incomparable company of angels praising God around the throne. He numbered them “ten thousand times ten thousand,” and that calculates to one hundred million angels. That’s just the angels surrounding the throne!

The duty of both angels and men includes praising God. In fact, Psalm 148 calls for all creation to praise Him.

Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
(2) Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
(3) Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
(4) Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
(5) Let them praise the name of the LORD!
for he commanded and they were created.
(6) And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.a
(7) Praise the LORD from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
(8) fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!
(9) Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
(10) Beasts and all livestock,
creeping things and flying birds!
(11) Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
(12) Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
(13) Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the LORD!

And as the last verse of the book of Psalms proclaims: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”

(Transition) Now that we have investigated 4 ways men can imitate the angels, I want to show you what this produces. As we emulate the angels these practices lift Christians to a higher dimension of living.

EMULATING ANGELS LIFTS CHRISTIANS TO A HIGHER DIMENSION

I want you to notice the words of the Apostle Paul as he speaks to the Philippian Christians of his day. I’ll begin reading in Philippians 3:12.

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. (13) Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, (14) I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (15) Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. (16) Only let us hold true to what we have attained. (17) Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. (18) For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. (19) Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. (20) But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, (21) who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

Saints of God, the unsaved people of the world cannot model “the way” life should be lived. It’s not that sinners are incapable of demonstrating acts of charity; there are many non-believers that have practiced remarkable acts of benevolence. But it is Christians that God has empowered to model “the way” of righteousness in a world of darkness. That’s why Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” It’s Christians that model the behavior of Heaven and show the world “the way” to live.

Notice what Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:17. “If any man is in Christ Jesus, the old has passed away, behold, all things have become new.” Did you notice what Paul said changes when a person becomes a Christian? He said, “all things” change! When people are Born Again on the inside it also supplies a transformation for the outside.

Some of you may be thinking, “That puts a lot of pressure on me. I’m not certain I can control my behavior and quit acting certain ways. I have tried and tried but I just can’t conquer some sins.” Do you realize that God doesn’t expect you to conquer your sins? In fact, you are no match for sin and the devil. But there is good news. Jesus Christ is more than a match against sin and the devil! And God doesn’t ever expect you to conquer your sins and live righteously from your own power. This is what the grace of God does for you. It’s what the Holy Spirit does through you. It’s what the Word of God does in you. It is Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, which enables you to ascend to a higher dimension of living.

Always remember this: God never expects you to fight your battles alone! Christ is with you! That’s what the angel meant when he told Mary that Christ’s name was “Emmanuel,” God with us.”

If God could transform Saul of Tarsus, the chief enemy of Christianity during the First Century, then he can change you! Look what Saul was doing: he was flogging, jailing, and even stoning Christians to death. When he wasn’t physically assaulting them he was slandering them. But one day, on the Damascus Road, the Holy Spirit so struck Saul that his course was instantly redirected. He was transformed from Christianity’s most feared antagonist to Christianity’s most famous protagonist. Eventually, God used this vexing tormentor not only to join Christian ranks, but write about one third of the New Testament.

Never underestimate the power of the Cross; if Saul could change, you can too!

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I want you listen to Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 3:18. “We are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory.” And the Amplified Bible makes it clearer than that: “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another.”

The longer a Christian lives on earth the more they should resemble the life of Heaven. These are ways men can resemble the angels. May God help His people to more closely resemble these creatures of glory.