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ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

Building on the Rock

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

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...

EndtimeAlerts for Sale

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

A KING AMONG MEN

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

How Then Shall We Live?

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

THE BEAUTY OF THE RIGHTEOUS

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

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...

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

GOD AT WORK

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

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...

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

Biblically Woke!

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

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...

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

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 IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

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...

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

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...

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 6:7-10 (Illustration) Years ago, a mother and...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

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 THRONE NAMES OF JESUS

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

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

LOOSED!

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

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...

A Man of God

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

Guarding Your Soul and the Souls of Others

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

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:

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...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

Hosanna!

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

This is the trailer for Robert D. Pace's Discern the Days Conference which teaches deep prophetic...

America in Crisis!

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

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...

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

ALL MY FOUNTAINS ARE IN YOU

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

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

A Witch

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

The Spirit of Python

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

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...

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

Vision of Coming Revival to America by Robert D Pace (Some years back, the Lord gave me a vision...

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

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...

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

The Woman at the Well

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

Corporate Acclamation

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

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...

“A NEW THING”

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

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 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...

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

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...

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

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!...

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...

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

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

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...

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

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...

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

BOUNDARIES

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

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 REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

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...

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

They Forgot the Works of the Lord!

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

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...

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

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...

A REVELATION OF GOD

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

PURCHASE APOCALERT DIRECTLY FROM OWNER

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

THE FLOATING AXE HEAD

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

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

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

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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Throughout Scripture, we see people that obtained unique favor from God. This favor allowed them to prevail with God’s blessing and accomplish a special purpose in their generation. Divine favor is important to understand because it provides the recipient with access to partner with God in a special way. That’s what I want to discuss today. I want you to understand that God has favored you through Jesus Christ to partner with him and achieve divine purposes.

(Transition) Let’s read our text in Genesis 28.

Genesis 28:10–22

It’s really important to have the right connections in life; being in the right place at the right time and knowing the right person. Like someone said: “It’s not what you know that’s important, it’s who you know.” That’s right! Knowing the right person has advantages:

When an opportunity to advance arises we want to be associated with someone of position and power so they can influence of our chances.

We want a close, honest friend as our auto mechanic so we won’t get “taken.”

When we want to attend a concert we want connections with someone that can get us front row seats.

We want to know someone that lets us vacation in their beachfront condo.

We don’t always know where the power-brokers of life are because most of us accomplish things the old-fashioned way. That is, we plow our way through life until we unearth God’s purposes! We stand in long lines and pay the full price. But guess what? From the beginning, God’s intention was more than just rugged individualism. Humans were designed for partnership:

Our original partner was God Himself. He’s the ultimate power-broker!

That’s what marriage is about—man and woman participating in a cooperative relationship.

It’s what the Hebrew community was about—Prophets, Priests, and twelve tribes partnering for everyone’s welfare.

And God’s objective today aims at bringing people into special partnership with Him. That’s what Calvary discloses.

The ultimate intention of Christ’s sacrifice aims at bringing people into the closest possible relationship with God. That’s what Paul said in Ephesians 2:12: “Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. (13) But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.” Jesus is always the key to our richest blessings! he is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 10:10).

(Harbinger) Here’s the objective of today’s message: God desires to partner with people so they can manifest his purposes in the earth. And the Bible says this is possible if we would seek to “know Him.” 

Daniel 11:32 says: “the people who know their God will be strong and do exploits.” The NAS version puts it this way: It says the people that know their God would “display strength and take action.” This means a special relationship with God is available if we will seek to claim it. Look at men of Scripture that lived in partnership with God:

Noah’s partnership with God saved his family from the Flood and preserved the human race.

Abraham’s partnership with God also made a global impact. his faith secured the Promised Land for the Hebrew people and brought spiritual blessings to the nations.

Jacob’s partnership with God brought him multiplied wealth even while laboring with his conniving father-in-law.

Moses experienced “face to face” fellowship with God (Deut. 34:10), and in so doing liberated two million Jews from Egypt!

And Joshua secured a military alliance with God that conquered the Canaanites and settled the Hebrew tribes into the Promised Land. Joshua’s partnership with God was so phenomenal, that without earthly assistance, the angels flattened Jericho’s impregnable walls!

(Transition) Wouldn’t you like to live this way? Wouldn’t you like to claim such a close posture with God that he dispatched angels to work in your behalf? Well, it is possible! You can claim partnership with God in a unique and powerful way.  This is what I want to discuss in my first point.  Partnership with God begins by discerning your spiritual birthright.

I.    Discern Your Birthright

(Definition) Jewish birthrights were significant in Old Testament days. That is because firstborn son’s claimed the family’s preeminent privileges and inheritance. In fact, Deuteronomy discloses they were double-beneficiaries to family estates.

(Humor) As the firstborn in my family, I would have enjoyed an Old Testament birthright and its double privileges. But America doesn’t operate that way. Americans use Wills. And a Will is designed to operate this way: Upon the death of the maker of the Will, his/her estate is distributed to the duly appointed beneficiaries. That’s a simplistic policy for estate disbursement. But realistically, Americans operate another way: When parents die, with or without a Will, the children fuss, fume, and fight over who gets what!

Do you know why families feud over inheritances? It’s because they have discerned the estate’s value. People don’t pay lawyers enormous sums of money to make certain worthless goods are distributed. Nobody wants to wrangle over trinkets that couldn’t be sold at a flea market. People argue and fight to possess items of value!

The reason people don’t secure more from God is because they haven’t properly evaluated Christ’s covenant. The Lord is willing to disburse it, but we must discern it! Jesus pointed out this when he said, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

As I impress this point upon you today, I want you to consider Jacob and Esau. That’s because the Holy Spirit highlights them in regard to claiming God’s blessings. You remember how the story of their lives began with a wrestling match within their mother’s womb. When Rebekah felt that prenatal disturbance she asked God what was happening. God told her two nations were struggling inside her and the younger would rule the older. God’s foreknowledge observed Esau’s disdain for his birthright and predetermined it for Jacob, the man of faith. Let me show you.

When Esau matured he became an outdoorsman and hunted game. One day, he returned home famished from a long, fruitless day of hunting. No doubt God had orchestrated Esau’s vain attempts just to test his character. When Esau smelled Jacob’s stew cooking over the fire, he asked for a bowl. That’s when Jacob asked Esau to buy his meal by signing over his birthright. And listen to Esau’s reply, “Look, I am about to die . . . What good is the birthright to me?” (Genesis 25:32).

In one sentence, Esau exposed his character. Think about it. Have you known anyone to die by missing one meal? There is no way anybody can feel sorry for Esau, because he wasn’t a victim! Jacob was certainly wrong for scheming, but Esau deliberately rejected God’s blessing that was promised through his father Isaac and his grandfather Abraham! Both Jacob and Esau knew of the covenant blessings God had given to their grandfather, Abraham. But in one sentence Esau repudiated those grand promises. Hebrews 12:16 captures the moment when it says: “for a single meal [Esau] sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. (17) Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected.”

Esau knowingly traded the most significant covenant available for a measly bowl of stew. And in so doing, he deliberately repudiated that special relationship that belonged to firstborns. What discernment!

But Jacob was different. He wasn’t morally perfect, but he longed for God’s blessings. He was a discerning, God-conscious Believer that understood the import of Abraham’s promises and he determined to secure them. The difference is, Jacob connived for the blessing while Esau renounced the blessing. There was error on both counts, but Esau totally abandoned his faith and rejected Abraham’s covenant. When you turn to the book of Hebrews in the New Testament you discover a chapter-by-chapter warning from God:

Chapters 1 and 2 warn to acknowledge Christ lest one drifts from the blessings of salvation.

Chapters 3 and 4 warn Christians not to harden their hearts with unbelief and forfeit God’s promises.

Chapters 5 and 6 warn Believers to avoid the trap of backsliding.

Chapters 7 -10 command us not to forsake the new and better covenant that Christ mediated.

Chapter 11 is fully devoted to urging Christians not to abandon Faith.

Chapter 12 commands us not to ignore the God’s majestic voice that shakes the heavens and the earth.

And chapter 13 reemphasizes the urgency of faith toward God.

Each of the 13 chapters of Hebrews instructs Christians, in one way or another, to maintain spiritual vigilance, press forward, and live a faith-filled life.

But now, let’s return to Jacob and Esau. As I mentioned, for many years, Jacob exhibited cunning and deceitful ways. Even though God had destined for him for blessing, he stirred the stew and fanned its aroma as a means of manipulating his brother to surrender his birthright. Jacob knew he could secure a special relationship with God if could claim Esau’s birthright. And his plan worked! But all this fleshly maneuvering was unnecessary! Jacob should have trusted God to fulfill his promises. Consequently, all his “sowing to the wind” caused him to “reap the whirlwind.”

I wonder, despite our divine election, if God hasn’t chosen Jacob to reveal a similar character flaw that plagues many Christians? It’s interesting that the Old Testament repeatedly refers to God’s elect as “Jacob’s portion.” That is, Believers are the spiritual sons and daughters of Jacob. And as “Jacob’s portion,” God wants us to beware of committing corrupt acts that might impugn our integrity. He knew we would constantly war with “the flesh,” even when we wanted to claim God’s blessing.

But Christians don’t have to malign, undermine, or bake half-truths in order to secure favor from God. Remember, with or without Jacob’s chicanery, God promised Rebekah that Jacob would rise above his older brother. And it would be faith not craftiness that would secure this promise! Faith always claims the promises! John said it is “the victory that overcomes the world.” We don’t have to manipulate, or pull strings when we’re in partnership with God.

Do you know where the real temptation comes from when Christians are tempted to operate “in the flesh”? It’s when a friend or loved one suggests a manipulative scheme for us to employ. The scheme can even sound like it is the “spiritual” way to handle it and make certain the right thing occurs!

(Example) Just before Isaac’s death, when he was ready to pronounce his blessings upon his sons, Rebekah—Jacob’s mother—concocted a plan for Jacob to steal his brother’s birthright and, hence, claim a great blessing. Rebekah urged Jacob to pose as Esau and steal his father’s blessing. And it worked! But that only exacerbated the conflict between the brothers. It brought resentment and separation that lasted for many years. It’s never advantageous to practice wicked ways. It always festers into more problems!

(Example) Even Jesus endured this temptation. After a great day of working miracles in John 6, the crowd tried to lure Jesus into accepting his kingly crown (John 6:15). But Christ knew it wasn’t God’s will to accept his kingship by avoiding the Cross. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus had already taught that special partnership with God and his blessings come through humility before God. He said, “Blessed are the humble; they shall inherit the earth” (Matt. 5:7). Humbly accepting God’s will and ways always secure a divine inheritance!

Whenever you are tempted to behave contrary to God’s standard never forget that you will face the law of sowing and reaping. Jacob thought he masterminded the art of deception until he encountered his father-in-law. Laban outsmarted, out-deceived, and out-connived Jacob for fourteen years. Jacob found the woman of his dreams but Laban was a nightmare! But if you will accept partnership with God on God’s terms, you will understand that “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” That’s something you can trust!

(Transition) Second, partnership with God often emerges through acts of devotion toward God.

II.   Partnership with God Emerges through Acts of Devotion toward God

The Bible identifies several ways to express devotion. Making a vow is one significant way. When they’re made under the Spirit’s direction they bring profound blessing! I want to pause and stress that your vows must be invoked from the direction of the Holy Spirit and uttered with great sobriety upon your lips! Make certain that you mean what you say! For God is listening!

I asked at the beginning of this message how many wanted to walk in God’s favor. This is how you can place yourself into the path of his blessing. Let God inspire you with a vow/commitment toward him and fulfill it. That’s why Psalm 76:11 says: “Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them.” Scripture references vows 74 times, and they are ‘binding promises’ made for one of two reasons:

First, they’re made in response to God’s blessings. For example, when the storm was quelled after Jonah was thrown into the sea the mariners responded by: “offer[ing] vows and thanksgiving unto God” (Jonah 1:16).

Second, vows are made to God in order to procure his blessing. Let’s illustrate that:

(Illustration) Eddie, a longtime friend, related this story to me. When Betty, Eddie’s older sister, was a young child, she fell into convulsions and became semi-conscious. Nothing the doctors did could improve her condition. In desperation, Eddie’s father bent over Betty and prayed, “Lord, if you’ll heal Betty I’ll preach your Word.” Instantly, she opened her eyes and said, “I want Mamma!” Isn’t that ironic? Dad prays the prayer that snatches his daughter from the jaws of death, she wakes up, and the first person she asks for is Mamma! But Eddie’s dad made a vow and fulfilled it. And God blessed him! he went on to pastor for twenty-seven years and Betty later became a missionary.

(Example) Now let’s investigate a vow made in Scripture. Once again, it is Jacob that Genesis 28 shows enacting a vow as a means of securing God’s blessing. Jacob is traveling when he stops to spend the night in Bethel. During the night the Lord gave him a vision. After the vision Jacob said, “Lord, I’ve surely met you here. I’ve seen angels ascending and descending to Heaven. You have just promised to bless me and I want to agree with you. “I vow, that if indeed you bless me, I will give you a tenth of all of my increase.”” 

Consequently, God honored Jacob’s vow and blessed him many times over—even while working with his father-in-law Laban. Years later, an angel appeared to Jacob and reminded himhow he gained a great measure of his prosperity. Genesis 31:11 says: “Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you. (13) I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to me.” In essence, the angel said: “Jacob, look at your wealth. You are blessed because of your courageous vow at Bethel. I accepted that vow and entered special partnership with you and gave you all you see.”

Perhaps the Holy Spirit is leading someone here to walk in special partnership with God. He may be prompting you to enter a special covenant relationship with him that includes a vow. If that’s the case God is trying to richly bless you.

(Example) Despite the abundance of Scripture on the issue, some people don’t believe in making vows. But they wouldn’t hesitate in purchasing a $75,000 automobile and financing it for 60 months! And this is nothing short of a vow! It was simply made with a lending institution.

Here’s the difference between secular and spiritual vows. That automobile vow incurs up to 60 months of indebtedness, and with interest, too! But the good news is, while spiritual vows require a sacrificial act of faith from Believers, it also releases the supernatural blessing from Almighty God! It literally connects God to the vow-maker. This is what Psalm 50:14–15 means when it says, “Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, (15) and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

(Illustration) A Christian named R.G. Latournea knew the benefits of vows. In the middle of the 1930’s depression, his business endeavors profited him$35,000. That was good money for those lean days of the early twentieth century. Earlier that year, he had pledged $5,000 to his local church but estimated he could make $100,000 profit by foregoing the $5,000 vow and reinvesting the money. So he amended his commitment and said: “Lord, I am going to skip my $5,000 pledge this year because I have discovered that a reinvestment of that amount will produce $100,000. And Lord, when I give $10,000 tithes later, it will far exceed giving you $5,000 tithes now.” But rather than making $100,000 profit that next year he lost $100,000! Realizing his mistake, he repented and made another pledge. He said, “God, regardless of my $100,000 deficit, I will repay the $5,000 and give an additional $5,000.” Upon doing this, his business grew and prospered enough to absorb the $100,000 deficit and prospered another $100,000 besides that! Before dying in 1969, he contributed ninety percent of his income to God while keeping only ten percent. Latournea financed missions throughout the world and at one time his missionary foundation alone was worth $40 million. It was largely due to his special partnership with God.

(Illustration) Stanley Tam owned a silver reclamation business. He tithed from the beginning. After apparent failure he prayed: “God, I don’t understand. I’m a tither and it looks like I’ve failed.” Then he felt God speak to him: “Give me your silver reclamation business and you won’t fail. For have I not said in My Word “my God shall supply all your needs”?” Upon that encounter with God, he surrendered his business to God and it immediately prospered. Later he told his wife that giving ten percent to God wasn’t enough. Thus, he increased his giving by committing fifty percent of the company’s stocks to the Lord’s work. But God’s blessings upon his labors continued to grow! he later increased his giving to sixty percent and only accepted 40% for personal usage. Ultimately, he accepted a company salary and gave 100% of the profits to God!

Conclusion

You see, there is untold blessing for those that dare to enter special partnership with the Lord. What about you? Is God offering the opportunity of partnership with Him? Let God into your life in a more dynamic way and he will prove to be more than you expected!

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