THE DECISION OF MOSES

All Topics, Faith, Leadership, Sacrifice, Suffering

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

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...

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

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

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...

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

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...

How Then Shall We Live?

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

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...

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace “According to the Pattern” I typically open my message by...

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

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...

EndTime Alerts For Sale

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Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

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

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...

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Harbinger) Some years ago, I found myself...

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

Biblically Woke!

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

  PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace THE INCARNATION OF JESUS JOHN 1:1-4; 14 Introduction...

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

NONE CAST ASIDE

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

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 LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons DIVINE ENTRAPMENT Robert D. Pace Job 1:8-10 The book of Job issues incredible...

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...

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

Pulpit Today Sermons Partnership with God Robert D Pace Introductory Remarks Throughout Scripture,...

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...

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...

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

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:

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

POINT OF INSPIRATION DEVOTIONAL   Robert D. Pace In 800 BC Isaiah prophesied: “Unto us a...

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

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!...

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...

HOLY SMOKE! WHERE’S THE FIRE?

Robert D. Pace HOLY SMOKE! WHERE'S THE FIRE? 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the...

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...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

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...

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

THE GARDENER

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

HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU 3 John 2 John was the apostle...

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

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...

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

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

THE BEAUTY OF THE RIGHTEOUS

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

Building on the Rock

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

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...

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LAST DAYS

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

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...

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

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 PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

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.

EndtimeAlerts for Sale

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THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR "SIGNS AND WONDERS" Robert D. Pace Signs and wonders are...

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

OPTIMIZING YOUR DESTINY

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

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...

POWER OVER SIN

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

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

ALL MY FOUNTAINS ARE IN YOU

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

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...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

Dr. Mark Hardgrove Philippians 4:11-13 INTRODUCTION When I was in high school wrestling, my coach...

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

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

PURCHASE APOCALERT DIRECTLY FROM OWNER

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

The Woman at the Well

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

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

THANKSGIVING LIVING

God has given us boundless opportunities to exhibit gratitude? So much so, that these endless occasions present, “Thanksgiving without Borders!” Each step we take provides another opportunity to bless the Lord. I’m thankful that God has blessed mankind with medical and scientific  breakthroughs unknown to civilization back to Adam.

A Witch

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

Malchus

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

Pulpit Today Sermon ENOCH'S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:5 It’s strange that an...

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

Battle of Gog and Magog

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

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...

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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A newly married couple decided how they would make their decisions.  The man would make all the major decisions and the woman would decide on the minor ones.  After twenty years of marriage, somebody asked the man how the agreement had worked.  “Can you believe it?  For two decades now I haven’t made one major decision!”

Today, I want to talk to you about choices.  Choices will either positively or negatively influence our lives.  They are made on a weekly, and often daily, basis. With that in mind, let’s read our text:

Hebrews 11:24-28

Three hundred and twenty years had passed since Joseph summoned His father Jacob and his brothers into Egypt to preserve them from that terrible famine.  Their population had multiplied from 70 to over a million, and there was nothing these people wanted more than to be free from Egypt. When Joseph brought his family into Egypt that Pharaoh showed kindness to Israel, but the Pharaoh of Moses’ day hated the Israelites and subjugated them to slavery. But something amazing happened during their mistreatment.  Exodus 1:12 says, “the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; [so much so that] . . . the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.” Since Pharaoh couldn’t crush Israel with his cruelty, he employed an alternative solution to suppress them.  He ordered the Hebrew mid-wives to murder every newborn male.  But again, his plans were frustrated when the midwives ignored the king’s edict. That called for Plan Three, which commanded the Egyptians to drown all male infants in the Nile.  That river of life became a sea of sorrow and death.  It was the last place an Israeli mother would bring her son, yet it’s the very location Moses’ mother dispatched him.

At three months old she took little Moses, placed him in a papyrus basket, and sent him sailing down the Nile.  The writer of Hebrews uses two words to describe everything that was done here—the making of that little boat, the release of Moses, and his launching into the currents of the Nile.  Hebrews says all this was done “by faith!” And just moments after Moses’ parents had deposited him into the Nile, of all people, who approached to bathe in that water and find Moses but Pharaoh’s daughter!  Surely not the monarchy!  But here she comes, and with an entourage to witness her actions. She knew the king’s command.  What would she do?  Would she throw out the baby . . . into the bath water?  Folks, God’s designs are marvelous.  And this was nothing less than unrestrained providence that unfolded. When the princess approached, little Moses began crying, and the tears that later broke God’s heart for Israel broke this princesses’ heart.  And with tender, motherly instinct she rescued Moses and claimed him as her own son.

But it doesn’t end there.  About that time Miriam, probably about ten years old, bravely stepped forward.  She said to the princess.  “I know a nanny that could help raise that boy.”  (Pause)  And a moment later Moses’ mother was called to the scene where she reclaimed her son, and was then told she would be paid to raise him! God’s providence is amazing!  Here was Pharaoh doing everything in his power to repress and exterminate Israel, yet God forced him to provide, lodge, and educate the very one that would create mayhem in Egypt and overturn all he was attempting to prevent. Job 5:13 says that God “catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the cunning are swept away.”  Don’t ever doubt God’s providence.  It’s always a step ahead.  Nobody can outsmart it, out-think it, overpower it, or unravel it!  God is always in control!

(Transition) Before investigating Moses’ momentous decision, let’s first investigate the man.  When you understand a man’s character, you understand what motivates his decisions.

 The Man that Made the Decision

Moses and Jesus are the only men of Scripture whose lives are choreographed from beginning to ending.  There’s no question Moses had flaws and made misjudgments, but by and large Moses was faithful to God.  The Old Testament records his name 750 times. One of Scripture’s most profound statements is in Deuteronomy 18:15.  Moses said, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.  You must listen to him.”

That Scripture has always fascinated me.  Moses says Christ will be a prophet like him.  As venerated as Moses is it almost seems irreverent to equate him with Christ.  But there are several distinct qualities that Moses uniquely shared with Christ:

1.      First, Christ and Moses were exceedingly humble.  The Bible says Moses was the most humble man of his generation.  Humility may not seem like much of an attribute, but to God it’s a major qualification for walking in God’s favor. God delights in a person of humility.  He “opposes the proud” but gives grace, promotion, and blessing to the humble.

(Illustration)  Back in the 80’s the Atlanta Braves played a relatively unknown Latin America outfielder named Rafino Laneres.  He was an average player that occasionally made spectacular plays.  One evening he made a play that amazed everyone in the stadium, when an opposing batter crushed a sinking line drive in front of him.  Instinctively he charged forward and at the last instant leaped out, with his body flying parallel with the ground, and grabbed the ball.  The fans went wild!  Of course he was the star of the game, so he was interviewed before he could leave the stadium.  The announcer said: “Rafino, that was an impossible catch you made, how in the world did you make it”?  Now here’s the perfect chance to pontificate on your greatness, but here’s what he said in his broken Latino English: “I saw ‘d’ ball leave ‘d’ bat so I run hard to catch it.  At last minute, I dive for ball, throw out glove, and tumble to ground.  After the play, I look in front of me, but see no ball.  I look behind me and see no ball.  I open my glove and say, “Rafino, you are one lucky guy!”

It’s hard not to like someone like that!  In large part, our usefulness with God depends on our humility before Him.  When we operate in pride—the antithesis of humility—we’re insisting that our plans, opinions, and activity are superior to God’s, and this is what harms us!

Moses was useable because he was the meekest and most humble man of his generation.

2.      Second, both Christ and Moses communicated with God in an unparalleled way. Exodus 33:11 reveals how God spoke to Moses: “The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.”

You remember how the Old Testament prophets and priests ascertained God’s will.  God spoke to the prophets through dreams and visions and the priests would cast lots or use the Urim and Thummim.  Gideon laid out a fleece to determine God’s will.  But God spoke to Moses altogether differently.  He spoke to him conversationally—face to face.

3.      Third, both Christ and Moses were unmatched in supernatural power.  Deuteronomy 34:12 says: “no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.”  Only Christ performed more miracles.

4.      Fourth, both Christ and Moses gave us the world’s greatest teaching.  Moses gave us the Ten Commandments, which has affected every nation on this planet, and Christ–the Word made flesh–gave us the Sermon on the Mount. When you consider everything about Moses, no one other than Christ exceeded him in the combined areas of character, miracles, revelation, and intercession.  No other mere man influenced the world like Moses.

5.      But there’s one other thought about Moses I need to mention that helps us understand this decision I want to highlight.  Consider Moses’ upbringing.

    1. As the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, Moses was wealthy.  He enjoyed every convenience Egypt offered and constantly socialized with the aristocrats for forty years.
    1. Because Moses was raised in ‘royalty,’ he was schooled in Egypt’s renowned educational system and was tutored by the most brilliant professors available.
    1. When it came to food, Moses feasted on the world’s finest delicacies.  He ate at the king’s table every day.

Interestingly enough, the historian Josephus writes that Pharaoh had no children besides his daughter Thermuthis.  Now think about that implication.  Scholars have speculated that, by adoption, Moses could have succeeded his step-grandfather to the throne.  But here is where Moses’ incredible decision crystallizes.

Hebrews 11:24 says: “By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.”  Can you believe that?  His first decision of record was one of renunciation.  He said: “Don’t call me Pharaoh’s grandson!  I’m not part of the royal family.” With one sweeping decision, Moses renounced sonship; renounced aristocracy; renounced wealth; and rejected access to Egypt’s throne—he “refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.” That seems like an incredibly foolish decision.  If he really wanted to mitigate Israel’s burdens and liberate them, he should have seized the throne at Pharaoh’s death and issued an Emancipation Proclamation.  But he rejected that idea.

With all Moses had going for him, why would he make a decision to renounce his connections with the monarchy?  Isn’t this why God used Thermuthis to rescue Moses from the Nile?  No, it wasn’t! God didn’t want Israel’s release from Egypt to come by human forces.  He wanted to display His glory to Israel in such a fashion that nobody could ever misunderstand the divine nature of Israel’s deliverance. God wanted to show the world that He could split the sea, rain down manna, open a river, and provide for two million people traveling through the wilderness, all apart from human means.  God had no need for a man connected to the throne to deliver Israel; He needed a man connected to the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes we are quick to exercise the world’s tactics to achieve our purposes, but it’s never God’s plan.  The plan always falls short.  But when we operate by the power of the Spirit and the principles of the Word we will get what God can produce.  I’d rather use the power of Heaven than the power of Egypt any day!

(Transition)  Let me show you what type of weapons God wants used to achieve His purposes.  He wants you to use weapons that don’t materially exist to accomplish His designs.

This is exactly what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:27: “He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are.”

Did you hear that?  Paul says God gives us weapons that are not—[weapons that don’t materially exist] to nullify the things that are.”  What on Earth does Paul mean when he says God gives us these “are not” weapons to accomplish His purposes? What constitutes this weaponry?

These “are not” weapons involve the arms of faith, praise, the spoken Word of God, the name of Jesus, and the Blood of Jesus that God wants you to use bring victory!

The most powerful weapon you have in your arsenal is the weapon of faith in God! Hebrews 11:24 says: By faith . . . Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.”  He used that weapon because he knew it wouldn’t fail him. He could renounce sonship with Pharaoh because his faith in God was greater than all the resources and forces of Egypt.

Moses’ Decision was Based in Faith toward God

Do you know what God wants us to understand when we make decisions? He wants us thoroughly understanding Romans 8:31 that says: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” We may face conflict every step of the way.  We may experience loss and setbacks, but God will never let us down!  The faithful Father will sustain us, the abiding Son will defend us, the omnipotent Spirit will empower us, and the heavenly hosts will fight for us.  “If God is for us, who can be against us”?

(Example)  Let me illustrate what Paul meant when he said, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”  At some point in life, most people have dealt with a bully.  A bully is somebody who is bigger and stronger than you and who gets away with intimidating and harassing you.  He makes you feel helpless!  But if you’ve ever been pestered by a bully, you might have found relief when someone befriended you that was bigger and stronger than him.  And when that happened, it didn’t matter how weak you were in the bully’s presence, all that mattered was how strong your defender was.

The good news about Christ is this.  Jesus Christ has never been defeated in a fight!  He’s never finished second.  “If God is for us, who can be against us”?  The answer to that question is: The loser is against you!

(Transition)  So Moses made his decision to renounce Pharaoh’s sonship because his faith was in Almighty God.  But then, Moses made this courageous decision for another reason.  He renounced Pharaoh and Egypt’s abundance because he knew Heaven would yield his greatest reward.

Moses’ Decision Was Deliberated With Respect To Eternity

Listen to Hebrews 11:26.  Moses “regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”

(Definition)  Note that word, look.  In the Hebrew language, it’s a combination of two words.  It merges a word that means to “look away from,” with a word that means to “look toward.”

It means that Moses looked away from Pharaoh’s kinship and kingship.  He looked away from Egypt’s affluence and power.  And he gazed toward something of far greater reward—heaven. Egypt’s treasures are real, but they’re temporal—you have to enjoy them right now. That’s why Jesus said, “what does it profit a man if should gain the whole world and lose his soul?” There are three criteria worldly people employ to make most of their decisions.  One, What’s in it for me?; two, What’s in it for me?; and three, What’s in it for me? But here’s the major distinction between spiritual and unspiritual choices—the fear of God!  Spiritual people understand that God is not only their loving Redeemer; He is their impartial Judge.  And that means He will hold us accountable!

You and I should keep something at the forefront of our thinking with every decision we make.  It’s this:  When we stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, how will we give account for our decisions?  We will be held accountable! The spiritual person doesn’t make determinations based on, What’s in it for me?  Spiritual people make determinations based on, What is God’s will?  How will this affect me in light of eternity?  And like Moses, we need to know when to make decisions of renunciation:

    1. We need to know when to reject a shady offer to make a quick buck and accept our profits the old-fashioned way.
    1. We need to know when to bear Christ’s reproach rather than running with the wrong crowd.
    1. Sometimes it’s God’s plan for us to be in the Bronx and not the Bahamas.
    1. Sometimes it’s the projects not the tropics.
    1. Sometimes it’s the Sierra not the Riviera.

Just remember, God will always reward you for complying with His will.  You may not fully receive your reward in this life, but this world isn’t the primary place we’re rewarded.  Heaven is the land of reward.

Jesus said in Matthew 9:29, “everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.”  Heaven is where the real payoff is!

Conclusion

There are people here today that have decisions to make.  Some are minor, while others are of the magnitude that will affect the remainder of your life.  My prayer for you today is that you will make the right choice.

I want to ask everyone here to make one great decision today.  Decide to be Christ’s disciple. That decision means you’re submitting all your choices to the will and glory of God. It means, as much as God requires you, you will disconnect from Egypt and fully connect to God. It means you’ll serve God when it’s uncomfortable, unfashionable, and whatever the cost. This decision means when the world spins away from God, you’ll still face Him. Whatever it may cost, determine to fully follow Christ and His will. Your decision could terminate some friendships or invalidate your ambitions! But remember: Heaven is where the payoff is.