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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 3 John 2 John was the apostle filled with God’s love and...

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 10:17-21 (Illustration) I remember “the good old days”...

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

America in Crisis!

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

What Can the Righteous do When the Foundations are Destroyed?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 11:3 When crisis appears so do questions. It has always...

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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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 GLORY OF GOD

Robert D Pace The Glory of God Revelation 21:22--24 (This is Part 1 of two messages on The Glory...

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

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...

PREPARE THE WAY

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JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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THE SONG OF MOSES

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HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

“A NEW THING”

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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:

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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Guarding Your Soul and the Souls of Others

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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 Spirit of Python

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CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

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 CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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Born Again But No “Charismatic-type” Christian

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Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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LOOSED!

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I Want To Be Happy, But I Don’t Know How

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PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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THINGS TO REMEMBER

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WHAT ABOUT THE “WRATH OF GOD”?

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BOUNDARIES

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MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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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...

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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COMPASSION IN ACTION

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AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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JESUS: GOD & MAN

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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...

A Voice in the Wilderness

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Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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A Workman Unashamed

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Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO

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ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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Supersign of Prophecy

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THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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A Call to Corporate Prayer for USA Elections

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DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

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THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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Speak Lord, But is it Really You?

Of all experiences that exhilarate people, chief among them is when God speaks directly to the human soul. One inspired word to a thirsty, hungry traveler can refresh and sustain more than a thousand meals. It was Elijah who heard God’s instruction to “rise and eat” that received nourishment to navigate 285 miles for the following forty days

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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WHO OWNS WHAT?

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POWER OVER SIN

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The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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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...

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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VANQUISHING FEAR

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DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

GOD’S APPOINTED TIME

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Are You Ready for Jesus

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THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

THE COMING WINDS

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The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

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THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

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...

A KING AMONG MEN

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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AN ALTAR INVITATION

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LEARNING TO WORSHIP FROM WICKED MEN

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PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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MEN IN BROWN

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SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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THE CALL OF GOD

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IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

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THE LION’S ROAR!

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

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THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I want to preach to you on the subject: He Who Sits Above the...

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THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

GOD AT WORK

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WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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The Comfort of Communion

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AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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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...

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...

AFFIRMING THE BIBLE AS GOD’S INSPIRED WORD

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THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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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...

DOES GOD KILL?

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Hosanna!

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PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

APOCALERTS OF THE ENDTIME: How God Shows the World Its Days are Numbered

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The Mystery of the Anointing

1 Peter 4:10–11

I want everyone here to say the word “Anointing.” Let’s verbalize it together: “Anointing.” There’s a mystery to that word, isn’t there? I believe, to a degree, God infused the word anointing with mystery. At least, it’s always mystified me! But here’s what’s important to understand about “the anointing.” The “anointing” is what God provided Christians with in order to fulfill their ministry in the Kingdom of God. Now, this leads us to define the word “ministry” even before we define the word “anointing.”

(Definition) Ministry is service to God; it’s work that builds his kingdom. And ministry covers everything from a sound technician to an altar worker. It’s not just full-time pastors and evangelists engaged in God’s work; all Christians are called into the ministry! I like how Corinthians 12:27 puts it: “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”  Everyone here has been anointed for service in God’s Kingdom. You may not have a pulpit ministry but the Kingdom of God is much broader than the width of a pulpit.

Ministry involves Christians serving where their heart moves them most. It could be through prayer, evangelism, benevolence, ushering, teaching, or even helping the needy with household chores. Everyone has been called and anointed to minister—everyone!

However, many people are good at making excuses. And I’ve heard some classic excuses through the years. Years ago, the columnist, Ann Landers, compiled notes from parents to teachers explaining why their children missed school:

Dear Teacher: Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot. 

Mrs. Smith: Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday He had diarrhea, and his boots leaked.

Dear Teacher: Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father’s fault.

Dear Mr. Thomas: Jennifer missed school yesterday for a good reason. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.

Do you realize Jesus was a mere twelve years old when he told his parents, “I must be about My Father’s business”?

When Jesus told the Parable of the Talents, he assured us that excuses wouldn’t be accepted on the Day of Judgment. Paul said that “Every man will give an account of himself to God.” And on that day of reckoning, God will ask one question of us: “What did you do with your talents?” In other words, “What did you do with your anointing, your spiritual gifts, and with your God-given abilities?” That’s why Jesus told his followers to “occupy until he returned.” We must not ignore that statement.

(Definition) Since I’m talking about “The Anointing” I want to clarify what I mean by the word. Anointing means: “to smear on, paint over, or rub in.” The word “anointing” is a metaphor for the presence of the Holy Spirit. Many of you anointed yourself before leaving your house. You took cologne, perfume, or makeup and gave yourself a cosmetic anointing. This is what the Bible means when it says Christians have been anointed with the Holy Spirit. It means he has been “smeared upon, painted on, and rubbed into your life.” He’s so closely associated with you that you have his presence everywhere you go.

As you study the divine titles of Jesus, one title comes from the Greek word Christ, which is translated in Hebrew as Messiah. Both words mean: “Anointed One.” This is what God wants us to know about Jesus: he was anointed beyond measure! he was fully, completely, wholly, inundated with the presence of the Holy Spirit! Jesus was characterized by the anointing! The anointing was so important to Jesus that had he been divested of it he would have been without any ministry! Without the anointing, he would have possessed no divine power to heal one sickness, perform one miracle, or deliver one suffering soul.

My concern today is this: If God removed the anointing from many churches ninety percent of their activity would continue unabated. They wouldn’t realize it for months!

(Transition) During this message, I want to identify several facts about the anointing. First, I want you to understand how the anointing will raise you to a higher dimension.

The Anointing Raises You to a Higher Dimension

You see, God has called you to fulfill a divinely appointed destiny, but you can’t achieve it by yourself. To accomplish everything God destined you to accomplish you must first be supernaturally empowered. And that requires you to operate under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the only way you can transcend your human limitations and accomplish the plan of God for your life.

(Explanation) So what does the anointing enable you to achieve? That question is almost rhetorical since the Holy Spirit is the anointing. However, the “anointing” of the Holy Spirit empowers you to deal with every aspect of life. It elevates you to a higher dimension and enables you to master all you encounter. The Holy Spirit will guide, guard, and empower you in ways unimagined He is the Ultimate Helper!

(Illustration) Many years ago, a rough, country Evangelist itinerated on the American Frontier He would enter a town, find a street corner or park, and begin preaching. On one occasion, a heckler challenged him as he ministered. The heckler stood on a tree stump and yelled: “If your God is real, then let him knock me from this stump.” The Evangelist ignored him and kept preaching but the heckler kept taunting: “If your God is real, then let him knock me from this stump.” Finally, the preacher walked through the crowd, cocked his arm, and flattened the troublemaker! The crowd froze in stunned amazement. The preacher stood over the heckler like a champion boxer and yelled out: “I never ask God to do anything I can’t handle myself.”

Perhaps this preacher had good intentions, but that’s an incorrect interpretation of Acts 1:8 when the Bible says “you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” There’s an infinite difference between the Holy Spirit’s power and souped-up human power! When the Holy Spirit anoints someone, it makes possible the impossible.

The New Testament Church Was Anointed

You see, the anointing of the Holy Spirit was the chief characteristic of New Testament Christians. The presence of the Holy Spirit upon their worship was as different as a luxury airliner is to the horse and buggy.

One ordinary man preached at Pentecost, but God’s extraordinary power ignited Peter’s words, swept through the crowd, and converted 3000 souls.

A few days later, still brimming with the Spirit, Peter land John stopped at the Temple gate and watched God pour strength into a lame man’s legs.

Even Peter’s anointed shadow, falling upon the ill and afflicted, brought instant healing.

Paul and Silas knew what the anointing could do too. They were beaten, bloodied, and locked in prison. There are no records indicating these men possessed choral qualities. Their vibrato couldn’t shatter glass, much less shafts of steel. But as Paul and Silas sang, the Spirit’s power swirled, the earth shook, the bars split open, and the jailer was converted!

And the same potential is here for us:

John 14:16 calls the Holy Spirit our Counselor and that means he supplies a higher dimension of insight.

Romans 8:26 says he anoints us with words to pray, and that means he provides a higher dimension of persuasion with God.

Acts 6:3-8 says he provides us with wisdom, faith, and power—a higher dimension of confronting life.

Colossians 1:9 reveals he offers a “peace that transcends the world’s chaos.”

And 1 John 2:27 speaks of an anointing to discern truth from error even when the masses are deceived.

Hear me Saints of God: the Lord has not commissioned you to accomplish things you could do by human intelligence and strength alone He called you to do impossible things—things that are beyond your ability to achieve. And the only way you will accomplish them is with his presence and power upon your life! That’s why God anoints you. The anointing causes you to transcend your fleshly limitations, raises you to a higher dimension, and supplies you with divine power to achieve.

(Transition)  There’s something else about the anointing that’s important to understand: operating under the anointing is one of the few things in life that brings a deep sense of satisfaction and joy.

The Anointing Satisfies the Soul

Let me repeat that: When you operate under the Spirit’s anointing, it will provide you with a deep sense of satisfaction and joy. Notice what Jesus said about this:

(Definition) Luke 19:10 says he “came to seek and to save what was lost.” That word save means, “to deliver and wholly impact someone.” The only way Jesus delivered and impacted people was through the Spirit’s supernatural power. And it brought him immense joy and satisfaction! This is why John 17:4 shows Jesus rejoicing, just before his crucifixion when he shouted: “[Father,] I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” The “work” Jesus identified was what he had accomplished through the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

You see, it’s impossible to be satisfied without the presence of the Holy Spirit coursing through your life; without his glory permeating your entire being. That’s why Hebrews 1:9 calls the anointing the “oil of gladness.” The anointing of the Holy Spirit’s presence upon you brings satisfaction and joy!

Sometimes Christians assume that volunteering their service and participating in God’s Kingdom will bring them fulfillment. But think about this: If contentment was found in mere activity, it would separate joy and peace and contentment from the life-giving presence of the Holy Spirit. And mere activity never infuses total satisfaction. Being connected to the “Zoe”-life of God brings joy and satisfaction!

(Insight) The reason so many Christians are unhappy is because the anointing isn’t flowing in their lives! Think about the times you experienced the deepest sense of satisfaction. It’s when you experienced the power of the Holy Spirit flowing through your life to fulfill his will. It’s always that way! Again, satisfaction of the soul cannot be claimed by being involved in God’s Kingdom. It’s praying, witnessing, teaching, preaching, serving, and helping through the anointing of the Holy Spirit. When Christians let the Holy Spirit flow it brings “the oil of gladness” upon their soul.

(Example) I discovered an amazing conclusion to Christ’s Parable of the Talents. You remember how he gave one man five talents ($200,000) another man two talents ($80,000) and another man one ($40,000) He then instructed them to “occupy” until his return. You can draw several points from this parable but one is evident. In Matthew 25:23 Jesus clearly connected joy with operating in your anointing and engaging your talents! Each of these men received “talents” that came directly from God’s hand. In other words, they were given spiritual endowment. Subsequently, when the Master of the house returned to inquire of their enterprising, the men with the five and two talents had doubled theirs. Listen to the master’s response: “Come and share your master’s happiness [joy].” Jesus linked the joy of these two men with their willingness to utilize the grace God had bestowed upon them.

Now, don’t overlook the consequences of the “foolish servant” that rejected God’s grace and provision to accomplish God’s will. Matthew 25;30 says the Master banished him to “darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” The ultimate demise of the foolish servant was eternal sorrow—a place that excludes joy and happiness. You see, there’s joy when you obey God by utilizing his grace and anointing, and there’s sorrow when you neglect them. The anointing is the difference-maker!

(Application) I want you to repeat something. Say, “I’m anointed!”

You’re anointed to fulfill your purpose and destiny.

You’re anointed to minister God’s power to others.

You’re anointed to experience God’s favor.

You’re anointed with God’s hedge of protection.

You’re anointed as a distinctly sealed saint.

Satan wants your anointing! he realizes how important it is to your spiritual and emotional welfare so he works to disrupt the Spirit’s flow through your life He wants you floundering, discontented, confused, and without purpose. 2 Timothy 1:6 says to “fan into flame the gift of God.” As you do, the Holy Spirit’s anointing will keep you on track.

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