The Spirit of Python

All Topics, Authority, Mark E. Hardgrove, Power

Water Baptism: A Post Conversion Experience

KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace Water baptism, in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a...

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

BOUNDARIES

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

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...

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

CORPORATE ACCLAMATION

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

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...

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...

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

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...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

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...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

America in Crisis!

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

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...

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

WHAT NEVER HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

Let’s journey back several thousand years to Jerusalem during Passover week. This was the holiest of the seven Hebrew festivals that attracted thousands of worshipers. Some traveled hundreds of miles to attend this celebration in the religious capital of the world—Jerusalem. What a sight it must have been! For seven days the Priests appeared in their royal apparel, led the people in worship, offered sacrifices, and blew shofars (2 Chronicles 30:21). Everything was leading to the Day of Atonement when the High Priest would present the blood of a Passover lamb for the people’s sins. Not only was Jerusalem sightly its aroma was pungent.

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

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 BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

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.

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

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...

A Workman Unashamed

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

A Call to Corporate Prayer for USA Elections

Robert D Pace You know the turmoil that has imbibed our country—a worldwide pandemic, anarchy in...

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

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.

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

Book Review: How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

Mark E. Hardgrove, PhD I recently received a book entitled How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary...

DOES GOD KILL?

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

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...

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

GOD AT WORK

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

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...

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

The Woman at the Well

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

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...

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

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...

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

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

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...

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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

OPTIMIZING YOUR DESTINY

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

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...

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

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 REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

“A NEW THING”

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

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...

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

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...

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT HEAVEN

Pulpit Today Sermons Questions and Answers about Heaven (Parts 1 & 2) John 14:1—3 by Robert D...

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

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...

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

LOOSED!

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

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).

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

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

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 12:13-21 (Illustration) A young executive pulled his new...

THE CALL OF GOD

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

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Noah's Impossible Assignment Genesis 6:9-22 Five chapters had...

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.

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

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...

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

Battle of Gog and Magog

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

POWER OVER SIN

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

Building on the Rock

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

EndtimeAlerts for Sale

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

EndTime Alerts For Sale

EndtimeAlert.com or EndtimeAlerts.com For Sale from Owner! Contact Robert D. Pace for asking...

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

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...

The Power of Life and Death

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

THE FEAR OF THE LORD

The Fear of God Robert D. Pace Revelation 14:6--7 We don’t hear much talk about “the fear of God”...

HE WHO SITS ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

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 WINDS

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

Malchus

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

Russia Ukraine and the Coming Tribulation

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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Genesis 16:16-34

INTRODUCTION

This particular account takes us out of the world of Judaism into contact with the popular superstition of the pagan world. On one of Paul’s visits to the place of prayer, he and his companions were met by a slave girl who had what was known as the gift of second sight, and made money for her owners by telling fortunes. Luke attributes her gift to a spirit of divination, literally, a spirit of python. A python is a snake, and this is what the word literally meant. In particular, the snake which guarded the celebrated oracle at Delphi and which was said to have been slain by the Greek God Apollo.

The word was also used to mean a ventriloquist. Ventriloquists acted as fortune-tellers, the unusual character of the sounds which they produced no doubt sounded spiritual and gave credence to the belief that she was telling them things gained by insight from another world.

I want to focus, however, on the word python. Satan is depicted in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, as a serpent (or at least operating through a serpent) tempting Eve. In the last book of the Bible, Revelation, Satan is described as that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan. So it is common to understand satanic and demonic activity as having serpent-like qualities. The python no garder snake. It is the world’s longest snake reaching lengths over 33 feet when full grown.

I grew up in an area of the country where there are lots of snakes. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon to find one in our house from time to time. One day my grandmother killed one in my sister’s bedroom. It was a large brown snake of some variety. On another day I caught a big black snake crawling through our living room. It was almost four feet long. I used to go out to smokehouse and catch an old black snake that lived there, and after I let it wrap its coils around my arm I’d take it back to the smokehouse and let it go to kill the mice.

One day, when I was about ten-years-old, I took my little six-year-old cousin with me and we caught several small snakes and put them in a jar to bring them home. When his mother, my aunt, saw them she just about passed out. She said they were baby rattlesnakes and she proceeded to pour them out of the jar and beat them to death. She said that just because they looked small did not mean they were harmless; their poison is just as deadly as an adult snake’s. She didn’t let her little boy go out with me much after that.

I used to watch Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on Sunday nights after church. And I’ll never forget the time Marlin Perkins and his trusty sidekick, Jim, were going down to South America to catch an anaconda. This particular snake was several hundred pounds and I remember Marlin standing on the shore with a big bag while Jim waded out into the pond to catch the snake. After that snake thrashed Jim around in the mud for about thirty minutes they were finally able to wrestle the thing into the bag. I believe if I was Jim, the next time I’d tell Marlin that if he wants to catch a 300-pound snake in a mud hole, he could do it himself.

These snakes can get quite large. In fact, I recently saw a news clip where a giant anaconda killed and swallowed a grown man. An anaconda is the heaviest snake in the world and can grow to 28 feet long. The anaconda, like the python, is a non-poisonous snake. So how does it kill its prey? Both of these snakes are constrictors, like the boa constrictor they kill their prey by silently sliding up beside them and, while their prey sleeps, wrapping themselves around them until, when the prey finally wakes up, it’s too late, they are already wrapped in the coils of the snake. Then slowly the snake tightens the coils until it squeezes the breath out of its victim, then the snake simply swallows it whole.

In the story of the man who was swallowed by the snake (and they even had pictures) they believe the man simply fell asleep, and when he woke up, it was too late. The snake squeezed the life out of him and then swallowed him, clothes, shoes and all.

Satan, that old serpent, is just like a python. He waits until we are spiritually sleeping. He waits until we have left off our Bible reading, until we have grown weary in well doing, until we aren’t praying like we used too, or attending church like we ought to. Then he silently slides in beside us, and like he spoke to Eve, he whispers in our ear. He tells us that this sin isn’t all that bad, and that sin is all that bad, and a little bit won’t hurt you, a sip of wine, a drag on a cigarette, a little lie can’t hurt, a little gossip isn’t that bad. While we sleep he wraps his coils around us and sometimes, by the time we wake up, the marriage is over, the children have rebelled, the finances are shot, our health is gone.

This woman had a spirit of python and she was being used by her masters to make them money. She was demon possessed. She was wrapped in the coils of Satan and was apparently helpless to do anything about it. Maybe sometimes you feel the tightening coils of Satan’s attack. You literally feel a tightening in your chest until you feel that you cannot breath and you feel helpless to do anything to save yourself.

I recall finding a snake with a baby rabbit in its coils and I just couldn’t let it go, so I reached down and pulled it lose. But it was too late, the bunny was already dead. This woman was in the grip of Satan and was spiritually dead, but on this day, the spirit of python was trying to bite off more than it could chew. It was coming against the servants of the Most High God.

What she was saying was true, but it was subtle. It sounded like an affirmation of their ministry, but it was actually a hindrance. Perhaps Satan thought these men would allow pride to wrap itself around them and strangle them with an air of self-importance. Perhaps Satan thought they would be afraid of being discovered in the pagan city and leave. Or perhaps Satan thought they would ask this woman to join them and use her gift for God.

But Paul and Silas saw the situation for what it was. They saw a poor pitiful woman wrapped in the coils of Python. They saw a woman helpless to help herself, they saw someone who needed to be rescued so they stepped up and, in the name of Jesus Christ, Satan had to release his grip and let her go. She was delivered, but Satan was not finished. Now he turned his focus upon her deliverers. Now he attempted to wrap his constricting coils around the men of God.

Her masters were incensed that their source of income was now gone so they stirred up the people and had Paul and Silas beaten, placed in shackles and thrust into the innermost part of the prison. Notice, Satan was trying to wrap the coils of persecution around the men of God and in so doing restrict the spread of the Gospel in this region. They were beaten, shackled and imprisoned. But they were not defeated.

Usually Satan, being the low-down coward and scum sucking snake that he is, will slide in when we are unaware, or when we are vulnerable, to wrap us up. But sometimes he makes a direct frontal attack, on our minds, on our marriage, on our health, our finances or our homes.

Thankfully, our God can hear our cry and see our affliction and when we cry out to Him, even though it be the last breath in our lungs, He will hear and race to our rescue. God is big enough to take hold of the head of Satan and make him let go of God’s property.

Paul and Silas were in a place of constriction, but they would not be silenced. Along about midnight they began to pray and sing praise. Hallelujah! There is something about praying and singing praises that gets God’s attention and brings Him to the rescue. When it feels like your world is closing in on you. When you feel the coils of Satan tightening around your situation, when you feel like you can’t move to the left or to the right, just lift up your head, pray your prayer and sing your praise because your redemption draweth night. God is on the way and the enemy is in a heap of trouble.

That old serpent had to loosen his coils, the chains fell away, the prison doors flew open, and God made a way where there seemed to be no way. I remember a wrestling match where every other member of our team had been pinned, and I was in a hold that was cutting off my air, but I refused to quit and after fighting fear and a temptation to give up, I got the reversal and won the match.

Not only were Paul and Silas freed, the jailor along with his entire household were won to the Lord. God knows how to reverse the situation and take you from being the prey, to being the hunter. God know how to move in your life in such a way that you go from being pursued by Satan, to putting the enemy to flight. These are the Divine reversals that reveal the glory of God at work in our weakness.

Here’s the thing about Satan and sin, first of all, even the little ones can hurt you. The venom of a small sin can paralyze you spiritually until you are no longer seeking God as you once did. You are no longer worshipping like you once did. It was just a small sin, a seemingly insignificant sin, but the poison was deadly and it has spread throughout your system.

The Apostle Peter tells us: 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. (1 Peter 5:8-9)

Like the man who was swallowed whole by the anaconda, if we neglect so great a salvation, if we are sleeping when we should be watching, if we allow the enemy to wrap his coils around our lives, our minds, or our hearts, we may not even notice that we have forfeited our victory until our lives are ruined pieces and scattered shards of what God intended for us to be.

Second, we need to be aware that Satan is closer than we realize. He’s like a serpent on a branch watching, and waiting for us give him the opportunity to strike.

One dark night in West Virginia, I heard our puppies barking in the road. We didn’t have any streetlights or even a flashlight handy, but my cousin and I (not the same cousin from the earlier episode) went out to see what the commotion was about. In the darkness I could barley see the puppies gathered around some dark form in the road. So I got down on my hands and knees to see what they were barking at. I got down to within inches of it before I could see that it was a snake. Again, I’m not afraid of snakes, so it didn’t scare me until I was walking back to the house and heard one of the puppies howling, almost screaming, in pain. I went back and picked it up writhing from the pavement and took it home. Already its stomach was swelling from the venom of the serpent. Within ten minutes the puppy was dead and I realized that my face had been inches from the fangs of a poisonous snake.

My friends, be vigilant, be sober, be alert, Satan wants to wrap his coils around you and squeeze the joy out of your walk with God. Satan wants to squeeze the victory out of your worship and the fellowship out of your relationships.

But if you’re here tonight and already you feel the coils tightening, maybe around your home, maybe around your finances, maybe around your health, but the coils are tightening and you feel that your next breath may be your last breath, let me make a suggestion, if you’ve only got one more breath left, let it be a prayer and a praise. Because I believe you can praise your way out of the enemy’s grasp and God s able to turn your situation around and hand you the victory.

Notice what Jesus promised at the end of Mark’s Gospel. He said, They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mk. 16:18).

In other words, we have been given power over all the power of the enemy, we don’t have to live in fear or intimidation, the snake is under our boots. We are the body of Christ and we are crushing the head of Satan every time we tell the story, every time we share the Good News, every time we overcome temptation with the Word, every time we get up when we don’t feel like it, and pray, every time we go to church when there are a hundred reasons to stay home, every time we sing a praise when we feel like crying. Every time we give God the glory for the things He has done, we are bearing down on the head of Satan.

Sun and I were at Galyans, a sports supply store in the Mall of Georgia, and there was a man there with a bunch of snakes. He was teaching about snakes, about knowing which ones are poisonous and how to handle them, and such. He took out a water moccasin, also known as a cottonmouth, and he put it on the floor. Then, to keep it from crawling into the crowd and biting someone, he put his boot-clad foot on the serpent. It kept striking at his boot, but it couldn’t penetrate the rubber to hurt the man.

We don’t have to be afraid of Satan, but we’d better be alert and we’d better keep him under our feet. He may strike, but he can’t hurt us because he can’t cross the bloodline. If we’re covered by the blood we don’t have to live in fear or defeat.

Mark Hardgrove