THE WEAKNESS OF ANGELS, THE POWER OF BELIEVERS

All Topics, Angels, Authority, Power, Prayer, Witnessing

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS  Robert D. Pace Hebrews 4:1-11 (Illustration) Some years ago, two artists...

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...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

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...

“A NEW THING”

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

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

NONE CAST ASIDE

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

How Then Shall We Live?

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

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...

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

Building on the Rock

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

Is it Worth it to Serve the Lord? Robert D. Pace Malachi 3:13--16 Malachi, whose name means...

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

GOD AT WORK

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The Bible is clear: There’s a pronounced command for an...

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...

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...

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

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 Comfort of Communion

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

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

Malchus

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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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...

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

Robert D. Pace The story is told of a dying girl whose only hope was to receive blood from someone...

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

Vision of Coming Revival to America by Robert D Pace (Recently, I felt directed to re-post this...

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

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...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

POWER OVER SIN

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

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.

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

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...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

“I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!”

“I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!” Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:17 Alvin Tofflier...

I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

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

America in Crisis!

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

USAFORISRAEL

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DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

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...

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

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...

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

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

A Witch

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

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 Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

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...

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

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 RIGHT CHOICE

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

THE COMING WINDS

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

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...

FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Harbinger) Several years ago, the Lord spoke...

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

Robert D. Pace John 13:2-10 It’s estimated that people spend more time communicating than with any...

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...

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 The mandate for the Church is to spread the...

A REVELATION OF GOD

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

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:

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

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!...

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

A Man of God

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

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...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

Robert D Pace Assurance of Salvation People often face inner conflict concerning their salvation,...

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

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...

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

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...

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

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...

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

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 HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

Biblically Woke!

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

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

The Spirit of Python

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

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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Hebrews 2:5-8

The nature of angels is intriguing. When you study them in Scripture you understand they are incredible creatures of power, position, and assignment. When I employ the phrase, The “Weakness of Angels” I’m not attempting to diminish the stature of these celestial creatures because the Bible states man was made “a little lower than the angels.” However, believers do possess significant strengths that are completely alien to angels. There is a realm of authority where Christians have access that is strictly forbidden to angels. But this realm must be accessed now, on earth, or the opportunity will be lost forever.

Before mentioning these Weaknesses of Angels and the Power of Saints it’s only right to highlight the authority angels presently occupy over men:

    First, angels are superior to man in strength. In 2 Samuel 24, one angel struck down 70,000 people (2 Samuel 24:15). The strongest men of the nation were powerless to resist the angel’s might.

    Second, angels are superior to men in position. Thousands of angels envelop God’s immediate presence at His throne, but no mortal enjoys that privilege.

    Third, angels are intellectually superior to men. Both Deuteronomy and Hebrews note that angels disclosed the Old Testament to Prophets who then wrote what the angels spoke (DEU 33:2; HEB 2:2). Even John the Revelator received the book of Revelation through the agency of an angel.

    Fourth, angels are thoroughly and completely righteous. They cannot be tempted by evil. Since the first rebellion of Satan and one-third of his minions thousands of years ago, the remaining angels have been preserved inviolate. Unfortunately, we as Christians can’t claim that boast. Christ has justified us but we are still subject to temptations.

    And fifth, angelic bodies are superior to human bodies. The Bible describes angels as possessing incorporeal, indefatigable bodies. They never grow weary and they can flash through the universe quicker than thought. Man’s physical body sweats and tires and deteriorates.

Angels are clearly the superior race. But Scripture says that will change. The Bible forecasts the day when man’s estate will transcend the dominion of angels:

    1 John 3:2 says: “now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him.” Did you see that? “When [Christ] appears, we shall be like him.” We will be like the One far superior to the angels.

    And Hebrews 2:5 is incredible: “It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. (6) But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? (7) You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor (8) and put everything under his feet.”

    And 1 Corinthians 6:3 announces the time when redeemed men “will judge angels.”

The Bible explicitly says men will emerge preeminent to angels. But how? Only by Christ’s Blood! Christ’s Blood will exalt man to a position superior to angels and we will have an unrivalled identification with Christ. Jesus even said in Revelation 3:21, “He that overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne.” This is something an angel has never done!

(Transition) But let’s talk about today. Which dimension does man presently occupy over the angels? The first is, the saint’s power to proclaim the Gospel.

I. The Believers’ Power to Proclaim the Gospel

Think about something. The most uncomplicated means of spreading the Gospel would have been to utilize angels. Imagine the advantages:

    As incorporeal, they could tirelessly speed throughout the earth witnessing for Christ.

    With their intellect, they could preach persuasive sermons. And they would never be too long! Nowhere in Scripture can you find an angel speaking more than a few sentences.

    And as creatures of power, they could perform incredible miracles to confirm their testimony.

But there’s a problem with this. Angels aren’t authorized to preach the Gospel. And there’s a reason angels can’t preach. Proclaiming the Gospel requires a redemptive experience. It requires a Covenant that links the Master with the messenger. And although angels are holy, they are un-redeemed. Only Blood-covenant messengers are qualified to proclaim the Gospel of Christ.

There is only one notation in Scripture where the imagery of an angel proclaims the Gospel. Revelation 14:6 cites an angel “flying in midair . . . [having] the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.” Again, this passage uses the “imagery” of an angel and shouldn’t be interpreted literally. Especially when you consider that there is not another Bible reference of an angel proclaiming the Gospel in Scripture. Every doctrine must be established by “the mouth of two or three witnesses.” I’m convinced this passage symbolizes the worldwide telecommunication of the Gospel that’s available through the satellites hovering above the earth. And who does God use to speak through those satellites? Redeemed men and women!

    It was Peter that preached to the crowd in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost.

    Paul, not an angel, preached in Macedonia.

    Peter and John, not Michael and Gabriel, evangelized Samaria.

    God called Philip to journey to the desert where he ministered the Gospel to an Ethiopian.

    Church history says “doubting” Thomas took the Gospel to the southern tip of India.

    David Brainerd evangelized the Indians.

    In the 1800’s Americans took the Gospel to Korea.

The only source authorized to spread the Gospel is man. And without our instrumentality souls remain in darkness and heaven is helpless to intervene.

The Need for Proclaiming the Word

Ezekiel 22:30 says: “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. (31) So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger.” The Lord told Ezekiel that judgment rushed forth, not because angels wouldn’t preach, there wasn’t an angel in Heaven that would have hesitated, but because God “could find no man” to declare His Word.

(Illustration) We’ve heard amazing stories from the missions field in recent years. Missionaries report that natives living in areas estranged from the Gospel are either meeting angels or having visions of angels, which direct them to a specific address with the instructions that someone will convey a message. As these foreign nationals obey the angel, they invariably find a missionary that presents the Gospel.

And before you write relegate such a possibility into the realm of hyperbole this is precisely what happened in the Bible. Acts 10:3 says at 3:00 p.m. Cornelius “distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said . . . (5) send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. (6) He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.” Angels can’t preach but they can point people toward its proclamation. You and I are the only creatures qualified to proclaim it!

I understand many Christians don’t feel they can effectively communicate the Gospel and persuade men to follow Christ. If that describes you it could mean you’re placing too much confidence in your abilities and not enough confidence in the Word! 2 Corinthians 10 says this Book has power to “demolish strongholds. (5) . . . arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God” (4-5).

(Illustration) Years ago, I read an amusing story that illustrates the Word’s power. In the 1800’s a group of men formed the “Hell-fire Club.” Members of this club antagonized and mocked followers of Christ. On one occasion a member of the “Hell-fire Club” heard the great evangelist George Whitefield preach. So at the next club meeting he imitated Whitfield’s preaching style by delivering a mock sermon. It was reportedly done with “wonderful accuracy.” But something strange happened during the sermon. While this dead sinner delivered his mock message, the living Word overpowered him, pierced his heart, and converted his soul! History states that the “Hell Fire Club” was dissolved and the man became a great soul-winner.

Folks, the messenger is important, but there’s something more influential than the messenger. It’s the message! And God has infused His Word with power! That’s what God revealed to Ezekiel when in his vision of the “valley of dry bones” that represented Israel. In Ezekiel 37, God said to the prophet, “Son of man, can these bones live?” Note that phrase, “Son of man,” because God was highlighting Ezekiel’s mortality when He employed it. Ezekiel replied, “Lord, only you know!” The Lord continued: “Son of man, speak My Word and they will live.” God was saying, “Ezekiel, you’re a mere mortal, but forget your weaknesses. Speak My Word, which is infused with awesome power, and these bones will live!” And when Ezekiel obeyed, the bones jumped back together, flesh came upon them, breath reentered them, and they stood as a mighty army.

(Hold up Bible) Folks, there’s power in this Book! And regardless of your deficiencies, God can use you to impact others with His Word. The Holy Spirit and His Word are irrepressible!

(Quote) As Spurgeon said: “They will be disappointed in all cases, whether they would slay it with persecution, smother it with worldliness, crush it with error, starve it with neglect, poison it with misrepresentation, or drown it with infidelity. While the Lord liveth, His Word shall live.” That’s why Peter called it “The imperishable . . . living and enduring Word of God” (1PE 1:23). And when humanity proclaims the Word, divinity enforces it.

(Transition) The second Weakness of Angels and Power of the Saints I want to discuss is, The Believers’ power of intercession—our power to pray.

II. The Believers’ Power of Intercession

Do you realize there’s not an angel in heaven that has one ounce of intercessory power with God? Nowhere in the Bible is there a remote reference to an angel praying. Angels can part seas, topple walls, blind armies, destroy cities, and instantly execute God’s will throughout the universe, but they’re stifled from making a single request from God. They are without any intercessory persuasion with God. Christians are the ones sanctioned with intercessory privileges.

(Insight) An angel could foresee someone heading toward certain death, but they could not intercede for mercy. The duty of angels is to perform the Father’s will; not influence it! Man is the only creature empowered to influence God’s actions and convince Him to intervene. This is the astonishing fact about prayer: Prayer is more than petitioning God for our desires. It’s more than asking God to meet our needs. The astounding fact about prayer is that God uses man’s heart-impassioned intercession to activate His power. In some mysterious manner, God authorizes Christians to pray: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

When the Holy Spirit divinely inspires us our praying it can literally change God’s mind and reverse His plans. Intercession is so powerful it can influence God’s dealings with individuals and even nations. It can change the course of human history. That’s what James 5:17 reveals. “Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

(Illustration) In 1989 a minister named Dick Eastman was visiting the Berlin Wall when the Holy Spirit prompted him to lay his hands on it and pray for its destruction. The toppling of that wall seemed impossible in the 60’s and 70’s but you know the story. In 1989 Mr. Gorbechev “tore down that wall” and communism continued collapsing! That’s praying the Spirit’s impression and it’s powerful when that happens!

(Illustration) I remember the first time the Holy Spirit impressed me to stop what I was doing and give my full attention to Him in prayer. I was seventeen years-old and painting from a ladder. At about 8:00 pm, the Holy Spirit arrested my heart with an urgency to pray for my dad’s safety. I immediately fell to my knees and prayed until the burden of prayer lifted. Later that evening my dad returned home and told me a remarkable story of how God had miraculously saved him from a head-on collision. I stood in the kitchen listening to my dad’s words and marveled at God’s protective grace!

(Insight) Saints of God, always remember something: One frail, 99-pound, Spirit-filled, praying grandmother has more persuasion with God than all the might and muscle of Michael the archangel. But here’s the urgency: Man’s intercessory privileges are terminated once we pass from this life to the next. When we reach heaven, and are glorified, we become like the angels. And that means:

    Praying a protective hedge around your loved ones is impossible from Heaven.

    Interceding for missions and praying for open doors for the Gospel is a past activity there.

    Asking God to save a loved one or deliver them from sickness or dangerous situations is impossible.

    Opportunities to affect God’s actions are lost.

And it’s Believers, not angels, which are empowered with this privilege!

    To which of the angels did God say: “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession” (PSA 2:8)?

    To which of the angels did God say: “Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights” (Isaiah 7:11)?

    To which of the angels did God announce: “whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (MAT 18:18)?

    To which of the angels did God say: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you” (JOH 15:7)?

To which of the angels did God command: ‘come boldly to the throne of grace that you may find mercy and grace in time of need’ (HEB 4:16)?

These promises were made to men, not angels and we must not forfeit this opportunity.

(Transition) What is a primary mission of the Church? To evangelize the lost! And how is that accomplished? Revelation 22:17 offers some insight:

Intercession Helps Convert the Lost

John says: “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” Here’s what that verse means: Sinners are converted when the Spirit and the bride [Believers] cooperate with the invitation. Jesus said it’s the Spirit duty to convict sinners and enlighten them to truth. “No man can come to the Father unless the Spirit draws him.” But the “Bride,” which is the Church, is commissioned to intercede.

God has ordained a partnership between Himself and Christians that functions to convert sinners. “The Spirit and the Bride say come.” And that means when the Church prays the Spirit convicts! It also means when the Church is reluctant to pray the Spirit’s conviction is enervated!

Don’t underestimate the power of prayer! Intercessors are more important to loosing Satan’s grip upon sinners than frontline evangelists. Intercessors may be absent from the pulpit and platform but they are present before the Throne of God! And that’s where the battles are won! Your prayers are the instrumentality that constrains sinners to follow Christ. And before anyone objects, I understand everyone is a “free moral agent” and God won’t violate that free will. But the Holy Spirit can certainly convict and constrain a sinner to where it’s easier to submit to Christ’s Lordship than resist it.

(Illustration) Some years back a Christian wife had the habit of praying each night for her lost husband. Each night after she thought her husband was asleep she placed her hand on his head and prayed for him. But the woman preceded her husband in death. Two months after her death her husband found the pastor and accepted Christ. Here’s what he said: “It’s been two months since I’ve been able to get much sleep. My wife always thought I was asleep when she touched my head and prayed, but I wasn’t. In fact, it got so I couldn’t fall asleep until after she prayed. Now she’s not here to pray. I want what she had.” He got it!

I wonder how many here resisted God’s grace until someone’s prayer broke your stubbornness and allowed you to accept Christ? Don’t stop praying for the unconverted. In some mysterious way God changes our minds without violating our free will. Your prayers can move God to weaken the sinner’s will and accept Christ.

(Transition) Thirdly, man’s greater authority not only includes proclaiming the Gospel and intercession but there is also the Believers’ power to demonstrate a godly lifestyle.

III. The Believers’ Power to Publicly Demonstrate a Godly Lifestyle

Angels are radiant, sinless, and perfect. But they cannot demonstrate a godly lifestyle. That’s the duty of Christians. Only they can reflect Christ’s love and bear spiritual fruit. Why is this so? As mentioned earlier, Christ’s redemption reaches the fallen human race, not angels.

(Illustration) Years ago there was a preacher and a song leader that were avid baseball fans. When they weren’t ministering they were watching games. One day they discussed whether baseball would be played in Heaven. They weren’t sure so they agreed that whichever died first would somehow contact the other with the answer. The preacher died. A week later he appeared to the song leader in a dream and said, “Good news! There’s baseball in Heaven! Bad news! You’re scheduled to pitch this Saturday!”

We have to make use of whatever days we have remaining because we don’t know when our time may come. And how we live is important! The greatest influence Christians have to persuade unbelievers toward Christ is their lifestyle. And know this: whatever behavior you model will be duplicated in others!

    A parent with an unruly temper or disorderly conduct will reproduce that in their children!

    The behavior modeled in the major leagues will be duplicated in the little leagues!

    The actions in Washington DC will be duplicated in the states!

Always remember: you are reproducing your behavior. Your lifestyle is giving others permission to act the same way. Whenever others come in your home and watch your movies and listen to your table conversation you make it conducive for them to duplicate that! If given the opportunity, angels would model the perfect life, but that’s not possible. It’s your life that’s on the line. Yes, I’ve made mistakes. But that’s why we must repent, regroup, and re-shine!

Conclusion

Unless we exercise these God granted privileges now, on this terrestrial, the opportunity will be forever forfeited. The world’s fate has always been in the hands of Believers, not angels, recognizing their authority to proclaim the Word, intercede, and manifest a godly life. That’s the, Weakness of Angels and the Power of Believers.