FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

All Topics, Blessing, Prosperity, Sacrifice, Visionaries

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...

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

ALL MY FOUNTAINS ARE IN YOU

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

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

Malchus

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

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!...

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

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 Power of Life and Death

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

THE WEAKNESS OF ANGELS, THE POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:5-8 The nature of angels is intriguing. When you...

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

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...

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...

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

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...

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

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...

Corporate Acclamation

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

The Spirit of Python

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

THE GARDENER

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

BOUNDARIES

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

LOOSED!

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

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 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

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

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

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...

Chronology of Holy Week

Chronology of Holy Week Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into...

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...

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

A REVELATION OF GOD

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

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...

THE COMING WINDS

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

THE FLOATING AXE HEAD

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

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...

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

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...

Battle of Gog and Magog

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

Hosanna!

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

A KING AMONG MEN

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

How Then Shall We Live?

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

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 REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

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, everything around them is illuminated! Then 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 END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

GOD AT WORK

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

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...

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:

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

THE RIGHTEOUS AS TREES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace THE RIGHTEOUS AS TREES God’s love for trees is evident 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...

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

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

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

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...

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

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...

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

NONE CAST ASIDE

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

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...

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

A Voice in the Wilderness

Dr Mark Hardgrove Matthew 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION In Luke chapter 1, verses 1-15 we read of the miracle...

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

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 Woman at the Well

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

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

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...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

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...

“A NEW THING”

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

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...

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.

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

Robert D. Pace Who Owns What Luke 19:28--35 At times, Jesus borrowed things to emphasize important...

THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS

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

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...

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...

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

PURCHASE APOCALERT DIRECTLY FROM OWNER

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

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...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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Opening Remarks

(Harbinger) Some years ago, I found myself intrigued by Isaiah 45, where God says, “I will give you the treasures of darkness and wealth stored in secret places.” This text is rich with meaning. In fact, it’s transformational! Even before reading our text, I want to mention two ideas that the Holy Spirit suggests from this verse. (1) When God says he will “give us the treasures of darkness and wealth stored in secret places,” it means God wants to open your eyes to things that would otherwise remain unseen, so you can claim what would otherwise remain unclaimed. (Repeat statement.)

You say, “That’s wonderful! God wants to enrich my life. But, (2) Where can I find these “treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places” (45:3)? Think about the answer: The “treasures of darkness” are stored in—of all places—darkness! And the “wealth of secret places” are hidden in—of all locations—“secret places. That means these treasures surround us! And the Good News is this: God is not trying to hide treasures from us; He’s hiding them for us! Now, let us read our text:

Isaiah 45:1-7 (Read Text)

(Illustration) The Spaniard, Ponce de Leon is known for searching the Caribbean for the Fountain of Youth. People believed this magical spring could keep them healthy and eternally young. Ponce de Leon sailed hundreds of miles through the Caribbean searching for this bubbling spring; but he never discovered it. And the reason he never found it is simple. It did not exist! It didn’t matter how earnestly Ponce de Leon searched, he would never discover this mystical liquid treasure because it was a myth!

The world has a long list of fortune-seekers who have pursued the fleeting clouds of a get-rich-quick scheme or hoped to find the magic pill that could transform their life. And people have not only sought for physical and material enrichment, for centuries they have sought psychics, spiritists, and cults to appease their spiritual longings. Did you know there are over 1000 sacred sites worldwide that people visit by the millions? They are lured to these places with the hope of experiencing something transformational. Such “holy sites” claim they emanate with a mystical power that people can draw from. Other places promise miracles or the ability to alter circumstances. For example:

There are people that believe the Great Pyramid in Egypt amplifies an energy field that worshipers can absorb.

India boasts of hundreds of sacred groves where powerful gods live.

Stone Hinge lies just 60 miles south of London, and for many years seekers have gathered there to reconnect with their dead ancestors.

Strangely, some psychologists encourage people to seek such places. They urge people to consult psychics or fortunetellers in order to secure emotional and mental stability. And you have to admit something: Psychics can mutter enough truth to make their prognosticating seem valid. Fortunetellers and the ‘familiar spirits” can occasionally peer into the future and snap a picture of your life. But this is precisely what Solomon warned against in Proverbs 14:12 when he said, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end is the way of death.”

Life contains things that look good, sound good, and even feel goodbut they are toxic and even deadly! This is why the Bible strictly forbids God’s people consulting spiritists and mediums. But besides that, when people delve into the dark dominion of the unknown they will inevitably conjure demonic activity upon themselves.  Saints of God, I want to warn you once more, in the strongest possible way, that violating this warning from God will imperil your welfare! Satan has brought hellish torment upon those that tampered with the forbidden powers of darkness.

(Transition) Conversely, the Bible tells Christians how they can enrich themselves without the least spiritual peril. That’s what I want to address in this message: how you can capture incredible blessings from God. And I will do this by investigating God’s dealings with King Cyrus.

Cyrus Pursues Gods Plan

Thousands of years ago, Isaiah directed the opening verses I read to the king of Persia (Iran). This is an incredible prophecy because Isaiah wrote it about 150—200 years before this Persian king was born! And what’s so astonishing about Isaiah’s prophecy is its specificity. Isaiah also predicted, two centuries in advance, that the coming king would be named Cyrus! He foresaw Cyrus invading Babylon—which is in present-day Iraq—and liberating the Jews from their 70-years of captivity, and then repatriating them to their homeland in Israel. And history reveals this unfolding exactly as Isaiah prophesied! (What a marvelous testimony this is to the divine inspiration of Scripture. No other book is capable of speaking with such unfaltering accuracy.)

Heres how this story unfolded: the prophet Daniel was among the Jewish exiles that lived during the Babylonian Captivity. As a student of God’s Word Daniel studied the scroll of Jeremiah and realized that Israel’s 70-years of Babylonian Captivity were completed. During his study, Daniel also discovered that Isaiah had predicted the name of the King that would liberate the Israelites from Babylon. It would be a Persian king named Cyrus. And according to Biblical Prophecy, Cyrus eased into Babylon and toppled its mighty monarchy. Soon thereafter, Daniel took the scroll of Isaiah to Cyrus and showed him that God had recorded his name in Scripture about two centuries earlier. As Daniel unveiled the prophecy, it shocked Cyrus to the core of his being, and gave him the confidence liberate the Jews from their exile, return them to the land of Israel and announce the rebuilding of Solomon’s Temple. What an incredible story!

But there’s something more to notice: God would not let Cyrus liberate Israel without recompense. The Lord said: ‘Cyrus, when you free Israel and accomplish my purpose, I will give you the “treasures of darkness and wealth stored in secret places.’” And it’s amazing how this transpired, because it literally came to pass.

 Records from Jewish history reveal that once Cyrus freed the Jews he also granted them permission to rebuild their Temple. In fact, Cyrus issued an edict (an official decree) for them to rebuild their Temple in Jerusalem. And on the exact day Cyrus issued this decree, his soldiers back in Babylon, unearthed vast amounts of silver and gold that the king of Babylon had hidden under the Euphrates River! God’s Word through Isaiah had been fulfilled to the letter when He said, “I will give you the treasures of darkness and wealth stored in secret places.”

Do you see how God wants us claiming His blessings? As Cyrus illustrates, they are claimed by acting in faith. No one will receive the “treasures of darkness” or “wealth stored in secret places” without acting in faith. You have to move toward the plan that God has ordained for your life. And everyone has something to pursue.

But we must also ask ourselves: Why does God want to give us the “treasures of darkness”? And this too is revealed in our text. The Lord said to Cyrus in Isaiah 45:3, “I’m doing all this so you will know it is I, the God of Israel that calls you by name.” You see, nothing God does is without purpose. And his purpose for recompensing Cyrus was to reveal himself as the true and living God. The Lord wanted this Persian king convinced that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was the Sovereign Lord of Creation. Thus, God certifies his sovereignty by calling Cyrus by name two centuries before his birth and then predicting that Cyrus will somehow collect the “treasures of darkness.”

God has a similar message for you. The Bible says God foreknew you long before your birth—even from the foundation of the earth. And that means the Lord wants to reveal himself and reward you as you follow his divine plan.

(Transition) This leads me to the crux of today’s message. My question is, where are the “treasures of darkness and riches stored in secret places.” Are you ready for the answer?

Ask God for Disclosure & let Him Open Your Eyes

The “treasures of darkness” are stored in—of all places—darkness! The “wealth of secret places” are hidden in—of all locations—“secret places. But that’s okay; because this means God’s treasures are surrounding us! And furthermore, it that means God is not trying to hide treasures from us; He’s hiding them for us!

(Prayer) For years I have prayed this prayer: “Lord, open my eyes to see things I cannot normally see so I can claim things that would otherwise be unclaimed.” You must always understand that God does not place His storehouse of treasures in open and obvious places. The Lord told us not to “cast our pearls before swine” and He operates by that same standard!

It’s normal for people to lock their treasures behind sealed doors. They place them in vaults and hidden chambers. God, too, has his vaults, hidden chambers, safes, and “secret places.” And the only way you can find and secure these treasures is by God’s sovereign disclosure. He has to sovereignly open your eyes to them. Jesus said in Luke 10:21 the Heavenly Father has “hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and has revealed them to infants.”

(Illustration) Many years ago my dad visited Cambodia. While there, he found a rundown building in a floodplain area. He bought the dilapidated building along with a parcel of real estate for $10,000. My dad, 70 years-old at that time, saw something no one else saw, because months later he launched a construction project to house widows and orphans. Today, there is a village that surrounds a beautiful orphanage compound that houses 200 children and numerous widows. The property around it has since quadrupled in price! Not far from the orphanage, he built a Community Center for teaching the Bible and business skills. It includes a coffee shop that generates revenue for the ministry. How did these facilities emerge? They emerged when the Lord opened my dad’s eyes to see the “treasures of darkness and wealth stored in secret places.” He envisioned things nobody else could see.

Folks, there are treasures all around you. They are just hidden! That’s why you must ask God to sharpen your vision and tune your hearing. Even now, the Lord may be trying to show you something that would otherwise be unseen, so you can claim what would otherwise be unclaimed.

God says He has placed His treasure in “earthen vessels”—jars of clay (2 Corinthians 4:7). And I want the Holy Spirit to show me people that, to others, appear as lumps of coal, but deep within they will produce diamonds.

The treasure God may be trying to show you could be in an unsaved acquaintance.

Then again, your treasure might be found in a quest of faith God has for you—a new business or ministry venture.

For a young person, finding your treasure may require several more years of education.

(Illustration) There is an ancient legend of three horsemen traveling at midnight. As they crossed over a dry riverbed they heard a voice pierce the darkness. The voice said: “Dismount your horses and pick up the stones.” Without hesitation they jumped to the ground and scrambled for stones. Moments later the voice said: “Remount your horses and continue your journey. Tomorrow you will be both sorry and glad.” They did not understand is meaning: “Sorry, but glad”? For the remainder of night they  anxiously waited for morning. When the sun arose, they reached into their pockets to examine their take and discovered what they had picked up was diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. And they immediately remembered the voice: “You will be both sorry and glad.” And they were. They were sorry they had not taken more, but they were glad they took what they did!

That story tells us there are treasures all around us. And although it’s fictional, we need to ask God to make us sensitive to His Holy Spirit, because He may be trying to show us something that would otherwise be unseen, so we can claim what would otherwise be unclaimed.

(Transition) You see, We must also be willing to search for Gods treasures by entering the dark and secret place where God dwells. Let me explain this concept:

Search for God in His Dark and Secret Place

We know God dwells in the “secret place” but to say He dwells in darkness seems to contradict Scriptures that associate Him with light. For example:

The Bible equates darkness with chaos (Genesis 1:2), distress (Isaiah 5:30), terror, and bondage (Ezekiel 34:12).

Demons are called powers of darkness. (Ephesians 6:11-12).

And ultimately, the wicked will be cast into “eternal darkness as punishment for their sin (Matthew 8:12).

But then, the Bible describes another aspect of darkness:

2 Samuel 22:12 says God “made darkness canopies around Him.”

Exodus 20:21 says: “Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.”

And Psalm 18:11 says: “[God] made darkness his secret place.”

So how do we reconcile this metaphorical disparity that darkness presents? There is an answer!

(Answer) When the Bible describes God “enshrouded in darkness,” it is beckoning people to enter a deeper experience with Him. Some treasures of God’s Kingdom are discovered when Believers withdraw from public view and enter secret places with God. Some of God’s greatest treasures have been discovered in lonely, “secret” places:

Moses received the Ten Commandments atop Mount Sinai, which the Bible says was covered with a thick, dark cloud.

And then it was the secret place of Midian where Moses saw the burning bush and heard God’s call to deliver Israel from Egyptian Captivity.

Abraham, the Father of our Faith, cut an eternal Covenant with God at night, when Abraham laid out his sacrifice and God passed through with His fiery presence.

Elijah stood inside the dreary confines of a cave when God challenged him to continue his prophetic ministry.

When God called Gideon to marshal Israel’s troops against the Midianites, Gideon was hiding in a winepressa hole in the ground!

David said in Psalm 17:3, You visited me in the night.

When the shepherds found Jesus they discovered Him tucked away in a manger—late at night.

And although Jesus performed most of His miracles in broad day, He found strength to bear the Cross as He prayed, alone, in the darkness of Gethsemane.

Acts 16 says Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown in a dungeon. But at the blackness of the midnight hour they prayed and sang praises to God. And when the jailer heard their voices, he understood they had a treasure he couldn’t live without. So he called on the name of the Lord and accepted Christ.

In the Apostle John’s closing years the Romans exiled him to the lonely crags of Patmos. But that’s where God dispatched an angel with a high-definition revelation of the Endtime.

Heres my question: “What treasure have you discovered in dark and secret places”? God has a storehouse of reserves there that cannot be secured anywhere else.

It’s not normal for a Prime Minister to take the “Oath of Office” from a prison cell; but that’s about the place that Joseph took it.

It is not normal to secure the “peace that passes all understanding” when you’re surrounded by hungry lions; but that is where Daniel secured it.

It’s not normal for the ‘breath of heaven’ to swirl from the tempest of the fire; but that’s where Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego felt it.

I know what some here have claimed from a “dark” and lonely experience. In the late-night darkness of your bedroom you have prayed a child or a parent or a loved-one to salvation in Christ Jesus. It might have been from a small, dark prayer closet that you finally found the grace to forgive someone that offended you. And when you forgave that person you unwittingly claimed Christ-like character and the “fruit of the spirit.”

God Forces us into Dark and Secret Places

In most cases God forces us to go into the dark. We are rarely willing to part with comfort and plunge into isolated places so we can find God’s blessings. God has to sovereignly draw the thick curtain of darkness around us where we can claim His treasures.

God took John Bunyan into prison for twelve years. I don’t know how I would have handled that. But John Bunyan sat in that lonely cell and wrote one of the greatest books of human history—Pilgrim’s Progress.

Fanny Crosby lost her eyesight. But even with darkened eyes she penned more than 8000 songs.

Conclusion

I recently read the story of George Young. He was a small town pastor who supplemented his income as a carpenter. At times he barely had enough money to provide for his family, but with sacrifice he built a modest house. Then a short time later, when he was away preaching, a group of bandits torched his house and it went up in flames. But from the ashes of sorrow he wrote these words:

“In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,

God leads His dear children along;

Where the water‘s cool flow bathes the weary one‘s feet,

God leads His dear children along.

Some through the water, some thru the flood,

Some through the fire, but all thru the blood.

Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song.

In the night season and all the day long.”

Perhaps you have looked for Christ’s treasures atop a mountain or in obvious places. But according to Isaiah, God’s treasures aren’t always so obvious. They are extracted from dark and secret places. Are you willing to go there?

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