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 END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

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...

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

Malchus

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

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 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 LOST AXE HEAD

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

America in Crisis!

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

How Then Shall We Live?

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

A KING AMONG MEN

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

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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PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

Mountaintop Worship

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 22:5-25 INTRODUCTION When you think of worship, what comes to mind?...

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

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...

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...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

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...

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

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”...

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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

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...

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

THE GARDENER

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

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...

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

THE GIFT GOD GAVE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-14 Christ’s birth in Bethlehem is the greatest...

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

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...

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

  Robert D Pace Partnership with God Throughout Scripture, we see people that obtained unique...

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

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...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

A Man of God

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

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

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.

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

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

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...

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...

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

Robert D. Pace LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Ephesians 4:17--24 The mind is incredible.  It can...

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

Biblically Woke!

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

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 REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

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 BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

How to Maintain Spiritual Fervor Robert D Pace Spiritual fervor is necessary to advance the...

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1 opens with these...

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...

THE CALL OF GOD

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

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...

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

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...

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

A Witch

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

LOOSED!

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

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...

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

A REVELATION OF GOD

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

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...

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

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 OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

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...

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

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...

Hosanna!

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

“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...

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

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...

Building on the Rock

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

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.

“A NEW THING”

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

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...

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

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Everybody has a destiny. So much so, that God himself has taken a personal interest in it. The Bible says God has “chosen our inheritance for us”! That means he’s providentially tailored it just for you. It doesn’t mean that humans are manipulated like a dangling puppet. But constrained by his infinite love and perfect wisdom, God has crafted a beautiful future for those that entrust their lives to him.

I want you to open your Bibles to that familiar passage of promise found in Jeremiah 29:10—14, and let’s read the destiny that God offers.

Jeremiah 29:10–14

This passage discloses how God’s amazing grace is offered to his chosen people—Israel. But it’s not because they had done anything meritorious or grand. Not at all! Here they were rebellious, spiritually calloused, and even idolatrous! They had rejected the Prophets’ warnings and chosen their own course. As you read the Old Testament, you’re unable to ignore the numerous accounts of Israel’s rebellion. On one occasion, God said their sins were greater than any other nation on the planet! Ultimately, God used Jeremiah to prophesy how he would exile them into 70-years of Babylonian Captivity. But in keeping with his nature, he promised Jeremiah that he would extend mercy and restore them to their land.

I love the words God used to comfort Israel. Look again at Jeremiah 29:10, because it describes God’s loving disposition toward his people:

“When the seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you. . . .” Let’s stop reading again. God’s loving thoughts toward Israel couldn’t be forgotten no matter how they had failed him! That’s the wonder of God’s grace!

But God not only remembered his people, he “remembered” His promise. Let’s continue reading in verse 10. 

The Lord said, “I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place.” God promised to forgive their waywardness and even restore their losses! Isn’t it wonderful to know that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that we serve offers restoration to his people? The Lord knows how to restore what the enemy has stolen!

God’s thoughts toward us are sovereign, certain, and steadfast.

Listen to the first portion of verse eleven: “For I know the plans I have for you. . . .” That simply means God doesn’t operate haphazardly. His plans are wonderfully predetermined. We can botch and bungle life, but God’s foreknowledge always accounts for it, and that means he knows how to bring order out of confusion!

And then finally, let’s continue reading this verse 11:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” His plans offer peace and prosperity. He has your best interests in mind. Even when we shove God from our thoughts and schedule he doesn’t cast us aside and treat us as his enemy. He continues to love us.

This doesn’t mean God doesn’t correct and reprove rebellious people. He does! Jeremiah was disclosing God’s corrective process. And when people repent of their wickedness God is always willing to move in redemptive ways. His compassion simply cannot ignore the repentant!

That’s why Paul asserted in Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God, in his foreknowledge and love, somehow decrees a destiny of goodness for us. Just remember: your key to claiming God’s grace is humility and repentance.

Two Types Of Destiny

When the Bible speak of destiny it presents it two ways: First, there is the predetermined, fixed destiny of God, and second, there is the alterable destiny of God. For example:

Christ’s Second Coming is unalterable and certain. Men may deny it, scoff it, or ignore it but Jesus Christ is coming again!

Man will also unalterably appear before God’s Judgment Seat and no one will be absent! It’s an appointment when God scrutinizes every human action. And the only ones that will escape with a clean slate are those that have Christ’s Blood applied to their heart. They will hear those joyous words, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joys of the Lord.” But those that never gave their heart to Christ will hear him say: “depart from me you workers of iniquity, I never knew you,” and they’ll be thrown into Hell, forever banished from God’s presence!

This unalterable destiny! But Scripture also demonstrates an alterable, flexible destiny—one that man can affect positively or negatively. For example: many people have bowed before God in prayer with a promise from his Word and witnessed a wonderful miracle to their problem! You see, their faith in God’s Word altered their destiny.

(Transition) The focus of today’s message deals with unlocking God’s wondrous destiny that he has for you. And one practice you must implement is this: you must persevere toward your destiny.

I. Persevering Toward Destiny

The perseverance of Believers is a recurring thought in Scripture and it’s been a focal point of theological discussion for centuries. By and large, the court of religious opinion has been divided into two camps. One camp holds humans highly responsible for their destiny, while the other camp attributes God as being the sole factor of human destiny.

I don’t subscribe to either argument. I believe our highest destiny is achieved when there’s a coordinated effort between Creator and creature. A person reaches their highest destiny when they willingly humble their self and submit to God’s plan. It’s Abraham cooperating with God; Moses cooperating with God; David cooperating with God; and the Apostles cooperating with the Holy Spirit. God has plans for his people, but their highest blessings emerge when they obediently collaborate with God.

(Bible Illustration) Let’s illustrate this divine-human relationship that elicits God’s blessings from Luke 5. The Apostle had fished all night without catching anything. Then, Jesus appeared on the shoreline and commanded them to “let down the nets for a catch.” Notice Peter’s response: “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing.” Peter wanted Jesus to know that they hadn’t simply fished all night, they fished “hard all night.” Nevertheless, he was willing to untangle the nets and recast them.

There is a common factor that avid fishermen share. They “work hard” at fishing! Perhaps their typical demeanor includes neglecting their lawn or not repairing the house, but as fishermen they’re life’s most persevering people! Think about it: when they are in the boat and the fish aren’t biting, they will do whatever is necessary to have a successful day. They will change sites, change poles, or change bait. Fishermen, on the water, are life’s most persistent people. They don’t want to come home empty-handed! So it’s understandable why Peter was willing to obey Jesus and recast the nets. He didn’t want to go from ship-to-shore without a catch! He thought: “We’re exhausted from working all night, but let’s not be outwitted.” 

That’s how you optimize destiny—you persevere! You have to ‘work like fishermen’ if you want to claim immense blessings! And perhaps, like Simon Peter, you’ve “worked hard all night.” You may not have much energy left and don’t feel like obeying another directive from the Lord. But folks, don’t let fatigue or excuses preempt a blessing that the Master is trying to send your way! Recast, retool, reload, or do whatever is necessary to claim God’s rich destiny of blessing!

Now, in order to achieve this it means you’ll have to do something. That is, you will have to commit to perseverance! For the average person, resignation is normal when there aren’t quick results. And there’s never been a generation more acclimated to instant gratification than today’s generation. We are truly the “now generation!” That’s why we must not get trapped by the world’s thinking! We must constantly live with our minds being renewed and transformed by the Holy Spirit—the Spirit of Life!

Farmers know their harvest can’t be reaped from seed planted yesterday. Harvesting comes by patiently tending a crop that was planted weeks and months earlier. That’s why God said in James 5:7, “Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.” The “Laws of the Harvest” do not offer instant results. They reward those that are patient and persevering.

(Transition) I want to make another notation about perseverance, and it’s this: perseverance goes the “extra mile.” God always reserves a special blessing for those doing more than is expected. Turn to Luke 6 and let’s read.

Luke 6:2735 

God’s richest blessings are accessed by traveling the extra mile; they’re claimed by pushing and persevering past the point of what’s merely acceptable. Continue to help others, continue sharing your Faith, continue to love, and continue giving. This is the key to securing a destiny of blessing.

(Transition) The second practice that must consume you as you unlock your destiny involves “acquiring the desire” for destiny. There must possess deep desire within your heart in order to unlock God’s highest destiny for you.

II. Acquire Desire to Achieve Destiny

God doesn’t bless the wistful, happy-go-lucky, complacent Christian. As Jesus said in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” And here, again, is a quality that Simon Peter exhibited. He had tremendous desire to accomplish things for God.

While Peter, James, and John were on the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus it was Peter aspiring to build three worship centers in response to what he witnessed.

It was Peter jumping onto the waves and leaving the eleven in the boat as he endeavored to walk with Jesus.

Simon Peter was the person desiring to liberate Christ from the Cross. He unsheathed his sword and severed Malchus’ ear the night of Christ’s arrest.

And on the Day of Pentecost it was Peter that leaped before that multitude to preach. That’s why 3,000 souls were saved and hauled toward Heaven’s shores. Peter had desire!

(Example) Let’s take this one step further by rehearsing the story of Christ and Peter walking on water. You’ll have to read between the lines and think like Simon to make the most of this story. But late one night the Apostles struggled to cross the Sea of Galilee when out of nowhere Jesus came walking atop the waves. In amazement, the disciples leaned over the boat thinking, “Can you believe that? He’s circumventing nature and walking on water. Look at him stepping over those waves.” But Peter’s thoughts went beyond the thoughts of the eleven others. They went beyond the mystery of Christ walking on the water. Peter wanted out there too! And before the others could stop him he jumped from the boat and joined Christ.

Some people watch a football game and see the superstars grip the ball, crack through the line, and race sixty or seventy yards for a touchdown. They scream and jump in exhilaration. Others aren’t content doing that. They imagine making the moves with the running back, and wish it was them.

(Illustration) I think this type of desire runs in my family. My grandfather, a retired minister, somehow acquired a passion for professional wrestling of the late 1960’s. (Before wrestling became so vulgar!) My grandfather unwittingly entertained others in the living-room as he watched this sport. He would sit before the television, wiggling and wobbling, as if he were in center-ring with those wrestlers. When one wrestler gripped the other in a headlock, my grandfather displayed a headlock. If the wrestler hamstrung his opponent with a half-nelson, he demonstrated a half-nelson. Honestly, I’ve seen him tumble from the chair during a wrestling match! (Perhaps I embellished the story somewhat!)

Well, this was Simon Peter. He wasn’t content watching Jesus walk on water, he jumped out of the boat to join Him. I wonder how many have that same consuming desire to participate with the accomplishments of other Christians? Are you impassioned to participate when you see others fulfilling the Great Commission, or ministering to the youth, or the elderly, or the needy? Kingdom living is more than listening and learning, it’s yearning and participating. And this is what claims a blessing!

Honestly folks, it’s time to re-emphasize our place in God’s Kingdom. For years now, the church has spotlighted support groups, recovery groups, and encounter groups. And there’s legitimate need for them. There’s a valid place for Christian therapy. But let’s remember what we are: Jesus used the Greek word ekklesia to describe the Church. Ekklesia was a term used to describe armies. They were comprised of men that had been called out from the ordinary ranks to serve the king. This means God’s mighty army that’s been “called out” from the unsaved masses to serve the “King of kings and Lord of lords”! We have and been commissioned to pillage the world of its sinners and show them salvation through the Blood of Jesus!

It’s difficult to mobilize soldiers when they’re barricaded in support groups. While the church must continue its ministry of self-restoration, our battles will not be won by focusing on ourselves. Battles are won after we lick our wounds, put on God’s armor, and head for the souls that Satan holds captive! The cold, hard truth is this: the church must shift from nursing ourselves and seizing lost souls.

(Transition) But in order to unlock your highest destiny you need to add one more practice to perseverance and desire: it’s always appropriate to claim a “heavenly vision” for seizing your destiny. Visionaries are great accomplishers for God!

III. The Vision for Destiny

When the Apostle Paul stood before King Agrippa, his testimony this: “I have not been disobedient to my heavenly vision” (Acts 26:19). Paul maintained unblinking focus upon the mission that Christ assigned to him. Consequently, he accomplished great feats for the Kingdom of God!

(Illustration) The story is told of Abraham Lincoln writing General George McClelland about his “waiting campaign.” As a 21st century American I’m not thoroughly familiar with a “waiting campaign.” But what I do understand is that General McClelland’s army waited to attack while the opposing troops waited, too. They were poised, but waiting. Armed, but waiting. Ready, but waiting. While they were engaged in this “waiting campaign” Lincoln wrote McClelland and said, “Dear General McClelland, if you won’t use the army, I should like to borrow it for a while.”

Ask yourself something: what has God called you to do? How has he gifted and anointed you? What spiritual passion has he placed in your heart? Whatever it is, I urge you to stay focused upon God’s call upon your life! Answer your passion for God and his Kingdom!

David and Goliath

1 Samuel 17 discloses a “waiting campaign” between Israel and the Philistines. Saul and his army were poised in the Valley of Elah against Goliath and his troops. Both armies were too fearful to attack the other. Israel wouldn’t attack Goliath because of his towering stature and the Philistines wouldn’t attack Israel because they were God’s covenant-people. But along came a shepherd boy with a slingshot. Boys with slingshots aren’t prone to participate in “waiting campaigns.” Boys carrying slingshots look for targets. They hunt birds, frogs, squirrels, anything moving. That’s why God chose David to deliver Israel—he carried a slingshot.

Boys with slingshots also have enormous courage too. David said to King Saul, “Why are the troops hesitating? I don’t understand this “waiting campaign.” Don’t you know Jehovah fights with us? I’ll fight that giant.” For some reason, young David, with a slingshot, convinced the King—with all his armor—to let him fight Goliath!

The first thing David did when he galloped toward Goliath was call him a name. (Boys with slingshots have big mouths!) “You uncircumcised Philistine, God has delivered the lion and the bear into my hands and now he will deliver you to me.”

There’s incredible significance in this “uncircumcised Philistine” name-calling. Circumcision was the chief mark of identification between God and his covenant people. It signified the favor and protection he offered Israel. And when David looked at Goliath he saw 9’6’’ of unprotected brawn. David saw Goliath standing totally devoid of God’s covenant-relationship:

He saw Goliath’s breastplate but no covenant protection.

He saw Goliath’s shield but no covenant protection.

He saw Goliath’s headgear but no covenant protection.

He saw Goliath’s spear and armor-bearer but no covenant protection.

That’s why he boasted: “You uncircumcised Philistine”! David saw Goliath isolated from God’s promises and protection. And that’s why David boasted that he was about to feed Goliath’s carcass to the vultures. And with that, David reached into his pocket, grabbed a stone, loaded his sling, and hurled it toward the giant. And with one fell swoop David leveled Goliath and ended Saul’s “waiting campaign”!

Saints, I’d rather use David’s slingshot than wear Saul’s clumsy armor any day! The church doesn’t have time for “waiting campaigns.” The Church is called to charge and conquer. And it’s people with vision that accomplish God’s glorious destiny for the Kingdom. Scripture is filled with visionaries:

Paul envisioned taking the Gospel to Gentiles and his undying focus helped him blaze a trail into the capitol city of Rome.

Joseph envisioned delivering an entire nation from starvation. For nearly two decades he incubated that vision as a slave, and prisoner. Finally, with unblinking vision and God’s assistance, Joseph accomplished it.

Abraham walked with destiny deep down in his heart for over fifty years. And God gave him every square inch of real estate his feet touched.

Martin Luther of the 1500’s had vision. Luther said professional priests couldn’t absolve sins but “the just shall live by faith.”

Charles Wesley, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson were all men of vision. And there are people in this service whom God has given vision. Keep it, cooperate with it, trust God, and the vision will come to pass.

Conclusion

If we believe:

The Bible is God’s inspired, unerring Word;

The Great Commission is the preeminent, second-to-none ultimatum given to mankind;

And that every man is appointed to appear before Christ’s Judgment Seat . . . then what restrains us from launching out in bold faith for God?

Folks, I have no fear of missing Heaven. With the Apostle Paul “I am persuaded the Lord is able to keep that which I have committed to him against that day.” My concern is that I could allow complacency or negligence to minimize my heavenly rewards! Let each of us pray for passion, perseverance, faith, and focus to help fulfill our destiny!

 

Author:

Robert D Pace