WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

Pulpit Today Sermons How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders Why this is Important for Christians...

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

POWER OVER SIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Humor) Everyone wants mastery over various...

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

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...

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

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...

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

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...

WHAT NEVER HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

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

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 10:30-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan is the most...

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

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...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

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...

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

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 LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

Should Christians Support Israel’s Rights to the "Holy Land"? Robert D. Pace In recent years, the...

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

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...

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

NONE CAST ASIDE

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

“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...

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

A Witch

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:1‑3 Today, four out of ten Americans claim to be Born...

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

Robert D. Pace Isaiah 7:14 I want to begin by defining the Virgin Birth. In the simplest terms, it...

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...

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

GOD AT WORK

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

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 LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

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...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

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...

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 1:12 (Illustration) I was twenty-three, had...

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 The following study is an outline that provides Biblical...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

The Spirit of Python

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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

THE COMING WINDS

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

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 BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

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...

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

PulpitToday Sermon Robert D. Pace Introduction The first question I want to answer about this...

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

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...

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

Guarding Your Soul and the Souls of Others

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, or everything...

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

Hosanna!

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

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...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

Building on the Rock

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

USAFORISRAEL

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SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

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, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

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...

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...

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

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...

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...

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

“A NEW THING”

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

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...

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

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 IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

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...

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

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”...

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

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...

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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

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...

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

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 TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

A KING AMONG MEN

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

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...

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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Joshua 5:10–12

For forty years the Israelites awakened with manna piled along the perimeter of their camp. It was their wilderness nourishment as they traveled toward Canaan. Manna literally means, “What is it?”, because nothing on Earth resembled it.

In the English Standard Version,  Psalm 78:25 says that the people ate the “bread of angels.”

In the KJV, it’s rendered “angels’ food.” It’s what the angels feasted on!

Either way, the Psalmist wrote of the wondrous opportunity God gave to the Israelites to partake of something other-worldly. It was absolutely delightful!

What was the Psalmist trying to say when he called manna the “bread of angels”?

It could have been called “the bread of angels” because the angels prepared it.

It could have been called “the bread of angels” because angels delivered it.

It could have been called “the bread of angels” because the angels feasted on it.

And then, maybe it was called “the bread of angels” for all the aforementioned reasons.

These are just conjectures but there are several certainties about the manna that we can highlight:

A. The Bible says this delicacy tasted like honey. That meant God had the saccharine balanced with a perfect commingling of flavors. Otherwise, Israel couldn’t have tolerated the excessive sweetness three times a day.

Can you imagine how Israel prepared it? They baked it, boiled it, broiled it, barbecued it, fried it, steamed it, stewed it, sautéed it, and smoked it.

B. It was highly nutritious. Its dietary benefits are unquestionable since Israel consumed it for forty years. Let’s face it; God didn’t scatter Snicker bars around their camp! He gave them a diet fortified with proteins and vitamins. You know that must have been so because after leading Israel four decades, Deuteronomy 34:7 says, “Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength abated.”

C. It was miraculously supplied. According to today’s calculations, Israel gathered nine million pounds of manna daily! That translates into 300 train boxcars. And twice that much was gathered on Friday, so they wouldn’t have to labor to get it on the Sabbath.

(Transition) It’s the food phenomenon of the ages! But despite the miraculous implications there’s something clear about this manna—it was temporal. It stopped! The purpose of this message reveals why God stopped the manna. And the first point that should be noted is this: The manna stopped to mature Israel.

I. The Manna Stopped to Mature Israel

Do you realize there was a generation of Israelites born in the wilderness that knew nothing of agriculture? A generation of people that thought it was perfectly normal to collect their food at their doorstep? They experienced the greatest protracted miracle of human history. This miracle lasted 14,600 days . . . 2080 weeks . . . 40 years. And it was shocking the morning they methodically went outside to scoop a handful of manna and found nothing but sand! Can’t you imagine their thoughts? “Lord, what’s wrong? What sin did we commit that has prevented the manna”? But God does nothing without purpose. He doesn’t indiscriminately repeal His methods. God does everything through His infinite wisdom.

Because the desert is barren, uncultivated land, Israel needed God’s special attention during their 40-year journey through it. But Canaan wasn’t a wasteland, its soil was fertile, and the time of God’s desert supply was over. God stopped the manna to mature Israel and force them to accept the natural laws of agriculture. Here’s the message God illustrates: The Lord will give you manna when you’re in the desert and the only way you can make it is by His supernatural supply. But the Lord won’t typically provide manna when you live on fertile farmland! He expects you to employ the laws of sowing and reaping! That means the manna (God’s provision) stops because He’s asking us to move to a higher dimension of living. Like Israel, the Lord wants us to move out of the desert and into the Promised Land.

Let me show you how Jesus taught this principle to His Apostles. When Jesus ministered on earth for 3½ years He provided for His Apostles in every way:

During that time, He provided lodging and made certain their expenses were paid.

When it was time to eat, He multiplied the bread and fish and fed the multitudes.

When it was time to file tax returns, He told Simon Peter where to fish out the money.

When the storm raged against their boat, Jesus calmed it with the simple words, “Peace, be still.”

If a miracle was needed Jesus performed it.

But notice something about this. In John 6:41 Jesus fed the 5000 with a little boy’s lunch. After that miracle He said: “I am the bread [manna] that came down from heaven.” Why do you think Jesus likened Himself to bread? It is because His “fleshly,” personal presence on earth was temporary. He was like that manna that temporarily appeared in the wilderness for Israel. The manna was wonderful while it lasted, but it had a termination date.

(Application) Here is the “object lesson” Christ presented to His disciples: Jesus wanted His disciples to do more than cheer for Him from the sidelines. He was training them for a higher dimension. During His brief, fleshly appearance Jesus trained His disciples to reproduce His works. But for the “object lesson” to culminate Jesus—“the Manna”—had to disappear! And when Jesus ascended to His Heavenly Father, He poured out His Holy Spirit, and His disciples, now trained, could duplicate His works. You see, God stops the manna so He can provide us with a miracle of another sort.

(Illustration) There was a time when God required me to make quite a financial sacrifice. I’m not referring to a one time sacrificial gift, but as a home missions pastor I operated with limited income. You could describe my financial circumstances as “living by faith.” But God’s sustenance was miraculous. As I labored, the postmaster occasionally delivered “manna.” But the day came when God’s blessing increased upon my ministry, and I received a consistent income. Guess what happened? The manna stopped! But when it stopped I had been matured and was ready for another set of miracles.

When Kingdom Principles Fail

God deals with many areas of our life this way, not just our finances. For example, how many of you once got answers to prayers as easily as scooping up manna, but for no apparent reason your success in prayer diminished? Or, maybe for a season you flowed in a spiritual gift but for some unknown reason the manifestation was curtailed?

Do you know why this happens? Because God designed human life to mature! And during the spiritual developmental process, Christians “grow in grace” by seeking, pursuing, and learning of God’s ways. For instance, God reveals a kingdom principle to us; then validates it by sovereignly manifesting it through us; and then backs-off and requires us to examine it more closely. God answers prayers of a new believer to reveal the value of prayer. But He hesitates in answering the prayer of “seasoned” Christians to show them the secrets of prayer. He doesn’t want our prayer life getting stale or perfunctory. The Bible defines 27 models of prayer! (I have a prayer Booklet entitled, The Diversity of Prayer explaining this.) There isn’t a one-size-fits-all pattern of praying. Just as Moses discovered, God wants us to seek Him, discover His ways, and implement the secrets of His kingdom.

(Illustration) I remember this happening to me when I was a young evangelist. The Lord worked in supernatural ways, people were healed, and blessed. But for some reason the supernatural flow diminished and I couldn’t understand why. Because I didn’t understand God’s dealings with me I mishandled the situation: I all but stopped ministering for the sick. Thankfully, a dear pastor helped me understand my dilemma. I was in Flint, Michigan in a tremendous revival where souls were being saved and the church was being strengthened. But I still wasn’t praying for the sick. The pastor called me aside to discuss it. I told him I wouldn’t publicly minister to the sick because they weren’t healed. He said: “Has no one taught you how to administer God’s supernatural power?” I answered, “No.” He then shared the Biblical instructions for releasing God’s power. It was some of the best instruction I ever received because as I implemented the principles, God’s power appeared!

(Illustration) Years ago, I read of Britain’s great man of faith, Smith Wigglesworth. He launched out in ministry in his fifties and had incredible miracles. But after a season of ministry, Wigglesworth said the miracles stopped. And he was mystified. I’m sure anybody would be mystified as to why, after a series of miracles, they suddenly disappeared. But Wigglesworth prayed and the Lord showed him what happened. When Wigglesworth began his ministry, he said God gave him “miracles on credit,” because he didn’t understand the principles of the kingdom. He was spiritually unlearned. But as time passed, the healings stopped because God wanted Wigglesworth searching for the secrets of the kingdom. And as he studied Christ’s miracles from the four Gospels, he discovered how Jesus dealt with the sick. And when He implemented Christ’s principles, the miracles reappeared in astounding fashion.

(Example) Something similar happened to renowned minister. This minister tells how he languished for years without a consistent flow of God’s anointing. Desperate for God’s blessing, he consecrated several weeks to reading the four Gospels. During that time, he read them 16 times on his knees. From there, God birth the healing ministry of Oral Roberts.

Perhaps you are wondering a ministry “secret” that helps release God’s power. Yes, God says for elders to “anoint with oil. It tells Christians to “lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” But you must also recognize that 38 of Christ’s 40 recorded miracles occurred when He “spoke” His Word! Thus, through Christ’s example, the primary way miracles occur is by “speaking” or “commanding” them to manifest! (That’s why it’s important to apprehend God’s will before ministering. Jesus said: “I do nothing unless I see it of My Father in Heaven.”)

Remember, God will send manna for a season, but the day will come when the manna stops. And it’s because God requires Christians to seek, pursue, and learn of Him and His Word. The manna stops to mature you.

(Transition) Secondly, the manna stops to prevent spiritual complacency.

II. The Manna Stopped to Prevent Complacency

Joshua 5:10–12

Notice exactly when the manna stopped. Verse 12 says: “The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land.”

There’s something God wants us to know here. And it’s this: Nothing motivates people like food! When people get famished they can, at times, lose their sensibility. When babies get hungry everybody in the house knows it. When dad gets hungry, he becomes . . . well, many times, dad becomes like a baby too! The quest for satisfying our hunger is a great motivation. And notice where the manna stopped. It stopped just outside Jericho. Joshua 6 is where God told Israel to overthrow this pagan city. With no more manna, it becomes obvious why Israel was willing to attack Jericho—they needed food! God stopped the manna to keep Israel moving toward His intentions.

The worse treatment God could have applied to Israel once they entered Canaan would have been to continue sending manna. It would have rendered them ineffective in expelling the Canaanites. But God stopped the manna to force Israel to exercise faith, march forward, rout their enemies, and claim their new territory. God stopped the manna to prevent complacency.

Why Life Gets Difficult

This is why the Lord doesn’t let life run smoothly. We want it to, but there’s rarely a prolonged pattern of smooth, unfettered progress. Life is tame and manageable but then, like a storm on the Sea of Galilee, everything is in an upheaval. The kids need clothes, the car needs tires, junior needs braces, and you don’t know how the provision will arrive. But the reason God keeps life from getting too comfortable is to keep our faith primed. He wants us continually looking to Him as our Source and Guide.

When life runs smoothly, the beach always seems closer, the adventure park seems much more affordable, and the bed is a lot softer—especially on Sunday mornings! But the Lord, who sovereignly stops the manna, prevents His people from settling into a comfort zone. God would rather challenge you than grant you complacency. He wants you passionately pursuing Him and ready to receive His blessing. Too many people have need to reread the New Testament’s pattern for blessing. Paul said: “No work, no food.” He didn’t say: “If you don’t work, pray for a miracle or hope someone feels sorry for you.”

(Example) As a preacher of the Gospel, it would be nice if angels penned manuscript sermons that I could read, study, and then preach. But it doesn’t work that way. It takes multiplied hours of research for me to prepare God’s Word. Wouldn’t it be nice if Christians could place the Bible on their foreheads and suddenly quote hundreds of verses? But it doesn’t operate that way.

Paul said: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”

Hebrews 6:12 says: “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Ecclesiastes 11:6 says: “Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle.”

Notice the words that describe the Christian life: “fight, run, work, resist, press.” They are action verbs that warn against a dormant lifestyle. That’s why God created life with a built-in system of challenges. We’re challenged from the day we’re born to mature. God ordained this built-in system of challenges so man could avoid complacency. He wants us living responsibly in every area of life, especially as it relates to His kingdom.

God has designed a destiny for you. But if you have no compulsion to “be about your father’s business,” you’re falling short of God’s plan. God has a Promised Land for you. And like Israel discovered, you will notice God will withhold the manna that once sustained you. But here’s what you must understand: God doesn’t withhold provisions to punish you; He withholds provision to push you forward. He has opportunity, cities, and lands for you to inherit. But you can’t claim them though complacency.

(Transition) Thirdly, God stopped the manna because circumstances no longer necessitated its continuance.

III. The Manna Stops because Circumstances no Longer Necessitate It

Joshua 5:9, 12

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These verses state that the manna stopped in Gilgal. Gilgal was in the territory God had pledged to “Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Joshua had marched Israel back into their homeland. God had given an incredible promise that had sanctified the very soil of Canaan. The Lord called Canaan the land of “of milk and honey.” As long as Israel remained faithful to Moses’ Law, God would bless and not curse Israel. The land would yield its fruit in abundance. This was the promise for Gilgal situated within the borders of Canaan; not in the wilderness.

Here’s the application: God designs one set of miracles for the wilderness and a completely different set of miracles for Canaan. One miracle stops to make room for the next!

(Illustration) I remember a simple answer to prayer that happened years ago when I preached a youth camp in Arkansas. The hosts made preparations for me to stay alone in an empty home. There was only one problem. I had no alarm clock. (Believe me I looked all over that house for one.) I had scheduled an early Saturday morning flight and someone would arrive to shuttle me to the airport. Without an alarm, and out of necessity, I prayed for God awaken me at the appropriate time for my departure. I fell asleep trusting God. At about 5:30 am I awoke, looked at my watch, and thanked God he answered my prayer!

No, that wasn’t a miracle of Biblical proportions, but God did supply my need. However, I can’t expect God to awaken me for every appointment when I have a mobile device with a built-in alarm. God often answers our prayers according to necessity; not because we snap our fingers and demand His intervention.

(Example) Recall the miracle in John 6 when Jesus multiplied bread and fish and fed 5000 people. As wonderful as this miracle was, it wasn’t the precedent for the First Century Christians. The Apostles didn’t organize a committee to find boys with lunch-baskets and then pray for supernatural increase. The book of Acts says deacons helped care for the impoverished from tithes and offerings. There was a practical reason that Jesus multiplied this little boy’s lunch. He knew those hungry people couldn’t make their journey home without sustenance. The Lord worked the miracle because there was no alternative. That’s why we should exercise faith during a crisis. Do you see formula? “Faith in Christ . . . during Crisis . . . equals a Miracle!”

(Example) There’s another example of this in Acts 12 when an angel released Peter from prison. The Apostle James had been beheaded a day earlier and Peter was next. But something remarkable happened. God dispatched an angel from Heaven into Peter’s cell, snapped the chains, divinely opened those heavy iron gates, and then escorted Peter outside the city. The Roman Guard was mystified and the Lord was glorified. But minutes later, guess where Peter was? Shivering in the night air and restrained by a much smaller gate at Mary’s house where Christians were praying. Peter wanted in the house but how would get in? Did he call for another angel to open the house gate? No, he banged on the gate and called for help. He didn’t need an angel this time. All he needed was a little girl to come outside, insert the key, turn the latch, and let him in. God sends a miracle because human need necessitates it! And remember: “Faith in Christ . . . during Crisis . . . equals a Miracle!”

(Illustration) The first five years of my full-time ministry were spent evangelizing and I depended on God to open the doors. But suddenly the doors of evangelism closed! The manna stopped and I couldn’t schedule meetings. But within two weeks of preaching my last evangelistic campaign the doors of pastoring opened!

This is God’s pattern: “God closes one door, so He open another door.” When manna was no longer found on the ground, the crops of Canaan were available. When Moses had finished leading Israel, God had Joshua waiting in the wings. The miracle at Jericho, with its walls collapsing, was amazing. But it only happened once! Joshua’s next battle involved a completely different military strategy. So don’t worry when God stops the manna. That just means He’s ready to furnish another type of miracle.

Conclusion

Now do you understand why God interrupts your life with unexplainable “pauses” and impasses? It leads from slavery in Egypt to life under a cloud of glory. It goes from under the cloud to the expanse of the Promised Land. The Old Testament Law concedes to New Testament grace. The Age of Grace will yield to the millennial reign. And the millennial reign leads to the Heavenly Age of perfection. Let the manna stop; I want a higher dimension!

 

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