The world is filled with the wonders that defy our belief systems and challenge our imaginations.  From the  Prestigious Niagara Falls of New York to the Mighty Redwood Trees of California that are so huge and old that they tell of a time when giants roam the land.  From the pyramids of Egypt, to the Eiffel Tower of Paris or the Mahal of India.  We have seen what the mind of man can achieve.


There is another great wonder that I would like for us to add to this list of marvels.  It is the creative genius of the “Pipeline”. 


A pipeline really is nothing new to man.  It has been used by many civilizations. 


The people of Mesopotamia built conduits to carry water from the Mediterranean Sea to their city.  The people of Petra use the side of the red rock mountains to transport water and cool down their city and the Indians use a coded system of smoke to communicate across the plains. 


Today there are several pipelines being utilized.  One is the pipeline of information over the internet or a secret pipeline of surveillances for watching you and I without our awareness.


Another is a “Pipeline of Oil.  I would like for us to look at this Petroleum conduit of the twentieth and twenty first century.


Man’s “Oil Pipeline” today is his manufactured scheme that has no basis beauty like those mentioned, but yet this “Pipeline” provides survival resources to us all. 


From Alaska to Mexico and from Iraq to America man has developed a system that was used by pasted civilizations.


Man’s “Pipeline” reaches its suction hose deep into mother earth’s core and taps into its main vein to pumps its life’s blood known as oil.


 (Hillbilly’s theme)

It is pumped into an awaiting metal line and cheered on by eager corporate financial tycoons.  It is then conveyed into the homes, gas engines, and automobiles and influences the lives of humanity. 


This precious oil mother earth free give up and yields its will over to man’s ambitious plan of tapping natural resources for its financial profit.


The “Pipeline” brings life and great wealth to its holders and users. 


As this precious natural resource is tapped you can see a burning flame looming high into the sky; this gauges its flowing capacity at nearly all refineries.  


The higher the flame can visually be seen the richer the flow of oil. 

This is the only light that many desire to see. 

The light that this “Oil Pipeline” gives out means life will be sustained and great profits gained.


May I ask you three questions today?  You can answer them where you are.


What happens when the looming fame and light go out?

 What happens when the oil in the veins of mother earth are all dried up? 

What happens when we have exhausted that natural resource?


These are real questions that are being asked today by thinking and concerned people.  Because the “Pipeline that once brought life is now bringing death.


One day the “Pipeline will run dry; and the ever burning flame will be distinguished and put life as we know it today at risk of disaster.


The “Pipeline” from continent to continent, and country to country; from coast to coast and state to state will one day dry up.  That for which men have fought nations to control and many have die to defend will be as worthless as a penny.  The Bible says, come and buy for a penny and do not hurt the oil.


Rev. 6.6   And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.


As you listen to this sermon there is streaming billions of gallons of oil per second down the “Oil Pipeline” and the sale per barrel is going to the highest bidder.  One day this will cease and deceit.  Do you know that oil is more costly than water, which is one of the essentials for sustaining life?  But within the oil this petroleum; the quality of life suffers due to pollution and is a direct threat to earth itself.  


Extracting oil from mother earth’s veins for gain has become our pain.  It is said by scientists that the same oil that we have taken from the earth has sealed deadly carbon and poison gases over our heads.  In other words it has put the lid on our coffins.  Our quality of life is being diminished. 


It has been stated that we are addicted to oil and this is being proven by of our relentless obsession to go it alone.  We will not cut back on fuel consumption and carpool; or even seek out other alternative means of travel; therefore our day of reckoning will come. 


There is yet another “Pipeline” to be explored and this is a “God Pipeline”.


This is a spiritual pipeline to mankind that was built by Jesus who descended from the very heart of God.  The Throne Room of God.


This “God’s Pipeline” is God’s means of supplying an eternal flow of love to us.


Just like the man made oil pipeline the Spirit of the living God is streaming His love across the world; to breathe life upon weary travelers; that they might be energized and empowered for their journey home.


Jesus is that looming eternal flame that divine light that will not go out and cannot be put out; and throughout the ages it has given light to light the pathway of those traveling in darkness. 


God’s Love is being pumped each second into the life of the world and is freely given to them that will call on Him. 


John 6:37.  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Act 2:21.  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Rom. 10:9.  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 10.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 11.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 12.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

 13.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


Calling on Jesus brings wealth and health to them that lay hold to “God’s Pipeline” of love.  God is Love.


This “God’s Pipeline” was not made by hands but ordain by God.


John 3:16     For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


He that receives Jesus will not look for a day of reckoning, but a day of redemption.  Not a day of disaster, but a day of deliverance.  Not a day of lack, but a day of plenty. 

This is the day, this is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it and be glad in it.


Get connected to “God’s Pipeline” by confessing Jesus as your personal Savior today.  So if you want to get your hook up; get pumped up at “God’s Pipeline” and get filled up with His Love.



Preached By:

Rev. Sylvester Williams, Jr.

February 21, 2008