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A.R. Bernard and Priscilla Shirer Top the May 2016 BCNN1/BCBC National Bestsellers List

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Bestselling authors, A.R. Bernard (Four Things Women Want from a Man — Nonfiction) and Priscilla Shirer (The Prince Warriors — Fiction) lead the bestsellers list of Black Christian authors on the May 2016 edition of the Black Christian News/Black Christian Book Company National Bestsellers List.

BCNN1.com has also released the May 2016 edition of the BCNN1/Amazon.com Kindle E-book Bestsellers List. This list ranks African-American Christian e-books based upon their sales rankings in the Amazon Kindle e-book store. Also, BCNN1 is releasing the May 2016 edition of the BCNN1/Barnes & Noble Nook E-book Bestsellers List. This list ranks African-American Christian e-books based upon their sales rankings in the B&N Nook e-book store. Continue reading “A.R. Bernard and Priscilla Shirer Top the May 2016 BCNN1/BCBC National Bestsellers List”

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LISTEN: Suzan Johnson Cook, Stacy Hawkins Adams, and Wintley Phipps on BC Book Review Show #289

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The authors that we are featuring today are: Suzan Johnson Cook, author of “Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women”; Stacy Hawkins Adams, author of “Finding Home”; and Wintley Phipps, author of “Your Best Destiny.” Continue reading “LISTEN: Suzan Johnson Cook, Stacy Hawkins Adams, and Wintley Phipps on BC Book Review Show #289”

LISTEN: How to Be Victorious in Spiritual Warfare, Part 35 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #87 with Daniel Whyte III)

A series of homilies on Ephesians 5 & 6

A homily is “a short talk on a religious or moral topic; a usually short sermon; a lecture or discourse on or of a biblical theme.”


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

I am sharing a verse-by-verse series of short messages on Ephesians 5 & 6 (as well as other passages of Scripture) specifically targeted at reviving families and encouraging and exhorting husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and children to do what God has commanded them to do, for if the church is to be revived and the country is to be awakened, the family must be revived first.

Ephesians 6:10-18:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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Francis Frangipane said, “There will be no ‘knights in shining armor’ in God’s kingdom; our armor will have many dings and dents. No perfect heroes will ride to save the day; just wearied saints who look to God and, in weakness, find Christ’s strength. This, indeed, is the essence of God’s kingdom: divine greatness manifested in common people.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “America is not dying because of the strength of humanism; it’s dying because of the weakness of evangelism.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us that there are nine faces of revival: “The repentance revival emphasizes a moral cleansing of individual lives and of society as a whole. The evangelism revival focuses on winning souls to Christ. The worship revival centers on magnifying God. The deeper life revival emphasizes the experience of God’s indwelling. The spiritual warfare revival devotes its energies to battling Satan and the other demons. The Holy Spirit revival is characterized by extensive manifestations of the Spirit. The reconciliation revival leads to the removal of barriers to racial and ethnic harmony. The liberation revival focuses on gaining freedom from corporate and personal bondage to sin. The prayer revival displays considerable efforts at intercession and other forms of prayer.” And I will add that true revival will include all of these things.

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Today, we are going to continue looking at the use of the word “watch” throughout Scripture in the Old Testament and the New Testament.

The third use of this word that we are going to look at is in Psalm 141:3: “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”

David was a man after God’s own heart, and this verse from one of his writings shows one of the reasons why. The Hebrew word for “watch” used in the psalm is “shomrah”, and it means to stand guard. The word “keep” has an even more broad meaning. It means, “to watch, to guard, to preserve or guard from dangers, to be blockaded, to be a watchman.”

Although David made some major mistakes in his life, he was not the kind of person who wanted to leave the door open for evil. Matthew Henry said, “David was in fear of sin, and he begs of God that he might be kept from sin, knowing that his prayers would not be accepted unless he took care to watch against sin.”

Some of us go out into the world with our guard down, heedless against the temptations that Satan is planning on sending our way. We don’t watch our tongues, our thoughts, or our eyes. We say things, think things, and do things that we may not have planned on doing, but that we end up doing anyway because we did not watch, we did not guard against the possibility of temptation and sin.

We need to be like David and ask God to set a guard at our tongues, our hearts, and our minds that we might not think, say, or do anything that is displeasing to Him. We need to watch.

Let’s pray.

Now, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, please keep in mind that the Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” Just pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. I will be sharing more on the matter of salvation in the next segment of our service which starts in about 5 minutes.

Revive the Family Prayer List

PRAY FOR SPECIFIC FAMILIES

Philippians 4:6 says, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

— Lois in Buffalo, New York
meet her urgent financial need

— Theresa
bless her personally, professionally, and in every relationship;
take the heart of stone from her heart and grant her a new heart, renew Your Holy Spirit within her;
help her to truly value herself, give her wisdom

— Mark in Sorrento, Florida
give him a closer walk with You

— Delores in Virginia
have 100% of her Social Security benefits to be released and all finances (including VA) to be released as soon as possible;
provide her with her own place to live

— Jordan in Sheridan, Indiana
provide Jordan Vira, Eleanor Vira, Kyle Jones, Kylen Vira, and Kayden Vira with a financial breakthrough to meet all obligations including rent, food and utilities;
give them emotional and spiritual healing

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PRAY FOR CHURCH LEADERS

Paul said in Ephesians 6:18, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

Leaders of the Presbyterian Church

Diane Dulaney
Cindy Ealy
Lindy Ebbs
Anna Edlin
Joe Edmiston
Laura Edwards
Marla Edwards
Vanessa Elkin
Shawn Ellison
Cynthia Embry

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PRAY FOR GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS

1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

STATE GOVERNORS

Charles Duane Baker, Jr.
Richard D. Snyder
Mark Brandt Dayton
Dewey Phillip Bryant
Jeremiah Wilson Nixon
Stephen Clark Bullock
John Peter Ricketts
Brian Edward Sandoval
Maggie Hassan
Christopher Christie


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

LISTEN: Jesus Is the Light for Your Life, Part 22 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 122 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: John 8:51-59

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.

14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.

15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.

20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.

26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:

55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

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Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents, politicians, and people, but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey the Lord’s Great Commission which is to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But, don’t get caught up in it like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 which says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” And 2 Timothy 2:4 which says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As another hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell. This is message number 122.

Billy Sunday said, “There are two hundred and fifty-six names given in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express.”

The Jews obviously don’t like the fact that Jesus claimed Abraham would be on His side in the debate over death and eternal life. However, they zero in on the claim that Jesus is making by implication: that He is old enough to have communicated with Abraham. They reply incredulously, “Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?” This goes back to their accusation that Jesus is trying to make something of Himself by claiming God-like attributes. Here, seeing that Abraham has been dead for hundreds of years, they know that Jesus is claiming to be everlasting,

Jesus confirms their suspicions when He says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” In other words, ‘Before Abraham began to exist — before He was even born — I was existing for all eternity.’ If any of the Jewish religious leaders had doubts before, they have none now. Jesus just said He is God. William Barclay said, ‘All of the lightning flashes — the small glimpses that Jesus revealed of His true nature before now — pale in comparison before the blaze of this verse.’ There was nothing else Jesus could have said that would have shocked and enraged the religious leaders more.

Jesus uses the phrase “I AM” — the same term God used to speak to Moses at the burning bush when he asked, “Lord, when the people ask who sent me, what do I tell them?” God said, “Tell them I AM hath sent you.” And here, Jesus is saying, “I AM is standing before you.”

What does I AM mean? I AM means eternally existent. God had no birth and will have no death (contrary to what humanists say today). God always has been and always will be. God needs no one and nothing to benefit His existence; He is entirely self-sufficient. God is not bound by time or space. He is infinite and everlasting. By calling Himself “I AM”, Jesus was claiming all these attributes for Himself.

The Jews who did not believe that Jesus was God — or anything close to it — viewed this as blasphemous. This showed that, on some level, they took Jesus seriously. He was not just a madman or a rabble rouser. He was making serious, logical claims that they would not allow. This is their reaction: “Then took they up stones to cast at him.” However, since Jesus’ time had not yet come, the Bible tells us that the Lord “hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.”

Notice the contrast in this chapter, John chapter 8. It began with the Jewish religious leaders wanting to stone a woman caught in adultery. After a long discussion with Jesus, it ends with them picking up stones and trying to stone Jesus. This is a very vivid image of what Jesus did for us. He prevented the stones from falling on the woman who deserved to die for her sins; but, eventually, Jesus would receive that punishment and death in His own body on the cross.

Yes, the I AM — the eternally existent one who needs neither man nor material things — would submit to death at the hands of sinners in order that those sinners might be saved and might receive eternal life. If you wish to receive eternal life, here is how you can place your faith and trust in Him today.

First, please understand that you are a sinner and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…” This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell.

But here is the good news. John 3:16 reads, “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.”

The phrase “For God so loved the world” means that if you are in this world, God loves you no matter what you have done.

The next phrase, “that He gave His only begotten Son” refers to Jesus Christ. He is God’s son who suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and for mine, and He was buried and rose again.

Our next phrase is “that whosoever believeth in Him”. The word “whosoever” means anybody at anytime. The phrase “believeth in Him” means to trust in Him, to depend upon Him, to rely on Him, or to have faith in Him for your salvation.

Our next phrase, “should not perish”, refers to eternal punishment in a place called hell.

And, lastly, the phrase “but have everlasting life” means to live eternally in Heaven with God.

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “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…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please e-mail me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

LISTEN: How to Overcome Temptation, Part 5 (Onward Christian Soldiers #128 with Daniel Whyte III)

Our key Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13: “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”


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Daniel Whyte III

Our lesson today is titled “How to Overcome Temptation, Part 5”

We are going to continue looking at the four steps to overcoming temptation. We have already covered the first two, which are:

1. Count on your death with Christ.
2. Count on Christ’s life in you.

The third step you must take is to arm yourself with the Word of God.

We have already learned about the mighty weapon of prayer which God has given us. But God has given us another weapon to use against Satan. This weapon is the Word of God. Ephesians 6:17 says, “Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”

When the Lord Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, He used this weapon to defeat Satan. Three times Satan tempted the Lord Jesus, and three times Jesus answered him with the Word of God.

The Lord Jesus used exactly the right verse to meet each temptation of Satan. When Satan tried to get Jesus to worship him by offering Him all the kingdoms of this world, Jesus did not quote the 23rd Psalm. That is a beautiful passage of Scripture, but it was not the weapon to use against that temptation. Instead Jesus said, “Get thee behind me, Satan! For it is written, ‘Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.'”

The Lord Jesus defeated Satan because He knew how to use the Word of God. This is why it is important for you to hide the Word of God in your heart. You must arm yourself with the Word of God.

Here are some victory verses for you to learn. Hide them in your heart and prepare to use them against Satan.

1. John 8:32: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” God’s Word is the truth. When you know the truth about sin, Satan, and temptation, you can be set free from their power over you.

2. Romans 6:14: “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Sin shall not continue to rule over you. Why? Because you are “under grace,” where God’s mighty power works in your behalf. Christ lives in you and He will enable you to overcome sin’s power.

3. James 4:7: “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Learn to resist Satan. Resist him with the Word of God. Resist Him in Jesus’ name. Resist him in the victory of Calvary. Remind him that he is defeated and he will flee from you.

If the Lord tarries His coming and we live, we are going to continue looking at how we can overcome temptation next week.

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If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “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.”

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “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…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

Jennifer Hudson Joins the Cast of NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’

Jennifer Hudson Photo: GC Images
Jennifer Hudson Photo: GC Images

Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC‘s “Hairspray Live!” on Dec. 7.

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State of Emergency Declared in Baghdad as Protesters Storm Iraq’s Parliament

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Protesters stormed Iraq’s parliament Saturday in a dramatic culmination of months of demonstrations, casting uncertainty over the tenure of the country’s prime minister and the foundations of the political system laid in place after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

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Wheaton Group Condemns Christian College’s Silence, Board Members Testifying for Dennis Hastert In Wake of his Abuse Confession

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal courthouse after his sentencing hearing in Chicago, Illinois April 27, 2016. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison for attempting to skirt banking regulations in order to conceal hush money payments intended to cover up sex abuse allegations stemming from the time he was a high school wrestling coach at a far west suburban Chicago high school decades ago.   REUTERS/Frank Polich
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal courthouse after his sentencing hearing in Chicago, Illinois April 27, 2016. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison for attempting to skirt banking regulations in order to conceal hush money payments intended to cover up sex abuse allegations stemming from the time he was a high school wrestling coach at a far west suburban Chicago high school decades ago. REUTERS/Frank Polich

Gay students, supporters and alumni at Wheaton College, a top evangelical Christian school that counts former House Speaker Dennis Hastert among its most famous grads, have told the administration they are “stunned” the college has not condemned the sexual abuse of boys that Hastert admitted committing when he was sentenced last Wednesday for fraud in trying to cover up the abuse.

Continue reading “Wheaton Group Condemns Christian College’s Silence, Board Members Testifying for Dennis Hastert In Wake of his Abuse Confession”

VP Inonge Mutukwa Wina Visits Holman UMC in Los Angeles

Presenting flowers to Vice President Wina are (left to right) Pastor Sauls, Rev. Judi Wortham-Sauls, Eulanda Matthews, Esq., and Judge Patti Titus. (photo by Jules Green)
Presenting flowers to Vice President Wina are (left to right) Pastor Sauls, Rev. Judi Wortham-Sauls, Eulanda Matthews, Esq., and Judge Patti Titus. (photo by Jules Green)

Pastor Kelvin Sauls and Holman United Methodist Church members welcomed Her Honor Inonge Mutukwa Wina, the vice president of the Republic of Zambia and the Honorary Consulate of Zambia and the Zambian Community, on April 17. Continue reading “VP Inonge Mutukwa Wina Visits Holman UMC in Los Angeles”

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