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Watch the National Day of Prayer 2014 Live on BCNN3.TV (Observance Begins at 9amEST)

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The 2014 National Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be broadcast LIVE from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. on this webpage –Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST. Continue reading “Watch the National Day of Prayer 2014 Live on BCNN3.TV (Observance Begins at 9amEST)”

Tankers in Virginia Carrying Oil Derail and Catch Fire

In this mobile phone photo provided Charles Peters, smoke rises after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Lynchburg, Va. Authorities evacuated numerous buildings Wednesday after the derailment. (AP Photo/Charles Peters) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this mobile phone photo provided Charles Peters, smoke rises after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Lynchburg, Va. Authorities evacuated numerous buildings Wednesday after the derailment. (AP Photo/Charles Peters) MANDATORY CREDIT

Several CSX train cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Wednesday along the James River, with three black tankers ending up in the water and leaking some of their contents, becoming the most recent crash involving oil trains that has safety experts pushing for better oversight. Continue reading “Tankers in Virginia Carrying Oil Derail and Catch Fire”

Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, and Natalie Cole Set to Star in ‘After Midnight’

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 26, 2007, file photo, Gladys Knight, left, and Patti LaBelle perform during the Gerald Levert Tribute at the 7th annual BET Awards in Los Angeles. Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club say that Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will take turns as special guest stars during the summer of 2104. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
FILE – In this Tuesday, June 26, 2007, file photo, Gladys Knight, left, and Patti LaBelle perform during the Gerald Levert Tribute at the 7th annual BET Awards in Los Angeles. Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club say that Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will take turns as special guest stars during the summer of 2104. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

The lineup of pop stars keeps coming for new Tony Award-nominated “After Midnight.” Continue reading “Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, and Natalie Cole Set to Star in ‘After Midnight’”

Stubborn Sterling – Sources say Banned Clippers Owner Is Refusing to Sell the Team

The Los Angeles branch of the NAACP has rescinded an award to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in light of the racially insensitive remarks attributed to him in an audiotape made public. (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)
The Los Angeles branch of the NAACP has rescinded an award to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in light of the racially insensitive remarks attributed to him in an audiotape made public.
(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

A source is saying that current Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was banned from the NBA for life by Commissioner Adam Silver earlier Tuesday, has said that he has no intention to sell the team. Continue reading “Stubborn Sterling – Sources say Banned Clippers Owner Is Refusing to Sell the Team”

100 Black Men of America Sends Letter to Obama Stating that Grant Restrictions Are Causing Black Organizations to Be Left Out of Participating in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

Why President Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Is Urgent

New grant requirements on the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative could keep a majority of black organizations from participating, much to the concern of 100 Black Men of America, Crew of 42 reports. Continue reading “100 Black Men of America Sends Letter to Obama Stating that Grant Restrictions Are Causing Black Organizations to Be Left Out of Participating in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative”

LISTEN: A Warning Against Insincere Prayers (Part 2) (Praying Through the Bible #87 with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

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Praying Through the Bible #87

TEXT: Jeremiah 42:1-7

Last week, we began looking at the insincere prayer of Johanan and the people of Israel. They had been left behind after the Babylonians took many of their fellow countrymen captive. They had already determined to go down to Egypt to escape further Babylonian wrath. However, they gave a pretense of spirituality and being in tune with God by asking Jeremiah to pray for them and to seek God’s direction on their behalf.

We saw, first, a case of false humility — the children of Israel were not truly humble before God. They were still determined to have their own way. They were only pretending to want God’s direction for their situation, and if God’s answer to their prayer did not line up with what they wanted to do, they had already decided that they were going to ignore what God said.

2. In the sad case of Johanon and the remnant of Israel, we have a case of determined willfulness. Now, Johanon and his people already had their minds made up that they were going to go down to Egypt. But in verse 5, they said to Jeremiah, “The Lord be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the Lord thy God shall send thee to us.” We will see that these are simply pious words from people who still have sinful hearts.

The children of Israel do not really desire the Lord’s guidance on this matter. In fact, they already know what God is going to say about it because God’s prophets, including Jeremiah, had warned Israel and Judah against turning to Egypt for help numerous times. What they are really doing here is asking God to condone what they have already planned to do.

3. We have a case of final disobedience. The Bible says in verse 7, “And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah.” God responds to Jeremiah’s prayer request after a period of ten days. Why did God wait so long to answer? The Bible doesn’t tell us. Perhaps God was giving the Jews a chance to get their hearts right with Him and to come to Him in honesty and sincerity. But, they don’t take that chance.

In His answer, God expresses His knowledge of their hearts. He knew that they were thinking that if they could get down to Egypt, they would not have anymore trouble. They would not suffer through famine or war. In Egypt, they could rebuild their lives that had been destroyed by their own sin and the punishment that God had sent through the Babylonians.

However, God warns His people against going down to Egypt. He tells them that if they put their trust in Egypt instead of in Him, all of the calamities that they are trying to escape in Judah will happen to them in Egypt instead. However, if they trust God and remain in the land, God will bless them and provide for all of their needs.

Sadly, the Bible reports, “So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the Lord, to dwell in the land of Judah.”

Sometimes, when we ask God to show us His will, we think we want to do it, but deep in our hearts we know that we may not do it at all if we don’t like what He tells us to do. When we pray, we must be truly humble in our hearts and be ready to obey God’s will so that our prayers will be sincere in God’s sight, and so that He will be inclined to hear us and answer us.

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of thirty-four books. 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 which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and 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 and the Second Coming Watch Update. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

NAACP says Lifetime Ban for Donald Sterling Is Not Enough; Call for Meeting with Adam Silver

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (Courtesy Image)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (Courtesy Image)

Several civil rights organizations are applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Continue reading “NAACP says Lifetime Ban for Donald Sterling Is Not Enough; Call for Meeting with Adam Silver”

National Black Church Initiative Applauds the Banning of Donald Sterling from the NBA for Life; Asks the Public to Resist Hate Towards Sterling

National Black Church Initiative

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, applauds NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for his courageous action of banning Mr. Donald Sterling from the NBA for life and fining him $2.5 million in connection with an audio recording in which he allegedly made racially-charged comments. Although this may only be a temporary solution, we hope it will draw attention to the larger problem of white supremacy plaguing America, which must be broken down and destroyed.

Continue reading “National Black Church Initiative Applauds the Banning of Donald Sterling from the NBA for Life; Asks the Public to Resist Hate Towards Sterling”

Liberty Counsel Co-sponsors Israel Solidarity Event

Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver greets Benjamin Netanyahu
Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver greets Benjamin Netanyahu

Washington, DC – Liberty Counsel is hosting the Thirteenth Annual Israel Solidarity Event on Thursday, May 2, at the Embassy of Israel. Ambassador H.E. Ron Dermer and Reverend Franklin Graham will be speaking at the event.

Continue reading “Liberty Counsel Co-sponsors Israel Solidarity Event”

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