LISTEN: Jesus Christ, Andrae Crouch, and You (Gospel Light Minute X with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

The incomparable Andrae Crouch said in one of his famous songs, “Jesus is the answer, for the world today, Above Him there’s no other, Jesus is the way.”

Millions of people around the world were touched by the life and music of Andrae Crouch. I was one of them. I remember as a little boy watching the Dallas Cowboys play and listening to Andrae Crouch’s songs playing in the background. Although I was not saved as a young person, I heard and loved Andrae’s songs even though I did not really know what they meant.

Today, however, I do know what those songs mean because I know the Jesus whom Andrae Crouch wrote and sung about. In his song, “Jesus is Lord,” Andrae wrote:

Jesus, He was sent from the Father,
Jesus, He’s a great Messiah.
Jesus, He’s bread for the hungry,
Jesus, He’s water for the thirsty.
Jesus, He’s a friend to the friendless.
Jesus, He’s hope for the hopeless.
Jesus, He arose from the dead,
Jesus, just like He said.

Andrae Crouch’s songs were simple and easy to understand. They spoke very plainly of the Gospel and the way of salvation. They also spoke of what it means to trust in God and follow Him throughout your life. One of Andrae’s most beloved songs was “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.” It goes like this:

The blood that Jesus shed for me,
way back on Calvary;
the blood that gives me strength
from day to day,
it will never lose its power.

It reaches to the highest mountain,
it flows to the lowest valley;
the blood that gives me strength
from day to day,
it will never lose its power.

It soothes my doubts and calms my fears,
and it dries all my tears;
the blood that gives me strength
from day to day,
it will never lose its power.

Dear friend, there is power in the blood that Jesus shed on Calvary. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth in the form of a man to pay for the sins of the whole world. According to God’s standards, the penalty of sin is death. For hundreds of years, God allowed people to atone for (or make amends for) their sins by sacrificing and shedding the blood of an animal such as a lamb. However, this shedding of blood was only a temporary solution to man’s sinfulness. Every time a person sinned, they had to sacrifice another lamb or goat. When Jesus Christ came to Earth, He was heralded as the ‘Lamb of God who would take away the sin of the world.’ When Jesus Christ was whipped and crucified, He shed His holy blood as God poured out his divine wrath on His own Son in order to make it possible for us to be saved from our sins and the eternal consequences of sin. The Bible says that God saw the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross — God saw Jesus’ blood being poured out — and He was satisfied. God sees Jesus’ sacrifice and bloodshed as sufficient payment for each and every one of us no matter how much wrong we have done. Simply put, Jesus Christ had atoned for the sins of the whole world. And even though millions of people have taken advantage of Jesus’ sacrifice down through the past 2,000 years, Jesus’ blood will never lose its power.

Jesus Christ said, “My blood… is shed for many for the remission [cancellation or removal] of sins.”

The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:7, “We have redemption through his blood, [and] the forgiveness of sins.” He also wrote in Romans 5:9 that if we are “justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”

There is indeed power in the blood of Jesus Christ. His blood alone can cleanse you of your sins and give you a new life, a relationship with God, and an eternal home in Heaven. Jesus Christ shed his blood and died on the cross, was buried, and rose again for you and me. However, we must believe on Him for salvation in order to take advantage of the salvation he offers through His blood. The Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”

The Bible also tells us 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.”

One of the things that made Andrae Crouch stand out from many other Gospel artists is that he ended every concert with an altar call, asking people to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. If you want to be saved right now, please pray a short prayer to let God know that you are making this all-important decision. Just repeat after me and mean it from your heart.

Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I realize that I deserve eternal punishment for my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I 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 and forever so that I can have your peace and assurance about my life today and my eternal future. 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 and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations 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 and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.”

Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!

MUSICAL SELECTION: “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” by Andrae Crouch

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. 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/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 Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

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