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June 2016

SERIAL NOVEL: “Letters to the Supreme Court” by Daniel Whyte III with Daniel D.P. Whyte IV — Final Episodes (31, 32, & 33) Now Available

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LISTEN: Jesus the Triumphant, Part 6 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 182, with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: John 12:23-26

23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

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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 182.

Henry Morris said, “The man whose priorities are right has such an attitude of love for the things of God that it makes all interest in the affairs of this life appear by comparison as hatred.”

As He continues with what is nearly His last teaching in the Temple, Jesus expands the principle that we looked at yesterday beyond Himself to include His followers as well. Using the metaphor of a plant, Jesus told the people that the hour had come for Him to die, yet by that death, He would be glorified and great fruit would come from His redemptive work.

Now, He explains that the same applies to those who follow Him, saying, “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” When Jesus speaks of hating our life, He does not mean that we should disregard it. What He does mean is that we should not value it above the things of God. Just as Jesus did not value His life above God’s plan for the redemption of humanity and willingly laid His life down on the cross, we should not value our existence on this Earth more than anything that God wants us to do.

In the church, we often praise God for the fact that Jesus gave His life for us, but we forget that, one day, we may be asked to give up our lives for Him. Many, many people in the early church were given the choice to deny Christ or die, and thousands chose to be stoned, crucified, burned at the stake, or thrown into an arena with hungry animals rather than deny their Savior. By their actions, we see that they loved God more than they loved their life in this world. Christians today, some who have died and many who are facing the threat of death because of Islamic terrorists who give them the choice to embrace Islam or die, have also shown us what it means to love God more than we love life.

Most people would give up anything to continue living. People have given up money, material possessions, their bodies, their dignity, and their consciences just to stay alive. The thing they don’t realize is that, eventually, they die anyway. Jesus said, “He that loveth his life shall lose it.” People who love their own existence more than they love God will lose their life. You say, ‘What about eternity after they die?’ Their eternity will be what the Bible calls ‘the second death’ — an existence of torment, suffering and pain in Hell. If you love your life, you lose in the end.

On the other hand, Jesus says, he “that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” Notice the words “in this world.” I don’t know about you, but with the terrorism, the violence, the hate, the crime, the pain, the suffering, the disease, and the death we see all around us, life “in this world” isn’t hitting on too much. But Jesus says if you love Him more than you love your life in this world, you won’t lose your life, you’ll keep it unto life eternal. What is life eternal? Life eternal is everlasting life with God and Jesus in Heaven.

Notice the words of this poem by David Edwin Hall:

A lesson God conveys on fruit
Is centered in the seed:
Unless it dies, it won’t take root,
Producing what we need.

It’s not about self-preservation
Or self-exalting strife;
The paradox of our salvation
Is death that brings forth life!

How perfect is this paradox
Of life thus sacrificed!
How vividly the seed unlocks
The treasures found in Christ!

Yet listen as He now extends
That paradox to us,
Since our own fruitfulness depends
On sacrificial trust.

Lord, by this paradox so true,
Your lesson now is plain:
Unless we give our hearts to You,
Our life is lived in vain.

The second death or life eternal? A life lived in vain or a life that never dies? The choice is yours.

If you choose eternal life, allow me to show you how.

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: The Foundations of All Spiritual Blessings, Part 6 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #147 with Daniel Whyte III)

A series of homilies on Ephesians

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 (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.

TEXT: Ephesians 1:5-12:

5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

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Albert Barnes said, “Think amid your plans and anticipations of future enjoyment what the redemption of your soul has cost, and how the dying Saviour would wish you to act. His wounds plead that you will live for better things. ”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “Every day we live somebody around the world dies for Jesus Christ in Asia or in the Middle East. We just go about our business. Of course, we have our hardships. Sometimes we go to McDonald’s and don’t get a very good hamburger and that’s a grief; sometimes we get a flat tire and that’s terrible. We gripe over such things while others are in prison, tormented, suffering beyond anything we can understand.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “From the revival of 1905 to 1910, the Korean churches recorded 79,221 additions in membership. That was more than the total number of Japanese church members after fifty years of missionary effort. It was also twice the number of Chinese Protestants after eighty years of missionary labors. By 1912, there were about 300,000 Korean Protestant church members in a nation of twelve million people.”

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As we continue considering the foundations of our spiritual blessings, we move into verse 7 of this chapter where talks about the redemption that we received through the blood of Christ Jesus. Grace has been shown to us, and that grace compels us to bring glory to God with our lives. But, we would not have that grace if it had not been for the redemptive work of Christ.

According to the Bible Knowledge Commentary, “Redemption denotes release or deliverance from a state of slavery. This redemption is from sin, and thus this work of Christ delivers believers from slavery to sin. This is further defined by the forgiveness of sins, which is the immediate result of a believer’s release from sin’s hold.”

Jesus blood being shed and His death on the cross were a price that had to be paid for us to be free from sin. Neither you nor I would have willingly paid that price. But Jesus did. As the saying goes, “Freedom is not free.” Jesus bought our freedom at a heavy price.

Not only are we redeemed — that is, free from sin — but we are “forgiven.” The word “forgiven” means that our sins are removed from us. Some people might forgive you of a debt that you owe, but they continue to hold that debt against you. God does not do that. When He forgives you, He places you in the standing of Jesus Christ who has never sinned, and sees you as such.

Again, in this verse, we are reminded that all of this is done “according to the riches of his grace.” There is no such thing as limited grace; God’s grace does not only stretch so far. God redeemed us and forgave us out of his abundant mercy and grace. There is no limit to the number of people Jesus can save. The fountain filled with blood is still overflowing; the river of life is still wide.

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.

Revival 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.”

— Daniel in Prince George’s County, Suitland, Maryland
help Daniel Cook, as pastor of Life Changing Faith Christian Church, and his leaders not to compromise the Gospel or their families
bless the finances of their church so that there will be money to take care of the budget and to truly help those in need
give Daniel Cook Your wisdom to lead Your people into Your truth

— Ruusa in Windhoek, Namibia
help her and her siblings to be successful in life, provide them with jobs
bless Ruusa with a job as a nurse

— Christine in Erath, Louisiana
heal her father Norman who is suffering from stage 4 kidney failure, congestive heart failure, COPD, prostate cancer, and thyroid problems; bring his body total healing

— Cheryl in Picayune, Mississippi
heal her mother of cancer

— Tammy in Arnaudville, Louisiana
bless her financially

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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 Episcopal Church

Mary F. Brennan
Chad Brinkman
JoAnne Brockway
Lacy Broemel
Angie Cabanban
Rev. Canon James G. Callaway
Nancy Caparulo
Rachel N. Caraballo
Mary Carr
Rachel Elizabeth Chardon

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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 CABINET MEMBERS
MAINE
Ansley Newton
Renna Hegg
Mary Lucia
Joan Smyrski
David Stockford
Mary Fran Gamage
Daniel R. Despard
Susan Savell
Guy Cousins
Patti Woolley


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.

DeRay Mckesson Named Interim Head of Human Capital for Baltimore City Public Schools

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Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital.  Continue reading “DeRay Mckesson Named Interim Head of Human Capital for Baltimore City Public Schools”

Global Christian Prayer Effort Supernaturally Reaches 1 Million Muslims During Ramadan

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Ministries across the United States, Europe and the Middle East are partnering together to raise up hundreds of intercessors from around the globe with one heart’s cry–that God would supernaturally reach Muslims in every nation with a message of love.  Continue reading “Global Christian Prayer Effort Supernaturally Reaches 1 Million Muslims During Ramadan”

Ongoing North Carolina Revival Is Making a Worldwide Impact

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The number of people accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior continues to climb at the Burlington Revival in North Carolina. Continue reading “Ongoing North Carolina Revival Is Making a Worldwide Impact”

Lebanese Christian Women Bear Arms to Defend Village Against Suicide Bombers: ‘We Will Send Jihadists Straight to Hell’

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A group of Lebanese Christian women are picking up their rifles to defend their village from continual suicide bombings.  Continue reading “Lebanese Christian Women Bear Arms to Defend Village Against Suicide Bombers: ‘We Will Send Jihadists Straight to Hell’”

Franklin Graham Draws Largest Crowd to Washington State Rally on ‘Decision America Tour’

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Rev. Franklin Graham drew 5,000 Christians to his rally in Olympia, Washington, on Wednesday, his largest to date. Continue reading “Franklin Graham Draws Largest Crowd to Washington State Rally on ‘Decision America Tour’”

Pastor Saeed Abedini Says Women Do Not Have Authority Over Men

Saeed Abedini says men are the heads of their families. (Facebook)
Saeed Abedini says men are the heads of their families. (Facebook)

Pastor Saeed Abedini says men are the final authority over women, no if, ands or buts about it.  Continue reading “Pastor Saeed Abedini Says Women Do Not Have Authority Over Men”

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