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July 15, 2016

LISTEN: Black Christian News Network Podcast, 07/14/16 with Daniella Whyte


1. NY Times – Sixty-nine percent of Americans say race relations are generally bad, one of the highest levels of discord since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles during the Rodney King case, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The poll, conducted from Friday, the day after the killing of five Dallas police officers, until Tuesday, found that six in 10 Americans say race relations were growing worse, up from 38 percent a year ago. Racial discontent is at its highest point in the Obama presidency and at the same level as after the riots touched off by the 1992 acquittal of Los Angeles police officers charged in Mr. King’s beating. Continue reading “LISTEN: Black Christian News Network Podcast, 07/14/16 with Daniella Whyte”

LISTEN: Urban Christian News Network Podcast, 07/14/16 with Daniella Whyte


1. The Sun UK – At least 74 have been killed and 100 injured after a suspected terrorist ploughed a lorry into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in France. Witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire in the aftermath of the incident which happened shortly after 10.30pm on the Promenade des Anglais . The incident happened in the southern city of Nice on the French Riviera, where crowds had gathered for a firework display for the French national day. Videos posted online showed panicked people running from the scene in fear, while witnesses reported terrified onlookers throwing themselves into the sea to escape the crush of bodies. Victims were reportedly mown down over a 2km stretch of road, with some eye witnesses describing an exchange of gunfire between the driver and the police. Continue reading “LISTEN: Urban Christian News Network Podcast, 07/14/16 with Daniella Whyte”

LISTEN: The Epic Love of Jesus Christ, Part 2 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 197 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: John 13:1-3

1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him;

3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

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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 197.

Robert L. Deffinbaugh said, “What a comfort to the Christian, knowing that our Lord’s love is constant and unchanging, knowing that He chose to love us — and to keep on loving us — purely out of His grace, and not based upon our performance. Jesus loved His own; He loved them to the ‘end’ — to the uttermost degree.”

In our last message, we discussed the immeasurable love of Jesus Christ for His disciples which remained even in the face of His own death. Today we see that it remained not only in the face of death, but in the face of betrayal. Verse 2 reads, “And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray [Jesus]…”

The term “supper being ended” means that the serving of the supper was complete. Jesus and His disciples were still eating as is indicated in the following verses. Jesus was eating dinner with the man who would turn Him in to the religious authorities in a few hours. Imagine: Jesus with His heart full of God’s pure love reclining across the table from Judas, his heart full of the darkness of Satan.

Writing prophetically, David (who knew something of being betrayed by someone very close to him) described the sentiment of this moment. He said in Psalm 55:12-14, “For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.” Jesus had hand-picked Judas to be His disciple. He had been with Jesus through three years of training and service. With all of the people who hated Jesus and were out to get Him, one would think that the devil would certainly have his pick of people he could influence to get to Jesus. But, he chose Judas, someone on the inside, and he put into his heart the thought and desire to betray Jesus.

Did Jesus know what was going on in Judas’ heart? Of course He did. Jesus knew all things. Yet the fact that we see Jesus sitting down to supper with His betrayer gives us a direct example of John’s words that Jesus loved each of His disciples to the very end. To the very end, Jesus wanted to save Judas from perdition and destruction. He showed Him the same love and kindness as He showed the other disciples. (In a few verses, we will see that Jesus washed all their feet.) Hampton Keathley IV said, “The presence of evil did not hinder love. This evil was directed at Christ, but we see that He did not react to Judas. He continued with His attitude and actions of love and service.”

Ultimately, Judas had to make his own decision. He rejected Christ’s love and chose the devil’s path.

Today, every person on the planet is confronted with the same unwavering love of Jesus. Jesus does not force us to believe in Him. He does not force us to choose life over death, salvation over damnation, happiness and Heaven over the horrors of Hell. He just keeps on loving us to the very end. God will not torture you into His kingdom. He will not drag you somewhere you do not want to go. If you refuse to accept Jesus’ love and refuse to trust Him as your Savior, you will, like Judas, be lost forever in perdition and Hell.

Today is the day for you to respond to Jesus’ epic love for you — a love that continues in the face of death, in the face of betrayal, in the face of rejection, in the face of the sin of the world. Here is how you can receive Jesus’ love and trust Him as your Lord and Savior 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: The Foundations of All Spiritual Blessings, Part 21 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #162 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 1:18-23:

18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

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Frank Bartleman said, “A revival almost always begins among the laity. The ecclesiastical leaders seldom welcome reformation. History repeats itself. The present leaders are too comfortably situated as a rule to desire innovation that might require sacrifice on their part. And God’s fire only falls on sacrifice. An empty altar receives no fire!”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “I want to see something that God builds. I want to find some people so hungry for God that every night they want to pray. We’re not going to move America any other way. We’ve tried every scheme, every fancy thing, and we try and work something up, but what we need is for somebody to come down. Some person! Not a new theology, a person! Jesus Christ!”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “The First Great Awakening flashed like a bolt of lightning on a dark night across the German skies, crossed the ocean to America, jumped over to England, and from there went on to touch the world. God had said, ‘I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh,’ and in this awakening we see clear evidence of the fulfillment of that promise: The Holy Spirit began falling on the aristocracy of Germany, the poor masses of England, and the rich merchants of Connecticut.”

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As we close out our study of Ephesians chapter 1 today, I call your attention again to the fact that all things are under the feet of Jesus Christ and that He is the head of all things. When we talked about this previously, we spoke of Jesus’ authority over those forces which oppose the church — the world, the flesh, and the devil. However, we must also realize that we, God’s people, have Christ as our head. We are also under His rule.

While we are a part of God’s family and share in Jesus’ inheritance, we are in no way on the same level as Jesus Christ. He is our Master, and we are His servants. He is the head and we are the body. We owe Him our allegiance and our obedience. The church is ineffective and dysfunctional when it begins operating in opposition to the direction of its head, Jesus Christ.

God made Adam, and Adam was to be obedient to God as his Head. Adam, however, disobeyed and brought down sin, death, and destruction on the human race. Jesus Christ has made us new creatures in Himself. Unless we abide by the leadership of our Creator, we, too, will mess up the good thing that God has given us by His mercy and grace.

Ultimately, we must remember that it is all about Jesus. That is why Paul includes this last phrase: “the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” The word “fulness” describes “the body of believers, as that which is filled with the presence, power, agency, and riches of God and of Christ.” When we look at what He has done for us and through us, we can do nothing less than be obedient to Him. Through obedience, we will also find victory.

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.”

— Mindy in the U.S.
For her small business to find success; for her husband’s job to be blessed and protected; for their 2 daughters to be successful in their studies and work

— Lucette in Abilene, Texas
for her friend Bikash and his atheist friend to be saved

— Linda in Fort Worth, TX
For total healing for Anthony;
for her brother to be completely delivered from alcohol & grief over the murder of his only son;
for her daughter to come back to You

— Teresa in Albany, GA
for her daughter and oldest son to recover from the death of their brother and to be healed
for Teresa to stay strong

— Lillian in Somerset
For Your blessings to be upon her Christian ebook that it would make more sales

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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

Sherri Siegel-Quinones
Barry M. Signorelli
Christopher Sikkema
Sylvia Simioni
Bronwyn Clark Skov
Adrienne Smart
Mike Smith
Stephanie Spellers
Lura Steele
E. Mark Stevenson

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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.”

KENTUCKY STATE CABINET MEMBERS
Diane Marcus
Barney Kinman
Andrew English
Lee VanHoose
Roger Crittenden
Whitney Westerfield
Darryl Owens
Thomas B. Stephens
Christine Trout
Jenny Goins


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.

Dr. David Malebranche Tells President Obama that Black America Deserves Better

President Barack Obama URIEL SINAI/GETTY IMAGES
President Barack Obama
URIEL SINAI/GETTY IMAGES

Dear, President Obama:

As a black man, I have cried more times than I care to admit in the past week, particularly after hearing the audiotape of Diamond Reynolds’ live Facebook video following the killing of her fiance, Philando Castile, in Falcon Heights, Minn. My heart wept as she showed profound resilience and calm in the face of an overly aggressive police officer who appeared unbothered by the trauma he had just inflicted on her and her 4-year-old daughter.  Continue reading “Dr. David Malebranche Tells President Obama that Black America Deserves Better”

CEO of Radio One, Alfred C. Liggins III, says Google Has Taken Billions of Dollars Away from Black Advertising

TV One hopes to expand NewsOne Now to “a full multihour morning show.” NEWSONE SCREENSHOT
TV One hopes to expand NewsOne Now to “a full multihour morning show.”
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TV One’s hour-long NewsOne Now with Roland Martin has regained the viewers it lost with its September shift from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m. ET, Alfred C. Liggins III, president and CEO of the parent Radio One, Inc., told Journal-isms on Wednesday. Continue reading “CEO of Radio One, Alfred C. Liggins III, says Google Has Taken Billions of Dollars Away from Black Advertising”

Turkish Military Establishes ‘Peace Council’ to Restore Freedom and Democracy; Prime Minister says Government is Fighting Back

CORRECTION - Turkish security officers detain unknown individuals on the side of the road on July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, during a security shutdown of the Bosphorus Bridge.  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on July 15 denounced what he said was an "illegal attempt" by elements in the military after bridges were partially shut down in Istanbul and jets flew low over Ankara. "We are working on the possibility of an attempt. We will not allow this attempt," he told NTV television by telephone, without expanding on the nature of the move but saying it was by a group in the Turkish military.    / AFP / BULENT KILIC / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by BULENT KILIC has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [unknown individuals] instead of [police officers]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish security officers detain unknown individuals on the side of the road on July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, during a security shutdown of the Bosphorus Bridge. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
The Turkish military claims to have seized control of the country amid reports of tanks and army jets in Istanbul and Ankara. Continue reading “Turkish Military Establishes ‘Peace Council’ to Restore Freedom and Democracy; Prime Minister says Government is Fighting Back”

Coup in Turkey: Military Claims it has Taken Over Government

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JULY 15: Turkish soldiers block Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge on July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul's bridges across the Bosphorus, the strait separating the European and Asian sides of the city, have been closed to traffic. Reports have suggested that a group within Turkey's military have attempted to overthrow the government. Security forces have been called in as Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim denounced an "illegal action" by a military "group", with bridges closed in Istanbul and aircraft flying low over the capital of Ankara. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – JULY 15: Turkish soldiers block Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge on July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul’s bridges across the Bosphorus, the strait separating the European and Asian sides of the city, have been closed to traffic. Reports have suggested that a group within Turkey’s military have attempted to overthrow the government. Security forces have been called in as Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim denounced an “illegal action” by a military “group”, with bridges closed in Istanbul and aircraft flying low over the capital of Ankara. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)

Turkish army officers said they seized power in the country as warplanes flew over the capital and tanks blocked roads in Istanbul. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said his government is still in control and will resist. Continue reading “Coup in Turkey: Military Claims it has Taken Over Government”

SERIAL NOVEL: “The Correction” (Part 2), by Daniel Whyte III with Daniel D.P. Whyte IV — Episode #4 Now Available (Chapters 10, 11, & 12)

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