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July 25, 2016

LISTEN: Out of Light, Into Darkness, Part 2 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 207 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: John 13:16-20

16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

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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 207.

A.B. Simpson said, “Perils as well as privileges attend the higher Christian life. The nearer we come to God, the thicker the hosts of darkness in heavenly places.”

One of the questions that the Bible does not answer for us is: Why did Jesus wait until the very end before exposing Judas? At any time throughout His ministry, Jesus could have pulled back the covers, revealing Judas to be an unbeliever. Leading up to this final week, He could have called out Judas as the enemy that he was. While we may never know the answer to this question with any certainty, what we do know is that, for the sake of the other disciples, Jesus brought some good out of Judas’ betrayal.

Jesus said in verse 19, “Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.” The disciples could not imagine that one of their own would betray Jesus. (In a few verses, we find that when Jesus states this fact plainly — “Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me” — the disciples react with shocked and doubtful speculation among themselves, asking Jesus, “Is it I, Lord? Is it I?”) But Jesus, after quoting from David’s writings, predicts this betrayal and says that when it happens, the disciples ought to see it as more evidence that He is who He says He is. Dr. John Walvoord and Dr. Roy Zuck state, “The fact that Jesus knew all this in advance before it happened, and that it fit the Scriptures helped the disciples after the fact to believe that God had sent Jesus.”

Judas’ betrayal could have been a catalyst that caused so much doubt and dismay among the disciples that they each eventually lost the faith that they had. Imagine the eleven being in the Garden of Gethsemane with Jesus, and the thing that Jesus has been talking about all along — how He would be arrested and put to death — begins to happen. And, leading the pack of Jesus’ enemies is one of their fellow disciples, one of the ones whom Jesus had called to follow Him. Judas’ betrayal probably contributed to the fact that the rest of the disciples scattered — not just away from Jesus, but away from each other — when Jesus was arrested. It cast a shadow over the rest of the disciples: If they had no idea that Judas would betray them, who else among them could be a secret enemy?

Knowing that this was about to happen, Jesus took care to direct His disciples’ thoughts back to Him. Even though they would be shocked at this event, Jesus encouraged them to remember that He, being God, knew all things.

Then, Jesus says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.” By betraying Jesus, Judas was not only rejecting the place that Jesus had given him among the disciples, but he was also turning his back on God. Jesus had given a similar rule to the unbelieving Jews — that by rejecting Him, the one whom God had sent, they were rejecting God.

This statement was a reminder to the disciples and to Judas that, in the end, Judas would not win. God’s plan would be carried out. The work of Jesus would continue. And the disciples would be sent out to take the Gospel to the world.

When God sets out to do something in the world, we can rest assured that it will be done. No matter the opposition that He and His true followers face, God’s purposes will be accomplished and He will turn every bad situation around for His glory and for the good of His children. The only ones who lost out here were the devil, Judas, and the Jewish authorities that he collaborated with.

Although the disciples might have been distressed temporarily, they would recover and would find that their faith in God was strengthened for it.
Listen to this poem by C.C. Bratcher:

When trouble and sorrow come your way,
And you do not understand,
Just remember there’s a brighter day…
In God’s great eternal plan.
To everything there is a season –
It’s all under His control;
Whatever God does is best, my friend…
He’s the Keeper of our soul.

All things are right on His schedule,
He is working His great plan,
Drawing us closer to His side…
Strengthening the inner man.
Yes, everything has a purpose –
Every trial, every test;
We can always rest assured, my friend…
Whatever God Does is Best!

God does not want you to end up like Judas and to miss out on eternal blessings by rejecting Jesus Christ. If you are ready to get your heart right with God by trusting Jesus Christ as your Saviour,

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 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: Reconciled to God and to Each Other, Part 3 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #172 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 2:11-17:

11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

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Henry Blackaby said, “When Holy God draws near in true revival, people come under terrible conviction of sin. The outstanding feature of spiritual awakening has been the profound consciousness of the presence and holiness of God.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “There are two kinds of people in the world—only two kinds. Not black or white, rich or poor, but those either dead in sin or dead to sin.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “Though some church historians think of the celebrated English Baptist missionary William Carey as the father of modern Protestant missions, the Moravian outpouring and hourly intercession that grew out of it gave birth to missions half a century before Carey sailed to India. Within twenty-five years, a hundred missionaries had been sent from Hernhutt to various parts of the world. Carey himself was inspired by mission reports published by Moravian journals, and he challenged British Baptists to follow their example.”

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In our last two homilies, we have looked at how the Gospel of Jesus Christ broke down barriers and divisions between Jews and Gentiles. This subject matter is very appropriate to what is going on in our society and in the church today. Many Christians in America are waking up to the fact that, despite our calling to be unified in Christ, divisions still remain among the body of believers — divisions of race, divisions of class, divisions of economic status. We talk about black churches vs. white churches, diverse churches vs. homogeneous churches, conservative churches vs. liberal churches, urban churches vs. suburban churches.

The wall of division between Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians may be gone, but we have erected numerous walls in its place. Many are asking, How do we overcome these divisions? We overcome the divisions in the church today the same way the first century Christians overcame their divisions: through Jesus Christ who is our peace.

Verse 15 of our passage says that Jesus has “abolished in his flesh the enmity.” Abolished: it means to get rid of, to do away with. Jesus did away with the enmity between Jews and Gentiles “in his flesh” — that is in His bodily, physical death on the cross. Dr. Warren Wiersbe said, “Through Christ, the far-off Gentile is made nigh, and both Jew and Gentile are made one. The consequences of Christ’s work are: the destroying of the enmity by the abolishing of the Law and the creating of a new man — the church, the body of Christ.”

The verse goes on to state that Jesus ‘made in himself of twain one new man, so making peace…’ Jesus brought two very different groups of people together — the heathen nations who had no knowledge of God and the proud, religious Jews who had much knowledge of God. He brought them together in Himself and made peace between them. Not only did He make peace between them, but He made them one new body.

The fact that they became one in Christ is important. Two nations can be at peace, but can still have their walls of division built up. In Jesus, and in His church, the walls of division must be torn down. Because these walls of division are built up in the human heart, social programs cannot do this, government intervention cannot do this, even churches striving in the flesh to be more “diverse” or “inclusive” cannot do this. We must collectively confess the sin of disunity, allow Christ to tear down the walls in our hearts, and choose to love our fellow man — no matter the race, ethnicity, class, or economic status — the way we love ourselves.

As John Oxenham once wrote:

In Christ there is no East nor West,
In Him no South nor North;
But one great fellowship of love
Throughout the whole wide earth.

Join hands then, brethren of the faith,
Whatever your race may be;
All who serve my Father as His child
Are surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both East and West,
In Him meet South and North;
All godly souls are one in Him
Throughout the whole wide earth.

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.”

— 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, for doors to open for them to be able to move out of Las Vegas, Nevada to a place where You will lead and ordain them

— David in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania
deliver Elena Suciu Pop from all problems and be with her 11 children

— Daniel
provide for their charity ministry and church planting ministry

— Ann in Carson, California
give her a financial breakthrough

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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 AME Church

Wanda T. Ringgold
Willie C. Glover
Natalie Mitchem
Miriam J. Burnett
Chinelo Cary Tyler
Kimberly L. Detherage
Mark Cisco
George Brown
Robert Nicolas
Donald Tucker

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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.”

MONTANA STATE CABINET MEMBERS

Jason Smith
Pam Bucy
Matthew Quinn
Angela Wong
John Tubbs
Jennifer Anders
Pat Smith
Richard Opper
Mike Kadas
Mike Tooley


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.

AME Church Leaders Address Climate Change

 The African Methodist Episcopal church has passed its first resolution in its 200-year history devoted to climate change, calling for a swift transition to renewable energy. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images
The African Methodist Episcopal church has passed its first resolution in its 200-year history devoted to climate change, calling for a swift transition to renewable energy. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

African American religious leaders have added their weight to calls for action on climate change, with one of the largest and oldest black churches in the US warning that black people are disproportionally harmed by global warming and fossil fuel pollution. Continue reading “AME Church Leaders Address Climate Change”

Desperate Search Continues for Missing Disabled Indiana Teen

© Aleah Beckerle
© Aleah Beckerle

Authorities are still desperately asking for the public’s help in the search for a missing teen they believe may be in “grave danger.”

Continue reading “Desperate Search Continues for Missing Disabled Indiana Teen”

Murder Fugitive in Florida Caught After Being Helped by 7 Accomplices

© Mike Stocker /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP In this video frame grab, recaptured murder suspect Dayonte Resiles appears via video-conference in front of Broward County Judge Michael Davis at Broward Count Bond Court, in B…
© Mike Stocker /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP In this video frame grab, recaptured murder suspect Dayonte Resiles appears via video-conference in front of Broward County Judge Michael Davis at Broward Count Bond Court, in B…

After nearly a week on the lam, a murder suspect who slipped from his shackles and bolted from a crowded South Florida courtroom in a meticulous escape plot involving seven accomplices was captured at a nondescript motel, authorities said Thursday. Continue reading “Murder Fugitive in Florida Caught After Being Helped by 7 Accomplices”

Texas Police Officer Killed in Apparent Burglary Attempt

This photo provided by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, shows Sgt. Craig Hutchinson, who was shot and killed at his home Monday, July 25, 2016, in Round Rock, Texas.
This photo provided by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, shows Sgt. Craig Hutchinson, who was shot and killed at his home Monday, July 25, 2016, in Round Rock, Texas.

A Texas sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed at his home north of Austin before dawn on Monday in what authorities said appeared to be an attempted burglary. Continue reading “Texas Police Officer Killed in Apparent Burglary Attempt”

Nancy Armour says Gabby Douglas Is Back on Track for Rio Olympics

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Something about being at the Karolyi ranch brings out the best in Gabby Douglas. Continue reading “Nancy Armour says Gabby Douglas Is Back on Track for Rio Olympics”

High School Basketball Star Killed in Florida Nightclub Shooting

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One of the two victims killed during a shooting at a club early Monday was a high school basketball star in Southwest Florida. Continue reading “High School Basketball Star Killed in Florida Nightclub Shooting”

15 People Dead, 20 Injured After Knife Attack in Tokyo

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At least 15 people are dead after a knife attack outside of Tokyo, according to various reports. Continue reading “15 People Dead, 20 Injured After Knife Attack in Tokyo”

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