LISTEN: Walking Worthy of Our Calling, Part 16 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #218 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 4:3-6:

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.


Thomas Brooks said, “A humble soul sees that he can stay no more from sin than the heart can from panting and the pulse from beating. He sees his heart and life to be fuller of sin than the firmament is of stars; and this keeps him low. He sees that sin is so bred in the bone, that till his bones, as Joseph’s, be carried out of the Egypt of this world, he will not be rid of sin. Though sin and grace were never born together, and though they shall not die together, yet while the believer lives, these two must live together; and this keeps him humble.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “I believe every church is either supernatural or superficial. I don’t believe there’s any middle ground.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “The Second Great Awakening was spread as much by Methodist circuit-riding preachers as by anyone in America. There were fewer than a thousand Methodists in the new nation in 1782; thirty years later, there were a quarter million. At the end of the Revolutionary War, the Congregationalists were the largest church in the United States, yet thirty years later the Methodists were ten times larger than that denomination.”


The fact that Paul describes the church as a body reminds us that our unity is a functional unity. We are not unified to sit around and sing Kumbaya; we are unified to do something — to take action just like a physical body does. The comparison of a physical body also reminds us that the body of believers is organic. Our unity does not in any way depend on denominations or other man-made church structures coming together. Our unity is in the Spirit. If we are all filled with the Holy Spirit, we will all be unified with other believers.

Charles Hodge said Paul’s statement that ‘there is one body, and one Spirit’ “is not an exhortation, but a declaration. All believers are in Christ; they are all his members; they constitute not many, much less conflicting bodies, but one. As all true believers are members of this body, and as all are not included in any one external organization, it is obvious that the one body of which the apostle speaks, is not one outward visible society, but a spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all the redeemed are members.”

Are you a born-again Christian? Have you been saved by the blood of the Lamb? Are you therefore filled with the Holy Spirit of God? Then endeavour to keep the unity of the bond of peace with your brothers and sisters in Christ, even though there be differences.

Henry L. Lambdin wrote:

As members of Christ’s body,
hold fast to Christ your Head;
become Christ’s open letter,
by others to be read;

Bear witness as Christ’s temple,
Himself the cornerstone,
and be Christ’s living altar
whereon His love is shown.

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


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.”

— Audrey in Archer, FL
for her grandson, Rashad, to find a good job so that he can take care of his wife and baby and for his salvation

— Magloire in Lome Togo Africa
for support she needs as well as for their prison chaplain

— Tonya in Los Angeles, CA
for her neighbor Ricky to stop harassing her, provide her affordable housing

— Betty in Houston, TX
give her hope after the death of her husband and her son
help her to wait on You and trust in You, provide for her needs

— Brenda in Bardstown, KY
for healing of a drug addiction, for her 25-year-old daughter who is pregnant with her 6th child, (4 which Brenda has custody of), for protection and guidance



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 Pentecostal Church

Virgil Kincaid
Janie Kincaid
David Petty
Ruby Petty
Andy Hunt
Lenora Hunt
Randy Lawrence
Dawn Lawrence
Trisha Naten
Freddy Burcham



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.”


Elizabeth Scott
Mike Sells
Tana Senn
Matt Shea
Shelly Short
Norma Smith
Larry Springer
Melanie Stambaugh
Derek Stanford
Drew Stokesbary

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 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.