Welcome to the Gospel Light Minute!

Daniel Whyte III is a full-time evangelist by calling. Through the Gospel Light Minute, his main aim is to present a short, clear, understandable presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ which saved him over 30 years ago. Throughout his ministry, he has emphasized a clear presentation of the Gospel because he believes that many pastors and churches mix up the Gospel with other things, and this causes confusion for nonbelievers. In order to do that, Daniel Whyte III uses tracts that he has written, as well as tracts produced by the following ministries: Fellowship Tract League, the American Tract Society, and Good News/Crossway Tracts in the production of this broadcast.

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The Necessity of Bringing Others to Jesus (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 679 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,044 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 9:32-35

32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

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Warren Wiersbe said, “The final miracle in this series of healings involved a demon. While there is a difference between sicknesses and demonic workings, the demons do have the power to cause physical afflictions. In this case, the demon made the man mute. Think of what a handicap this would be! Jesus delivered him, and the people admitted that this was a new thing in Israel.”

As we return to Matthew chapter 9, we pick up immediately after Jesus healed the two blind men and commanded them to tell no one what had happened to them. The text reveals that as they were on their way out of the house, certain individuals brought a man who could not speak to Jesus. The text says, “they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.” Dr. John MacArthur writes, “The translation suggests that other people brought the dumb man to Jesus while the two former blind men were leaving. But another possible rendering reveals the idea that the two men themselves came across another needy person as they were leaving and immediately brought him to Jesus for healing. If this was the case, they evidenced genuine commitment to Christ by bringing others to Him.”

There are hurting people all around us each and every day. You can probably name a few right now who you know are in some kind of physical, spiritual, or mental pain. The question is: Are we doing all we can to bring these people to Jesus? Either the formerly blind man or others in the crowd saw a dumb man in need of healing, and they brought him to Jesus. We cannot force people to receive what Jesus has to offer, but we can bring them to Jesus and help them get in a position to receive healing, deliverance, and salvation.

The dumbness of the blind man, his inability to speak, was not a medical condition, but rather a spiritual one. Verse 33 says, “When the devil was cast out, the dumb spake.” This healing reminds us that spiritual afflictions can have physical manifestations. That is why we are wise to seek the Lord in prayer even about what may seem to be purely physical problems. The dumb man and those concerned about him had likely sought medical attention for his condition. However, it was not until he was brought to Jesus that he was healed. “When the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.”

When Jesus is invited by faith into a situation, there will be results. No one who ever came to Christ through faith walked away without receiving what was in God’s will for him or her to receive. So come to Christ with all your burdens; and bring others to Christ as often as you can.

George Lansing Taylor wrote:

O Savior, we are blind and dumb,
To Thee for sight and speech we come;
Touch Thou our eyes with truth’s bright rays,
Teach Thou our lips to sing Thy praise.
Help us to feel our mournful night,
And seek, through all things, for Thy light,
Till the glad sentence we receive,
“Be it to you as you believe.”
Then swift the dumb to Thee we’ll bring,
Till all Thy grace shall see, and sing.

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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 today I choose to turn from 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. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to 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 email 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.

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks, Repeat, Part 3 (Praying Through the Bible #338)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

— PRAYER —

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 337 messages in this series.

This is message #338 titled, Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks, Repeat, Part 3.

John Gill said, “Rejoicing evermore means not in a carnal, but in a spiritual way, with joy in the Holy Ghost. This is joy which arises from a view of pardon by the blood of Christ, of justification by his righteousness, and atonement by his sacrifice. It is not joy in ourselves, as the wicked man rejoices in his wickedness, and the hypocrite and formalist in his profession of religion, and the reputation he gains by it; or the Pharisee and legalist in his morality, civility, negative holiness, and obedience to the rituals of the law. Such people rejoice in their boastings, and all such rejoicing is evil. But we rejoice evermore in the Lord Jesus Christ — in the greatness, fitness, fulness, and glory of his person — in his blood, righteousness, and sacrifice — in what he is in himself, and is made unto his people, and in what he has done, and is still doing for them.”

Only verse 17 of our passage today deals specifically with prayer. It is the command to “pray without ceasing.” Jesus Christ gave a parable to this end “Men ought always to pray and not to faint.” However, we are looking at verses 16 and 18 as well because these verses emphasize a theme that has been reoccuring in Paul’s epistles to the churches. In fact, in both of our last two mini-series on prayer from the letter to the Colossians, Paul emphasized rejoicing and thanksgiving almost as much as he emphasized prayer. In Colossians 1, Paul talked about how he and his ministry companions not only prayed for the young believers, but gave thanks to God for them. He also encouraged the believers to live with rejoicing.

So, rejoicing, prayer, and giving thanks go hand-in-hand. Prayer is not just for us to get from God, but for us to give thanks to God and to rejoice and celebrate with other believers over the good things that God has done. The Greek word translated as “rejoice” means: to be glad, to rejoice exceedingly, to be well or to thrive. In Scripture, the same word is also translated as “hail!,” a positive salutation or greeting. The King James dictionary says the word rejoice means: “to experience joy and gladness in a high degree; to be exhilarated with lively and pleasurable sensations; to exult.”

The use of the term ‘rejoicing’ are found in Proverbs 29 where we read: ‘When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn…. And whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father.’

In Psalm 9, David testifies, ‘I will rejoice in thy salvation.’”

Now, it is easy for many of us to rejoice at certain times — when things are going well, when the money is high and the bills are low, when family ties are not strained, when your workload is not too heavy. But, the Bible commands us to “rejoice evermore.”

The Greek word translated as “evermore” literally means “every when,” or “at all times or whenever.” Almost thirty times in Scripture, this word is translated as “always.” Every Christian ought to strive to rejoice always, in all things, and at all times. It is not easy to do so. That is why, in Philippians, Paul writes, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” The truth of the matter is that you cannot rejoice always in anything or anyone in this world. Good things will not always happen to you. You will meet with people of very displeasing dispositions.

As you may have heard recently, lifestyle influencer, Marie Kondo, who has written four bestselling books on decluttering your life, has a new television series on Netflix promoting her organization principles. She has boiled down her entire philosophy of “tidying up” to this question: Does this thing spark joy? If this thing does not spark joy, throw it out. Friends, if we took that principle to most of the material things, people, and experiences in our lives — if we judged everything and everyone based on whether or not it or they spark joy — we would probably throw out over 70% of our possessions and cut ties with 70% of the people we know, family included. That is why you cannot look to things or people as a basis for your rejoicing. If you do that, you will eventually get to the point where you are rejoicing nevermore instead of evermore. But, Jesus is always good and not only sparks joy but gives joy, and when you look to Him as the source of your joy, you should and can “rejoice evermore.”

Charles Wesley wrote:

Rejoice, the Lord is king
Your Lord and king adore;
Mortals give thanks and sing,
and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Savior, reigns,
the God of truth and love;
When He had purged our stains
He took His seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o’er earth and Heav’n,
The keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus giv’n;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope!
Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take His servants up
to their eternal home.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, 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.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “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.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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. 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 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 from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. 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.”

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.

The Blind Walk By Faith and Jesus Gives Them Sight, Part 5 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 677 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,042 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 9:27-31

27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

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John Abbott said, “The Savior seems often to have given directions with a view of limiting the publicity of his most remarkable miracles, in order to keep the popular excitement which they occasioned within due bounds. Since the Jews expected the Messiah to head their armies, and expel the Romans from their territories, there was danger, if he became suddenly known as the Messiah, before he had corrected their erroneous views of the nature of his reign, that popular insurrections and bloodshed might ensue. On one occasion, this result was narrowly escaped. And besides, even if no popular tumult should ensue, still the greater the publicity given to his movements and miracles, the greater was the danger of their attracting the attention of Herod’s government in Galilee, or that of the Romans in Judea.”

From this account, we have seen the faith of the blind men demonstrated in three ways. First, they acted on their faith: they walked even when they could not see ahead of them. Second, they confessed their faith verbally: they proclaimed Jesus as the object of their faith and pleaded with Him to have mercy on them. Third, they persisted in faith. Even when it looked like the door to the house might swing shut in their faces, they followed Jesus into the house seeking the healing that they desired. Jesus rewarded their faith, touching their eyes, and saying, “According to your faith be it unto you.”

After Jesus opened their eyes, the Bible tells us that He “straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.” Jesus did not simply heal the men and send them away. He gave them something to do. This happened frequently with those whom Jesus delivered. Some, like the Gerasene man who was delivered from demonic possession, were sent back to spread the good news to their communities. Some, like the healed lepers, were told to show themselves to the priests as a testimony that God’s work was being done through Jesus’ ministry. Others, like these blind men, were told to keep quiet about what Jesus had done for them.

We don’t know all of the reasons why Jesus gave different people different tasks after they were healed or delivered. Some commentators have speculated that the reason Jesus sometimes discouraged people from broadcasting their miracles is because it was not time for His ministry to be more well-known than it already was. Jesus always operated according to God’s timetable, not man’s. There were times when men were ready to crown Him king, but Jesus knew that the cross had to come first.

That being said, however, we do see a pattern in these interactions. Those who are delivered by Jesus are not simply sent away to celebrate. They are often given a specific ministry-related task or, as in the case of the Samaritan woman, they take it upon themselves to spread the good news of Jesus so that others might have faith in Him and believe for their own deliverance and salvation. The blind men, of course, did not obey Jesus. They “spread abroad his fame in all that country.” They could not keep the good thing that had happened to them to themselves. While Jesus’ wishes were not followed in this instance, we know that God worked all things out for His glory and the benefit of His Son’s ministry.

Each of us has been touched by Christ in response to a profession of faith. And we each have a part in God’s larger work in the earth. It is not enough for us to get our healing, our deliverance, our salvation, and go away and celebrate. We must seek to do the things that God has designated for us to do.

Fanny Crosby wrote:

We walk by faith, and oh, how sweet
The flow’rs that grow beneath our feet
And fragrance breathe along the way
That leads the soul to endless day.

We walk by faith; He wills it so
And marks the path that we should go.
And when, at times, our sky is dim,
He gently draws us close to Him.

We walk by faith divinely blest,
On Him we lean in Him we rest.
The more we trust our shepherd’s care,
The more His love ’tis ours to share.

And thus by faith till life shall end
We’ll walk with Him our dearest friend.
Till safe we tread the fields of light
Where faith is lost in perfect sight.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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 today I choose to turn from 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. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to 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 email 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.

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks, Repeat, Part 2 (Praying Through the Bible #337)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

— PRAYER —

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 336 messages in this series.

This is message #337 titled, Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks, Repeat, Part 2.

James Burton Coffman said, “These brief, hammer-blow admonitions carry the full authority of apostolic power and have been greatly honored and appreciated in all generations since they appeared. Barclay spoke of them as ‘a chain of jewels of good advice.’ Moffatt declared that, ‘To comment adequately upon these diamond drops would be to outline a history of the Christian experience in its highest levels.’ Here, chiseled into the granite face of history, are these mighty virtues of the ‘new man’ in Christ Jesus, without whom the world would never have survived as long as it has.”

In our last message, we looked at the definition of attitudes and how this passage addresses them. Dr. John Walvoord and Dr. Roy Zuck said, “These exhortations—dealing with attitudes—are addressed to believers as individuals concerning their personal lives before God. God wants His people to be joyful and He gives them every reason to be. But Paul knew human nature well enough to sense the need for a reminder to rejoice at all times.”

Only verse 17 of our passage today deals specifically with prayer. It is the command to “pray without ceasing.” Jesus Christ gave a parable to this end “Men ought always to pray and not to faint.” However, we are looking at verses 16 and 18 as well because these verses emphasize a theme that has been reoccuring in Paul’s epistles to the churches. In fact, in both of our last two mini-series on prayer from the letter to the Colossians, Paul emphasized rejoicing and thanksgiving almost as much as he emphasized prayer. In Colossians 1, Paul talked about how he and his ministry companions not only prayed for the young believers, but gave thanks to God for them. He also encouraged the believers to live with rejoicing.

So, rejoicing, prayer, and giving thanks go hand-in-hand. Prayer is not just for us to get from God, but for us to give thanks to God and to rejoice and celebrate with other believers over the good things that God has done. The Greek word translated as “rejoice” means: to be glad, to rejoice exceedingly, to be well or to thrive. In Scripture, the same word is also translated as “hail!,” a positive salutation or greeting. The King James dictionary says the word rejoice means: “
To experience joy and gladness in a high degree; to be exhilarated with lively and pleasurable sensations; to exult.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Prov. 29.

I will rejoice in thy salvation. Ps. 9.

To make joyful; to gladden; to animate with lively pleasurable sensations; to exhilarate.

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father. Prov. 29.

Now, it is easy for many of us to rejoice at certain times — when things are going well, when the money is high and the bills are low, when family ties are not strained, when your workload is not too heavy. But, the Bible commands us to “rejoice evermore.”

The Greek word translated as “evermore” literally means “every when,” or “at all times or whenever.” Almost thirty times in Scripture, this word is translated as “always.” Every Christian ought to strive to rejoice always, in all things, and at all times. It is not easy to do so. That is why, in Philippians, Paul writes, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” The truth of the matter is that you cannot rejoice always in anything or anyone in this world. Good things will not always happen to you. You will meet with people of very displeasing dispositions.

As you may have heard recently, lifestyle influencer, Marie Kondo, who has written four bestselling books on decluttering your life, has a new television series on Netflix promoting her organization principles. She has boiled down her entire philosophy of “tidying up” to this question: Does this thing spark joy? If this thing does not spark joy, throw it out. Friends, if we took that principle to most of the material things, people, and experiences in our lives — if we judged everything and everyone based on whether or not it or they spark joy — we would probably throw out over 70% of our possessions and cut ties with 70% of the people we know, family included. That is why you cannot look to things or people as a basis for your rejoicing. If you do that, you will eventually get to the point where you are rejoicing nevermore instead of evermore. But, Jesus is always good and not only sparks joy but gives joy, and when you look to Him as the source of your joy, you should and can “rejoice evermore.”

Charles Wesley wrote:

Rejoice, the Lord is king
Your Lord and king adore;
Mortals give thanks and sing,
and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Savior, reigns,
the God of truth and love;
When He had purged our stains
He took His seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o’er earth and Heav’n,
The keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus giv’n;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope!
Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take His servants up
to their eternal home.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, 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.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “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.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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. 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 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 from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. 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.”

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.

The Blind Walk By Faith and Jesus Gives Them Sight, Part 4 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 675 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,040 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 9:27-31

27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

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R.C. Sproul said, “The two blind men address our Savior as the ‘son of David,’ because they understand the true identity of this Galilean carpenter. Restoring sight to the blind is among the Messiah’s tasks in Isaiah 42, and in using the messianic title ‘son of David,’ the men express hope that Jesus is the Anointed One who will enable them to see. When the blind men enter the house with Jesus, our Lord has them confirm their belief that He is able to heal them. Like others before them, they are healed because their faith ’embraces the mercy and fatherly love of God along with his power, and the generous design of Christ along with his ability to save.'”

Philip Schaff said, “Faith is the hand which takes what God offers, the spiritual organ of appropriation, the conducting link between emptiness and God’s fullness.”

Although the blind men had demonstrated faith through their actions and through their words, their journey of faith was not over. They next demonstrated their faith by persistence as they followed Jesus into the house where He was staying, begging Him to “have mercy.” They did not let unfamiliar territory and the possibility that they might be shut out of the house discourage them. They so strongly believed that Jesus would and could heal them that they followed Jesus into a place where they did not belong. They would not let the matter go until they had an answer.

Jesus asked them, “Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.” Only after they verbally confirmed their faith did Jesus touch their eyes and heal them. Take note of His words: “According to your faith be it unto you.” While God, in His mercy and grace, often acts above and beyond what we believe and what we deserve, the rule is: we will most often receive that which we ask for in faith. And we will not receive that which we do not ask for in faith. D.A. Carson wrote, ‘In many ways, God says the same to men and women today: “According to your faith let it be so to you.” There is much to have by faith, and much that is never received because it is never grasped with faith. “According to your faith” does not mean “in proportion to your faith” (the level of sight in accordance with the level of faith), but rather “since you believe, your request is granted.”‘

How many of us today have failed to receive from God simply because we do not believe? You might be saying, “Well, I have faith. I believe that God can answer my request.” Ask yourself if you have done as the blind men did in this account? Have you walked by faith? Have you acted in expectation that you will receive what you desire? Have you confessed verbally that God is Who He says He is and that, because of His nature, He can do what you desire of Him? Finally, have you followed through even when it seemed as though a door was shut or as though you were entering a place where you did not belong? Have you been persistent in your walk of faith?

Fanny Crosby wrote:

While struggling through this vale of tears,
I want more faith in Jesus;
Amid temptations, cares and fears,
I want more faith in Jesus.

To war against the foes within
I want more faith in Jesus;
To rise above the powers of sin
I want more faith in Jesus.

To brave the storms that here I meet
I want more faith in Jesus;
To rest confiding at His feet
I want more faith in Jesus.

I want a faith that works by love,
A constant faith in Jesus;
A faith that mountains can remove,
A living faith in Jesus.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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 today I choose to turn from 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. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to 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 email 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.

The Blind Walk By Faith and Jesus Gives Them Sight, Part 3 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 674 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,039 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 9:27-31

27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

——-

Daniel Whedon said, “Jesus touched the blind men as if His finger were the conductor of the power. But the act served to show that the cure was no accidental coincidence. It visibly manifested that the work was His. This act shows that the faith a person has shall be justified, sustained, and rewarded. Thus, faith is a readiness to receive of God. Though we have no merit to deserve a reward, yet it is the right state of soul to receive God’s truth and mercy.”

From this account of two blind men seeking their healing from Jesus, we have seen the significance of walking by faith. Real faith is active, not passive. The blind men showed that they believed by literally walking by faith and not by sight. They latched onto the object of their faith — Jesus Christ. They did not know how they would get to Him; they did not know the steps they would take or the path they would walk. But they proceeded anyway. The blind men also showed their faith through their words. They confessed with their mouth that Jesus was the “son of David,” the long-awaited Messiah. Since they believed that Jesus was the Messiah, their confession showed that they expected Him to carry out the prophesied messianic duties such as giving sight to the blind. Thus, they begged Him, “have mercy on us.”

However, the journey of these blind men was not over. Verse 28 tells us that Jesus entered into the house — likely Peter’s house where He and His disciples had been staying. Then the text says, “the blind men came to him.” Jesus did not stop to address the concerns of the blind men. Jesus heard them crying out. He knew what they wanted. But, He did not stop to interact with them. Perhaps, He wanted to test their faith. Either way, the blind men persisted — and that is another mark of true faith. True faith is persistent faith. They so strongly believed that Jesus would and could heal them that they followed Jesus into a place where they did not belong. They would not let the matter go until they had an answer.

Jesus asked them, “Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.” Only after they verbally confirmed their faith did Jesus touch their eyes and heal them. Take note of His words: “According to your faith be it unto you.” While God, in His mercy and grace, often acts above and beyond what we believe and what we deserve, the rule is: we will most often receive that which we ask for in faith. And we will not receive that which we do not ask for in faith. D.A. Carson wrote, ‘In many ways, God says the same to men and women today: “According to your faith let it be so to you.” There is much to have by faith, and much that is never received because it is never grasped with faith. “According to your faith” does not mean “in proportion to your faith” (the level of sight in accordance with the level of faith), but rather “since you believe, your request is granted.”‘

How many of us today have failed to receive from God simply because we do not believe? You might be saying, “Well, I have faith. I believe that God can answer my request.” Ask yourself if you have done as the blind men did in this account? Have you walked by faith? Have you acted in expectation that you will receive what you desire? Have you confessed verbally that God is Who He says He is and that, because of His nature, He can do what you desire of Him? Finally, have you followed through even when it seemed as though a door was shut or as though you were entering a place where you did not belong? Have you been persistent in your walk of faith?

Fanny Crosby wrote:

While struggling thro’ this vale of tears,
I want more faith in Jesus;
Amid temptations, cares and fears,
I want more faith in Jesus.

To war against the foes within
I want more faith in Jesus;
To rise above the powers of sin
I want more faith in Jesus.

To brave the storms that here I meet
I want more faith in Jesus;
To rest confiding at His feet
I want more faith in Jesus.

I want a faith that works by love,
A constant faith in Jesus;
A faith that mountains can remove,
A living faith in Jesus.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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 today I choose to turn from 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. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to 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 email 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.

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks, Repeat, Part 1 (Praying Through the Bible #336)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

— PRAYER —

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 335 messages in this series.

This is message #336 titled, Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks, Repeat, Part 1.

Matthew Henry said, “The way to rejoice evermore is to pray without ceasing. We should rejoice more if we prayed more. We should keep up stated times for prayer, and continue instant in prayer. We should pray always, and not faint: pray without weariness, and continue in prayer, till we come to that world where prayer shall be swallowed up in praise.”

By way of introduction, Dr. John Walvoord and Dr. Roy Zuck said, “These exhortations—dealing with attitudes— (What are attitudes, or what is the ddefinition of attitude. I took the liberty to look it up in the dictionary:a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.
“she took a tough attitude toward other people’s indulgences”
synonyms: point of view, view, viewpoint, vantage point, frame of mind, way of thinking, way of looking at things, school of thought, outlook, angle, slant, perspective, reaction, stance, standpoint, position, inclination, orientation, approach; More
a position of the body proper to or implying an action or mental state.
“the boy was standing in an attitude of despair, his chin sunk on his chest”
synonyms: position, posture, pose, stance, stand; More
INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICAN
truculent or uncooperative behavior; a resentful or antagonistic manner.
“I asked the waiter for a clean fork, and all I got was attitude”

In psychology, attitude is a psychological construct, a mental and emotional entity that inheres in, or characterizes a person. They are complex and an acquired state through experiences)

These exhortations—dealing with attitudes—are addressed to believers as individuals concerning their personal lives before God. God wants His people to be joyful and He gives them every reason to be. But Paul knew human nature well enough to sense the need for a reminder to rejoice at all times. This is a command. A Christian’s joy does not spring from his circumstances, but from the blessings that are his because he is in Christ. “The Christian who remains in sadness and depression really breaks a commandment: in some direction or other he mistrusts God—His power, providence, forgiveness.”

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Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, 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.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “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.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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. 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 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 from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. 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.”

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.

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