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.

Jesus Brought Heaven’s Joy to a Hellish World (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 35 / Day 402 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 2:7-11:

7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

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After preaching the Gospel every day for 367 days straight throughout the 2016 presidential campaign season, I am preaching the Gospel every day throughout the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s term. If you think a new president being in office is the only thing needed to save America and ‘make America great again’, you are woefully deceived. The church must follow through and “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.” So, we encourage you to pray for the new president, but not to get caught up in the political happenings like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord. And that is what this campaign is all about.

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 35, day 402 since Jan. 1, 2016.

Marshall Segal said, “The story of the world meeting Jesus in the flesh is a story of the world finally finding full joy in God.”

After hearing from the Jewish scribes that Jesus’ birth had been prophesied to take place in Bethlehem, Herod takes the wise men aside and inquires about the specific time the star appeared. Knowing that it would have taken the wise men months to determine the significance of the star, plan their journey, and then trek five hundred miles across the desert on camelback, it is safe to assume that the star had appeared several months if not more than a year prior to the wise men’s arrival in Jerusalem. Herod recognizes this and asks the wise men to tell him when the star first appeared. He deduces that that must have been the time the child was born. He tells the wise men, “Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.” Of course, we know that he has no intent on doing such a thing.

Dr. Warren Wiersbe says, “It is no surprise that Herod tried to kill Jesus, for Herod alone wanted to bear the title “King of the Jews.” But there was another reason. Herod was not a full-blooded Jew; he was actually an Idumaean, a descendant of Esau. This is a picture of the old struggle between Esau and Jacob that began even before the boys were born. It is the spiritual versus the carnal, the godly versus the worldly.”

The wise men begin their journey to Bethlehem from Jerusalem, a trip of about five miles. We see that the star which they had seen in their homeland now moves ahead of them until it comes to “stand over where the young child was.” This star was no ordinary celestial event. Stars, because of the rotation of the earth, appear to move from east to west. However, this star would have had to moved from north to south, as Bethlehem is south of Jerusalem. The only explanation is that the star was divinely guided as it appeared to move ahead of the wise men and then stopped directly over the place where Jesus lived with Mary and Joseph. When the wise men saw the star that pointed them to Jesus Christ, the Bible says “they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.”

The words translated as “rejoice” and “joy” come from the same root word in Greek. It means to be glad, to be happy, to be cheerful, or to be delighted. But, not only were the wise men joyful, they had “exceeding, great” joy. At long last, their journey to find the newborn King was complete. And though, by all outward appearances, He was not yet a king and had done none of those things associated with kings or any of the things that the prophets had said He would do, just by His appearance, He brought joy to the hearts of these men who had searched long and hard for His arrival.

Joy is a theme that we see all throughout the story of Jesus’ birth. When the angel announced that Elizabeth would give birth to Jesus’ forerunner, John the Baptist, he said, “You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.” When the angel announced Jesus’ birth to the shepherds outside Bethlehem he said, “I bring thee glad tidings of great joy that shall be for all people.” The glad tidings of the Gospel are not for a few, not even only for the children of Israel, but for all people on the face of the earth. We see this in the journey of the wise men — pagan astrologers from afar — who had joy bursting forth in their hearts when they realized that they had finally found the child Jesus.

The joyous message of Jesus’ birth continues all the way through to the end of Jesus’ time on earth. After He died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven, Luke records that the disciples “worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.” It is this great joy that Jesus wants to impart to your life today. Isaac Watts was onto something when he wrote these timeless words:

Joy to the World, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,

Is your heart prepared to make room for King Jesus? Are you ready for Him to eradicate the power and punishment of sin from your life? Are you ready for Him to let His blessings flow to you and through you? Then, it is time for you to place your faith and trust in Him. Here is how you can do that today:

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.

You Never Have to Pray Alone, Part 3 (Praying Through the Bible #233)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Romans 8:26:

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

— 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 232 messages in this series.

This is message #233 titled, You Never Have to Pray Alone, Part 3.

Robert Hill, the founder of PrayerMeetings.org, said, “All true prayer is exercised in the sphere of the Holy Spirit, motivated and empowered by Him.” Albert Richardson, the author of The Kneeling Christian, said, “Ignorance and helplessness in prayer are indeed blessed things if they cast us upon the Holy Spirit.”

As we continue looking at the fascinating topic of the Holy Spirit helping us in prayer, we have turned our attention to the Holy Spirit’s “intercession for us.” We have learned that the word “intercession” embodies three modes of communication with the Father — supplication, conversation, and consultation.

In supplication, the Holy Spirit asks or petitions the throne of God for the fulfillment of our needs and our desires that are within the will of God.

Then, the Holy Spirit converses with the Father on our behalf. Many people do not realize it, but the Heavenly Father is a friend who is interested in every aspect of our lives. There are times when we ought to go to the Father, not to ask for anything, but just to talk to Him, to fellowship with Him. The Holy Spirit aids us in this as well. Because He is a member of the Godhead, He speaks the language of divinity in a way that we, in our mortal bodies, cannot. He takes our feeble communication and makes it perfect before God.

Finally, the Holy Spirit makes consultation on our behalf. Sometimes, we do not know what decision to make or how to proceed in a certain situation. Things may be so confusing that we can’t even decipher what kind of outcome we should be praying for. In these times, the Holy Spirit steps in and consults the Father alongside us. Our prayers are often clouded by emotions, doubts, and feelings. But the Holy Spirit is able to cut through the fog, present our circumstances to the Father, and gain the direction that we need from the throne of God.

Thinking about all that the Holy Spirit does for us in this single matter of prayer is humbling and overwhelming. But knowing that the Holy Spirit is our partner should inspire us, motivate us, and give us great confidence when we go before God in prayer.

Andrew Reed wrote:

Spirit divine, inspire our prayer
and make our hearts your home;
descend with all your gracious power;
come, Holy Spirit, come!

Come as the light; reveal our need,
our hidden failings show,
and lead us in those paths of life
where all on the righteous go.

Come as the fire and clean our hearts
with purifying flame;
let our whole soul an offering be
to our Redeemer’s name.

Come as the dove and spread your wings,
the wings of peace and love,
until your church on earth below
joins with your church above.

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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.

10 Ways President Trump Can Help Black America; 10 Ways Black America Can Help President Trump (Part 10)

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Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

Proverbs 18:15 says, “The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.”

— PRAYER —

As President Trump begins his time in office, I am sharing some practical and biblically-based ways in which he can help black America as well as some practical and biblically based ways black America can be of help to him.

So far, we have named the following ways President Trump can help black America:

1. President Trump Can Help Black America by Setting a Godly Example
2. President Trump Can Help Black America by Not Circumventing the Legitimate Leadership of the Black Community; Rather he Should Reach Out to Them Respectfully and Individually
3. President Trump Can Help Black America by Hiring a Trusted African-American to be One of his Senior Advisers Along with Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and Jared Kushner
4. President Trump Should Take Some Time to Learn How to Communicate Well With Black People
5. President Trump Needs to Cease Assuming that All Black People Live in “Hell”
6. President Trump Should Keep his Promise to Create Jobs
7. President Trump Should Make Health Care Truly Affordable and Universal
8. President Trump Should Keep Open (and Possibly Expand) Federal Student Aid
9. President Trump Should Establish a Scholarship for Black Students at his Alma Mater

We have also shared the following ways black America can help President Trump:

1. Black Americans Can Help President Trump by Praying for him
2. Black Americans Can Help President Trump by being Open-minded and Giving him a Chance
3. Black Americans Can Help President Trump by Respecting the Office Even if They Can’t Respect the Man Occupying the Office
4. Black Americans Should Not Do to President Trump What Some Whites, Including Trump, Did to President Obama
5. Black Americans Can Help the Trump Presidency by Working Hard and Striving to be Successful
6. Black Americans Should Not Take Out Their Frustrations With President Trump On Other White People
7. Black Christian Leaders Need to Step Up, Introduce Themselves, and Let Donald Trump Know They Want to Help Him “Make America Great Again”
8. Black Americans Should Find Things They Can Work On With the Trump Administration
9. Black Americans Should Apply for Business Training and Business Loans Under the Trump Administration

Allow me to share with you another way President Trump can help black America and another way black America can help President Trump.

— President Trump Should Start a Legitimate Institute to Train People in Business

Proverbs 18:15 says, “The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.”

Regarding this verse, Matthew Henry said, “Those that are prudent will seek knowledge, and apply their ear and heart to the pursuit of it, their ear to attend to the means of knowledge and their heart to mix faith with what they hear and make a good improvement of it. Those that are prudent do not think they have prudence enough, but still see they have need of more; and the more prudent a man is the more inquisitive will he be after knowledge, the knowledge of God and his duty, and the way to heaven, for that is the best knowledge. Those that prudently seek knowledge shall certainly get knowledge, for God never said to such, Seek in vain, but, Seek and you shall find. If the ear seeks it, the heart gets it, and keeps it, and is enriched by it. We must get knowledge, not only into our heads, but into our hearts, get the savour and relish of it, apply what we know to ourselves and experience the power and influence of it.”

Scripture repeatedly speaks of the importance of teaching, training, or instructing others. Parents are instructed to teach their children. Older people are instructed to teach younger people. All people are instructed to take heed to teaching and training.

Those who are in positions of authority ought to seek to pass on their training to others. The woes of the ill-begotten Trump University have been well-documented in the media. However, in our view, a business school that teaches the principles President Trump himself has used to become successful is a great idea. Although, Mr. Trump should not directly run such an enterprise. He should sit down with experienced educators and work with them to create a curriculum and then hire teachers to teach that curriculum, both online and at a physical campus.

President Trump should consider making a huge donation to Liberty University and see if Dr. Falwell would let him open a Donald J. Trump School of Business at Liberty University.

No one can deny President Trump’s success in the business world. There are many who do not agree with his politics and who may not like his personality but are willing to learn how to win in business. I am sure there are many who will take advantage of this opportunity.

— Now, here is the tenth thing black people can do to help the new president: Black Churches Can Help Mr. Trump by Being the Church

Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Warren Wiersbe said our churches have departed from this great Commision “In most churches, the congregation pays the pastor to preach, win the lost, and build up the saved—while the church members function as cheerleaders (if they are enthusiastic) or spectators. The “converts” are won, baptized, and given the right hand of fellowship, then they join the other spectators. How much faster our churches would grow, and how much stronger and happier our church members would be, if each one were discipling another believer. The only way a local church can “be fruitful and multiply” (instead of growing by “additions”) is with a systematic discipleship program. This is the responsibility of every believer, and not just a small group who have been “called to go.”

These verses consist of what is called the Great Commission. It embodies the complete purpose of the church which has not changed since it was given by Jesus some 2,000 years. Unfortunately, many churches have gotten away from this Commission. We do a lot of other things, but we don’t do the main thing. John Wesley said, “You have one business on earth — to save souls.”

Far too many black churches are guilty of putting other things before the Gospel. Some have put social action in front of the Gospel; some have put politics in front of the Gospel; some have put prosperity in front of the Gospel. Many have forgotten that, as Andrae Crouch sang, “Jesus is the answer for the world today.”

The black church needs to get back to being Gospel-focused. Certainly, we ought to have a voice on social issues, especially those issues that are diametrically opposed to God’s word. But our primary focus should be on telling others about Jesus Christ and the grace that saves. Society needs this witness especially in this day and time when so much is up in the air. The black community needs this witness so that our people will know that their trust should not be in a man. Their trust should not have been in Obama, and it should not be in Trump. It should only be in God. If people begin placing their trust in God, they will not feel dismayed if and when something happens at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that they do not like.

Some Christians have equated the election of Donald Trump with the beginning of a spiritual revival in America. Those who think this are sorely mistaken. Spiritual revival can only come through the church of the Lord Jesus Christ getting back to its first love and getting back to the basics of prayer, evangelism, and discipleship. We want a government that does its job, but we also need the church to do its job. The black church can be a help to the Trump administration by keeping the main thing the main thing and doing the work that it, not the government, is called to do. In the words of Tony Evans, “We’re not on the Democrat’s team. We’re not on the Republican’s team. We’re the referees for both teams.”

The church makes society better by living like Jesus and by winning people to Jesus. This is the only true hope and change possible for the world. The only way America will be truly great is by more people trusting Christ as Savior, and that requires the church to do its job in fulfilling the Great Commission.

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In closing, allow me to remind you that the only way America’s problems can be truly solved is through Jesus Christ, God’s Son who came to this earth two thousand years ago. The problem with people on this earth is sin. And Jesus came to die on the cross for our sins, so that we would not have to suffer eternal punishment in Hell. Billy Graham once said, “I do not believe that any man can solve the problems of life without Jesus Christ.” No matter what problems you are facing, you can only find the solution for your problems in Jesus Christ. If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please allow me to show you how you can accept Him as your Savior today:

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20, “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

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

3. 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.”

4. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. 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.”

With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. 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 are willing to trust Christ as your Saviour, please pray the following 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 Tragedy and Foolishness of Overlooking Jesus (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 32 / Day 399 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 2:1-6:

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

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After preaching the Gospel every day for 367 days straight throughout the 2016 presidential campaign season, I am preaching the Gospel every day throughout the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s term. If you think a new president being in office is the only thing needed to save America and ‘make America great again’, you are woefully deceived. The church must follow through and “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.” So, we encourage you to pray for the new president, but not to get caught up in the political happenings like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord. And that is what this campaign is all about.

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 32, day 399 since Jan. 1, 2016.

J. C. Olbrych said, “The birth of Jesus — Savior, Messiah, Lord — translates all that is shabby, despairing, and dying into newness, joy, and life. It is a language that even we can hear. A four-year old boy asked, ‘What’s all the fuss about a baby when there’s more to the story?’ He was right. If we only focus on the birth of Jesus as a sweet story we like remembering, then we miss out on what can happen for us today. The God who comes to be with us can take the shabby, hurting, dirty, abandoned, humiliating parts of ourselves and will make them and us new.”

King Herod was very anxious over the news of the arrival of a new King of the Jews. He got nervous when the wise men came to him and told him who they were looking for. Perhaps, they thought that the King heralded by the star would be born in the current king’s palace. However, they did not find Jesus there. Herod hastily summoned the Jewish priest and scribes — the Bible says he called “all” of them — and he “demanded of them where Christ should be born.” He did not ask nicely; he demanded that they produce this knowledge.

The Jewish scribes, of course, knew exactly what Herod was talking about. They did not hesitate in answering. They had been studying and memorizing the writings of the prophets of old for a long time. They were on the lookout for the Messiah. They tell Herod that Jesus would be born “in Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.”

The tragedy of this account is that the Jews who were supposed to gladly receive this news did not show much interest in actually finding the child Jesus. They did not seem to care about getting to know their potential Messiah. They probably thought Herod and these pagan astrologers were pretty foolish to get all worked up over a toddler. What could a child do to deliver them from the Romans? Or to restore the glory of their nation?

One commentary stated: “The religious leaders fail to act on all their Bible knowledge. Although these authorities did not desire to kill Jesus as Herod did, their successors a little later — when Jesus could no longer be taken for granted — did seek his death. One is tempted to note that the line between taking Jesus for granted and wanting him out of the way may remain very thin today as well. And we must not forget that the sin of taking Jesus for granted is the sin not of pagans who know little about him, but of religious folk and Bible teachers.”

People today still make the mistake of overlooking Jesus. They see Him as only “Mary’s man child” or as part of a nice story to remember at Christmastime. Some see Him as just a good teacher or one of many religious leaders. Others only see Him as a figure of history no more important than any others. It is this kind of attitude that will cause many to end up in Hell. Throughout Scripture, God confounded people by challenging their expectations, and it was no different with the birth and life of Jesus Christ. He does not come as we think He should. He is not the Savior we want, but the Saviour we so desperately need.

As Ruth Caye Jones aptly put it:

In times like these we need a Savior
In times like these we need an anchor;
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

In times like these you need the Bible,
In times like these, O be not idle;
Be very sure, be very sure,
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, the only One!
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Have you gripped the Solid Rock today? Have you anchored yourself to Jesus Christ?
He alone can save you from your sins and the punishment of sin and give you new and eternal life with Him If you want to place your faith and trust in Him, here is how you can do that today:

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 Magnificent First Coming of Christ Causes Consternation (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 31 / Day 398 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 2:1-4:

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

———-

After preaching the Gospel every day for 367 days straight throughout the 2016 presidential campaign season, I am preaching the Gospel every day throughout the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s term. If you think a new president being in office is the only thing needed to save America and ‘make America great again’, you are woefully deceived. The church must follow through and “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.” So, we encourage you to pray for the new president, but not to get caught up in the political happenings like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord. And that is what this campaign is all about.

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 31, day 398 since Jan. 1, 2016.

Charles Spurgeon said, “Jesus of Nazareth is so potent a factor in the mind of the world that, no sooner is he there, in his utmost weakness, a new-born King, than he begins to reign. Before he mounts the throne, friends bring him presents, and his enemies plot his death.”

At the beginning of each of the Gospels, we are shown the reactions of those who learn that Jesus will be born or has been born. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, rejoiced when her cousin Mary told her that she was carrying the Son of God. The shepherds glorified and praised God when they heard the news. The wise men hastened to bring gifts to the newborn king. Simeon said that he could die happily once he had laid eyes on the Messiah. Anna gave thanks to the Lord and spoke of the infant Jesus to everyone who was looking for redemption.

But not everyone who heard of Jesus’ birth was happy about it. King Herod who heard the news from the wise men “was troubled.” But not only King Herod, Matthew tells us that “all Jerusalem with him” was troubled. The Greek word translated as “troubled” means: to agitate, to disquiet, to make restless, to cause inward commotion, to take away calmness of mind, to stir up, to render anxious or distressed. Herod did not like this news of the arrival of a new king, a great king, a king heralded by divine movement in the heavens, a king who could inspire pagan astrologers from the east, who were not even Jews, to come looking for him.

Why was Herod so upset about this newborn King of the Jews? Well, Herod was an Edomite ruler whom Rome had placed over Judaea. Technically, his title was “king of the Jews.” But the Jews and the Edomites were enemies in times gone by, and Herod was always on shaky ground with his constituency. He tried to appease them with his great building projects in Jerusalem, most notably, the improvements to the Temple. However, he was also a cruel ruler. William Barclay notes: “He had no sooner come to the throne than he began by annihilating the Sanhedrin, he slaughtered three hundred court officers, he murdered his wife Mariamne, and her mother Alexandra, his eldest son Antipater, and two other sons.” Anyone who questioned Herod’s authority or whom he perceived as a threat to his rule was eliminated. Jerusalem was troubled because Herod was troubled. The Jews knew that once Herod got upset or thought he was being upstaged, bloodshed would soon follow.

But, it is the nature of Jesus to trouble the waters of complacency, to stir up the establishment, to cause consternation among the status quo. In Matthew 10:34, Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to bring peace to the earth: I came not to bring peace, but a sword.” All throughout His ministry, Jesus was in conflict with the authorities of His day, both religious and secular. But He came to stir up a much more important conflict — a conflict in the hearts and minds of men and women. The Bible says that all men are born in bondage to sin; sin reigns in our hearts. Jesus came to challenge the reign of sin. He came to win our allegiance to Him. Those who meet Christ face inner conflict. Will they continue in sin or convert to Christ? Will they let sin continue to reign in their hearts or will they bow to King Jesus and make Him the Lord of their life?

Albert B. Simpson summed up this most important question in his hymn, “What Will You Do With Jesus?”

Jesus is standing in Pilate’s hall,
Friendless, forsaken, betrayed by all;
Hearken! what meaneth the sudden call?
What will you do with Jesus?

Jesus is standing on trial still,
You can be false to Him if you will,
You can be faithful through good or ill:
What will you do with Jesus?

Will you evade him as Pilate tried?
Or will you choose Him, whate’er betide?
Vainly you struggle from Him to hide:
What will you do with Jesus?

Will you, like Peter, your Lord deny?
Or will you scorn from His foes to fly,
Daring for Jesus to live or die?
What will you do with Jesus?

“Jesus, I give Thee my heart today!
Jesus, I’ll follow Thee all the way,
Gladly obeying Thee!” will you say:
“This I will do with Jesus!”

What will you do with Jesus?
Neutral you cannot be;
Someday your heart will be asking,
‘What will He do with me?’

Is the King troubling your heart? Has He stirred your soul? What will you do with Him? He alone can save you from your sins and the punishment of sin. If you want to place your faith and trust in Him, here is how you can do that today:

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.

How to Overcome Temptation, Part 33 (Onward Christian Soldiers #156)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

Welcome to the Onward Christian Soldiers Discipleship Class. I am Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society and pastor of Gospel Light House of Prayer International. The purpose of this time together is to teach young believers everything they need to know about their faith in Jesus Christ and provide them with the knowledge they need to live victorious Christian lives.

Our key Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13:

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

— PRAYER —

Our lesson today is titled “How to Overcome Temptation, Part 33”

In this section of our Onward Christian Soldiers discipleship class, we are going to continue looking at specific temptations that are, as the Bible says, “common to man.” We are reviewing what the Bible says about these sins so we can be aware of its dangers and so that we can hide Scripture in our hearts to use when we are tempted.

The sin that we are going to continue looking at today is the sin of “covetousness”. This is the second sin in a list of 12 temptations that comes from two sources — one ancient and one modern. The first source is a list that was developed by monks in the early church called “the seven deadly sins” or the “cardinal sins.” The second source is a Barna survey from 2011 which tracked the top temptations Americans admitted to struggling with.

We have already looked at five passages on this topic. Today, we are looking at another one. (Remember, the text of this lesson is made available online after each class, so you can go to our website GLHOPI.com, click the “Onward Christian Soldiers” banner on the home page, and begin to learn these verses by heart throughout the week.)

Psalm 10:3:
For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

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In the movie “Wall Street”, Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas utters these words in defense of the tactics he used to save a company: “Greed — for lack of a better word — is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind.”

Matthew Henry said about Psalm 10:3, “The sinner proudly glories in his power and success. He boasts of his heart’s desire, boasts that he can do what he pleases (as if God himself could not control him) and that he has all he wished for and has carried his point. He proudly contradicts the judgment of God, which, we are sure, is according to truth; for he blesses the covetous, whom the Lord abhors. See how God and men differ in their sentiments of persons: God abhors covetous worldlings, who make money their God and idolize it; he looks upon them as his enemies, and will have no communion with them. The friendship of the world is enmity to God. But proud persecutors bless them, and approve their sayings. They applaud those as wise whom God pronounces foolish; they justify those as innocent whom God condemns as deeply guilty before him; and they admire those as happy, in having their portion in this life, whom God declares, upon that account, truly miserable.”

If you are greedy or covetous, would you willingly and proudly admit to it as Gordon Gekko did? Probably not. But the verse that we are learning from today describes Gekko and those like him. They have grown so greedy that they have no problems admitting that they are greedy. They count it as a badge of honor.

According to the Cambridge Bible Commentary, the phrase, “boasteth of his heart’s desire,” means that such a person “makes shameless boast of his selfish greed without any pretence at concealment. He boasts that he obtains all that he desires without troubling himself about God. This clause may also be rendered: ‘The wicked singeth praise over his own soul’s lust.'”

It is a sad state when, not only does one take pride in his wealth and material possession, but he takes pride in the desire for wealth and material possessions, when he goes so far as to say, “Greed is good.”

Such a person may be praised by the world or looked on as enterprising and ambitious, but the Bible says such a person is one “whom the Lord abhorreth.” The Hebrew word translated as “abhor” means to spurn, to hold in contempt, or to despise. Man may say, “Greed is good,” but God does not. He condemns this spirit in man, and especially in the lives of those in His church who sometimes act as though they are following Gordon Gekko’s philosophy rather than the philosophy of the Bible when it comes to wealth. The question comes down to what we love more: Do we love wealth and the potential to get wealth more than we love the approval and blessings of God himself?

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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 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! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving 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.”

Until next time, May the Lord 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 Free State of Glory, Part 13


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Revelation 21:9-14

9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

— PRAYER —

The Free State of Glory (Part 13)

From this passage, we have learned about the inhabitants of the New Jerusalem — the Bride, the Church, the Lamb’s wife. We have also looked at the Maker of this city — God Himself — who will send the city down from Heaven and fill it with His glory after the Old Heaven and the Old Earth have passed away. Now, we turn to the structure of the city where two significant features stand out to us.

The first major structural feature of this city is its walls and gates. The Bible says the city “had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.” Down through the years, some have tried to teach that the Gentile Church somehow replaces Israel as God’s chosen people. However, this is not the case. Right here, at the very end of time, we see the children of Israel firmly planted in the New Jerusalem. It is the names of the Jewish tribes that are graven on the twelve gates of the New Jerusalem. This is appropriate, in a way, because the Jews are the gatekeepers of the Gospel. The Jews were the door through which Jesus came into the world. Without the Jews, we would have no Christ and no salvation. The New Jerusalem is not only the fulfillment of God’s promises to the Church, but also the fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel.

One commentator said, “The representation of the twelve tribes of Israel should settle beyond any question the matter of the inclusion of Old Testament saints in Heaven. It apparently is the divine intent to represent to the reader that the new Jerusalem will have among its citizens not only the church, or saints of the present age, but also Israel, or saints of other ages, whether in the Old Testament or in the tribulation period.”

The next major structural feature of the New Jerusalem is its foundation. The Bible says, “the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” These twelve apostles are the men whom Jesus selected and trained to continue His ministry by preaching the Gospel to all the world and ‘making disciples of all nations.’ Jesus told Peter that he would be a rock upon which He would build His church. The other apostles also served as foundational stones of the body of Christ. We who are in Christ today stand on the firm foundation of faithful preaching, teaching, prayer, and evangelism that they laid. We are the inheritors and recipients of the “faith that was delivered once for all to the saints.” And all those who embrace this faith will have a home in the New Jerusalem.

George Eldon Ladd said, “The symbolism of the twelve gates bearing the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, and the twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles, John indicates that the city encompasses both dispensations, and that both the Israel of the Old Testament and the church of the New Testament have their place in God’s final establishment.” The question is: Will you be an inhabitant of that great city, the New Jerusalem, which will come down from God out of Heaven?

C.B. Widmeyer wrote:

When the toils of life are over,
And we lay our armor down,
And we bid farewell to earth with all its cares,
We shall meet and greet our loved ones,
And our Christ we then shall crown,
In the new Jerusalem.

When the last goodbye is spoken
And the tear stains wiped away,
And our eyes shall catch a glimpse of glory fair,
Then with bounding hearts we’ll meet Him
Who hath washed our sins away,
In the new Jerusalem.

When we join the ransomed army
In the summer land above,
And the face of our dear Saviour we behold,
We will sing and shout forever,
And we’ll grow in perfect love,
In the new Jerusalem.

If you want to join Jesus Christ and His “bride” in the New Jerusalem, allow me to share with you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation from sin and the punishment of sin:

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 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 doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving 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.”

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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