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.

The Judgment of the Living Dead, Part 10

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TEXT: Revelation 20:11-15

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The Judgment of the Living Dead (Part 10)

In order to fully understand the reality of the judgment of Hell and the Lake of Fire, we have begun looking at the major aspects of Hell. In other words, we are answering the question, What kind of place is the Lake of Fire? There are twelve main aspects of the Lake of Fire spoken of in the Bible. We have already looked at four of them:

1. The Lake of Fire is a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.
2. The Lake of Fire is a place of outer darkness.
3. The Lake of Fire is a place of multiple torments.
4. The Lake of Fire is a place of sorrows.

We have three more major aspects of the Lake of Fire, and we are going to, at least, look at another one today:

First, the Lake of Fire is a place of unsatisfied desires. We left off last time looking at the story of Lazarus and the rich man who died and went to Hell. The rich man was tormented by the knowledge that there was a place of heavenly blessing that he could not reach. But he was also tormented by the fact that, in Hell, he would never have a single one of his desires fulfilled.

Luke 16:24 says, “He cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.” All the man wanted was a finger dipped in cold water — just a finger, just a single drop, just a split second of relief — but he couldn’t have that.

He even tried to do something good for others. He asked Abraham to send someone to warn his brothers who were still alive about this place. But, he couldn’t have that. That is what it will be like in Hell — a place of unsatisfied desires. You don’t want to go there.

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Allow me to share with you how you can trust Jesus Christ for salvation so that you can avoid that awful place.

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.

How to Overcome Temptation, Part 7 (Onward Christian Soldiers #130)

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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.’


Our lesson today is titled “How to Overcome Temptation, Part 7”

We have already looked at two steps to overcome temptation, which are:

1. Count on your death with Christ.
2. Count on Christ’s life in you.

The third step you must take is to arm yourself with the Word of God. Over the past 2 lessons, we have seen how Jesus used the word of God to defeat the devil, and we talked about the importance of hiding the word of God in our hearts to use for that purpose. We also began looking at some “victory verses” to learn in order to use against Satan. We are going to continue looking at three more of these “victory verses” today:

1. Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” The Lord Jesus gives us strength to do whatever He wants us to do. Why? Because He lives in us, and He is the One who does it through us. The Bible Knowledge Commentary states, “Paul said he could do everything—including handling poverty and living in abundance—through Him who gave him strength. This was not an expression of pride in his own abilities but a declaration of the strength provided by Christ.”

2. Ephesians 6:10: “Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.” We are not to be strong in ourselves but we are to be strong in the Lord. This means that we are to count on Him and His mighty power to give us victory. Dr. Warren Weirsbe said: “Paul exhorted believers to be strong in the Lord and in His might — the power that overcomes resistance — of God’s inherent strength. Hence believers can be strengthened not only by the person of the Lord but also by His resources.”

3. Romans 8:31: “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Child of God, God is for you. You can be sure of this because He says so. Since God is for you, it doesn’t matter who is against you. The Bible Knowledge Commentary states, “Obviously, Satan and his demonic hosts are against believers, but they cannot ultimately prevail and triumph over believers. God is the self-existent One and the sovereign Creator and, since He is for believers, no one can oppose believers successfully.”

If the Lord tarries His coming and we live, in our next lesson, we are going to begin looking at specific verses that address common temptations and how we can use the Word of God to overcome those temptations.

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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!

Why You Should Abandon False Shepherds and Turn to the Great Shepherd, Part 14 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 150)

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TEXT: John 10:25-30

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

30 I and my Father are one.

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Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents, politicians, and people, but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey the Lord’s Great Commission which is to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But, don’t get caught up in it like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 which says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” And 2 Timothy 2:4 which says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As another hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell. This is message number 150.

F.F. Bruce said, “Physical life may be destroyed, but those who are united by faith to the Son of God, those who belong to the flock of the true Shepherd, can never lose real life, for he keeps it secure.”

In explaining to the unbelieving Jews why they continue to doubt Him, Jesus returns to the metaphor of sheep and their shepherd. He tells the unbelieving Jews that they are not of His sheep because they do not hear and obey His Word. He contrasts this with the mark of true sheep, saying, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me…”

To hear Jesus’ voice is to listen to and obey what He says. This does not mean that the sheep are perfect or that they never make a mistake. What it does mean is that their life is not characterized by unbelief and disobedience. If a sheep wanders away from the fold, he will eventually respond to the voice of the Shepherd and return to the flock. This is why Jesus said, “I know them.” Others may not take note of Jesus’ flock, but Jesus knows which sheep belong to Him.

In the next verse, Jesus announces one of the benefits received by those who belong to His flock. He says, “I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” Jesus’ sheep receive the gift of eternal life from their Shepherd. Here, He is speaking of eternal spiritual life — a perfect union of the sheep with their Shepherd and with God.

When the sheep are unified with God, it is impossible for them to perish. God is life, and those connected with Him have life forever. Unlike those who are not of Jesus’ flock, the sheep will not perish in Hell, but will enjoy their eternal life in the pastures of Heaven.

But, for now, the sheep must remain on this Earth where wolves and false shepherds prey. The devil and the world are opposed to the Great Shepherd and the Great Shepherd’s sheep. They will try to do everything in their power to ruin the sheep, to draw them back into the world, to make them ineffective in their walk with the Shepherd. But, Christ assures us that “neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” Jesus is the one who is holding us, preserving us, sustaining us, and keeping us. As if that alone were not enough, Jesus adds, “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” Yes, the very hands that shaped the universe are holding every believer safe and secure right now today.

Those who are not of Jesus’s flock will miss out on eternal life and this eternal security, which gives hope and confidence not only for today but for the future.

Here is how you can believe on Jesus Christ for your salvation today so that eternal life in heaven with God is secure.

First, please understand that you are a sinner and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…” This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell.

But here is the good news. John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The phrase “For God so loved the world” means that if you are in this world, God loves you no matter what you have done.

The next phrase, “that He gave His only begotten Son” refers to Jesus Christ. He is God’s son who suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and for mine, and He was buried and rose again.

Our next phrase is “that whosoever believeth in Him”. The word “whosoever” means anybody at anytime. The phrase “believeth in Him” means to trust in Him, to depend upon Him, to rely on Him, or to have faith in Him for your salvation.

Our next phrase, “should not perish”, refers to eternal punishment in a place called hell.

And, lastly, the phrase “but have everlasting life” means to live eternally in Heaven with God.

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please e-mail me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

Praying for the Preachers, Part 1 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #115)

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A series of homilies on Ephesians 5 & 6

A homily is “a short talk on a religious or moral topic; a usually short sermon; a lecture or discourse on or of a biblical theme.”


I am sharing a verse-by-verse series of short messages on Ephesians 5 & 6 (as well as other passages of Scripture) specifically targeted at reviving families and encouraging and exhorting husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and children to do what God has commanded them to do, for if the church is to be revived and the country is to be awakened, the family must be revived first.

Ephesians 6:18-20:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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J.B. Johnston said, “If prayer meetings fail in a congregation, so will the ministry of the pastor become unfruitful and the preaching of the word fail to convert sinners and promote holiness in the professors of religion.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “Someone asked me, ‘Do you pray for the dead?” I said, “No, I preach to them!” I think every pew in every church is death row. Think about that! They’re dead! They sing about God; they talk about God, but they’re dead! They have no living relationship (with God).”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “Missionaries in Burma reported an “ingathering quite surpassing anything known in the history of the mission.” Among the Burmese ethnic group known as the Karens, two thousand were baptized in 1905, ten times the usual number. In a single church, 1,340 of the Shans, another ethnic group, were baptized in December of that year.”

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As he continues with the theme of the importance of prayer in having victory in spiritual battles, Paul asks the Ephesian believers to pray for him. Pastors, when was the last time you asked your congregation to pray for you. No matter how talented or gifted you are, you can always use the power of the Holy Spirit which comes in answer to the prayers of others for you. We as Christians speak often of praying for our governmental leaders, but God wants us to pray for our leaders in the body of Christ as well.

What should we pray for? First, we should pray “that utterance may be given unto” them. The word “utterance” simply means the ability to speak words. The Bible says that “faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” For one reason or another, in His divine wisdom, God has chosen that the message of salvation be passed down verbally through words. People must hear the Gospel in order to believe it. Scripture asks, “How can they hear without a preacher?” We ought to be praying that God would give His preachers the ability to preach the Gospel and that those preachers would submit to His will and actually preach.

Then, Paul asks the people to pray, “that I may open my mouth boldly.” It is one thing to preach the Gospel unopposed by the world and the devil. But it is another thing to preach the Gospel when you face arrest, ridicule, persecution, and death. Paul, as he wrote this letter, was in jail for preaching the Gospel. So, he asked God’s people to pray that God would give him boldness to continue preaching.

In this day and time, we need more preachers who will preach boldly and who will not be bent and blown by every wind and wave of opposition. That is why you need to pray for your pastor. You might not be aware of what kind of pressure he is facing to preach or not preach a certain way. There will be people in the church and outside the church who don’t want him to preach against their sin. There will be secular and government organizations who don’t want him to preach that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life — and that He is the ONLY Way, Truth, and Life. They need our prayers that they might preach.

Why You Should Abandon False Shepherds and Turn to the Great Shepherd, Part 13 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 149)

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TEXT: John 10:22-28

22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

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Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents, politicians, and people, but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey the Lord’s Great Commission which is to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But, don’t get caught up in it like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 which says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” And 2 Timothy 2:4 which says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As another hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell. This is message number 149.

Adrian Rogers said, “I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to hell because they’re counting on their religiosity in the church instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to heaven. They give lip service to repentance and faith, but they’ve never been born again.”

Although Jesus avoided referring to Himself as the Messiah or as the King of the Jews, there were many times when He gave the Jews a reason to believe in Him. His actions and His words were a huge mountain of evidence that should have led to belief and faith in Him. But, for these religious Jews, it didn’t. Thus, He says, “I told you, and ye believed not…”

What were the things that Jesus had told them? Up until this point in the Gospel of John, Jesus had said the following:

– He said, ‘I am the one who came down from Heaven’
– He said, ‘Whoever believes in Me hath eternal life’
– He said, ‘I am the only begotten Son of God’
– He said, ‘The Father hath committed all judgment unto the Son’
– He said, ‘All should honor Me just as they honor God the Father’
– He said, ‘The [Hebrew] Scriptures all speak of Me’
– He said, ‘I always please God and never sin’
– He said, ‘Before Abraham was, I Am’
– He said, ‘I have the power to lay down my life and the power to take it up again.’
– He said, ‘I am the Bread of Life’
– He said, ‘I am the Light of the World’
– He said, ‘I am the Door’
– He said, ‘I am the Good Shepherd’

The Jews had heard all of these things from Jesus — sometimes more than once — yet, they still refused to believe. With these words, and Jesus’ spectacular miracles, one is led to ask, ‘What more does Jesus have to do?’ He has told them who He is; He has shown them who He is. Now, Jesus says, “But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.”

Jesus is not saying that these people are unable to believe, or that they are doomed to continue in their unbelief. He is simply pointing out that because they do not listen to Him and obey His words, they are classified as those that believe not. Unlike those who believe and strive to obey, they are not a part of Jesus’ flock. Jesus had previously condemned them as false shepherds — people who led others astray. Now, He condemns them as false sheep — people unwilling to believe and obey despite the evidence that has been presented to them.

If you do not believe in Jesus Christ, you will face the temptation of remaining stubborn in your unbelief. It is always easier to stay on the road that you are on than it is to make a decision for Christ. But, you must make a decision for Christ if you are to experience the blessings of being a member of His flock. Don’t hesitate to make that decision today.

Here is how you can believe on Jesus Christ for your salvation 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.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please e-mail me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

How to Be Victorious in Spiritual Warfare, Part 62 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #114)

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A series of homilies on Ephesians 5 & 6

A homily is “a short talk on a religious or moral topic; a usually short sermon; a lecture or discourse on or of a biblical theme.”


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

I am sharing a verse-by-verse series of short messages on Ephesians 5 & 6 (as well as other passages of Scripture) specifically targeted at reviving families and encouraging and exhorting husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and children to do what God has commanded them to do, for if the church is to be revived and the country is to be awakened, the family must be revived first.

Ephesians 6:10-18:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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Albert Barnes said, “No matter how complete the armour; no matter how skilled we may be in the science of war; no matter how courageous we are, we may be certain that without prayer we shall be defeated. God alone can give the victory; and when the Christian soldier goes forth armed completely for the spiritual conflict, if he looks to God by prayer, he may be sure of a triumph.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “The trouble with our theology is that it’s all on the blackboard; our theology is all in textbooks. It has no life. It has no breath. It has no power. It has no authority. I’m sick to death of paper theology. I want to see it in flesh and blood!”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “News of the Welsh Revival also encouraged those praying for revival in India to increase their efforts. The resulting awakening touched every province in that nation. The Christian population increased by 70 percent during the Indian Revival, sixteen times as fast as did the Hindu population. In many places, meetings lasted five to ten hours.”

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Yesterday, we looked at the importance of being watchful with perseverance. But there is another thing we ought to be doing as we watch: the Bible says we ought to watch with “supplication for all saints.”

The word “supplication” means “a seeking, an asking, or an entreating of God.” It is prayer in its most basic form — making a request of God. In this case, we are to make requests on behalf of all saints. It is easy to pray for one’s self — there is an element of selfishness in that. But it goes against human nature to pray for others.

As watchmen, we are to not only watch without, but within. When we see where others in the church have needs, we ought to lift those needs up to God in our prayers. When we see where others are faltering spiritually, we ought to pray for God to strengthen them.

Prayer is warfare, and we ought not to shrink from fighting on behalf of others. The soldiers in our country’s military fight, not just for themselves, but for the safety and protection of others. Christ, who laid down His life for the world, expects us to do the same.

How to Be Victorious in Spiritual Warfare, Part 61 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #113)

spiritual-warfare

A series of homilies on Ephesians 5 & 6

A homily is “a short talk on a religious or moral topic; a usually short sermon; a lecture or discourse on or of a biblical theme.”


I am sharing a verse-by-verse series of short messages on Ephesians 5 & 6 (as well as other passages of Scripture) specifically targeted at reviving families and encouraging and exhorting husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and children to do what God has commanded them to do, for if the church is to be revived and the country is to be awakened, the family must be revived first.

Ephesians 6:10-18:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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Charles Spurgeon said, “I wish that saints would cling to Christ half as earnestly as sinners cling to the devil. If we were as willing to suffer for God as some are willing to suffer for their lusts, what perseverance and zeal would be seen on all sides!”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible is the religion of Christ’s church. The devil’s aim today is to keep people away from the Bible.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “Out of these revivals grew Bible institutes and Bible colleges, and an intense movement to offer training in the English Bible to laypeople and those called into Christian service. The purpose was to equip people for lay service in the church and to educate candidates for church and missionary service.”

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We have discussed at length what it means to be watchful throughout Scripture. We see in our main passage for this series that we are commanded to “watch thereunto with all perseverance.” The Greek word used here for “perseverance” only occurs once in Scripture. It means “persistence” — it is the watchword of someone who is going to keep on doing what he has been doing until he reaches his goal.

“Perseverance” carries several definitions. It means, “continuance in a state of grace to the end;” “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success;” “determination, staying power, indefatigability, steadfastness, purposefulness;” “the effort required to do something and keep doing it till the end, even if it’s hard.” It also means, “steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.” God wants us to be persistent in our watching.

The admonition to be persistent and to practice perseverance in our work as watchmen is important because after any period of calm where there is no demonic attack, we are tempted to drop our guard and stop watching. So, God tells us to watch with “all perseverance” — to keep on watching, to not give up, to stay on guard.

Not only should we persist in being watchful because of the threat of Satanic attack, but we must also be on guard because opportunities for ministry will be presented to us at many different times. Have you ever been in a certain situation, and as soon as you were out of that situation you realized that it was a prime opportunity for ministry? Sometimes, we miss opportunities for evangelism, for prayer, or for service because we are not spiritually alert.

May God help us each be persistent in our watchfulness.

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