The Church at Smyrna: No Rebuke, but Trouble Will Come, Part 7 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #309)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

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.”

In our series of homilies from the book of Ephesians, we focused on reviving Christian families. Now, I am sharing a verse-by-verse series of short messages from the book of Revelation, specifically targeted at reviving the church. If our country is to be awakened, the family and the church must be revived first.

TEXT: Revelation 2:8-11:

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

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Adrian Rogers said, “I have not suffered a lot for Christ, but I want to tell you that those times that I have suffered and I knew it was for Jesus, have been some of the happiest times of my entire life. I cannot tell you the indescribable joy that has come into my heart and my life.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “Without question, the greatest need of this hour is that the church shall meet her ascended Lord again, and get an enduement that would usher in the revival of revivals just before the night of nights settles over this age of incomparable corruption.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “Over the winter of 1816-17, Robert Haldane continued training a new generation of leadership for the Reformed Churches of Switzerland. Although his following was small compared to those who had gathered to hear him preach in his native Scotland, his influence throughout the French-speaking world was extensive. As those who had met completed their formal training, they went out to churches throughout the nations to preach and teach, not what they’d learned in school, but what they’d discovered in Haldane’s Bible study group.”

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From Scripture, we have examined three reasons why Christians are faced with suffering, oftentimes suffering that seems to be more than our fair share. But God’s children suffer as a form of chastisement for sin; God’s children suffer for the purpose of testing our obedience; God’s children also experience suffering as a means of preventing sin in our lives. The fourth reason why God allows His children to suffer is so that their lives might bring glory to Him and produce fruit for His kingdom.

In Acts 9:15-16, right after Paul’s conversion experience, Jesus says that Paul “is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.” Paul had just had his dramatic encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus. He is confused, blind, and in a stranger’s house. Yet, we see that God already had plans for him to go through great suffering for the name of Christ. Before one can enjoy a great bottle of wine, one must crush the grapes.

From this point forward, Paul would go through extreme persecution, hatred, and conflict in his time serving as a minister of the Gospel. He documents his suffering in Second Corinthians, saying, “Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.” Despite all this, today, we recognize him as the foremost apostle and contributor to the formation of Christian doctrine. While we recognize his suffering and eventual martyrdom, we focus far more on the fruit that his ministry brought forth and the many souls that have been brought into the kingdom of God through his preaching and writing. All of Paul’s suffering brought glory to the name of Christ and blessings to the lives of others.

When we are going through suffering, we must consider that God may indeed intend to bring glory out of it in the future. While we may barely be able to see our hand in front of our face, God sees decades and generations into the future. While He allows suffering in our lives today, He alway plans to use it for our betterment, for the benefit of others, and for the bringing of glory to His name. As Paul himself wrote, “The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

Singer and songwriter Shane Barnard wrote this song titled “Though You Slay Me” after the untimely death of a family member:

I come, God, I come
I return to the Lord
The one who’s broken
The one who’s torn me apart
You strike down to bind me up
You say you do it all in love
That I might know you in your suffering

Though you slay me
Yet I will praise you
Though you take from me
I will bless your name
Though you ruin me
Still I will worship
I’ll sing a song to the one who’s all I need

My heart and flesh may fail
The earth below give way
But with my eyes I’ll see the Lord
Lifted high on that day
Behold, the Lamb that was slain
And I’ll know every tear was worth it all

Let’s pray.

Now, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, please keep in mind that the Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” First, understand, that you are a sinner and that the wages of sin is death and Hell. But God sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for your sins. He was buried, and He rose from the dead by the power of God so that you can be saved from death and Hell. Romans 10:13 says, “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.

The Church at Smyrna: No Rebuke, but Trouble Will Come, Part 5 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #306)


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.”

In our series of homilies from the book of Ephesians, we focused on reviving Christian families. Now, I am sharing a verse-by-verse series of short messages from the book of Revelation, specifically targeted at reviving the church. If our country is to be awakened, the family and the church must be revived first.

TEXT: Revelation 2:8-11:

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

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Tim Keller said, “Christianity teaches that, contrary to fatalism, suffering is overwhelming; contrary to Buddhism, suffering is real; contrary to karma, suffering is often unfair; but contrary to secularism, suffering is meaningful. There is a purpose to it, and if faced rightly, it can drive us like a nail deep into the love of God and into more stability and spiritual power than you can imagine.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “We raise our hats to the martyrs, and we thank God for the last drop of their blood, but we won’t give Him the first drop of ours.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “When Robert Haldane decided to winter at Geneva, he moved to a suite of apartments located at 19 Promenade St. Antoine. In the generation following Haldane’s death, that address was still being called ‘le berceau’ (the birthplace) of ‘Geneva’s Second Reformation.’ The reform began quietly there and never grew into a large meeting.”

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An age-old question, asked by countless numbers throughout history, is: Why is there suffering? Many have asked, “Why is there suffering in the world?” Most of us have asked, “Why am I suffering? Why me?” The Church at Smyrna was going through suffering, and in His letter, Jesus has just informed them that more suffering is on the way. We can imagine them asking, “Why must we endure this? Why must we suffer?” The Bible reveals at least four reasons why God allows, and sometimes even brings, suffering into our lives.

One reason suffering comes into our lives is for disciplinary purposes. Suffering can be God’s way of disciplining or chastising us for our sins. Hebrews 12:5 says, “My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” No one likes pain. No one likes suffering. But suffering for the purpose of chastisement is a part of the life of the Christian. God would be less than a father if He let us get away with our sins. He wants us to recognize the painful consequences of our wrongdoing so that we won’t do wrong again. Charles Spurgeon said, “If affliction seemed to be joyous, would it be chastisement at all? If suffering has no pain, then it surely has no benefit.”

All of life is based on the principle of reaping what we sow, both good and bad. While no justice dispensed by humans is perfect, governments, parents, employers, and other authority figures mete out appropriate punishment when those under their authority do wrong. This “suffering” can be physical, material, or financial. The point is for us to experience the pain of disobedience so that we will no longer disobey.

When we are undergoing this type of suffering, we ought to recognize that it is for our own good. Hebrews 12:11 says, “No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” Instead of focusing on the suffering that you are going through, focus on what comes “afterward.” The “peaceable fruit of righteousness”, and the blessings that come from God as a result of that, are worth temporary suffering through chastisement.

Let’s pray.

Now, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, please keep in mind that the Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” First, understand, that you are a sinner and that the wages of sin is death and Hell. But God sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for your sins. He was buried, and He rose from the dead by the power of God so that you can be saved from death and Hell. Romans 10:13 says, “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.

The Church at Smyrna: No Rebuke, but Trouble Will Come, Part 4 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #305)

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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.”

In our series of homilies from the book of Ephesians, we focused on reviving Christian families. Now, I am sharing a verse-by-verse series of short messages from the book of Revelation, specifically targeted at reviving the church. If our country is to be awakened, the family and the church must be revived first.

TEXT: Revelation 2:8-11:

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

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A.W. Pink said, “Troubled soul, the ‘much tribulation’ will soon be over, and as you enter the ‘kingdom of God’ you shall then see, no longer ‘through a glass darkly’ but in the unshadowed sunlight of the Divine presence, that ‘all things’ did ‘work together’ for your personal and eternal good.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there’s something wrong!”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “The commitment to the Scriptures of Swiss reformers such as Zwingli and Calvin was almost nonexistent in Robert Haldane’s day. It was not uncommon for ministerial students to complete their course of training and never actually read the Bible through even once. One student testified, ‘During the four years I attended the theological teachers of Geneva, I did not, as part of my studies, read one single chapter of the Word of God, except a few Psalms and chapters I needed to read to learn Hebrew, and I did not receive one single lesson of exegesis of the Old or New Testament.’”

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After Jesus comforts the Church at Smyrna, letting them know that He has experienced all that they are going through, He gives them two commands.

The first command is “fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer.” Jesus has told His church that suffering is coming. It will come in the form of some being cast into prison and some being put on trial because of their faith. These can be scary propositions under a brutal, anti-Christian government. But Jesus says the Church should not be afraid. Fearlessness in the life of a Christian is an indicator that his focus is in the right place; his focus is on God, not on the persecution, the opposition, or the circumstances. If we look around us, we will find plenty of reasons to be afraid. But if we keep our focus on God, we will be reminded that He is greater than any suffering, persecution, or tribulation that we face.

Vance Havner said, “The ‘tribulation’ here spoken of by Christ does not mean the common trials to which all flesh is heir. Some dear souls think they are bearing their cross every time they have a headache. The tribulation mentioned here is trouble they would not have had if they had not been Christians.”

Not only ought we to fear not in the midst of tribulation, but we ought to “be faithful even unto death.” This command comes immediately after Jesus’ statement that the church at Smyrna would “have tribulation ten days.” Whether this is a literal ten days of twenty-four hours or a symbol of some other length of time we do not know. The point for us today is that “trouble don’t last always.” God has an appointed time to bring us out of our persecution and tribulation. A common expression is, “All good things must come to an end.” Well, all bad things must come to an end as well. We can be faithful in tribulation because we know that God will certainly see us through the tribulation and bring us out of the tribulation. We may not see the end, but God always sees the end from the beginning.

When we are tempted to give in to discouragement during persecution and tribulation, we must remember to keep our focus on God because then we will not be afraid. We must also strive to be faithful to the end of our trouble — even if that end is death. Remembering that God will bring us through no matter the outcome will help us stay focused, fearless, and faithful during tribulation and persecution.

The Church at Smyrna: No Rebuke, but Trouble Will Come, Part 2 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #304)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

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.”

In our series of homilies from the book of Ephesians, we focused on reviving Christian families. Now, I am sharing a verse-by-verse series of short messages from the book of Revelation, specifically targeted at reviving the church. If our country is to be awakened, the family and the church must be revived first.

TEXT: Revelation 2:8-11:

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

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Jack Hyles said, “A tribulation gives you the opportunity to test a truth you have always believed.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “It’s not the imitation of Christ that you and I need, it’s an impartation of Christ that we need. We need Christ living in us the hope of glory.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “During Robert Haldane’s time, the Reformed churches of Switzerland were in decline. In 1810, several young men had united under the banner “La Societe desAmis” (“The Society of Friends”) as an evangelical response to the apparent spiritual apostasy in their church. Opposition by the clergy, most of whom adhered to Arian heresy, had been so strong that the group had disbanded in 1814. Some of the more committed members had left the Reformed Church and joined the Moravians.”

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While the church at Smyrna was being buffeted on all sides — by Satan, by the pagan Romans, and by the religious Jews — it would have been easy for them to feel as though they were all alone in their tribulation. That is why Jesus says, “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Jesus is not just talking about knowing something in an informational way. He knows what they are going through by experience. One of the best things that can happen to you when you are going through a hard time is to be comforted by someone who has experienced the same thing. They truly know how you feel and they are able to encourage you in a way that others cannot.

First, we see that Jesus knows the works of the church at Smyrna. He knows the good that they have done in the face of evil and persecution. Jesus healed people, fed people, and taught people the ways of God, all the while He was being slandered, criticized, and targeted for arrest and assassination. If you are doing good in the face of evil, Jesus knows what you are going through.

Second, Jesus knows the tribulation of the church at Smyrna. He knows the mocking, the beatings, and the killings that have been perpetrated against them because those very same things were perpetrated against Him. He knows what it feels like to face disdain and difficulty from people you are trying to show the way of salvation. If you have faced tribulation, Jesus knows what you are going through.

Third, Jesus knows the poverty of the church at Smyrna. The Bible tells us that Jesus had no place to lay his head on this earth. Throughout His ministry, He depended on the kindness of friends for his daily sustenance. This is significant because Jesus could have provided money, food, and a place to stay for Himself and His disciples through miraculous means. But He did not. He CHOSE to identify with the millions of impoverished Christians who would follow Him, many of whom become impoverished only because of their Christian witness.

After a year in which the most persecuted group of people in the world were once again Christians, these words of Jesus are especially relevant today. One organization has predicted that the persecution of Christians will get worse in 2017. Believers around the world need to be reminded that Jesus knows everything that they are going through because He has experienced it. He has not abandoned us. He has not forgotten us. He has suffered for us and with us. And that alone is a great encouragement.

Johnson Oatman wrote:

There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one! No, not one!
None else could heal all our soul’s diseases,
No, not one! No, not one!

Jesus knows all about our struggles,
He will guide till the day is done;
There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one! No, not one!

No friend like Him is so high and holy,
No, not one! No, not one!
And yet no friend is so meek and lowly,
No, not one! No, not one!

There’s not an hour that He is not near us,
No, not one! No, not one!
No night so dark but His love can cheer us,
No, not one! No, not one!

Did ever saint find this Friend forsake him?
No, not one! No, not one!
Or sinner find that He would not take him?
No, not one! No, not one!

Was e’er a gift like the Savior given?
No, not one! No, not one!
Will He refuse us a home in heaven?
No, not one! No, not one!

Let’s pray.

Now, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, please keep in mind that the Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” First, understand, that you are a sinner and that the wages of sin is death and Hell. But God sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for your sins. He was buried, and He rose from the dead by the power of God so that you can be saved from death and Hell. Romans 10:13 says, “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.

PRAY FOR SPECIFIC FAMILIES

Philippians 4:6 says, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

— Macarena in Argentina
Please heal her child who has down syndrome and pneumonia

— Daniel Zhen Khaw Tuan in Poland
For religious freedom in his country and for America

— Vicki
Please end the drought in Israel
For the peace of Jerusalem

— Nomthandazo
Deliver him from all devilish spirits

— Bisesango Kisose Sesa
Please take away all evil spirits and poverty and heal him of hypertension

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PRAY FOR CHURCH LEADERS

Paul said in Ephesians 6:18, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Church

Jennifer Richburg
Clay Allison
Theresa Barnett
Cathy Lollar
Kelly Perry
Kathy Sealy
Freda Souter
Bruce Watford
Gayle West
Sharon Jones

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PRAY FOR GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS

1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

IDAHO STATE LEGISLATURE

Kelly Arthur Anthon
Steve Bair
Clifford R. Bayer
Bert Brackett
Cherie Buckner-Webb
Grant Burgoyne
Carl Crabtree
Bart M. Davis
Lori Den Hartog
Dan Foreman


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 8)



Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Proverbs 3:13 says, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.”

— 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

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”

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 Keep Open (and Possibly Expand) Federal Student Aid

Proverbs 3:13 says, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.”

There are some things that you can only get from God and from having a right relationship with God. Wisdom is such a thing. In fact, James 1:5 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” However, there are other things that we must work to get. Understanding and education are such things. In the Bible, we see that a man “finds” or “receives” wisdom. But he must work at getting understanding. The preacher of Ecclesiastes spent much of his time studying and observing life in order to understand the meaning of it. That is what the Bible means when it speaks of education — studying, observing, examining, and being trained in a subject in order to understand it.

Regarding the latter part of this verse, Joseph Benson said Solomon’s words imply that “men should labor for understanding as those labor who dig and draw forth metals out of the earth.” Education is hard work because it requires us to discipline our flesh. Paul said, “Much study is a weariness to the flesh.” But God uses those who take the time to get educated. He used Moses who was “learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians” to write the five books of the Law in the Old Testament. He used Paul, who was taught personally by Gamaliel, the most celebrated Jewish teacher of his time, to write most of the New Testament and lay the foundation for the spread of Christianity across the Roman Empire.

Statistics have shown that those who have a college education get higher paying jobs and have a lower unemployment rate. And the more people who are working in a given society, the more stable and prosperous that society is. To that end, we encourage President Trump to keep open (and possible expand) Federal Student Aid.

Most young black people do not have parents or grandparents with the means to save money in a college fund for their offspring. Nor do most black people come from the type of background that the president came from, where they can pay for college expenses upfront. Thus, the government’s federal student aid provision is a great help. (Unfortunately, some of our people do not take advantage of it as they should.) And unfortunately, many people of all races abuse this wonderful opportunity and make it bad for others.

That being said, with Mr. Trump’s emphasis on cutting unnecessary spending and shutting down inefficient government programs, some are concerned that education funding may be affected. If President Trump wants to help the black community, it is our humble recommendation that he keep all education funding, and in fact, expand it.

Providing student aid for those who wish to go to college but simply don’t have the money is an investment that provides a great return over the long haul. A college degree enables people to become citizens who give back to their government (through paying taxes) and their community (through being positive contributors and role models). They add to society, not just benefit from it. Those with college degrees are better equipped to make America great again.

— Now, here is the eighth thing black people can do to help the new president: Black Americans Should Find Things They Can Work On With the Trump Administration

In Matthew 5:25 Jesus admonished his followers to “Agree with thine adversary quickly.” This statement was made in the context of how to resolve legal disputes. “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.”

Throughout Scripture, we see the value of cooperating with others for the greater good. In Psalm 133:1, David declared, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” The Wise Preacher wrote in Ecclesiastes, “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.” One commentary says, “Those who live together in any kind of society, and join their powers together in pursuit of any important object act more cheerfully, and accomplish their designs more readily, than any of them could do in a solitary state.”

Steve Harvey, prompted by President Obama, set a great example by meeting with President-Elect Trump and one of his appointees, Ben Carson. Speaking from Trump Tower in New York, Harvey expressed that while he had supported Hillary Clinton, he was ready to work with the Trump administration for the benefit of urban communities.

This should be the attitude of all Black Americans. You may not agree with the Trump administration on everything, but those things that you can agree on you should support and work to accomplish.

One of the banes of our politics is the idea that the “other side” is always wrong. The party system, which George Washington declared was ‘of the devil’, reinforces this. Some Republicans rejected proposals and refused to work on them simply because they were proposed by and/or supported by President Obama, a Democrat. There are Democrats gearing up to do the same thing to President Trump, no matter what he proposes, simply out of spite over the election. Don’t be one of those people.

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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.

10 Ways President Trump Can Help Black America; 10 Ways Black America Can Help President Trump (Part 7)



Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Ecclesiastes 5:18 says, “Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.”

— 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”

We have also named 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

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 Keep his Promise to Create Jobs

Ecclesiastes 5:18 says, “Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.”

Matthew Henry said about this passage, “Solomon, from the vanity of riches hoarded up, here infers that the best course we can take is to use well what we have, to serve God with it, to do good with it, and take the comfort of it to ourselves and our families; What it is that is here recommended to us, not to indulge the appetites of the flesh, or to take up with present pleasures or profits for our portion, but soberly and moderately to make use of what Providence has allotted for our comfortable passage through this world. We must not starve ourselves through covetousness, because we cannot afford ourselves food convenient, nor through eagerness in our worldly pursuits, nor through excessive care and grief, but eat and drink what is fit for us to keep our bodies in good plight for the serving of our souls in God’s service. We must not kill ourselves with labour, and then leave others to enjoy the good of it, but take the comfort of that which our hands have laboured for, and that not now and then, but all the days of our life which God gives us. Life is God’s gift, and he has appointed us the number of the days of our life; let us therefore spend those days in serving the Lord our God with joyfulness and gladness of heart.”

When God created man, He gave him the mandate to work. Even in Paradise, the Garden of Eden, man had to work. God worked when He created the world, and since man is made in His image, man must work to maintain the world. Work yields just wages which enable people to live and provide for their needs and the needs of their families. Nations thrive and prosper when their citizens are hard and productive workers.

The wise preacher indicates that God gives a man labor all the days of his life. When a man faithfully labors, he will enjoy the rewards of that labor — food and drink and a little down time to take pleasure in the less-laborious things of life. Robert Thune said, “Work is not a result of sin. It is part of God’s original design for humanity. The word ‘cultivate’ in Genesis 2:15 is actually the Hebrew word for work or service. The word keep carries the idea of care or protection. God put Adam in the garden of Eden to work it and to care for it. Let this sink in: Work is what we were created for.”

President Trump ran his campaign on the promise of job creation. Perhaps more than any of his other policies, the black community can benefit from this one. Trump should focus not just on manufacturing jobs in mid-western states, but jobs in major metropolitan areas and in the South.

Statistics show that the black unemployment rate, and especially the black youth unemployment rate, is persistently higher than the national average. If Trump turns this around, he will be a great president for African-Americans, and black voters will turn out to re-elect him in 2020 if the Lord tarries his coming and we live.

— Now, here is the sixth thing black people can do to help the new president: Black Americans Should Not Take Out Their Frustrations With President Trump On Other White People

Romans 12:18 says, “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”

Matthew Henry said on this passage, “Since men became enemies to God, they have been very ready to be enemies one to another. And those that embrace religion, must expect to meet with enemies in a world whose smiles seldom agree with Christ’s. Recompense to no man evil for evil. That is a brutish recompense, befitting only animals, which are not conscious of any being above them, or of any existence hereafter. And not only do, but study and take care to do, that which is amiable and creditable, and recommends religion to all with whom you converse. Study the things that make for peace; if it be possible, without offending God and wounding conscience. Avenge not yourselves.”

Christians are called to be at peace with all people. The phrase “as much as lieth in you” means to do all that is in one’s power to make this happen. Robert Murray says the term, “If it be possible, indicates that it may not always be possible.” But we ought not to be the ones who make it impossible for others to get along with us. We ought not to be the ones instigating hatred and discord.

The latter years of Barack Obama’s presidency saw an increase in racial tensions in America. These tensions carried over into the 2016 presidential race, with many fearing that a Trump administration would be bad for minorities. At this writing, the Trump administration has yet to take its full form. However, whatever form it takes is no excuse for blacks to treat all white people, all conservatives, or all Republicans as if they are racists. If we do this, we will only continue the fomenting of racial tensions that have begun relatively recently. Believe it or not, the era of Donald Trump could very well be an era of racial healing and unity as the Obama era was expected to be. I believe that some supporters of the Obama administration woefully miscalculated and thought that somehow getting people to march, loot, and become violent was going to force some positive change and make the race issues go away. That didn’t happen. Sadly, it got worse.

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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.

10 Ways President Trump Can Help Black America; 10 Ways Black America Can Help President Trump (Part 6)



Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Ecclesiastes 5:18 says, “Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.”

— 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”

We have also named 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

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 Keep his Promise to Create Jobs

Ecclesiastes 5:18 says, “Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.”

Matthew Henry said about this passage, “Solomon, from the vanity of riches hoarded up, here infers that the best course we can take is to use well what we have, to serve God with it, to do good with it, and take the comfort of it to ourselves and our families; What it is that is here recommended to us, not to indulge the appetites of the flesh, or to take up with present pleasures or profits for our portion, but soberly and moderately to make use of what Providence has allotted for our comfortable passage through this world. We must not starve ourselves through covetousness, because we cannot afford ourselves food convenient, nor through eagerness in our worldly pursuits, nor through excessive care and grief, but eat and drink what is fit for us to keep our bodies in good plight for the serving of our souls in God’s service. We must not kill ourselves with labour, and then leave others to enjoy the good of it, but take the comfort of that which our hands have laboured for, and that not now and then, but all the days of our life which God gives us. Life is God’s gift, and he has appointed us the number of the days of our life; let us therefore spend those days in serving the Lord our God with joyfulness and gladness of heart.”

When God created man, He gave him the mandate to work. Even in Paradise, the Garden of Eden, man had to work. God worked when He created the world, and since man is made in His image, man must work to maintain the world. Work yields just wages which enable people to live and provide for their needs and the needs of their families. Nations thrive and prosper when their citizens are hard and productive workers.

The wise preacher indicates that God gives a man labor all the days of his life. When a man faithfully labors, he will enjoy the rewards of that labor — food and drink and a little down time to take pleasure in the less-laborious things of life. Robert Thune said, “Work is not a result of sin. It is part of God’s original design for humanity. The word ‘cultivate’ in Genesis 2:15 is actually the Hebrew word for work or service. The word keep carries the idea of care or protection. God put Adam in the garden of Eden to work it and to care for it. Let this sink in: Work is what we were created for.”

President Trump ran his campaign on the promise of job creation. Perhaps more than any of his other policies, the black community can benefit from this one. Trump should focus not just on manufacturing jobs in mid-western states, but jobs in major metropolitan areas and in the South.

Statistics show that the black unemployment rate, and especially the black youth unemployment rate, is persistently higher than the national average. If Trump turns this around, he will be a great president for African-Americans, and black voters will turn out to re-elect him in 2020 if the Lord tarries his coming and we live.

— Now, here is the sixth thing black people can do to help the new president: Black Americans Should Not Take Out Their Frustrations With President Trump On Other White People

Romans 12:18 says, “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”

Matthew Henry said on this passage, “Since men became enemies to God, they have been very ready to be enemies one to another. And those that embrace religion, must expect to meet with enemies in a world whose smiles seldom agree with Christ’s. Recompense to no man evil for evil. That is a brutish recompense, befitting only animals, which are not conscious of any being above them, or of any existence hereafter. And not only do, but study and take care to do, that which is amiable and creditable, and recommends religion to all with whom you converse. Study the things that make for peace; if it be possible, without offending God and wounding conscience. Avenge not yourselves.”

Christians are called to be at peace with all people. The phrase “as much as lieth in you” means to do all that is in one’s power to make this happen. Robert Murray says the term, “If it be possible, indicates that it may not always be possible.” But we ought not to be the ones who make it impossible for others to get along with us. We ought not to be the ones instigating hatred and discord.

The latter years of Barack Obama’s presidency saw an increase in racial tensions in America. These tensions carried over into the 2016 presidential race, with many fearing that a Trump administration would be bad for minorities. At this writing, the Trump administration has yet to take its full form. However, whatever form it takes is no excuse for blacks to treat all white people, all conservatives, or all Republicans as if they are racists. If we do this, we will only continue the fomenting of racial tensions that have begun relatively recently. Believe it or not, the era of Donald Trump could very well be an era of racial healing and unity as the Obama era was expected to be. I believe that some supporters of the Obama administration woefully miscalculated and thought that somehow getting people to march, loot, and become violent was going to force some positive change and make the race issues go away. That didn’t happen. Sadly, it got worse.

————–

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.

LISTEN: 10 Ways President Trump Can Help Black America; 10 Ways Black America Can Help President Trump, Part 5 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #297 with Daniel Whyte III)



Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Matthew 7:1 says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

— 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

We have also named 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

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

— Mr. Trump Needs to Cease Assuming that All Black People Live in “Hell”

Matthew 7:1 says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

These words of Jesus are often quoted among both Christians and non-Christians. Some seem to think that this command constitutes a Christian’s acceptance of any lifestyle or belief system. But that is not what Jesus is saying here. Rather this command has to do with the spirit in which we judge, scrutinize, or criticize the behavior of others. We ought not to judge in a spirit of hypocrisy or arrogance as though we are glad to catch and expose someone else’s wrong, but in a spirit of love and compassion, one that is eager to help the guilty party see the error of their ways and correct their behavior. One commentary lists the following ways in which we judge others in the wrong spirit:

1. When we think the worst of others.
2. When we only speak to others of their faults.
3. When we judge an entire life only by its worst moments.
4. When we judge the hidden motives of others.
5. When we judge others without considering ourselves in their same circumstances.
6. When we judge others without being mindful that we ourselves will be judged.

Skye Jethani writes that Jesus is drawing a line between judgment (righteous discernment) and condemnation (declaring someone irretreviably sinful). He says, “Jesus is warning us about excluding anyone, or seeing ourselves or our group as inherently better than any other. He is calling us to not condemn people, to not pass final judgment and declare them irretrievably guilty. We may disagree and discern another person or group to be wrong — but when that discernment causes us to value another person or group less, then we’ve crossed the line into judgment, condemnation, and exclusion.”

This principle can be applied to the political climate present in America. Too often, one group condemns another group and refuses to work with them simply because they disagree on a certain issue. We all should refrain from this type of behavior in all walks of life.

The new president must not have a spirit of condemnation toward black people. He must not subscribe to stereotypes about black America. All black people do not live in the “hood” or in a “ghetto.” All black people are not living on food stamps and refusing to look for jobs. By the grace of God, my family and I have never been on food stamps in our lives. Now, food stamps are good for people who really, really, really need them. But as a Christian, I believe in the principle of praying for my daily bread and God has provided my daily bread all of these years.

Most black people are trying to live better. Some have the means to do so; others just need a little help. If President Trump wants to avoid continuously insulting black people and keeping the black community upset over his characterizations of us, he must cease making these assumptions.

— Now, here is the fifth thing black people can do to help the new president: Black Americans Can Help the Trump Presidency by Working Hard and Striving to be Successful

Ecclesiastes 5:19 says, “Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.”

There is nothing wrong with hard work and striving to be successful in whatever endeavour you set your mind and hands to. In fact, the Bible extols such behavior as long as one does not make such behavior the center of his life. God wants us to enjoy Him most of all, but also to enjoy the fruit of honest labor on this earth as well as the level of wealth and blessings that God chooses to give us from that labour.

Ray Stedman said, “When people discover the blessings of life that God has provided, they become richly involved with the savor of life right now. How good it is to know the living God, to know that He controls what comes into your life. He expects you to make choices; Scripture always encourages that. But rejoice in the wisdom of a Father’s heart and richly enjoy what is handed you day-by-day; that is the secret of life.”

Many today have an attitude of loathing toward those who are counted as super wealthy. Concerns about income inequality and global poverty are understandable, however, they do not negate the fact that many of those who are wealthy, like Trump, are wealthy because they worked hard and smart for a long time. Instead of getting upset at Mr. Trump for his wealth, black Americans should be inspired to work hard and make a better life for themselves and their families and to make the nation better. Hard work is always rewarded.

More importantly, we all should be ‘content with such things as we have.’ This does not mean that we cannot work for more, but that we should be happy with what God, in His infinite wisdom, has chosen to grant us at the time. Simultaneously, we should not begrudge others who God has blessed to be wealthy.

Trump has promised that one of his main goals will be to create jobs for all Americans. When those jobs come, we encourage black Americans to take advantage of them. Start looking for work now and let God lead you to the employment situation that He wants you to have.

If you are on food stamps or other government aid programs, don’t be content to stay there. There is a myth perpetrated among conservatives that all black people are lazy, want the government to take care of them, and always vote for Democrats because they promise “free stuff.” Don’t let this be true about you.

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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.

LISTEN: Daniel Whyte III Rebukes President Trump and the Pastors and Preachers Who Advise President Trump About His Decision Not to Repeal Obama’s Orders Regarding Homosexuality; Along WIth Message on How President Trump Can Help Black America and How Black America Can Help President Trump, Part 4 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #297 with Daniel Whyte III)



Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

1 Corinthians 9:22 says, “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”

— PRAYER —

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Here We Go: Liberty Counsel Reports Trump Will Continue to Support Obama’s Tragic Homosexual Executive Order

As I have stated previously, if Trump supports homosexuality, homosexual marriage, and the homosexual agenda, his presidency will be doomed to fail like Obama’s and America will never be great again. Just as the ministers surrounding Obama failed to press the urgency of this matter in God’s sight, so have the ministers surrounding Trump. Sadly, people do not understand that God will not bless what they do if they defy Him on something so basic to human existence. To roll back Obamacare, immigration laws, and abortion laws, and not roll back the abomination of homosexuality, homosexual marriage, and the homosexual agenda, is evidence of a lack of wisdom and understanding. It is also cowardice, for the real reason the Trump administration will roll back all these other things and not the abomination of homosexuality is because they do not want to tackle the demonic, vindictive, well-heeled homosexual community, and because they fear man more than they fear God. As this is a slap in God’s face and in the Christian community’s face, mark our words: this will doom Trump’s presidency like it doomed Obama’s presidency if he does not repent of this foolishness and strike down everything in his power regarding this abomination that Obama has unleashed on this nation.

The truth of the matter is, President Trump, we’d rather have a million Muslim refugees come to our shores who strongly agree with Christians against homosexuality than to have this abomination continue in our country.

According to Liberty Counsel:

The White House stated today that President Donald Trump will continue to enforce Obama’s bad executive order imposing the LGBTQ agenda on federal contractors. There is no federal employment statute that includes “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” Congress has repeatedly rejected efforts to amend federal employment law to include “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” The order, signed by former President Obama in 2014, imposes the LGBTQ agenda in the employment context for federal contractors.

The White House press release from his press secretary’s office stated, in part: “President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.”

Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel said, “President Trump should not continue to impose Obama’s bad executive order that goes far beyond federal law. The fluid and subjective term ‘gender identity’ does not prevent discrimination in the work place but rather injects in the workplace an agenda that is harmful to businesses and to other employees. Such a policy opens women’s restrooms to men. To force businesses to be at the mercy of a person’s subjective and changing thoughts or be forced to allow those with ill intent to cause harm is absurd.”

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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

We have also named 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

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 Take Some Time to Learn How to Communicate Well With Black People

1 Corinthians 9:22 says, “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”

In this verse, the Apostle Paul talks about part of his evangelistic strategy. Although he was a Jew, the majority of his ministry was spent reaching people outside of Judaism. He knew that there were barriers between Jews and Gentiles, so in order to reach his Gentile audience, he adopted, as much as possible, the culture of his audience. This strategy has been used by missionaries in foreign lands, notably Hudson Taylor who adopted the dress and hairstyle of the Chinese people he was seeking to reach even against the criticism of the British Christians who were supporting him.

Chuck Smith said, “Paul sought to win people to Jesus Christ by being sensitive to their needs and identifying with them. We should try to reach people where they are today and expect to see changes later.” Adam Clarke adds that those who seek to follow Paul’s example should “attend to the end he had in view and the manner in which he pursued that end. It was not to get money, influence, or honour, but to save souls. It was not to get ease but to increase his labours. It was not to save his life, but rather that it should be a sacrifice for the good of immortal souls!”

In a lesser sense, Paul’s strategy can be adapted to any area of life in which you are seeking to connect with people who are in a different culture, race, ethnicity, or social standing. In the political realm, President Trump should take some time to learn how to communicate well with black people. This will require him to listen to and communicate with a diverse array of black leaders. He needs to learn that “the blacks” are not a monolith. This is not to try to get the president to be “down” or “act black.” But the simple fact is that President Trump was born into and raised in an entirely different cultural and social reality than most black people. This does not make him a racist, but often ill-advised and uninformed. If he is going to be a great president of all the people, he needs to be willing to admit that he is not familiar with all the people, and then make an effort to learn about all the people.

— Now, here is the fourth thing black people can do to help the new president: Black Americans Should Not Do to President Trump What Some Whites, Including Trump, Did to President Obama

Luke 6:27-28 says, “But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.” This type of behavior goes against human nature. It is normal to seek retribution for wrongs done against us or our kind. But, through the power of the Holy Ghost, we can love and even do good to those who have done wrong. William Barclay said, “We cannot love our enemies as we love our nearest and dearest. To do so would be unnatural, impossible, and even wrong. But we can see to it that, no matter what a man does to us, even if he insults, ill-treats and injures us, we will seek nothing but his highest good.”

Matthew 5:38-39 says, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

Craig S. Keener said, “Jesus’ words strike at the very core of human selfishness, summoning us to value others above ourselves in concrete and consistent ways. Some misread this text as if it says not to oppose injustice; what it really says, however, is that we should be so unselfish and trust God so much that we leave our vindication with him. We have no honor or property worth defending compared with the opportunity to show how much we love God and everyone else. By not retaliating, by not coming down to the oppressors’ level, we necessarily will appear unrealistic to the world. But Jesus’ way scorns the world’s honor and appears realistic only to those with the eyes of faith. It is the lifestyle of those who anticipate his coming kingdom.”

Throughout his eight years in office, President Obama had to endure a litany of insinuation about who he was and what he believed. He was accused of being a Muslim and having sympathy for terrorists. He was accused of hating white people. Some claimed he was a socialist. Even up until the final months of his presidency, people were claiming that he was an illegitimate president because he was allegedly born in Kenya and faked his Hawaii birth certificate. Many believe that some whites in Congress refused to work with President Obama because he was black. Even President Obama said as much in an exit interview.

Some black Americans may be tempted to engage in the same kind of activity against President Trump. However, that is not wise; that kind of tit-for-tat is foolish and pointless. It only poisons the waters of possible future cooperation. The Bible commands us to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. You may have felt slighted on behalf of President Obama, but if we want to make progress in America, we must learn to lay aside past insults for the sake of the nation and for the success of what we can accomplish together.

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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.

10 Ways President Trump Can Help Black America; 10 Ways Black America Can Help President Trump (Part 3)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”

— PRAYER —

As President Trump begins his time in office, the Lord has led me share 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:

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

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

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

— 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

Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”

Here, again, the Bible speaks of the wisdom of those who seek out the counsel of others. This verse speaks of a “multitude” of counsellors — that is, many counsellors. God has blessed all people with different gifts. Everyone does not have the same type of insight or way of seeing things. That is why He expects leaders — and all people — to seek out the advice of others. If they do so, the Bible says their purposes or plans will be “established.” The word “established” means to stand or to be accomplished. Those initiatives that have the firm foundation of solid council will be more likely to be successful.

John Gill said, “If a man determines and resolves upon a matter, and at once hastily goes about it, without mature deliberation, without consulting with himself and taking the advice of others, it generally comes to nothing. However, having the advice of others, even many others, he can be confirmed that he is right in what he has thought of and purposed to do; and therefore goes about it with the greater spirit and cheerfulness, and is more likely to succeed, and generally does.”

Here is one way President Trump can take this advice to have “many” counsellors in his cabinet. It has been said before that politics is a game of perception. What things look like is what people will believe they are. If President Trump does not have any black people in the key advisory roles in his cabinet, it will be difficult for him to fight the assumption that he does not care about black people. However, having a trusted respected black Christian person advising him alongside Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, and Jared Kushner can go a long way to easing the concerns that many in the African-American community have. Black people need to know that someone who has their back also has the president’s ear.

Mr. Trump should not be afraid to tap someone who has publicly disagreed with him for this advisory role for he has done so with other cabinet and advisory picks and that is a positive thing. He needs to be able to hear things from someone who is not enamored with his wealth or his power. He needs someone who will be able to tell him the truth as to what is really going on in the black community, what black people are really saying and feeling, and what they really need. This would be a tremendous help to him and to the black community.

Additionally, Mr. Trump would help himself a great deal if he hired some African-Americans in all departments of government, making some leaders of those departments. He also should direct his children to hire more blacks in prominent positions throughout his companies.

— Now, here is the third thing black people can do to help the new president: Black Americans Can Help President Trump by Respecting the Office Even if They Can’t Respect the Man Occupying the Office

Mark 12:17 says, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Romans 13:1-7 says, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”

All Christians are called to respect governmental authority, no matter who is in office. R.C. Sproul said, “The function of government is to restrain evil and to maintain, uphold, and protect the sanctity of life and property. Given this function, the Christian understands that government is ordained of God, and so Christians, first of all, are called to respect whatever it is that God institutes and ordains. For God sake we are called to be model citizens. We are told to honor the king or be obedient to the civil magistrates. That doesn’t mean a slavish obedience to the civil magistrates. There are occasions on which Christians not only may, but must, disobey the civil magistrates. Anytime a civil government requires a Christian to do what God forbids or forbids them to do what God commands, then the person must disobey. But our basic posture toward government, according to the New Testament, is to be submissive and obedient citizens of the state.”

The office of President is not and has never been about the person occupying it. The framers of the Constitution specifically crafted the government so that it was not about the man (or woman) who held the office. The authority lies in the office itself, not the person. President Obama’s chief speechwriter, Cody Keenan said, “The office of the presidency is way bigger than the man.” That is why we have had forty-four successful and smooth transfers of power for over 240 years.

So, if you cannot bring yourself to respect President Trump, you can at least respect the office he holds. This respect is something we render to “Caesar” because that is what God has commanded and is, in fact, what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did when he told Peter to pay his taxes to Caesar. And Jesus is God. When a soldier is given orders, it does not matter what he thinks of his commanding officer or even the Commander-in-Chief. He is obligated to carry out what he has been instructed to do. Even with Mr. Trump as President, you are obligated to obey the laws of the land, to pay your taxes, and to give all government authority the respect they deserve.

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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.