The Only Path to Peace and Paradise (Gospel Light Minute X #398)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #398 titled, “The Only Path to Peace and Paradise.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

“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.” — John 3:16

John 3:16 is often called “The Gospel Text,” for here we have the whole Gospel briefly stated. We see the source of salvation—the love of God; the channel through which salvation comes—His only begotten Son; and the way by which we receive it—faith in His Son.

Perhaps you will say, “Oh, I have read that verse a thousand times.” Even if you have, have you ever really believed it—that is, by faith made yourself one of the “whosoevers” by trusting in Christ, and thereby received everlasting life?

A Christian friend told me how he was converted through this verse. He took it, read it word by word, believing as he read, applied it to himself, trusted the Son, and received everlasting life. Multitudes of other searching souls have done the same. Have you? If not, may the Lord help you to do so now.

Just let us look at this wonderful verse, a word or two at a time, always remembering that this is God’s Word, and God means what He says. Continue reading “The Only Path to Peace and Paradise (Gospel Light Minute X #398)”

You May be a Faithful Member of a Church, But on Your Way to Hell (Gospel Light Minute X #384 with Daniel Whyte III)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #384 titled, “You May be a Faithful Member of a Church, But on Your Way to Hell.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

How clear and concise: there should be neither confusion nor contradiction. There are many names under Heaven in which we can find religion; but salvation can be found in One only. The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned…” So, all need a Saviour; Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” At Calvary, Jesus paid sin’s awful penalty for all who accept Him; but His death there was not to give men a religion; it was to provide Salvation through redemption.

There is no salvation in priests, penance or prayers; but only in Jesus Christ. Service and sacraments, churches and charities, tears and treasures, ritual and reformation — ALL are alike, helpless to save.

Men are willing to give assent in their heads to the claims of Christianity while refusing to accept in their hearts the Christ of Christianity, Jesus.

Men are willing to take the high place in the work and rituals of the church while refusing to take the low place of guilty sinners needing a sinner’s Saviour, Jesus.

Men are willing to believe in the moral precepts of God’s Word, as based on the Ten Commandments while refusing to believe in, rest on, and receive God’s Son, Jesus Christ, as Saviour of their souls, because of His finished work in their behalf at Calvary. Continue reading “You May be a Faithful Member of a Church, But on Your Way to Hell (Gospel Light Minute X #384 with Daniel Whyte III)”

Let Me Tell You About the Stars and Stripes (Gospel Light Minute X #351)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #351 titled, “Let Me Tell You About the Stars and Stripes.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



“Tell us something about the Stars and Stripes!”

The young man thus addressed was preaching the Gospel in the public square of an American city, and the remark quoted was that made by a scoffer who had just left the hotel on the opposite side of the square.

It is often the case that an interruption at an open air meeting only serves to increase the number of listeners. It was so in this instance, and as the crowd quickly gathered around, the preacher stopped.

Facing the scoffer, he said: “Tell you something about the Stars and Stripes? I will, and with pleasure, for we read about the Stars and Stripes in the Bible. Continue reading “Let Me Tell You About the Stars and Stripes (Gospel Light Minute X #351)”

7 Keys to the God-Blessed Life (#4): Read the Word of God, Meditate on the Word of God, and Obey the Word of God

Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #142

TEXT: Joshua 1:1-9

In this series of messages, we are looking at the 7 keys to living the God-blessed life. And, the God-blessed life — Christian success — is not measured by the same standards as the world’s success. Even if the world accounts us “as sheep for the slaughter,” we are actually “more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” The God-blessed life is a life that is full of contentment, joy, fulfillment, peace, and productivity. It is the kind of life where you know you are in the center of God’s will. The seven keys to getting to this position are:

1. Trust God.
2. Love God.
3. Fear God.
4. Meditate on the Word of God.
5. Obey God.
6. Pray to God.
7. Be Faithful to God.

So far, we have looked at the topics of trusting God from the life of Abraham, loving God from the life of the apostle John, and fearing God from the life of Job. Today, we are going to look at the topic of meditating on the Word of God from the life of Joshua.

As we look at our passage today, we find that Joshua is at a point of major transition in his life. Moses, the leader of Israel, is dead, and Joshua has been called up to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land. Joshua has gone from being a follower to being the leader. His months and years of training and being in the background are now paying off. He was faithful in the small things, and now God is elevating him to a bigger role.

As he begins this new role, the Bible tells us that the Lord comes and speaks to him. God affirms him as the new leader, encourages him, and gives him instructions as to what to do next. He also promises Joshua that he will have great success in his role as a leader — based on one condition.

God tells Joshua, “There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Then, God says, “only.” This is the word that introduces the condition. God says, “I will do all these things for you, ONLY…be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.” Joshua’s success was tied to his obedience to the law of God.

But, God not only tells Joshua that he should be obedient to the law, but He tells him HOW he can be obedient to the law in verse 8: “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein.” Joshua could be obedient to the law by meditating on God’s words, and consequently, he would have God’s blessings on his life and his leadership. That is what we want to talk about very briefly today — how to meditate on God’s Word and thereby live the God-blessed life.

We notice three components that are involved in the act of meditating on God’s word.

1. We see that the mouth is involved. God says, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth.” Having God’s law in your mouth implies that you are speaking of it often.

2. We see that the mind is involved. God commands Joshua in verse 8, “but thou shalt meditate therein day and night.” Now, when we see the word “meditate”, we immediately think of the mind. To meditate on something means to go over it again and again in your mind.

3. We see that motion is involved. Notice what God tells Joshua next in verse 8: “that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein.” Notice the word “do.” This command to meditate on God’s word is not just for the speaking of God’s word, or for thinking on God’s word, but it is for the doing of God’s word. God’s word should put us in motion.

+ Plus, listen to Newsboys as they sing “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord” and Matt Maher singing “Your Grace Is Enough”.

Carlos Baerga: How Giving his Life to Christ Saved him from Losing his Family and Destroying his Life (Gospel Light Minute #97)

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Carlos Baerga
Carlos Baerga

He is a former Major League Baseball player who played from 1990 to 2005. He spent most of his career as a second baseman, before moving to various positions later in his life. He has played for the New York Mets, the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Sox, and Washington Nationals among others. He was selected to the All-Stars three times in 1992, 1993, and 1995 and won the Silver Slugger Award two times in 1993 and 1994.

From the time he started playing, he had rapid success in baseball. He said in a CBN interview, “My career was going way up, and that was the moment that I really forgot about God — the God who gave me the opportunity to play in the big leagues. I used to be a super star. Everything was so good for me that I wanted to keep living that life.” All of his wanting for more got him just that – more drinking, more partying, more women. Little did he know, however that getting more also would cost him his family. He said, “I almost lost my family. I didn’t know the damage I was doing to myself. When you walk without God, you can be hurt at anytime.”

After several heart-to-heart conversations with a close friend, he finally understood that there was no place else to turn and rededicated his life to Jesus Christ. He said, “We’re human. We go through those moments in life that we forget about God. We think that we are Superman, that we can do things without Him. We have to realize that we cannot do anything without Him. He’s the best feeling that you can have in life. When you put everything in God’s hands, there is nothing that you can not do. He gives you the life, He gives you everything. Thank God I still have my family with me.”

Now that he is retired, he seeks to help other baseball players get on the right path with God. He said, “[The guys playing now] are the ones that need to know the words of God. Right now what I’m trying to do is to talk to the guys more about God. You know, that’s the second chance God gave me. We are here for a reason: to spread the words of God.” His name is Carlos Baerga.

Break Up Your Fallow Ground: It is Time to Seek the Lord (Part 20)

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #82

Scripture: Hosea 10:1-12

As you know, we are in a long series titled “Break Up Your Fallow Ground: It Is Time to Seek the Lord” which is based on Hosea 10:12 which reads: “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” In this passage, Hosea urges the children of Israel to turn away from their sins, repent, and get right with God.

As we begin today, let’s take a close look at verse six of Hosea chapter 10. The verse reads, “It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.”

You might recall that last week, we looked at verse five, and saw how the children of Israel were greatly concerned about the golden calves which they had set up to worship. The “it” in verse six is referring back to the golden calves. God says that those idols would be carried off to Assyria just as the children of Israel would be carried off to Assyria.

In the ancient near east, a victory over a nation was seen as a victory over its gods. Thus, by God allowing the golden calves that Israel trusted in to be captured and carried off by the Assyrians, He was vindicating Himself by showing the utter uselessness of the Israelite idols and the utter foolishness of the Israelites for trusting in them. Ephraim and Israel were put to ‘shame’ by this occurrence .

We must be very careful to only put our faith and trust in God. If we lean on anything or anybody other than God, God has the ability to take that thing or that person out of our lives to let us know that we need to trust Him and depend on Him alone.

Now, in this series of messages, we are addressing specific sins that folks in the church need to confess and repent of in order to get our hearts right with God, and so that we can ask God to send revival in our personal lives, our families, our churches, our communities, and our country. So far we have addressed fifty-six sins in total, and today, we are going to continue this series by addressing three more sins from our list.

1. The first sin we will address today is the sin of not being humble.

2. The second sin we will address today is the sin of twisting God’s Word.

3. The third sin we will address today is the sin of worry.

+ Plus, listen to Andrae Crouch and Marvin Winans singing “All Because of Jesus” and Hillsong singing “Amazing Love”.

The Most Striking Statement in the Bible

Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #10

Daniel Whyte III shares from God’s Word in today’s Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message.

+ Plus, listen to The Mississippi Mass Choir as they sing “It Wasn’t the Nails” and Chris Tomlin singing “Our God”

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