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The Free State of Glory (Part 42): The Guarantor of the Glory (Second Coming Chapel)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Revelation 22:10-13

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

The Free State of Glory (Part 42): The Guarantor of the Glory

Over the past eight messages, we have explored the implications of verse twelve where Jesus says, when He returns, ‘His reward is with him to give every man as his work shall be.’ We know that “reward” means the just recompense for the deeds we do will alive — a prize for the saved, and punishment for the unsaved. All believers will receive the blessing of Heaven and eternal life with God. But, as we have seen, there will also be special rewards for faithful service. We have looked at the five heavenly crowns, but there are sure to be other blessings as well. The Bible says, “As it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

Despite these great promises, it is easy to lose hope in this world. The trials of our current condition can dim our perspective on the State of Glory that we are destined to inhabit. How can we be happy? How can we not lose hope? How can we not grow weary in well doing. We can do this if we keep our eyes on Jesus who speaks of himself in verse 13: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Jesus is the Guarantor of the Glory.

Dr. John Walvoord comments, “Once again, Christ describes himself as the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. He is the beginning and the end. He is before all Creation and He will continue to exist after the present creation is destroyed. He is the Eternal One.” Our eternal reward is guaranteed because He is eternal. He can and will complete His promises from beginning to end because everything that has a beginning or an end is under His control. Nothing will stand in the way of Him completing the good work that he has begun in us. We can carry on in this world, knowing that no matter what happens, He is the consummation point of history. All things have their end in Him, but for us, the end is a new beginning — one where we will live in the State of Glory for eternity and enjoy the rewards of our King.

One hymn says:

Upon the throne of Jesus Christ
We’ve taken up our seat.
The world and Satan, sin and self
Are all beneath our feet!
Christ’s finished work did put us here.
When once for all He died;
No more are we the sinners poor,
We’re fully glorified.

We’ll drop our former concepts, Lord,
To take this finished way;
Appropriating each bequest,
We’ll praise You more each day.
We’ll heed our High Priest’s inward call—
“Come forward!” to the end—
Until we reach the final goal;
The New Jerusalem!

——-

If you are not a believer, all the rewards that you receive on earth will one day perish. But, by serving Christ, you can gain eternal, imperishable, and incorruptible rewards. I invite you to place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Allow me to show you how you can do that right now.

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

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

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

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

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

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

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The Free State of Glory (Part 40) — The Reward of Believers: 5 Heavenly Crowns, Part 7


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Revelation 22:10-13

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

— PRAYER —

The Free State of Glory (Part 40) — The Reward of Believers: 5 Heavenly Crowns, Part 7

In our last message, we began looking at the fourth crown — the “crown of glory.” The Apostle Peter mentions this crown in his first epistle in the context of describing the duties of pastors or elders in the church. He says in First Peter 5:2-4: “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”

Commentators have noted that the “crown of glory” is not for elders or pastors only, but they do have a special calling to care for God’s sheep by following the example of the Chief Shepherd Jesus Christ. In this day and time, we have too many pastors/elders who are seeking “glory” in this present world. Instead of feeding the flock of God, they are feeding their own egos. Instead of serving with a ready or eager mind, they are doing it for money or filthy lucre. Instead of being humble examples to God’s flock, they see themselves as “lords” over the people. Because of their selfish and self-serving behavior, some may receive temporary crowns on earth, but they will not receive the “crown of glory which fadeth not away.”

The crown of glory belongs to those who, like Peter, share in the suffering of Christ. The pastors who will win this crown must be willing to serve, to go without recognition, to give money rather than take it. They can do this if they realize that, like Peter, they are also “partakers of the glory that shall be revealed.” A partaker is “one who participates with another in an enterprise.” Pastors, elders, and all faithful Christians are participating in the Gospel enterprise. Our service for Christ might not seem like it is bringing great dividends here on earth. But, we must remember that our treasure is stored up in Heaven. If we invest in Heaven, we are investing in the future manifestation of the glory of God on earth. And, if we follow the guidelines laid down in this passage, we may receive a “crown of glory” as a reward for faithful service to Christ and to His flock.

Thomas Kelly wrote:

Crowns of glory ever bright,
Rest upon the Conqueror’s Head;
Crowns of glory are His right, —
His Who liveth and was dead.

He subdued the powers of hell;
In the fight He stood alone:
All His foes before him fell,
By His single Arm o’erthrown.

His the battle, His the toil;
His the honors of the day;
His the glory and the spoil:
Jesus bears them all away.

Now we proclaim His deeds afar;
We serve His flock, we tell His story;
Faithful service is our charge
that we receive a crown of glory.

——-

If you are not a believer, all the rewards that you receive on earth will one day perish. But, by serving Christ, you can gain eternal, imperishable, and incorruptible rewards. I invite you to place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Allow me to show you how you can do that right now.

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

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

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

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

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

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. 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 which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. 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 Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

The Free State of Glory (Part 39) — The Reward of Believers: 5 Heavenly Crowns, Part 6


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Revelation 22:10-13

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

— PRAYER —

The Free State of Glory (Part 39) — The Reward of Believers: 5 Heavenly Crowns, Part 6

Today, we are going to continue looking at the five “crowns” spoken of in Scripture as rewards for believers. The first crown is the “imperishable crown” which is given to those who give their all in service to Christ; the second crown is the “crown of rejoicing” which is received by those who win souls for Christ and help disciple new believers; and the third crown is “the crown of righteousness” which is given to those who finish their course well on this earth and who look for and love the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The fourth crown is the “crown of glory,” which Peter writes about in his first epistle. First Peter 5:4 says, “When the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” In this passage, Peter is talking to elders or shepherds in the church, those who are over other believers. He says, “The elders which are among you I exhort, Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.”

Commentators have pointed out that the “crown of glory” is not for elders or pastors only, but they do have a special calling to care for God’s sheep by following the example of the Chief Shepherd Jesus Christ. Chuck Swindoll writes, “With regard to the role of leaders in the church, Peter has pointed out two effective principles: pride of position must be absent, and the heart of a shepherd must be present. He then illustrated the shepherd’s heart with three essential attitudes: willingness, eagerness, and meekness. Granted, shepherding the flock of God can involve hard work. This is why Peter ends his address to the elder-pastors of the churches with a reminder of their eternal reward. If Christ’s shepherds faithfully discharge their duties with the proper attitudes, they will receive ‘the unfading crown of glory’ from Christ at His return. As the ‘Chief Shepherd,’ Jesus serves as the model of how His earthly shepherds are to serve. As such, Christ Himself is the perfect model of ministry.”

In this day and time, we have too many pastors/elders who are seeking “glory” in this present world. Instead of feeding the flock of God, they are feeding their own egos. Instead of serving with a ready or eager mind, they are doing it for money or filthy lucre. Instead of being humble examples to God’s flock, they see themselves as “lords” over the people. Because of their selfish and self-serving behavior, some elders may receive temporary crowns on earth, but they will not receive the “crown of glory which fadeth not away.” Only those who share in the suffering and service of Christ here on earth will be able to enjoy the glory of Christ in Heaven.

——-

If you are not a believer, all the rewards that you receive on earth will one day perish. But, by serving Christ, you can gain eternal, imperishable, and incorruptible rewards. I invite you to place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Allow me to show you how you can do that right now.

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

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

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

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

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

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. 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 which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. 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 Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

The Free State of Glory, Part 33 – The Reward of Believers (Second Coming Chapel)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Revelation 22:10-13

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

— PRAYER —

The Free State of Glory (Part 33) — The Reward of Believers

We often think of Heaven as a place where we go to receive rewards. But in Revelation 22:12 Jesus tells us, “Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” The Greek word translated as “reward” means “dues paid for work; the fruit naturally resulting from toils and endeavours.”

Regarding this verse, John Walvoord writes, “Added here is the promise that the Lord is bringing His reward when He comes, that is, that believers will be rewarded at that time. This verse has in view the judgment seat of Christ as it relates to the Christian. The same standard is established for reward here as in 2 Corinthians 5:11, namely, that of works. It is noteworthy, however, that all final judgments relate to works whether they are in connection with Christians who are being rewarded or the unsaved who are being punished. God, the righteous judge, will deal with all men’s works in the proper time and order.”

While our works do not dictate our salvation, the rewards we receive as saved people are tied to the work we do. The Greek word for work is “ergon,” from which we derive the word “energy.” Our “work” as believers is what we expend energy to accomplish. How are you using your energy every day? Are you using it just for yourself? Are you using it for the world and the devil? Are you using any of it for God? Isn’t it amazing how we often grow tired and weary when engaged in the Lord’s work, but have no such problems when engaged in things that we like to do?

Some might say, “We ought not to serve God for what we get in return.” And that is true. But, Jesus encourages us to lay up treasure for ourselves in Heaven. When we get up in the morning, we ought to say, “What can I do for the kingdom of Heaven today? What can I do to advance the cause of Christ?” Of course, we must spend time maintaining our lives in this world, but as much as possible, we ought to be engaged in spiritual work with eternal dividends.

The Bible only hints at what the rewards of the State of Glory will be. We know that we will receive eternal life. The New Testament mentions five heavenly “crowns” that believers can receive. We know that many will receive the blessing of serving under Christ in His government. But the rewards of Heaven extend even farther than this. Paul reminds us, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

William G. Schell wrote:

Life on earth is but a vapor,
Soon we’ll lay these bodies down;
But if we continue faithful,
We shall wear the victor’s crown—
Brighter than the stars of heaven,
Brighter than the dazzling sun,
We shall shine among the ransomed,
When our work on earth is done.

Let us then be up and doing,
We have but a few more days,
Priceless souls of men to rescue
From their dark and sinful ways;
Courage, brother, work and suffer,
Till this fleeting life is past;
God will recompense our labors
With a great reward at last.

I hope that you are ready for the day of the Lord. And if you aren’t, I invite you to get ready today by placing your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul from sin and from Hell. Allow me to show you how you can do that right now.

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

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

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

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

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

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

The Free State of Glory (Part 32)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Revelation 22:10-13

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

— PRAYER —

The Free State of Glory (Part 32)

At the end of the Revelation, the angel gives John a command. He says, “Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.” Revelation has typically been seen as a book of mystery and hidden meanings, hard to understand and apply to real life. In the Old Testament, prophets such as Daniel were commanded to “shut up the vision: for it shall be for many days.” But John is told not to seal up the vision, but to let it remain open for all to see. Why? Because “the time is at hand.”

God is not trying to hide the events of the end times from us. He wants us to know what is about to happen so we can be prepared. For the Christian, this means being conscious of what is going on in the world, and, most importantly, living in such a way that he is ready for Christ to come at any moment. Revelation also serves as a warning for the world in the end times — that the window is closing for it to repent and get right with God.

This is further emphasized in the angel’s next words: “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” The idea here is that with the abundance of warnings against the wicked and blessings for the righteous in Revelation, those who have not come over to God’s side will likely not do so. They have wasted their time. There is nothing more that can be said to persuade them. John Walvoord said, “If the warnings of this book are not sufficient, there is no more that God has to say.”

We know from the Old Testament that God is long-suffering and that He will delay judgment a long time. But, after He has said and done all that He will say and do, He leaves it up to people to decide. It is sad, but by this point, it is likely that those who are unjust and filthy have made up their minds to remain as they are. They will not change no matter what type of warning they receive. Likewise, those who are righteous and holy will be ready to meet the Lord when He comes. May we all decide now to be of the latter disposition.

Bob Dylan, the recently awarded Nobel prize-winning songwriter, wrote a song titled, “Are You Ready?”

Are you ready to meet Jesus?
Are you where you ought to be?
Will He know you when He sees you
Or will He say, “Depart from Me”?

When destruction cometh swiftly
And there’s no time to say farewell,
Have you decided whether you want to be
In heaven or in hell?

Have you got some unfinished business?
Is there something holding you back?
Are you thinking for yourself
Or are you following the pack?

Are you ready for the judgment?
Are you ready for that terrible sword?
Are you ready for Armageddon?
Are you ready for the day of the Lord?

I hope that you are ready for the day of the Lord. And if you aren’t, I invite you to get ready today by placing your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul from sin and from Hell. Allow me to show you how you can do that right now.

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

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

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

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

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

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

The Free State of Glory (Part 31): Worship God Alone, Part 2


TEXT: Revelation 22:8-9

8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

— PRAYER —

The Free State of Glory (Part 31): Worship God Alone

By way of review, last week, we learned from John’s testimony of the truth of the revelation he received. Just as in John’s day, there are many who claim to have divine revelation, but who do not. We must be careful about who we listen to and measure everything by the Word of God.[

As John the Revelator neared the end of his vision of the end times, he became so overwhelmed by the message that he had received that he fell down and began to worship the angel who was showing him the vision. The Bible says that the angel immediately rebuked him, saying, “I am thy fellowservant… Worship God.”

We might say to ourselves that John should know better than to worship an angel. We might consider such commands to worship only God the most basic commands in the Bible. But, there is a lot of worship of “fellowservants” going on in the church today (not to mention the worship of celebrities, politicians, culture, and human pursuits that goes on in the world). Over 50 years ago, John Lennon declared that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.” Well, the Beatles are gone and Jesus is still here. But there still seem to be some people who are vying to be “more popular than Jesus.” And, unfortunately, many in the church are facilitating this worship of man more than the Messiah.

John Pavlovitz said the “modern Christian Church culture has become the newest star machine, churning out a seemingly endlessly supply of overstyled, attractive, charismatic men and women of God, who are perfectly bred for mass consumption. They seem totally fine with soaking up the spotlight and getting the lion’s share of the glory, leaving Jesus as only a quiet, gracious runner-up. We see entire churches built entirely upon a personality cult, with pastors spoken of in hushed, reverent tones, as if they were vying for a spot in the Trinity itself.”

The Christian leaders of today need to follow the angel’s example and remind themselves and those under their influence that they are just “fellowservants” and “brethren” within the household of God. And, like John, all of us need to resist the temptation to worship others in ministry, no matter how mightily God may be using them. The honor of worship belongs to God alone. It is He who enables and empowers His servants to speak His words and to do His work in the world. Worship God alone.

We would do well to remember the words of Psalm 95, put to hymn by Michael Perry:

Come, worship God, who is worthy of honor;
enter God’s presence with thanks and a song!
You are the rock of your people’s salvation,
to whom our jubilant praises belong.

Ruled by your might are the heights of the mountains;
held in your hands are the depths of the earth.
Yours is the sea, yours the land, for you made them,
God above all gods, who gave us our birth.

We are your people, the sheep of your pasture;
you are our Maker, and to you we pray.
Gladly we kneel in obedience before you;
great is the one whom we worship this day!

To those who don’t know God, who is worthy of all worship, I invite you to get to know Him today. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to make a way for you to begin a relationship with Him, guaranteeing the salvation of your soul and an eternal home in Heaven. Allow me to share with you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation today:

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

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

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

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

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

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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

The Free State of Glory (Part 30): Worship God Alone


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Revelation 22:6-7

6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

The Free State of Glory (Part 29): Jesus is Coming Quickly. What Do We Do in the Meantime?

In these verses, John testifies to the truth of his revelation. He lived in a day when rogue writers were producing literature falsely attributed to the apostles of our Lord. Others were writing and distributing literature that purported to be part of divine revelation, but was nothing more than man’s imagination. John, the beloved disciple, wants his readers to know that he alone has seen and heard the Revelation of Jesus Christ and that he himself wrote down that message to give to the churches. So, he says, “I John saw these things and heard them.” We, too, live in a day when there is much false teaching under the guise of divine revelation. We must be careful that we only heed the words of Scripture and those whose message aligns with Scripture.

John, overwhelmed by the things he had witnessed in the Spirit, “fell down” at the feet of the angel who had shown him the visions, and began to worship. The angel, of course, refuses such worship telling him, “See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.” Dr. John Ellicott comments, “Wonder and awe took possession of John, and for the second time he was about to offer unlawful homage to the angel. This twice offered and twice refused worship is full of teaching. To render to all their due is wise, seemly, and Christ-like; but to offer exaggerated homage to any is to invert God’s order, and to degrade by pretending to exalt man, whose true glory is that he is God’s creation.”

We might consider such commands to worship only God the most out-of-date commands in the Bible. But, there is a lot of worship of “fellowservants” going on in the church today (not to mention the worship of celebrities, politicians, culture, and human pursuits that goes on in the world). Over 50 years ago, John Lennon declared that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.” Well, the Beatles are gone and Jesus is still here. But there still seem to be some people who are vying to be “more popular than Jesus.” And, unfortunately, many in the church are facilitating this worship of man more than the Messiah.

If you want to be taken up in the rapture to live in Heaven with Christ and God, allow me to share with you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell:

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

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

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

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

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

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

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