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

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

This series is not for Christians necessarily. Hopefully, you are one of those who love to hear the old, old story told again and again. As the hymn says, “I love to tell the story, for those who know it best / Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” But, this series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved.

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The Church Must Unhitch Itself From W.E.B. DuBois’ Problem of the Color Line, Part 7 // (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 61) [Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 813 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,178 since Jan. 1, 2016]


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Acts 17:24-28

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

——-

The apostles and first century church leaders did not go around trying to get Jews and Gentiles to get along. Instead, they preached the Gospel of Christ in order to get people to understand that God “has made of one blood all nations of men.” We will never accept that “there is neither Jew nor Greek,” as Paul wrote in Galatians 3:28, until we understand that we “are all one in Christ Jesus.” This is, of course, addressed specifically to the Church because “in Christ Jesus” is the key phrase in that verse.

When we begin to see each other as being “in Christ Jesus,” we can begin to recognize one another, no matter our racial differences, as children of God who bear the image of God. Regarding Acts 17:26-28, John Piper said, “Notice that God is the MAKER of ethnic groups. Ethnic groups do not just come about by random genetic change. They come about by God’s design and purpose. The text says plainly, ‘GOD made every ethnos.’ Second, notice that God made all the ethnic groups from one human ancestor. This has a special wallop when you ponder why he chose to say just this to the Athenians. The Athenians were fond of boasting that they sprang from their native soil and were not immigrants from some other place or people group. Paul chooses to confront this ethnic pride head on. God made all the ethnic groups—Athenians and Barbarians—and he made them out of one common stock.”

“Genesis 1:27 says, ‘God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.’ When you put this teaching of Genesis 1 (that God created the first man in his image) together with the teaching of Acts 17:26 (that God made all the ethnic groups from this first ancestor), what emerges is that all members of all ethnic groups are made in the image of God. No matter the skin color or facial features or hair texture or other genetic traits, every human being in every ethnic group has an immortal soul in the image of God: a mind with unique, God-like reasoning powers, a heart with capacities for moral judgments and spiritual affections, and a potential for relationship with God. Every human being, whatever color, shape, age, gender, intelligence, health, or social class, is made in the image of God.”

Through Jesus Christ and accepting that each of our human siblings are made in the image of God and made uniquely by God, with whatever ethnic characteristics that that entails, is the only way that we can overcome the racial division in society. Hence, the Church must focus on reconciling people to Jesus Christ before we focus on reconciling people to each other.

——-

If you are a Christian listening today, here are three things you need to do:

1. Confess and repent of your own sins. You already know what they are.

2. Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ to repent of their sins and get back to their first love

3. Pray for souls to be saved, and do your part by witnessing to the lost.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and 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 believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Church Must Unhitch Itself From W.E.B. DuBois’ Problem of the Color Line, Part 6 // (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 60) [Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 811 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,176 since Jan. 1, 2016]


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Acts 17:24-28

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

——-

Ben Witherington said, ‘Paul offers a tour-de-force argument to counter prejudice, which is combined in a deadly amalgam with bad theology. The truth is that such battles have to be fought and won in every generation of human history because humanity is still a fallen lot.’

Much of the news we read, hear, and see today comes to us through a filter of race and racism. An altercation reported one way by the media takes on a new tone once the races of those involved are revealed. Sometimes, it appears that the “story” changes entirely. We have had protests, marches, rallies, and, yes, race riots in the twenty-first century, not just the twentieth.

Why are we still struggling with this question of race even after a two-term black president? It is because, largely, until recently, we — even those of us in the church — have not begun to deal with the issue of race from a spiritual perspective. We have been trying to change man’s mind about race when what really needs to be changed is the heart. And no intellectual argument for civil rights, fair treatment, and general equality will change a man’s heart. Only God and the transformative power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can do that.

The apostles and first century church leaders did not go around trying to get Jews and Gentiles to get along. Instead, they preached the Gospel of Christ in order to get people to understand that God “has made of one blood all nations of men.” We will never accept that “there is neither Jew nor Greek,” as Paul wrote in Galatians 3:28, until we understand that we “are all one in Christ Jesus.” This is, of course, addressed specifically to the Church because “in Christ Jesus” is the key phrase in that verse.

When we begin to see each other as being “in Christ Jesus,” we can begin to recognize one another, no matter our racial differences, as children of God who bear the image of God. Regarding Acts 17:26-28, John Piper said, “Notice that God is the MAKER of ethnic groups. Ethnic groups do not just come about by random genetic change. They come about by God’s design and purpose. The text says plainly, ‘GOD made every ethnos.’ Second, notice that God made all the ethnic groups from one human ancestor. This has a special wallop when you ponder why he chose to say just this to the Athenians. The Athenians were fond of boasting that they sprang from their native soil and were not immigrants from some other place or people group. Paul chooses to confront this ethnic pride head on. God made all the ethnic groups—Athenians and Barbarians—and he made them out of one common stock.”

“Genesis 1:27 says, ‘God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.’ When you put this teaching of Genesis 1 (that God created the first man in his image) together with the teaching of Acts 17:26 (that God made all the ethnic groups from this first ancestor), what emerges is that all members of all ethnic groups are made in the image of God. No matter the skin color or facial features or hair texture or other genetic traits, every human being in every ethnic group has an immortal soul in the image of God: a mind with unique, God-like reasoning powers, a heart with capacities for moral judgments and spiritual affections, and a potential for relationship with God. Every human being, whatever color, shape, age, gender, intelligence, health, or social class, is made in the image of God.”

Accepting that each of our human siblings are made in the image of God and made uniquely by God, with whatever ethnic characteristics that that entails, is the only way that we can overcome the racial division in society. Hence, the Church must focus on reconciling people to Jesus Christ before we focus on reconciling people to each other.

——-

If you are a Christian listening today, here are three things you need to do:

1. Confess and repent of your own sins. You already know what they are.

2. Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ to repent of their sins and get back to their first love

3. Pray for souls to be saved, and do your part by witnessing to the lost.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and 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 believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Church Must Unhitch Itself From W.E.B. DuBois’ Problem of the Color Line, Part 5 // (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 59) [Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 810 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,175 since Jan. 1, 2016]


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Acts 17:24-28

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

——-

Dr. Tony Evans said, “Racism is not first and foremost a skin problem. It is a sin problem. See, when you believe that racism is a skin problem, you can take three hundred years of slavery, court decisions, marches, and the federal government involvement and still not get it right. But once you admit that racism is a sin problem, you are obligated as a believer to deal with it right away. As long as the issue of race is social and not spiritual, it will never be dealt with in any ultimate sense.”

Over one hundred years ago, in his classic work, The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois declared, “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” As we look about us today in America, it can be said that the problem of the twenty-first century is also the problem of the color line. It would seem that, after one hundred-plus years of progress on the issue of race in this country, we would have reached some semblance of laying those old demons to rest. But we have yet to do so.

According to Pew Research this year, 71% of blacks and 56% of whites say race relations in the U.S. are generally bad. 65% of Americans believe it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views over recent years. And 45% believe it has become more acceptable for people to do so.

As with so many of the problems in this country, the church must also shoulder a large responsibility for the problem of the color line. We don’t like to talk about it, but the majority of Americans who bought and kept slaves in this nation’s history claimed to be Christians. Some even claimed that they were doing God service by bringing the “savages” from Africa in order to give them their version of Christianity. The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., recently put on display a so-called “Slave Bible” that omitted 90% of the Old Testament and 50% of the New Testament and highlighted passages that slave owners could use to make the Negro slaves think it was God’s will for them to be in bondage. Last year, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary issued a report that recounted “the history of slavery and racism at Southern Seminary — from the school’s slave-holding founders in the 19th century to its segregation-defending faculty in the early decades of the 20th century.” At risk of sounding cliched, the Sunday morning church hour is still the most segregated hour in America.

It can honestly be said that not only the country, but the church, has a color line problem. And, as with any of the issues that the church faces, we must bring this issue under the searchlight of the Holy Spirit to expose it for what it is and bring it under the blood of Jesus Christ to wash us clean of it. And that is what we will be looking at from this passage in the book of Acts. It is fitting that we turn to the book of Acts for this mini-series because the early church dealt with and overcame the issue of division between races and ethnic groups. They did it, not through social programs, not through civil rights achievements, not through forums and seminars, but through the breaking down of barriers in church communities where people who once would have never mingled came together in the family of God after being washed in the blood of Christ.

John Fawcett wrote:

Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.

Before our Father’s throne
we pour our ardent prayers;
our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
our comforts and our cares.

We share our mutual woes,
our mutual burdens bear,
and often for each other flows
the sympathizing tear.

When we are called to part,
it gives us inward pain;
but we shall still be joined in heart,
and hope to meet again.

——-

If you are a Christian listening today, here are three things you need to do:

1. Confess and repent of your own sins. You already know what they are.

2. Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ to repent of their sins and get back to their first love

3. Pray for souls to be saved, and do your part by witnessing to the lost.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and 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 believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Lifestyle of the Messengers of Christ, Part 8 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 808 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,173 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 10:5-10

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

————

In our last message, we considered the implications of Jesus’ command for His disciples not to take money, a travel bag, two coats, or shoes, or a staff on their first missionary journey. The implication is that He is teaching them to rely on the divine storehouse, which is limitless, and rely on God alone to supply for their day-to-day needs while they are doing the Lord’s work. And one of the ways the Lord supplies for His messengers is through the goodwill of those whom they minister to.

He says in verse 10, “the workman is worthy of his meat.” The ESV translates this as: “the laborer deserves his meat.” And the NASB puts it this way: “the worker is worthy of his support.” Leon Morris writes in his commentary, “The disciples are workmen for God, and they can rely on their employer to supply the things they need. The ‘workman’ is a farm laborer, a worker in the fields, but from this the word came to be used of workmen of various kinds. Such workmen would be paid a wage, but they would also be given the food they needed while they were on the job. As they are doing the work they are deserving of their keep. The workman receives his food as of right; it is not a gift, for he has earned it. The Twelve were going out in the service of God; they, too, would therefore merit their food as they labored for their Master.”

We see the principle of this matter demonstrated in the life of Jesus Himself. We know that Jesus was raised up as a carpenter’s apprentice, but we do not see Him doing this work after He begins His public ministry. Of course, often, He did not have a place to lay His head. But far more often, in the gospels, we find Him being invited to dinner at the homes of those who supported His ministry or the homes of his disciples’ family members and even at the homes of Pharisees who, despite inviting Jesus and His disciples to dine with them, would criticize their ministry while they were at the table. The point is this: we do not see Jesus doing carpentry work in order to make money or worrying about where He is going to get food from for the next day. God provided for the ministry of His dear Son, and He will provide for all those who follow in His footsteps.

Of course, this is not to say that Christians today should not be prudent in the procuring and use of resources. In the culture of Jesus’ day, it was considered rude and inhospitable not to invite travelers into your home and minister to their needs. Wherever the disciples went, they were sure to find an open door. However, later on, in the Book of Acts, we find Paul returning to his occupation as a tentmaker while he was staying in a certain city in order to preach the Gospel. At that time, that was God’s way of supplying for his needs. And God will supply for all of our needs wherever He sends us to deliver His message. Sometimes, that may come through the hospitality of others; sometimes, through our own labor; and, sometimes, through miraculous means. But our trust is in Him, no matter where we are sent.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and 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 believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Church Must Unhitch Itself From W.E.B. DuBois’ Problem of the Color Line, Part 4 // (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 58) [Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 807 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,172 since Jan. 1, 2016]


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Acts 17:24-28

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

——-

As a reminder of what this series is all about, allow me to finish sharing with you once again “The Forethought” of “The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk”:

As you may know, I preached the Gospel for 367 days straight during the tumultuous 2016 presidential campaign. I also preached the Gospel for 100 days straight in between Barack Obama’s two terms as president in 2012. The campaign is called the “Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign.” Since that time, I have continued preaching the Gospel nearly every day—totaling now over 1,000 Gospel, Christ-centered messages—throughout the Trump years as a symbol to the church on how we need to get back to the main thing, and that we need to keep the main thing the main thing which is to love all people, witness to all people, pray for all people, and keep ourselves unspotted from the world by confessing sin daily and repenting of sin.

One of the reasons I am sharing this with you is because before I became a believer in Christ, I was determined to make my life’s work the work of fighting against the injustices against black people. But then, I met Jesus Christ on December 19, 1979 in an Air Force dorm room around 8:30 that night, and He dramatically changed my life and my perspective. And even though He gave me a burden for “my brethren according to the flesh,” that is black people, because I was raised up in the black Baptist church and in the black Pentecostal Holiness church, because my dad was ordained as a Baptist preacher and my mother was ordained as a Pentecostal Holiness preacher, yet I was lost and on my way to hell and had not heard the Gospel for nineteen years of my life and I knew that others in the black community were misled as well, so God put in my heart to reach my brethren according to the flesh “ with a clear presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, it was a white, independent, Baptist church plant in Mississippi of all places where I heard a clear presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and my eternal soul was saved from a burning hell to a Heaven that I do not deserve because of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Later, God began to show me a vision that all people needed the Gospel. That was when He led me to preach the Gospel in nearly every state in the United States including Alaska and Hawaii and over twenty-five foreign countries.

If you think a new president being in office is the only thing needed to save America and “make America great again,” you are woefully deceived. The church must follow through and keep the main thing the main thing: and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents, politicians, and people, but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey the Lord’s Great Commission which is to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature,” and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Pray for the president, but don’t get caught up in the political happenings like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

Using how God — the same God who changes not — dealt with His chosen people in the past (and based upon First Corinthians 10:1-12), this book will show God’s chosen people of today, the lost souls of black folk and white folk, how to find their soul and their way again. Understanding that “judgment must begin at the house of God,” it is then and only then that God’s people, black and white together, can lead America and the world pass the problem of the color line, along with other problems, closer to where God wants us all to be while living on this earth.

….

Dr. Tony Evans said, “Racism is not first and foremost a skin problem. It is a sin problem. See, when you believe that racism is a skin problem, you can take three hundred years of slavery, court decisions, marches, and the federal government involvement and still not get it right. But once you admit that racism is a sin problem, you are obligated as a believer to deal with it right away. As long as the issue of race is social and not spiritual, it will never be dealt with in any ultimate sense.”

Over one hundred years ago, in his classic work, The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois declared, “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” As we look about us today in America, it can be said that the problem of the twenty-first century is also the problem of the color line. It would seem that, after one hundred-plus years of progress on the issue of race in this country, we would have reached some semblance of laying those old demons to rest. But we have yet to do so.

According to Pew Research this year, 71% of blacks and 56% of whites say race relations in the U.S. are generally bad. 65% of Americans believe it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views over recent years. And 45% believe it has become more acceptable for people to do so.

As with so many of the problems in this country, the church must also shoulder a large responsibility for the problem of the color line. We don’t like to talk about it, but the majority of Americans who bought and kept slaves in this nation’s history claimed to be Christians. Some even claimed that they were doing God service by bringing the “savages” from Africa in order to give them their version of Christianity. The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., recently put on display a so-called “Slave Bible” that omitted 90% of the Old Testament and 50% of the New Testament and highlighted passages that slave owners could use to make the Negro slaves think it was God’s will for them to be in bondage. Last year, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary issued a report that recounted “the history of slavery and racism at Southern Seminary — from the school’s slave-holding founders in the 19th century to its segregation-defending faculty in the early decades of the 20th century.” At risk of sounding cliched, the Sunday morning church hour is still the most segregated hour in America.

It can honestly be said that not only the country, but the church, has a color line problem. And, as with any of the issues that the church faces, we must bring this issue under the searchlight of the Holy Spirit to expose it for what it is and bring it under the blood of Jesus Christ to wash us clean of it. And that is what we will be looking at from this passage in the book of Acts. It is fitting that we turn to the book of Acts for this mini-series because the early church dealt with and overcame the issue of division between races and ethnic groups. They did it, not through social programs, not through civil rights achievements, not through forums and seminars, but through the breaking down of barriers in church communities where people who once would have never mingled came together in the family of God after being washed in the blood of Christ.

John Fawcett wrote:

Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.

Before our Father’s throne
we pour our ardent prayers;
our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
our comforts and our cares.

We share our mutual woes,
our mutual burdens bear,
and often for each other flows
the sympathizing tear.

When we are called to part,
it gives us inward pain;
but we shall still be joined in heart,
and hope to meet again.

——-

If you are a Christian listening today, here are three things you need to do:

1. Confess and repent of your own sins. You already know what they are.

2. Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ to repent of their sins and get back to their first love

3. Pray for souls to be saved, and do your part by witnessing to the lost.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and 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 believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Church Must Unhitch Itself From W.E.B. DuBois’ Problem of the Color Line, Part 3 // (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 57) [Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 806 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,171 since Jan. 1, 2016]


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Acts 17:24-28

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

——-

As a reminder of what this series is all about, allow me to continue sharing with you once again “The Forethought” of “The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk”:

I know that you will think that this is trite, however, it is still true: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

I can hear hundreds of my Pharisaical, ivory tower brethren saying, “Oh, this is all so simplistic!” Let me remind them and you that God is big on simplicity. When you think about what I call God’s wonderful system of grace, it is not complicated at all. In fact, it is very simple. Hard, but simple. Hard to give up His Son for our sins, but simple. Hard for Christ to die the cruel death He died for our sins, but simple. Anybody who walks with God and knows God will find that He is big on simplicity. In fact, the Holy Spirit moved Paul to write in 2 Corinthians 11:3, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

As I look at the landscape of the church today, I am convinced, even among evangelicals, many so-called “servant-leaders” and churches have actually been beguiled by the serpent, the devil, because everybody is trying to be original and fresh and new to the point they are becoming ridiculous and taking the simplicity of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and making it not only difficult but unrecognizable, confusing saints and sinners. And I fear that we have thousands of dear souls going to Hell from the church pews because of it. K.I.S.S. — Keep It Simple, Saints!

Even though we recognize that the color line is still a problem, allow me to cast a new vision for the 21st century that is more hopeful and that offers a solution to the problem of the color line because it is Christ-centered and Gospel mission-focused. Now let me help you here: I believe that black and white Christians are leaders of not only America, but the world. I firmly believe that what we do together matters and that the way America goes, so goes the world. I believe that if we as black and white Christians would find our souls again by getting our hearts right with God, by humbling ourselves, praying, seeking God’s face, turning from our wicked ways, and getting back to our first love, who, by the way, is Jesus Christ, then God will hear our hearts and our prayers and heal our lives and our land.

The black and white church needs to cease talking about being reconciled when we have never been “conciled” in the first place. And the church needs to cease talking about race like it is the only sin in the church. In fact, if a person has not been called by God to deal with the sin of racism as Martin Luther King, Jr. was called to do, we need to get off of dealing with the issue of the color line altogether and deal with the four-pronged mission of the church, and that is to confess and repent of our sins, love all people, witness to all people, and pray for all people.

For the problem of the 21st century is that we are still talking about the color line and not what Jesus Christ did on the cross in the fullness of time.

As you may know, I preached the Gospel for 367 days straight during the tumultuous 2016 presidential campaign. I also preached the Gospel for 100 days straight in between Barack Obama’s two terms as president in 2012. The campaign is called the “Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign.” Since that time, I have continued preaching the Gospel nearly every day—totaling now over 1,000 Gospel, Christ-centered messages—throughout the Trump years as a symbol to the church on how we need to get back to the main thing, and that we need to keep the main thing the main thing which is to love all people, witness to all people, pray for all people, and keep ourselves unspotted from the world by confessing sin daily and repenting of sin.

——-

If you are a Christian listening today, here are three things you need to do:

1. Confess and repent of your own sins. You already know what they are.

2. Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ to repent of their sins and get back to their first love

3. Pray for souls to be saved, and do your part by witnessing to the lost.

——-

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and 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 believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Church Must Unhitch Itself From W.E.B. DuBois’ Problem of the Color Line, Part 2 (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 56) [Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 804 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,169 since Jan. 1, 2016]


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Acts 17:24-28

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

——-

As a reminder of what this series is all about, allow me to continue sharing with you once again “The Forethought” of “The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk”:

One reason why the color line is still a problem in America today is because black and white Christians have lost their souls, so to speak. Mind you, God has not failed America or the world, but black and white Christians, individually and collectively, have failed God, Jesus, and the greatest country in the history of the world outside of Israel, and, thus, we have failed the world.

If God’s “chosen people” had done what God’s Word told us to do, the problem of the color line would not have remained as big of a problem as it is. And, yes, I am referring to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (black, white, red, and yellow) as God’s “chosen people,” knowing full well that the Church will never take the place of God’s chosen people, the Israelites. In fact, how God dealt with His chosen people, the Israelites, will play a major role in this book as you will see. But, we are God’s blood-bought chosen people for this present evil age.

Now, what is it that God’s Word tells us to do?

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

2. Obey the Great Commandment. “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”.

3. Obey the repeated command to pray without ceasing for all saints and all people. “And he [Jesus] spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint”. “Pray without ceasing”. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”.

4. Obey God’s command to confess and repent of all sins. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

If Christians in America are going to get back on track and be victorious and helpful to this once great nation, they will need to trust God, love God, fear God, and be faithful to God.

I know that you will think that this is trite, however, it is still true: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

I can hear from my writing desk hundreds of my Pharisaical, ivory tower brethren saying, “Oh, this is all so simplistic!” Let me remind them and you, “gentle reader”, that God is big on simplicity. When you think about what I call God’s wonderful system of grace, it is not complicated at all. In fact, it is very simple. Hard, but simple. Hard to give up His Son for our sins, but simple. Hard for Christ to die the cruel death He died for our sins, but simple. Anybody who walks with God and knows God will find that He is big on simplicity. In fact, the Holy Spirit moved Paul to write in 2 Corinthians 11:3, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

As I look at the landscape of the church today, I am convinced, even among evangelicals, many so-called “servant-leaders” and churches have actually been beguiled by the serpent, the devil, because everybody — these “servant-leaders” — is trying to be original and fresh and new to the point they are becoming ridiculous and taking the simplicity of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and making it not only difficult but unrecognizable, confusing saints and sinners. And I fear that we have thousands of dear souls going to Hell from the church pews because of it. K.I.S.S. — Keep It Simple, Saints!

——-

If you are a Christian listening today, here are three things you need to do:

1. Confess and repent of your own sins. You already know what they are.

2. Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ to repent of their sins and get back to their first love

3. Pray for souls to be saved, and do your part by witnessing to the lost.

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and 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 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.