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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 18 // (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 72) [Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 876 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,237 since Jan. 1, 2016]


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

—————-

Albert Mohler said, “Racial superiority in any form, white superiority as the central issue of our concern, is a heresy. The separation of human beings into ranks of superiority and inferiority differentiated by skin color is a direct assault upon the doctrine of Creation and an insult to the image of God in which every human being in made. Racial superiority is also directly subversive of the gospel of Christ, effectively reducing the power of his substitutionary atonement and undermining the faithful preaching of the gospel to all persons and to all nations.”

In our last message in this series, we began looking at how salvation through Christ puts us all in the body of Christ, regardless of race or class This salvation is represented in this passage as being baptized by the Spirit into one body, and drinking into the Spirit. Let’s look closer at what being baptized in the Spirit means.

One of the most important rites in Christianity is that of baptism. The ritual of baptism symbolizes one’s acceptance into the body of Christ, although baptism is not salvation itself. The washing of the body that happens in baptism is representative of the washing of our souls in the blood of Christ. However, this passage speaks of a different baptism – a baptism of the Spirit. Unlike the baptism of water, this baptism of the Spirit happens immediately upon our acceptance of Christ as Saviour.

Matthew Henry wrote, “Christians become members of this body by baptism: they are baptized into one body. The outward rite is of divine institution, significant of the new birth, called therefore the washing of regeneration, But it is by the Spirit, by the renewing of the Holy Ghost, that we are made members of Christ’s body. It is the Spirit’s operation, signified by the outward administration, that makes us members.”

Anyone can be baptized. It is a physical movement that has no spiritual transformative power in and of itself. However, only a Christian has undergone a baptism of the Spirit. And someone who has been baptized in the Spirit will manifest the fruit of the Spirit in his or her life. We have all heard of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. In this passage, we can see another aspect of what Spirit-baptized people ought to be: accepting of other Christians regardless of race and class as members of the body of Christ.

Daniel S. Warner wrote:

Sweet fellowship, thy crystal tide,
Flows joyful in our souls;
Baptized in one, naught can divide,
While heav’nly peace controls.

O brethren, how our spirits blend
In fellowship so dear;
Though sundered far by God’s command,
We feel you still so near.

God over all, and through us all,
In floods of blissful light,
Is fellowship in every soul
That’s pure in heaven’s sight.

O fellowship, my brethren dear,
In bonds of perfect love;
How blest the seal of union here
With all the saints above!

This fellowship with Father, Son,
And all who love the Lord,
Is heaven here on earth begun,
’Tis Paradise restored.

——-

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 17 // (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 71) [Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 875 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,236 since Jan. 1, 2016]


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

—————-

John Perkins said, “The reason we haven’t solved the race problem in America after hundreds of years is that people apart from God are trying to create unity, while people under God who already have unity are not living out the unity we possess.”

In our last message in this series, we saw how there should be lines of division based on race or class when it comes to Christian fellowship. This is because we have all been saved through Christ. This salvation is represented in this passage as being baptized by the Spirit into one body, and drinking into the Spirit. Let’s look closer at what being baptized in the Spirit means.

One of the most important rites in Christianity is that of baptism. The ritual of baptism symbolizes one’s acceptance into the body of Christ, although baptism is not salvation itself. The washing of the body that happens in baptism is representative of the washing of our souls in the blood of Christ. However, this passage speaks of a different baptism – a baptism of the Spirit. Unlike the baptism of water, this baptism of the Spirit happens immediately upon our acceptance of Christ as Saviour.

Matthew Henry wrote, “Christians become members of this body by baptism: they are baptized into one body. The outward rite is of divine institution, significant of the new birth, called therefore the washing of regeneration, But it is by the Spirit, by the renewing of the Holy Ghost, that we are made members of Christ’s body. It is the Spirit’s operation, signified by the outward administration, that makes us members.”

Anyone can be baptized. It is a physical movement that has no spiritual transformative power in and of itself. However, only a Christian has undergone a baptism of the Spirit. And someone who has been baptized in the Spirit will manifest the fruit of the Spirit in his or her life. We have all heard of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. In this passage, we can see another aspect of what Spirit-baptized people ought to be: accepting of other Christians regardless of race and class as members of the body of Christ.

Daniel S. Warner wrote:

Sweet fellowship, thy crystal tide,
Flows joyful in our souls;
Baptized in one, naught can divide,
While heav’nly peace controls.

O brethren, how our spirits blend
In fellowship so dear;
Though sundered far by God’s command,
We feel you still so near.

God over all, and through us all,
In floods of blissful light,
Is fellowship in every soul
That’s pure in heaven’s sight.

O fellowship, my brethren dear,
In bonds of perfect love;
How blest the seal of union here
With all the saints above!

This fellowship with Father, Son,
And all who love the Lord,
Is heaven here on earth begun,
’Tis Paradise restored.

——-

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 16


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

—————-

John Piper said, “The church is not called to be responsible for the way unbelievers run their lives. But we are called to be responsible, by the power of the Spirit and for the glory of Jesus, for the way believers live and the kind of relationships that are cultivated in the fellowship of the church.”

In our last message began looking at how all Christians are on level ground before God, whether they be Jew or Gentile, black or white. We looked at how we are all integral parts of the body of Christ, regardless of our differences, and how we should all work together in unity to advance the cause of Christ.

Now let’s look at the effect that being saved has on the Christian’s life.

There is a lot of talk in society about “white privilege” and “underprivileged” racial minorities in America and other white-majority countries. This concept claims that white people have certain unofficial social benefits when dealing with people and authorities in various contexts, while the racial minorities receive the bare minimum, or the opposite treatment. Regardless of your opinion on this concept, social classes, whether they are based upon wealth, race, or both, are a fact of life. They have been a fact of life from almost the beginning of humanity. Even animals have social classes of sorts. However, this passage shows us that Christians should not have social classes within the Church. This is because we have all been baptized into the body of Christ and have drunk into the one Holy Spirit.

When we have accepted Christ, thus being baptized in the Spirit, we are all placed on level ground, because God sees beyond racial and social classes. The Jews, who have been God’s chosen people and still have a role to play as His chosen people in the future, saw themselves as a higher special class than the “Greeks”, who had not been chosen by God. After the death and resurrection of Christ, however, both a Jew and a Greek can accept Christ as Saviour and be equal members of the body of Christ. Similarly, both the bond and the free are equal in Christ. In Paul’s day, this meant that both the slave and the slavemaster would be equal before Christ, regardless of their very different social statuses. We might bring this into the modern era by saying that a Christian supermarket employee is just as loved by God as a Christian businessperson who owns the entire supermarket chain.

When we have accepted Christ as Saviour, we ought to be able to see all Christians as equal brothers and sisters in the body of Christ. We ought to treat them with respect and Godly love, regardless of race or class. In this way we exemplify the spirit of God on earth.

M. S. Lowndes wrote:

Why, O Lord, is there much division
Within the body of Christ?
For we have become sisters and brothers,
So why is there so much strife?

It seems to me there’s much debating,
Arguing to and fro,
The Bible implores us to be united
And the love of God to show

Though at times we need to correct error,
We do so in the spirit of love
Refuse to give in to an unholy battle,
Remember Christ’s spilled blood

For Jesus gave His life for us,
Uniting us by His grace,
So we should put aside our weapons,
For to Him, they are a disgrace

The only weapons we must be armed with
Are the weapons of the Lord
And the only real enemy that we have
Is Satan and his hordes

We must gird ourselves with God’s compassion
And see others as He does
If we would only pray for each other,
There’ll only be room for God’s love.

——-

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 15 // (The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk, Part 69)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

—————-

Tony Evans said, “Biblical truth overrides cultural difference.”

By way of introduction, John Walvoord and Roy Zuck wrote in the Bible Knowledge Commentary, “This passage forms an excellent three-part summary of the rest of the chapter. (a) The human body is a unit. (b) The human body has many parts, with a necessary diversity in its members. (c) The parts of the human body work together as one, with a dependent mutuality as each part fulfills an important function. Likewise the body of Christ has a diversity of parts functioning together. The One who gave the diverse gifts, the Spirit, was also the medium in which, by which, and with which that unity exists. The baptism of the Spirit is experienced by all who believe, at the moment of salvation. In that baptism, believers, regardless of nationality (whether Jews or Greeks) or station of life (slave or free), are identified with Christ (baptized … into one body) and are indwelt by the Spirit.”

We saw in our last few messages in this series before my vacation that God has created all the people in the world, and wants them to seek after Him so that they can be saved. Now let’s narrow our focus to those people who have accepted Christ as our Saviour.

The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, has a history of racism. Many of its leaders in the past supported slavery, the Confederacy, and segregation. Even though all of this was in the past, we still see it today. The two major Baptist groups in America are nearly identical in theology, but are divided along racial lines – the predominantly white Southern Baptist Convention and the predominantly black National Baptist Convention. At their 2019 annual meeting, Southern Baptists passed resolutions condemning racism and promoting diversity. There was also some backlash to these resolutions by those who believe that the Convention’s increased focus on social justice could lead to acceptance of sin like it has in mainline Protestant denominations.

Whatever you believe about these efforts, racial and ethnic divides among Christians are nothing new. Paul was dealing with them around 2,000 years ago. While the modern divide among American Christians is between white and black, the divide among early Christians was between the Jews who had accepted Christ and the “Greeks”, which in this context means all non-Jewish people living under the Roman Empire because the dominant culture in the Roman Empire was Greek.

There are three lessons that we can pull from this ancient ethnic divide between Jewish Christians and Greek Christians and apply to the modern divide between white Christians and black Christians.

First of all, we as the body of Christ are one unit, and we ought to act like this is the case. When it comes to the church, we are all on level ground. Both the black Christian and the white Christians, both the lower class Christians and the upper class Christians, have all been saved through Jesus and have been baptized by the Holy Spirit. Regardless of what our social status outside the church, we all ought to treat each other as brothers and sisters when it comes to the work of God.

Second, as a body we are composed of many different parts. Just as all of the parts of the human body work together to keep you alive, all of the members of the body of Christ ought to work together towards evangelism and discipleship. It is common in America for Christians to be divided into different demographics: the black church, white evangelicals, mainline Protestants, and so on. Well, if we all believe in Christ and His mission for us, our differences ought to be a secondary issue. We should all be working together in order to advance His cause.

Third, we all ought to be working together to do the work of God. We ought to be united in our purpose of sharing the Gospel with the unsaved. We ought to be united in representing Christ on earth by following the two great commandments: loving God and loving our neighbour. We do not have time to be engaged in petty internal squabbles over race, while the souls of people have not been reached with the Gospel are in danger of going to Hell!

We ought to be able to leave our differences on the sidelines so that we can work together in the greater mission of bringing others to the cross. Imagine how powerful the Church could be, if we were only united under the bloodstained banner of the Cross, refusing to be distracted by secondary issues, and only focused on loving all people, proclaiming the Gospel to every nation and discipling the saints.

Witness Lee wrote:

The unity of Church is but
The saints in oneness living;
The Spirit which indwelleth them
This oneness ever giving.
Thus it is realized and called
The unity of Spirit;
’Tis based upon the common faith
Which all the saints inherit.

This precious faith of all the saints,
Is constituted solely
Of Christ and His redemptive work,
Which are unique and holy.
In this the saints are truly one,
Together all agreeing,
And it is from this common faith
The Church came into being.

This oneness is the Church’s ground,
The ground of common standing,
The only ground of unity
The Spirit is demanding.
The Church in actual practise thus
May keep her vital union,
And her expressions locally
Be built up in communion.

Lord, help us ever strive to keep
This unity by taking
The Church’s ground of unity,
The Body-life partaking,
That all Thy heart’s profound desire
May fully be effected,
And God’s eternal purpose may
Completely be perfected.

——-

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.

The Lifestyle of the Messengers of Christ, Part 17 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 871 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,232 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 10:24-33

24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

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.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

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A.W. Tozer said, “It appears that too many Christians want to enjoy the thrill of feeling right but are not willing to endure the inconvenience of being right.”

In our last messages in this series, we have looked at the different types of persecution that the apostles would face when preaching the Gospel, and how they were to act when facing persecution. As we move on to the next section of Matthew 10, Jesus continues to explain why Christian will face persecution and warns to take a stand for Christ before the world. Let’s look at three points from the first verses in this passage that help us to understand why we should expect to face persecution.

First, Jesus is our master and lord and we are His disciples and servants. As disciples, we are to learn from Jesus how to walk in this world. As servants, we are called to obey Christ regardless of what our earthly authorities may order us to do if what they are saying goes against the will of Jesus. We should hasten to do the work of Christ in the earth, no matter how lowly it may seem, for it is our heavenly mandate.

Second, Jesus was met with hostility and violence from the people He came to save. In verse 25, Jesus refers to an event in which He cast out a demon from a man, “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.” Can you imagine being call a demon because you cast out demons? This ill-treatment of Jesus did not stop at name-calling. The Jewish leaders tried to kill Him multiple times, and as we all know, they eventually got Him crucified at the hands of the Romans.

Third and last, all of this should cause us to expect and prepare for persecution at the hands of a sin-filled world. As Christians, it is easy for us for us to be confused when are hated by the world when we are simply trying to save them from hell. But if the world despised their Saviour and put Him to death, should we expect any better? We are not above our master the Lord Jesus Christ, and so, to this day, those who work to advance the kingdom of Christ will be hated by the world.

However, when we put under persecution from the world, we ought to count it as an honor that we are being treated the same way as our Saviour. As His servants, we should continue doing His work until He returns or calls us home.

Johan Heerman wrote:

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that we to judge thee have in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected,
O most afflicted!

Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered.
For our atonement, while we nothing heeded,
God interceded.

For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation,
thy mortal sorrow, and thy life’s oblation;
thy death of anguish and thy bitter passion,
for my salvation.

Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.

——-

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 16 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 864 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,225 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 10:16-23

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

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Georgi Petrovich Vins, a Russian pastor who was persecuted by the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 70s, told judges during a trial in 1966, “You regard us here neither as thieves nor as robbers. Today, as in the time of Pilate, Christ the Savior is accused. Once again there is mocking and scorn, slander and noisy jubilance. But he remains yet, and his glance embraces sinners with unending compassion.”

In this series of messages, we have looked extensively at the persecution that Jesus warned His disciples they would face, and also how he wanted them to act when being oppressed. Now we turn our attention to the last verse in this passage.

In this passage, Jesus tells His disciples that when confronted with hostility in one area, they should flee to another. This goes back to the first verse in this passage, where Jesus told the apostles to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Sometimes, it is not worth trying to continue share the Gospel where you know the people will not listen and will possibly put you to death. As a modern example, it would be very difficult for a missionary to get inside North Korea, you would be under constant surveillance by the government, and once they found out you were preaching Christianity, you would be arrested, imprisoned, and either deported or executed. (Although thankfully, people have been able to share the Gospel in North Korea through broadcasting radio messages and smuggling books as well as audio and video recordings inside the country.)

While fleeing from a place because of persecution may look like cowardice, it is not so. Denying Christ to avoid persecution is certainly cowardice and something we should be ashamed of. But leaving a North Korea-type situation in order to spread the Gospel in a more open country like South Korea is common sense, and in fact, advances the spreading of the Gospel far more than remaining in North Korea. Matthew Henry described it this way, “It is no inglorious thing for Christ’s soldiers to quit their ground, provided they do not quit their colours: they may go out of the way of danger, though they must not go out of the way of duty.” As soldiers in the army of the Lord, it may be expedient for us to retreat in one area where we are not having any success, as long as we advance in another area where the people are more willing to hear the Good News.

The apostles were not to be worried about being unable to share the Gospel in one city, because they would not be able to witness in all the cities of Israel before Jesus came back from Heaven. Similarly, we should not be anxious when opportunities do not arise for us to share the Gospel in one place, because we will not be able to witness in every city in the world before the second advent of Christ.

Many of us know the stories of legendary missionaries like David Livingston, Jim Elliot, or William Carey, who went forth from Christian nations to share the light of Christ in the darkest corners of the world. Well, nowadays, we do not have to visit closed-door countries in Africa, South America, India, or Asia to find a ripe mission field. We only have to look around us at the secularism that is becoming the dominant culture in America, a once Christian nation. While the apostles were only told to witness in Israel at that time, we are told to witness wherever there is an opportunity. Let us take advantage of every opportunity that is open to us so that we will be found laboring for Christ when He comes.

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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.

The Lifestyle of the Messengers of Christ, Part 15 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 857 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,219 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 10:16-23

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

———-

Thomas Watson, “Persecution is the touchstone of sincerity. It discovers true saints from hypocrites. Unsound hearts look good in prosperity—but in time of persecution fall away. Hypocrites cannot sail in stormy weather. They will follow Christ to Mount Olivet—but not to Mount Calvary.”

In this series, we have looked at the persecution that Jesus warned the disciples they will inevitably face when telling others the Gospel message, both from the government and even their own family. As we turn our attention to verse 22, know that this verse is especially relevant to us because Jesus was describing future events here. The apostles themselves did not experience this type of persecution until after Jesus had died. John Walvoord and Roy Zuck wrote of this verse, “These words of the Lord probably had an application beyond His own lifetime. What was proclaimed here was more fully demonstrated in the apostles’ lives after the day of Pentecost in the spread of the gospel in the church. But these words will find their fullest manifestation in the days of the Tribulation when the gospel will be carried throughout the entire world before Jesus Christ returns in power and glory to establish His kingdom on the earth.”

On the 21st of April, Easter Sunday, three churches, along with smaller attacks on hotels and residences, were bombed by Muslim terrorists in Sri Lanka. 259 people were killed, and over 500 were injured. This attack was not in retaliation to anything. The Christians were not even proselytizing, just worshipping on Easter Sunday in a country where only 7% of people are Christian. So why was it carried out? This passage holds the answer — many people hate Christians for no other reason than that they are Christians, even when they are doing nothing but minding their own business. This hatred only increases in intensity when Christians spread the Gospel in a hostile world and confront the unsaved about their lost state.

However, Christ comforts us by saying that there will be an end to these troubles. Salvation awaits the Christians who endure persecution to the end, remaining faithful to Christ. While the end state of all sinful humanity is de ath and hell. those who are saved will be delivered from it. But what if a Christian wavers in persecution? Will he then not be saved? Well, just as St. Peter denied Jesus, but later repented and was eventually executed for His faith, all true Christians may waver and stumble, but they will eventually make a stand for the Gospel. Make sure that you are a Christian who will remain faithful to the end, so you will be saved from damnation.

Charles W. Naylor wrote:

I mean to go right on until the crown is won;
I mean to fight the fight of faith till life on earth is done.
I’ll nevermore turn back, defeat I shall not know,
For God will give me victory if onward I shall go.

Should opposition come, should foes obstruct my way,
Should persecution’s fires be lit, as in the ancient day—
With Jesus by my side, His peace within my soul,
No matter if the battle’s hot, I mean to win the goal.

I see a shining crown awaiting over there,
I see a mansion all prepared and decked with beauties rare:
Shall that which intervenes deprive me of my right?
Nay, on I’ll go until I reach that city of delight.

Then forward let us go, our hearts with love aflame,
Our snowy banner borne aloft, inscribed with Jesus’ name.
The hosts of evil flee, and heaven’s open gates
Invite me now to hasten where eternal glory waits.

——-

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.