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Daniel Whyte III: "The wonderful thing about prayer is that you can do it right now." (The Prayer Motivator Minute #488)
Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 7:7 which reads: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
Our prayer motivator quote today is from Jonathan Edwards. He said, "It is God’s will through His wonderful grace, that the prayers of His saints should be one of the great principal means of carrying on the designs of Christ’s kingdom in the world. When God has something very great to accomplish for His church, it is His will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayers of His people; as is manifest by Ezekiel 36:37. and it is revealed that, when God is about to accomplish great things for His church, He will begin by remarkably pouring out the spirit of grace and supplication."
Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society, Responds to Otis Moss III's Letter to Black Pas
When President Barack Obama announced his support for homosexual marriage, many pastors and Christian leaders took issue with that stance and stated that they could not vote for a president who endorsed a view that they believed was contrary to God's Word. Numerous ministers also expressed their disappointment and shock in the President who previously claimed that he believed marriage was a "sacred union" between a man and a woman.
In the wake of that reaction, the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, Rev. Otis Moss III, wrote a letter to a minister expressing his view that black churches should still support the President in the November election. He later released a version of the letter online along with a video of him reading a portion of the letter to his congregation. In his letter, he accuses black clergy of hiding "from true dialogue with quick dismissive claims devised from poor biblical scholarship" and urges ministers to stand behind Obama despite their disagreement with him.
Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society, has just published an open letter in reply to Otis Moss III's letter. He states that he found Moss' letter to be "troubling in light of God's Word." He goes on to refute Moss' argument by pointing out seven flaws in his letter and encourages all pastors to stand on what the Bible clearly states about homosexuality. He goes on to state that the "President did not exercise good judgment when he endorsed homosexual marriage." Whyte also says that the church should "love all people who are engaged in any sin including the abomination of homosexuality, but should not abandon God's word and endorse their sin."
Daniel Whyte III said, "Many people don't pray because they don't want to obey." (The Prayer Motivat
Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God for today is Nehemiah 1:6 which reads: “Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned."
Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Andrew Murray. He said, "The majority of Christian men and women who pray to a Living God know very little about real prevailing prayer. Yet prayer is the key that unlocks the door of God’s treasure-house. It is not too much to say that all real growth in the spiritual life – all victory over temptation, all confidence and peace in the presence of difficulties and dangers, all repose of spirit in times of great disappointment or loss, all habitual communion with God – depends upon the practice of secret prayer."
Daniel Whyte III said, "Prayer is a flesh-crucifying experience." (The Prayer Motivator Minute #228)
Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is James 4:8 which reads: "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you."
Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Walter J. Chantry. He said, "If you have never felt your soul poured out before the Lord with a consequent exhaustion, it is doubtful whether you have advanced far in the school of prayer."
Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #152
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 11:23-31
Daniel Whyte III shares a special message explaining three wrong views of the Lord's Supper (Communion) and the correct, Biblical view of the Lord's Supper. The three wrong views of the Lord's Supper are: the Roman Catholic view (transubstantiation), the Lutheran view (consubstantiation), and the Reformed (Calvinist) view. The correct, biblical view is the Memorial view.
MUSICAL SELECTION: "Let Us Break Bread Together" by the Blind Boys of Alabama and "Blest Be the Tie that Binds" by Bill & Gloria Gaither
Praying Through the Bible #94
TEXT: Daniel 9:1-8
We are continuing our look at the prayer that Daniel prayed for the nation of Israel as they were on the cusp of being delivered from their time of exile. Daniel chose to be an intercessor for his people. Many of them had probably lost faith in God and were discouraged about their present situation. Many of them probably thought that God had forgotten them and that they would remain scattered in foreign lands. However, because Daniel was close to God, he took it upon himself to bring his nation before God in prayer. He took it upon himself to stand in the gap for his people.
In our last message, we saw three things about Daniel's prayer for his people.
1. Daniel took time to prepare to pray.
2. Daniel kept in mind God's awesomeness and faithfulness
3. Daniel openly confessed that his people had sinned.
Right now, we are going to zero in on verses two and three of our text and look at three key points that made Daniel's prayer so powerful and that made Daniel a very effective intercessor for his people.
1. Daniel's prayer was based on the Word of God. In verse two, Daniel says, "I understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem." Daniel's basis for praying for the deliverance of his people was the "word of the Lord" that had been given to Jeremiah.
Praying Through the Bible #98
TEXT: Daniel 9:15-19
A devotional book tells the story of a man who was traveling across the United States. He stopped for gas in Montgomery, Alabama, got back in the car, and drove for five hours before realizing he had left someone behind -- his wife. He couldn't call her because she had left her cell phone in the car when she had gotten out to stretch her legs. So, the man called the police and asked them to help him get in touch with her. When he arrived back in Montgomery, the police asked him what happened that would cause him to leave his wife behind, and the man admitted with great embarrassment that he just hadn't noticed her absence.
Now, most of us couldn't imagine what would cause a man to not notice his wife's absence for five hours. But, the truth of the matter is, we are not much different in our relationship with God. As the hymn says, we are "prone to wander" away from Him. That is why, in Scripture, God warns us not to forget Him or His Word. In Deuteronomy 8:11, speaking to the nation of Israel, He says, "Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day."
Today, as we return to the topic of standing in the gap and being intercessors for God's people, we are going to look at the matter of remembrance in Daniel's prayer for his people. As you may recall, on last week, we talked about three things the church needs to do in order to fulfill its duty as God's representative on Earth.
Today, we are going to look at how Daniel employed the power of remembrance in his prayer and three things the church needs to remember as it prays.
Praying Through the Bible #95-B
TEXT: Daniel 9:9-23
We are continuing our mini-series on the prayer that Daniel prayed for the nation of Israel as they were on the verge of being delivered from their time of exile. Daniel, who had always been a faithful prayer warrior, now in his old age, intercedes for his people. He didn't have to. He wasn't required to. But, I believe God called him to the task and he obeyed.
Right now, we are going to take a look at three things we must do as we seek to stand in the gap as intercessors.
1. We must pray with an understanding of who God is. In verse nine, Daniel prays: "To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him..." Last week, we talked about how we ought to appeal to God's mercy when we intercede for others. The reason why Daniel did this for the children of Israel is because he had an understanding of the nature of God.
2. We must pray with the determination to live righteously before God. Daniel sought to live out Godly principles in his life and we see this desire in his prayer. In verse 13 he prays, "As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth."
3. We must be ready to receive God's answer to our prayer. In verses 21-23, Daniel writes: "whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision."
Praying Through the Bible #99
TEXT: Daniel 9:11-16
We come once again to this passage in Daniel at a time when nations around the world have been met with disaster after disaster. Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, put it succinctly when she said, "the world is a mess." For Australia, the Netherlands, and Malaysia, a passenger plane was shot out of the sky and nearly 300 people died, most of them citizens of these 3 countries. For Israel and Gaza, these two nations have been locked once again in a devastating conflict, and we are told that over 1,000 civilians and over 40 soldiers have been killed. In China and the Philippines, these nations were hit by back-to-back typhoon this month, causing millions of dollars in devastation and taking over 150 lives. It seems as though every time we turn on the news or get on the internet, we are informed of yet another devastating occurrence which world leaders are scrambling to respond to.
Today, we want to look at Daniel's intercession for his people in light of the disasters that are shaking our world. Because of the sins of the children of Israel, God judged them by sending the Assyrians and Babylonians to ravage their countries with war and then to carry them off into captivity in foreign lands -- a true national disaster. In light of these events, I want us to look at the biblical perspective that we should take in times of national and world crisis and disaster...
1. We need to understand that God is in control no matter the crisis or disaster.
2. We must realize that every disaster brings a mix of God's judgment and mercy.
3. We must realize that disasters are warnings that call us to prayer and repentance.
The authors that we are featuring today are: Greg Laurie, author of "Road to the Resurrection"; Daniel Whyte III, author of "The Unsung Heroes of Easter"; and Max Lucado, author of "Six Hours One Friday: Living the Power of the Cross"
The purpose of this show is to highlight wholesome Christian books, promote them to our audience, encourage you to buy these books for yourself and for others, and most importantly, to see people come to Christ and lives changed for the glory of God.
MUSICAL SELECTION: "Because He Lives" by Vickie Winans, "Via Dolorosa" by Sandi Patty, and "In Christ Alone" by Adam Young
Praying Through the Bible #97
TEXT: Daniel 9:1-8
Today, we are going to look at the matter of repentance as a special people set apart for God. Much of what Daniel addresses in his prayer regarding the children of Israel can be seen in the history of the church. Just as in the Old Testament era, God chose the Jews to be His representatives on Earth, in the New Testament era, God has called out the church to be His representatives on earth. And, just as the children of Israel often failed in that duty, we have failed in our fulfillment of that duty as well. Many Christians and even some preachers are afraid to stand up and speak out for what the Bible teaches because they don't want to offend certain people or because they are trying to protect their image or their assets. We live in a dying and lost world, but sadly, many believers are afraid to go and share the life-giving and soul-saving message that the world needs.
Our prayer is that the church would repent of its own sins, would rise to the occasion, and would faithfully fulfill its purpose of being God's representative in our culture and society. In light of that, today, I want us to look at Daniel's prayer as a guide for how we should pray for the church.
Praying Through the Bible #93
TEXT: Daniel 9:1-8
Early last month, I had the privilege of driving with my family from Texas to Virginia for the graduation of my oldest daughter at Liberty University. As we traveled there, we had to drive across numerous bridges over bodies of water -- some big bridges, some small bridges -- but we had to cross the bridges in order to get to our destination. The purpose of a bridge is to close a gap between one point and another. If you have ever crossed a bridge before, then you already know what it means to "stand in the gap," you already know what it means to be an intercessor.
You see, a bridge is used to get people from where they are to where they want to be or ought to be. The bridge closes the gap between where you are now and where you need to be. In a spiritual sense, that is the job of an intercessor. An intercessor stands in the gap for those who are separated from God either because of their sins or because of the fact that they do not know God. Through prayer, an intercessor brings the lives, the needs, and the desires of people to God. An intercessor provide a direct link to God for those who are unable or unwilling to stand on their own.
In our passage today, we see Daniel as an intercessor for his people, Israel. Daniel, along with his people, is in exile in Babylon. It has been almost 70 years since the exile begun and Daniel is moved to prayer after he reads Jeremiah's prophecies which indicate that the exile is nearing its end. Even though Daniel was a righteous man himself and had a good relationship with God, he takes it upon himself to stand in the gap and to bridge the space between God and his people as he lifts up his nation in prayer.
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