LISTEN: What is Carnality? Part 4 (Understanding God’s Great Salvation #23 with Daniel Whyte III)

December 21st, 2014
Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

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This podcast is designed to explain what it means to be saved from sin and from the punishment of sin through Jesus Christ. This podcast is primarily for non-believers and some new believers and it will help you understand what it means to be saved from hell and have a home in Heaven as well as the blessings of the abundant Christian life.

God made salvation simple. However, down through the years many people, including some preachers and other Christians, have made the matter of salvation complicated and confusing. I know from my own experience that many people would get saved if someone would sit down and share with them straightforwardly from the Bible what it really means to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. That is what I intend to do with this podcast.

Let’s start out with the Word of God. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Allow me to share with you some commentary on this passage from the Bible Knowledge Commentary by Dr. John F. Walvoord and Dr. Roy B. Zuck:

No one was more able to reflect on that transformation than Paul who switched from a persecutor of Christ to a proclaimer of Christ. He was in Christ (a phrase Paul used repeatedly in his epistles to speak of a believer’s spiritual relationship to Christ) because he believed the message of the gospel and was identified by faith with Christ. To be in Christ is to be a new creation. This new creation is brought about by the Holy Spirit, the Agent of regeneration and the Giver of divine birth. God’s new creative work, begun in each one who believes in Christ, will one day be consummated on a universal scale. The old life of slavery to self and sin has gone. The new life of devotion to Christ means that one has new attitudes and actions.

Today’s quote is from Thomas Aquinas. He said: “Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.”

Our topic today is titled “What is Carnality? (Part 4)” from the book, “So Great Salvation: What it Means to Believe in Jesus Christ” by Dr. Charles Ryrie.

How serious can the evidences of carnality be in a believer? Is carnality merely a momentary defection? Or a surface, not a serious, thing? To help answer those questions, let’s look at some of the sins Peter says believers may commit.

First Peter is addressed to the “elect” to testify about the “true grace of God.” When discussing persecution, Peter distinguishes between that which Christians might bring upon themselves by their own wrongdoing and persecution which would result from standing for Christ. If believers are reviled for the name of Christ or if believers suffer because they are Christians, then this glorifies God.

But between these two verses Peter strongly admonishes his readers never to suffer “as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler.” Does he mean that a believer could be a troublesome meddler? To answer yes seems not too difficult. Does he mean a believer could be an evildoer? Again we can be comfortable with a yes answer. Does he mean a believer could be a thief? Perhaps it becomes a little more difficult to say yes, except we remember that Paul also said believers steal. But does Peter mean a believer could commit murder? If so, this surely seems to be the depths of carnality. If not, then two choices emerge: (1) either the murderer was a true believer and lost his salvation when he committed the murder, or (2) he was never saved in the first place.

Commentators do not hesitate to acknowledge that believers can be guilty of any of these crimes listed in verse 15. “Peter [encourages] anyone [who bears] any reproach in the name of Christ as a Christian, only not as a murderer, a thief, an evil-doer, or as a busy-body or meddler in other people’s affairs.” “Here St. Peter must mean ‘Take care that no such charge can be brought with truth against you.’” “The Christian must not incur penalties for such deeds, but to suffer for the Name itself is not shameful.”

James reminds us that “we all stumble in many ways.” No one, no matter how earnest or how committed, is exempt. When we sin, that is clearly and plainly wrong. When we struggle, it is not necessarily a sign that we are unsaved, uncommitted, or unspiritual.

J. C. Ryle called this struggle for holiness “a good sign,” one we should thank God for. He said::

We may take comfort about our souls if we know anything of an inward fight and conflict. It is the invariable companion of genuine Christian holiness…. Do we find in our heart of hearts a spiritual struggle? Do we feel anything of the flesh lusting against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh, so that we cannot do the things that we would? Are we conscious of two principles within us, contending for the mastery? Do we feel anything of war in our inward man? Well, let us thank God for it! It is a good sign. It is strongly probable evidence of the great work of sanctification…. Anything is better than apathy, stagnation, deadness and indifference.

We will continue our discussion of this topic in our next broadcast / podcast.

Let’s Pray —

As we close today, let me leave you with these words from Hebrews 2:3: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” I encourage you to not neglect the salvation and grace offered by God. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and take the punishment that we deserve upon Himself. Romans 5:8 says that “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, and you want to get to know Him today, please believe “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” and you will be saved. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “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.”

Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. It’s just that simple.

Until next time, my friend, thank God for His simple, great salvation. God bless you!

Hacked Sony Emails Reveal Studio Head Wants Idris Elba For the Next James Bond

December 21st, 2014
Michael Buckner

Michael Buckner

Leaked emails show Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal confessing that the dashing Elba should be 007.

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LISTEN: Think for Yourself! (The Brother’s Keeper with Daniel Whyte III)

December 21st, 2014
Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

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Dear Y.B.M.:

One of the saddest things that I see today is so many people who do not think for themselves, especially young black men. It is painful to watch so many gullible people be led astray.

Think for yourself! Be a leader instead of a follower. We have enough followers. These people let others think for them, speak for them and even do for them. Don’t allow yourself to get into that rut. Think for yourself. Be the leader that God wants you to be.

Simply because a person is older and in a position of authority and is considered a leader by many, does not mean he has to be your leader. His perceived high position by many does not mean his ideas, statements and direction are correct. Think for yourself!

Now, in order to learn how to think for yourself, you need to do at least three things:

1. You need to size up every “leader” and his statements with the rule book: the Bible. You must see if what the person is saying is jiving with God’s eternal Word.

2. You need to have a set of convictions about the issues of life based upon a biblical foundation. This way you are not swayed by every new wind of ideas that blow your way.

3. You need to examine what people say before you accept it “hook, line and sinker,” so to speak.

In order to keep from going down the wrong path, in order to protect your family, in order to be the leader that God wants you to be, you must think for yourself and take responsibility for your statements, decisions and actions.

My friend, trust me: it is much easier to be a follower than it is to be a leader. But it is much better to think for yourself and be the leader that God wants you to be — the leader who is going right and who is leading others right.

Thinking For Myself,

Bro. Daniel

Power Thoughts

P.T.: Thurgood Marshall said, “It takes no courage to get in the back of a crowd and throw a rock.”

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. said, “It’s never the right time to take a particular stand.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Courtland Milloy said, “The hallmark of courage in this age of conformity is to stand up for what you believe.”

Michael Jordan said, “Fear is an illusion.”

LISTEN: Kurdish forces score gains against ISIS in Iraq (Second Coming Watch #562 with Daniel Whyte III)

December 20th, 2014
Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

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Let’s take a quick look at today’s prophecy-related headlines which point towards the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the end of the world as we know it.

First, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMORS OF WARS — According to Voice of America News, Kurdish forces in northern Iraq pressed forward with their largest offensive to date against the Islamic State group, moving to secure territory reclaimed from ISIS fighters in a two-day offensive and to capitalize on news of several ISIS leaders’ deaths. Officials said roughly 8,000 Kurdish troops, aided by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, recaptured a large amount of territory and broke a siege on Iraq’s Mount Sin-jar. Thousands of civilians and soldiers from the Yazidi religious minority sect had been trapped there for month. A Kurdish statement said they also recaptured eight villages in their offensive.

Second, today, under the Sign category of DISTRESS AMONG NATIONS — According to Bloomberg, President Barack Obama said the U.S. will respond to North Korea’s cyber-assault on Sony Pictures “in a place and time and manner that we choose.” The hackers rendered thousands of computers inoperable and forced Sony to take its entire computer network offline. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it will “impose cost and consequences” on those found to carry out cyber-attacks, though it didn’t name any specific retaliatory actions.

Third, today, under the Sign category of DISTRESS AMONG NATIONS — According to the Associated Press, sternly warning the West that it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised on Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years. While he issued a litany of sharp rebukes against the West, Putin struck a conciliatory note on Ukraine, saying that the rebellious east should remain part of the country, backing a quick exchange of war prisoners and praising his Ukrainian counterpart. Yet he defended Russia’s increased military activities, including Baltic air patrols that NATO says are putting civilian flights at risk, as a necessary response to what he described as Western aggression. Referring to Russia’s nuclear arsenal, Putin said the West is trying to tear out his country’s ‘fangs and claws.’

Fourth, today, under the Sign category of THE TURMOIL IN ISRAEL & THE MIDDLE EAST — According to the BBC, Israeli warplanes have bombed a site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August. The air strike was carried out on a Hamas facility in response to a rocket fired earlier from Gaza. An IDF spokesman said the aircraft on Saturday targeted “Hamas terror infrastructure.”

Fifth, today, under the Sign category of INCREASED PERSECUTION — According to the Geeska Afrika Online, International Christian Concern says that it has documented “numerous ongoing land rights battles between churches and their local governments across Ethiopia.” ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Cameron Thomas, accused Ethiopia of violating the rights of devoted Christians, saying, “Corrupt officials willing to defend their religion [Islam] rather than the laws they’ve sworn to uphold, are violating Christians’ rights by forcibly closing, destroying and demolishing churches across Ethiopia.” Mobs in Muslim-majority areas of Ethiopia have taken it upon themselves to destroy several church buildings. Reports stated that, in one area, “all the Christians in the city woke up to find notes on their doors warning them to convert to Islam, leave the city or face death.”

You can read these stories in more detail and get more prophecy-related news at SecondComingHerald.com.

The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is Exodus 12:15 which reads: “Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.”

Allow me to share with you some commentary on this passage from the Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary, edited by Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson.

A second holiday was established in conjunction with Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is celebrated immediately following Passover for the duration of another seven days, commencing on Aviv (or Nisan) 15. Together, the combined observance of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread lasts eight days. Although technically two separate holidays, the Bible usually links them together and often treats them as a single unit.

The observance of this holiday is characterized by the strict removal of leaven out from the home. In the Bible, leaven (yeast) is frequently used as a powerful symbol of sin. With the removal of all leaven from the home and diet for the duration of the holiday, the home is symbolically purified and becomes a sin-free zone. This potent custom is still practiced today in the homes of observant Jewish families. In the event that anyone eats food containing leaven during the holiday, the penalty is quite severe—excommunication or even execution.

Both the first and seventh days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread are days of rest. No work is to be done. This seven-day holiday, like the one-day holiday of Passover, is to be observed by Israel in perpetuity as an enduring memorial of the day of Hebrew liberation from Egyptian bondage.

Both Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are to be observed annually, upon the Hebrews entrance into the land of covenant promise. Emphasis is placed on the older generations passing down the significance of the observances to the younger generations. For some 3,500 years now, the events of Passover have been relayed, generation after generation, from Jewish parents to their children. The meal is an object lesson, a teaching tool for the purpose of recalling God’s mercy, and children have always played a central role in its implementation.

The historical explanation is provided for both the centrality of unleavened bread in the Passover ritual and the ensuing seven-day feast. Armies move on their stomachs, and the Hebrews, in their haste to leave (on what was the first day of the seven-day festival) were to grab only the food they had on hand, their as-yet unleavened bread dough. They were to form the dough into cakes and hoist the pans up onto their shoulders. The sun would then bake the cakes into matzos, or unleavened bread.

If the Lord tarries His coming and we live, we will continue looking at the prophetic passages of the Bible in our next broadcast / podcast.

Our second coming quote for today is from Chrysostom. He said, “In the first advent God veiled his divinity to prove the faithful; in the second advent he will manifest his glory to reward their faith.”

If you are not ready for the return of Jesus Christ, may I encourage you to get ready today by receiving Him as your Savior. John 3:16 says, “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 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Let us join in the prayer of John the Revelator — “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” God bless you.

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of thirty-four books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and 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 and the Second Coming Watch Update. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Faceb

LISTEN: Urban Christian News Weekend Report #91

December 20th, 2014

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1. According to The Atlantic, North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. accusations indicating it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were “groundless slander” and warned of “serious consequences” for any possible retaliation against it. But at the same time, the isolated nation offered to prove its innocence by proposing a joint investigation into the incident with Washington–a move that Pyongyang knows the U.S. is not likely to take seriously. The statement, which was attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesperson and carried by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency, is in response to President Obama’s statement on Friday that blamed North Korea for the hacking and the suggestion that the U.S. would retaliate. Read the rest of this entry »

LISTEN: Just Jesus #20 with Daniel Whyte III

December 20th, 2014
Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

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Peter Larson said, “Despite our efforts to keep Him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: “a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb.” Jesus entered our world through a door marked, “No Entrance” and left through a door marked “No Exit.””

This is Daniel Whyte III with Just Jesus, a podcast designed to celebrate the birth, life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the impact He has on the world, and the salvation He offers for all people. This is episode #20. The aim of this podcast is to encourage you to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to begin to live your life according to His Word.

Our Just Jesus passage from the Word of God today is 1 Corinthians 8:6 which reads: “But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him.”

Our featured Just Jesus quote today is from George A. Buttrick. He said, “Jesus gave history a new beginning. In every land He is at home: everywhere men think His face is like their best face—and like God’s face. His birthday is kept across the world. His death-day has set a gallows against every city skyline. Who is He?”

Jesus Christ said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” In the early days after Jesus’ ascension to Heaven, the people we now call followers of Christ or Christians simply called their new faith “The Way.” Yes, the Way to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, the Way to joy, the Way to peace, and the Way to eternal life with God in Heaven. Do you want to know The Way to all these blessings? Let me show you how.

John 3:16 says, “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 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Until next time,

Remember, “At the end of the day only one thing matters, and that’s Jesus, Just Jesus, and nothing else.”

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of thirty-four books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and 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 and the Second Coming Watch Update. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Faceb

LISTEN: The Prayer Motivator Minute #566 with Daniel Whyte III

December 20th, 2014
Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

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E.M. Bounds said, “Spiritual work is taxing work, and men are loath to do it. Praying, true praying, costs an outlay of serious attention and of time, which flesh and blood do not relish.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 86:7 which reads: “In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Jacques Philippe. He said, “In order to resist fear and discouragement, it is necessary that through prayer – through a personal experience of God re-encountered, recognized and loved in prayer – we taste and see how good the Lord is.”

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Now, if you are listening today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, the first prayer you need to pray is what we call ‘the sinners prayer.’ John 3:16 says, “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 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Until next time,

Remember, friend, Pray, Think, Do! God Bless You!

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of thirty-four books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and 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 and the Second Coming Watch Update. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Faceb

WATCH: Pastor Jamal Bryant Goes Off on Bill Cosby In Sermon Titled, “Bill Cosby’s Bad Idea”

December 20th, 2014

Pastor Jamal Bryant Goes Off on Bill Cosby

“While Bill Cosby prided himself on telling young black Americans to pull up their pant, he was at the same time, pulling his down.”
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WATCH: Tony and Lois Evans Give Christmas Greetings

December 20th, 2014

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Social Media Christmas Greeting – Dr. & Mrs. Evans

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How Peppermint Makes Us Feel Cold

December 20th, 2014

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Even in the coldest months, we relish the refreshing, icy taste of peppermint — in seasonal treats like peppermint bark, peppermint schnapps, even peppermint beer.

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