Class 4: Let God Touch You (Part 4)
Welcome to Class 4 of “The Ramp” to the Highway of Success course for young women. I am Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society, working in partnership with the Martin Luther King Senior Institute for Young Men & Young Women. The Institute aims to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Sr., commonly referred to as “Daddy King”, whom God used to raise the great leader, Martin Luther King Jr. Our purpose is to guide young men and young women, and help them get on the path to becoming kings and queens for the glory of God.
I am your instructor for this course and the author of the ESSENCE Magazine bestselling book “Letters to Young Black Men” and the national bestselling book “Letters to Young Black Women.” My wife, Meriqua Whyte, and my eldest daughter, Daniella Whyte, co-authored “Letters to Young Black Women” with me. My daughter, who is now a college graduate, and her mother, developed the Study Guide. We are using Letters to Young Black Women and its study guide to guide you through this course. This course is for all young women, but especially for young black women and young women of color who oftentimes face disadvantages that others do not. The goal of this class is to help you operate from a position of strength and power based upon the Word of God so you can be victorious in life. My prayer is that this class will empower you to win against your enemies: the devil, sorry men, and even yourself.
Today, we are going to continue with our study titled, LET GOD TOUCH YOU.
Allow me to begin with a word from Corrie ten Boom. She said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”
Charles H. Spurgeon said, “It is not great faith, but true faith, that saves; and the salvation lies not in the faith, but in the Christ in whom faith trusts…It is not the measure of faith, but the sincerity of faith, which is the point to be considered.”
Let’s begin by reviewing what we covered in our last class:
You might recall that we talked about how we must realize that we are all sinners. We must also realize that there is a punishment for sin which is death — physical death and spiritual death. Finally, we must realize that only Jesus Christ can save us from our sins and give us new life. Nothing or nobody can take the place of Jesus Christ on the cross, shedding His blood for the sins of the entire world. Since Christ has done all the hard work and presented you with everything you need to receive His free gift of salvation, all you have to do is accept it. This is where we will continue our study today…
Now, please pull out your text and your digital study guide or follow along on screen. First, I will read from the corresponding letter in Letters to Young Black Women. I am not going to read the entire chapter as I did last week. I am just going to read the portion we will be dealing with today.
Jesus Christ is the only way to God. Jesus Christ is the only way to joy, peace, and to eternal life. Here is how to accept Him into your heart according to the Scriptures:
“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.” —Romans 10:9
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” —Romans 10:13
Dear YBW, if you want to know God, the source of all love, joy, peace, real happiness and true success, believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose again for you, and ask Him to come into your heart and save you. He will. You have God’s Word on it.
Yours for Letting God Touch You,
Daniel Whyte III
Now, please follow along as we begin our study:
- Jesus Christ is the only way to God. Jesus Christ is the only way to joy, peace, and to eternal life.
Please listen as I read these verses and note what they say about receiving salvation through Jesus Christ:
Romans 10:9 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.”
The first step to receiving Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Saviour is to confess with your mouth that you want to receive Christ. This does not have to be done in a church or in any religious setting. You can make this confession right where you are because God hears you. You are not brought to salvation by your confession, but by your willingness to trust Christ and receive his salvation. When you believe in Christ for salvation, you will confess him as Lord of your life because you have placed your faith in Him.
Romans 10:13 says: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
To call upon the name of the Lord simply means to pray to Him. When you call on Him you show that you are yielding your will to his will, you are no longer depending on yourself, but you are ready to give up yourself to Him. When you call on the Lord to save you, you show that you trust him and are willing and ready to allow him to live in and control your life. “Whosoever” means anybody in the world of any race, social status, location, or situation can ask Jesus to save them.
If you want to know God, the source of all love, joy, peace, real happiness and true success, believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose again for you, and ask Him to come into your heart and save you. He will. You have God’s Word on it. If you believe in your heart right now that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, please pray this prayer with me:
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that I have broken your commandments. I now believe with all my heart that you — Jesus Christ, died, was buried, and rose on the third day. I am now ready for you to become the Lord of my life. Please come into my heart and save my soul and live within me forever. Thank you for your love and for your forgiveness. In Jesus’ precious name, I pray. Amen!
Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! Luke 15:10 says, “…There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”
In our next class, we will begin a new study “LET GOD HEAR FROM YOU”.
Billy Graham, said, “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion; it is a daily progress whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”
God bless you and keep you until we meet for our next class.