Jesus Christ said, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer.”

Jesus the Son of God, Jesus the Servant of God, Part 1 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 1088 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,391 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 12:15-21:

15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

16 And charged them that they should not make him known:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.


John MacArthur said, “The essence of Jesus’ life, His very food, was to do His Father’s will and “to accomplish His work”. Jesus had the true heart of a servant, and He was submissive to His Father and wholly given to redeeming a lost world.”

The Bible Knowledge Commentary says, “Jesus knew what the Pharisees were trying to do through these Sabbath controversies. As many people continued to follow Him He healed all their sick but warned them not to tell who He is. To publicize that He is the Messiah would only invite more opposition. This was to fulfill the prophecy in Isaiah, obviously a messianic passage. It suits Matthew’s argument well. First, it shows how the withdrawal of the King fits the work of the Messiah. He shall not wrangle or cry out in the streets. It is also a fitting picture of His compassion, for he will not break a battered reed or put out a smoldering wick. A second argument presented by the prophecy is the divine approval of the Messiah. Though He does not cry out or engage in open conflicts, He is still God’s Servant who shall carry out God’s program. God the Father spoke of Christ as My Servant, and His Spirit was on the Messiah, who proclaimed justice. In Christ the nations hope.”

In our last few messages in this series, we saw how Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. The Pharisees then went out and plotted how they could kill him. When Jesus knew about this, he left the area, but he continued His ministry.

Here are five things we can learn about Jesus from this passage:

First, look at the humility of Jesus. Matthew 12:15-16 says, “But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; And charged them that they should not make him known:” The first thing we see about Jesus’ servanthood is His humility and His rejection of selfish ambition. When Jesus became aware of the Pharisees’ plot to kill Him, He avoided unnecessary conflict with them by leaving that region. Now Jesus was not scared of conflict. He clashed with the Jewish religious leaders many times, and once He had to personally and physically purge the temple with a whip. When the time appointed was come, Jesus willingly offered up His life as a sacrifice. But Jesus was following God’s plan, and this time He backed down from the conflict because the time was not ripe. John Broadus said, “The retreat before His enemies was prompted not by fear, but by that wise discretion which was constantly employed in the selection and the use of the necessary means for the promotion of the great end which he came to accomplish. As it entered into the divine plan that His great atoning work should be preceded by a prophetic ministry of several years’ duration, the design of which was to indoctrinate the people in the nature of his kingdom, to prepare the way for its erection, and to train the men by whom it should be organized, it formed no small part of his work to check and regulate the progress of events, so as not to precipitate the consummation, but to secure and complete the requisite preparatory process.” The hour was not yet come, for the Son of man to be delivered into the hands of sinners. He never shrank from doing good because of the knowledge that it would provoke opposition; He simply transferred His beneficent labours to another scene, as He directed the disciples to do.“ Another aspect of Jesus’ humility is that He did not draw unnecessary attention to Himself. After Jesus departed that area, many people followed Him, and He continued to heal them and teach them. He continued His mission. But Jesus was so humble that He told the people not to speak of Him elsewhere.


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 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” 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 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 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 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.