The previous blog (www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/the-john-38ers-v3) praised Bill Gaither, his Homecoming Friends, and the Homecoming concert series. Praise for the manner in which these concerts bless viewers with touches from the Holy Spirit. Touches conveyed through the tears of some. And through the cannot-stay-seated, fist-pumping cries of others. Touches from the Holy Spirit that, over time, will eventually renew the viewer’s mind, and enable him to consistently turn back the flesh.
Citing the age of the Homecoming artists and their songs, some have questioned the impact that these dated artists and songs will have on today’s youth. A seemingly valid objection. If this were only about the outward form. If this were only about the artists, and their 1990s leisure suits and hairstyles.
BABIES AND BATH WATER
But this is not only about the outward form. It is so much more about the inner. It is so much more about the Holy Spirit and His inner-working power (Ephesians 3:20) to deliver believers from lusts of the flesh (Galatians 5:16). And no one captures these movings of the Holy Spirit on camera better than the Gaither Music Group.
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
I am not throwing out the babies with the bath water! I am not throwing out the earlier Gaither Homecoming apps with the 1990s leisure suits and hairstyles! A Good and Helpful Reminder:
It’s not about the hair and suits.
It’s all about the Holy Spirit!
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers (Ephesians 5:18b-19).
The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!