The majority of my Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps are music videos from the Gaither Homecoming concert series. 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.

LEISURE SUITS AND HAIRSTYLES

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 movings of the Holy Spirit on camera better than the Gaither Music Group. The Holy Spirit will then use these emotion-charged images of Spirit-filled fellow believers to escort me into His presence.

I am careful that I do not throw the babies out with the bath water. I am careful that I do not throw the earlier Gaither Homecoming apps out with the 1990s leisure suits and hairstyles. A Good and Helpful Reminder for me:

It’s not about the hair and suits.

It’s all about the Holy Spirit!

(for a lengthier discussion of the Gaithers, their Homecoming Friends, and the Homecoming concert series, see the full blog at www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/babies-and-bath-water-v2)

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.

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

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!