God has promised that there is a way of escape from every temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). Appealing to a second promise of Scripture, in the Way of Escape Battle Plan, the Holy Spirit is charged with leading the escape (Galatians 5:16):
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
A filling of the Spirit and a lust of the flesh can never occur at the same time. The key to escape is identifying those places where a Spirit-filling is experienced. And then regularly running to those places: (i) pre-emptively to clean neural pathways and renew the mind, and (ii) in the heat of battle to counter attacks of the flesh.
IDENTIFYING THOSE PLACES WHERE A SPIRIT-FILLING IS EXPERIENCED
My places of Spirit-filling? The Holy Spirit will often use emotion-charged images of Spirit-filled fellow believers to escort me into His presence. None are better at capturing these Spirit-filled fellow believers on camera than the Gaither Music Group. Numbered among The Homecoming Friends are many of whom I affectionately refer to as “John 3:8ers” i.e., those believers in whom the influence of the unseen Spirit, like a gale-force wind, is powerfully manifest.
“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)
BUILDING A LIBRARY OF SPIRIT-ANOINTED, FLESH-DIFFUSING APPS
No, the Holy Spirit is not caught on camera during these Gaither Homecoming concert tapings! But His presence is clearly seen. In the tears of tenderhearted Homecoming Friends Candy Hemphill Christmas [1-2] and Sheri Easter [3-4]. And in the cannot-stay-seated, fist-pumping cries of Glen Payne [5-6].
Not sure where to begin building your library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps? Why not try a few of these “John 3:8ers” from the Homecoming concert series?
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to escape lusts of the flesh by stepping 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!
1. The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference,
2. Master of the Wind,
3. Then Came the Morning,
4. Four Days Late,
5. I Am Not Ashamed,
6. Sinner Saved by Grace,