April 29 – May 1, 2016 at the Smith County Ag Center in Carthage, Tennessee.
Over the past yeas I have been blessed to see some of these groups play gospel music in person. Last month I had the chance to see Wilburn and Wilburn in Lenoir City, TN. It was a great concert. Their song “You Asked Him To Leave” is so true and answers the question asked by so many people when bad things happen. Many times when calamities and catastrophes happen people ask “Why did God let this happen?” and they want to blame the Lord for the bad stuff. But we have to understand that many times the bad things happen because we have asked God to leave us alone and chosen to live as if He was dead or we wilfully ignore Him. Now you know we are asking for trouble when we ignore God or act as if He is dead. In the case of the school shootings mentioned in Wilburn & Wilburn’s song we have to understand that God was asked to leave the public school system of the United States. God has been expelled, asked to leave, made illegal, is being ignored, mocked and kids are being misdirected about the facts of the Bible. In 1962 prayer was abolished, in 1963 prayer was removed. We all know that was the tipping point from which the USA nosedived into failure because after that the USA has been in a losing game. Industry destroyed, wars lost, debt skyrocketing, divorce, abortion …. and no victories.
Are you walking with Jesus? Let this video inspire you!
Let the Scriptures speak to you:
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;” Colossians 1:10.
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:” Colossians 2:6
“Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. ” 1. Thessalonians 4:1.
It is better to walk with Jesus than to err, transgress or get sidetracked and lost in this world.
I love old-fashioned gospel music. Nothing more makes my heart worship and rejoice with great joy than these sounds. On Mt. Calvary where Jesus died on a cross our redemption was paid for. We as sinners by nature here find hope for our salvation because with our natural sin we are not justified before a holy God but separated and condemned. However, God did not leave us in that lost state. If we respond to Him, we can flee from our sinful state and receive forgiveness through Christ, the promised Redeemer of the world. You don’t need to look for another Messiah, Christ or Ruler. It is Him! Today might be Your day where you receive Jesus Christ by acknowledging your are a sinner and believing on Jesus Christ. So that His sacrifice on the cross was actually the payment for the penalty of your sin. Now you receive the gift of salvation and once you are saved you will know because you will no longer be troubled by the sense of condemnation that comes from your sin. Sin always lures people with short-sighted pleasure but always leads to regret and grief later on. If you want to avoid that road of refret and grief, then receive Jesus into your heart. The Holy Ghost will come and dwell within you because once you are saved your body is a temple of God. So let’s humble ourselves before God because He resists the proud. So let go of your pride and sin and let God!
If you have beeen saved by grace, then why not give a short testimony in the comment box below. If you like old gospel music, then feel free to share this song with others!
This is from a Michael Combs gospel concert in Sevierville, Tennessee in November 2012.
I love music that lifts up the name of Jesus! Music is a powerful tool for either good or evil. Music cultivates. It cultivates character, manners, temper, attitude, emotion etc. Exposure to wicked worldly music will create a wicked, worldly person unless the involuntary listener willfully resists the wicked spirit of that music. As a believer I am plagued by worldly music on workplace radios, in stores and other public arenas. In order to cultivate good I have an interest in promoting godly music. Just imagine the effect: Old time Christian hymns sung in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Southern gospel songs played on the air in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Bluegrass gospel played at the Dubai Mall. “I Never Shall Forget The Day” sung on the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. “I’d Rather Be An Old-Time Christian” played in Beijing, China. The Great Commission means sharing a video with southern gospel music with a person in Morocco. That’s why you have a share, recommend button. When I was lost I accidentally dialed the radio to a shortwave gospel station from Kentucky and they played this joyful southern gospel music. It touched my heart so deep. Nothing ever compared to the joyfulness of this music. Those songs beat everything I ever experienced in life so I began to investigate the power behind the music and a year later I was born again!! Music has a part in leading people to Christ. It opens and softens hearts. Music cultivates. Good music cultivates good. That’s why children need to learn the old-time hymns. And they will pick them up because daddy sings those songs in the truck. Mom sings those songs while working in the kitchen. Mom and dad sing those songs during their devotion and quiet time with Jesus. So these songs of worship run deep and become second nature. How heartless can a church be when they run out the old songs book with the hymns of revival and replace it with more entertaining modern commercial songs on which rights or owned and therefore royalties paid. Some things should never be missed at church: the altar or mourner’s bench, the King James Bible and the old hymn book. I get to feeling uneasy when one of these is missing. Therefore, we all have a duty before God to share godly music with a lost and dying world. The songs that praise Jesus should bring joy to the hearts in Iran or a dreary, grey suburb of Paris. Let us work toward that godly goal.