Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Gospel Music Video: Jimmy Swaggart - What Do Ya Know The Lord Accepted Me

At one time, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart drew huge audiences and was well known for his fiery gospel preaching...through-out the US if not the world.

Then some unfortunate scandals rocked his ministry...and some might say Jimmy compounded them by his subsequent actions...and his ministry disappeared (at least from my radar).

But in the last year his SonLife Network has begun broadcasting across the US.  When I first found it on on Channel 22.3 in Phoenix and saw Jimmy again I immediately thought of the scandals.

But then, as I wrote on this blog before (11-30-12), I remembered 1 John 2:19
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

And so it appears Jimmy has remained a faithful during many years of exile from popularity (as I wrote above...at least as far as I've been aware of).

Born in 1935, Jimmy is 78 now, and like any one his age his face and body are showing the miles.  And in my opinion, close-ups on him reveal "sadness" burned into his face.

But the "evangelist" in him is still there, tirelessly doing his work for the Lord to this day.

One of the best things in my opinion about his ministry is the music.  It has a great old tent-revival, gospel sound...and his band and singers are some of the best I've seen.

So it might not come as a surprise, if you don't already know, that Jimmy has a musical pedigree and can claim both rock and roll piano legend Jerry Lee Lewis and country musician Mickey Gilley as cousins.

A while back I saw Jimmy performing a gospel song called "What Do Ya Know The Lord Accepted Me"...and recently I was reminded about it and found a version of it on YouTube you'll find below.

The beginning slowly winds up...so if you want to skip ahead to 1:30 or so...that's where the song heats up!

Hope Jimmy's music Blesses you!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Read more Bible verses about God's love for us here.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I love this man. He has talent and charisma by the boatload, and thank God he lets the Spirit use him. It's true, he could sell ice to Eskimos. But he can also sell salvation to sinners. Sometimes I think that flawed real people are easier to listen to and believe, than all those "perfect" ones. And as Brother Jimmy tells us all the time, "If you don't quit, God won't quit."