Thoughts

Book Of Daniel

The Prophet and the Prophetic

The Infilling of the Holy Spirit Here at CalTab we believe in what is known as the “infilling of the Holy Spirit.” We believe that this can and should be a separate and individual experience after salvation. The Holy Spirit is God and as such has as His purpose, the mission of God. The Holy Spirit does not come upon …

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Shalom in the City

There is a song by a band named Leeland. In this song, “Tears of the Saints,” the singer cries out because of the brokenness and desperation all around. The opening line sets the stage for the entire song, “There are many prodigal sons, on our city streets they run searching for shelter.” He yearns for God’s glory, in essence his …

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Jerusalem

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you! Psalm 122:6 The Word of God, the gospel, the saviour messiah, the Lord of Life – Jesus, all have a city in common. Jerusalem is not simply a dot on a map, a site to visit on some kind of ritual pilgrimage. While Jerusalem is today a …

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Challenges

There is much in our world to distract us, cause us worry. For some it is health care, for others gun control or the politics of same sex marriage. While these and many other issues are not to be dismissed as irrelevant, I read the news every day and find myself challenged at the news of death and destruction being …

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Prayer – Our Hotline to Heaven

That we should pray is not a matter of opinion, or even choice. We are commanded to pray (1 Thessalonians 5:17), invited to pray (1 Timothy 2:1-3). Jesus taught on prayer, and yes, He even prayed (John 11:41; John 12:27-28). Prayer is found throughout the Bible (Exodus 8:30; Isaiah 37:15; Acts 12:5). By that I mean prayer is found across …

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Compromises

It’s nearing the end of a snowy day in Schenectady and as everyone is busy rushing home from work, with thoughts of bills to pay and children to help with homework… no one notices her on the curb. She has been crying and her tears, like tiny pearls, are frozen dots embedded in her scarf. The hand-me-down coat she wears …

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