Hi Totton, I am doing OK. I had some surgery two weeks ago, minor stuff. I have a spinal stimulator implanted in my back and the battery finely ran out. I have had it for eleven years. So I can not complain. Hope everything is OK with you. We still disagree but that's alright with me, I know where your heart is friend.
May I ask if you have ever heard of or read anything by Bob Mumford. He is a Calvin Pentecostal-Charismatic. Strange combination I know however, but a great teacher _ a most sought after teacher's teacher. I have known him for years. He has been a great help to me in sorting out the issues.
Since you received from Jim Cymbala perhaps this series by Bob will benefit you, as it has me, in your walk with the Lord. It will explain the "why" of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in a most practical and personal way most of us have never understood, using the history of the Exodus from Egypt as the example for us to profit from in a recognizable way. Here is the complete youtube series. I hope you will let share this with you with the prayer you find it 'sustainingly' revelational to your thinking as it has to mine.
Threads like this are useful to separate the reasonable people you might disagree with and the extremists on the left who whine about every truth spoken against their prophet Obama, or their priestess in waiting, Hillary.