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Dose of the Ghost – Replacing Your Thoughts with Spirit Thoughts, part 8 of 9 [episode56]

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This is part eight in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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Verse:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-25

 

Meditation:

In yesterday’s verse we were urged to set our

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Dose of the Ghost – Re-kindling the Spirit, part 6 of 9 [episode 54]


 
This is part 6 in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.
 
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Verse:

“For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” (2 Timothy 1:6, NASB)

 

Meditation:

Today’s verse reminds us of simple yet often ignored truth, the gift of the Spirit requires responsible continued attention. The greek word translated “kindle afresh” in the New American Standard Bible, is a difficult word to translate cleanly. An examination of five versions yielded four different translations.

  • The English Standard Version and New

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Dose of the Ghost, A Spirit of Self-Discipline, part 5 of 9 [episode 53]


 
This is part five in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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Verse:

“For God did not give you a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

 

Meditation:

The greek word that is translated self-discipline can also rightly be translated self-control, moderation, or prudence.   The idea behind it is one of rightly exercising restraint in moral matters. The spirit reveals to us truth, but it is not enough to only know the truth. We have a response ability to respond appropriately. The good news is that through the gift of the Holy Spirit

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Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Love, part 4 of 9, [episode 52]

 
This is part two in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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Verse:

“For God did not give you a spirit of timidity but of power, love and self discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Mediation:

Jesus told us “love your neighbor as yourself.” I know what he means. He means that he wants us to love others the way we would want to be loved. Did you ever stop to think though that you probably are loving your neighbor as yourself right now but not in a good way? Here’s what I mean by that.

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Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Power, part 3 of 9 [episode 51]


 
This is part three in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.
 
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Verse:

For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity , but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7

Meditation:

     There are multiple truths offered to us in today’s verse, but our focus will be upon one truth.  The gift of the Spirit is a gift of power.  The Greek word used here for power is

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A Protestant Novena, A Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Truth, part 1 of 9.



 

What is a Novena?

A novena is a nine-day prayer commitment focused upon a specific intention. The most common novena is a novena to the Holy Spirit between Ascension of the Lord Thursday and Pentecost Sunday. A novena though may be said at any time of year and there is no limit to the focus of a novena. Click the button below to get your free copy of my novena to the Holy Spirit, A Dose of the Ghost.

Typically, a novena is a catholic tradion. “Protestant novena” may be an oxymoron, because as far as I know a novena is

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