second blessing


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second blessing

n.
Sanctification of a Christian believer, considered as a gift of the Holy Spirit given after conversion and sometimes thought of as rendering the believer incapable of committing sin.
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Her brother's return was the first comfort; he could take best care of his wife; and the second blessing was the arrival of the apothecary.
After the first Blessing of Oil, Kuwait could find in Islamic Finance and the Islamic Economy a second blessing.
The second blessing for Kurds came when, after the Syrian crisis broke out in 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad withdrew his soldiers from the northeastern province of Hassakeh.
This was the second blessing the president received from Britain.
Booked to stay in Vegas until tomorrow, Katie and Celebrity Big Brother winner Alex will have a second blessing in the UK.
In "A Qumran Fragment and the Second Blessing of the Amidah" (1994/95), Flusser argues that a common source lies behind 4Q521 fragments 2+4 column 2 and the Gevurot, the second blessing of the Amidah.
The girl survives, the first blessing, and Daniel Cohen walks into her life, the second blessing.
While with the first petitionary blessing, De'ah, we say: "Who graces with knowledge," in the second blessing we say: "Who desires repentance.
This invites an interpretation of both blessings that makes the "soul" of the second blessing into something altogether non-anatomical, and therefore wholly mysterious.
Within the movement, however, emphasis was placed upon the positive dimensions of the baptismal experience of the second blessing and holiness.
Yet, even Maimonides should have eliminated the second blessing over the washing of the hands because, once one has ritually purified his or her hands, one has purified them - both for purposes of dipping a vegetable into water and for the eating of bread Ideed, because of this, Maimonides makes it clear that the only reason why he requires the second washing is the prolonged period between the washing of the hands for re'haz and for the mozi over the bread.
She was an active advocate of the second blessing of sanctification, part of America's Holiness Movement from her acquaintance with Phoebe Palmer's Tuesday meetings to her prominence on the camp meeting circuit.