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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.
Blessing Two: The second blessing asks Jews to remember the miracles performed by their ancestors.
For a baby who is being converted, however, the second blessing is la'mul et ha'gerim ("to circumcise the converts").
"After the first Blessing of Oil, Kuwait could find in Islamic Finance and the Islamic Economy a second blessing. With oil prices going down, it is the moment to invest carefully its sovereign and corporate resources into the right markets and seize the opportunity.
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.
Did you know that John Q, Adams was a Baptist, not the Adams who was the sixth president of the United States but a Baptist minister in New York during the mid-nineteenth century who promoted sanctification as a second blessing? In other words, he was a "holiness" Baptist.
This was the second blessing the president received from Britain.
Expectations and longings heightened in addition due to the failings of perfectionist claims; as believers repeatedly claimed the "second blessing" and then fell into sin, a general clamor for greater experiential assurance arose.
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. Her life is about to take some strange turns in discovering more about herself and her capacity as "a compassionate human," as she helps solve not one, but two mysteries in her little part of Melbourne, Australia.
Pierce's chapter on Elaw draws attention to fact that sanctification was largely popularized by women, and it examines ways that women's appropriation of the image of a "second blessing" or sanctification frequently undermined prohibitions against female preachers.