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How does the Spirit of...

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How does the Spirit of truth come to us today, if not in the Bible? How does the Spirit of truth speak to us today, if not through the Bible? Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf discovered this nearly 300 years ago. On May 3, 1728, he began using a specific passage of scripture as the "watchword" for the new day. Each day a different passage was selected, read, meditated upon, and prayed over. In this method of personal devotions, there was experienced the deep sense of communion with God, giving strength and guidance for the day.
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