PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT IS SOMETHING YOU CONTROL-
103) 2Tim. 1:6 says-That is why I would remind you stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination. 104) This is talking about the charisma gift FROM the Holy Spirit, not the Gift OF the Holy Spirit.
DOREA-is used when speaking of the gift of the Person of the Holy Spirit. 105) The gift of tongues is a CHARISMA gift that the Holy Spirit gives to believers. This is the word used in 2Tim. 1:6. 106) There is only one gift that can be activated at your will a) and that is tongues. b)So Paul is telling Timothy to Stir Up The Gift Of Tongues. c) I think that if you are faithful in praying in the spirit it could lead to the other gifts being activated because you are being led by the Holy Spirit, you are speaking mysteries (1Cor. 14:2). 107) The next verse 2Tim. 1:7 is tied up to the previous verse 2Tim. 1:6. a) That is because it starts with the word ‘For’. b) For God did not give us a spirit of fear(timidity) c) of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear d) but [He has given us a spirit] of power e) and of love and calm and well-balanced mind f) and discipline and self control. 108) So when you pray in the Spirit, it releases these rivers-a) the river of power b) the river of love and c) the river of a sound mind.