Jesus Draws Us to Himself (John 12:23-36)

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23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.

30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.

34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?

35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

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Explanation(s) or references from Swedenborg's works:

Apocalypse Revealed 23, 81, 128, 167, 193, 236, 413, ...

Arcana Coelestia 51, 1603, 1839, 2033, 2034, 2349, 2535, ...

Brief Exposition of Doctrine 98

Divine Providence 230

Doctrine of Life 17, 99

Doctrine of the Lord 1, 2, 10, 13, 32, 35

Heaven and Hell 129

Interaction of the Soul and Body 6

The Last Judgment 46

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 294

True Christian Religion 85, 107, 112, 116, 128, 288, 299, ...

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