'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...
'To proclaim' signifies exploration from influx of the Lord.
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...
Everyone knows the phrase "the natural order of things." It means that everything is in its proper place, occupying the niche it is meant to...
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
"Birds" mean rational concepts in the external man and intellectual concepts in the internal man.
A dove (Gen. 8.) signifies goodness and truth. A dove, as in Hosea 11:11, signifies rational good.