'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 lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...
In the Bible, Egypt means knowledge and the love of knowledge. In a good sense that means knowledge of truth from the Lord through the...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
To cast the net on the right side,' as in John 21:6, signifies teaching the good of life.
Babylon was an ancient city built on the Euphrates river in what is now southern Iraq. It once was the capital of a great empire...
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
The Writings tell us that the Lord's love is the sun of heaven, and it is natural for us to look above ourselves to the...
Bloods signify evil, in Ezek. 16:9.
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...
'Height' signifies the good and truth of the church in every degree.
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...
'Wilderness' signifies something with little life in it, as described in the internal sense in Luke 1:80 'Wilderness' signifies somewhere there is no good because...