In general, mothers in the Bible represent the Lord's church on earth, or the church among those who know and follow the Lord. In some...
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
The "midst" of something in the Bible represents the thing that is most central and most important to the spiritual state being described, the motivation...
'The time of the heathen,' as mentioned in Ezekiel 30:3, signifies the heathen, or wickedness.
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...
'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.
'Voice' signifies what is announced from the Word. 'Voice' often refers and is applied to things that cannot have a voice, as in Exodus 4,...
'Height' signifies the good and truth of the church in every degree.
Because a nearer and stronger divine influx through the heavens disperses truths among the wicked, 'wind' signifies this dispersion of truth and the resulting conjunction...
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...
'A staff' signifies power because it is a support for the hand and arm, and through these to the whole body. A staff takes on the...