Verses 1-16. The ordination and arrangement of those in the spiritual heaven is distinguished from that of those in charity generally, and their function is the cultivation and preservation of the inmost affections of love and charity.
Verses 17-20. But those who constitute the spiritual heaven are also not to be separated from those in charity generally; and although they minister to celestial things, they cannot perform the functions of the celestial.
Verses 21-28. Concerning the ordination and arrangement of those who are in the obscure good which constitutes the internal of the ultimate heaven, and concerning their functions.
Verses 29-33. The same in regard to those who constitute the external of the ultimate heaven.
Verses 34-37. Concerning the ordination and arrangement of those in the spiritual heaven, who perform some function in the worship of the Lord and in the work of salvation, with a description of their quality.
Verses 38-41. The same with regard to those in the internal of the ultimate heaven.
Verses 42-45. And the same with regard to those in the external of the ultimate heaven.
Verses 46-49. Also the quality of all those who are in charity taken together, according to ordination and arrangement, is a new state of life through regeneration, fullness as to truths, and fullness of conjunction both as to good and truth mutually and reciprocally.