8269. '[This is my God,] and I will establish a dwelling-place for Him' means that when He is within good, which originates in Himself, He will be as if in His heaven. This is clear from the meaning of 'a dwelling-place', when it has reference to Jehovah or the Lord, as good. The reason why 'the Lord's dwelling-place' means good is that all good has its origin in the Lord; thus good is the Lord's, so completely that one may say it is the Lord. When the Lord dwells within it He dwells within His Divinity. Nor can He dwell anywhere else, according to the Lord's words in John,
Jesus said, If anyone loves Me He keeps My word, and My Father loves him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. John 14:23.
Good that springs from God is what 'loving the Lord and keeping His word' describes here; for good comes from love. 'With him', it says, 'They would make Their home', which means within good residing with him. The expression 'as in His heaven' is used because heaven is called God's dwelling-place; and it is called this because good, which originates in the Lord, exists there and constitutes heaven. The Lord is also within the individual person as in His heaven when He is within good there; for the heaven within a person is good, and through good a person is present with angels in heaven. From all this it is now evident that 'I will establish a dwelling-place for Him' means that when He is within good, which originates in Himself, He will be as if in His heaven.
(Odkazy: Exodus 15:2)
Napsal(a) Rev. Jonathan Rose and Rev. Jonathan Rose
This video is a part of the Spirit and Life Bible Study series, whose purpose is to look at the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens.
Title: What Exactly Is Salvation? How Long Does It Take?
Summary: What are we saved from? How long does it take? What does "the hand" have to do with salvation?
Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.
2 Samuel 22:3, 4
Psalms 7:1; 18:2; 22:19-21; 44:7; 57:3; 59:1-3
Jeremiah 4:14; 30:10
Matthew 1:21; 6:13
Acts of the Apostles 2:40
Hebrews 5:7; 7:25
Exodus 14:29, Exodus 14:36
1 Samuel 4:3
2 Samuel 3:18
Psalms 20:6; Psalms 138:78
Matthew 10:22; 24:13
2 Timothy 4:6, 8
1 Peter 1:8-9
Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 8/8/2012. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com