Apocalypse Explained #446

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446. Verse 8. Of the tribe of Zebulun were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. "Of the tribe of Zebulun were sealed twelve thousand," signifies the conjunction with the Lord of those who are in the third heaven. "Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand," signifies the conjunction with the Lord of those who are in the second heaven. "Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand," signifies the conjunction with the Lord of those who are in the ultimate heaven.

(References: Apocalypse Explained 418, 447, 449; Revelation 7:8)

  
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Translation by Isaiah Tansley. Many thanks to the Swedenborg Society for the permission to use this translation.


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