Apocalypse Revealed #72

By Emanuel Swedenborg

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72. That the New Church, which is the New Jerusalem, is formed of those who repent of their evil works, follows also from the Lord's words to the Churches. To the church of Ephesus:

I know your works... I have... against you, that you have left your first charity... ...repent and do the first works, or else I will... remove your lampstand from its place, if you do not repent. (Revelation 2:2, 4-5)

To the church in Pergamum:

I know your works... Repent... (Revelation 2:13, 16)

To the church in Thyatira:

...I will deliver her... into... tribulation, unless she repents of her deeds... I will give to each one of you according to his works. (Revelation 2:19, 22-23)

To the church in Sardis:

...I have not found your works perfect before God... ...repent. (Revelation 3:1-3)

To the church in Laodicea:

I know your works... Be zealous... and repent. (Revelation 3:15, 19)

The exposition itself now follows.

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Many thanks to the General Church of the New Jerusalem, and to Rev. N.B. Rogers, translator, for the permission to use this translation.