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Leviticus 23:10

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10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

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Explanation of Leviticus 23      

By Henry MacLagan

On the successive states of the regenerate life in general, involving states of conflict against evil succeeded by states of rest.

The first subordinate state is one of deliverance from evil, involving the interior reception of truth conjoined with good, purification, and the arrangement of truths under good. Verses 4-8.

The second subordinate state is that of the implantation of truth in good. Verses 9-22.

Concerning revelation in consequence. Verses 23-25.

Also concerning the plenary removal of evil in consequence. Verses 26-32.

The third subordinate state is that of the implantation of good, involving gladness and joy of heart in all completeness and holiness, with states of peace and rest from the lowest principles to the highest, which are perpetually renewed. Verses 33-34.

From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 2177, 9223, 9295, 10083, 10137, 10303

Apocalypse Revealed 623


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 865

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Word/Phrase Explanations

speak
Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...

children
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

israel
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say
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

come
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

land
Land' in the Word, denotes the church, for the things which signify the church also signify the things relating to the church, for these constitute...

give
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

reap
'To reap' signifies executing judgment. 'Reaping' denotes the reception of truth in good.

harvest
'A harvest' symbolizes the state of the church with respect to Divine truth. The reason is that a harvest yields the grain used to make...

bring
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...

sheaf
'Sheaf' signifies doctrine, and so 'to bind sheaves' signifies teaching from doctrine. This is because 'a field' is the church, and 'standing grain in a...

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 Eating the Passover
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 Feast of Ingathering
Color the pictures of the Children of Israel celebrating this feast, then attach the pictures together to display.
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 Rejoicing Before the Lord
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 Thanking the Lord
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 The Work of Your Hands
When you say the blessing, you are thanking the Lord for everything that He gives you, including your useful hands.
Story | Ages 4 - 6

Commentary

 

Explanation of Leviticus 23:10      

By Henry MacLagan

Verse 10. Through influx and instruction to the man of the Spiritual Church, that when truths are beginning to be implanted in good, in the second subordinate state of the regenerate life, then are they collected together in order from a principle of willing obedience, which is acknowledged to be from the Lord.


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