By 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: Final Gathering, Attack, and Collapse (Rev. 19-20)
Topic: Second Coming
Summary: Final Gathering, Attack, and Collapse (Rev. 19-20)
Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.
Revelation 19; 20:1-14; 6:9
Exodus 15:6, 8-10
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Ezekiel 38:8-13, 20-23; 39:1, 4-7, 17-29
Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 3/30/2011. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com
By New Christian Bible Study Staff
Swedenborg says that the Lord is the sun of heaven, and like the natural sun of our world shines on everyone, good or evil. What matters, then, is our state: If we turn ourselves toward the Lord, we can get the full dose of His light (wisdom) and warmth (love); if we turn away from Him we cast ourselves into cold and shadow - we turn ourselves toward hell.
In the Bible, thern, “turning” generally refers to a change in spiritual state, as people turn themselves toward the Lord or away from the Lord.