261 - Daily and Yearly Preparation for Heaven      

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: Daily and Yearly Preparation for Heaven

Topic: Salvation

Summary: The daily sacrifices, weekly sabbaths, and three annual feasts prescribed in the Old Testament are a picture of how to prepare for heaven.

Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.

2 Peter 2:22, 10
Numbers 28:1
Exodus 23:14, 17
Leviticus 23:1, 5, 10, 33
Deuteronomy 16:1, 9, 13-14
Luke 6:1
Acts of the Apostles 2:1; 20:16
Nehemiah 8:13-14
Ezekiel 45:21, 25
Zechariah 14:16
John 7:2, 37

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2 Peter 2:10

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10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

True Christian Religion 327

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Numbers 29:39

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39 These things ye shall do unto the LORD in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.

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Explanation of Numbers 29      

By Henry MacLagan

Verses 1-6. There is revelation from the Lord by Divine Truth, following the implantation of truth in good, and worship thence, which is described.

Verses 7-11. Also there is complete purification from evil accompanied by a similar state of worship.

Verses 12-40. And this is succeeded by the third general stale of the regeneration of man, which is the implantation of good, the appropriate worship in which state is described.

Verses 12-16. But this involves a description of the successive states of regeneration, showing first the opposition of the natural man to the spiritual, and worship in that state.

Verses 17-19. Secondly, the decrease of this opposition, when truths are full and efficient.

Verses 20-22. Thirdly, its greater decrease when this fullness and efficiency affect the external as well as the internal man.

Verses 23-25. Fourthly, its continued decrease when truths are implanted in good.

Verses 26-28. Fifthly, that the decrease is greater still when the external as well as the internal man is thus affected.

Verses 29—31. Sixthly, a further decrease of the opposition of the natural man takes place when good is implanted there.

Verses 32-34. Seventhly, that it ceases altogether when good is implanted in the external as well as the internal man there,

Verses 35-40. And eighthly, that a new and perfect state succeeds in which there is a complete arrangement of truths and a full appropriation of good to eternity.

From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 1071, 3994, 4581, 10132

References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 376

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