Commentary

 

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.

References:
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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Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 5/4/2016. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com

The Bible

 

Acts of the Apostles 20:16

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16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 195, 9013


References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 519, 581, 619

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Bible Word Meanings

Asia
Asia, mentioned in 'Revelation 14', signifies those who from the Word are in the light of truth.

The Bible

 

Zechariah 14:16

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16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 246


Other references to this verse:

Apocalypse Revealed 503, 567, 585, 707

True Christian Religion 82


References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 650, 654, 799

Marriage 82

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