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 2:1

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1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

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References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 740

Scriptural Confirmations 26

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Leviticus 23:15, 16

Deuteronomy 16:9

The Bible

 

Deuteronomy 14:29

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29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.

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Explanation of Deuteronomy 14      

By Alexander Payne

Verses 1-2. The life of the regenerate flows in direct from heaven.

Verses 3-8. What affections may be appropriated to the soul.

Verses 9-10. What knowledges and (verses 11-20) what thoughts may be appropriated.

Verses 21-27. What is of self is not to be conjoined to the new regenerate life, but all that flows in from heaven is to be conjoined.

Verses 28-29. By this means the good facilities in the soul will be strengthened.

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Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 2788, 3703

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Deuteronomy 10:9, 12:12, 15:10, 16:11, 14, 23:21, 24:19, 28:8

Psalms 41:2

Proverbs 3:9, 10

Luke 14:13

2 Corinthians 9:6

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