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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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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1. After Jesus gave commandment unto the disciples through the Holy Spirit (Acts of the Apostles 1:2).

Jesus said to the disciples that they should wait for the promise of the Father, which ye have heard of Me (Acts of the Apostles 1:4). Then he said, Ye shall receive the power of the Holy Spirit upon you (Acts of the Apostles 1:8).

A sound was heard as of a wind and there were seen cloven tongues like as of fire upon every apostle, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak with other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance. Each one heard them speak with him in his own dialect; they spoke of the wonderful works of God, and Peter quoted to them from Joel 2:1 to end (Acts of the Apostles 2:1-18).

(References: Revelation 2:8; Romans 1:2, 1:4, 1:8, 2:1-18)

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