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.

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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

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Deuteronomy 16:14

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14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

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Explanation of Deuteronomy 16      

By Alexander Payne

Verses 1-8. It is constantly to be borne in mind that all redemption is from the Lord's Divine Humanity (that is, the Lord Jesus Christ), which is signified by the Passover.

Verses 9-12. Thus truths will be implanted in affection, which is signified by the feast of weeks.

Verses 13-15. And the soul will be led to genuine good, which is the feast of tabernacles.

Verses 16-17. In all these states the soul must endeavour to conform itself to the Divine Humanity

Verses 18-20. with judgement and without bias,

Verses 21-22. and without the admixture of anything from self-derived intelligence.

From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 3703, 9294, 9296

Apocalypse Revealed 585


References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 799

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Bible Word Meanings

rejoice
To make glad signifies influx and reception from joy of heart.

son
Marriages in the Bible represent the union we all can have between the desire for good and the understanding of truth (or an understanding of...

maidservant
'Maids' denote external affections serving the internal.

fatherless
The fatherless signify those who are in good without truth, and are desirous by truth to be led to good.

gates
"Gates" in ancient times had a significance that does not hold in the modern world. Cities then were enclosed by walls for protection; gates in...

Commentary

 

168 - The Ultimate Salvation, The Oil of Joy      

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: The Ultimate Salvation, The Oil of Joy

Topic: Salvation

Summary: The Lord wants us to have joy; hard as it is sometimes, joy needs to be number one on the to do list!

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References:
Revelation 14:13
Psalms 103:17-22; 90:8, 10-17
Romans 2:6
Psalms 51:9-12; 40:8
Deuteronomy 16:13-15
2 Chronicles 6:41
Ecclesiastes 3:9-13
Mark 6:12-13
Luke 10:33-34
James 5:11-14
Matthew 25:1-13
Psalms 119:105
Isaiah 61:1-3
Psalms 45:6-7

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Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 1/29/2014. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com


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