Commentary

Daily and Yearly Preparation for Heaven

By Rev. Jonathan Rose

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

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

The Bible

Exodus 23:17

English: King James Version

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← Exodus 23:16    Full Chapter    Exodus 23:18 →

17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 9285, 9297, 9349


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 2788


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 725

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The Bible

Ezekiel 45:25

English: King James Version

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← Ezekiel 45:24    Full Chapter    Ezekiel 46:1 →

25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.

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The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 168

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