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

Leviticus 23:10

English: King James Version

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10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

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From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 2177, 9223, 9295, 10083, 10137, 10303

Apocalypse Revealed 623


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 865

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say
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come
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give
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Reap
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harvest
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bring
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Sheaf
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