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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

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Nehemiah 8:13-14

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13 And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.

14 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:

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Numbers 28:1

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1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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Explanation of Numbers 28      

By Henry MacLagan

Verses 1-8. Revelation and thence perception concerning the worship of the Lord generally through the reception of innocence from Him in every state of brightness and in every state of obscurity throughout the course of regeneration.

Verses 9-10. Concerning this worship from a state of love and charity, in addition to the general state.

Verses 11-15. Also concerning worship from a state of faith conjoined with charity which is in greater fullness, and is yet implied and involved in the general state.

Verses 16-25. The first general state of the regeneration of man and worship therein is described, it being also involved in the most general state, and having reference to his deliverance from evil by the work of redemption through the assumption of the Human by the Lord.

Verses 26-31. Concerning the second general state of the regeneration of man, which is that of the implantation of truth in good, and his worship of the Lord in that state, which is also involved in the most general state.

From Swedenborg's Works

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Arcana Coelestia 922, 8680, 10132

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