Commentary

What to Do about a Falling Star Problem

By Rev. Jonathan Rose

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Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 5/16/2012. 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: What to Do about a Falling Star Problem

Topic: Second Coming

Summary: We look at stars from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22, and see how unstarlike they sometimes are. Stars in Scripture are subject to (1) darkening, and (2) falling, even to the earth. What does this mean?

Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.

References:
Genesis 1:14; 15:5; 37:9
Numbers 24:17
Deuteronomy 1:10; 10:22; 28:62
Job 9:7
Ecclesiastes 12:2
Isaiah 13:10
Joel 2:10; 3:15
Genesis 37:9-10
Daniel 8:10
Job 9:2-9; 15:15; 25:4-6; 38:1-7
Psalms 148:1-3
Ecclesiastes 12:1-2
Isaiah 13:9-10
Ezekiel 32:7-8
Daniel 8:3; 12:3
Joel 2:10, 31; 3:15
Matthew 2:2, 9-10; 24:29
Mark 13:25
Luke 21:25
1 Corinthians 15:41
Revelation 8:12
Matthew 24:29
Mark 13:25
Revelation 6:13; 8:10; 9:1; 12:4; 1:16, 20; 2:1; 3:1; 6:13; 8:10; 9:1; 12:1, 4; 22:16

The Bible

Ezekiel 32:7-8

English: King James Version

Study the Inner Meaning

← Ezekiel 31   Full Chapter   Ezekiel 33 →

7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.

8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.

← Ezekiel 31   Full Chapter   Ezekiel 33 →

Study the Inner Meaning

Main explanation(s) from Swedenborg's works:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 155

Commentary on this text:

Stories:

Other references by Swedenborg to this text:

Arcana Coelestia 31, 1808, 2441, 2495, 4697, 6015, 7688 ...

Apocalypse Revealed 51, 53, 312, 413

A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine 78

Sacred Scripture 14

Heaven and Hell 119

True Christian Religion 198

Show references from Swedenborg's unpublished works



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