The Lord created and led the first man and the human race. Adam is known as the first man, but it is essential for our understanding to see that he is not a single man but represents the first community of man
Genesis 34:16, "We will both give our daughters to you and will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will be for one people."
"To be for one people," denotes those who are joined by doctrine. There
The more we love the Word (and ponder it in our heart) the more our perception is elevated - for love elevates perception, AND the Word is the source of spiritual intelligence. But is takes intense desire to do this - for the dross of
All lines of meaning lead to the moment of the resurrection. The resurrection bursts like a sun on the timeline of history. It is a universal principle that the moment of union is a transcendent pinnacle of light, passion and perception. The resurrection is the
A candle symbolizes Christ, specifically his self-giving love and the gifts of life we receive from Him. The candle provides light and warmth as it consumes its own substance, the wax. The wax and wick work in symbiosis, in other words, form
SYMBOLOGY IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE
I have a beautiful Christmas tree in my house, with lights, streamers, ornaments and a star on top. As do so many, I love having a Christmas tree and decorating it.
It is wonderful to contemplate the symbology and correspondences of the
This is a time that dredges up deep and dark feelings, and also a time of great joy.
Swedenborg, from 'True Christian Religion':
"At the time of the Lord's first coming the hells had increased to such a height as to fill the whole world of spirits,
The impact of the imbalance of evil over good in the time before Jesus is demonstrated on Earth in the lives of people in many ways. We will examine several of these. When Paul, Isaiah, John, and Jesus all speak of the light and the
When I was about seven I remember having the first experience of hating. We had recently moved back to the town of Barstow after living in LA for a year. I had a group of friends before and I was eager to
"Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they