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
After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they
Swedenborg tells us that the Lord was tempted and assaulted by evil during His whole life. The 40 days the Lord was tempted by the devil in the mountains is symbolic language; in actuality temptations and assault from evil forces took place his whole life.