Jesus said, "Let your loins be girded about, and your lights shining, and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are
Have you ever been a prodigal son or daughter in your life in some way, my brothers and sisters? I have.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion
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,
"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
The Lord said 'you are either for me or against me'. Our relationship with Him is reciprocal. People have to inwardly choose of their own will to make themself vulnerable and open to receiving God, and some are not willing. People know how to look
Jesus descent to the hells is a great part of His work of redemption. It is the releasing of those who had been trapped for centuries by forces of hell.
Before the Lord was born there was an accumulating darkness that caused a loss of equilibrium
In the post I did before about conjugal love (marriage love) and soul mates Swedenborg said, "Therefore it is provided that conjugal pairs be born and that, under the Lord's auspices, they be continually educated for their marriage, neither the boy nor the girl knowing
'There is none good but God'. This is a hard saying for many people. I remember I used to not get what it meant, or how it worked, so I couldn't really accept it. But now I can feel and sense the truth of it
From the Bible, Luke 8: "But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him. 43 Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, 44 came from behind and touched the border of