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
From Revelation we learn that reasonings from the Dragon are reasonings from Falsities, and these only have power over falsities - not over us who love God if we will claim it.
From descriptions in Revelation chapter 13, it says the beast appeared like a leopard,
The reason that one can see God from nature, the innate morals of man, and the Word is that correspondences operate on three levels - the whole of nature and the natural world (throughout the universe), The human form, and the Word of the Bible.
Because of the great use John the Baptist performed Jesus called him 'the greatest man ever born of woman'.
Let us look at the correspondences in John the Baptist. John represents the Word as to the the Lord, and all the particulars of his actions and
Light corresponds to wisdom. This is often used as a metaphor, but it is an actual truth. They correspond in their image and function - they both shine and illuminate, and are both in union, light with heat and wisdom with love. Light is natural
IN PRAISE OF JESUSThe reason we can intuitively see God in nature, in the innate moral yearnings of man, and in the Word, is that these are the three realms of life through which correspondences work. Nature: Everything in nature has a corresponding counterpart that
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a]I will fear no evil, for you are with
It is well known that in the age of reason and the enlightenment came an explosion of scientific breakthroughs and understanding. With the opening of internal reflection there naturally comes increased rational thinking and scientific awareness. This fact of history is propheceid in the Bible
This article is a continuation of part 1 on the second coming. Now we will begin to look at what the second coming means and how it took place in history. Here is an essential quote from Swedenborg by personal witness of the events.