Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Forces of Combat – Hope and Trust

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg All temptations appear evil, for the reason that they are interior anxieties and griefs, and as it were damnations; for the man is then let into the state of his evils, consequently among evil … Continue reading

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A New Will Formed – The Conscience

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; (Genesis 9:9) That this signifies the presence of the Lord in charity, is evident from the signification of … Continue reading

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Influx is According to Efflux

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth … Continue reading

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Reception is According to the Form of the Receiving Vessel

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The influx from the spiritual world into man is in general of such a nature that man cannot think or will anything of himself, but everything flows in; good and truth from the Lord … Continue reading

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The One That Conquers Rules

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg A follow up to Article – Gold Is Still Gold Whether It Flashes Before The Fire or Has Its Surface Blackened By The Smoke WHEN THIS TAKES PLACE A CONFLICT ARISES BETWEEN … Continue reading

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Gold Is Still Gold, Whether It Flashes Before The Fire Or Has Its Surface Blackened By The Smoke

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In every created thing in the world, whether living or dead, there is an internal and an external; one never exists without the other, as there is no effect without a cause; … Continue reading

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Profaning What Is Holy

Excerpt from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … it is the inner level from which the outer level arises and that the outer level therefore derives its essence from the inner level … When our inner nature is essentially hellish … and … Continue reading

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