Monthly Archives: August 2017

When the Literal Sense and Spiritual Sense of the Word Appear Opposed

Selections from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … The reason why they see no such thing, that is, no interior sense, is that the two appear opposite, namely, what is in the internal sense, and what is in the literal … Continue reading

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Having the Power to Receive and Reciprocate

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In externals man is led and taught by the Lord in all appearance as if by himself. This takes place in man’s externals, but not in internals. How the Lord leads and teaches man … Continue reading

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What is Heaven? — What is Hell?

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and … Continue reading

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What Influx Is, and What Its Effects

Excerpts from Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.  But Zion said, The Lord hath … Continue reading

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The Good of Faith is Not Possible Without Works

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The good of faith produces works, because the good of faith is not possible without works, just as thinking good and willing good are not possible without doing good. The one is the … Continue reading

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The Word Even in its Letter is Divine

From Arcana Cœelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … in the supreme sense — all things in the Word in both general and particular have relation to the Lord; and the Lord is doctrine itself, that is, the Word, not only as to … Continue reading

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God Must Be Always Kept Before The Eyes

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; And take your father and your households, and come unto … Continue reading

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