Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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That Which is Loved is Regarded as The End

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor … Continue reading

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When Good and Truth are Regarded as ‘The Means’

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Man has been so created that he can look upward, or above himself; and can also look downward, or below himself. To look above himself is to look to his neighbor, to his … Continue reading

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The Lord Rules Both the Good and the Evil

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Word is a medium uniting man with the Lord; and unless there were such a ‘uniting medium,’ heaven could not inflow with man; for without a medium there would be no unition, … Continue reading

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