Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Divine Dwells Proximately in the Internal Sense of the Word

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 The literal sense of the Word is threefold; namely, historical, prophetical, and doctrinal, each … Continue reading

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Illusionary Notion of Power and Dominion

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every … Continue reading

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Conjunction with the Lord

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of … Continue reading

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The Strong Force of Love

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In the Ancient Church, Jehovah was called “God Most High” for the reason that “height” represented and therefore signified what is internal, and thus “the Most High” signified what is inmost. Hence the … Continue reading

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With the Lord ALL is Jehovah

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In the universal heaven they know no other Father than the Lord, because He and the Father are one, as He Himself has said: I am the way, the truth, and the life.  … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Love Toward the Whole Human Race

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The temptations … that the Lord sustained in His childhood, concerning which nothing is related in the Word of the New Testament, except concerning His temptation in the wilderness, or soon after He … Continue reading

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Such as is a Man’s Love, Such is His Life

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Jehovah said, Behold, the people are one, and they all have one lip, and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withholden from them of all which … Continue reading

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