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About mike

Finding out that the Lord is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last, and from the human race the angelic heaven would be formed, my entire focus on life changed. The reason for my creation was to perform Divine uses - The Divine Providence looks to eternal ends. My gain, honor or reputation no longer could be the focal point of what drives the engine. One day I will lay aside this material body and will wake up in the spiritual world never to return; there will be a continuation of life, and my ruling love will be what guides me to my final situation. 'Where a tree falls, there will it lay' (Ecc 11:3) We only have a few years in these bodies compared to eternity. What is fossilized on our souls in this short period is important to how we spend eternity. We are not left to blind faith, The Lord has come in His Word to reveal rationally how we can be made 'a vessel of honor, able for the master's use.' I truly hope the post create a thirst. If I can be of service, please do not hesitate to email me. --Mike

Man is Led and Taught By the Lord in Externals to All Appearance As Of Himself

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 … Continue reading

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Man Who is Taught from the Word is Taught by the Lord Alone

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord is the Word, and that all doctrine of the church must be drawn from the Word. Since, then, the Lord is the Word, it follows that the man who is taught from … Continue reading

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The Church is Both Internal and External

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Church is the Lord’s, and that from the spiritual marriage, which is that of good and truth, the Lord is called the Bridegroom and Husband, and the Church the bride and … Continue reading

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When ‘Ends’ Conflict

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … for the evil which is thought against anyone is intended; and as things alienated cannot intend good, it is therefore said that they intend nothing but evil. The case herein is this: … Continue reading

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Bringing Forth Things that are Useful

Selection from Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg From his earliest childhood man has the affection of knowing, which leads him to learn many things that will be of use to him, and many that will be of no use. … Continue reading

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Conjunction of the Lord with Angels

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg All conjunction in the spiritual world is effected by means of looking [*by intent regard].  When any one there is thinking about another from a desire to speak with him, the other immediately … Continue reading

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Reward is Intrinsic Beatitude, which is called Peace, and thence External Joy

From Apocalypse Revealed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Rev 22:12  … signifies that the Lord will certainly come, and that He Himself is … Continue reading

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