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David Moffat
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David Moffat

FOCUS PASSAGE 4779. Section 8. “… the primary thing of humiliation is to acknowledge that of himself one is nothing but evil and falsity. The same is true of repentance, which is effected solely through humiliation, and this through the confession of the heart that of himself one is of such a nature.” 21/5/19. Last night I had an odd dream. I was attending a Jewish meeting. During our time together, we received word that an angry mob were headed our way, with violent intentions. So, we escaped into the night. But outside, we met a group of zombies, who… Read more »

Michael Chester
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Michael Chester

4783. [4] The reason why they who are in faith separate so believe is that if they were told that the body will not rise again, they would wholly deny any resurrection, for they do not know nor apprehend what the internal man is, since no one can know what the internal man is, and his life after death, save he who is in charity, for charity is of the internal man. 4787. [4] From this it is evident that those who do good from good, do it from internal affection; while those who do good from truth, do it… Read more »

Fred Braakman
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Fred Braakman

Text: 4783 [2] That by interpretations from the sense of the letter the Word can be so explained as to favor anything, is very manifest from the fact that all kinds of doctrines, and even of heresies, are thus confirmed, as for instance the dogma concerning faith separate is confirmed by these words of the Lord: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but should have eternal life (John 3:16); from which words, and also from other passages, it is concluded that faith alone without works is… Read more »

Siri Hurst
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Siri Hurst

No 4776 [4] states that “…all things are in the loves, for the loves are what make the life; consequently, the Lord’s life flows solely into the loves. Such therefore as are the loves, such are the lives…”

The focus for this session is to examine daily what it is that I love. Do I love anything except what serves the self?

Louise Gardam
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Louise Gardam

Arcana Coelestia #4776 [2] “The man who has not lived in charity cannot possibly know that heaven and its joy consists in willing well and in doing well from willing well, because his heaven is willing well to himself….. when yet this is hell. For heaven is distinguished from hell in this, that heaven, as above said, is doing good from good-will, and hell is doing evil from ill-will.” And also #4788 [3] “Those who are in good are in the affection of doing good for the sake of good, and without recompense from others; for it is recompense to… Read more »

Liz Coggins
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Liz Coggins

4776: “an evil wild beast hath devoured him”. That this signifies that the yearnings of evil had extinguished it (the truth of the church), is evident from the signification of an evil wild beast as being a lie from a life of yearnings……The varies the truth of the church is that love to the Lord and love toward the neighbour are the primary things. Yearnings extinguish this truth. 4729: “falsity which is from a life of yearnings springs from the will itself, or what is the same, from the heart….This falsity is the worst of all, because it inheres, and… Read more »

Melissa Collins
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Melissa Collins

4776 – [5] The bees also know how to build cells, to suck honey from flowers, to fill with it the honeycombs, and to make provision for themselves against winter, and even to conduct a certain form of government under a queen; besides other marvels. All these things are effected by influx into their loves; the effects of life being varied only by the forms of their affections. All these things are in their loves; what then would there not be in heavenly love, if man were in this? Would there not be the all of wisdom and intelligence, which… Read more »

Ian Keal
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Ian Keal

AC 4776, “An evil Wild beast hath devoured him”. (me)… This afternoon, while driving my grandson home on a long and sometimes serpentine stretch of road, I noticed another car travelling so close behind me that I could not even see the front bumper in the rear view mirror. Had I been by myself I may have done a better job at Not allowing the “evil wild beast” to take over my brain. So, on returning home I re-read the numbers which jumped out at me for this session, and had some striking realizations. For about the past 2 or… Read more »

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