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Judy & Len Robinson
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Judy & Len Robinson

ACV6S38-Len #4884-2…”For truth has no life from itself, but from good, and it has life from good when man lives according to truth; for then it infuses itself into man’s will, and from his will into his actions, thus into the whole man. The truth which man only knows or apprehends, remains outside of his will, and so outside of his life; for man’s will is his life….” Task: Make room for the Lord to strengthen my resolve to willingly do the truths I know from the Word. Observations: I have come to realise for the Lord to “strengthen my… Read more »

Mark Allais
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Mark Allais

AC4882.2 …it is an appearance that they live of themselves, for they wish to live of themselves… it is better to know how the case really is because…they would neither claim good for themselves, nor would evil adhere to them.

Task: to monitor my thinking and identify how often I think good comes from myself. Every time I notice myself taking merit, I will pray to the Lord to forgive and to strengthen me in the truth that all good comes from Him.

Michael Chester
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Michael Chester

4884. [2] Consider whether a person can be imbued with anything but that which he does from will.

Curiosity sparks a fire in our minds and wonder is something that should follow us all of our lives.
Task: Have a focus on promoting the sense of wonder so as to be imbued with a sense of wonder.

Gray Glenn
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Gray Glenn

4882. …man is in space and in time, and has formed the ideas of his thought therefrom, as for instance his idea of going, advancing, journeying, traveling, and moving. As these actions exist in space, and also in time, and as space and time are therefore inwoven in his ideas concerning them, it is difficult for man to apprehend that states of life are signified by them. But when the idea from space and time concerning them is separated or put off, there results the spiritual thing which is signified. For in the spiritual world or in heaven nothing of… Read more »

John Talbot
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John Talbot

4899 (3)….yet no church at all exists within them if no marriage of good and truth is present in them, that is, if charity towards the neighbour and faith rooted in this is not present in them, thus if the internal features of the Church are not present within the external ones. Those with whom solely external features seperated from internal are present do not have the church within them. Nor do those with whom faith seperated from charity is present have the Church within them. Neither do those who acknowledge the Lord in their teachings but not in life… Read more »

Kent Rogers
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Kent Rogers

“Love of the Lord and love towards the neighbor are the all of life, and consequently the all of wisdom and of intelligence.” -4899 “[if people knew that all life comes from the Lord] they would neither claim good for themselves, no would evil adhere to them. – 4882 “[when there is no conjugial relationship between the internal and external of a person, understanding of the internal meaning of the Word here] would fall into the shade of the understanding; and whatever falls into this shade, falls into unbelief, as for instance that there must be what is conjugial in… Read more »

David Moffat
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David Moffat

4884.2 For truth has no life from itself, but from good, and it has life from good when man lives according to truth; for then it infuses itself into man’s will, and from his will into his action, thus into the whole man. … But when man wills the truth, it is then on the threshold of his life; and when from willing he does it, then the truth is in the whole man; and when he does it frequently, it not only recurs in habit, but also from affection, thus from freedom. … consider whether man can be imbued… Read more »

Fred Braakman
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Fred Braakman

Chosen text 4899 [3] It is one thing for the church to be with a people, and another for the church to be in a people – as for example, the Christian Church is with those who have the Word, and from doctrine preach the Lord; but still there is nothing of the church in them unless they are in the marriage of good and truth, that is, unless they are in charity toward the neighbor, and thence in faith; thus unless the internals of the church are in the externals. The church is not in those who are solely… Read more »

Ruth Duckworth
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Ruth Duckworth

4882[2] I have sometimes spoken with spirits about these appearances; and those who are not in good, and consequently not in truth, are unwilling to hear that it is an appearance that they live of themselves, for they wish to live of themselves………. it is better to know how the case really is, because then they are in the truth, and if in the truth, they are also in the light of heaven, for the light of heaven is the truth itself which is from the Divine of the Lord; and thus they would neither claim good for themselves, nor… Read more »

Sarah Walker
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4822 2] I have sometimes spoken with spirits about these appearances; and those who are not in good, and consequently not in truth, are unwilling to hear that it is an appearance that they live of themselves, for they wish to live of themselves. But besides their being shown by living experience that they do not live of themselves, and that progressions from place to place are changes and progressions of the state of life, they were also told that they might be satisfied in not knowing but that they have life from themselves, as they could have no more… Read more »

Siri Hurst
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Siri Hurst

No 4884 “And she put on the garments of her widowhood.” This signifies intelligence is because in the general sense a widow is one who is in truth and desires to be led by means of good into the truth of intelligence.” [2] “That which a man thinks and does not do, and still more that which he only thinks and is not willing to do, is merely outside of him, and is also dissipated like chaff by the slightest wind.” The task alerts me observe what is of the will and what just of the intellect regarding the doing… Read more »

Gray Glenn
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Gray Glenn

4882. …man is in space and in time, and has formed the ideas of his thought therefrom, as for instance his idea of going, advancing, journeying, traveling, and moving. As these actions exist in space, and also in time, and as space and time are therefore inwoven in his ideas concerning them, it is difficult for man to apprehend that states of life are signified by them. But when the idea from space and time concerning them is separated or put off, there results the spiritual thing which is signified. For in the spiritual world or in heaven nothing of… Read more »

Judy & Len Robinson
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Judy & Len Robinson

ACV6S38-Judy #4880….”signifies perception from truths that it is not falsity….” #4881…”The elevation which is signified by “arising” is in the spiritual sense an elevation from an obscure state into a clearer one, as from a state of ignorance into one of intelligence;…” #4882-2….”for the light of heaven is the truth itself which is from the Divine of the Lord; and thus they would neither claim good for themselves, nor would evil adhere to them. The angels are in this truth, not only by knowledge, but also by perception. #4884-2….”Truth is predicated of the understanding, and good of the will, or… Read more »

Louise Gardam
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Louise Gardam

Arcana Coelestia #4899 [3]: “It is one thing for the church to be with a people, and another for the church to be in a people— as for example, The Christian Church is with those who have the WORD, and from doctrine preach the LORD; but still there is nothing of the church in them unless they are in the marriage of good and truth, that is, unless they are in charity towards the neighbor, and thence in faith; thus unless the internals of the church are in the externals.” Work Focus: Reread this passage each evening. Pray that the… Read more »

Janna King
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Janna King

AC 4882. “And went. That this signifies life, is evident from the signification of “going,” as being to live (n. 3335, 3690). That in the internal sense “to go” is to live does indeed appear rather remote or abstracted from the ideas of thought in which man is, and this because man is in space and in time, and has formed the ideas of his thought therefrom, as for instance his idea of going, advancing, journeying, traveling, and moving. ” This number, as well as the description of Judah’s annoyance with Tamar when she wasn’t who and what and where… Read more »

Ian Keal
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Ian Keal

What is the state of Intelligence of life, ..in me? What is the state or quality of the Church in me,… (or is it just “with me”?)? Work Focus: Pay attention to discrepancies between what I profess that I know, versus what I end up intending and doing. What is “leading” me? AC 4884 [2]…The truth in man is not the truth of intelligence until it is “led” by means of good; and when it is led by means of good, it then for the first time becomes the truth of intelligence. For truth has no life from itself, but… Read more »

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