“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.” - Revelation 22:12
Kempton New Church

December
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Isaiah 60:4. “Lift up thine eyes all around and see; all of them are brought together, they come to Thee; Thy sons shall come from afar, and Thy daughters shall be cared for at Study the side.”

For the children from Mark 10

13. And they brought to Him little children, that He should touch them; and the disciples rebuked those who brought [them].

14. But when Jesus saw [it], He was indignant, and said to them, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.

15. Amen, I say to you, whoever shall not accept the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter into it.

16. And having taken them up in His arms, and set [His] hands upon them, He blessed them.

Readings from the Heavenly Doctrine

AC 6740. “Sons who come from afar” are truths with the Gentiles. These truths, being far off from the truth of the church, are said to “come from afar.” “Daughters who are carried by nurses at the side” are the goods that are continually being instilled, for “daughters” are goods, and “nurses” are they who insinuate them.

AC 89. That by “sons and daughters” are signified the truths and goods which they had a perception of, and indeed by “sons” truths, and by “daughters” goods, is evident from many passages in the Prophets; for in the Word, as also in olden time, the conceptions and births of the church are called “sons and daughters,” as in Isaiah 60:3‒5.

AE 433:27. Where bringing them into the land of Canaan is treated of in the prophets, bringing the faithful into heaven and into the church is meant. This also took place when the Lord came into the world, for then all those who had lived in the good of charity and had worshiped God under a human form were brought into heaven. These spirits had been preserved under heaven until the Lord came, and when He had glorified His Human they were brought in. These are the ones meant in many passages in the prophetic Word that treat of the captivity of the sons of Israel and Judah and their being brought back into their land. In these passages those also are meant who were to be brought into the church and thence into heaven from the earth after the Lord came, not only where the Christian religion is received but everywhere else.

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