“These things I have spoken to you in parables, but the hour is coming when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will announce to you plainly concerning the Father.” - John 16:25
Kempton New Church


Isaiah 60:16. “And thou shalt nurse [on] the milk of the nations, and thou shalt nurse [on] the breast of kings; and thou shalt know that I, Jehovah, [am] thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the Powerful One of Jacob.”

For the children from Isaiah 7

14. Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive, and give birth to a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

15. Butter and honey He shall eat, that He may know to reject the evil, and to choose the good.

16. For before the Child shall know to reject the evil and to choose the good, the ground which thou loathest shall be forsaken from before her two kings....

21. And it shall be in that day, [that] a man shall keep alive a heifer of the herd, and two of the flock;

22. and it shall be, from the multitude of milk [which] they shall make, [that] he shall eat butter; for butter and honey shall all eat who remain in the midst of the land.

Readings from the Heavenly Doctrine

AC 2015:3. What it is to "suck the milk of nations" and "the breast of kings" is by no means plain from the letter, but it is from the internal sense, in which it signifies to be gifted with goods and instructed in truths.

AE 328:20. From this it can be seen what the Lord’s redeeming mankind signifies, namely, that He delivered and freed them from hell and from the evils and falsities that continually rise up from hell and bring man into condemnation, and that He continually delivers them and frees them. This deliverance and liberation was effected by His subjugating the hells; and the continual deliverance and liberation by His glorifying His Human, that is, making it Divine, for in this way He keeps the hells continually subjugated. This therefore is what is signified by His redeeming man, and by His being called in the Word "the Redeemer," as in... Isaiah:

"That thou mayest know that I Jehovah am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob" (Isa. 60:16).

By the "Holy One of Israel," and the "Mighty One of Jacob," who is here called the "Redeemer," is meant the Lord in respect to the Divine Human, and by "Jehovah" is meant His Divine Itself. The Lord in respect to His Divine Human is called "the Holy One of Israel" and "the Powerful One of Jacob" because "Israel" and "Jacob" signify the church, thus those who are regenerated and reformed, that is, redeemed by the Lord, for these alone are of the church, that is, constitute the Lord’s church.

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