“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

December
2

The Lord Has Unlimited Power to Help

For a Child is born to us,
A Son is given to us;
and the principality shall be on His shoulder…
Of the multiplying of His principality and peace
there shall be no end;
on the throne of David, and on his kingdom,
to establish her, and to sustain her, in judgment and in justice,
from now and even to eternity;
the zeal of Jehovah of Armies will do this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)

The words of Scripture, “Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder,” are said of the Lord and of his power and might. (AC 1085:4)

The case is almost the same with the new life in the man who is being regenerated: at first he is in a state of tranquillity; but as he passes into a new life, he also passes at the same time into an untranquil state; for the evils and falsities with which be had before become imbued emerge and come forth, and disturb him, and this at last to such a degree that he is in temptations and vexations inflicted by the diabolical crew, who are continually striving to destroy the state of his new life. Yet inmostly the man is in a state of peace, for unless this were with him inmostly, he would not combat, for in his battlings he is continually looking to this state as the end, and unless he had such an end, he would in no wise have power and strength to combat. This moreover is the reason why he overcomes; and because this is the end in view, he also comes into this state after the combats or temptations. (AC 3696:2)

That “to put upon the shoulders and carry” denotes to preserve in a state of good and truth forever with all exertion and power. (AC 9836:6)

This is said of the Lord and of His coming; “the zeal of Jehovah shall perform this,” denotes that He will do it from the ardent love of saving the human race. [The Lord’s] zeal looks to the salvation of man. (AC 8875:4, AE 693:2)

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