“Peace has in it confidence in the Lord: that He directs all things, provides all things, and that He leads to a good end.” - Arcana Caelestia §8455
Kempton New Church

December
13

“With God’s Help I Will Conquer This.”

And while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife, for that which is begotten in her is from the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:20-21)

The Divine power of the Lord … is the Divine power of saving the human race; and the power of saving the human race is power over the heavens and over the hells. For man is saved by this power of the Lord, and not by any other. (AC 10019:3)

All who are in heavenly love, have confidence that they will be saved by the Lord; for they believe that the Lord came into the world in order to give eternal life to those who believe and live according to the commandments which He taught; and that He regenerates these, and so makes them fit for heaven; and that He does this Himself alone, from pure mercy, without the aid of man. This is meant by “believing in the Lord.” (AC 9244)

The least exercise of Divine power by a single nod instantly subdues the whole diabolical crew, even if it consists of myriads of myriads. (AC 8626)

He who believes in God says also, within himself, “Through God I will conquer it.” And he supplicates, and prevails. (Charity 203)

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