“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
10

Your God-Given Talents & Abilities

And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that which shall be born of thee Holy shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy kinswoman Elizabeth, she also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God not any saying shall be impossible. (Luke 1:34-37)

Man is an organ recipient of life from God; consequently he is a recipient of good so far as he desists from evil. The Lord gives to every man to be able to desist from evil, because He gives him to will and understand as of himself: and whatever the man does from the will, as his own according to the understanding, as his own, or, what is the same, whatever he does from freedom which is of the will according to reason which is of the understanding, this remains. By this the Lord brings man into a state of conjunction with Himself, and in this reforms, regenerates, and saves him. The life which flows in is the life proceeding from the Lord, which is also called the Spirit of God, and in the Word the Holy Spirit. (Apocalypse Revealed 875.12-13)

Natural births in the Word mean spiritual births, which are births of good and truth; for whatever is mentioned in the sense of the letter of the Word, which is natural, involves and signifies what is spiritual. (True Christian Religion 583)

The angels in heaven have all happiness from uses, and according to uses, so that to them uses are heaven. (Arcana Coelestia 7038)

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