“The Lord God Jesus Christ reigns, whose kingdom shall be for ages of ages.” - True Christian Religion §791
Kempton New Church

Day 33: March 28


And they led Jesus away to the chief priest; and with him came together all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. And Peter followed Him from afar off, even into the courtyard of the chief priest; and he was sitting with the attendants, and warming himself at the fire. And the chief priests and the whole council sought a witness against Jesus to put Him to death, and found none. For many bore false witness against Him, and their testimonies were not alike. And certain ones standing up bore false witness against Him, saying, We heard Him say, I will undo this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. And neither so was their testimony alike. (Mark 14:53-59)

That “Jezebel slew the prophets of Jehovah” signifies the destruction of the church in respect to its truths; that “she wished to slay Elijah also” signifies a desire to annihilate the Word, for Elijah represented the Word. “The vineyard which by means of false witnesses she took away from Naboth” signifies the falsification of truth and the adulteration of good. (Apocalypse Explained 160:2)


One place this treatment of Jesus was foretold in scripture, was when false witnesses accuse Naboth in order to steal his vineyard. A vineyard is a symbol of the church (Day 12). It was necessary to have false witnesses accuse Jesus because He was the truth, and falsities can control the church only when the truth is destroyed. Don’t let yourself fall on the side of dishonesty by misleading people or undermining their belief in the Lord’s Truth.

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