“The Church is... where the Lord is acknowledged, and where the Word is.” - The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine §242
Kempton New Church

Day 40: April 4


And they who went by blasphemed Him, moving their heads and saying, Ah, Thou who undo the temple and build it in three days, save Thyself, and step down from the cross. And likewise also the chief priests, mocking, said to one another with the scribes, He saved others; Himself He cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel step down now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they who were crucified with Him reproached Him. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. (Mark 15:29-33)

All hellish spirits turn themselves backwards from the Lord towards the dense blackness and the darkness that are there in place of the sun and moon of this world, while all the angels of heaven turn themselves to the Lord as the Sun of heaven and as the Moon of heaven (Heaven and Hell 552)


Darkness, if we continually turn our back on the Lord’s commandments, we will eventually become spiritually blind to His light and be left in the darkness. If we face the sun we see light, if we turn our backs to the sun we see our own shadow. All who turn their backs on the Lord during their life on earth, become evil spirits and live in perpetual spiritual darkness. Have you ever been wrapped up in a bad mood that made the whole world seem dark? What could help change that perspective?

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