“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
 

Week 5
Introduction

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Psalms about the New Church

Happy are those dwelling in Thy house. Psalm 84:4

Introduction

Prophets and Psalms 0. The things that follow [in this little work treat of]:

1.   The Lord’s advent.
2.   The successive vastation of the church.
3.   The church totally devastated, and its rejection.
4.   The rejection of the Lord by the church.
5.   The Lord’s temptations in general.
6.   Temptation even to despair.
7.   The combats of the Lord with the hells.
8.   Victory over them, or their subjugation.
9.   The passion of the cross.
10.   The glorification of the Human of the Lord, or its union with the Divine.
11.   A new church in place of the former.
12.   A new church together with a new heaven.
13.   The state of humiliation before the Father.
15.   A last judgment by the Lord.
16.   Celebration and worship of the Lord.
17.   Redemption and salvation by the Lord.

This week the focus is on numbers 11 & 12.

TCR 787. This New Church is the crown of all the churches that have hitherto existed on the earth, because it is to worship one visible God in whom is the invisible like the soul in the body.... Conjunction with a visible God... is like beholding a man in the air or on the sea spreading forth his hands and inviting to his arms. For all conjunction of God with man must be also a reciprocal conjunction of man with God; and no such reciprocation is possible except with a visible God.

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