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XXII. The Lord

HD 280. There is One God, who is the Creator and Conservator of the universe; thus who is the God of heaven and the God of the earth.

HD 281. There are two things which make the life of heaven with man, the good of love and the truth of faith. Man has this life from God, and nothing at all of it is from man. Therefore the primary principle of the church is, to acknowledge God, to believe in God, and to love Him.

HD 282. They who are born within the church ought to acknowledge the Lord, His Divine and His Human, and to believe in Him and love Him; for all salvation is from the Lord. This the Lord teaches in John:--

He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the anger of Cod abideth on him (John 3:36).


This is the will of Him that sent Me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day (John 6:40).

In the same:--

Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me though he die, shall live; but whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall not die to eternity (John 11:25, 26).

HD 283. Therefore, they within the church who do not acknowledge the Lord and His Divine, cannot be conjoined to God, and thus cannot have any lot with the angels in heaven; for no one can be conjoined to God but from the Lord, and in the Lord. That no one can be conjoined to God but from the Lord, the Lord teaches in John:--

No one hath seen God at any time; the Only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath manifested Him (John 1:20).

In the same:--

Ye have never head the voice of the Father, nor seen His shah (John 5:37).

In Matthew:--

No one knoweth the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him (Matt 11:27).

And in John:--

I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one cometh to the Father but by Me (John 14:6).

The reason why no one can be conjoined to God but in the Lord, is because the Father is in Him, and they are one, as He also teaches in John:--

If ye know Me, ye know My Father also; He who seeth Me seeth the Father; Philip, believest thou not that I am In the Father and the Father in Me? believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me (John 14:7-11).

And in the same:--

The Father and I are One; that ye may know and believe that I am in the Father and the Father in Me (John 10:30, 38).

HD 284. Because the Father is in the Lord, and the Father and the Lord are one; and because we must believe in Him, and he that believes in Him has eternal life, it is evident that the Lord is God. That the Lord is God, the Word teaches, as in John:--

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word; all things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made which was made; and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Only-begotten of the Father (John 1:1, 3, 14).

In Isaiah:--

A Boy is born to us, a Son is given to us, on whose shoulder is the government, and His name shall be called God, Hero, the Father of Eternity, the Prince of Peace (Isa 9:6).


A virgin shall conceive and bring forth, and His name shall be called God with us (Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23).

In Jeremiah:--

Behold the days shall come when I will raise up to David a just Branch, who shall reign King, and shall prosper; and this is His name which they shall call Him, Jehovah our Justice (Jer 23:5, 6; 33:15, 16).

HD 285. All they who are of the church, and in light from heaven, see the Divine in the Lord; but they who are not in light from heaven, see nothing but the Human in the Lord; when yet the Divine and the Human are in Him so united, that they are one; as the Lord also taught in another place in John:--

Father, all Mine are Thine, and all Thine Mine (John 17:10).

HD 286. That the Lord was conceived from Jehovah the Father, and thus was God from conception, is known in the church; and also that He rose again with the whole body, for He left nothing in the sepulchre; of which He also afterwards confirmed the disciples, saying:--

See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; feel Me and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see Me have (Luke 24:39).

And although He was Man as to flesh and bones, still He entered through the closed doors, and, after He had manifested Himself, became invisible (John 20:19, 26; Luke 24:31).

The case is otherwise with every man, for man only rises again, as to the spirit, and not as to the body. wherefore when He said, that He is not as a spirit, He said that He is not as another man. Hence it is evident that the Human in the Lord is also Divine.

HD 287. Every man has his esse of life, which is called his soul, from the father; the existere of life thence derived is what is called the body; hence the body is the effigy of its soul, for the soul, by means of the body, exercises its life at will. Hence it is that men are born into the likeness of their parents, and that families are distinguished from each other. From this it is evident what was the quality of the body or Human of the Lord, namely, that it was as the Divine itself, which was the esse of His life, or the soul from the Father, wherefore He said:--

He that seeth Me, seeth the Father (John 14:9).

HD 288. That the Divine and Human of the Lord is one Person, is from the faith received in the whole Christian world, which is to this effect:--Although Christ is God and Man, still He is not two, but one Christ; yea, He is altogether one and a single Person; because as the body and the soul are one man, so also God and Man are one Christ. This is from the Athanasian creed.

HD 289. They who, concerning the Divinity, have the idea of three Persons, cannot have the idea of one God; if with the mouth they say one, still they think three; but they who, concerning the Divinity, have the idea of three in one Person, can have the idea of one God, and can say one God, and also think one God.

HD 290. The idea of three in one Person is had, when it is thought that the Father is in the Lord, and that the Holy Spirit proceeds from Him; the Trinity is then in the Lord, the Divine itself which is called the Father, and the Divine Human which is called the Son, and the Divine proceeding which is called the Holy Spirit.

HD 291. Because all the Divine is in the Lord, therefore He has all power in the heavens and in the earths; which he also says in John:

The Father hath given all things into the hand of the Son (John 3:35).

In the same:--

The Father hath given to the Son power over all flesh (John 17:2).

In Matthew:--

All things are delivered to Me by the Father (Matt 11:27).

In the same:--

All power is given to Me in heaven and in earth (Matt 28:18).

Such power is Divine.

HD 292. They who make the Human of the Lord like the human of another man, do not think of His conception from the Divine itself, nor do they consider that the body of everyone is an effigy of his soul. Neither do they think of His resurrection with the whole body; nor of His appearance when He was transformed, that His face shone as the sun. Neither do they think, respecting those things which the Lord said concerning faith in Him, concerning His unity with the Father, concerning His glorification, and concerning His power over heaven and earth, that these are Divine, and were said of His Human. Neither do they remember that the Lord is omnipresent also as to His Human (Matt 28:20); when yet the faith of His omnipresence in the Holy Supper is thence derived; omnipresence is Divine. Yea, perhaps they do not think that the Divine, which is called the Holy Spirit, proceeds from His Human; when yet it proceeds from His glorified Human, for it is said:--

The Holy Spirit was not yet, because Jesus was not yet glorified (John 7:39).

HD 293. The Lord came into the world that He might save the human race, which otherwise would have perished in eternal death; and He saved them by this, that He subjugated the hells, which infested every man coming into the world and going out of the world; and at the same time by this, that He glorified His Human: for thus He can keep the hells in subjugation to eternity. The subjugation of the hells, and the glorification of His Human at the same time, were effected by means of temptations admitted into the human which He had from the mother, and by continual victories therein. His passion on the cross was the last temptation and full victory.

HD 294. That the Lord subjugated the hells, He Himself teaches in John: when the passion of the cross was at hand, Jesus said:--

Now is the judgment of this world; now the prince of this world shall be cast out (John 12:27, 28, 31).

In the same:--

Have confidence, I have overcome the world (John 16:33).

And in Isaiah:--

Who is this that cometh from Edom, going on in the multitude of His strength, great to save? My own arm brought salvation to Me; so He became to them for a Saviour (Isa 63:1-19; 59:16-21).

That He glorified His Human, and that the passion of the cross was the last temptation and full victory, by which He glorified it, He teaches also in John:--

After Judas went out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God will glorify Him in Himself, and will immediately glorify Him (John 13:31, 32).

In the same:--

Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee (John 17:1, 5).

In the same:--

Now is my soul troubled; Father, glorify Thy name; and a voice came out from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again (John 12:27, 28).

And in Luke:--

Ought not Christ to suffer this, and to enter into His glory? (Luke 24:26).

These words were said in relation to His passion: "to glorify" is to make Divine. Hence, now, it is manifest, that, unless the Lord had come into the world, and been made Man, and in this manner had liberated from hell all those who believe in Him and love Him, no mortal could be saved; this is understood by the saying, that without the Lord there is no salvation.

HD 295. When the Lord fully glorified His Human, He then put off the human from the mother, and put on the Human from the Father, which is the Divine Human, wherefore He was then no longer the son of Mary.

HD 296. The first and primary principle of the church is, to know and acknowledge its God; for without that knowledge and acknowledgment there is no conjunction; thus, in the church, without the acknowledgment of the Lord. This the Lord teaches in John:--

He who believeth in the Son hath eternal life, but he who believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the anger of God abideth with him (John 3:36).

And in another place:--

Except ye believe that I am, ye shall die in your sins (John 8:24).

HD 297. That there is a Trine in the Lord, namely, the Divine itself, the Divine Human, and the Divine proceeding, is an arcanum from heaven, and is for those who will be in the holy Jerusalem.


HD 298. The Divine was in the Lord from His very conception. The Lord had the Divine from the Father (AC 4641, 4963, 5041, 5157, 6716, 10125). The Lord alone had Divine seed (AC 1438). His soul was Jehovah (AC 1999, 2004, 2005, 2018, 2025). Thus the inmost of the Lord was the Divine itself, the covering’ was from the mother (AC 5041). The Divine itself was the Lord‘s esse of life from which the human afterwards went forth, and became an existere from that esse (AC 3194, 3210, 10270, 10372).

HD 299. The Divine of the Lord is to be acknowledged. Within the church where the Word is, and where the Lord is thereby known, the Divine of the Lord ought not to be denied, nor the holy proceeding from Him (AC 2359). They within the church who do not acknowledge the Lord, have no conjunction with the Divine, which is not the case with those who are out of the church (AC 10205). It is an essential of the church to acknowledge the Divine of the Lord, and His unition with the Father (AC 10083, 10112, 10370, 10730, 10738, 10816-10818, 10820).

HD 300. The Lord glorified His Human in the world. The glorification of the Lord is treated of in many places in the Word (AC 10828); and everywhere in the internal sense (AC 2249, 2523, 3245). The Lord glorified His Human, but not His Divine, as this was glorified in itself (AC 10057). The Lord came into the world to glorify His Human (AC 3637, 4287, 9315). The Lord glorified His Human by the Divine which was in Him from conception (AC 4727). The idea of the regeneration of man may give an idea of the glorification of the Lord’s Human, since the Lord regenerates man in the came manner as He glorified His Human (AC 3043, 3138, 3212, 3296, 3490, 4402, 5688). Some of the arcana respecting the glorification of the Lord‘s Human (AC 10057). The Lord saved the human race by glorifying His Human (AC 1676, 4180). Concerning the Lord’s state of glorification and humiliation (AC 1785, 1999, 2159, 6866). Glorification, when predicated of the Lord, is the unition of His Human with the Divine, and to glorify is to make Divine (AC 1603, 10053, 10828).

HD 301. The Lord from His Human subjugated the hells when He was in the world. The Lord, when He was in the world, subjugated all the hells, and He then reduced all things to order both in the heavens and in the hells (AC 4075, 4287, 9937). The Lord then delivered the spiritual world from the antediluvians (AC 1266). What quality they were of (AC 310, 311, 560, 562, 563, 570, 581, 607, 660, 805, 808, 1034, 1120, 1265-1272). By the subjugation of the hells, and the glorification of His Human at the same time, the Lord saved mankind (AC 4180, 10019, 10152, 10655, 10659, 10828).

HD 302. The glorification of the Lord‘s Human, and the subjugation of the hells, were effected by temptations. The Lord more than all endured the most grievous temptations (AC 1663, 1668, 1787, 2776, 2786, 2795, 2816, 4295, 9528). The Lord fought from His Divine love toward the Human race (AC 1690, 1691, 1812, 1813, 1820). The Lord’s love was the salvation of the human race (AC 1820). The hells fought against the Lord‘s love (AC 1820). The Lord alone, from His own proper power fought against the hells, and overcame them (AC 1692, 1813, 2816, 4295, 8273, 9937). Thence the Lord alone became justice and merit (AC 1813, 2025-2027, 9715, 9809, 10019). The last temptation of the Lord was in Gethsemane and on the cross, at which time He gained a full victory, by which He subjugated the hells, and at the same time glorified His Human (AC 2776, 2803, 2813, 2814, 10655, 10659, 10828). The Lord could not be tempted as to the Divine itself (AC 2795, 2803, 2813, 2814). Therefore He assumed an infirm human from the mother, into which He admitted temptations (AC 1414, 1444, 1573, 5041, 5157, 7193, 9315). By means of temptations and victories He expelled all that was hereditary from the mother, and put off the human which He had from her, till at length He was no longer her son (AC 2159, 2574, 2649, 3036, 10830). Jehovah, who was in Him, appeared in temptations as if absent, and this so far as He was in the human from the mother (AC 1815). This state was the Lord’s state of humiliation (AC 1785, 1999, 2159, 6866). The Lord by temptations and victories arranged all things in the heavens into order (AC 4287, 4295, 9528, 9937). By the same means He also united His Human with His Divine, that is, He glorified His Human (AC 1725, 1729, 1733, 1737, 3318, 3381, 3382, 4286, 4287, 4295, 9528, 9937).

HD 303. The Lord‘s Human, when He was in the world, was Divine truth. The Lord, when He was in the world, made His Human Divine truth from the Divine good which was in Him (AC 2803, 3194, 3195, 3210, 6716, 6864, 7014, 7499, 8127, 8724, 9199). The Lord then arranged all things in Himself into a heavenly form, which is according to the Divine truth (AC 1928, 3633). Consequently, that heaven was then in the Lord, and the Lord was as heaven (AC 911, 1900, 1928, 3624-3631, 3634, 3884, 4041, 4279, 4523-4525, 6013, 6057, 6690, 9279, 9632, 9931, 10303). The Lord spake from the Divine truth itself (AC 8127). Therefore the Lord spake in the Word by correspondences (AC 3131, 3472-3485, 8615, 10687). Hence the Lord is the Word, and is called the Word, which is the Divine truth (AC 2533, 2813, 2859, 2894, 3393, 3712). In the Word "the Son of man" signifies the Divine truth, and "the Father" the Divine good (AC 2803, 3704, 7499, 8724, 9194). Because the Lord was the Divine truth, He was the Divine wisdom (AC 2500, 2572). The Lord alone had perception and thought from Himself, above all angelic perception and thought (AC 1904, 1914, 1919). The Divine truth could be tempted, but not the Divine good (AC 2814).

HD 304. The Lord united the Divine truth to the Divine good, thus His Human to the Divine itself. The Lord was instructed as another man (AC 1457, 1461, 2523, 3030). The Lord successively advanced to union with the Father (AC 1864, 2033, 2632, 3141, 4585, 7014, 10076). So far as the Lord was united with the Father, so far He spake as with Himself; but at other times as with another (AC 1745, 1999, 7058). The Lord united His Human with the Divine from His own power (AC 1616, 1749, 1752, 1813, 1921, 2025, 2026, 2523, 3141, 5005, 5045, 6716). The Lord united the Divine truth, which was Himself, with the Divine good which was in Himself (AC 10047, 10052, 10076). The unition was reciprocal (AC 2004, 10067). The Lord, when He went out of the world, made His Human the Divine good (AC 3194, 3210, 6864, 7499, 8724, 9199, 10076). Thus He cane forth from the Father, and returned to the Father (AC 3194, 3210). Thus He became one with the Father (AC 2751, 3704, 4766). The Lord, an His unition with the Divine itself which was in Him, regarded the conjunction of Himself with the human race (AC 2034). After the unition, the Divine truth proceeds from the Lord (AC 3704, 3712, 3969, 4577, 5704, 7499, 8127, 8241, 9199, 9398). How the Divine truth proceeds, illustrated (AC 7270, 9407). Unless the Divine had been in the Lord’s Human from conception, the Human could not have been united with the Divine itself, on account of the ardor of the infinite love in which the Divine itself is (AC 6849). Therefore no angel can ever be united with the Divine itself except at a distance, and by means of a veiling; for otherwise be would be consumed (AC 6849). The Divine love is of such a quality (AC 8644). Hence it may appear that the Human of the Lord was not like the human of another man (AC 10125, 10826). His union with the Father, from whom was His soul, was not like a union between two, but like that between soul and body (AC 3737, 10824). Union is said of the Lord‘s Human and the Divine, but conjunction between man and the Divine (AC 2021).

HD 305. Thus the Lord made His Human Divine. The Human of the Lord is Divine, because it was from the esse of the Father, which was His soul, illustrated by the likeness of a father and children (AC 10269, 10372, 10823). And because it was from the Divine love which was in Him (AC 6872). Every man is such as his love is, and he is his own love (AC 6872, 10177, 10284). The Lord was the Divine love (AC 2077, 2253). The Lord made all His Human, both the internal and the external Divine (AC 1603, 1815, 1902, 1926, 2093, 2803). Therefore He rose again as to the whole body, differently from any man (AC 1729, 2083, 5078, 10825). The Lord’s Human is Divine, is acknowledged from the omnipresence of His Human in the Holy Supper (AC 2343, 2359). And it is evident from His transfiguration before the three disciples (AC 3212). And likewise from the Word (AC 10154). And He was there called Jehovah (AC 1603, 1736, 1815, 1902, 2921, 3035, 5110, 6281, 6303, 8864, 9194, 9315). In the sense of the letter there is a distinction made between the Father and the Son, or Jehovah and the Lord, but not in the internal sense, in which the angels are (AC 3035). The Christian world does not acknowledge the Human of the Lord to be Divine, in consequence of a decree passed by a council in favor of the Pope, that he might be acknowledged as the Lord‘s vicar; from conversation with them in another life (AC 4738). The Divine Human from eternity was the Divine truth in heaven, thus the Divine existere, which was afterwards made in the Lord the Divine esse, from which is the Divine existere in heaven (AC 3061, 6280, 6880, 10579). The previous state of heaven described (AC 6371-6373). The Divine was not perceptible, and therefore not cable of being received, until it passed through heaven (AC 6982, 6996, 7004). The Lord from eternity was the Divine truth in heaven (AC 2803, 3195, 3704). This is the Son of God born from eternity (AC 2628, 2798). In heaven no other Divine is perceived but the Divine Human (AC 6475, 9303, 9356, 9571, 10067). The most ancient people could not adore the infinite esse, but the infinite existere, which is the Divine Human (AC 4687, 5321). The ancients acknowledged the Divine, because it appeared in a human form, and this was the Divine Human (AC 5110, 5663, 6846, 10737). The inhabitants of all the earths adore the Divine under a human form, and they rejoice when they hear that God actually became Man (AC 6700, 8541-8547, 9361, 10736-10738). See also the little work On the Earths in our Solar System, and in the Starry Heaven. God cannot be thought of, but in a Human form, and that which is incomprehensible can not fall into any idea (AC 9359, 9972). Man can worship what he has some idea of, but not what he has no idea of (AC 4733, 5110, 5663, 7211, 9356, 10067). Therefore the Divine is worshiped under a Human form by most in the whole globe, and this is through an influx from heaven (AC 10159). All who are in good as to life, when they think of the Lord, think of a Divine Human, but not of the Human separated from the Divine (AC 2326, 4724, 4731, 4766, 8878, 9193, 9198). They in the church at this day who are in evil as to life, and they who are in faith separate from charity, think of the Human of the Lord without the Divine, and do not comprehend what the Divine Human is, the causes thereof (AC 3212, 3241, 4689, 4692, 4724, 4731, 5321, 6371, 8878, 9193, 9198).

HD 306. The Trinity is in the Lord. Christians were examined in the other life concerning the idea they had of one God, and it was found that they had an idea of three Gods (AC 2329, 5256, 10736-10738, 10821). The Divine Trinity may be conceived of in one Person, and thus as one God, but not in three Persons (AC 10738, 10821, 10822). The Trinity in one Person, thus in the Lord, is the Divine itself, which is called the Father, the Divine Human, which is called the Son, and the Divine proceeding, which is called the Holy Spirit; thus the Trinity is one (AC 2149, 2156, 2288, 2321, 2329, 2447, 3704, 6993, 7182, 10738, 10822, 10823). The Divine Trinity in the Lord is acknowledged in heaven (AC 14, 15, 1729, 2005, 5256, 9303). The Lord is one with the Father, thus He is the Divine itself, and the Divine Human (AC 1729, 2004, 2005, 2018, 2025, 2751, 3704, 3736, 4766). His Divine proceeding is also His Divine in heaven, which is called the Holy Spirit (AC 3969, 4673, 6788, 6993, 7499, 8127, 8302, 9199, 9228, 9229, 9278, 9407, 9818, 9820, 10330). Thus the Lord is the alone and only God (AC 1607, 2149, 2156, 2329, 2447, 2751, 3194, 3704, 3712, 3938, 4577, 4687, 5321, 6280, 6371, 6849, 6993, 7014, 7091, 7182, 7209, 8241, 8724, 8760, 8864, 8865, 9194, 9303).

HD 307. Of the Lord in heaven. The Lord appears in heaven both as a sun and a moon; as a sun to those who are in the celestial kingdom, and as a moon to those who are in the spiritual kingdom (AC 1053, 1521, 1529-1531, 3636, 3641, 4321, 5097, 7078, 7083, 7173, 7270, 8812, 10809). The light which proceeds from the Lord as a sun is the Divine truth, from which the angels derive all their wisdom and intelligence (AC 1053, 1521-1533, 2776 3138, 3195, 3222, 3223, 3225, 3339, 3341, 3636, 3643, 3993, 4180, 4302, 4415, 5400, 9399, 9407, 9548, 9571, 9684). And the heat which proceeds from the Lord as a sun, is the Divine good, from which the angels derive their love (AC 3338, 3636, 3643, 5215). The Lord’s Divine itself is far above His Divine in heaven (AC 7270, 8760). The Divine truth is not in the Lord, but proceeds from the Lord, as light is not in the sun, but proceeds from the sun (AC 3969). Esse is in the Lord, and existere from the Lord (AC 3938). The Lord is the common centre to which all the angels in heaven turn (AC 3633, 9828, 10130, 10189). Nevertheless the angels do not turn themselves to the Lord, but the Lord turns them to Himself (AC 10189); because the angels are not present with the Lord, but the Lord is present with the angels (AC 9415). The Lord‘s presence with the angels is according to their reception of the good of love and charity from Him (AC 904, 4198, 4206, 4211, 4320, 6280, 6832, 7042, 8819, 9680, 9682, 9683, 10106, 10810). The Lord is present with all in heaven, and also in hell (AC 2776, 3642, 3644). The Lord from His Divine love wishes to draw all men to Himself into heaven (AC 6645). The Lord is in a continual endeavor of conjunction with man, but the influx and conjunction are impeded by the loves of man’s proprium (AC 2041, 2053, 2411, 5696). The Divine Human of the Lord flows into heaven, and makes heaven, and there is no conjunction with the Divine itself in heaven, but with the Divine Human (AC 3038, 4211, 4724, 5663). And the Divine Human flows in with men out of heaven and through heaven (AC 1925). The Lord is the all of heaven, and the life of heaven (AC 7211, 9128). The Lord dwells with the angels in what is His own (AC 9338, 10125, 10151, 10157). Hence they who are in heaven are in the Lord (AC 3637, 3638). Heaven corresponds to the Divine Human of the Lord, and man as to each and all things, corresponds to heaven, whence heaven in general is as one man, and is therefore called the Greatest Man (AC 2988, 2996, 3624-3629, 3636-3643, 3741-3745, 4625). The Lord is the only Man, and they only are men who receive the Divine from Him (AC 1894). So far as they receive, so far they become images of the Lord (AC 8547). The angels are forms of love and charity in a human form, and this is from the Lord (AC 3804, 3735, 4797, 4985, 5199, 5530, 9879, 10177).

HD 308. All good and truth are from the Lord. The Lord is good itself and truth itself (AC 2011, 5110, 10336, 10619). All good and truth, consequently all peace, innocence, love, charity, and faith, are from the Lord (AC 1614, 2016, 2751, 2882, 2883, 2891, 2892, 2904). And all wisdom and intelligence are from Him (AC 109, 112, 121, 124). Nothing but good comes from the Lord, but the evil turn the good which is from the Lord into evil (AC 7643, 7679, 7710, 8632). The angels know that all good and truth are from the Lord, but the evil are not billing to know this (AC 6193, 9128). The angels at the presence of the Lord, are more in good, but the infernals, at the presence of the Lord, are more in evils (AC 7989). The evil bast themselves into hell at the mere presence of the Lord (AC 8137, 8265). The Lord judges all from good (AC 2335). The Lord regards all from mercy (AC 223). The Lord is never angry with anyone, nor does evil to any one, and does not send anyone to hell (AC 245, 1683, 2335, 8632). In what sense those parts of the Word are to be understood, where it is said, that Jehovah or the Lord is angry, that He kills, that He casts into hell, and other things of the like nature (AC 592, 696, 1093, 1874, 1875, 2395, 2447, 3605, 3607, 3614, 6071, 6997).

HD 309. The Lord has all power in the heavens and on earth. The entire heaven is the Lord‘s (AC 2751, 7086). And He has all power in the heavens and on earth (AC 1607, 10089, 10827). As the Lord rules the whole heaven, He also rules all things which depend thereon, thus all things in the world (AC 2026, 2027, 4523, 4524). He also rules the hells (AC 3642). The Lord rules all things from the Divine, by the Divine Human (AC 8864, 8865). The Lord rules all things according to Divine order, and the Divine order has relation to those things which are of His will, to those things which are done from leave, and to those things which are done from permission (AC 1755, 2447, 6574, 9940); concerning order, see above (n. 279). The Lord rules ultimates from firsts, and firsts from ultimates, and this is the reason why He is called "the First and the Last" (AC 3702, 6040, 6056). The Lord alone has the power of removing the hells, of withholding from evils, and of keeping in good, thus of saving (AC 10019). Judgment belongs to the Lord (AC 2319-2321, 10810, 10811). What the Lord’s priesthood is, and what His royalty is (AC 1728, 2015).

HD 310. In what manner some expressions in the Word, which relate to the Lord, are to be understood. What is meant by "the seed of the woman," in the prophecy concerning the Lord (AC 256). What "the Son of man" and "the Son of God" signify in the Word (AC 2159, 2813). What the two names "Jesus Christ" signify (AC 3004-3011). What is signified by the Lord‘s being said to be "sent by the Father" (AC 2397, 6831, 10561). How it is to be understood, that the Lord bore the iniquities of all (AC 9937). How it is to be understood, that the Lord redeemed man by His blood (AC 10152). How it is to be understood that the Lord fulfilled all things of the law (AC 10239). How it is to be understood, that the Lord intercedes for man (AC 2250, 8573, 8705). How it is to be understood, that without the Lord there is no salvation (AC 10828). Salvation is not effected by looking to the Father, or by praying Him to have mercy for the sake of His Son; for the Lord says,

"I am the way, the truth, and life; no one cometh to the Father but by me" (John 14:6);

(AC 2854). The contradictions which are involved in the received faith, that the Lord reconciled the human race to the Father, by the passion of the cross (AC 10659). The coming of the Lord is His presence in the Word (AC 3900, 4060). The Lord does not desire glory from man for the sake of Himself, but of man’s salvation (AC 5957, 10646). Wherever the name "Lord" occurs in the Word, it signifies the Divine good (AC 4973, 9167, 9194). Where the name "Christ‘ occurs, it signifies the Divine truth (AC 3004-3009). The true acknowledgment and true worship of the Lord is to do His commandments, shown from the Word (AC 10143, 10153, 10578, 10645, 10829).

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