A New View

Jesus told his disciples, “There are many things to say to you but you cannot bear them now. But when He the Spirit of Truth has come He will lead you into all truth.” The Spirit of Truth comes to you when you see the inner meaning in the Word of Sacred Scripture and put it into practice with love in your heart. This is Christ’s coming again. He came into the world as the Word made flesh (John 1). He comes again into view as the Word opened up to our understanding and we see His glory there. He is the Word and His Spirit is the deeper meaning there within.

He was to be seen “coming on the clouds of heaven.” Clouds are made up of many drops of water and water symbolises truth. The clouds of heaven symbolise the truth of the Word in its literal sense. But clouds hide the sun. When the sun streams through clouds it is glorious. So the second coming is the coming into view of the Spirit of Truth or the glory within the letter of the Word, “for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6).

This deeper meaning or language of parable was revealed to the world when the time was right by means of the Divinely inspired Writings of the eighteenth century scientist and Christian mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg, who experienced a Divine calling to reveal many things including the inner or spiritual meaning to Sacred Scripture. This was not adding to the Word but unlocking what is already there.

In some of our blogs we will endeavour to explain some of the beautiful inner meaning of the Bible, to reveal a deeply personal meaning that relates to each one of us and our relationship with our Creator. 




Dare to Dream!

While the year is still young, there’s no better time to take stock of your life and ask some pertinent questions. Are you happy with yourself? Are you the person you want to be? Do you have a vision? Do you have goals? A plan for your life? Now is a good time to formulate a vision – dare to dream! Where do you want to be? What do you want to be doing? what sort of person do you want to become? It’s time for a little internal auditing – to identify the things within you that are getting in the way of your progress and your relationships with other people – those bad habits and those recurring negative thoughts and feelings. Then take a look at the positive side – your asssets (count your blessings!), list all the strengths you’ve been blessed with and all the resources at your disposal – your family, friends, helping professionals. And let’s not forget God your Creator, who dwells within – in fact your greatest asset, the Source of all your strengths and the One to whom you can turn when the going gets tough. Ask Him to show you what you need to change. Now make one or two resolutions (maybe pick one thing to work on), set some do-able goals, and then plan the steps you could take to get there. When you make the changes in your outer life, God will change your inner self to match. How does the future look now? A little brighter?

God loves you and has a vision for your life. Is your vision in harmony with His? Let God be part of your plan, ask Him for His guidance. He will speak to you in your dreams, your conscience and also in His Word (the Bible or other sacred text). Let this be the year you are inspired to renew your dreams and bring them into line with God’s vision for you. God sees your full potential and where you are along the path to your heavenly home. He is with you every step of the way. Take joy in the journey, give God the glory, and may your year be full of good things!

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)