The Apocalypse Revealed, Vol 3: Wherein Are Disclosed the Arcana There Foretold, Which Have Hitherto Remained Concealed
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher: Coss Press
Release Date: May 05, 2011
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... signified. For the Apocalypse has hitherto been as a closed or mystic book: wherefore every one can see that the meaning is, that nothing is to be added or taken away, which destroys the truths of the teaching in this book now openec by the Lord; which truths have reference to those two things. Wherefore also those words follow in the series after these: Jesus sent his angel to testify unto you these things in the churches; I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright and morning Star; and the spirit and the bride say, Come; and let him that heareth say, Come; and let him that thirsteth come; and let him that willeth take the water of life freely (vers. 16, 17): by which is signified that the Lord will come in His Divine Human, and will give eternal life to those who acknowledge Him: and therefore also these words follow in the series, He who testifieth these things saith, Surely, I come quickly; Amen: Yea, come, Lord Jesus (vers. 20). From which it is manifest that no other tilings are meant. To add is also a prophetic word signifying to destroy, as Ps. cxx. 3, and elsewhere. It may now be seen, what is signified by the things which are in this verse, and in the following. 958. And if any one shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and the things which are written in this book, signifies that they who read and know the truths of the doctrine of this book now opened by the Lord, and still acknowledge any other God than the Lord, and any other faith than in Him, by taking away any thing by which they may destroy these two, cannot be wise in and appropriate to themselves any thing from the Word, nor be received into the New...