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Page 60 - And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Page 48 - ... me to see the heavens and the hells, and also to converse with angels and spirits, and this now continually for many years, I...
Page 201 - Swedenborg, with a degree of warmth, 'nothing but the truth, as you will have more and more confirmed to you all the days of your life, provided you keep close to the Lord, and faithfully serve him alone, by shunning evils of all kinds as sins against him, and diligently searching his Word, which from beginning to end bears incontestable witness to the truth of the doctrines I have delivered to the world.
Page 52 - I have found noted down in several of his manuscripts, which are these : 1. Often to read and meditate on the Word of God : 2. To submit everything to the will of Divine Providence : -3. To observe in everything a propriety of behaviour, and always to keep the conscience clear : 4. To discharge with fidelity the functions of his employments and the duties of his office, and to render himself in all things useful to society.
Page 14 - God, on salvation, and on the spiritual affections of man. I often revealed things in my discourse, which filled my parents with astonishment, and made them declare at times, that certainly the angels spoke through my mouth. From my sixth to my twelfth year...
Page 70 - Sudermalm, (Gottenburg is about three hundred miles from Stockholm,) and that it was spreading very fast. He was restless and went out often : he said that the house of one of his friends, whom he named, was already in ashes, and that his own was in danger. At 8 o'clock, after he had been out again, he joyfully exclaimed, ' Thank God ! the fire is extinguished the third door from my house.
Page 148 - ... almost surpasses belief. He explained to me in what manner the peace was concluded between Sweden and the king of Prussia ; and he praised my conduct on that occasion : he even told me who were the three great personages of whom I made use in that affair ; which, nevertheless, was an entire secret between them and me. I asked him how he...
Page 51 - He always enjoyed most excellent health, having scarcely ever experienced the slightest indisposition.* Content within himself, and with his situation, his life was, in all respects, one of the happiest that ever fell to the lot of man, till the very moment of its close.
Page 136 - A man cannot be conjoined to the Lord unless he be spiritual; nor can he be spiritual unless he be rational; nor rational unless his body be in a sound state: these things are like a house, the body is like the foundation, the rational principle is like the superstructure, the spiritual principle like the things in the house, and conjunction with the Lord is like inhabitation.