[ b] That by "the east, or rising of the sun", and by "the west, or setting of the sun", are understood the Good of love in clearness, and the Good of love in obscurity, may be seen in the work concerning Heaven and Hell 141, 148; and that by the "north" is signified Truth in obscurity, may be seen in the same chapter, the quarters in the spiritual world being there treated of. That Good is the Good of the Lord's Love, for from Divine Love, whilst He was in the world, He fought and overcame. (Psalm 49:15)To "redeem out of the hand of hell", denotes to liberate; and to "accept me", is to claim and conjoin to Himself, or to cause to be His, as servants sold and redeemed. Arcana Coelestia 6281.Verses 14-16. The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 41. [I] first [said] to Zion, Behold, behold them! I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10. "I have strengthened you, I have also helped you", signifies to give power and intelligence from Omnipotence and Omniscience, which is from Divine Good by Divine Truth; wherefore it is said - "I have supported you with the right hand of My justice"; by the "right hand" is signified Divine Truth, and by "justice?' No lion shall be there; nor shall any ravenous beast come up thither: neither shall it be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there.10. Thankfully, we serve an almighty God who says, “Surely I will help you” (Isa. Devotionals from Moody Bible Institute's Today in the Word - Isaiah 1 - 44; Devotionals from Moody Bible Institute's Today in the Word - Isaiah 45-66; Below is a compilation of more than 300 "Our Daily Bread" Devotionals arranged by chapter. It is said that" evils and falsities are so dispersed", and thereby are understood those who are in evils, and thence in falsities, in the other life. How could God have such an unrealistic expectation of us? These words signify to give intel]igence from spiritual Truth and from natural truths; "rivers in the high places" signifying intelligence from spiritual Truths, and "fountains in the midst of the valleys" intelligence from natural truths by "making the desert into a pool of wafers, and the dry ground into spring waters", is signified to fill with truths the spiritual man and the natural man, where before there were not any truths: the spiritual Ulan, in whom before there was not any truth, is understood by a "desert", and the natural man, into whom there was not before any spiritual influx, is understood by the "dry ground." God's Promises For The Hungry Heart, Nine. We’re faced with everything from nations plunging over fiscal cliffs, to violence against the innocent, to natural disasters. See also True Christian Religion 573.The Holy One of Israel has created it. What a precious verse for us to consider. When we ask children this question, they will often mention fear of the dark, or spiders, or getting lost. ... Today's Devotion Resolve to Be Content in the New Year. Strengthen you the feeble hands, and confirm you the tottering knees.Verses 3, 4. But I looked, and there was no man; and from among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I inquired of them, could return a word.Verse 28. Verse 5: they are afraid and they come together. Finally, God upholds us with His mighty power. By "the unions which He subdued before Him", are signified evils; and by "the kings over whom He gave Him dominion, ' are signified falsities. Exposition.21. (Jeremiah 32:39)And In David:"Your ways, O Jehovah, make known to me; Your paths teach me. The God of no limits is ever present to help when we have reached the end of our proverbial ropes. Cancel at any time. Produce your cause, says Jehovah: bring forth your strong [reasons], says the King of Jacob.Verse 21 That the Lord invites man to "reason" with Him, in order that his rational mind and his reflective faculties may be directed to spiritual things, see Chapter 1:18, the Exposition.As to the negative employment of our "reason", when exercising it from the fallacies of our sensual mind and from negative principles against the Word, which is the origin of all infidelity, and as to the affirmative or right use of our "rational faculties", when reasoning respecting the Divine Word and its Truths, see above, Chapter 36:1, the Exposition.22. var sStoryLink2 = aStoryLink[2].trim(); I will make you strong and help you. var sStoryLink1 = aStoryLink[1].trim(); See above, Chapter 25:8, the Exposition.---Isaiah Chapter 351. - To "redeem'' signifies, in a proper sense, to restore and to appropriate to one's self what had been one's own, and it is predicated of slavery, of death, and of evil; when of slavery, "those are understood who, having been made slaves, are, in the spiritual sense, delivered from hell; when of death, those who are in damnation are understood; and when of evil, those are understood who are in hell, for the evil from which the angel redeemed Jacob, (Genesis 48:16) is hell. How could God have such an unrealistic expectation of us? I Jehovah, the first; and with the last, I am He.Verses 3, 4. 10 It’s easy for Him to say. Apocalypse Explained 483, To "open rivers in the high places" denotes to give interior intelligence; "fountains in the midst of the valleys" signifies to instruct the external man in Truths. He Will Hold You. With judgment, though, God sent His redeeming love, rich mercy and abounding hope. But they who do not know that spirits from the hells are with man, and that thence be has evils and falsities; and also that angels from heaven are with him, whence he has Goods and Truths, and that thus the life of man on the one hand is joined to the hells, and on the other to the heavens, that is, by the heavens to the Lord: and, further, they who do not know that man can by no means be saved, except the hells are subjugated and the heavens reduced to order, and thus all things made subject to the Lord, cannot understand this. Then shall the lame leap like the hart; and the tongue of the dumb shall sing: for in the wilderness shall break forth waters, and streams in the desert:7. The poor and the needy seek waters, and there are none; their tongue is parched with thirst: I Jehovah will hear them; the God of Israel, I will not forsake them.Verses 17, 18. You shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even the men that strove with you: they shall become as nothing, and as a thing of nought, even the men that warred against you.13. 41:10). Show us the signs of what will be the future, that we may know that you are gods: yea, do good, or do evil; that we may be dismayed, and behold. That the "wood of Shittim" was a species of cedar, is evident from Isaiah 41:19, where the "cedar of Shittah" stands for spiritual Good, and the "oil-tree" for celestial Good. From divine power in the Human, hence acquired, He alone to eternity fights and conquers for heaven and the church, thus for the universal human race, and thus saves them. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Faith Rest Promises for the Pandemic. - As to "creating" and the end for which the Universe has been "created", see Chapter 43:1, 7. Perhaps your family is struggling with money during this season and you’re concerned about that. FOR I AM WITH THEE This is the reason why we should not be afraid. has made them like the dust to His sword, and like the driven stubble to His bow?3. THE wilderness and the parched place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom like the rose:VERSES 1, 2. Isaiah 41:10 Amplified Bible (AMP) 10 ‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and … There was not one that showed it; not one that declared it. { Forasmuch as both, namely, Omnipotence and Omniscience, which appertain to the Lord from Divine Good by Divine Truth, are here understood, He is therefore called "Jehovah God"; for the Lord is called "Jehovah" from Divine Good, and "God" from Divine Truth, as may be seen in the Arcana Coelestia 709, 732. has subdued nations before His face, and given Him dominion over kings? 4 This now is the Good of Merit which is called "Justice", because it is of Justice to subdue the efforts of the hells to destroy the human race, and thus to guard and to save the good and the faithful. He Will Hold You. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” I am sure you have heard the expression: “Misery loves company!” That usually has a negative connotation, but at the same time it contains a basic reality. Thus the things which are of the will and of the understanding, are in the Word conjoined, consequently the things which are of love and of truth or which is the same, celestial and spiritual things, that in every particular of the Word there may be something like a marriage, and may thus relate to the heavenly marriage [of the Good and the True] Arcana Coelestia 683.5.