Eating From the Tree of Life

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Rev. Kit B. Billings
San Jose Convention Sermon – Closing Worship Service
Revelation 21:1-5, 10-14, 22-25; 22:1-2

“And on this side of the river and on that was the Tree of Life, bearing twelve [manner of] fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” (Rev. xxii. 2). This signifies that in the inmost of the truths of doctrine and thence of life in the New Church is the Lord in His Divine Love, from whom flow all the goods that humanity does apparently as of ourselves.

“In the midst,” signifies in the inmost and thence in all things around by the street the truth of the doctrine of the church is signified; by a river is signified Divine truth in abundance. By the Tree of “Life” the Lord as to the Divine Love is signified; by fruits are signified the goods of love and charity, which are called good works; by twelve all are signified, and it is predicated of the goods and truths of the church.

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