Spiritual Meaning of REVELATION 19:16
AR 830. Verse 16.And He hath upon His garment and upon his thigh a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords, signifies that the Lord teaches in the Word what He is, that He is the Divine truth of the Divine wisdom and the Divine good of the Divine love, thus that He is the God of the universe. By the Lord’s "garment" the Word as to the Divine truth is signified, as above (n. 825). By the Lord‘s "thigh" is signified the Word as to Divine good. The "thighs" and "loins" signify conjugial love; and as that love is the fundamental of all loves, therefore "the thighs" and "the loins" signify the good of love. That this is from correspondence may be seen above (n. 213). Therefore when "the thigh" is spoken of in relation to the Lord, it signifies Himself as to the good of love; here also the Word as to the same. By "the name written" the Lord’s quality is signified as above (n. 824). By "King of kings" is meant the Lord as to the Divine truth of the Divine wisdom, and by "Lord of lords" is meant the Lord as to the Divine good of the Divine love. The like is signified by the Lord‘s kingdom and dominion, where both are mentioned, see above (n. 664). As it is said, "King of kings and Lord of lords," and by them the Lord as to the Divine truth and the Divine good is meant, it is therefore said also, "a name written upon His garment and upon His thigh"; and by "the name written upon His garment" is signified the Word as to the Divine truth, and by "the name written upon His thigh," the Word as to the Divine good. Both are in the Word. The Divine truth of the Word is in its spiritual sense, which is for the angels of the middle or second heaven, who are in intelligence from Divine truths; and the Divine good of the Word in its celestial sense, which is for the angels of the highest or third heaven, who are in wisdom from Divine goods. But the latter sense is deeply hidden, perceptible to those only who are in love to the Lord from the Lord. That it is the Lord, is openly said above in the Apocalypse:--
They shall fight with the Lamb; the Lamb shall overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings (Apoc. 17:14).
That "the thigh" signifies the good of love, and when speaking of the Lord, the Divine good of the Divine love, is evident from these passages in the Word:--
Justice shall be the girdle of His loins, and truth the girdle of His thighs (Isa. 11:5).
Over the head of the cherubim was the appearance of a Man upon a throne; from the appearance of His loins and upward, and from appearance of His loins downward, was the appearance of fire and brightness round about (Ezek. 1:26-28).
By the "Man upon the throne" is meant the Lord: by "the appearance of fire from the loins upward and downward" His Divine love is signified; and by "the brightness round about" is signified the Divine wisdom therefrom. The Man seen by Daniel, whose loins were girded with gold of Uphaz (Dan. 10:5), was an angel in whom was the Lord; by "the gold of Uphaz" the good of love is signified. The like is signified by "the thigh" (Isa. 5:27; Ps. 45:3). Concerning the correspondence of the thighs or loins with conjugial love, which is the fundamental of all loves, see in the Arcana Coelestia (AC n. 5050-5062).REVELATION 19:16 previous - next - text - summary - Revelation - Full Page
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