Spiritual Meaning of REVELATION 2:26
AR 146. Verse 26. And he that overcometh and keepeth My works unto the end, signifies those who fight against evils and falsities and are reformed, and are actually in charity, and thence faith, and remain in them to the end of life. That "to overcome" is to fight against evils and falsities, may be seen in (n. 88); and that "works" are charity and thence faith in act (n. 76, 141); that "to keep them unto the end," is to be in them, and remain in them to the end of life, is evident.
AR 147. To him will I give power over the nations, signifies that they shall overcome evils in themselves which are from hell. That by "nations" in the Word are meant those who are in good, and in the opposite sense, those who are in evil, thus, abstractly, goods and evils, may be seen below (n. 483); therefore here by "giving power over the nations," is signified to give them to overcome the evils from hell in themselves. REVELATION 2:26 previous - next - text - summary - Revelation - Full Page
|Author: E. Swedenborg (1688-1772).||Design: I.J. Thompson, Feb 2002.||www.BibleMeanings.info|