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That burnt-offerings taken in the complex signify representative worship, is evident also in the Prophets, as in David:--
Jehovah will send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; He will remember all thy offerings, and accept as fat thy burnt-offering (Ps. 20:2, 3).
Whoso keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, them will I bring in to My holy mountain; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon Mine altar (Isaiah 56:6, 7),
where burnt-offerings and sacrifices denote all worship; burnt-offerings worship from love, sacrifices worship from the derivative faith. As is usual in the Prophets, internal things are here described by external.
from AC 923
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|Author: E. Swedenborg (1688-1772).||Design: I.J. Thompson, Feb 2002.||www.BibleMeanings.info|