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the “law Divine” signifies the Word, and thus truth Divine. That the "law" signifies the Word, and thus truth Divine, is evident from the following passages :

Jesus said, Is it not written in your law, I said Ye are gods? if He called them gods unto whom the Word was made, and the scripture can. not be broken (John x. 34, 35); where “written in the law” denotes in the Word, for it is written in David. In the same:

The multitude said, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth forever (John xii. 34); this also was written in David. In the same:

Jesus said that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated Me without a cause (xv. 25); this also is in David. In Luke:

It is written in the law of the Lord that every male that openeth the womb should be called holy to the Lord, and that they should offer a sacrifice according to that which is written in the law of the Lord; a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons (ii. 23, 24; also 39); this is in Moses. In the same:

A lawyer tempting Jesus, said, What shall I do to receive the heritage of eternal life? Jesus said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? (Luke x. 25, 26). [3] In the same:

The law and the prophets were until John; from that time the kingdom of God is evangelized: it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than for one tittle of the law to fall (Luke xvi; 16, 17); besides passages where the Word is called “the law and the prophets” (as Matt. v. 18; vii. 12; xi. 13; xxii. 40). In Isaiah:

Bind together the testimony, seal up the law for those whom I will teach (viii. 16); “the law” denotes the Word. In the same:

Lying sons, sons that would not hear the law of Jehovah (Isa. xxx. 9).

He will set judgment in the earth, and the isles shall hope in His law (Isa. xlii. 4); this is said of the Lord; “His law” denotes the Word. In the

same:

Jehovah shall magnify His law (Isa. xlii. 21).

Thus said Jehovah, If ye will not obey Me, to go in My law, which I have set before you, and ye are hearing the words of My servants the prophets (Jer. xxvi. 4, 5); where “the law” denotes the Word; besides many other passages. From this it is evident that “the law” denotes the Word, and because it denotes the Word, it denotes truth Divine, as in Jeremiah:

This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after these days, said Jehovah; I will put My law in the midst of them, and I will write it on their heart (xxxi. 33); where “the law of Jehovah” denotes truth Divine. [4] That “the law” in a wide sense is the whole Word, in a less wide sense the historic Word, in a still less wide sense the Word written by Moses, and in a narrow sense the commandments of the Decalogue, see n. 6752. From all this it can now be seen why it is said that Moses represents both the law Divine and also truth Divine.

7464. And I will supplicate unto Jehovah, signifies intercession, as above (n. 7396, 7462).

7465. That He may remove the noisome fly from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. That this signifies that there may be an end of this state in respect to the falsities of malevolence, is evident from the signification of “the noisome fly," as being falsities of malevolence (see n. 7441); from the representation of Pharaoh, as being those who are in falsities from evils and infest (of which above); and from the signification of “his servants and his people," as being all and each (n. 7396, 7441). To remove these falsities of malevolence from all and each who infest, is to put an end to this state. Be it known that each miracle done in Egypt signifies a peculiar state into which those come who are in falsities and infest in the other life. There are ten states into which they succes. sively come before they are entirely stripped of all truth, thus before they are cast into hell. For they who are in the knowl. edge of faith, but in evil of life, are not after death at once brought into hell, but successively. They are first convinced that they are in evil, and afterward the knowledge of faith is taken away from them, and at last they are left to the evil of their life. This is effected by means of many successive states, and these states are what are described by the miracles done in Egypt, consequently by the evils which befell the Egyptians before they were immersed in the sea Suph. These secrets cannot be known without revelation, but with the angels they are among things well known.

7466. To-morrow. That this signifies forever, see n. 3998, 7399.

7467. Only let not Pharaoh mock any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Jehovah. That this signifies provided he does not deceive by a lie, and does not (fail to] leave them to worship their God in freedom, is evident from the representation of Pharaoh, as being those who are in falsities from evils and infest; from the signification of "mocking,” as being to deceive by a lie; from the signification of “letting go,” as being to leave; from the representation of the sons of Israel, as being those who are of the spiritual church; and from the signification of “sacrificing to Jehovah,” as being to worship their God (see n. 7393, 7452, 7458), which must be done in freedom (n. 7454, 7456). From all this it is evident that by “only let not Pharaoh mock any more in not letting the peo ple go to sacrifice to Jehovah,” is signified, provided he does not deceive by a lie, and does not (fail to] leave those who are of the spiritual church to worship their God in freedom.

7468. And Moses went out from before Pharaoh. That this signifies the removal of the appearance of truth Divine among those who are in falsities of malevolence, is evident from what was said above (n. 7463).

7469. And he supplicated unto Jehovah, signifies intercession (as above, n. 7396, 7462).

7470. And Jehovah did according to the word of Moses. That this signifies that it was so done according to the Word of the Lord, is evident from what was unfolded above (n. 7406).

7471. And He removed the noisome fly from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. That this signifies the end of this state of falsity, is evident from what was said above (n. 7465), where are like words.

7472. There was not one left. That this signifies a full removal, is evident without explication.

7473. And Pharaoh made heavy his heart this time also. That this signifies obstinacy again, is evident from the signification of “making firm," "hardening,” and “making heavy the heart," as being obstinacy (see n. 7272, 7300, 7305).

7474. And he did not let the people go. That this signifies that they would not leave those who were of the spiritual church is evident from the signification of “letting go,” as being to leave; and from the representation of the sons of Israel, here “the people," as being those who are of the spiritual church (see n. 6426, 6637, 6862, 6868, 7035, 7062, 7198, 7201, 7215, 7223). [2] As regards the spiritual church, which is here represented by the sons of Israel, be it known that it is internal and external; and that those are in the internal church who are in the good of charity, and that those are in the external church who are in the good of faith. Those are in the good of charity who from charity toward the neighbor see the truths which are of faith; but those are in the good of faith who from faith look to charity, thus who do what is good, not from the affection of charity, but from the obedience of faith, that is, because it has been so commanded. It is these who are here properly represented by the sons of Israel, for these are they who in the other life are infested by those who are in falsities. Those who are in the affection of charity cannot be so infested, for the spirits who are in falsities and evils cannot approach those who are in this good, because the Lord is in this good. If these are infested, it is merely in respect to the fallacies and appearances through which they have believed what is not true to be true, and also in respect to such things as the doctrine of their church has taught for truths, which yet are not truths. Such in the other life willingly reject falsities and receive truths, because the good of charity is recipient of truth, for it loves and desires it. [3] As infestations have been so often mentioned, it is to be told what they are, and what is their nature. Infestations are effected by means of injections of falsity against truths, and these falsities are refuted in those who are being infested, by means of an influx from heaven, that is, through heaven from the Lord. In such a state are those held who are in vastation in respect to falsities, until they are imbued with the truths which are of faith, and by degrees with interior truths; and in so far as they are imbued with these truths, so far they are liberated from infestation. Infestations are not temptations, for temptations take place with anguish of conscience, those who are in temptations being kept in a state of condemnation, and hence of anguish and grief. [4] From all this it is evident what is the nature of the vastations in the other life in which are those who are in the good of faith. These vastations are vastations of falsity. But vastations with those who have not been in the good of faith, but in some truth of faith in the memory, while in a life of evil, are vastations of truth. Those who are vastated in respect to falsities, become successively imbued with the truths and goods of faith and charity; but those who are vastated in respect to truths, successively put off truths, and put on the evils which have been of their life. From all this it can be seen what is meant in the Word by “vastations" and “desolations."

CONTINUATION ABOUT THE SPIRITS AND INHABITANTS OF

THE PLANET MARS.

7475. The spirits of the planet Mars appear to themselves as men such as they had been in the world, and therefore they have to others a like appearance; for every one in the other life appears to others as he appears to himself, because the perception is communicated. When I wondered at this, they said that they cannot appear otherwise, because when they lived in the world they knew that they were spirits clothed with a body, and then thought little about their body, but only about the life of their spirit in the body; and therefore when they come into the other life they scarcely know that the state of life has been changed; and as they then also think about the life of their spirit just as they did in the world, they therefore appear to themselves like men. All spirits are indeed in the human form, but not in one so strikingly like that in which are the spirits of Mars; for with these the idea remains such as they had in the world. Moreover with those who when in the world know and believe that in the other life they shall be in the human form, as the hady decreases, this

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