Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 10374

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10374. 'And on the seventh day He rested and recovered His breath' means the state of good when the Church has been established, or when a person has been regenerated. This is clear from the meaning of 'the seventh day' as the holy state which constitutes the Church when it is governed by good, thus when it has been established, or when a member of the Church is governed by good, thus when he has been regenerated. In the highest sense 'the seventh day' and Jehovah's 'resting and recovering His breath' mean the union within the Lord of the Divine itself, called the Father, and the Divine Human, called the Son; and so they mean the time when the Lord, as to His Divine Human as well, had become the Divine Good of Divine Love, that is, Jehovah. This explains why 'seven' in the Word means that which is holy, see 395, 433, 716, 881, 5265, 5268. The reason why it says that on that day Jehovah rested and recovered His breath is that the Lord's Human was now above all molestations from hell, and heaven and earth were now subject to His control, Matt 28:18. Heaven too now had rest and recovered its breath, because the Lord had now restored all things in heaven to order and had subdued the hells. The like was so on earth, for once heaven existed in a state of order and the hells had been subdued people could be saved. From this it is evident that Jehovah's rest consists in peace and safety for angels in heaven and people on earth. These they have when they are governed by good, and through this abide in the Lord.

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