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26. And they also who pierced Him, signifies that they also will see who are in falsities in the church. By "piercing" Jesus Christ nothing else is meant than to destroy His Divine truth in the Word. This, also, is meant by:
One of the soldiers pierced His side, and there went forth blood and water (John 19:34.)
"Blood and water" are the Divine truth, spiritual and natural, thus the Word in its spiritual and in its natural sense; and "to pierce the Lord's side" is to destroy both by falsities, as was also done by the Jews; for all things of the Lord's passion represented the state of the Jewish church as to the Word, on which subject, see The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem concerning the Lord (n. 15-17). The reason why "piercing" Him, signifies to destroy the Word by falsities, is, because this is said of Jesus Christ, who presently is called the Son of man, and by the Son of man is meant the Lord as to the Word, therefore "to pierce the Son of man," is to do the same to the Word.


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