912 When God Ascends to the Throne in Man’s Heart
1 In the dispositions of normal people there is no crookedness or deceitfulness, people have a normal relationship with each other, they do not stand alone, and their lives are neither mediocre nor decadent. So, too, is God exalted among all, His words permeate among man, people live in peace with one another and under the care and protection of God, the earth is filled with harmony, without the interference of Satan, and the glory of God holds the utmost importance among man. Such people are like angels: pure, vibrant, never complaining about God, and devoting all their efforts solely to God’s glory on earth.
2 “When God ascends to the throne in man’s heart will be when God’s sons and people rule over the earth,” these words refer to when the angels on earth enjoy the blessing of service to God in heaven. Because man is the expression of the spirits of angels, God says that for man, being on earth is like being in heaven, him serving God on earth is like the angels serving God in heaven directly—and thus, during his days on earth, man enjoys the blessings of the third heaven. This is what is actually being said in these words.
Adapted from “Chapter 16” of Interpretations of the Mysteries
of God’s Words to the Entire Universe
in The Word Appears in the Flesh