163. How the Lord from the angelic heaven leads and teaches every man will be stated in a few words. In the treatise THE DIVINE LOVE AND WISDOM, and above in this treatise THE DIVINE PROVIDENCE, and also in the work HEAVEN AND HELL published in London in the year 1758, it has been made known from things seen and heard that the universal angelic heaven appears before the Lord as one man, and likewise every society of heaven; and that it is from this that every angel and spirit is a man in perfect form. It has also been shown in the works just mentioned that heaven is not heaven from anything belonging to the angels, but from the reception by the angels of the Divine Love and Wisdom from the Lord. Hence it may be evident that the Lord rules the universal angelic heaven as one man; and since that heaven is in itself a man, it is the very image and likeness of the Lord, and the Lord Himself rules that heaven as the soul rules the body; and since the whole human race is ruled by the Lord, it is ruled not through heaven but from heaven by the Lord, and consequently from Himself, because He is heaven, as has been stated.