[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Temptation, trials, tests" (search under Inner Life/Practices)": source "Arcana Coelestia, vol.12": detail "Section 10686"
When a man is in temptations, the goods of love and the truths of faith are not appropriated to him at that time, but afterwards; for during the continuance of temptations, on one part there are aroused evils and the falsities of evil, on the other, the goods and the truths of good which are in a man, he is consequently in a troubled state. In this state the internal is opened, but after temptation he comes into a state of calm, and in that state goods and the truths of good are introduced by the Lord into the internal which is now open.