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Musings 2006/202

in sorrow
shalt thou bring forth children,
and thou shalt be under
thy husband's power,

and he shall have dominion over thee.
1 3 17 And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat,

cursed is the earth in thy work;
with labour and toil
shalt thou eat thereof

all the days of thy life.
1 3 18 Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herbs of the earth.
1 3 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth, out of which thou wast taken:

for dust thou art,
and into dust thou shalt return. P Genesis.

We observe in these sacred words of Scripture that

powers and privileges
were taken from Adam and Eve.

No longer were they in the paradise of pleasure, but out in a cold hard world.
Perhaps at that point began
the law of the jungle.
From that point, it seems to me, mankind began to rely on tools.
It is no coincidence I am sure, that the more mankind 'progressed' the more he needed tools.

We have always thought
that the innumerable devices we have
are the result
of great progress -
of a higher civilisation!!

But I am saying that

the opposite is the actual truth

that is,

the more mankind progressed
the more he offended God and
in offending God,
all the more his abilities and capabilities
were lost to him
and all the more he needed props (tools);

tools in life to sustain him - to keep him alive - to keep him reasonably healthy - to produce food and drink - to preserve life in the womb.
The New Adam
This is all pretty dismal when we ponder on the plethora of tools available to mankind in this day and age - consider the computer, for example. The world would stop in its tracks if computerisation failed completely! Food, water, electricity, travel, hospitals - you name it - would cease to be effectively available or to function reasonably.

I say this is dismal,
because the more tools we have
the more proof we have
(based on my contention that tools
were once not needed),
that man has progressed down the path
of alienation from God.

BUT as we know, Jesus is the New Adam.
How fabulous is that?
So, when the world enters into the new Eden, all of Jesus' followers, those who are part of His Mystical Body, will resemble Him.
They will be like Adam and Eve in
the paradise of pleasure.
When man perceives the
new heavens and the new earth, he will be like Adam and Eve - like the New Adam (Jesus) and New Eve (Mary).
The Purification
Before we gain the fullness of this new era however, it has been contended by many that a purification of the earth is first required. It is further contended that this will take place during three days of darkness.
On pondering on this cleansing of the world - which has to come in a reasonably short time I think - where the era of the devil and his awful army is forever terminated in God's creation, many rumours and writings make bold statements of what could be, and what would not be, expected.
(I suppose my statements might also be considered as
Some of the claims made about the aftermath of the 'purification' (the
three days of darkness) proclaim the earth as pretty much devastated, where only primitive facilities remain available - that is to say, we'll have virtually no tools.
I can perceive that this will be the case.
This might be a worrying thing to many.
But looking at a situation of such mammoth, incredible changes not witnessed since Noah - which is most probable - where mankind returns to a point where tools are no longer available (and I claim, are no longer needed), mankind will certainly be in a new paradise.
P 50 14 11 Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?
50 14 12 Otherwise believe for the very works' sake.

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