Last night as I reflected on my day, the, "Three Blessings" mentioned in the Bible came to mind. We have been educated to think of them in relationship to a person individual growth. However, I came to remember some other teachings that told me that when God created, "Man", he created a very complex being that encompassed all the elements of the created world before Him. I was also told that God's Principle is found at all levels of the creation, from the cellular level to the most complex level of creation, humans.
To become fruitful, for a tree it is easy, but for a human being it is a lot more complex. And, as I have been taught it does not only mean to reach maturity physically, but it also means to reach maturity spiritually. Before one can multiply as a movement, a church, a group of people, it must fulfill the first blessing, first, so that growth in numbers can really take place in a very large and God's centered way.
You're right, Ann Marie. In the ideal, all people would perfectly fulfill the first blessing first before moving on to the second blessing. But since this world is far from ideal, should we wait until then?
No, we cannot wait, but we simply must remember the process and keep on striving to make it happen.
We probably should remember that most likely nothing is linear in God's creation and therefore the accomplishment of the three blessings will not be linear either. (see post title, "Perfection is a moving tarkget)
What you say, Anne-Marie, makes total sense!
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