Were we to take the big gifts we’ve been given (to name two: electricity and planetary division of labor) and trace their development we’d find some gaps that we could fill.
Note: Deut.8 (You’ll go into the land and forget that I, God, have given it to you, with houses, fields, wells dug, etc. [paraphrase})
RJR in ‘Politics of Guilt and Pity’: History is God’s theater. CHH—Don’t you think it’d be creational and sequential?
So, a task would be to relate these gifts to the creation days, and echoes, with the stages by which we got them (and that might yet be to come.
For instance, electricity might be from light, the first day. Planetary dividion of labor might be from the 5th day, to start.
Where MADJAN fits is tougher. Moore’s law x 4 in biological knowledge expansion. Abundance, the book. Decentralization/Centralization. Jordan crossing, the greatest since the 3rd century in the 3rd world—Christendom rising. Artificial intelligence. Nanotechnology.
What do you think is happening?
A set of stages for the planetary division of labor might use one of ERH’s lectures on successive organizations, augmented: After Rome fell, and tribes weren’t kept from perpetual warfare by Rome, forests, for instance, were what kept them apart. But then came hermits, and then monks, and peasants who paid attention to the farming wisdom of the monks, and after 700 years or so, the Truce of God—‘No fighting during Lent, or from Friday through Monday, etc.’. Thus LAND was organized (and cities by mutual oath-taking (Berman, who also says in ‘Law and Revolution’ that medieval cathedrals, literally, had budgets for 1000 years).
OK, LAND. Then SKILLS, as 153 were needed for knights. Knights, among other things, protected the highways, which could take 10x the traffic, because of the invention of the horse collar.
MARKETS were next.
I propose that the MISSIONARY movement was next.
Now might come recognition of GIFTS?
So, would Land be Law, Skills be Lyric, Markets Fact, Missions be Evaluation, and Gifts be New Torah?
Others will do better.
Love in King Jesus,
Charlie ‘to business now’ Hartman