Entry: "In my idleness I was thinking..."
We are on the verge of something...I believe all of us are. On the verge of something like humanity has never seen before. I continue to feel that this year coming upon us shortly will be a year of incredible and simply unimaginable events and happenings. I know quite a few people who don't follow the news, especially international news or bother to keep up with current events on a global scale. Perhaps many would say "Why should I care or bother about events in another country when I live way over here?" or "Who cares what happens in another country just as long as it doesn't impact me directly?" But the reality is that we all live on one planet, regardless of how many countries there are here at any given moment, we still share one domain. What happens in any country on earth impacts each and every other country on this planet in one way or another, sooner or later. Being knowledgeable about current events and/or happenings in other countries does not mean constantly being all up in their bizwhack trying to dictate how folks should be breathing and all (like we as a country have a habit of doing). It just means acquiring and keeping updated with the basic knowledge of what is going on in the world around us so we can better understand the issues we face collectively on a global scale as a species. Of particular interest and concern is the work being done on the biogenetics level in the medical field. A lot of this genetic engineering work is being done in countries that have little or no regulatory oversight, which by itself carries a greater risk of something going wrong. As history has already demonstrated time and time again, whenever someone “invented” or “discovered” something that seemingly would cure all the ills of mankind, then someone else would use that same technology for evil against mankind. Tinkering around with the DNA, manipulating the genetic makeup of existing animals and actually creating new life forms by combining and customizing genes to achieve a desired result is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. In this day and age what with all the evilness in the world and the availability of so many different ways to wreak havoc on a global scale, mankind as a whole must surely pause to realize just how close we are to the edge….
And those who know a brother can tell you there is no shame in my game when I also testify to a belief in biblical prophecy. I don’t force this point of view on anyone so don't hate, just try to relate and celebrate, k? I do believe that certain things and events that have happened recently and will happen in the very near future are bound by biblical prophesy. I can very much see how current events around the world especially in the Middle East and Asia and also here in America are beginning to give a clearer picture as to the direction mankind is heading as it relates to fulfilling biblical prophecy. But all in all I look forward to all things to come with eagerness and joy in my heart. In my opinion this coming year promises to be one of unforeseen wonders, both good and bad. I pray to God for the wisdom and strength to understand the things I need to understand and the courage to act upon the things I need to act upon.
10 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.
on Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 @ 10:33 AM EST
This was a very true post. I have to say I love your layout! Just wanted to let you know, I have changed my blog address from thefinalhour.blogspot.com to: www.selah-praise.blogspot.com
on Friday, December 22nd, 2006 @ 07:02 AM EST
Well said my friend! Happy Christmas, Greggy
on Monday, December 18th, 2006 @ 01:19 AM EST
I hope that the good stuff to come will outdo the bad Mother Teresa always said that people should take care of the ills they see in there own backyards. So try and do good whenever you can. Having faith in each other and the great spirit who governs us all can't hurt a bit
Catch today and be happy,
on Sunday, December 17th, 2006 @ 09:53 PM EST
I hear you. We are nearing the days my grandpa used to warn me about.
on Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 @ 09:15 AM EST
Wow! I am in love with the green scene. Check my rhyming ability. hehehe
Seriously, I feel you with things to come. America's backyard is no longer just America. We've pre-emptively rushed into too many other yards to believe that ours now stops at the borders. What will come will come, but what will matter most is what you said in your very last line.
Peace . . .
on Sunday, December 10th, 2006 @ 10:24 PM EST
Hey you! I just read your comment and just wanted to let you know I really appreciate hearing from you. I've missed you guys!!! I've been so busy lately....I even decided to go back to school...massage therapy. :-) Anyway, please send me an email sometime or visit me on myspace if you have a site there. Kisses!!
on Saturday, December 9th, 2006 @ 04:33 AM EST
Ms. Gig said
What a great post. It sounds as though you put a lot of thought into it. Deep thinking, that is what I do a lot of. We really should care more for people all around the world no matter what. That is Godly. He loves all of us and he is everywhere.
Thanks for visiting my post. I am doing well and it is great to hear from you. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.
on Friday, December 8th, 2006 @ 01:54 AM EST
Well, i'm not the religious type, but I do watch the news and I try to watch foreign news whenever I can so I can get a "real" view of world affairs and not just America's view. I hope that we aren't impacted too heavily by earth or life-altering events. I'm actually getting a very positive vibe for 2007 on the homefront, so I hope the world calms down a bit. But well...you just never know what can happen next. Great post, Greggy. Oh and your site and art are amazingly beautiful. I love the apple green!
on Thursday, December 7th, 2006 @ 08:22 PM EST
So many things happening on our planet, I think it's everyone's duty to tune in to CNN, local news, newspapers and any source of information that relates to OUR WORLD. Sure, recognize that your backyard is more important, but a little knowledge about what's going on outside of your immediate circumference... well, how can that be wrong. And alot of what's going on out there carries alot of biblical overtones it's not even funny. Man, it's always great to see you in action. Hope all is well and the holiday season is treating you well. I loved the opening of this post. Poised on the verge of great things to come, like humanity has not seen before. I'm feelig that man.
on Thursday, December 7th, 2006 @ 06:29 PM EST
I happen to agree with you 100%! The bible holds our future. Have a great day, you handsome one!!!