Monday, February 02, 2009

Web of fear--pun intended

For what it's worth--not much--this is my 100th entry here.

Just read a news article online, of course, which says:

"I sit over my computer all day and feed my anxiety.

"The internet has created a global psyche. The web has mentally joined us at the hip, so we can no longer put our heads in the sand. If that sounds painfully contorted, it is because it is. Just as no country can decouple itself from the ailing global economy, none of us as individuals can decouple ourselves from the ailing global psyche. "

Yep, although always interested in Bible prophecy and current events, I never used to read the news this much before 9-11 and the proliferation of news sites. I do find politics and all fascinating.

If I weren't a Christian, I'd have terrible anxiety. As it is, I still fight some anxiety. If you want to pray specifically, the internet provides the specifics, all right. And the prayers come spontaneously, sometimes with wailing and gnashing of teeth.

But we are to remember 1 Peter 5:7, "Casting all of your cares upon Him, for He careth for you." And Matthew 10:29-30 NIV "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered."

Writing a few courteous and specific emails to our reps in Congress wouldn't hurt, either. They say write one topic at a time. And that one person's well-presented opinion probably represents ten thousand more just like it.

We should be guiding and chiding them, and often. I am not in the habit of doing this as often as I should, either. Men and women have died for our freedom to make ourselves known.

Unless government OF the PEOPLE, BY the PEOPLE and FOR the PEOPLE is going the way of the dodo bird. Our Constitution along with it.

It's interesting to note that in Hebrew, the letters are also numbers, that they don't have a w, they use a v, their v is also 6, and therefore, www is...666. The Mark of the Beast.

No, of course, the internet is not all bad. It provides wonderful ops for fun as well as for mischief.

It's also a venue of communication and unity around the globe.

Sort of like a reversal of the Tower of Babel.

I also think the www/666 thing is kind of a visual wake-up call about where we are on God's time clock. Signs of the Times are appearing quickly.

For a daily list of articles about events that seem to fulfill the times, go here.


Then run outside and play!

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