From any given point in my life, the future has always been 'dark' with apocalypes, conspiracies and even alien invasions. And, if any of those things didn't get us - we would surely annihilate ourselves because humans are supposedly 'wired' that way or whatever.
But, what if our wildest dreams about the future could come true? How would you like to see your children or grandchildren experiencing life differently and/or better than you did? If anything could happen, what would you like it to be? Have you thought of new ideas or discovered ways and/or new technologies maybe that could make your vision possible? Let's explore the flip side of this question for a change.
There are many obvious things that come to mind that I would like to change: world hunger, world peace, etc. But, the thing that really comes to the top is - I would love to see the way the media is allowed to bombard people with hype (simply to make an extra almighty dollar) to mature into a more constructive medium to get information across to people.
Creativity and honest reporting can go a long way, but it is the belief that people won't respond to 'the truth' as well. But, media has never tried that approach - they have always had to claw for profits like every other industry. The difference is, they get to do it based on things like 'free speech' and 'free press' when those things were put into place to protect the truth about absolutely everything - not give a licence to free-insult anyone they choose to make money off of.
I'd like to see some way created where maybe the media monitors itself among its peers - and calls each other out on erroneous and/or inappropriate reporting. I'd also like to see things like 'gossip' magazines have to name their sources.
While this doesn't seem like a big deal to most people, the media is the reason for the majority of the deep divisions in our world. They create hype and we choose sides. If they were held more accountable, mankind might become more 'objective'.
Dear Misfit Chick,
I believe we have to stop being so materialistic. It really boils down to that. We are in the habit of trying and striving so hard for profit, profit, profit. The free market should be a help toward survival and happiness, not a way to feed greed.
In the future, I would like to see radio and TV reflect more spiritual values such as respect for life and people and especially children. Someday we will respect human development so much that movies become awe-inspiring and reveal the magnificence of life rather than foster and exploit the lower desires of human nature.
Schools will teach history in an accurate light so that students will understand cause and effect and learn how to avoid the mistakes of the past. They will understand how we failed in the light of human nature and what happens when we don't follow what creates happiness within and without.
Political parties can benefit one another other as heads of our family-nation. Father-conservatives, know when to stand firm and not yield, Mother-democrats know when to step in and help. Children-citizens vote with their understanding of what maintains individual freedom, which includes limiting overburdensome taxation.
Thanks for your very valid opinion and the great prompt.
We need to "GO BACK" and remember how this nation was founded; on GOD but apparently it's too late! As you say, "Greed, greed, greed" has overtaken our society and the mentality of this country is to obtain material items or one is nothing forgetting the most important aspect of who we really are; "spirits!"
What society refers to as "freedom" has killed us! Freedom of speech, freedom of religion (Even Witchcraft), freedom of marriage, etc. When "freedoms" go against the WORD of GOD, it actually puts us in "bondage" causing us to suffer "repercussions!"
We need to be taught as children; We are "spirits" and have the same capability as JESUS which is to LOVE everyone and to recognize the POWER we have within for "As HE is so are we, in this world!"
Yes, freedom without boundaries becomes bondage and insecurity. In consideration of others, one does not just do whatever one likes. Valid laws are based on The Golden Rule for it alone produces justice.
Good answer, and I think you nailed the reason for why we are still so materialistic before when you said, "And Jesus did say," Know ye not that ye are gods?" (not Gods, but little gods ... in essence … not in practice, yet.)"
We're not very good at being 'gods' yet. Most of us either practice too much or not enough, ha! I really didn't mean for this question to turn to religion; but it is probably inevitable - especially with Norine in the picture; and this has been an ongoing discussion between us...
Jesus also said that the Kingdom of God is within... That means that it has been here since the dawn of mankind; and it has been slowly developing for ages THROUGH us via our 'christos' which is the KoG within - also known as our battery or lifeforce.
Yes, we humans CAN do anything we can convince ourselves to believe in - like walk on burning coals - no 'belief in a God' is necessary for that. Jesus came to show people how to live in this life apart from the bondage of paganism & poverty 'as a god' (like when he was teaching Peter to walk on water); not to 'do for us' things that we can't do for ourselves. To rise above the chaos to create heaven on earth.
This gift of human life is simply meant for us to create a fulfilling physical existence beyond our non-physical one - AND, it is all for US, not God. Not that God doesn't get anything out of our existence here. Its a long dang story. Read my hub if you're really curious.
In our current timeline, humanity is supposedly the most spiritually-advanced than we have ever been - despite that we have been more technologically advanced in the past. It is the reason why we have practically destroyed ourselves on more than one occassion. Hopefully, we are coming into a balance between the two where a great future for everyone continues to be possible.
I just thought it would be a nice change of pace to think of a future so bright - we gotta wear shades!
"Choices, choices, choices!" If they would take the TV and computer away, it wouldn't be too soon for me! But they're here for a reason (Matthew 24:14) yet we do have "Choices" - plenty!
It's up to us as parents to "monitor" our children's intake! It's up to us as adults to "Seek HIS face" (II Chronicles 7:14) "and HIS righteousness" so we can "connect" to the CREATOR and to teach our children and grandchildren; "We are ("righteous") spirits" as JESUS! We must "STUDY" to learn the characteristics of GOD and teach them to our children! We must teach our children we have the SAME POWER as JESUS (John 14:12) "in this world!"
WOW! Wouldn't it be wonderful?
I realize some might say "That's demonic, psychic, or witchcraft," but the TRUTH of the matter is, we are ALL connected to THAT SPIRIT (aka GOD) and should be taught we are "creations" (Romans 1:25) who will eventually "reconcile" to OUR FATHER; THE CREATOR (aka GOD) so prepare for "reconciliation" by obeying HIS WORD!
Consequently, if we would "connect" to HIM, HE will "lead and guide us into ALL "truth" (John 14:26) and will speak to us "directly" concerning ANYTHING! That's what I pray we ALL strive for!
What a wonderful world this would be!
Perhaps some day we will recognize the difference between freedom of speech vs abuse of free-speech.
I agree: the gossip magazines should be required to cite their sources.
When one has obtained the "mind of Christ" by "Studying" HIS WORD and have obtained a "connection" to HIM, they "Walk in the Spirit and don't mind the things of the flesh!" Galatians 5:16 tells us "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." Verses 21-22 further states "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law!"
WOW! What a wonderful world this would be!
I LOVE the LORD Kat!
I lack for nothing for HE has told us in II Peter 1:3 "According to his divine power hath given unto us ALL things that pertaining unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue!" Therefore, EVERYTHING one needs to know about life is in Scripture!
When one has obtained "The Communication Line" directly to HIM, HE told us in James 1:5-8 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask GOD, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in FAITH, NOTHING WAVERING. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways."
I "BELIEVE" and HAVE "FAITH" in HIS WORD; therefore, I lack for NOTHING!
It's available to ALL!
The teaching of (what the world calls) "telekinesis!" I call it the power of GOD or "FAITH" in GOD! It may be what you call our "Christos!"
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we were all more "spiritually" aware of the POWER we have inside? Wouldn't it be wonderful if we were ALL taught from a child that we were created in the image of GOD (who is LOVE) and that we are gods?
Just think, with the use of the POWER within us, we could transport ourselves from one location to another, we could move any object, we could call things into being as though they were and there would be no sickness, no lack for anything!
Hi Norine. When you consider that nature is beautiful and we are part of nature, doesn't it stand to reason we are beautiful too? And furthermore, if some mysterious force created all life, and we are part of all life, are we not, in essence, a small portion of that force? If we acknowledge this force within us, yes, we could be like gods. And Jesus did say," Know ye not that ye are gods?" (not Gods, but little gods ... in essence … not in practice, yet.)
Yes, I agree "we are a small portion of THAT force!" "We are gods" (Psalms 82:6) but MUST give credit where credit is due; to GOD; "in essence and in practice" for "As HE is so are we, in this world" (I John 4:17)!
I believe you reveal the correct understanding.
If we would "connect" to HIM, what a wonderful world this would be! If we would be taught as a child, "We are gods" with ALL of HIS characteristics, what a wonderful world this would be! Consequently, we wouldn't have to debate as to whether or not there's a hell for that wouldn't be a place we would be going for we would operate "in the Spirit" of GOD (Galatians 5:16) which is righteousness!
Sorry Kat! I fell asleep thinking of what a wonder world this would be! lol
The world calls IT "intuition" but I KNOW I was anointed with the HOLY SPIRIT and IMMEDIATELY received "intuition" from GOD; especially in the unexplained "understanding" of HIS WORD! I began to dream dreams which were in the Scriptures but wasn't aware IT was in HIS WORD at the time! I began to remember verses I was taught when a child and could relay to individuals during conversations here on HP; I began to just KNOW! HE "continues" to "reveal" NEW "understanding" of HIS WORD! HE has "revealed" things that were not taught me as a child in my Religion! Things that is against MOST religions e.g., no Communion, One baptism, one must be "in Christ" to be married, etc.
The "anointing" wasn't an "out of body experience," (It's hard to explain) I remember "giving up" and KNOWING "I was tired of trying to find happiness in ALL THE WRONG PLACES to no avail and asked GOD to help me" from the bottom of my heart! All of a sudden I heard myself scream "I BELIEVE!" The anointing occurred in my bedroom. I didn't roll on the floor, foam at the mouth, or do any of the "mystical and demonic" things I've heard people speak of here on HP!
I keep telling ALL; "GOD IS A "HEART" GOD and when HE looked at my "PURE HEART" and KNEW "I was tired" and TRULY SEEKED HIM, HE answered!
Kat this is for REAL! No one believes me but this is my testimony! Why or even how I came to HP; I don't know but HE sent me here for a reason!
I GIVE ALL THANKS TO GOD BECAUSE "I KNOW WHAT I KNOW THAT I KNOW" and It's ALL JESUS! GIVE HIM "THE GLORY!" AMEN!
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