The Apostolic Minister
The y2k bug is predicted by many to be the worst and the most damaging of anything since our existence on earth. Many people from all walks of life have become convenience that come 12:00:01 AM January 1st 2000 their plumbing will stop working, phone lines will go deaf, power lines will go dead, and even airplanes will begin to fall out of the sky. I don't know about these belivers and am not concerned about their convictions; but I do wonder where in the world have they been for the last half of this 20th century? Just let me remind this gloom and doom group of believers who not only are ignorant of the future but also ignorant of the past. Just a few facts to chew on until 12:00:01 and to see how stupid we look to others when we refuse to use our heads. The office building where I work everyday when I don't have more important things to do, have had its plumbing disrupted for, I don't remember how many months. And when Floyd came through dumping a yard of rain in the process everybodys plumbing stop working, except mine and a few others who live on high ground. Since Caesar made a jig-saw puzzle out of Ma Bell, my five phones never all work at the same time. They have a nasty habit of playing dead when I am in the middle of uploading a 10 mega byte sermon to my web site. Sometimes I get angry enough to see y2k, not to mention the expense of keeping 5 phone lines just to make sure that one might work when I need it. Sister Mary and I have lived in our neighborhood for almost 23 years.
God has blessed our home so much, until I don't dare lay my head down anywhere else. We love it here , in spite of that neighbor who refuses to cut his lawn like everyone else. But, there is one thing that happens in my neighborhood every Sabbath for a long as I can remember. The electrical power goes off just like clock work. I had to purchase a big power supply (UPS) before I could finish my web site, since Sabbaths were the only days I had to work on it. If we should get another Hurricane Andrew, God's Saints will probably be walking around the Throne before FP & L gets the electrical power restored. Now, let us look at the airplane
Dec 10 (Bloomberg)
Consumers expect to spend an additional $14 billion stocking up on food, water, light sources and other items related to Year 2000 glitches, adding to the rush of holiday shopping this year, economists said.
A third of the expected spending to prepare for Y2K-related disruptions occurred earlier in the year, another third was predicted to take place just before the December rush and consumers were expected to spend the final third in December, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
``In the short run, Y2K is a big opportunity,'' said Carl Steidtmann, chief retail economist at PricewaterhouseCoopers. ``An additional $4 billion to $5 billion in spending, even in December, will add a nice boost to a lot of food, home improvement and general merchandisers' bottom lines'
problem everyone is so worked up about. Every since God gave the Wright Brothers the secret of air flight, due to man's ineptness AIRPLANES HAVE BEEN FALLING OUT OF THE SKY. Oh how I wish that we would not have lost an airplane until y2k. The nations airline companies are poor managers they are not crazy. There is no way TWA or Delta or any other airline will send up a $200 million plane on Jan. 1, if there is even a most remote probability of it falling out of the sky.
We should never assume anything, without considering the probability factor(s), including all of the Y2K hype that you have been reading about daily for the past 4 years. As far as God's Saints are concerned it does not matter how Y2K manifest itself on January 1st. at 12:00:01. If there is total disruption of our ways of life, even on a cataclysmic level; or if on that day it is business as usual; God's Saints have nothing to worry about and nothing to fear as the Y2k panic only supports the fact that we are living in the last days of this dispensation. And saints, let me close this article on the serious side by revealing what the Spirit of God has to say. Apostle Paul in his 2nd letter to the Thessalonians wrote to the saints;"......That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;" No! Saints, by the word of God the world shall not end on January 1, 2000. Sorry, saints but you are going to have to wait just a little while longer.