Truth Provided Newsletter 12-28-1999
Has the Panic Begun?
Matthew 6:24-34, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
One more thing. I am NOT saying the World will end on January 1, 2000. The panic of mankind is not what is prophecied to bring on the end of the World. In fact, it is written that, "...when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." (1 Thessalonians 5:3) Fact is, mankind will be experiencing the exact opposite when Jesus returns and splits open the Eastern sky for ALL EYES to see. For now, there are still a "couple" of prophecies left to fullfill before that occurs. And even then, no man is capable of knowing the exact day or hour of the return of the glorious King Jesus Christ. (See Mat. 24:36) Plus, also keep in mind I am not saying we have all the time in the World either. In fact, I am saying we are in the very last days right now! Did not Jesus proclaim that once Israel becomes a nation that, THAT generation will see His second coming? (See Mat 24:32-34) And did not Israel become a nation at 4:00pm Friday May14th, 1948?
Y2K PANIC BEGINS...
> DASH FOR CASH HITS BRITAIN
Bank withdrawals expected to hit record levels. Cash withdrawals are expected to hit record levels with more than £30 billion in coins and notes expected to be in circulation. Withdrawals are likely to be boosted by Millennium nerves, with people expected to take out cash because of fears that the Millennium bug could cause chaos in computerised bank accounts. But the Bank of the England said it was confident that Millennium bug problems had been solved. --London Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=001851641145319&rtmo=pb11lQse&atmo=gggggggK&pg=/et/99/12/27/ncash27.html
> BANKS PLAY DOWN FEARS OF MILLENIUM BUG DISRUPTION
FEARS that the millennium bug will disrupt savers' accounts and banking transactions are being played down by banks who dread a loss of confidence as the year-end approaches.
However, borrowers who make their mortgage payments at the end of the month may face extra costs because December 31 falls on a bank holiday Friday. Mortgage payments which are due to go through on this date will not clear until the following year. -By Melanie Wright Press releases - NatWest Abbey National Group http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=001851641145319&rtmo=VMqwsrrK&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/99/12/20/cnbug20.html
> SURVIVALISTS BRACE THEMSELVES FOR DARK SIDE OF MILLENIUM
HIDDEN in the depths of forests and remote mountain valleys, thousands of Americans are preparing for what they believe is the imminent collapse of Western civilisation. Instead of welcoming in the New Year with celebrations and champagne, they will be nervously polishing their shotguns and checking huge stockpiles of dried food and bottled water meticulously assembled to survive in a world without any of the comforts and conveniences of the 20th century. The next seven days are a countdown to the moment of truth for America's small but determined survivalist movement that has retreated to a cavemen-like existence in anticipation of widespread chaos caused by the so-called Y2K computer bug. -By James Langton in New York Y2K Newswire http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=001851641145319&rtmo=VMqwsrrK&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/99/12/26/wus26.html
> PERSONAL OBSERVANCE BY PRESENTS OF GOD ministry
I have noticed that ALL News programs are beginning to pump paranoia to everyone listening. Everything from stories of Russian nuclear mishaps aimed at us, to riots in the streets of America. -Nicholas
> COPS BRACE FOR MILLENIUM'S END
NEW YORK (APBnews.com) -- Police departments across the country have cancelled vacations and time off, beefed up patrol forces and set up emergency command centers as they prepare for a Millennial New Year's Eve. Commanders say they have prepared for possible terrorist attacks and potential breakdowns if computers go haywire when the new century begins, in addition to the normal huge crowds in places like New York's Times Square. -Dec. 26, 1999 -By Robert Anthony Phillips
SOME ADDITIONAL ISSUES COVERED IN THIS ARTICLE...
*Cops not taking any chances
*Emergency centers activated
*Michigan plans standby squads
*Detroit prepares emergency shelters
*Heavy security in Seattle
*L.A. worried about gunfire
*National Guard prepared
*New York cancels time off
*Miami concerned about crowds
*Rural county deputizes gun owners
*Washington prepares for power failures
> SEATTLE'S NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION CANCELED
The mayor of Seattle has scrubbed the city's planned New Year's Eve
below its trademark Space Needle, where an estimated 50,000 people had been
expected to gather. "We do not want to take chances with public safety," Mayor
Paul Schell said Monday. While federal officials have not advised of any
specific threat to the city, "it is safer to be prudent," he said. City's nerves strained in recent weeks http://cnn.com/1999/US/12/28/seattle.2000.cancel.ap/index.html
> FEDS WON'T STAND FOR Y2K SAMARITAN HACKERS
Amid a heightened shroud of security in the waning days before New Year's,
President Clinton's Y2K point man and the FBI expressed little tolerance for
hackers working under a guise of goodwill. John Koskinen, chairman of the
President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion, issued diplomatic but cautionary
words to those who claim their hacking is aimed only at turning up weaknesses
in major corporate or government computers. http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/computing/12/27/samaritan.hacker.idg/index.html
> PERSONAL OBSERVANCE BY PRESENTS OF GOD ministry
Hospital emergency rooms in Chicago area are filling with people panicking. Local plumber relates stories of crazed phone calls seeking extra water lines, wells, etc. News media on ALL channels pumping even more "paranoia" tactics to the general public with stories of gloom and doom. -Nicholas
> A SIMPLE Y2K REQUEST FROM THE PHONE COMPANY
When the clock strikes midnight, there is only one place the phone company is asking people not to be - on the phone. The big fear is that people are going to try and see if their phones are working once we hit the year 2000 and the big problem is that they won't work if too many people jam up the lines. -By Tamsen Fadal WFTV Eyewitness News http://www.insidecentralflorida.com/business/news/1999/12/27/y2k_phones.html
> THE RUN ON GUNS
Year 2000 sparks dash for weapons. With the millennium just four days away,
gun purchases in the month of December are at an all-time high, according to
FBI statistics, showing more than a 20 percent increase over December 1998.
-By Julie Foster © 1999 WorldNetDaily.com
> NATIONAL GUARD READYING FOR NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND
SEATTLE (AP) -- A month after several hundred National Guardsmen rushed to bolster exhausted police officers during the World Trade Organization protests here, the state's part-time soldiers are gearing up for New Year's weekend. Officials say more than 2,400 members of the Washington National Guard assigned to the 81st Infantry Brigade will gather at their armories Saturday for a normal two-day training. With 3,400 personnel from the state, as well as a battalion based in California, the 81st Infantry Brigade is the largest single combat unit in the Washington National Guard. It also has a fleet of 580 military trucks and 350 "Humvee" all-terrain vehicles. -The Associated Press 12/27/99 7:01 AM Eastern http://flash.oregonlive.com/cgi-bin/or_nview.pl?/home1/wire/AP/Stream-Parsed/OREGON_NEWS/o1679_PM_WA--NationalGuard-Y2K
> WORLD'S NUKE PLANTS PREPARE FOR Y2K GROUND ZERO
(AFP) -Nuclear plants worldwide are on high alert this week ahead of Friday's millennium computer rollover, which experts admit could become a leap in the dark. Attention is focussed on ex-Soviet plants like Chernobyl in Ukraine, scene of the world's worst ever nuclear accident in 1986. But critics say incidents could occur anywhere. "There is no way to simulate the Y2K moment, the zero moment, so there can't be any guarantee that there wont be any malfunction at any technical facilities," Greenpeace Y2K coordinator Tobias Muenchmeyer told AFP on Monday. "There is concern that some nuclear power plant operators are falling behind in their efforts to complete the necessary Y2K tasks owing to late actions and a shortage of funds," said IAEA head Mohamed El Baradei. Even nuclear authorities admit there are no 100 percent guarantees. -VIENNA, Dec 27
> BY THE WAY PEOPLE....WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS SOLD NOT READY FOR Y2K
A friend of mine brought this to my attention today. Some of us already knew of this, however, it's possible that many people are unaware of a "glitch" in their WINDOWS operating systems. If you use WINDOWS operating system you need to fix this immediately. (Don't worry... It's REAL easy to fix!)
Subject: Y2K - so simple it almost slipped by without notice You may think your PC is "Y2K" compliant, and some little tests may have actually affirmed that your hardware is compliant, and you may even have a little company sticker affixed to your system saying "Y2K Compliant"... but you'll be surprised that Windows may still crash Unless you do this simple exercise below. Easy fix but something Microsoft seems to have missed in certifying their software as Y2K compliant.
This is simple to do, and but VERY important.
1. Click on "START".
2. Click on "SETTINGS".
3. Double click on "Control Panel".
4. Double click on "Regional settings" icon (look for the little world globe),not the date and time icon. "Regional Settings"
5. Click on the "Date" tab at the top of the page. (last tab on the top right.
6. Where it says, "Short Date Sample", look and see if it shows a "two digit" year format ("YY"). Unless you've previously changed it (and you probably haven't) -- it will be set incorrectly with just the two Y's.. it needs to be four! That's because Microsoft made the 2 digits setting the default setting for Windows 95, Windows 98 and NT. This date format selected is the date that Windows feeds *ALL* Application software and will not rollover into the year 2000. It will roll Over to the year 00. (*)
7. Click on the button across from "Short Date Style" and select the option that shows, "mm/dd/yyyy" or "m/d/yyyy". (Be sure your selection has four y's showing, not just "mm/dd/yy).
8. Then click on "Apply".
9. Next click on "OK" at the bottom.
Easy enough to fix. However, every "as distributed" installation of Windows worldwide is defaulted to fail Y2K rollover... Pass this along to your PC buddies... no matter how much of a guru they think they are... this might be a welcome bit of information!
Are you ready? Are you sure
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