by Jerry Vines

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Your Survival Plan (1 of 4)
Jerry Vines
Revelation 1:9

For four Sunday mornings now I'm going to bring some messages I'm calling your New Millennium Survival Pak. I'm going to talk to you about some matters which I think will be helpful for you in the year 1999 as we move toward the year 2000, if Jesus tarries His coming.

Nineteen ninety-nine is a very pivotal year. We look upon it as the year we will move out of the second century and into the third century. There is some difference of opinion about that. There are some who believe that actually the year 2000 will be the conclusion of the second millennium and actually we'll move into the third in the year 2001. But the fact of the matter is we have already been in the new millennium as I understand it for several years. In the sixty century there was a monk named Dionysius, the Less. He was called Dennis the Short, for short. So, he put down the basic information that we use for our calendar today, based on his calculations for the birth of Jesus Christ. As it turns out, Dionysius missed it for a little bit and it is generally agreed that the Lord Jesus was born in the year 4 BC. If that be true that means that in 1997 we moved over from the second century into the third century. But it really doesn't matter what the year may be because the way men gauge calendars is not the crucial point. It is also true that this is, in many ways, a year of concern. There is concern for the economic situation not only in America, but worldwide. When someone gets a sniffle in another part of the world then all of us run to the doctor. We may be getting the flue. So, there is some concern about the economy.

I guess the biggest concern people have in this year is the Y2K problem. If you haven't heard about that you will be hearing about it. It's a computer problem. When I say the word, computer, I break out in hives. I don't know a whole lot about it, but I do know that in the earlier years when programmers were pr ...

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