FGBMFI.Net Working was recently under attack! We had harden our website against human attacks. Used high quality servers. Put in anti-spam, anti-hacking provisions, taken steps to recover from any human attack! However…
The Devil Did It!
After almost 15 years of near faultless service, our service provider had a weird and unexplainable failure on our database! Not only did the database crash for the first time in a decade and a half, but only one table within that database failed… the table which is specific to the content on FGBMFI.Net Working!
Fortunately, we had a backup and we were able to restore virtually everything! But in less time than you can say “six-six-six”, the database crashed again – in a different but equally damaging place!
Thank God For Backups!
I remember that quote from David ben David, “GOD Favors a Prepared Mind!” Each of my kids discovered on their own, that by studying, God answers their prayers for good grades!
This is not unfounded in Scripture…
Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
– 2 Timothy 2:15
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you.
– John 14:26
Teach, study, remember – “GOD favors a prepared mind!” as David ben David so eloquently adapted the words of Louis Pasteur about chance. To the real believer, chance plays no role.
We then loaded our backup copy of the database into a different server, in the name of our Messiah Yeshua (the Christ Jesus) and reconfigured our Internet web server to use the new database and nearly instantly – the devil was defeated! In the Name of the Lord!
What we realized is that the devil hates us! Praise the Lord! We are working hard to secure this part of the Internet for God’s use and it is nice to really see that we are accomplishing something!
To The Future…
In the movie Seabiscuit, one of the characters repeats the line, “See, this isn’t the finish line. The future is the finish line…” Amen! We were down for a time, time and half a time (scholars debate just how long a “time” is, and we cannot tell exactly how long we were down!), but we are back with even more resolve to build a web page for every FGBMFI Chapter in the World!