The Missing Day

Mr. Harold Hill, President of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore,
 Maryland and a consultant in the space Program relates the following
 development. "I think one of the most amazing things that God has for
 us today happened recently to our astronauts and space scientists at
 GreenBelt,  Maryland.

They were checking the position of the sun, moon, and planets out in
 space where they would be 100 years and 1000 years from now. We have
 to know this so we won't send a satellite, up and have it bump into
 something later on  in  its orbits. We have to lay out the orbits in
 terms of the life of the satellite, and where the planets will be so
 the whole thing will not bog down. They ran the computer measurement
 back and forth over the centuries and it came to a halt. The computer
 stopped and put up a red signal, which meant that there was something
 wrong either with the information fed into it or with the results as
 compared to the standards. They called in the service department to
 check it out and they said, "What's wrong?" Well, they found there is
 a day missing in space in elapsed time. They scratched their heads and
 tore their hair. There was no answer.

Finally, a man on the team said, "You know, one time I was in Sunday
 School and they talked about the sun standing still." While they
 didn't believe  him, they didn't have an answer either, so they said,
 "Show us." He got a  Bible and went back to the book of Joshua where
 they found a pretty ridiculous statement for any one with "common
 sense." There they found  the  Lord saying to Joshua, "Fear them not,
 I have delivered them into thy hand; there shall not a man of them
 stand before thee." Joshua was concerned because he was surrounded by
 the enemy and if darkness fell they would overpower them. So Joshua
 asked the Lord to make the sun stand still!  That's right- "The sun
 stood still and the moon stayed and hasted not to go down about a
 whole day!" (Joshua 10:12-13)

The astronauts and scientists said, "There is the missing day!" They
 checked  the computers going back into the time it was written and
 found it was close but not close enough. The elapsed time that was
 missing back in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes---not a whole
 day. They read the Bible and there it was "about (approximately) a
 day." These little words in the Bible are important, but they were
 still in trouble because if you cannot account for 40 minutes you'll
 still be in trouble 1,000 years from now. Forty minutes had to be
 found because it can be multiplied many times over in orbits.
 As the employee thought about it, he remembered somewhere in the Bible
 where it said the sun went BACKWARDS. The scientists told him he was
 out of his mind, but they got out the Book and read these words in 2
 Kings that told of the following story: Hezekiah, on his deathbed, was
 visited by the prophet Isaiah who told him that he was not going to
 die. Hezekiah asked for a sign as proof. Isaiah said "Do you want the
 sun to go ahead 10 degrees?" Hezekiah said "It is nothing for the sun
 to go ahead 10 degrees, but let the shadow return backward 10

Isaiah spoke to the Lord and the Lord brought the shadow ten degrees

Ten degrees is exactly 40 minutes! Twenty-three hours and 20 minutes
 in Joshua, plus 40 minutes in Second Kings make the missing day in the
 Isn't HE amazing!

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