Wow! Do Not Fear, But Be Warned!
Thursday, April 17, 2003
Beloved, I pray a prayer for God to reveal "every hidden thing". and today I received this from a friend. Remember, God did not give us a spirit of fear. Amen. I hope this information will bless you as you read below - for such a time as this.
Love and Blessings,
Look at the piece below and test it out. I did this...I just typed in our home phone number. To my shock, not only does it have our address and maps to take someone right to our door...but it has Doug's job location, work phone, and our ministry listed. It has his ordination info even listed. SCARY!! There is a way to have the map data removed, but not the other stuff. I have always known that people could find out about us if they wanted to, but ANYONE just typing in our phone number through Google is able to access us in detail...bringing them to our doorstep....that's startling. Sounds like a good reason to have an unlisted number. If the Lord would use this system to lead the seekers of His face, to us for harvesting...then I am all for it. Meanwhile....no fear....just be informed.
Take a look at the note below - if you go to www.google.com and type in your telephone number it will actually pull up directions to your house - there is a way to have your number removed. Many people are unaware of this danger. I was, in fact! Go to www.google.com then type in your phone number (separated by hyphens, including area code) and click on Google Search. If your phone number is listed it will show your name and address and give you two map options. Yahoo and MapQuest. See how accurate the map is to your home. VERY SCARY!!! Any person wishing to discover the physical location of a phone number, be it a home or business address, could use this feature to locate a physical street address, and receive directions on how to get there from anywhere in the country. In the age of the internet communication we all know the dangers of this - for adults and CHILDREN! Google has made available an option that will allow anyone to REMOVE their telephone number from the database that is linked to the mapping feature. You will first need to check if your number is listed in this manner by attempting a search-entering your full telephone number separated by dashes (e.g. 555-555-5555). If the number appears in the mapping database, an icon resembling a telephone will appear next to the first or second entry on the results page. Clicking on this icon will take you to a page containing a description of the service, and a link to request your number be removed from the database. So far unlisted numbers and cell phone numbers, do not show up. Happy searching! Be safe!