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What and Who are You Celebrating?


Molting: To shed part or all of a coat or an outer covering, such as feathers, cuticle, or skin, which is then replaced by a new growth.

Molting: To shed part or all of a coat or an outer covering, such as feathers, cuticle, or skin, which is then replaced by a new growth.

I like the birth of the Messiah story, don’t you? Hence, we see that Mariam being very pregnant; her and her espoused had to change direction, that is take another course because their enemy was out to kill. Yep, and how many know that the couple turned into Egypt to hide (Matthew 2). Hence, what we see is a couple led by the Ruach run to safety among white people?

No, black people cannot run into the arms of their enemy if they want to be saved. Its deceptive to believe that anyone is safe in the land of oppression [as we will see later], however, what we need to see right now is that Egypt was safe then because of the color of the people’s skin. So how do we get this across amidst images of white in a black land?

So the movies portray this, however, how is it no one gets the idea of those people being sunburned along with that? It is the case, that it humanly impossible for albinoes to remain in temperatures that can be well over 104 degrees in the summer.

Ask: If these people cannot stand the heat in America which in some places is extreme how could they stand it then or today? How can that be?

In any case, the premise here is the time of year reflected today for the birth is impossible as well when even in the winter in Egypt temperatures can plummet to well below 32 degrees so what we are saying here is that according to today’s standard that our Messiah was subjugated to neglect?

See: White People are Cursed by God

In other words, to cement the idea of a white baby the winter birth suffices for those asleep.

Its so Hard to say to Goodbye to Yesterday? No not Really!


10488221_905713779441253_2206720311188412582_nThe scriptures say that the believers are to judge within the body. What that means is if we see someone in a sin [sexual or otherwise] then we are to be confronted or to confront on that thing. The scripture says to convict them.

In other words, you have heard of an intervention? This is it.

“And if your brother sins against you, go and reprove him, between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. “But if he does not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word might be established.’ “And if he refuses to hear them, say it to the assembly. And if he refuses even to hear the assembly, let him be to you like a gentile and a tax collector. “Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be having been bound in heaven, and whatever you loosen on earth shall be having been loosened in heaven”. (Matthew 18:15-18).

As we can see there is no binding up if the leaders are urging the folly.The judging comes in as an excuse to keep on with it, however, the scripture is clear on that as well saying:

“But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone called ‘a brother,’ if he is one who whores, or greedy of gain, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler – not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are inside? But Elohim judges those who are outside. And put away the wicked one from among you! (1 Corinthians 5:11-13).

Did the Most High Create Evil?


Hurricane-katrina-lootingHere are some terms which without doubt are causing confusion concerning Isaiah 45:7 which reads, “Forming light and creating darkness, making peace and creating evil. I, יהוה, do all these.’ [Read the entire text to understand better].

For this analysis we are concentrating on Yah saying through the prophet Isaiah that he creates evil, because it is here that people are being confused and yelling that Yahuah doesn’t create evil the devil does. Well, true, the devil does create evil situations through people, but in and of himself cannot create evil. Hence, if Yahuah created Satan and Satan is evil then Yahuah created evil. Does that make sense?

See then, that Yahuah created man in his image, right? However, because of sin man is made evil then if Yahuah created man, and sin is evil, then, Yahuah created evil also, because if that were not the case then there would be no evil. Then we see [too] the fact that evil and good is in the plan of free will. Hence, without evil to choose as an alternative then there is not a thought process, because people tend to choose from the choices available to them. Hence, the scripture “Choose life, choose this day who you will serve”.

Here are a choice of words that may deflect truth.

calamity —an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster.

A disaster can be a natural event, or even a trial for some people, however, one cannot say that the disaster is evil though people might be killed, injured or displaced. What a calamity does is create a situation allowed by the Most High to get our attention so that we can call him. In essence, calamities happen but are not necessarily evil.

In fact, scripture tells us do not fear, ” Do not be afraid of sudden dread, Nor of the ruin of the wrong when it comes; For יהוה is at your side, And He shall guard your foot from being caught.” (Proverbs 3:25-26).

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The same thing here:

disaster
a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life.

Hence, the use of terminology is misleading the flock. For example, there was a calamity created during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when people resorted to looting in their time of distress. These then, are conditions of immoral character which is evil brought on my a natural disaster, that is killing, stealing, and even rape occurring, however, the event [the natural disaster] itself was not evil.

What is evil? To be evil says that people are profoundly immoral and malevolent.

 

The term malevolent here is important. Malevolent means that a person(s) is intentionally bring harm to people which was the case when after the flood in Louisiana, there was no immediate help though officials were promising that help would arrive, people had no humane facilities, no food, no water and no rescue for days. Hence, evil in the face of a disaster.

The problem here then is knowing which is which.

 

Related Article: Rapes, Killings Hit Hurricane Refugees in New Orleans

BROKEN UP


brokenIn church, the topic of taking authority is a common conversation, however, there is never any instruction given. Therefore, today I will share my view of what taking authority means for marriages as it pertains to women marrying and allowing the man to move in.

It is the case, that throughout text when the Hebrews would need to take land that the men handled that cause. Hence what we see are men gathering together to make plans, sending in spies to scope out the scene and take word back to the camp. Under no circumstance common to victory did the men act without seeking Yah, and neither did they send women to do what they needed. Once the way was cleared they moved in for attack and killed all the men of those attacked. Why did they kill the men? It is because of the fact that men cannot dwell with another authoritative figure. In essence, two people in the same house, different cultures, different views and so on spells trouble and symbolically this would be mixing seed; such as is seen in raising a household under another mans authority.

“When you go out to fight against your enemies, and יהוה your Elohim shall give them into your hand, and you shall take them captive, and shall see among the captives a woman fair of form, and shall delight in her and take her for your wife, then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails, and put aside the mantle of her captivity, and shall dwell in your house, and mourn her father and her mother a month of days. And after that you shall go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.” (Deuteronomy 21:10-13).

One thing in particular to mention is that today we look at our daughters 11-16 as not being ripe for marriage, however, this is not the general idea that Yah designed where we see the onset of puberty belies marriage material for some [thats another story]. More importantly, in this text get a general idea of a man taking a wife where he literally takes her from her mother and father with no introduction, no warning and then takes her to his house shaves her head and trims her nails, allows her to mourn and then goes into her and makes her his wife. Why does he do all that? Symbolically a womans hair is her covering and shows her to be in authority to someone. Hence, if the woman is in authority to her father then the hair must be shaved to come into covenant under another. Its true, see it like this if a man takes a wife and she has no covering then there is no need for that. It is the case, that scripture denotes that a womans hair is a covering unto her head, or rather her husband. (1 Corinthians 11:6). Hence, if one has not hair then a wrap is sufficient as a covering.
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Let’s go deeper. A woman who is not a maiden like the one above, or who has had sex before is married to the man she had sex with [one flesh]. It is the case, this is confirmed when there are children from the union. Hence, the matter here is not the marriage but who the marriage is with. Let us say, then, that today’s marriages are not Yah’s way, that is, without convenant but with government consent. Hence, the marriage is illegal by Hebrew law. One of the reasons the government assisted marriage is illegal is that it allows for divorce. Hence, men and women; especially Hebrew are filling the courts divorcing for reasons other than adultery [whoring] and its the women who are divorcing when the man is the only one that can put the woman away. What does that mean? It means that people are being married illegally and most time other men move in with a woman who has their houses already established. Sex is an act of marriage…woman you are not divorced unless your husband has put you away.

The reason for the divorce certificate in the first place, according to Messiah is because men were abandoning their wives. How many feel deserted and are abandoned left alone with the children? Sometimes its not our faults, however, sometimes we must agree that he found out somethings about us and left..the putting away because of whoring (Matthew 5:32; Jeremiah 3:8), and is a sound reason for divorce, according to scripture. So…we married again being ignorant of what divorce is and the man has taken over another mans wife…it is adultery. “But I say to you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the matter of whoring, makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a woman who has been put away commits adultery.” (Matthew 5:32).

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This very fact of being under another’s authority is causing problems with the new relationship. Women left alone, especially with children are still attached to another spiritually. This is the reason for the so called ‘Baby Mama and Daddy Drama’, because he has the right and she may or might not want him to have it, or either, he has authority and does not want it and she wants him to take it. “For the eyes of יהוה diligently search throughout all the earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect to Him. You have acted foolishly in this, so from now on you shall have battles.” (2 Chronicles 16:9).

Prayerfully, we can now repent and move on from this type thinking. Pray about that. Yah loves you beloved, and wishes no one to suffer.

Be encouraged.

Rest and Wait Patiently?


psalm_37_7“Rest in יהוה, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man doing wicked devices. Abstain from displeasure, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, also to do evil. For evil-doers are cut off; But those who wait on יהוה, They shall inherit the earth”. (Psalms 37:7-9).

We do not want to hear that. What we do not want to hear is wait patiently, nor, do we want to rest. Well this type of rest has nothing to do with laying down and taking stuff, however, what it does have to do with is taking matters into our own hands. How do we know? We look at the term displeasure and note that the tendency towards that has been stirred by emotion by what we see.

One translation says anger, that is be angry and sin not, but lets look at displeasure and see where that leads us.

Most of the time we look past ourselves in matters such as ‘forsaking wrath’, and if we use the term anger we can’t look at ourselves even though we are the ones angry. In anger we say of the other party, “You did this or that!” Or we say, “You make me!” Well today I say that no one has that much power to make anyone do anything. Hence, if we do “it” we do so unto our own selves.

So when the scripture says to forsake wrath, then this is not for them it is for us. Have we forsaken wrath in our (((own))) displeasure?

See it like this? When we are displeased with something do we:

1. Sacrifice to idols
2. Make idols
3.Bear false witness,
4. Steal
5. Murder,
6. Commit adultery
7. Covet anything that is our neighbors
8. Dishonor parents [with how you live?]

In that, we have new found insight into what is displeasing to the Most High. Hence, this view tells us that it truly not about them, but all about dealing with our emotions concerning them.

Have your way Yah. Psa 31:3 For You are my rock and my stronghold; For Your Name’s sake lead me and guide me.

The Reign of Heaven on Earth


the kingdom of heavenThe reign of heaven is not what we think.

We should look deeply at this this term reign because Yahshua says he is giving us the reign of heaven and we shouldn’t be so quick to think money and wealth so quickly. If Yah says, “Do not worry,” and “I will supply your needs” this brings to light that someone is not living a glam filled life.

So listen, to have the reign of heaven on earth is what this means {Matthew 7].

To reign on earth one has to have thinking of predominance, or rather to hold the position and name of sovereign with out exercising the ruling power. In other words, to reign on earth we enjoy the privileges of a heavenly lifestyle until its time to take our place again as royal priests. That means, control over our thoughts, our lifestyles as chosen, beloved and graced of Yah. Does that make sense?

Look at this:

Mat 13:44 “Again, the reign of the heavens is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man having found it, hid, and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Mat 13:45 “Again, the reign of the heavens is like a man, a merchant, seeking fine pearls,
Mat 13:46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

So then we are finding truth of identity and giving up ungodliness for righteousness or right thinking to live set apart.

You have heard sold out, or you have heard do not cast your pearls to the swine, then this is it? The reign of heaven on earth.

Few there are who find it. The narrow gate.

Thoughts on Genesis 34


Exo 22:16 “And when a man entices a maiden who is not engaged, and lies with her, he shall certainly pay the bride-price for her to be his wife.

This is the bad part about it (Genesis 34).

Shechem was being taunted by Dinah. The text speaks of her going “to visit the daughters” of the land. In that she probably told her folks that she was going to visit but her intent was to go and see the boy Shechem. He being taunted by her teasing for the last time ‘took’ her not to some clandestine place but to the ‘ritual’ and lay with her. According to his custom this was all was needed and proof of her virginity with the bloodstained sheet.
However, much more was needed for the Hebrews who were unawares of their daughters whereabouts, and who thought her (by now) dead. Hence, by the time Shechem’s dad arrived to ask for her hand bringing along the brideswealth that was owed according to Jewish law the family was in mourning.
Their arrival and their pronouncement that their daughter was still alive was more than the brother’s could bear. Here they were (the pagans) had dishonored them by 1) taking their sister, and 2) without their knowledge breaking the LAW OF THE MOST HIGH.
The act was not rape, it was lack of respect in honoring the custom of the Yehudim.

Read: Dinah|Bible

 

Watch: Jacob and Esaw

 

It Take TwO?


it takes 2It takes two to do a lot of things, but in marriage it takes 4 actors in that is it takes Yahuah who is the head (Yahshua)- as the head of man, it takes man as the head of woman and woman over the children let’s not forget the Ruach to guide both man and woman.

Now it does take two, but what it takes two to do is being confused. Men don’t want their headship because society has placed the black woman in head so long that it is the norm that the men allow us to lead them. However, those wanting their place don’t want responsibility with it. There is a misconception with this, because some women are out here doing all this stuff buying with material then the wife who has her children and the home is taking care of her business which does not allow for all that stuff. In other words, somebody is going to suffer, something is going to suffer if he is demanding your money and his.

See it like this…if there is not enough money to cover expenses then yes it takes two. However, if there is not enough money still but a chance to increase that then someone has to be willing to either learn or expound on what they know to increase the income flow. Hence, if someone is not willing to do that for their family then they can’t complain about it takes two, because if it takes two for one thing, it two for all things. Education, work, chores, etc. Anything else is unequally yoked.

So if I am uneducated and have to do something I don’t like to make money and most likely spend a great deal of time trying to make ends meet and my mate has chosen to educate himself to ease the load of work that he does. I cannot complain because I have to work long hours are all the time when I have the same opportunity to better my playing ground. Does that make sense?

We are speaking of unequally yoked today. Problem solving.

Illegitimate? Bastard? Or Not of the Tribe–Hebrew Israelites Stand Up and Be Counted!


black-pregnant-woman11In America so called Blacks and other people of the Tribe of Yisra’el, have been stigmatized by the fact that most Hebrew women have, have had and still have today children born with no marital ties to the father; or so it seems. In fact, to further identify and bring home this truth so called blacks have been notorious gaining attention to their relational issues by coining phrases such as; ‘my baby mama, my baby daddy’, and this thinking further promoted by shows like Jerry Springer, Maury Povich and the like enlightened ‘drama seekers’ nationwide of Hebrews plight through DNA testing. Statistically, so called African American are the leading race of single, or one parent homes; mostly mothers and children left alone for various reasons; such as abandonment, prison, or through death.

Accordingly, in America 72% of the black population are fatherless children; or rather where a parent is absent from the home. There has to be separation in the two instances; hence, absent does not equate that the child has no father, because that would be biologically impossible. Furthermore, in countries across the globe other parents of the so called black community face the same plight but on a much smaller scale; Ireland was second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxemborg had among the lowest percentages of children in single-parent homes.

Consequently, the question is now are the fatherless really the fatherless or is there more to meet the eye here? Moreover, are the children illegitimate or bastards as they have been tagged? The names are not so pronounced today as in the past but still a problem. Today many children are born without their fathers names on their birth certificates. A most harrowing fact is noted, that in times past the term bastard or illegitimate was used to identify a child born out of wed-lock. It is the case that families trying to keep a so called good name would actually send their daughters off to some convent where the unwed girl would deliver the child and the child placed for an adoption. Or there would be relatives out of town who would take the child in until she delivered and raise the child as their own; all this to save the face of the family. However, times have changed and mothers are choosing to raise their children, instead of, giving them away without the father in the home. My prayer is there will be healing and a new and fresh perspective that will help lessen the weight of guilt and shame that comes from this stereotypical thinking concerning the Hebrews.

The term Bastard is translated from the Hebrew term “Mamzer”, which means the same thing; except that it has nothing to do with the fatherless child; or an absent parent, but does concern the one whose seed conceived the babe. In earlier discussions we found out that according to Yah, a man and woman (women) are married when they have sexual intercourse. There is still an ongoing debate for some concerning this fact, however, debating doesn’t change truth. So let’s review.

“And the man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one is called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of man.” For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:23,24).

One flesh means that the two join together and make one, and duly noted this act involves producing children together. “And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said to them, “Bear fruit and increase, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over all creatures moving on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28).

The significance of this truth from the beginning is the intention of sex has always been to make babies, of course it is enjoyable, because if it were not then no one would want to do it. Hence, we know that that sex joins a couple in marriage, and married people have babies. Selah.

However, Yah had specific rules for the Nation of Israel concerning his covenant with them: “Guard yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst.“ But break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and cut down their Ashĕrim – for you do not bow yourselves to another mighty one, for יהוה, whose Name is jealous, is a jealous Ěl – lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they whore after their mighty ones, and slaughter to their mighty ones, and one of them invites you and you eat of his slaughterings, and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters whore after their mighty ones, and make your sons whore after their mighty ones.” (Exodus 34:12-16).

So Yah did not want the Children of Israel mingling with the inhabitants of the land, because there would be temptation to have sex with the women there and be led astray to idols, also the risk of fathering children with them. One may say that they did so through war. However, this is what the covenant is concerned with. Yah did not want impure children.

Today concerning the Hebrews: “And to the rest I say, not the Master: If any brother has an unbelieving wife, and she thinks well to live with him, let him not send her away. And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he thinks well to live with her, let her not send him away. For the unbelieving husband has been set-apart in the wife, and the unbelieving wife has been set-apart in the husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are set-apart.” (1 Corinthians 7:12-14).

This thing about being unequally yoked with unbelievers is very misunderstood. For those of us who can identify with Christian teaching anyone outside the doors of the sect is to be avoided. However, this teaching is misleading. Yah is not talking about Christians or religion, or rather, believing if someone dosen’t go to church they don’t believe. It is the case that if one believes this way they are short sighted, because not going to church doesn’t equal no belief at all. In essence, He is talking about Hebrew marriage where one believes truth and the other does not; could be someone is still in the Christian mindset. Hence, one is redeemed and the other is not, and the premise could be not of the faith or not of the tribe. Hence, if Yah says ma’am sir, stay within your race, he means it.

Well this is taking us to a whole other place of enlightenment, because this is where the term “Mamzer” comes in concerning the bearing of children. Therefore, it is in the seed of the man which determines lineage. Hence, a Hebrew man can take a wife and the child still be Hebrew. However for the women, this is not the case, because the woman does not carry seed her children by someone outside of the tribe will be of another.

MAMZER (Heb. מַמְזֵר), usually translated as “bastard.” A child of a marriage forbidden in covenant. Or non Hebrew lineage.

“No one of illegitimate birth does enter the assembly of יהוה, even a tenth generation of his does not enter the assembly of יהוה.” (Dueteronomy 23:2).

The Book of Ezra says this, “And these were those who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addan, Immer, but they were unable to show their fathers house, and their seed, whether they were from Yisra’el: Sons of Delayah, sons of Tobiyah, sons of Neqoda, six hundred and fifty-two; and of the sons of the priests; sons of Habayah, sons of Qots, sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Giladite and was called by (((THEIR))) name. These sought their register among those who were counted by genealogy, but they were not found, so they were barred from the priesthood as defiled. And the governor said to them they should not eat of the most set apart gifts until they stood up a priest with the Urim and Tummim. (Ezra 2:60-62)

Here is an explanation from the Jewish Encyclopedia, “BASTARD: In the English use of the word, a child neither born nor begotten in lawful wedlock; an illegitimate child. There is no Hebrew word of like meaning. The mamzer, rendered “bastard” in the A. V., is something worse than an illegitimate child. He is the offspring of a father and mother between whom there could be in law no binding betrothal: issuing either from adultery between a married woman and a man other than her husband, or from incest within the forbidden degrees of kinship or affinity defined in Lev. xviii. and xx. The child of a marriage simply forbidden, as that between a cohen and a divorced woman, is legitimate but “profane”; that is, a son can not officiate as a priest, a daughter is not eligible to marry a priest. But a mamzer, according to Deut. xxiii. 3, must not “enter the congregation of the Lord,” that is, marry an Israelite woman, “nor shall his tenth generation enter,” etc., which includes also the female mamzer (Ḳid. iii. 12; Mak. iii. 1). The older Halakah, however, was more rigorous, Akiba declaring any child of a forbidden connection a mamzer (Yeb. iv. 12, 13; Yer. ib. 6b; Bab. ib. 44a, 49a).” (See: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/2648-bastard).

The core of this may not be what one expects; however, for those suffering guilt shame and remorse because the father chose not to stay be assured that the man is at fault if he does not find favor with a wife and walks away without giving a certificate of divorce. Being uneducated and not following Yah has its consequence; in this case for the children. However, the good news is that they are not illegitimate if they have a father; no child is. What makes them illegitimate is difficult to hear (not the seed of the tribe), but we have new knowledge and strength to recover. Press on.

For further reading see:

Jewish Virtual Library
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0013_0_13122.html

Misunderstanding the Mamzer
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/13704#.UqqTnvRDuSo

72 Percent Of Black Kids Raised By Single Parent, 25% Overall In U.S.
http://newsone.com/1195075/children-single-parents-u-s-american/

Press On You Will Win!


Photo: The woman winning the race, Ms. Wilma Rudolph

Photo: The woman winning the race, Ms. Wilma Rudolph

“What then is my reward? That in bringing the Good News, I should offer the Good News of Messiah without cost, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News. For though I am free from all, I made myself a servant to all, in order to win more, and to the Yehuḏim I became as a Yehuḏite, that I might win Yehuḏim; to those who are under Torah, as under Torah, so as to win those who are under Torah; to those without Torah, as without Torah – not being without Torah toward Elohim, but under Torah of Messiah – so as to win those who are without Torah.”
(1 Corinthians 9:18-21)

We can run in any lane we want to, problem is we might not be anointed for that particular one we choose. Walk in the Spirit.

I remember running track; or rather just running because I knew I could. I use to race our toy poodle, Georgia Girl in the park. Back and forth, up and down that park she and I would run. Surprisingly, the dog gave out. This is how I would practice if I had no one to practice with. One day a man stopped. I saw him park and get out, and when I was done going home, he said, “I just had to get out and watch I never seen a human being beat a dog running.” I smiled and said she has short legs.

When I started competing I found that my freestyle was not needed or desired, and it was that way because everyone were assigned lanes. If we crossed over into another runners lane we could be disqualified from the race. Hence, Anointed doesn’t mean no rules.

What I get from this that not everyone is anointed for the challenge of running against an opponent, but that doesn’t mean everyone cannot run. What it does mean that some people will stop, quit or give up before the finish. However those anointed will hang in there to win it.

Today: You hang in there too. Gentiles might be running faster, but remember they have short legs….you will win.

Anointed for the race….Chosen for the call.

For your hearing:

1 Corinthians 9

 

Watch: The Wilma Rudolph Story

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