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Issue No: 594     Published: 04 Mar 2013

TRANSITION FROM 'THE CHURCH' TO 'THE KINGDOM'

A new series, looking at the some of the changes we need to make to move from a 'church' to a 'kingdom' mindset. (See the last 16 weeks of PGIM)

FROM “THE MATERIAL” TO “THE SPIRITUAL”

We saw last week that the Old Covenant (Testament) .....

.....age of material blessings to a nation was finally over, to be replaced by a better way.

NEW COVENANT BLESSINGS

The New Covenant, announced and initiated by Jesus is a personal covenant, applying to the individual, as opposed to the nation. We must enter the kingdom through a personal decision.....

5 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ (John3:5-7)

As this scripture says, it is an act of 'water'.....

16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:16)

.....and of the 'Spirit'....

4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:4-5)

This follows the established pattern by Jesus himself through the baptism of water and Spirit.....

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:13-17)


Unlike Saul, David, Solomon, and the other kings of Israel, Jesus did not, at that time, inherit a physical kingdom, which the Jews were (and still are) expecting of their Messiah. This was illustrated by the people who welcomed Jesus on Palm Sunday.....

8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” 10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest!” (Mark 11:8-10)

.....and then rejected Him, when He didn't 'come up with the goods'!

48 “Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.” 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled. (Mark 14:48-50)

For the kingdom of God today, first of all, is a spiritual kingdom, found within the individual believer (ie. disciple) of Jesus.....

20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21)

However, the kingdom that is within is to shine without! To shine out of us, that is.....

23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23)

And again.....

14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16)

It is through us, as kingdom people, that the promise of the Lord's (Disciples) Prayer will be fulfilled, not only in eternity, but now, upon the earth.....

10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6;10)

As the spiritual kingdom develops in our lives, so we will influence our physical surroundings. We do not do this in an earthly way of money and power, but through servanthood and sacrifice.....

33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. 35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” (Mark 9:33-5)

This is difficult for us, with our human mindset to understand and accept, but it is the key to entering and developing the kingdom. Jesus had no wardrobe of designer clothes. He did not even have a place to lay his head. (Matthew 8:20)

My friend, we must not be seduced by the Old Covenant blessings of money, power and conquest, which are not promised under the New Covenant.

4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:4-6)

We are to live our lives the way Jesus showed us by personal example.....

9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:9-15)

This is the way of the kingdom.

Amen.

(Continued next week)

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FROM THE WORD

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

"Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”" (John 3:1-21)

The Coming of the Kingdom of God

"Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. Men will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them. For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.” “Where, Lord?” they asked. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”" (Luke 17:20-37)

Rules for Holy Living

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:1-13)

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PROSPERITY

816. Jesus redefined prosperity from wealth for the future to provision for today.

1223. The curse of prosperity is its uncanny ability to draw our attention away from God.

1224. For most, prosperity is a magnet that attracts people away from its source.

1225. Prosperity comes, prosperity goes, but God's provision is eternal life.

1226. Prosperity is human indulgence, sacrifice, a godly command.

1227. Faith is of more value in affliction than in prosperity.

1228. A general rule in God's economy is that faith grows through affliction, but dies with prosperity.

1229. Want to build your faith? Then ask God for affliction, not prosperity. Not surprising there is so little faith today!

1230. It is an enigma to me to see the carparks at prosperity preacher's meetings full of old jalopies!

1231. History proves that God's kingdom grows faster through affliction than prosperity.

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TUESDAY TEACHINGS

THIS WEEK: A REVELATION OF.......THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES - ESTABLISHING GOD’S PATTERN FOR THE CHURCH

'POTTED' HISTORY OF THE CHURCH

We are going to have a brief look at the establishment, growth, decline of the initial church, the Dark Ages, its restoration beginning with the Reformation until today, with a glimpse of what is to come.

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LAUGHING AT OURSELVES

***Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused***

*** Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others. ***



610. THE GUARANTEED BOOKING
A very religious couple was touring the Holy Land during the Christmas season and decided it would be very meaningful to them to spend Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus. Arriving there, they searched high and low for a room, but none was available at any price. Finally, they pulled up in front of the Sheraton-Bethlehem and the husband got out of the car, telling his wife: "Stay here, sweetie. Let me see if I can do something for us."

He approached the desk and the clerk told him there were no rooms. "Sorry, sir. It's Christmas Eve, our busiest time." No matter how much the man offered to pay, the clerk
said he had nothing.

Finally, the man told the clerk, "I bet if I told you my name was Joseph, that the woman waiting in the car was called Mary, and that she had a newborn infant, you'd find us a room."
"Well," stammered the clerk, "I - I suppose so."

"Okay," said the man. "I guarantee you, they're not coming tonight, so we'll take their room."

609. KEEPING THE PROMISE
It was the day after Christmas. The pastor of a church was looking over their Nativity scene when he noticed the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures.

Immediately he turned and went outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon, and in the wagon was the figure of the little infant, Jesus.

So he walked up to the boy and said, "Well, where did you get Him, my fine friend?"

The little boy replied, "I got him from the church."

"And why did you take him?"

The boy said, "Well, about a week before Christmas, I prayed to the little Lord Jesus and I told him if he would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give him the first ride in it."

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FACTS FOR FUN

LAST WEEKS QUESTION: Is it true that hair and nails continue to grow after death?

ANSWER: No, they only seem to. What really happens is that the body dries out after death and the skin recedes from the hair and nails, making it appear as if they are longer. In fact, even though hair is not technically ‘living’, hair and nail cells still need to be nourished by blood in order to grow. (They’re bloodthirsty?)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: What is an ‘inclined elevator’?

Answer Next Week.

SOME FUN FACTS

903. SLIMY SNAKES
Snakes appear wet and slimy, thanks to the reflection of light off their two layers of skin. In fact, their skin is quite dry and feels slightly rough, sort of like leather. (Honestly! Try it out for yourself, then! Okay, you will believe me!)

904. THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION IS ENGLISH!
America's most famous museum is named for a British citizen, James Smithson, who had no ties to the US and never even visited the country! Smithson was so unhappy with the British establishment that he left his fortune to the US. (Must have been a good exchange rate then!)

905. WARTS AND ALL
The old wives tale isn’t true. Frogs and toads both have absolutely nothing to do with warts. They are really the result of a very human virus. However, toads do secrete a substance that can cause some people to have an allergic skin reaction. (‘Wart-er’ under the bridge to that theory.)

A WORD PUZZLE FOR YOU

Make another word from this word using all the letters.

DEEDING

Answer at the end of A David Musing

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b. Luke
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d. John the Baptist

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IF ONLY I'D THOUGHT OF IT!

"""OTHER'S SAYINGS TO ENLIGHTEN, AMUSE, OR BEMUSE"""

SAYINGS FOR YOU TO PONDER

!!!!!!! Sin leaves a mark, just as a nail leaves a hole in furniture ~ when you pull the nail out, the hole is still there.

!!!!!! The goal of Christianity is not to make good people, but new people.

!!!!! Office sign: If you have nothing to do, please don't do it here.

!!!! He slept beneath the moon; he baked beneath the sun; he lived a life of going to do ~ and died with nothing done.

!!! He who thinks by the inch, and talks by the yard, deserves to be kicked by the foot.

!! Let us endeavour to live that when we die, even the undertaker will be sorry.

! A hug is a round-a-bout way of expressing affection.

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PETS RULE

60. ANIMAL THOUGHTS
Dog: "They keep putting the lid down on the big water bowl."

Goldfish: "Just because I have a three-second memory, they don't think I'll mind eating the same fish flakes ... Oh boy! Fish flakes!"

Dog: "Man, why do they keep rubbing my nose in it? I already KNOW whose it is!"

Goldfish: "The wimpy knight never comes out of the castle to fight me for dominion over the fish tank. So I must continue patrolling, for I am lord and master!"

Parrot: "Tease, tease, tease! But do those greedy clowns ever really give me a cracker? HECK, no!"

Dog: "Human legs that just tease."

Cat: "Why are these people in my house?"

Goldfish: "Oh, tap-tap-tap! There's a new one!"

61. DOGS RULES FOR CATS
1. Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet water, and put both lids up.

2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. (You may need to stand on the lid.) The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. (Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.)

4. Flush the toilet three or four times. (This provides a "power-wash" and "rinse".)

5. Have someone open the door to the outside (Be sure that there are no people between the toilet and the outside door.)

6. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

7. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, and run outside where he will dry himself off. Both the commode and the cat will now be sparkling clean!

Sincerely,
The Dog

62. ADMITTING DEFEAT
A man absolutely hated his wife's cat and decided to get rid of him one day by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park. As he was getting home, the cat was walking up the driveway.

The next day he decided to drive the cat 40 blocks away. He put the beast out and headed home. Driving back up his driveway, there was the cat!

He kept taking the cat further and further and the cat would always beat him home. At last he decided to drive a few miles away, turn right, then left, past the bridge, then right again and another right until he reached what he thought was a safe distance from his home and left the cat there.

Hours later the man calls home to his wife: "Susan, is the cat there?"

"Yes", the wife answers, "why do you ask?"

Frustrated, the man answered, "Put that no good thing on the phone, I'm lost and need directions.

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BIBLE TRIVIA (Festivals and Holidays)

PURIM.....

..... is celebrated on the 14th and 15 of Adar. (between February and March) Purim celebrates the events of the book of Esther (Esther:18-22). Hence it is not mentioned in Leviticus, which predated it.

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Pastor Saeed's Incredible Letter from Prison

Aimee Herd (Feb 26, 2013) Via: BCN Breaking Christian News

"I can clearly see what is going on and because I want to serve God, I see all of these difficulties as golden opportunities and great doors to serve." -Pastor Saeed Abedini

Those of us who live in countries where there is—for the most part—freedom of religion, often find ourselves preoccupied by our "own little world" and the problems that can seem to loom large and fill our entire vision.

But, for most of us, it's as the writer of Hebrews says in chapter 12; "You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin."

Sometimes it's good to get a reminder what is truly important in this life, and what standing firm in our faith in Jesus Christ really means.

Pastor Saeed and family A moving example of this is provided by our brother-in-chains—Pastor Saeed Abedini—in a letter written by him from the depths of one of Iran's most brutal prisons. Saeed, an American pastor, was recently sentenced to 8 years in this place for his Christian faith, while his wife and children, the ACLJ and Believers everywhere pray and work to see him released. (Photo: Saeed and family/NY Daily News)

This letter reveals such courage and strength that can only come from the Spirit of the Living God. And I'm reminded of Jesus' words, which I pray will continue to help this precious brother to stand firm for his Savior and King:

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in Heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:10-11)

Please continue to pray for Pastor Saeed.

PASTOR SAEED'S LETTER FROM PRISON:

Writing from my heart.

My Dear Friends,

The conditions here get so very difficult that my eyes get blurry, my body does not have the strength to walk, and my steps become very weak and shaky.

Various (bullying) groups, the psychological warfare, a year of not seeing my family, physical violence, actions committed to humiliate me, insults, being mocked, being confronted with extremists in the prison who create another prison within the prison walls, and the death threats . . .

It is interesting that because I am a Christian pastor, I am carefully watched. I am expected to smile at them despite what is being done and to understand why they are doing all of these things. But, of course, I can clearly see what is going on and because I want to serve God, I see all of these difficulties as golden opportunities and great doors to serve. There are empty containers who are thirsty for a taste of the Living Water and we can quench their thirst by giving them Jesus Christ. Maybe you are also in such a situation, so pray and seek God that He would use you and direct you in the pressures and difficulties of your lives.

There are those who are enemies of the Living Bible and do not want to hear. They are trying to put me under such horrific pressures (that are sometimes unbearable) so that they can show me that my faith is empty and not real. And after all of these pressures, after all of the nails they have pressed against my hands and feet, they are only waiting for one thing…for me to deny Christ. But they will never get this from me. This is why the Bible is Truth and they are in the way of destruction.

There is another group who does not know the Gospel of Truth. Instead of truly listening and meditating on God's Word, they are just waiting to see how I react to all of their pressures and persecution. What will come out of me during these intense times? But again, this is another golden opportunity for me to shine the light of Christ in this dark world and to let God to use me.

Yesterday when I was singing worship songs, the head of my cell room attacked me in order to stop me from praising but in response I hugged him and showed him love. He was shocked.

It is during these harsh conditions, that I deeply need God's Saving Grace so that I can be the fragrant scent of Christ in the dark house of Evin prison. I have often seen the Shining Morning Star in the darkness of this prison and I have seen His amazing and supernatural works. Oh, how beautiful is seeing the light of the Shining Morning Star of Christ in such evil darkness.

So:

See your golden opportunities in pressures and difficulties.

See the Shining Morning Star in the dark times of your life.

I Love Him! He is Gracious, Merciful, and Righteous to me. I now know that I have not been forgotten and that we are together in this path. God gives me Grace.

This is my message for the Church: Stay Strong for His Glory. He will come back soon! Be with God and give your best efforts for His kingdom.

Pastor Saeed, servant of Jesus Christ in chains for endurance of Gospel. I love you all.


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Via: BCN Breaking Christian News

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WAXING LYRICAL

When you commit to something you have to keep doing it - week after week, after week.

MUSING ABOUT MUSING

Why do a musing?
Simply to be amusing!
Just to entertain?
Looked upon with disdain.

To give a word of advice,
About my cruelest vice,
To add some spice,
That would be nice.

Or to wax on lyrical,
About something spiritual.
To add a religious flavour,
Looked upon with disfavour.

But what is left?
I am simply bereft.
If it is too deep,
You'll go to sleep.
If too shallow,
Be too hollow,
So now I'll end,
Before I offend!

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A DAVID MUSING

A few weeks ago I shared.....

Waiting for the Lord to fulfill His promises to us is often the more difficult than waiting for Him to make the promises in the first place! LOL!

Several weeks ago now, the Lord made some promises to me, which I am still waiting to come about. 'Soon' in the Lord's vocabulary has a slightly different interpretation than it does in mine. For He lives in eternity, while we bound within the tyranny of time.

But I know His promises are true and I look forward to sharing the results of them with you - in His time!


The time is getting nearer!!!

Keep you in touch!

Learning to wait patiently can be a challenge. Maybe you are experiencing that too?

Until next week.....

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD

His servant and yours

David Tait

Today's 'Word Puzzle' Answer: DEIGNED

TODAY'S 'BIBLE QUESTION' ANSWER: a. Jesus (Mark 1:12-13)

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