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Present tense believing into His Name…

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right (ability, privilege) to become children (“teknon” – maturing children – not “sons” as in KJV) of God, even to those who believe (present tense, active voice) in (“eis” – into, meaning a motion to an object with the purpose of reaching it or touching it.) His name,

Those born of God have the privilege and ability to mature toward the object of their pursuit, His Name.  What is His Name?

In Revelation 19:13, “His Name is called, The Word of God…”

In Revelation 19:16, He has a name written on His robe and thigh, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

His Name is the Word of God (which the born of God ones will be present-tense believing), having to do with Kings and Lords.  His name is the Word of the Kingdom.  It is the seed of the word of the kingdom with which the born of God ones are conceived.

1Jn 3:23  And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.

“Believe” in the above verse is in the aorist, active, subjunctive….meaning one believes at a certain point in time and actively continues to believe in the same manner….subjunctive means that this one should continue, but may not; thus, the many warnings and exhortations we explore, especially in Hebrews.

“Life” is in His Name!  John 20:31  but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

That little word, “in” is “en” in the Greek and means, “in the sphere of.”  In the sphere of everything His name means is life – and “life” is “zoe” – the word used exclusively for life in the coming age.  The age to come contains the first 1,000 years of our Lord’s reign as Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords.

….end of part 3 of week 9/9/13


September 13, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", Just for Women, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Studying Hebrews, The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord | Leave a comment

“…but of God were born.”

Refer to yesterday’s reading regarding the Father of lights —–He sends “the True Light” in John 1, let’s begin at verse 9 and go through verse 13:   (I will add some “helps” as you read.)

John 1:9 There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
John 1:11 He came to His own (neuter – “own things” i.e. His kingdom, throne, etc), and those who were His own (masculine – meaning His Own people – the perishing sheep of the House of Israel) did not receive (“paralambano” – to receive near, associate with) Him.
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right (ability, privilege) to become children (“teknon” – maturing children – not “sons” as in KJV) of God, even to those who believe (present tense, active voice) in (“eis” – into, meaning a motion to an object with the purpose of reaching it or touching it.) His name,
John 1:13 who were born (aorist, passive, indicative) not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (literally: “but of God were born”).

Note verse 13 that when one is “born of God,” it is in the passive voice, meaning the subject was acted upon!  Aorist tense means it was an event, happening at a point in time.  Indicative mood means it is a reality, a certainty from the speaker’s point of view.

No one born of God used their own will, flesh, or blood.  It was all of HIM!  We can understand this from an earthly point of view:  we did not choose our own parents or family.

Acts 16:31 says, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved.  “Believe,” in this case is in the aorist, active, imperative – meaning you perform the believing at some point in time.  Imperative means it is a command.

For this study of “brethren,” we are considering those “born of God.”  And, we will need a working understanding of His NAME.

………….part 2 of week 9/9/13…..

September 12, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", "Born Again" / "Born from Above", Just for Women, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Studying Hebrews | Leave a comment

Let Love of the Brethren continue…

Heb. 13:1 – “Let the love of the brethren (noun,  singular,  feminine) continue (“abide” – present, active, imperative).”

Take note that this verse is an imperative – meaning it is a commandment.  It assumes that brotherly love has already begun at some point; and, here we are commanded to abide in this condition of love – “phileo” – brotherly love.

Not everyone is our “brother,” so it motivates us to seek a definition.  Wuest says that the word means “from the same womb, thus having the same source.”  Let’s search out the Bible to see ….

To be Biblical, “brethren” will have not only the same birth, but will be conceived from the seed of the same father.  They will be “born of God.”  “Born from above” because every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of light, with whom there is no variation, or shadow of turning.”   (James 1:17)

Verse 18 of James 1:  “In the exercise of His will ( aorist, passive) He brought us forth (to give birth to) by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures.”

– end of part 1 for week of 9/9/13 —–stay tuned, hold on to your seat, this is gonna’ be GOOD NEWS!

September 11, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", "Born Again" / "Born from Above", "Word of God", Just for Women, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Studying Hebrews | Leave a comment

We Reap the Right Others Have Sown…

Ladies Bible Study is 10 am Tuesday beginning with coffee and cookies!  And, here are some “extra” thoughts I have had since last we met.

We Reap the Right Others Have Sown

As far as reaping the evil others have sown, all I need to say is, “Adam and Eve.”

Rom 5:12, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

But, listening to Paul, in this next verse, got me to thinking of my debts.  Ro 1:14 “I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.” (KJV)  He mentions both ends of the spectrum of positive and negative experiences.  God even uses the wicked to accomplish His Will.  Just reading through the Old Testament will prove that.

Contemplating my background, I am thankful and indebted to all those preachers and teachers that forced me to begin my questions to the Lord.  I constantly heard contradictions, read contradictions, and constantly asked questions.

On the positive side, I was reared in a home that listened to the radio – Theodore Epp, Old Fashioned Revival with Rudy Atwood at the piano – and others.  My mom and dad decided to attend Monday nights at the Chattanooga Bible Institute to listen to the head of the Jewish mission’s organization – Edwin Wilson.  My dad was one of those who recorded the messages on reel to reel tape.

My parents did not teach me the kingdom truths directly.  We didn’t have home Bible studies or devotions that had this theme.  However, looking back, I truly feel that they tried to live them before us.

“To whom much is given, much is required” sings in my head very often because that is my heritage.

And we reap the “right” that our LORD has done for us.  He gives us the right to come boldly (lit: “to speak our mind”) at the Mercy Seat because of His shed blood.  Because of the Shed Blood and His Advocacy, we are enabled to confess our sins and be cleansed from all unrighteousness.  It doesn’t get any better than that!  Amen!

April 22, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", Ladies Bible Study Notes, Newsy News & Random Thoughts, Pages from my journal | , | Leave a comment

My personal notes from Tuesday’s study…

Not very long…..and, as always, better to have been there because there were all kinds of discussions in between the lines!

(Gen 1:11) And God said––Let the land put–forth vegetation––herb yielding seed, fruit–tree, bearing fruit, after its kind, whose seed is within it on the land. And it was so. 12) And the land brought–forth vegetation––herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing fruit, whose seed is within it (in which is its seed), after its kind. And God saw that it was, good.

You have just read a profound verse!  For one thing, it is in the “seed plot” of the Bible – the beginning.  This principle of “seed, after its kind” will never change in the plant world.  “Image” of God and “image” of Adam will appear later, but this principle of “kind” will still rule even in the human world.



  1. Principle – laws, facts
  2. Present tense – we are sowing
  3. Past tense – we have sown
  4. Promise – future, hope
  5. Process – first the blade, then the ear…..
  6. Perception – ours and God’s


  1John 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God

We either believe this principle from the beginning – or not.

 (Note to me:  read other “seed” verses in chapter 1)

(Gen 1:29) And God said––Lo! I have given to you––every herb yielding seed which is on the face of all the land, and every tree wherein is the fruit of a tree, yielding seed,––to you, shall it be, for food; (bearing seed . . . yielding seed. Heb, “seeding seed”)

(INTERLUDE: FYI – The expression of the figure of speech, “seeding seed,” is also used in Genesis 2:15-17 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die [or “in dying you shall die”].) Now – that is a very profound expression that will help us study “What is ‘death’ and ‘life?’”  LATER – hopefully.

  1. We Reap Only What Has Been Sown
  2. We Reap the Same In Kind As We Sow
  3. We Reap in a Different Season than We Sow
  4. We Reap More Than We Sow
  5. We Reap In Proportion to What We Sow
  6. We Reap the Full Harvest of the Good Only if We Persevere;
    The Evil Comes to Harvest on Its Own
  7. We Can’t do Anything About Last Year’s Harvest,
  8. We Reap the Right Others Have Sown
  9. The Growing Season Needs Time
  10.  We do not reap if seed does not die!
  11.  Growth can be imperceptible

Law 1:
We Reap Only What Has Been Sown

Life is filled with choices, choices that affect us on an everyday basis in everything we do which means our everyday choices are not without significance. Our choices affect us and others in dramatic ways whether we see it immediately or not. While earth remains, no man will mock God by changing for even one time these laws of the harvest.

Because we are constantly sowing, we need the exhortation in these verses:

Ephesians 5:15-18. Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipa­tion, but be filled with the Spirit.

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.

Why do we need wisdom? So we can make wise choices!

April 11, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", Ladies Bible Study Notes | , , , , | Leave a comment

“WHO TEACHES LIKE HIM?” – Listen to Him….

“Who teaches like Him?”  Job 36:22

Listen to Him:  Mt 17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”

What was the message Jesus Christ preached?

Mr 1:14 ¶ And after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent (change your beliefs) and believe in the gospel.” 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” (concerning the gospel of the kingdom of God) 21 And they *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and began to teach (the gospel of the kingdom). 22 And they were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 27 And they were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”

Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Mt 4:23 ¶ And Jesus was going about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

Lu 8:1 ¶ And it came about soon afterwards, that He began going about from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with Him,

Why was Jesus sent?

Lu 4:43 But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.”

Ro 15:8 For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers, (Thus, the reason for a study of Abraham.  The gospel of the kingdom of God (heavens) is revealed through the promises given to the fathers – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David to name a few that we will study.  This is why Jesus came and what He preached.  This is the true gospel.)

The kingdom of God = the promises given to the fathers

1 Corinthians 15:50 “…flesh and blood cannot INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD…”

Hebrews 6:11-12 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience INHERIT THE PROMISES.

James 2:5 Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to INHERIT the KINGDOM he PROMISED those who love him?(NIV)

And… whom shall we go?

Joh 6:68 Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.

Eternal life is in the gospel of the kingdom which contains the promises given to the fathers.

How Long did Jesus Preach the Gospel of the Kingdom?

His whole life on earth:

Ac 1:1 ¶ The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach,  2 until the day when He was taken up, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.  3 To these He also presented Himself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Ac 1:6 ¶ And so when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”  7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;

Ac 1:10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them;  11 and they also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

Is the gospel really in the Old Testament?

Mr 1:1 ¶ The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER BEFORE YOUR FACE, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY;  3 THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT.'”

Heb 6:11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,  12 that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.  13 For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,  14 saying, “I WILL SURELY BLESS YOU, AND I WILL SURELY MULTIPLY YOU.”  15 And thus, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.

The kingdom was rejected by Israel, and will be realized fully upon His return – which must include a resurrection of the dead.  He is the firstborn from the dead so that He can have many brethren.

The teaching of resurrection was much hated and scorned then – and now!  It means we will have to give an account of our lived lives now; and for some, this is no pleasant thought.  But, concerning Abraham, there is a certain supper where he will be present in his resurrected body:

Mt 8:11 “And I say to you, that many shall come from east and west, and recline [at the table] with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven;

Mt 22:32 ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”

Mr 12:26 “But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the [passage about the burning] bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’?

Lu 13:28 “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being cast out.

An incorruptible body is required to inherit:

1Co 15:49-58  And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.  50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.  51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.  53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.  54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.  55 “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?”  56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law  57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ  58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

March 20, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Necessity of Doctrine, Pages from my journal, Precepts you must understand, resurrection, The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Created in Christ Jesus” in Ephesians…

“Created in Christ Jesus” in Ephesians

For some years, I have been keenly interested in the doctrine of “created in Christ” and “in Christ.”  I have studied it – you could say – as a “hobby.”  I study over it for a while, then go on to something else, and then back again.  The in-between times are used for meditation upon the subject and discussion with my husband.   Recently, I was left a “handful on purpose” to glean from Ephesians, chapter two.  Remember the post, “God is making one new man – in Christ Jesus?”  I didn’t include the passages of Scripture in it; so, here is one portion for you to enjoy.

“Created in Christ Jesus” appears in verse 10 & “in Christ Jesus” in verse 13, and the word “create” appears again in verse 15 in the original language.  You won’t see it in the KJV or NAS, but it’s there.

Eph 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created(aorist tense, passive voice – means is it done to us at a point in time) in Christ Jesus  for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Eph 2:11  Therefore remember, that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands–

Eph 2:12  remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Eph 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Eph 2:14  For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,

Eph 2:15  by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, that in Himself He might make (“create” – this time the verb tense is aorist, active, subjunctive.  When you see “might,” it is subjunctive; so you can read also, “might not.” ) the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,

Eph 2:16  and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.


Eph 2:18  for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.  (I believe this is the “Holy Spirit of Promise” as seen in chapter 1, especially verses 13 & 14.)

Eph 2:19  So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,

Eph 2:20  having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,

Eph 2:21  in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord;

Eph 2:22  in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

Now, here is the quote from the first chapter:

13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation–having also believed, you were sealed (aorist, passive, indicative) in Himwith the Holy Spirit of promise14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

God is making one new man – a new creation – in Christ Jesus.  This new creation is neither Jew, nor Greek (Gentile), nor slave, nor free, nor male, nor female.  It is an entirely new creation descending from Abraham, as father of the promised Seed, and the chosen (elect) are created “in Christ.”  This “new man” is created for the 7th Day with a New Jerusalem for its capital city.


March 14, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", Ladies Bible Study Notes, Pages from my journal, The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord, The promise | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God is making one new man – in Christ Jesus…

God is making one new man – a new creation – in Christ Jesus – a new Israel, the Israel of God.  (Not a replacement for the Israel that now is; but a “new” Israel of God, according to Galatians 6: 15-16.)  This new creation is neither Jew, nor Greek, nor slave, nor free, nor male, nor female.  It is an entirely new creation descending from Abraham, as father of the promised Seed, and the chosen (elect) are created “in Christ.”  This “new man” is created for the 7th Day with a New Jerusalem for its capital city.

This chosen new man is to live by the faith of Abraham with righteousness exceeding any righteousness man has attempted through Moses’ law.  The Law of Liberty replaces the law given to Moses.  The Law of Liberty contains the promise of the Father of the Holy Spirit enabling works emanating from faith – the ability to please God through hearing, obeying, and living His Word concerning the Kingdom of God to come.  The Law of Liberty promises an abundant life in the age to come.

The Spirit of the Promise is received through faith – believing God in the present tense.  The New Creation, New Man in Christ, is placed into the New Covenant which our Lord made with His disciples sharing His bread and blood.  The Promise has an inheritance in the age to come – rewards accumulating and being preserved at this very moment in the heavens.

This Promise is able to impart the kingdom life in the age to come.  The Law cannot.  One must be “in Christ” to receive this life.

Those “in Christ” are required not to turn back, nor desire the country from which they are being delivered.  They are born of the “freewoman” – a barren woman who cannot conceive on her own. The “Christ ones” are born through Promise, having no labor or their own works.  They are born according to the Spirit of Promise, being made co-heirs with Christ.

“Christ ones” are to make their calling and election sure and steadfast – never taking their eyes of faith from the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.  They are to receive the Spirit by the hearing of faith so as to bring their faith unto perfection (completion) like Abraham.  They need to be aware that they can fail of the grace of God, falling short of the Glory of God.  (It was the God of Glory who called Abraham.)

Those “under the law” cannot produce works out from faith – no justification.  They are unable to bring their faith to completion and they make the death of Christ needless.  There is no promised Seed under the law.  Christ came to confirm the promises made to the fathers and to fulfill the law.

The law was added to the Covenant of Promise to show how they were straying from the promise – the Eternal Covenant.  The law was not contrary to promise, but unable to impart life.  Everyone is under sin – but – the promise by faith in Jesus Christ is given to those believing, who no longer are under a tutor, but under the new law of liberty in Christ Jesus.

FYI:     Thayer Definition: “New” – G2537 -“kainos”

1a) as respects form – recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn

1b) as respects substance – of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of

March 11, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", Galatians, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Precepts you must understand, The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord, The promise | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Where am I?

On the little screened porch, of course….My body has been sorely mad at me.  Rusty, our dog, is glued to me; so, I am beginning to think he thnks I am going to die soon.  🙂  Also, I am getting back enough strength to study.  Ahhh, back to “normal.”  I will paste a preview of what I am working on for you.

I began this littlestudy with two lines apart from one another that intersect in the future – kinda like train tracks – takes 2 for the purpose of moving the train along, but, when viewed from a distance, the tracks join together on the horizon. By meditating and studying from the “seed plot” of the Bible, (Genesis), concerning seed bearing “after its kind,” and the resulting harvest, and then continuing throughout the Bible until 1Jo 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God, resulted into a study that blesses me with 2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (KJV)

Sound doctrine will always affect our manner of life, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance. (See 2 Timothy 3:10)

(I have written concerning that word, “sound.” It literally means “healthy.” Healthy doctrine keeps us fit for His Kingdom and Glory.

Well, that’s enough of URLs. There were more. Must be a favorite of mine!)


May 18, 2012 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", Ladies Bible Study Notes, Newsy News & Random Thoughts, Pages from my journal, The promise | Leave a comment


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