MARY AND HER MATERNITY OF GOD (3)

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3)            Jesus, as it were, put on the Adamic flesh and blood just as one would wear a toga customary to another. Angelic beings of celestial realm did sin, fell and lost their empyrean estates; pre-Adamic beings of the earth followed Lucifer into the gaol of sinfulness; they were stripped of their earthly bodies of whatever structure it was and they became ‘disembodied’ spirits of demonism. Christ, the LORD God of the Old Testament, did not put His divine head, arms, torso and legs in the angelic or the demonic aberration; the Saviour chose what the counsel of the Godhead had purposed before creation, entered into the joint participation with human flesh – which was fused into the incarnational process. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

1Timothy 3:16-17

                Pauline 1Timothy 3:16 states unequivocally, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Hallelujah! Theologically speaking, is it possible for God, the Creator, to have a mother? Mothering Jehovah is an absolute possibility of the deification of Mary. Could she be a ‘Goddess’? Why, for crying out loud, would such an aberrational latria be accorded a good and very humble natured Mary of the Bible, who will definitely deny this Mariolatrous crave of Catholicism?

                The quiddity of maternity presupposes superiority of age above the object of parturition. If this is a truism, then Mary must be older, biologically, than the pristine Adam the female. Why do I think so? Mary must, of biological necessity, be older than the Incarnation of her parturition, simply because the LORD God is older than the Woman of Eden. Is Mary older than the Christ? Ascribing aeipartheonos to Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a proof of the fact that some theologians are bedevilled with the problem of philosophers, who, suffering from idleness of mind, will, on their own volition, decide to theorize things that cannot be found in the mind of the divine Object of theology: the LORD God. When you seem not to have anything to do, the right thing to do is to read the Bible, not as a literary stuff, but with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

Stars of halo and the crescent under her feet mean Mary is Semiramis, the worshipped goddess.

                When philosophers began to explore the Bible with the tools of their theoretical mindset, I knew the Devil had given them a mission of biblical vitiation. Aeipartheonos, which means, ‘perpetual virgin’ became their leeway in support of Mariology. Catholicism also teaches that Mary was born sinless. Most definitely, Catholic Mariology fails so woefully to understand one of the reasons why Jesus must be born sinless. As the Last Adam, the Jesus of our salvation must be as sinless as the first Adam, who threw mankind into sinfulness. Jesus needed to start on a clean slate for the children of the world, if He must save humanity. Adam was created sinless on day number six.

                Does the Scriptural understanding point out, in anywhere at all, that the earthly mother of Jesus has the power of salvation: a sole preserve of the Godhead? Was Mary, somewhere in Scripture, ever received an induction into the Godhead – making the number of the Divine Members four, thereby? They could not be true Christians to ever make a proposition for Mariology which ultimate culmination is Roman Catholic Church’s Mariolatrous crave of the veiled Nimro-Semiramis worship. You cannot beget that which already has an existence, especially of eternality. It was sheer divine honour for Mary to be chosen for the incarnafication of the Holy One of Israel, Immanuel.

Mary admits God as her Saviour

                Mary was born a sinner. Let us study her words when she visited Elizabeth in Luke 1:46-47 46) “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47) And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”  Who needs the Saviour if not the one born in iniquity and in sin was begotten? That was the asseveration of Mary of Catholicism veneration, when she, through the Holy Spirit’s inspiration declared Jehovah to be her Saviour. This Mary brought forth her firstborn, Son of God. Believed in Him as the Saviour, she did. She was numbered among the one hundred and twenty that tarried in Jerusalem to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Mary got born again – to be forgiven of her original sin – as everyone must. She became a Christian, witnessing the Lordship of Jesus, the Saviour of mankind – her Saviour. Selah. Did Mary go through Holy maternity? Yes. The containerization of Jesus in Mary’s matrix was the unbelievable gestational process of the Holy One of Israel, Jesus. Does it translate to Divine maternity? Certainly not! Did Joseph marry a wife of eternal existence? Selah!

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

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MARY AND HER MATERNITY OF GOD (2)

Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria.

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2)            One of the false teachings found in churches is what emanates from the Marian theory of theotokos (God bearer), an enabling made-in-Catholicism tool to engender the “Mary is the mother of God” conclusion, brewed in 431 A.D. at the, Roman Catholicism dominated and heavily influenced, Council of Ephesus.

                A closer search of the Scriptures could never have ignited the theoretical dogma of Mother of God, in the minds Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, and of Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople, two of the many considered Church Fathers (of Catholicism). You know what? Many teachers of the Bible believe that Melchizedek, king of Salem, to whom Abraham gave tithes, and the Christ are one and the same person. Remember that Jesus made it quite clear that this cosmos is not of His Kingdom? Jesus must remove the Antichrist, to cleanse the world, before the commencement of His Majestic rule in it. Melchizedek, therefore, could not be the Christ.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Almighty

                An Entity of anciency whose existence has no beginning cannot be said to be begotten of another, especially by someone whose existence has a historical beginning. The theological hypostatic union of Jesus Christ, as one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man is the clincher. It is the enablement, galvanizing the full legality of Divine participation in the soteriological consummation. Jesus, armed with His free moral agency and in righteous intent to please the Father; and in joint participatory of the Christ, coming from the eternality of eternities, with all the Omnipotence of His Omniscience, boasting of Divine Omnipresence, apprehensive of every evil intent of Satanism and blocking off all its acts, nothing could go wrong with the salvation having made seven times sure that the holy pregnancy could not be terminated. Mary had, absolutely, nothing to do with this intervention of the Godhead. His humanity went through the biological parturition, and of His Deity? It only partook of His humanity.

                The humanity of Jesus could never have been able to save the world; only God could, can and will ever consummate such soteriological feat. Hebrews 2:16 “For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” What this verse is teaching is that of a dramatic scene where two people are sinking to the point of drowning; Jesus looked at the first one; it was an angel. He looked at the other one who happened to be a human being; and the Saviour decided that it is the son of Adam that He would save. ‘Took on’, from this verse, is the Greek epilambanomai (e-piy-lam-ɓa’-no-mai): ‘to seize (for help, injury, attainment, or any other purpose).’ Could the Council of Ephesus be right in their ‘Mother of God’ conclusion? Selah.

Nestorius [386 AD-451 AD]

                One cannot trust the outcome of the Council of Ephesus. According to a Wikipedia publication titled ‘Council of Ephesus,’ one of the theological contestants, Nestorius, “believed that no union between the human and divine was possible. If such a union of human and divine occurred, Nestorius believed that Christ could not truly be consubstantial with God and consubstantial with us because he would grow, mature, suffer and die (which Nestorius argued God cannot do) and also would possess the power of God that would separate him from being equal to humans.” Nestorius [386 AD-451AD], was probably an adherent of Greek philosophers, who believed that the immanent existential facticity and coupled with the eternality of God is just too much to be containerized in any being of Adamic creation.

              The Bible does not say, “Christ grew, and waxed strong…;” it says, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him” (Luke 2:40). Christ is the Almighty of the Bible; the eternal Deity whose goings forth is ‘from of old’ (i.e. eternal past). He is the existent ancient of days before the Incarnation that saw Him as the infant of days. The anciency did enter into an unprecedented composition with the infant of days, Jesus, and forming the hypostatic union of 100% God-100% man. Science will not agree with this formula for it is alien to its power of calculation. Science only knows of 56% + 44%= 1 whole new compound; 30% + 68% + 2%= a new whole entity. How could God do the impossibility? The answer is in the Bible. “Is anything too hard for the LORD” (Genesis 18:24)? Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Luke 1:37 quotes Gabriel, assuring Mary of her ‘impossible’ conception, saying “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

The incarnate Jehovah ‘took part’ of humanity.

                Who says the LORD God did not participate in the Adamic habiliment? Hebrews 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” with an intent of freeing humanity from the bondage of death. The word ‘partakers’ is the Greek koinōneō (koy-no-neh’-o): ‘to come into communion or fellowship with.’ The children of Adam are a community of flesh and blood beings. The phrase ‘took part’ is a different metechō (met-ekh’-o): ‘to be or become partaker;’ which comes from meta (met-ah’): ‘with, after, behind; properly denoting accompaniment; amid (local or causal);’ and echō (ekh’-o): ‘to have, i.e. to hold; to have (hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing.’ When you put meta and echō together what the definition of metechō says is: ‘to partake of something in common with another.’ Jesus took part in flesh and blood, a constitution not found in the Divinity.

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

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MARY AND HER MATERNITY OF GOD (1)

Holy maternity does not translate into Divine Maternity

1)            Of a historical truth is the virgin birth that brought forth the holy One of Israel out of the matrix of Mary, daughter of Heli, and also the wife of Joseph. Gabriel visited Mary to announce to her, “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS” (Luke 1:31). This is the humanity of the holy One of Israel. Long before this historic appearance of this visitant was the vaticination of Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Nobody ever addressed the physical appearance of Jesus as Immanuel. The Hebraic understanding of Immanuel – with us is God – is the uncomfortable reticent stance of Jesus that the Pharisees could not deal with. They never expected the Holy One of Israel to go through the natural biology of parturition. They know Yeshua (a very common name) as the son of Joseph, the carpenter. His mother, Mary, is not an unknown Israelite; so, how can this Yeshua, or the anglicized Joshua, be the Son of the Living God? They fixed their intellect on the impossibility, forgetting the Genesis 18:14 rhetoric “Is any thing too hard for the LORD?”

“Is any thing too hard for the LORD?”

                Let us look at one word in this verse. It is the word ‘anything’, dâbâr (daw-baw’) in Hebrew, meaning: ‘Speech, word, speaking, thing; saying, utterance.’ Angel Gabriel used the Greek rendition in Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” What is the Greek for ‘nothing’? It is made up of three words: ou (oo): ‘no, not;’ pas (pas) individually, each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything’; and rhēma (hray’-mah): ‘That which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word’. The theological question that is expected from the inquisitive mind of an intelligent person should be, “Has God spoken it?” and from the Scriptural knowledge of “Is there anything too hard for the Creator?” the answer, in its unambiguity is, “It will certainly be done!” Amen.

                The enigmatic duality of the personification found in the incarnafication of Isaiah 9:6-7 is astounding. 6) “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Won8derful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7) Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” The Incarnation came with a foetus coming into existence for the first time in the matrix of Mary. The fleshy humanity of Him is Jesus, ‘born’ unto us. Inside the foetus is the eternal Christ, very God of very God, the ‘gift’ from the Eternal Giver. Christ can only be given; He cannot be born. What is very clear is that, for every parturitive reality there is a maternal existence that is always an older entity.

Unto us a child is born; Marian nursed.

                The maternal reality, being older, nurses the infant till the weaning period, and guiding the child into adulthood. These Mary did in bringing up the Jesus, the humanity of Immanuel. What could she or Joseph have done to nurture the eternality of a Member of the Godhead to adulthood? A baby is characterized by physical, mental and spiritual weakness; is God ever weak? What knowledge or wisdom has Mary to impart to the One of Whom it is written, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3)? Who taught Mary that she could teach the Christ, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3)?

                Does the eternality of God ever experience physical growth? It is known only to man. Yes, Jesus, as the Bible states, “grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him” (Luke 2:40). Christ is eternally complete, needing nothing in life’s progression. How did Jesus know that His Father is not the supposedly Joseph? The Christ (“Lord from heaven” 1Crorinthians 15:47) communed with him. Christ is the John 3:13 entity “…that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” Could Mary have attributed to herself, the title of “The Mother of God”? This title could only emerge from the unscriptural thoughts of ill-tutored teachers of the Word.  

The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few [Matt 9v37]

                Jesus Christ made it an unequivocal clarity that, the bountiful harvest into God’s Kingdom will suffer deficiency of good labourers in the LORD’s vineyard. What do we see in these last days? Too many pastors, prophets and ludicrous designation of countless Apostles! Should we then agree that the Omniscience of the Christ did not get it right as far as this numberless surpluasage of labourers is concerned? Some churches even boast of ten or much more in one local assembly. Most definitely, there are more of the ‘uncalled by God’ than the truly and divinely called. For this cause all kinds of doctrines, influenced by Satanism, must be the unfortunate order of the Church days of end time.

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

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JIHADISM MUST CONTINUE TO THRIVE (10)

Noah’s ark of Adamic survivors

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10)          Who did Noah, the progenitor of the survivors of the great Deluge, worship? It is the thrice holy Elohyim of Hebraic latria. The LORD God, who had planned it perfectly made absolute sure that Noah had not more than three sons. Three being the theological number for perfect manifestation of the Godhead, each one of Shem, Japheth and Ham must, in turns of the operations of the Divinity, preach the prophetic mind of Jehovah, the Governor of the nations.

                Satanic desideration sought for the annihilation of Adamic creation. Lucifer, using the willingness of fellow fallen angels, designed a villainous perpetration aimed at polluting the Adamic race by corrupting the earth with the progenies of the marriage between the evil angelic husbands and the daughters of Adam. The offspring of the unholy wedlock could only produce the freakish half-man-half-angel beings of Satanism. So, God had to save Adam through the righteous depiction of Noah.

Africa                                                     Israel                                          Europe

                When Shem, through his progeny, Israel, was ready to announce the way of the salvific cross, the Jewish Christianity was hounded. Satanic desideration was completely berserk. The Apostolic Fathers went through harrowing experiences. Shem means ‘name’ or ‘fame’. The name of Israel is a global fame. What was birthed by a hundred and twenty spirit filled Christians has a population of over two billion Church goers. Is Christianity not the most famous of what you will call world religions?

                Japheth, the next after Shem, took the baton of evangelism, having been well scripturally tutored by Paul of Tarsus. Passionately wanting to spread the Word of God, which engendered arduous days and nights to produce just one copy of the Bible, the mother of invention led to the eventual contrivance of the printing press. Japheth means: ‘enlarge’. Japheth, the progenitor of Europe, which produced numerous copies of the Bible for an unprecedented spread of the gospel, was hit twice with the World wars one and the second. Lucifer truly hates the word of God and especially the dissemination of the soteriological facticity of the work of Jesus, the Saviour of the world. Islamic fundamentalism will tell you, “We know of Jesus, he is Isa, the prophet of Allah.” But try pointing out the salvific facticity of the Christ and His attributive Divinity, hell is let loose!

Israel

                Unfortunately for Islam, the LORD God made sure that Jesus is accorded the title of Al-Masih – about 33 times – from the mouth of the prophet of Allah. Masih is etymologically of Hebraic root. The Hebrew tongue calls it Mâshı̂yach (maw-shee’-akh) meaning ‘the Anointed’ i.e. Christ. The Mâshı̂yach, to the Jew, is the Saviour King of the world. There is no way Islam can by any vitiation, wriggle out of the Scriptural fact that Al-Masih, a Hebraic borrowed name, is the Saviour of the world. Shem spread the fame of Jesus; Japheth enlarged the fame of His Divinity; and Ham must ensure that the end time evangelism of the salvation that comes only through the Person of Jesus is preached. Satan, the Devil is not comfortable with it. His jihadic method of annihilation must be brought heavily down on the evangelic willingness of the children of Hamish Christianity.

Europe of Japheth

                There is not a smidgeon of doubt that Nigeria is the arrow head of God’s end time proclamation of Jesus. Jihadism is truly a premeditated brutality of Satanism. It must be unleashed on Nigeria to thwart the Hamish end time evangelism which is to be anchored by the Nigerian Christianity through divine authorization. Was there anything the Devil did not do to destroy Shem in the hands of Pharaoh when Israel sojourned in Egypt? I thank God, whose mighty hand led Shem to victorious safety. Europe was debilitated by two annihilating world wars, yet the word of God did thrive. Hallelujah! The same mighty, eternal hand of Jehovah will take divine care of Ham (Africa i.e. Nigeria), politically, socially and economically, just as He protected Shem from being destroyed – Israel was well fed; well protected against aggression; in fact the shoes and apparels of Israel remained intact for the whole forty years in the wilderness! Incredible? Deuteronomy 29:5, “And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.” God made sure that Ham was not cursed when he made jest of Noah’s drunken state. Ham must be safe. In Noachian Ham, Nigeria too is safe. Amen.

In Noachian Ham, Nigeria is safe.

                This is the Qur’anic reason why Muhammadan jihad will continue; it is found in Sunan Abu Dawood, Jihad (Kitab Al-Jihad). Book 15, Hadith 56 Narrated ‘Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (pbuh) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it.

Africa

                As far as Islamism is concerned jihad is the righteous way: from the days of Muhammad till the time of the emergence of the Antichrist – whose installation, as the ruler of the world, is yet to be instituted.

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

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JIHADISM MUST CONTINUE TO THRIVE (8)

JIHADISM MUST CONTINUE TO THRIVE

(…continues from part seven…)

8)            It should not be surprising to be witnessing jihadic upsurge in Nigeria. Muhammad, the prophet of Allah, is believed to have personally led about sixty jihad onslaughts, in his lifetime, on lands of people who did not believe in Islam. The truth of my claim is not specious; it is backed by this hadith: Sahih al-Bukhari, Call to Prayers (Adhaan); Book 10, Hadith 8. Narrated ‘Humaid: Anas bin Malik said, “Whenever the Prophet (pbuh) went out with us to fight (in Allah’s cause) against any nation, he never allowed us to attack till morning and he would wait and see: if he heard Adhan he would postpone the attack and if he did not hear Adhan he would attack them.” Anas added, “We reached Khaibar at night and in the morning when he did not hear the Adhan for the prayer, he (the Prophet) rode and I rode behind Abi Talha and my foot was touching that of the Prophet. The inhabitants of Khaibar came out with their baskets and spades and when they saw the Prophet (pbuh) they shouted ‘Muhammad! By Allah, Muhammad and his army.’ When Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) saw them, he said, “Allahu-Akbar! Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. Whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning of those who have been warned.

The Bible does not support evangelism of coercion.

                How many times did King David attack any nation simply because they would not observe the Sabbath day or make the daily sacrifices which the LORD their God instructed them to perform? Not even once did any Jewish leader embark on this kind of carnage. The disciples of Jesus asked Him to do what Muhammad would had loved so much in the Book of Luke 9:54-56 “And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55) But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56) For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.” Jesus is a peace loving Christ. Even after His resurrection, when all power in heaven and on earth was in the custody of Jesus, the accounts of Acts 8:3-8 did not make the disciples go to a jihadic war. “As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. 4) Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 5) Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6) And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7) For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8) And there was great joy in that city.

The God of Christianity fought for His missionary work. He sent down His angelic help.

                In the biblical Acts Of The Apostles 5:17-32, verses 17 to 23 reads, “Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, 18) And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. 19) But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, 20) Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. 21) And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. 22) But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told, 23) Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.” Who freed the imprisoned disciples? The angel of the LORD God; I wonder why this was not replicated, centuries later, in the Muhammadan missionary days. Who is this Allah, quite different from Jehovah?

An angel freeing Peter and John from jail

                They were asked to be brought in Acts 5:26-32 “Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned. 27) And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, 28) Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. 29) Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 30) The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31) Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32) And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.”

With the omnipotent power of the Holy Spirit, the disciples should maim the religious authorities, but they followed the path of peace, unlike what Islamism would unleash on the world.

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [three]

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3)            The sublimity of the person of John 3:16 has, among other qualifications, the phenomenality of ‘Justified’ and ‘Glorified’. These are pronouncements coming from eternality of the Divinity. What is the Greek word for ‘justified? It is dikaioō (dik-ah-yo’-o): ‘to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent’. ‘Glorified’ is doxazō (dox-ad’-zo): ‘to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendour: to impart glory to something, render it excellent.’ The Christian salvation is truly, from this verse, a total package. Predestination, calling, justification and glorification all have active verbal constative aorist; a grammatical construction pointing out that each one of them is already consummated. The genuine adherence to John 3:16 engenders an eternally completed salvation. The glorification of the Christian’s life is truly celestial – a citizen of empyreal blissfulness while yet on earth. Hallelujah!

                Where it says, “If God be for us, who can be against us” is, by all odds, a most cheering news. ‘For’ is huper (hoop-er’), meaning:in behalf of; for the sake of; over;’ while ‘against’ is kata (kat-ah): ‘down in (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).’ The 31st verse paints a picture of God taking the stance of protagonism over us; not pleading for the maintenance of our glorification, but hoisting the eternal flag of redemption for our sake. Can anyone or anything come down in opposition to God’s absolute desire: of which He had sworn to prevent from decay? Selah!

                One of the most dangerous things to do is to curse the LORD’s elect. The one who has been justified by the Most High can never have a charge brought against him successfully. Why could Balaam not curse the LORD’s Israel? Numbers 22:12 “And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.” God has made it impossible for a true born again Christian to ever be derailed spiritually. “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth” [Romans 8:33].S

The June Celebrants of Household Of God Church.

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                Who benefits from this empyreal grace? The John 3:16 answer is, “Whosoever”. Matthew 9:13 “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” One has to agree with the Scriptures in its declaration of: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Agreeing with the Lord God that you need salvation is the first step to becoming God’s child. 1Timothy 1:15 “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” Even before we were born, we were sinners already. What does the Psalmist say lyrically? “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” (Psalms 51:5). Pauline didacticism above continues with, “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting” [1Timothy 1:16]. Any man, woman, boy, girl of any race or age who desires eternal life is the ‘whosoever’ of John 3:16.

                The words of John 3:16 promises ‘eternal life’ and the Scriptures supports this empyreal citizenship. John 17:1-2 “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.” Romans 5:20-21 “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21) That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”

                Romans 6:22-23 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  1John 2:25 “And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” 1John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1John 5:20 “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be concluded…)

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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [one]

“…that whosoever believeth in him should not perish…”

1)            It is the microcosm of the entire Bible. The infrastructural quiddity of soteriological quintessence rests solely on it. Of Jesus, and His salvation: man’s most needed essential commodity – as a fallen creature – is all the Bible is intimating man with and which is exquisitely couched in the Word of God – Jesus. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

“…the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” [Revelation 13:8]

                The salient question is, at what point of time did God perfect this divine sacrificial beneficence? The timing of it and the essence of the act give an understanding of proven effectuality of this salvation. Revelation 13:8, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” The preposition ‘from’ is apo (apo’): ‘A primary particle; “off”, that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively)’. Revelation 17:8 has the same apo as in Revelation 13:8. Ephesians 1:4 “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” where another preposition, ‘before’, is pro (pro): ‘fore’, that is, in front of, prior (figuratively superior) to.’ In Titus 1:2, ‘before’ is the same pro.

                1Peter 1:19-20 19 “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,” and ‘foreordained’ of the 20th verse is proginōskō (prog-in-oce’-ko): ‘to have knowledge before hand; to foreknow: of those whom God elected to salvation; to predestinate; to know beforehand, that is, foresee’.

                When the contentious question of “Can a Christian lose his salvation?” is raised, I do not waste time in pointing to John 3:16 as one of the Scriptural solutions to this contention which several Christians will treat with heated acidity of negation. The famous verse begins with “For God so loved” and nobody seems to ask, “At what point in time did God shower the world with this love?” Trace the chronological reality of this beneficence and you may have to travel way back into the realm of eternality. A plan of an architectural edifice, as we all are aware, has always been with the commencement of an uninhabitability of the project. In like manner, God, the Architect of the universal creation, sat down long before He brought anything into creationism in the eternity past, and had decided that, this creature of humanity, who will sin against Me, must be given a second chance to acquire my zoë type of life-eternal. When God dwells on a course of action, He has always thought it through – nothing to amend; so it can be said of Him, “I am the LORD I change not.”

                Note that ‘change’ comes with a suffixal negation ‘not’. Found in Malachi 3:6, ‘change’ is the Hebraic shânâh (shaw-naw’): ‘to fold, that is, duplicate (literally or figuratively); by implication to transmute (transitively or intransitively)’. He has promised ‘eternal life’ and the celestial blissfulness of eternality is the portion of His Christian children. He will not change His mind of Divinity. God will not say something in Genesis and cause its mutation in the Psalms. Will He make a soteriological asseveration in the biblical protocol and then take a trip to the Islamism of Muhammadanism or of Hinduism, and build mutated versions of the Bible in the Qur’an, the Vedas or any other religious book? The factual Word of God is “Yea and Amen”; therefore, any theological work that has not the thematic thread of Jesus Christ – Jesus being the ‘Yea and Amen’ – running through as the Alpha and the Omega, can never ever be of the LORD i.e. JEHOVAH, the God of the Bible. Discard it, ergo, as quickly as possible.

Don’t be a manipulation of Satanism; get born again.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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IS THE MARIAN BIRTH THE FIRST EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST? (Part two)

Yeshua Mashiyach! The Word became flesh!  

(…continued from part 1…)

2)            Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4) And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. . The abstract ‘beginning’ is the Hebraic re’shiyth (ray-sheeth’): ‘1. the first, in place, time, order or rank. 2. (specifically) a firstfruit.’ An interesting revelation is the Hebrew interpretation of our King James Version of ‘God’, ‘elohiym (el-o-heem’) ‘elohiy (el-o-hee’): ‘1. (literally) supreme ones. 2. (hence, in the ordinary sense) gods. 3. (specifically, in the plural, especially with the article) the Supreme God (i.e. the all supreme). 4. (occasionally, by way of deference) supreme magistrates, the highest magistrates of the land.’ The Hebrew ‘elohiym is plural, God did not tell the history (His story) of creation to Moses using eloahh, the singular term. Why? For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one [1John 5:7].

                ‘Darkness’, choshek (cho-shek’) means: ‘1. the dark. 2. (literally) darkness. 3. (figuratively) misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.’ The figurativeness of ‘darkness’ is its alienation from anything ‘elohiym of Genesis 1:1. The two main linguistic forms of ‘Spirit of God’ has ‘Spirit’ as ruwach (roo’-ach): ‘1. wind. 2. (by resemblance) breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation. 3. (figuratively) life, anger, unsubstantiality. 4. (by extension) a region of the sky. 5. (by resemblance) spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions);’ and ‘God’ as the same ‘elohiym. If the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Divine Ones, then He is God eternal as well. Trinity.

                ‘Light’ is ‘owr (ore) ‘1. illumination. 2. (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.); and ‘Night’ layil (lah’-yil), leyl (lale) [Isaiah 21:11] or aylah (lah’-yel-aw) means: ‘1. (properly) a twist (away of the light), i.e. night. 2. (figuratively) adversity.’ ‘Day’ which is yowm (yome) means: ‘1. a day (as the warm hours). 2. (literal) from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next. 3. (figurative) a space of time defined by an associated term.’ The light of Genesis 1:3 is not an object of God’s creation; it is the Christ. Genesis 1:14 is of the light of creation.

                John 1:4-9 dwells on the Light. Verse 9 reads, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”  The adjectival ‘true’ is the Greek alēthinos (al-ay-thee-nos’): ‘that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name.’ Alēthinos comes from alēthēs (al-ay-thace’) which is made of the Greek negative ‘a’ and lanthanō (lan-than’-o): ‘true: as not concealed.’ This Light is the same light of Genesis 1:3. It is indubitably a Personage.

                Of the Light is John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Now, the active ‘made’, the Greek ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee) is not of a one who comes from creation. It is defined as ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being’. Christ simply wore Jesus as His earthly Personage. Christ, who was not a human, became an Adam. He had been, before the Adamic creation.

                 The Light, Jesus Christ, is the only One among the Trinity, whose physical existence is not concealed from human ocular experience. If He was there at the beginning of creation, it follows, ergo, that the birth of His humanity by the Virgin Mary was not the first time of His existence. Jesus’ humanity came into being right there inside the procreative matrix of the Virgin Mary. But of Christ, seven centuries before His Incarnation, Prophet Micah pronounced in the 5th chapter of the 2nd verse of his vatic book, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” The pronoun ’whose’ –ô, –w,–û (pronounced -or) is: ‘he, him, his; it, its.’

                The phrasal ‘goings forth,’ mowtsa’ah (mo-tsaw-aw’) is, ‘1. origin, a family descent, coming out. 2. (also) a sewer.’ Qedem (keh’-dem) and yowm (yome) ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) are ‘of old’ and ‘everlasting’ respectively. While Qedem means: ‘1. the front. 2. (of place, absolutely) the fore part. 3. (relatively) the East. 4. (of time) antiquity;’ yowm ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) is made of yowm [1. a day (as the warm hours). 2. (literal) from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next. 3. (figurative) a space of time defined by an associated term] and ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) [long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world]. You know what holds so much titillation in this verse? This prophesied one, expected to come forth out of Bethlehem –in an earthly event of time— is the very One whose goings forth, is at the same time, from of old, from everlasting! It is more spiritual than the physical understanding of human calculation. Only God can successfully achieve this phenomenal feat. The goings forth of the Christ has been from a time too incalculable for an understanding of scientific probe of time reading. This asserts the eternality of Christ’s Divine nature. Amen! Confer these verses: Psalm 90:2; Proverbs 8:22-23 and John 1:1.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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Death [2]

Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting?” [1Corinthians 15:54-55]

(…continued from part one…)

2)            Some still believe and asseverate that, “There’s no physical realm of hellish gaol.” A Davidic Psalm 16:10 is a Christological “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” The word ‘hell’ is the Hebrew she’ôl (sheh-ole’): ‘grave, hell, pit, the underworld Sheol – the OT designation for the abode of the dead; place of no return; without praise of God; wicked sent there for punishment; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian retreat).’ Jesus did not receive any condemnation in the abode of the dead. Acts 2:31 “He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.” Pellucidity of Scripture teaches that Jesus descended, the proclaiming Visitant, to the invisible underworld.

Who says hell is not real? It is a reality.

It says in unequivocal terms in Ephesians 4:9-10, “(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? [10] He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”  He went to the same place where Lazarus found himself –Abraham’s bosom. God would not allow the argument of the wicked-dead ‘rich man’, borne out of Satanism, to thrive: by sending him back to earth –even if Abraham could.

“…and delivered them into chains of darkness…” [2Peter 2:4].

Jesus, the true Witness, had to manifest in the lower region of our world –the wicked-dead to expect judgment, while the righteous dead had the flame of their hopes burning brightest. 1Peter 3:18-20 18) “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  19) By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20) Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” Jesus went yet to the lowest region of hell –Tartarus— to proclaim doom to the fallen angels who married the daughters of the antediluvian men, to engender the atrocious act of Satanism. The creation of Adam and a wife, perfectly established the Church.

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So many scriptures support hellish life after death. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire[Matthew3:12]. The understood goodness of the harvested wheat is the pointer to its usefulness. What accounts for its goodness is none other than the imbibed Word of truthfulness: Jesus. The worthlessness of the chaff (children of disobedience) makes them candidates of the unquenchable fire.

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                Proverbs 2:19, “None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.” The expression, ‘take hold of’ is the Hebrew nâśag (naw-sag’) meaning: ‘to overtake; ability; to reach, attain to, cause to reach; to be able to secure.’ Once in hell, the occupant has lost the ability to return to the life of celestial bliss. And this is what Pauline couch of Hebrews 9:27 is all about, which reads, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” where the word ‘appointed’ is apokeimai (ap-ok’-i-mahee): ‘to be laid away, laid by, reserved; reserved for one, awaiting him.’ The subject of this verse, ‘men’ is the Greek anthrōpos (anth’-ro-pos): ‘1. a human being, whether male or female or man-faced; 2. with the added notion of weakness, by which man is led into a mistake or prompted to sin 3. with the adjunct notion of contempt or disdainful pity.’ From these definitions, anthrōpos connotes degeneration of Adamic nature as opposed to the born again Christian.

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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Death [1]

1)            Death is not an absolute cessation of life. It is simply the reality of being cut off from the presence of God. In the tiniest fraction of a second, one is out of one’s body when death sniffs out the earthly life. To physicality, breath cessation of a living intelligent being is his end. Not so, it is, at all. Death is actually the absence of the vitality marking the essentiality of the spirit, one of the known tripartite quiddity constituting the Adamic creation. Simply put, theologically, death is to be absent from the presence of life –Jesus.

At the cessation point of breath, the dual entity of spirit and soul is transported to the realm of the ‘unseen’, either to eternal bliss or anguish. Who is the entity, of whom a cut off from His presence is death absolutely? Is it Brahma, Krishna, Buddha or Allah? None of them. It is Yahweh, the I AM THAT I AM, who was, and who is, and who is to come. Amen.

Lucifer was piqued to see the first couple still alive

      Adam, when he committed the disobedient, original sin of the Eden Garden, he died, not physically but spiritually. His spirit realm, sin-stained, failed to enter into the erstwhile sacred fellowship with the Creator. This is the truth about death. It was when he saw the sacrificial animals, one for him and the other for his wife that the gravity of the mark he had missed struck him. Dead animal friends of the pristine family told him: death was imminent. Every birth of Adamic progeny, as a result, became the accouchement of a walking cadaver. Death!

Then came the death of Abel, probably the most favourite offspring, which, definitely, shook him terribly. Death! Pellucidity of death passing upon every mankind became unbearably a truism.

In the couching of God’s protocol -the Bible- the very first words are, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” [Genesis 1:1]; and the title ‘God’ is the Hebraic ‘Elôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’): ‘Plural of ‘ĕlôahh (el-o’-ah); gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.’ The One who spoke the first words of creationism is none other than the First Member of the Godhead, the Father. Verse 2, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters:” is an introduction of the Third Member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. ‘Moved’ of verse 3 is râchaph (raw-khaf’): ‘to brood; by implication to be relaxed.’ It is the brooding likened to that of mother hen, creating the energizing spirit of hatching the egg into life. Like the eternal Father, the Holy Spirit is the life Giver.

There is life after death

 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” [Genesis 1:3]; bringing the Second Member of the Godhead, Jesus Christ, into creationism participation, ergo, Creator of life. Amen. Mosaic couch needed not say, “In the beginning God the Father …. ” simply because it was the Trinity –constituting one God—, working in consonance as co-Creators. Having established the concept of the Author of life, let us look at the users of it.

When one is pronounced clinically dead, a resuscitation of the essential vitality of life –the soul—, seen to be absent, is about to be scientifically carried out. Its failure renders the body, that did containerized the vital life, what my Yoruba people call, korofo –emptiness. Pinch, tickle and make verbal and physical advances at the cadaverous heap of remains, and there would not be the slightest response. Why? The soul [which is the realm of emotions, will and thoughts] is no longer present in the lifeless remains. After death is judgment. How do I know this fact? Lazarus died, the rich man died, each one to a separate region of the blissful Abraham’s Bosom and the fiery hell torment respectively.

It shall bruise thy head” [Gen. 3:15]

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

(…to be continued…)

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