|* The Three
Sadly, many Christians have not been taught by their denomination, their church, or their pastors that there was an Age before this present Age of Flesh man. They have no idea that we were present with Father in that Age, that we have already walked and talked with Him, and that we knew Him personally, which is why we read in Ecclesiastes 12:6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. [12:7] Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it..
Let’s now document that there was indeed an Age before this one, we find this documentation in the following: Genesis 1:1-2; Jeremiah 4; Isaiah 45:18, and II Corinthians 12:2. We'll start with Paul teaching us in the New Testament in II Corinthians 2:
With that introduction being said, let's go to Father and ask Him for His Blessings on our Study of His Word: "Father, we come to you right now to thank you for inviting us to Your table in order that we might be able to partake of and receive Your Spiritual Meat, and Father, as we prepare to dine on the sustenance which sustains our inner man, we ask that You Oh LORD open our ears and eyes, that we might be able to hear and see your Truths, open our hearts and minds and prepare us in order that we may receive Your Truth. We Pray for Your understanding of Your Word, we seek Your knowledge in Your Word and most importantly Father, we Pray for and desire Your Wisdom from Your Word, in Jesus' Precious name we Pray, thank You Father, Amen."
II Corinthians 11:19-12:11 EQUALITY WITH OTHER APOSTLES. NOT BEHIND THEM IN SUFFERRINGS. (Introversion and Alternation.)
12:1 Glory inexpedient.
12:1-5 Visions and revelations.
Paul is going to explain something to us, though in doing so, he will explain it in "the third person" in order to not bring glory unto himself as; he feels that that would only serve to put the focus on him, and, not on the issue he was trying to present. In other words, he doesn't want anybody to think that he thinks he's better than anybody else; however, he is also explaining it this way to show how Father strengthened his faith; because, Father had taken him in a vision to heaven and was there with him.
II Corinthians 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. -> I'm not trying to brag on myself; but, I want to tell you about a vision and revelation I received from Christ Jesus (H3442, - ישׁוּע, - Yêshûa‛, pronounced - yah-shoo'-ah, and means: For H3091; he will save; Jeshua, the name of two Israelites, also of a place in Palestine: - Jeshua.).
II Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. -> Here, Paul is speaking as though he is speaking from a third person point-of-view. He is telling of an experience he had approximately 14 years previous, and he truly is unsure, as to whether he was actually taken to heaven in his physical transfigured body—think Moses, Elijah and Enoch—or, whether it was in a vision. In either case, he had a glimpse of The Eternity, the time after Yeshua's 1,000 year Millennial reign.
Don't let Paul's description, or, labeling it "the third heaven" throw you off as; there are not three levels of heaven; however, there are three Heavenly Ages, just as there are three Earthly Ages, they coincide with each other, and you can think of them as dispensations of time. Anyway, while he was in this transfiguration; or, vision, he saw things which were unspeakable to express, or, even to talk about.
II Corinthians 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) -> Again, Paul is saying that he is unsure as to whether he was there spiritually, transfigured, or, what?
II Corinthians 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. -> Paul is saying that while there he heard things and saw things which he is unable to adequately express. Brethren, he had full use—100 percent—of his mind and knowledge. In other words, think back to the Garden of Eden and what satan was attempting to promise to show Eve when he seduced (H5377, - נשׁא, - nâshâ', pronounced - naw-shaw', and means: A primitive root; to lead astray, that is, (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce: - beguile, deceive, X greatly, X utterly., and now in the Greek G1818, - ἐξαπατάω, - exapataō, pronounced - ex-ap-at-ah'-o, and means: From G1537 and G538; to seduce wholly: - beguile, deceive.) her. He was promising her full knowledge: Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. -> The difference between satan and Paul is several fold: satan came to this Age, and he did so in order to defeat Father's plan; Paul on the other hand, was taken to heaven by Father, and Father took him there in order to fulfill His—Father's—plan to bring true good knowledge of what heaven is like.
Paradise=Paradise is heaven; and it where everybody returns to when they die in the flesh. Paradise has two sides to it, and there is a gulf which separates the two sides. The side the saints; or, overcomers—those who believe that Christ Yeshua is Father YHVH in the Flesh and offered Himself as a sacrifice on the cross—are on one side, separated from those who are unbelievers and have refused to accept the sacrifice that Yeshua gave on the cross. This is what is taught by Yeshua in the parable of Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:19-31.
So, now that we have heard Paul give us a glimpse of what he saw and heard, let's go back to the beginning of Father's Word and read also of this. Turn with me to Genesis 1:
Genesis 1:1-2:3 THE INTRODUCTION.
This first Chapter of The First Book of Father's Word is an important Chapter. Why? Because if you don't know or understand the beginning of Father's Word, you can never come to a full understanding of the ending. So, with that being said — Let's Go to the Beginning.
The beginning of course is the Book of Genesis. The Book of Genesis covers the creation of all things by Father ELOHIM, and it is the Foundation for all the rest of His Word. This Book and the very last Book in Father's Word, the Book of Revelation have much more in common than most people realize. The Book of Genesis records the beginning of ALL things, including this AGE; while the Book of Revelation records the ending of this AGE and the beginning and ending of Christ's 1,000 year Millennium and the beginning of the everlasting eternity.
This Book of Genesis is a record of satan's first rebellion, while the Book of Revelation is a recording of both his first and also his last and final rebellion. Also in this Book of Genesis we see where sin first enters in to the world Ages and in the Book of Revelation we see sin's destruction at the end of both this age and Christ's Millennium.
It is this Book of Genesis that is part of the keys to understanding all the rest of Father's Word. As I said above — "If you don't understand the beginning, you'll never come to a full understanding of the end while in these flesh bodies." In the New Testament, when Yeshua—in parables—talks about planting seeds in the Gospel of Matthew; we will find out here in this Book of Genesis just what he meant by His teaching. We will discover He was talking about offspring, and just who all these offspring are, and what everything is all about.
So then, without further ado, let's learn from Father.
Genesis 1:1 "THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS" (II Peter 3:6). IT'S CREATION IN ETERNITY PAST.
Genesis 1:1 In the Beginning God created the heaven and the earth. -> What did this verse say? It said that God created two (2) bodies — heaven and earth. Did it state when He created them? No, it did not. Father left it up to us to try and figure out just how long ago this was that He created these two bodies, though He does give us clues in His Word. His word and science really do not conflict on the number of years ago that He created the heaven and earth.
It didn't even state what condition they were in, it just says that He created them.
So what then happened? We find our answer to part of this question in the New Testament in the Gospel of John: John 1:1 In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word Was God. -> Jesus: Yeshua, is the Logos — The Word, and The Word was written billions of years ago. Can you grasp this — everything that we see going on around us today was written billions of years ago; your life, my life — all written.
The next thing that Father created was "His Wisdom"—though you can say that He didn't create His Wisdom as; it was already inside of Him—and we can read of that in the Book of Proverbs. Solomon, the third man king of Israel after Saul and David, wrote the Book of Proverbs, and in Proverbs 8, he speaks of Father's Wisdom, we'll pick it up in Proverbs 8:22. Proverbs 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. -> These "works of old" are the things that transpired after Father created the heaven and the earth, and we can get a glimpse of these things in Revelation 12. Revelation 12 is a unique chapter because it spans a very long length of time — the First Earth Age, this Age, and the Age still to come; we'll cover this in more depth a little later, but for now let's continue on with Proverbs. Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. -> Solomon is telling us that Father possessed His Wisdom even before He created the earth. From the very beginning, Father possessed His Wisdom. [8:24] When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. -> Before there was an abyss or even the need of the abyss, or even the waters to fill this abyss, Father's Wisdom was.
This abyss is the same "pit" which satan will be cast into at the beginning of Yeshua's 1,000 year Millennial Reign as can be read in Revelation 20:3. [8:25] Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: -> Father possessed His Wisdom even before He created the mountains and formed the hills of this earth. [8:26] While as yet He had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. -> Again, He hadn't even created the earth when He possessed His Wisdom. [8:27] When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when He set a compass upon the face of the depth: -> As Father created the heavens and told the stars and moon and sun where their places were in the heavens; Father's Wisdom was with Him. [8:28] When He established the clouds above: when He strengthened the fountains of the deep: [8:29] When He gave to the sea His decree, That the waters should not pass His commandment: when He appointed the foundations of the earth: -> When He created the earth; He also created the land, the mountains, the hills, the fields, the lakes and oceans. He told the waters of the lakes how far up the banks they could go and the waters of the oceans just how far up the shoreline they could proceed. How did He do this? By creating gravity and using those gravitational forces to control the things of this earth.
Father asked Job when addressing him in Job 38, to explain to Him how all these things came into being, let's go there next:
Before we turn there, let's talk about Job for a minute. What happened with Job. If we were to go back to the Job 1 and Job 2, we would find that Father—Who was standing before many of His Children as; they had come to present themselves to Him—asks satan where he had been? Satan replies that he had been "walking to and fro the earth." Father then asks satan, if while he was walking on the earth, had he seen Job, one of God's favorite people? Satan replies that the only reason Job is one of Father's favorites is because Father has a fence around him; but, that if He were to remove it and allow he,—satan,—to have a go at Job, Job in turn would curse Father. Father accepted satan's challenge and removed that fence. He then told satan that he could do all he wished; except, kill Job. Satan took the lives of Job's children, took the lives of all his livestock and took all his possessions; but, Job would not curse Father. Job had three "supposed friends" come by and proceed to tell him that he must repent of the sins which he must have committed in order to be pleasing to Father; and then, Father would in turn, reward him by bestowing blessings upon him. The only problem with this, is that as we know, Job had not sinned, it was all satan's doings. So, for the next 35 or so chapters, Job's "friends" try and convince Job of his sin and to make him repent of it. Finally in Job 38 Father steps in and comes to Job, let's turn there now and listen in: Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, -> What is this whirlwind? We find our answer to this question in Ezekiel 1:4 where Ezekiel, who had only ever seen a donkey cart or horse-drawn buggy, now had to describe the vehicle which brought Father's throne to this Age — this dimension. Our clue here in this verse is the word "amber" — which in the Hebrew is — "Highly polished bronze." So, now we find in Job 38, Father talking with Job from this highly polished bronze vehicle. What is He talking with Job about? [38:2] "Who is this that darkeneth counsel with words without knowledge? -> Father is asking Job to explain to Him what he was doing listening to these three "friends" that didn't have the correct knowledge of the things of Father. Remember, Job had been tested and afflicted by satan, not Father, to where he lost his entire family, his wealth, his health and by the time Father comes to Job, Job is in a sorry state of affairs. [38:3] Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me." -> When Father talks to us we better pay attention, so let's do just that. Here in this verse Father tells Job to gird up his loins, in other words, Father told Job to take his belt and wrap it up under his skirt so that he would be in the battle dress of the day—back in Job's day men wore skirts, (the Scots called them "kilts") or long robes—and in order to run and such, they had to be bunched up and tied up under the man's loins. Really, what this is though is a Hebraism — meaning "to stand up straight like a man;" because, I - Father, want to talk to you, and I want your undivided attention.
So, now that Father had Job's attention, He tells him to answer Him; for, He is demanding an answer from Job concerning what had happened for the last how much ever time it had been that Job had been listening to his "friends" and NEVER ONCE turning to Father and asking Him, or talking with Him, about what was happening to him. [38:4] Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare if thou hast understanding. -> Father is asking Job if he was there when He created all things? Of course Father, Job and even us, know that Job wasn't there. And for the next two plus chapters, Father reads Job the riot act while explaining to Job, just how He in fact created all things.
If we take our time and truly read and Study Father's Word, we too can\will see just how He did create them. We will also see His love for His creation — ALL of it, the heavens, the earth and all things on it. His creation He talks to and it obeys Him and His commands, except for satan and prideful man. We can see this through Jesus in — Matthew 21:19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. -> He talks with us through His word, and He wants us to be obedient to Him as well. There is a deeper meaning within this verse in Matthew 21:19 but, we won't get into it at this point; we'll continue on with what we were studying. Returning now to the Book of Genesis and picking it up with verse v1:2.
So from verse v1:1 above, we see that on the first day, Father created the heaven and the earth. Now, let's see just what happened when He created them.
1:2 IT'S END. RUIN.
1:2-31 "THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WHICH ARE NOW" (II Peter 3:7). THEIR CREATION IN TIME PRESENT. (THE SIX DAYS)
Genesis 1:2 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. -> Here already, we see Father's Spirit — The Holy Spirit moving upon the face of the waters. Here, Father is talking about literal water (H2O); but, in Revelation 17:15 we will find a different meaning of "waters:" Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, "The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. -> When Father translates something for us, we don't want to mess with it any further. But again, here in this verse, we are talking about water (H2O).
We see that His Spirit "moved" upon these waters. This "moved" gives us our foundation for the rest of the verse, let's see what it means - In the Strong's Concordance it is Hebrew word number: H7363, - רחף, - râchaph, pronounced - raw-khaf', and means: A primitive root; to brood; by implication to be relaxed: - flutter, move, shake. In other words, Father's Spirit was shaking and stirring up the waters. We know then, what the rest of this verse means when it says "the earth was (we'll discover in a second what this word "was" is as well) without form and void.
The word "was" as used here in this verse is Hebrew word number in the Strong's H1961, - היה, - hâyâh, pronounced - haw-yaw', and means: A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): - beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use., - "To BECOME or TO COME TO PASS." So in other words, THE VERSE SHOULD READ - "And the earth became without form, and void;...". -> So what was it that caused the earth to become without form, and void? Something must have happened for this to taken place. We will again get to that in a second, but first let's look at two other words from this verse: "without form" and "void". The first "without form" in the Strong's is H8414, - תּהוּ, - tôhû, pronounced - to'-hoo, and means: From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: - confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness., and the second is "void" H922, - בּהו, - bôhû, pronounced - bo'-hoo, and means: From an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially an undistinguishable ruin: - emptiness, void.. So, now let's read this verse as it is in the Manuscripts: - "And the earth hayah tohu-va-bohu" or "And the earth became a desolate worthless thing and an undistinguishable ruin.".
How and why did it become so? Because, at the end of Genesis 1:1 the earth "Age" was a period of time which ceased to exist in its previous form. Father had created the earth to be inhabited, and then something happened that caused Him to destroy His creation. You see, there was an entire Age which existed at the beginning of verse v1:1 and was destroyed before verse v1:2. The "First Earth Age" is brought to us in the Old Testament in the Book of Proverbs, Book of Isaiah and Book of Jeremiah while in New Testament in the Book of Ephesians, Book of II Peter, Book of Jude and Book of Revelation. We'll cover some if not all of the information in these Books, during this study.
If you don't know or understand that there was an Age before this one, you'll never be able to explain the why Father stated through the prophet Malachi "And Esau I hated" in Malachi 1:2-3, and again in Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) [9:12] It was said unto her, "The elder shall serve the younger." [9:13] As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." -> So then, just when was it that Father hated Esau and WHY? It was in the First Earth Age and it was because of what he did then. Esau's soul, the spirit(man) that is within us, did something that so angered Father that, Father's anger carried over to the soul within the embryo, which Father placed in the flesh body of the baby the He placed in Rebekah.
Let's find out then just what is was that caused Father to destroy His creation, the First Earth Age. We'll turn first to the Book of Isaiah; Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD That created the heavens; God Himself That formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. -> As we see then, when we compare this verse with Genesis 1:2 where it says "the earth was void". It appears there is a conflict with in Father's Word; but, the conflict is with the translation of Father's Word and the reader, Not with Father and His Word. As with all of Father and His prophets, Father is speaking here, and the prophet is writing down what Father is saying or telling him to write. And as we just read, He stated, "I created it not in vain." In other words, He created it a beautiful place to be inhabited and lived upon. But, something happened which caused Father to want to destroy His creation. What was it that would cause Him to do so? Let's turn to Revelation 12 and learn part of what happened. Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a women clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: -> Who is this? In the flesh it will be the wives of Jacob who Father later changes his name to ISRAEL and these twelve stars are his offspring—children—the twelve tribes of Israel, the patriarchs. In the Age that was, at that time—Billions of years ago—they were the stars, or the children of Father ELOHIM, in their spiritual bodies.
In the First Earth Age we had society just as we have our societies today. There was a government and Father was the head of that Government. Until as we'll see in these next few verses satan — one of Father's children, fell away from Him. [12:2] And she being with child, cried traveling in birth, and pained to be delivered. -> Even though Israel is Jacob, here in this verse and in other places as well, they'll be known as Mother Israel, and here she is getting ready to give birth to her twelve sons — the tribes of Israel. [12:3] And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. -> This great red dragon is none other than satan, and he as we can read of in Ezekiel 28, was head of and over some of Father's government — his role was the "Protecting Cherub."
Symbolically, this women discussed in this verse is also Mary, the mother of our Lord and Saviour Yeshua. The reason the dragon is there, is because as we'll discover, he wants to destroy this child — Yeshua, or keep Him from being born. Why? So that he then can take the place of Yeshua — Saviour of the World. There are problems with his thoughts on this though, Who is Yeshua? Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23 tell us that Immanuel in the Hebrew, and Emmanuel in the Greek is,—being interpreted—God with us. Our adversary satan is not Father ELOHIM; he is one of Father's creation and therefore can never replace Father. [12:4] And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. -> This is what satan wants and is and has always been trying to do since the time that he fell away from Father. He wants to prevent this child from being born because he wants to be this child.
Notice in this verse, it says that the dragon — satan, his tail drew a third part of the stars of heaven. This verse means that satan caused 1/3 of all of Father's children to rebel with him, before this present Flesh Age we are living in. In other words — while all of us were still in our spiritual bodies, right there with Father, walking and talking with Him. How very sad for our wonderful loving Father, to see His children rebel against Him, their Creator — ELOHIM. These children of ELOHIM stopped worshiping and loving Him, and in turn, turned and started to love and worship satan as Father.
Again, who are these stars? They are the spiritual beings, the angels — you and I. We know this because of Genesis 6:2; Job 1:6; and again in Job 2:1. I want you to pay attention brethren because, these three verses all say "the sons of God." You need to understand this — in the first earth age, we were all masculine — male, hence "sons of God." In this present Flesh Age we are both masculine and feminine — in order to bring forth children to fulfill John 3:1-6 "born from above and through water." In the Final Age — after the Great White Throne Judgment, after Christ's 1,000 year Millennial reign, we will all be feminine—female—because we will all become the BRIDE of Christ. [12:5] And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne. -> Our adversary satan feels that if he can prevent this birth, — the birth of Christ Yeshua, then he can then sit in this child's place to "rule all nations with this rod of iron." But again, Yeshua is "God with us — Immanuel," He is also the Logos — The Word, so satan can never replace Yeshua — he cannot win this controversy between him and Father ELOHIM; — he cannot win this war — IT IS WRITTEN. But, sadly satan's ego is leading him to believe he can win, that he can change the Word of God.
I said that satan held a position in Father's government during the First Earth Age. Let's go see what that position was. Let's go to Ezekiel 28. In this chapter of the Book of Ezekiel, Father is talking to satan, He calls him by several different names — prince of Tyrus (notice the lower case "p" in prince), he also, later in the chapter, calls him the king of Tyrus (again, notice the lower case "k"). Ezekiel 28 also details to us who the controversy is between — satan and Father, and what it is about — satan wanting to be God.
Ezekiel 28:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, [28:2] "Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, 'Thus saith the LORD God; 'Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, 'I am a GOD, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas;' yet thou art a man and not GOD, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: -> This is what happened during the First Earth Age, satan,—prince of Tyrus—as well learn here in this chapter, was created by Father, and worked his way up in Father's Government to where Father appointed him to be one of the two Protecting Cherubim of Father's Mercy Seat. After he had been so, he decided he no longer wanted to be a Protecting Cherub of that Seat; but, he set his heart and mind as god, and wanted to be god. He will also do this at the end of this Earth Age of Flesh man; where, he will come prior to Yeshua, pretending to be Yeshua — antichrist in the Greek; for, that is what "anti" in the Greek means — "instead of, or pretend to be." But then, Yeshua will return, and during His 1,000 year Millennial Reign, everybody will see satan for who he really is; one of Father's creation who deceived the whole world into believing he was Yeshua.
Son of man=Son of Adam. Used of Ezekiel—exactly 100 times—by Father YHVH, and always without the "Article." In the New Testament, the phrase is used by Yeshua—of Himself— 86 times, used by others of Yeshua twice; and always with the "Article." Without the "Article" it denotes a human being, either of the sixth day created man, or of a natural descendant of eth-ha-Adam, the eighth day formed man, the seed-line through which Yeshua will be born in the flesh. In the Book of Ezekiel it is used on contrast with the celestial living creatures (Ezekiel 1). With the "Article,"—as used of Yeshua—it denotes "the second man," "the last Adam," taking the place "dispensationally" which "the first man" had forfeited, and succeeding , therefore, to the universal dominion over the earth which had been committed to Adam in Genesis 1:26 and Psalms 8:4-8.
Ezekiel 28:3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: -> Why can't anybody hide any secrets from satan? Because he will never be born in the flesh and therefore he has his full knowledge still, this is why he is identified as the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden.
This statement of his being wiser than Daniel is stated here because in Daniel 1:20, Daniel was found by king Nebuchadnezzar to be ten times wiser than everybody else in all matters. At the time of king Nebuchadnezzar's reign, the whole world was one, or stated slightly differently, — the world was in a one world Government. This too is how satan will reign during the end of this earth age of flesh man.
There is one place though that we can hide our secrets from satan and that is by keeping them in our minds because only Father can read our thoughts, Not satan. Therefore, if we have an important issue that we want to pray to Father about, we should pray that prayer in our mind only and not out loud.
Ezekiel 28:4 With thy wisdom and thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: -> Father had given Daniel the wisdom to interpret dreams and foretell secrets, and as we are learning here in these verses satan is wiser than Daniel, and he too can do these things. Sadly for him, he uses these skills for his own greediness and benefit; whereas, Daniel used them to fulfill Father's Will. Our adversary satan only uses them for personal gain.
Ezekiel 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thine riches: -> Because of their ability to gain all their riches, satan and his children, the kenites, have become full of themselves and prideful. We watch and see it happening so much in today world — today, everybody wants to be rich, but what riches everybody should be striving for are the riches of The knowledge and wisdom of Father — YHVH. However, they and their riches are going to collapse at Yeshua's return for His Second Advent, and it'll all have been for naught.
Ezekiel 28:6 Therefore, thus saith the LORD God; 'Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God. -> Father, God is now going to pronounce sentence on satan for his prideful, self-uplifting.
Ezekiel 28:7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. -> Who are these "strangers and the terrible of the nations?" They are the Elect of God, those who stood with Him and against satan and his army during the First Earth Age and will make that stand again at the end of this Earth Age of flesh man. The sword that they will wield is that Two Edged Sword of God — His Word, It exposes deception and lies for what they are.
It will be the Holy Spirit that will speak through the mouth's Father's Elect as can be read in Matthew 10, Mark 13, and Luke 12. For our study here we'll utilize Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven. -> Those who deny Yeshua now while still in these flesh bodies, they can repent when they find out that He is real; but, those of Father's Elect, as we learn here, when they are delivered up to satan in his synagogue for this very purpose,—to allow Father's Holy Spirit to speak through their mouths—it won't be forgiven. [12:11] And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: -> Here it is, the Elect are to take no thought as to what they are to say, don't premeditate it, because: [12:12] For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. -> Father, through His Holy Spirit will teach His Elect what to speak; Yeshua speaking to His disciples—and us—in Matthew 10:20 also states this portion of it very well: Matthew 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you..
The word "brightness" as used in this verse—Ezekiel 28:7—in the Strong's Concordance is Hebrew word number: H3314, - יפעה, - yiph‛âh, pronounced - yif-aw', and means: From 3313; splendor, of (figuratively beauty: - brightness.. Now let's look at H3313, - יפע, - âpha‛, pronounced - yaw-fah', and means: A primitive root; to shine: - be light, shew, self, (cause to) shine (forth).. It is from this verse in the manuscripts that satan gets his name "the shining one" as used in Genesis 3:1, where he is identified as "the serpent."
Ezekiel 28:8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shall die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. -> When Father's Holy Spirit and His Elect expose satan for who he is at the end of this age and going into Yeshua's Millennium, he will no longer be appealing to a lot of Father's children. As Yeshua says — "there'll be wailing and gnashing of teeth" when they realize that they had been deceived by satan.
Seas=I remind you brethren that, Father translated "waters" for us in Revelation 17:15 where He stated that the waters—in this case "the seas"—are "people;" therefore, this verse states that satan in his role of pretend to be Yeshua "antichrist," his role, not his spirit (being) will be slain whereby everybody will see it. His spirit will not be slain until at the end of Yeshua's 1,000 year Millennial reign, after Father again uses him to test His Children, just prior to the Great White Throne Judgment as can be read in Revelation 20.
Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before Him That slayeth thee, 'I am God?' but thou shalt be a man, and no GOD, in the hand of Him That slayeth thee. -> There is only one Who can cause both the body and the soul to perish and that is Father as can be read in Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both the soul and the body in hell. -> Father is going to do exactly this to satan after He utilizes satan to fulfill His Will and His Plan.
Ezekiel 28:10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the LORD GOD.’ ” -> .
Ezekiel 28:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, -> .
Ezekiel 28:12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation against the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, ‘Thus saith the LORD GOD; ‘Thou sealest up the sum, full in wisdom and perfect in beauty. -> With this verse things have now changed as far as satan's position is concerned. He went from the "prince of Tyre," to "king of Tyrus." The "king of Tyrus" was satan's position before his fall during the First Earth Age. Father is telling him, "I created you this way." Father must have loved satan at the time of his creation, to give him such perfect beauty, and full wisdom. Prior to his fall, satan was in good standing with our heavenly Father. Father had even elevated him to the highest position of any of Father's created beings; — that of Protector of Father’s Mercy Seat. But, once satan's pride and vanity took control of him, he departed from Father’s plan for him and set his mind on being the "LORD of Lords" and assuming the role of Yeshua, the only begotten of the Father.
Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. -> Father created satan, he was and is one of Father's children just like all of us. But sadly, because of his pride, he fell away from Father and even drew one third of Father's children away from Father, he had everything and threw it all away.
Father allowed him in the Garden of Eden as a test for man. He was there in the Garden as, the "tree of knowledge of good and evil" and also in his role of the serpent. No, he was not a snake — never was and never will be.
Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. -> Who all was in the Garden of Eden and what were their roles? Father — as Himself: ELOHIM; Yeshua — as The Tree of Life; satan — as the “tree of knowledge of good and evil,” and also “the serpent;” Adam — as the first male in the seedline through which Father will become man in the flesh; and Eve as the first female in the seedline.
But, listen to all the wonderful things Father had set upon satan and said about him — all prior to his fall.
Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways in the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. -> So, Father tells satan that he was one of His most beautiful of all of Father's creations, and that he was so good; that, over time, Father had elevated him to the position of "Protector of His Mercy Seat," he along with another one of Father's children who is un-named. Sadly, satan's heart and ego became elevated, and satan no longer wanted to be the “protector” of Father's Mercy Seat — he wanted to sit in it — in order to be God.
Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. -> After satan fell away and stopped worshiping Father, Father told him that he would no longer be the protector of Father's Throne, in fact Father told him that he would no longer be allowed at Father's Altar, and further, Father will destroy his soul. How will Father do this?
Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. -> It is by Father — ELOHIM, that each and every individual has the looks, knowledge, talents and wisdom that they have, even wealth can be a gift and Blessing from Father. However, ill-gotten gains are not of Father; but, of satan, and like satan, if we don't unload them we cannot enter Father's Kingdom, and we too will be destroyed in the Lake of Fire.
Let's see what Father has to say about this in Psalms 37. Psalms 37 is an acrostical Psalm and in it, Father tells those who good righteously that they need not worry concerning those who do evil or have ill-gotten gains. From Dr. Bullinger’s Companion Notes in his Companion Bible “Every verse in Psalms 37 has four lines (a quatrain) assigned to each successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet, except the forth (verse v37:7), the eleventh (verse v37:20) and the nineteenth (verse v37:34), which each have three lines (a triplet) assigned to them. These three triplet verses occur in perfect order. The seventh verse is the seventh Hebrew letter from the beginning; the thirty-fourth verse is the seventh Hebrew letter from the end: while the middle verse (v37:20) marks the end of the first half with the first of the two middle Hebrew letters.”. So then, let's read these three verses in Psalms 37:
Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him:
Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,
Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. -> Father is telling us to put our trust in Him and to wait upon Him and not worry about the evil man or to take matters into our own hands.
Psalms 37:20 But the wicked shall perish,
And the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs:
They shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. -> As Father told satan in Ezekiel 28:18 that he would be consumed from within, that is what Father is also telling the wicked in this verse — that they too will be consumed from within.
Psalms 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep His way,
And He shall exalt thee to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, thou shall see it. -> The righteous who wait on Father will be there when the wicked man is consumed from within.
Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. -> Father tells him here in verse v28:18 that because of pride, his falling away from Father and because he drew third of Father's children away from Him, He — Father, will bring a fire from the center of satan which will completely devour him and all will see this take place. Sadly, even after witnessing this — Revelation 20:10-15 and be consumed from within just like him. The rest of the chapter is equally important; but, for this study we'll continue on, and from here we'll turn to II Peter 3.
II Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: -> Who is this "they?" It is you and I, and all the other of Father's Children. But, more importantly, it is all those which remain deceived and cannot grasp the Truth in His Word to understand what transpired.
II Peter 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: -> Almost the entire church world believes this flood to be the flood of Noah's time; but, it is not. It is the flood from Genesis 1:2 "...The Spirit of God moved upon the waters." -> This, as we are about to learn. — was billions of years ago. And Father is telling us here, that most of His children of ignorant of this.
II Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. -> Here in this verse, as Peter states, "But the heavens and earth, which are now..." He is referring to our present earth (flesh) Age. What's going to happen? They "are reserved unto (now don't be scared) fire against the day of judgment." A lot of the churches believe that Father is going to destroy His earth. No, that is not going to happen and Peter will tell us when we get to verse v3:10 that Father is going to destroy all the elements (stoicheion — evil rudiments). This earth and more specifically Jerusalem is Father's favorite place in all His created worlds, and He is not going to destroy it nor will He allow the inhabitants of this earth to destroy His earth via nuclear war.
II Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. -> Peter is telling us that one day is 1,000 years long, a week then is 7,000 years long. Father re-created the earth (AFTER HE OVERFLOWED IT WITH WATER WHEN HE DESTROYED THE AGE THAT WAS — katabole — overthrow). We are presently in the 6th dispensation of time, and the next is the 7th known as THE LORD’S DAY — The MILLENNIUM.
II Peter 3:9 The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. -> What is it Father wants from His children? Two things — First He wants them as stated in the signature line of my Website — Hosea 6:6 Our Love and our knowledge of Him and secondly — that all His children come to Him and repent of their sins.
Father is going to destroy satan — one of His creation, because of what he did in rebelling, drawing that third of Father's children to rebel against Father in the first earth age and for what he did in the Garden of Eden — which we'll get to a little later.
Sadly, because of their continued rebellion against Him, Father will also have to destroy some more of His Children at the end of the Millennium. BUT, He doesn't want that, He would rather they all came to Him and repented of their sins, but; tragically, that isn't going to happen so He WILL destroy ALL THE EVIL THINGS because, no sin or uncleanliness can be near Him.
II Peter 3:10 But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. -> Nobody, NOT even Yeshua while He was in the flesh, knows when Father will end this age and usher in Christ's Millennial Reign. BUT, Father does give us clues to Watch for as did Yeshua while in the flesh, and those clues are recorded in Father's Word.
Again, we are seeing in this verse that all the evil rudiments are going to be destroyed, it is the evilness not His earth. How will He do this? Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire..
How and when did all this take place? Let's turn to several more places in Father's Word and read what Father says about how He created His earth and about His flooding after satan's fall. We'll start with Isaiah 48:18, and yes, I know I already covered this verse above; but, it explains much: Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD That created the heavens; God Himself That formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. -> How did Father say He created His earth — perfect, — to be inhabited by His children. He didn't create it a void and wasteful place. It was only after satan fell that Father destroyed the Age that was, and usher in this Age of Flesh man.
We can go to the poles of this earth and find tropical plants, and sharp frozen animals with butter-cups still in their mouths. The dogs which pull the sleds can still eat the meat from those thousands of years old creatures. The earth was created from pole to pole with no ice and no desolation; but, an event happened which caused the earth to become a frozen tundra. Father is telling you here that He is the LORD, and He created the earth perfect. So, we see from this verse that something happened between Genesis 1:1, and Genesis 1:2, that the earth that was created perfect and with habitation; but, then became a complete waste, and empty of life. Even to the point of the stars and sun not existing for a certain period of time.
Some Bible preachers would have you believe that the earth is only six thousand years old; however, that age is related only to the family of the seedline of Adam, — eth-ha-Adawm — the race of "ruddy" complected individuals who show blood in their face. That is what the word "Adam" means in the Hebrew, let’s check it out in the Strong’s Concordance, it is Hebrew word number: H121, - אדם, - 'âdâm, pronounced - aw-dawm', and means: The same as H120; Adam, the name of the first man, also of a place in Palestine: - Adam., and though this says, “the name of the first man,” don’t let it through you as; it means the first man in the seedline through which Father will become flesh. This is plain to see in the manuscripts. Let’s continue chasing it out by now looking at word number “H121:” H120, - אדם, - 'âdâm, pronounced - aw-dawm', and means: From H119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): - X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person. We know from simple scientific fact, and by physical evidence, that this earth is millions of years old, and only Father knows the actual time. He created the earth, after Christ and His Holy Spirit and Wisdom, then He created all souls and placed them upon the earth. We lived for millions, even billions of years this way, and there was a rebellion by one of those souls, that one named — satan. Our adversary satan was so good at deceiving Father's children that one third of all the other souls followed him.
Once satan fell, Father then had a choice: (1) destroy satan and all those souls (Father's children) that followed him OR (2) destroy the age that was and bring in a new age, thereby giving all His children the opportunity to be born in the flesh, unknowledgeable of the age that was, in order for them to have the opportunity to prove to Father that they love Him, will obey, Follow and Worship Him.
Can I back this claim up in Father's Word? You bet I can, let's allow Him to tell us about it. Turn with me to the Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 4 teaches us what happened to the Age that was, but before we get to Jeremiah 4, we'll first make a detour and pit stop in Jeremiah 1, to read concerning Father knowing us prior to this Age.
Jeremiah 1:4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, [1:5] “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. -> Father is telling Jeremiah and us that it is He Who places our soul in the womb. That He knew us, just as He knew Jeremiah, before Jeremiah was even conceived in his mother's womb Father knew him, it is He that determines where and when we will be born, and it is also He that chooses for us be a prophet for Him to fulfill His plan.
Father foreknew Jeremiah, and knew that he was qualified to do the task that He commissioned Jeremiah to do. Jeremiah had earned the right to fulfill this position, in the First Earth Age. It is so very sad that Christianity has so few Holy Spirit wisdom filled scholars who Teach the Truth in Father’s Word; that, their follow Christians cannot be taken into a clear understanding of Father's Word. As far as Father's Word is concerned, most Christians today are on about a fourth grade level; whereas, the understanding of the First Earth Age, requires that you dig into the languages of the Scriptures. The Christians of today are limited to the short span of six thousand years — from Adam's time, and in their thinking, they are completely ignorant of the billions of years of time prior to when Father formed Adam.
If there was no Age before this one, how else could Father tell Jeremiah that He knew him. Same with Jacob and Esau as we previously discussed in Malachi 1:2-3 and Romans 9:11-13? What about also in the New Testament, the times Father, through one of His chosen ones, talks about those He predestinated in Ephesians 1:4-5 and 11, before the foundation of the world? Without an Age before this one, the questions cannot be answered. So, now that we have established that there was an Age before this one, let's continue on and see where Father says that He destroyed the Age that was. Let’s skip down to verse Jeremiah 4:22.
Jeremiah 4:22 For My people is foolish, they have not known Me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. -> Father is showing His disappointment in His children (us) here. The word "sottish" in the Strong's Concordance is Hebrew word number: H5530, - סכל, - sâkâl, pronounced - saw-kawl', and means: From H5528; Silly: - Fool (-ishSottish. . Father is telling us that He is disappointed in His children because of their foolishness and stupidity in listening to and being deceived, by false preachers. Listen, for He says, "if you don't think that I am going to bring destruction of this Age at the Seventh and final Trumpet, you had better look back at the First Earth Age, because when satan rebelled then, I destroyed that Earth Age.
Father is setting the stage for us here as to what He did to end that First Earth Age, and it is an example of what He is going to do at the end of this Age of Flesh man. He is reminding us (His children) that we have been foolish and always listen to man and their stupid traditions. Most of His children prefer not to study to His Word, but listen to the foolish doctrines of men's traditions. Who do you listen to, man or Father? The definition of one who has no knowledge, is stupid. There is only one place to gain the knowledge, and that is from our Father: and to gain His Knowledge and Wisdom, you must Study His Word.
Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. -> Father is telling us here exactly what He did to His earth before, this was in that First Earth Age, when He ended the Age that was. The "earth" spoken of here in the Hebrew, in the Strong's Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H776, - ארץ, - 'erets, pronounced - eh'-rets, and means: From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): - Xcommon, country, earth, field, ground, land, Xnations, way, + wilderness, world..
We've already read Isaiah 45:18 where Father says He created His earth to be inhabited; so, we know how and why it became without form and void. He says that He did not create the earth a waste land and void, it became that way when He shook it.
Jeremiah 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. -> Imagine all the hills and mountains around this earth moving in one massive earthquake. This cannot be the flood during Noah's time because during that flood, Father didn't shake His earth, He only brought the rain for 40 days and 40 nights. So, this definitely is a different flooding and this time there was a shaking too.
Jeremiah 4:25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. -> Further proof that this was not the flood of Noah's time. Here there was no man because Father destroyed every being on the face of the earth; whereas during the flood of Noah’s time, when He sent the rain to destroy the gibbor, all flesh was destroyed except those eight Adamic souls and two of every other race. Let's read it, it’s in Genesis 6: Genesis 6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring onto the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. -> The word "flesh" in the Hebrew, in the Strong's Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H1320, - בשׂר, - bâśâr, pronounced - baw-sawr', and means: From H1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man: - body, [fat, lean] flesh [-ed], kin, [man-] kind, + nakedness, self, skin.. So, as we see, from Father. He told Noah to take two of every race of man (including two of Cain's (satan's) offspring) and not just two of every animal, like most church houses teach. Again, we know this “all flesh” means not just the animals because, when we go back to the beginning of the chapter in Genesis 6 we read: Genesis 6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. -> Father wasn’t talking about the animals corrupting themselves bears mating with lions, dogs with tigers and the like, He was talking about man, males and females mating with same sex, mating with the fallen angles. So, Father destroyed all the birds and creatures, along with man in order to bring us into this Age.
When we look at the plates of the land masses of the earth, it is obvious that there has been a shaking that took place. When satan fell in that first earth age, there was a flood and destruction that left nothing alive to survive into this Earth Age. Then when Noah's flood came, Father was careful to preserve all flesh, and to take two of every kind aboard the ark. Not only are the animals and birds flesh; but, all the races were flesh also, including the satan's offspring — the kenites, those sons of Cain.
Jeremiah 4:26 I beheld, and lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by His fierce anger. -> Did you notice that there were ancient cities in that first earth age. We had them and Father was head of our Government; but, when satan fell, the Father destroyed all the cities, as well as every man and beast of the field. Father's Word does not disagree with science that the overthrow took place, and that this earth is millions, even billions of years old. However, most preachers today say that this earth is only 6,000 years old. Remember what God called those people back in verse v4:22? Sottish — stupid! They don't, won't, and can't read the manuscripts, and open their eyes to the evidence that is all around them and see the truths that Father has spoken in His Word.
They like to argue a point in stupidity, and desire to stay away from II Peter 3, where Peter makes it clear that there are three Earth Ages. They can only understand what sits right before their eyes, and taught in their traditions. There are many sites scattered all around Father's green earth where there is physical evidence of creatures that existed, that just are not in existence today. If the earth is only six thousand years old, why do we have the skeletal remains of so many creatures which roamed the earth far before flesh man was created? And don't give me that old garbage line from the scientists that man descended from apes and there are those remains; because, if you, as a Christian, believe the scientists concerning that bunk, then you do not believe father or His Word.
Have you never read the story of the "behemoth" in Job 40:15-19. It is the story of the dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago, which ate grass like the ox, and had the strength of a cedar tree in his tail. Father made this earth to be inhabited, but satan rebelled and Father therefore destroyed the planet.
So many people say, "why can't we find flesh remains of those men and women that existed then?" We are living in the Flesh Age of man that is common only to this earth age. At the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet, at the coming of the Lord, all flesh will be changed then also as Paul states in I Corinthians 15:51 Behold I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, [15:52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. -> This time is not very far off when all flesh bodies will take on the form of their incorruptible bodies, and the elect of God will also take on their immortality into that incorruptible at that time also. All souls will be in their spiritual bodies then.
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