Dailies On The Vine

The Face in the Storm

The Lord is looking for those who are willing to follow Him wherever He leads ~ into the ‘thunder, lightning, and smoking mountain’. Will you be courageous to go where He is? You say you love Him, but do you trust Him, do you truly reverence Him? Will you approach Him? Safety according to our standards will often limit the depth of our encounter. Could it be that on the other side of your perceived storm, is the face of the Lord?

“Now all the people witnessed the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the smoking mountain; and as they looked, the people were afraid, and they trembled [and moved backward] and stood at a [safe] distance. Then they said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak to us or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him [that is, a profound reverence for Him] will remain with you, so that you do not sin.” So the people stood at a [safe] distance, but Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.” Exodus‬ ‭20‬:‭18‬-‭21‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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The Way: His Will and His Voice

If you want to hear the Voice of the Lord you must sit at His table. It has always been and will always be about communion with Him.

The invitation is extended and you respond. You either show up or you do not. How you respond to the last invitation is important to where He will lead you next. You trust Him, and He trusts you.

Many years ago I boldly asked the Lord to walk on water, quite literally. His response was not what I was expecting, and He said to me, “If I called you, would you come?”. I understood in that moment the depths of the question. I felt the weight of the sacrifice and unwavering faith it would require. And after some years of maturing I realized it isn’t about the miracle of walking on water as much as it is being where He is.

If the Lord is in the storm, you’re safest in the waters there. If He is atop the mountain, you are in His will even if hanging from a cliff. If the Lord is in the valley He leads you to the streams of refreshing. You just need to be where He is, and really that is all that matters.

For some of you this journey began at a table for many, then you were moved to a table for a few, then for two and now for one. Never lose your wonder of Him and where He will lead. He is your Eden, He is Home.

When you are on the waters many will not understand because they are not there with you, it is just you and Jesus. Focus on Him, rest in Him, trust in Him. Peter was the only disciple walking on water, Esther was the only woman who petitioned the King, Moses encountered the Lord alone atop the mountain, Daniel was alone in the lions den…. you need no other but Him.

“WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. [Rev. 21:6, 7; 22:17.] Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. [Jer. 31:12-14.] Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David. [II Sam. 7:8-16; Acts 13:34; Heb. 13:20.] Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah‬ ‭55:1-3, 6-9‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me! And still you are not willing [but refuse] to come to Me, so that you might have life.” ‭‭John‬ ‭5:39-40‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too.” ‭‭John‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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THE TWO DIVIDES

It is imperative we have discernment in this hour because there is both a holy and unholy division that has been taking place and will continue on into the future, and as believers we need to find ourselves on the right side of it.

The holy division separates cords that are attached to us that are preventing unity with the Lord, whether once approved by Him or never approved of, they are being removed in order to move forward in Him; people, things, relationships, jobs, belief’s, thoughts, patterns, etc. Another holy division is the separation of wheat and chaff, many are experiencing the intense cleansing under the fiery hand of the Lord, this is dealing with you, your fruit and heart alone. And yet another holy division is the separation in the Body, from the common unto the precious; in restoring the Levitical priesthood there is also removal of persons and appointing of persons.

However, the enemy knows a house divided can not stand. So he is working to bring division amongst the holy division. He does this with accusations, suspicions, pinning people against each other, offenses, lies, sowing discord, etc. He will twist even the holy-dividing work the Lord is attempting to accomplish in your life.

Pray for discernment, yield to the work of the Holy Spirit, test the spirits, and follow peace. Forgive quickly, and be lead by love. Always remember the Spirit world is our reality, not what we see with our natural eye.

“And if a house is divided (split into factions and rebelling) against itself, that house will not be able to last.” Mark‬ ‭3:25‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.” Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Romans 8:6 NKJV

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1 NKJV

I pray these words from the Apostle Paul will encourage you: “Yet, as God’s servants, we prove ourselves authentic in every way. For example: We have great endurance in hardships and in persecutions. We don’t lose courage in a time of stress and calamity. We’ve been beaten many times, imprisoned, and found ourselves in the midst of riots. We’ve endured many troubles, had sleepless nights, and gone hungry. We have proved ourselves by our lifestyles of purity, by our spiritual insights, by our patience, and by showing kindness, by the Spirit of holiness and by our uncritical love for you. We commend ourselves to you by our truthful teachings, by the power of God working through us, and with the mighty weapons of righteousness—a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. Amid honor or dishonor, slander or praise—even when we are treated as deceivers and imposters—we remain steadfast and true. We are unknown nobodies whom everyone knows. We are frequently at death’s door, yet here we are, still alive! We have been severely punished yet not executed. We may suffer, yet in every season we are always found rejoicing. We may be poor, yet we bestow great riches on many. We seem to have nothing, yet in reality we possess all things.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:4-10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Love & Blessings
Amy
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Honoring The Lord – by letting go

There are some of you, and particularly leaders in the Body who are holding onto relationships, people, things, etc that the Lord has told you to remove. I feel the weight and burden, that “you have no one else”. And for some you just can’t seem to place what you are sensing in the Spirit with the natural – it doesn’t look like anything is wrong. Better to have no one else, than an entire body be defiled. One of the greatest sources of defilement is coming from pride in worship. Better to deal with it, before the Lord deals with you for a lack of obedience.

I’m reminded of when I was a very young General Manager of a quick-serve restaurant. They hired me in and sent me to the store struggling the most. It was in a high-end area, though the store was performing very poorly – there were several reasons for the challenges however it was my job to problem solve. Employees who did not want to be retrained to meet the standard were let go, it was a long season of retraining and training and self sacrifice. If I didn’t have the labor dollars, I worked, because salary doesn’t count. I worked and worked well over what was “required” of me. There was one instance I worked over two days straight because we had a new rollout and I stayed through the night to re-dress the store and meet the deadline. Eventually the store was consistently maintained to standard; in cleanliness, with employees of excellent work ethic that I trusted, and we had become a well-oiled team. My personal sacrifice of time and even money, led to me achieving the number one GM in my district for three consecutive quarters. In what seemed to be a long season of self-sacrifice in the big picture led to reward rather quickly.

I attribute much of that success not from my ability in and of itself, though from my personal convictions and work ethic. I grew up serving my father and grandfather in a family business, and here I learned humbly by sweeping the floors beginning at age 11. As I grew in other positions in the Dry Cleaners, I would actually inspect the clean clothes before they were bagged and filed away on the line. Here I was as a teenager, putting red tape on missed spots, or wrinkles and sending them back if they didn’t meet standard. I of course took a healthy pride in what I was doing because it was a family business. The father’s standard of excellence became my standard. And it was the integrity of my heart and love for him, that allowed me to serve in this manner. And so it is with our Heavenly Father.

The Lord is looking for those who will uphold His standard, and be about His business. “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

In letting go, we honor the Lord. This is the humility He will bless. We know our hearts are completely His by our obedience, for if we love Him, we will obey. “If you [really] love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments.” John 14:15

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Dailies On The Vine

FINDING THE TRUSTWORTHY

The “Judas spirit” will often show up right before your biggest breakthrough, destiny shifts, or other monumental moments in your life. It happened to Jesus too… Overcoming it looks much like Him as well; walk in love and humility, bless those who persecute you, turn the other cheek, focus on your mission, trust the Father, and die to self unto living a transformed life in resurrection power.

Through this adversity hearts and motives are exposed. Though there are varying levels of betrayal, this is important because the Lord will use it to reveal those who can not be in close communion (if any) with you any longer. Because they did not honor you, protect you, or believe in your calling, and they did not discern and respect the authority given to you they will not receive the inheritance of the Lord’s fruitful treasure in you. This will effect both the spiritual and natural realms. Covenant breaking is painful, and as cliche as it sounds, it truly is better now than later. It is a blessing to know who is among you and trustworthy – lest they spoil the entire treasury, the most important of which is in your heart.

Jesus, the One who already overcame is your defender, acquainted with this sorrow He cares for you, lay the burden of it upon Him. He understands broken communion, He was broken for you.

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“How blessed you are when people insult and persecute you and speak all kinds of cruel lies about you because of your love for me!” Matthew 5:11 TPT

“So here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Leave all your cares and anxieties at the feet of the Lord, and measureless grace will strengthen you. He will watch over his devoted lovers, never letting them slip or be overthrown. He will send all my enemies to the pit of destruction. Murderers, liars, and betrayers will face an untimely death. My life’s hope and trust is in you, and you’ll never fail to rescue me!” Psalms 55:22-23 TPT

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PLEASING TO HIM

When our sole purpose and ambition is to please the Lord; our Savior, our King, our Master, our Friend, our Bridegroom; the integrity of one’s heart is governed by the pure driven intention to know Him. The more purely we are attached to this desire, the more our actions, purposes, goals, and motives will be rightly aligned. As humans in our fallen world we can be easily deceived into thinking we are virtuous through outward gifting, speech, knowledge, works and the like all ‘within the name of the Lord’ though few are honest with themselves to discern what is in their own heart. This is the difference of choosing to grow in maturity or not. Many are called, few are chosen. I want to be a chosen one! The narrow road requires great agility and focus, we must train and yield now, so when the time comes we are able follow where He leads no matter how slim the passage. The pathway to Zion is different for each of us, though none of us will reach the glory of her heights if our focus isn’t upon Him. This is a time He is weighing more heavily what is in our hearts by looking closely at our thoughts and motives. If we want increase, we must empty ourselves.

“Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth away from Him] or away from home [and with Him], we are constantly ambitious and strive earnestly to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing]. Therefore, being conscious of fearing the Lord with respect and reverence, we seek to win people over [to persuade them]. But what sort of persons we are is plainly recognized and thoroughly understood by God, and I hope that it is plainly recognized and thoroughly understood also by your consciences (your inborn discernment). We are not commending ourselves to you again, but we are providing you with an occasion and incentive to be [rightfully] proud of us, so that you may have a reply for those who pride themselves on surface appearances [on the virtues they only appear to have], although their heart is devoid of them.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:9-12‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Prophetic Scripting

SHEEP AND GOATS

It has been months ago now I heard in the Spirit “litmus test” more than once. I didn’t understand it at first but soon came to realize the Lord was sending me on assignment and teaching me even through my own suffering, allowing me to see the condition of the Body as a whole. Over a period of about four months through various trials, circumstances, encounters, and mostly through the way others responded to me He was showing me “where the Body was at” so to speak through the litmus tests.

The Lord has been teaching me shepherding through Shepherding me, because a shepherd knows their flock. Our great Shepherd leads with both rod and staff, this is a pivotal time in history and the Body needs both love and correction. Through humbling me in my own life, He showed more than I ever wanted to know – while crushed speechless so I couldn’t boast in what He was sharing with me. This is just a very small impression of the overall dynamic that was laying on me heavy last night – which I hope is perceived through the contrition of my heart, not in judgment or anger.

Last night I went to sleep feeling the grief of the Lord, particularly over how Christian’s within the Church body treat one another. The below scripture came to mind as I said aloud we are hurting His heart. I awoke early to hear the Lord speak in my spirit for a long while regarding.

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:40‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

When did I think I was better than you Lord?

When did I slander your name Lord?

When did I exalt myself over You, Lord?

When was I excluding You from “my group”, Lord?

When did I cut in front of You, Lord?

When did I tell lies and spread rumors about You, Lord?

When did I look down on You, Lord?

When did I compete with you Lord?

When did I judge you, Lord?

When did I accuse you, Lord?

When did I try and “block” You, Lord?

When did I act like I was more gifted than You, Lord?

When did I say I deserved Your seat, Lord?

When did I say I owned a position in Your house, Lord?

When did I pretend to serve You in humility, Lord?

When did I pretend to love You, Lord?

When?

“And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me. [Prov. 19:17.]” Matthew‬ ‭25:40‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

The least of men according to our own estimations….

Why are the sheep acting like goats? One reason is the Church has exchanged discipline for the discipleship of the spirit of the world, and Babylon still longs for her.

The Church is lagging behind in immaturity living beneath her calling, the Lord is patient but He is also Holy, and His heart is grieved. There is much work to be done, and it’s time to grow and mature. How do we expect to steward mass harvest when we are still cutting down our own, fighting for position or seeking our own glory … all in His Name? Oh how this burdens His heart!

Sheep, goats, wheat, tares; what’s the difference you ask? Fruit. We are judged by God and separated by fruit.

Are we houses of healing or houses of hurt? No longer can the two streams coincide together. If we hurt people in thought, judgments, words, actions – we are hurting the Lord Jesus in thoughts, we are judging Him, we condemn ourselves by condemning others with our mouths, and the action is just a mere reality of wickedness in our hearts – the very place we boast He has a home.

Litmus test is defined by Webster’s dictionary, “something (such as an opinion about a political or moral issue) that is used to make a judgment about whether someone or something is acceptable”. The Lord loves us more than we could ever imagine and equally He is just and righteous deciding what He is for and what He is against. It is maturity to embrace, welcome and even ask for pruning. You are loved by God when you are disciplined by Him. Get in the fire before it consumes you. Yield and prefer the Holy Flame! Judge yourself so you will not be judged.

Father, forgive us. Holy Spirit convict us. Jesus change us.

“Then he said to me, This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts.”
‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Spirit move upon us, burn away the chaff, and burn our hearts with holy devotion unto Your Name! Make us a people who truly fear Your Name and keep Your commandments. If we love you, we will obey. Your sheep hear Your Voice and the voices of strangers they do not follow. Guardian of our soul keep us for you!

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His Majesty

Earlier last week while driving I saw a license plate that stood out to me, spelling the word WAX. Immediately I thought of the verse “The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory and brilliance.” Psalms‬ ‭97:5-6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

As I leaned in to ponder this wonder, I then felt the humility of the Mountain, lowering itself before it’s Creator. I think often we see the spiritual symbolism of mountains and equate obstacles. And while all obstacles will be removed for all peoples to see the glory and brilliance of the Lord, I found this new impression particularly beautiful. All of creation, from micro to macro yields itself to their Creator – the Father of all life.

I’ve always been drawn to mountains and their magnificence. The word itself was in my first email address and ministry name. When living in Colorado I never took for granted the splendid sights of their glorious range, whether I was driving from afar or hiking and adventuring to her peaks – long before I ever lived there the concept of ‘The Mountains’ was always “home”. The “High Country” regardless of state or nation has my heart. I came to understand at an early age there was something beyond the grandeur of their outer appearance – because even as displayed in the Word of God, the Mountain was a holy place. Moses encountered the glory of God and spoke with The I Am atop Mt. Sinai, The Ark landed atop Mt. Ararat with Noah and his family after the flood (8 persons, the number 8 representative of a new beginning; this new beginning for humanity lended itself symbolic of the new covenant and mountain top experience intended for man), Jesus was miraculously transformed on the Mount of Transfiguration as He was praying, physically changing His appearance and clothing and both Moses and Elijah appeared to speak with Him. And so for me, the Mountains have symbolized closeness and communion with the Lord. “A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” Psalm 125:1 NKJV

“Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth.” Psalm 50:2 NKJV. The Mountains melt like wax because though majestic, they are but a footstool for His Majesty. As a bee uses wax to construct their honeycomb, so does the Mountain melt to reveal the splendor and sweetness of the Creator. At His voice we all shall bow low, where no thing can hinder the perfection of Beauty Himself. Jesus Christ, our Bridegroom King. What a wonder, what a Creator, that all things above and below yield their frame in sweet surrender to His Glory.

I pray my heart would burn ablaze with the song of Ascents upon my tongue, where my home is found in Him, forever abiding beholding His glorious face. If all of creation (not just humanity) can forever worship Him, so can I. May the fire in your eyes Jesus keep me enduring… I don’t want to look away from His Majesty.

“For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah‬ ‭55:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“But I ask, Have they not heard? Indeed they have; [for the Scripture says] Their voice [that of nature bearing God’s message] has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the far bounds of the world. [Ps. 19:4.]” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:18‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“THE HEAVENS declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork. [Rom. 1:20, 21.]”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭19:1‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Living Flame

~ moving from common to sacred

Consecration is not a ‘one and done’ type of work in the believers life, it is a ‘forever and always’ until we are one with Christ in eternity.

This is how we are continually transformed into His likeness here on earth; through yeilding, obedience and surrender. As we behold His form, we are changed from from glory to glory.

“And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

To have an unveiled face is to see the Lord rightly which requires consecration, clean hands and a pure heart. How much you see of Him clearly is determined by how much you set yourself apart for Him.

Consecration is defined from Webster’s 1828 dictionary: The act or ceremony of separating from a common to a sacred use, or of devoting and dedicating a person or thing to the service and worship of God, by certain rites or solemnities. Consecration does not make a person or thing really holy, but declares it to be sacred, that is, devoted to God or to divine service; as the consecration of the priests among the Israelites; the consecration of the vessels used in the temple; the consecration of a bishop.

Many months ago I had a vision where I was standing in what looked like a hexagon stand up tanning bed. I had protective eye wear on, and it was if the heat was from the sun, as everything else around me was black. I knew immediately the vision represented an accelerated time of fire, refining and testing. And that’s exactly what happened in my life, although I thought I had already been through those fires. When I stepped out of the tanning bed, I had white living flames that danced off my body when ever I moved. I sensed a heavenly and miraculous power attached to them.

Before this vision, I had a different vision where I was seeing blue flames. And just as we yield and are transformed from glory to glory, so do levels intensify and change. White represents some of the hottest parts of the flame, is known as the sacred flame and flame of ascension. In Hebrew white fire is חסד – loving kindness. It represents the goal of the Torah. כי כל ענין התורה הוא לקיים הטוב האלקי “The whole purpose of the Torah is to manifest God’s goodness in the world.” (Resourced from Yoni Mozeson – The Times Of Israel). What a beautiful symbol of beholding our King, we shall become like Him, transformed manifesting His goodness to the world.

When researching the symbolism of the hexagon, I found this particularly resourceful : “When used to build, hexagons minimize the amount of material needed, and which is why honeybees build in hexagons. It is also at the molecular core of water and therefore also in each of us, as we are made of at least 70% water. When hydrogen molecules freeze and bond, they form hexagons (ie – the center of a snowflake). The hexagon is also found in the structure of DNA — it forms the chains that produce the double-helix macromolecule.” The honey bee goes through complete metamorphosis- a symbol of complete transformation. The hexagon cell from where they are formed is a six-sided polygon with the total internal angles of the shape totaling 720°.

Each angle is 120° within the hexagon, and coincides with Strong’s concordance number 120 in Hebrew, אָדָם meaning Adam, man, mankind, humanity. The number six is also the number of man, the sum total of the six angles within the hexagon once again total 720°. Bees construct multiple cylindrical tubes which are then molded based on temperature and contact with other cells. The cells start off cylindrical on day 0 and transform into the common hexagonal shape by day 2. This speaks to me about our spiritual cycle of life, the circular is the Trinity, and the heated temperature forms the hexagon cell, where our DNA is transformed from the first Adam, to the second. The sum total is 720 – seven representing completion, He continually transforms us, completing the work He has begun in us, sanctifying us for the work of His service, and setting us apart for the Lord’s return.

May our speech be sweet like that of the honeycomb, inviting an orphaned world into an eternal life of adoption. May we die daily so others can live, offering the sweet aroma of sacrifice so others may also taste and see that the second Adam man, Jesus the King, He is good. May we become consecrated living flames of Love, manifesting the true pure virtue of our God. May we live in the ascended flame, beholding His form to be transformed in His glorious light and love.

“My old identity has been co-crucified with Christ and no longer lives. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, dispensing his life into mine!” Galatians‬ ‭2:20‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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