Posted by: thegospelinme247 | July 18, 2016

The Church Today!

The greatest tragedy in the Church today is salvation without repentance, Christianity without discipleship, leaders who never been lead, positions without responsibility , authority without burden and care for the sheep, worship without the Knowledge and truth and personal encounter of who God is and who we are in Christ, knowledge without wisdom, Faith without power (because of unrighteousness or questionable life style) and fellowship without love and the flow of the Holy Spirit, serving without conviction of heart, giving, offering without truth of who is receiving it, sacrifice without mercy and Justice, seeking blessings without desiring the blessser and to live a life worthy of the calling.
The church of today is loosing the plot of the gospel, we have taken a church and the gospel as social worship gathering events that happens every Sundays and some other days during the week, we organize revivals which I can call it loosely as recruitments drive for our churches , we have reduced souls to numbers, we invite people to Christ, micro oven them and robed them with garment of Christianity without teaching and discipling them, as commissioned by Jesus “…. Make disciples , baptize them, 
Matthew 28:20 (GNT) ” and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

We are focus on the result and the outcome without any input, for the church to prevail, members to live a victorious life, we need to go back to the book of Acts 2:42-48, That habit of coming together, fellowship in one accord, persevering in the teaching of the apostles, cannot be substituted by any other methods or any wisdom of any sort or anyone, this was a winning formula and still is the winning formula even today. For there is no other foundation except those laid by the Apostles and the foundation being Jesus , the cornerstone , rejected by man, the anchor that still holds the church even today.

To call a believer a Christian is absolutely correct, but the truth be told, it should be not our focus as labeling without the display of substance and content when Jesus call His twelve men, He called them “The Disciples” that speaks of the process and training or teaching (not prophesying as many has built their churches on nothing but prophelying , they telsinners, it shall be well with them without giving their lives to Jesus Christ , while people still in Jeremiah 5:31 “ The prophets give false prophecies and the priests rule with an iron hand. Worse yet, my people like it that way! But what will you do when the end comes?” )

The application of the principles and the precepts. He came to preach (make them known ) and teach ( applied) and the outcome of those is what the outsiders called (at the Antiochus) called Christian, making reference to the life and the person of Jesus Christ in them, fulfilling what Jesus said ” it is possible for the student to be like His teachers” Peter denied Jesus even the evidence were so clear that He looks like Him and even speaks like Him.
Galatians 4:19 (AMPC) “My little children, for whom I am again suffering birth pangs until Christ is completely and permanently formed (molded) within you,”

If we go back to the book of Acts 2:46-47 we are told that they were In one accord, and the the results they were favored by people and God added to them those who were saved.

Today churches are run by evangelists , Prophets , people with gift of healing and working of miracles, teachers and Pastors are not respected and loved because they are not so dramatic and they are not shaking andministering to our flesh, but their focus is to reach the heart where the issues of life dwells.

It is like when one is taking a drivers learners lessons or marital counselling , that time spent teaching about the rukes of the road and rules of engagements or relations in road or mariage it seems as if is time wasting because you want to see yourself behind that stering wheel or “ I am in love” all is well but but your success depends on those hours spent observing the details, blind spots etc

We are many of believers who are backsliding , living like non believers, living a double life it is because we might have a knowledge but lack the wisdom to apply the principles and live a surrendered life in the Holy Spirit, we have the Holy Spirit in us but we grieve Him with our disobedience, and we live a life and make  decisions based on our five senses not by Faith (hearing from God). And the Just shall live by faith in God not by sight, taste, smell, feeling nor hearing other than from God.

If we were all to agree that we are living in the last days, we should revisit the early church blue print, we should go back to basis, we should pay attention to details of the processes not the outcome in number and bank balance or cars we drive because if we have the right mix of ingredients and applied the right temperature, we should not be surprised by the results, the results is what Apostle Paul call ” the living letter not written with ink, but by Jesus Himself with the Holy Spirit” and all theserhings should be measured by our Spiritual growth and maturity.
The final product is what Paul exclaimed about ” it’s no longer I that live, but Christ live in me ” this is total control, move,live and have our being in Christ Jesus our Lord, as our lives are hidden with Him (Christ ) in God, this become a point of our victory in all things, in all circumstances, in all situations. Where we can be totally be assured that ” no weapon formed against us shall prosper” because greater is He that is in us than the one on this earth and we are hidden with Christ in God the Father. We are the branches planted , abiding budding on the vine which is Jesus Christ, if so, our lives shall be characterised by His nsture, attributesvand in stature.

This is the position the church must pursue and should stand firm on, this is the rock our faith should be build upon, if not we shall be liken with the one builder who cut corners when he build his house, when the storm come his house was easily swept away, when the tribulations comes, when our faith is tested as that of Steven, Shadreck, Meshack and Obednigo, when the Church is going through its persecution and pruning (in some part of this world it’s happening right now )and the great tribulations still coming with antiChrist and false prophet where our Lord Jesus promised that He will intervene and if he doesn’t , even the elect shall not enter the kingdom of God, that should tell us to build a persevering and prevailing church, a steadfastly faithful’s. We should have programs for teaching the word of God, we should be making sure that believers are informed , well vest with knowledge and wisdom of God for our lives this is taking us back to the basis of long forgotten BIBLE STUDIES as it was the habits of the early church as Apostle Paul admonishes the home cell as recorded in Hebrew 10:25 ” … GNT Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another even more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.

The church today is not embracing the message of carry the Cross ( surrendered life to the perfect will of God for our lives no matter the cost) , the church today is not acceptive to the message of suffering for the sake of the Gospel and Christ

We like the message that seeks to create another planet on earth where Christians are kings and queen , living good life, treated like royalty , this is the fallacy, this is Disney land, this is living in imaginations not in the thoughts oand purpise of God for our luves. 
The bible is calling us to be ambassadors, soldiers, fighters not celebrities but be on the field where the Love of God seek to enter and manifest the love and the eternal plan of God
We are told about the opposition even the death, as apostle Paul “We face death everyday ”

Those who seek to live Godly in Christ Jesus shall face persecution , 1 Tim 3:12  
I am reminded of the Israelites, led by God through Moses to the promised land, they left Egypt but the Egypt were still with them, they were accustomed to hardship , persecution and have learnt to embrace it as their destiny, and admired of some elite few Beloved of God, when God came into their rescue, and send the deliverer, they questioned the servant God placed before them, they thought , they also qualified and able to hear from God, 

When God revealed His promises to them, telling them about the land of abundance 

Deuteronomy 8: 7-9 GNT “7For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; 8a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; 9a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.…”

It is with these promises that revealed they immaturity of the Israelites, they were moved more about what the Lord can do or has promised them more than He who promised, they were moved and focus on the fruits more that the vine itself, they loved the destiny without carefully observing the process and principles to the destination, the beauty of where God was taking them went into their head, emotion and made impossible and immature demands, they sought for instant gratification, 
Job 20:4-15 “Don’t you realize that from the beginning of time,ever since people were first placed on the earth, 5 The triumph of the wicked has been short lived and the joy of the godless has been only temporary?6. Though the pride of the godless reaches to the heavens and their heads touch the clouds,7.yet they will vanish forever,thrown away like their own dung.Those who knew them will ask,‘Where are they?’8. They will fade like a dream and not be found.They will vanish like a vision in the night.9.Those who once saw them will see them no more.Their families will never see them again.10. Their children will beg from the poor, for they must give back their stolen riches.11.Though they are young, their bones will lie in the dust.12“They enjoyed the sweet taste of wickedness,letting it melt under their tongue.13.They savored it,holding it long in their mouths, 14.But suddenly the food in their bellies turns sour,a poisonous venom in their stomach, 15.They will vomit the wealth they swallowed.God won’t let them keep it down, 16. They will suck the poison of cobras.The viper will kill them.”

Moses understood this truth, he runaway before this truth is fulfilled in his life, he then made an unpopular decision for himself , 

Hebrew 11:25 (KJV)” Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season”

Moses sought God, sought to be in the presence of God , Moses sought first the kingdom (to be in God’s domain) rather than riches , prestige, status, the benefits of the kingdom, but His heart and mind was in The relationship , not to know about Him but to be with Him, not only know God but to experience Him and walk with Him as Enoch,  Moses refused to move, to lead Israelites without the presence of God, Whole of the Israelites focus was the benefits, the fulfillment of the promises, they were looking at the pleasure of this life, they were looking and yearning for the fruits with no regards to the vine nor vinedresser , 

Peoples who seek and hunger for promises, they are characterized by hasty spirit, impatient, harsh, brutal, they easily place labels (pronounce judgment )on people without seeking to understand where they are coming from, their experiences, , they don’t have sympathy nor compassion, they discuss characters, they do not exercise patience to give grace an opportunity to manifest its transformational power, they see where people are not where God is calling them to be, they want to bypass processes and stages of growth and maturity.
They comparethemselves and compete with the world, they are control and motivated by their stomach and flashy lifestyle, the Israelites constantly complained , saying , ” it was better in Egypt , we were eating, drinking,” they did not know what was coming, they had no foresight to see the sin and the sting or fruits of the sin which were coming upon them.tgey praid for their salvation but when the savior has come they did not see him or acknowledged and appreciate their own answered prayers.
There is a parallel line we can draw between the journey of the Israelites to the promise land, and our journey to meeting our bridegroom , the second coming of our Lord Jesus, the judgement day yes our Heavenly mansion.
Are you itching and thirsty and hungry for God presence? the relationship, pleasing God with your life that He is in you, that He wants to make home and manifest Himself in you and through you? and lives in you?
John 14:23 “Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.”

 NOT FAKING IT OUT UNTIL IT HAPPENS 

Galatians 2:20 “…19″For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God. 20″I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

For all who receiving Him He gave them power to BECOME children of God, or are we looking for what God can do for us, the fullness of the promises (the promise land ) Sometimes what we asking God for will remain far too long in the hands of ungodly people and be kept wondering in the desert too long simply because we are not ready to occupy our promised land because if we do with unrenewed mind and unregenerated spirit and without the glory or presence of God in and upon us we shall defile and bring ans release curses we carry or covered with upon the sanctified land or new Eden or restored Eden. The land will remain a possession of the Cannanites giants as long as we are not in right standing with our God as Joshua, Caleb and the few who entered the promised land . Yes the few who who entered Noah’s Arch.  
Read Matthew 19:16 -30 
Are we like that good young man in the eyes of the law who came to Jesus and asked Him , how he can enter the kingdom of God, we saw that Jesus did not disputed his claims, but when we listen carefully to their conversation we can read between the lines that, Jesus saw that the only problem with the man was his attachments to his wealth, Jesus gave us impression that, if he takes this walk with God, he shall be distracted along the way, he cannot give himself whole heartedly , he can not love the Lord with all his heart, with all his soul and with all his strength because , it is impossible to serve both God and mammon and still be found perfect in the eyes of God, we can see this man attachment to his wealth when he left Jesus, he was saddened by the Jesus advise to go sell everything and give it to the poor. This man did not know that any so called good, is not good enough if it does not comes because of the relationship or blessings from God.

3 John 2 (AMP) “Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].

We are a weak church, tossed to and fro because we have not internalized the suffering , the cruxifixction of our Lord Jesus Christ, w’ve just jumped in the moving train, attracted by the benefits, promises, that is why we are ungreatull ,and unappreciative and not content with what the Lord is in our lives if He ever been anything at all than bread snd fish giver, a good wine maker and son of a carpenter. we are in demands mode, our mission and achievement in our Christian walk is measured by what we have received, achieved, as a result we overlook what the Lord has done, who the Lord is in our life, we are impatient with waiting in the Lords presence, when we ask, our motives is about to outshine other, In the book of James 4:3 KJV ” Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers may be the greatest urgent need is to revisit the core message , its purpose and its packaging with this question at the heart of our reasoning” Why there is now no fear of the Lord in our churches? 

Are we pushing grace with Ananias experience, remember Ananias was a Christian too under the discipline of the Apostles, with divided devoted heart Acts 5:3 or we are living our lives by chance as Jesus said inMatthew13: 24-43.
Let us live a fully devoted life to our Lord Godsanctified , holy and rightous life , pleasing and honoring our God in every way as the Spirit direct and guid our path in true reflection of Christlikeness not only seek what is pleasing, acceptable but above all that which is the PERFECT WILL of God for our lives.Runaway from conformity to this standard of this fading world.

Our deepest labour and Prayer should be: Galatians 4:19 (AMPC) “My little children, for whom I am again suffering birth pangs until Christ is completely and permanently formed (molded) within you,” not much of the heaven yoobsoon John 17:15 no , entering heaven is the fruits of our Godliness or Christlikeness born again experience, regenerated spirit where the word of life overflows from the fulness of our heart ahd our renewed mind stayed glewed to the author and the perfecter of our faith as the Holy Spirit guides and direct or order our steps in Him whose invisibility is made visible in His sons and daughters as true ambassadors of the ever increasing glorious Kingdom.
Luke 19:13 (KJV) “And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.”
Our trading currency is Godliness, the reflection of Christ attributes, or characteristics,His nature is what Jesus Called “ the light and salt” of the WORLD when you live this world each believer should achored the words of Apostle Paul when He said: 2 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV) “ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faih, Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
CHURCH TODAY!
“OCCUPY UNTIL HE COME “ Be finished and Say “ It is finished” To die or not to die means one thing soimportant and I am willing to laydown my life for it. Stay course! Weigh the NOW against the THEN 

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (ESV) “ For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” This is the winniattitude and formula for GREAT MULTITUDES surrounding us as recorded in Hebrew 11: 13 (AMPC) “These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God’s] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth.”

What is controlling and sustaining You? 

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | July 1, 2016

TRUST IS THE CURRENCY OF OUR FAITH IN GOD.

“When you choose to live by people’s compliments, You are likely to die by people’s criticism” BUT if you live by every WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God Almighty, You shall be established in this life (this fading world) and life to come (ever-increasing eternal HeavenlyGlory), even when this world system reject and isolate you, The Heavens and great cloud of witnesses on heaven’s corridors will be clapping and cheering you all the way into the fulness of Jesus Christ’s Life in you and into His Warm loving Arms , Your only ” I AM” author and perfector of your faith can Be.

KEEP WALKING IN FAITH AND IN HIS PERFECT LOVE.
Remember the ultimate goal for your salvation is to be like Christ. YOU ARE BECOMING like Jesus if you keep fixing your eyes on Jesus, 2Cor 3:18 Your High Priest ( who serve God on your behalf for your perfection and righteousness in God’s sight) and refuse (to scatter cancel the work of your High Priest) by conforming into the standard of this world but be being transformed by renewing of your mind Rom12:1-2.

2Cor 3:18 ” And we, who wh unveil faxes all REFLECT the GLORY of the Lord, are being TRANSFORMED into His Image with intensifying glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”
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Remember the Holy Spirit in the business of translating you from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Christ’s glorious light, His baptism of fire is for purification and total transformation and translation.

In order for you to produce any fruits of the Spirit as listed in the book of

Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! ”

When you carefully look and understand this fruits , they need a certain conditions or season for them.to be produced, and these are unfavorable and undesirable conditions. These are the conditions or seasons,
2 Corinthians 4:8-12 (NLT) ” We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies. 12 So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you.”

Luke 22:42, 44 (NLT) 42 “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.
44. He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.”

WHY THESE GREAT AGONIZING PAIN?

Acts 14:22 (AMPC) Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

Acts 14:22 (NLT) ” where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that WE MUST, WE MUST yes WE MUST suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God.

WHY?
Because when we are becoming the children of God , oir lives, attributes , new nature , character silently judge and condemn this perverse world of its wicked ways because ” you are the light, ( your life brightness exposes the hiden, underworld system that govern and rule this world.
1 Peter 2:11-12 (NKJV) “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.”

The glory of God in you must be squeezed painfully from your new man and must manifest through your weak mortal body

1 Corinthians 15:53-55 (NKJV) “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”[a]

55 “O Death, where is your sting?[b]
O Hades, where is your victory?”

Remember Moses glory upon Him faded by time but this glory in Christ Jesus is intensified, ever-increasing as we draw nearer and nearer to Him , as we become more and more like Him . because it is not about who we are or where we have been , but whose we are, where we are (branch abiding in the vine) , Acts 17:28 ” Acts 17:28 (AMPC) “For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.” we are all what our covenant keeping God is, His strength, knowledge and wisdom is ours and is what we are becoming through His incorruptible word and our earnest desire to be in His PERFECT WILL.

TO REFLECT HIS GLORY ( reflect an especially Divine quality, unspoken, unheard manifestation of God’s splendor,) Wow this is cut above the rest, this is a place where no man can attempt to show up and claim, he done this or that, this is a place in time where everyone look and say from his or her heart ” it can only be God who has done this for you” Nebuchadnezzar’s fire for those three Hebrew boys, in Daniel 3:25, and Daniel in lion’s den , Daniel 6 ; No one whispered to the king as to who rescued these boys, God did what never happened not heard in the history of world’s kingdom ,

When Moses Cross the raging sea (Exodus14:22) Gor fed and Kept Israelites cloths and shoes from worn out (Deut 8:4)
The fall of Jerichos walls (Joshua 6:20) etc

” It can only be God who created earth and heaven and all other kings and their kingdoms are imperfect shadow of His Holiness , purity and ever-increasing Glory and power of the King of kings and the Lord of Lords.

Let us all be the living sacrifices in His hands and Will that He may craft us as Potter ; Jeremiah 18:6 (AMP) O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does? says the Lord “Look carefully, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.”

PRUNING: That He may prune us as vine dresser John 15 pruning is not only about to produce more spiritual fruits but not be broken by the weight of the fruits
1Cor5:27( AMPC) ‘But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit].”

Luke 5:6 “When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.”

John 21:11 “So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.”

Pruning strengthens us and protect us from breaking by our own success and achievements, where can boast and be pompous and absorb all the glory and become a standard and substance of righteousness and Holiness in our own eyes and win the whole world become celebrities and loose our soul. Discipline and pruning brings the mind of John the Baptist in John 3:30 (AMPC) “He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.]

Let us allow our savior to save us feom.ourselves by allowing Him to put us through His processes (sanctification) process us as Gold refiner or blacksmith 1Peter1:7 (AMPC) ” So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.” and present and use us to REFLECT HIS DIVINE GLORY AND SPLENDOUR.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (AMPC) “……. What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [[a]who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].” You are God’s amazing masterpiece ready to be revealed even in the situation and circumstance unfavorable or undesirable because in Him : Romans 8:28 (NKJV) ” And we KNOW ( We are assured or have first hand experience of this truth) that ALL THINGS work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” as the psalmist wrote ” ” Because He Lives, I can face tomorrow ” this is our confidence in Him who is seated on the everlasting throne. our knowledge of Him is empowered and has been established ans is based on His Character and in His Attributes.
He is the Word, Yes His word, His promises are Him and the areas of His manifestation, therefore He cannot deny Himself or walk away from Himself, What He said abd promised is already veen established in His domain, all required from us is hear from Him and respond by Faith and trust Him in all things and in every situation and circumstances that He is for us and no one can succeed by being against us.

Our greatest fear should to fear not to fear (acknowledge) and trust the Lord our God.
Let us all learn and be determined to develop ourselves in walking in His kind of Love Jesus called it greater Love ) John 15:13Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) “No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection nor commitment] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.”

He wants us to be known by His kind of love He gave and displayed when He suffered ans died in our place for oyr redemption .

When we love Him we are not afraid , we are not careful as to where we walk as long as our eyes are fixed on Him the author and perfecter or finisher of our faith 1John 4:18 ” Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels (cast out) all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect Love.” Our Dad takes no pleasure in our pains and sufferings but He delights in the prosperity of His servants, Psalm 35:27 Jeremiah 9:24(AMPC) ” But let him who glories or boast glory or boast in this: That he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing my character], that I Am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, FOR IN THESE THINGS I DELIGHT, says the Lord”

Sometimes Fear and trembling manifest itself through the lack of knowledge in who God is in our lives, that we are who God is, for as He is so we are in this life 1 John 4:17 (AMP) “In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.”

We”ve been lied to by thinking that, it is us who live (2Cor 5:17 You are a NEW creature, created IN Christ for His glory as He glorify His Father in Himself) and taking Christ, the light of this world to the world is God working in us and through us., who made us the light and the salt of this world, We are nothing to meet and satisfy God’s standard of His perfection without Him but through Him who lives and He manifests Himself to us and through us , we can boast boldly for who He is in our lives as Apostles Paul alluded to, Galatians 2:19-20 (NKJV) “For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”

If we are walking and living by His counsel, His word and our eyes are fixed on Him and declare what He says and do what He does as He exemplified in John 5:17 (AMP) ” But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now [He has never ceased working], and I too am working.” We are in our Father’s business with Him , if so our protections and supplies is His responsibilities as shepherd kmows when to eat and drink and rest his sheep so Psalm 23
In this we can not have any trace of our fingerprints or footprints along the way because you been carried and Col 3:3 “……Your life is HIDDEN with Christ IN God”

It is no longer you that lives, but Christ and His Annointing that is power in you to do and be for the Glory and honor of His faithfulness
If you believe In Him and trust His trustworthy promise. Do not allow time ans space to be your proof or indicators for Faith in God, 1 Corinthians 10:13 (GNT) ” Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.”

Trust Him and stay true in Faith. Learn not in your own understanding and feelings and even on what makes sense to you and to all people because His ways of doing things are not ours, nor our thoughts His thoughts . Just be still and know ( from the only one who has a foreknowledge of what was ,is and will be) whether He is in charge or not. For He alone knows our end from the beginning, remember even the devil does not know your end , he only knows your yesterday and now and is REACTING in anticipation as your life unfolds within the hedge of righteousness and presence of God Almighty. If only you are un Him nothing the devil can do. Mark 3:27 (AMPC) “But no one can go into a strong man’s house and ransack his household goods right and left and seize them as plunder unless he first binds the strong man; then indeed he may [thoroughly] plunder his house.”

Eph 2:19( AMPC) “Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s [own] household.”

Remember the book of ACTS 17:28 ” IN HIM we live, move and have our being” Your right attitude or Faith towards God’s word will determine how far you go with Him and How much God is glorified and honored through you.

Your right attitude towards the word or counsel of God is the currency of God’s favour upon your life.

After all has been said and done, felt and be pitied , Your God in you shall surely shine and silent all wisdoms, knowledges and experiences and You shall quote Romans 8:28 Victoriously and Your Lord God shall be honored and revered by all tongues through your obedience and trust in Him.

Sometimes all we need as believers is to bring some balance between what is good, acceptable and perfect WILL of God for our lives , so when the bible speaks about God’s promises we view life in Abrahamic Blessings outside what costs Him to get there, we perceives this life in view or angle of Solomon’s riches and splendours, Joseph etc we don’t pay attention and grasp the principles that follows their success in walking with God, We blindly jump abs attracted by the fruits and begin to name ans claim it and sometimes we even make this righteous and Just God a thief by thinking or dragging His Holy name into some doggie magic fraudulent activities like telling you to go and buy on credit and soon after that make your credit dissappeared without your creditors getting their money.
Psalm 37:21(NLT) “The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers.”

Knowledge alone is very toxic and can be very harmful to you and to the very thing you care about without WISDOM. King Solomon has the Knowledge about his kingship but he needed wisdom to apply what he already know, the task ahead. He then ask God for wisdom to govern or rule God’s people, He simply was afraid that he may violate God’s principles and precepts in ruling his nation.

The key to our successful walk with God is in how we apply ourselves in God’s words, How carefully we observe His ways of doing things

Joshua 1:7 (NLT) “Be strong and very courageous. BE CAREFUL to obey or observe all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.”

Our successful walk with God is solely dependent on us not on God, He did it all and His incorruptible word is carried and pregnant with all He envisioned and declared
When Jesus said ” It is finished ” He spoke of restoration by redemption.
Observe His principles and precepts for the fulfillment of all He promised.

Isaiah 55:11 (AMPC) “So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

This verse also if not more so includes the Joseph’s Journey, Jacobs injustices in his Labour, Noah believed and obeyed God in building an arch while there were no signs of storm or tornados and people in the country were busy enjoying the pleasures of their fading riches and successes this world has to offer but in His isolation, God insulated him from the floods which swept the whole country and all that is in it, Daniel in Lion’s den as discussed before, those three Hebrew boys in furyfarnace, David from His childhood struggles and victories and His ups and down and up life in walking with God and in His personal experience in walking and trusting God He penned down the book of Psalms and His documentation of His life journey became a depiction of what our hearts and attitudes toward God’s word should be like in new testament life of believers and loving kindness of of our Lord God in our walk of faith with Him in Christ Jesus our Lord,

Stoning of Stephen, the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ, the persecution of the church after the day of Pentecost, the killing of the Apostles all works together for the good for perfect plan of God , the intensity of their faith, belief and trust in their God is what Apostle Paul gave Him a definite definition of what Faith is ebrews 11:1 (NLT) “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”

Hebrews 11:1(AMPC) “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].”
All it come down to reaching and beholding the SUBSTANCE which the Prophets earnestly long to inherit and live in the now Hebrews 11:13 (AMPC) “These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of God promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth.”

This is where the perfect Glory and Majesty of our God may also be revealed, if we intentionally cultivate not what is good and acceptable in which in many ways are controlled by our creativity and senses but in this hour we surely need to redirect our love, strength, power and bodies in what is ” THE PERFECT WILL OF GOD ” with perfection in God’s standard which He himself is . NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.
He alone knows your end from your beginning.
Isaiah 46:10 (AMP) “Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, And from ancient times the things which have not [yet] been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will do all that pleases Me and fulfills My purpose,”

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | June 23, 2016

Faith and Trust

“Faith in God is a strong belief in His Integrity without logical proof and Trust is that firm reliance on His character or attributes.”

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | June 23, 2016

Faith and Trust

“Faith in God is a strong belief in His Integrity without logical proof and Trust is that firm reliance on His character or attributes.”

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | June 20, 2016

I WILL SING

I WILL SING

When my days has become my darkest hour

When my lord seems too far from me

When my mind is mindless of you, my Lord because of my darkest moments

My hope seems sinking in my hopelessness 

My faith in you Most High God, seems like my denial of my darkest hour

My voice is  louder than my knowledge of Almighty God

My fears are stronger than my trust in you , Most gracious One

My thoughts seek to bail me out of God’s perfect will for my life

And the common sense seeks to exalts itself above the voice and wisdom of “My Great I Am”
When my faith seems faithless

When my mind has disapproved my trust in your grace

When your promises seemed swallowed in my weakness
and disbelief 

Your unfailing love melted in my tears

My strength became my terror

My hope became my pains

My lips cannot voice my cry for help to the Lord of my salvation

My eyes has been blinded with my many anguish

My feelings breath only agonizing pain in my marrow 

When my bones and marrows has been overwhelmed with grief and sorrows

My vision has turn into a horror

My dreams became  a smell of blood and sound of war all around me
Let my heart voice the melodies of your unfailing love

Let my voiceless lips sing in its silence, a song of grace to my Lord of all mercies

Let my groaning be of trusting and waiting on you , my Lord of my salvation

When my prayers has been my song, I will sing

When I have cried more than I have prayed and when I have moaned more than I have sang

When I have prayed every prayers and made my supplication known to my King, I shall sing and make my faith my melody of trust in you most Holy One
Yes I will sing a song of who My Lord is

When I do not know what to say and where to start ,

Let my hands be lifted up to my Lord my God with thanks given

When my feeling try to speak me out of His presence, let my groaning for help reach your ear most Faithful One

When all my loved ones has ran out of encouraging words, Lord , let the quietness of my heart touch your rod of Justice and peace

Let my song be echoed by the beasts from the thousand hills

Let my groaning be echoed by the gently sea and birds of the sky

Let the skillful harpists, cymbals and the pianist be heard in the mountain of the Lord my savior

When all my strength is gone, let my eyes run dim gazing at the mountain of my Lord where my help cometh

Let my song of your loving kindness spring up continually from hopeful heart

Let all the nations of the world see you, inhabit and glory in the praises of the one you have redeemed

I will sing in the stillness of my heart, my heart shall burst with song of triumphant in the midst of my darkest hours

When my enemies has surrounded me,

When they have sharpened their knifes

When my blood is in their hands, my trust shall be in my Lord , my savior

When I don’t know what to pray, I will sing to the Lord
Of His goodness

I will sing of His unfailing love

I proclaim of His enduring grace towards me

Arise my Lord, Arise my King

I will sing
Of His faithfulness 

I will sing. 

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | December 2, 2014

THE FINISH WORK OF THE CROSS

The Cross that crossed and cancel our sins is the same cross that became a window Heaven is seeing us through and His redemptive blood still holds our forgiveness and guarantees our Heavenly mansion because of the finished work of the Cross.

Keep loving, keep giving, keep forgiving,  keep peace,  keep the faith, keep the truth and keep pleasing the Lord your God by doing good (spreading smiles) to those around you and the glory of God shall shine brighter and brighter upon you and Your Father in Heavenly will surely leave Heaven and come and make home in your heart and carry your through your river Jordan, Your red sea straight to the mount Zion.

We are born for this, Jesus died to preserve this,
This is what brings smile to your Heavenly Father in Christ.
Let’s do and be all these with Jesus in our heart and minds and for only Him and be praised only by Him.

Have a blessed and Heavenly experience this December
May the heavenly provisions,  the flood gates of Heavenly Presence, Love, Blessings and Prosperity overflow inside out as you do and becoming more and more like Christ in Jesus Name.

Shalom

2 Tim 2:2 “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | November 28, 2014

YOU ARE YOUR WORLD CHANGER

Don’t let life happened to you (and become a victim of the circumstances) but happen to life (and become a Victor for he who overcome
Revelation 3:21 (AMP) “He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.”

You are a Heavenly miracle on earth, learn from your source and happen in the place God placed you.
Matthew 5:13-16 (AMP) “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your [a]moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and [b]recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. in heaven.”

THE WINNING FORMULA
Know the thoughts the Lord thinks and says about you, and begin to echoed into your heart, (give them a voice), believe them in your circumstances (good or bad) situation and see them as a seed in the fertile soil because of you believe, water them with prayer, joy, faith and good works)  see them growing until they bears fruits and the fruits that last. Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”
PHILIPPIANS 4:8 (AMP) “For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind andwinsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].”

2 Tim 2:2 “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | November 25, 2014

SHATTERED DREAM OF AN AFRICAN GIRL CHILD

                          Men against Abuse.
                     By Dumisani. A. Ngubane

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   A POEM DEDICATED TO ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN

Found landed in the infinite world of possibilities, between the warm arms of the beautiful woman who infused infinite beauty, love, peace , hope, faith and trust in my heart and, when I cry as I come out from her weak and weary womb, I took her birth pain away from her weary body, she gazed at me with smile, tears of pain in her body and joy in her heart, without thinking hard, this is my flower, Yes my rose (Mbali)

My bumbling face pulled the smile from handsome man who stood helplessly besides that hospital labour Ward bed.
I moved my tiny legs and arms like I am waving and saying, heaven has opened its doors and released good and perfect gift in your care for the nations of the world

I am in your hands,
Heaven’s face has shone upon you with smile.
God of life has seen you and find you worthy of this priceless gift.
Life and hope is born, the rose that beautify the nation and breath sweet aroma to its citizens of the world is born
Future assured, I am the future
Nation strengthened , I am the glory of the nations

I grew in hope, I am hope
I saw the beauty and splendour the life has to offer
I breath the future, heard the singing of birds, clapping of trees, singing of the rivers, my africa , my world of possibilities

I saw where I fit in this breathtaking wonders of the Creator
I saw and began to enjoy my future from the horizon
I intimately and learned to see and love the beauty of life and saw my life through the infinite beauty and splendours of its creator

I fell in love with what my future holds as it is wrapped in my heart. I began to define my life around it
I made it my cause to live to redefine the course of History and future by who I am in God.
It became the sole reason for my very being.
Every morning became my preparation for my readiness
Every night, I slept with my dreams like chicken warming its eggs under its wings. My shattered dream
I wake-up every morning and carefully put one brick at a time.
Everyday gone by, the closer I get to my reality.
Africa is my home, the world is my future.

When one morning dawn another world that came crumbling upon my world of possibilities
Pain never dreamed of
Cruelty never been imagined

My heart was gashed out, left with floods of pain
My chest left open.
I am characterized by Fear and agonizing pain.
My hopelessness is my blanket day and night
My innocence was ripped off violently, I was left with fear for my next second of my existence.
My dreams crushed as of between the collusion of two trains

I cried, not for the pain in my body, but for the salvation of my dream
I screamed not because of hurt, but taking my last leap to cover the dream with my bloody body for the salvation of this glorious dream
I gazed at it crushing down helplessly,
I saw its last breath struggling, resisting to leave my mind and my heart
My body screamed with loud voice, echoed by the mountains which were eager waiting for this dream to be born.
My eyes resisted to let go within my heart
My holy pregnancy violently aborted in the hands of African hands in the name of holy war.
Yes in the name of righteousness and Justice

How can I see the dream born to die
How can I live in my dreams only for a dream
How can the beauty be covered with evil
How can evil prevail over good
How can life be overpowered by brutal death
How can holiness be Holy
How can justice be be Just.
How can righteousness be Right

What I once called the world of possibilities became the world full of terror, sound of motherless and fatherless babies, smell of dead bodies and the singing flies and the screaming of jackal inflicted horror in my bone
When I tried to run I stumbled and fell on the corpses
When I looked around to hide my head, the only, mountain and the rocks I see are the piles of lifeless bodies covered by green flies.
The spilling milk from the breasts of young helpless widows crying without voice nor tears in her eyes, their babies and husbands lives taken mercilessly , all is waiting for is next men who will come and force themselves on her on top of dead body.

Young boys replaced their pens and books with guns and ammunitions.
Little girls as the sex objects.
Mothers and grannies raped repeatedly without any refuge
What I once called home, is in an actual fact a living hell
What I once called my land of possibilities is in an actual fact the land of monstrous acts again humanity
What I once called life is inhumane death
What I once pursued as Joy has turnout to be agonizing grief and pain
What I once known as Love and peace turned into violent hatred

Where is my hope,
What is my future
Who to trust with my future
How can I erase my shattered future in my heart.
How can I forever sleep in my dream and never wakeup in my nightmare.

Who can mend my shattered dream
Who can heal my broken spirit
Who can rescue myself from this cruel reality
How can I rise again
Where is my hope, Who us my hope
How can I regain my innocence, my strength from my broken bones and bruised body
How can I redeen my courage from the broken heart

My innocence has been gauge violently
My innocent blood flow down between my tiny legs
My smile, my hope, my dream, my self worth, my reasons for being is shattered
Fear invaded my heart,
Trust evaporated before my eyes
All I am left with is ” emotionless body
My feelings and my reasoning has left me like a cloud in the sky.
Every nap I take, I relived the death of my inner self and my true worth

Raped, wrapped me with shame and fear
Humiliated inhumanly
I hide myself from a man, I once believed is nations symbol of safety and security
When He finds me in my little hiding place, He praised me of being smart because I have find secret place and he joyfully break my will and my sacredness violently
He forced himself on my innocence when I cried he thought I cried because I am enjoying it
When He saw my bleeding of blood between my legs, he simply said, good girl, you kept your virginity for me.

Africa, Why are you silent
Where is justice for an African Child
Where is hope for the girl child, is this how boy child should be.
Is this how the gifts from God should be celebrated?

Why? Why? Why? My World
My joy crushed inhumanly before your own eyes
My hope shuttered suddenly without warning.
I am afraid of me, yes I am afraid of touching my own body,
Is this me in me ?
Is this the end of once my glorious future?
Is this the beginning of a new chapter of my life?
What is between those pages imposed upon my life

Is this the real plan of God for my life.
Is this what godliness is about
Is this, in the heart of religion
is this the acts of holiness and righteousness
How can God punish ignorance with cruelty
Why in the name of God, who is this god?

My leaders, my brothers, my world do not let my tears waters the inhumane victories of these brutalities.
Don’t let these wolves deny the nations of the world this glorious life, beauty  God has given us.

2 Tim 2:2 “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | November 21, 2014

DISCIPLESHIP

Discipleship is about waking up every morning with a notebook in your heart, asking yourself in every situation or circumstances this question, ” if Jesus was seeing, hearing this, or this was happening to Jesus, what would be his reaction? bring Him in the space and let Him (His nature,  character,  heart)  inform your response and  action, where you have missed the mark, repent (correct)  immediately, and where you have a backing of His word, thank and praise the Lord for what He has done, and worship Him for who He is in your life.

It is about following in His steps, finding your footprint where He walked, your finger prints where He had touched,  looking to Jesus, The Way, find the truth and have eternal life, seated in the place of honor with Christ.

Hebrews 12:2 (NLT) “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.[a] Because of the joy[b] awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”

John 5:19-20 (AMP) “So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].20 The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.”
Apostle said 1 Corinthians 11:1 (AMP) “Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate andfollow Christ (the Messiah).”

This may be the greatest defense of this glorious Gospel and the manifestation of light and salt in our lives. It required a conscious prayerful decision and total reliance on the Holy Spirit and continuous studying of the Scriptures.

2 Tim 2:2 “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”

Posted by: thegospelinme247 | November 19, 2014

2. I POUR MY LIFE

In the substance of my innermost being, my hope is in you My fortress and my Lord
In my shaky brain I shall be steadfastly meditate in Your word and wait for you My wonderful counsellor
In my trembling heart I sought your precepts my redeemer
From my shacky group, I shall clive to your statute my saviour
In the diminishing of my sight, I shall wait for your touch gracious one

Though my knees are breaking down with Sorrows
My body weary with tiredness
My spirit overwhelmed with grief
My heart dripping the last drops of blood because of my brokenness
In my emptiness I shall call upon your name
In my hopelessness, I shall hope in You my Redeemer

With tears Shall I seek thee Oh my Saviour
With my Voiceless lips, will I call upon Thee my Wonderful counselor
Yes In my dullness of my ears, I will incline my ears to your voice
Yes in my faithlessness, I shall put my faith in You my Gracious Saviour.

Like a tree on the desert , my soul is thirsty for you
Like a fish outside waters, my soul long for you
Like a baby crying for the nourishing milk from her mother, I am dying of malnutrition of your presence
Like a chick outside her mother’s wings, danger is all around me
In my distress, I put my trust in You my Lord.

Turn my tears into the streams of living water I will be safe and live
Stretch your saving arm and rescue me my deliverer
Stretch your loving arm, and keep me in your embrace

See my sins through the window of the cross
Look my iniquities through dripping blood of your loving son Jesus
My disobedience through the abounding hand of your grace
Look me through the eyes of the finish work of the cross
Welcome me through the gate of the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain for my sins
Lead me through the way, where the redemptive blood flows, the way that is of your only begotten Son.
Order my steps on the steps of your righteous Son
Establish my heart in the truth of the knowledge of your price paid for my iniquities.

To thy feet shall I crawl
To Thy chest I seek to rest my spinning head
In my blindness, I long to gaze at your splendour
From the itching of my ear, I hunger to hear from You
From the depth of mine heart, I desire to hear your voice Most Holy One

Like a perfume, I Pour every drop of my heart on you,
My very desires is you
Like last drop of water, I pour every drop of my mind on you,
My very dreams is forever you.
Like a last drop of my blood, I pour my soul on you,
My very life, Yes my very being.
Like a last drop of my tears, I pour my very emotions on you
In the last kick of my pulse, I lay my body as a living sacrifice to you, My very existence in your hands my Potter
Yes I pour My being on you, most Holy One.
Forsake me not my Lord and my God

Let the suffering of my Lord, be a sweet aroma to you because of who I am becoming.
Let His word be the seed, it is, in my life
Let His blood watered it
Let His love and grace be before me always
Let His righteousness be the substance of my being
Let His truth be my sword to pave my way to His nature
Let His nature in me, be the light of your grace and love to many
Let His kindness and mercy in me, be a salt, that breath praise and Glory to You, Your Majesty.
I pour my being, my soul as a living sacrifice to My redeemer and my Lord.

By Dumisani Ngubane

2 Tim 2:2 “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”

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