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THE SANCTUARY AND THE STATUTES

There are more than 600 statutes in the Bible. These statutes are not shadowy precepts to be nailed to the cross. They are binding forever unto eternity.

The statutes, along with the commandments are found in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. For further study, please check my website: www.numbers1317.org -file 19.

OLD TESTAMENT: TEACH STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS
"Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the
judgments which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live and go in
and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.

SIMILAR WARNING AS REVELATION 22:18, 19
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye
diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord
your God which I command you:

Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to
possess it.

STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS TO BUILD A GREAT NATION
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your
understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these
statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding
people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto
them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so
righteous to all this law, which I set before you this day?"
Deuteronomy 4:1-8.

TEACH COMMANDMENTS, STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS
"But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all
the commandments, and the statutes and the judgments, which thou shalt
teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to
possess it. Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath
commanded you: "Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God
hath commanded you." Deuteronomy 5:31-33.


GOD GAVE MOSES JUDGMENTS AND LAWS IN ADDITION TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

He did not even then trust His precepts to the memory of a people who
were prone to forget His requirements, but wrote them upon tables of
stone. He would remove from Israel all possibility of mingling heathen
traditions with His holy precepts, or of confounding His requirements
with human ordinances or customs. But He did not stop with giving them
the precepts of the Decalogue. The people had shown themselves so
easily led astray that He would leave no door of temptation unguarded.
Moses was commanded to write, as God should bid him, judgments and laws
giving minute instruction as to what was required.

PRINCIPLES OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AMPLIFIED
These directions relating to the duty of the people to God, to one
another, and to the stranger were only the principles of the Ten
Commandments amplified and given in a specific manner, that none need
err. They were designed to guard the sacredness of the ten precepts
engraved on the tables of stone."
Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 364.

THE STATUTES WERE GIVEN TO GUARD THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
"In consequence of continual transgression, the moral law was repeated
in awful grandeur from Sinai. Christ gave to Moses religious precepts
which were to govern the everyday life. These statutes were explicitly
given to guard the ten commandments. They were not shadowy types to
pass away with the death of Christ. They were to be binding upon man in
every age as long as time should last. These commands were enforced by
the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely explained
that law.

CHRIST IS THE AUTHOR OF THE STATUTES AND PRECEPTS
They cast aside the restraint of the law, and give loose rein to the
corrupt passions and the prompting of the natural heart, and then
triumph in the mercy and grace of the gospel. Christ speaks to such:
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
Heaven." What is the will of the Father? That we keep his commandments.
Christ, to enforce the will of his Father, became the author of the
statutes and precepts given through Moses to the people of God.
Christians who extol Christ, but array themselves against the law
governing the Jewish church, array Christ against Christ."
E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 6, 1875.

SATAN HAS PERVERTED THE DOCTRINES OF THE BIBLE
"In seeking to cast contempt upon the divine statutes, Satan has
perverted the doctrines of the Bible, and errors have been incorporated
into the faith of thousands who profess to believe the Scriptures. The
last great conflict between truth and error is but the final struggle
of the long standing controversy concerning the law of God. Upon this
battle we are now entering - a battle between the laws of men and the
precepts of Jehovah, between the religion of the Bible and the religion
of fable and tradition."
The Great Controversy, p. 582.

JESUS WAS THE FOUNDATION OF THE JEWISH ECONOMY
"Jesus was the foundation of the Jewish economy, the author of all the Laws, Statutes, and requirements of His chosen people."
E.G. White, Review and Herald, September 13, 1906.

THE GOSPEL IS REVEALED IN THESE TYPES AND SHADOWS
"The earthly temple is no more. Its mysterious vail has been rent
asunder; its sacred vessels have been demolished, and the Jewish people
are scattered to every part of the world. But the judgments that fell
on that nation are a symbol of those that will fall on all who, like
Jerusalem, know not the time of their visitation. Let not man mock the
ancient Jewish economy, of which Christ was the Originator, and the One
to whom the types and shadows pointed. In these types and shadows is
revealed the everlasting Gospel."
E.G. White, Sign of the Times, January 13, 1898.

CHRIST DID NOT COME TO ABROGATE THE LAW HE GAVE ON SINAI
"Christ did not come to abrogate the law given on Sinai, but to enforce
it. He was the foundation of the whole Jewish economy. That which He
had spoken from Sinai was the foundation of the government of heaven,
and was to be as enduring as eternity. He knew the strength of the law
of Jehovah. He knew its immutability. It was because the law of God
could not be changed to meet man in his fallen condition, that Christ
clothed His divinity with humanity, and came to our world to take upon
Him the sins of a fallen race. He became sin for us, that we might be
made the righteousness of God in Him."
E.G. White, Signs of the Times, July 7, 1898.

PAUL PROCLAIMS A MESSIAH WHO UPHOLDS THE TRUTH
"Nor does Paul proclaim to the Jews a Messiah whose work is to destroy
the old dispensation, but a Messiah who came to develop the Jewish
economy in accordance with the truth."
E.G. White, 6MR p. 324.

CHRISTIAN SHOULD LOOK AT BIBLE HISTORY IN ITS TRUE BEARING
"The Christian who accepts the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but
the truth, will look at Bible history in its true bearing. The history
of the Jewish economy from beginning to end, though spoken
contemptuously and sneered at as the dark ages, will reveal light and
still more light, as it is studied."
E.G. White, Review and Herald, February 6, 1900.

THE STATUTE AND THE JUDGMENT: WORD OF GOD TO US
"The words of Moses to Israel, concerning the statutes and judgments of the Lord, are also the word of God to us..."
E.G. White, Sign of the Times, March 21, 1895.

NO MERE FORMS OR CEREMONIES
"Men professing to stand as watchmen of the walls of Zion speak of the
Jewish age as one of darkness. They represent the religion of the
Hebrews as consisting of mere forms and ceremonies."
E.G. White, Review and Herald, September 14, 1886.

INSULT TO THE GOD OF HEAVEN TO TRAMPLE UNDERFOOT HIS LAWS AND STATUTES
"What insult is this to the God of Heaven that has given righteous Laws
and wise and merciful Statutes to have them disregarded and trampled
underfoot... "God will not take into His kingdom and give eternal life
to those who will not come under His Laws and Statutes in this life."
E.G. White, Signs of the Times, September 8, 1887.

REVERENCE AND OBEY THE STATUTES
"The statutes of the Lord are to be reverenced and obeyed."
E.G. White, Review and Herald, December 20, 1898.

TEACHING THAT THE STATUTES ARE NO LONGER BINDING IS THE SAME AS IDOLATRY
"The light esteem in which the law of God is held, even by religious
leaders, has been productive of great evil. The teaching
which has become so wide-spread that the divine statutes are no longer
binding upon men, is the same as idolatry in its
effect upon the morals of the people. Those who seek to lessen the claims of
God's holy law are striking directly at the foundation
of the government of families and nations. Religious parents, failing to
walk in his statutes, do not command their household to
keep the way of the Lord. The law of God is not made the rule of life. The
children, as they make homes of their own, feel under no
obligation to teach their children what they themselves have never been
taught. And this is why there are so many godless families;
this is why depravity is so deep and wide-spread.

"A reformation in this respect is needed--a reformation which shall be deep
and broad. Parents need to reform; ministers need to
reform; they need God in their households."
Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 143


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Odette,

I do have to make a change to #5. I was wrong in saying that feast day keeping leads to a religion of works. Making it a requirement does. This is what Paul and the other Apostles were dealing with in Acts 15.

I have heard you out since I have read all your replies to me, so perhaps it would be more accurate for you to say that you no longer wish to discuss with me since I will not agree with what you are saying. This is very interesting, since almost everyone on this thread disagrees with you, however you keep discussing with them.

Could it be, maybe, that what I'm sharing with you does ring true but you are not willing to accept it? If my "fallacy list is unfounded" then why not show me how they are?

I have yet to get a straight answer from you concerning #1 on the fallacy list. You have not shown me why or how humans received the authority to make the Decalogue and Mosaic law equal when God clearly made a distinction between them. In your answer you just conclude that they are equal.

Think about this: If the Eternal Law of God includes all the law of Moses as you say, then is the Sabbath still the center of the Law? Wouldn't this inclusion rob it of its rightful place in the center of the Law?

You state that Jesus did not fulfill all the feast days, so isn't that the same thing as saying that Jesus is not completeness?

Does the Bible dilineate how we are supposed to keep the feast days since the death of Christ? God was very particular in how the feasts were to be kept, as He detailed it in the old testament- there would have to be a similar detailing of how each feast should be kept in the new testament after Jesus' death since major parts of the feasts are missing such as the sacrifice, the temple, Jerusalem, etc. Remember that the Israelites were unnable to keep the feasts when they were in Babylon since they had no access to Jerusalem.

You have used quotes from different places in the SOP to try to validate the points that you make, however, you need to always make sure that the quotes you use are within context. Such as the quote you took from Patriarchs and Prophets ch. 32. You would completely understand what I was saying if you read the whole chapter through. My conclusion on that paragraph comes from studying the whole chapter.

By the way, I do highly value the feast days as they are there for our understanding, since I have stated before that we are living in the actual Day of Atonement. This is why I believe that we should study them.

Blessings.

Michelle










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Amen, MsMS! So true. How amazing that our Lovely Saviour will carry the scars for all eternity! This is what my profile picture is about...
Dear Michelle,

May be this will help you understand the difference and connection of the Law of Heavenly Father. I posted it for my friend Bill and as I mentioned to him, majority does not necessary means one has the truth. If it was the case, I would have remained a Catholic.

Here area few basic principles which you may want to consider:

PRINCIPLE I
Christ gave 2 types of Law:
1) The law of sacrifices, offerings and oblations called ritual or ceremonial law

2) The law of the 10 Commandments called Moral law

PRINCIPLES II
1) Because the children of Israel kept disobeying, Christ repeated the Moral law at Sinai: the 10 Commandments
2) Christ gave to Moses additional religious precepts which were to govern the everyday life: they were called Statutes.
3) These statutes were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments.
4) The statutes were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of Christ like the ritual law of sacrifices, offerings and oblations.
5) The statutes were to be binding upon man in every age as long as time should last meaning they will be part of Christ's law forever and its principles will be obeyed.
6) These commands were enforced by the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely explained that law.
7) They are part of the 10 commandments, since they are empowered by the moral law and guard the 10 Commandments.They are precepts and principles of the 10 commandments.

PRINCIPLES III
Moses never gave the Law:
1) of sacrifices and offerings called ritual or ceremonial law
or
2) of the 10 Commandments called Moral law

2. Christ wrote the moral law on tables of stones and instructed Moses to write the ritual or ceremonial law and additional precepts called Statutes and Judgments.
3) Moses wrote the instructions given him by Christ and was instructed to teach them to the children of Israel.

Let's do a little exercise you and I: let's open our Bible to:
Leviticus 1 verse 1 and 2;
Lev. 4 verse 1 and 2;
Lev. 6 verse 1 and 2;
Lev. 8 verse 1;
continue with Lev. chapter 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, all the way to chapters 27
and read verses 1 and 2 of each chapter.

Do you see a common thread as you read:
''The LORD spake unto Moses (and sometimes to Aaron), saying, speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them...'

The common thread is: Christ gives the instructions to Moses and Moses passes them on to the children of Israel. It was so because they got scared of the thunder and the voice of the LORD at Sinai and ask Moses to speak to them on His behalf.

So the LORD agreed and spoke to Moses His law and Moses taught the children of Israel.

There is a promise in the book of Ezechiel of a new heart and a new spirit. Ez. 36:26, 27. This new spirit and new heart will cause us to walk in His statutes and we will keep His judgments and He will be our God and we will be His people and they will know that He is our God. The ABBA of the SABBATH.

Yes, we will obey the Commandments, the Statutes and the Judgments unto eternity - the MORAL LAW.

No, we will not observe the ritual or ceremonial law of sacrifices and offerings unto eternity. This is the law that was nailed to the cross because the blood of Christ replaced it, fulfilled it. Christians are not keeping them since AD 31.

Questions
1. Were the statutes the same as the 10 Commandments?
The statutes are precepts and principles derivating from the 10 Commandments to guard, protect and explain the 10 commandments.

2. What was the purpose of the Statutes?
To guard, and explain the 10 Commandments.

3. Where did they get their power to guard, protect and explain the 10 Commandments?
From the Moral Law itself, the 10 Commandments since the statutes derive from the 10 Commandments and their work is to explain the 10 Commandments.

4. How do the Statutes guard and explain the 10 Commandments?
By teaching precepts and principles on health, care for the needy, the elderly, return tithes to support the Ministry of the Church etc.They are practical application of the 10 commandments.

Question a.
How does a man learn not to steal?
By faithfully returning what he owes Christ, 10% of what he earns.

Question b.
How does a man learn not to commit adultery?
By being faithful in his relationship of marriage, to his wife, his children, his neighbor, etc.

Question c.
How does a man learn to enter the Rest of the Weekly Seventh-day Sabbath?
By resting daily in Him through prayer and Bible study, monthly through the New Moon sacred festival, yearly, through the 7 Appointed times of the Feasts, through the Sabbatical year every 7 years by letting the land rest, the Jubilee every 50 years and finally the Millenium with Christ at last and the earth will keep her Jubilee.

As you can see every 10 Commandments have statutes that derive from them which teach us how to observe the Moral Law and it is not grievous, complicated, or difficult. It is simple for complicating people!

We are not obeying the law to be saved! We are saved by grace through faith! We obey because we are saved!

The judgments of blessings and curses of Deut. 27, 28 are also part of the Moral law and are the written consequences of our obedience or disobedience to His moral law. OBEY AND LIVE, DISOBEY AND DIE.
Note:
While there are statutes that are not binding after the sacrifice of Christ like circumcision, this statute still has a physical value to protect against disease and improve health. It applies for all the other statutes: physical or spiritual.

You probably understand now that the Sanctuary calendar was not prepared by Moses, It was given by Christ to Moses to teach the children of Israel, the appointed times of worship throughout the year.

Just like the sanctuary, the calendar will be our study unto eternity because it is the plan of salvation in symbols. Many mysteries will still be revealed from the plan of salvation unto eternity. Zechariah writes 3 times in chapter 14, we will keep the Feast of Tabernacles in the earth made new.

I make no apology for these answers because the majority may not agree. I have learn a long time ago that Truth is not necessarily found with the majority and whether I am alone or not, if I am to stand for the truth though the majority forsake me, I will stand by His grace and through His grace.

May we remain faithful though the heaven falls, is my prayer.

With His love,
odette

Note:
To keep it simple from now on, simply say: the Ceremonial Law of sacrifices and offerings which was nailed to the cross because of the death of Christ: type (blood of animals) had met antitype (the blood of Christ).

The Moral Law of the 10 commandments, the Statutes and the Judgments - will be kept by a sinless universe.

It is not quite right to say that the only traces left by sin in heaven will be the marks in Christ' hands and feet. The universe will also be filled with undeserving sinners saved by His grace. Maranatha!

With His Love,

odette
Odette,

Your comment on the ceremonial law is just your interpretation because the feast days are rituals and are ceremonial. and Colossians 2 is pretty clear on what was done away.

It is plain to see that you will not address the issues I had asked to be answered. God's truth is always plain, clear and simple. He NEVER purposely leads us in a wrong direction, as you said in a previous post.

It is good to be in the minority and to stand for what is right as long as we stand on Truth.

Blessings.

Michelle
Dear Michelle,

I suppose we will just have to agree to disagree:

1) You believe the feasts are part of the ceremonial law.

I believe they are part of the Moral Law being statutes.

2) You believe they are part of the ceremonial law because sacrifices were offered on those days and point only to the cross and the death of Christ.

I believe the 7th day Sabbath is a holy convocation as the other feasts, and sacrifices were offered on that day as well, yet we uphold it because it is an appointed time pointing to Creation, The Feasts are appointed times pointing to re-creation. We need re-creation before we can celebrate Creation once more, through Christ of course and His plan of redemption taught through the Feasts.

3). You believe the Feasts are important but not as much as the 7th day Sabbath and they were nailed to the cross in AD 31.

I believe the Feasts are as essential as the 7th day Sabbath but in a different way:: the Sabbath points to creation and the Feasts to re-creation which is still in process in the MHP.

4) I believe the sacrificial atonement of Christ, offering Himself for us is as complete as it ever will be and do not need to be repeated like the sacrifices of animals but, please read me well:

I believe the plan of salvation was not completed at the cross,

5) I believe 'the blood of Christ while it releases the repentant sinner from the condemnation of the law ( at the cross), does not cancel the sin. It would stand on records until the final atonement.' PP 357.

He began in the Court meaning when He died on the cross in AD 31

The records of the sins repented of, confessed of, are still in the sanctuary in heaven and in the sanctuary of our mind: The altars in the Court and the Holy place were altars of perpetual atonement (burnt offering) and continual Intercession (altar of encense)

And that is the work Christ went to finish in heaven in the MHP (at the mercy seat where the blood was put on: representing the cleansing of the sin transferred to the sanctuary. In 1844, this is the work He went to complete through the Great Day of Atonement, meaning the final intercession, final Atonement: the removal of the records of sins confessed and repented of.. GC chapter 28.

''The intercession of Christ in man's behalf in the sanctuary above is as essential to the plan of salvation as was His death upon the cross. By Hi death, He BEGAN that work which after His resurrection He ascended to COMPLETE in heaven`` GC. 489. Ch. 28.

6) It is a DIFFERENT work than the cross but AS ESSENTIAL. Just like the 7th day Sabbath compare to the Feast: Different purpose for their existence but both essential in the plan of salvation.

And then she adds: 'The great plan of redemption will reach its accomplishment in the final eradication of sin and the deliverance of all who have been willing to renounce evil.' GC 485. ( THAT'S AT THE 3RD COMING!)

7) The work still to be accomplished in 1844 was first for the dead than it will pass to those alive at the time of the Sunday law: it is the removal of these records of sin. Only those who have fully renounced sin and repented and confessed them will have their records of sin removed from the records in heaven and from their minds. (records: blots, scars, knowledge of evil - desire to sin - there is at least 13 words to represent the records in the SOP and probably more). Then PARDON will written there instead! What a great Heavenly Father we serve! JUST -like - IF - You and I had never sinned. Pardon stands for: JUST - IF - Y = Justify

THIS IS THE REASON WHY CHRIST HAS NOT RETURNED: not just because we have not preached the Gospel to the whole world, not just because we are not ready, not just because the Church is Laodicean, but BECAUSE,

8) We, as a people have not understood the WORK HE INTENDS TO DO IN OUR MIND AND IN HEAVEN: Remove the records sin has left in the sanctuary.

``The Lord will do nothing but He will reveal it first to His servants the prophets.' We need to understand this work: it is a painful work, an exprience of trials, under very difficult times. It has to be done before probation closes forever. That is why we must understand it ourselves and tell people about it. It is not an easy work: no one will believe us HARDLY!

9) This was and still is the teaching assigned to the SDA Church: the MHP of the sanctuary in heaven -- the key that opened up the sanctuary in heaven. The Catholic Church does not teach this, neither the Propestant Evangelical Churches! It is our assignment since 1844: not an easy but a necessary to bring in everlasting right - ousness.

10) Michelle, all what I am writing is what I lhave learn from this Church and her beautiful teachings of the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. All you need to do is what I do:

I read Great Controversy chapter 22: Prophecies fulfilled
23 What is the sanctuary
24 In the Holy of Holies
28 Facing our Life Records.

Read them and see if what it says speak to your heart like it does to mine, especally 28. Meditate on it.

Note: It should take you a few days to read them and see the work in the MHP. I am not saying you do not understand it, but it looks like by what you write, you do not. I may not be reading you right, so that is my suggestion: I pray for you, and you double up your prayers for me. I believe you are sincere and so am I,

He cannot come out for a people with records - we would not stand a chance against Lucifer - we will have to live without a Mediator, first time in the history of man, ever - even Enoch, Elijah, Moses, Daniel had a Mediator by faith in the coming Messiah.

But the 144000 are the only ones who will live under the most trying times of this earth history and they will not have a MEDIATOR to stand for them in the MHP or in the Holy or the Court.

What will they need to stand: 2 important unmerited gifts:
I. the removal of their records of sin which still stands in the MHP even after they repented, confessed and obtained forgiveness.

II. The mighty power of the Latter Rain by the Mighty Spirit of the Living God.
They will not be left alone. While the Spirit has removed His pleading with the wicked who would not listen to Him, He fills the chosen one mightily like no other soldiers under the banner of Prince Emmanuel has ever been filed with and they are ready for the test.

Probation will be closed Chist is no longer in the MHP. The plagues are falling EW p. 36. But they stand under the most terrible times since there was a nation. Dan. 12:1. They are now witnessing to the Universe that the Law of Heavenly Father could have been kept after all: in heaven, in the Garden of Eden, all throughout the centuries of this earth dark history.

CONCLUSION:
This is what the Feasts teach.
They cannot be nailed to the cross except Passover which was replaced by Christ with the Lord's Supper
Pentecost has to be repeated in the Latter Rain power
Unleavened Bread has not been accomplished yet in His people: stop sinning!
Firstfruits is still to come: 144000 the firstfruits among the living Rev. 14:4
Trumpets to be repeated with the Loud Cry of Rev. 14, 18 combined
Atonement and the test of the Sunday law: not here yet
Tabernacles: 2nd coming.

Michelle,
It may be just a matter of wording - perhaps, you are Spanish and I am French and we are trying to express ourselves in English. I do not know I just go by your name!

But there is only 1 Holy Spirit and He does guide into all truth and if we ask Him for a bread He will not give us a stone.

So, I will be praying and fasting that He manifest Himself and prove all things through the Inspired Word of the Bible and the SOP.

Col. 2:14-17 does not cancel the Feasts since they are shadow of things to come.

What was nailed to the cross is the system of offerings and sacrifices which I totally understand where you come from. For you, if I undersand it:

The Feasts are part of the Ceremonial Law therefore they were nailed to the cross and no longer valid and needing to be kept, although they still have significance.

As for me, the Feasts are Statutes, and although sacrifices and offerings were offered on them, like the 7th day Sabbath, they still remain valid, and being Statutes, are 'meant to be kept', because it is the only road map to return to the Father - In them He has hidden His calendar which eventually, when the fulness of time comes, He will reveal His true days of worship, and every knee will bow, at that time, every eyes will see, and every tongue will confess. Until then, we should continue to pray and study. The Spirit knows our heart and He can see through better than you and I can.

With His love, odette
Dear Odette:

We will have to live without a Mediator, first time in the history of man, ever - even Enoch, Elijah, Moses, Daniel had a Mediator by faith in the coming Messiah -- Good point, but the 144,000 have the Latter Rain, the full indwelling of Holy Spirit, so that's even better than having a mediator right?

I always get this mixed up: the outer court = outside of the temple including the altar of sacrifice. The inner court = the holy temple, right. And the temple = holy + most holy, right?

As far as the feasts, I always think it is for the signs and times, referring prophetically, not so much literally. Because there so much to read about the Bible, and SOP, and repentance, daily life things -- that should take all our times, who have times to pay attention to the Feast dates, and celebrate it?

Sincerely,

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