KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:33 KJV “And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.”

John explained that he baptizes with water, but Jesus is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. The bible translators used the preposition ‘with’ which relates more with the means by which the act is done. Baptism, as we know is transliterated from Greek. That means, the word was taken from the Greek, and brought into English, without much changes. The word is baptizo which means to be immersed in, dipped in or buried in something. The Greek word which was translated as ‘with’ is the word ‘en’, which is a preposition denoting a fixed position in a place. The word ‘with’ used should not create any wrong picture in our minds.

With the above understanding, just as one is immersed or baptised into water, to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, means one is dipped, body, soul and spirit, into the Holy Ghost. It is an experience where one is fully overwhelmed with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the power house of the Godhead. To be baptized in the Holy Spirit is to be filled with power or dynamic ability of God. Acts 1:8 says, “and you shall receive power after the Holy Spirit is come upon you…”. This is a power to be a witness for Jesus. The word witness is translated from the Greek word ‘Martus ‘ out of which we have the word martyr. A martyr is one who proves his faith, even unto death. The witness testifies about the reality of Jesus and by his faith is ready to prove it in signs and wonder. Mark 16:20 KJV “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.” Amen.

A number of Christians associate the baptism in the Holy Spirit only to speaking in tongues. Well, it is a truth of scripture that when one is baptised in the Holy Spirit, he would speak in tongues (Acts 2: 4, Acts 8:17,18, Acts 10 :44-46, Acts 19″6). These passages allude to the fact that, all those who were baptised in the Holy Spirit spoke in tongues, yet according to Acts 1:8, the real essence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit, is to be enveloped in power for service. This power will heal your body, if you are sick (Rom8:11) You will be able to bring healing to others who are also suffering. The means of stirring this power, is to pray a lot in tongues (1 Corinth 14:4. If you have not been baptised in the Holy Spirit, you can be baptised now. The Lord stands by you to bless you with this great gift. You may pray this way, “Jesus you are the Lord of my life, you are the baptizer in the Holy Spirit. My heart is ready, and my mind is also ready, Lord baptize me in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Amen. Receive now the baptism into the Holy Spirit. Open your mouth and start praying right now as you thank the Lord for His amazing gift.



Rom 8:11 KJV “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you”.

 Act 8:6 ,7 KJV “And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:31 KJV And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

John the Baptist revealed in the above scripture that he did not know Jesus personally. Where did he get all the information about Jesus from? He answers this question in verses 33. In verse 33 he confessed again, I knew Him not, but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me….:” This verse revealed the secret of his success. He was in step with the Holy Spirit all the way. Luke 1:15, added that “he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb “

 It was the Holy Spirit who led him into the wilderness to prepare him for the task. It was the Holy Spirit who constantly showed him what to do. He instructed Him about who Jesus is and how His baptism would be. The Holy Spirit anointed Him so powerfully and without any miraculous signs and wonders, people still thronged him from every part of Israel, to be baptised by him.

 The whole Christian life is all about a partnership with the Holy Spirit. It is called a fellowship with the Holy Spirit. (2 Corinth 13:14). The Holy Spirit is the Lord Jesus unlimited.

What the Lord would have done if He were here, the Holy Spirit would do through you and a whole lot of people at the same time. John 14:16.

He is called the comforter, the one called along one’s side. He comes as a helper, a strengthener, an adviser, an intercessor and an advocate. He is not just one called to help us in the journey, He is God, and the one in charge. Acts 13:2 KJV” As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” In the preceding verse, the Holy Spirit said ‘separate for me ‘. He added, I have called them. As much as He is our helper, He is our Lord and the one in charge. This is the reason we must act or do EVERYTHING after His instruction.

 Success as a Christian is doing what he asked you to do.

Our number one duty is to know Him and to allow Him to lead us. Every believer has been born again by the Spirit and the word. (John 3:5,1 Peter 1:23) He is our Father. He lives in us. He is also with us. He also comes upon us to do special duties. When we pray, He prays through us? When we read the bible, He speaks to us. He also speaks to us in various ways. As the Christian obeys the word and prays, his spiritual senses get developed to hear Him. At this stage you do what He tells you. The more you allow Him to lead, the more you make success of your actions. This was the experience of John the Baptist. This must be your experience as well.



John 14:26 KJV” But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”.

Romans 8:14 KJV” For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”.


KEY SCRIPTURE; John 1:29 KJV” The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

When John saw Jesus he prophesied about Him, saying, behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Please note that any child of God who has the Spirit of God, has the ability to prophesy. Throughout recorded scripture, lambs have always been used as sacrifices unto God for a number of reasons. The Lord Jesus was to be the Lamb of God who would be sacrificed on behalf of men for the remission of their sins (Heb 9:22). According to the word of God, sin entered the world through   Adam’s sin and death passed on to every person. (Rom 5:12). For man to be made alive unto God, Jesus had to die in our place, so that when a man receives Jesus as Lord, he is made alive from death (Eph 2:1)

The scripture said Jesus is the lamb of God who took away the sin of the world. Sin is a reproach to any person or a group of people. Sin makes rebels out of sons. Sin keeps men far from God their father (Isaiah 59:1&2) Sin shuts God’s ears from hearing the prayers of His children. For the Lord to take away our sins, He had to become sin.2Co 5:21 KJV “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” He became like a serpent in our place John 3:14. The death of Jesus is a symbol of defeat to Satan. This is the reason the blood makes us victors over Satan. Rev 12:11.

Observing the communion is an announcement of the defeat of Satan. It results in various releases of the children of God from all forms of bondages. Always approach the communion with joy, appreciation the Lord, and an expectation of victory from every defeat.

Every child of God must live in gratitude about what Jesus has done for up. We must resolve not to give any place to sin. Sin although separated and rendered ineffective in the child of God, would assume mastery over anyone who subjects himself to it. Rom 6:16 KJV” Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”.

Please note: the strength of sin is the law, why? (1 Corinth 15:55) Living by the law is living outside the influence of the Spirit and rather dwelling on the flesh to win.

Do not give any place to the flesh, live constantly in the Spirit.


Thank you heavenly father, for delivering me from sin and placing me in the Spirit. I live in the spirit and give no occasion to the flesh to have any dominance over me. My life is upward and forward.



Rom 6:14 KJV” For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”

Rom 6:18 KJV “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:23 KJV “He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.”

If you were to be asked, who are you? What would have been your answer? When John the Baptist was asked, who are you? He did not say, I’m John the Baptist. He described himself by what God said about Him. Isaiah 40:3 KJV” The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” John was saying my significance in this life is to do the will of Him that sent me. The Lord said in Heb 10:7 KJV Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God”. It is no wonder, the Lord said, my meat or food is to do the will of Him that sent me. John 4:34.

Now, may I ask you, who are you? Are you a man who is seeking to build a business establishment for himself or for the name of Christ? Would you call yourself, as the man who married with two, four or eight children? John called Himself by what God has said about him. What has God said about you?

John did not just call himself by that scriptural statement but he had committed Himself to live according to that word. John was a huge success. His ministry served countless number of people

 Now let’s consider what the Lord said about John the Baptist. Matthew 11:11 KJV “Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he”. Why did the Lord make such a statement about John, since John did not work any miracles of healing, divide any red sea?

John, right from childhood committed himself to seeking the face of God. His main task was to prepare the hearts of the people for the coming Lord. This was his sole live engagement and he fully executed it. Now the task of preparing the way for Jesus was a very important task. John the Baptist was so much given to it such that He identified his personality with that mission.

What are you given to? What are you living for? May you respond to the great commission given to the church. Go ye into all the world, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Matt 28:19. This is our commission and be given over to it.



John 9:4 ,5 KJV ” I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Matt 5:14 ,16  KJV “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:20 KJV And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

John the Baptist came at a time, that bible history speaks of about four hundred years of a famine of the word of God. It was the end of the period between Malachi and Matthew There was no prophetic voice prior to his appearing on the scene. When the fame of John went around the cities of Israel, they wondered whether he was the Messiah. They sent messengers to enquire from Him, whether he was the messiah. John answered that he was not the messiah. The word said he did not tell a lie. Many people are not able to look into the faces of men and tell them the truth either about themselves or about those people. Telling a lie is always a way of setting yourself back. The truth would surely surface after a time. This present-day telecommunication network has turned many into liars. He travels about four hundred kilometres away, yet claims he is just one kilometre away.

Why would people tell lies?

1.People tell lies because of fear

2. People tell lies because they seek to win people’s admiration

3. People tell lies because Jesus is not yet Lord of their lives

4. Men tell lies because, they reason that would bring them the best advantage.

The scriptures teach that Pro 11:1 KJV “A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.”

The Lord says a false balance or any act to deceive is an abomination unto to the Lord. Telling lies brings men under Satan’s bondage and could one day destroy you ultimately. Judas had been living in deception, stealing from the treasury he carried. This act gave Satan an advantage to betray Jesus. John 13:27 KJV” And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” Dear one you can’t keep people being deceived forever; the truth is like a Cork which cannot stay under water. You would strive to keep it buried under water, yet it would surely surface, and whatever you have been seeking men to think of you would suddenly crumble.

What must you do?

1. If you have been living in deception, ask the Lord for forgiveness.

2.Ask the Lord to deliver you from every bondage of Satan

3. Acknowledge you are light and have nothing doing with darkness

4. Stop the high regard for yourself and make Jesus truly Lord of your life.

5. Decide you would always say the truth no matter the consequences.



 Ephesians 4:15 KJV But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

John 8:44 KJV “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:18 KJV” No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him”.

Our key scripture informs us that no one has ever seen the father at anytime, except Jesus. In certain portions of the bible, certain individuals have been reported to have seen God.

Exodus 33:11 says, he spoke to Moses’ face to face but in Exodus 33:23 the scriptures said the following “And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen”. Comparing these two encounters we realise Moses could not have seen the real face of the Lord as a man. As He said in Ex 33:23, no one could see His real face and live. John 1:18 establishes that, no one has ever seen God, the only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father He has declared Him. He is one with the Father.

I wish to establish that there is no contradiction in the scriptures.

Secondly, our key scripture reveals a truth about our Lord Jesus that we have to see clearly. It says He dwells in the bosom of the Father. John 1:1 introduces the book of John by saying, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the word was God. Jesus is the eternal word of God. The words of every man dwell in his bosom. The word of every man is also one with that person. Our key scripture shows us the real state of Jesus. As the word He proceeded from the father. He was not begotten as a man begats his son. As the word He has always lived with His Father. No one creates his or her words. It is ever with you. I wish to establish the fact that Jesus is one with the Father. When the scriptures use the term Son of God, it simply means a divine being. The Jews took stones to stone Jesus because when he called Himself the Son of God, they understood it as He making Himself God.

John 10:33 KJV “The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”

Our Lord Jesus is not created as other creation was. He is the eternal word of God, who has dwelt in the bossom of the Father. He is the only one who has revealed God to us.

 Jesus is the only true evidence of the invisible God.

Satan has fought so much about the identity of Jesus but to no avail. The United Nations does not want the name of Jesus to be associated with various relief services, why? This is a world system under the influence of the Prince of the power of the air. (Eph 2 ;2)

He said if you have seen me you have seen the Father. John 14:9 KJV “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” Dear child of God be very confident in your faith. Jesus is the ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED. There is no other name under heaven given to men to be saved. Acts 4:12



Isaiah 9:6 KJV” For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

1 John 5:20 KJV “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”


KEY SCRIPTURE; John 1:17 KJV “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”.

At the end of the era of our Lord Jesus, he began a new dispensation called the grace of God. A dispensation is a rule that governs or determines God’s relationship towards men. God’s word shows us different dispensations that God has related to men. Every dispensation has had a related covenant to enforce that dispensation. The following are a list of the dispensations from the beginning of time

1.Dispensation of innocence- Edenic covenant

2. Dispensation of Conscience- Adamic Covenant

3. Human Government-Noahic covenant

4. Patriarchal Dispensation- Abrahamic Covenant

5. Dispensation of Law – Mosaic Covenant

6. Dispensation of grace –New Covenant

7. Dispensation of Kingdom– Everlasting Covenant

Our key scripture referred to the dispensations of law and grace. The dispensation of the law spanned the period of Moses till the Lord Jesus was crucified. This means the Lord Himself lived under the law. (Gal 4:1-4)

The law was promulgated in Exodus 24:6-8. The scriptures said the following in Ex 24:8 “And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.” The law was a covenant between the Jewish people and their obedience to the law. The law demanded that everyone obeys all its requirements yet there was no divine provision to help men honour or to obey it. The law exposed the weakness of man to face or overcome sin. Romans 7:9:” For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died”. The law was holy and upright yet man was dead unto God and His holy demands.1 Cor 15:55 says, “the stink of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law”. This is explained in the above description of how the law functioned and the weakness of man’s flesh to stand up to its requirements.

NOW the grace of God was given by Jesus. Under the grace Jesus takes over the heart of the person and expresses Himself through that individual (Gal 2:20). The Lord Jesus is an embodiment of the fulfilling of the law. Christ in us makes the righteousness of the law fulfilled in us. (Rom 8:3&4) The dispensation of God’s grace is a moment when men could function with Jesus’ authority to make all devils, including Satan to be subjected to them (Matt 28:18). Dear child of God you have no excuse for not living a victorious life under the grace of God. Remember, sin shall not have dominion over you because you are not under the law, but under grace. (Rom 6:14)



Eph 2:8 KJV ” For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

1 Corinth 15:56 KJV “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:16 NHEB “For of his fullness we all received, and grace upon grace.”

God is full of all goodness. Our key scripture. reveals to us the supplier and the measure of God’s grace he provides. Jesus is actually the grace of God personified. Please note that, grace is not earned but is received by faith (Roman 4:2,3) How much grace have been given to us? The scripture said out of his fullness, have all we received, grace upon grace. What does this mean? Col 2:9,10 teaches us that In Jesus dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily, whiles we are complete in Him who is the Head of all principalities and power. The word complete is the same word replete, or to be made full. We are made full of what? We are made full of God (Eph 3:16). Please pause and reflect over it.

 Colossians 2 :10 informs us that we are filled with the fullness of God. Each one of us has also received a full measure of His grace. Let’s consider the following. In John 10:10, it says He gives us life in abundance Eph 3:20 teaches us that God is able to do far more exceedingly, abundantly and above all that we can ask or think. God always gives us His best in a full measure.

Just consider the following verse. James 1:17 KJV Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” The word says there is no variableness with God, that is God does not change and there is no uncertainties with Him like shifting shadows.

He always gives His best to every one who would believe Him.

Dear one as many who can receive or believe God, God has His best for them.  Grace is a supernatural power made available to us to excel.

This power comes from His very ability and of His fullness. Now, although it is of   His fullness, what you carry away depends on you How much would you carry? Dear one, you can change your state by taking of His very fullness.

How do we partake of this fullness? In whatever you are involved in   do it with a consciousness of a total supply of every divine provision to make you come out as the best. See yourself as greatly privileged, no matter the difficulties that prevail. Eph 3:16 KJV “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;” The Spirit is our ever-abiding strengthener.



2 Corinth 9:8 KJV” And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work”:

2 Corinth 3:6 KJV “Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:15 NHEB “John testified about him and shouted out, saying, “This was the one of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.’”

Men would naturally seek their own honour and advantage. When King Saul realised God had appointed David to take over the throne after him, he fought the will of God for about three decades till he finally died in a battle he was not supposed to die. God brought David into the palace to prepare him for kingship and to fight the battles for King Saul. King Saul had fallen out of favour with God. David was a vessel of grace sent to complement the shortcomings in his reign so he could finish his term in peace. Instead of Saul acknowledging that David was God’s chosen vessel to succeed him, He rather fought against God’s choice.

 Every choice God makes for us, is the best for our ultimate good.

John the Baptist escaped the error of King Saul. He came before Jesus. The whole communities were flocking his baptism, and he had the recognition of every body. Inspite of this when he was aware that Jesus although younger was the appointed one, John never tried to let any pride get into his way. He accepted the will of God and said the following about Jesus. “This was the one of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.’” John put Christ first. He was ready to put his fame down and honour Jesus. God gave him that clout because he had been fulfilling the purposes of God almost all along. If he had become self seeking and had refused to honour Jesus as expected, he would have lost every honour.

In our lives as children of God, every thing about Jesus should come first. The word says, that in everything Christ must have the pre-eminence (Colossians 1:18). God is the one who chooses, anoints and promotes. We must always accept God’s choices no matter the colour, age or the background that the individual may have. So long as everything points to God’s approval over that individual, just get along with God’s choice. If it means submitting to that individual so the name of the Lord be glorified, just do it. Our delight is to always put the master first.

 In God’s equation we are only significant when we glorify Jesus.



Col 1:18 NHEB “He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.”

John 3:30 NHEB “He must increase, but I must decrease.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:14 KJV “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.

Our key scripture announces that the word is incarnated and appears on the human scene.  As a man, Jesus reveals His glory to all men as the only begotten Son of the Father full of grace and truth. In our previous study we learnt that, the Lord Jesus was the only begotten of the Father, yet we likewise were begotten by the Father as well. (John 1:13). We were born again by the word .1Pe 1:23 KJV “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”  Jesus is the word of God, and we were also born again by the word of God.

 Everything gives birth to its kind.

 Every child of God is the word of God in the flesh.

As the Lord manifested His glory, we must also reveal the glory of the word that gave birth to us.

To maintain that life of manifesting the glory of the word we must fully acknowledge who we are. Unfortunately, many Christians see themselves as weak sinful human beings full of errors. This is one of the biggest lies of the devil. The scriptures which is God’s mirror reflects our true identity.

Who are we?

1.Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Ephesians 2:10″ For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Amazing! A pen is designed and have every ability to write on a piece of paper. You have been designed for good works or the glory of God. Believe it, say it and live it out.

2. Amplified Bible, Classic Edition 1 Peter 2:9″ But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.

We are a chosen race, God’s own special people, called to demonstrate the perfections of Him. We are no longer in darkness, but we are light.

 Never again call yourself a weak helpless sinner.

You are a bundle of God’s priceless investment. Made very capable to reveal His glory

3. Amplified Bible, Classic Edition 2 Corinthians 5:21 “For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].” Hallelujah!

There are many more glorious pictures about ourselves from the word of God. Each of us must take time to meditate on these verses so much that they become our very consciousness.

 The glory of God is to demonstrate the love of God, the purity of God and the miraculous power of God in healing and blessing mankind. Every child of God possesses this ability in himself or herself



Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Ephesians 3:10″ [The purpose is] that through the church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere.”

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Colossians 1:12 “Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light.”

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