101. My Vision on How Ezekiel 9 Will be

Literally Fulfilled


July 31, 2015


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He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).



In light of the fact that I have long recognized that spurious teachings abound regarding how Ezekiel 9 destruction will be literally fulfilled, I asked the Lord for a vision on insights into how and who will literally fulfill that prophecy. Early this a.m., July 31, 2015, the angel of the Lord graciously gave me a vision depicting important aspects of this serious prophecy for God’s people. 

 

The spurious teaching being taught by some “reformers” is that Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled before the National Sunday Law is legislated. They apply the spurious Will Ross statement to arrive at this conclusion. We have no proof whatsoever that the Will Ross statement is true, and what is more important, that statement contradicts the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy IF IT IS USED TO SUPPORT EZEKIEL 9 DESTRUCTION AS OCCURRING BEFORE THE NATIONAL SUNDAY LAW LEGISLATION, and more explicitly before the death decree that will finally be associated with that legislation.


How the Will Ross Statement Conflicts With the Literal Fulfillment of Ezekiel 9


I will cite the Will Ross Statement below and then demonstrate what I was shown as regards why it cannot be the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9:


"After the storm there was a calm, then the Adventists arose like a great flock of sheep, but there were no shepherds. They all waited in earnest prayer for help and wisdom, and the Lord answered by helping them to choose leaders from among them who had never sought positions before. They prayed earnestly for the Holy Spirit which was poured out upon them making them fully ready for service. They then went forth 'fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners,' to give this message to the world. "I was astonished, and asked if that applied to Loma Linda, as we were looking in that direction. Sister White replied to my question by stating that it applied to the entire denominational world. It so stunned me that I did not ask any more questions." --- Will Ross, Boulder, Colorado.


How the above statement conflicts with the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy on the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9:

 

·       The time of the Loud Cry begins concurrent with the legislation of a National Sunday Law, and not before, to wit: “And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully they could not refute the Sabbath truth.” Early Writings, p. 33.

·       Ellen White said that EVERY SOUL living at the time must have the test of the Sunday Law before being sealed. God would not slay His people before this test.

·       Ellen White said in Testimonies, Vol. 5, pp. 80, 81, that it is in the time of the Sunday Law that the gold is separated from the dross in the church. How could that occur after the Sunday Law ensues, if all the dross was destroyed per the Will Ross statement BEFORE the National Sunday Law? The separation of the Bride of Christ must occur before the Sunday Law, because she cannot be defiled with women (fallen, apostate churches), Rev. 14:1-4, and it is she who awakens all ten virgins, Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 405-406. Jesus gathered out His bride who would take the gospel to the then known world, in A.D. 27, Desire of Ages, 232 and 179.

·       In the first A.D. 27-70 literal fulfilment of Ezekiel 9, the Abomination of Desolation occurred first, years before Ezekiel 9 destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem. The Abomination of Desolation was reckoned by the Jews as being Roman soldiers setting their ensign upon Jewish soil so many furlongs from the Temple. That occurred in A.D. 66, when the Roman General Cestius Gallus and his troops planted the Roman flag on Jewish soil and then retreated back to Rome: “These legions had orders to encamp at the distance of six furlongs from Jerusalem, at the mount called the Mount of Olives which lies over against the city on the east side, and is parted from it by a deep valley, interposed between them, which is named Cedron.” http://www.bible.ca/pre-flavius-josephus-70AD-Mt24-fulfilled.htm

·       In the above point, I reckon Ezekiel 9 sealing as beginning with the ministry of Jesus in A.D. 27. He told His disciples that whomever they bound on earth would be bound (sealed) in heaven.

·       A furlong is about one eighth of a mile or 0.2 km. 1. a unit of distance, equal to 220 yards (201 meters) or 1/4 mile (0.2 km). http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/furlong?s=t

·       “And the Saviour warned His followers: "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains." Matthew 24:15, 16; Luke 21:20, 21. When the idolatrous standards of the Romans should be set up in the holy ground, which extended some furlongs outside the city walls, then the followers of Christ were to find safety in flight. When the warning sign should be seen, those who would escape must make no delay. Throughout the land of Judea, as well as in Jerusalem itself, the signal for flight must be immediately obeyed. He who chanced to be upon the housetop must not go down into his house, even to save his most valued treasures. Those who were working in the fields or vineyards must not take time to return for the outer garment laid aside while they should be toiling in the heat of the day. They must not hesitate a moment, lest they be involved in the general destruction.”

·       If the Will Ross statement involves the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, and it is reckoned as occurring before the Loud Cry which comes after the legislation of the National Sunday Law, this would preclude the Matthew 24:15, 16 sign/signal to flee the Abomination of Desolation, which all true Christians obeyed in A.D. 66, when they fled to the smaller town of Pella, years before the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem by Titus. As I have explained many times before, Pella was surrounded by mountains which the faithful could flee to years later when Titus destroyed the Temple and the city of Jerusalem.

·       Ellen White says that the Sunday Law apostasy is a parallel to the Romans ascending upon Jewish soil, to wit:

By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near.{5T 451.1}

As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the limit of God’s forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation’s iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to return. The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress which prophets have described as the time of Jacob’s trouble. The cries of the faithful, persecuted ones ascend to heaven. And as the blood of Abel cried from the ground, there are voices also crying to God from martyrs’ graves, from the sepulchers of the sea, from mountain caverns, from convent vaults: “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”{5T 451.2}

 

It is no time now for God's people to be fixing their affections or laying up their treasure in the world. The time is not far distant, when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains. And now, instead of seeking expensive dwellings here, we should be preparing to move to a better country, even a heavenly. Instead of spending our means in self-gratification, we should be studying to economize.”  Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 464-5.

 

·       Unfortunately, the men who teach that the Will Ross statement involves the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, told me personally that they see no parallel with the above words by Ellen White, regarding the National Sunday Law being the end-time equivalent of the Abomination of Desolation. They fail to see any parallel with the apostasy of the National Sunday Law and the approach of the Roman armies as constituting the Abomination of Desolation sign/signal to flee to smaller towns preparatory to fleeing to more desolate places later. God showed me that this failure on their part in not being able to see a direct parallel between the Sunday Law apostasy, and the approach of the Roman armies on Jewish soil in A.D. 66, is a distinct proof of their lack of spiritual discernment.

·       The command in Ezekiel 9:6 involves slaying, slaughter, spilling of blood. The men who are teaching that the Will Ross statement is the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, and that it occurs BEFORE the Abomination of Desolation, BEFORE the National Sunday Law, teach that Ezekiel 9 destruction is by a Tsunami caused by a comet striking the Atlantic. They cite 17 false prophets of Babylon, who are making this prediction. God’s Word says that Ezekiel 9 BEGINS AT HIS CHURCH, HIS SANCTUARY. The Atlantic Ocean is a distance from the General Conference Headquarters in Washington, so a tsunami originating in the Atlantic Ocean would BEGIN killing many non-Adventists before it hit GC headquarters! Thus, if that were the fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, IT WOULD NOT FOLLOW THE BIBLE TEACHING AND GOD’S ORDER THAT IT BEGIN AT HIS SANCTUARY, HIS CHURCH!

In Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211, Ellen White quotes Ezekiel 9, saying that “Here we see that the (SDA) church-the Lord’s sanctuary-was the first (“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God. 1 Peter 4:17) to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. (“The wrath of God” the 7 last plagues-Early Writings, 36, 52, 64, 289; Revelation 15:1, 7; 16:1.) The ancient men, those who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interest of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God’s power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. [”He loves us so much, no matter what we do, we’ll always be the apple of His eye.”] Thus Peace an d safety’ is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God’s people their transgressions and the house of Jacob (the leadership) their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children ALL perish together.” (ALL excludes nobody-not one. ALL from the leadership to the cradle roll are slain!) Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211. (regarding Ezekiel 9).

·       The words “These dumb dogs” refer to the ancient men--the elder, older, men of the Word, “watchmen”--leaders who stand as the guardians of the spiritual interest of the people. So they must be present at the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9! Eze 9:6   Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. 

·       Any tsunami originating in the Atlantic Ocean would kill millions before BEGINNING at the ancient men, the watchmen leaders!

·       Ellen White said that the FAITHFUL martyrs will be seed for fruit. She said that ALL, EVERY SOUL, must have the test of the National Sunday Law before they are sealed. Ezekiel 9 is the sealing chapter of the Bible. The Ezekiel 9 seal is put upon EVERY SOUL for life or death--AFTER THE TEST OF THE NATIONAL SUNDAY LAW. Destruction of the unfaithful before the National Sunday Law, would preclude God’s Ezekiel 9 test being fulfilled to them--the test that must come upon EVERY SOUL. It is that TEST that determines who is sealed for life or death. The false teachers of the Will Ross statement, have the penalty (DEATH) coming upon the unfaithful BEFORE they are tested by the death decree of the National Sunday Law.

The heavenly sentinels, faithful to their trust, continue their watch. Though a general decree has fixed the time when commandment-keepers may be put to death, their enemies will in some cases anticipate the decree, and, before the time specified, will endeavor to take their lives. But none can pass the mighty guardians stationed about every faithful soul. Some are assailed in their flight from the cities and villages; but the swords raised against them break and fall as powerless as a straw. Others are defended by angels in the form of men of war.” {GC88 631.1}

 

·       Nominal Adventists report us to the Catholics AFTER THE NATIONAL SUNDAY LAW, when according to false SDA reformers, all nominal Adventists will be killed BEFORE THE SUNDAY LAW, by a tsunami flood. Notice:

 

"I saw that God had honest children among the nominal Adventists, and the fallen churches, and ministers and people will yet be called out from these churches, before the plagues shall be poured out, and they will gladly embrace the truth. Satan knows this, and before the loud cry of the third angel, raises an excitement in these religious bodies, that those who have rejected the truth may think God is with them. He hopes to deceive the honest, and lead them to think that God is still working for the churches. But the light will shine, and every one of the honest ones will leave the fallen churches, and take their stand with the remnant." GC 1858 p. 172.

 

How Ezekiel 9 Will be Literally Fulfilled

 

Let’s examine the Will Ross statement even more closely to see if it could apply as a literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 BEFORE the National Sunday Law.

"After the storm there was a calm, then the Adventists arose like a great flock of sheep, but there were no shepherds. They all waited in earnest prayer for help and wisdom, and the Lord answered by helping them to choose leaders from among them who had never sought positions before. They prayed earnestly for the Holy Spirit which was poured out upon them making them fully ready for service. They then went forth 'fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners,' to give this message to the world. "I was astonished, and asked if that applied to Loma Linda, as we were looking in that direction. Sister White replied to my question by stating that it applied to the entire denominational world. It so stunned me that I did not ask any more questions." --- Will Ross, Boulder, Colorado.

·       In the first literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, the Jews killed themselves as well as being slain by the Romans. In the next literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, the enemies of God’s people will slay all but the 144,000. Many faithful martyrs will be saved by giving their lives in testament to what they believe. But only the 144,000 are translated without seeing death.

·       The false reformers who teach that Ezekiel 9 occurs before the National Sunday Law, say that it is Ezekiel 9 fulfillment that purges and purifies the church to give the Loud Cry. So according to them, all the bad in the SDA church are destroyed by Ezekiel 9 judgment BEFORE the National Sunday Law. Let’s see how that works out!

·       God’s Word and Ellen White both say that Ezekiel 9 begins with the leaders (ancient men) AFTER the Abomination of Desolation, AFTER the National Sunday Law. The Will Ross statement says there were NO SHEPHERDS. This could not accrue BEFORE the National Sunday Law as a fulfillment of Ezekiel 9.

·       If all the nominal Adventists are killed by Ezekiel 9 judgment and the Will Ross statement--BEFORE the National Sunday Law, how will they be around to betray us to the Catholics AFTER the National Sunday Law?

 

"I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure [hidden] people, little known to the Catholics but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hate us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday. 

Then the Catholics bid the Protestants to go forward, and issue a decree that all who will not observe the first day of the week, instead of the seventh day, shall be slain. And the Catholics, whose numbers are large, will stand by the Protestants. The Catholics will give their power to the image of the beast. And the Protestants will work as their mother worked before them to destroy the saints. But before their decree bring or bear fruit, the saints will be delivered by the Voice of God. Then I saw that Jesus' work in the sanctuary will soon be finished. And after His work there is finished, He will come to the door of the first apartment, and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of the Scape Goat. Then He will put on the garments of vengeance. Then the plagues will come upon the wicked, and they do not come till Jesus puts on that garment, and takes Hs place upon the great white cloud. Then while the plagues are falling, the Scape Goat is being led away. He makes a mighty struggle to escape, but he is held fast by the hand that leads him. If he should effect his escape, Israel would lose their lives. I saw that it would take time to lead away the Scape Goat into the land of forgetfulness after the sins were put on his head.

The great white cloud I saw was not the holy place, but entirely separate from the holy and most holy place, entirely separate from the sanctuary. 

Then the angel repeated these words, and said, 'This is the time spoken of in Isaiah. He saw that there was not man, and wondered that there was no intercessor. He had no mediator between God and man, and these plagues could be withheld no longer, for Jesus had ceased to plead for Israel, and they were covered with the covering of the Almighty God, and they could live in the sight of a holy God, and those who were not covered, the plagues fell upon them, for they had nothing to shelter or protect them from the wrath of God." E.G. White, Dorchester, Maine, October 23, 1850, Spalding--Magan's Unpublished Mss. Testimonies, pp. 1, 2.

·       Clearly, the nominal Adventists will not be keeping the Sabbath, because they hate the saints on account of the Sabbath. Notice that Ellen White says that it is at the commencement of the time of trouble that we are filled with the Holy Ghost.

I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully. This enraged the churches and nominal Adventist, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth.” Early Writings, p. 33.

 ·       According to those who falsely teach that Ezekiel 9 comes BEFORE the Sunday Law, there should be no NOMINAL ADVENTISTS around to betray us to the Catholics.

·       A storm of persecution could come before the National Sunday Law, which will lead to that law, but no storm of persecution before the Sunday Law will equate with Ezekiel 9, which seals God’s people according to their response to the Sunday Law TEST, WHICH ELLEN WHITE SAYS EVERY SOUL MUST HAVE.

·       In the Will Ross statement, there are no shepherds after the storm of persecution. If there are no shepherds before the Sunday Law, how could Ezekiel 9 begin with the false shepherds (ancient men watchmen) AFTER the Sunday Law, which is the TEST EVERY SOUL MUST HAVE in order to be sealed for eternal life or eternal death.

 

I realized that if Ezekiel 9 is literally fulfilled, it would have to be executed by our enemies as was the case in the last literal fulfillment, and not by flooding by a tsunami due to a comet striking the Atlantic, as some false reformers are wont to teach. So I asked the Lord to show me the process involved with the literal fulfillment of this prophecy. My angel called my attention to some very teaching statements by Ellen White, which I have certainly read before, but failed to see that they portrayed exactly what forces will fulfill Ezekiel 9. This is but another testimony to the fact that we can do NOTHING, but by the grace of Christ’s Holy Spirit ministering to us the gift of spiritual discernment. I have shared those statements with you in this vision.

 

The Enemies of God’s People Destroyed the Jews in the Last Literal Fulfillment of Ezekiel 9


In the last literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, it was the enemies of God’s people and they themselves who slew one another. It was not a natural disaster destruction like a tsunami. So Ezekiel 9 could not be literally fulfilled by any such natural disaster. The Bible says the victims of Ezekiel 9 will be slain without mercy.

 

The heavenly sentinels, faithful to their trust, continue their watch. Though a general decree has fixed the time when commandment-keepers may be put to death, their enemies will in some cases anticipate the decree, and, before the time specified, will endeavor to take their lives. But none can pass the mighty guardians stationed about every faithful soul. Some are assailed in their flight from the cities and villages; but the swords raised against them break and fall as powerless as a straw. Others are defended by angels in the form of men of war.” {GC88 631.1}

 

Some might be tempted to believe that from the above statement no one dies after the Sunday Law death decree. That is not true. Faithful martyrs will be many, and they could not be seed for fruit (converts to the Loud Cry) if they were not faithful to their end (death) by Sunday Law decree. By this same reasoning, there could not possibly be any test for true martyrs to meet before the Sunday Law that would inspire others not to take that Mark of the Beast.

 

A comet striking the Atlantic Ocean and killing thousands of Sabbath keepers BEFORE the great test of the Sunday Law, that EVERY SOUL must have at the end-time, could in no way be seed for fruit inspiring others not to take the Mark!

 

This is why God has true messengers at the end-time, to correct such foolish errors amongst His professing people. Some think that I don’t meet the Bible qualifications for a bishop and have no right to give my warning message to God’s people. They, as Satan’s stooges, accuse me before the throne of God day and night for what they interpret as my past mistakes, some of which are true and some of which are VERY FALSE, AS WELL AS ADMITTEDLY WRONGFUL THINGS I HAVE PUBLICKLY AND PRIVATELY APOLOGIZED FOR. They make very evil surmizings based on hearsay and the conclusions of some who were lied to about me and my life. But let’s consider the worst case scenario. Suppose all their lies and evil surmizings are correct. Is there hope for such persons. Has God chosen such individuals in the past to give messages to His people?

 

Messengers are not bishops in that they are not regular ministers, and regular ministers are not visionaries--possessing the gift of prophecy. Some of God’s prophets have once been most zealous in the cause of Satan, but they have returned to Him and He honors them greatly, even with the possibility of being the bride of Christ, to wit:

 

"Nearest the throne are those who were once zealous in the cause of Satan, but who, plucked as brands from the burning, have followed their Saviour with deep, intense devotion. Next are those who perfected Christian characters in the midst of falsehood and infidelity, those who honored the law of God when the Christian world declared it void, and the millions, of all ages, who were martyred for their faith. And beyond is the "great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, . . . before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands." Revelation 7:9. Their warfare is ended, their victory won. They have run the race and reached the prize. The palm branch in their hands is a symbol of their triumph, the white robe an emblem of the spotless righteousness of Christ which now is theirs." E.G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 665.

 

The Lord has shown me that His bride will be nearest His throne, because she officiates in heaven in the Temple. Only the 144,000 enter that Temple on Mt. Zion, Early Writings, p. 19, and Revelation 3:10-12, where she is the pillars (leaders) in the Temple.

 

The bride is not the martyrs, because she is translated without seeing death. Neither is the bride the great multitude which is proven by the same reason. It is only reasonable that the bride is nearest her husband Jesus Christ.

 

I think of men like David, who had four wives and had the husband of one of them killed so he could have her (Bathsheba). He is called a man after Christ’s own heart and Christ came through David’s line as an encouragement to us--not to sin as David did, but encouragement for those who have at one time fallen into sin. David is a messenger in the Bible. He is a prophet. David was not a bishop. I think of Solomon, David’s son. He had 900 wives and 300 concubines. Yet he is one of the prophets of Scripture. Solomon was not a bishop. I think of Jacob who had 2 wives and 2 concubines. He is a prophet of Scripture. Jacob was not a bishop as the Bible defines a bishop. David and Solomon were once most zealous in the cause of Satan, but were plucked as brands from the burning and followed their Saviour with deep, intense devotion. This should be encouraging to all sinners everywhere!

 

Do Bishops have all the gifts of the Spirit? No! And neither do prophets have the same gifts as the Bishops. There are different requirements for Bishops versus prophets. Some try to confuse the two. It is interesting that some of the Bible prophets would have miserably failed regarding the conditions for a bishop and vice versa! But some men claim to know more about this than God does!

 

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues[d]? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. 1 Cor. 12.

 

Are all prophets? No! Are all Bishops? No! Do they have the same conditional requirements? No! David, Solomon and Jacob are Bible proof of this fact! The person(s) who contest my qualifications to be a prophet are also ignorant of these facts and without spiritual discernment to be cognizant of such. And God has shown me that they are too marinated in rebellion to understand even when they are so corrected on these and other important issues.

 

Jesus said He came to die for sinners and not those who think themselves righteous:

 

New Living Translation

I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent."

 

God sends prophets who are willing to correct the cherished errors of His people, because the “dumb-dog watchmen” (Isaiah 56:10-12 and 5T 211) will NEVER AGAIN do so! God qualifies His chosen messengers with spiritual discernment and visions to make these corrections and without Him THEY COULD DO NOTHING!

 

Ellen White said that Christ does not have a graded list of sins. Some think their sins are not as bad as others, but if we can be lost for the least sin, as Ellen White attests, what difference does it make which sin/s we harbor? Some readily commit the abomination of lying and evil surmising while thinking themselves more qualified than others who have committed sins they were not tempted to commit. What a deception! Jesus did not come to call them to His work because of their self-righteousness.

 

Jesus said that those who have been forgiven much, love much. Amen!

 

In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

 

Ronald William Beaulieu

 

 

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