THE DOUBLE PORTION
UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION OF ALL
THAT WHICH IS SPIRITUAL IS FIRST
AND THERE WAS WAR IN HEAVEN
VICTORY IN THE LORD'S PRAYER
"And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so" (2 Kings 2:9-10).
Has it ever occurred to you why it would be such a hard thing for Elisha to ask for a double portion? We are sure it wasn't because Elijah felt it would be impossible for his understudy to double what he had done as a prophet. Yet, that is what generally comes to mind when these verses are read. However, I doubt that quantity was the foremost thought in Elijah's mind that day.
The focal point was with vision. It had to do with whether or not Elisha could see him when he was taken. We might not think that would be too difficult; but when Elijah was taken into heaven, the natural eye could evidently not behold such an event, for it had to do with heaven. It was spiritual and not natural. It was not a physical event the natural eye could behold. The Lord's chariots and horses of fire which separated Elijah from Elisha were not natural things. Eyes geared for the earth could not perceive manifestations of the heavens. Therefore, the double portion was a hard thing to grant. Proper vision would have to be present with Elisha for him to see and walk in that for which his heart desired.
The average person who asks for a double portion wants twice as much, twice as many, double the gifts and a lot more power. They want more of what they already have, plus some new things added in for good measure; but those new things are generally on the same level as the old things. They want double this and double that, and very often the only thing they receive which is doubled is a double mind, as James referred to in 1:18. For, you see, double minded men think in terms of the eye, the flesh, and pride, and the lusts thereof. This, of course, alienates them from the Kingdom of God; for flesh and blood cannot inherit it. But more than that, neither can they behold it.
It is all right to desire and ask for spiritual gifts and wisdom, along with spiritual power and authority. Desiring and asking is honorable when the spirit is right. We are even told to ask for such things (James 1:5, Mat 7:7,11, Luke 11:13). But when the root and reason of those desires are for personal agendas, therein lies the problem. Simply put -- flesh clouds the vision to that which is unfolding in the heavens to those who abide there. When this is the factor, the eye ceases to be single and becomes double. With double vision it is a hard thing to receive a double portion.
"And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind INTO HEAVEN. And Elisha SAW IT, and he cried, My Father, my Father...and he took hold of his own (1)clothes, and rent them in two pieces" (2 Kings 2:11-12).
By God's wind, Elijah was taken INTO HEAVEN -- and Elisha SAW IT! And he SAW the fiery chariot and horses of fire. That which the human eye could not see became clear, and the hard thing became simple. Elisha then demonstrated what an easy thing it was. He went directly to the banks of Death's river, the (2)Jordan, and smote it with the mantle that had fallen from heaven (2 Kings 2:13). With the double portion, he struck a death blow to death itself. That which had been descending from Adam upon every man was divided, and it rolled back. And we recall that Jesus said a kingdom divided cannot stand. Nevertheless, before he received that power which fell from heaven, he had to first rend his own clothes.
Ah, yes, his own clothes -- his own righteousness, his own ways of doing things had to be ripped and discarded. We could read the above verse as, and he took hold of his own fig leaves, and tore them in two pieces, and we would be saying the same. When we see, it will also be a simple thing to tear our protective clothing: our covering, our fig leaves of religious practices, our beliefs, our treachery, and with ease we will discard them. "Ah ha!" You say. "We are not wearing Adam's fig leaves. Our religion is pure, our beliefs are true, and there is no treachery in our lives whatsoever."
Really, now? Then why is it that our spiritual security rests so much in what we believe, rather than in Whom we believe? And if we are not wearing fig leaves, why do we first pray, sing our songs for half an hour, hour, or an hour and a half every time we come together? And why do we teach or preach the word for an equal amount of time, have another song or two, and close with another prayer? Sounds a little figgy, doesn't it? Hmmm... Fig Leaf Christians, another name for those steeped in rituals rather than enveloped in the flow of Life.
In defense, we are quick to say that we must honor God with prayer, and then we enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, as David wrote in Psalm 100:4. And we have no argument with that at all, for indeed that is an entry into the holy places of God. However, when the thanksgiving and praise devolve into rituals of singing, carnal specials, and platitudes -- fig leaves become the apparel of the day. And it is sad. The form void of godliness goes on for years without change. Be mindful, however, the form is not the problem, it is having the form without the presences of Life. It is obvious fig leaves are worn to cover our spiritual nakedness when this happens. Such always develops when we fail to worship God in Spirit and in Truth, as Jesus said was a must (John 4:23-24).
Hours of professionalism commonly replace sincere praise and worship. Where there was once an ascension into the heavens with spontaneous psalms and hymns, melodies of musical instruments, and anointed voices of holy song and adoration -- men and women wearing fig leaves have moved in and taken the throne. The sons of the noble, of course, stood back and let the children play "King of the Mountain" (Kings: Children & Sons free upon request).
Some people have natural talents of speaking, singing, and playing musical instruments, and these talents should be enjoined as the Spirit rises with them in holy symphonies of the heavens. However, these talents alone should not be the reason for placing them in the forefront of every service. Bare talent alone should not be what leads the congregation. Natural talents and gifts are wonderful when they are one with the Spirit of the hour. But where they are void of the anointing, they are as a sounding brass and tinkling cymbal to those whose ear is tuned to the heavenly choir.
There are those with spiritual gifts which can raise the spirit of praise in a body of people to the heights of the heavens. Such a mantle should be worn at every gathering; but this is after the old garments of self-recognition are torn and discarded. Once that is done, we might be pleasantly surprised that the natural talents we possess become the mantle from heaven. It is then that death will divide and roll back at the praise of our lips and the stroke of the strings. After we have torn our own clothes in two parts, we can approach the Descender, the River of Death, and smite it with a death blow. It will part hither and thither for us and we can cross over (2 Kings 2:14).
Are we now beginning to see what the DOUBLE PORTION might be? It is not just possessing twice as much. But rather, it is possessing that which is of the heavens and pouring it into the earth. It is bringing the blessings of the heavens together with the earth. It is being able to not only see into the Lord's Day, but it is to be a part of that day. It is to see, feel, touch, taste, walk in, and possess everything of that day, and with understanding and wisdom apply those things when necessary.
The DOUBLE PORTION is not merely having a revelation of the Day of The Lord, and by inspiration knowing that certain events will take place, and then by faith waiting for them to come to pass. The DOUBLE PORTION is the reality of walking in that Day, the Day of Life and Light, and then bringing it into the dark day wherein men walk.
We must know, however, our double portion may seem to be a single portion. A single portion in the sense of it being real only in the heavens, and not seeing it in the earth. This, of course, is due to certain things having appointed times, and they must remain in the heavens until then. Christ Himself is one of those things the heavens must retain until the proper seasons of each manifestation in the earth. Although we, at times, would love to call Him forth to do our bidding, we know He is not a servant to our beck and call. We cannot use Him as we may choose. There could be a loved one we would want to be saved right now; but let us remember that no one comes to Jesus until the Spirit of the Father draws them (John 6:44). However, when He does draw them (John 12:32), they will respond as Jesus comes from the heaven and brings salvation and restitution into their lives. Although it is not world-sweeping, there is a time for Him to make His appearance unto salvation to everyone.
UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION OF ALL
Try as we may to bring Jesus forth on various occasions, such as to heal the sick or rid ourselves of a terrible dilemma, He doesn't respond. There is, of corse, an answer to why this is so. It was said of Him that He would remain in heaven until the times of restitution of all things: "Whom the heaven must receive until the times of (3)restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21).
So much has been taught about the restitution, restoration, reconstitution of all things that very little needs to be said in this short article. We have not, however, heard much about the until and the times. We haven't given a lot of thought to Jesus remaining in the heavens until the times (plural) when all things are restored. Therefore, we will touch upon it in passing.
What we see here is the mysteries of God in Jesus Christ being hidden from the eyes of earthy men. He remains in heaven, not the blue heaven above our bony heads, but in the heaven of each of us. Moreover, He will remain there until the times of all things in you and me are restored. And it goes without saying -- this is presently ONE OF THE TIMES wherein He has restored, and where there is a lack, He is still restoring. Therefore, it also goes without saying -- He is being seen in the earth, in the earth of our own lives. He is being manifested in us and through us; for ALL THINGS in us are being restored. However, for the most part, what we see today are those things which are in part (1 Cor 13:10). Evidently, the restoration is not complete in most. If the restoration was complete that which is perfect, the fulness would be seen by all.
When there are no more times, when the seasons have run their predetermined courses, when all things in our personal heavens have been restored -- then will be the restored manifestation of all things. There will be no more in part ministries or manifestations. There will be no more diseases in the bodies of the Sons of God. Ignorance will vanish in the face of Jesus, He who is our knowledge and understanding. There will be a mass exodus from the sepulchers of dead teachings, as well as all the prisons of ill health (mental and physical). For there will be a full restoration of all things. The heavens will no longer hold to itself the life-giving, resurrecting power of our Lord. It will be injected into the earth with effulgent glory.
The end of this present time of restoration is at hand. All things in our lives shall stand up and be seen. And then another time of restoration will begin. The restoration will be in all those whose names are on the rolls of that allotment of time. They will also come to know the restoration of all things in their own lives. And then will come another time, and another, until all things in all men are restored, and no longer will Jesus be in the heavens only, but in all the earth as well. All things will then be restored and made new -- no more tears, no more death, neither sorrow nor crying (Rev 21:4).
There are things we are privileged to see by the Spirit; but we don't want to stop with just the vision. We want to first walk in the reality of that vision from where it comes; namely, from the heavens of God's Kingdom. And when it is finished, we can walk a new and living way in the earth.
THAT WHICH IS SPIRITUAL IS FIRST
In the natural kingdoms of the world, that which is natural comes first(1 Cor 15:46); yet this speaks of the sequence of visible things we see from Adam (natural) to Jesus (spiritual). Nevertheless, in the Kingdom of God, that which is spiritual is always first. If it has not already been finished in the Spirit, you will never see it in the natural.
One clear case of this is recorded in Matthew 16:19. At first glance, as it is translated in the King James Version, it seems that the earth determines what is endorsed in the heavens: "And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Mat 16:19). However, as we noted in Publication (4)#00.129, Why Seek Ye The Living Among The Dead, The Amplified Bible has a much more accurate rendering of it, which puts the thought in proper order and perspective: "...and whatever you bind -- that is, declare to be improper and unlawful -- on earth must be already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth -- declare lawful -- must be what is already loosed in heaven."
I believe we can see this in a figure with Abram after he was called out of the land of Ur of the Chaldees (Babylon) to never return. Once Lot (Heb., veil) was separated from him, he was told to lift up his eyes, and what he saw would be his. Yet, he first had to do two things: "Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee" (Gen 13:17). Although he died in faith, not possessing the city he sought, in faith he set his feet to walking. By that Seed he began his journey in the length and breadth of what he could see. We might note that this Faith was not something he built up in the might of his own mind. That Seed of Faith had substance.
Any Bible student knows that Abraham's Seed is CHRIST (Gal 3:16), which is by FAITH. The Seed is SPIRIT! It is not Abraham's natural seed. His Seed was that of Faith, which is Spirit. The Seed in question is not the one from his loins. "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus" (Gal 3:26, see also Gal 3:19, 29).
It is by this Seed, the Spiritual Seed, the Christ Seed, the Seed from the Heavens whereby the gate of his enemies will be possessed! And it is in this Seed that all the nations of the earth will be blessed. That which is Spiritual is first, and then that which is natural. Before there can be any blessings seen in the earth, they must first be embraced in the heavens. Furthermore, before the nations of the earth will be blessed with peace, you can count on war in the heavens. Heaven is not always a peaceful place. This we have come to know well.
AND THERE WAS WAR IN HEAVEN
"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels" (Rev 12:7).
The woman who was seen robed with the sun and had the moon under her feet brought forth the (5)man child. After he was caught up to God and His throne, and the woman fled into the wilderness -- there was war in heaven.
Some of you may not be aware of this; but it matters very little what you do or don't do in the natural, as far as the heavens are concerned. Religious practices will not prompt a war in the heavens. It is what you do in the heavens that makes the difference. You can witness from door to door 100 hours each month for a year, attend church every time the doors open, volunteer for every program that pops up; but none of those good works will start a war in heaven. They may start a few in your earth; but the powers of heaven won't even notice. There will be no shaking there whatsoever.
The war in heaven is the result of kingdoms being invaded, and the only thing which can be a threat to the heaven of Revelation 12 is the Man Child, the Sons of God. And until they rise to the occasion of power, that kingdom will remain in tact.
Some of you might be surprised to know that this war in heaven did not take place in the arch-ages past, and neither is it a war in the sky over our cities, states, and nations. The war is between our ears. It is a war that rages throughout the annals of our spirits and minds. This war comes once we know who we are and where we sit.
With Jesus in the heavens, and we being seated with Him, places us above all heavens. This, of course, is in the sense of being supreme over all powers and authorities of all heavenly dominions (see Far Above All Heavens, #00.131, free upon request).
More than a small count have their minds so enveloped in fighting the devil, out there somewhere, that they miss the point all together. So much so that they fail to recognize that he sits upon the throne in their own minds, ruling from those heavens, and they are stone-dead to it. This is not being critical, it is simply an observed fact, and we pray that the ignorance will not continue.
With others, I hear the claim that the devil is dead, and he no longer exists. I believe this to be true with quite a few, but certainly not with all. If the war has been won, and the devil in their lives has been cast down and destroyed, he is then dead and has no part with them. According to what is written, there will then be "...salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ"; for these are the victors' spoils when "the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night (Rev 12:10).
Are you being accused, either from within or without? If you are invading someone's heaven, you can count on being accused. But where are these accusers with stones in their religious hands? Even though they dwell outward, I do not speak of their physical locations. The place of war is in the midst of your being, as their darts and hard words are being hurled in the spirit of your minds? Do their accusations shake your heavens and rob you of peace? If so, the war has not been won. However, if they are no longer reaching the height to where you sit, they have been cast down, and they are not an issue. They may continue railing against you; but truly, they are not an issue. The war is won. If this is so, neither give the revilers a thought nor an answer. Do not cast your pearls before swine and have them trample them underfoot and then twist and use your pure word against you. Continue in your high calling; for your reward in heaven is great.
When the war is won against all those powers, even against the doubtful accusations of your own thoughts concerning who you are, you will certainly hear the living words streaming from the heavens: "Now is come salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ." Wide-scale salvation, strength, authority and power of Christ, and the Kingdom of our God will not only be known in you, but will become a reality in the world as well. Such has not been the norm, but it will be.
The scarcity of Kingdom attributes leads me to believe the devil remains seated on the heavenly thrones of many. Whether in reality or by the imaginations of their own minds, the traducer remains. Either way, the war is largely yet to be won. And we can say, that as long as you are (6)fearful of death you are in bondage, and there is something of the devil remaining upon the throne in your minds. But if you are truly seated in and above the heavens with Christ, wherein the throne abides, victory is yours, and you are free. Oh, how good it is to be free!
VICTORY IN THE LORD'S PRAYER
Freedom and victory is due to who and where our Father is, and who and where our Lord is; but also, it is determined on who and where we are. Jesus told us something about this in Matthew chapter six in what is commonly known as The Lord's Prayer. He said:
"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen" (Mat 6:9-13)
We normally would not see this prayer as one which has to do with spiritual power. Nevertheless, these few words are packed full of the power of God's Kingdom. It is not a formula of words that pleases God every time He hears us reciting it. He is not interested in hearing those reverent words rolling over our humble tongues, saying -- "Hallowed be Thy name." The idea is not in us just saying, our Father which art in heaven. This prayer is not meant to appease an austere God seated upon a huge throne somewhere in a distant galaxy, far, far away, as He is often pictured.
We first notice in verse 6 that it is in our closets where Jesus said to enter into for prayer. The closet, of course, is within our own being, in the depths where He who is in secret is found. Our closet is our secret place, the place where communion with our Father is known, and it is from that place that those secrets will be given to us openly. Out of our inmost being will flow the river of life to those who thirst for righteousness.
The first point to consider in this prayer is -- Father. When we say Father, it is much more than saying a specific word just because we were told to use that title when speaking to God. When you are praying, and you say FATHER, it is because you KNOW HIM as YOUR FATHER. You know the Spirit by which you were conceived and brought forth. Too many believe God "their Father" will never be known until they "die and go to heaven." Even in the world, most men do not father children and then move off somewhere to never be seen or known by them. That is not being a father. It is being a baby-maker.
Fathers remain in the home if at all possible, and they are always known and loved by their children. They interact with each other. Their sons and daughters are so one with their father, that they cannot be separated. They love their father because he first loved them, and this comes by a live-in experience. They know him in a personal way, and not because of what they have been told about him. This is what our Lord was saying when He said to pray, saying, our Father. It is a prayer of communion, of knowing, a prayer of being with Him, a prayer of life, fellowship. It is a prayer, a life of family relationships, rather than a servant with a handbook of instructions reciting a set of repetitious words about a distant God.
Moreover, We are told the whereabouts of our Father, which is -- in heaven. And this is where we are likewise seated -- in heaven (Eph 2:6). It is not a scenario of Him being in heaven and with us being in the earth. Not at all. Such would be a similar case of a man who fathers his children but moves away, and they never get to know each other. My brothers, my sisters, He is in heaven, and we are in heaven with Him. We live together in the same house -- in the house that He built.
And please know, it is not the church house where He lives -- it is in His Christ house, in you and me of many members who live in heaven. He lives in the new Jerusalem, the heavenly city, which will come down from God out of heaven and be seen by every eye. At the present, this city cannot be seen; for it is not the hour of open manifestation -- but it is coming.
Hallowed be Thy name. When we know who our Father is, and we know Him as our Father, we cannot help from knowing that His Name, His Nature, is Hallowed (sacred, blameless). We know His name, His nature, His ways, His character in the same way we know those things of our earthly fathers. And likewise, as it is with our earthly fathers, it is with our heavenly Father. WE TAKE HIS NAME. WE TAKE HIS NATURE. We take on the sacred, blameless name of our Father who is in heaven. If we don't take His name, then we are bastards, plain and simple. If we have not His name and nature, He is not our Father, and we could not rightfully call Him Father. In this world, the only man I call father is the man who fathered and raised me. And likewise in heaven, the only one I call Father is He who fathered and raised me.
Therefore, dear saints of the heavenly calling, we call the one who fathered us -- FATHER. And as His name is hallowed, so is our name hallowed. In Christ our Lord, it is sealed. As He is so are we, but not without Christ. "...If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure" (1 John 3:3). "Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous" (1 John 3:7). "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God" (1 John 3:9). "...Every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God" (1 John 4:7). "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world..." (1 John 5:4). "Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, SO ARE WE in this world" (1 John 4:17). And remember -- "...GOD IS LOVE; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him" (1 John 4:16).
Although John's word is very clear, many will say this is not true, that such thinking is what caused "Lucifer" to fall. But Brethren, if what John wrote is not true, we will have to settle for trinkets rather than the riches of Christ and His Kingdom. Not only that, the next part of our prayer could never come to pass -- "Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." For it is by the very name of our Father that His Kingdom will come. If we are lacking anything of what He is, the Kingdom will also be lacking. If we are not hallowed, pure, and righteous, then neither will His Kingdom in the earth be hallowed, pure, and righteous at the manifestation of the Sons of God.
If the Sons of God take some other name than their Father's, if they possess a name that is not hallowed, then their manifestation will fall far short. It will be another kingdom, and we already see an abundance of other kingdoms today. And we don't need a double portion of the same. If we do not have a hallowed name, there is no way to manifest the Kingdom of God. But praise God -- His Kingdom has His name stamped all over it, and His Sons are the ones who are doing the stamping. They are stamping it with the hallowed name of sacredness, holiness, and blamelessness, bringing righteousness, peace, and joy wherever they go. Except, of course, when they invade people's heavens wherein Satan sits as lord.
When we can truly pray, not recite, Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed by Thy Name, they Kingdom come in earth as it IS in Heaven -- we can then call those things which Be NOT as though THEY WERE (Rom 4:17). For of a truth, they already ARE. They are finished in heaven. They are the works done from the foundation of the world (Heb 4:3). If we are there, we can see them, and with wisdom we can call them forth in their due season.
Let us not get ahead of ourselves and start naming and claiming everything we think should be a part of the Kingdom of God. That didn't work yesterday, and it won't work today. If we are not one with our Father in Heaven, and if we don't know that His name is our name -- there is no way or avenue we can declare the Kingdom of God in the earth. For if we only know about our Father, and we by human persuasion claim our names to be hallowed -- we will not see anything of the Kingdom of Heaven in the earth. It is impossible to bring into reality that which we cannot see and walk in ourselves. Without seeing and walking, the only thing that could be brought forth would be the wind of our own imaginations, as Isaiah so graphically described (Isa 26:17-18).
The double portion is not just more of the same anointing of the Pentecost we once knew. The double portion is that which we have with our Father who is in heaven, and then to be able to bring it forth into the earth. With the double portion in our lives, we will enjoy the unfolding wonders of His presence, but we will not alone. The whole world will see Him and enter into that glorious place of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost, which happens to be the Kingdom of God (Rom 14:17). Now that, my friends, is heaven. What a Kingdom to behold and bring to the groaning creation!
As we are seated with Him in the heavens, and all things in us are reconstituted, those works done from the foundation of the world can be released and begin to fulfill their places. That which is finished in heaven will be seen in the earth, and the restitution of all things will be known in all.
That which is already bound in heaven can be bound on earth, and that which is already loosed in heaven can be loosed in earth. For the dwellers of heaven have the keys of death and hell. They have the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and the gates of hell cannot prevail against them. There will, of course, be war in heaven, as we mentioned. That is to be expected; for once our authority and power becomes apparent enough to threaten men's heavens, the messengers of those realms will defend them at all cost. But, praise God, to no avail! Although we must first contend with the powers the religious heavens in our own minds, afterwards we face the powers of religious authorities in others. Even our own brothers and sisters will conspire to malign us if we speak a word they are not familiar with, and their ears are not tuned to hear the sound. Nevertheless, we continue being faithful to our call and what we see of our Father.
Perhaps we can now more clearly see why Elisha received the double portion. He SAW, and in seeing, he cried, MY FATHER, MY FATHER! Since we are in the Spirit of the Lord's Day and we SEE, we likewise can cry, MY FATHER, MY FATHER -- and we too can receive and bring to the world the DOUBLE PORTION of OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!
Elwin R. Roach
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1. clothes; beged, a covering, i.e. clothing; also treachery or pillage (Strong's)
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