THE INDISPUTABLE WITNESSES

OF

THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL

ARE

THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL

 

"Ye are my witnesses,

saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen:

that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he:

before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

 

I, even I, am the LORD;

and beside me there is no saviour.

 

I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed,

when there was no strange god among you:

therefore ye are my witnesses,

saith the LORD, that I am God."

Isaiah 43:10 – 12

 

"Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time,

and have declared it?

ye are even my witnesses.

Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any."

Isaiah 44:8

 

"…Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel,

 and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob,

and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt,

when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying,

I am the LORD your God;

 

In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them,

flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:

 

Then said I unto them,

Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes,

and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt:

I am the LORD your God."

Ezekiel 20:5 - 7

 

October 3, 2008

 

Not everyone serves, worships, and bows down to the CREATOR GOD of Israel as was and still is HIS intention.  Why?  The answer eludes me.  How can anyone dismiss the fact that a Supreme Existence established The BEGINNING of all this Creation:  Heaven and Earth, the sun, moon, and stars, land forms, water, fire, animals, mankind and not worship HIM!  The Truth of the matter is that we must worship this CREATOR, explicitly because no one else and nothing else has replicated HIS Wonders or formed some anew.  Under these circumstances, it would not be wise to make anything but the CREATOR the ONE True and Living GOD and honor the Ways, Paths, and Walks of Life that HE ordained.  These Ways of Righteousness are the CREATOR's "Old Paths" and HIS "Counsels of Old" that were given to mankind in The BEGINNING.  And after The Flood they were given to GOD's Covenant People, the Nation of Israel – "Jehovah's Witnesses" - in the Wilderness where the CREATOR showed HIS inheritance HIS Powerful Hand and spectacular ACTS to prove that HE ALONE is the ONE GOD of Heaven and Earth.

 

"Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken… O children of Israel… the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth..."   Amos 3:1,2

 

"… who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?"   Deuteronomy 5:26

 

"The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid."   Deuteronomy 7:19

 

"O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth."   Isaiah 25:1

 

"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 as all this law, which I set before you this day?"   Deuteronomy 4:8

 

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."   Jeremiah 6:16

 

HEAR, O ISRAEL

 

"The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself,

as he hath sworn unto thee,

if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God,

and walk in his ways. And all people of the earth shall see

that thou art called by the name of the LORD;

and they shall be afraid of thee."

Deuteronomy 28:9,10

 

We are all aware of the many different peoples who call themselves "Jehovah's Witnesses".  But are they the ones with whom the CREATOR GOD of Israel made a Covenant, Chose for HIS Holy People, the ones who were given the right to show forth HIS Praise and Represent HIM before the peoples, nations, and tongues?  Let THUS SAITH THE LORD respond to this question.

 

Read and see that no other peoples can hope to be called "Jehovah's Witnesses" but the Chosen Children of Israel, the SEED of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  These are the indisputable facts that are written in indelible ink and available in the "Old Testament" for the best scrutiny possible.

 

"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

 

"But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt."   Deuteronomy 7:6,8

 

"For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?  Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?  Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.  Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.  And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;"   Deuteronomy 4:32 – 37

 

"He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD."   Psalm, 147:19,20

 

Indeed, we have a plethora of evidence that proves ONLY the Children of Israel can be "Jehovah's Witnesses".  And it is all corroborated by the WORD of the CREATOR GOD, for it was HE that coined the maxim "Jehovah's Witnesses" above all for HIS Covenant People, the Nation of Israel.

 

JEHOVAH's WITNESSESS

 

"And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:

And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

I have also established my covenant with them,

to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage,

wherein they were strangers."

Exodus 6:2 – 4

 

"The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel."

Psalm 103:6,7

 

"This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise."

Isaiah 43:21

 

-          The CREATOR GOD made a Covenant with The Patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel, and their SEED and SEPARATED them from all other peoples to be a "Special People unto HIMSELF".

 

"And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations."   Genesis 17:1 – 9

 

"This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant."   Genesis 17:10 - 14

 

"And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob."   Exodus 2:23,24

 

"…Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them: But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.  And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods. And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods."   II Kings 17:35 - 38

 

"Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."   Jeremiah 3:14,15

 

-          The CREATOR loves HIS Covenant People so much that HE named HIMSELF the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and said that this would be HIS Name FOREVER.

 

"And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations."   Exodus 3:15

 

-          The CREATOR GOD Chose Jacob's SEED, The Twelve Tribes of Jacob of all the peoples upon the face of the Earth.

 

"…thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt."   Deuteronomy 7:6 – 8

 

-          The CREATOR GOD sent the Nation of Israel HIS Servant Moses and had him to go before Pharaoh and demonstrate miracles in the Name of the GOD of Israel.

 

"…I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt."   Exodus 3:8 - 10

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel SAVED the Israelites out of Egypt and made an AWESOME Name for HIMSELF in the process.

 

"And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace."   Exodus 14:13.14

 

"But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day."   Deuteronomy 4:20

 

"Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God."   II Samuel 7:23

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel led the Children of Israel by a cloud by day and a fire by night.

 

"And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people."   Exodus 13:20 - 22

 

"Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys: But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys."   Exodus 40:34 - 38

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel led the Children of Israel as they wandered in the Wilderness forty years and showed them HIS Mighty Hand and Abundant Powers.

 

"I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.  Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God."   Deuteronomy 29:5,6

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel fed HIS Chosen People Manna and brought water from a rock to prove them to see whether they would keep HIS LAW or not.

 

"Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day…"   Exodus 16:4

 

"And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat."   Exodus 16:14,15

 

"…thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go. Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst."   Nehemiah 9:19,20

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel gave the Children of Israel HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments for a Way of Life and Holy Days that they should observe for HIS Praise, Glory, and Thanksgiving.

 

"And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them."   Exodus 24:12

 

"Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:"   Nehemiah 9:13,14

 

"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons."   Please See Leviticus 23rd Chapter for a complete listing of the Holy Days that the CREATOR GOD of Israel requires of the Children of Israel to observe:  The Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete REST, Passover, The Feast of Weeks, The Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets, and The Feast of Tabernacles (Succoth – Dwelling in Booths).

 

"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 as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children."   Deuteronomy 4:7 – 10

 

"As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever."   Isaiah 59:21

 

-   It was the CREATOR GOD of Israel that first gave HIS Covenant People the Ten Commandments.

 

"…the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone."   Deuteronomy 4:12,13

 

"When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water: And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly."   Deuteronomy 9:9,10

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel gave HIS Chosen People HIS Sabbaths for a "Sign" between only them.

 

"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death."   Exodus 31:12 - 15

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel chose for HIMSELF ONLY the Tribe of Levi for HIS Priests to Minister unto HIM.

 

"…the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle. And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel. And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death."   Numbers 3:5 - 10

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel gave only the Children of Israel The Ten Commandments.

 

"At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood. And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark. And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand. And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me."   Deuteronomy 10:1 - 4

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel chastened them in the Wilderness as a man would his son when they erred from HIS Ways of Righteousness or were disobedient to HIS LAW.

 

"Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him."   Deuteronomy 8:5,6

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel enabled the Children of Israel to secure the Land of Canaan by HIS Great Hand.

 

"O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?"   Deuteronomy 3:24

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel caused the nations of the Earth to fear HIS Chosen, the Nation of Israel.

 

"This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee."   Deuteronomy 2:25

 

"And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.  And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

 

"From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:"   Deuteronomy 2:36

 

"…Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us."   Joshua 2:9 – 11,24

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel promised and fulfilled giving the Children of Israel HIS Land – the Land Flowing with Milk and Honey - the Glory of all Lands, as well as the land East of the Jordan River, which HE gave to Reuben, Gad, and the Half Tribe Manasseh.

 

"And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand. There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass."   Joshua 21:43 – 45

 

"…not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof."   Joshua 23:14

 

"Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant."   I Kings 8:56

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel showed HIS People, the Children of Israel the Place HE Chose for them to bring their burnt offerings, sacrifices, tithes, heave offerings, vows and freewill offerings, and firstlings of the herds and flocks and where HE Commanded HIS People, Israel, to eat there before HIM.

 

"…unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee."   Deuteronomy 12:5 - 7

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel gave HIS Covenant People the Israelites power to obtain wealth.

 

"… thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day."   Deuteronomy 8:18

 

-          The CREATOR GOD of Israel ONLY sent to the Children of Israel HIS Prophets to give them HIS WORD.

 

" Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:"   Jeremiah 7:25

 

"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."   Amos 3:7

 

"Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD."   Amos 2:10,11

 

-          The CREATOR GOD set up David, the son of Jesse, a man after HIS own heart, to be King of the Nation of Israel.

 

"Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people."   Isaiah 55:3,4

 

-          The CREATOR GOD gave the Nation of Israel the Right to establish HIS Holy Temple only at the hands of King Solomon.  HE told Solomon that HIS Eyes and HIS Heart would be there perpetually.

 

"That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.  And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually."   I Kings 9:2,3

 

-          The CREATOR GOD gave Elijah the Prophet the opportunity to prove the existence of the True and Living GOD and that HE is GOD and that there is none else.

 

"And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.  And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.  And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.  And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.  And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God."   I Kings 18th Chapter

 

See that ONLY the Children of Israel, the SEED of Jacob are proved to be "Jehovah's Witnesses"!

 

THE BAD, THE UGLY…AND THE GOOD

 

"In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction:

your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

O generation, see ye the word of the LORD.

Have I been a wilderness unto Israel?

a land of darkness? wherefore say my people,

We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?

Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?

yet my people have forgotten me days without number."

Jeremiah 2:30 - 32

 

"A voice was heard upon the high places,

weeping and supplications of the children of Israel:

for they have perverted their way,

and they have forgotten the LORD their God."

Jeremiah 3:21

 

"…my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity,

and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths,

to walk in paths, in a way not cast up; To make their land desolate,

and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished,

and wag his head.  I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy;

I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity."

Jeremiah 18:15 – 17

 

"Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four,

I will not turn away the punishment thereof;

because they have despised the law of the LORD,

and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err,

after the which their fathers have walked: But I will send a fire upon Judah,

and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem."

Amos 2:45

 

"But we are all as an unclean thing,

and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf;

and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

And there is none that calleth upon thy name,

that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us,

and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities."

Isaiah 64:6,7

 

At the height of the Children of Israel's magnificence and stardom, they foolishly turned to false gods and rejected the CREATOR GOD of Abraham and Moses and HIS Righteous Way of Life – HIS Book of the Law.  And the Holy ONE of Israel surrendered HIS Chosen People, the SEED of Jacob into the hands of the worst of the heathen, for as HE had said, if they turned from HIM that HE would spue them from the Land.

 

"Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out."   Leviticus 20:22

 

"And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish."   Deuteronomy 8:19

 

"For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made."   II Kings 17:7.8

 

"And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger: For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing."   II Kings 17:9 - 12

 

"Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;"   II Kings 17:34

 

"Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity. They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us. Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest."   Micah 3:11,12

 

"For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD. They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine: And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them. Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say."   Jeremiah 5:11 - 15

 

"How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

 

"Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?"   Jeremiah 5:7,29 - 31

 

Yes, the CREATOR GOD of Israel did not lie!  HE brought upon us, HIS Covenant People, the worst enslavement and suffering ever dealt upon mankind.  We lost our identity, our land, our culture, and Our GOD, all because we wanted to follow the imaginations of our evil hearts.  This is the "Bad and the Ugly" of our past and, unfortunately, our present. 

 

-          THE CREATOR GOD of Israel kept HIS Promise to punish HIS Chosen People for their multitude of sins: lies, turning to false gods, rejecting HIS LAW, Statutes, and Judgments, and for profaning HIS Holy Name.

 

"For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.  Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err. I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah."  Jeremiah 23:11 – 14

 

"Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.

 

"The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly."   Jeremiah 23:16,20

 

"… the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made. And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger: For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing."   II Kings 17:7 - 12

 

"Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God. And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them. And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger."   II Kings 17:13 – 17

 

"And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight."   II Kings 17:20

 

"Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out."   Leviticus 20:22

 

"Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee. For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell."   Deuteronomy 4:23 - 28

 

"For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day."   Deuteronomy 29:26 – 28

 

"But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins."   Leviticus 26:14 – 18

 

"And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours. And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste."   Leviticus 26:30 - 33

 

"Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence. Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled. Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients."   Ezekiel 7:23 – 26

 

"For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still."   Isaiah 9:16,17

 

"…they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them. If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land."   Leviticus 26:39 – 42

 

"O fear the LORD, ye his saints:

for there is no want to them that fear him.

…they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing."

Psalm 34:9,10

 

THE "GOOD" FOR THOSE WHO RETURN

TO THE GOD OF ISRAEL

AND ARE OBEDIENT TO HIS LAWS

 

"The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants:

and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate."

Psalm 34:22

 

"In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD,

the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none;

and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found:

for I will pardon them whom I reserve."

Jeremiah 50:20

 

"Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

 

"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."   Isaiah 55:6,7,11,12

 

-          It was the CREATOR GOD of Israel that promised HIS People, Israel, that if they return to HIM and to HIS Righteous LAW that HE would cause their return.

 

"I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God."   Amos 9:14,15

 

"But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.  When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them."   Deuteronomy 4:29 - 31

 

"And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:"   Deuteronomy 30: 1- 4

 

"And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us."   Deuteronomy 6:25

 

"The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness. For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land."   Isaiah 10:21 – 23

 

"I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.  And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD."   Jeremiah 23:3,4

 

"…I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD."   Ezekiel 20:34 - 38

 

"Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places."   Deuteronomy 33:29

 

"Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:  But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid."   Jeremiah 30:7 – 10

 

"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD."   Zephaniah 3:17 – 20

 

"O bless our God, ye people,

and make the voice of his praise to be heard:

Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried."

Psalm 66:5 – 10

  

We have much for which to be thankful and humbled.  We have the ONE True and Living GOD, and Praise HIM and HIS Holy Name for choosing us, the SEED of Jacob, who have Witnessed HIS Mighty Acts in making a Great and Awesome Name for HIMSELF.  And we have an "Old Testament" Book replete with information about HIS Book of the Law and HIS Prophets who consistently disseminated HIS WORD for our wisdom, understanding, and direction, and more importantly for our hope.

 

"For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small."   Jeremiah 30:17 – 19

 

"I will bless the LORD at all times:

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof,

and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me,

and let us exalt his name together."

Psalm 34:1 – 3

 

"Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me:… saith the LORD. And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God."   Jeremiah 30:20 – 22,24  

 

Of a Truth, we are the only ones who can boast with conviction and GOD's testimony that we are "Jehovah's Witnesses".  Yes, I know; it is hard to fathom knowing the CREATOR GOD, but we can when we read what THUS SAITH THE LORD.  For of a Truth, HE chose us first for HIS Covenant People and for HIS Praise.  Not only are we the genuine "Jehovah's Witnesses", but the Land of Israel also stands Witness (PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME) to the SEED of Jacob being GOD's Covenant People, to HIS Promises fulfilled, and continues to stand Witness for GOD's future Promises for the Remnant of Israel at hand to return.

 

SEE AND BELIEVE…

 

"For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

But judgment shall return unto righteousness:

and all the upright in heart shall follow it."

Psalm 94:14,15

 

Evidence of GOD's Power to cause our return is already a reality.  Israelites are already in the Land.  Granted some serve Ben Ammi and some, outside of his Camp, believe in a Messiah.  Also, I am a Witness to GOD's ability to fulfill HIS WORD to cause the return of the SEED of Jacob.  Not all will come to GOD's Rest, but "The Remnant" that GOD will call will indeed tout HIS Book of the Law before the Congregation and before the Gentile nations.  Thus, we can see that GOD's WORD is True and that it cannot fail.  All that's required is to have the desire to live according to GOD's Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and have it in our hearts to return in Righteousness, and HE will make a way.  GOD's WORD in Deuteronomy thirtieth chapter is real and proven.  Therefore, given GOD's Judgment upon the wicked, to seek a means to stay in the States is foolish, for Our GOD does not lie, and HE does not change.   HE will be worshipped in the Place that HE has already chosen – JERUSALEM – HIS Holy City that yet stands today as Witness to all HIS Promises to HIS Covenant People, the Children of Israel who are at hand to return.

 

"…ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,

and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."

Ezekiel 36:8

 

"This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise."

Isaiah 43:21

 

"Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not,

and nations that knew not thee

shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God,

and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee."

Isaiah 55:5

 

"But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness;

and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions."

Obadiah 17

 

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P.S.  It is difficult to enjoy GOD's Holy Days in the lands of our captors in ways that truly please Our SAVIOR GOD of Israel, but at least we can give honor to HIS Special Days.  And I hope at least that your Feasts were with Our GOD of Israel in mind. 

 

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 “O taste and see that the LORD is good:

blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

Psalm 34:8

 

BE EXALTED, LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.  TAKE BACK YOUR UNIVERSE AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOU ALONE ARE THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, the All-Mighty GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel!

 

BLESS THE LORD, YIHOVAH,

GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB,

BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL

AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME, BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

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