Faith Opportunities

In Christ and Christ in you there are no problems, only opportunities to grow in grace, faith, and glory. Only crucified, buried, resurrected, ascended, glorified Jesus was, is, and is to come, the perfect human being sent out of heaven from God, who ended the lineage and heritage of fallen Adam, to create a new being in the image and likeness of Christ, the exact image and likeness of God.

Apart from Christ we remain fallen, under the curse of sin, death and the devil; but IN Christ and Christ in you, we are a new creature of the new creation of the new covenant between God and the Lamb that we enter into by coming to Jesus and repenting, receiving forgiveness, and returning to our God and Father to receive the Holy Spirit and fire baptism of Jesus, and the Holy One anointing to teach us everything true and no lies, and to abide in Christ Jesus,  never depart, rooted deeply in Him and knit to Him, just as the anointing has taught you to (1 John 2:20-27 AMPC and RSV).

Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you” in John 15:4.

There is nothing that compares; all we have to do is believe it, receive it with thanksgiving, be it, and live it. I choose to live, move and have my whole, entire being in Christ and Christ in me: spirit and soul and body. I give God our Father complete control, to lead me by His Holy Spirit and fire of life, now and always.

Now is the time; today is the day. Now, today, choose life and blessings by coming to the Spirit and the Bride; taking the water of life without price. The price has already been paid in full by Jesus the Christ of God. Apart from Christ we can do nothing, but in Christ all things are possible, and Christ in you is possible with Father God.

“Behold, I make all things new” Revelation 21:5

Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. In glorified Jesus, the Christ, everything good, true, righteous, holy, perfect, pure and godly is found; Christ in you is the fulfillment of God’s Promises. The revelation of Jesus Christ is the treasure every human being seeks unconsciously; make it conscious and real and actual in you by asking and receiving, seeking and finding, knocking and opening the door.

“I am the Door” ~Jesus the Christ of God

 

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Lord God Almighty

What A Mighty God We Serve by West Angeles Church of God in Christ Mass Choir

(From the 1989 album “Saints in Praise: Volume 1” Soloist: Clyde Schofield Musicians: Piano/Organ/Tambourine: Patrick Henderson Keyboards/Organ: Anthony Wilkins and LaJeune James Bass Guitar: Jimmy Neuble Drums: Derrick Schofield)

“What a mighty God we serve, angels bow before you, heaven and earth adore you, what a mighty God we serve!”

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Stand Fast Through Faith

Give your unbelief to Jesus; take His faith in God our Father through the Holy Spirit: all God’s Promises are yes and amen in Christ and Christ in you.

Jesus is the only one who can save, heal, deliver and set you free from sin, death and the devil, who caused the fall of mankind through lies, deceit and tricking Adam and Eve to want what they already had in God unconsciously. Now human beings are conscious of what they don’t have; but in Christ you find what you lost; and Christ in you restores the image and likeness of God for those who are redeemed.

“Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet with various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lack Wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously and without reproaching. But ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like the waves of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For that person is double-minded and will not receive anything from the Lord” James 1:2-8

Christ Jesus is the only one who can present you spotless to the Father. The Father sends you His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit keeps you from falling, establishes Christ in you, sustains Christ in you, making you a new city of God, a bride, wife of the Lamb, who eats and drinks the marriage supper of grace and glory to give glory to God our Father and his Christ who lives and reigns forever and ever as the King of kings and Lord of lords, Faithful and True, Righteous, Holy, Just, Gracious, Glorious, Majestic, worthy of all our praise, worship, honor, thanks, dominion, blessing, power, might and authority now and forever and ever.

“Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen” Jude 1:24-25

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Comfort and Healing after Betrayal

The only one who can both comfort and heal is Jesus.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” Matthew 5:4

“God has sent Jesus to bind up the brokenhearted…and to comfort all who mourn” Isaiah 61:1-2

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed spirit” Psalm 34:18

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” Psalm 147:3

“Blessed are those who weep now, for you shall laugh” Luke 6:21b

“Jesus wept” John 11:35

“I will pray The Father, and he will give you another Comforter, to be with you forever” John 14:16

“My family are those who hear the Word of God and do it” Jesus in Luke 8:21

“Do not fear, only believe” Luke 8:50

“Jesus perceives the thoughts of our hearts” Luke 9:47

Don’t look back; no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62).

“I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God” Jesus in Luke 9:27

The Father, the Lord of heaven and earth, hides these things from the wise and reveals them to babes…the Son reveals the Father…”Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desire to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and do not hear it” Luke 10:21-24

The Lord’s Prayer is timeless and powerful, containing in a few short lines the key to healing from betrayal by loved ones and their family.

“Father, hallowed be thy Name [holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come holy, holy, holy]. Thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily Bread. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever and ever. Amen” Luke 11:2-4; Matthew 6:9-13

Jesus casts out demons by the finger of God, bringing the Kingdom of God upon us (Luke 11:20). Those who are not filled with the Holy Spirit and fire of God may find they “clean house” but unclean spirits bring back seven other spirits more evil, who enter their bodies and dwell there; and the last state of those not born again of God become worse than the first (Luke 11:24-26). You may think and say you are “good” but your actions reveal you are not born of God as Jesus told us we must be born again of God by both the Water of Life and the Spirit of life to see and enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:3-21).

“Blessed are you when they hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, publish lies and slander and character assassination for their own gain and cast out your name as evil…Rejoice on that day, and leap for joy, for behold your reward is great in heaven” Luke 6:22

We expose their deeds of the darkness.

“But those who do what is True come to the Light, that it may clearly be seen that they are wrought in God” John 3:21

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a  bushel, but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light” Luke 11:33-36

Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing. They are blinded by this world and cannot see, and their actions derive from darkness and ignorance. Father, forgive them for they know not what they have done.

Spirit of Truth lead us all into Your Truth.

 

 

 

 

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How Then Shall We Live?

I then shall live as one who’s been forgiven.
I’ll walk with joy to know my debts are paid.
I know my name is clear before my Father;
I am His child and I am not afraid.
So, greatly pardoned, I’ll forgive my brother;
The law of love I gladly will obey.
I then shall live as one who’s learned compassion.
I’ve been so loved, that I’ll risk loving too.
I know how fear builds walls instead of bridges;
I’ll dare to see another’s point of view.
And when relationships demand commitment,
Then I’ll be there to care and follow through.
Your Kingdom come around and through and in me;
Your power and glory, let them shine through me.
Your Hallowed Name, O may I bear with honor,
And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor,
And may You feed a hungry world through me.
Songwriters: David Phelps / Gloria L Gaither / Dp
I Then Shall Live (A Cappella) lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group
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Those Who Conquer

“Those who conquer have this heritage” Revelation 21:7

Those who conquer unbelief have the heritage of Christ Jesus of God.

Resurrected Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene; she was sent to tell the eleven. She found them mourning and weeping but when they heard that Jesus was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. Then he appeared in another form to two walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but again they did not believe them. Jesus then appeared to the eleven themselves. “He upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned” Mark 16:9-16

Those who conquer unbelief will have the heritage of God as co-heirs with Christ.

“He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son” Revelation 21:7

The “heritage” is the fountain of water of life without payment and the “all things” God makes new (Revelation 21:1-7).

“BUT as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators [sexual sin], sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death” Revelation 21:8

“Because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you” John 16:6-7

When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, he first convicts of sin because of unbelief in Jesus. Then he convicts believers of righteousness, and lastly he convicts of judgment because he judges the ruler of this world. Those who continue to believe in what this world is “selling” will end up judged with the ruler of this world, but all who come to Jesus, repent and return to the Father, reconciled by the Blood of the Cross of Jesus, receive the Holy Spirit to convict you of the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

When we choose to abide in Christ and Christ in us by the Power of the Holy Spirit, believe and receive, take the Word by faith through grace and keep it, we are kept from the hour of trial that is coming upon the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth (Revelation 3:10).

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my Word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life” John 5:24

“God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved THROUGH HIM. He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil and they don’t want what they do exposed by the Light” John 3:17-21

Jesus warns us what will happen if we choose to believe this world instead of believing the Father. He also warns us of false religion, counterfeit spirituality, satan disguising himself as an angel of light and those who pretend to be of Christ but are servants of satan in Christianity, of the synagogue of satan in Judaism, or pretending to be a religion of peace but really acting from antichrist spirits sent from the enemy of God. “They will kill you and think they are offering service to God” John 16:2b. “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus comes to give you life and life abundant.”

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead and Christ will give you light” Ephesians 5:14

Outside of Christ, apart from Christ, are the “dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.” Revelation 22:15

“Apart from Christ you can do nothing”

“With Christ you can do all things in him who strengthens you”

“All things are possible to those who believe”

“With God, all things are possible”

Apart from God, you are double-minded, unstable and receive nothing from God (James 1:7-8), choosing or settling for the “things of satan” that look good but cause you great harm (Revelation 2:21-29); satan’s plans and purposes are to steal your identity, kill and destroy you and those you love.

But to those who believe Jesus, the Lord works with you and confirms his message with signs that attend it. These signs will accompany those who believe in the Name above every name that can be named, Jesus: cast out demons, speak in new languages, not harmed by things of this world, lay hands on the sick and see them recover (Mark 16:17-18).

“Do not fear; only believe” Mark 5:36

Believe Jesus; agree with God; take the water of life without price and Christ will become a fountain of life within and from you.

 

 

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Storm-Tossed

I have proof that God exists. I have had little sleep for a year and a half and God has sustained me. We were asked in Grief Share on Sunday if we have seen changes since starting a month ago; I was called on first and I honestly didn’t have an answer, for it seems like the complexity of the circumstances around my husband’s plane crash and the continuing, complicated situation, overwhelms all efforts to heal or come through the layers and levels of impossible burdens to bear.

Yet here I am, breathing, and thankfully able to eat of God’s Word and drink from His Help and Comfort every morning. I have attempted to begin to live again, but just fits and false starts that fizzle, yet God remains everything to me and He never changes, never fails or dies or sleeps, and has promised to never leave me nor forsake me. I cling to His Promises, especially that Jesus will be with me always, even to the end of the ages.

Truly, truly in God there is nothing wrong, missing, lacking, broken, or impossible; but in this world there is great tribulation, trials, floods, fire, disasters, crisis, chaos, confusion, challenges, problems, betrayals, despair, doubt, discouragement, dismay, distractions, fear, anxiety, worry, stress, depression, difficulty, sorrow…

When I am immersed in the Word and devotions, there is nothing else; nothing but God and his glory. When I go through the day I am in various states of human emotions, thoughts and physical sensations, but constant through it all is the Rock I have made my foundation; the Cornerstone that keeps me upright and being built up in His image and likeness; the Head of my body and soul and spirit who I have given all Authority and Power over my life. I give God our Father all control and I ask for Wisdom and to be led by the Holy Spirit alone.

Being alone with God is to be never alone but all one with God, and I give thanks for remembering to remember the Way, the Truth, and the Life yoked to the Bridegroom King in the Father’s House, knowing the Truth, awake and aware, alert to His Promises, receptive to His Presence, Power, Possibilities, and Provision even in the darkest moments.

“For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). Remember Whose you are, and who you are in Christ and Christ in you. Our identity does not come from this world; our true identity comes from God our Father, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

Inner peace is impossible without receiving from Jesus (Oswald Chambers). We can take refuge and rest in Jesus’ Alive Peace and Resurrection Life. Are you barren in the desert wilderness or drinking from Jesus’ Well of peace, comfort, help and pure love?

Look up and receive the undisturbedness of the Lord Jesus. Reflected peace is the proof that you are right with God because you are at liberty to turn your mind to Him. If you are not right with God, you can never turn your mind anywhere but on yourself. If you allow anything to hide the face of Jesus Christ from you, you are either disturbed or you have a false security. Are you looking unto Jesus now, in the immediate matter that is pressing, and receiving from Him peace? If so, He will be a gracious benediction of peace in and through you. But if you try to worry it out, you obliterate Him…We get disturbed because we have not been considering Him. When we confer with Jesus Christ, the perplexity goes, because He has no perplexity, and our only concern is to abide in Him. Lay it all out before Him, and in the face of difficulty, bereavement, and sorrow, hear Him say, ‘Let not your heart be troubled.” Oswald Chambers

HEAR, “Do not let your heart be troubled” and DO not let your heart be troubled. Give your heart to Christ, and receive Christ’s Heart of God in you. “Abide in Christ and Christ in you” John 15:4.

Christ is both the Power and the Wisdom of God (1 Cor 1:24).

Let your heart hold fast My Words…Do not forget, do not turn away from the Words of My mouth. Get Wisdom; get insight…She will keep you; love her, and she will guard you…Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a fair garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown…Keep hold of instruction, do not let go, guard Wisdom, for she is your life…My child, be attentive to My Words; incline your ear to My Sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all your flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flows the springs of life…Take heed to the path of your feet, then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or the left; turn your foot from evil [and those who have done evil against you]” Proverbs 4:4-27

The Power of God is in Christ; the Wisdom of God is Christ in you.

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re-Mark-able

In the storms of life, you can get through it to the other side when in close relation-ship with the Living One, who commands the winds and waves and they obey the Name above every other name: Jesus.

“Let us go across to the other side…He rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you no faith? And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and sea obey him?” Mark 4:39-41

“Take heart, it is I; have no fear. And he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded” Mark 6:50-51

I know that I would not be here if Jesus wasn’t in my boat…

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Marked Down? or Marked Up?

Human beings are either marked by the beast or marked by Christ; under the influence of unclean spirits or the Holy Spirit; still of this world or come out of this world into Christ of God.

Mary Magdalene had seven demons removed by Jesus; the Gerasene man had 2000 removed by Jesus (Mark 5:1-20). The “city and country” heard and came to Jesus, seeing the man “clothed and in his right mind” (Mark 5:15). We all, individuals, cities, countries and nations, need to come to glorified Christ Jesus to be saved, healed, delivered, set free, and clothed with glorified Christ light and Spirit (white garment) and come into the righteous, holy, pure, just, wise, powerful, clear mind of Christ.

We take off our old spotted human garment (Jude 1:23; Revelation 3:17-18) and put on the Lord Jesus Christ as a armor of light (Romans 13:12-14) to protect and provide for us in this world, after coming out of this world of darkness and into the Son Light (Colossians 1:13). We give Jesus everything of this world and take everything of Christ to come into his kingdom, power and glory, established, kept and sustained by the Holy Spirit and fire sent from heaven out of God in those who believe. The world cannot receive because they neither see or know the Spirit of God (John 14:16-28).

“Do  not fear, only believe” Mark 5:36

Simple faith is powerful. Reject the thief who comes to steal, kill and destroy; submit to God; receive Jesus who comes to give you life and life abundant: grace upon grace and glory to glory in the knowledge of God and his glory; rejecting the knowledge of good and evil from satan’s tree; eating of the tree of life: resurrected, ascended, glorified Christ’s Word and Spirit growing in the middle of your garden body, having rejected and burned down root to branch the other tree that used to reside in your soul, by the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit. You cast out unclean spirits and join your spirit with the Holy Spirit in your body in Christ and Christ in you (1 Cor 6:12-20).

Mark 6:6 represents natural man rejecting Jesus, from seeing him as a natural man. Those who knew Jesus as a human being growing up, rejected him and took offense at him and did not come to him to be healed and delivered.

John 6:66 represents followers of Jesus and his disciples who couldn’t receive his other-worldly Wisdom from Above, rejecting his Words and turning away from following him; taking offense at his Teaching.

6 is the number of man; 66 is wrong seeing from the false eye of horus, rejecting Jesus; 666 is the mark of the beast (serpent), aligned with the god of this world (lucifer) and influenced by the spirit of this world (demonic spirits) taking offense at those with Holy Spirit.

Jesus casts out demons and heals the sick. “Be clothed and in your right mind” Mark 5:15. “Blessed are those awake and clothed” Revelation 16:15. We hear the Word and do the Word. “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in Peace and be healed of your disease” Mark 5:34

Ignore what the world says (Mark 5:36); hear and do what Jesus says, “Do not fear, only believe” Mark 5:36. “Come out of her lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues” Revelation 18:4. “Come to Me all who are tired, weary, heavy-laden with burdens, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28.

Hear, “Be healed” and do be healed! Hear, “Go in Peace, sin no more” and do go in Peace and do not sin. Receive the grace AND truth, “I do not condemn you” AND “sin no more.” ~Jesus

Simple faith: hear and believe and do as Jesus says and ignore what this world says. The world says be afraid of sin, sickness, death and the devil. Hear and do what Jesus says, “Come to Me and yoke and learn Christ and find rest for your souls.” The world will laugh at you as they laughed when Jesus said the little girl was not dead. “Tal’itha cu’mi” “Little girl arise!” (Mark 5:40-41). This world makes fun of “crying like a little girl” but Jesus removes all the sources of our tears, drys our eyes and pours love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit and leads us by the Spirit in the Spirit of God.

The Holy Bible points to Jesus on every page; we don’t eat the pages, but we let the written Word, logos, speak to our hearts, and receive the Living Word, rhema, as food and drink indeed: Word and Spirit; Life and Spirit ingested, digested, and manifested! The Living Glorified Christ comes alive in us as we awaken from sleep, and arise from the dead and receive the Salt and Light of Christ, his Resurrection Life, Breath of Life, Bread of Life, Water of Life, New Wine (Holy Spirit and fire) into new wineskin body temples of God.

  • Before the beginning was God and his glory
  • Genesis was the beginning of you
  • The Fall of Adam took us all down
  • Revelation reveals Jesus Christ
  • the end of yourself is the beginning of new life in Christ
  • After the end is God and his glory in you: Christ in you, God’s delight in you as you delight in God! (unless you choose to keep your “life” and lose it)
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Mark My Words

Jesus says, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel”

Change your way of thinking from this world and popular culture to the Way Jesus thinks, from the Mind of God. His thoughts and ways are higher. Jesus brings continuous good news, not the constant negative news of this world under the god of this world and the spirit of this world that is satanic. Do not get sucked into those devoid of the Holy Spirit who are creating divisions; they relish a racial divide because they have hatred in their hearts and their minds are aligned with the beast mind; they want you to be confused about your identity, gender and sexuality because they know it will end badly with you harming yourself, keeping you from God our Father who designed you to be in the image and likeness of God, not this world.

“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand…and a house divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand…coming to an end” Mark 3:24-26

Only the Word does not pass away; take the Word to heart.

Change the Way you are thinking; repent, the Kingdom is at hand.

Come out of this world into the kingdom of God and his righteousness found in Christ. Only Jesus can deliver you from the dominion of darkness and transfer you into the kingdom of the beloved Son.

Believe Jesus, agree with God, ask and receive;

only unbelief can keep you from receiving what Jesus won for you on the Cross.

Walk by faith not by sight; walk in the Spirit not by the soul; walk in the Light of Truth not the truth that seems right to people of this world.

Take off the garment spotted by the flesh by giving it to Jesus, and receive the new garment of salvation and righteousness by receiving Christ in you: new wine into new wineskins (Mark 2:21-22).

Come to glorified Christ Jesus and be given the secret of the kingdom of God (Mark 4:11).

Prepare the soil of your heart by repenting, asking for forgiveness, giving Jesus the past, letting your heart be broken for what breaks God’s heart, and receiving the Word, the imperishable seed of God into your broken open heart. Ask for the River of Water of Life: Holy Spirit grace and glory and fire to continuously water the Seed of Christ in you to grow the tree of life within you, taking root downward and bearing fruit upward, as the Vine of Christ grows to unite heaven and earth within you. Let Christ be manifest and nothing kept secret, but all come to light, to be light (Mark 4:1-22).

The kingdom of God is the seed of Christ, the Word, sprouting and growing while we sleep and rise, becoming ripe for a harvest of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Mark 4:26-29). The kingdom of God is the smallest of seeds planted in your heart that becomes like Christ (Mark 4:30-32).

For to him who has Christ: the Word and the Spirit of God, will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away (Mark 4:25).

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