Recovering Well! :)

RECOVERING WELL
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)



Wow, I am still in a serious recovery from what ever this flu bug is, but am amazed how the Presence of the Lord can be there too. When we are weak, He is strong! Smile…


There are times when your best potions and tricks just don’t work to keep you going like you want, and you have to surrender. For those who know me, while I believe right confessions can help, if they don’t connect with your spirit, then it’s flesh, but it could be a start to something good. I just don’t idolize that “I” am in control because I know how to talk a certain way.


There is only One God and Jesus is His Son. He decides all things. But while I have had a visitation of evil, and I did, right behind it came a ministry from the Lord. I encountered the or an Angel of His Presence. It was SWEET! And the Lord spoke to me of the Harvest.


With all the deaths and the attacks on the Body going on, one has to go to the Lord to talk about it! And today I felt Him say that He is identifying the mature Harvesters to each other, the mature saints who feel the pain of another and don’t have to broadcast what they did to help if they could, but care because it is their nature in Him.


Now I know there are many facets to this, but what He was saying is that He is showing who can be trusted to put Him first. See, often when one is down, many move on. They were your “best friend” before, but trouble came. Now you have to know the difference between your assignment and stopping to help a friend, but as I believe even Jesus would say, “There is a friendship that is closer than a brother because the Spirit is in Him.”


Jesus, even today, is about His Father’s business. He knows what He cares about. He knows what He gave His life for. Co-laborers are precious people. They are not a commodity to deal with like the stock market, to work to your advantage. I said I had a visitation of evil and I did.


Evil is a presence and a force and has passed my way a number of times in my life and I was glad for it to keep on passing by. We have to learn and know how to hide in Him/Jesus.


We are called to give our all. But we also need to know how to be wise and God will test our hearts, for our sake and His. Remember how King David prayed to ask God to test his heart to see if there be any wicked way in him? Hey, in us is no good thing. What good is there comes from God, so it is the desire for God that is being tested.


And as was said by the angels to a saint, “Did you learn to love?” because finding your anchor and place in Him is what matters. But the Lord gave me a revelation about the evil, and it was that there is an evil that is just evil – it is every thing wrong. You know it from your gut and the evidence. But there also is a force of evil that causes good things to go wrong.


And act of evil can set in motion a number of things, like the attack on a parent can affect a child and that go on for generations. Things are wrong and there is a force of evil, but it was not necessarily the source of evil. Do you understand this?


Now I knew this, but the Lord was highlighting to me the need of forgiveness in the Body because of this. Many want to characterize people as “evil” (scapegoating them) when they are victims of their circumstances, and in these last (crazy) days, there are a lot of evil circumstances.


Many of these young ones are tossed about with the winds and waves of life and I think in certain areas, that can apply to all of us. The Love of God will constrain us or mature us, but we have to see it in others. The difference is that you have to discern your destiny, that it does not “just happen” and the mature saints are precious because they will not take advantage of the sheep just to gain a selfish advantage.


When you are learning, in the beginning you mimic or copy what the elders do. It doesn’t mean you understand it or even agree with it from the heart, you do it because you are testing it out and trying it out. Some of it works for you and some of it not so much, at least not right away.


See, the heart has to be in on it, and the heart goes through a maturation process. That is why a “want to” is not always an ability; you have to mature into it, and the choice process is critical.


It’s easy to get a large harvest of babies and walk away bragging. And some have a gift to evangelize and those mass appeals will get many into Heaven. But if you can’t see there is soooo much more than that, you are still a child in the Kingdom. You won’t know your left hand from your right and how to use it, and you won’t discern the bitter from the sweet.


Babies just eat anything in front of them. And they need to be protected. But they also must have the freedom and liberty to make some choices that allow them to mature. This is why good teachers and ministers are important. And some of you are CALLED as that! I think really, we all are, to some measure. And some are gifted called to reach many, but if we can’t share the good news truth, we hinder the work of God and He notices that.


The greatest reward I have is the Presence of God on a regular basis. And there will be seasons He withdraws to stretch me. But as I yearn for Him, that stretching of my heart is working in my favor. There is even an “oil” or “fragrance” or “substance” that emanates from me/in me that I can sense at times. And at times others will notice it too, but it’s the fragrance of the Presence of the Lord and it has an energy.


You know, a lot of scents can come out of a bathroom, but usually when you come out, you are the better for it. Just be real here. Sometimes our soul needs to be cleared out and God will help with that! More pressure times are coming, it’s why we need to be grounded and strong in the God ways. It’s why we need to understand grace. It’s why we need to discern how evil works.

Ephesians 6: 10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”


It’s why we need to hear, and see what the Father sees, and then be like Jesus and do what we see the Father doing – reaching out to a lost and dying world with hope and love and life, and grace.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! (Or, You Get What You Pray For!)

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
(Or, You Get What You Pray For!)
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)


 

The innocent bear the burden of the unrighteous until they stand up to it and demand a change. When the cup of our prayers are full before God, He will respond to our prayers out of His great Love. Then we will see a move of God. You get what you pray for! So be careful how you pray!


The Individuals


There is God, and there is you, and there is the problem (what ever that may be – we will call him the devil.) God has a desire and the devil has a desire and you have a desire or 2 or 3…if you are like me. God made us for fellowship so we have been given our personalities. Now, we have to figure out how to make it work and display the teams!


We don’t totally sacrifice man anymore than God totally sacrificed Jesus. He died, but He also rose again. That power of an endless life is strong. We just have to make sure we don’t try to take the devil with us, as he will hold us back from the blessings!


Many want to act like there is no demand on us spiritually, but there is! The move of God will be the display of His righteousness. If you have no good thoughts about what His righteousness is, the move of God will happen and you won’t even see it!


If you identify yourself with evils, you will be judged with evil. And as you identify yourself with God, you will receive His power and reward. See, there is a place that Jesus knows that can hide and protect Life.


The flaming swords keep the devil out. Will they keep you out too? I hope not! We are counting on you for the Team! People may mock the nice guy, but they win!


Who Is Really in Charge?


We do not have the Supreme will, nor does the devil. If we teach it that way, we are wrong. God does and He has His own ways of going about things. Do you know Him? The more you do, the more you understand, and it’s a challenge for all humans but not impossible! He receives the asking heart. Ask the thief beside Jesus on the Cross.


He who repents well has favor. He who betrays that repentance will suffer greatly. The Spirit and the Truth will set you free.


Some suffer without cause because of the failures of others – going all the way back to the Garden. This is one reason why prayer is so important. He hears! If you condemn your parents, you condemn your life. Instead, condemn the sin and the sinner the devil, since Jesus did. You are here because Jesus wants you here, alive in Him.


Obviously we all have had encounters with the devil, and most if not all were unwanted. But that does not make us God . In is IN Him and THROUGH Him and BY Him that we have all things good. When we are in Christ, we are in His power and anointing.


The Right Understanding


If we don’t understand good, we will not know how to defeat the devil. This is a Spiritual thing- which means it is an abiding thing. It’s a life choice in other words.


When we do not value the devil, he has little power, especially if we know how to confront him. This is what scares many people, they don’t know God or understand His evidence, so they fear and retreat. Now we have two problems on our hands! His people perish for a lack of the knowledge of Him!


The Kingdom push shortens the time of suffering. So people must be equipped and even skilled in their ministry gifts! It’s not a badge you wear on your lapel. It is a spiritual force.


You will suffer for your gifts, because Jesus did, but you will also win and get rewards because you endured. When they seem to fail you, look up to see the bigger picture. God is always willing to adjust us for a greater strategy.


And Then the Power Comes


When the sleeping Church wakes up to this, we will scare a lot of people. When the cup is full and Power responds, He will claim the territory of those He loves. Proclaim Him always! And be grateful for the Blood of Jesus.


When our spirit, choosing God, confronts government, we will see changes. We don’t hide and wait, waiting for the devil to manifest. Then he plays his rule and it’s not pretty. But that rule is limited by the educated fearless saints. What do you think has made America (and other nations) great?


You love and care for one, and then one more, and then another and another. That is how you grow. Some take a lot of love and care, but God understands that. Some have a public gift for caring. We just have to respond with our heart so that God sees.


Maybe all you can do is give a little, but it can be big in His eyes. However, He is looking for how you spend your talents. (Read the parable.) Our expression in and through Him is a big deal. You can’t hide behind or live behind another. YOU have to see God and support that.


God is not impressed when you just squawk about the problem. Sometimes you do have to make a noise. But it’s what you DO that makes a difference to Him and how He will respond. Don’t paint the devil so well that God is not seen. Rise up and lift up the right banner!


Today we have a bunch of Gideons with skills and talents hiding from the enemy! When they organized and recognized the right things, it made a difference. Mistakes happen but so do victories and miracles. It is The Force that wins!


May The Force be with you!


Numbers 6:


22 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’
27 “So they shall put My Name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

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How Long?

How Long?
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

Isaiah 6:
11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered:
“Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant,
The houses are without a man, The land is utterly desolate,
12 The Lord has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.

We hear the promises of God and look around and ask, O Lord, how long? How long will it take until things get better? And what in the world does this verse mean, and why would it be like that?
The Lord is contending for hearts. He is not impressed by gimmicks and charms and charmed words. He is after the spirit of a man.

Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits.


Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart.

God is dealing with the spirit, the countenance, the attitude of our heart. Many can hide many things behind a facade but the reason for the facade is beheld by the Lord. Some hide sinister plots, and some hide what they believe to be their inadequacies. God sees and discerns and expects us to be bold towards Him.


As part of the older generation now, I can remember America when even the unrighteous feigned having compassion for people, even when it was not really there, out of fear that others might think that they were not compassionate. It was held to a higher standard than we see today. As you know, there is great spiritual warfare in leadership circles, especially in government but it goes to business and church politics as well.


But society – Christian or not – looks to its government for domestic leadership and God sees the spirit of it all and weighs it. Even the religiously devoted can miss it. Patience is definitely a virtue there because the effects of what happens in governmental decisions can take some time to manifest. Many movies are made about the intrigue of it all.

But we see the corruption today and say, “O Lord, how long?” How do we turn our nation around, or our society, depending upon our burden. Well, the obvious answer is to please God and it begins with the spirit of a man.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


It is obvious that God puts a premium on humility, for a number of amazing reasons, and it must be understood right to work. It is not the same thing as humilation although some do find it through that process, but it is not the only way. It is not the intended way, for we are called here to humble ourselves and no healthy mind wants to hurt or destroy themself.


I have a point here. WHY would the Lord make the statement that “all the cities should be laid waste” (etc.) until He would move upon the land to heal it? It is because He is looking for compassion!


Today we call it Love; in times past, it was called Charity, and it was a big deal. It is more than just a feeling, for when Jesus was moved with compassion, good works came with it.

Matthew 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.


Matthew 14:14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.


Matthew 18:27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.


Mark 1:41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”


Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.

Here you see that Jesus had a governmental burden, a healing burden, a forgiveness burden, a deliverance burden, and a teaching burden. It’s very important for us to understand these and incorporate that compassion into our own lives and areas. One way to humble ourselves is to see our need and respond as the Lord would – as we take up our cross and follow Him, carrying His burdens for others.


If we reject the humility that God seeks for, we will neglect the greater things and we will be judged, even corporately. Jesus overcame through love/ charity /compassion and so must we. And the Scriptures say of the final judgments:

Revelation 22:10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

It is a choice. I pray we all make the right ones.

Praying Like A Prophet

Praying Like a Prophet
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)


We need to pray for GOD’s good vision for us and not just our own. He can do what we cannot. When enough of us pull on Him for His vision, He will respond. If you want to know the real will of God…. pray for HIS Vision!


Praying for God’s will over ours is harder because you won’t get a lot of sensory things about you. And, you really will have to deny yourself. You will experience a shift in your ways of thinking and your goals will take a backseat to His.


The discernment and the warfare will increase, but so also will the insight and supernatural understandings also increase. Your friends will probably change. Many will wonder “who do you think you are?” And your awareness of “just who you are” is greater than before!


You will get a vision that is not your own. You will sense a greater Presence of God and will be looking for those who understand you. They are fewer than they were before. Not everyone really wants God, even though they give Him a lot of lip service and you have to figure out who is really sincere because of that, and it is a challenge.


Suddenly mainstream looks a lot easier than a salmon swimming upstream against the current. Chances are real good that you will be sold out by a few, sabotaged and lied about. But if you have ‘The Vision’, it will keep you pressing in.


You will battle discouragement, but you learn how to take the hits. And some of the hits will come hard if you are really sincere. But those glory spots that come of fellowship with Him are healing and invigorating. Those respites will give you even more vision. You’ve passed some tests.


You will cease becoming a person to many, but will be “a thing.” They just can’t relate to you like before and your thoughts and ideas are a curiosity to be challenged in every way. This is a transition into ministry where many bail out.


People will try to relate you to the prosperity scale and the fame scale. See, if you are weird enough or prosperous enough, that carries weight in the world. It gets their attention, and then that makes you “marketable.” And the world understands and is into “the market.” It pivots around money and attention for the sake of manipulation.


Oh, are you sure you want your eyes opened?

Ezekiel 3: 1 Moreover He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that scroll. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you.” So I ate, and it was in my mouth like honey in sweetness…..
14 So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the Lord was strong upon me. 15 Then I came to the captives at Tel Abib, who dwelt by the River Chebar; and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.


One day, Ezekiel was one way and then after opening up to God, he changed. One day he was a common man, then he became fervent. So, do you ~really~ want to be a prophet?


Really, if you are called, you don’t have a choice. Not if you want to see Heaven pleasing God. The old American “choose your life” concept kind of flies away to a great degree. I heard someone say that if you have a prophetic gift, you have a ministry; if you are called to be a prophet, then you are the gift!


And the price is the one that Jesus paid, and your life DEPENDS on impartations that you cannot control. When you have the calling, you become an intercessor – between God and man AND between man and God. You share God’s counsels but also His judgments. And they are not selective.


Have you ever heard of “the fellowship of His sufferings”? It challenges not only your mind but also your emotions. Jesus had sufferings, even before the Cross. Ready to sign up for that? You have, if you are a believer!


Are you ready to eat His Flesh and drink His Blood? See there comes a place where your natural understanding has to take a shift and you don’t get to go back and forth or play games with it anymore. It divides you from the world.


So if you see a flashy “prophet”, all dressed up with riches and boasts, you need to realize there is another side to this. And a real prophet hates exaltation. The world thinks that is what they want because THEY want that.


Prophets are human and humans do have needs. But being glorified is not what they want if they are representing God. They want to see Him glorified. They will take the attention to turn it to Him, but many will challenge that in their driven lusts.


You will learn that many presume upon the gift. Many! You offer Spirit, they want flesh. And even human prophets can’t see what all God can see about potentials. But they learn a lot! And they mature in stages, like everyone else who seeks Him does.


But if we pray for God’s Vision instead of just our own, we might get somewhere! We can believe to see the goodness of God in the land of the living. But it will come with submitting to Him.

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WHAT IS THE STOREHOUSE? – A supernatural connection

WHAT IS THE STOREHOUSE? – A supernatural connection
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)



How many times have you heard the verse “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse” and wondered what in the world the storehouse was? Where is this place?


The meaning of the word storehouse from the Bible means basically, a store or storehouse, a treasury or an armory, a storage facility for service work. That makes it obvious that God wants His work serviced. This brings Him pleasure and He will then reward us, and re-store us!


Now, doesn’t this really relate to the Kingdom of God? Is this just about a house or a building location, or a certain group of people? Is it a place in Israel or our local church? How much activity for the Kingdom of God is going on there?


The question should be: Where is the manna (bread) of the Lord being given out for you (and others)? Honor that.


Is it the church house? Or the Bible people have labored and died to bring us? Is it a kind soul who went out of their way for you? Is it a ministry that changed or is changing your life? Where and/or how did you find God? Is the work able to continue?


The tithe is 10%, and that is for the basics of maintenance on the real work going on. Offerings come after that, to even further the Kingdom.


The Bible says to not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. And obviously we need places to do that, especially for the holy convocations and solemn assemblies. They serve our holy days, the sabbaths and our other special occasions, such as weddings and funerals and other good causes. We must be practical as well as Spiritual!


But if the Lord is applying this to both Word and Spirit, how do we need to interpret this? We must think about the Kingdom of God and what that means to us today. Does it hold your treasure? Does it hold a treasure for others? Is the work of God being serviced?


The things that maintain our Godly and moral, peace keeping lifestyles should be our treasury! And also those things that keep pressing us forward into more of His Spirit in our lives and His blessing.


The Bible says where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. It needs to be practical. We put our treasures into the treasury or storehouse. God says, “Let there be meat in My House,” and then He will pour out a blessing, even to the overflow. That means there is the assumption that the work of God is going on and the Word of God is going forth and feeding others, not just the soft sweet things but the hard truths and ministry as well.


Now logically there is no overflow if you are giving stuff away. Logically it diminishes, unless it is to the other person receiving it, but God is talking about a supernatural principle. And if we do not connect to the supernatural concept, we will not see the supernatural overflow in the return. If you never get a return, nor does anyone else, are you giving in the right place? The true Kingdom will bring a supernatural joy in the giving, be it deep and lasting or an immediate relief.


We must determine what the Kingdom of God is all about and if we are really involved in it. What are His plans? What are His purposes? I am asking these questions to speak to your spirit in a response to Him. If you don’t know, then you need to give to understand. It pays richly. When we sow, we must sow into the real Kingdom of God for this return to work, because it does work.


The Kingdom is where the King is, and where we see His Dominion manifesting His authority. That means you must know about the Bible and what it says to discern it. If we are serving the King, then we are doing His work and making a difference. And to do His work it takes a substance and that really is our treasury. The more we can make a difference, the more blessed we are, and there is a cycle, but it starts with our heart.


In life, we learn to obey and follow before we learn how to lead. That means we need to have a place to give before others give to us if we are doing the works. It is honoring the foundations. And some have a natural gift to lead, but still any leader worth their salt has to identify with those they are leading – and God will work this into your life with your calling. Leaders grow and in truth, and we all lead and speak to someone.


When it comes to public leadership, this is why the Bible says not to lay hands on any man suddenly, because if the Spiritual foundations are not strong, then the person will resort to their past worldly ways (or worse) that got them by when the troubles come. People who have gone through trials and learned how to lean on God with the right Scriptures to apply with power are the ones who are really seasoned.


God gave us a Book that doesn’t change – the words don’t change around like men’s thoughts and whims and plans do. Even if we are great people, we don’t think the same way that we did ten years ago usually. We value things differently and this is all in the life experience. And while God can prove to be a constant for us, how we understand Him will take on changes too, as we mature. Adults usually look different than babies.


These seasoned people are the ones that we call “the elders” in the church; they are the more mature ones, not a political place in the Body. Because of their teachings, we can grow deeper and can stand longer and stronger in the adversities that come, as they come to all people. We can get a word and it will hold and make the difference.


Where do you see the Kingdom of God active and changing things? Where do you see people giving out? Where are you active in seeing that happen, translating what you receive into what you give? That is the storehouse. You aren’t giving to a building or an organization you are half removed from. The further your giving is from the real work, the longer it may take to get the reward. We have to learn how to agree with God.


If you want His active Presence, give where He is moving! Respect where He has been (that blessed you) or where He is going. Find the portals of Life. Yes, it takes thought and prayers, and the Holy Spirit will lead and guide you. But the efforts have a big pay off – for you and the rest of the world. When you find His Storehouse, things are happening! He will respect your stronghold in Him!

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The Turn

THE TURN
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

We have just made “a turn” on The Path in the Body of Christ right now. Things have changed and gone up a level. So many have preached that God is a lovely ~addition~ to your life and He can make you happy. And there are books and messages galore on “how” He can do just that! Say a little prayer, give a little money (or a lot), do this or that, and you have “the in.”

But here is the real truth – God can make you happy if you do it His way, not another! The reason I say we have gone up another level is because the Church has united and identified with Israel in a much stronger and public way now.

Those who have sown into Israel, which is God’s heart, are now beginning to reap the rewards, in spite of the warfare that will surround it. There is now a dividing line that can be seen on who is on the Lord’s side – and that does not make Prime Minister Netanyahu perfect by any means. He is the man God chose, but he is not the Messiah Jesus/Yeshua.

Most get that, but many in the world look for a rally point and will pick a man, or a date, a place, an event, or even a stone image to idolize. Many who believe they have chosen God now have to process the events and direction of what has just taken place with his speech to Congress.

The believers in America have chosen the God of Israel, not His nemesis. They understand there is a commitment, even when things are not popular. They know He is not a trinket or a book best seller or extra addition to their preplanned repertoire. Even Jesus when on earth, experienced His followers falling away.

But what I want to share is that we have made a turn on our path of life on the earth as a Body. We are in a greater unity with Israel. And because some are just following more than they are invested they will see this as a disturbance, but more are to come.

As this turn is made, many will miss the turn and spin out so to speak. (“We like Israel, we stand with the nation of Israel, but…”) This faith is not going like they thought! Many who have just observed will find a greater curiosity and look for the explanations of what is going on, and that means we have to give it to them, if we know (which is why I say pray for the Spirit of equipping!).

Even though the path is curvy and steep at times, it’s going somewhere – to the mountain and city of God, where He is the King who rules and reigns with justice and authority.

Even America does not get that claim. Literal Israel does not see it, but as inferred yesterday by the PM, it’s getting better – and that is because of the faith of the people. After a hundred generations, God is still there and willing to show Himself strong.

Yes, there has been a turn and distinctions before not seen are being seen – on both sides – and we get to choose Whom we will serve. Not just vote for, not just align with, not just something to add into in our mix, but whom will we SERVE?

We need to know Him, and we need to know His Voice because the other side is rattling with their disturbance and we need to know how and Whom to follow.

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