The American Wisdom
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it like it is! series
of studies: Pamphlet
Presents the Tell it like it is! series of studies:
Our study will begin after a like row of stars following our comments.
Comments about Ezekiel
What a fascinating book of prophesy Ezekiel is!
I tell you what you will
find there you need to understand
that the prophets wrote these things for us TODAY, in this final generation.
prophet Daniel, a contemporary
was specifically told in chapter 12 of his book
to seal up the words of his prophecy until the time of the end,
when the wise would understand.
would understand because there
would be a geometric increase in knowledge;
knowledge of His Word and secular knowledge as well in these end times.
The fascinating things Ezekiel saw:
Ezekiel's is visited by God
in a flying saucer.
Imagine a person 2500 years ago trying to describe a flying saucer,
but that is exactly what we have in Ezekiel chapters 1 and 10.
In chapter 3 God hands Ezekiel a "roll of a book" and tells him to eat it.
until you read what God tells
Ezekiel, in chapter 4,
to do with an iron pan and the human dung cakes is to bake and eat.
Learn what it physically meant to Israel, then, but also what it spiritually means to us in these end times.
not a pretty sight, but learn
what God showed Ezekiel, in chapter 7,
will happen to us in this final generation
when Satan comes to earth and the 'spiritual warfare" starts.
we see chapter after chapter,
example after example,
where God tells Ezekiel how we,
you and I,
in this final generation will be deceived by our Christian pastors and preachers
and how our churches, our high places,
are polluted after the manner of our father's traditions.
How we worship God after man's traditions instead of as instructed by Him in His Word.
starting in chapter 28 God
tell Ezekiel about how Satan became corrupt
and how he corrupted the nations in the first earth age [the age of the dinosaurs].
there is one prominent message
that we have learned and read about
and been instructed to say to our people,
and that is that the king of Babylon IS COMING to this final generation
to make desolate the souls of all those who will be slain by his lies and deception,
which comprise his "spiritual" sword.
get rid of the "pollution" contained
in the traditions of men
and start eating the entire scroll and digesting it
and put your trust ONLY in the Lord your God.
We learn how God will reunite the children of Judah with the children of Israel
We learn about the last day of this flesh age and how the final battle comes down.
39 of the great book named
"God is our strength", EZEK-I-EL,
is a "Transition Chapter" between this flesh age and the Millennium age
which begins "on that day", the Lord's Day, also known as the Day of Vengeance,
the Day of God's Wrath, when Jesus Christ returns
and ALL people who are still alive in their flesh bodies
will be instantly changed into their spiritual bodies.
It is written regarding "that day", the day of the Lord's return, that it is both a "great" and a "dreadful" day.
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
7th Trump will have sounded
signaling that "it is done",
the Lord's Day has arrived and we have now entered the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ and His saints.
Ezekiel 39:8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
will be a time of teaching and
discipline in following the laws of God.
That means that there will be NO MORE pollution/liberalism allowed to enter into the ways,
or shall we say powers,
that can cause men to be drawn away from their Father as so many were in the first earth age.
King of kings and Lord of lords
shall rule with "a rod of iron", i.e.
with authority and discipline, and the Zadok shall enforce compliance to His ways.
are those ways or powers that
can be liberalized to deceive the sons of God?
They are the Four Hidden Dynasties of Politics/Governance, Education, Economics and Religion
that have now come under full control of the beast system,
the New World Order, in this final generation.
have now completed the first
39 chapters of EZEK-I-EL
which gave us in graphic details through the use of historical events (e.g. the captivity of Judah),
model making (e.g. Ezekiel's ground display of the siege of Jerusalem),
play acting (e.g. lying on his side 390 days),
demonstrations (e.g. making dung cakes),
and simple analogies (e.g. whores and harlots),
the events of this final generation,
the generation that would understand the first vision in chapter one,
that highly polished spectrum bronze-colored circular flying vehicle.
is the same final generation
that Christ spoke of in Matthew 24 and Mark 13,
the final generation of the fig tree which began on May 15, 1948.
Yes, there will be Baby Boomers who will see the return of Jesus Christ.
as the Book of Ezekiel begins
it also ends with visions,
all of which are visions that the sons and daughters of God's servants in the last days
would come understand (Acts 2:17).
are about to see Ezekiel carried
"in vision" to the land of Israel
and shown that glorious sanctuary of the Millennium.
is worth remembering that eventually,
in the 3rd Earth Age, i.e.
throughout eternity, there will be no temple,
for the Lord GOD Almighty and the Lamb ARE the temple,
even as Christ is that temple now if you have understanding.
Rev. 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
Here it is:
Rev. 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Ezekiel 40:1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.
This is a "vision" that we are about to read from the vantage point of the very high mountain, In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.
that we are going to see
the kingdom of God during the Millennium
"from the top down".
One more word of caution before we begin our study:
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Bible Study was originally written by Roger Christopherson,
published at http://www.theseason.org/
Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
Now here is our revised study of:***************************************************************************
Ezekiel Chapter 9
"God's Punishments on Israel."
Scripture 1 Peter 4:17
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:
and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not
the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
God had taken Ezekiel back to the elders at Tel-abib, and He told Ezekiel that you are not going to believe the abominations that are going on in My House, called the church. The time that Ezekiel was brought to, was in the end times. In this chapter God is still talking about what is being carried on in those church houses, and He is going to take actions against them.
Ezekiel 9:1 "He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, "cause them that have charged over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand."
God's voice is loud in He is expressing His unhappiness with what is going on in His church houses. God is telling Ezekiel to tell those men [women] who have charge over Jerusalem, and all their combat troops to come real close and pay close attention to what He is about to say.
Ezekiel 9:2 "And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed in linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar."
Here is that gate on the side of the north again, the gate that the Antichrist will rule the earth from. Remember this is happening in Ezekiel's vision, when he was brought in the spirit to the time of the end. This slaughter weapon is a weapon that breaks into pieces when used.
In other words, there are seven men here, six of them are coming with their slaughtering weapon in hand, and the other is a man clothed in linen, with this inkhorn carried by his side. So we see that of the seven men, six are about to break heads in destruction, while one is to record what is happening. This is the force in the latter days that God sends to bring order amongst His elect.
This is addressed to us in the last days, to let us know that those of the elect are about to get things in order, one way or another. The elect are about to wake up as to the feelings of our Heavenly Father.
Ezekiel 9:3 "And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon He was, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar."
We can refer back to verse 1:20 and we will see that this cherub is the vehicle (SPACE SHIP) that is carrying the throne that brought the Father here. God is still on that cherub, and now He has left that vehicle (SPACE SHIP), and entered into that church house. God is then calling out to the man in the house with the inkhorn, and telling him to come closer and receive instructions. This is the time just before the arrival of Satan, the Antichrist, when he appears on earth, and the preparation is now underway.
See Live Link to- God's Space Ship
Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
The marking, or placing the seal of God in the foreheads of God's elect is about to begin. God now tells this angel to go throughout all Jerusalem [Remember that in the last days of this earth age Jerusalem will control the world], and mark every person that "sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done". Most Christians today don't know the abominations, for these abominations they think are of God. This marking by this angel will set aside and separate those who know, the true word of God, from the traditions now being taught in our churches.
The climax of all the desolations will be, Satan, the Antichrist, standing in Jerusalem, claiming to be God, and the entire world will believe it; all except those that this angel with the inkhorn will put his marking on. Those that cry, and those that sigh are weeping because they see their own relatives bowing to the "son of perdition", the Antichrist. In ignorance, their relatives bow to Satan, they think that the Antichrist is Jesus, because they have not studied God's Word.
In the ancient Hebrew that was used in the time of this writing, and not in the modern day Hebrew, this mark that is placed on, or in the forehead is the last letter in that Hebrew alphabet, a cross. "Set a cross on, or in their foreheads" of them that weep for the deception that takes place.
In the Strong's Hebrew dictionary # 8420, the Mark; "Tav, signature, a desired mark." The Hebrew form written at ancient times is an cross. So this mark will be a signature upon, or in your forehead, that sets you out from all the others, as one who knows who the Antichrist is. It is your knowledge of the scriptures in your mind, that allows your ability to separate the false doctrines, from God's word. This is not new news to those that understand the seal of God. They've read it all before, in their Bibles!
Remember in Revelation 7:1-3 where God gave the command to hold back the four winds of the earth, "until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads". Your brain is in your forehead, and the final deception will not take place until all those of God will have that knowledge implanted in their minds. They know and understand God's Word.
Then in Revelation 9:1-11, God tells "Abaddon [Hebrew], which is Apollyon [Greek]", and in the English, Satan, the Antichrist that he can go down to the earth and hurt and deceive all the people on the earth EXCEPT MINE ELECT. See Revelation 9:4. Why can't Satan harm us? Because when you know the signs of the times, and know what to expect, you see Satan for the imitation that he is, and Satan is not tempting to any of God elect.
God is saying to the other angels with the slaughtering weapons in their hands, as Ezekiel is watching, go through the city and all the people that do not have the understanding in their minds, smite them. Don't take pity on them and spare none of them.
This is our Heavenly Father speaking, and giving the command. Is this slaughtering of their physical bodies? No, it is far worse than that, it is in their minds, and their souls. They will not have the ability to to understand, and their minds will be turned over to Satan. The hope of grace, and eternal life is taken from them as a gift, and their works will be given over to Satan.
God's command to these angels that will search out the cities for God's elect, will start in the church houses. These angels are going into the church houses and get those ministers and priests that are teaching the ancient pagan rites that have been adopted into the traditions, and taught as being the things of God. They will slaughter the minds from understanding truths, also, of those who sit and play church, and lead others to play church, and call themselves by what ever name they can dream up. God said, you start with them first.
Friend, this is in the Old Testament, but this is directed to all those living in the time of the end. It is not for the Ancients; it is for you in this 21st. century. It is time to stop playing church, and get deep into God's word, and know the signs of our times before this slaughtering is on your mind. The ministers are first, then those in responsible positions within the church, and on down to even include the children, and very old ladies of the church.
The death that will be caused at this time is a spiritual death, and that is far worse than a physical death, it is your soul that we are talking about. This slaughtering is the spiritual blindness that will come by the deceptions, and lying wonders of Satan that will follow soon. They have brought abominations into God's house, and they deserve to be the first to follow after Antichrist's abominations.
Ezekiel 9:7 "And He said unto them, "Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth." And they went forth, and slew in the city."
This defiling of the House of God, and preparation for the Antichrist to be received, will start in the very houses of God (it already has started). It will spread through the courts, and laws of the governments of those calling themselves Christian, and into every part of every nations on this earth, until only the elect of God will be able to know the truth. The political system will then receive its mortal wound, because the world will be ready to receive the Antichrist as their messiah.
This is not something new, friend, the entire Bible from the beginning to the end has been directed to these final days, to the time when the true test of all mankind will come. God's warning to His people continues, yet His people seemed to be pleased in chasing after every wind of doctrine that hits them in the face. At the first time Satan sets foot on this earth, and claims to be the messiah, they will believe him, for their ministers have taught them so. Then in ignorance they will condemn their own souls.
It is time to hear the word of God, and pay attention.
Ezekiel 9:8 "and it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, "Ah Lord God! wilt Thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of Thy fury upon Jerusalem?"
God is a jealous God and this shall take place as it is written in the eleventh chapter of Revelation.
Ezekiel 9:9 "Then said He unto me, "the iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, 'The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not.' "
The iniquity that is in the Christian nations [House of Israel] is exceeding great. The blood is not only violence, but spiritual murder, lies and wickedness. The church world calling themselves Christian, have twisted their vain imaginations to where they don't even know who the true Lord is. They are going to be tricked to be that first woman taken from the field; they will be the whore of the Antichrist, and stand in great shame at the return of the True Messiah.
The elect of God will not be included in this bunch, for they have the "tav", the mark, the true word of God in their mind. You don't deceive an informed people, and Satan has no power over anyone who can identify him for what he is. Are you either on that true foundation of Jesus Christ, or are you mixed up over God's word. There is no half way!
Ezekiel 9:10 "And as for Me also, Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head."
When that time has come and gone, and the Antichrist is in the pit; after our Lords return. God is saying that He will not have any pity on anyone who has given themselves over to Satan.
Ezekiel 9:11 "And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, "I have done as Thou hast commanded me."
This "man clothed with linen", the angel with the inkhorn is reporting back to God that he has finished exactly what God had commanded Him to do. He was obedient to God, and the job is complete. This is prophecy of a time just ahead of our current time, which may be in days, months, or even a few years.
It is now our time to bring the knowledge and set that knowledge in the foreheads of those around us, for the time is short. Can you report unto God at His return, it is done as thou has commanded? It is time to get the word of the living God out to whom ever will listen; this is still the planting time for us; God will do the watering and the harvesting of the souls, but ours is to plant those seeds of truth while it is still in season.
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If you are still looking for a rapture, a snatching away of the saints, you are on dangerous ground, for the first to come, that man on the white horse of the first seal of Revelation 6:2 is the Antichrist. He has a bow, but no arrows. He is the man of deception, and the one who will promise you the world, for just a bent knee to him. the whole world will bow, but will you?
It is very difficult to start our witnessing at the very church itself, and some will think that we are condemning the whole church system, and all the people within it. We are not singling out any specific church, or any doctrine of a specific church, because there are good men and women in all churches. It is not a matter of the entire system being bad, but there are individuals within those systems that God has His hands on. God is calling His people out of that system. We must keep that framework open, whereby we can work within all churches, to point out error in doctrine.
God is calling His elect from all the churches of every type of doctrine, as is made clear in Revelation chapters two and three, as Jesus Christ tells us what He thinks of all of the seven kinds of churches that are existing in these last days. Entering a church building will not get you prepared for the days ahead of us, if the one at the pulpit is not getting the the word of God out. Though the young and old alike have love in their heart for Jesus, and sit Sunday after Sunday, if they are not told the difference they will be taken by the wrong christ, the Antichrist.
It is time to know what you believe in, and which Christ you believe in, the first Christ (Satan), or the second Christ (The real Jesus). Are you being taught of the two Christs? If you are not, this is the misery, abominations, and deceptions that Ezekiel has been talking about over the past five chapters. If you have been sitting in the pew of a church of God's house for the past twenty years, then you should be a twenty year scholar in God's word, studied and ready to give answer to any seeking the signs of the final days. However most calling themselves Christians today are little more then bottle sucking, diapered, spiritual babies whimpering over God's word, and have little, or no idea what the words meant at the altar call they answered to years ago. My fellow Christian, it is time to wake up, and prepare yourself.
Ezekiel 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
Sounds pretty gruesome, doesn't it? Remember, this is prophecy for the last days and the killing is spiritual, not physical. And it doesn't matter who you are, if you don't have the cross, you are a dead man
Students of Revelation chapters 7 and 9 will fully understand the follow chapter in Ezekiel. Those who are new to studying His Word with us will have this foundation, will have eaten and tasted this meal, though it may take a little time to digest, when they study Revelation.
Let's do it.
He is the One who has the voice like Thunder (Rev. 14:2). In fact the Living Bible has it: "Then He thundered, Call those whom I have given the city! Tell them to bring their weapons with them." (I hope their weapons were registered and had child proof safety latches and proper warning labels on them.)Ezekiel 9:1
He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
These weapons are "destroying" weapons and "slaughter" weapons (vs. 2), i.e. weapons that "dash in pieces".
 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.
Do not think that to be unusual that they are called men, for angels are often called "men" in the Bible. Even the name "Gabriel" means "man of God". Notice also that the "one among them", which means the "one in the midst of them", therefore the 7th angel (7 being the number of spiritual perfection), is dressed in linen, symbolic of purity, and has an inkhorn used for "marking", while the other six have destroying weapons.
We will see that in a way, salvation is applied to the one with the inkhorn.
They have all come from the "higher gate" or the "most high gate" which lies toward the north, where God is, and they stand at attention beside the brazen altar, which is the altar of burnt offerings where sacrifices were slain, not the altar of incense which was of gold. They reverently await the command of the Lord.
And here He comes:
The glory of God rose up from the "mercy seat" where the cherub was, and went to house of God, to the Temple, and He called the man clothed with linen to give him his orders. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;
There is a two-fold emphasis of the city, Jerusalem, which is the scene of divine judgments. Also notice that the "mark" is to be placed on the men (and women) who "sigh and cry" for the abominations, which means that they are the men and women who SAW THE ABOMINATIONS in chapter 8, SEE?Ezekiel 9:4
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
So what is this "mark"?
Would you believe it is the 22nd letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet (alphabet)?
Well, don't believe it until you have checked it out for yourself.
Here is the word "mark" from Strong's Concordance.
In ancient Hebrew the "tav" was originally written in the form of a "cross", like our "t".tav, tawv, Hebrew 8420; from Hebrew 8427 (tavah); a mark; by implication a signature :- desire, mark.
We also know from the 7th chapter of Revelation that "Out of the midst of Jerusalem", symbolic of home base for the house of Israel, there will be a 144,000, 12,000 from each tribe, who will be "sealed" with the Word of God JUST BEFORE the 6th Trump sounds and the spiritual slaughter begins (Rev. 7:1-3).
If you don't have a "tav" in your forehead you are in big trouble. Church won't help, sunrise services won't help, helping out at the annual church chicken barbeque won't help, reading catechisms won't help, casting out devils in His name won't help. If you remain Biblically illiterate, you won't be saved by the "tav". And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Sounds pretty gruesome, doesn't it? Remember, this is prophecy for the last days and the killing is spiritual, not physical. And it doesn't matter who you are, if you don't have the cross, you are a dead man! Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
But if you do have the seal of God then no harm can come to you. The same thing is written in Revelation 9 concerning those who have the seal of God, His Word, in their minds.
Did you catch back in Ezekiel 9:6 where the Lord said the slaughter was to begin?Rev. 9:4
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
They were to begin at His sanctuary.Woe to the preachers, teachers, pastors, those who wish to be called reverends, holy fathers, and sanctimonious windbags. There are already multitudes with those titles who do not have a "tav", and they are going to really be "slain in the spirit", FIRST, for playing church and watching the sun come up, etc, instead of feeding their flocks the Word of God line by line, meal after meal! They are first in line for the whipping post!Ezekiel 9:6
.... and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
So the angels with their destroying weapons began at the house of the Lord and did their thing.1 Peter 4:17
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Hey, Ezekiel was the only priest left in the sanctuary! Wow! The depth of the slaughter even caught him by surprise.Ezekiel 9:7
And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah (for they are not the same house even to this day) is not just great, it is exceeding great. The word "perverseness" is better translated "apostasy". The "land is full of blood" is as expression like chapter 37's "dead men's bones" or "dry bones", i.e. they are spiritually dead. Then said He unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
The iniquity of the house of Israel
and Judah is "religious adultery"!
And you all know where the house of Israel and Judah are today, don't you!
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That's exactly what God said He would do in the last verse of chapter 8: And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
It is going to happen exactly as it is written for in the next verse we have record of the final report being filed, mission accomplished to the "t".Ezekiel 8:18
Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
Jesus Christ said the very same thing when He finished His work:Ezekiel 9:11
And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.
That's the attitude of a Christian, to do as their Father commands them. He told us to study and rightly divide His Word, and to learn the parable of the fig tree, and eat the whole scroll and digest it, and to teach our people in the manner of "Thus saith the Lord God!" Can you say, "I have done as thou hast commanded me?"John 17:4
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
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