Koenig’s perspectives on Bible prophecy and world issues Aug 2013

Israel has officially started peace talks with the “Palestinians” again. The so-called Palestinians say they want a state between Israel and Jordan but they already are the majority in a state called Jordan. What they really want is to take over land of Israel. Maybe they think the prosperity of Israel would transfer to them if they occupied Israel? Someone ought to tell these delusional dependents that it takes education and hard work to build up a prosperous society. If these Arabs took over Israel it would be a barren desert again within ten years.

Anyway, this peace for a State charade has been going on for decades and it is the so-called Palestinians that always end up torpedoing any peace effort because they really do not want peace with Israel. They are indoctrinated hate filled Islamic plantation slaves that are occupying the land for the everlasting handouts that the whole Israel hating world gives them.

Hamas controls half of the so-called Palestinians and they are against even having peace talks with Israel. So we might wonder why the U.S. wants peace talks now when everyone knows that there will be no peace as a result of these talks. There could be an agreement with Abbas but it would soon by overruled by the people. Certainly Israel knows that peace is not the goal of these people. So why is Israel even playing the game?

I think they are playing the game to keep the Islamists divided and to throw a bone to narcissists like Obama that believe their own press. Obama probably thinks he got the Nobel Peace prize because he is destined to become the great world peacemaker. Yet, this “peacemaker” has done more to alienate allies of America and divide his own country than any other person since the birth of the nation.

Israel is in the peace talks because the great threat to them right now is Shi’ite Iran and Hezbollah, and Syria if it remains under the military forces of Assad. The peace effort is being pushed by Sunni Muslims. The Sunni do not want Iran to control the Fertile Crescent and Sunni led Saudi Arabia is quite aware of Iranian 12er’s eschatology and its Mahdi figure that would put Saudi Arabia under Shi’ite Iranian control.

The U.S. under Obama has clearly sided with the Sunni Muslims and more specifically with their Muslim Brotherhood faction. That is why Obama dumped Mubarak and that is why the Obama administration got so upset when the Egyptian military threw the Muslim Brotherhood out of office.  There is a similar miscalculation in Syria where the Sunni Muslims are fighting against Assad and his military. The Obama administration thought the Muslim brotherhood would have Assad out within a couple of weeks and Hillary Clinton even said as much well over a year ago. Things are not going like the Obama administration believed in Syria because Assad got military support from Iran and Hezbollah and the Russians threaten.

Therefore, Israel now believes that peace talks are to their advantage. Israel will now do whatever it takes to appease the Sunni because of the greater Shi’ite threat to Israel coming from Iran and Hezbollah. Israel will appease the Sunni and the West by carrying out peace talks in the Middle East while the Sunni and the West expand their military actions against the Shi’ite threat coming from Iran, Hezbollah, and Syria.

A strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities becomes more acceptable by America if Iran continues supporting Assad militarily while the Sunni and the West are playing an active military role in the war to overthrow Assad. It is quite a chess game that all involved are playing, but the outcome is questionable.


There is very little talk right now about any military action against Iran by either Israel or America. I think there is good reason for that. Iran is now working on broadening its nuclear base rather than crossing Israel’s red line. They do not want to cross the red line right now and give the U.S. or Israel an excuse to knock out their nuclear facilities before they harden and broaden their military and nuclear programs.

I also believe that Obama is hoping for some agreement with the new President of Iran to allow inspections to take place and Iran is giving him every indication to believe that this is a possibility. Iran knows that sanctions would be immediately lifted if they even agree to allow such inspections. America did that in N. Korea and the U.S. was bamboozled for decades while N. Korea continued its nuclear development. If Iran can pull that delaying action off for even another decade we very well could be at the time of the Gog war when Bible prophecy says Iran comes against Israel.

Those running Iran are still expecting the 12th Imam or Mahdi to come to save their day. In a very recent 12er conference in Iran, the Iranian Mullahs were saying that the war in Syria would lead to the coming of the Mahdi. In other words, they do not intend to allow Syria to fall to the Sunni. The civil war in Syria very well could go on for years. I believe the latest speculation about the timing of the coming of the Mahdi among the 12er’s was that it would be around 2015. However, that date is not set in concrete. In 12’er eschatology, wars and messages received by their supreme leader from the “Mahdi” determines when he is coming and not any set date.

The coming Shi’ite savior figure that will unite Islam and establish world Islamic rule is the only logical reason that Iranian leaders would believe the Shi’ite agenda could prevail over the 85 percent Sunni of Islam. Even so, there will be no supernatural Mahdi coming. This mythological figure will not be fulfilled by the Antichrist either as some ex-Muslims and near-sighted Bible prophecy teachers wish to believe.

Another point that Bible prophecy students might consider is that none of what we see happening today allows for any possibility of a Psalm 83 war occurring within the next few years. The Arabs now are way too divided and too concerned with Iran to come united against Israel in any fulfillment of Psalm 83.


The economy is getting better if you want to believe our government and the government controlled media. They say the GDP increased by a whole 1.7 percent last quarter. Like that is good? But, even this low 1.7 percent is a lying figure. They just started counting things that for good reason were never included in our GDP before. You can Google that if your interested in how government liars figure.

Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve just keeps creating about 85 billion dollars of new money each month. When they stop or double up on the printing, the whole game is over. A nation cannot just keep printing money without consequences. Here is what I think you need to watch. Watch the ten-year treasury bond interest rate. It was down to about 1.5 percent. It is now over 2.5 percent. If the Fed continues the present rate of quantitative easing, or stops this program, and the ten-year interest rates rise to even 4 or 5 percent, we will be on the brink of a contraction. Since we never had a real recovery after the last contraction, it will be a depression. If the Fed increases the amount of quantitative easing (money creation) even more, and the ten-year interest rate still continues to rise, you will know that we are heading toward hyperinflation that will lead to the death of the dollar.

The five-year “recovery” is not really happening for most in America. 77 percent of the jobs added last year were just part-time jobs and most of them were near minimum wage service jobs. The percentage of homeowners in this country is at a 18 year low and the percentage of adults living with their parents is at an all time high. The workforce percentage of adults continues to shrink. Packages in grocery stores also continue to shrink but the prices stay the same or rise. Hours worked and wages continue to fall but the price of necessities like food, gas, and health insurance continue to rise. Debt continues to rise. Large cities are even starting to go bankrupt. Those on food stamps and government assistance continue to increase and all this is happening in what we are supposed to believe is the fifth year of an economic recovery???

The stock market is insane, there is nothing behind this rise other than easy money from the Fed and leveraged investor gambling. It is all going to come crashing down like a house of cards shortly. Since nobody learned anything from the crash of 2008  a much worse crash is coming. I Don’t think that housing is going to hold its value either. As soon as interest rates rise, few will be able to finance a house. Less buyers and more repossession means another crash in the real value of housing.

By the way, the national debt reached its legal limit two months ago, but the national debt has not increased at all in the last two months. Someone tell me how that is legally done??


When you think about the evil cabal of godless Marxists that have gained control over much of this country we might even believe an EMP over our East and West coast could be a God sent remedy. What we need to keep in mind is that everything that we have taken for granted in this country could be changed in a flash. I do not know how many experts have warned our government to take some action about our very vulnerable electrical grid but still they do nothing.

Many in America just mock what is good and promote what is evil as if God approves. America is not guaranteed tomorrow, nor is she mentioned in end time Bible prophecy. This nation apparently has lost all fear of God, but when disaster strikes, the powers that be, still like to call these disasters acts of God. How prophetic!

Another Item in the news you might keep in mind this month is that our “Intelligence” has determined that an attack from Al Qaeda on some U.S. target or targets is imminent. This is the same terrorist outfit that was behind the 9/11 attack and that Obama implied was all but defeated just before the 2012 election. Since that time, it is the same terrorist outfit that was involved in the Benghazi attack and is on the rise in many nations. Apparently it also is the main outfit that the U.S. is helping in Syria to overthrow Assad. Talk about schizophrenic foreign policy!


I guess you have heard about the Arctic ice all melting in the main stream news. What the mainstream media will never tell you is that the Arctic had the shortest summer ever recorded this year. Any Arctic ice melt is most likely due to soot from  China’s coal fueled power plants because China still has almost no pollution control. Antarctica continues to amass more ice, and the last I read, most of Antarctica was still cooling. In fact, the earth has not warmed for almost two decades and is actually trending colder.

Sun spot activity has fallen drastically during the latest solar cycle and that points toward future global cooling. The earth could get much colder and that really would be a danger to the expanding population on this planet. The continual hype on MSM that CO2 is causing global warming is disinformation. The truth that the planet is not warming will not stop the Obama administration from trying to shut down our coal plants and enforcing other global warming policies because global warming was never really about global warming, it is a means to an end for global governance.


We all know that our government leaders are for the freedom and liberty of people living in the U.S. and are acting constitutionally, right? All this NSA surveillance in the U.S. is just to protect us from the threat of terrorism, right? The fact that over 95 percent of all terrorists acts in the world are carried out by Muslims, but our government says that Muslim terrorism is not the threat, should give us a clue that our government lies to us regularly. However, few catch on.

The peons, plantation slaves, and TV addicts are led to believe by our government that it is those nasty tea party and Bible believing Christians that abide by the law but oppose big government tyranny that are the terrorist threat to America. NSA and Homeland Security needs to keep their Big Brother eye on Bible believing Christians and Patriots and they must never forget to keep both eyes on those crazy veterans of foreign wars.


Gee… George Zimmerman was not convicted. Maybe that is because it was obvious from the start that he was actually defending himself. Now young Negro hoodlums are using his acquittal as one more excuse to attack innocent Caucasians. Not that the mainstream press is actually reporting on all the Negro mob actions that have occurred and still continue to go on.

Hatred and violence toward one race or tribe will lead to a counteraction of hate and violence toward the race attacking them. How many times have we seen this play out in world history? People learn nothing from history. If they actually knew God’s history, they would know that all people are members of the Human Race. Skin shades will not be issues in the Body of Christ, so those calling themselves Christians ought to take heed.

Negro father’s in America need to get their teens under control. However, they can’t because most Negro fathers are not raising their kids. When most of the young male role models in our Negro inner cities are gangsters, the kids are going to be raised up to be gangsters. Where is the Negro and Mulatto Clergy in all this?

Do my correct English terms offend you or do you just like to have things black or white like so many racists? The fact is that many calling themselves black have white Caucasians in their family tree. Remember even the “black” president has a white mother. Would Negros in America be following him if his skin shade was that of his mother?

Where are the “black Christian” leaders? A few are speaking up but very few. There are too many like the “Rev” Wright, Sharpton, and Jackson that make their living preaching black racism dressed in the garment of indignation. Can we even tell the truth in this country anymore or must everyone quote the progressive talking heads that speak out of their bird brained minds that they have well buried in the sand? Or is their head really up their progressive posterior?


The state of Christianity in our nation continues to decline. Just about all large churches are corrupted by some heresy and it is because they have moved away from teaching the scriptures in proper context. The big mega churches seem to be combining into some hybrid Harlot that increasingly combines Word of Faith, prosperity teaching, claims of apostolic powers, nationalistic religious dominionism, emergent mysticism, and paganism. It is getting really weird out there because few know or care about Bible doctrine anymore. Bible doctrine is simply the doctrine about Jesus Christ. Without a solid doctrinal foundation, all you have left is your own feelings. Everyone does what is right in their own eyes making themselves their own God.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing are in the pulpits and many attending are there to get their ears itched or to achieve some religious high. According to Ed Decker, even Mormons are now mixing their own heretical doctrine with that of new evangelical heretics. No wonder the New Evangelicals think that Mormons are Christians.

The end result is that the salvation message is not taught anymore, what is given out to seekers on Sunday is heretical theatrics. What is given to feed the true believers that still remain in these congregations is spoiled milk. The fact that these are the fastest growing churches in America speaks wonders about the state of Christianity in America.

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 Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.


16 thoughts on “Koenig’s perspectives on Bible prophecy and world issues Aug 2013

  1. My gut tells me not to rule out the potential for a significant CME threat, reading about some kind of “double” phase cycle (or something to that effect), where activity would be worthy of watching in late 2013 and 2014 (and ultimately thru 2015). God could throw the big one if He sees fit. Let’s just say, I continue to tune in to spaceweather-dot-com.

    The economic mismanagement is collosal. I think the rider on the white horse has also got to make some kind of threat / overuture on creating some kind of economic order out of collosal chaos, far ahead of the mark of the beast. As for the US, they (not I / we) have got to stop all this phony-money. The impending collapse is enough to cause catastrophe. I used to think that “they” would create some “fix” after the “kick the can down the road” scheme fails, but now I think the fallout is enough to create a humanity crisis (and “they” just want to kill us with all their bullets). I surely will not be “conscripted” (to put it mildly). The restless natives won’t put up with much more — “you keep going left and you meet up with right”.

    Don – venture to guess when the USD would collapse? 2016?

  2. Craig,

    The collapse of the dollar is about impossible to forecast because the fate of the dollar really is no longer totally under our control. So you need to watch the interest rates. Interest rates will increasingly rise before the real panic sets in. Of course world war also looks likely and that changes the whole equation because wealth is distributed wherever the government says and is dependent on who is winning the war. I keep telling people that the only real earthly financial security is to acquire a skill that is needed no matter what happens. That of course is much easier said than done.

  3. I read that there were a a half dozen or so islamic chemical engineers trespassing in a water treatment plant a couple months ago. Apparently they were there for “academic reasons” even though it was midnight. Maybe this will be another avenue of attack in the future. A poisoned water supply could kill thousands of people. Just another thing to worry about I guess…

  4. Jim,

    The police are obviously aware of the incident. It is extremely difficult to poison enough water that could kill thousands of people. They would need tanker trucks and the poison would be quickly detectable.

  5. The economy isn’t getting any better, it’s just the MSM is getting better at finding people who failed economics and have their opinion on how to calculate it. Just the other day on Huckabee was Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. I think it was presented in simple terms that everyone can understand. “We are lending money we don’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist. That’s nuts.” -Mike Rowe

    Fact, the leading thing sold it the USA is debt and with debt comes slavery. “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender Proverbs 22:7” The central bank knows this and presidents have died trying to oppose it. Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, John F. Kennedy & Ronald Regan. “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws” — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild.

    I think that since the internet was never imaged back then and the numbers are so big now. Things are unable to be hidden and more and more people are waking up to the reality of what is happening. “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24

    As for your comment on 9/11, I would recommend reading and watching the videos from http://www.pilotsfor911truth.org and Building 7. Al Qaeda was the name of a database.
    Global warming has been one of the largest scams produced. Al Gore owns the company that people are paying carbon credits too. Has anyone ever seen how Al lives? His carbon foot print makes a single mother of two working two jobs like David and Goliath. It has been used to make agenda’s and motive to rule by the cloak of saving the planet. EPA would be under this umbrella as well.

    Grinding Down America (youtube) is a great video that every American should watch with their family. It’s more for those of Christian doctrine than non believers. It breaks things down pretty darn good. It also explains how the USA won’t be around if they succeed. I believe you mentioned that WWIII will take place (Gog & Magog) but the USA won’t be part of it. Well this movie lays it out pretty clear how that can happen.
    Thanks again Don for you blog.

  6. TheTram,

    Just for the record, I do not believe the Ezekiel Gog war is World War III, Nor do I believe that our government was involved in the 9/11 attack.

  7. Don,

    Somewhere along the line, I jumbled prime rate for 10 yr treasury note rate, although they could be related. Today, prime rate is 3.25% while 10 yr. treasury note is 2.64% (some sites have 2.76%) [the trend says this is the high — so, it’s going up].

    marketwatch seems to be a decent enough site for the treasurey note stats, although it’s not readily apparent from the home page.

    Just wondering if I’m on track with where to go to watch / track this statistic. ?

    Thanks again, much appreciative.

  8. Craig,

    I guess the 10 year figures depends on how often sites update their numbers. I go to bloomburg.com they have 2.633% for the ten year as of this hour. Prime rate is about the lowest rate possible for a short term commercial loan.

  9. Most believe the Anti-christ will be a figure that most see as being against Christ (i.e. Left Behind series). This will not be the case. He will come upon the world scene as Christ, and most of the world will believe him to be Christ. The bible speaks of there coming a strong delusion that even believers will be find hard to resist. This figure will be almost overwhelming in this persona. He will appeal to all faiths, because all faiths universally admire Jesus (even Islam). New agers admire Jesus. Even atheist will come around, because deep down they still believe in God, but suppress the truth in unrighteousness (this jesus will finally appeal to their request for “real” evidence). The Jews will accept him as the messiah, as previously prophesied (John 5:43). As a result, all will become “christians”.

    As we already see in the church today, once someone professes Christ, that person is immune from criticism no matter the heresy (see Joel Osteen). For if you speak poorly of this false christ, then you will be labeled unchristian. All the charismatics will see visions of glory, and the WOF will experience abundance, and the NAR types will see the fulfillment of dominion.

    As (false) christ, he will display extraordinary power to bring rival factions together; thus, the peace treaty. He will initially seem to produce good works in creating peace and prosperity out of chaos. He will believe (at some point) he is christ (thus God) and demand worship.

    All this will come about because we truly live in a time where sound doctrine is not taught in our churches, and people are easily deceived. Already we are seeing apostasy abound because the sheep are not being fed, lead and discipled. In an attempt to become relevant, our churches are becoming irrelevant. People are moving away from true Christianity because they hunger for something that is “real”. The anti-christ will deliver for those who are not saved.

    Connecting the dots, I suspect the anti-christ will appear prior to the rapture. The true Christians will reject him, and be labeled non-christian. As a result, the elect will be sent away into eternal darkness by the false christ. This at least will how the rapture will be portrayed. The rapture will not come as a shock, but as just punishment that will further reinforce the anti-christ as the true christ in the minds of the world.

  10. Mark,

    I have a number of problems with your theory and I don’t know how you can be so dogmatic about something that is not taught in the Bible anyway.

    There is nothing in the Bible that says the Beast will pretend to be Jesus or Christ, in fact, he opposes the God of Heaven openly. That does not sound like someone pretending to be Jesus. Also, believe it or not, world religions do not believe that Jesus is who Christians claim that He.

    The strong delusion is likely to be something entirely different, like aliens (fallen angels) coming down from heaven and saying they planted their seed on the planet. The Beast worship system will be very much like man was trying to accomplish at Babylon before God confused the tongues and divided the lands. This time they will get their way and get a god in their own image.

    You’re also getting the cart before the horse. The Son of Perdition does not come out of the abyss until Satan and his angels are cast out of Heaven and find themselves limited to the earth for the last 42 months of that final 7 year period. Then knowing his time is short to do what he has to do, he deceives the world and opposes the God of Heaven and His coming Messiah. Keep in mind, that the two prophets of God had already been giving their testimony to the world for 1260days prior to Son of Perdition coming out of the Abyss and killing them. The two prophets were obviously testifying to the world about the coming of Jesus and His coming Jewish led Kingdom of God on earth. However, the Beast that rises out of the Abyss at the midst of the last seven years kills these two men of God and then he goes into the Temple and claims to be greater than anything called God. In other words, he is mocking and in open rebellion against what they were preaching.

    Proof that they are not following Christ is that the whole world rejoices when the two prophets of God are killed. Then the False Prophet forces all to take the Mark which obviously has nothing to do with Christ. What is going on here is an effort to bring in his own kingdom age on earth that God names “Babylon the Great”.

    The Beast Antichrist cannot appear before he even rises out of the Abyss at the midst of the seven years. So the Rapture occurs before this time unless you think the Rapture occurs during the Day of the Lord when the judgments are taking place on earth.

    As for the Apostasy in the Church, that is true, but there you are confusing the Harlot with the Beast. The great religious Harlot will generally be cleansed through the tribulation at the cost of them forfeiting their mortal lives rather than worship the Beast. That is the great number that comes out of the Great tribulation that no one can count that are seen around the throne prior to the coming of Jesus.

    The followers of the Beast are not the Harlot. The ten Kings that support the Beast hate and burn the religious Harlot. So, during those last 42 months something uniquely different than any earthly religion is taking place on earth. It is more likely that those that are following the Beast are thinking that they are destined to evolve into gods like the fallen angels and the Beast that they are following.

  11. Don,
    I posted this theory here in order to receive critique, so thank you. I did not intend to come across as dogmatic.

    I do not think that there is much conflict between our two views, as I agree with what your laid out (as I always have), with a few wrinkles. I suggest that the anti-christ will appear prior to the rapture, and present as a figure that will solve world problems and draw to himself a mass following. This will not yet be the tribulation. Once the rapture occurs and the tribulation begins, then he will morph into a beast.

    I do think the bible alludes to this in speaking of the last days great apostasy; thus, few true christian around to oppose this figure. Also, the bible speaks of a great delusion (we differ here – or possibly not: this figure may be presented as the christ and alien as well). The bible speaks of the world accepting another messiah that comes in his own name.

    I believe that once the tribulation starts, then the two witnesses will come, etc.

  12. Well, we do know Satan;s plan,

    Genesis 3:4 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'” The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5″For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”…

    so yes Don by whatever means, Satan will convince people that he is making them gods.All those who will not worship are “throwbacks not fit to live” or ” evil entities trying to stop the the transformation”


  13. Mark,

    I don’t know how anyone knows who the Antichrist figure is before the Son of Perdition comes out of the abyss at the midst of the 70th week of years and enters the person and empowers him. It is like thinking the Apostles and followers of Jesus should have known who would betray Jesus before the Devil entered Judas. Even Judas did not know that He would become the Lord’s betrayer. Remember the Son of Perdition can not even come until he that hinders is taken out of the way. If some world leader gathers a large following before this time, that does not mean that he is the Antichrist. Many men have gathered large followings throughout the history of the world and I am sure that will happen in the future as well. I can’t even see a World war taking place without great leaders coming to the forefront.

    The point is if true Christians are still here, they are not going to be opposing someone that cannot be identified until at least the start of the 70th week. And he will not be known as the leader of the world before the last 42 months.

    The scripture about accepting another says this. “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” Jesus was talking to the leaders of Israel and they have and will continue to accept those coming in their own name. There were false Messiahs before. I do not think you can assume that Israel will accept a false Messiah at the very same time that the two prophets are preaching and in control of Jerusalem. This prophecy probably applies to leaders in Israel that do not flee to the mountains in the last 42 months but instead accept the Beast to their own demise.

  14. Don:
    Daniel 9:27 “And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week”.
    This is the general interpretation of this verse and context would dictate that the power to make such a covenant is the individual – the prince that shall come of the previous verse.

    Those who are around at the time and who know the Scriptures will recognise from this covenant the political figure involved and will look for his sinking into delusions of divinity and of demonic control.

  15. Brian,

    I have said it many times before. There are likely to be many world leaders that confirm the covenant with the many. I suppose all in the revived Roman empire will sign on. The seven years begins at that time, but I still doubt that anyone will know who the Beast will be. It really is Satan’s choice because until the Son of Perdition rises out of the pit there is no Son of Perdition on earth. Having said that, some candidate will probably be getting pretty well known in the empire before he receives the deadly head wound. Keep in mind, that he is called a prince not a King. Maybe that is because there are many princes in the Roman kingdom and the King is not been chosen at that time. The little horn comes up among ten kings and they give their power to Him. That is when it gets exciting.

  16. Don,
    The opening couple of graphs are right on. Gaza is a modern example of just what these “delusional dependents” resort to when handed a golden opportunity to make something of themselves. They turned all those beautiful greenhouses and vegetable fields in Gaza into a rocket launching pad. So God, in like manner, turned the man (Ariel Sharon) who gave it to them into a cabbage.

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