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By Tammie Southerland 

The Worship of a Burning Heart

It is the presence of God that changes people—not our services.

“One thing I have asked from the  Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the  Lord  all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple,” (Psalm 27:4 NASB).

Even in all of David’s failure, he resolved his life to one thing; just one thing. I mean, he was a king! He just asked to dwell in the house of the Lord, gaze upon the beauty of the Lord, and meditate in His temple for the rest of his life.  

When we sit in an atmosphere of pure authentic worship, not mere musical entertainment, we are transformed and begin to hunger for more. He is drawing us into deeper proximity to His heart. He longs to take us into a place where we’re not just looking to gaze upon the next big thing; the next thing that we want, or something that will feed our flesh. He’s training us, our generation, to learn how to focus our hearts on things of His Kingdom and focus on Him like we never have before! Right now, the Lord of Glory has released a spiritual desire to catch us up into a place where we will begin to long for that one thing that we never knew existed.

That One Thing

This man, King David, before Messiah was sent, gained the revelation, that in all of his setbacks and in all of his successes, it boiled down to setting his life focus on “one thing” (Psalm 27:4). This one thing consumed all else. All he wanted was to gaze on the beauty of THE LORD all the days of his life. He longed and desired to build a dwelling place for the Lord in the land of Israel. He was ruined with the holy desire and insatiable hunger to solely look at the beauty of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He knew there was a King that was greater! He knew there was a Lord that far exceeded his own lordship. David wanted to give the rightful King the throne above His own.

In Psalm 110:1 he declares, “The LORD said to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’” In Matthew 22:44, Jesus quotes this verse in a discussion with the Pharisees in order to prove that the Messiah is more than David’s son; He is David’s Lord and David knew this deeply.

I believe with everything in me that there is a depth of the holy, beauty, fire, and of holy hunger in which David longed for, that is for available to us. David could only prophesy of what we have access to in Christ today. The Father wants close proximity to mankind. He wants closeness in a way that we can’t imagine. I believe our level of pursuit of this closer proximity to Him actually determines the level of our tangible intimacy with Him.

If we’re not willing to come close, then we will always be standing on the sidelines looking at others who are coming close and saying, “Why not me?” He did everything that we ever needed Him to do when He came down and gave His life for us. He died, resurrected, ascended and gave us full access to be filled with His own Holy Spirit so that we could to come close. That part of the work is finished. We just have to hunger and drawn near to Him. We must ask for more than we have at this present moment, every day.

You Don’t Need An Instrument to Worship-You are One!

David had 4,288 musicians and singers set up day and night, playing songs in intercession and worship in a tent (See 1 Chronicles 16). This non-stop atmosphere of worship must have been powerful. Even though it was his personal desire, David stored up money and materials his whole life for his son, Solomon to build the temple because God told David that it would be his son who built it (2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 28:3). I have personally longed for the same things as David but I understand legacy! I want to build a place for the Lord. I want to gaze on His beauty all the days of my life! I want to host His presence day and night in my city. I want to see Him King and Lord over my city, state, nation, and world! I believe this is His desire also and just as David was able to host Him in a tent, so can we—but in a much closer way! 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” We have the glory of God ever-present in and with us in a way that King David merely dreamed of. The Spirit and the presence of God Himself has made us His temple. When He poured out His Spirit in Acts 2, He put Himself into us so that we could be in non-stop communion with Him. We don’t have to have an instrument to worship, because we are one.

We Are the Sound!

I believe God wants us to know that we are the sound! You and I are His instruments of worship!  If you haven’t experienced encountering Him outside of church or a service in which someone else is leading you into worship, just ask, and get ready! Surrender and entering into a depth that we’ve not previously experienced calls into learning how to be okay with awkward, silent moments.

As soon as we get comfortable, He is going to make us uncomfortable because there’s more. There is a higher place of knowing Him that we are going after. As soon as we think we’ve got it figured out, He is going to show us that we don’t, because He wants us to get into that place of lifelong increasing revelation of Him. We were created to be in constant communion with Him; now and for eternity. This means we get to learn more of His unsearchable beauty forever. The angels that are seated around the throne are constantly saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was and is and is to come” as they look upon His beauty because they are in a place of revelation all of the time (Revelation 4:8). They never get bored and life around the throne never gets mundane for them. I am amazed that He created us to know Him and gain even greater revelation of Himself than the angels in heaven (1 Peter 1:12; 1 Corinthians 6:3).

In order for us to be able to ascend into that place of knowing God in a greater way, than even the burning ones around the throne of God-we have to begin to hunger for more than a mental understanding of the written word of God.  The spiritual revelation of His heart, mind, and character are essential elements to knowing Him personally.  Prayer, scripture study, worship, being still and listening for His voice are important disciplines in the life of the follower of Christ.  All of this develops depth into sustainable spiritual growth. The angelic hosts of heaven know His amazing holiness is real and unsearchable. We too must know that there is more than cerebral knowledge of Him. The experience of knowing Him spirit to Spirit is extremely important. He’s given us the ability to know His worth and power contained in “The Word” who is the person of Christ.

Silencing Distractions Could Take us into Highest Place of Wonder

Some of the most powerful encounters I have ever had with the Lord happened when I forced my mind to be still. I turned off all of the electronics, and yes even the music, and listened for His whisper. It takes a little while to learn to be still in your mind and tune your ears to His voice in this crazy world, but it’s a discipline of one who hungers. Prayer both in tongues and in the your native language is powerful and should be a practiced daily! I encourage you like the Apostle Paul to pray in the heavenly language of intercession (tongues) often and for, at the very least, 20 minutes a day when you are starting out. I also encourage you to learn the discipline of being still and listening to His reply.

Truthfully, as we learn the discipline of living life in His presence and in prayer, we learn how to abide in Him and He in us (John 15). We will begin bearing Spiritual fruit in abundance. We will be able to sit in a room with absolute silence or in a room with crazy chaos and be with Him. We can learn such a lifestyle of proximity to Him that we can be in a place where others are leading a worship gathering and we are on the floor helping bring people closer to Him without touching a stage or microphone. We will learn how to abide in our heavenly seat that Paul talks about in Ephesians 6:2, “we are seated with Him in heavenly places,” and we become fully active in our HOLY spiritual existence.

As we live this way, we are made free of being dependent on another person to take us into His presence. We just abide there. The supernatural grace of God is falling upon His people right now in such a way that we are able explore places of His heart  that no other generation has known. He has given us access, but He has also called us to lay down the distractions and cares of the world on a daily basis in order to enter into this place of deep relationship. Many have been so frustrated with their life and relationship with God recently. This is because He has been allowing the rubbing, pressing, and stripping away of temporal pleasures to prepare us for the deeper knowledge of Him. We must know that there is a greater responsibility to carry out the plans of His heart as we begin to understand the deeper revelation that He’s giving to us.

“The Lord our God has secrets to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” (Deut. 29:29, NLT)

“When someone is given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted  with much, even more will be required.” (Luke 12:48, NLT)

DESPERATE

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Often when we are desperate and weak, we call on someone whom we consider a prayer warrior to say ” I need you to pray for me!” Then we pour out our frustration and aching hearts before them.

 

Desperation is beautiful to the Lord and He loves when we are vulnerable enough to ask for prayer. He loves when we bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2) He loves when we acknowledge our weakness, for in doing so He can be our strength! But, often in our weakness, we run to other people before we go “Boldly to the Throne of Grace” for ourselves. (See Hebrews 4:16) We often feel too weak, weary, ashamed, or just don’t know how to pray about certain situations. He loves when we come to Him and to others  bold, broken and admittedly not having eloquent words. It is a beautiful thing when someone lifts that burden before the Lord for us! But, there is One who will pray not just for us, but with us and through us!  He will also work deep inner healing in us as He prays, but we must let Him!

“But if we hope for what we do not yet see, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:25-27

The Power of His Intercession

Did you see that? Did you catch the power of HIS intercession! He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God! He is God and of course He knows the very mind of God!  The Spirit of God  knows exactly how to pray His perfect will in our lives! Those deep groanings can be embarrassing to our dignity, but they are powerful, perfect, and mightly productive.

I mean really, what’s more vulnerable than spilling your deepest weaknesses out before a friend? Why not go first boldly to The Friend who sticks closer than a brother (Prov.18:24b); to The Friend who has  laid down His life that we might be able to run to Him in times like these? (see John 15:19)

He is welcoming us to bring all of our broken desperation to Him first- and in private!  You may  hear groanings coming out of the depths of your being. That is good! You are hearing HIM praying for you, with you, and through you the very heart and will of The Heavenly Father! The greatest religious tragedy of our day is that we don’t know how to pray. We have heard it taught that tongues of intercession have ceased! This is a lie from the pit of Hell! Satan is terrified of you groaning with Jesus in intercession for your life and the lives of others! If you do pray Satan wants you to try to make it eloquent, dignified and  therefore powerless. He wants you to leave your prayer time feeling as though God didn’t listen or that you don’t know how to pray anyway.  He knows that Jesus, The Great Intercessor, is releasing heaven and earth shaking groanings for us before the Throne of God and we are invited to join in! That enemy of God doesn’t want us to know that we can come boldly before the Throne of Grace  by the blood of Jesus to make intercession with Him!  In doing this we are pulling God’s perfect will in heaven into the earth (Matt. 6:10)! We are taking our rightful inherited place of dominion!  Satan knows that once the sons and daughters of God grasp this key the kingdom of darkness is done!

Let your Guts Groan

I challenge you today to make a ‘war room’ in an ‘inner room’ of your house; where you can go and just let your guts groan with the Lord daily. You will find less and less desperation to need others to pray for you and more and more the longing to pray with The Spirit of God Himself! Your strength will rise and you will soar with Him in heavenly places! (See Ephesians 2:6)  You will know more and more your identity as HIS child,  because you are communing with God before His very Thone daily! This will be your ‘daily bread’ or substance for life!  You will be desperate, hungry, and longing for Him!

Give it at least 20 minutes a day to begin with. Eventually,  you will find yourself wanting for more time in that secret place.  Resist every thought of  distraction. Turn off your phone and rebuke feelings of embarrassment or doubt. These feelings and thoughts often come  in these first 15-20 minutes, they are just the enemy’s lies and his attempt to try to get you to give up or get distracted. Don’t listen to a liar.  Listen to the voice of Truth, His voice,  break in!

 

Pray this, Father, I am desperate fill me to overflow from the inside out! Baptize me with more that just  water, but with Holy Spirit and Fire according to Matthew 3:11; pray for me and though me according to Romans 8:26! I am desperate for You!

Now, let Him be God! Be a doer of the Word not a hearer only!

Let me know how you are growing in intimacy with God! Share this post to help others!

Blessings

Tammie!

 

Today, after almost two weeks of rain and “Historical Flooding”, the sun is shining in South Carolina! However, they tell us that the dams are continuing to break and that the flooding is not over. Water from the mountains is still trickling down, and more barriers are expected to break.

But I hear the Lord saying,SC you are here for a reason

“Barriers have been broken, and they are correct in saying more barriers will break! This flood was only the beginning! Barriers made by man’s hands will no longer stand against what I am doing in MY South Carolina!
From the mountains to the sea, they will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
Out of the wilderness places, I am flushing out my beloved ones; they are coming with fire!
Even as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be with you. The flood brought cleansing and was a promise fulfilled….Many have been crying out for My reign!

Noah cried out (warned) the people and for 100 years he prepared a place of refuge. The rain came, but after the rain the sun came, and with it the rainbow, the sign of the covenant!
The rain fell, and the flood came, but I tell you this: a company of Ark Builders is yet arising! They are my sons and daughters who are proclaiming and preparing for My return!”

“So, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.” (Matthew 24:33)

The Water A Sign & Covenant

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“This water was a sign of things to come!

NOW I am making a covenant with you, South Carolina and with North Carolina!
I am making a covenant with you! I am making a covenant with this generation, and it comes with a promise! It’s a promise of My return!

“Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!” Psalm 24:9

My Bride will arise without spot or blemish, and every knee will bow and every tongue proclaim the Name above all Names, Jesus!

Carolina will be a voice to the nations! She will not be satisfied with lukewarm Christianity. She will be pure and will passionately pursue my heart!
She is washed with water, but soon she will be baptized with Holy Spirit and Holy fire! (Matthew 3:11).

You have seen the promised rain, but I am about to release Holy Fire!
My promise is true! As She unites, She will no longer be called ‘A State of Division,’ but She will be called ‘A State of Intercession.’ She will no longer be known as the state that pioneered oppression and division, but one who will pioneer freedom!
She will be a state flooded with my glory and who burns with desire for Me! As hearts become unified with each other and with Mine, My glory will fill her dry ravines.
Just as the ‘bow…in the clouds’ was a sign of a covenant promise, the time will come when I will fulfill my promise to return in my glory in the clouds (Genesis 9:13, Mark 13:26). My weighty glory and mantle of this promise is upon you, South Carolina!

Watch and wait, for you, my beloved Carolina, will be a voice to the Nation! I will release my fire after the rain! This rain was just a sign of my coming.

The fire of My passion and My glory will burn hotter in my Bride; for I will blow on her with the winds of My Spirit!”

Convergence is Coming e0a77abd-49d3-40e3-ae9e-07c3ad413bf5

“A convergence is coming from east to west! You will be called a ‘House of Prayer’, an ‘Altar of Fire’ and you will be a home to many of my people from different regions.”

As the world grows cold, my people in the Carolinas will burn. As the world rages around you in the coming days, you will host my presence and my peace. You will not be known for the flood, but for the fire!

Therefore, be alert! My messengers are emerging like a flood in this hour! They are bold as lions but meek as lambs. They are full of compassion and love but execute my justice, for they know they are mine! They will speak the truth with the very tone of My voice! Do not reject them, for if you do you, will again become a reproach. They will break the man made religious and political barriers, smash the idols of impurity, and restore My Heart into this land! He who has an ear let him hear! I am mantling you:

In doing these things, you will no longer be a reproach or a barren land.
Break forth in song oh Carolina. SING, for the barriers are breaking! The night is over, the SON is shining! Let the fire fall and sing! I make a holy covenant with you!”

“Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman,” says the LORD. “Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords And strengthen your pegs.…”
Isaiah 51:1,2

Events

Nazirite DNA iBook cover FIRE HOUSE NEW EQUIPPING CLASS!

We are excited to announce that we are diving in this amazing resource by Lou Engle as a team here at the Fire House on Sunday afternoons!  This study will rattle and shake your life!  It will  awaken you to the reason you are alive!  Come join us!

 

 

 

 

 

summer intensive prayer

We are a prayer and revival hub so be warned that you will not experience normal when you walk on to our grounds!  We are Jesus centred and prayer focused! We are a Prayer House and a revival-mission focused equipping center! We exist for those who long to KNOW JESUS and MAKE HIM KNOWN! ( …and those who don’t know this is their identity- YET!)

We are a family of burning ones and we welcome you to come hang with us as we journey closer to The Father day after day and  week after week!

We worship, intercede, fellowship, and even” break bread’ together! We go out to the streets and come in to meet with HIM! 

Right now we meet a fire engine red GLORY BARN behind our home!  So,  for now, The Fire House HUB is a HOUSE FIRE!   The prayer room is open 12 hours a day and this includes Sundays!

 

COME BURN WITH US! We are Igniting a Generation to Burn With Passion for Jesus!

 

 

Nazirite DNA iBook cover FIRE HOUSE NEW EQUIPPING CLASS!

We are excited to announce that we are diving in this amazing resource by Lou Engle as a team here at the Fire House on Sunday afternoons!  This study will rattle and shake your life!  It will  awaken you to the reason you are alive!  Come join us!

 

 

 

 

 

summer intensive prayer

We are a prayer and revival hub so be warned that you will not experience normal when you walk on to our grounds!  We are Jesus centred and prayer focused! We are a Prayer House and a revival-mission focused equipping center! We exist for those who long to KNOW JESUS and MAKE HIM KNOWN! ( …and those who don’t know this is their identity- YET!)

We are a family of burning ones and we welcome you to come hang with us as we journey closer to The Father day after day and  week after week!

We worship, intercede, fellowship, and even” break bread’ together! We go out to the streets and come in to meet with HIM! 

Right now we meet a fire engine red GLORY BARN behind our home!  So,  for now, The Fire House HUB is a HOUSE FIRE!   The prayer room is open 12 hours a day and this includes Sundays!

 

COME BURN WITH US! We are Igniting a Generation to Burn With Passion for Jesus!

 

 

Nazirite DNA iBook cover FIRE HOUSE NEW EQUIPPING CLASS!

We are excited to announce that we are diving in this amazing resource by Lou Engle as a team here at the Fire House on Sunday afternoons!  This study will rattle and shake your life!  It will  awaken you to the reason you are alive!  Come join us!

 

 

 

 

 

summer intensive prayer

We are a prayer and revival hub so be warned that you will not experience normal when you walk on to our grounds!  We are Jesus centred and prayer focused! We are a Prayer House and a revival-mission focused equipping center! We exist for those who long to KNOW JESUS and MAKE HIM KNOWN! ( …and those who don’t know this is their identity- YET!)

We are a family of burning ones and we welcome you to come hang with us as we journey closer to The Father day after day and  week after week!

We worship, intercede, fellowship, and even” break bread’ together! We go out to the streets and come in to meet with HIM! 

Right now we meet a fire engine red GLORY BARN behind our home!  So,  for now, The Fire House HUB is a HOUSE FIRE!   The prayer room is open 12 hours a day and this includes Sundays!

 

COME BURN WITH US! We are Igniting a Generation to Burn With Passion for Jesus!

 

 

Nazirite DNA iBook cover FIRE HOUSE NEW EQUIPPING CLASS!

We are excited to announce that we are diving in this amazing resource by Lou Engle as a team here at the Fire House on Sunday afternoons!  This study will rattle and shake your life!  It will  awaken you to the reason you are alive!  Come join us!

 

 

 

 

 

summer intensive prayer

We are a prayer and revival hub so be warned that you will not experience normal when you walk on to our grounds!  We are Jesus centred and prayer focused! We are a Prayer House and a revival-mission focused equipping center! We exist for those who long to KNOW JESUS and MAKE HIM KNOWN! ( …and those who don’t know this is their identity- YET!)

We are a family of burning ones and we welcome you to come hang with us as we journey closer to The Father day after day and  week after week!

We worship, intercede, fellowship, and even” break bread’ together! We go out to the streets and come in to meet with HIM! 

Right now we meet a fire engine red GLORY BARN behind our home!  So,  for now, The Fire House HUB is a HOUSE FIRE!   The prayer room is open 12 hours a day and this includes Sundays!

 

COME BURN WITH US! We are Igniting a Generation to Burn With Passion for Jesus!

 

 

Nazirite DNA iBook cover FIRE HOUSE NEW EQUIPPING CLASS!

We are excited to announce that we are diving in this amazing resource by Lou Engle as a team here at the Fire House on Sunday afternoons!  This study will rattle and shake your life!  It will  awaken you to the reason you are alive!  Come join us!

 

 

 

 

 

summer intensive prayer

We are a prayer and revival hub so be warned that you will not experience normal when you walk on to our grounds!  We are Jesus centred and prayer focused! We are a Prayer House and a revival-mission focused equipping center! We exist for those who long to KNOW JESUS and MAKE HIM KNOWN! ( …and those who don’t know this is their identity- YET!)

We are a family of burning ones and we welcome you to come hang with us as we journey closer to The Father day after day and  week after week!

We worship, intercede, fellowship, and even” break bread’ together! We go out to the streets and come in to meet with HIM! 

Right now we meet a fire engine red GLORY BARN behind our home!  So,  for now, The Fire House HUB is a HOUSE FIRE!   The prayer room is open 12 hours a day and this includes Sundays!

 

COME BURN WITH US! We are Igniting a Generation to Burn With Passion for Jesus!

 

 

Tammie will be ministering at the Cornfield Revival Center.

Nightly Services start at 7pm.

Releasing the Fire Again in Grenville SC with 24 hours of prayer, worship, evangelism, and revival fire!  Speakers and Worship leaders from all over! This convergence Fire on the Altar will kick off our Fire House Summer Intensive.

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Tammie Southerland is excited to be sharing for the first time at the Freedom Center Sunday Morning service! The Freedom Center and The Fire House have partnered together to host the presence of God and release revival in this pivotal  hour! Tammie will be meeting the Freedom Center family  and sharing the incredible heart of God for Night and Day Prayer and worship as a foundation for any great move of God!  She will be sharing a message on “The Greatest Revival The World has Ever Seen”

Tammie will be ministering at 10:30am service!

24 Hours of Worship, Prayer, Prophetic Ministry & Evangelism

We believe this is the beginning of a powerful move of God in our region.  A [highlight]convergence[/highlight] of [highlight]powerful voices[/highlight] from throughout the nation are joining hearts with us as we break open these revival wells. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Watch the Launch Video

Speakers and Ministers

  • Dean Briggs for Azusa Now (California) Friday 8pm
  • Tammie Southerland Founder Frontline Ministries
  • Doyle Bradford (Freedom House Ministries) (Bluefield WV) Friday Fire in the Night and Saturday Afternoon
  • Chad and Aprile Osborne (Remnant Ministries) (Florida) 11pm Friday and Noon Saturday  Power Evangelism
  • Mississippi Awakening Tour Team -Featuring Casey Sones (Mississippi) and Garret Taylor (Birmingham AL)  (Appeal To Heaven) and more
  • Chuck Mcdonald (The Well Ministries) (Lake City SC)
  • Tammie Southerland  Founder (SC)
  • Isaac Middleton, West Coast Mobilizer (Azusa Now) (Kansas City MO) Saturday 6pm  AND MORE from all over!

Worship Ministries (Covering 24 PLUS Hours of Worship)

  • Prophetic  Worship with Annie Edwards & Impact International Worship Team (Bristol VA)
  • Worship with  Frontline Worship leaders Erika and Rob Jordan (Central SC)
  • Robby Cummings BTV Ministries (Ruffin SC)
  • Deborah Hong and “With the Saints” (Charleston SC)
  • Prophetic Artist Crystal Hornbeck
  • Freedom House Ministries (Bluefield WV)
  • ITL Ministries (WV)
  • Remnant Ministries (Florida)
  • GroundBreakers Dance and Worship Team (Kinson NC)
  • Student Fire in the Night watch (Various College Campus Worship Teams)
  • Bethany and Carl Schmitt (Bryson City NC)
  • Tony Ramos (ACTS of IHOP Atlanta)


Learn more about this event and the ministries participating.
Click here to download our info sheet.


Discounted Hotel Rates

Mention “Frontline Ministries” when Booking

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – $95+tax
1381 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson SC 29631

Hotel Tillman – $75+tax
1303 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson, SC 29631

Days Inn Clemson – $65+tax
1387 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson, SC 29631

Courtyard Marriott – $99+tax
201 Canoy Lane
Clemson SC 29631

Comfort Inn Clemson University Area – $70.95+tax
1305 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson SC 29631


This is an official Azusa Now Mobilization Event!

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