Then Peter, turning about, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrays you? Peter seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, what shall this man do? Jesus said unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? follow me. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? This is the disciple which testifies of these things, and wrote of these things; and we know that his testimony is true, John 21:20-24
One Tin Soldier
Those of you waiting on this article to come out are regular readers of The Night Watchman and will recognize the picture above as the mysterious one male text from The Lost Book of Nostradamus that I discussed in our last article. The picture was named so because one male can clearly be seen in the middle of the page on the right written in English. Nostradamus did not speak English which is why the text has been deemed mysterious. To me it is an obvious indication that he spent enough time here in the future to understand the English language and therefore must have spent time observing what the future holds in store for the English speaking countries of the world.
What's important about what Nostradamus may have seen regarding the future of English speaking countries like the United States can be found in the words of Jesus, not only in John chapter twenty-one above, but in Matthew 16:28 as well. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Jesus was speaking to all twelve of the original disciples in Matthew 16:28, and what He said to them in this verse seems to confirm what the brethren thought He said to Peter in John chapter twenty-one, that the disciple whom He loved would not die.
About now you're probably thinking how can any of them still be alive here on the Earth at the return of Jesus when history tells us they're already dead? To understand that we must go back to Genesis 3:4-5 and examine what Satan said to Eve. You shall not surely die: For God knows that in the day you eat thereof; then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Adam and Eve indeed became as gods, knowing good and evil the moment they betrayed the Lord. That's why they tried to hide from Him afterwards because knowing good and evil meant that they knew what was coming next, which was the same curse placed on Satan and his other followers before man was created in the image of God. For dust you are, and unto dust shall you return, Genesis 3:19. What modern religion has either ignored or failed to pick up on over what they say has been only 6,000 years of history is that Adam and Eve were sentenced to 25,000 years of reincarnation in Genesis 3:19. They along with their descendants from the fall in Eden forward would live and die in hell with Satan one lifetime after another.
The reason Adam's descendants no longer understand that they are prisoners on planet earth is explained in Jude: 4-6. Satan and his angels were ordained to this condemnation by God after the rebellion took place in heaven, and are now reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of that great day. Those who follow or serve them are reserved in everlasting chains under darkness with them, and as Jesus revealed to His disciples in Matthew 16:28, they will have their souls put to death along with the leaders of the rebellion when Jesus returns.
That is the warning issued to the twelve disciples in Matthew 24:4 also because Jesus knew that some if not all of them were going to be deceived into joining the other side. All of them except one that we know about for sure, which is why he is referred to in John chapter twenty-one as that disciple whom Jesus loved. He was loyal to the Lord, and because Jesus knew that He could trust him to carry out His will he was given the task of revealing the truth at the time of the end. You see it was Peter that this disciple inquired about in John chapter twenty-one when he asked, Lord, which is he that betrays you?
Evidence that the truth has not yet been revealed can be found in Daniel 12:9-10 and Matthew 24:11-15. Matthew said that many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many before the truth is revealed at the end of time. Daniel was told by an angel of the Lord, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. The words spoken to Daniel in chapter twelve state without question that the word of God could not be completely understood by anyone before the time of the end because they were sealed. Jesus backed Daniel up in Matthew 24:4 because He privately told His disciples to Take head that no man deceive you. The fact that He did so tells us that the deception had already begun.
John chapter twenty-one explains that Peter didn't listen because Jesus found him just as naked as Adam and Eve were found in Genesis 3:10. That means that the so called prince of the apostles was preaching the word of someone other than Jesus in John 21:7. Peter then went on to teach those who followed him a corrupted version of what Jesus taught, which is why the Lord asked him in John 21:15-18, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? Peter answered three times, saying, Lord, you know I do. Jesus then proceeded to tell him in verse eighteen that he would go on to betray Him by spreading the lie of another.
If you read Matthew chapter twenty-four carefully you will see that the deception takes place all the way up until this gospel of the kingdom is revealed. Matthew 24:14-15 clearly states that the truth doesn't get revealed until just before Satan worships an image of himself in the temple of God at the time of the end. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then the end shall come. When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads let him understand:) What the world doesn't understand about the so called Antichrist is that he is not just a man possessed by Satan, he is Satan. This man will worship an image thought by the world to be Jesus in the holy place at the end of time triggering the judgment of that great day.
The world calls this image Jesus Christ. It is an image of Satan not of Jesus. Why Bible scholars can't figure this out is beyond me. Matthew 1:21 clearly states, you shall call his name Jesus, not Jesus Jones, Jesus Smith or Jesus Christ. Every Bible scholar in the world agrees that the Aquarian as I call him will rise as Daniel 11:2-4 clearly states, from the realm of Greece. Christ is derived from the Greek word Christos, which means anointed one. Daniel 9:24 clearly tells us that Jesus left here returning to His Father's kingdom to get anointed, thus anointed one, from the time He left 2000 years ago until the time of His return refers to Satan not Jesus. Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon the holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
The penalty the world will pay for worshipping Jesus Christ in place of Jesus is foretold in Ezekiel 39:6-8. And I will send fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord (not that other god). So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, says the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
The seventy weeks of Daniel is a subject I have covered in other articles, but because it is relevant to this article as well, I will cover the subject again. Most Bible scholars believe the seventy weeks time period of Daniel to be in two parts. The sixty-ninth week ended when Jesus left for His Father's kingdom, and after a long gap the seventieth week begins with the tribulation period when the so called Antichrist appears. The problem with this theory is that he has been on the world stage for several years now and continues to elude recognition, which gives new meaning to the warning sounded in Genesis 3:1 about him. Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
First of all I want to make it clear that I don't buy into the divided seventy weeks concept. I believe it to be one continuous time period beginning with the birth of Jesus and ending in the year 2028 with the judgment of that great day. Many will argue that I am wrong because Jesus said in Matthew 24:36, But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. The first thing I have to say to these people is that Jesus said nothing about the month or the year in this verse, just the day and hour. If He didn't want His followers to watch for His coming He wouldn't have left instructions to do so. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I shall come upon you, Revelation 3:3. It is the wicked who will not know in what hour the Lord shall come, not the vigilant.
According to Bible scholars Daniel's seventy weeks consists of seventy Sabbatical years or 70 seven year time periods. I believe this to be wrong and here's why. Early on in the book of Genesis God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. The word used in the original Hebrew text for signs literally means signal for His appearing. This is why each day of Genesis chapter one begins in the evening not at dawn. And the evening and the morning were the first day...And the evening and the morning were the second day...and so on. Each day began in the evening because God wanted His people watching the night sky so that they would not miss the signal He was going to send them.
With that thought in mind, if you divide 2000 years by 69 weeks you will get an answer of 28.98 years or roughly sixty-nine revolutions of the planet Saturn around the Sun. Why Saturn you ask? Because the Sabbath day is now named for it, and Saturn is the seventh planet from the Sun that is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. If you're thinking that Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun you are incorrect. God still counts the debris between Mars and Jupiter as the planet it used to be. Its destruction is recorded in Ezekiel 28:14-18. You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. The stones of fire are the planets of our solar system because they are molten inside. You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities...therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of you, it shall devour you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you.
Part of what Ezekiel describes in these verses is the destruction that took place between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. The Earth was without form and void in Genesis verse two because it had been hit by the debris of an exploding planet. In my opinion the craters on the Moon were caused by debris from this explosion all at once rather than over a long period of time. I have said in other articles that I believe the Earth was undergoing a rebuild in chapter one of Genesis rather than being created. I base this belief on what is said in Genesis 1:28 right after Adam and Eve were created in the image of God. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. It should also be noted that Ezekiel 28:18 is telling two separate stories. The first part is a record of what happened over twenty-five thousand years ago during the rebellion. The second part is a prophecy that will be fulfilled by using debris created from the destruction of the planet that is now called the asteroid belt. This prophecy will be fulfilled in the year 2028 when Satan worships an image of himself in Jerusalem ending Daniel's seventieth week.
Further evidence that we are dealing with a 28 or 29 year time period rather than seven year periods can be found in an interview I recently saw on a television program called Prophecy in the News. I have written of these people before because J. R. Church discovered that the book of Psalms is actually a book of prophecies concerning the 20th and 21st centuries. In an interview with Pastor Mark Biltz they disclosed some very interesting information that bolsters my theory on Daniel's seventy weeks. This information also sheds some light on what I said in our last article about the Lost Book of Nostradamus using the pictures below.
What I wrote about in Ten Years After concerning the pictures above were four eclipses of the Moon and an eclipse of the Sun. What I learned from watching Prophecy in the News and its interview with Pastor Biltz is that during the upcoming Sabbatical year of 2014-2015 four blood-red eclipses of the Moon and two solar eclipses of the Sun will take place in a single year. What makes all of this even more interesting is that if I am correct about each of Daniel's seventy weeks being equivalent to 28 years rather than seven, then the year 2014 will put us right in the middle of Daniel's seventieth week, which is where Bible scholars believe the tribulation period gets underway. Some think it's the beginning and some say it's the middle, but they all agree that week 70 is the tribulation period.
The occurrence of four blood-red eclipses of the Moon in a single year is called a Tetrad. There will be seven of them this century, but only one falls on the following Jewish holy days. Passover - April 15, 2014, Tabernacles - October 8, 2014, Passover - April 4, 2015 and Tabernacles - September 28, 2015. To show how rare a Tetrad of this type is, the last time it happened in the 20th century was in 1967-1968 tying it to the recapture of Jerusalem during the Six Day War. Before that one happened in 1949-1950 right after Israel became a nation again in 1948. The time it happened before that is most interesting to me because it backs up another one of my theories, which is that the United States is part of the nation of Israel. The last time a Tetrad fell on Jewish holy days prior to 1948 was in 1493-1494 when Columbus discovered America.
You can think all of this to be coincidence if you like, but the evidence is clear to me. Each time four blood-red eclipses of the Moon occur on Jewish holy days something significant happens concerning the children of Israel. According to the prophecies of Jacob concerning the descendants of each of his sons in the last days, three things stand out. One, the tribe of Dan is the only one waiting on the salvation of the Lord when the end comes. Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan is one of the lost tribes, and when the rest of this prophecy is fulfilled the world will know that the tribe of Dan located itself in America when England established the original thirteen colonies. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider falls backward. The United States will become an obstacle blocking the path of the Aquarian during his rise to power. I have waited for your salvation, O Lord, Genesis 49:16-18.
The second thing significant is Genesis 49:10. The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. The people will be gathered in a nation chosen by Jesus at the end of time, not in the state of Israel. The reason for this was given by Jesus Himself in Matthew 21:43-44. Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. This grinding to powder is an event that will take place in Israel when the tribe of Judah allows Satan to worship himself in Jerusalem, which is why Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 24:2 regarding the temple mount. See you not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. The western wall of the second temple stands in Jerusalem to this day, but I can assure you of one thing, nothing will be left standing in the land of Israel at the end of Daniel's 70th week.
The third significant thing in Jacob's prophecy concerns his son Joseph in Genesis 49:24. But his bow abodes in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: (From thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) Joseph is the bloodline from which Jesus was to be born through his son Ephraim. This is verified in Micah 5:2. But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
The United States is verified as the place where the people will gather at the time of the end in Jeremiah 4:14-16. O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you? For a voice declares from Dan, and publishes affliction from mount Ephraim. Make you mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah. Jeremiah the prophet is said to have arrived in Ireland around 538 BC where the tribe of Dan had already settled. With him was a granddaughter who would continue the lineage of David on the throne, but it was here that the lineage of David was handed off to the tribe of Ephraim and taken away from Judah. This is why Jeremiah referred to a far country as Mount Ephraim. It would be selected by the Lord in 1493 as the place where His people would gather to make their stand against His enemy in the last days.
For those who want to argue that Jeremiah was warning Israel about the coming invasion by Babylon in his day, I would just say that everyone should take the time to read all of Jeremiah chapter four so that what you read next cannot be explained away as being taken out of context. I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light, Jeremiah 4:23. The prophecies in Jeremiah chapter four are not about the past, they are about the future. What is being described by Jeremiah here is exactly what happened in the book of Genesis between verses 1:1 and 1:2. It was alluded to by Jesus as well when He told His disciples what would happen after the abomination of desolation stands in the holy place. For then shall be great tribulation, such as not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be, Matthew 24:21.
Getting back to the coming eclipses of 2014-2015, there will be two eclipses of the Sun that take place during this one year time period as well. One takes place on Tishri 1, 2015, and the other takes place on Nisan 1, 2015. I'm not sure if they're significant to the warning of Nostradamus because there are three other eclipses of the Sun that will take place in the years leading up to 2012, which is when we reenter the Age of Aquarius, an event marked by the lobster facing the spiral in the picture above on the left. Only one eclipse of the Sun is marked as significant by Nostradamus in this picture and your guess is as good as mine as to which one it is.
What these three eclipses have in common and what makes them ominous, is that they all fall on the first day of Av on the Jewish calendar. Not only that but it happens three years in a row in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Obviously nothing happened in July of 2008 because it passed without incident, but 2008 began a new seven year cycle of years, which means the next two eclipses will lead us into the middle of this seven year cycle, and it is the middle of a seven year time period that Bible scholars warn about.
These next two years may pass without incident as well, but the time in which each of these eclipses occur is cursed in Jewish history. There is a three week period within the months of Tammuz and Av that is known as the dark time. For example it was on the 17th day of Tammuz that the children of Israel worshipped the golden calf. Nebuchadnezzar invaded Jerusalem and destroyed the first temple on the 9th day of Av. Six-hundred years later the Romans invaded and destroyed the second temple on the very same day, the 9th of Av. The Jewish people were kicked out of England in the year 1290 on the 9th day of Av, and they were kicked out of Spain in 1492 on the 9th of Av. World War I started on the 9th day of Av, and Hitler's proclamation to kill the Jews in World War II was issued on the 9th of Av.
If two more solar eclipses falling within the time period on the Jewish calendar known as the dark time isn't enough to get you worried, then consider this. In a previous article called Israel Be Warned I wrote about the prophecies contained in the book of Psalms. At that point in time I had not yet realized that the United States was part of the nation of Israel, and therefore I didn't understand that we as a nation are held responsible by the Lord for breaking His laws, just as the state of Israel has been held accountable over the centuries. Because I lacked understanding I thought that the nation of Israel would be attacked in the year 2001 because Psalm 101:6-8 says the following. My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me. He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house (which now includes the United States): he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight. I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.
Seven days before the Jewish calendar entered its New Year the attack on September 11, 2001 occurred in the city of New York. If you still wonder why the attack took place here in the United States rather than in the stateIsrael the answer is simple. It was the World Trade Center that got knocked down because the Quartet as they are called did business there. The Quartet members consist of the United States, the United Nations, Russia and the European Union. What the nations of this group have in common is a peace deal in the Middle East that would divide the city of Jerusalem.
Now as fate would have it only one year into a new seven year Sabbatical cycle, Psalm 109:6-9 says this. Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. Psalm 109 is equivalent to the year 2009 on our calendar. In September of this year the Jewish calendar will enter its New Year equivalent to the year 2009. The year 2008 is the year in which our new President won his seat, so the eclipse of the Sun in the year 2008 may not be completely without significance. It started this cycle of years off with a time that is cursed on the Jewish calendar.
If you remember in my last article Ten Years After, I thought that the prophecy of Psalm 109 was about the takeover of the office of Secretary General of the United Nations by the man the world calls the Antichrist. I no longer think that because as I watched Barack Obama take the nomination away from Hillary Clinton, one thought kept running through my mind. In the mid 1990's I watched an episode of the Ancient Prophecies television series. I listened as Rabbi Ariel Bar Tsedok said the following, which I thought was important enough to write about at the time. Our prophecies teach that the United States will not fall to an outside enemy, but will fall due to racial rioting from within.
In light of what happened in this past election cycle I believe these words have taken on new meaning, and because they have I will once again sound the warning I gave in an earlier article here on the website called America Be Warned. In that article I said that there were people within our own country that meant to see it brought to its knees. These people have now moved within reach of their goal, because as I said then, the man the world calls the Antichrist cannot take control of the world until he first has control of the United States. Unless something happens to foil his plan, Satan now has access to the White House through back channels, which is why Psalm 109 says. Set you a wicked man over him (the United States): and let Satan stand at his right hand. Barack Obama within days of taking office made his position on dividing the city of Jerusalem in the name of peace quite clear, which is why he is referred to in this verse as a wicked man. And what will befall the state of Israel for their part in agreeing to this can be found in something else said by Rabbi Tsedok. The enemies of Israel will attack them in the middle of the night with a major chemical and biological attack. The number of casualties will be tremendous. It is said that Israel will respond strategically with nuclear weapons, the beginning of World War III.
If you still think Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, maybe you'll be able to explain away how weapons of this type made it into the hands of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon on such a large scale once they've used them on Israel. But once they've been used you'll have to explain away the prophecy of Isaiah 17:1 as well, because Isaiah seems to agree with what the Rabbi just said about the use of nuclear weapons. Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be ruinous heap. Right now the Syrian and Iranian backed Hezbollah sits poised to strike on the northern border of Israel with some 40,000 hi-tech rockets capable of reaching all the way to Israel's southern border. Offhand I'd say that's what Nostradamus is predicting in the second picture above from the left, because Genesis 21:20 says the following about Abraham's eldest son Ishmael. And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. The wilderness that Ishmael grew up in is now called Saudi Arabia, the religious capital of the Muslim world.
Because of his religious and astrological background I believe that Nostradamus was sending a message to the future within the pictures above. The Muslim archer is blinded by his hatred for Israel but the arrow he is pointing at her represents modern-day missiles and this theory can be proven by what Psalm 91:5-8 says. You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day. Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked. Saddam Hussein fired missiles at Israel not arrows during the first Gulf War because he was trying to draw Israel into the fight. He thought that if could provoke Israel into the conflict other Arab nations would come to aid him against the United States in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. As stated in verse eight Israel didn't take the bait, but verse five shows you what the arrow in the picture above represents.
What's really important about the picture above is the timeline it projects. The bull on the lower left represents the astrological sign of Taurus. On the lower right beneath Israel is a picture of the scales representing the astrological sign of Libra. The Sun is in Taurus from April 20th to May 20th each year on the Gregorian calendar, and the Sun is in Libra each year from September 23rd to October 22nd. Within that window of time lies the ninth day of Av, which falls on July 29th in the year 2009, and on July 19th in the year 2010. During this timeframe as the Sun moves from Taurus toward Libra the man in the third picture above from the left will take his place on the world stage. One Tin Soldier who volunteered long ago to do the work of the Lord at the time of the end will rise to prominence during the dark time, when the state of Israel is attacked across its northern border by a barrage of Muslim arrows. Jesus watches over this soldier, for the Lord knows he is greatly outnumbered.
Next article Long Black Veil return to Ten Years After or visit the
The Night Watchman
News Watch Pages For One Tin Soldier
A Brief Look At Tomorrow
More about the book!!!
Read Excerpts of Each Chapter of The Book
If you like what you see on this site please help us out and order your copy of
A Brief Look at Tomorrow here today!!!
"And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon." Revelation 16:16
And Jesus said If I have told you of earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? John 3:12 KJV
Do you really believe Satan cannot fool you? and just how really narrow is the gate? With Noah there was just eight.
Identifying the Antichrist and the False Prophet
Selections in this Site
The Night Watchman The Guard Tower
The Seven Last Plagues News Watch
News Board Index
Links to Other Prophecy Websites
Thank You For Visiting A Brief Look At Tomorrow
the Antichrist and the False Prophet The
Night Watchman The
One If By Land, Two If By See The Eighth Chapter Of Daniel The Russian Prophet The New Millennium Israel Be Warned America Be Warned Twilights Last Gleaming Children of The Sun Divided By One Chain Reaction Time Lock Seven Last Plagues Pestilence Striking Distance Bad Moon Rising After Shock Blood Bath Airborne Contagion Aquilon See No Evil Tainted Seed Desolation Row Birdcage Scorched Earth Alias Boomtown Battle Star Eve Of Destruction Scarecrow Ten Years After One Tin Soldier Long Black Veil Dragon Slayer Back In Black House Of The Rising Son Recalculating Xerxes Revisited Behold A White Horse Cross - Eyed Mary News Watch Excerpts of the Book A Brief Look At Tomorrow Book Order Page E-Book Order Page
ASR Internet Search Engine Google Yahoo
Scrub The Web
Thank You For Visiting A Brief Look At Tomorrow
4th Street Publishing
Page Copyright © 2007, All Rights Reserved
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .