“Christ Alone” – The spoken word of the heart, and other articulation, like simply, “Praise God,” “Thank You Lord!” we may say silently, speaks of a heart that is greater than our own that’s at work behind the scenes: unbeknown to us, invisible yet resolute for its wonder, the heart can only voice the power of God’s grace in our lives.
Let me try to do justice to this topic of such awe, wonder, and admiration. It begins with one simple word: TEMPLE! The Temple is the environment within which God’s grace exist and abound. It’s like Eden, as long as Adam and Eve existed in Eden, they existed within the bounds of God’s abounding grace and Love.
And we know that our first parents were evicted from Eden because of Adam’s fall. Outside of Eden our first parents were outside of the temple environment (Eden), you can say. And mankind has existed in that environment away from God’s presence ever since. Does that Temple environment exist today, we ask? If so, where is that Temple today?
After Adam’s fall, God promised to send the second Adam, Jesus Christ His Son, to open the way to His Temple and humanity and enter and commune with God once more, as Adam and Eve did before the fall. (1 Cor.15:45; Gen.3:14-15)
What is a Temple?
Many today think that God dwells in physical temples like impressive Christian cathedrals, elaborate Islamic mosques, ornate Hindu temples, and ancient monolithic structures of bygone eras as in the Aztec empire. Let us look at a few examples:
God is not mortal like humans to dwell in physical structures, He is a spirit Being and dwells in a spiritual temple. God declares, “Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where is the house you will build for Me? Where will My resting place be? Has not My hand made all these things, and so they came into being? I, the Lord, have spoken!”
“Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool!” (Isa.66:1-2). What does that mean? God is making an awesome declaration of truth about His temple. God is proclaiming He already has a physical temple – the whole of creation and the universe is His temple. Elsewhere God asks, “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD” (Jer.23:24). The Scriptures says how God is adorned in His temple, “You are dressed in a robe of light.” It tells us what His temple looks like, “You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens; You lay the rafters of Your home in the rain clouds; You ride upon the wings of the wind. The winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants” (Psa.104:104).
God is asking, could you build Me a temple as good as that? Could you build Me such a resting place? My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are Mine. We only have to look at the marvelous beauty of this earth and the awesome expanse of the heavens to witness His magnificent temple. You may have seen NASA’s recent pictures of very deep space from the Webb telescope with fresh eyes and sharpest images of the stars, galaxies of the unlimited universe, never been observed before. What are we seeing? We’re still discovering His awesome material temple in all its vastness and beauty.
Hence, each time our eyes gaze upon the many wonders of His creation we are actually looking into the face of God in His physical temple. As we stand upon this earth, we are standing in and gazing at His physical temple.
No cathedral, mosque, temple, or any structure imaginable built by human hands can compare to the physical temple He has already built. Hence, we are given the mandate in the Genesis creation account to look after this earth He has handed to humanity as dominion and to be steward with a fiduciary responsibility of care over God’s temple, the earth. So, the obligation is upon us to discover the true temple God seeks for Himself.
God asks the question, “Where will my resting place be?” God Himself answers at the end of the same verse, “But on this man will I look, Even on him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, And trembles at My word.” So, God is associating His resting place to a person with a humble, contrite spirit who seeks God by Loving and Obeying His Word. God is not likening His temple to an inanimate material like a building, with all its grandeur, no, he is associating it with a living spirit, a living being that has a contrite heart.
Paul declares in 2 Corinthians 6:16, “For we are the temple of the living God.” We are now looking at the living temple – we have seen His physical temple. The temple is living, vibrant, it has a heart that is capable of being contrite or otherwise. But let’s not jump the gun here, Paul was speaking to Christians who have God’s Spirit, remember he said, “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor.3:16, NASB). The human body is just an empty vessel, and it is the Holy Spirit that makes it become God’s temple. Or, it may possess another spirit of rebellion inherited from Adam’s fall, which is true of all mankind.
Let’s pick up the story in Jerusalem. Jesus entered the temple in Jerusalem and found the people selling livestock and exchanging money. He was not happy and made a whip out of cords and drove all from the temple courts. He scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables, and told the people, “Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” (John 2:16) The Jews were upset about what He did, and enquired, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” Then Jesus gave them an answer that shocked them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple He had spoken of was His body. After He was raised from the dead, His disciples recalled what He had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken” (john 2:21-22). So, Jesus is the true temple of God. So, when Paul said, “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” he meant Christ was alive in you through the power of the Holy Spirit, and that is what makes a person the temple of God. Otherwise, he or she is just an empty human vessel. Only Jesus makes a person become a true temple of God with the Spirit’s indwelling.
Now, I said earlier that the Temple is the environment within which God’s grace exist and abound. It’s like Eden, as long as Adam and Eve existed in Eden, and they imbibed from the Tree of Life which symbolized the Holy Spirit, they existed within the bounds of God’s abounding grace and Love. The moment they were evicted from Eden, everything changed, they realized they were unclothed and naked. What was their clothing – it’s metaphorical? Remember the parable about the King who invited people to the wedding of His Son. It was the custom that the host would send out appropriate clothing for the guests to wear to the wedding feast.
Then during the celebration the King mingle among the guests and found someone without a proper clothing, and asked how he came into the wedding. He was silent, and the King ordered he be thrown out. The clothing is just a metaphor, it represented Jesus Christ. Paul said, “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom.13:14). To the Galatians he said, “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Gal.3:27). If we were to leave and exist outside of Christ, then we exist outside the temple environment and deprived and unclothed of God’s grace and Love.
Now, I want us to go through this temple environment and realize how blessed we are, more than blessed in truth, to live this constant miraculous life within the temple of the Person of Jesus Christ Himself. To do that we have to go way back to when God summoned Moses upon Mt. Sinai he was given the plans to construct this temple in the middle of the people of Israel who had just came out of Egypt through a great miraculous activity by God upon Egypt.
The Book of Hebrews tell us this about what God told Moses upon Mt. Sinai. “This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain” (Heb.8:1:1, 5; Exo.25:9). The architect of the temple was God. Moses could not do anything extraneous and say I will place a couch for me to rest during the hot desert sun, no. Hebrews further tell us, “They (Israel) serve in a system of worship that is only a copy, a shadow of the real one in heaven” (Heb.8:5, NLT). When Moses built the temple and its artifacts and fixtures he was making a copy of the heavenly sanctuary and the shadow of what is happening in heaven.
What is in heaven? Is there another temple like the one Moses built in the wilderness or later much improved one built by King Solomon in the nation of Israel? No, the temple is just a metaphor, a symbol, for some reality God wants us to see physically and understand the spiritual reality. God is Spirit, not fleshly or material like us. And that temple, that reality, is none other than Jesus Christ Himself, God’s very temple. The temple and its environment is the very Person of Jesus Christ. He is the Temple, its High Priest, humanity’s Savior and eternal Mediator. We always meet Christ in the temple of His Person where He constantly mediates for us, through the various artifacts Moses built and what they represent.
There were seven artifacts Moses was instructed to build that’s part of the temple furnishing and environment, and they depict the seven High Priestly functions that is entirely necessary for humanity’s salvation. These seven divine works Jesus has already done upon earth as Immanuel the Messiah, and continues to do in the Temple of His Person, now glorified by His resurrection and ascension in heaven before the Father – and on earth in the human temple of the believer’s body and life, collectively the Church, as Christ lives and walks in each of us. Let me repeat, on earth, not in the physical structures built with human hands, no matter how majestic and extraordinary they may appear, but in the surrendered lives of the people who are given to His Word and His Love.
The earthly temple of God is not a physical structure, but a spiritual one in Christ and of the human being in mind, heart, and spirit, as Paul said, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” (1 Cor.6:19; also, 1 Cor.12:27-31) God’s spiritual temple is the inner sanctum of the hearts and minds of humanity that is surrendered and given to Christ, and in which He lives and walks.
Now, let us see these seven functions quickly, which He performs before the Father in heaven, and in the earthly temple of the lives and hearts and minds of His people. As Paul and the prophet Ezekiel quotes God, “My dwelling place will be with them and will walk among them; I will be their God, and they will be My people” (Ezek.37:27; 2 Cor.6:16).
1) Altar of Burnt Offering (Exodus 27:1)
2) Laver (Exodus 30:18)
3) Table of Showbread (Exodus 25:23)
4) Lampstand (Exodus 25:31)
5) Altar of Incense (Exodus 30:1)
6) Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25:10)
7) Mercy Seat (Exodus 25:17
First, Altar of Burnt Offering – brings to our mind the Lord Jesus who was slain and offered as sacrifice for human sins. Redemption always works through the atoning blood of Christ. Christ is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) God meets man only at the foot of the cross, where sins past, present, and future receive absolution through the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb. (John 3:16-17; 1 Cor.11:26)
Here, we see the everlasting sacrifice of Jesus as Savior done once for all time for the forgiveness of sins and atonement of the whole of the human community since Adam and into the future. This function is for our spiritual health and well-being in holy and righteous condition before the Father.
Second, The Laver was a large bowl filled with water used for cleansing before the priest enter the Holy Place. We are still human and subject to sin in the sin-condition of rebellion in this world, not willfully but through the devil’s deception, human weakness, mistakes, and ignorance. The Laver and the cleansing represent our separation from sin and the world through baptism.
In this function, we are reminded of what Jesus did for us when He entered the Jordan to be baptized for us and repent of and for our sins by the hand of John the Baptist. Jesus had no sin to repent of, John said, “But you know that He appeared so that He might take away our sins. And in Him is no sin” (1 John 3:5). Paull said, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor.5:21). So, He bore our sins by repenting for humanity, and subsequently died for us on His cross. Recall what Jesus told John when He first hesitated baptizing Him, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Jesus and John were actively working the divine plan of making humans right with God. In other words, they must carry out God’s will, so humans can repent by imputing what Jesus’ has done for us. He has made it possible for us to repent, not because we can do it on our own. God ascribes His Son’s finished work upon us. (Phi.3:9; Rom.4:5; 5:19)
Then, to finish this wonderful act of Jesus, He inaugurated the gift of the Spirit from the Father to mankind prior to Pentecost. (Matt.3:13-17; Act.2:1-4) The Spirit appeared in the form of a dove, then led Jesus into the wilderness to face and defeat Satan in the temptations for us, lived a perfect life, and then later died on the cross for us. He brought redemption to Adam’s fall and humanity’s sin once for all time, thus, ending the cycle of death through sin and rebellion. (Heb.9:28; Gal.3:13; 2 Cor.5:21)
Only after receiving Jesus and the gift of the Spirit, remember what Jesus said, “But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7). So the two, Jesus and the Spirit, go lockstep one following the other in God’s move of Love for humanity. Unless and until sin is removed, the Spirit cannot enter the human heart. (like Eden, when sin entered, our parents were cut off from the Spirit, as symbolized by the ‘Tree of Life’ – a mighty angel stood guard in the path to the tree).
Paul said, “And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes” (Gal.3:27; Rom.13:14).
Third, Table of Showbread – Now, we enter the inner confines of the temple in the presence of the Father through the mediation of Jesus and the Spirit. Jesus said “I am the bread of life.” This typifies the continual presentation of the living Word of God, Christ. The Bible is the written Word of God. Jesus is the Personified Word of God. When we partake in the communion by eating the bread (representing His Body/flesh) and drinking the wine (representing His blood for life is in the blood) we are born again and take up the new life of Jesus living spiritually in His glorious human/divine heavenly life on earth through God’s Word (Jesus).
We remember our own or group Bible Studies to ingest of His Word. In this function, we are reminded the source of our confidence in living upon this earth as we rely upon the Word of God, both the literal (Bible) and personified Christ (High Priest).
Fourth, The Golden Lampstand had a central shaft which represents Christ, with six branches. The Body of Christ (believers/church) is represented by the six-side branches, three and each side. (see picture below) The believer is to be a branch of the Lampstand, a member of Christ who is the light of the world. (John 8:12) The Holy Spirit is the oil that gives light or gifts to each believer and represents the baptism with the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ, the church. (Zech.4:1-6) This began at Pentecost.
In John, Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the Gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the Word I have spoken to you. Remain in Me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:1-5).
In this function light represents Jesus Christ. (John 8:12) For humans, light symbolize one’s gift and defines who he/she is in Christ. Jesus confers gifts upon His followers to keep them in purposeful and focused communion with the Father throughout their sojourn on earth under the Spirit’s direction and protection. (Eph.4:7-8) This gives us our true purpose to life, and inspires confidence in all we do. As God told Zerubbabel, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty” (Zech.4:6).
Fifth, The Altar of Incense. What does this portray? It speaks of the believer’s prayers and worship empowered by Jesus and the Spirit bringing the fragrance of the beloved Son before the face of the Father in Heaven. (Eph.5:1-2) Jesus and the Spirit prays for us. (see Rom.8:34 and Rom.8:26, also Isa.53:12b) We do not know how to pray perfectly, but Jesus and the Spirit does. We do not know how to Love the Father perfectly in our sinful and depraved beings, but Jesus through the Spirit does. (Rom.5:5) Never for a moment must we imagine we can do this on our own. That is the reason the Father gave us His Son and His Spirit to help us.
Here, we live in a time/space setting/posture in our prayer life where death to self-love and self-will takes center stage and endures and we are alive in the Spirit through prayers of supplication, we travail in spirit (in time of trial), intercessory prayers, battles against evil forces, petition, praise, adoration, giving of thanks, Love, Faith, and Hope. The incense signifies Jesus taking our prayers, our worship, our gratitude, and perfecting them in Himself before the Father and transforming them into a sweet-smelling aroma before God (as pictured by the sweet-smelling incense).
Sixth, The Ark of the Covenant held three artifacts in it and they typify the Lord Jesus Christ and His High Priestly function on behalf of believers in whom Christ new life in the Spirit’s power is being formed. They represent the values and code by which God’s people live in this world that is at enmity with God. These are:
Ø The Ten Commandments Exo.16:34; Heb.9:4—God’s Love revealed in His Law and wrought in our minds through His Spirit. (Rom.5:5) We are empowered in a life of Love for God and our fellow humans in this life. Paul told the Romans, “The one who Loves another has fulfilled the law” (Rom.13:8, ESV).
Ø The Gold Jar of Manna Exo.16:34; Heb.9:4—daily strength from the Spirit and dependability on Christ in matters great and small. The miraculous manna symbolized the miraculous life in the Spirit. The manna portrays the miraculous life of God we are empowered to live in this life.
Ø Aaron’s Rod Heb.9:4—the Rod represents Jesus’ High Priestly sovereign power of Kingship and the power to impart immortality to His people. We live in this world under the sovereign rulership of Jesus as our Lord and master, who will return as King of kings and Lord of lords.
In this function, Jesus guides us to live life in our earthly journey through these three pillar values: Love, the miraculous life in the Spirit’s power, and under the sovereignty of our Savior and King, Jesus Christ. We live a life of confidence in God’s promises through miraculous interventions, and the realization we are part of His sovereignty as His family and citizens of His Kingdom.
Seventh, The Mercy Seat served as a covering lid for the Ark of the Covenant where God Almighty is seated. It is made of solid-gold and portrays the fullness of the Glory of God and our unity with the Father through Christ and the Holy Spirit. This is the place of God’s Mercy for all humans, no one is precluded. But He has set out the path for humanity to follow through His Son. All that Christ has done in the six functions prior to this, is to unite us with the Father as His children, caressed in His Love forever.
Recall what Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me. If you had really known Me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him! Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father! So why are you asking Me to show Him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The Words I speak are not My own, but My Father who lives in Me does His work through Me” (John 14:6-10).
Here, we have our place of rest and assurance in the life of God in His Tri-Personal Being. This was the plan of the Father right from the start about how to bring humanity into His Loving arms for all eternity through His Son and Spirit. This is the place we appear before Him, before the Mercy Seat. This is the place of grace unbound in the Father’s Mercy Seat..
Hebrews mentions our reality in Christ this way, “This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells]” (Heb.6:19).
In Rev.21 we read, “He who was seated on the throne (Mercy Seat) said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be My children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death” (Rev.21:1-8).
Conclusion: So, when we speak from our hearts the words “Christ Alone,” we always imagine Him as the very Temple of God in whom we live and walk and have our being. (Act.17:28) Wherever we may be, whether we are throughout the far reaches of the world, we exist, live, and walk in the same temple of the glorious life and Person of Jesus Christ, where we live our lives in Him doing His many works He has done and continues to do in us. Peter said, “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession” (1 Pet.2:9).
We are alive in the Spirit in the Temple performing all kinds of activities within the confines of His Being and Temple, some are consuming showbread, others are offering sweet-smelling incense, others are showing forth the light and Love of Jesus in their lives through their gifts, even others are just receiving Jesus and the Spirit into their lives as we travel in this awesome journey together. We’re all flourishing in Christ’s Person and Temple, and always appear before the Mercy Seat of the Father, for this is the place of unbound grace, mercy, and Love.
Petition: Friends, as I have closed my post in the past, I customarily give our readers the opportunity to give their lives to our Maker. I thank you for investing your precious time with me in the sharing of the good news of Jesus who has enabled us to live the Triune Life*. Jesus is alive today as our High Priest in heaven seated at His Father’s side, and ceaselessly mediating for us. I hope that in your heart of heart you will receive Him as your personal Savior, receive God’s Spirit, and be part of living this glorious humanity made children of God forever.
You can privately and quietly pray the prayer below in your heart. I am asking you to pray this prayer as a human being Christ died for, regardless of your background. All are inducted into the one mankind Jesus saved, not into any religious sect or denomination, or any division one may espouse – but into the glorious humanity that Christ is preparing as the holy temple for God’s dwelling:
Prayer: “Almighty God, Father of all humanity, forgive me of all my sins for I receive Your Son, Jesus, as my personal Savior. In Your incalculable grace, grant Your promised celestial life in Your Son through Your Holy Spirit, and open my eyes to the wondrous gifts you have conferred upon me and all humanity. May Your Love guide and protect me and my Loved ones always, and bring us all into Your beloved and divine Kingdom. I praise and thank You, Amen.”
Welcome to the celestial life of Love in God’s holy, eternal Family. (1 Tim.6:19) Then keep in touch with God’s Word for you by reading and studying your Bible, and visiting this blog and website and look at various subjects that may be relevant for your situation – go to: http://bulamanriver.net You can email me with your questions at the address shown below.
Personal Blessing: Until we meet again in my next post, may the blessings of the God who ceaselessly expresses Himself in His dependable Triune Love, be with you always. May the Spirit enliven your spirit and make all things concerning you possible as you live the “Triune Life”* Be strong in the Lord’s Temple where joy abounds.
Farewell for now!
*Triune Life”: Relationship with God has no meaning without Love. By its very nature, Love cannot endure in solitary existence. So, when God said “Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness…” He was revealing Himself as existing in His trinitarian Being and existence. That is, His Tri-Personal Being as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Gen.1:26; Matt.28:19; John 14:10, 16; 16:7) The Hebrew word for ‘God’ in the creation account is “Elohim.” It describes God as a Trinity – the Tri-Personal Godhead, which other scriptures attests. (Matt.28:18-20; 1 Pet.1:2; 2 Thess.2:13; 2 Cor.13:14) So, God is Trinitarian in His Love nature. Love by its nature is relational as God is in His Tri-Personal Being. Hence, a human being was created a relational being.
Adam was solitary and incomplete until God made Eve. He said, “It is not good for the man to be alone (solitary). I will make a helper suitable for him” (Gen.2:18, italics mine). So, God gave Adam a family to raise composed of a father, mother, and offspring, to reflect Himself in His plural Being. The Bible states that the Church’s or humanity’s destiny is to marry Christ, the second Person of the Triune Godhead, in the new age to come which will be an everlasting relationship. (2 Cor.11:2; Eph.5:23-27, 32; Rev.19:7) The Bible is abundantly clear about God’s nature and declaration of Himself in His relational Triune Being from the past, the present, and the future. God has never lived as a solitary Being, but a Tri-Personal Being.
It’s noteworthy to understand that Eve was not created an individual creation from the dust of the earth as was Adam. She was not created apart from Adam as an individualized separate human being, instead, she was taken out from Adam’s side to show she was biologically one and indivisibly part of Adam. Eve was not detached (solitary) from Adam, but intrinsically inseparable from Adam’s innermost humanity. When Adam saw Eve, he said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man” (Gen.2:21-23).
Each one of us was created as an indivisible relational human being incubated and given birth from Adam’s mold as one species, for God created humanity to reflect the eternal likeness in His triunity. We are born for relationships with the divine triune Love as our guiding principle. All this show that humans were created to be indivisibly one to reflect God’s Tri-Personal image of Oneness, not solitary separateness. When God sent Jesus His eternal Son, He became human in order to unify humanity spiritually to the Triune Being of God once for all time. Hence, when the prophet Isaiah proclaimed Jesus’ coming, He was given the prophetic name, Immanuel. (Isa.7:14) The name means “God with us” (Matt.1:23). Humanity is ‘organically’ one with the Triune God, just as humanity is one with Adam.
Most religions believe God as some solitary being. The true God is not solitary by any means, He is the Trinity in His Tri-Personal Being. God consist of three Persons in One divine triune Godhead. They exist in One “homoousion” meaning consisting in one substance, or “consubstantiality.” The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit exist in One hypostatic union, One substance, like Eve was biologically part of and never physically separate, but of one substance from Adam. Likewise, humanity is made of one spiritual substance with the triune God through Jesus Christ who took our humanity upon Himself and joined it to the divine triune existence forever.
The three-dimensional Triune Life/Love is opposed to living the one-dimensional solitary life of the fallen humanity inherited from Satan through Adam’s rebellion. For additional information about the Triune Life: http://bulamanriver.net/?p=8036. Also at: http://bulamanriver.net/9092.
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