The Temple Veil

In the Temple Building the High Priest was able to go through the veil one day a year and stand before the Mercy Seat to offer a Sacrifice on behalf of the Nation of Israel in Atonement for the Sins of the Nation. It took many priests on either side pulling this magnificent Tapestry apart to allow one priest, once a year to gain entrance to stand before God with the blood offering.

It was this Veil, this curtain that blocked the entrance into the Holy of Holies that God Himself tore apart with His finger opening it wide for all to come in. God tore open the Veil at the exact moment His Son Jesus gave up His life on the Cross.

Then in 70 AD God allowed the Temple to be destroyed sending another message to all people throughout time.

The Jewish sacrificial system was now finished, forever. Jesus had died as the unblemished Lamb of God to take away the sins of all who turn to His Cross and Believe in HIM. He died once for all sins, past, present and future.

Yet the Nation of Israel, that had visibly seen the miracles of God; continue to this day to have another veil blocking them from coming to God.

This veil is in front of their eyes and minds and their hearts that are currently made of Stone.

Even though God tore the veil of the Temple to the Holy of Holies open, there remains to this day a veil over the eyes of the Jewish people. ( Isaiah 6: 9-13 )

That veil is just as large and just as strong, just as insurmountable as the first veil was in the Holy of Holies. It took God to open that veil and it takes God to open the veil over the eyes, hearts and minds of Jews who do not know the Son of God, Jesus as their Savior, their Messiah and Lord.

When we think of the tearing of the veil in the Jerusalem Temple we need to think of the body of Christ, which was torn open by the spear.

I keep trying to look at the events of Scripture through Jewish eyes because the events happened in Jewish context. I found something interesting. It opens yet another way to look at the event of the tearing of the veil when Jesus died on the Cross.

“And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last. And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.”
(Mark 15:37-38).

“It is as if God in person acts as any devoted Jewish father would have done standing by His own Son’s deathbed…
He rent ( tore open) His garments.

The customary Jewish mourning gesture of a father was to tear his outer garment.” Anonymous.

You know, the more I read Scripture, the more the Holy Spirit helps me to find deeper Truth. No one could have written our Bible but God.

Weaving a tapestry, a Love story so layered, interwoven and deep that it rewards us with Gold Nuggets in the most unforeseen places
if we but look.

To Cry Out into the Darkness

I found myself looking down at my Aunt’s headstone. There were people crying all around me, her daughter, and her son, and her grandchildren…my first cousins, all recognizing this moment in life that is so bitter for us all.

Then they went through the prayer for the dead. I recalled saying the very same prayers for my Father and my Mother before I became a believer in Christ.

And then the rabbi said to us that God has taken my Aunt into heaven because of the many mitzvah’s, good works she had done that God now counted to her Soul as Righteousness.

Then I thought again of the veil covering the eyes, and hearts and minds of the Jewish people.

NO ONE can be Righteous before God who is Holy, Holy, Holy.
You CANNOT earn your way into heaven. It says that in the Old Testament and its even clearer in the (Jewish) New Testament.

As everyone repeated the Prayer for the Dead, I was praying as hard as I could that God would lift the veil, on that day, off of those standing around me at the grave site. Pleading in my heart of hearts that my family would no longer be Blind and Deaf having no Discernment of the Words of God written in their Old Testament.

I prayed that God would lift the veil so they might see their Messiah, Jesus the Son of God lifted on High.

That they would be able to step out of the long, tragic line of people that do not know Christ as their Savior and Lord. THE LINE, that began formation outside the Garden of Eden, and has continued throughout history to this day, and until Jesus Comes Again.

THE LINE, that forms mankind’s Holocaust, allowed by Almighty God because GOD WILL NOT LOOK UPON SIN!

PSALM 53: 1-3
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.


They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one!

 

ANCIENT WARRIORS

 

Ancient Warriors with an Ancient Faith

“The two stood facing each other. God robed in light, each thread glowing. Satan canopied in evil, the very fabric of his robe seeming to crawl.

Satan rose slowly off his haunches. Like a wary wolf, he walked a wide circle toward the desk until he stood before the volume and read the word: IMMANUEL.

Immanuel? Satan muttered to himself. God with us? Satans hooded head turned squarely toward the face of God the Father.

NO. Not even you would do that. Not even you would go so far. The plan is bizarre! You don’t know how dark I’ve made the Earth. It’s putrid. It’s evil. It’s…

It is mine, proclaimed the King. And I will reclaim what is mine. Why: Satan asked. Why would you do this?

The Father’s voice was deep and soft… Because I love them.”
( Max Lucado…Cosmic Christmas)

Because I love them is a phrase that rolls off our tongues with ease. For there are many that we love, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and friends. But this statement from the lips of God means so very much more than that.

Wrapped up in it is the Mystery of Grace that speaks of a ransom paid in blood, a ransom paid in full…a legacy of love from the edge of eternity past.

There is more to the phrase…Because I love them… I chose to die so they might live, said JESUS. And for those who believe in this Death of God, there is life eternal with HIM. I have learned to love the Word of God and let it dwell in me richly. The word of God has etched upon my mind the Look of HIM whom I crucified. Yet when our eyes meet, I see only HIS love for me.

Through His pure atoning Grace, He came to die that I might live. You and I have never been loved like this before.

Yes, God loves us humans and offers Salvation to all that would come to His SON JESUS in Repentance through the ONE Way of His Sons Cross.

We are a people called to remember both His Birth, His Life and His Cross. One event could not happen without the others. The three events together guarantee the fourth event…His Return and Reign.

Blessed are those who are invited to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

“Then I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth…And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them.

They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes.

There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
Revelation 21:1, 3-5.

Barbra Streisand sang one of my favorite songs called… “There’s a place for us, somewhere a place for us. Take my hand and I’ll take you there, take my hand and we’re almost there. Somewhere, Somehow, we’ll find a new way of living, we’ll find a way of forgiving…Somewhere.”

We were all made for one person and one place. Jesus is the person. Heaven is the place. I look forward to worshiping our King very soon with you and with the Holy Angels…. Forever and Ever…. AMEN.

JESUS SCARLOT CROSS

HIS BLOOD SHED FOR YOU !

God wants to save you from yourself, to change you from a son of Adam to a child of God. He wants to change your heart of stone to one of flesh. He wants to give you a blood transfusion, for in the Blood of Christ there is power to give you eternal life. Did you know that there is a river of blood that flows from the Earth to heaven?

This river of blood represents the deaths of the multitudes throughout the 6,000 years that died in the arms of Christ believing in His death on the Cross-for their sins. This river of blood when viewed from afar looks like a Scarlet Ribbon.

If you look closely you will see that it is anchored in the base of the Cross of Christ, planted deep into the Judean soil within the boundaries of the City of God called Jerusalem.

The other end of the Scarlet Ribbon is tied to the Throne of God. It connects to both Jesus and the Great Cloud of Witness behind Gods throne. Then scarlet strands reach out across the entire world from heaven connecting to the Remnant, the Redeemed called from before the world was formed that live today on planet earth. These scarlet strands are attached to each of us personally who believe in Jesus and are living today in time.

I am now a new creature in Christ. The tarnished sin stained image of God I was born with is now clean and capable of bearing His image before the fallen race of men.

Now when you look at me and hear me speak you will know that I am HIS, because I speak His Words in love to you as His representative.

I can say I know Him personally and that I am a child of I AM. When you look deep into my eyes you will see my soul. It is no longer dark, but alive with Holy Fire from the Holy Spirit who now lives within me.

Jesus once drew a line in the sand clearly showing that everyone has a choice to make. Matthew 12:30… He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters. Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.…You are either on His side or not on His side. There is no other choice available to you.

The choice is black and white and becomes permanent either by a definitive choice on your part for or against JESUS or if you vacillate and do not make a choice, that in itself is a choice against Christ. And He will make that choice for you by spewing you out of His mouth; never to be part of His Kingdom.

You do not want to remain physically alive with a heart of Stone, with the old sin tainted black blood coursing through your veins. Look up; see Him there on His Cross before you. He chose the nails so that His arms of love are always open before you as He waits to be wanted by you…always willing to embrace you while you still have life.

We call HIM the Son of God
We call HIM the Messiah of Israel
We call HIM the Christ of HIS Church
We call HIM the Lord God Almighty
We call HIM the Lord of Lords
We call HIM the King of Kings
We call HIM the King of Angels
We call HIM the King of Men

And we call HIM the KING of AGES.

That last title to me is the most awesome title of all …The King of AGES. Why because the King of Ages is the King of Eternity and if you believe in Jesus, then you my friend have become an Eternal Being with a future.

You will live in HIS Presence forever as He lives to please you and make you Happy throughout the Ages to come that He has planned for HIS eternal family to enjoy together.

1 Corinthians 2:9
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

If you “Love HIM” then remember Him, and He will remember you and like the thief on the Cross next to Him you will hear in your heart the Lord say to you…

“Today you will be with me in Paradise”.

Are you His Slave or Servant ?

The FRIEND  WE  FEAR….Are you His Slave or Servant ?

Where has all the time gone?

If your family had an hourglass you could watch time literally disappear as the grains of sand moved from the top portion into the basin that collected the grains of time.

In a sense it was you who controlled time. The power was in your hands. An awesome thought is it not? You controlling the amount of time you have to live?

In the days prior to the Holy Spirits indwelling me I would have used the time for me. Because back then it was all about me. But today I want to extend time because it’s all about HIM.
I have come to the understanding of what it means to respond to The Lord when He said “Come-Follow Me”.

You see Jesus is The Sovereign LORD. The term used in Greek is Kurios. It means someone who has power, and ownership and an unquestionable right to command us.

We like to refer to ourselves as friend and servants of the Lord but that is really not so. The term servant appears throughout the English translations of the Bible. But in fact the word most often used in Greek is Dulas. Dulas is not a servant; it means you are HIS Slave.

We are no longer our own for He bought us with His own blood. We speak of Him as a friend, someone we have a personal relationship with. But we are not truly His friend but His Slave. We are not here to live for our purposes but for His purpose alone.

It was not by our choosing that we came to follow HIM. It was He who chose us. Each of us that know Him was chosen in Eternity past by Him before the foundations of the world were formed.

We are subject to His will and control, we are totally dependent on Him for everything, and we will ultimately be called to account for everything we did for Jesus as we lived our life for Jesus.

It is Jesus who will evaluate our lives and then either chasten us or reward us. We are His and we are His Slaves.

So what is my life truly about?
My life is about Jesus and the time He has given me to serve as His slave.

What is it Jesus wants of me during this time I have been given? This time that I can see moving before my eyes as the grains of time funnel through the narrow way of the hourglass collecting in the basin.

Jesus wants me to focus only on His Great Commission. To be part of His plan to save people from themselves as they walk blindly through this life to the edge of a cliff overlooking the abyss. The abyss is a place that God created not for man, but for the devil and his fallen angel followers.

How serious is this call on your life? Have you really thought it through? Have you counted the cost of becoming not a disciple, not a servant… but a SLAVE?

Are you a broken person sick of even your smallest sins? Do you understand your helpless situation, as you will someday be called to stand before a Holy God?

Are you willing to forsake everything in your life and re-prioritize everything to accommodate Jesus Will for your life?
His demands are that of The Lord (Kurios) to a slave (Dulas)…the only response possible from a slave is that of obedience. In Luke 6:46 Jesus said…”Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do the things which I say?”

It is through OBEDIENCE that a true slave shows their love for their master. And in response the MASTER will show His Love for His Slave. To be His disciple means He comes before your family, friends, personal plans, ambitions, and everything else that you want in this world.

You do not serve a friend; you are the slave of the Lord. His authority over you is non-negotiable. He is Sovereign.
When you understand this relationship between you and your Lord, then He is your friend and He grants you the privilege of being His servant.

When this happens your hearts cry will be …May the end of my days be greater than their beginning as I serve The Living Son of God. Your passion and your joy will be to keep turning over the hourglass so you can gain more time here to serve HIM.
Because in the end of our time here each one of us wants to hear Jesus say…“Well done, my good and faithful Servant.”
Then what was once lost will be found…it’s you. For in HIM you will find yourself. You began in His mind and you will continue to be on His mind forever.

And so the Friend that we most feared in the beginning of our relationship will acknowledge us as a brother who loves each of us with a love greater than we can ever know…because we have become part of HIS new eternal family.

A family that is truly all for one and one for all!

“LEFT BEHIND” Maybe Not ?

If a Believer in Christ dies leaving their unbelieving Family Members Behind, their hopes and prayers for eternal life for those they love may still be answered.

The LORD has given us HOPE that the Family we love and our dear friends we love will have more opportunities to ACCEPT JESUS as their LORD and SAVIOR after we have gone to heaven.

We live within the times and season of the coming RAPTURE of BELIEVERS. Prophecies are coming true every day. The only people Blind to them are the Non-Believers.

I am increasing my witness to family members while I still live on this planet. I look for ways to bring Scripture and the GOSPEL alive to them as often as I can. Years ago, no one would listen, now hearts have softened because of what is happening in the world. I look for every opportunity to lift up JESUS with my mouth and what I write. I want to make sure that those I love are:

  • Warned of coming events.
    • Understand what’s coming in detail.
    • Have Scripture References so they can read GODS Word …not mine.
    • Recognize events as they happen and realize I told them GODS TRUTH while I was physically alive.

Then if I go in the RAPTURE, they will not believe the LIES of the Anti-Christ. They will unfortunately have to choose to die when they go through the TRIBULATION. But they are forewarned of this and hopefully will accept JESUS as their SAVIOR and LORD and STAND ALONE for JESUS by walking through the Veil of Death in PEACE knowing they have ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven the split second they die.

They will have 144,000 Jewish Evangelists speaking the Gospel. Two Old Testament Prophets will BEAM DOWN from HEAVEN to be witness. And there will be a HOLY ANGEL flying around in the SKY preaching the GOSPEL and REPENTANCE for SALVATION to ALL who will hear. This time period will produce the Greatest Number of New Believers in Earth’s History.

Jesus says HE will wipe away the tears from our eyes in heaven. I do not want to have tears in my eyes as I look into hell and see the Justice of the LORD and what has happened to those who are TRULY LEFT BEHIND because they did not take the time to Read the GOSPELS about the LIFE OF JESUS on this planet 2000 years ago.

The GOSPELS of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John ARE the Pre-Written History by GOD the FATHER of the Life of HIS SON JESUS as He walked among those HE Created 2000 years ago.

The words I have written for this message have no life. READ GODS WORDS in the 4 GOSPELS and HE WILL GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE.

READ the Scriptures below.
Believers will LOOK into Hell when they arrive in Heaven. Will your family members be the cause of YOUR TEARS?

Isaiah 66:23-24 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

23 “Every month on Rosh-Hodesh and every week on Shabbat, everyone living will come to worship in my presence,” says Adonai.

24 “As they leave, they will look on the corpses of the people who rebelled against me. For their worm will never die, and their fire will never be quenched; but they will be abhorrent to all humanity.”

Are you sure you are a REAL BELIEVER, or are you SELF DECEIVED ?
Self-Deceived BELIEVERS will stand before JESUS and be sent directly to Hell.

READ: Matthew 7: 21-23 / Luke 16: 24-31

JESUS preached more about HELL than Heaven. If you believe in Heaven then you have to believe in HELL.

YOUR  2nd  CHANCE  IS COMING SOON…..

Luke 21:26…men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

 

Message to those you desperately LOVE… who will be LEFT BEHIND; Forgotten for Eternity; when you hear the TRUMPET and go up to Heaven in the “Twinkling of an Eye” in the RAPTURE.

All is well with my soul, I am in Heaven.

I heard the Trumpet with the ears of my Born Again Heart that Beats with the Heart of My Savior JESUS.

Jesus wanted me to tell those I love that are Left Behind that it’s not too late for them to Cry Out to HIM….   JESUS Please Save Me.

I am praying for your 2nd chance to go to Heaven during the Soon Coming Tribulation.

But know this in your Heart …you Will have to make the decision to… Die in Faith in JESUS so you will be able to live Forever in Heaven with me.

If you do not accept JESUS as your Lord and Savior then Jesus will wipe away my tears for you with His Nail Pierced  Hands as you become one of the FORGOTTEN…FOREVER.

Please, please take HIS NAIL PIERCED HAND so Your Heart Cry will be …   TGIF….THANK  GOD  I’M  FORGIVEN.

See Jesus through the lens of the New Testament

Fix your eyes upon Jesus in a lowly stable in Bethlehem, and know that He is the virgin-born Son of God.

 

Fix your eyes upon Jesus and know that, as no other man, He lived a sinless life, and always, without exception, did the perfect will of His Heavenly Father.

 

Fix your eyes upon Jesus at His baptism in the Jordan River as the Holy Spirit descended upon Him, and hear the voice of His Father say, “this is my beloved Son in Whom I am well-pleased”.

 

Fix your eyes upon Jesus in the synagogue in Nazareth as He testified of Himself with these words: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon ME, because he hath anointed ME to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent ME to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

 

Fix your eyes upon Jesus as he taught His Father’s truth, healed the sick, restored the sight to the blind, and raised the dead; and, in so doing these things, demonstrated that He had the power to reverse the effects of sin.

 

Fix your eyes upon Jesus as from the cross with His last breath He Cried Out these triumphant words: “It is finished”. He was speaking of redemption for which purpose He had come into the world.

 

Fix your eyes upon Jesus on the third day following His crucifixion and burial and see the empty tomb and know that Jesus defeated satan, light defeated darkness and life defeated death.

 

Fix your eyes upon Jesus and see Him as He ascended from the Mount of Olives to Heaven, there to be enthroned at the right hand of His Father as our great High Priest, our advocate and intercessor.”

 

(Fix your eyes upon Jesus… taken from Zion’s Fire Newsletter, written by Marv Rosenthal.)

 

Take Hold of HIS NAIL PIERCED HAND

Psalm 73: 23-24

Yet I am always with you;  you hold me by my right hand.
 You guide me with your counsel,  and afterward you will take me into glory.

 

When I ask someone “Do you know you NEED to be Saved? The usual comment is …Saved from what?

The world and its people are Biblical illiterates. Simply put they have no first-hand bible knowledge. Oh, you may go to church and hear bits and pieces of Scripture. In fact, you may feel your Pastor/ Priest / Rabbi / Cleric / Reverend or whatever has more charisma than the Jesus of the Old and New Testament.

If SO that is Truly, Truly SAD.

You are mesmerized with the words of small men who cannot save themselves or you… from a HOLY GOD and HIS 2nd Coming Wrath. You never have sat down and spent the time to read the entire Bible so that GOD can talk to you through it.

When God tells you that HE knows the End from the Beginning. HE is telling you that you are participating throughout your entire life; in the Story that HE has Pre-Written on the pages of HIS BIBLE.

When Jesus said I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He supported the statement of His Father. He also is telling you that you are participating in HIS-Story not human history.

You are an eternal created being, and if you spend time in the word of God you will find yourself on its pages. The Bible is the Story of the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve and the relationship each human being MUST have with the SON of GOD; to live in Heaven with HIM or you will live in hell without HIM.

Your choices tie you to either JESUS or to Lucifer, known as satan the small god of this physical world you live in.

So Protect yourself and your children from one television show after another that continues to blatantly portray evil. And recognize that the News on TV daily continues to bring the reality of evil and its growing presence and existence among us.

Evil is everywhere. Our world lives in Darkness. The light you see from the Sun is an illusion. The True Light, SON-LIGHT will soon be here. Then everyone who walks in the Darkness; will cry out to the Rocks to Hide them from Jesus at His 2nd Coming.  As Jesus sends them to The Place of Darkness Forever.

PLEASE: WAKE up, LOOK around, and PROTECT the minds and hearts of yourself and your children.

Can You Control Your Future?

“For the Joy Set before Me.” If you are familiar with the Word of God, you will notice that the quote above is incorrect. I have changed one very important word.

The word is “Him”, (Jesus)… and the phrase should read “For the Joy set before Him …He endured the Cross”.

God has many attributes of which Omniscience is one. This attribute means God knows the past, present and future. We live our lives based on yesterday. We know nothing of today until we live it, and we do not know anything about tomorrow. In fact the future is like a mystery play or novel where the author has written a plot that unfolds with each curtain or chapter.

When we read the story, it takes us through all our emotions as we become involved in the characters. We too are living a story. Like the characters in the play or novel we too have a beginning and ending. Ours is a story with pages and chapters that represent the seasons of our lives.

We think we can control the novel by taking charge, making decisions, planning out our lives. But, if you have learned from your past experiences; you will understand that all you can do is plan in pencil. Someone else has the eraser.

Our future is a mystery to us, but not to God. God has created everything, including time. He stands outside of time, above time and sees everything at the same time. That is why He knows your beginning and ending.

Your life story is no mystery to Him and He does not want it to be a mystery to you either. So He gave you a book to read. As with any creation the product comes with a book of instruction that we must follow.

You know what that is. It is no different than the owners’ manual you received with your new car, television or washing machine. This book called the Bible answers all your questions by the one who created you. It unveils the mystery play or novel in which your life and death are written into.

The Bible is the history of mankind’s past, present and future. It has been called HIS-Story, because it was written about Him. Your existence is not about you…it is about HIM. But look closely for you are written in the story as well. Your story is about your individual journey. The book gives you clear directions on how to find your way to two distinctly different places that will become your home forever….hell or Heaven.

The paths are clearly marked, but the choices you make along the way will determine the path you are on. The good news is that if you are on the wrong path there is always time to change. The bad news is that change of direction can only happen until your last breath. Then your destiny will be sealed by you alone, by the choices you made. You are responsible for your path through life and your ultimate destiny…not God.

Walking in Darkness

Souls Full of Shadows

“There’s a place for us, some where a place for us. Take my hand and I’ll take you there, take my hand and we’re almost there. Somewhere, Somehow, we’ll find a new way of living, we’ll find a way of forgiving…Somewhere.”

These lyrics from the movie Westside Story still haunt me because they represent the heart cry of our human family at the beginning of civilization. Adam and Eve lived with God not by faith but by sight in the Garden, until they fell. Then for the first time in their lives they stood with their children outside the Garden looking in. The entrance was now blocked forever by a Holy Angel with a flaming sword.

Adam and Eve no longer had the privilege of this relationship by sight; walking and talking with their Creator. Now God would become the God who asks each of us to remember Him by Faith alone, because as sin and time progressed we would no longer be able to live by sight. Only the righteous can live by sight and humanity no longer was righteous.

The song lyrics above encapsulate the cry of mankind’s heart. The memory of a place somewhere and a need for forgiveness to go back home was still alive. Because in the beginning of their dispersion they were still human and the vestiges of the knowledge of being made in the Image of God was alive in their minds.

But with the passing of time sin began to run its inevitable course and humanity changed; until every thought they had was evil among them all. And they soon forgot the God who had created them. God had said, “I will not dwell with mankind forever”. The day had now become night. They no longer had light and their minds were focused only on themselves and their own desires. Their Souls became filled with shadows.

They had become followers of the god of this world, a fallen Angel of Light named Lucifer. The darkness soon became so addictive and thick that humanity could taste it and drink it as they now lived within the womb of Sin. They waited, nourished by the umbilical chord of mankind’s deceiver. They waited to be reborn into their Eternal 2nd death.

Humans living in the Lost World now lost the potential for love, kindness, righteousness and the goal of Holiness. Their reflections of Gods character were now gone forever.

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