About “the Apple”-8. AppleLink and eWorld. Part one: AppleLink

The prehistory of the Internet painted almost by the minute, starting from the early 50-ies, but until the mid-90s, he was one of the many communication services, then as if someone turned some switch in the “On” position, he broke into the open and took the market like a tidal wave, all the communication services that were before him.

I know who, when and what kind of switch turned in the “On” position, but to the topic in front of you is not the case. Let him off the chain, okay. Services smaller covered head and few people remember the services larger got out and caught the wind in new for them and for the world the waves, survived the cataclysm.

Some companies that built their wonderful products under the pre-Internet services, have suffered greatly – but not because of the inability to see the future, namely because of the suddenness of displacement by the Internet of all its competitors. This applies not only to General Magic that I was referring to in the previous lines, just with “the most great companies from the dead” (according to Forbes) I do know, they really could improve the world.

The Internet was not predefined backbone for the development of communications, he had alternatives, which we do not know just because of the fact that they are already very long gone.

However, if the Internet is not possessed remarkable talents and was not so attractive, no clicking of the switch will not make it into our all.

AppleLink, young

The word AppleLink like WorldWideWeb. It also refers to two entities:

  • an online service based on the information service GEIS, where the first letter stands for the very General Electric, it was instead the Internet, for use of GEIS Apple Computer paid General Electric for $ 30 million per year;
  • client software for Macs and Apple IIGS.

The first information about the use of AppleLink date back to 1985. Prior to that time to negotiate with GEIS about the organization the global network for Apple and connect the company’s offices worldwide, as well as to enter into a contract with Peter Bernita writing and technical customer support AppleLink.

In 1985 there was already dozens of online services, AppleLink but among them was one of the first that did not require from the user (subscriber?) intellectual feats of development alien to the majority of people subject area. For contact he had:

  • to connect your computer to AppleLink, using the cable supplied;
  • to run the program AppleLink and type reported code word in response to unambiguous questions;
  • look around and proceed.

As advertised the first iMac about three simple steps to the Internet (connection to the WWW in the late 90’s, it was a non-trivial task, a lot of people and companies made a good life) is to connect, enable and… and the third step is not there!

Tradition The Apple. Something computer can’t do never (to drink, to fight and not to go to work, for example). Something the computer can and knows infinitely better than we do. Complicated set up himself for something that he can answer his questions, he is head and shoulders better than the best of us. With the other services he speaks the same language. They have the same blood.

The client program AppleLink expanded the global network of the metaphor of the desktop, familiar to each user of the Mac and 16-bit advanced Apple II (the Apple IIGS). Network area and sites were folders and files.

In the first versions AppleLink new user met:

  • a set of public bulletin boards, something like a modern chat;
  • the e-mail, in the first years of the exchange of letters was only possible between subscribers of the network AppleLink.

Advertising (in a few years, in the first years of AppleLink, people from the street were not available) called the interface AppleLink simple and intuitive. Simplicity and clarity and in fact was a very important asset of the service in those years (however, very soon many services imitating Apple began to make its services easier and more convenient, that is making the world a better place).

If you want my opinion about intuitive interfaces, it is in the last paragraph.

AppleLink, short story

The first AppleLink subscribers were employees of Apple Computer. Burned on the Apple III, the company is now professed the principle later formulated by guy Kawasaki in one of his works: “if you produce dog food, eat your dog food yourself.” Before with pomp and fanfare to spring something on the heads of naive and nothing in front of you not to blame users, try something for yourself.

The first customers were employees and members of their families. For free. To take money for voluntary and forced participation in any, even in really necessary and fun activities – a crime against humanity. Family members played the role of experimental animals, but nothing happened – they even liked it.

Then connected to AppleLink dealers. Apparently, not all – in 1991/1992 the company where I worked, was one of the first dealers of Apple (back in the USSR), us to any AppleLink no one hooked up. AppleLink was Apple IMC (Independent Marketing Company), so Apple calls the company, represents its interests in secondary markets. In the markets of the first magnitude are the most Apple units (as now in Russia). Proud to announce that I am a witness AppleLink.

However, all I have stuck in my memory is the almost immediate replies from correspondents in Munich (there was the headquarters of Apple Europe before 1998) and in Cupertino. 10-15 minutes, in Moscow 1991, and even with my desired programs!

Externally, AppleLink was just another Mac-native program. I enjoyed it two or three times.

With dealers, as far as I know, any fee for the use of AppleLink took. And, apparently, considerable.

Then the number of the elect joined the developers for the Apple platforms (Macs and Apple II if someone guessed myself – sorry), user groups, Apple and some other useful organizations.

Then anyone could want to connect to AppleLink. For the use of the services of the network took quite inexpensive: only $ 15 per hour plus $ 35 per month for renewal. At the expense of “cheap” I mean that other similar services cost about the same.

It is important to note that in addition to the use of the service, Apple Computer had nothing. And annual payment and all payments to Apple or customers hourly rates was in the pocket of GEIS.

E-mail from orbit

In August 1991, during the 4th mission of space Shuttle Atlantis (code name mission STS-43), on Board was the Macintosh Portable, which was compiled by the research programme of the four points. The second item on the program was sent on AppleLink an electronic mail and a few files.

NASA engineers made changes to the modem built into the Macintosh Portable, providing compatibility with synchronous communication system space communication, and the battery pack computer, because the staff design did not meet the requirements for items sent into space.

Otherwise it was the usual serial Portable in the standard configuration.

Email message and file have been successfully sent, the text of the mail message with interpretation of technical terms published in dozens of places on the Internet here it is not important for us.

It was the first e-mail from orbit.

The rumors that it’s fake, arose because of the stupidity of journalists. They reported a fake address space Shuttle, STS-43@APPLELINK, for which tens of thousands of people sent letters, but received nothing in response.

A real email address in orbit was (and still is!) classified. Is it never changed?

PS About the intuitive interfaces

“Interface intuitive in General” complex systems do not exist, they cannot be in principle. Contrary to popular belief, we are all very different. We just mimicries the people around me, trying not to stand out too much, it’s an instinct he has inherited from his ancestors, hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of years lived in packs.

We are too complicated to be the same.

The so-called intuitive interfaces based on smaller sets of very simple rules that are implemented for different objects at different levels. The click, click (I don’t like the “click” in this sense), double click, and a few “words” the interface of language, moreover, all important. A similar but slightly different language is used in touch interfaces.

Friendly interface – an example of good engineering, not magic.

To be continued.

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    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed They say this man will rule the world under a one world igion called spiritualism

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace It will be a false peace for a period of time You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things They have their plans set in place It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name ” (Revelation 14:9-11)

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  3. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed They say this man will rule the world under a one world igion called spiritualism

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace It will be a false peace for a period of time You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things They have their plans set in place It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name ” (Revelation 14:9-11)

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  4. Would you believe that the Bible foretold of a global cashless society over 2000 years ago? In the book of Revelation we see this prophecy:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666 (Revelation 13:16-18)

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise we could still buy or sell without the mark among others if physical money was still currency This mark could not be spiritual, because the word references two different physical locations

    RFID microchip(see photo) technology will be the future of a one world cashless society being implanted in our right hand or forehead Some time after the Antichrist takes the stage, Revelation 13:11-15 tells us that a false prophet will arise deceiving many to take the mark because of the miracles he does before men

    This major Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled through the rapid growth of technology in our world We can see how we have been conditioned through convenience in our every day life in different forms More specifically by how we make payments

    Since the ancient of times people have been using tangible currency to make payments among one another Because of the rapid acceleration of technology in these recent generations, we have come to the digital age in which we are able to make virtual payments with such devices as debit and credit cards We are now at the point where these cards have a chip contained with them, and some even allowing you to tap your card on a reader to make payment Along with self checkout lines in our market places and the cryptocurrency industry making a rapid climb in such form as bitcoin, we can see that these are all stepping stones ultimately leading to a global cashless society

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    Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U S grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin Without the knowledge of the Bible(Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent approximately one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted

    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two places Revelation says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, 75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip

    Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18 The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching ” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick

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    Aaron and Nick(who is a lawyer) met through a female attorney of Aaron’s in the late 90’s Nick had seen the movie Mad as Hell and knew Aaron was running for governor of Nevada Knowing the impact Aaron was having on society, who being a freedom fighter standing for the constitution of the United States, Nick sought to befriend him to subtly recruit him into his secret society

    Nick would come to visit Aaron’s home from time to time having dinner and sharing thoughts among one another Nick had told Aaron 11 months before 9-11 occurred that there would be an event(though not sharing what that event would be), and from that event they would invade Afghanistan and Iraq to establish bases to help build the New World Order And that there will be this war on terror where there is no real enemy, and the whole thing is a hoax; a tool used by the American Government to take over their own people through the propaganda of fear Because you cannot define a winner, it can go on for as long as they desire

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    In December of 2017 Donald Trump made history be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people are now able to push forward in bringing about their long awaited Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    Donald Trump is being compared by many to the Persian King Cyrus who brought about the decree for the Jewish people to return to their homeland Jerusalem and rebuild their Temple around 539 BC An Israeli organisation has minted a coin bearing US President Donald Trump’s image(see photo above) to honor the US leader’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem This coin also bears the face of King Cyrus, as well as the Third Temple on the back It is being sold to help raise funds to build this new Temple

    The Jewish people have been without a temple for almost 2000 years since the destruction of the second temple in 70 AD by the invasion of the Roman army This event was prophesied by Jesus in Matthew 24:1-2 where He told His disciples, Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down They are looking forward to not only having a temple once again, but to also receiving their messiah who they have been long awaiting for In an interview, one Jewish man stated that this messiah will be a spiritual guide and political leader to all nations gathering all igions under the worship of one god

    History tells us that the Orthodox Jewish people did not receive Jesus as their Messiah even though He fulfilled 300 Messianic prophecies concerning His birth place, details of His life, His mission, His nature, His death, and His resurrection

    In the book of Isaiah chapter 53, prophet Isaiah gives a clear indication for recognizing the Messiah who was to come found in the Jewish peoples own Tanakh(also known as the Old Testament) He writes that the Messiah would be despised and rejected by men, He would be put to death for our transgressions; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter and His soul was an offering for sin This chapter is clearly speaking of Jesus who is called the Lamb of God, who went to the cross to die for the sins of the world (John 3:16)

    Biblical prophecy tells us that this messiah who will seat himself in the Third Temple will be the Antichrist who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:4)

    In the book of Daniel, prophet Daniel is given revelation from God telling us what the Antichrist will do in the last days: Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week(known as 7 years); but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering (Daniel 9:27) Jesus follows up with these verses and affirms to His disciples and readers about what is written in the book of Daniel by saying, Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place(temple) (Matthew 24:15) then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be (Matthew 24:21)

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    Astronomer(PhD) and best-selling author Hugh Ross travels the globe speaking on the compatibility of advancing scientific discoveries with the timeless truths of Christianity His organization, Reasons to Believe (RTB), is dedicated to demonstrating, via a variety of resources and events, that science and biblical faith are allies, not enemies

    Did you know that the 4 initial conditions and 10 creation events of how the universe and earth were formed written by Moses, in the book of Genesis, are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? Astronomer Hugh Ross calculated the probability that Moses could have known this by his own knowledge to be, conservatively, one in a quadrillion, quadrillion, quadrillion, quadrillion Ask yourself, are you willing to bet your soul on them odds that Moses got it all correct by chance, or did God reveal it to him?

    Did you know that the Bible does not say the earth was formed in six 24-hour days, but rather six long finite periods of time? The universe is approximately 13 8 billion years old and the earth 4 5 billion This does not contradict the Bible; it lines up with it The Bible got it right from the beginning by concurring with the big bang saying, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1) And says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things

    Earth resides in the darkest location within the Milky Way Galaxy where physical life is possible And our Milky Way Galaxy lies in the darkest location in the universe where physical life is possible Not only that, but so we are also able to observe all of the universe, from the cosmic beginning at the big bang, all the way through

    Because we can observe the beginning at the big bang, we are able to confirm that the Bible had it right all along, that is, in the beginning God created the Heaven and Earth; as if God wanted us to discover Him through His creation and His word The thought among scientists in years past was that the universe was eternal before they discovered a cosmic beginning This discovery troubled some of them because they realized it favored the God of the Bible

    The Bible, compared with the book of nature, has no contradictions, making ten times more creation claims than all other major holy books combined; while these other books contain scientific errors in them Hugh Ross and his team have discovered these facts and many more He has brought many scientists to faith in Jesus by showing how the Bible and the book of nature work together in harmony His claims are based on published scientific documents He has authored many books, backed even by atheist scientists

    Hugh Ross is quoted to be saying, Astronomers who do not draw theistic or deistic conclusions are becoming rare, and even the few dissenters hint that the tide is against them Geoffrey Burbidge, of the University of California at San Diego, complains that his fellow astronomers are rushing off to join ‘the First Church of Christ of the Big Bang

    He founded and helps run an organization called Reasons to Believe that brings out the latest evidences for the God of the Bible on a weekly basis, only making stronger the case for the Biblical God as time goes on

    Visit WWW BIBLEFREEDOM COM to watch a video where Dr Hugh Ross goes over these facts and many more showing us that God has given us two books, the book of nature, and the Bible And that these two books are allies, affirming to us that the Bible truly is the inspired word of God

    Thousands of archaeological discoveries throughout the years have affirmed the history of people, places and events that are told within the Bible Ron Wyatt(shown in photo) is well known for being a part of three big historical discoveries that many may call myths

    In the year 1959, in Turkey was found a man-made ship buried, preserved underneath volcanic ash, at the elevation of 6,500 feet The Bible says Noah’s Ark rested on the Mountains of Ararat after the floodwaters receded Not only was this ship found on the Mountains of Ararat, it is also the exact same length God told Noah to build the Ark; that is, 515 feet, or 300 Royal Egyptian cubits Ron Wyatt, along with scientists from around the world, lead the research of this artifact for many years

    Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground (Genesis 19:24-25)

    Archaeologists have discovered round balls of brimstone, or nearly pure sulfur(98), to be rained down on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah turning it into ashes; unlike any other sulfur found on Earth Geothermal activity near volcano’s produce about 40 sulfur, but is of a different kind There is no geothermal activity around these cities of Sodom and Gomorrah

    And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them (Exodus 14:21-28)

    Moses and the Israelites escaped the pursuing Egyptian army when God made a way by parting the waters of the Red Sea The parted waters came crashing down upon the Egyptians, destroying all who pursued

    Artifacts discovered across the bottom of the Red Sea include wheels, chariot bodies as well as human and horse bones These chariot parts have been discovered to be from the Egyptian army during the era when the Exodus occurred

    The Bible is more than just a book, it is a historical library consisting of 66 books written by 40 different authors over a span of 1,500 years These authors lived in different times and regions, yet the Bible harmonizes itself beautifully across all books with no provable contradictions found within it It contains God’s plan for the redemption of mankind from the cosmic beginning of creation, all the way to the end unto God’s new creation Giving names, dates, places, full of prophecy, geography, history and science that can be put to test, and has, confirming the Bible to be true There are over 25,000 ancient manuscripts of the New Testament lining up within 99 6 of each other, with just minor typos; As well as the Dead Sea scrolls found in 1947 affirming the Bible we have today has been preserved

    Jesus came to pay a debt that we could not, to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23)

    Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God ”

    Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

    Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again ’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes So is everyone who is born of the Spirit (John 3:3-8)

    We need to have a personal encounter with the living God to truly know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior God is as close as we allow Him to be It is sin that separates our hearts from Him We need to come before Him in prayer, humbling ourselves with an open heart; confessing our sins and be willing to forsake them We need to keep asking Him for the Holy Spirit so we may be born from above, so we may walk in the Spirit by living a holy life He is willing to destroy the works of the devil in our lives making us feel like a child again, but we must be willing to truly receive Him by obeying his commands

    When we receive Jesus, and His baptism, our body of sin is put to death, just as He was buried And just as He was raised to newness of life on the third day, likewise His Spirit within us makes us alive again The same Spirit that rose Jesus from the dead will dwell in us, so when the time comes, we may be resurrected into newness of life

    God is more beautiful than anything we could ever imagine He is the best Father we could ever have Who only wants the best for us Jesus promises trouble in this life for those who follow Him, and we may wonder why He would allow us to go through certain trials First start with this question, what is God doing hanging on a cross? It is not that God has kept Himself separate from the suffering of this world, but He himself came to be a part of it for the redemption of mankind This life is a foreshadow to the eternal one to come, a refiners fire to test our souls to bring about a genuine end time harvest of the wicked and righteous Without pain and suffering there can be no free will, and without free will there can be no true love

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name (Revelation 14:9-11)

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    Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! (Revelation 4:8)

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