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In the Garden

 

I come to the garden alone

While the dew is still on the roses.

And the voice I hear, falling on my ear;

The Son of God discloses.

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And He walks with me,

And He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own,

And the joy we share as we tarry there;

None other has ever known.

He speaks and the sound of His voice

Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,

And the melody that He gave to me

Within my heart is ringing.

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And He walks with me,

And He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own,

And the joy we share as we tarry there;

None other has ever known.

I'd stay in the garden with Him

'Tho the night around me be falling,

But He bids me go; through the voice of woe,

His voice to me is calling.

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And He walks with me,

And He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own,

And the joy we share as we tarry there;

None other has ever known.

 

Charles Austin Miles

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If there were a secret garden,

What would it comprise?

Fragrant flowers, a babbling brook, butterflies?

Dragonflies, birds, and bees, there would be all of these.

But most of all, within ‘that place’,

Tranquil peace and serenity await;

Ever there for me and you to relax and renew.

So every morning before you start,

Visit the ‘secret garden’ of your heart. 

 

Linda Wall Hall

 

 

 

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  I am come into My Garden

I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse:

I have gathered my myrrh with my spice;

I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;

I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat,

O friends; drink, yes, drink abundantly, O beloved.

I sleep, but my heart wakes:

it is the voice of my beloved that knocks, saying,

Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled:

for my head is filled with dew,

and my locks with the drops of the night.

My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door,

and my bowels were moved for him.

I rose up to open to my beloved;

and my hands dropped with myrrh,

and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh,

on the handles of the lock.

I opened to my beloved.

 

Song of Sol 5:1-5

 

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A Secret Garden For My King

I have a secret garden a place of joy and rest with living springs and fountains and fragrant fruitfulness. My garden is reserved for my sweet beloved King. No other one may enter for His is everything. Oh, come sweet Jesus and dwell within Your garden. Delight Yourself in what You have created. Come sweet Jesus let nothing come between us. My heart is Yours and Yours alone, a garden for my King. Come winds of fresh revival, renew and cleanse my heart. Come blow upon this garden, it fragrance spread abroad. Let sweet refreshing rains fall, the sun to shine on me. Your love is what I long for, come my beloved King. Oh, come sweet Jesus and dwell within Your garden. Delight Yourself in what You have created. Come sweet Jesus let nothing come between us. My heart is Yours and Yours alone, a garden for my King. Oh, come sweet Jesus and dwell within Your garden. Delight Yourself in what You have created. Come sweet Jesus let nothing come between us. My heart is Yours and Yours alone, a garden for my King. My heart is Yours and Yours alone, my heart is Yours and Yours alone, my heart is Yours and Yours alone, a garden for my King. My heart is Yours and Yours alone, a garden for my King.
 
Susan Tolle-Knight
 
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Blow Upon My Garden

 

"Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my Beloved come into His garden, and eat His pleasant fruits.

" ~ Song of Solomon 4:16 ~

 

Her garden is an enclosed one. Its contents are of royal selection; camphire, spikenard, saffron, calamus, cinnamon, myrrh, aloes, trees of frankincense and plants of the chiefest spices; all this have been tenderly cultivated to the end-- that it might please her Beloved. The seeds planted, the ground watered, she is now yielding the fruits of His love.
"Awake," says she, "awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my Beloved come into His garden, and eat His pleasant fruits." (Song of Solomon 4:16) The smell of her fruits are carried upon the winds to her Beloved. And, as she desired, He comes and partakes of the harvest with her. "I am come into My garden, My sister, My spouse," He responds. "I have gathered My myrrh with My spice; I have eaten My honeycomb with My honey; I have drunk My wine with My milk." (Song of Solomon 5:1)
Her Beloved is pleased and satisfied with her fruit. She is not as the barren fig tree-- no, not she! "He [Jesus] was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if haply He might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves... And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." (Mark 11:12-14) When her Royal Beloved is hungry, He can be sure to search her boughs and find fruit.
When plants are disturbed and shaken they become the most fragrant. It is often so with Christians. When the winds of suffering disturb us, our fragrance becomes all the more pungent. Obedience and faith in time of trouble are sacrifices that God is well pleased with. "To obey is better than sacrifice." (1 Samuel 15:22) "Without faith it is impossible to please Him." (Hebrews 11:6) This perfume greets our Beloved's nose, and He draws nigh to us. "Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8) His presence is our reward.
Let every Christian who names the name of Christ, boldly say with the Shulamite, "Come, winds, come and blow upon my garden, that He Who planted me might partake of His pleasant fruits, for He is worthy."

 

"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."

~ Revelations 5:12 ~

 

Judith Bronte

 

 


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Watered Garden
 
 
And the LORD shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden,
 
Isaiah 58:11
 
 
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11 En de HEERE zal u geduriglijk leiden,
en Hij zal uw ziel verzadigen in grote droogten,
en uw beenderen vaardig maken;
en gij zult zijn als een gewaterde hof,
en als een springader der wateren,
welker wateren niet ontbreken.
 
Jesaja 58:11
 
 
 
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GARDEN of the HEART
by Thomas Kincade


Isaiah 58:11 
The LORD will guide you always;
HE will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

Be still, and know that I am GOD
I will be exalted among the heathen
I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10

JESUS said, I will never desert you,
nor will I ever forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast
because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3

Listen! The Lord called and named Me from my mothers womb.
Isaiah 49:1

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever rejects the Son will not see life,
for God's wrath remains on him. John 3:36

Believe in the LORD JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA),
and you will be saved, and your household. Acts 16:31
 



HEART's  GARDEN

You shall be as a watered garden.
You shall be as white as snow.

FIND COMFORT in KNOWING OTHERS have also SUFFERED SORROW

All I find within is strife
In the desert of my life;
Flowers outside everywhere;
I appear without a care.

Only I see all my pain;
My search for peace has been in vain.
Is there a Way to heal my soul?
A formula to make me whole?

I Am the Way, the Truth, the Life
to rescue you from all your strife.
Your garden outside will grow within
As you turn away from sin.

I know the aching of your heart.
My Child, if you will do your part,
I will free you from your shame
So you'll rejoice, and praise My Name!

Long ago there came a Thief
Who stole from you, & caused you brief.
The sin was his, not yours my Dear,
From that day on, you've had such fear.

This fear has been a driving force
To set you on a deviant course.
You hide from Truth for fears of pain,
And so you search for Peace in vain.



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“Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all…I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.”

Jeremiah 31: 12-14

 

A Well-Watered Garden

Prayer Points:

-As the well watered garden continues to grow and produce in abundance, so shall your life be in Jesus name.

-May the Lord cause us to experience tremendous progress and growth in all your deeds and endeavors.

-May God remove sorrow, mourning & sadness out of our lives permanently and give you everlasting gladness, peace, comfort and joy in Jesus name.

-May the blessings of the womb, of a spouse, of peace, of success, of progress, of healing and prosperity shall be our portion.

-May the goodness and abundance of God will satisfy you and your household, now and forevermore,

-Pray for the individual working towards graduating this June, and to gain employment upon graduation

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Well-watered Garden-Jeremiah 31:12

 

Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the LORD— For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all.

While the world offers joy and happiness to some measure, it also offers sorrow, brokenness, and turmoil.  The blessing to being “well-watered” is learning how to reap the abundant blessing from the LORD even in the midst of this world’s brokenness.  The LORD’s garden is lush, serene and beautiful.  This is where the Lord wants us to live even when we’re here on earth in the midst of chaos.

So how is it possible to “live” in this beautiful serene place even when we are going through heartbreak, stress, frustration or turmoil?  We must look here, taking our eyes off that which is hurting us, not ignoring it, but separating ourselves from this world to “live” in the one that is filled with the sweet aroma of Christ’s love.  We are to sing, praise and worship not because we “feel” like it but because God is worthy of our praise.  The magical thing is that in time, when we worship, sing and praise, our heart catches up to our action!

God’s garden is orderly, lovely and fragrant.  It is serene, peaceful, and abundant.  This is the life we are meant to live and though we will still know sorrow in this world, we can still dwell in the beauty, peace and sweetness of Christ.  Stay planted in the streams of God’s abundant refreshing river of life.  When our roots are planted by this source of refreshing, we will know the abundance of the Lord’s love for us and will dwell in His peaceful presence.  Keep looking to His beauty!

 

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The Secret Garden


    The concept of a garden in the Bible begins of course, with the Garden of Eden, where all was perfect between God and all His creation, including man. Perfect, that is, until sin entered in. This garden that God had created was well-watered by a river which flowed through it. There are many gardens delineated throughout Scripture, but none so intriguing as in the Song of Solomon 4:13. "A garden locked is my sister, my bride, a rock garden locked, a spring sealed up."

    The Song of Solomon is a beautiful picture of Christ and His bride, the church. Throughout the illustration, the Bridegroom is drawing His future bride out of herself and her immaturity into opening herself up to Him and following wherever He leads. Just as in a blossoming romance and during the honeymoon, each step in the relationship is taken with a quickened heart and eager anticipation. Feelings and emotions know no bounds. Perhaps you remember when you were first in love.
    When I first saw my husband I was quite young. He was a little older. I was very impressed with him. I told others he was my boyfriend. I learned things about him from other people and I admired him. I talked about him a lot. Much of what I said about him was based not only on what others told me, but also on what I wanted him to be. In my mind, he was not the real Charles Harrington. He was a fantasy that I had built up in my romantic 16 year old mind of what my ideal man would be. One day, I had a real life personal encounter with him and then, through many such encounters, I began to get to know him for who he really is.
    Many in the church today know Jesus Christ, or at least they have come to know about Him. Millions attend church regularly. They may even tithe and perhaps they teach a Sunday School class or are involved in various church related activities. They feel quite confident in their Christianity. But, when these people observe believers who are very zealous in seeking the Lord, they become quite skeptical of them. Perhaps these zealous ones are more demonstrative than their observers. They talk about Jesus more than other topics; they actually seem excited about Him. This makes some folks uncomfortable. These "Christians" have the same kind of concept of Jesus that I had of my husband when I had seen him but I had not actually met him. They may never have had a real life encounter with Him - face to face - spirit to spirit. When this happens though, when we come to this pivotal place, we will be the one who is a fanatic and others will think we have gone off the deep end.
    The bride (or soon to be bride) in the Song of Solomon portrays those who through seeking have experienced encounter after intimate encounter and have had their spiritual eyes opened to the heart-riveting beauty and life-changing love of the Living Lord. They know what they have been saved from. Their lives have been radically changed. Despite all the protests of those who prefer to have their ears tickled and lullabies sang to them from the pulpits of their churches, who only go through formalities and call it worship, the bride of Christ portrayed here cannot settle for this kind of fare. They are alive in Christ! They know the old man (old nature) is dead and they have been set free! They do not mind showing their excitement with a shout, or with tears or kneeling in His presence. They do not sing hymns or choruses. They sing love songs to their Beloved. In return, He inhabits their praises and meets with them in their adoration. It is a two-way love affair. This is the bride to whom the Bridegroom is speaking in the Song of Solomon when He says such things as: "How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than all kinds of spices!" (4:10). "How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful you are! your eyes are like doves" (1:15). The dove's eyes see only one thing at a time. They focus on one thing. This Bridegroom knows His bride has eyes only for Him.
    In 4:15, He tells her, "You are a garden spring, A well of fresh water, And streams flowing from Lebanon." Another translation of the well of fresh water is "a well of living water." But why does He call her a locked garden with a sealed spring inside, you may ask. Ah! This is the real garden of the Lord. The heart of this one who has been seeking after Him. He has planted much of Himself and His Spirit within her. But what good is it doing there locked within her? What good is an enclosed spring or a sealed fountain?
    Although He has visited there many times before, the little bride has heretofore referred to the garden as her garden. But this time she requests that her Beloved come into His garden and partake of its choice fruits. She willingly allows Him entrance into the carefully constructed enclosure of their secret garden. He has come into the garden on many other occasions but on this visit, through the enticement of the wonderful love she has found in Him, and His careful dealings with her through a period of time, He finally achieves His goal. The strong north winds of trial and adversity, and the soft, gentle southern breezes, which are times of refreshing she has spent with Him, have successfully been employed by the Bridegroom to bring down the ugly walls of self around her heart allowing the fragrance of Christ to be wafted abroad. The spring within then, no longer sealed, gushes forth as "rivers of living water" (John 7:38). That is power!
    Paul said that God, "manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ..." (2 Corinthians 2:14b-15). Practically, we might say that the fragrance of Christ is the fruit, or evidence, of His life within the believer. It is the love and the gentleness and the Spirit of Christ that radiates from those who continually abide in Him. The attractiveness of this "fragrance" catches people off-guard and disarms them. And Jesus said, "And I, if I be lifted up...I will draw all men to Myself" (John 12:32).
    The bringing down of the walls around the garden enables the fulfillment of the next objective of her persistent Bridegroom. At her invitation to enter His garden, here is what He says to her: "I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends; drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers" (5:1). He has not entered alone this time, you see. He brings hungry people with Him, others whose hearts He has been preparing to bring to this same place of intimacy with Him so He can repeat the same cycle with them.
    What is holding revival back? Why has the church become dead and formal where once there was real life? Why isn't the church having more of a godly impact on society? It is because of the walls we have constructed. Perhaps we really do have the Living Lord within, but we have been hurt or rejected and we construct walls of protection around us. We build walls that are denominational, walls of racial or national prejudice. Many of us have walls of materialism, greed, and conformity to the world rather than to Christ. Some of our walls are tradition, perhaps our own or family tradition that we cannot release. Some of the ugliest walls are walls of smug religiosity. We might have walls of inferiority, or walls of pride, or resentment, or even walls of complacency. Often the "walls" of the church consist of our self-absorption rather than going outside our buildings and into the world where the hurting people are. Walls can be constructed of various types of materials and walls are sin. The lost and dying world cannot see or understand our message of hope because they cannot see the beauty of Christ or smell His fragrance about us. They see and smell our ugly walls instead.
    Here is just a part of what the Father promises us in Isaiah 58, (I suggest you read the entire chapter) "And if you give yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness, and your gloom will become like midday. And the Lord will continually guide you and satisfy your desire in scorched places and give strength to your bones. And you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins. You will raise up the age-old foundation and you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell."
    God wants to hold us close and love down our walls today so a lost, hurting and dying world can find their way to Him. Folks, it is WE ourselves who are blocking the way!


Copyright Daphne Harrington 1999

 













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What verses in the bible use the word garden?

 

 

In the King James version
the word - garden - appears 52 times
  • Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
  • Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
  • Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
  • Gen 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
  • Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
  • Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
  • Gen 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
  • Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
  • Gen 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
  • Gen 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
  • Gen 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
  • Gen 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
  • Gen 13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
  • Deu 11:10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:
  • 1 Kin 21:2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.
  • 2 Kin 9:27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.
  • 2 Kin 21:18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
  • 2 Kin 21:26 And he was buried in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza: and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.
  • 2 Kin 25:4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.
  • Neh 3:15 But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
  • Est 1:5 And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace;
  • Est 7:7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.
  • Est 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
  • Job 8:16 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
  • Son 4:12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
  • Son 4:16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
  • Son 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
  • Son 6:2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
  • Son 6:11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded.
  • Isa 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
  • Isa 1:30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
  • Isa 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
  • Isa 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
  • Isa 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
  • Jer 31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
  • Jer 39:4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.
  • Jer 52:7 Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain.
  • Lam 2:6 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
  • Eze 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
  • Eze 31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
  • Eze 31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.
  • Eze 36:35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
  • Joe 2:3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
  • Luk 13:19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
  • Joh 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
  • Joh 18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
  • Joh 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.

the word - gardens - appears 12 times

  • Num 24:6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
  • Ecc 2:5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:
  • Son 4:15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
  • Son 6:2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
  • Son 8:13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
  • Isa 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
  • Isa 65:3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
  • Isa 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
  • Jer 29:5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
  • Jer 29:28 For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
  • Amo 4:9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
  • Amo 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

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The Garden of the Lord

 

'And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden;

and there he put the man whom he had formed ...

And they heard the voice of the Lord

God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.'

Genesis 2:8

The garden of Eden was more than a place of blessing and provision. It was a place of fellowship. Not only were man's physical and emotional needs provided for in every way (Gen 2:9, 18), but a spiritual compatibility also existed between man and his Creator: "... and they heard the voice of the Lord Godwalking in the cool of the day."

   The garden of Eden was intended primarily for man. It was planted by the Lord (2:8), watered by God (2:6, 10) and any growth that developed was at his hand: "out of the ground made the Lord to grow ..." (2:9). But the responsibility to "dress it and to keep it" rested upon man. (2:5, 15) The Lord will provide us an adequate environment for growth, but it is up to us to make the best use of the resources he places within our reach.

   In the Song of Songs, we read of another garden, the garden of the Lord: "I am come into my garden ..." (Song of Songs 5:1) Isaiah 58:11 says, "thou shalt be like a watered garden ..." (cp. Jer 31;12) Other scriptures refer to the people of God as "the planting of the Lord," where pleasant herbs, spices and fruit are being cultivated, purely for the enjoyment of the Husbandman, the Lord Himself. "... for Thy pleasure they are and were created." (Rev 4:11; Psa 149:4a; Isa 43:21)

  In each of our lives God is working to produce something beautiful to bring praise to his name. He is not manufacturing production-line, carbon-copy "Christs." His garden will not be all roses, or all daisies. Each is beautiful in its own way: the daisy in its simplicity; the rose in its intricate, delicate design. It is not the purpose of God to make us all alike, but to make us all like Jesus.

  Like a vineyard (Isa 5:1-7), our relationship with the Lord must be cultivated and worked at. Time must be invested in it, if it is to bear fruit. In the process of our spiritual growth, choices must be made between many "good" things and what is best.

"... they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept." (Song of Songs 1:6)

   Demands will be placed upon us by other (well-meaning) individuals relating to us the "great need" for our services in "other vineyards." One lesson we will have to learn is that there will be times when we will just have to say "no" to some very good and worthwhile causes. Martha was taken up with much serving. But Jesus said that Mary, who "sat at his feet," had chosen the better part." (Luke 10:38-42)

   Jesus told his disciples, so busy "coming and going" in their work for him, to "Come ... apart into a desert place, and rest awhile ..." (Mark 6:30, 31)

   There will always be things to do, places to go, people to see. But only as we maintain our relationship with the Lord, and tend to that garden of ministry to him, can our lives take on true meaning and bear eternal fruit.

Copyright 1982 Diane S. Dew

'It is not the purpose of God to make us all alike, but to make us all like Jesus.'

 

 

 

 

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Lord, Make Me a Well- Watered Woman

The Lord Will Guide You, and Equip You to Become a Well-watered Garden

 

Learning requires a teacher, the Lord, your Bible, and your Pastor. The Lord may even send faithful honest people into your life to help you become all that He wants you to be. Ask God for wisdom to become a well-watered garden. The Lord will guide you, and equip you to become a well-watered garden. Do you have the desire to learn?

Isaiah 58:11 (New International Version)

11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

  What is a well-watered woman?

  A well - watered woman is a woman who is taught of the Lord. One who will ask God for daily guidance, she asked God for daily instruction for her husband, she want to know how to raise her children, to be an example for her grandchildren, how to serve in the work place, and most of all, how to bring glory to the Lord in all she does. A well-watered woman is like a healthy garden, without the grass, weeds, and free of snakes of all kind. She is like a fresh fountain overflowing with the anointing of God.

  How do you become a well-watered woman?

  • Love the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. 
  • Stay in the secret place of the Most High, and ask God to make your life a well-watered garden to live a pure, purposeful holy life. 
  • Ask God to manifest His presence in all things that concern you. 
  • Target strongholds that hinder your family from fulfilling their position where God has called them to serve. 
  • Pray and expect peace, prosperity, restoration, all the days of your life. 
  • Ask God to show you things in your home that does not please him, and pray that God would remove them in Jesus name. 
  • Be an example to everyone she meets. 

  Devotion:

  Today is a new day. The pressures and demands are too much for to bear. However, you Lord satisfies my every need. Thank you, for the fountain that never needs to be refilled. The Holy Spirit washes away all the anxieties, attitudes that cause strife, and release me from all controlling spirits. Pump the fruit of the spirit into to me with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 2gentleness and self-control.

  Thank you Lord, for equipping me to become a well-watered garden every day of my life. Minister to every area of my life, and all that concerns me. Let the Word of God shower me with newness every day.

  Isa 61:11 for as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Galatians 5:22-23 (New International Version) 

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.

  Ecclesiastes 10 (New American Standard Bible)

19Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and (T) wine makes life merry, and (U) money is the answer to everything.

  Hebrews 13 (New American Standard Bible)

Lodie Quezada

 

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The Garden of the Lord.   

A garden enclosed is my sister, [my] spouse;    A spring shut up, a fountain sealed.    Thy shoots are a paradise of pomegranates, with precious fruits;    Henna with spikenard plants;    Spikenard and saffron;    Calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense    Myrrh and aloes, with ail the chief spices:    A fountain in the gardens,    A well of living waters    Which stream from Lebanon.    Awake, north wind, and come, [thou] south;    Blow upon my garden, [that] the spices thereof may flow forth.    Let my beloved come into his garden,    And eat its precious fruits.    I am come into my garden, my sister, [my] spouse;    I have gathered my myrrh with my spice;    I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;    I have drunk my wine with my milk.    Eat, O friends; drink, yea drink abundantly, beloved onesl!    (Song of Songs 4: 12 - 5: 1).

With these choice words from the Song of Songs, the Bridegroom likens His bride to a garden of delights. Probably, all believers, with hearts opened to understand the Scriptures, would agree that in the Bridegroom, or the "Beloved", of the Song of Songs, we have a beautiful figure of Christ. Most would also concede that, in the interpretation of the Song, the bride sets forth Christ's earthly people.

While, however, the strict interpretation of the bride has Christ's earthly people in view, we are surely warranted in making an application to the Church, the heavenly bride of Christ.

Furthermore, if we may discover in this garden the excellencies that Christ would find in His heavenly bride, do we not at the same time learn what the love of Christ is looking for in the hearts of those who compose the bride? May we then, for a little, meditate upon this garden, with its spring, its fruit, its spices, and its living waters, as describing what the Lord would have our hearts to be for Himself.

First, we notice that the Bridegroom always speaks of the garden as "My garden"; while the bride delights to own it is "His garden". "Awake O north wind . . . blow upon My garden," says the Bridegroom. The bride replies, "Let my Beloved come into His garden." In response, the Bridegroom says, "I am come into My garden." The application is plain — the Lord claims our hearts for Himself. "My son, give Me thine heart," says the Preacher (Prov. 23: 26). "Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts," is the exhortation of an Apostle (1 Peter 3: 15): and again, another Apostle can pray that "Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith" (Eph. 3: 17).

It is not simply our time, our means, our brains, and our busy service, that the Lord desires, but first, and above all, He claims our affections. We may give all our goods to the poor, and our bodies to be burned, but, without love it will profit nothing. The Lord is still saying to us, "Give Me shine heart."

"Thou hast left thy first love", was a solemn word indicating that whatever excellencies belonged to the believers thus addressed, their hearts had ceased to be a garden for the Lord. As one has said, "A wife may take care of the house, and fulfil all her duties so as to leave nothing undone for which her husband could find fault; but if her love for him has diminished, will all her service satisfy him if his love to her be the same as at first?" (J.N.D.).

Above all, then, the Lord claims the undivided affection of our hearts. The garden must be His garden. Moreover, if the Lord claims our hearts to be a garden for His delight, they must have the marks of the garden that is according to His mind.

As we read this beautiful description of the garden of the Lord, we note five outstanding features which set forth in figure what the Lord would have our hearts to be for Himself. First, the garden of the Lord is an enclosed garden. Secondly, it is a watered garden, with its spring shut up and its fountain sealed. Thirdly, it is a fruitful garden — a paradise of pomegranates with precious fruits. Fourthly, it is a fragrant garden, with trees of frankincense, and all the chief spices. Lastly, it is a refreshing garden from whence "the living waters" flow, and the fragrance of its spices is carried to the world around.

The garden enclosed. If the heart is to be kept as a garden for the pleasure of the Lord, it must be as "a garden enclosed." This speaks of a heart separate from the world, preserved from evil, and set apart for the Lord.

May we not say that, in the Lord's last prayer, we learn the desire of His heart that His people should be as "a garden enclosed"? We hear Him tell the Father, that His own are a separate people, for He can say, "They are not of this world, even as I am not of the world". Again, He desires that they may be a preserved people,for He prays, "Keep them from the evil". Above all, He prays that they may be a sanctified people, for He says, "Sanctify them through thy truth" (John 17: 14-17).

Does not the Preacher exhort us to keep our hearts as "a garden enclosed", when he says, "Keep thy heart more than anything that is guarded"? (Prov. 4: 23, N. Tr.). Again we do well to heed the Lord's own words, "Let your loins be girdled about". Unless the girdle of truth holds in our affections and thoughts, how quickly our minds will be drawn away by the things of this world, and the heart cease to be "a garden enclosed".

Again, the Apostle James desires that our hearts may be preserved from evil, when he warns us, "If ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth . . . for where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work" (James 3: 14-16). Never has there been a scene of confusion and strife amongst the people of God that has not had its hidden root, of envy and strife, in the heart. We may be sure that the heart that entertains bitterness, envying, and strife, will be no garden for the Lord.

How necessary, then, to have our hearts kept in separation from the world, and preserved from evil. Nevertheless, the refusal of the world, and the flesh, will not be enough to constitute our hearts "a garden enclosed." The Lord desires that our hearts may be sanctified, or set apart for His pleasure, by being occupied with the truth and all that is according to Christ. Does not the Apostle Paul set before the Philippians "a garden enclosed" — a heart sanctified for the Lord, when he says, 'Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are noble, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things'?

If the heart is full of cares, fretting over wrongs, and full of bitterness towards those who may have acted badly towards us: if we are entertaining evil imaginations, malicious thoughts, and revengeful feelings towards a brother, it is very certain our hearts will be no garden for the Lord.

If then we would have our hearts freed from things that defile and turn the heart into a barren waste, choking the garden with weeds, let us follow the instruction of the Apostle when he tells us, "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Having, like Hannah of old, poured out our hearts before the Lord, and unburdened our minds of all the cares, the sorrows, and the trials that pressed upon our spirits, we shall find that "the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus". Thus set free from all that might come in between the soul and God, our hearts will be at liberty to enjoy the things of Christ, and our minds free to "think on these things" —  these holy and pure things which should mark one whose heart is "a garden enclosed".

A watered garden. The heart that is set apart for the Lord will have its hidden source of refreshment and joy. It will be a garden with "a spring shut up" and "a fountain sealed". A spring is an unfailing supply; a fountain rises up to its source. The Prophet can say, of one who walks according to the mind of the LORD, that his soul shall be "like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not" (Isa. 58: 11). To the woman of Sychar the Lord spoke of giving "a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life", to be "in" the believer. The world is entirely dependent upon surrounding circumstances for its passing joy; the believer has a spring of joy within — the hidden life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit.

As the spring of life the Holy Spirit meets all our spiritual needs by guiding us into "all truth": as the fountain of life, He engages our hearts with Christ above. The Lord can say, "the Spirit of truth which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me" — Christ in His new place in the glory. Thus as the Spring, He refreshes our souls with the truth; as the Fountain springing up to its source, He engages our hearts with Christ.

Let us, however, remember that the spring, which is the source of blessing, is "a spring shut up", and the fountain is "a fountain sealed". Does this not remind us that the source of blessing in the believer is sealed to this world, and wholly apart from the flesh? The Lord speaks of the Comforter as One that "the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you" (John 14: 17). Again we read, "the flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other" (Gal. 5: 17).

Alas! we may mind the things of the flesh, and turn aside to the world, only to find we grieve the Spirit so that our hearts, instead of being as a watered garden, become but a dry and barren waste.

A fruitful garden. The "spring" and the "fountain" will turn the garden of the Lord into a fruitful garden — "a paradise of pomegranates with precious fruits". The ungrieved Spirit will produce in our hearts "the fruit of the Spirit", which, the Apostle tells us, "is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity, meekness", and "self-control" (Gal. 5: 22). What, indeed, are these precious fruits of the Spirit but the reproduction of the character of Christ in the believer? The fountain, rising up to its source, occupies with Christ and His excellencies; and, beholding the glory of the Lord we are changed into the same image from glory to glory. Thus the hears becomes a garden of the Lord bearing precious fruit for the delight of His heart.

A fragrant garden. Not only is the garden of the Lord a garden of precious fruits, but a garden of spices from which sweet odours arise. In Scripture, fruit speaks of the excellencies of Christ, but the spices, with their fragrance, speak of worship that has Christ for its object. In worship there is no thought of receiving blessing from Christ, but of bringing the homage of our hearts to Christ. When the wise men from the East found themselves in the presence of "the young Child", they fell down and "worshipped Him", and "presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh" (Matt. 2: 11).When Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with "a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly," she was not, as on other occasions, at His feet as a receiver to get instruction, or find sympathy in her sorrow; she was there as a giver to render the worship of a heart filled with the sense of His blessedness. It was good to beat His feet to hear His word, and, again,to beat His feet to receive comfort in sorrow, but in neither case do we read of the ointment with its odour. But when she is at His feet as a worshipper, with her precious ointment, we read, "the whole house was filled with the odour of the ointment" (John 12: 1-3).

The Philippian saints in their gift to the Apostle, may indeed have shown forth some of the excellencies of Christ — His comfort of love and compassions — and thus bring forth fruit that would abound to their account; but there was in their gift the spirit of sacrifice and worship which was as "an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God" (Phil. 2: 1; Phil. 4: 17, 18).

In our day, if our hearts are to be a garden of the Lord, let us not forget that the Lord not only looks for the precious fruits of the Spirit, reproducing in us something of His lovely traits, but also the spirit of worship that rises up to Him as a sweet odour.

A refreshing garden. Lastly, the Lord would have His garden to be a source of refreshment to the world around. A garden from whence there flow the "living waters". Thus the Lord can speak of the believer, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, as being a source of blessing to a needy world, as He says, "Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7: 38, 39).

Thus we learn, from the Song of Songs, that the Lord would fain possess our hearts as a garden of delights for Himself. He stands at the door of our hearts and knocks, for He desires to come in and dwell within our hearts. If we are slow to let Him in, He may say, as the Bridegroom in the Song, "Awake, O north wind; and come thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out." He may allow adverse circumstances, trials and sorrows, in order to drive us to Himself, so that we may say like the bride, "let my Beloved come into His garden."

If we open to Him we shall experience the truth of His own words, "If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with Me" (Rev. 3: 20). In like spirit, when the bride says, "Let my Beloved come into his garden," the Bridegroom at once responds, "I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey."

If then, the heart of the believer be kept separate from the world, preserved from evil, and set apart for the Lord it will become like "a garden enclosed."

In that garden there will be found a spring of secret joy and refreshment that, like a fountain, rises to its source.

The fountain, springing up to its source, will bring forth precious fruit, the excellencies of Christ.

The fruit that speaks of the moral traits of Christ in the heart of the believer, will lead to worship that rises up as a sweet odour to the heart of Christ.

The heart that goes out in worship to Christ will become a source of blessing to the world around.

In the light of these Scriptures we may well pray the prayer of the Apostle when he bows his knees to the Father, and asks, "That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith" (Eph. 3: 14-17).

A wretched thing it were, to have our heart    Like a thronged highway or a populous street    Where every idle thought has leave to meet,    Pause, or pass on as in an open mart;    Or like some road-side pool, which no nice art    Has guarded that the cattle might not beat    And foul it with a multitude of feet,    Till of the heavens it can give back no part.    But keep thou shine a holy solitude,    For He would walk there, would walk alone;    He who would drink there, must be first endued    With single right to call that stream His own;    Keep thou thine heart, close-fastened, unrevealed,    A fenc-ed garden and a fountain sealed.    R. C. Trench.

Hamilton Smith

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My dove,
hiding in holes in the rock,
in the secret recesses of the cliff,
let me see your face
and hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely
 
Song of Solomon 2:14 
 
 
 
 
I don't wanne talk about You
 Like You're not in the room
 
I want to look right at You
I want to sing right to You
I believe that You are listening
I believe that You move at the sound of my voice
Give me dove's eyes
Give me undistracted devotion for only You
 
 
 
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Baruch Hashem Adonai

 

Baruch Hashem Adonai כבוד שם יהוה

Blessed be the Name of the Lord

Who am I to be part of Your People

The ones that are called by Your Name

Could I be Chosen as one of Your Own

Could it be that our blood line is the same.

How can a stranger a remnant of nations

Belong to this Royal Line You showed

Your grace when the branches were broken

and I grafted into the vine

Baruch Hashem Adonai (2 X)

Blessed be the Name of the Lord

Baruch Hashem Adonai.

How Could You show me Such bountiful mercy

By taking the life of the Lamb

Your love is greater than I can imagine

I bless You with all that I am

Praise to You Jesus

the Veil has been parted

And what once was a secret is known

Now I can cry to You Abba

My Father and Praise

You as one of Your Own

 

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I came to my garden, my sister, my bride,

I gathered my myrrh with my spice,

I ate my honeycomb with my honey,

I drank my wine with my milk.

Eat, friends, drink,

and be drunk with love! 

 

Song of Solomon 5:1

 

 

 

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Beloved Garden!
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
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Beloved Garden

is een prachtige tuin

waar het heerlijk vertoeven is,

met kleurrijke

en welriekende bloemen

en het betoverende gezang

van vrolijke vogels.

 

 

 

  
 
  
Beloved Garden:
 
Een plaats om tot rust te komen.
Een plaats om tot jezelf te komen.
Een plaats om je eens even lekker terug te trekken
en bij te tanken.
En dat doe ik in mijn Beloved Garden
in mijn geliefde tuin.
Heerlijk genieten.
En dat doe je het beste met het Woord van God.
Het boek Hooglied leek mij het beste passend
in mijn Beloved Garden.
 
@Beloved Daughter
 
 
  
 
  
 
  
  
  
    
 
 
 
Meer van Beloved Daughter:

    Afgesloten Hof

    Beautiful Place

    Beloved Court

    Beloved Daughter

    Beloved Garden

    Beloved Place

    Beloved Woman

    Bride of Christ

    Daughter of Christ

    Deserted Place

    Desolate Place

    God's garden

    Holy Place

    Hooglied

    Lonely PLace

    Lovely Garden

    Oase

    Resting Place

    Rose of Love

    Rose of Sharon

    Prince of Peace

    Schuilgrot

    Tuin van God

    Vreugdebron

    Vredevorst

  

 

 

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