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The Gift of Prophecy: Is It Still Given Today?

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In The Revival Fellowship, a Pentecostal church that is obedient to the word of God, we still exercise the gift 

of prophecy at our worship meetings. 

Discipline and obedience to the Word is very important for it is exactly as to why God has gone to all the trouble for it to be written 

and preserved for our benefit. But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only. 

Thus we know with surety that there are nine gifts distributed freely to Pentecostal saints for the edification and perfection of 

the body of Christ. 

7  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11  But all these work that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

12  For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

1Corinthians 12:

Thank God we have all these nine gifts available to us in The Revival Fellowship so that our faith, our walk, our testimonies, our worship services, are 

still empowered and uplifted by the work of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us all. 

So being obedient to the Word of God we follow the instructions given to us by no less than Paul the Apostle on how to conduct a church 

service decently and in order - 1Corinthians 14: 

26  How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation.

Let all things be done unto edifying.

27  If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
28  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
29  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
30  If any thing be revealed to another that sits by, let the first hold his peace.
31  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

Therefore we operate the three voice gifts of the Holy Spirit as mentioned above -

tongues followed by interpretation [up to 3 times] 

and then up to 3 gifts of prophecy [inspired speaking by the Holy Ghost]

Wonderful and marvellous as both Jesus and our Father elaborate on their word and Bible prophecy. 

All for the benefit and salvation of His children and His church.

 

Edited by Waggles
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4 hours ago, ForHisGlory37 said:

The lying wolves have infiltrated the churches and have even the ignorant pastors teaching and preaching there is no more gift of prophesy. 

Ever since the Romans instituted sun-day worship (anti-Sabbath) and mutilated much of the scriptures, there has been error in the Church that God winked at. This thin wedge of error will likely be the opening that the devil will use to further his aims.

After all, Darby and Scofield did a great job of popularizing the Jesuit idea of the pre-trib rapture and its accompanying distortion of scriptures. Francisco Ribera and Lacunzo wanted to add 45 days between the rapture and the 2nd coming - and so Darby etc., used this idea.

This is getting more of an issue today as the old rome is calling again for world unity. So much of what is taught in seminaries and bible colleges is just plain propaganda for the denomination. It has little truth. I am afraid all the church seems to have done is ham-string the believers and hoodwink them into trusting pulpits rather than personal industry in scholarship.

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22 hours ago, Waggles said:

In The Revival Fellowship, a Pentecostal church that is obedient to the word of God, we still exercise the gift 

of prophecy at our worship meetings. 

Discipline and obedience to the Word is very important for it is exactly as to why God has gone to all the trouble for it to be written 

and preserved for our benefit. But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only. 

Thus we know with surety that there are nine gifts distributed freely to Pentecostal saints for the edification and perfection of 

the body of Christ. 

7  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11  But all these work that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

12  For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

1Corinthians 12:

Thank God we have all these nine gifts available to us in The Revival Fellowship so that our faith, our walk, our testimonies, our worship services, are 

still empowered and uplifted by the work of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us all. 

So being obedient to the Word of God we follow the instructions given to us by no less than Paul the Apostle on how to conduct a church 

service decently and in order - 1Corinthians 14: 

26  How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation.

Let all things be done unto edifying.

27  If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
28  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
29  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
30  If any thing be revealed to another that sits by, let the first hold his peace.
31  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

Therefore we operate the three voice gifts of the Holy Spirit as mentioned above -

tongues followed by interpretation [up to 3 times] 

and then up to 3 gifts of prophecy [inspired speaking by the Holy Ghost]

Wonderful and marvellous as both Jesus and our Father elaborate on their word and Bible prophecy. 

All for the benefit and salvation of His children and His church.

 

Thank you for your insight.  I still have a few more questions......

Why is it that the Pentecostal churches believe and operate the gift of prophecy and Baptists do not?  When I heard that with my ears, even my spirit screamed that that was not truth.  How can they totally ignore several chapters of Scripture and Paul exhorting the gift of prophecy in the Bible?  I don't get it? 

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As I am not an U.S. American I can only write of how things are Downunder. 

It seems to me as an outsider that Christian faiths and doctrines are highly "flexible" and vary much within 

the same denomination. 

Here in Australia Baptist churches are definitely not charismatic or Pentecostal but just protestant churches 

similar to Lutheran, Methodist, Church of Christ and so on. Except they mostly have the practice of full immersion water baptism. 

Pentecostalism varies greatly also. 

The old AOG congregations have degenerated into Hillsong and Paradise churches based on prosperity gospel and full 

of praise and worship music - we call them 'happy clappy' churches. 

 

Obedience and submission to the word of God, and the faith and resolve to uphold all of the gospel is a great challenge. 

Many have come and been baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit (with the Bible evidence of speaking in a new tongue) 

yet so many leave and go to other churches that give them more freedom to whatever .... 

So those of us who exercise the gift of faith given to us and remain steadfast and sure on the foundation laid down by 

no other than Jesus Christ keep on keeping on. We know what we have and value it. 

 

The voice gifts by the Holy Spirit are very reassuring to the truth and approval of Biblical Pentecostal gospel and worship.

And in the gifts of prophecy both Jesus and our Father speak that our spiritual language is true to Mark 16: wherein 

Jesus declares openly that 'these signs shall follow them that believe." 

Often in the gift of prophecy God extols us to pray fervently in tongues - in the spiritual language that he has given us by 

his indwelling Holy Spirit. It is like an incense smoke that comes up into heaven and that he savours our prayers. 

 

The book of Acts is alive and is coming to fruition throughout the world, more so in the Third World and in Asia where the 

power of these signs is convicting people as to the truth of Jesus the Christ being the true God of salvation.

 

Acts 2:38-39 along with Mark 16:15-20 still happening. 

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The Revival Fellowship is not only here in Australia but we also have an assembly or two in the U.S.A. 

 

http://trffresno.org/ 

 

Nick 

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4 hours ago, Waggles said:

The Revival Fellowship is not only here in Australia but we also have an assembly or two in the U.S.A. 

 

http://trffresno.org/ 

 

Nick 

Thank you Waggles (Nick)!  I don't live in CA anymore.  I do attend an AOG right now.  It is alive and healthy by the Grace of God even though we don't have a pastor.  Our elders have been taking turns preaching and it's been really good for them!  There is something about our church and that is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  We left our other church because it was D.E.A.D.  very sad really.  How can it be alive when they don't even recognize the work of the Holy Spirit?  God called us out of there and we thank Him.  This is been very different for us because both my hubby and I grew up in Baptist and Presbyterian, never AOG.  But wherever the Spirit of God leads us, we will obey and go  He always has our best interest at heart. ;)  God is Good!  All the time!

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Amen to that. 

Jesus himself took me by my ears and brought me out of Catholicism into a Bible obedient Pentecostal Fellowship. 

I was reluctant to leave the "mother" church and embrace a new completely different doctrine but the Lord had other plans 

for me. I came into a suburban hall building being quite surprised that there were no stained glass windows, nor large crosses, 

nor did they have pews and a baptismal font. I was very wary. 

But I enjoyed that very first night way back in October 1996 - it was a powerpoint presentation on the Great Pyramid of Giza - 

the word of God in stone. 

Anyway I've been there ever since. 

The link for the Fresno Assembly is useful as we post many testimonies to miracles and healings on our sites. 

Good witnessing tools. 

Also there is material on why speaking in tongues is the Bible evidence of baptism of the Holy Spirit, 

along with information on the other gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

God bless from Australia

Nick :) 

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10 hours ago, Waggles said:

Amen to that. 

Jesus himself took me by my ears and brought me out of Catholicism into a Bible obedient Pentecostal Fellowship. 

I was reluctant to leave the "mother" church and embrace a new completely different doctrine but the Lord had other plans 

for me. I came into a suburban hall building being quite surprised that there were no stained glass windows, nor large crosses, 

nor did they have pews and a baptismal font. I was very wary. 

But I enjoyed that very first night way back in October 1996 - it was a powerpoint presentation on the Great Pyramid of Giza - 

the word of God in stone. 

Anyway I've been there ever since. 

The link for the Fresno Assembly is useful as we post many testimonies to miracles and healings on our sites. 

Good witnessing tools. 

Also there is material on why speaking in tongues is the Bible evidence of baptism of the Holy Spirit, 

along with information on the other gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

God bless from Australia

Nick :) 

Hmmm, maybe you can help me Nick.  I studied with BSF International for a few years (bible study fellowship)  I also was a discussion leader for the study on the Book of Romans.  The Lord has led me to start a bible study, so I am with one lady in town.  With the work of the Lord, my neighbor and I have been talking ( I cut her hair)  and I just mentioned that I am doing a bible study.  I know that she is searching.  She and her husband grew up Catholic and Lutheran.  So they are very much into the "rituals" .  She wants to join us.  Do you have any advice for me as to how I can help her to see the "religiosity of Catholicism " .  I am also going to be going with however the Spirit leads me.  I want her to see the false teachings of Catholicism without me saying anything about it.  Just the Word of God to show her truth.    I am hoping and praying that this will lead to revival in my little town as there has never been one.  All Glory to the Father and our Lord Jesus! 

Have a Blessed Day!  :laugh:

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On 12/25/2017 at 7:11 AM, ForHisGlory37 said:

How can they totally ignore several chapters of Scripture

I think it is fear and man's doctrines. They have seen so many weirdos and are afraid of their shadows. It might have to do with control as well. Some places want you to write it down and give it to the pastor before making it public if he agrees. So much for spontaneity. If you want some great ideas, I suggest you get the Complete Works of Smith Wigglesworth and use some of those chapters as study points. They have so much power!

Wiggleseworth was a truly remarkable and humble man. I have applied some of his ideas with success.

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        The word "figure" in the Koine Greek TR, is [G5179], "τυπος", "tupos", or in English, "Type".   Tupos = type, pattern. Strong's G5179 - https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang...gs=G5179&t=KJB   Skia = shadow, not the substance. Strong's G4639 - https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang...gs=G4639&t=KJB   AntiTupos = antitype, reality which is greater than the type/shadow. Strong's G499 - https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang...ngs=G499&t=KJB   This is repeated in 1 Corinthians 15:44-47 -   Adam:   Adam (Genesis 1:26, "אדם", "ADM", Adam) is thus the "first man", and Jesus Christ is the "last Adam" (1 Corinthians 15:45), "the second man" (1 Corinthians 15:47), being "the LORD (ie. Kurios, the JEHOVAH Immanuel, JEHOVAH Jesus) from heaven."   Adam the first was a unique son of God (Luke 3:38) (created), and the second man, the last Adam, Jesus is a unique Son of God (Matthew 14:33, 16:16; John 10:30, etc) (unCreated and Eternal only begotten of the Father, though His earthly body was created (Hebrews 10:5)).   Adam was given "dominion" (Genesis 1:26,28; Micah 4:8) and Jesus likewise (Psalms 110:1; Daniel 7:14; Matthew 22:44, 28:28; Mark 12:36; Luke 10:22, 20:43; John 17:2; Ephesians 1:21; Hebrews 1:13, 10:13, etc).   Adam begins with glorious body of flesh (Psalms 8:5) and through sin, the light goes out and is left naked, and ashamed (Genesis 3:10) with sinful fallen flesh (Romans 8:3), and Christ Jesus is born (Luke 1:35) of Mary (flesh; John 3:6) by the Holy Ghost (spirit), begins with the likeness of fallen sinful flesh (does not make Him a sinner, see 1 John 3:4) as we have (Matthew 1:1-18; Luke 3:23-38; John 7:42; Romans 1:3; 2 Timothy 2:8; Hebrews 2:16, etc.), but becomes glorified (permanently) when Resurrected (John 12:16, 17:5; Acts 3:13; Philippians 3:21; Revelation 1:13-20, etc).   Adam went to sleep on the 6th day (Genesis 2:21) and Jesus went to sleep on the 6th day (Matthew 28:6; Mark 15:37,39; Luke 23:46).   Adam was to keep the 7th day with God (Mark 2:27; Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11, etc), Jesus kept the 7th Day (Luke 4:16; Mark 2:27-28), even in death (Luke 23:54-56, 24:1-2).   Adam's side was opened (Genesis 2:21) and Jesus' side was opened (John 19:34; 1 John 5:6,8).   From the side of Adam comes his bride/wife, Eve, bone of his bones, flesh of his flesh (Genesis 2:21-25) and from the side of Christ Jesus comes the church (Ephesians 5:22-33).   Adam was in a garden (Genesis 2:7-8) and Jesus was in several gardens (Genesis 3:8; John 18:1,26, 19:41; Revelation 2:7).   Adam has many sons and daughters (Genesis 5:4) and Jesus (true Israel; Matthew 2:13-15; Hosea 11:1) has many sons and daughters (Hebrews 2:9-18 (vs 13); Isaiah 8:8-20 (vs 18)).   Adam died (Genesis 2:17; Psalms 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8; Genesis 5:5) because of sin and Jesus died because of our sins (Revelation 5:6,12, 13:8; Matthew 28:6; Mark 15:37,39; Luke 23:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21).   Adam was cast out of the garden into a wilderness (Genesis 3:24) and Jesus overcame in a wildernes to enter the Garden (Matthew 4:1; Mark 1:13; Luke 4:1).   Adam was made in the "image of God" (Genesis 1:26-27), Jesus is the "express image" of His Father (Hebrews 1:3).   Adam came death upon all men (1 Corinthians 15:21-22), Jesus came the resurrection to eternal life to all who would believe (1 Corinthians 15:21-22).   Adam gave names (Genesis 2:20), Jesus gave names (Genesis 17:5,15, 32:28, 35:10; 2 Samuel 12:25; Nehemiah 9:7; Matthew 4:18; Mark 3:16,17; Luke 6:14, etc.)   Adam and the tree (Genesis 2:16,17), Jesus and the tree (Deuteronomy 21:22-23; Acts 5:30, 10:39, 13:29; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24, etc.).   Adam was naked for sin (Genesis 3:10), Jesus was naked for our sins (Hebrews 12:2).   Adam and the slain lamb (Genesis 3:21; Revelation 13:8), Jesus is the Lamb slain for Adam (John 1:29, 36; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Revelation 5:6, 13:8).   Adam and the two types (Cain (wicked/lost) and Abel (righteous (by faith)/saved); Genesis 4:1-17), Jesus and the two types also (Sheep and Goats (Matthew 25:31-46), Wheats and Tares (Matthew 13:24-30,38), Wise and Foolish (Matthew 25:1-13)).   Adam tempted (Genesis 3:6) (lost/found), Jesus tempted (Matthew 4:1, 22:18; Mark 12:5; Luke 4:2, 20;23, etc) (victorious) (John 16:33).   Adam priest of the house (Genesis 3:5; Exodus 4:16; Deuteronomy 10:17; Joshua 22:22; Psalms 82:1,6, 95:3, 97:7, 136:2, 138:1; Daniel 2:47, 11:36; John 10:34-35), Jesus high priest over all the house (whose house are we)(Hebrews 3:1, 4:14-15, 5:5, 6:20, 7:26. 8:1,3, 9:11, 10:21).     The Word of God reveals Christ Jesus from Alpha to Omega, Beginning to End, from First to Last, from Genesis to Revelation, "in the volume of the book [it is] written of me."

      There are not only hundreds of prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, in not only His first coming, but also his second coming and third coming to this earth, but beyond even these are myriads of wonderful typologies in the very lives of the people written of in the scriptures themselves. In fact, the vast majority of the New Testament is written indeed by Jews who believed, Matthew, Mark, John, Paul, Peter, Jude, James (Jacob) and even a Gentile (Luke) who gathered his information from Jewish sources and eyewitnesses. The scriptures that were even then, the Tanakh (aka Old Testament) themselves testify of Christ (Messias) Jesus, as pointed out in the New Testament:

      Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

      Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

      Acts 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

      Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.

      Psalms 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me,

      Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

      Matthew 1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

      Matthew 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

      Matthew 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

      Matthew 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

      Matthew 4:14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

      Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.

      Matthew 11:10 For this is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

      Matthew 12:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

      Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

      Matthew 21:24 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

      Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
       
      Matthew 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

      Matthew 26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

      Matthew 26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

      Matthew 27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;

      Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

      Mark 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

      Mark 9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.

      Mark 12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

      Mark 14:21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

      Mark 14:27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

      Luke 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

      Luke 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

      Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

      Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.

      Luke 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

      John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

      John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

      John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

      Acts 17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

      Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

      Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

      Acts 18:28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, [and that] publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

      Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

      Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into [his] lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening.

      Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

      Hebrews 5:6 As he saith also in another [place], Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
       
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