Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Friday, May 23, 2008

You need a drink

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

The Lord Jesus Christ is no pusher. He doesn’t push eternal life on anybody.
Jesus Christ is a puller.

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Hosea 11:3 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.

If you only knew who is that God that has kept you alive by his grace so far. If only your eyes were opened to know him. I want your eyes to be opened by God.

Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

He hasn’t kept you alive that you might go on sinning. He told the woman taken in adultery “go and sin no more”.
He hasn’t healed you that you might sin the better, he told the old man by the pool “sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. “

He hasn’t kept you alive because you’re such an intelligent swell guy. He’s kept you alive hoping that finally you’d wake up and realize who he is and what you are; that you might look upon thy maker, thy redeemer, and give him your heart; that he may obtain the reward of his suffering, even your soul, your love, your loyalty, your obedience, your praise.

A man may ask ``well about the hard times I’ve suffered``, where was God’s goodness there? Assuming you weren’t reaping what you sowed I’ll tell you this: you’ve all heard the expression

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

In days gone by, our forefathers knew that if a horse had been sick and is weak and in danger of going down, you could put a little salt in his oats and that salt would draw it to the watering trough and make it drink.

That’s how the Lord God deals with many people because they’re too drugged up to feel their thirst and that they`re are about to die of dehydration! So he’ll do anything he can to draw you to the water of life without denying the free will he gave you.

:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

The more you drink alcohol the more you thirst. It’s a cruel master. The more you serve it the less it feeds you.
The more you smoke the less you breathe.
The more you consume the less you’re filled.

Whosoever drinketh of this water SHALL thirst again.

That’s not some psychologist’s opinion. That’s a statement of fact uttered by the Creator of heaven and earth.

He’s saying, buddy if you ain’t got me, you’ll go back to it, every time, just as sure as a man goes for water when he’s thirsty.

Whosoever drinketh of this water SHALL thirst again.

Don’t get fooled now, it won’t be “just this once”, it won’t be “one last time”, it won’t be “one more binge then I’ll quit”.

Why? Because: Whosoever drinketh of this water SHALL thirst again.

:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

That’s literal. Spiritual doesn’t mean not-literal.


John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
:39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Here you have the Lord God of heaven and earth standing in the midst of a monstrous religious ceremony and as he looks around he perceives that his creation is dying of spiritual thirst! Smack dab in the middle of a national religious festival.
Everything in him wants to bring this madness to a screeching halt. STOP THAT STOP IT, ENOUGH.
Aghast at the madness of men, he rushes up, stands in a visible place and shouts with all the strength in his lungs:


The Lord Jesus Christ has been glorified. He has been received up into glory after his resurrection and is right now seated on the right hand of the Father in the third heaven.

And the offer is more valid today, it is more urgent today than ever it was. And that offer is not eternal.

Isaiah 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.

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

For you it is free, but for the Lord it wasn’t. Your salvation from hell cost him his blood. He payed for your soul with his own lifeblood.
Christians sing an hymn which says “great price of my pardon his own precious Son”. I love that line.
Now you can simply walk up and buy those waters. The currency is the blood of the Lamb of God. It buys full and eternal forgiveness of sins. It never gets depreciated, just underappreciated.

That’s some expensive water, and unlike Evian, it’s worth it. You’ll never thirst again.

Jeremiah 2:12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.
:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

God doesn’t invoke the witness of the earth. The world, as usual, doesn’t care.

John 1 [10] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

That woman had the glory of everlasting life staring her in the eyeballs through the eyes of a man, never suspecting that salvation could be as easy as meeting a man, who happened to be God.

[11] He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Some knew who he was and rejected him. Do you know why men don’t like the idea of God becoming man. Because it brings God so near that his holiness is too close for comfort. It reveals God as a personal God, interested in your thoughts and actions. That’s too close for comfort for those who love darkness. So they reject the light of the world. They love filthiness, so they reject the water of life.

The Lord set up things so that all life depends on water that comes from above. If your land is thirsty then you’re scanning the heaven for clouds of hope. He made it that way to teach mankind a spiritual lesson: life depends on heaven for water. (Just like it does for light)

Remember the verse

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

He was lifted up from the earth by a tree: the cross.

John 19 :34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

The water which came from his side came from above.

The word of God calls Jesus Christ "the dayspring from on high" Luke 1:78

You know where some of you are stuck? You’re stuck at the well, like that woman. You’re looking down to quench your thirst, just like that woman.
Pick up that cigarette butt out of the garbage, pick up that coin on the street, pick up that needle on the ground…You shall thirst again.

You can’t make a horse drink and you can’t make a pig look up. Did you know that? Their skeletal structure is designed to look down and move sideways. They can only lift their heads to see 70 degrees from the ground.

What about you?

Jeremiah 2:13 they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters,

He was offering the living waters for free, yet they chose rather to work for them, breaking their backs to hew cisterns that could hold no water.

He said ``two evils``: ingratitude and folly.

Empty cisterns were used as prisons. So Joseph was cast into a "pit" (Genesis 37:22); Jeremiah into one miry at the bottom, and so deep that he was let down by cords (Jeremiah 38:6)

Cisterns yield only a limited supply of water, not an overflowing spring. The stonework of tanks often becomes broken, and the water leaks into the earth; and, at best, the water is not fresh long.
The cistern would hold you captive but let the water escape.
Joseph and Jeremiah cried their hearts out to be delivered.

What moldy, stagnant water are you drinking: Alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling?

What cistern are you building around you? Often the wells are more outwardly beautiful on the outside than drugs and alcohol but just as filthy on the inside. What’s your golden sewer?
Religion? Philosophy? Education? Science? Politics? Morality?
Congratulations, you’re choosing and building your own private prison.

The Lord’s heart is breaking. Crucified, his side poured out blood then water.

You don’t get to taste the water of life until you’ve been washed in the blood of its author.
Yet the Lord Jesus Christ is ignored, rejected, lightly esteemed, by men who are dying of thirst; men who would rather toil and drink their own sweat than confess their wretchedness.
What’s wrong with a man admitting the truth? “Lord, I’ve tried it all, and it’s a cruel mess that I’ve made of my life. I’m thirstier today then ever I was. I’m tired of trying to find satisfaction my way. Here am I, a sinful, rebellious fool. That book says you can satisfy my deep thirst and forgive all my sins. Lord Jesus, please give me of that water of yours, save me from the flames of hell and from my own wretchedness!”

What’s wrong with that?

But there are many who would rather drink sewage water than pray such a prayer from the heart to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Well to you I say; don’t be surprised if the Lord treats you as a sewage rat on the day of the judgment.
Remember the rich man in hell, who begged to have Lazarus dip his finger in water and cross over to touch his tongue. If your tongue won’t ask for the living water that the Lord Jesus Christ offers you so freely today, rest assured that you will spend eternity panting for water.

You know what that woman ended up doing after meeting Jesus Christ in person? Look at verse

[28] The woman then left her waterpot,

She left her water pot. Some of you just can’t let go of that "pot". She just didn’t need it anymore; she wasn’t dependent on it anymore. She had drunk of the fountain of living waters.
Some of you here just can’t seem to let go of your sin, of your addiction.
You’re never going to lose your addiction; you’re going to have to leave it.

But you know what your problem is? You’ve never met Jesus Christ in person yet. You’ve never had a head-on collision with him. You still think he’s a great Jewish man who showed up 2000 years ago in dusty Israel. You still don’t get who he is and you still don’t know the gift of God.

So many folks say they ask for salvation everynight. Have you ever called on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you?

"Oh sure, everynight I do".


Salvation is one-time deal. It is a single drink. Jesus Christ said that you "shall never thirst".
If you ask to be forgiven and saved from hell every night it's because you're still drinking the wrong water. You're still stuck at the well, having to go back and forth to draw out dead water.
Only once did water come out of the Lord's side. Only once do you need to drink. I had that drink back in the Spring of 1989. Praise God I'm still satisfied.
Your problem is that you're still depending on your self, on your ability to go out to the well and return, day in day out. You had better bring the fountain of living waters to you and get it in you because one day your body will give out and collapse. Receive Jesus Christ by faith into your heart; you'll never have to go to that well again.

Now to the believers here I’d like to say that Jesus Christ only ever asked for 2 things in his life. Both times it was for a drink of water. He never got either.
He never got it from that woman, and he never got it on the cross when he said "I thirst". Too many of you are concerned with what Jesus Christ can do for you and you never think of what you could do for him.

To the rest I’d like to say this:

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Salvation is as easy as drinking a glass of water. Some of you philosophical types die of thirst while debating whether the glass is half-empty or half-full. The water won’t do you any good in the glass. You could even bathe in a fountain and still die of thirst. The water’s got to get in you.


You can stick 60 000 things in your mouth but you can’t drink a cup of the water of life?!

Romans10: 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Some of you can smell a good deal a mile off. But the natural man is so spiritually deficient he can’t spot eternal life and satisfaction for free when it’s staring him in the eyeballs.

One hell-bound sinner, after having licked-up the barrel’s bottom, sat down in his misery and wrote:
“I can’t get no satisfaction”. And just to prove it to you he repeats the chorus a dozen times. Of course the devil does everything with style. He gives the guy a nice tune to go with the words and watches as millions of miserable pitiful wretches sing themselves to death.

What a loser. I got my satisfaction; my Lord Jesus.

Born-again Christians sing a hymn called "Satisfied".

Wrap up

So you've seen how God used Jeremiah 22:30 to set-up such a predicament as necessitated a supernatural birth to be solved. Interestingly, that is precisely the issue wherein the Jews dishonoured Jesus Christ when things got heated between them; his birth. Observe:

John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; (i.e. like you are) we have one Father, even God.


John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

Now God in his mercy had made it easier for Israel to believe the fulfilment of Isaiah 7:14, as we've seen before, through the very bind in which he put them. By taking away the kingdom, and rejecting the seed royal, he put them in such a bind wherein their only hope out was to believe the supernatural birth of Jesus as the Christ, the King of the Jews.

Now here's where it gets even more interesting for today's dispensation.

What God did to Israel with the kingship, he's done today with the priesthood.

Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days (try 2000 years on for size) without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

No king = no kingdom.
No sacrifice, no ephod = no priesthood!

Today the Jews have no temple-service, no priests, no sacrifices, no levites. They've got Rabbis galore, but no priests.

Now watch this

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Compare that rejection with Coniah's

Jeremiah 22:24 As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;

Hosea 4:6 is to the priesthood what Jeremiah 22:30 is to the kingdom!

Allright so when did Hosea 3:4 and 4:6 get fulfiled? Not in Hosea's time. Israel continued to have temple-service and a priesthood well after Hosea. So when did those verses come into play?

Follow the thread carefully.

Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down

John 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
:21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

The false witness that precipitates Jesus' condemnation had to do with John 2:19 IN RELATION TO THE TEMPLE.
See Matthew 26:59-66

Soon thereafter Jesus Christ was led out and crucified. That was 33 A.D. Not 40 years after, in 70 A.D. , Titus came up against Jerusalem and destroyed the temple, fulfiling Matthew 24:2.

Enter Hosea 3:4 and 4:6.

They rejected Jesus as King so they lost the kindgom and the land.
They rejected Jesus as Priest so they lost the priesthood and the temple.

Now think about this my Jewish friend, and ponder well. If Jesus was born of fornication, as many Jews still believe today, then the Lord God sure went out of his way to make a bastard look like the Christ by making him fit all the SCRIPTURAL prerequisites for the kingship and priesthood!

God today has placed you in a predicament where the only place you could find a high priest is by receiving Jesus Christ as High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, not Aaron, as prophecied in

Psalm 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Compare that with "thou shalt be no priest to me" Hosea 4:6

Already the change of priesthood was foreshadowed so that when it came you'd recognize it, just like he did for the seed royal!

He's forcing you to look to heaven. That's God's mercy again at work. Do you know what your problem is, my Jewish friend? It's that you're a Catholic at heart. Just like Catholics read and believe the Catechism instead of the Bible, you read and believe the Talmud instead of the Bible. You don't know the writings of your own prophets.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge,

I'll close with Coniah.

Instead of calling him "Jeconiah" like he does in 1 Chronicles 3:16 and 2 Chronicles 36:8 the Lord simply calls him "Coniah" in Jeremiah 22:24,28. He takes the "JE" out of his name, as in "JEhovah". The next time "JE" shows up in the royal line is in "JEsus"! Meaning "JAH saves".

Food for thought.

So here's the conclusion of the matter, dear Jewish friend:

instead of the seed of Coniah, God gave you the seed of the Holy Ghost, and instead of the order of Aaron, God gave you the order of Melchizedek.


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Contradiction solved

The problem is solved in Matthew 1:16 though the hint to the solution was given about 700 years prior.

Isaiah 7:13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?
:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

That's the kind of verse that's loaded with 7000 tons of TNT, made in heaven.

This was written by the prophet Isaiah some years before Jeremiah ever wrote what he wrote concerning Coniah. And that's part of the beauty of the word of God: it sometimes gives you the solution to a problem that hasn't come up yet. Here's what you want to notice:

1) The attention of the house (family) of David is specifically requested. Not of the whole world, not of Israel, not of the priests and Levites, but that of the "house of David". So the house of David is especially concerned. You are to understand that it wasn't written just for the house of David that was then, but to all those who are of the house of David that should come in the future.

2) It's a sign. That means the hebrew scholars who told you that the hebrew word correctly translated as "virgin" can and should be translated as "maiden", aren't too bright.
Last I checked, it wasn't a SIGN that a young woman should get pregnant. It is however when a virgin conceives while remaining a virgin.

3) It's a sign given by "the Lord himself". Moses and a bunch of prophets gave signs, but this one is special. It's directly from God, no intermediary.

So do let us imagine for a moment that you're a Jew (as abominable as the thought may be to you) living in...oh, 15 B.C. You sit down and begin to read the prophet Isaiah. And you hit this passage there. What's a believing Jew expected to get out of it? Well, you're supposed to be looking for a virgin who's in the lineage of David, and therefore of the tribe of Judah, who gets pregnant without knowing any man. She's supposed to bear a man-child whose name means God is with us (Matthew 1:23). Get it? GOD, G-O-D, GOD, is with us.

Now here comes your gentile friend on his dromedary. "First off, that a virgin should conceive is crazy. If she did, I'd worship her and call her queen of heaven, full of grace, co-redemptrix, queen of angels, mother of God, er... I mean mother of believers, all-holy, all-blessed, save me at the hour of my death amen.
Besides, I know where you're going with this, but many men in the Bible had the name of God as part of their name, yet none of them was God himself, otherwise you'd have 1000 gods".

"True", says you, "but that's because they had human fathers who gave them their human nature. This 'Immanuel' here doesn't. Who's his father?"

"Don't you know that in 2100 years we'll have the know-how to allow a woman to conceive a child on her own, without the help of any man?!"

"So you believe that WE could get a virgin to conceive, yet God couldn't? Am I understanding you correctly?"


"Besides, that know-how only allows women to bear women. This virgin conceived a man-child"

"Listen, friend, the sun is a burning and my dromedary is chewing his tongue for thirst, catch you later"

So you get the dad, yet he's "God" with us. Where did he get his divine nature from?
Mary! Cry the cardinals. Nice try. She wasn't divine and a woman has no seed. Biology 101.

You go on to read the entire book of Isaiah over the week, and the following week you get into Jeremiah, writing some decades later.

And you hit Jeremiah 22:29-30.

O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

The dead end of the messianic line. The dreadful, forbidden verse of every Bible disbelieving, Catechism-reading Pharisaical Jew on earth. And this time, it ain't only the house of David that should listen up but the entire EARTH EARTH EARTH.
Shem, Ham, Japheth. Now you begin to scratch your head. Why is it of such concern to the entire planet that the messianic line of the kings of Judah has reached a dead-end?

It's not like the messiah was supposed to be God himself...


A shimmer of light has pierced through the darkness of your soul.
Quickly spiritual darkness attempts to reflood the path that was blazed.

But how could the messiah be God if he is the seed of man?

He isn't. A) He is "OF the seed of David" - 2Timothy 2:8
B) He is "MADE OF the seed of David according to the flesh" - Romans 1:3
C) He "COMETH OF the seed of David" - John 7:42

Physically, Christ got his body from David through Mary. The end.
Spiritually, he got his nature from God, being God's seed.

Your mind goes back to Isaiah 7:14 under a new light. He said it's a sign. That a virgin should conceive is a miracle, granted. But then what? You're missing the point (thrust, sign) of it if you only stop there. What is that virgin birth pointing to? I don't pretend to know the full answer. In fact I'm pretty sure I'm missing something. But here's what you have: if messiah is born of a virgin, then he is no man's seed. Remember Isaiah said "the Lord himself shall give you a sign".
Isaiah 9:6 says
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Who gave that "son", Isaiah? "the Lord himself".

How shall this be, asked Mary, seeing I know not a man? Luke 1:34

Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

So here's the import of the sign of Isaiah 7:14:

The messiah was God's seed, not man's seed. So it didn't matter if Coniah's seed got cursed.


The house of David would've recognized its import when they hit Jeremiah 22:30, if they had believed Isaiah 7:14 to be begin with. The sign was given to them. It's not just that some Jewish virgin somewhere got pregnant on her own; it's that that pregnancy is the answer to the establishment of the Davidic covenant, so don't worry about Coniah, God will come through.

(The Roman Catholic gentile mind-set is simply dazzled by the miracle itself. If you fail to see the fulfilment of God's words therein, and the establishment of his plans, you're missing the boat. And when the antichrist shows up with his miracles, you'll just be dazzled by the phenomena and enquire more of them than of the words of God. And you'll damn your soul to hell by believing antichrist's SHOWbusiness.)

After Jeremiah 22:30 all of Israel, let alone the house of David, should've been busy praying, fasting and searching for a pregnant virgin having understood its relevancy to the kingdom of Israel. If you think I'm stretching things I've got 2 names for you: Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:25,36)

Now for the other half: to be the Christ (messiah) Jesus still has to be in Coniah's line. So how does Jesus, being Christ, lay claim to the throne of David? Simple: adoption. He lays claim to the throne through Joseph, who is the son of Coniah in Matthew 1.

God put in place 2 safe-guards to make sure no other human being could ever rightfully lay claim to David's throne except Jesus Christ.

1) He killed one branch of the royal seed (Zedekiah and sons) and cursed the other (Coniah and sons). So one way to be disqualified was to actually be qualified. That's God's wisdom. And it works.

2) And just in case anybody else got the idea of getting adopted to escape the curse on Coniah's seed, God said that the Messiah had to be the seed of God himself. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Psalm 2:7, 110:1)

Now I could add 3) here just for overkill.

Technically the true King of Israel is God himself.

Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

So simply by virtue of being God's Son (see Psalm 110:1) Jesus Christ could have superseded any claimant from any angle.

But God always honours his word, the Bible, and so as he prophecied, so he fulfiled.
The Lord God ALWAYS honours his word, his words, and his Word.

One last installement coming.

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