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Part 106.

You Have Not Passed This Way Before!


''for you have not passed this way before." Joshua 3:4b. NKJV. ''You've never been on this road before." Joshua 3:4b. The Message.

The principal that we are sharing in this post maybe new to some - as many may not have traveled this road before - but it has always been a very real part of the faith message. Even though you have not passed this way before you are being offered the opportunity of stretching your limits of faith & moving into a new dimension of your experience, if it were not possible & within your grasp, your inner Divinity would not be right now encouraging you to reach out & achieve in uncharted & higher territories than you have to date yet experienced!

We are informed by our great Divinity that ''I and my Father are ONE'' & to make it clear that we are included in this statement we read, ''Father, I want those you gave me To be WITH me, right where I am, So they can see my glory, the splendor you gave me, Having loved me Long before there ever was a world.'' Jn17:24. The Message.

''Father, I desire that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I AM, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.'' Jn17:24. American Standard Version.

The obvious intention of the meaning of WHERE I AM maybe geographic to a point but it is principally where this Christ is in our now spiritual experience & understanding? ''Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am and to see my glory, which you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world ''. Jn17:24, ISV

''And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed.'' Jn 17:5. Amplified.

This explains more fully where our Divinity would have us to realise where our full & final destination in our true identity would lead us in our further understanding; Which is when? ''before the world existed''! That - before the world existed experience - is within you always, whether we realise it or not.

''now, Father, glorify me in thy presence with the glory which I enjoyed in thy presence before the

world began.'' Jn17:5. Moffatt. Once again ''before the world began!''


A Part Repeat Of Our Last Edition!

The reason we are inserting this is that in our last article Part 105.Completeness In Our Deity! We mentioned that as we each of us were made in the Image of the I AM, we too are - not only the very clones - of the I AM, but in actual fact as the I AM wills - or speaks - things into existence so we too can speak things into existence. How many times have we heard the verse, ''death and life are in the power of the tongue'' also ''let the weak SAY that I am strong'' & ''Let the poor SAY that I am rich'' plus ''Let the afflicted - sick – SAY that I am well'' or healthy. What we say with our mouth is most important as

we were made in the image of & proceeded from the I AM who has spoken all things into existence. Gen 1:3-29. Jn 1:1-11.

How? Our Deity has given this power especially to the very clones of the I AM. I emphasise the increase of the fruit of this will not come in a moment but only as we meditate on it or as the Amplified below well expresses it ''they who INDULGE in it shall eat the fruit of it''.

''Death and life lie in the hand of the tongue, And they who love to USE it must eat its fruit." Prov18:21. Concordant Literal.

''Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who INDULGE in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].'' Prov18:21. Amplified.

''For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.'' Mat12:37. Amplified.

''The truth is, you can SAY to this mountain, 'Go, mountain, fall into the sea.' And if you have no doubts in your mind and believe that what you SAY will happen, then God will do it for you.'' Mk11:23. ERV.

''I create the FRUIT of the LIPS'' Isa 57:19a. KJV.

If we confess by the words of our mouth in faith that ''I am strong, I am healthy, I am the head & not the tail. Then as a surety ''He is renewing my youth like the eagles'' Isa 40:31. KJV.

But you say I have never experienced this outlook before; No you have not passed this way before; but maybe you are being encouraged to move out of your safe zone & into your faith zone. I encourage you dare to believe, dare to begin to take some steps of faith in a zone you have not experienced previously!


Get ready to be a pioneer!

I AM - we are - not to be moved by what we see, even a number of our forerunners realised this principal but because we try it once or twice in the wrong way & it does not seem to work we are defeated by the physical circumstances of what we see or feel.

I personally am kindly but strongly contending that we who are called to fulfil Rev12:5 will not be suddenly zapped from a low way of thinking & living into that very high position of being caught up to God and His throne, which as far as I am concerned is no better than the 60 fold understanding of the rapture but am of the the strong belief that the Man-Child will be in the position of as high or most probably even higher than the greatness of a number of men similar to John G Lake & others & will be experiencing this even before the culmination of Rev 12:5.

As we move on in new phases of our experience there are always problems of interpretations. I am reminded that when we were part of the Salvation Army they had their own interpretation on certain texts. After we received the Pentecostal experience, the understanding of certain Bible texts took on new meanings then in the early part of the Son-ship understanding once again certain texts could not be related in the same way. Now as we are moving on again our Great Deity has the solution to every experience, in short in any new experience, ''interpretation' must always bow to 'revelation'! So if you are wondering how am I now going to apply this or that text there will always be an answer. In short it was not your idea or mine that our great Divinity deliberately planned & mentioned several times in scripture the 30 fold, 60 fold & the 100 fold experiences.

An Excerpt From One Of Our Great Forerunners!

The following is a is a quotation from one of our great forerunners John G Lake, who lived from 1870 to 1935. This man manifested a mighty miracle ministry & what he did in his lifetime - especially in Africa - is absolutely staggering which unfortunately we do not have the time or space to go into detail, the following is taken from Page 71 in his biography. I would add also he established many healing centres throughout the USA with wonderful legitimate success.

Quote. ''Here is our position through Jesus Christ. God has become our righteousness. We have become His very sons and daughters, and you sing weakness, and you talk weakness, and you pray weakness, and you sing unbelief and you pray and talk it, and you go out and live it. You are like that good old woman. She said, ''I do love that doctrine of falling from grace, and I practice it all the time''. Another man said ''Brother, I believe in the dual nature. I believe that when I would do good, evil is always present with me, and I thank God the evil is always there.''

You live it and you believe it, and God cannot do anything with you. You magnify failure and you deify failure until to the majority of you, the devil is bigger than God. And you are more afraid of the devil than you are of God. You have more reverence of the devil than you have for God. It is absolutely true. If any saint would dare to say ''I am done with disease and sickness; I will never be sick again,'' ninety percent of you would say, ''Keep your eyes on that person. He will be sick in a week. The devil surely will get him.'' You believe the devil is bigger than God. Your God is about one and a half inches high and the devil one and a half feet high. What you need is to change gods and change gods quickly. There have been only a few folk that had a good-sized God.'' Unquote.

Several years ago I attended a small conference in Melbourne Australia that was overseer-d by Tony & Martha Den Hartog. Whilst I was there a young lady who I think was their daughter in law she possessed a most glorious voice, she sang the following song which had the most beautiful melody, these are the words of the verse which are to be repeated several times. Keep in mind the higher understanding of our possession of the one called the I AM as a real part of our inner self. With this in mind we now share the following verse. No doubt some of you would have heard it before this.

This is my name, my name forever,

By which I AM to be remembered,

From generation, to generation.

This is my name, I AM.

Reviving Your Dream!

Each & every one of you at some time or other have been aware deep within of a presence that has made you aware of a spiritual possibility that could be yours in the future. That my dear friend was your true spiritual identity that has existed within you long, long before the physical creation of man on this earth. This event may seem very vague to some at the moment!

I was born in 1933, when I was a very little boy living in Melbourne Australia, at about 5 years of age I heard a most beautiful male voice which seemed to come from a certain position on our back fence, this voice uttered one word only, my name 'Ralph'. Even though neither of my parents were church-goers & to my memory any conversation of any religious content was rarely heard. ''I would add these wonderful parents were to a worldly way of thinking fine upstanding people''. The moment I heard this voice I knew immediately who it was. This happened twice within a period as far as I can recall ofperhaps six months. Something in that event was planted within me. I must have been quite obsessed with this happen-stance as one day after speaking to me in our backyard my Grandfather - who to myself seemed to have no spiritual awareness whatsoever - went inside & stated to my mother, ''Ila mark my words one day that boy is going to become a minister''. I was not aware of this as my mother so as not to influence me in any way did not reveal this to me until after I had a spiritual change of heart when at the age of 24 & joined the Salvation Army. Why are we sharing all of this? Well all of that very early experience of my very young boyhood had diminished, as before my change in 1958 we were anything but spiritual. Deep within something had been planted within me which did not return to my conscious memory until around 1964 in Sydney Australia, I was at that time attending a Pentecostal Church. One day while having lunch alone, suddenly as clear as crystal the memory of what had happened when I was a little boy returned vividly in a flash. Now I am not so naive to think that similar experiences have not been had by many others.

Some reading these words may have thought that you have lost your original dream, do not lose heart it is still hidden within & needs to be awakened & revived. When the trials of life beset us & would cause us to forget the reality of what happened in our long distant past we are inclined to think that all is diminished; Not so, you are about to learn that the Mighty Loving Divine One has you on the list of those who are receiving a clear memory of their long past visitations.

Hear O beloved ones of today's spiritual Israel, the secrets of the heart are now being revealed, not that you may be condemned but that in the revealing of the secrets that were once given you there is a great visitation taking place in this day which includes those who have wondered for years, where is the reality of their spiritual experience. Yes great things are at present taking place in the hearts of men women & children!

A Restoration Of What We thought The Locusts Had Eaten!

Gen37:2-36...Joseph was a chosen one; He wore a coat of many colours, if he had a problem in his early days it was that because of being his fathers favourite son he let his half brothers know it probably more than he should have, he was not backward in letting his brothers know why he wore the coat of many colours his father Jacob had given him, after all his mother Rachel was Jacobs favourite wife who had died giving birth to Joseph's younger brother Benjamin. Joseph incited much jealously with his half brothers so much that his brothers could not find it in their heart to speak peaceably to him in any way, then to make matters worse Joseph then had a significant dream which inferred that all of his family would one day bow to him.

''His brothers said, "So! You're going to rule us? You're going to boss us around?" And they hated him more than ever because of his dreams and the way he talked.'' Gen 37:8. The Message.

All of this was directly caused by the hand of the Mighty one who was in the process of preparing Joseph for wonderful things ahead. Do not be discouraged dear reader ''all things are of God'' ''in everything give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you'' when we are admonished regarding the trial of our trial of faith ''make straight paths for your feet & don't let your hands hang down in despair '' Heb12:13. Consider Joseph, for great plans are ahead for you blessed reader but like Joseph, our faith must be nurtured & matured through the trial of our faith as well as blessings of encouragement. Remember as with Joseph so with each & every one of us, ''Until his time came the word of the Lord tried him''.

One day when Joseph was sent out with supplies to his brothers who were away keeping the herds & flocks, they being so incensed with Joseph because in the past he had carried back to Israel reports of their misdeeds so they conspired to kill him, when he arrived they threw him into a pit, killed an animal & took Joseph's coat covered it with blood & took it back to their father & lied saying that Joseph had been killed by an animal & was no more.

Imagine what this did to Israel but I want to surprise you who are reading this, it was all in the will of our Great Deity. For us today the equivalent encouragement would be, ''Beloved think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you as though some strange thing happened to you'' 1Pet4:12. I repeat the story of Joseph is really an allegory for us in this day, Joseph was a chosen vessel yet no more than many who are reading this article are; Remember that our Wonderful Divine One is preparing a people such as have never, I say never ever been equalled before, yes we are the ''head & not the tail'' ''the above and not beneath'' ones.

In all of this Joseph had one ally, his brother Reuben who said to the others ''shed no blood, but cast him into this pit and lay no hand on him. He was trying to get Joseph out of their hands in order to rescue him'' Verse 22. When they all sat down to eat they looked up & saw a caravan of Ishmaelites who were actually distant relatives in that they were the descendants of Ishmael, Isaac's half brother whose mother was Hagar.

Now to cut a long story short Joseph as most of you know went through some terrible trials but maintained his integrity. Some of you may think to coin a phrase that - the locusts have eaten – that which was spiritually once yours, NOT SO, in your great Deity, your long time dream is now being revived & you are now or will be shown your next step into VICTORIOUS SON-SHIP which will be greater than any people who have or shall ever grace this planet earth.

The great high end result of Joseph was that he was given the responsibility of the whole land. Pharaoh - who in our present case represents our Great Deity - handed all responsibility over to Joseph, there was none higher in the land. Does this kindle within us any recognition of the corporate ONE who is ''caught up to God and His throne'' Rev 12:5.

Since time began man in his humanity - his lower identity - & in his religiosity has downgraded the true status that he possesses. In his humanity he finds it easier to forget the full meaning of the verse ''let us make man in our image'', - or in the plurality of the Godhead - we also read ''so God made man in His - VERY - own image''. Gen1:27. Is it not time that we all in Son-ship upgraded man - in our thinking - to his true status that he is in his Most Holy Place within, yes in his true spiritual identity & not feel intimidated by the interpretation of certain Bible texts that because of long standing spiritual tradition that seem contradictory. Why is it that man insists & would prefer the lower status meaning rather than the higher of the above verse 27? One word RELIGIOSITY!

As with Joseph there was only one above himself & know this that Pharaoh handed all responsibility over to Joseph & there was none higher in the land than himself which is also an allegory for Rev12:5.

If you are inclined to think that because Joseph maintained his integrity & maybe you have not, take heed we have very good news for you. We mentioned in our last article the mercy of our Deity regarding Thomas, Hanna, king Hezekiah, plus others, now I wish to remind you of one who did not keep his integrity but actually denied the Christ three times, his name was Peter. Peter was so disappointed in himself that it seems that he gave up in disgust & went back to the old trade that he knew so well, fishing.

Did our great Deity forget him, it may seem so but there was much to be accomplished, according to the book of Ephesians Chapter 4:8-12 which describes the descent-ion & ascension & the imparting of the gifts etc. At His first opportunity the risen Christ paid the very dejected Peter a visit. Did He berate Peter in any way, no not at all ''Let down your net on the right side and you will be successful'' Jn 21:6. Oh what a joyous reunion when Peter realised who the person was who gave him the advice.

Our Great one is always merciful & will never renege on any promise made to any of those he has pin-pointed. I make now a statement which many in the religious world would totally disagree. ''NO MAN IS OUTSIDE OF THE GRACE OF OUR GREAT DIVINITY'' & contrary to popular belief every man belongs to this Great Creator & they all in due time ''every man in his own order'' will stand before this One fully redeemed in spirit, soul & understanding. Thus says the Holy I AM. Furthermore there is not & never has been such a thing as an inescapable eternal hell for any man, only in the minds of the poor misguided religious. ''All souls are Mine'' or in our present day idiom, ALL SOULS BELONG TO ME. This is the

very non-religious Creator that I know & have as my personal true internal identity.

Every Set-back Is A Set-up For A Higher Come-back!

In every case our Deity who is Sovereign allows every trial for our maturity & perfection. Recently I heard this phrase, ''never use your words to describe a seemingly hard situation, but use your words to change that situation'' ''by the words of our mouth we shall be justified'' Mt 12:37a. Amp. As we continue on in that which is being opened to us we will find as we pray & 'confess the promises & not the problems' things which were seemingly for our harm we will find that the situation will be turned around & used to our advantage. Pray the PROMISES & not the PROBLEMS. Remember ''I will perfect that which concerns you'' plus ''No weapon formed against you will prosper'' & to be negative for a moment I now share with you this verse, ''You are snared with the words of your lips, you are caught by the speech of your mouth'' Prov 6:2. Amp.

In coming to our high place of confession Spirit would tell us that like the widow woman we need to have shameless persistence, let us now consider this widow woman found in Luke 18.

''ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither reverenced and feared God nor respected or considered man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, Protect and defend and give me justice against my adversary. And for a time he would not; but later he said to himself, Though I have neither reverence or fear for God nor respect or consideration for man, Yet because this widow continues to bother me, I will defend and protect and avenge her, lest she give me intolerable annoyance and wear me out by her continual coming or at the last she come and rail on me or assault me or strangle me. Then the Lord said, Listen to what the unjust judge says! And will not [our just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [persistence in] faith on the earth?'' Lk 18:1-8. Amplified.

Please note that Jesus himself gave us this parable. The major thought here that we are applying this in that we are being given great encouragement to continue confessing in the power of the I AM & as we move ahead ''will not our just God defend and protect and avenge His elect His chosen ones -- He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily''. ''because this widow - who represents ourselves – who with our consistent persistence - continues to bother me''.

In what we are coming into we come to a place whether we either, re-fire or retire. We are in the wonderful position of being given the choice of moving ahead for remember if we do not wish in one sense to evaporate we need rather to innovate. As we in faith confess the positive promises of the I AM we are promised that this One is ''Going before you making your crooked paths straight''. Another thing that we can be sure of ''your latter days are going to be far greater than your former days'' Haggai 2:9, Job8:7.

Our Price For Our Double Portion Is Don't Let Go!

2Kings 2:1-15. Tenacity & dedication were the two great qualities shown by Elisha in the following. The story of both Elijah & Elisha is both very informative & thrilling & applies most directly to ourselves in this most interesting period of our experience. When the time came for Elijah to be somehow transported he said in verse 2 to Elisha, tarry, stay here for I am going to Bethel, but Elisha replied.

''As the Lord lives and as your soul lives I will not leave you''. Then we read in verse 4 once again Elijah advising Elisha stay here for I am going to Jericho, please notice the reply once again ''As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you''. In verse 6 we read for the third time an exact repetition of the same above two verses cited once again. There is no doubt in my mind that Elijah was testing him. In verse 9 we read. ''Elijah said to Elisha, ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you. Elisha said, I pray you, let a DOUBLE PORTION of your spirit be upon me. Elijah said you have asked a hard thing. However, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so—but if not , it shall be so''.

The place that the Great I AM is revealing to us as we are being led into Deity's promise of ''Bringing many sons into Glory'' is that we all will need the Elisha double portion. Interestingly Elisha performed twice as many miracles a Elijah. To fulfil what we are being called into namely, constantly speaking things into existence in the power & the name of the I AM we are aware that we are most definitely in need of the last day promise of our double portion. The solution to this is to be like Elisha ''I will not leave you'' - or for us, don't let go - though in the natural all would seem to be against us, tradition, 'flesh or man' ''Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for in what is he to be esteemed?'' Someone may say this is impossible, I wholeheartedly disagree with you for if we have had men in the past that have been Godly miracle men, are we assuming that Deity's chosen Sons of Glory for this latter time are to be less than the past great ones or those who are lined up to fulfil Rev 12:5. The sons of God of today are to be greater than any former men of God mentioned in the OT or NT & that includes the greatest that you can name & if you think that is blasphemy, I feel sorry for you. To keep the thought but to alter a few words of of what Elisha said to Elijah, As the Mighty I AM lives I will follow on & stay firm in however we are being led in this day that I may manifest the double portion that belongs to each of us!

I sense that it would be appropriate at this to time share with you part of the story of G T Haywood he was an African American who overseer-d the Azuza St Mission which if I remember rightly was in an old decrepit storehouse or barn. He was a very humble man & for the time that he was praying which was most of the time, he hid his head behind a large box. The early 1900 Pentecostal revival broke out in that venue & the vision was caught by many & it went, as most of us know throughout the whole world. Now the amazing thing is that our brother Haywood had not himself yet received the baptism of the Spirit. The whole of his ministry at Azuza St was based on faith. He did of course in time after he left Azusa St receive a wonderful infilling & manifested the Holy Spirit evidence as the apostles did in Acts 2:4.

The reason we have related this story to you is that some have said in the past that we do not have the right to share something that we have not already fully experienced, I humbly disagree, in our early past I always talked about & shared my faith in any experience before I ever received it. Then as our faith increased by believing & confessing the word I would come into that experience that I was agreeing with in spirit. Incidentally we were preaching son-ship in our Assembly in Sydney Australia long before we ever came into a reality of it.

Bringing Many Sons To Glory?

The main purpose of the Author & Finisher of our faith is to bring many sons into the full realisation of their true identity, their true identity of the extension of the I AM. Many of us do not realise that we make that statement I AM every day often & many of us would not realise why. The two words I AM are actually an awareness of our being an existent entity. Our wonderful Deity who has always existed & being aware of that existence was able to truly say I AM & pass it on to everyone who is made in his Own Image. In essence every man was & is aware to a degree but right now it is the time that it is to be not only in essence but in & by our reaching out in faith A REALITY which after all is from our Divinity that we are being changed & raised up to becoming a very real part of the very ''Sons He is bringing to Glory''. It goes without saying that by our confession that this is a very real part of our Great Deity's plan. One thing that must be added here in none of this are we to consider that it is in any way to do with labouring in the flesh or apart from His love & power!

When in the book of Colossians Paul encourages us to set our affection or mind on higher things this entails a constant changing scene as our experience in Him must never stay still for long, our experience must entail progression, if we become complacent we will dry up & stagnate which allows all sorts of lower fleshly attitudes to beset us!

''And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.'' Col 3:2. Amplified.

''Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ--that's where the action is. See things from his perspective.'' Col 3:2. MSG.

''For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good--whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit).'' 1Pet 3:10. Amplified. Or deceitful speech. In doing this our lazy confused self satisfied long time auto pilot will be left far behind. 1Cor 14:33.


Before Abraham Was I AM!

''Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and He saw and was glad. Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham? Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I AM! Then they took up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus hid Himself and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and passed on by.'' Jn 8:56- 59. MKJV.

Here we see Jesus claiming to have seen Abraham whilst He was still in His thirties, then He makes the outlandish statement that before Abraham existed He came into being - which to me proves that the eternal Christ is much more than just a man - when He said this they got ready to stone Him. The point that we are making is that it is no different with ourselves today.

When we made the statement in part 105 as follows ''We may not yet fully realise it but because as we each of us were made in the Image of the I AM, we too are - not only the very clones - of the I AM, but in actual fact as the I AM wills - or speaks - things into existence so we too can speak things into existence. How many times have we heard the verse, ''death and life are in the power of the tongue'' also ''let the weak SAY that I am strong'' & ''Let the poor SAY that I am rich'' plus ''Let the afflicted - sick - SAY that I am well'' or healthy. Gen 1:3-29. Jn 1:1-4.''

Because we are of the Rev 12:5 group & will be overcoming to the point of being caught up to the throne, some will no doubt take umbrage to this & begin to throw stones, not literally of course but verbally. What was the reaction of Jesus ''He hid himself and going through the midst of them, and passed on by''. In other words He did not let it affect Him by reacting to them but just went on about His business. If we are in a situation which is very close to us we like the Christ are to withdraw ourselves within.

''To his disciples he said, "It is inevitable that hindrances should come,'' Lk17:1a. Moffatt NT.

''And He said to the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come.'' Lk 17:1a. NKJV.

I And My Father Are One!

If Jesus was ostracised for declaring His true identity as the great I AM who are we to think that we will be any the less ostracised. ''As I AM in the world so shall you be also''. ''as He is, so are we in this world''. 1Jn 4:17b. Amp.

Jesus the Christ also said I AM the bread of life, I AM the light of the world, I AM the good shepherd, I AM the gate, I AM the resurrection and the life, I AM the way the truth and the life, I AM the vine. Christ is the I AM. In the voice of the burning bush. he said, Before Abraham was I AM. When they came to arrest him in the Garden of Gethsemane he asked them who they were looking for. They replied Jesus of Nazareth and he said "I AM he". When he spoke those words they fell backwards.

Christ is the true I AM.

You Have Not Passed This Way Before!


Ralph Knowles, August 2017.

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Trust that this finds you in the high fellowship of God & His blessings. To those who are open hearted &

are listening, blessings to you. There is always a higher place in God to be realised within. This is

something that is never ending.