Posted on February 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM
Today it was published on the website at BBC News, www.bbc.com, that “Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoes 'anti-gay' bill”, that ”Even as the federal government, the military, the courts, other states and US public opinion increasingly back gay rights and same-sex marriage, some states have seen the makings of a backlash in recent weeks, analysts say.” It is terribly unfortunate and shameful that the Lord God Almighty does not rule in their thoughts or their hearts. For they are rebellious against God and/or ignorant of what the word of God, according to the Holy Scriptures of the bible, in reference to St. John 1:1, 14 and II Timothy 3:16-17, plainly states on this matter, that is Romans 1:1-32, specifically verses 18-32. verse 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness: verse 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: verse 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Therefore, as a truly spiritually ordained minister of God, conformed to the image of the Son of God−according to Romans 8:28-29 and Romans 13:1-4, according to the word of my testimony of the living God, the Lord Jesus Christ, manifest and revealed in me, in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, according to St. John 14:21; I Corinthians 1:1-31 and I Corinthians 2:1-16, specifically verses 1-4, as in reference to I Thessalonians 1:4-10, of whom I testify of in more detail at my website, www.jesuschristtruekingofkingsministry.com−this foolish decision to veto the ‘anti-gay’ bill is wrong in the eyes of God, as it is misleading others to add sin to sin, according to Isaiah 30:1. For it is written: I Corinthians 15:34-47, specifically verse 34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
DO TAKE HEED: It is written, Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. Also, Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. 36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) In reference to this verse above, Acts 10:36, in reference to Israel, please note Romans 9:1-33, specifically verse 27 and Romans 10:1-4!! Veto of 'Anti-Gay' Bill, a great mistake! Now is the time to serve and obey God, according to Daniel 7:9-28, specifically verses 9-14, 17, 22, 25-27 and Romans 13:1-7!
Posted on October 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM
According to the Los Angeles Times, it was reported October 8, 2014 "Federal appeals court strikes down gay marriage bans in Western states". According to the Holy Scriptures, being the inspired Word of God, gay marriage is wrong in the sight of God, according to Romans 2:19-32, specifically verses 22-27!!
For it is written:
Romans 2:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
As Jesus Christ, the Lord God Almighty in the flesh, according to Revelation 1:8, said prior to his resurrection and now resurrected and come manifest alive in me, according to the word of my testimonies of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, confirmed and interpreted by the Holy Scriptures, according to Isaiah 44:22-28 and St. John 14:1-21, specifically verse 21, it is written,
Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. 16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man pressed into it.
Romans 2:18 *For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Isaiah 5:20-23; Isaiah 28:21-23; Isaiah 30:1-15
According to the King James Version of the Holy Bible, as I have witnessed the word of God within me to be true, it is written: St. John 1:1-17; St. John 16:7-11; Acts 2:25-36; Acts 10:34-36; Acts 17:22-31; and Romans 8:1-17, 28-39
Posted on August 12, 2013 at 5:50 AM
To: All People, Nations, and Languages, including All Government Officials and All Church Leaders and Clergy (that is, false Christs and false prophets in reference to Deuteronomy 18:15-22, specifically verses 20-22; Isaiah 28:1-23, 26, 29, specifically verse 7; Isaiah 30:1-17, (as in reference to Isaiah 31:1-5, 9, (in reference to verse 9, note Romans 2:28-29 and Romans 3:1-4); St. Matthew 24:3-5, 11-14, 22-28; St. Matthew 26:31-32; St. Mark 13:22; I Peter 2:1-15, specifically verses 7-8; and Revelation 2:2, 7, 9; Revelation 3:9; and Revelation 19:1-21, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent Reigns! See also at this web site ‘The Will of God Fulfilled’, page and ‘The Letter to All People’.) From: Jacquetta Trenice Bounds -Zion, The LORD our righteousness, and new Jerusalem; the Queen of the South, with references shown below: Holy scriptures in reference to my God-Given names: 'Zion', Psalms 87:5, (note Isaiah 54:13-17 and Romans 16:25-27); Psalms 132:13-18, (as in reference to II Corinthians 3:1-6; II Corinthians 4:1-15); Isaiah 31:9, (note St. Matthew 3:11); Isaiah 33:5-6, note verses 10, 13-14); 'The LORD our righteousness', Jeremiah 33:14-16); (as in reference to Jeremiah 23:5-8); Isaiah 41:1-4; Isaiah 44:1-3,6-8; Micah 4:5; St. Matthew 23:39; Romans 8:28-29;Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians chapter 3, specifically verses 14-19; and Revelation 2:17; and Revelation 3:12; and 'new Jerusalem', Revelation 3:12 . Holy Scriptures in reference to my God-given title, 'Queen of the South', St. Matthew 12:42 . RE. / SUBJECT: I. The justifiable disapproval of the recent court ruling approving gay marriage, opposed by the Lord God himself, according to Romans chapter 1, specifically verses 24-27. For it is written: Romans 1:1 through 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (and specifically verses 19-27.) Also see Revelation 11:15-18. II. Executing the Judgment Written, according to Psalms 149:1-9: the time is come for all people, nations, and languages to hear what God has done in me, acknowledge the might of the Lord, according to Isaiah 33:13, (note verse 5-6, 10, 14); God's justice NOW for his people, who are his and who are truly holy, whom he has chosen to come near, according to Numbers 16:1-7 and Isaiah 2:2-4 and Isaiah 11:1-5: a. My God-given right and authority by the power of God vested in me to reign and rule with Christ over all enemies, the ungodly, now under the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, according to Psalms 87:5; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ezekiel 21:25-27, in reference to verse 25, “profane wicked prince of Israel”, note St. John 16:7-11 and Romans 9:1-33; and Romans 10:1-4; and St. John 1:1-17, specifically verse 12, (note St. Luke 6:46); Romans 13:1-7; Romans 16:25-27; I Corinthians 4:1-20, specifically verse 8, (as in reference to II Corinthians 4:1-15); I Corinthians 15:20-28, 34-47, note verses 24-25; Revelation 2:26-28; Revelation 11:15-18; and Revelation 17:14, 17-18, as a result of the fulfillment of the will of God in me, according to St. Matthew 24:27-28; St. Luke 6:39-40; Romans 12:1-2; and I Thessalonians 4:14-17, (see ‘The Will of God Fulfilled’ page recently added to my web site, and according to my spiritual testimonies of Christ and of God in me, in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, according to Romans 16:25-27; I Corinthians chapter 1 and 2 and Hebrews 5:5-14; thereby, confirmed and interpreted by the Holy Scriptures, according to Isaiah 44:21-28, specifically verse 26 and Isaiah 49:22-26, to name a few. To see my testimonies revealing the proof and evidence of my claim, go to my website ‘Testimonies’ page, including the ‘Table of Contents’ of ‘The Lamb’s Book of Life’ the Lord inspired me to write revealing all of my testimonies of God and of Christ, titles only. i. Consequently iniquity must end now, in reference to Ezekiel 21:25-27! All people, nations, and languages should serve and obey us, the sons of God, who are truly conformed into the image of Christ, according to Romans 8:28-29, manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ, according to II Corinthians 3:1-6, being my seed/children, sons, Ian and Phillip, as well as their seed, and me, according to Psalms 25:13; Psalms 89:3-4; Psalms 102:28; Isaiah 44:3; Isaiah 45:25; Isaiah 60:20-21; Daniel 7:9-14, 18, 21-27; St. Matthew 19:28-30; and Romans 13:1-7, having received the fullness of Christ , according to St. John 1:1-17, (note St. Luke 6:46), specifically verse 16 and Romans 8:28-31, being sound doctrine according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God and the Word of God, in reference to St. John 1:1-17, (note St. Luke 6:46); II Corinthians 4:1-7; II Timothy 1:7-11; and II Timothy 2:15, as in reference to Isaiah 61:1-11, specifically verse 8. For it is written: I Timothy 1:5-11. b. My God-Given Inheritance of All Things, Even Men, (as in people), according to St. Matthew 5:5; St. Luke 20:34-38; Romans 8:28-39, specifically verse 32; I Corinthians 3:11-23; and II Timothy 3:14-17, as in reference to Isaiah 32:1, 17-18, just to name a few. Based upon the standard set up by God, established by the authority of the LORD God Almighty that confirms and establishes, that is, prove to be true, by the word of truth, the holy scriptures, according to II Timothy 2:15 and II Timothy 3:14-17, the word of my testimonies of God and the Lord Jesus Christ come alive in me, and within my seed and my seed's seed, being the true salvation and gospel of the Lord God, my Saviour, in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, according to Isaiah 49:22-26; Isaiah 59:18-21; Romans 1:16; Romans 16:25-27; I Corinthians 1:17-24, (note verses 25-31); I Corinthians 2:1-16, specifically verses 1-5; and II Corinthians 10:1-7,12-18, if God HIMSELF be for me, (and because I know him, he is, as in reference to Daniel 11:32), who can be against me, according to Romans 8:1-17, 28-39, specifically verse 31. For this reason, please be advised; fear God Almighty, serve the Lord and obey, according to Daniel 7:9-14, 18, 21-22, 25-28, learn from the example of Pharaoh and his host of the Old Testament (Hebrews 8:1-13). As God sent Moses to speak to Pharaoh with signs to prove that God was with him, according to Exodus chapters 6-15, (note Romans 9:1-33, specifically verse 17, and Romans 10:1-4) and Acts 7:35-53, the same is true of me as with Christ with signs and wonders, according to Isaiah 9:18, 20; St. Matthew 12:39-42; St. John 14:12-21; and St. John 17:13-26, specifically verse 23. See my testimony of 'The Demonstration of the Love and Grace of God", being my testimony of the actual / literal demonstration of love of God and of Christ within my heart, 'Testimonies' page. For God also sends me, Jacquetta Trenice Bounds-Zion and The LORD our righteousness, in reference to Psalms 87:5; Psalms 132:13-18, specifically verses 13, 17; Jeremiah 33:14-16; Micah 4:1-13; Micah 5:1-4; Romans 11:25-26; and Revelation 2:17, as a result of being born again, according to St. John 3:1-7, and verse 38, see my testimony of being born again of water and of the Spirit at my website, ‘Testimonies’ page, as stated above, thereby, conformed into the image of Christ, in reference to Romans 8:28-30 and Romans 12:1-2, according to the testimony of Christ confirmed and proven to be in me, in reference to I Corinthians 1:6; II Corinthians 3:1-6; and II Corinthians 4:1-7, further explained below), fearing God, as I am instructed, according to Deuteronomy 4:1-8; Deuteronomy 5:29; Deuteronomy 7:6-7; Isaiah 8:9-18, 20; Isaiah 9:2,6-7; Isaiah 11:1-5, specifically verse 3; and St. Matthew 10:26-31; to speak to you commanding that you and other blind guides, according to St. Matthew 23:23-24, reverse and render null and void this foolish, unrighteous, sinful and abominable law of man; an error of you lawless, disobedient, and ungodly leaders that approve of homosexuality / gay marriage, which is undeniably sin according to the word of God, the law of God, and the judgment of God, as in reference to St. John 16:7-11; Romans chapter 1, specifically verses 21-28; and I Timothy 1:5-11. For it is written, Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight. 22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. 16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be a prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: 2 through 8Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: 9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: 10 Which say to the seers, See not: and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. 14 through 15For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; *In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. I Corinthians chapter 15, specifically verses 20-28, 34-52, (note verse 47); Hebrews 3:7-19; Hebrews 4:1-11, note verse 12; In reference to the above, it is come to pass, the will of God is fulfilled, see my testimony of light and the resurrection of the Spirit of Christ lifting me up within my body, as in reference to St. Matthew 24:27-51, especially note verse 28 and Romans 8:10. As it is come to pass, the resurrection of the church and body of Christ, in reference to I Corinthians 12:27 and I Thessalonians 4:14-17. According to my testimonies of Christ and of God, confirmed and interpreted by the holy scriptures, according to Isaiah 44:21-28, specifically verses 24-28; it is come to pass, according to I Corinthians 15:24, Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For the Lord God Almighty reigns and has put all enemies under his feet. For it is written: Romans 9:1-33; and Romans 10:1-4 Ezekiel 21:25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, 26 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. Jeremiah 33:9; St. Matthew 19:28-30; I Corinthians 1:1-31, specifically verses 27-31 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. Jeremiah 23:1-6; St. Matthew 21:33-44; St. Luke 1:46-53; St. John 14:1-21; St. John 16:7-11; I Corinthians 15:20-28, 34-57, especially note verses 28, 34, 47, and 57; and Revelation 5:9-13 As I, Jacquetta Trenice Bounds, as mentioned above, the Spiritually Ordained and Sanctified Minister of ‘Jesus Christ, the True King of Kings Ministry’, according to Romans 13:1; I Corinthians 1:6, 9, 17-31, specifically verses 30 and 31, as shown below; II Corinthians 3:1-6; and II Corinthians 4:1-7. For it is written, I Corinthians 1:17 through 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption, 31 That, according as it is written, *He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24; I Corinthians 3:11-23; II Corinthians 10:1-7, 12-18 For I am conformed into the image of Christ, 1) according to the word of truth, as in reference to St. John 1:1-17, specifically verses 12 and 16, (in reference to verse 18, note St. John 6:44-46); Romans 8:29; Ephesians 3:1-21, specifically verse 19; II Timothy 2:15; and I Peter 2:1-15, and 2) according to the word of my testimony of Christ and of God manifest and living in me, according to St. John 1:12; St. John 9:3; St. John 16:25; St. John 17:14-26; I Peter 2:5, 9-10,15 and Revelation 12:11, (note verses 1-10, 12-17). As the gospel of Christ that came not to me in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance, according to St. John 14:1-21, specifically verse 21; St. John 15:11; Romans 1:16; Romans 16:25-27; I Corinthians 2:1-16; I Corinthians 4:20; again II Corinthians 4:1-15, specifically verses 3-7; and I Thessalonians 1:1-10, specifically verse 5, turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, according to verse 9. So, again, to be clear, we, altogether as one in Christ, according to St.17:14-26; I Corinthians 4:1-21; II Corinthians 3:1-6; II Corinthians 4:1-15; II Thessalonians 4:14-17; and Jude 14-15, are forever conformed into the image of Christ, according to Romans 8:14-15, 29 and I Peter 1:23-25, according to my true and authentic testimonies of Christ and of God, confirmed and interpreted by the Holy Scriptures, according to Isaiah 44:24-28, the inspired Word of God, according to II Timothy 3:16-17 and that are according to the standard set up of God, in reference to Isaiah 49:22-26 and II Corinthians 10:1-7,12-18. Now, in reference to the letter from me sent to you and others during the month of July, 2013, informing you and all people of the current judgment of the Lord God Almighty as a result of the fulfillment of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the church within me, as within the holy apostles, in reference to I Thessalonians 4:13-17, uploaded on my website, www.jesuschristtruekingofkingsministry.com, ‘Letter’ page, pages 1 and 2 in detail, however, the second page was uploaded without my signature, though it is valid because it is the judgment of God executed by the saints. As proof, see my testimonies located on ‘Testimonies’ page, revealing this spiritual fact truly come to pass and the fact, according to the holy scriptures, in reference to II Timothy 3:14-17, that my family and me, specifically my two (2) adult sons, Ian Dusan and Phillip Anthony, including their seed, my grand-children, from generation to generation, as according to Hebrews chapter 8, specifically verses 10-11, have inherited the earth, according to St. Matthew 5:5; St. Luke 20:34-38, and given by God all things, even men, as in people, according to Romans chapter 8, specifically verse 32 and I Corinthians 4:11-23. As all people, nations, and languages should serve us, again, according to Daniel 7:9-14, 18, 21-27; St. Matthew 19:28-30; and Romans 13:1-7. For it is also written: Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. 14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. 16 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me, whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. Romans 1:16-17; Romans 5:1-21, specifically verses 17-21; Romans 8:1-17, 28-39; Galatians 3:11 Romans 8:1-31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Case in point: See my testimony of the Demonstration of the Love of God and of Christ, uploaded on my website, as stated earlier, ‘Testimonies’ page. Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good, But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. I Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. NOW IS THE TIME TO SERVE AND OBEY WE THE PEOPLE OF THE SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH, ACCORDING TO DANIEL 7:9-27. AND NOW PAY US, TRIBUTE TO WHOM TRIBUTE IS DUE, according to Romans 13:1-7. Again, as stated in my correspondence, mailed in July of this year, and uploaded on this website, you are strongly advised to read and understand this critically important report of the judgment of God written, executed by the saints, according to Psalms 149:1-9, …this honour have all his saints. Praise the LORD. As it is written, according to Isaiah 33:13, Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might”, (note verse 14). According to Romans 13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake, And, verse 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Also, Isaiah 41:1-4. And, regarding this spiritually authorized notification of the judgment of God , according to Micah chapter 4, to all people, nations, and languages become guilty before God, according to Romans 3:19-28; Romans chapter 9; and Romans 10:1:-4. Go to my website, shown above, and read my equally important blog posted 03/22/13, ‘JUDGMENT IS SET AND THE BOOKS OPENED (DANIEL 7:9-10)’. Also, go to ‘Contact Us’ page, to enter your contact information, in particular, a valid email address to receive important UPCOMING ESSENTIAL CAMPAIGN(S) commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God, according to II Corinthians 4:1-15, specifically. verse 2. Sincerely, Jacquetta Trenice Bounds - Zion, The LORD our righteousness, and New Jerusalem; theQueen of the South (All references are shown at the beginning of this blog.)