LOYALTY

 

Based on recent happenings worldwide, the word Loyalty has been surfacing; and this we need to take a closer look at what loyalty really is about.

 

The world’s way and God’s way of looking at loyalty are two different ways. The world only shows loyalty if there is a benefit attached to it. For God, loyalty has nothing to do with any benefits attached.

 




Lamentations 3: 22-24 says, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”

 

Even where people’s loyalty shift from God because of the changes in their life’s circumstances – whether you get rich or adversity hits your finances, God still remains loyal to us, He gives us new mercies each morning. The song ‘Great Is They Faithfulness’ comes to mind. If you want to know what loyalty is, even in Christian leadership, see who sticks with you when adversity hits.

 

Loyalty should not be based on what can be gained in a relationship or whether a person likes you or not, true loyalty comes without condition. Be loyal to god first, and to your country, your leader, and your relationships. Loyalty is not just a word it is a lifestyle that you ought to choose.

 

There are those who say they are loyal to God, but are unfaithful in their service to Him, in seeking Him, in their giving unto Him and walk away when they don’t get what they want from Him. Being loyal to God means you respect His position/decision on a matter, and also that you will follow His principles and instructions on an issue. Some say they are loyal to their spouse, but as soon as there is disagreement, they walk away from the relationship or cheat on their spouse.

 

Even where a person and their leader/boss have a falling out, they must remain loyal in confidentiality, because confidentiality is a principle connected to our moral values and if we do away with that, then it compromises our morals and taints our motives. The falling out does not give an individual the right to release information that was entrusted to them in confidentiality.  Look at Saul and David.

 

Talking about the leader or spouse behind their backs, or about their personal information or weaknesses after walking away from that relationship is a serious lack of loyalty.

 

If one’s service is not dedicated, if there is no commitment and if a person is not walking in service to God nor in holiness, they are not loyal to God.

 




A major part of the Body of Christ is not functioning in loyalty to God. The world, and sadly many in Christendom, don’t show loyalty unless loyalty is shown to them. That means they won’t show loyalty unless they can directly derive the benefits of the relationship or connection.

 

We need to take a very serious look at the word LOYALTY particularly in this season.

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CONSECRATION FOR RESURRECTION BLESSING

The Resurrection season is the heart of our Christian faith, and it is critical for us all, not just Christians, to understand what it all means.

 

Because of the nature of this season, there are many blessings we can receive.  First and foremost it is a time of hope –which is a powerful blessing.  It means visions forgotten or lost can be restored. It means you can dream again and things that laid dormant can spring forth again, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ; that includes health, family and even your finance.   Many have given up hope; but this Resurrection season is an opportunity for restoration and resurrection on all levels.  Our hope is in Jesus Christ, and He is calling us to a place where the barriers and boundaries can be removed, that we can receive the benefits that are in store for us.

 

There are certain blessings that are impossible to receive without consecration.  Consecration and Holiness is not being preached in many churches today, but it does not mean it is no longer required.  There are 2 significant offerings which are mandatory for every Christian – Sin Offering and Trespass Offering.  As is outlined in Exodus 19: 5 – 6 and in I Peter 2: 4 – 10, we as believers, are the only people on the face of the earth who God refers to as a treasure and as royalty to Him.  In order to receive the coming wealth transfer that God wants to bestow upon His people, we must consecrate ourselves.     There are many believers who will change churches every six months in pursuit of prosperity.  It is not the church you are a part of –if you are not prospering then the time has come for you to examine yourself.    Sin has placed a boundary before us as is stated in Exodus 19; and God wants to dwell with and fellowship with His people, but it takes a consecrated lifestyle. We must be set apart from the things of the world – the norms.  We cannot be consecrated as a holy nation without the Blood of Jesus and only a consecrated life can be transformed.  Sadly, many are comfortable conforming.  It is even sadder that many Christian churches no longer preach/teach about the Blood of Jesus.  Everything is in the Blood – life, healing, hope, deliverance and so much more!  The shed Blood of Jesus makes it all possible.

 

 

Consecration Is Vital

 

The reason we are having so many problems – Crime, Violence, Poor Economy, Evil Cycles –is that despite the fact that God’s people are praying for change, the people and the leaders are not consecrated.  Isaiah 58 showed that the people were only fasting and praying to be heard while they turned a blind eye to the fatherless, the poor and the widow, and God said He could not answer their prayer.  Isaiah 58 gives the dos and don’ts for God’s people.  Many Christians amass wealth and yet become so wicked and greedy; and they are quite vocal in the society – as if they really care.

 

Only a consecrated lifestyle can be sensitive to God’s voice, will and purpose.  There are too many people making poor decisions or are involved in sin, and are saying God has sanctioned it.  He didn’t.

 

 

The Benefits of Giving

 

Let us be reminded of the benefits of giving.  When you give unto the Lord during the Resurrection Season:

 

God will assign an angel to you. (Exodus 23: 20 & 23)

 

God will be an enemy to your enemies. (Exodus 23: 22)

 

God will give you prosperity. (Exodus 23: 25)

 

God will take sickness away from you. (Exodus 23: 25)

 

God will give you a long life. (Exodus 23: 26)

 

God will bring increase and inheritance. (Exodus 23: 30)

 

God will give a special year of blessing, and what the enemy stole will be returned to you and protected by God from being overtaken. (Exodus 23: 29)

 

If you are desperate for change, give during this season and experience the major, positive changes that will take place in your life.

 

II Corinthians 6: 16 – 7: 1 reminds us:  “… As God has said:  “I will dwell in them and walk among them.  I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

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PROPHETIC WORD OF THE LORD JUNE 3, 2017

 

PROPHETIC WORD OF THE LORD

JUNE 3, 2017

 

Apostle Dr. Steve Lyston

Pastor Sophia DiMuccio

 

Times and Seasons are critical to understanding what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the globe.  Leadership has the responsibility of heed the Word of the Lord, and also to put plans and strategies in place to minimize loss.   God does nothing without revealing it to His servants. (Amos 3: 7)

 




The Lord is calling upon Capitol Hill, United States of America to humble come before the Lord, both democrats and republicans, and seek Him for the Nation and the unity of the Nation. They are spending too much time plotting against each other while the nation is suffering. For the Lord said, “Nothing is hidden form Him, God.” God is going to show a sign in Capitol Hill that is going to bring everyone to their knees. And they will know the power of God.

 

 

  • Urgent cry out for the country of Uganda. As there is a plot to overthrow the government. Christians need to cry out that Uganda won’t plunge into chaos.

 

  • Their needs to be a united effort to deal with the refugee crisis. Nations and Member states need to re-negotiate the Preamble of The 1951 Convention on Refugees. There is going to be a heavy influx of refugees that will be running for their lives to Hawaii, USA. We need to pray for them.

 

  • Pray for the United Nations. Crises will begin to hit globally, and they will be caught off guard.  What is written on paper is not what is taking place on the ground. The United Nations needs to get back to the original mandate, or which when they were first establish, International Peace, security, and economics issues. This will lead to many resignations. God needs them to seek Him, and seek His people for spiritual guidance. Without a revelation the people perish.

 

  • Pray for the opposition party in Jamaica. More of them will have health issues and will have to leave. Pray also for the health of former Prime Minister, (PSM) –especially for the feet.

 

  • Pray that global world leaders will put plan in place in the event of famine that will hit the globe. In particular, health, food, and shelter; storage and logistics.

 

 

 

  • Pray for the following sports persons:

 

Usain Bolt – that he will give his life to the Lord. Pray for his parents’ health also.

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

W.I. Cricketers Courtney Walsh and Brian Lara. Pray for their health and their

economic well-being and that they will come to the Lord fully.

 

  • Pray for the following Hollywood stars:

 

Robyn Rihanna Fenty,

Mariah Carey,

Beyonce Knowles,

Gabrielle Union – she needs to be careful of the roles she accepts, (and pray for her husband Dwayne Wade).

Oprah Winfrey

 

And that they all will come and know the true and living God.

 

  • More floods and disasters will continue to hit the world.

 

  • Pray for all means of transportation and protection of the people.

 

  • The Lord is calling upon Christians – souls, prayer and feeding of the poor must be the priority; and there must be unity as never before.

 

  • Many will be coming under great stress and will flee to the Appalachian Mountains.

 

  • A popular World Leader will be leaving the scene.

 

 




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Is The Globe Prepared For Famine?

There are different levels and kinds of famine that take place globally – a severe shortage of food, shortage of money, for example – and they can be caused by many issues such as a war, a drought, diseases, infestations and all of that can trigger significant increases in prices and costs of production. Recession and economic fallout can also result in famines. So, for example, a stock market crash can trigger a famine.

Throughout the Bible, and particularly in the book of Genesis, there are several instances of famine. Some came about as an effect of God’s anger due to sin; other instances of famine came about because man failed to seek God to manage and govern nations well. Yet other instances of famine came about because some businesses refused to promote economic equality and fair distribution of resources; some came about to stir up and mobilise God’s people for them to put plans in place to help others affected in other regions. (Acts 11: 28; Genesis 41: 45 – 57).

LESSONS FROM FAMINE

There is good and bad that can be found in the midst of a famine, however. Nations and organisations that are properly prepared always have an advantage and will have dominion in times of famine. Stockpiling and logistics are key in moving forward. The question then becomes: Is there enough food, medication or water available globally to deal with a global famine?




During a famine, refugees and the issue of migration are always at the forefront because people will always be going toward food or a better life. The refugees issue is now dominating the globe and most countries no longer respect the preamble coming out of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Countries are now closing their borders. Many lives will be negatively affected and furthermore, the Sustainable Development Goals of the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will not be achieved, and if that is so, we are looking at a potential crash in these organisations – especially if there is not enough resources and not enough trained volunteers.

During a famine, all advisers are exposed, and those who are true will remain and those who are not will be gone with the wind. It is during times of famine that nations form new bilateral and trade agreements. The political system will finally realise that they need the government of God who has insight and knows times and seasons. Famine tests one’s faith and brings one back to basics. Famine also, however, brings wealth transfer.

In preparing for a famine, it is critical for organisations to begin focusing on:

– Job creation

– Migration

– Crime and violence

– Humanitarian outreach

– Poverty eradication

– Low-income housing

– Extensive food programme

– Occupational health and safety

– Education costs (for age 5-17)

Available warehouses and other storage spaces are going to be key during the famine, and it would be critical for countries like Latin America and the Caribbean to capitalise on this.

Transportation will also play a key role ahead. I would strongly encourage the airline industry to reduce the airfares for children ages two to 15. Any airline that does so will experience significant increases in sales. The same is even more so if they eliminate the charges for the second checked bag. Countries also need to reduce their customs duty on barrels.

Items To Stockpile

It is critical for people to begin stockpiling water, candles, matches, toilet paper, bath soap, diapers (adult and children), bleach, plastic containers and bags, salt, sugar, powdered milk, honey, vinegar, garlic, coal and non-perishable items. One of the ways people can do this is to purchase an extra one or two of these items each time they go shopping and store them away; so you would be gathering up these items.

Government should begin to assist the farmers with seeds and upgrade the nation’s irrigation system – especially for the farmers.

Universities should also have a special team of students whose main goal would be to experiment with new ways of farming or production of food for times of famine/shortage.




Oftentimes, it is after the fact that people then reactively begin to put ‘plans’ in place for ‘the next time’ something happens.

Every organisation should have a strategic plan in place to save lives and remain viable. Companies that strategically plan ahead will remain prosperous – even in times of famine.

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ARE WE TRULY FREE?

 

John 8: 31-32 says, “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

 

We are living in world where everybody wants to be free to do whatever they want.  In the recent US Elections liberals have said they at free to do whatever they want with their own bodies – abortions, sex changes etc. Many have said that they are free to live any life they choose – sexual immorality etc., and many Christians voted for that and support it.

 

When someone becomes a Christian, he/she then becomes free from his/her old slave master and Jesus has bought him/her back from sin.  Once Jesus owns you, He becomes your Master and you become slaves to righteousness.  No one can have two masters.  You are either a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness.

 

In pursuing freedom or what freedom truly is, many lose their freedom and end up in bondage.  It all started in the Garden of Eden when God gave Adam and Eve everything they could ever possibly want or need.  They were free, but God gave them one instruction – do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  That was an instruction requiring obedience.  But Satan convinced them that they are not free and that they should not obey that instruction so they can be truly free.  In other words, don’t listen to God, do what you feel like doing and then is when you are truly free.

 

Their act of disobedience caused them to lose their freedom and as such, their obedience to the alternate instruction caused them to become slaves to sin.

 

There is no organization that does not have rules and guidelines, but the guidelines must be Scriptural/

 




Romans 6 specifically teaches us about being slaves to sin versus being slaves to righteousness.  In Paul’s response to the supposition that Grace encourages or permits sin, he uses the analogy of slavery to combat a casual attitude toward sin and issues a stern warning on the consequences of yielding to sin.  A person is a slave of that to which he gives obedience or that which he recognizes as his master.  If he obeys the command of sin, then sin is his master and he is moving in the direction of eternal death.  If he obeys the command of righteousness, then righteousness is his master and he experiences true life.  Paul encourages those who were once slaves of sin to renounce it and instead become slaves of righteousness if they want to be truly free.

 

Holiness leads to freedom.  Sin is a slave-driving task master that demands total commitment and ultimate death.  No Christian can have two bosses, hence when one becomes a Christian, we must follow what our new slave master Jesus Christ instructs us to do.  We cannot be Christians while living the life of the world.  (Romans 6: 22)

 

John 8 also teaches us that if we are truly disciples of Jesus then we must abide by the Word of God.  The Word of God is hat helps us to maintain our freedom.  Most Christians don’t read the word, so how can they truly be free?  Every Christian should read John 8: 35 – 36, “And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” 

 

The word ‘son’ here has nothing to do with gender – it has everything to do with your relationship with God the Father.  The Jews were saying at that time that they were free because they were children of Abraham, but Jesus was saying that if you reject the Son of God, then you have no moral relationship with the Father.  Likewise, many Christians say they are Christians, yet they refuse to abide by God’s Word and principles – the very God they say they serve.  They prefer to get the benefits of one who serves God while abiding by the instructions of the world. Party and fornicate all week – go barhopping, yoke themselves to whomever they choose, choose any shepherd they feel like on any given day, whatever they feel like doing, wherever and however and with whomever they choose – ignoring the principles of God or trying to merge His Word and Principles with the world’s views and opinions of God and His Word.  This cannot be so.  John 8: 42 – 44 reminds us “Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.  You areXDS of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

 

Romans 8: 14 shows us that only those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.  What spirit is leading you?




 

Romans 8: 19 -21 says, “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

 

Many in the prophetic circle often misquote this Scripture.  We cannot truly impact the earth unless we are walking in HOLINESS!  We are slaves to righteousness.  God owns us totally.  Sons walk in obedience.  Sons are free from sin.  Some Christians can’t even follow simple instructions.  When we walk in holiness we will see the manifestation in the environment so we won’t even have to point out global warming because sin affects all areas.

 

Truth be told, the world has the wrong concept of what freedom is and it is impeding us from truly experiencing genuine freedom – the kind that can only come from God.

 

I am a slave to righteousness and Jesus is my Master because He paid the ransom for me and bought me back.




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MOBILIZATION FOR YOUR INHERITANCE

 

Prophetic Word For May

MOBILIZATION FOR YOUR INHERITANCE
(Numbers 1, 2 & 3)

By: Apostle Dr. Steve Lyston
The month of May – which is the second month of the traditional Jewish calendar – is critical to every believer. It is the most prophetic month for the year. It is the month of Iyyar, which means Increase in Revelation. So May is the month of Revelation. It is a time of mobilization, when God is putting the family in order and battle array to march into the Promised Land. It is a time of record and evaluation to see who is ready to be on the Lord’s side.

May is a time of selection. God is selecting His people for their purpose and their assignment, and He is pouring out. We will feel the Shekinah Glory like never before to lead us through Egypt. It is a time of healing and deliverance, renewal and strength.

Many things will begin to be rebuilt and re-established; God will deal with the Government of God/the Church, the Civil Government and the Family. God is shifting us from enslavement to occupation and dominion. It is a time of consecration, increase, the supernatural provision for the vision, fresh manna (Exodus 16)




It is a time of fresh revelation and instruction, redemption, and spiritual transformation and cleansing. (Leviticus 28: 15 – 16)

Anticipate great revelations.

Also, Isaiah 55: 12 – 14, it is a time when secret enemies will be revealed and exposed, particularly those within the Body of Christ. The Judases within the Body of Christ and the Political arena – particularly those advisors and counselors of government. Some are double agents and they will be found out.

This is the time the Absaloms and Ahithophels will meet their demise.

It is critical for leaders to examine those around them with serious pitfalls to watch out for betrayal.

This is the month that the Lord will bring conspiracies down to naught.

This is the month of double for your trouble.

Prodigals shall return and conspiracies, plots and generational curses shall be brought to naught.




God shall turn the counsel of the enemy to foolishness as in II Samuel 15: 31 which says, “Then someone told David, saying, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” And David said, “O Lord, I pray, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!”

It is a month of proper recordkeeping and administration.

The faithful shall experience great spiritual, financial and material blessing as well as an increase in Spiritual gifts; and God shall lead us into a place of plenty.

Begin to dig ditches! (II Kings 3: 16 – 17)

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CHOICES – WHAT WILL YOURS BE


Luke 23: 39 – 43 says: “Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”




The choices we make on a daily basis are the keys to life, change and deliverance. There were two thieves on crosses beside Jesus – one made the right choice and one mad the wrong choice. An innocent man was ridiculed, rejected, mocked, whipped, flogged and nailed to the cross. We see this happen on a daily basis today. We see people doing the same thing today to Jesus! They ridicule His existence, death and resurrection. Even personally as Christians, many are murdered, ridiculed and mocked for their faith. Some even wonder if, when they are carrying their cross, if they are cursed. But there is good news for all who suffered – HE IS RISEN! He has paid it all for us! For the sinners you have a choice – to believe and to receive Him. Don’t let family, pride, money, sex, material things, cause you to make the wrong choice. He is giving each person an opportunity tonight. Don’t be like the thief who rejected Him.

Romans 10: 9 – 13 shows us the way to Salvation. Just say this little Prayer:

Lord I am a sinner, I believe in you as Lord and Savior. I believe in your death and resurrection, Come into my heart. Wash me with your blood and save me. I confess all my sins. And I ask you to accept me as your son/daughter. Amen!

That’s it you are saved! Welcome to the Family




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ApostleDr Steve Lyston | Advice To Trump: Be Like Nehemiah

Michael Vadon – Donald J. Trump at Marriott Marquis NYC: Photo

 

Be Like Nehemiah

As the world awaits the proverbial ‘changing of the guard’ in the United States of America, some are fearful, meanwhile many are jubilant. As I have said many times before, God is the one who promotes and demotes. He does whatever He pleases. We may not understand God’s will, but we must pray each day. If President-elect Donald Trump wants to be successful and legitimately ‘make America great again’, then he should take a cue from Nehemiah.

First, Nehemiah identified who the survivors were, and in the case of the USA, the forgotten, the poor, fatherless, widows, the distressed, dejected, discontented, those in despair, the abandoned communities and the veterans and their families or surviving families. Repair and strengthen the institution of family which is broken. The family is the first line of government in any nation.

Nobody listens to the poor (Ecclesiastes 9: 16). Don’t listen only to the wealthy, but also to the poor. There are many who are poor with excellent solutions, but because of poverty they are despised and ignored. There are many who are rich but speak utter nonsense, yet it is gobbled up by the media and those lacking ideas. Wealth is not the mark of success. There are many who have been through many losses and failures, but have gained wisdom and have become true champions. It is sometimes a lack of opportunity or of a second chance that keep people in poverty.




Second, before making any major change, there will need to be four months of prayer to build a foundation, and for God to give Him guidance, tactics and strategies. The next four months will be critical to his presidency. Prayer is essential to leadership; he has proven this through his campaign. Prayer brings great vision to fruition. One of his prayers should be Nehemiah 1: 5 – 11, and that God will cause America to return to Him. He also has to repent on behalf of the nation for all that they have done, and for how America has, in general, forsaken God. He has to pray that God will forgive the mistakes of past administrations, and that God will heal the division within the nation.



As a wise leader, Nehemiah refrained from sharing his ideas with people until he has actually assessed matters and prayerfully considered the cost. There are two major things Trump has to do: repair and rebuild.

In repairing, Trump has to identify what was good from the previous administrations, then enhance and strengthen those things. For example, regarding immigration, he has to tread carefully, because part of what made America great was immigration. People came to America for opportunity, religious and economic reasons. They were welcomed and given the opportunity to legally inhabit, and that allowed America to be blessed. He has to discern who has come to build and who has come to destroy. Immigrants have been some of the most successful persons to help build America.

For example, the Transcontinental Railroad was built by the Chinese, which caused the nation to get a quick passage from east to west. The journey that usually took 4-6 months then took six days.

All eight great-grandparents of President John F. Kennedy and his siblings came to the United States on the ‘coffin ships’ to Boston Harbour and passed through the city’s immigration hall.

IMPORTANT IMMIGRANTS
Immigrants do not steal jobs; they do the jobs that Americans don’t want. Immigrants always help the economy, whether they come here willingly or are forced to. It is going to be critical who advises him on this issue, as this has the potential to create another civil war, something I have also seen in a vision. Allow illegal immigrants the opportunity of a pathway to citizenship as this will also contribute towards reducing poverty, because they will be required to pay taxes, contribute to the school and economic systems and the real estate industry, while reducing the burden on the government to provide public assistance.




Furthermore, the armed forces must become modernized, the space programme needs to be revamped, greater attention must be given for developments in livestock/agriculture, water and energy.

Maintain the dream act and sanctuary cities. Avail funds to faith-based NGOs, without discrimination, to rebuild communities. Aggressively deal with drug lords, extortionists and their partners, as their actions interfere with foreign exchange and trade.

Pay greater attention to giving our children high-quality education and to training the teachers.

Give debt write-offs to, and ease regulations on, Caribbean and African nations.

Give grants for development and expansion of solar energy technology for poorer countries. Then the people will unite and rebuild.

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