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work in progressThere is a lot of content in this website which had its origins in its original website called PropheticReformation.com – the website was taken before I could reregister it  by a spam site and so now what could be really useful and helpful to others, is unavailable.  Unless of course I offered them vast amounts of money!

Despite that, what you have before you now is a gentler, more balanced, scripture-honouring and God-glorifying approach to the prophetic ministry, complete with a heart-felt reconciliatory appeal prophets and bible teachers to work close together.

Incremental revival

It seems very strange when I talk to friends and encourage the church about revival, miracles and packed out auditoriums ...
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Introducing Dan Reise

As an associate of Paul Cain  Ministries, I wanted to introduce you to my colleague and good friend, the effervescent, indomitable ...
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of sermons, poems & essays…

There is nothing predictable about prophetic exhortation, warning or admonition - prophets throughout history are poets, painters, story-tellers, dancers and ...
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Contend for it.

As a prophet, I want to lay a benchmark for others stepping out in authentic prophetic ministry that, at the ...
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Guest post: Paul Cain

It was a stirring moment to be able to visit Garland in July with my associate, Dan Reise. The Lord ...
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Disruptive prophets

Prophets are disruptive. It's in the job description! King Ahab couldn't believe the audacity of Elijah as suddenly found him, ...
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Encountering the unexpected

Expect and prepare for the unexpected!  What a ludicrous idea! To even begin, you must have some idea of what ...
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Waiting on God when you are in a rush

As I travel the world I have noticed a phenomenon about 'time' - every culture (and sub-culture) has a different ...
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The Irish Prophet

Do you know the Irish Prophet? Just over three years ago whilst in prayer the Lord showed me that I ...
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Having the final word.

People may forget what you say but sometimes remember accurately your last remark. The last word of the book of ...
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Trust God.

One of the major aspects of prophetic ministry is not so much calling God's people or even society to repentance, ...
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Joel 2

In the excited rush to get to Joel's most famous prophecy (Joel 2:28-29) many people miss great encouragements that he ...
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Prophetic Code

Is there a prophetic code that somehow allows us to press in and to know the heart, mind, will of ...
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Amateur prophets

In a day of seemingly rampant fake news, amateur prophets are at large in the Church - and actually, it is ...
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Pentecost changes everything

AD33 was a phenomenal year, unequalled by any other year in history. In the first few months of that year((citing ...
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Feasting at the table of giants.

One of my joys every year as I read through the bible is the gripping narrative of the pentateuch, from ...
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Leftovers

My Google assistant informed me that 'leftovers' are "Something left after everything else has been used". It is very easy ...
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God speaks.

There are some things that are a joy to hear. The rich sound of children playing, arguing and chatting in ...
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We have to move on Church!

My commission is a clear and simple one, “restore hope in the heart of the believer through authentic, scripture-honouring prophetic ...
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A prophetic Word

Amos' powerful words in Amos 8:11 are not a prophecy that we expect to have a dual fulfillment in our ...
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Grace: 5 Things you may be forgetting…

Grace is the greatest thing that ever happened to you - and it came to you despite your best efforts, ...
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The core – the supremacy of Christ

The apostle Paul, a man called, commissioned and sent by God to plant Churches across the gentile world, addressed the ...
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The puzzled heart

After just experienced the most astonishing three years of his life, seeing miracle after miracle and hearing the most profound ...
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Mounting up with wings as eagles

As Christians, we live a life of tension, caught between the glorious truths of Scripture whilst living in a broken, ...
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The pure in heart.

There is a reason why the pure in heart see God (Matthew 6) and probably, it's not what you think ...
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3 Significant ways to increase your prophetic ‘stuff’.

It is intimidating when you look into the life story of Samuel, Elijah and Elisha and see these men - ...
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The story never ends here.

It doesn't matter what you have seen, heard, touched, tasted, felt or encountered in the most dynamic lifetime, it doesn't ...
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The best advice about prophecy

In recent years there has been a massive surge of interest in both the gift and role of prophecy in ...
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Elijah’s greatest revelation.

Elijah appears suddenly on the pages of scripture and history with no introduction. His ministry was nothing short of phenomenal ...
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Being formed and shaped by God

What is God doing in your life right now? The answer to that question may not be easy to express ...
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It starts with purity

As a Christian you have a call to a different lifestyle - it's a lifestyle change that invites immediate accusations ...
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101 prophets

You need to read this. We read the bible sometimes as if we were cramming for an exam, only to ...
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The happiest people on Earth. Apparently.

It's not without reason that the church should be known as the 'happiest people on earth'. For the Christian, life on ...
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Looking back for answers (fasting revisited)

It's a fantastic promise. In context it was given to the Israelites but with faith, and taken that all the ...
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Fasting

Has it ever occurred to you that God may be calling you to fast - to seek his face with ...
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Evangelism & Mission: Silence is not a strategy

The Church has a mandate that is greater than we can ever imagine. Francis of Assisi is often quoted as ...
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Letting nostalgia define our vision…

Habakkuk's cry in his prophecy is a stirring inspiration for prayer, "O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and ...
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The missing word

I've been musing over King David's brilliant enroute-to-Jerusalem worship lyrics, "How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in ...
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What Will God Be Like in 100 Years?

The pace of change today is simply breathtaking. Nothing and no-one is exempt, the only thing  guaranteed for the future ...
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The 9 word sermon you need to hear.

There is a good deal of controversy as to the exactness of Winston Churchill's famous maxim, “Never, never, never give ...
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Do you understand the gospel?

Do you know what the gospel is all about - do you understand it well? I'm not sure if Einstein ...
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God’s Now-Word for the Church in Europe’s chaos

Europe is in the clutches of deep, dark chaos. Open a newspaper and the message that greets you is the ...
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5 reasons you need to make sermon notes

Imagine the folly of a policeman taking a witness statement, and instead of making notes, he nods his head, occasionally ...
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Waiting for the new prophets.

With the exception of the Pensacola revival led by the Turkish Born, American Evangelist Stephen Hill in which over a ...
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We’re the same – but different!

The Church is not a building made up of stone, wood, steel or glass, but a dynamic living organism made ...
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Heal the sick and raise the dead.

In 1995 I visited Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship for two weeks and stood, sat and laid on the carpet, amazed at ...
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Re-engaging the Power of God

"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay." (Mt 10:8) The Stradivarius ...
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What about fleeces?

How do we know what God wants us to do? Do we still have the option to throw down a ...
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Engaging the young prophets.

How do we encourage and engage our young children to be a part of the prophetic community?((Indeed the challenge goes ...
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Full access to God

Having free and unfettered access to the immediate Presence of God is truly awesome in the richest and deepest meaning ...
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Contending for life-transforming repentance.

Luther's  first thesis, written in Latin and translated and nailed to the heavy oak door of the Church in Wittenberg ...
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The emerging gold.

Ephesians 4:11 is finding its way back into our bible. "And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the ...
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All seeing in secret…

Our great source of comfort, and something that we have a tendency to forget quickly is the omnipresence of God ...
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Talking of Tongues…

I'm not sure that we have fully understood the immense value of the God-given ability to speak in other tongues ...
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Build ever so carefully.

This blog will provoke you. These are days of great opportunity, challenge and concern.It is very easy to have a ...
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Keep your eyes on the ball

Keep your eye on the ball! There are many distractions in life and ministry and the focus of our hearts ...
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When you can’t improve the story.

Jesus told an expert in the law of Moses a parable, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, ...
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Making Paul proud

A long time ago, in the days when there were dragons, I was introduced to a Church on the platform ...
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The Resurgence of Awe

My prophetic word for the Church is that I have an overwhelming conviction that we are about to see a ...
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Prophet without honour?

In a previous article we have been unpacking a little of what Jesus was saying in Mark 6:4; “A prophet ...
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Prophets – between a rock and a hard place…

Prophets! When it comes to the subject of prophets in the 21st Century you have to feel a little bit ...
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An audacious plan

It is a long time since the Church encountered an individual with fiery, burning vision like Wesley, Whitfield, Knox and Edwards ...
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Looking for Revival

After nearly 111 years since revival on the shores of Britain, there is an understandable appetite for revival these days ...
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What kind of face do you have?

Have you washed your face recently? Strange question, but behind it lies a serious challenge. I recently got to thinking ...
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Our great satisfaction

One of the maxims in life that you soon come to terms with, but are always anxious about is, 'change ...
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Don’t just make your mark in history…

We're all familiar with the exhortation from Paul the apostle, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one ...
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Walking by faith. No footprints.

I love the narrative that tells the story of Peter walking on water. It's a story loaded with meaning, lessons ...
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Methusaleh – a long life wasted?

Have you ever sat down and worked your way through the years of the first few generations of mankind (Genesis ...
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70 prophecies but no prophets…

We are living under a new, and better covenant than Old Testament days, and the message that flows from the ...
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Character & Gifting – the old chestnut!

It’s time we dispelled a myth. We don’t just want our leaders and churches to be filled with excellent, godly ...
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The Spirit level

Jonathan Edwards, the great reformer, theologian and evangelist said that, "the task of every generation is to discover the direction ...
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The Transfiguration – more questions than answers?

The transfiguration of Jesus on a mountain (probably Hermon) near Caesarea Philippi is interesting, not just because of the dynamics ...
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God’s magnificent Church!

This is a strange day we live in. Many think that we have never had it so bad and have ...
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I never knew you like this.

At some point, as you come to a profound, deep life-changing discovery of the holiness of God, you will inevitably ...
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Character

Character is our commitment to doing the right thing regardless of the personal cost. It's been said that character is ...
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Why we may need to apologise to John the Baptist.

The Bible tells us about some extraordinary acts of faith and obedience exhibited in the lives of ordinary people in ...
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How to respond to a prophetic word

There are few things in life as encouraging as when God speaks to you through the ministry of the prophetic ...
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Timing Issues . . .

You can tell the depth of profound intimacy that a prophet has with Jesus, by taking a look at the ...
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Obedience Matters

Don’t be surprised if you hear prophetic exhortation to obey the Lord with gladness, right in the middle of difficult ...
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Increasing the anointing . . .

I can only think of two people that I have met in the last 34 years who wouldn't say a ...
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That most ferocious loyalty.

It has been said that God moves in seasons, and that like the sea, the outpouring(s) of His Spirit come ...
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Even servants & handmaidens

Life is one big adventure. We all encounter pain, sorrow and sadness as well as joy in our experience of ...
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Your Ministry?

Have you noticed that people have a tendency under pressure to go to extremes? You have probably noticed it with ...
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Hearing God

Prophetic ministry is known for its ability to hear what God is saying, but almost all the prophetic people I ...
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The gift of interpretation.

I found it interesting that when I looked up the subject of interpretation of tongues on the internet, that most ...
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The return of the Vengeance of God

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I ...
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Where are the prophets when you need them?

You might be asking that very question because of the insurmountable difficulty of the situation that faces you, or because ...
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Coaching the prophets

There is a distinct, shared passion that is shared, and highly evident among mature prophets when it comes to prophetic ...
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Prophets in the shadows…

There is a chance that Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian may be wrong when he states that between the time ...
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Elements of the prophetic – fog and mist!

Sometimes God uses prophets to speak into what appears to be for us, a time of fog and mist. In ...
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Nothing to say.

Prophets, artists and musicians all have one thing in common - they need inspiration to work at their best. Anyone ...
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Facing tomorrow

Christians have an unfair advantage in life when it comes to facing the challenges that the future hold. That advantage ...
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Naming Elders!

It is interesting to note that in the account where Moses appoints seventy elders for Israel and brings them before ...
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Restoring the blazing fire of passion for Christ

Prophets sometimes lose their place in the purposes of God. Discouragement can get the best of them, resulting in them ...
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The return of the Sons of Issachar…

When God said that he would shake everything that could be shaken so that our confidence would rest in Christ ...
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Thinking Jacob’s thought…

If there is one thing that the prophetic ministry will bring both to the Church and to the individual, it ...
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The right time.

You can tell the depth of profound intimacy that a prophet has with Jesus, by taking a look at the ...
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Bread is not enough…

Dieticians all over the world assent to the obvious truth that you can't live by bread alone. It seems a ...
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Isaiah 40 – a new prophetic paradigm?

Isaiah's prophecy in chapter 40 is a breath-taking one that deserves our full attention, particularly as we urge those who ...
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The Prophetic Pareto principle?

There is an area of concern at large on the internet that have grave concerns about the accuracy of prophetic ...
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When God’s people don’t listen

The painful question that church leaders may sometimes have to ask is, ‘why don’t people listen to the encouragement that ...
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Your lake is full

Your lake is full, even when your net is empty! In the remarkable account of Jesus’ instructing the disciples to ...
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Mentoring or monitoring prophetic ministry?

I would hazard a guess that 95% of prophetically gifted individuals would would function more confidently if they were given ...
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Putting prophets in their place…

How would you, or other members of your church vote for the role of prophets, if it was a secret ...
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3 hindrances to hearing God

All prophetic ministries know that there are three ways that God speaks, excepting of course, for His audible voice. And ...
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Prophets use the rear view mirror…

In life generally, especially whilst driving, if you focus too much on what is behind you, trouble awaits you. The ...
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Mistaking the shadows of the mountain for men

Judges 9 tells an intriguing story. I will let you venture upon that event at your own discretion, but it ...
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Five things the Church expect from prophets.

As you can imagine, in the context of prophetic ministry there is a bottom line. No man is an island, ...
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Unlocking your true potential.

The public image of the prophetic ministry has been something of a spin-doctor’s delight. A constant flow of signs and ...
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Horizons – obscurity and profile

Do you know how to deal with obscurity as well as profile? Paul Cain warned a prophet once about the ...
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Defining strangeness!

Richard Baxter, one of the great Puritan ministers said that, “there is no divinity in devices”, I would take that ...
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Prophets – you belong in Church

Prophets – you belong in Church! AWOL Prophets are not a good thing! I frequently get emails from people who ...
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