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Change is coming, but only through God 

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God…” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2, the Holy Bible).

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HAVE FILIPINOS BENEFITTED FROM ELECTIONS? Do you recall this? Can anyone tell me how many electoral proclamations and elections have we already undergone as a Filipino nation? And, can anyone tell me, sincerely and truthfully, whether those who have been elected and proclaimed have made a difference in uplifting the lives of Filipinos?

Has the Philippines really experienced economic growth already? Have poor Filipinos improved their lives?I guess everyone knows the answers to these questions. So, what is the use of elections and proclamations?

It would seem only those who have been elected---by means fair or foul---and proclaimed, and taken office, benefitted from all these political and electoral exercises. But as far as the ordinary Filipino on the street is concerned, it is clear no benefit whatsoever has ever descended on him.

Yes, and I am saying this without fear of contradiction: ever since the Philippines started electing its officials from the start of its becoming a republic, or a supposedly free nation, from the Spanish era up to the present time, from every nook and cranny of the archipelago, a great number of Filipino electorate have remained poor, destitute, and lacking in even the most basic necessities in life. So, I ask again, what is the use of elections and proclamations?

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FILIPINO VOTERS ARE THE ONES TO BLAME? Many will say, this is the fault of no one else but the voters themselves. They allow themselves to be bought, to be manipulated, to be cheated. They do not vote the really deserving, they do not concern themselves with the abuses and the crimes of those who have been voted before, so they have no reason to complain. If the system is loaded against them, it is because they have allowed the system to be loaded against them.

Well, this is one way of seeing things. On the other hand, it is also said that this is the fault of our greedy and insatiable politicians and political leaders. They have no concern for the welfare of their constituents.

Their only desire is to be elected, so they could use the power of their office to further enhance their personal, family, and business interests. So they buy votes, they cheat, and they manipulate.

The question is, where are all of these things headed for? Will the poor continue to allow themselves to remain the object of manipulation and electoral cheating and fraud? Will the rich and the powerful remain greedy and hungry for power and the perks and privileges that go with a government position?

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CHANGE IS COMING, BUT ONLY THROUGH GOD: It would seem that the answer to these questions are quite obvious. As things stand, the poor will continue to be abused and used merely as pawns by the rich and the powerful, while the rich will remain insatiable in their greed. Nothing is going to change, considering the tendency of many destitute Filipinos to simply accept the fate that has befallen them.

But then this should not be for long. No matter how inconsequential this may appear to many, there are now well-defined groups in this country who believe that change will not come from the politicians, the rich and the mighty, and certainly not from the poor, but rather, will come from God, in His great mercy and love for those who believe Him and have faith in Him.

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PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way): a Bible Exposition and prayer session online, could now be heard 24/7 (24 hours a day), in the Philippines and the world at  www.facebook.com/angtangingdaan.  Phone: 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0977 805 9058. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.  (By Atty. Batas Mauricio)-30-




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