PGMA’S GRANDDAUGHTER’S WISH MAYBE GRANTED: Five-year old Marie Angelique Montenegro Macapagal Arroyo, a favorite presidential granddaughter, may yet see the realization, even if only partially, of her expressed Christmas wish for her grandmother, President Arroyo, to remain President of the Philippines forever.
While the youthful and innocent wish of Marie immediately received a torrent of objections, especially from media and political entities and personalities who have become rabid Arroyo critics, I am of the perception that, as I have already written here before, Mrs. Arroyo may really remain president even after May 2010.
This is, I am convinced, not a simple wishful thinking. When I first wrote that Arroyo does have a chance to be president longer than May 2010, I was basing it on certain Biblical passages that I read before (yes, you read it correctly---Biblical passages).
I cannot explain just what these passages are in this article at this point, but I am positive they all point to Arroyo continuing to lead the Philippines after her supposed term. My thinking is that Arroyo’s being president after May 2010 is written in the stars, as it were, for a very important reason.
GRANDDAUGHTER’S CHRISTMAS WISH A PROPHECY OF THINGS TO COME? Now, that possibility has loomed larger and its probability of becoming a reality much bigger, the desire to the contrary of so many, including the declared May 2010 presidentiables, notwithstanding.
For one, the spectre of martial law being declared just before, or particularly during the May 2010 elections, due to violence, chaos and disorder creeping throughout the four corners of the archipelago because of the elections, is very real. Martial law means no elections.
Then, assuming that the elections will push through, the possibility of a failure of elections as a result of a computer glitz is also very, very real, especially if we consider the publicly-conceded “technical difficulties” being experienced by the Commission on Elections on the computers and the systems to be used in the electoral exercise.
This is the reason why I am viewing Marie Angelique’s Christmas wish as, in reality, some kind of a heavenly divination, a prophecy of things to come, having been uttered and verbalized by a mere five-year old baby who really did not know what she was talking about in the first place.
At this point, I am now willing to take a bet that Mrs. Arroyo will remain as Philippine president after May 2010. Any takers?
GOD ANSWERS THE PRAYERS OF THE RIGHTEOUS: “Anyone with flesh and blood like us who prays to, and honors, God, will be heard and also honoured,” says the final part of the Emma Okorie article entitled “If Ye Ask Anything In My Name”, a copy of which was emailed to me by Pastor Paul Waldmiller of New York, USA on Christmas day 2009. Here is that final part:
“James 5:17-18 say, `Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain; and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.’
“Elijah, flesh and blood like us, prayed and God honoured him. He will also honour you! In the Old Testament as in the new, we are permitted to ask and receive. Do you have faith in prayer? Do you have faith in the word of God?
“Then why do the problems persist? God answers the prayers of the righteous. Jesus has made you righteous. Christ in you is the hope of glory. If you shall ask anything in the name of Jesus, he will do it.
“Son of man, what will thou have God do for you? Don’t be distracted. Be focused, but ask. The Lord Jesus is standing by your side. The king of glory is by your side. What is the burden of your heart?
“The effective fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. Whatsoever you shall ask, believing, you shall receive. You have not received because you have not asked. Your answer is a prayer away. He that asketh, recieveth. God bless you...”
SCOURGING OF JESUS AT THE PILLAR: The “Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar” is the second mystery in the “Sorrowful Mysteries” of the Holy Rosary of the Roman Catholic Christians. Unlike all the other mysteries of the Holy Rosary, however, this second Sorrowful Mystery is the only mystery which is very tersely depicted.
In the Gospels of Matthew (27:26), Mark (15:15), and John (19:1), the scourging of Jesus at the pillar is described in just one sentence: Pilate had Jesus flogged. In the Gospel of Luke, there is even no direct reference to it whatsoever.
This makes one wonder: what then is the importance of the scourging of Jesus, so that it merited to be included as one of the mysteries of the Holy Rosary of the Roman Catholic Christians?
To me, the significance of this event is to show the wickedness which man could descend to, if he has become totally separated from God, unwilling to comply with His commands, laws and decrees.
While man is a dearly loved creation by God, he could become a beastly creation, rejecting even God and His Son the moment he stops believing and hardening his heart against God’s teachings and direction.
This situation is of course to be avoided, for it leads us to nowhere but hell.
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