EARTHQUAKES AND FAMINES, SIGNS OF THE END TIMES: Signs of the end times, as Jesus foretold them in Matthew 24:4-8: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming `I am the Christ’, and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars...Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places...”
Are these signs happening now? And, are we doing anything to prepare for the end of times which Jesus said will definitely come?
JHULARAB H. SAMPANG, BASILAN CONGRESSIONAL BET: For Ustad Jhularab H. Sampang, a lawyer who is also a candidate for congressman for the lone district of Basilan, his various positions as of now will help him bring development and prosperity to a province which counts itself among the poorest of the poor in the Philippines.
When interviewed at the program “Batas Media Reports” Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at BATAS INTERNET TV and BATAS INTERNET RADIO (www.batasradio.com), Jhul (as he prefers to be called) told me that because he is right now the regional chairman of the Muslim Congress of the Philippines, and chairman on political and religious affairs of KRK International, he has the contacts that will matter in improving Basilan.
What he intends to do, Jhul said, is to invite businessmen, whether foreigners or Filipinos, to invest in Basilan, put up companies in the province and therefore generate employment and satisfactory livelihood for its citizens and residents.
He said he will also mobilize his contacts, brought to him by his present positions and by his being a partner in the Millora, Zagado and Sampang Law Office, to establish lasting peace in the area which will conduce to more economic activity and more livelihood programs for Basilan.
FREE COLLEGE FOR BASILAN YOUTH: Jhul subscribes to the idea earlier broached by his cousin, Count Habib Adz Nikabulin of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo/Sabah, in the same interview at BATAS INTERNET TV and BATAS INTERNET RADIO (www.batasradio.com) on Wednesday, that free college education must be given to the youth of Basilan.
Jhul is also preacher of the Muslim faith (his title, “ustad”, means a learned teacher of the Koran), and so he knows the importance of educating the young, especially the Muslim youth, to open their minds and hearts to more opportunities and differing perspectives and points of view.
He also believes, as Bangon Pilipinas Party senatorial candidate Count Habib does, that in this election, there is a need to elect morally-upright and righteous leaders, especially those who fear and love God in their hearts, regardless of their faith or religious groups where they belong.
This is the reason why, despite his being a preacher, Jhul is running for a political office as congressman of Basilan, offering an agenda of hope for greater peace and development for a people and a province that had long been in the clutches of debilitating poverty as a result of neglect and continuing violence.
SENATORIABLES FROM “ANG KAPATIRAN PARTY” GUESTS AT BATAS INTERNET TV-RADIO: On February 1 and 2, 2010, “Ang Kapatiran Party” senatorial candidates Manny Valdehueza and Reggie Tamayo will be our special guests in our program “Batas Media Reports” at BATAS INTERNET TV and BATAS INTERNET RADIO (www.batasradio.com).
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VISIT OF MARY TO ELIZABETH CONFIRMS BLESSINGS TO MARY: “Visitation” is what Roman Catholic Christians call the second mystery in the Mysteries of Joy (or Joyful Mysteries) of the Holy Rosary, and it is an account of Mary, the Virgin Mother of Jesus, visiting her ageing but pregnant cousin Elizabeth, wife of Zechariah, just after Mary had an encounter with Gabriel, the Angel of God.
The account of the “Visitation” is narrated in Luke 1:39 to 45 of the Bible, and there we will see that upon Mary’s arrival at the house of Elizabeth and Zechariah, the baby which was in the womb of Elizabeth leaped inside her, with the Holy Spirit coming down upon mother and baby.
In a loud voice, Elizabeth exclaimed to Mary: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear”, confirming Mary’s status as someone blessed by God, as well as the holy status of her child.
Significantly, these words of Elizabeth are now enshrined in the Holy Rosary where the faithful intone: “Hail Mary, full of grace, blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.”
What is more, the greeting in that prayer, “hail Mary, full of grace”, is the very same greeting that Mary got from Gabriel, the Angel of God, when it was announced to her that she will be with a child who will be called Jesus (Luke 1:28).
Elizabeth then confirmed the blessings that would come to anyone who believes in God, when she said to Mary: “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished…”