So, how did Sen. Roxas lose?
“BINAY, WITH HIS GODLY NAME, COULD NOT HAVE LOST”: Congratulations are now in order for Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay, who may have already been proclaimed as the country’s new vice president as you are reading this, on Wednesday, June 8, 2010.
There is no more doubt that he won, considering his lead of over 600,000 votes over his closest rival, and considering that only about 370,000 votes have not been officially canvassed as of Tuesday night.
Many actually prayed for his victory, and for many reasons. But for a Born Again Christian named Jun Kintanar, a member of the One Vote Movement, he prayed for Binay for a very peculiar reason, which he sent me by text message.
Here is that text message: “The main reason Binay won is God Himself made sure he wins. Binay’s first name is JEsus, JOseph, MARy (Jejomar). If he lost, Christianity will no longer be respected and Jesus will not allow it. Faith to understand this...”
SEN. MAR ROXAS: TIME FOR SELF-EXAMINATION: So how did Sen. Manuel Roxas II lose, when, all along he was the man to beat, and he enjoyed a wide lead over his vice presidential rivals at the start of the campaign for the 2010 elections?
Many also prayed for his victory, and for many reasons, too, but then the Biblical injunction is that, only the prayer of the righteous man is powerful and effective. Let us hear it from James 5:16 of the Holy Bible: “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
Perhaps, Roxas should now re-examine what he and his coterie of advisers and planners have done in his quest for the presidency and the vice presidency, and see if, in his desire to become president or vice president, he, or the people around him, did things that were not acceptable to God, and then, in all humility, make amends and atonement.
No matter what his advisers will tell him now, it is undeniable that God’s hand was in this election, and that there is no denying that there is a message from God in his defeat, the first-ever in his career as a politician, a stunning defeat indeed for a Philippine political Goliath in the hands of a political David.
RP’S NEW LEADERS MUST UPHOLD GOD FIRST AND FOREMOST ALL THE TIME: And now that the Philippines will be entering a new period in its history where its new leaders are facing grave and insurmountable problems, it would be wise for President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jojo Binay to be always conscious about God in discharging their awesome duties and responsibilities.
They must try to make God a partner, as it were, in their governance, using His Word, commands, laws and decrees in every act, statement or decision they will have to make.
Paying mere lip service to God and His commands and decrees would not be enough. Indeed, God in His great power and omniscience can see through anyone’s heart or soul, and can immediately know whether there is complete trust and confidence in Him.
Aquino and Binay must always remember Proverbs 3:5-6 of the Holy Bible which says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”
There will be times when even their best decisions and the best of their intentions would not be enough to solve the country’s ills and problems, for, as human beings even presidents and vice presidents will have limitations, but if they upheld God right from the start in arriving at their decisions and in their intentions, He will be there to make sure everything is alright.
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