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By Augusto A. Kho
June 17, 2018 (Sunday); 9:00 a.m.
Revised: June 19, 2018 (Tuesday); 12:45pm
Enemy from within?
It is first entitled as “Enemy from within.” It was inspired of what my wife, Nelids shared me that morning of June 15, 2018 morning at 8:45am concerning the past night prayer meeting they had when Auntie Eling heard from the Lord and shown her something in a vision.
While in a prayer group with other church mates, the Lord spoke to Auntie Eling saying,. “Have you seen that?” Then she saw a huge body of water, a vast sea and the Lord have spoken again saying, “Just like in the time of Noah when I judged them for their iniquity I will do the same thing to the Philippines.”
Her vision matches with what Ptr. Zaldy shared to me last Tuesday late afternoon that God will send “huge and deep water matches with strong wind to the Philippines,” for the approval of BBL last May 30 and 31, 2018.
Water speaks of God’s Presence or His glory; life; His sustaining power and the Spirit of God. It also speaks of people, tongues, nations and others. Water can be taken as literal or figurative. It is also a form of judgment which is still the presence and character of God just like Noah’s Flood. (Gen. 1:2; 6:17; 7:6; Psalm 29:3; Ezek. 43:2; Isaiah 11:9; Hab. 2:14; Rev. 1:15; 7:17; 14:2; 19:6; 22:1).
The 9.1 earthquake that hits Sendai, Japan on Friday 11 March 2011 was first revealed to a prophet Neville Johnson from New Zealand one year ahead before it came.
One early morning at 4am, October 8, 2009, the Lord said to me, “waters” . He led me in Genesis 1:2b that says, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
Waters in Hebrew “mayim,” meaning “water (lilt/fig); urine, semen; piss, wasting, flood, violence, danger, spring, water of the feet.”
From there, I began texting to over 300 brethren including pastors and warned them of the coming flood. By 9am of the same day when the flood ravished many towns and as what I “spoken” the water came to us at 5pm on the same day. And the rest is history that flooded nearly 39 towns of all 45 towns and 3 cities of the whole province of Pangasinan.
The newly built SM-Rosales City lost millions while we lost nearly a million pesos of flood damages. The “waters” that flooded Pangasinan in her worst recorded history was first revealed to me before it hits our province.
SOGIE & BBL
SOGI Bill and BBL, are they threat to Philippines’s sovereignty?
It has been four (4) years ago that I envisioned that both BBL or Bagsamoro Basic Law and Anti-SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Bill are both destructive bills that will destroy the nation Philippines from within. I was one among the Resource Speaker of Anti-SOGIE Bill on August 9, 2014 when I warned the honourable speakers of its ill-effects. I was one those who grossly attacked the BBL Bill at UP Diliman QC on November 30, 2014 in the presence of President Peace Process Adviser Miriam Colonel-Ferrer together with chair of Local Government Code then Senator Bong Bong Marcos with three other diplomats, two of them from foreign embassies from United Kingdom (UK) and Indonesia. I warned them that they the Government is now “legislating a religious, separate state and worst, a religious, terroristic state within a state.” I warned them (the government) is legalizing “terrorism” in the country. The over 3,500 crowd inside UP mostly Muslims heads and datus, scholars, academe, professionals, lawyers, and government agencies like DoJ, DND, DILG, PNP, etc have gone frozenly silent giving me an eerie feeling that I could be bodily attacked and harmed anytime when I said that daring statement (yet with my strong defense to the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines).
From that time on, I did not gone amiss warning the Christian or Evangelical Bishops in Metro Manila of the impending danger that this nation is facing at, including pastors from Pangasinan but my warning is like a “voice in the wilderness” in the time of John the Baptist. Churches remained passive, apathetic, indifferent.
My sort of “Privilege Speeches” both to the Lower and Higher Congress was farther intensified when I submitted my Position Paper in both chambers. Senator Bong Bong Marcos legal adviser even said, “Sir, you the first person who ever give your position paper against BBL” which I believe very historical. I have 3 valid reasons why I done it officially:
First, that those dubious bills may be countered attacked formally in violation of the Constitution for the lawmakers to reconsider junking the bill/s;
Second, that the Church of Jesus Christ may find her role in the hall of power in the area of godly legislation vs. wicked decrees;
Third, the last but not the least, it is in fact foremost; that my Position Paper is an official decree which I am formally submitting between heaven and earth that anyone who will legislate a wicked law will be taken against him, his family and his (government) agency. It is like a Declaration of Infamy against God ( Matthew 11:12; 16:18-19).
Obviously the title, “enemy from within” are lawmakers who are crafting and approving anti-Christ laws to persecute Him and His Church which is also in preparation of the coming of end times. The enemy from within is far more dangerous that when you are attacked externally by foreign invaders like China. Enemy from within is like Judas who betrayed his own Master Christ. And we call it a treason or taksil crime of a highest order punishable by death under our Philippine laws.
Are the lawmakers now play Judases through these suspicious bills and its long term result is to betray the Church to be handed over to the Devil; an enemy from within?
Is the Lord Christ does know there is an enemy from within the sphere of his disciples?
“And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.” Leviticus 26:25,
Today’s Father’s Day
Which one is more scary, an enemy from within (inside) or enemy from the without (outside)? This is much pretty bad preaching for today’s Father’s Day.
We often see father as protective, preserver, loving, provider but we could hardly find him in his most scary looks when he is angry, in his fiercest anger.
I just texted this message today, “Too many men but few are fathers” (Matthew 6:9). Do we look at father’s machismo or from his character? Or we measure fathering in terms of responsibility, accountability, good character and other intrinsic values more than his physical attributes and mental acumen?
Father in heaven
Fathering is a lifetime, fulltime job. It can never be a part time. I thought when my child grows up and becomes mature, that will stop me from parenting. It is harder to be a father of grown up children when they have a legal free choice of themselves. You can hardly bridle them. But would that stop you and me from parenting?
How are we going a treat a father?
Matthew 6:9 says, “Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”
There are 3 key words – father, hallowed and name.
Father is derived from the Greek word “pater” meaning “a parent.” And what is a parent?
Webster defines parent “as a person who is father or mother (or who has a child). One that begets or bring forth offspring or cares for another.” In Latin “parere,” 15th century it means “ to give birth.” Applying Natural Science or what we call “inherent rights” to live and exist in the context of today’s Humanism in the form of “Human Rights” the legislative body that seeks “same-sex marriage” violates this right from the onset (beginning).
A parent who gives birth to a son or daughter is familiar with pain that is associated in travailing her firstborn . Parenting isn’t a bed of roses but a bed of sacrifices. Parenting is when you think of your young better than yourself. That is how caring a parent or a father is. He who ceases to care ceases to be a parent.
Because a parent is not self-serving, he must be venerated or hollowed as a person, as a father as Paul strongly pointed out.. Parenting is a consecrated, divine call. How we treat the father insinuates our person on how we honour our elderly or growing father. To insult or demean his person as a father is to tarnish his honour, dignity, character and his authority and his name as originator, pioneer, forefather or prototype. To attack, rebel or disown your own father as your birthright is a self-destruct.
Lev. 26:2, “I am the Lord” denotes of God’s office more than a relationship. Lord means “the existing one” or Jehovah, the national name of God as self existent and eternal.” From the root word “hayah” i.e. to come into being; come to pass, to be.”
In other words, the Lord is He depending on the way you perceive Him. He has the capacity to evolve, transform, mutate in a manner in a kind of person or character that you wants Him to be.
Hebrews 11:6b, says, “for he that cometh to God must believe that He is.” If you find God the Father as stingy so is He; or if you find Him generous and kind, so is He. Sometimes the heavenly Father is the way we believe Him to be. It is a sort of perception that measures our faith.
Father is 1st mentioned in Genesis 11:29 from Hebrew “ab” which means ‘father of an individual; of God as father of his people; head or founder of a household, group, family or clan; ancestor, grandfather, forefather; originator; producer, generator; term of respect or hour; ruler or chief (Thayer).” James Strong Bible Dictionary defines “ father” be either literal or figurative. Strong call father as “patrimony”.
Father in 1987 Preamble
The word “father” can be found in the 1987 Preamble Phil. Constitution:
“We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution.”
Father according to Webster means “a male parent.” In other words, it has a gender (genitalia which is inherent, natural right). Father in full definition is “a man has begotten a child; the forefather; the one who originates and institutes; the source; or prototype.”
So when you attack your own country as fatherland, then you are attacking yourself or natural identity. That is when NATIONALISM and PATRIOTISM comes in.
The word “father” is derived from Latin and Greek words, “pater” meaning “father” in the 12th century. It means “pa, papa, dad, daddy; pater; pop; sire.”
In Greek “pater” in Ephesians 6:1, “Honour thy father” means “generator or male ancestor; founder; progenitor; ancestors; forefathers.”
While we have a literal father in bodily form that gives us a legal personality because our full name is being registered legally in the Civil Registry using our father’s name as our origin that speaks who we are.
That is the reason I have long decided to own a church property. Church ownership of lot, buildings, vehicles, etc. speaks of legality. Legalities require formal recording that officially exposes you to public as legitimate personality or citizen. Even Joseph, Mary and Christ have gone this process which is a governmental order called as “rule of law” (Luke 2:1-5). Finally we bought our own church property on 2001 and started paying property tax that gives us a legal personality. Even Christ paid his tax (tribute) in order not to offend the Roman Government (Matt. 17:27).
In the same way, the nation of the Philippines once we registered ourselves in the Civil Registry and apply a passport at DFA gives us a sense of identity as Filipino citizens. The Philippines is our national origin (ancestry). That makes this nation Philippines our father.
Philippines, the fatherland
Philippines therefore is our patrimony (pater, father, dad) or inheritance as a Filipinos as a nation. Philippines is ours, its birthright that comprises over 1,100 islands from the tip of Mindanao up to the top in Batanes. And you do not sell your birthright (identity). Your birthright is “who you are.”
This nation is not only our territorial integrity but it is who we are as a people with various beliefs, customs and traditions, culture, or tongue. Philippines is our forefather, our fatherland. So once this nation is shaken, destroyed and gone, you and me as persons will lose our identity and integrity. And that how important a father is. That is how important as nation is as a father – source of your identity. That is why it says in 1987 Preamble:
“We, the sovereign Filipino people.”
Sovereignty is having independent authority and the right to govern itself (Webster).
Filipinos, like any other nation is territorial specie. You need a home or a country in order to survive. No specie without a natural habitat. Any specie must have a home or national territory to self-exist. We therefore need the Philippines our permanent abode just like a father provides his young a home.
Article I, Section 1, Philippine Constitution, “ The national territory comprises the Philippine archipelago, with all the islands and waters embraced therein, and all other territories over which the Philippines has sovereignty or jurisdiction, consisting of its terrestrial, fluvial and aerial domains, including its territorial sea, the seabed, the subsoil…”
Sovereign speaks of capacity to rule or self-rule. We do not depend from colonial or foreign power to govern ourselves. We have our own resources like manpower, infrastructure, energy and minerals, literacy, natural resources that provides raw materials which are being sustained by our mother nature, to name a few for our self-sufficiency to exist and to live. To a church we call it independent church autonomy (self-government). We have our own Rule of Law or 1987 Philippine Constitution to define who we are. The Rule of Law makes the Philippines a republican nation meaning “we are not ruled by men or politicians” but we are “ruled by law.” To attack our democracy (govern by the people) by the virtue of our Rule of Law is to destroy us as a nation.
Art. II, Sec.1 “The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.”
Territorial integrity or sovereignty has been under siege for a time immemorial. Take the case of Israel and Palestine that up to now is being hardly fought for between two camps – the Jews and the Philistines. Or claimants of the so-called Spratlys in the likes of China, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, and so forth. That is how important fatherland or sovereignty is. Your fatherland is worth fighting for. The moment you lost your father or patrimony, you lost our self-existence as a people group. Thus you become foreigner, illegal settler like the Jews which was once “diaspora” (scattered) known as “people without a nation.”
Membership in the United Nations (UN) simply speaks of one’s self-existence as a nation.
A Christian with God’s Kingdom mind-set truly believe in the Scriptures and he is willing to fight even to die for his independence and identity.
“ …until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force,” – Matthew 11:12. There is no coward in heaven. There is no indolent or lazy up there.
Territorial in Biblical Context
Acts 17:26, “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.”
Even the demons have a home. Christ rebuked and casted out the so-called “Legion” who made a man their territorial abode (Mark 5:9). Habitation therefore is necessary be it permanent or temporary.
The word “habitation” in Greek “kaitokia means “abode; residence” while “bounds” in Greek “horothesia “ means a boundary line”. That speaks of territorial boundary in Article 1, concerning “The national territory”. A territory is a legal issue. That is worth fighting for or even dying for. Dr. Jose Rizal died for that cause. Territorial claim is non-negotiable.
Jesus Christ came to Jerusalem to save His people but He was deserted by His own and handed him over to Gentile nation, the Romans to be crucified (John 1:11). While today, China is encroaching left and right to our so-called national boundaries – airspace, land, fluvial or waters; people and government, technology, among others.
Father at high risk
Our natural parent or father is at high risk at this very moment. Even the so-called patrimony, our fatherland is in great danger as well.
Take the case of this conversation (which I recorded through handwritten form) between a chair (one who chairs at the committee hearing in congress) and DSWD who in charge officially in the processing of the adoption of children:
CHAIR : DWSD have you already submitted your Position Paper?
DSWD : Not yet, your honour because we are very confused on the legality of adoption.
CHAIR : What is confusing there?
DSWD : According to the Family Code of the Philippines, an adopted child will be named after the name of the father. In the case of same-sex marriage between two female, who is the father?
CHAIR : Do not use the word “marriage”. This is not marriage otherwise we will complicate the matter.
DOJ : (The Legal Department of Department of Justice butted in): In order for your agency not to be confused, use the Family Code of the Philippines….
Congresswoman : (This lawmaker butted in also). It is very simple. In order for your agency not be confused, just ask these two same female couple who is the father?
I was right there and then as a part of the Committee but my presence there is only to strike out any provision of the bill that may be deemed unconstitutional. Between those conversations, I felt I was on the edge of my sanity to complete insanity. I held my peace because something there is a season for silence. Because explaining sometimes is unnecessary then when the listeners could not listen nor understand because God has blinded their minds and the prince of this world hath blinded their eyes (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Technically, legally and constitutionally speaking, these same-sex female couple can be disbarred for the legal adoption of a child because of the following reasons:
According to the Family Code of the Philippines, a “family” means a “biological father, mother and a child.”
A father must possess a male-genital to be officially and legally addressed as a father. A father from the Greek word “pater” i.e. “parent” is a proto-type (model) of offspring. No one from these two female couple is father in its technical context. Technically, a parent, father or mother “must begets” or “bring forth children” as they serve as an ” originator or producer.”
Legal adoption is impossible using the Natural Law (Nature) because it violates the Science of Genetics as well the Moral and Constitutional Law and Spiritual Law (of God).
The aforementioned bill is simply ANTI-FATHER BILL, an ANTI-FAMILY which is a form of ANTI-CHRIST LEGISLATION.
When such a disputable and debatable bill is on the floor for deliberations, this piece of legislation is violation of the highest order (against God, Nature, Man and Law). This bill is the greatest assault being made against heavens that even Sodom and Gomorrah dared NOT to pass such a bill yet the city was utterly destroyed by brimstone.
Giving up your rights (patrimony) – be natural or constitutional rights leads to destruction in hell. When moral standard is wan in the legal law it ceases to be a law. Atty. Rodelio Dascil, “Introduction of Law” says that “law must have a moral substance.”
This particular bill l is a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY as a FILIPINO. Because this legislation will pervert the natural Science of Natural Reproduction. This bill is to make man instinct and destroy the legitimacy of fathering.
Many Christian Bishops from the mainstream of Evangelical strong support Federalism and BBL. They are saying “Give peace a chance” when to be honest there is no peace unless the Prince of Peace will come. “Peace Process” whatever terminologies being used is merely coated with false promises (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Only the Father and Christ is the God of Peace (1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thess. 1:2). However, we can achieve “peace” on temporary basis.
Federalism is the only form of governance that will fit in to the unconstitutional BBL. Federalism is composed of many states like in Malaysia. Each state has it own prince or king. Simple and true, splitting a nation is a CURSE. Jesus said, “A divided kingdom cannot stand” (Matthews 12:25). That is the simple logic there. God allowed a divided kingdom in the Old Testament as a sign of curse to “special and chosen people of God”. This nation of God was divided into Kingdom of Israel and Kingdom of Judah in 10th BCE. Federalism, is it a form of “divided Philippines” as well? Or will this nation end up “ multi-divided Philippines?
Real or Imaginary
Look, probe, study and investigate whether the enemy from within is real or imaginary?
Is our enemy is right inside the church now? Is it our enemy is right there in the hall of congress? Is our enemy is right there in the corridors of powers disguised as our father-protector? Is the enemy is inside of us and blinded also by the prince of this world?
Who is the enemy from within? Socrates said ‘unexamined life is not worth living.’
Why God asked Moses to separate Israel from the Canaanites? Would that be a mere moral issue in terms of intermarriage? Or more than that like legal rights to one’s inheritance? Why Joshua was commanded by the Lord to put borders on the Promise Land? What is the demographic importance? To assure national security?
How important airspace today compared during the time of Moses when there is no yet aircraft then that hovers above to assault one’s sovereign rights of the ancient Jews? How important air space now when ballistic missiles are not ground-assaulting devices but air related?
Very few Christians know this. How important media is? Don’t you know that the Lord used “MEDIA” to personally communicate with men? How?
Genesis 1:3 said, “And God said.”
The word “said” in Hebrew “amar” means “to utter, to command (like executive department or Malacanan declaration)l declare (as law or legislation of bills); to say; to publish (like media – audio, visual, print, FB, twitter, etc)..”
The “Voice of the Lord” is a form of media (Psalm 29:4) or the preaching of the Gospel as well as the natural science. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork,” (Psalm 19:1). Romans 1:20 says, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
The Nature is a form of divine media as well as the decrees, orders, legislations made by the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary.
The words of our mouth is a form of media that will either acquit us to heaven or condemn us to hell that came from the very mouth of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 12:37.
We need doers not talkers. When a man says, he does. Faith without works is dead (James 2:17) You can only teach when you do what you preach. Empty talks are nothing. False promises are meant only to please men to get a popular support.
Do not underestimate the power of the words – it kills. Or it gives life. Anyone who cannot bridle his mouth is a fool because he talks with his man rather than talking from his brain.
You cannot defend the people whom you have sworn to protect when you defend the people’s enemy. Defense is a passive tool from war. That is why we call defense not offense. But when our national defense as government agency do not have a hint of a stranger fighter jet’s presence that intrudes our territorial space, then God have mercy on us!
Parang Sine! It that what our government is? Full of surprises. Sometimes horror. Minsan naman comedy. If not tragedy. Something I cannot fathom the minds of those in seat in governmental power kung saan nanggaling ang power nila. Tama na siguro ang sabi nang isa, “Common sense is not common anymore.”
I find our nation sometimes having a tragic end. Parang movie, very sad.
When priests or men of God like the Levites, the only official representative of God to mediate between the Lord and men yet murdered – what do you think? A good omen or bad omen? Yet as Sotto said, “Baka nag kataon lang.” He he he. He is the Senate Head by the way.
The police enforcers, the legislators, the executors or those in judiciary, they must remember this and meditate it from the hearts that ---
Article II, Section 1. “The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.” Section 3. Civilian authority is, at all times, supreme over the military. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is the protector of the people and the State. Its goal is to secure the sovereignty of the State and the integrity of the national territory.”
The power belongs to the people, not to the appointed officials nor politicians whose power merely comes from the electorates. The problem with our electorates? One congressman told me, “Pera pera lang yan mga botante!”
Many Filipino electorates are like Esau, branded as God as “fornicator” or “pornos”, a prostitute. Very often, Filipinos sells their birthrights as prostitutes selling their votes to the highest bidder.
There a quote – “See no evil, hear no evil.” Are you familiar with that?
In one of my discourse against a questionable bill, I suddenly blurted out from my mouth, and not from my brain these words to the lawmakers in the gallery – “That bill is an insult to my below average I.Q.”
Only MR (mentally retarded) persons have below average I.Q. namely : moron, imbecile, or idiot. If you watched the Filipino movie, “Moron 5” it speaks of MR who have the highest I.Q. yet still mentally retarded ones.
The lawmakers did not reach to what I said. I presumed they didn’t understand me.
Is it the President’s statement is a sign of conceding our territorial rights that poses threat to national security which is an impeachable offense? To give up our resources to foreign power as part of patrimony of the nation is an impeachable offense
We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution.
Things that are from the past
An estate inheritance from one’s father or ancestor
Anything derived from one’s father or ancestor; heritage
An estate or endowment belonging by ancient right to a church
“They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony. ” - Deuteronomy 18:8.
Patrimony means “father; forefather; chief; principal.” Taken from Hebrew word “ab” (awb).
Philippines is our patrimony, our father, our one and only fatherland. If we lose this, our right to existence ceases.
Our father, our homeland
Our father, our homeland is our protector (aside from God). God ordained us a Filipinos for a purpose and He sets the limits of our territories (Acts 17:26). Our Government must possess a fathering spirit that will shield us from any form of danger at all cost and even to the foreign powers like China. To deny our rights of protection is a treason because “The prime duty of the Government is to serve and protect the people,” says in Article II, Sec. 4, Philippine Constitution.
“Little foxes that spoils the vine,” – Song of Solomon 2:15
Enemy from within
I am a Filipino from the heart who happens to be Chinese in physical features with Chinese names. Only my lola-sa-tuhod who bears the Filipino surname,“de Guzman” who hailed from Tarlac and Pampanga.
I don’t like to be missionary. I don’t like to be a pastor. I just wanted to finance the work of the Lord and do the Helps Ministry. Deep within me, there is any enemy. The enemy is my non-complaince to God.
In one of my emo-moments with the Lord in a high mountain overlooking the mountains of Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Cambodia and Thailand), I posed this question to the Lord:
“Why did you allow me to be born in the Philippines when I am very much Chinese?”
The LORD replied:
“You are a Chinese missionary to the Filipinos.”
I wonder that many Filipinos are apathetic to defend this country.
In her Privilege Speech at the Senate she said this:
“Ours is a sick nation gravely affected with interlocking diseases of poverty, passivity, graft and corruption, exploitative patronage, factionalism, political instability; love for intrigue, lack of patriotism and desire for instant self-gratification. A cancerous growth is affecting the vital organs of society to the extent that we seem to be in the state of paralysis: the patient is not responding to the problem confronting it. The times call for an analysis of social cancer. We are both the doctor and the patient. As Jesus Christ said in quoting a proverb: ‘Physician, heal yourself.’…..
… the times demand self-knowledge and self-examination…Socrates said that the ‘unexamined life is not worth living.’ … let us accept the enemy is not outside of us; the enemy is also very much within us….”
Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, “The Urgent Need for a Moral Recovery Program,” Senate Resolution No. 10, adopted by the Senate under Senate President Jovito R. Salonga, on September 18, 1987;
“Filipino Values and National Development,” Readings on the Moral Recovery Program, Kabisig People’s Movement, J. P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila
Shahani is like prophesying. What she said in 1987 is now becoming real and true. Is the cancerous growth finally reached the main vital organs of our nation now – The Executive, Legislative and the Judiciary?
Shall the enemy from within remains? Or God will deliver us?
Presuming Charter Change will prosper, shall they change, water down or delete the good and godly provisions of 1987 Constitution like the “Preamble” or to strike out the words “Almighty God “ in our government? Deletions or watering down the original form of the 1987 Constitution, would legislators tend to disengage Almighty God in our government? Are legislators possesses legal minds and a clear conscience in the revision of our patrimony – the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines? Or is there an enemy from within to destroy the foundation of our nation, our father and homeland?
In the 1987 Constitution, the word “ordain” is used to put a closing remark in the crafting of the Preamble.
The word Ordain (Latin: ordinare), 14th century, i.e.to invest officials (as by the laying of the hands) with ministerial or a priestly authority; to establish or order by appointment, decree of law.
The word “ordain” in the Old Testament time means “an appointment” (Numbers 28:6; 1 Kings 12:32); or a “priestly office” (2 Chr. 11:15) or “to stand up” as distinct nation (Esther 9:27).
In the New Testament time, Jesus “ordained” His disciples (Mark 3:14) which means “to avenge” like Nemesis which is taken in the Greek word “poieo.” Or “to establish firmly” from the Greek “tithemi” (John 15:15) which requires permanence. Ordain is like prophesy in the Greek word “ginomai” which means “to come to pass (of events)” in Acts 1:22. The word “ordain” is “to put things in order” which is derived from the Greek word “tasso” (Romans 13:1).
Since the 1987 Preamble of the Philippine Constitution used the word “ordain,” I declare therefore that whoever touches this legal document to tarnish the name of Almighty God will be declared by God “an enemy from within” whose judgment awaits very, very shortly to separate the dead from the living, and I say this in the mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose name is above all Names.
Demography is relating to the dynamic balance of a population especially with regard to density and capacity for expansion or decline.
Wells, water and the Holy Spirit
Wells as source of drinking water, not only the seas or oceans comprises our inheritance or patrimony.
The wells that Abraham explored or dug is a part of land’s inheritance (Gen. 26:15) which was inherited by Isaac (Gen. 26:18).
The wells became “Jacob’s well” (Gen. 29:10) which was mentioned by Christ in John 4:6 meaning a “fountain; spring” according to Thayer. Strong define it as “fount i.e. the source of supply of water, blood or enjoyment not necessarily the original spring; fountain; well.” From the root word, “pegnumi” meaning “to fasten together” or “to fix.” Take note that Jesus as a source of life-giving water.
John 4:14, “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
John 4:23-24, “ But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the
Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and
they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
You find the Spirit of God even in the form of judgment from the very beginning (Genesis 1:2). In water baptism, the Spirit of God is there (Matthew 3:16).
Acts 1:4, 8 speaks of the birth of the Church where Water Baptism and Spirit Baptism are both mentioned. “
Father & Separation
There might be many gods but we have “ only One Father and only one Lord Jesus Christ, “(1 Cor. 8:5-6 ). God in Hebrews. 12:7 is a “chastening father.” Heb. 12:9, “Father of spirits” “Spirits” Greek “pneuma,” the third person of teh triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son. True sons of God bears the name of the Father. Rev. 14:1`, “having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.”
Fathering requires His sons and daughter to separate sins from righteousness (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
Separation and Borderline
Separation is a requirement. 2 Cor. 6:17 “Separate” Greek “aphorizo” to mark off from others by boundaries; to limit; to separate; divide; to set off by boundary. In the context of patrimony of the nation, you must exercise limitation of borders to avoid conflict.
Remember that God divides the land from the waters, the day from the night, light from darkness (Genesis 1:9, 14, 16). In God, there is always distinction. That is separation. That is the border lines that speaks of territorial integrity or patrimony.