Sunday, October 18, 2009


For the past decade, the Leaders in the Philippine government have been devoted to corrupting and overloading our society with social ills of every description; poverty, the energy crisis, our nation’s economy, insurgency, terrorism, and issues of graft and corruption. There just seems to be no shortage of hopeless situations around that every Filipinos are increasingly losing hope. In light of so many things going wrong in our nation, hopelessness has struck deep into the core of both young and old, and the world looks dark and bleak for all of us.

As a nation we have been asleep for years. Our Leaders are lulled by affluence and self-indulgent apathy, our collective awareness has grown dim. This has created an opening for every possible serious danger that could ultimately cause the breakdown of our civil society. This is the truth and what we do, or don't do, will determine the consequences, for better or worse. It is time to decide.

Our Leaders are still troubled, still craving for everything more, still striving to hold on to power and to be all powerful like God. This is where the problem lies in every human being. When one has the power over his fellow men and nobody opposes him anymore, he tends to forget the nature of his being—the mortality of man. He saw himself as a hero, a savior, perhaps even something like a god He isn’t God and never will be. It is when one tries to be God that he ends up most like Satan, who desired the same thing. To the rest of the people, it seemed like an apocalyptic effort to take down a sort of Lucifer-type figure - a madman who believed himself superior to everyone and everything.

Our Leaders must accept the reality that everything in this world has its ending, and that all dictators, liars, and skulduggery had met the same fate. The sooner our leaders realize this, the better as they would not wait for that time when they will be judged by history and their countrymen.

The makers of history forget that the wheels of history grind slowly, but surely grind small. The final destination of every ruler is the grave, irrespective of his or her expectations. Out of all these facts of history there has emerged a saying that pride goeth before fall. It happened in the case of Hitler, it happened in the case of Musolini, it has happened and it will continue to happen in the case of every ruler turned dictator. The main difference between a ruler and a dictator is that a ruler is benevolent, he rules according to laws framed by the nation, while the dictator is free of all restrictions, his word is law.

Our errant Leaders don't want to admit that they're creatures and not in charge. It is the oldest temptation: "You'll be like God!"" Satan promised Adam and Eve. The desire to have complete control is the cause of so much stress in our lives. The greed of power and money of our Leaders in the Philippines today is merely a graphic, if not, tragic example of the wider struggle between the creator and his creation. Without a strong leader there is anarchy. Everyone doing what is right in their own eyes. Life is a struggle, but what most people don't realize is that our struggle, like Jacob's, is really a struggle with God! We want to be God, and there's no way we are going to win that struggle.

Many are unwilling to surrender their lives to God because they misunderstand the process. What does it mean to surrender to God? “Your attitude should be the same as Christ Jesus.”

Surrendering is best demonstrated in obedience. You say "yes, Lord" to whatever he asks of you. To say "no, Lord" is a contradiction. You can say “no” or “Lord” but not in the same sentence - and expect to get away with it. You can't call Jesus your Lord and refuse to obey him. After a night of failed fishing, Peter modeled surrender when Jesus told him to try again: "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets." (See: THE LEADERS IN POWER ARE NO LONGER HUMANS.)

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