Wealthy foreigners, dirt poor Filipinos PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 May 2018 13:44

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, `plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’...” (Jeremiah 29:11, the Holy Bible).

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WEALTHY FOREIGNERS, DIRT POOR FILIPINOS: Rich and wealthy foreigners, Filipinos living in abject poverty, right here in our own country. This is the unmistakable truth that stares everyone in the face in the Philippines today. The question is, is this something unusual or extraordinary? The answer is no, if one is a reader and a believer of the Christian Bible.

The fact is that, domination of any country’s economy (not just the Philippine economy) by foreigners---and not just by ethnic Chinese---is actually written in the Bible, particularly in its Deuteronomy 28:15, 43-44. What do these verses say?

Deuteronomy 28:15 lays out the general prediction. It says: “However, if you no longer listen to God or you no longer obey His commands, all of these curses will come upon you and overtake you…”

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SURE FIRE STEPS TOWARDS FINANCIAL BOOM: On the other hand, we find some of these curses specifically spelled out in Deuteronomy 28:43-44: “The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail…”

The question right now is this: can ethnic Filipinos ever regain the Philippine economy for themselves so that, like the foreigners who live or reside among them, they, too, can become billionaires, in US dollars yet? The answer is yes, they can, but they must realize that the first real step to economic wealth is sincere and true spiritual rebirth and transformation.

The fact is that, many native Filipinos have tried almost everything to become wealthy, and they have been trying to do so over a long period of time now, to no avail (to use a cliché). I am convinced that, at this point, those without any foreigner’s blood running in their veins can try some Biblical prescriptions on how to become successful and prosperous, and see what will happen next.

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CONSULT THE BIBLE IF WE WANT TO SUCCEED AND PROSPER: The first verse that comes to my mind is Joshua 1:8 which says, “Do not let the Book of the Law depart from your lips, meditating on it day and night, and carefully following everything that is written in it.

Then you will become prosperous and successful.”

The same message is actually echoed in many other parts of the Bible, notably Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Proverbs 3:1-2 and Matthew 6:33. In all of these verses, mankind is shown the promises of God---blessings, guidance, and protection, and receiving everything they need, including more number of days here on earth.

What are we supposed to do to receive all of these blessings, guidance, and protection? The verses pound on only one thing: we should listen to God, and obey His commands. If we listen to the Word of God and obey His commands, our difficult and impoverished lives would vanish, and would be replaced with success and prosperity.

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FOR QUESTIONS, REACTIONS: If anyone would like to ask me any question about what the burning issues of the  day mean, or what we have discussed here, or to consult on any problem, whatever it maybe, please call 0917 984 24 68, or email me at batasmauricio@yahoo.com, or post your concerns at www.facebook.com/attybatas.  Promise, I will answer right away. Thank God in the Name of Jesus, Amen!