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In 2010, Automation on 24 August 09 by jimenez Tagged: , , ,

In an article out of the VERA files, Garcillano is once again being invoked as a boogeyman to spook the people into rejecting the automation of the 2010 elections. I’ve linked to the article, so I’ll just go straight into it and offer up a few clarifications.

Manaslatas laid out the possible scenarios: What if the two special felt-tip pens allotted per precinct dry up before voting ends and voters have nothing to write their choices with? What if the counting machine gets jammed when ballots are being fed to it? What if the local GPRS connection is bad and slows the transmission of the results from the precincts to the municipal or city canvassers? Or what if someone snatches the laptop computer at the canvassing center?

Seriously? Felt-tip pens running dry are gonna muck up the elections? It seems to me unfortunate that Dr. Manalastas thinks that the COMELEC is so benighted that we would willingly let the election be hostage to dried up magic markers.

He then asks, what about jammed counting machines? The COMELEC’s continuity plan, presented to the Senate and the Supreme Court, features a machine replacement protocol that calls for the defective or malfunctioning PCOS to be replaced within two hours from the time the decision to replace the unit was made.

Bad GPRS connection? Again, the COMELEC’s deployment plan provides for redundancies such that if one mode of transmission fails an alternate mode kicks in. In any case, signal strength fluctuates, yes? It is highly possible that the poor signal you’re cussing out now will pick up in a few minutes, so this isn’t really a major cause of concern. And as for a laptop being snatched from the canvassing center … a canvassing center is more secure than a bank, what with the press of human bodies all eager to witness the canvassing. And anyway, in the unlikely event that something of the sort does happen, Dr. Manalastas forgets that there is a back-up set of data – whether they be election returns or municipal or provincial reports – in the COMELEC central server and the servers of the citizen’s arm, the dominant majority and minority, the KBP, and on the public website. Snatching the canvassing laptops only delays the process. It. is. not. fatal.

But these scenarios aren’t as worrisome as what else could happen: The whole system could be rigged, and all computers—from those at the precincts all the way to those at the Commission on Elections and Congress that will canvass the results for the senatorial and presidential elections—could be pre-programmed to make certain candidates win.

How could this happen?

The Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines could arrive at the precincts with prepared ballot images and election results already inputted into the system, and the computers for canvassing with prepared Certificates of Canvass (COC) and Statements of Votes (SOVs). And at any stage of the elections, someone who has the root password could log into the system from a remote site and control the canvassing computers—and the canvassers wouldn’t even know. This could happen as early as municipal canvassing because the computer will stay connected to the network for 24 to 72 hours via modem starting at 6 p.m. of election day.

In brief, Dr. Manalastas posits that: first,  the PCOS might arrive at the polling places pre-loaded with results – kinda like a new Mac; and second, that someone can log into the canvassing computers and monkey with the results.

As to the first, Dr. Manalastas forgets that COMELEC procedure calls for the run-through of the system very close to election day during which it will be demonstrated that the machines have nothing pre-loaded in them. The machines are then physically sealed and kept under 24-hour guard to make sure that no one gets the opportunity to do anything with them. Then, on election day itself, the PCOS will be made to print out an initialization report – again to prove that there are no pre-loaded results in them.

As to the second, Dr. Manalastas posits that someone can remotely control the canvassing system, effectively possessing the things and, I don’t know, making them spit out funky numbers or something. Fortunately, this is highly unlikely.

The building blocks of election results are the election returns. Those come from the precincts. The canvassing centers only add up the election returns. Very simple maths.

Now, if some remote controller did exist and if he did get access to the canvassing computers, all he can really do is funk up the way the addition is being done at that level. He can’t do anything to the election returns. Why? Because the PCOS won’t be connected to the network except for the two-minutes it takes to transmit election results to: the municipal canvassing center, the provincial canvassing center, the COMELEC central back-up server, the servers of the … you know the drill.

HACK

So, even if a haxxor did get into the canvassing system, he still wouldn’t be able to affect the building blocks of the final election results – the election returns – and a faithful canvass will still be achievable via the multiple parallel transmissions made from the precinct. In fact, as Dr. Manalastas himself said:

Because the PCOS machines will be stand-alones during elections and will only be connected via modem when voting has ended, Manalastas said external hacking will be difficult.

But still, Dr. Manalastas’ fears persist.

Comelec required Smartmatic-TIM to generate 246,6000 pairs of private and public keys or digital signatures, a security feature, for all members of the Board of Election Inspectors and Board of Canvassers. The public keys will be issued to the election personel, but Smartmatic gets to keep the private keys.

“By having possession of private keys, Smartmatic can make changes in the precinct ERs without anyone knowing,” Manalastas warned.

He said Smartmatic or Comelec could prepare precinct ERs with the counts for every candidate and could sign these with the private keys a few days before election and leave these in the PCOS machines.  “When they deliver to the precincts, tapos na ang eleksiyon (the election is over),” he said.

To reiterate, pre-fabricated ERs are not gonna pop-up because of the procedures that the PCOS have to go through before actual election day operation. And hacking cannot insinuate a pre-fab ER into the canvassing process either, because the election returns are sent out to multiple recipients. So, a fake ER will be very obviously that: a fake. And an obvious fake is pretty pointless.

The IT consultant also revealed the lack of a program verifier and a file verifier in the PCOS and CCS.

The program verifier checks if the election programs installed in the computers are indeed the originally approved programs. The file verifier, on the other hand, checks if there are prepared ballot images, precinct ERs, COCs and SOVs.

Again, this objection proceeds from the presumption that the PCOS will arrive at the polling places pre-loaded with winners. Hence, the need for program verifiers and file verifiers. But again, seeing as how the machines will be made to prove the ’emptiness’ of their memories before they are used on election day, these things that Dr. Manalastas bewail the lack of might not be all that crucial.

Manalastas said the Comelec also chose to disable a feature in the PCOS that would allow the voter to verify his or her vote before casting even when the poll automation law specifies voter verifiability of his or her choices.

But remember that the voter fills up a paper ballot which he -himself – then feeds into the counting machine. That’s your voter verification right there. Seriously, the voter verification requirement is critical mostly in DRE systems where there is no physical ballot to speak of. But with a paper ballot, the voter gets every opportunity to verify his vote before even feeding it into the counting machine.

The computer expert expressed concern that Smartmatic-TIM is providing only 2,200 backup PCOS units even after it acknowledged a breakdown rate of up to 10 percent of its machines. This means it should provide 8,000 backup units, he said.

With the 2,200 backups, the COMELEC is able to put a continuity plan into play that would ensure replacement of defective units within two hours. Considering that the elections will be spread out over the whole country, that standard pretty much means that 2,200 units are enough to cover the contingencies. In any case, replacement isn’t the only option. There are several layers to the continuity plan – which were detailed to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee and which are being explained in various public fora being undertaken by COMELEC – which provide solutions for breakdowns without necessarily having to resort to replacement.

As to Dr. Manalastas’ fears about the source code review, the Technical Evaluation Committee – tasked by RA 9369 to take point on this matter – is expecting to start the code review by September.

I hope these truths help.

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27 Responses to “La Verdad”

  1. One truth I know is that Bid Bulletin 13 requires submission of BOTH certificate of acceptance and copy of the single largest contract. But in the June 3 memorandum of the SBAC to the COMELEC en banc, the SBAC admitted that Smartmatic-TIM has not provided a copy of the single largest contract and only the certificate has been submitted. And yet despite this deficiency, the consortium was awarded the project. With this precedent, how can the COMELEC be trusted not to cheat when it already cheated in choosing the vendor?

    • @Goodbye Garci – see now I don’t have all the facts on this particular issue. but from a close reading of the bid bulletin you mentioned, it was pretty clear that the response of the SBAC was specific to DVS. I would then ask: why wasn’t DVS submitting its contract? If the DVS wasn’t submitting its contract and simply wanted to substitute the government certification, then it would follow that this would be insufficient compliance.

      Going to the SBAC’s recommendation, it was made explicit that the reason for Smartmatic not submitting its contract was the existence of a non-disclosure agreement. Recourse to a certification from the procuring entity – the election management body of Venezuela – was then allowed.

      There would appear to be a substantial distinction then, between these two circumstances. In DVS’s case, it might’ve been that no good reason was given for the refusal to show the contract; whereas in Smartmatic’s case, the SBAC clearly accepted the validity of the NDA and therefore accepted the certification.

      Again, I don’t know all the circumstances, but this is how the situation appears to me from a reading of the two documents you mentioned – the bid bulletin and the SBAC recommendation.

  2. “As to the second, Dr. Manalastas posits that someone can remotely control the canvassing system, effectively possessing the things and, I don’t know, making them spit out funky numbers or something. Fortunately, this is highly unlikely.”

    Smartmatic did this during the ARMM elections. COMELEC knew about this so Mr. Jimenez cannot deny that it happened. So it is NOT highly unlikely that they will do it again.

    • @Goodbye Garci – interesting choice of names there, friend. Considering that Garci is probably cheering you on right now.

      You are referring to the Wao incident, of course, which I’ve explained in many a forum. To summarize, there was no ‘remote control’ alteration of results. What there was – and this is simplifying it drastically – was a flagging of an exception.

      The canvassing system expected (just as an example) to receive a maximum of 200 votes from Wao, but it got 203. As it happened, there was 100% voter turn-out in Wao and the three members of the BEI, for a total of 203 votes.

      Since the canvassing system was not expecting a result in excess of two hundred, it essentially delayed canvassing the Wao results while it “consulted” a system admin. In the meantime, a provisional result of “0” was reported.

      When the system admin – COMELEC – determined the cause of the three excess votes, the system was given permission to proceed with the canvass, and so the provisional “0” was replaced with the actual result “203.”

      There was no remote control because the Wao report was never changed. All that changed was the way the report was handled AND that change was mediated by the system administrator.

      I hope that clarifies things for you.

  3. If you’re darn sure this system is failproof why don’t you do a live demo, covered by the two biggest TV Networks, allowing for a forum with your “experts”. This is a cheap expense, considering you have a big “savings” from P11.2B down to P7.2B and settle the people’s questions once and for all.

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    Goodbye Garci is right, this was admitted by Smartmatic’s partner in the last ARMM polls who are now Smartmatic’s competitors. Modifying data/program midstream was possible then, it is possible now. Jimenez is intellectually dishonest. Trustworthiness: Zero.

    • @Byebye Bedol – check the net. the system was demo’ed to the inquirer editorial board no less. It’s also been demo’ed to several radio stations, ABS-CBN and GMA included. This thursday, RPN takes a crack at it too.

      We’ve also been taking this system to various places. The schools, civic organizations, civil society orgs. We’ve demo’ed for all the Rotary Clubs of Cebu, for association of Philippine Chambers of Commerce. And we’re gonna demo it some more. Hope you get the chance to see one of these demos.

      About the Wao incident – it wasn’t “admitted” by the “competitor.” It was the competitor who reported it, and the line you’re parroting is that competitor’s assertion.

      Again, I hope you get to see the demos. One is probably coming to a venue near you soon.

    • Let us avoid making personal comments and focus on the issues.

  4. Hi James, thanks for addressing the issue.

    That’s what democracy is all about.

  5. First on the Bidding:

    Please read also Bid Bulletin 16 where it specifically states that “Submission of the first and last page of the contract is sufficient for eligibility screening. However, the complete copy of the contract SHALL be presented during post-qualification.”

    Smartmatic-TIM did not comply with this requirement in the post qualification, as admitted by the SBAC in the June 3 memorandum, but it was still awarded the project. It is clear that the bidding rules were relaxed in violation of RA 9184.

    I say that the rules were relaxed since the bid bulletin (which forms part of the RFP) does not say that if there is an NDA, then the vendor may be excused.

    Smartmatic-TIM knew it had an NDA and yet it manifested during the eligibility screening that it will submit the complete contract during post evaluation. COMELEC has video documentation of this. How can you trust a vendor that lies to win a project?

    Second, about the WAO incident:

    You stated that “When the system admin – COMELEC – determined the cause of the three excess votes, the system was given permission to proceed with the canvass, and so the provisional “0″ was replaced with the actual result “203.””

    My question is, how was the system given permission to proceed with the canvass? An instruction to proceed must be given first. This means that the system was accessed. If the system was accessed locally, then it means that the COMELEC or Smartmatic staff in the municipal canvassing center knew the passwords! This is very dangerous.

    If they were not accessed locally, then it means they were accessed remotely. This is even more dangerous.

    The whole point, Mr Jimenez is that the canvassing system was accessed. It may have been in ARMM that the provisional results were replaced with the actual results. But in 2010, how sure are we that the “actual results” replacing the provisional results are actually the correct results?

    “@Goodbye Garci – interesting choice of names there, friend. Considering that Garci is probably cheering you on right now.”

    It is more likely that Garci is cheering COMELEC right now since, by the looks of it, he has not really said goodbye.

    • @Goodbye Garci – It seems to me that the part of the bid bulletin you quoted does not necessarily strip the SBAC of the authority to decide on the sufficiency of the submission. So – and again I am basing my answer only on the documents available rather than pretending to know the mind of the SBAC – I would have to ask: were there distinguishing circumstances at work in this case? And if so, were these circumstances significant enough to warrant the SBAC’s decision? Without proof positive that the SBAC acted maliciously to favor anyone, I would believe that it acted fairly.

      Re: Wao – the way I understand it, it’s kinda like when a printer starts blinking red telling you it’s out of paper in the middle of a big print job. when you load the paper, the job restarts where it left off without need to repeat the “Ctrl + P” command. Although that’s simplifying it something fierce, its a pretty fair analogy.

      Your entire position is that the only way to push through with the canvass was to re-send the data from source. But that isn’t necessarily true, and I know you know that.

      It may have been in ARMM that the provisional results were replaced with the actual results. But in 2010, how sure are we that the “actual results” replacing the provisional results are actually the correct results?

      What saddens me is that even though you at least acknowledge the possibility that the Wao incident was not malignant, you choose to join the ranks of the fear-mongers with this what-if scenario building.

      How sure am I that if I go out into the street later, I won’t get run over? Not sure at all, but I can take steps to ensure that won’t happen. And the fact that I am not sure certainly won’t stop me from stepping out.

  6. To add some more points:

    “…it was pretty clear that the response of the SBAC was specific to DVS. ”

    Are you saying that this rule about submitting BOTH the contract and certificate of acceptance ONLY applies to DVS?

    I think the way bid bulletins work, the rules for one vendor are applicable to all. The instruction to DVS (and presumably to all vendors) is that the certification is not sufficient. A copy of the contract must also be submitted.

    “I would then ask: why wasn’t DVS submitting its contract? If the DVS wasn’t submitting its contract and simply wanted to substitute the government certification, then it would follow that this would be insufficient compliance.”

    Maybe DVS, like Smartmatic, also has a non-disclosure agreement with its client hence it already knew it could not submit a copy of the contract in the post qualification and can only submit the government certification. Maybe that was why it did not pursue the bid despite spending 1M for the bid documents. Did the country lose the chance to evaluate a potentially cheaper solution?

    Ultimately, Smartmatic-TIM did not submit a copy of the contract and submitted only the certificate of acceptance. A situation you yourself said was “insufficient compliance”.

    Let me quote the relevant passage from Bid Bulletin 13. The response of SBAC to DVS was: “The mere certification does suffice. What must be submitted are the contract itself and the certificate of acceptance by the concerned procuring entity.”

    Certificate of acceptance AND contract. Submit only one and you get disqualified. Simple. No ifs. No buts. Unless you’re Smartmatic-TIM.

    • You misread me. It seems clear to me that the SBAC gave an answer responding to a specific set of circumstances. You are also right that a bid bulletin must apply to all. What this all means, therefore is that if any other bidder were in the same shoes as DVS, then the response would apply to them as well. Like I said, what i don’t know for sure is whether DVS and Smartmatic were in the same boat, i.e., whether DVS also had an NDA.

      Even you don’t know that. And, just to go a bit further, if DVS did have an NDA, why didn’t it present it?

      As for “insufficient compliance” I was referring to a situation where – and I was talking about DVS – there is an unjustified refusal to submit a copy of the contract and an attempt to simply substitute a certificate.

  7. “Re: Wao – the way I understand it, it’s kinda like when a printer starts blinking red telling you it’s out of paper in the middle of a big print job. when you load the paper, the job restarts where it left off without need to repeat the “Ctrl + P” command. Although that’s simplifying it something fierce, its a pretty fair analogy.”

    The printer has a switch (be it optical or mechanical) that allows itself to know whether the paper has been replaced. This switch then instructs the printer to turn off the blinking red light and proceed with the print job.

    The canvassing system must also have a switch that when it is triggered, it then removes the exception flag (i.e. provisional report of 0 votes) and replaces the print variables with the actual votes (i.e. 203 votes) and prints the correct Election Returns.

    The whole point of my issue is how is this switch triggered? Is is triggered locally or remotely? As a voter, I have the right to know if the vendor chosen by COMELEC can trigger these switches during election day.

    “What saddens me is that even though you at least acknowledge the possibility that the Wao incident was not malignant, you choose to join the ranks of the fear-mongers with this what-if scenario building.”

    It saddens me more Mr Jimenez that people who raise these valid issues are branded as fear-mongers. Whether the incident was malignant or not is not really the issue. The issue is that a vendor, on election day, triggered a switch that allowed the canvassing system to implement an alternative course of action.

    “How sure am I that if I go out into the street later, I won’t get run over? Not sure at all, but I can take steps to ensure that won’t happen. And the fact that I am not sure certainly won’t stop me from stepping out.”

    But Mr. Jimenez, what if you go out on the streets and the only vehicles plying are buses of JELL Transport Lines? And you know that they should not have been qualified to ply the streets in the first place. Then would it not be our duty to raise their qualification issues even with the fear of being branded as fear-mongers? Would it not be safer to stay indoors?

    • Goodbye Garci, you obviously drive around in a car. If you had to go out, and the only vehicles plying the street are JELL buses, you’d still go out – because you had to. You will take steps to not get run over. All the bus companies are like JELL, by the way – but we don’t engage in wholesale condemnation.

      What if the only posters in reply are like you – irrational to a fault? Would it not be better to just shut up as it is impossible to rationalize with the insane? Would it not be our duty to point you out as a paid puppet of the failed election bidders? No. Some of us are better than that.

      Practice shows that we do go out and write about it just the same. We can take steps to avoid being hit by insane bus drivers and by posters.

    • It’s the COMELEC that responded to the exception. Maybe that’s what we’re not communicating on clearly enough. It was a COMELEC call after determining the reasons for the flagging.

  8. I know from a classified source that the disqualified groups are partly behind the no-automation scenario, and you can tell who they are because of their pointed reference to bid bulletins and other bid documents. They are out to get the consortium because they got disqualified with the PBAC.

    I just hope that shows where some of the fire is coming from. They can feed into public fear just like so-called doomsday experts on the Y2K issue. They even made a movie that was so far from reality it might as well have been made in Bollywood.

    Of course the “no automation at all cost” people are going to conveniently forget the live demonstrations over mass media. Mass media, in turn, won’t hype up successful demonstrations. It doesn’t sell in the future.

    Good luck, James. Thanks for fighting the insane.

  9. Just to make myself clear, j’accuse!

    I accuse the no-automation-at-all-cost posters here to be frauds – they are not wary skeptics, but puppets of failed election automation bidders. Come out in the open and show who you are.

  10. “I would have to ask: were there distinguishing circumstances at work in this case? And if so, were these circumstances significant enough to warrant the SBAC’s decision? Without proof positive that the SBAC acted maliciously to favor anyone, I would believe that it acted fairly.”

    Bid evaluation procedures, which includes post qualification, allows the SBAC to decide whether the document exists or not. It does not allow the SBAC to consider distinguishing circumstances because it then makes the evaluation process subjective.

    Mr. Jimenez, it is very clear that Smartmatic-TIM did not have one of the required documents, which is the copy of the single largest contract. No one can dispute that because it was admitted in SBAC’s own June 3 memorandum.

    Does that mean that an NDA can be used as an excuse from now on not to submit a significant document such as the single largest contract in future COMELEC bids? Does that mean that an NDA can then also be used as an excuse for non submission of less significant requirements like an ISO certification in future COMELEC bids?

    I think vendors who may want to participate in future COMELEC bid should know what to expect.

  11. “Would it not be our duty to point you out as a paid puppet of the failed election bidders? No. Some of us are better than that.”

    You are indeed very practiced, calling me a fear-mongering puppet of failed election bidders and yet still saying that you will not call me that since you are better than that. Well done.

    Please remember that I did not make up these bid bulletins. Nor did I write the June 3 memorandum. These are COMELEC documents.

    You may not believe this but I would want automation for our country. But let us follow the procedures and rules diligently and equally. Our country deserves nothing less than that.

    If it is insanity for a Filipino to question the way the government bidding rules have been applied, then I am proudly a certified wacko.

    I guess since you have resorted to calling names (of course without doing so since you are better than that), then I guess our discourse about the issues is over.

    Thank you for your time Mr. Jimenez.

  12. […] James Jimenez, Comelec spokesperson, in his blog replied: “Seriously? Felt-tip pens running dry are gonna muck up the elections? It seems to me unfortunate that Dr. Manalastas thinks that the Comelec is so benighted that we would willingly let the election be hostaged to dried up magic markers. […]

  13. […] including the possibility of computerized cheating. Following is the full text of his reply (La Verdad), which appeared in his […]

  14. Guatemala, 18 de agosto 2009
    EL DIEZMO DE DIOS ES LA ORACION
    (LA EXPLICACION)

    ¿Jesucristo nos enseña a diezmar? ¡¡SI!! Pero en lo Espiritual, y ¿cual es el diezmo entonces? La oración, y por eso también es adoración. En Malaquías dice que los cielos se abren por el diezmo y cuando Jesucristo oraba, se abrían los cielos.
    Lucas 3:21 orando el cielo se abrió, Hechos 7:54-60 Esteban vio los cielos abiertos, y en Hechos 10:9-16 Pedro oraba en una terraza, cuando se abrieron los cielos, 3 veces sucedió esto por la oración, y cada vez que Jesucristo subía a los montes era para dar su diezmo (la oración). Y al bajar siempre se abrían las ventanas de los cielos, haciendo milagros y prodigios, visibles y verdaderos, no mentirosos como los que muestran estos fariseos modernos hoy día.

    Ninguno de los Apóstoles daba, ni recibía diezmo carnal porque sabían que el diezmo en este nuevo pacto es la oración, y es para Dios.

    La ofrenda es necesaria, pero es voluntaria y no impuesta, pues es un fruto del Espíritu, porque el obrero es digno de su salario, y no pondrás bozal al buey cuando trilla, y esto sabiendo que cosecharan en el Reino de los Cielos, y aquí también 100 veces más, pero con riquezas Espirituales, pues si dejas a tu esposa, no te van a dar 100 esposas en lo terrenal, porque dejaste una, la Palabra de Dios es Espiritual, pues no te dice que la abandones, sino que no sea el primer lugar en tu vida; por eso cuando María y sus hijos fueron a buscar al Señor Jesucristo y no pudieron entrar, le dijeron al Señor: Tu madre y tus hermanos te buscan, y el respondió ¿quien es mi madre y quienes son mis hermanos? Dijo: todos los que hacen la voluntad de mi Padre este es mi madre y mis hermanos y hermanas, ¡¡ciento por uno…!!

    En Malaquías dice que las personas que no daban el diezmo terrenal eran ladrones, pero los fariseos (los que predicaban) daban el diezmo según la Ley, ¿por qué entonces Jesús les llamo ladrones?; ¿en donde dice eso? En Mateo 21:12-17 dice que vendían palomas (El Espíritu Santo) y el Señor Jesús les dijo: está escrito mi casa será llamada casa de oración, mas vosotros la habéis hecho cueva de ladrones. Pero ¿por qué les llamo ladrones si ellos diezmaban? ¿Acaso no fue por la oración? Claro que fue por la oración. ¿Jesucristo nos dio ejemplo de diezmar? ¡¡SI!! Espiritualmente, después de la ultima cena se dirigió a orar al Monte de los Olivos 3 veces les pidió a sus discípulos que oraran para no caer en tentación, y luego de orar tres horas, (su diezmo, la oración) los fariseos, los que diezmaban a lo terrenal, lo capturaron como si fuera un ladrón. Siendo tan malvados que lo crucificaron en medio de dos ladrones como que fuera un ladrón, por eso vendrá como ladrón por la noche a ellos, pero tú no estás en tinieblas para que el día te sorprenda como ladrón.

    Porque los que diezmaban en lo terrenal, mataron al que diezmaba en lo Espiritual, llamándolo ladrón como dice en Malaquías. Pero los verdaderos ladrones son estos que exigen el diezmo terrenal ¿por qué? Porque en el nuevo pacto, el diezmo es solo para un sacerdote, y sacerdote según el orden de Melquisedec (Jesucristo) que vive para siempre.

    ¿Cuanto debemos orar para ser salvos? El ladrón de la derecha solo dijo: acuérdate de mi cuando vengas en tu Reino, aunque seguramente siguió orando; pero si quieres mantenerte fortalecido y victorioso, en el hombre interior (El Espiritual) orad constantemente; pero los siervos deben de dedicarse a la Palabra y a al Oración. Los fariseos (predicadores) diezmaban terrenalmente pero no fueron salvos por ese diezmo, es mas perecieron, pero el ladrón de la derecha si fue salvo por una pequeña oración (diezmo) de Dios. Todos los que oraron y pidieron misericordia, fueron perdonados por la fe, en la sangre de Cristo.

    Ustedes “pastores” o fariseos modernos, ¿no dicen que son maestros del Israel Espiritual (cristianos)? y ¿no sabéis estas cosas? Como Nicodemo, están a tiempo dice el Señor, ya no mientan mas, arrepiéntanse y prepárense para la venida del Santo, ¡¡no seáis malvados!! Juzgad el justo juicio de Dios y no esclavicéis más a las ovejas.
    ¿No saben que dijo Cristo de estos hombres? ¡¡Que eran amantes del dinero!! El diezmo de Dios es la oración y es adoración. No adoréis hombres, ni recibáis adoración, dice el Señor.

    Pero hubo un diezmo antes de la ley, Abraham (Abram) le dio diezmo a Melquisedec, a uno, no a muchos hombres, y él le dio pan y vino; este es figura del Señor Jesucristo que nos dio su pan y su vino (su carne y su sangre) en sacrificio vivo, por ti y por mí y para él será mi diezmo (oración que es adoración); pero para entender esto hay que nacer de nuevo, del Espíritu ¿quien debe dar el diezmo? ¿El hijo de mis padres o el hijo del Espíritu? Pues el hijo Espiritual, pues Dios es Espíritu, y Dios anda buscando adoradores que lo adoren en Espíritu y en Verdad, no en carne y en mentira, pues en lo carnal lo quiere pero Satanás y sus hijos. ¡¡Ellos quieren los Reinos de este mundo!! Pero nosotros no somos de este mundo por eso Dios anda buscando adoradores en Espíritu…

     En Hebreos 7-8 dice que hombres mortales (que mueren) reciben el diezmo, pero allí, uno (no muchos), uno de que se da testimonio de que vive para siempre; vemos que este diezmo que daban era según la ley (antiguo pacto) porque eran israelitas (Hebreos) y no entendían que había acontecido un cambio de sacerdocio, y por ende un cambio de ley.
     En Hebreos 7:5 aquí hombres recibían el diezmo, según el sacerdocio levítico (según la ley), pero ya hubo un cambio de sacerdocio y un cambio de ley. Ya no estamos según el sacerdocio levítico donde lo recibían muchos (levitas) ¡estos llamados pastores ni siquiera son levitas… ¡¡que mentirosos!! Sino que estamos según el sacerdocio de Melquisedec (Jesucristo) el cual vive para siempre, pues estamos en el nuevo pacto que es según la gracia.
    Pero Pablo dice de ellos, ojala también se mutilasen ya que interpretan la palabra espiritual a lo terrenal.
     En Hebreos 7:18-19 dice que queda anulado el mandamiento anterior a causa de su debilidad e ineficacia, (pues nada perfecciono la Ley), pues la ley constituye sumos sacerdotes a hombres débiles.

     EN ROMANOS 10:4 dice que Jesucristo es el fin de ley y en MATEO 5:17 te dice que no vino a anular la ley sino a cumplirla ¿se contradice? En ninguna manera, pues es el fin de la ley con (interpretación terrenal) pero cumplió la ley con (interpretación espiritual), pues Jesucristo es nuestro cordero espiritual que al resucitar nos dio vida en Él, pues nos dio pan y vino su carne y su sangre en sacrificio vivo. Fuimos comprados no con cosas corruptibles como el oro o la plata, sino con la preciosa sangre de Cristo, para Él es mi diezmo, La Oración.

     EN MATEO 7:15-20 te muestra que el fruto de los falsos profetas son espinos y obrojos, y en la parábola del sembrador dice: que parte de la semilla (palabra de Dios) cayó entre espinos (engaño de las riquezas), ahogan la Palabra. Entonces ¿quiénes son los que os perturban? Los que predican acerca de las riquezas terrenales, estos son falsos profetas al igual, que cualquiera que te anime a adorar otra cosa (ídolos, estatuas, hombres, etc…) en lugar de Dios.

    Ahora hablando de falsos Cristos, anticristos (son muchos hombres) y son los que se quieren poner en lugar de Jesucristo (Melquisedec) o en contra de Cristo, cuidado de ellos porque quieren recibir el diezmo de Dios, la adoración de Dios. Si fueran hijos de Abraham las obras de Abraham harían, esto se los dijo a los fariseos que diezmaban a lo terrenal, y ¿que obras de Abraham? ¿A quien le dio su diezmo? A uno, a Melquisedec, pero no a muchos hombres, el que quiera recibir diezmo, en este nuevo pacto, quiere ponerse en lugar de Cristo, es decir, es anticristo. En Malaquías dice: que los que no daban el diezmo, eran ladrones, pero los fariseos lo daban terrenalmente, ¿porque les llamo ladrones? ; oíd lo que El Espíritu, dice a las iglesias:

    Jesucristo entro en el templo y vio que vendían palomas (El Espíritu Santo) y dijo el Señor “mi casa será llamada casa de oración para todas las naciones, mas vosotros la habéis hecho una cueva de ladrones” ¿por que eran ladrones? Porque el diezmo es la oración. Dios sabe quiénes son suyos, arrepiéntanse y regresen a las sendas antiguas que los llevaran al único camino, Jesucristo. El hacha esta puesta a la raíz de todo árbol que no da buen fruto, y ¿quien soy yo? Solo una voz que clama en el desierto, ¡¡arrepiéntanse!!, deseo que abundéis en las riquezas verdaderas, que se manifiesten los verdaderos ministros de Dios y que abundéis en todos los dones de El Espíritu Santo, para la edificación de la iglesia, levántense verdaderos ministros de Dios, no tengan miedo, Jehová es nuestro guerrero. Antes de que venga el anticristo, se debían manifestar muchos anticristos, sus hijos.

    Dios bendiga a todos los que oyeron y decidieron entrar en la guerra con la Palabra y la Oración, tomaron una buena decisión para sus vidas, seguir a Cristo.

     En Lucas 17:11-19 nos muestra con una gran figura lo que aconteció pues habían 10 leprosos que fueron enviados a los sacerdotes, y mientras iban quedaron limpios, pero solo uno regreso a darle gloria a Dios 1 de 10, es el diezmo, y Cristo le dice solo tu haz regresado a darle Gloria a Dios y se postro a los pies de Jesús (Melquisedec).

    En el arrebatamiento se irá solo su remanente ¿quienes? Su diezmo, los que le dan la Gloria a Él. Y ¿que ofrecen estos mentirosos por el diezmo terrenal? ¿No son los Reinos de este mundo? ¡¡SI!! Los Reinos de este mundo.

     En Mateo 4:8-11 en esta tercera tentación, el diablo le muestra y le ofrece los Reinos de este mundo y su Gloria si postrándose lo adora, pero la respuesta divina dice, está escrito: al Señor tu Dios adoraras y a él solo servirás.

    Para finalizar, el anticristo se querrá poner en lugar de Cristo, luego del arrebatamiento pondrá su sello, su marca en la mano derecha o en la frente, y ¿cual creen que será la forma de adorar a la Bestia? por medio de la marca, quitándoles directamente el diezmo de lo que ganen, por medio de esa marca que es como una tarjeta de identificación y debito.
    El tomara el diezmo, no como Cristo (Espiritualmente), sino como la Bestia que es, terrenalmente.
    Soy libre de la sangre de todos vosotros, sea sobre sus propias cabezas, les he dicho la verdad en Cristo. Es tiempo de amores, despierta Iglesia, despierta remanente de Dios, diezmo de Dios. Que la Gracia, la Paz y la Misericordia del Señor Jesucristo este con vosotros. AMEN.

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