With respect to Johnno, the question, and God..., seeing, 'the future'?
Pause/ Selah,... hold ya horses, that assumption stands to be challenged. Elsewise a top comment.
“Let’s look at religion. In the history of relations between Russia and the West, we see something interesting: it does not matter which branch of western Christianity (Latin or Reformed) is in power, the rulers of the West will always side against their putative “Christian brothers”, even if that means siding with non-Christians!”
This coming from the side that fell to Islamic conquest and begged the Pope to come to their aid? Then went into schism and then into further schisms from each other? How are things between the Christian brothers of Constantinople, the Greeks, Ukraine and Moscow lately?
Then as now, political powers have always used religion just as their do ethnic blood to draw lines in the sand and to conquer the other. Much the same as what occurred under the Protestant Revolt (there was never any reformation of anything, and more break-ups than the East) as the princes and rulers saw worldly advantages to the situation. And that tradition continues today with the new great religions of the wokes and the BLMs and the alphabet sexualities.
As Solomon said, nothing new under the sun. But it seems Biden is not the only one trying to convince others of something, and blame the other cardinal direction for all their issues, so some things never change. And God saw it all as outlined in Catholic prophecies, notably by the Mother of God, the Theotokos, Derzhavnaya Queen of Russia.
The errors of Communism will spread worldwide causing wars and persecution. Russia will have its role to play and will be converted via instructions left to the Latin Pope that finally chooses to act on them, whether the Russians like it or not. Ditto for the sorry excuses of Roman Catholics like the baptized but apostate Joe Biden and the Western Apostate Empires whose now obvious puppet Francis I’s ‘election’ is increasingly looking just as dubious as Biden’s. But at least his mental capacities are intact, but unlike Biden, can’t have his heresies brushed off as gaffes.
War between Russia and the West is inevitable, and Russia will prevail, but it is looking like the cost will be heavy, so no-one will feel as though they’ve won anything other than the just consequences of leaving a sinful mankind to its own depravities.
Demons, published in 1871-1872, predicted the rise of even worse nihilisms—and future developments, including the emergence of Bolshevism and Nazism, seemed to fulfill its prophecy. But what Dostoevsky foresaw was not so much particular events as a recurring pattern: Liberal parents neglect the religious education of their children, who grow up to embrace radical political ideologies as a poor substitute for faith and the spiritual life. That’s why Western culture has been trapped in an oscillating dynamic between liberalism and nihilistic radicalism for roughly two centuries, with no end in sight. The only off-ramp, as Dostoevsky never stopped screaming from the rooftops, would be a decisive return to religion. That seemed a pipe dream in the 1870s. But one hundred years later, the collapse of Communism and the Islamic Awakening would restore it as a conceivable option.
The description above was from an Unz piece on the USSR.
YESTERDAY shocked me, way more than anytime this or last year.
God calling... and, to that end, 'time to pray,' a lot, and that's that. Disturbed and upset during the night, awoke, here and there. Oh well... had to happen. The 'happy to be jabbed' are lost. Can any of them repent? Wiped out much of the Church. What and where are the 'others'? Not sure what God is saying but an hour and stop/pray, and another, and so on... the big challenge, for me. Joy and Peace -and- the burden to 'pray through'/ intercede.
A desperate but not unusual start is recounting once awake in those first moments; The 'Disciples' (better title than ‘Lord’s’) Prayer. Holding on, in a poor man’s frenzy, maybe eventually moving to other promises. Again and again, the again, saying inside the same words. Locked in, all reliance. This always last only action to remain. Rocks against stormy trouble-thoughts. First day on this here, ‘give us our daily bread’ is a song. For writing to boomerang back, spark me up - catch a fire.
Devote to prayer is equivalent to devotion to God.
The first lines of Plant a Seed, Devote, November 24, 2015