apocalypse

Something characteristic for the rulers of the end times, according to the prophet Daniel, is that they will act according to their own will.

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“.. but he did according to his will, and became great”      Dan. 8:4

“And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will”                                                                                                                                                                                            Dan. 11:3

 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him:..”                                                                                                                                                                                             Dan. 11:16

“And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dan. 11:36

      It wasn’t for nothing  that Christ taught his followers to pray:

                                           “Father … THY WILL BE DONE…”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Matthew 6:9-13

 

Obama held a little unusual “State of the Union” speech  the other day, as he looked ahead, and challenged Americans not to fear the future.

Putin, giving an interview to the German magazine “Bild“, prefers to look backwards and talk about “what mistakes the West has made over the past twenty-five years.” It is, according to him, perhaps above all, that they did not take advantage of the opportunity, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to really overcome the division in Europe. Russia has also made mistakes, he says, by not having, in sufficient time, announced about their national interests…

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Now, twenty-five (26) years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, with diverse sanctions from the West together with a russian effort to as much as possible escape influences from the west, at least some western stars remain over the russian-speaking cultural sphere. The movie “Star Wars” is said to have  rather high visitor numbers in Russia, and the creator of the song “Starman” – David Bowie –  is, after his death, certainly not exalted the way he is in western media, but a crowd of Bowie fans are said to have stood and sung his songs outside the British Consulate in St. Petersburg, while an awesome snow-storm whirled around their heads.

Let’s move forward in the new year 2016,  hoping that we may escape the great Jabba…