Green Arrow = Play Podcast
This is the 13th installment from my book Constant Procession
Though the Great Return brought relief in helping France keep from the Communist fold, Eastern Block countries were less fortunate. The Soviet’s robbed them of their freedoms and religious liberties and so the roots of the Cold War evolved.
The allied victors quickly became enemies. Concerns by the victors as to how to rebuild the defeated countries from both physical destruction and governing approaches quickly shifted to diverging philosophical ways to replace the Nazi Parties political control of the lands it had conquered in Europe.
In Chapter 22 entitled “Unheeded Prayers” the remaining Fatima Seer; Sister Lucia, brings forward to the Pope requests made to her by the Virgin Mary during the apparition she experienced in Portugal in 1917.
Recalling what the Madonna told Sister Lucia: “If you pay heed to my requests, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, Russia will spread her errors through the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. Many will suffer martyrdom, and the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and several nations will disappear.”
Unfortunately no actions were taken to honor this prayer request and the prediction for peace lost an opportunity. The consequence found the dominance of Stalin and his Communists Party becoming the new power on the ground in Europe.
These armed victors moved quickly into the political vacuum across the war torn lands. Their efforts gained ground, especially in Eastern Europe as they aggressively encouraging civil wars and then help position puppet governments under the shadow of Communist influence.
Before long fear and intimidation overcame peaceful transitions and the liberties found in more open societies.
Chapter 23, A Society Without God reflects on the environment in the sphere of Soviet influence for people living in a world without social liberty and when Bibles were banished. The experience of a 7th day Adventist reveals the level of suppression people of faith had to endure in those times.
Chapter 24- Hot Pursuit in a Cold War brings out how with increasing confidence, the Communists took religion down. And with huge armies still deployed in Europe and the newly aquired power of atomic weapons, the victors squared off using new battle techniques.
The “Great Return” found fierce resistance in France as the communists gained control of the political machine. In Hungary however, the procession yielded fruit, until it too was run aground.
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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.
The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.
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