Is it possible to see into the future? Many believe that a man named Michel de Nostradamus could. His predictions of the future have mystified scholars for over four hundred years. Nostradamus made over one thousand predictions and historians say that over half of them have already come true. The most startling of his predictions deal with the coming of three anti-Christs. My post will focus on these prophecies made by Michel de Nostradamus. If his predictions of the past are accurate, then his predictions for the future may also come true.
Beginning in 1532, Nostradamus enjoyed three years of happiness. During this time he got married and had children, but the terrible plague that Nostradamus himself had helped to fight returned killing his wife and children . Deeply depressed, Nostradamus spent the next six years wandering around France and Italy. This is when he began to notice and take account of his strange prophetic gifts.
While wandering through Italy, Nostradamus encountered a group of Franciscan monks. Standing aside to let them pass Nostradamus suddenly exclaimed and threw himself on his knees, bowing his head and clutching at the garment of one of the monks. The monk, named Felice Peretti, was a former swine herder of very lowly birth. When asked why he had done such a silly act, Nostradamus replied, "I must yield myself and bow before his Holiness." Nineteen years after the death of Nostradamus, Peretti became Pope Sixtus V.
Many such stories arose as testimony to Nostradamus' alleged second sight. In one account, the visionary was challenged by a skeptic, the Seigneur de Florinville, while staying at his chateau in the province of Lorraine . Nostradamus was shown two suckling pigs, one black, the other white. Florinville then asked Nostradamus to predict which they would eat that night for supper. Nostradamus replied they would eat the black pig. Florinville then told the cook to prepare the white pig. That evening at dinner, Nostradamus was again asked which pig they were eating, and again he replied the black one. Florinville triumphantly asked the cook to tell which pig it was that they were eating. The cook said that while preparing the white pig a tamed wolf cub had wandered into the kitchen and devoured it. The cook then slaughtered the remaining black pig and prepared it for the dinner.
In 1547, Nostradamus finally settled in the small town of Salon. There he remarried and began to compose prophecies, drawing on his accumulated knowledge and books on astrology and magic . In 1555, Nostradamus published the first of ten books, all entitled Centuries. Each volume contained 100 predictions written in four line verses known as quatrains. He wrote in his native French but to protect himself from the superstitious which hunters of the day, he confused the verse with Latin, Greek, and even ANAGRAMS.
With the coming of the end of the world this December 21, 2012, according to the Mayan calendar, there is a lot of interest in the apocalypse will occur near the end of 2012. Nostradamus predicted a great comet, Nibiru, or rogue planet, Planet X, would impact the Mediterranean on December 21, 2012, causing great destruction worldwide.2 Here is that great prediction:
The year 1999, seventh month,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror:
To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols,
Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.
You say, "but that was supposed to happen back in July, 1999." Small details! Everybody knows that the calendar was changed from Julian to Gregorian in the year 1582, which accounts for the difference. Never mind that the differences in calendars was only 10 days, making it June or July, 1999. We know that Nostradamus meant it to be December 21, 2012! Ofcourse we know (or blelieve) we are not gonna die this year.