Nostradamus completed a total of 942 quatrains which he organized into Centuries - groups of 100 quatrains (one Century only had 42 quatrains). A quatrain is simply a poem with 4 lines.

The rhymed quatrains of Nostradamus were written mainly in French with a bit of Italian, Greek, and Latin thrown in. He intentionally obscured the quatrains through the use of symbolism and metaphor, as well as by making changes to proper names by swapping, adding or removing letters. The obscuration is claimed to have been done to avoid his being tried as a magician.

Does this reference the destruction of New York City? By War? Earth Changes?

At forty-five degrees, the sky will burn, Fire approaches the great new city, Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up When they want to have verification from the Norman (Century VI, Quatrain 97)

In this phrase, Nostradamus refers to a great city in the new world of America near forty-five degrees latitude. Experts agree this could only be New York.

The king will want to enter the new city, Through its enemies they will come to subdue it Captives liberated to speak and act falsely, King to be outside, he will keep far from the enemy. Garden of the world near the new city, In the path of the hollow mountains, It will be seized and plunged into the Vat, Drinking by force the waters poisoned by sulfur. (Century X , Quatrain 49)

By fire he will destroy their city, A cold and cruel heart, Blood will pour, Mercy to none.

Earth-shaking fire from the center of the earth. will cause the towers around the New City to shake, Two great rocks for a long time will make war, And then Arethusa will color a new river red. (Century 1, Quatrain 87)

What will happen in July, 1999? - Century 10, Quatrain 72(1)

Prophecies of Nostradamus: The Explicit Prophecy for July, 1999, and the Spiritual Deception of Mankind by the Antichrist.

In the year 1999 and seven months [July]

The great King of Terror will come from the sky

He will resurrect Ghengis Khan

Before and after war rules happily.

Nostradamians interpret this prophecy as foretelling of World War III in 1999. The fourth line also reveals there will be war before and after July 1999.

John Zachary's scientific approach to Scripture shows that 1998 could be the year in which the Antichrist reveals himself. The second line in the above quatrain speaks of a powerful king who comes from the sky. The book of Revelation foretells of the descent of a most powerful foe from the heavens to the earth.

The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him (Rev. 12:9).

What is the true meaning of this verse in the book of Revelation?(2) Is there a correlation to Nostradamus' words, "The great King of Terror will come from the sky!"

According to a literal spiritual interpretation of Revelation 12:9, the devil is thrown out of the heavens to the earth and causes great tribulation and spiritual deception upon earth. Others believe and teach of UFO's with a super race descending to earth.

The Antichrist - Century 2, Quatrain 62(1)

Prophecies of Nostradamus, the Third Antichrist at the time of a Comet.

Mabus will soon die, then will come.

A horrible slaughter of people and animals.

At once vengeance is revealed coming from a hundred lands.

Thirst, and famine when the comet will pass.

Nostradamians believe this quatrain foretells of the third antichrist, who Nostradamus calls "Mabus." Nostradamians also teach that Adolph Hitler was foretold by the name Hister, an ancient Latin name for the Danube River. Does the name Mabus contain a dire message for the 20th and 21st centures?

This quatrain is intriguing since it speaks of a comet at the time of the antichrist. According to this quatrain, the antichrist will be alive when the comet passes by planet earth. The book of Revelation also foretells of comets at the time of the antichrist.

The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. (Rev. 8:8-9).

Is the earth on a collision course with a comet? Scientists have discovered that there were three close calls in 1989 between planet earth and uncharted asteroids. The recent fireworks on Jupiter from Shoemaker-Levy 9 also show the cataclysmic nature of such a collision(2).

Adolph Hitler, Century 3, Quatrain 35(1)

World War II According to Nostradamus

In 1938, Max de Fontbrune, a Nostradamian in France, wrote about the coming war between France and Germany. Max de Fontbrune also believed that Germany would lose the war and that Adolph Hitler would be destroyed in the end. Max de Fontbrune was accused of Germanophobia by many of the French. After Germany occupied France, Monsieur de Fontbrune's books were seized and destroyed.(2)

Did Max de Fontbrune truly understand the prophecies of Nostradamus and that Adolph Hitler would be the second antichrist? Let's review some of Nostradamus' most famous quatrains that may have foretold of Adolph Hitler as follows:

Out of the deepest part of the west of Europe.

From poor people a young child shall be born.

Who with his tongue shall seduce many people

His fame will increase in the Eastern Kingdom.

Adolph Hitler was born in Linz, Austria, which lies on the Danube River. Another quatrain points to a personality that would originate from this area. Consider Century 4, Quatrain 68(3) as follows:

In the year that is to come soon, and not far from Venus.

The two greatest ones of Asia and Africa.

Shall be said to come from the Rhine and Hister [Hitler]

Crying and tears shall be at Malta on the Italian Shore.

Hister happens to be an ancient Latin word for the Danube River where Adolph Hitler was born. Max de Fontbrune's book and the result of World War II brought Nostradamus great fame as the prophet of the 20th century.

Apocalypse - Century 1, Quatrain 16

Prophecies of Nostradamus, Plague, Famine, and Death by the autumn of either the year 1999 or 2000.

When a fish pond that was a meadow shall be mowed.

Sagittarius being in the ascendant.

Plague, Famine, Death by the military hand

The Century approaches renewal.

Henry C. Roberts believes this quatrain foretells of a climactic war of wars which begins between November 23rd and December 21st in 1999 (Sagittarius).

John Zachary's scientific approach to Scripture agrees that there will be plague, famine and bloodshed at this time. However, the war will not be between nations, rather, the skirmishes will be between those who believe that Jesus is the Messiah as opposed to those who are deceived by the false messiah.(2)

The four horses of the apocalypse support these ideas. The Apostle John's vision portrays the false messiah riding on a white horse (spiritual deceiver). I have separated each apocalyptic vision as follows:

The White Horse

I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. (Revelation 6:2).

The Fiery Red Horse

Another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. (Revelation 6:4).

The Black Horse

A black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine. (Revelation 6:5-6).

The Pale Horse

A pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:8).

The False Prophet - Century 1, Quatrain 80(1)

Prophecies of Nostradamus: Did Nostradamus foretell of the false prophet in the book of Revelation?

From the sixth bright celestial splendor.

Shall come very great lightning to Burgundy

After which shall be born a monster of a most hideous beast.

In March, April, May and June shall be great quarreling and muttering.

Nostradamus selects the months of March, April, May, and June besetting these events. According to Zachary's scientific approach to Scripture, time frames of 140 days, 1,400 days and 14,000 days align to biblical "feasts" and "fasts" in the 20th and 21st centuries, each depicting supernatural control of human events. The 140 day alignment occurs in the months of February through June, the time frame paralleled by Nostradamus. The 140 days point to June 27, 2002, the biblical "Fast of Tammuz",(2) which commemorates the day that Rome stopped the daily sacrifice at the Jerusalem temple in A.D. 70.

The quatrain above appears to use symbolism of the false prophet found in the book of Revelation (e.g. "hideous beast", "sixth"). Could nostradamus have drawn his symbolism from the book of Revelation? Notice the similarity to the vision of the Apostle John:

I saw another beast, coming out of the earth, he made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast whose fatal wound had been healed. And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. He deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. 666. (Rev. 13:11-14,16-18)

Resurrection of the Dead in the 21st Century - Century 10, Quatrain 74(1)

Prophecies of Nostradamus: Why did Nostradamus write about the resurrection of the dead?

The year seven of the great number being past.

There shall be seen the sports of the ghostly sacrifice.

Not far from the great age of the millennium, [Year 2000]

That the buried shall come out of their graves.

Nostradamians pick the years 2000, 2007, or even 7000 for the dead to rise from their graves. Biblical literature points to a minimum of three distinct resurrections. The initial resurrection includes all dead Christians and the taking away of living Christians.

The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. (1 Thess. 4:16-17).

A second resurrection occurs at the end of the seven year tribulation and includes only believers in Christ who died for their faith during the tribulation.(2)

I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended). (Rev. 20:4-5).

Finally, the Bible teaches about a third resurrection at the end of the millennium. It is the resurrection of the damned as recorded in Revelation 20:11-15.

Nostradamus' quatrain about the resurrection appears to speak about the initial two distinct resurrections which may occur approximately seven years apart based on the year of the millennium. When is the millennium?

According to scientific dating biblical events, the year of the millennium appears to occur in modern Israel's year of Jubilee - 1998. The year 2000 should be based on the birth of Jesus Christ. It is highly probable that Jesus Christ was born in the year 2 BC. Therefore, the 2000th year appears to occur in 1998. This 2000 year alignment coincides with zachary's scientific approach to Scripture and foretells of the separation of true Christians from non-Christians.

The subsequent result of this taking away of believers will be the supernatural advent of the false messiah.(3) A time of seven years will pass and end with the second coming of Christ to planet earth. At that time, those who died for their faith during the tribulation as noted by Revelation 20:4-5, will be resurrected to reign with Christ for a thousand years.

Christ's Advent to Earth - Century 9, Quatrain 62(1)

Prophecies of Nostradamus: Christ's Return on the Feast of Trumpets

To the great one of Cheramonagora

Shall be crossed by ranges, all tied up.

The Pertinax Oppi, and Mandragora.

Raugon the third of October shall be set loose.

Nostradamian Henry C. Roberts believes that a world shaking event will take place on October third. John Zachary's research based on scientific dating biblical events points to an earth shaking event on October 4, 2005 - which is the Biblical Feast of Trumpets {Parallel alignments of 14,000 Days are revealed in the 1st century A.D. and the 20th & 21st centuries A.D.}.

How does Nostradamus' October 3 date relate to the October 4 date? The Hebrew calendar always begins at sundown, and ends 24 hours later at sundown. October 4, 2005 happens to be Tishrey 1 on the Hebrew calendar, which begins at sundown on October 3, 2005. Could Christ's return to earth on the Feast of Trumpets in 2005 be the world shaking event that Nostradamus foresaw(2)?

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