For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,
for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep still,
Until her vindication shines forth like the dawn
and her salvation like a burning torch.
Nations shall behold your vindication,
and all kings your glory;
You shall be called by a new name
bestowed by the mouth of the LORD.
You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
No more shall you be called “Forsaken,”
nor your land called “Desolate,”
But you shall be called “My Delight is in her,”
and your land “Espoused.”
For the LORD delights in you,
and your land shall be espoused.
For as a young man marries a virgin,
your Builder shall marry you;
And as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
so shall your God rejoice in you.
Upon your walls, Jerusalem,
I have stationed sentinels;
By day and by night,
they shall never be silent.
You who are to remind the LORD,
take no rest,
And give him no rest,
until he re-establishes Jerusalem
And makes it the praise of the earth.
THE BLESSINGS OF SALVATION FOR GOD’S
The LORD has sworn by his right hand
and by his mighty arm:
No more will I give your grain
as food to your enemies;
Nor shall foreigners drink the wine,
for which you toiled.
But those who harvest shall eat,
and praise the LORD;
Those who gather shall drink
in my holy courts.
Pass through, pass through the gates,
prepare a way for the people;
Build up, build up the highway, clear it of stones,
raise up a standard over the nations.
The LORD has proclaimed
to the ends of the earth:
Say to daughter Zion,
“See, your savior comes!
See, his reward is with him,
his recompense before him.”
They shall be called “The Holy People,”
“The Redeemed of the LORD.”
And you shall be called “Cared For,”
“A City Not Forsaken.”
* [62:1–12] As in chap. 60, the prophet addresses Zion, announcing the reversal of her fortune. Several motifs reappear: light and glory (60:1–3, 19–20), tribute of nations (60:11), and especially the marriage (61:10; cf. also 54:5–8).
* [62:8–9] Peace and prosperity are indicated by the absence of invaders who would live off the land.
* [62:10–11] The gates of Babylon are to be opened for the exiles to return, led by the Lord, as in 40:3–5, 10.
a. [62:1] Is 42:14; 64:11.
b. [62:2] Rev 2:17; 3:12.
c. [62:4] Is 49:15–16; 54:7–8.
d. [62:8] Is 52:10.
e. [62:9] Dt 12:17–18; 14:23.
f. [62:10] Is 58:14.
g. [62:11] Is 40:10.
h. [62:12] Is 62:4.
Prophecies of Nostradamus
Part 5: World War III
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Overview: horrible battles, weapons, devastation, death
Because of the new awareness the western civilization has come upon, and because of the accelerated rate of the shifting of the earth’s crust, and because of the conjunction of the planets, the war “might” be avoided, depending on the speed at which the natural events occur. For as in any civilization, when natural disasters occur, this is more prominent than military conquest.
During the time of troubles and WWWIII there will be massive naval, air, and land battles. The ultra-secret weapons that are brought forth will shock and stun the world.
The Antichrist will not hesitate to use bacteriological warfare, as well as conventional warfare, causing hunger, fire and plagues. The causative organisms will be more virulent than ever before and, hence, increasingly lethal.
When the Antichrist is taking over Europe, nuclear weapons will wreak havoc like lighting strikes, and from them a “milky rain” will occur. Weapons currently beyond our imagination will wreak unparalleled devastation. Corpses will litter the landscape. The very earth will “cry out in pain.” The Antichrist will be so terrible, horrible, and powerful that the rightful rulers of countries will be utterly terrified and will not do anything to stop his ravages. Entire dynasties will be wiped out.
Before the Antichrist takes over a place, he will rain down death and destruction so that he can seize without opposition. He will travel far from his resting place in doing this. Some of this devastation will make past heinous events of the prior world wars “look like child’s play.” Unlike Hitler’s “rain of blood,” he will use a “rain of blood and milk.”
Nuclear confrontation in the Middle East
A major nuclear confrontation will occur in the Middle East. The aggressor will have broken a promise not to use nuclear weapons in warfare. Naval fleets kept in the area by other powers will be scattered in ruins from the violence of the blast.
Radioactive fallout will have adverse effects on people, animals, and weather; and erupting volcanoes will turn the water of that part of the ocean a muddy red color. Because of this, bodies will appear to float in blood. Because of the blasts and earth changes, rivers will change their course, and political boundary lines based on them will be redrawn.
The U.S. will have a Democratic president at the time. He will get involved with the conflict as a way of trying to stimulate the economy from a depression.
Mediterranean campaign and the battles of Gibraltar
The Antichrist, during the Mediterranean campaign, will take over Monaco as a crucial strategic position to advancing toward Italy and southern Europe. The successor to Prince Ranier, apparently one of his sons, will be imprisoned after the takeover as an obstacle.
In the Antichrist’s Mediterranean battle, Gibraltar will play a key role. The key general, a naval officer, will succeed in saving Gibraltar from the Antichrist’s forces but will later die in an automobile accident.
The Rock of Gibraltar will be a strategic position, captured and retaken three times by various forces.
Marines on naval battlecarriers will confront the Antichrist when he attempts to invade Europe in the area of Crete and Thessaly, but they will be outgunned and have to retreat, probably to Gibraltar. In the very fierce and bloody battle, the Antichrist will have to transfer many of his troops to a supply ship after a fighting ship is sunk.
Bomb sent at New York by the Antichrist, France retaliates
In WWWIII, many existing diplomatic ties between nations will be broken and realigned. One that will continue to hold however is the alliance between France and the U.S. A force aligned with the Antichrist will send a bomb aimed at New York City. It will be spotted and tracked as it approaches. The U.S. defense system will feverishly concentrate on diverting or disabling the bomb, and the U.S. will not be able to retaliate. As proof of their loyalty, the French will be asked to retaliate, which they will do with several bombs and weapons.
The response will be immediate. The American leader will use a hotline to communicate to the French Marshal, who will launche self-propelled bombs with “tongues of fire” against the aggressor. In this war, some of the bombs will hit New York and some will be diverted. The bomb referred to here will be prematurely detonated along the flightpath, saving the city. Many human lives will be spent when planes flying around the bomb, trying to divert or destroy it, are blown up.
Bacteriological warfare strikes New York and London
New York and in London will be hit with scourges from bacteriological warfare, a deadly “bug,” either bacterial or viral or some type of disease-causing organism. It will be released into the atmosphere to affect the populations of New York and London. Because of separation and different gene pools, spontaneous mutations in the organisms will affect the two populations in different ways. It will appear to be two different diseases, even though it will have been caused by the same organism.
As a result of this plague, the metropolitan infrastructures will break down. The people near but outside the cities will panic and shun the cities and refuse to deliver available food, effectively putting them into quarantine. The city dwellers will starve to death in droves. People will loot and raid stores, and soldiers will stab them off at bayonet point. The government will try to distribute the remaining food evenly, but the people will panic and call upon God to relieve them from their misery.
Antichrist conquers Europe
The Antichrist will take over Europe and begin to toy with the idea of establishing some kind of dynasty. Because of his background, he will be obsessed with power and attracted to the way that a ruling family line can have a major effect on the flow of history, manipulating society over a long span of time through familial line, far beyond the influence of a single individual. But his plans will not materialize because he will be overthrown by Ogmios, and his monstrosities will be counterbalanced with positive forces to heal the earth, directed by the Great Genius.
The Antichrist invades Britain
In his European campaign, the Antichrist will attempt to overtake Britain, particularly to seize its naval forces for further advances. England will resist and initially will fend off the advance, with support from the U.S. However, it is likely that the Antichrist eventually will overcome England, and the more passionate members of the underground will flee to Ireland and Scotland. The Antichrist will not succeed in overtaking the entire island. Northern England, Scotland, and Ireland will not succumb, possibly aiding the reunification of Ireland to fight the Antichrist. Patriotic and stubborn Irish and Scottish spirit will play a favorable role in turning the tide.
The British prince, a member of the English royal house, will be eager to lead his troops into battle to defend his own and neighboring countries that have treaties with Britain. He will confront the Antichrist’s forces in two major engagements and will be defeated in one. He will be outflanked and will have to retreat in disgrace.
Nevertheless the opposing forces will curse him because he will be a valiant fighter, and his brashly engaging in battle will have disrupted some of the Antichrist’s carefully laid plans for the conquest of Europe. The man will return to England, and the population will give him a hero’s welcome for his bravery, despite the defeat.
The crucial meeting on the naval carrier
During WWWIII and the great turmoil, an airplane will come in for a landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier. It will be from a nation foreign to the country that owns the carrier. The balance of political powers of the two sides involved will be very complex and delicate.
The plane will be from a power “slightly more aligned to the other side,” although still basically neutral. But to have any kind of contact with the country that owns the carrier will have severe political repercussions relative to the war, so the generals of the carrier will be reluctant to give permission to the plane to land. The plane will carry an important political or military leader, and an important emissary who needs to deliver important documents and messages. The situation will be very fragile and volatile.
During WWWIII shipping and normal trade will be seriously disrupted. Some countries will have excesses of food, such as bushels of wheat, but the price will be so out of proportion that no one will be able to buy it. In countries where there is famine, people will resort to cannibalism to stay alive. The wheat in other countries will be stored in silos and rot because they cannot get rid of it and cannot sell it. The price of the wheat will be enormous, partly because it will be very dangerous to deliver or ship it anywhere during wartime.
A very great drought will occur in the European continent during the time of the Antichrist. Fish will die as seas, rivers, and lakes boil. The Antichrist will be behind it. This event will not be the same but will be related to the boiling fish at the Dark Point. Two sites will be in distress from “fire in the sky”.
The extremes in weather during the time of the Antichrist will affect a battle. Extreme rain and hail will take by surprise two armies lined up to do battle. As an alternative plan to confrontation, they will try to fly planes above the clouds to drop bombs on the opposing forces, “fire and stones falling from the sky.”
The earth, after a relative period of peace, will suffer a great natural disaster, involving severe earthquakes that rip the crust open, spewing lava. The cataclysmic earthquake will trigger other earthquakes that will destroy large land areas. Famine and fighting will set in. Countries will fight with each other over surplus food; India and China will march to seize the corn and wheat fields of Russia and eastern Europe. Communications will break down. Religious leaders will lose credibility because of their inability to explain the earth changes. Christianity will falter.
The climactic changes, caused by the detonation of the terrible weapons, will cause famines in scattered areas, and conditions will get worse. The uninhabitable regions will continue to grow until the areas connect large surfaces of the earth’s land masses, and the majority of humanity will be suffering. People will become virtually insane with the persistent lack of food, and will eat things like tree roots, and even seize newborn infants.
Antichrist’s commander succumbs to key strategic failure
The Anti-Christ’s surpreme commander will make a major failure of judgement on the field in an extremely strategic battle, and the bulk of his forces will be captured or killed. The supreme commander will misuse some technology that has not yet been developed, causing his downfall.
Russia breaks free of the Antichrist
The Antichrist will seem all powerful and all conquering, and the situation will appear hopeless. But “his star will be falling” and his power will crack in crucial places. The U.S., Canada, Russia, and later, northern Europe, will unite together. In particular, even though the Antichrist will have taken over all of Asia, after a period he no longer will be able to control Russia. Russia will break free and unite with the unconquered countries.
The alliance will strike terror into the Antichrist, who will glimpse the beginning of the end and his potential failure. He will choose another field commander to continue his campaign, but the effort will fail. Rhodes and Byzantium, the site of his regional headquarters, will be engaged in the most intense fighting. The “northern pole alliance” will diminish his power by breaking down his chain of command, communication capabilities, etc., and attempt to break his stranglehold on his conquered territories. This will be the beginning of a turning point in WWWIII.
North Pole Alliance of North America, Europe, Russia forms
At a point, the Antichrist’s forces will become complacent from so many frequent and rapid conquests. They will begin to lose some battles and see their power is not forever.
The Antichrist will have taken over a large part of the world and will become complacent. “Three brothers,” the “alliance of the pole” (i.e., North America, Europe, and Russia), will trouble the Antichrist, and his world will tremble. France will be united with the alliance in spirit, if not actually physically, because the country will have been weakened seriously from the Antichrist’s degradations.
Ogmios confronts the Antichrist, fate of world in balance
A leader figuratively referred to as “Ogmios” will confront the Antichrist in battle. The crux of the pivotal struggle of WWWIII will be in the “gray area” between Europe and Asia. The outcome will be questionable for some time. During the time the Antichrist is in power, there will be constant skirmishes and battles between his barbarian forces and those still free of his tyrannical rule.
Ogmios eventually will emerge triumphantly victorious over the Antichrist, but it will be a long, gradual, arduous struggle.
Antichrist eventually dethroned
The Antichrist will rule for “less than the revolution of Saturn,” far less than the grand span of time he envisions. His reign will be temporary, because his power will be like building a fire with grass; it burns very hotly but quickly. His effect on history and his “time in the limelight” will be limited.
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