Most of us are curious, and many capitalize on our need to find out. But does the past really affect the future? People say that history repeats itself. Weather cycles, and other happenings often are predicted by data historically collected.
Today we again hear about the conflict going on between North and South Korea. Experts are looking to past events, to predict its outcome. One knows for sure, the same feeling of walking on pins and needles. Yet today, we read from Rumor Roundup: "Has NASA, (National Aeronautics Space Administration) discovered Alien Life?" Who doesn't want to know?
The word "heaven" can be described also as a "heavenly experience, or other worldly". We can get our minds around that concept by looking at the example of: The Angel Gabriel, who is said to have come from heaven, appeared to the young maiden, and virgin Mary, some two thousand years past, with news that would affect our future. Yes, our future, as that news, prepared the way for the incarnation of Christ the Lord. The Word, was made flesh and dwelt among us. You may remember it best when you think of the town of Bethlehem, and Jesus lying in a manager in a stable. All of nature rejoices with the heavenly account, of angels and shepherds. The sky, illuminated the star which predicted the coming of the King of all. Leading three Kings, who came to find and adore Him.
How curious are we to find the Christ, hidden in the manager of our hearts? How are we preparing to welcome Him? What signs must we look for? What are you willing to believe based on the historical accounts of non-believers?
Everyone has heard of the famous Nostradamus who is thought by many to be credible. "In 1947 Henry Roberts took Nostradamus to be warning of: "...a tremendous world revolution..." to take place in the year 1999, in the seventh month, with a complete upheaval of existing social orders, preceded by world-wide wars." Particular interest was placed on July 1999. The 'King of Terror' prediction would be fulfilled --and 185 books were written and appeared in Japan. He was believed by 20 percent of the Japanese, while in England, on Saturday July 4, 1999, TV Channel 4 featured this non-stop focus on the subject from 8:30 pm to 3:20 am. This information comes from the book written by: Ian Wilson, Nostradamus, The Man Behind the Prophecies. Wilson was featured on the History Channel's 2007 documentary on Nostradamus. A well-known author of highly acclaimed bestsellers The Turin Shroud, The Blood and the Shroud, and Jesus: The Evidence, and Murder at Golgotha.
Ian Wilson has a degree in history from Oxford University. I think we can count him among the knowledgeable and curious. I'm always curious about what others say about the author's book. Publishers Weekly, says the following:"Wilson (treats) Nostradamus as a man rather than a mysterious presence." So true...
What happens when nothing expected happens? Does that render a prophetic guru totally and utterly discredited as it should? Of course not. Not in the case of Nostradamus....
What of the prophecies concerning the future? I can say with complete accuracy that we will celebrate the Birth of Christ on December 25th. History reveals the birth, death of Jesus, and was documented by non-Christians and Christians alike. There it is, a mystical birth, a death, the glorious Resurrection, and the prediction of the second and great coming! How much are you ready to believe? Are you just a tad bit curious? Then come to the manager, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you, and I think that I can predict the outcome.
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