Comet Lovejoy survived it’s brush with the sun and has been dazzling Southern hemisphere sky watchers with it’s affects.Is it just something pretty in the sky, or is there more behind it?
A French man Rigord of St. Denis in the 12th century, wrote prophecies in Latin they were later translated to English and this is what he said:
“At that time from the sea will rise a very strong wind, which will strike terror in the hearts of men, and it will raise sand and dust from the surface of the earth, until it will cover the trees and the towers… And there will be heard in the air quakes and thunder and voices which will strike terror in the hearts of men, and all the countries will be covered with sand and dust… For that wind will rise from the west corner and reach until the west corner, encompassing all the countries of Egypt and Ethiopia… and also the lands of Rome.
“After those events of the winds, five miracles will come to pass one after another.
“First, a most wise man will arise from the east, versed in secret wisdom, that is, in wisdom which is beyond man. And he will walk in justice and will teach the law of truth, and he will cause many to return to straight mores from the darkness of ignorance, and from unbelief to the way of truth, and he will instruct the sinners in the way of righteousness, and he will not pride himself with being counted among the prophets.
“Secondly, a man will come forth from Elam and will assemble a multitude of great forces, and will wage a great war against the nations, and he will not live long.
“Thirdly, up will rise another man who will say that he is a prophet. He will hold a book in his hand and say that he was sent by God and by His prophets. And with his teachings he will cause many nations to go astray, and will seduce even more. But that which he will prophesy will come upon his own head. And he, too, will not live long.
“Fourthly, a comet will be seen in heaven — a star, that is, with a tail or appendage — and this apparition will signify destructions and tumults and hard strifes, and withholding of rains, and dryness of the earth, and mighty battles, and the flowing of blood upon the earth of the east, and from beyond the River Habor it will reach to the very end of the west. And the just and the truly righteous will be oppressed and will suffer persecutions, and the house of prayer will be destroyed.
“Fifthly, there will be an eclipse of the sun, like the color of fire, until the whole body of the sun will be obscured, and at the time of the eclipse there will such darkness over the earth as there is at midnight on those nights when there is no moonlight, in the days of the rains… ”
I wonder if Comet Lovejoy is a harbinger of doom, or if it’s just a coincidence 2012 is coming up? I don’t really take prophets very seriously, but it’s interesting. I don’t know but one things for sure 2012 has potential to be a very exciting year! Especially if it starts out anything like 2011 started.