Nicolaas van Rensburg

siener21Nicolaas van Rensburg (1862-1926)was born on the farm Rietkuil near Ottosdal, South Africa, on 30 August 1862. There he grew up with his brothers and sisters. As a small child he listened the stories from the Bible that his mother read to him. His knowledge of the Bible became very good. As a shepherd he even took the Bible with him to the veld to read about old Biblical figures and prophets. He showed prophetical powers from a young age. The most surprising fact about Nicolaas van Rensburg was that although he knew much about world events, he had never read a single newspaper in his life. His visions came to him in symbolic form and reminds one of Nostradamus, as well as the visions of John in Revelations in the Bible.

The older he got, the more lonely he was. Many of his later visions were written down by his daughter, Mrs. Anna Badenhorst of Rietkuil. Nicolaas Pieter Johannes van Rensburg died at the age of 64, on 11 March 1926.

He had over 700 visions about the future of South Africa and about other imporant events in the world. Nicolaas van Rensburg became a legend during his lifetime and was one of the most remarkable and controversial characters that ever lived in South Africa. Well-known generals of the Boer War, like De La Rey and Kemp, believed that he was a prophet, and statesmen like Generals Hertzog, Louis Botha and J.C. Smuts, had on more than one occasion witnessed – even in Parliament in 1916 – that Nicolaas van Rensburg’s prophecies had come true during their lifetimes.

After the 1914 Rebellion, he was sentenced to two years in prison by Judge Lang, who told him: “You eat too much meat at night. That is why you dream and see visions. But I tell you to keep your dreams and visions to yourself, or I will imprison you for the remainder of the War!”
That night in his cell the old prophet said to a friend: “I feel sorry for him – I ‘see’ him being buried.” Three days later Judge Lang suddenly passed away and was buried.

Van Rensburg predicted the outcome of the Anglo-Boer War on 16 September 1899. He saw the outcame of the war one night in a vision: at first he saw swirling clouds which became more dense by the minute. He thought a storm was brewing, but then the clouds cleared, revealing a landscape before him. The next day he told his comrades that he had seen burning houses and women and children fleeing in terror. He saw many thousands of children dying in agony; everything going up in flames and he experienced all the heartbreak and pain, all the suffering he saw.
After this, the strange visions increased, often he warned the Boer commandos against enemy forces and other visions that literally came true. His fellow Boers were convinced that he could see into the future and started to speak of “Siener van Rensburg”, or “seer” and “the prophet”. People believed in him as a prophet given to the Boer nation by God. He was never captured and survived the war.

Already in 1911 he felt the next World War approaching. He predicted the rebellion of 1914 and the flu epidemic of 1918. He had visions of red dust clouds arising with the diggings of diamonds, the victory of the National Party 1924, the depression of 1930 – 32, the symbolic Ox wagon trek, and dozens of visions of events that would happen in the future without him being able to explain it. Van Rensburg also “foresaw enormous moral decay coming, first in Namibia, then in South Africa, and that the present struggle and divison among Afrikaners would go hand-in-hand with this decay”.

Prophecies from 1899 until his death in 1926:
– The outcome of the Boer War.
– The Great ‘Flu epidemic of 1918.
– England’s loss of all her colonies.
– Independence for Ireland.
– The atomic disaster at Chernobyl on April 26 1986.
– Lady Di’s death The divorce and tragic death of “a beautiful English Lady in a car accident who would be mourned by the whole world.”
– England will be struck by seven terrible plagues when World War 3 is at hand.
– Civil war in Bosnia.
– Dr. HF Verwoerd, former Prime Minister, will die at the hand of a close friend.
– The release of Nelson Mandela by ex-President FW de Klerk.
– The Necklace Murders by blacks against blacks
– South Africa will be governed by a black government.
– Japan will be destroyed by earthquakes.
– Ethnical violence in Russia and Europe
– Racial violence will explode worldwide at the turn of the century and start World War III, in which Germany and America will fight side by side.
– Laser weapons: some of his predictions in 1920 are about the Third and Final War at the beginning of the 21st century when the armies of the world will use what he called “terrible electrical rays that sow death and destruction from above and below, and soak the earth in blood”.

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