The Messiah (or Moshiach), the Christ (or Jesus/Yeshua), the Imam Mahdi (or "son of Mary"), the Maitreya (or Metteyya) Buddha, the Kalki Avatara, the Saoshyant, Zhenren (or "True Man"), Odin, Pahana, or the one Nostradamus calls "the Iris", will live to be over 100 years old.
The bar/bat mitzvah ceremony is the first time the child actually performs, and is even allowed to perform, certain mitzvot (commandments).
The celebration is not simply the time when a child becomes obligated to observe the commandments, but a time when children are first allowed to participate in, and perform the various rituals associated with full membership in the community.
A child was obligated to perform these rituals by 13 years of age, or by 12 if she was a girl.
One of the most fascinating personalities of 16th century France was Michel de Nostradame, better known to us by his pseudonym, Nostradamus. He is famous for his prophecies.
He was born in the small Provencal town of St Remy where his father was a prosperous notary. From an early age, he showed a talent for prophecy, and as a student he was skilled in mathematics and astrology, and he learned Greek, Latin and Hebrew.
Both of his grandfathers were court physicians and were influential in Michel's education, participating in his instruction in medicine and herbal folk medicine, as well as the "forbidden" arts of Kabbalah and alchemy.
Well, in Les Propheties, and in the particular verse of Century 1, Quatrain 17, Nostradamus states:
Nostradamus actually describes the Messiah in his prophecies, and uses at least seven different names for him, and one of those names is "the Iris", badly translated above as "the rainbow". Translations are bound to be terrible if you try to insert your two cents into the verses, instead of just letting the verse speak for itself, and refining the meaning through study later.
What is Nostradamus saying about the Messiah?
He is stating, in a very oblique way, but in a way still understandable if you dig deep enough into Nostradamus' (Jewish and medical) background, that the Messiah, or the Consecrated One for all of Mankind, not just for the Jewish people, will not be greatly noticed for 40 years, and for next 40 we will notice him every day.
The deeper meaning, however, is this: for 40 plus 13 years, the Iris will not be greatly noticed, but for the next 40 plus 13 years we will notice him every day.
So you see, the Messiah will be well past the age of 50 when humanity will be startled by him (Isaiah 52:15), and well past 100 when humanity will grieve him.
There are some who seize the day (Carpe diem), but the Messiah appears to be one who will be seizing the century (Carpe saeculum)!
I promise to write more about these astonishing things in the near future.
The Bishop of the Cesidian Church (contact), and the author of this article, was ordained as a non-denominational Minister by Rose Ministries, and was consecrated as non-denominational Bishop by Saint Luke Evangelical Christian Ministries. He was later ordained as an Independent Catholic Priest and Bishop by the Universal One Church. The Bishop of the Cesidian Church was also ordained as a Native American Medicine Man or Traditional Leader, and later consecrated as a Certified Minister and Practitioner of the Sacred Order of Lehb of the Native American Church of the Nemenhah Indigenous Traditional Organization. The Cesidian Church is Nazorean, or simply Cesidian. The word Cesidian comes from the name Cesidio, which is not really a name of Latin origin, but of Osco-Umbrian, Sabellic, or Italic origin, and which was originally written from right-to-left (not left-to-right), and pronounced Kaisiris.