Mohammed Bin Salman Declares He is the Prophesied Imam Mahdi, but He Will Instead Prove to be MABUS
The Arab prince, Mars, Sun, Venus, Leo, reign of the Church by sea will succumb:
Towards Persia very close to a million, Byzantium, Egypt, true serpent invades.
Mabus then will soon die, then of people and beasts a horrible rout:
Then suddenly one will see vengeance, one hundred, hand, thirst, hunger when the comet shall run.
There appears to be a lot of speculation that Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia since June 21, 2017, may be this heroic Islamic end time figure. He is currently 34 years of age, but will turn 40 on August 31, 2025.
If Mohammed Bin Salman is Mabus, then he cannot be the Mahdi, since the Mahdi is not killed in battle or assassinated in Islamic prophecy. Instead he prevails until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and in some prophecies even co-reigns with Christ for a short time. Obviously the Mahdi can not be Mabus, "who dies too soon."
But Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) could be a forerunner of the Mahdi, an archetypal predecessor ... and as such, he could also be Mabus.
Perhaps this is why Nostradamus says Mabus dies "soon" ... because if he were really the Mahdi he would rule anywhere from five to nineteen years. But what is "soon"? JFK ruled for nearly three years, yet it is likely Nostradamus would have characterized his assassination as happening "too soon".
But of course this is all conjecture. MBS as "Mabus without vowels" may be a coincidence.
There is, after all, a former Secretary of the US Navy and former Mississippi governor by the name of Raymond Mabus making the news of late, rather his opinions are making news ... opinions about US-Iranian relations, opinions about the needlessness of stationing two aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf (when one is enough), opinons about President Trump, opinions about COVID-19. However, he does not appear to be running for any office or position. Still, he must be watched as two comets come our way, one, Comet Swan, already visible in the UK and some parts of the US, although still only at magnitude 5. It is expected (or hoped) it may brighten to magnitude 2 or 3. The other naked eye comet that will arrive in July (I predicted both comets well in advance) is C/2020 F3 ( NEOWISE ). That one is expected to reach magnitude 2.5 or better ... which is pretty bright. Either of these comets could be the comet of Nostradamus prophecy: the Mabus death star.
But with an acronymic nickname like MBS, there is a strong possibility he will prove to be MABUS rather than the al-Mahdi.
Is Mabus the third antichrist?
It's possible, but I really don't think so. I always tend to see Mabus as a tragic figure, someone well-loved who is assassinated and following his murder, his nation is attacked by nuclear weapons. The people of his nation apparently are able to retaliate, resulting in a total thermonuclear war that ravages the planet, bringing about conditions of famine, radiation sickness, and thirst due to polluted, undrinkable water. All this while a very bright, major comet is apparent.
For an analogy consider the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was not an antichrist, obviously. He died "too soon" after serving only 34 months. The first initial hours after his assassination, Vice President Lyndon Banes Johnson, extremely stressed, had the US military on a state of high alert. He feared JFK's assassination was a prelude to a Soviet nuclear attack (remember the Cuban Missile Crisis was only 13 months earlier). Imagine if there had been a nuclear attack, and what the US response would have been. I imagine a similar scenario here.
So, is Mohammed bin Salman the one Nostradamus named Mabus?
Maybe and maybe not. He is one who is nicknamed MBS (or MbS). It remains to be seen if MBS is Mabus without the vowels.
How long do you think he will reign?
If he is Mabus, I would say probably only two or three years. Probably three (until 2028 or 2029). If he truly is the Mahdi, again refer to prophecy, anywhere from five to nineteen years. If he is neither, there is no telling how long.
Is it possible Mohammed bin Salman is neither Mabus or the Mahdi?
Yes ... in which case this is a failed prediction. However, he could still be the "Arab prince" of Quatrain 5.25 (as indicated at top).
Is Mohammed bin Salman the "Arab prince" of Quatrain 5.25?
He is the best candidate so far. He is, after all, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
I thought Saddam Hussein was supposed to be "the Arab prince" and the quatrain is about the Iran-Iraq War in the year 1987?
He was a good candidate, even though he was never a royal prince. But now there is a real Arab prince who is very political and diplomatic. Besides, neither Turkey (Byzantium) nor Egypt were invaded by Saddam. They were never a part of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88). They were not even major players of Gulf War II (Operation Desert Storm) in 1991. However, in 1996, Saddam almost went to war with Turkey when he invaded Iraq's northern zone (Iraq was broken up into three UN-patrolled zones after Operation Desert Zone) and attacked the Kurds. Almost.
So what is happening in 5.25 ... is the Arab prince invading Iran (Persia), Turkey (Byzantium), and Egypt with a million man army?
It all depends. If the Arab prince is the Mahdi, then no. What is likely being described is another figure in Islamic prophecy: the Sufyani. Prophecy says the Sufyani will take control of Mesopotamia and the Levant. Interestingly enough this is the objective of ISIS (ISIL, IS) which is regrouping and growing strong again. Islamic prophecy also says the Sufyani will take control of Egypt, launch a major attack against Persia (Iran) that will fail when he is attacked by the Black Banners of Afghanistan, and ultimately will extend his war into "the Byzantine Empire" (which would not only be Turkey but the Balkans and parts of the former Soviet Union). That is the Sufyani's final war.
Then again, if the Arab prince is not the Mahdi, it is possible he is the conqueror of Iran, Turkey, and Egypt. I think though the Arab prince is the defender. Nostradamus would not have identified him as the "Arab prince" in one line and "true serpent" in another. The true serpent is either the Sufyani or someone like him, a predecessor or prototype. The late Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of ISIS was a good prototype for the Sufyani.
Also, at the time Sufyani attacks Persia he also attacks Arabia. Thus I would expect efforts on the part of the Arab prince (or Mahdi) for Persia and Arabia to be on the same side as allies. MbS is making the initial effort now:
An expert on Persian Gulf issues has weighed in on reports of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's request that new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi mediates between Tehran and Saudi Arabia. Mohammad Shariati Dehaghani, a former Iranian envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, says "basically, news whose authenticity is not backed up by evidence is not believable."
I am a bit confused. Didn't Nostradamus indicate in his Epistle to Henry II that the end of human history (Armageddon, although he never mentions that war by name) will not arrive until 2242 or 2827 AD? How could the Mahdi, an end time figure, already be here by 2025?
Because Nostradamus could still be wrong. There is a clause in the Holy Bible that states: "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." Matthew 24:22.
The question then is whether or not Nostradamus took that clause into consideration and, if so, where is the evidence of it? We could be nearing the end of human history in our time, during the 21st Century. Or not until much later. Even as late as 2242 or 2827. There is no way to know or be certain.