The Prophet Seer van Rensburg
During the last quarter of the previous century and the first quarter of this century, no one was better known in South Africa than the Seer, Nicolaas van Rensburg. He was a legend during his lifetime and not only did well-known generals of the Anglo-Boer War, believe that he was a prophet, but also, statesmen like Generals Hertzog,
Louis Botha and J.C. Smuts. On more than one occasion they bore witness, even in Parliament, that Nicolaas van Rensburg’s prophecies had come true during their lifetime.
Nicolaas van Rensburg did not only see death, spilling of blood, war and destruction. He also made many predictions regarding world events, which have contributed to him being recognised as a true prophet.
Nicolaas Pieter Johannes Janse van Rensburg was born on the 30th of August 1864, near the town called Wolmaransstad, South Africa, on the family farm, Rietkuil, where he spent his childhood. Like most children of his day, he grew up in difficult and turbulent times.
Seer Astonishes Cambridge Scholars
At the age of seven he started his schooling that lasted a mere 20 days, for his father needed his help on their farm, and since then he never had any formal education again.
By means of the Bible, his mother, Annie, was able to teach him, with difficulty, to read by spelling and deciphering the words one at a time. Until his death the Bible was the only book he ever read, yet his knowledge and wisdom not only astonished his own family and friends, but even scholars from Cambridge University, England (who had perused his visions). They could not believe that he never had any formal
education and that he was just an ordinary and illiterate farmer without any knowledge of world affairs.
Just like his mother, he disliked violence to such an extent that he could not even stand seeing an animal being slaughtered. It is therefore, an enigma why he took part in two wars and stayed throughout, until the end, even though he foresaw the disastrous outcome.
He is also the only soldier in known history who was always in the front lines, but never shot at or killed any of his enemies, for he never carried a gun.
According to the English author, Lawrence G. Green, “Nicolaas van Rensburg was a small man with hunched shoulders, a bushy beard and amazing eyes which seemed to behold an extra dimension beyond the sight of ordinary men. He was a tormented creature, for he had visions which gave him no peace.
Life was a double torment to Van Rensburg, for he went through it twice: in his visions as well as actively.”
How heavily this burden of prophet or seer rested on his shoulders, nobody would know, but in his early twenties he had already started greying and was chosen as an elder in his church.
He predicted the destruction of the twin towers of the Trade Centre in New York. The outbreak of the Arabian Spring. Devastating earthquakes in Japan. The beheading of a British citizen (with connections to the Royal House) in the streets of London. A 100 years ago (1914) he saw millions of blacks, Coloureds and Muslims flooding the gates of Europe and England and eventually this will lead to Europe’s total collapse. Black on white violence, particularly in the USA and Europe. A ‘massive civil’ war in Ukraine (Russia). In the same year he saw South Africa would have a black
government in the future.
And lastly a financial crisis in America and the Europe will lead to a collapse of economies worldwide.
Less than six months before his death in March 1926, the Seer not only foresaw the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid and Mandela’s release (March 11, 1990), but also his rise to power and his alliances with Russia, Eastern
communist nations and certain Arab states.
Some of his Major Prophecies
Seer’s Eyewitness Account of WW 3
He said it will start in Europe. Vision: 13th May 1917: “The grass is set alight in Europe with a massive smoke cloud and the fire moves South-west. In the north of Europe a large dam is full of water, but suddenly dries up.and Europe becomes black. War breaks out.
The large dam full of water (financial prosperity or financial aid) dries up and they will no longer be in a position to render assistance to the poorer countries. It also indicates drought and possible causes of the riots will be the critical economic conditions and famine.
“I see the earth is pitch black … Then the earth burst into flames and I see a vision of a terrible war; of horses with blood running from their bridles…”
This vision correlates with John’s description in Revelation 14:20: “And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles…”
According to the Seer “Russia will rush through Turkey in one day and then onwards to Europe. And he will work with Germany at some time during the war. England will be destroyed.
“The worst will be ‘electric (laser?) beams’ sowing death and destruction above and below; even the soil will be destroyed and few people will remain alive. The Russians storm through Hungary, Yugoslavia, through Austria to Italy to occupy these countries, then through France which supports them en route to Spain where the Spanish put up a fierce resistance before the USA comes to their aid…”
(A complete biography of the Seer and his visions. Messenger of God by Adriaan Snyman, is available on Amazon. In 2006 a German translation was published by Argo-Verlag).