There are so many signs that we are that last generation and we are in End Times – too many to enumerate here.
To know the ‘how and why’, we need to identify the ‘who’ or we’re just fumbling around in the dark. Knowing the ‘who’ also helps to
eliminate various dead-end theories.
In short, the Antichrist is Judas Iscariot, the traitor disciple/man of sin/son of perdition, reincarnated as Pope Francis and at some stage this Pope
is going to be identified as ‘Jesus Christ at his second coming’ – possibly when he heroically saves children in an event that will lead to his
losing sight in his right eye and his arm being withered; which is an OT identification of the ‘useless shepherd’ aka the Antichrist.
The devil/Satan/dragon gives the ‘beast from the land’ his ‘throne, power and authority’ and this throne is the seat of the Sovereign of the
Vatican City/Country. The current Pope, Francis, is the eighth head / sovereign and he wields immense power and authority over Catholics throughout
The Pope also reigns over any monarchs and heads/leaders of other countries, who are Catholic. For instance, Tony Abbot, the Prime Minister of
Australia and Bill Shorten, leader of the opposition, are both Catholics and according to one report: nearly half of the Abbott cabinet are 'of
Catholic background'. Source: eurekastreet.com.au...
This is relevant because it reveals the power/authority of the Pope over seemingly unrelated entities and also because when the Pope requires it, how
will these Catholic heads answer his call? Will it be to their religious, or to their secular, responsibilities? Will they lead their countries into
supporting another country on the strength of their own personal religious beliefs?
Until now it has not been important, but in End Times events, it is the difference between following and fighting for the true Messiah or the False
Christ, which in turn effects your own personal destiny in heaven or in hell!
I suspect that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will emerge as the False Prophet or Beast from the Sea, because he has already influenced events that
coincide with End Times. For one, the key understanding to the identity of the Antichrist is that he will be worshipped as though he were God Himself,
and the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has furthered this goal by decreeing that ‘Lord’ [in all languages] will replace the name of God. Source:
The effect will be that anyone reading the amended Bible/s will believe that ‘Jesus is Lord’ in both the Old and New Testaments, even where
‘Lord’ or ‘LORD’ means ‘God Almighty’, the Father, and Creator of the Universe. There are signs everywhere that this belief is taking hold
and the ‘deity’ of Jesus Christ is being confirmed daily.
Secondly, Pope Emeritus Benedict convinced the Israeli authorities to grant him a seat at the Tomb of David and it is only one small step from this
display of undue influence, to seeing Pope Francis, as the ‘abomination of desolation’ standing in the holy place = the Antichrist standing in the
Temple at Jerusalem.
The phrase ‘abomination of desolation’ means ‘a false god or idol who causes religious desolation’ and this is exactly what the Antichrist
will achieve for those who follow him!
To get back to the effect of the edict of Pope Benedict, which leads to the false belief that ‘Jesus is Lord’ and divinely God. This is the root
cause of the whole Tribulation!
The Roman Catholic Church hijacked the New Testament by inserting the name ‘Jesus’ in place of the name of the true Messiah, Yeshua. Now this same
church has also hijacked the Old Testament by inserting ‘Lord’ in place of the name of God Almighty; to be read and understood, by the
unsuspecting, as ‘the Lord Jesus Christ’!
As Yeshua said in Matthew 24:9, “They will hand you over to Tribulation, and kill you, and you will be hated by all the [religious] nations, on
account /because of my name!” This scenario is specifically over, and about, his name!
When Pope Francis emerges, no doubt at the instigation of Pope Benedict, as ‘Jesus Christ’ who has appeared as a ‘thief in the night’, anyone
who refuses to ‘bend knee’ and worship this Jesus, will be set upon violently for insulting this deity. This Tribulation will be because they know
neither ‘the Father nor the Son’ and because they will believe they are ‘offering God service’.
John 15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not Him that sent me.
John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
John 16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
God’s purpose in allowing this is because the Saints take up their crosses to follow Yeshua the Messiah, to be worthy of his sacrifice and they will
be accounted as ‘sheep for the slaughter’ to ‘purge, refine and make [them] white’, and thus fit for the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Saints will comprise of men, women and children of various backgrounds – from all nations, tribes, tongues, peoples, etc.
Yeshua will prove to be the Messiah the Jews are waiting for - and Jesus will prove to be the Antichrist and the Muslim Dajjal.
Many here are misquoting 1 Jn 2:18 ‘Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many
antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time’.
There is one Antichrist, but the False Prophet causes many to each make an image of the Antichrist, so there will be many (Revelation 13:14 & 15),
which is how come there are so many Images all over the place; inside buildings and also outside in the courtyards.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would
not worship the image of the beast should be killed.